Project Support Officer – UNV


Job Description

OrganizationUnited Nations Volunteers
Host EntityUNODC
Duty StationKhartoum (SDN)
Language SkillsEnglish, Arabic
Start DateImmediate
Duration3 months with possibility of extension
Application Deadline17/01/2021

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea Programme, the incumbent will assist in the implementation of activities that are carried out under the “Global Maritime Crime Programme – Horn of Africa” dealing with maritime crime and criminal justice chain. In particular the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks as they relate to supporting programming in Yemen initially and in the Southern Red Sea later:

  • Assist the Programme Officer within the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea team in the development, implementation and evaluation of the programme activities under the Global Maritime Crime Programme particularly focusing on the communciations component including handeling of newsletters, twitter, managing film maker;
  • Assist the Programme Officer, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea Programme and other team members in identifying technical assistance needs for capacity building and develop sustainable strategies to reform and strengthen the capacity of maritime law enforcement and other criminal justice authorities in the region;
  • Assist the supervisor and other team members 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;
  • Related to the above task, support monitoring and evaluation activities of the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea Programme support by developing, participating and supporting evaluation of MLE activities, including compilng and collating information to be submitted to UNODC MLE experts and management for further analysis;
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc, relating to maritime crime issues in the region;
  • Provide administrative and substantive support to the regional programme coordinator in view of consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc;
  • Assist the Programme Officer, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea Programme and relevant team members in relation to administrative action related to the procurement of equipment and services including drafting of TOR for procurements, contracts for consultants, related payment requests, and monitoring and follow-up on such requests in line with UN financial rules and regulations;
  • Support field missions to locations in the region where GMCP Gulf of Aden and Red Sea Programme carries out programme activities, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.;
  • Undertake and pass Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments (SSAFE) training with a willingness to travel to Yemen, Southern Red Sea countries and other countries as required;
  • Perform any other duties as required/assigned.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.


Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education – Additional Comments:

Bachelor’s degree law , criminology or communication is required.

A Masters’ degree in law, criminology or communication is an asset

Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

2 years working experience in the justice sector, law-enforcement, or relevant areas to UNODC mandate, including a combination of working experiences in the mentioned sectors are an asset

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level – Working Knowledge

Area of expertise: Other legal experience

Area of expertise details:

  • 2 years working experience in the justice sector, law-enforcement, or relevant areas to UNODC mandate, including a combination of working experiences in the mentioned sectors are an asset;
  • Experience in criminal justice reform or relevant areas to UNODC mandate in Yemen, Eritrea and/or Sudan is an asset;
  • Experience in project management is an asset.

Experience in volunteerism is an asset.

Driving license: No

Competencies values:

Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
First register your profile at
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
First update your profile at
Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which
you would like to apply.
Application deadline: 17 January 2021

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