Organizational Context:

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Its technical assistance activities in the
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are undertaken under the broad framework of the Regional Programme on Drug
Control, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform in the Arab States. The Programme contains the following SubProgrammes:
(a) Countering illicit trafficking, organized crime and terrorism; (b) Promoting integrity and building justice;
(c) Drug prevention and health.
This position is located in the UNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA), in the
Programme Office for Tunisia in Tunis. The incumbent will perform his/her functions under the direct supervision of the
Forensics Expert as first reporting officer and the Head of the UNODC Programme Office in Tunisia as second reporting
officer, and the overall guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa, based in
Cairo. He/she will act as a Project Officer under projects pertaining to forensic sciences, criminal justice and security
sector reforms in Tunisia, in order to provide substantive and administrative support to the development and
implementation of projects.
Work implies frequent interaction with UNODC staff at various levels, staff of other entities of the UN system in Tunis,
the Tunisian Territories and in the region, government officials, forensics authorities, representatives of donor countries,
national and international institutions (IGOs, NGOs).

Purpose of the assignment

1. Summary of the key functions:
The incumbent will assist in the provision of substantive and technical services related to the implementation of UNODC’s
programme activities. The incumbent will carry-out the following general tasks:
2. • Contribute to the implementation of UNODC technical assistance in relation to crime scene investigation by
providing substantive, technical and logistical support; and
• Work in close collaboration with UNODC staff both in the MENA region and HQ in order to coordinate activities
and to ensure consistent service delivery.
3. Specific tasks to be performed by the National Project Officer (Forensics):
The incumbent will fulfil the functions of National Project Officer, providing substantive support to the development and
implementation of the project: Strengthening Tunisian crime scene investigation services. More specifically, the
incumbent will fulfil the following tasks:
• Maintain and support the development of a network of contacts, ensuring substantive engagement with institutions
and structures to facilitate the implementation of UNODC’s projects;
• Contribute to the delivery of technical assistance pertaining to capacity building at the national and regional levels,
in accordance with overall strategy and priorities, including in collaboration with the national counterparts;
• Participate in needs assessment missions and in substantive discussions with the national authorities, and
contribute to the drafting of mission reports;
• Prepare background papers, correspondence with governmental institutions, working papers, mission reports,
presentations, policy proposals and ad hoc reports pertaining to law enforcement and justice capacity-building;
• Support the planning, management, coordination and implementation of the project strategies and activities as
outlined in the project document;
• Support the preparation detailed work plans and accompanying budgets and budget revisions for all project
activities, as well as the timely and accurate submission of progress and financial reports;
• Provide support to the timely project review, revisions, monitoring and completion of related reporting
• Support the monitoring of the implementation of all project activities and report on the progress;
• Organize and oversee all procurement of goods and services as per project activities and in line with UN/UNDP
procurement regulations and financial rules;
• Prepare Terms of Reference for sub-contractors to ensure qualitative and objective procurement of services;
• Perform other duties as required.


Other Offers:

The UNODC offices in Cairo, Tunis and Rabat are pleased to announce the search for applicants for the 3 vacancies bellow:


1. Human Resources Associate

Office: UNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) in Cairo, Egypt.

Deadline: 5 May 2018


2. National Project Officer (Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling)

Office: UNODC Programme Office in Rabat, Morocco.

Deadline: 7 May 2018


3. National Project Officer (Forensics)

Office: UNODC Programme Office in Tunis, Tunisia.


Kindly find more information in the files below and follow their instructions to apply.

Good luck!

Type: Job

Skills and Experiences

Competencies and Critical Success Factors 

Professionalism: Has knowledge of policies and practices in crime prevention and criminal justice matters as well as in the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to criminal justice, crime scene management and forensic sciences. Has knowledge of policies and best practices related to drug control, crime prevention and terrorism prevention efforts at national, regional and international levels. Has knowledge of policies and practices in the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.
3 Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Good inter-personal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnership and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
Planning, organizing and managing performance: 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.