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Company:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Job Type:Contract
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned

Job details


Within assigned authority, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

•Participate in the development and implementation of the programme with a specific focus on trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants by providing substantive and technical expertise and by identifying technical assistance needs for capacity building.

•Plan, implement, manage, and monitor programme activities, in close coordination with the Government counterparts, donors and other stakeholders, based on best practices, including UNODC manuals, handbooks, guides, and standards and norms.

•Identify technical assistance and capacity building needs in the region and assist in the development and implementation of programme activities; acquaint oneself with technical assistance strategies of donors active in anti-human trafficking and smuggling of migrants and prepare programme proposals for funding consideration by interested donors; coordinate activities with intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations which are active in Eastern Africa.

•Provide specialised substantive expertise on criminal justice issues, especially in the areas of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in Eastern Africa and contribute to the implementation, monitoring and substantive refinement and assessment of programme activities, as well as conduct regional and national capacity-building training workshops targeting criminal justice actors, victim service providers and other relevant stakeholders.

•Support the development of improved and evidence-based qualitative information on trafficking in persons, victims of trafficking, smuggling of migrants, the organised crime groups and networks involved, modus operandi employed, criminal justice responses made and the application of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, its supplementing Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, and Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, through providing key technical and managerial inputs required for the programmes.

•Monitor and manage the programmes’ budget and all related administrative issues and report periodically and on an ongoing basis within UNODC on the implementation status and delivery of the programme.

•Plan, supervise and coordinate the evaluation of capacity building activities and facilitate the implementation of evaluation findings.

•Carry out other work related tasks as assigned.


•Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the issues of human trafficking, migrant smuggling and migration. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC. Has knowledge of and specialisation in the fields of human trafficking, migrant smuggling and migration. Has very good research, analytical and problem solving skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Is able to apply good judgement in the context of assignment given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

•Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminal justice, criminology, law, political science or other relevant discipline is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of relevant professional and progressively responsible work experience in crime prevention, criminal justice, human trafficking, smuggling of migrants, mixed migration or related areas, including at the national and international levels, is required. Experience in programme/project development, management and coordination is required. Work experience within the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable. Working experience with European Union funded programmes is an asset.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English with good drafting ability is required. Knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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