Posting Title: Rule of Law Officer, P4
Job Code Title: RULE OF LAW OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in Kosovo
Duty Station: PRISTINA_ISC
Posting Period: 15 September 2021 - 14 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Rule of Law-UNMIK-163911-R-Pristina (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Org. Setting and ReportingThis position is located in Pristina, Kosovo, within the Office of Rule of Law of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Pristina is classified as a family duty station. The incumbent will report to the Director of the Office of Rule of Law, or his/her designate. The Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Southeastern Europe, based in Vienna, Austria, will be an additional reporting officer. The incumbent will maintain regular technical liaison with the relevant offices of UNODC.
ResponsibilitiesWithin delegated authority, the Rule of Law Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Provide advisory services to UNMIK and other partners with the aim of supporting
planning, designing and managing appropriate response measures to countering organized crime, terrorism and corruption in close consultation with relevant components of UNODC;
•Participate in complex needs assessments and other technical missions to evaluate and elaborate technical assistance proposals;
•Review existing anti-money laundering / counter-terrorism financing (AML/CFT), law enforcement, crime prevention, border control and related technical capacities in Kosovo;
•Assesses technical assistance needs and training requirements of government institutions and recommend actions to meet needs;
•Provide advisory services and mentoring to governmental authorities, in particular law enforcement agencies and entities, with the aim to support review, planning, designing and managing response measures to address organized crime, money-laundering, terrorism- financing and illicit financial flows;
•Advise counterparts on legislative responses, national strategies and measures and on good practices in the areas of AML/CFT and disruption of illicit financial flows;
•Plan, coordinate and support the implementation of the programme’s strategies and activities, and provide technical inputs to the implementation of law enforcement related projects;
•Plan, lead and deliver capacity-building and training activities to law enforcement, financial intelligence, customs and border control agencies, and other agencies involved in the fight against organized crime, corruption, money-laundering and terrorism financing on effective operational and policy measures;
•Maintain regular contacts, foster cooperation and work in close coordination with governmental and international AML/CFT, drug and crime law enforcement authorities, agencies and institutions, including the Financial Intelligence Unit, and other relevant operational counterparts including customs and border control authorities to ensure the complementarity of the activities undertaken by technical assistance providers and international organizations;
•Facilitate regional and international cooperation and information exchange in operational, intelligence, investigative, prosecutorial and judicial matters with regard to criminal justice matters and countering money laundering, terrorist financing and organized crime, including illicit financial flows from organized crime and drugs;
•Coordinate, participate and carry out periodic assessments of the performance of introduced and improved practices and operations through the evaluation of the quality of law enforcement responses to organized crime, money laundering/terrorist financing threats;
•Organize and prepare a variety of written outputs, working papers, reports, background papers, analyses, presentations, proposals and documents, briefings, training materials, manuals, guides and toolkits;
•Prepare or coordinate the preparation of programme or project documents and reports, such as work plans, budgetary submissions, programme/project progress, performance and/or implementation delivery reports;
•Prepare regular and special reports as required by the Office of Rule of Law and its Police and Justice and Corrections Sections; and
•Perform other duties as required.
CompetenciesProfessionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and sound operational practices relevant to AML/CFT and disruption of illicit financial flows. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international crime prevention, including substantive and specific technical knowledge relevant to law enforcement practices, border control and border management, organized crime, financial crime, money laundering, terrorist financing and related areas. Has knowledge and understanding of relevant international instruments, including United Nations Security Council resolutions and conventions relating to money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to conduct data collection using various methods. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct needs assessments in the relevant field. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, to plan own work and to manage conflicting priorities. Has proven ability to contribute to complex technical assistance programmes, to provide expert advice in substantive areas, deliver presentations and training and mobilize external partners and stakeholders. Has up to date knowledge of United Nations policies, rules and regulations, guidelines and procedures. 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.
Planning & 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.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with Organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational 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 decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect his/her own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
EducationAn advanced university (Master's degree or equivalent) in the fields of law, criminology, public administration, political science, international relations or related fields of criminal justice, crime prevention and/or law enforcement is required. A first-level university degree or equivalent academic education, professional training with certification from a recognized international/national police, customs or other staff training institution, with specialization in criminal justice, crime prevention, criminal investigation, law enforcement, border management, border working techniques and/or other related areas, in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification or other qualification in training design and delivery is an advantage.
Work ExperienceA minimum of seven years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience in anti-money laundering and countering corruption and the financing of terrorism (including national and international experience in a financial intelligence unit, law enforcement, prosecutor's office or international organization dedicated to the fight against money-laundering and terrorist financing) is required.
Experience in working closely with police, prosecution, customs personnel, financial professionals and other relevant disciplines involved in the investigation of organized crime, money laundering, corruption and terrorism financing cases is required.
Experience on the development and delivery of AML/CFT training and provision of advice and assistance to financial intelligence and law enforcement officers in the area of illicit financial flows is required.
Experience with AML/CFT capacity building in developing countries is highly desirable.
Knowledge of law enforcement and criminal justice challenges in the Southeastern Europe region is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special NoticeStaff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
United Nations ConsiderationsAccording to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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