Programme Associate (Individual Contractor), Pretoria, South Africa

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Posting Title: Programme Associate (Individual Contractor)

Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Duty Station: PRETORIA

Posting Period: 05 May 2022 – 25 May 2022

Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-180643-Individual Contractor

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

Result of Service

4. Expected tangible and measurable output(s)/deliverable(s)

a) Relevant programme activity costed workplans developed, updated and available;

b) Regular, timely and effective communication with all stakeholders delivered;

c) Workshops, meetings and official missions effectively organized;

d) Substantive progress reports to UNODC, donors and other partners drafted and submitted;

e) Concept notes, and terms of reference and other substantive documents developed and delivered;

f) Reliable administrative support, coordination of programme planning and activities and internal communication delivered

Work Location

Lusaka with travel to the Southern Africa Region

Expected duration

Proposed period: 20 June- 30 November 2022

Actual work time: 67 working days

Duties and


Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative and within the framework of the UNODC Regional Programme for Southern Africa, and with direct supervision of the Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants programme officer, the contractor will perform the following tasks: a) Participate in the development and implementation of programme activities with a specific focus on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants by providing substantive and technical expertise;

b) Plan, implement, manage and monitor programme activities as required, in particular in Zambia and other Southern African Member States, in close coordination with the Government counterparts, donors and other stakeholders, based on best practices, including UNODC manuals, handbooks, guides, and standards and norms;

c) Organize training workshops, meetings, official and assessment missions, develop concept notes and terms of references as required;

d) Identify technical assistance and capacity building needs in the region and assist in the development and implementation of programme activities; identify technical assistance strategies of donors active in anti-Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants programmes and assist in preparing project proposals for funding consideration by interested donors; assist in coordinating activities with intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organizations which are active in Eastern Africa;

e) Provide programme administrative assistance; plan and arrange official travel, respond to complex information requests and inquiries; set up and maintain files/records and organize meetings;

f) Draft correspondence on substantive and budget-related issues and prepare and update periodic substantive reports, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries and programme spreadsheets;

g) With the support of the Associate Finance Officer, monitor and manage relevant programme activity budgets and all related administrative issues and report on an ongoing basis within UNODC on the implementation status and delivery of programme activities;

h) Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: – A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience: – A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience working in projects or in research aimed at enhancing the Rule of Law and criminal justice systems is required.

  • Knowledge of international legal instruments against Trafficking in Persons, the Smuggling of Migrants and transnational organized crime is desirable;
  • Proven experience in delivering workshops to develop legislation, policy, national strategies and action plans, as well as facilitation of high-level multi-stakeholder processes is desirable;
  • Previous experience working with UN and/or Government entities is desirable;
  • Good knowledge of local, regional and global human trafficking developments is desirable;
  • Excellent legislative drafting or analysis, strategic planning, and presentation skills is desirable;

Language: – English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this post, fluency in oral and written English and Portuguese is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations Secretariat language is desirable.

No Fee


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