View Offer
Work > Internships > Legal > Austria > Vienna > View Offer 

Project Coordinator

Company not shown
Austria  Vienna, Austria
Internship, Legal, English, Russian, French

Job Description:

This position is located in the Regional Section for Europe, West and Central Asia (RSEWCA), in the Division for Operations (DO), (COMPANY NAME) Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. The Project Coordinator will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Chief of the Regional Section for Europe, West and Central Asia. The incumbent will also work in consultation with the Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA) in Uzbekistan, the Country Offices for Afghanistan and Pakistan and other concerned Field Offices, as well as, with relevant divisions at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna.

For more information on UNODC please visit wxx.xxxxx.xxg


The incumbent will perform the following specific duties:

* Manage all aspects related to the implementation of project "UNODC-Russia Partnership on Counter-Narcotics Training in West and Central Asia", including organisation and planning of specialised training courses to law enforcement officers from West and Central Asia countries, as well as strengthening the capacities of the law enforcement training institutions in the beneficiary countries by providing advisory support, as well as promoting Train-the-Trainers concept.
* Liaise with national counterparts on the selection and vetting process of the proposed trainees and ensure timely submission of nominated candidates.
* Liaise with partner countries/institutions on all aspects related to the timely clearance of proposed candidates in order to maintain the training schedule.
* Monitor the functionality of the on-line Trainee's Database, which is used as a tool for regular monitoring and coordination of the multiple trainings provided in the region.
* Facilitate coordination of Russia-UNODC global, regional, and national initiatives in the region, which have law enforcement training components, including through the Regional Working Group on Law Enforcement Training.
* Ensure complementarity and oversight functions with all other law enforcement training activities/projects in the region.
* Promote and support UNODC's strategy to expand its interventions in the wider region affected by the Afghan opiates trafficking especially in regard to Law Enforcement and its links to address drug-related illicit financial flows, money laundering, as well terrorism financing.
* Maintain direct liaison with key counterparts in the Russian Federation and other involved stakeholders, as well as all involved UNODC field offices.
* Serve as focal point for the ongoing strategic and operational cooperation on counter-narcotics training between the Russian Federation, UNODC, and the beneficiary countries, including within the framework of the trilateral Russia-Japan-UNODC training programme, and ensure effective coordination and non-duplication of activities.
* Manage and update the relevant section of the UNODC website devoted to the Russian Federation promoting Russian-UNODC cooperation on strengthening the capacities of the West and Central Asian countries to combat drug trafficking and related crime.
* Monitor expenditures and utilization of funds related to the project and ensure compliance with (COMPANY NAME) financial rules and regulations, including through the ERP System "UMOJA".
* Coordinate the financial management of the training courses in particular aspects related to the logistics.
* Keep abreast on all aspects related the timely delivery of the project, the feedback of the trainees on the training sessions and recommendations.
* Prepare and disseminate the project costed work plan, terms of references and other related project documentation.
* Undertake field missions to the beneficiary and partner countries; brief and provide advice to government officials and other parties as may be relevant; draft related mission reports.
* Prepare and draft a variety of written outputs, such as background papers, progress reports, evaluation reports, briefings and presentations, etc.
* Perform any other work-related duties as assigned.


Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime, drug and/or terrorism related issues. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international drug control and crime prevention, as well as the mandates of the (COMPANY NAME) Office on Drugs and Crime. Has knowledge of Russian legislation on drug control and foreign citizens training. Has conceptual analytical and evaluation skills and good knowledge relevant to technical cooperation and programme/project implementation matters. Specializes in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Has ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Knows various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. 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.

Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

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 business administration, economics, international relations, law, political science, statistics, public administration, or related fields is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in technical cooperation and programme management, at the international and/or national levels, especially in the areas of drug control activities, crime or terrorism prevention, law enforcement, criminal justice, security sector, governance, public administration, peace-building, conflict prevention or other related areas, is required.

Field experience in relevant areas is desirable.

Work experience within the (COMPANY NAME) system or similar international organization is desirable.

Experience with UNODC's mandate areas in Central Asia is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Russian is required. Knowledge of another (COMPANY NAME) official language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment will be subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff 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.

At the (COMPANY NAME), the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.  All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs.  The (COMPANY NAME) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The (COMPANY NAME) recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

The (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff.  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Vienna is classified in the H category (family duty station).

(COMPANY NAME) Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), 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 (COMPANY NAME) 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.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The (COMPANY NAME) places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, (COMPANY NAME) staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the (COMPANY NAME) in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the (COMPANY NAME) including the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


Source: Company website
Posted on: 20 Nov 2021
Type of job: Internship
Industry: Government / Non Profit
Languages: English, Russian, French
108.500 jobs and internships
in 137 countries