The National Project Officer will support the operational side of the AIRCOP programme management to ensure that it is compliant with UNODC rules, regulations, and policies in project management. The incumbent will support the UNODC Regional Office for South-Eastern Europe in the area of effective gender mainstreaming and empowerment of women in UNODC initiatives in the region to foster access to justice and enhance a coordinated criminal justice response to gender issues.
The Airport Communication Programme is a multi-agency project based on the cooperation between UNODC, INTERPOL and the WCO that aims at strengthening the capacities of participating international airports in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, South-East Asia and South-Eastern Europe to detect and intercept drugs, illicit goods and high-risk passengers in origin, transit and destination countries with the overall objective of disrupting the illegal criminal networks. AIRCOP is implemented by UNODC in partnership with INTERPOL and the WCO and aims at rooting a culture of intelligence gathering and information sharing in regular working practices of law enforcement agencies present at international airports and at building their capacities to detect (through targeting and profiling) and interdict drugs, illicit goods, and high-risk passengers.
The Regional Programme for South-Eastern Europe (2020-2023) provides the overall platform for the UNODC involvement in South-East Europe and supports the various thematic areas of the UNODC mandate, structured along three main pillars: (I) Illicit Drug Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime, (II) Strengthening Criminal Justice, Integrity and Legal Cooperation, (III) Prevention, Treatment, Reintegration and Care. The Programme focuses on priority actions identified in cooperation with the governments in the region and through a dialogue with national, regional and international partners. South-Eastern Europe lies on the most direct route between some of the world’s leading producer and consumer regions of opiates, and likewise serves as a transit corridor for migrants and refugees from Asia and the Middle East to Western Europe; it saw one of the world’s largest population movements in 2015-2016, as well as an influx of foreign terrorist fighters.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The National Project Officer will be responsible for:
General Administrative support:
Performance Indicators for evaluation of results:
Required Skills and Experience: