Organisational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), with duty station in Mogadishu, (Somalia), Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Justice Section (JS), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Associate Programme Officer (GMCP) will work under the overall guidance of the Senior Programme Officer heading the Global Maritime Crime Programme, and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, Detention and Transfer (D&T), Global Maritime Crime Programme. The work will be carried out in close coordination with the Regional Section for Africa and Middle East (RSAME) and the Justice Section (JS) and relevant Regional Sections and substantive units at headquarters, as well as relevant field offices, including the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA).
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Within assigned authority, the Associate Programme Officer (GMCP) will assist in the implementation of activities being carried out in Somalia under the Detention and Transfer Programme as set out in UNODC GMCP sub-programmes, which aim to increase regional capacities to plan, train for, and respond to maritime transnational organised crime, ensure safe and secure detention of maritime crime suspects and conduct maritime law enforcement. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
- Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Programme activities under the Global Maritime Crime Programme particularly those related to Transnational Organised Crime and Maritime Crime including support to prisons holding piracy prisoners transferred from third party states, support to maritime crime law enforcement authorities, and other criminal justice support delivered under the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme in Somalia in liaison with relevant Ministries.
- Assist in identifying technical assistance needs for capacity building and develop sustainable strategies to reform and strengthen the capacity of custodial authorities and other criminal justice authorities, including maritime law enforcement authorities, in Somalia.
- Assist in organizing specialized training on issues related to detention and maritime law enforcement and other forms of transnational organised crime for national officials involved in responding to maritime crime.
- Assist in project/programme and/or budget revisions, the preparation and dissemination of costed work plans, terms of references and other related project documentation on maritime crime.
- Contribute with substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies.