Programme Officer Job, P3 at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Programme Officer Job, P3 at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.


For two decades, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been helping make the world safer from drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism. We are committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling these threats and promoting peace and sustainable well-being as deterrents to them. Because the scale of these problems is often too great for states to confront alone, UNODC offers practical assistance and encourages transnational approaches to action. We do this in all regions of the world through our global programmes and network of field offices.


  • Develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes / projects; monitor and analyze the project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions;
  • Carry out general and administrative arrangements for the assigned programmes / projects, including preparation of funding requests and briefs, project progress and implementation delivery rate reports; liaise with regional, national and donor authorities, United Nations agencies and other international and regional organizations;
  • Perform assignments for substantive/technical programming on demand reduction and especially treatment of drug use disorders in consultation with the relevant UNODC field representatives and in collaboration with the relevant UNODC substantive section and the relevant governmental counterparts.
  • Support initiatives to summarize and disseminate scientific evidence.
  • Provide and coordinate the provision of technical advice to UNODC Field Offices on country and regional programmes.
  • Research, analyze and report on data gathered through the Annual Reports Questionnaire and other diverse sources, as it pertains to responses of Member States, and support the substantive servicing of the governing bodies of UNODC;
  • Support the adaptation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes;
  • Coordinate policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.;
  • Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.;
  • Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities;
  • Lead and/or participate in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.;
  • Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.);
  • Advise trainers, experts, computer specialists, consultants and other resource persons in their preparations for, and participation in project activities;
  • Act as a resource person and /or moderator in workshops, seminars, training courses and meetings;
  • Perform other work related duties as required.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in medicine, psychology, social sciences, public health, education or related area, 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 progressively responsible professional work experience in project or programme development, management, administration or related area is required.
  • Work experience in the field of drug demand reduction, especially in drug dependence treatment and care is required.
  • Working experience in the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable.

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