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Job Vacancy: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)


UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Post Title: Programme Assistant, G5

Job Code Title: Programme Management Assistant

Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Duty Station: VIENNA

Posting Period: 05 April 2019 – 04 May 2019

Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-UNODC-114756-R-Vienna (O)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity.

Organisational setting:
This position is located in the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), UNODC, in Vienna, Austria. The Programme Assistant will report to the Programme Coordinator (Head of the Global Programme against Money Laundering (GPML)) and the Chief of the Section.

For more information on UNODC, please visit our website: www.unodc.org.

Required Task:

  • Assisting the managers with regards to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions;
  • Providing administrative, Program and general office support and help to the management team of the “Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and Financing of Terrorism” (GPML)
  • Monitoring the availability of funds, allotment, status of expenditures and inputs to field office segments, ensure correctness of data and prepare adjustments as necessary and review requisitions for goods and services.
  • Assisting in preparing the budget submission and finalisation of budget performance report analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Providing guidance to the “Global Programme against Money Laundering Team” (GPML) in relation to relevant Umoja applications and inputs.
  • Prepare and review financial reports.
  • Associate with finance and budget staff on issues related to financial reporting.
  • Review entitlements-related claims and reports and provide assistance to a variety of administrative duties.
  • provide direct assistance to the supervisors and Programme staff; Perform, under minimal supervision, the full range of office management and administrative support functions.
  • Keeps and maintain files (both paper and electronic) and databases for the Programme
  • Providing all necessary administrative and logistics support to meetings, committees, boards and conferences.
  • Respond or draft responses to routine correspondence and other communications; use standard word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports.
  • Monitor processes and schedules related the Programme’s outputs, products, tasks, etc.; where applicable, assist in the verification of receipt and accuracy of requisite documents, approvals, signatures, etc. to ensure compliance with relevant legal, financial and other requirements.
  • Orient new staff to relevant administrative procedures and practices and provide general assistance to other office support staff, as required
  • Performing other work related duties as assigned. proficiency:
  • Demonstrate commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Shares knowledge and experience;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience and Required Skill:

  • Excellent computer skills, in particular mastery of all applications of the MS Office package
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • A good working knowledge of Atlas/SAP/SAGE Platform would be an added advantage.

A minimum of five years of work experience in programme and project administration.


For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an asset.

UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

The United Nation does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process, the United Nation does not concern itself with information on applicant’s bank account.

How To Apply:
Interested and qualified candidate should CLICK HERE




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