National Project Analyst – UNDP


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations Development Programme
AgencyOffice High Comm for Human Rig
TitleNational Project Analyst
Job ID37672
Practice Area – Job FamilyManagement – LAW
Vacancy End Date13/06/2021  (Midnight New York, USA)
Duty StationKhartoum, Sudan
Education & Work ExperienceG-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 4 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree – 2 year(s) experience
LanguagesRequired: Arabic, English
Vacancy TypeService Contract (SC)
Posting TypeExternal
BureauArab States
Contract DurationOne year (with a possibility of extension based on performance and fund availability)


Within the Regional Programme for the Arab States to Prevent and Combat Crime, Terrorism and Health Threats and Strengthen Criminal Justice Systems in line with International Human Rights Standards (2016-2021), Sub-Programme III on “Combating Corruption and Financial Crimes”, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is implementing the project ‘Action Against Corruption in the MENA region’ (2017-2021), managed by the UNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA), based in Cairo. The core objectives of the project include corruption prevention, corruption criminalization and law enforcement, as well as Anti-money laundering measures and asset recovery.

Following a high-level mission undertaken in January 2020, ROMENA and the Sudanese Government have identified corruption as a priority area for future cooperation. Within the framework of the referred project, UNODC will implement a number of anti-corruption activities in Sudan in cooperation with the Sudanese Government authorities. The activities will be implemented to strengthen implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), which is the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument and covers many different forms of corruption, such as bribery, trading in influence, abuse of functions, and various acts of corruption in the private sector. Sudan ratified the Convention on 5 September 2014. The project activities will support Sudan to undertake legislative and policy efforts to better prevent and combat corruption.

UNODC is committed to support Member States in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Goals (SDGs) which draws together various elements into a comprehensive and forward- looking framework and explicitly recognizes the interrelationship between sustainable development on the one hand, and the fight against drugs and crime, including corruption and terrorism on the other.

The Incumbent will report to the Head of the Programme Office located in Khartoum, Sudan, as the first reporting officer, and the Regional Project Coordinator (Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering), located in Cairo, Egypt, as the second reporting officer, in addition to the Relevant Regional Coordinator, Implementation Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch in Vienna as another reporting officer. In addition, substantive guidance and support will be provided by the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna.

The National Project Officer works in close collaboration with the respective CO Programme and Operations teams ensuring successful CO performance and compliance in programme management and finance.

Supervision of the project team

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

Promote and support the implementation in Sudan of the UNODC project on “Action Against Corruption in the MENA Region”, especially its component on  “Strengthening the private sector capacity to prevent corruption and enhance integrity in the Arab Countries”.

  1. Ensure the provision of substantive support to the design and implementation of capacity-building activities to better prevent and combat corruption
  • Develop, plan and deliver technical assistance activities such as but not limited to workshops, conferences, training etc. at the national level, based on the projects’ objectives and priorities, in collaboration with the national counterparts and other stakeholders and report on the progress;
  • Participate in needs assessment missions and in substantive discussions with the national authorities, including the drafting of mission reports;
  • Contribute to the development of technical assistance projects in the field of preventing and combatting corruption in Sudan
  1. Ensure effective communication with national authorities and development partners
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts within anti-corruption institutions and other public bodies, as well as the private sector, where relevant, ensuring their substantive engagement to facilitate the implementation of UNODC’s projects;
  • Promote and strengthen collaborative initiatives between UNODC and other UN entities;
  1. Ensure sound planning and organizing of the relevant project activities
  • Prepare background papers, correspondence with national institutions, working papers, mission reports, presentations, policy proposals and ad hoc reports;
  • Document lessons learnt, best practices and communications material developed throughout the project implementation.
  • Plan, implement and manage the projects strategies and activities as outlined in the project document;
  • Support the Regional Project Coordinator in preparing detailed work plans, budgets and budget revisions for all project activities at the national level, as well as the timely and accurate submission of progress and financial reports;
  • Ensure timely project review, revisions, monitoring and completion of related reporting obligations;
  • Support the procurement of goods and services as per project activities and in line with UN procurement regulations and financial rules, including by preparing TORs, etc.;
  • Perform other duties, as required.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Professionalism: Sound knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to combatting and preventing corruption. Excellent knowledge of the mandates, priorities and operational modalities of UNODC’s anti-corruption efforts. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues; sound judgment and political sensibility.

Planning and organizing: Ability to plan own work, manage conflicting priorities and to use time efficiently. Ability to organize and implement activities and outputs. Ability to maintain focus and pay attention to necessary details.

Accountability: Reliability and a high level of commitment to timely delivery of a heavy volume of high-quality outputs and to achieving organizational goals. Strong sense of responsibility and result orientation.

Communication: Effective communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills. Ability to prepare, consolidate inputs and finalize programmatic reports, project documents and other relevant materials.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in law, criminal justice, economics, human rights, business or public administration, international development, political or social science, is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Minimum 2 years with a Master’s degree or 4 years with a Bachelor’s degree in the field of combating and preventing corruption and/or financial crimes is required.
  • Professional experience in project management is desirable.
  • Relevant experience in working with or providing technical assistance to the Sudanese government to deal with proceeds of crime, mutual legal assistance and asset recovery, is desirable.
  • Work experience with the United Nations or similar international organizations is desirable.
  • Work experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning software is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral English and Arabic are required.


UNODC is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNODC does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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