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Criminal Justice Officer, Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme

Title: Criminal Justice Officer, Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme

Contract type: Service Contract

Duration: 1 year with possible extension

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites applications for the position of Criminal Justice Officer, Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme.

The Programme is funded by the European Union and consists of two parts - a co-delegation agreement (PAGoDA) to provide targeted capacity building to institutions and evidence-based research and a basket fund for small grants for civil society organisations called the Justice Initiative Facilitation Fund (JIFF). The PAGoDA mechanism is co-funded by UNDP, UNICEF and is implemented by UNDP and UNICEF in partnership with Ministry of Justice of Vietnam.

The Criminal Justice Officer is responsible for providing technical implementation of the PAGoDA's component within the area of criminal justice. The Criminal Justice Officer acts as quality assuror vis-à-vis programme activities within his/her portfolio, ensuring an integrated approach to programming, liaise with technical counterparts and implementation partners of UNDP, and will be responsible for coordinating UNDP's contributions to annual workplans, progress and final reports.

Candidates should have Master's Degree or equivalent in Law; minimum 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing policy research/advisory/advocacy services and programme management including partnership building in the area of criminal justice; excellent command of both spoken and written English and Vietnamese, including excellent drafting skills.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Address for application:

Deadline for submission (extended): 24 March 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)