Within delegated authority, the Director will be responsible for the following :
General or his / her designated representative and under the overall guidance of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
raising to ensure a high programme portfolio and delivery rate, in the areas of crime prevention and criminal justice in line with principles, guidelines, policies, priorities established by the Board of Trustees of UNICRI and under the overall guidance of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
Submit mandated reports to the Economic and Social Council through the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
Oversee the design and undertaking of research and training activities to build capacity in crime prevention and criminal justice in partnerships, inter alia, with other research, training institutes and universities, UN entities, international and national institutions, philanthropic institutions and the private sector engaged in similar work taking into consideration UN Cooperation tools and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Has knowledge of and professional competence in the fields related to crime and justice, as mentioned in the United Nations crime conventions and protocols, of the work in general and of specific areas being supervised.
Has knowledge and understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations cooperation tools, with the ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients, demonstrated by sustainable innovation results in previous career.
Has proven ability to develop and implement strategies to mobilize resources, particularly for research and technical cooperation activities.
Has proven ability to manage large organizations, preferably at the international level, made of sizable work units of specialists in different fields and with a large portfolio.
remains calm in stressful situations.
takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
follows through on agreed upon actions; treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminology, public administration, management, law, international relations and / or other related field, is required.
Academic specialization in crime prevention and criminal justice, or closely related issues is highly desirable. 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.
A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible professional working experience, most of which should be at the international level, preferably in developing countries, in such areas as research, policy analysis, technical assistance and cooperation is required.
Solid managerial experience including at the senior level is required.
Experience in programme development and implementation in the areas of crime prevention and criminal justice is also required
Experience in managing international technical assistance in crime prevention and criminal justice or closely related issues is highly desirable.
Experience in the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable is desirable.
Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage. Knowledge of Italian is an asset.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
This position is funded from extra-budgetary resources and is limited to UNICRI. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and any extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and / or the availability of funds.
In view of the nature of the funding of the present position, should a UN Secretariat staff member apply and be selected for this position with the Institute, such a selection will be implemented on a temporary basis.
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.
The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Turin is classified in the H category (family duty station).
United Nations Considerations
According 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.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations 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 United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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 United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, 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.