Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer Jobs at UNODC

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Applications have closed

Website United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The UNODC has published a job vacancy announcement on 20th April 2022 for qualified Kenyans to fill in the vacant post of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recruiter United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Position Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Country Kenya
Total Vacant Post 22
Qualification University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Seven years
Application Deadline 10th May 2022

UNODC Job Vacancy 2022

Job Responsibilities: Within assigned authority, the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Global Prosecution Adviser) will work closely with the national, authorities and various stakeholders to provide prosecution advice, training and technical assistance to build prosecution and investigation capacities of national agencies, and to lead the prosecution and judicial cooperation related work, and to provide strategic guidance across parts of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean as relevant. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Provide specialized legal advice and support and technical input on complex legal aspects on wildlife, forest crime and other crimes that affect the environment, encourage cross-border prosecutions and judicial cooperation, aiming at higher level criminal offenders in the trafficking chain.
  • Advise and interact with governments on issues related to legislation, regional and inter-regional cooperation.
  • Draft amendments to national legislation, build knowledge and expertise within UNODC on WLFC and other crimes affecting the environment (e.g. waste trafficking).
  • Conduct national capacity assessments as part of the multi-disciplinary team using the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime. (ICCWC) and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit and Indicator Framework in the assigned countries.
  • Update and expand training curricula in collaboration with relevant national agencies (i.e. prosecution, law enforcement, wildlife and forest agencies, judiciary) and develop standardized training materials, reference guides and manuals, capacity building packages for prosecutors, investigators and judiciary at interregional, regional and national levels and promote their use and application through the implementation of capacity-building activities.
  • Deliver investigation and prosecution training and mentoring to regional wildlife prosecutors and investigators to build capacity of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies to successfully investigate, improve their case preparation, collection of evidence and court room skills. Expand the cooperation with investigators and prosecutors to fisheries-related offences and other crimes that affect the environment.
  • Contribute to UNODC research efforts on legislation and development of legislative guides on fisheries related crimes, minerals-related crimes, waste trafficking and other related offences.
  • Expand UNODC understanding of the green and climate justice and environmental criminal law by conducting an overview of environmental offences that are criminalized or have an element of organized crime, prepare position papers, speaking points on the issue and develop training materials for these emerging areas.
  • Participate as a resource person in workshops, seminars and training courses as assigned.
  • Perform other work-related functions, as required.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Global Prosecution Adviser), P4
  • Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Duty Station: NAIROBI
  • Posting Period: 11 April 2022 – 10 May 2022
  • Job Opening Number: 22-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-178851-R-Nairobi (E)
  • Staffing Exercise: N/A


  • An advanced university (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the fields of law, criminology, public administration or related fields is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of seven years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience in prosecution, in advising on relevant legislation, investigations, intelligence and law enforcement matters and preparation of cases for trial is required.
  • Experience in wildlife and forest crime, working closely with police, prosecutors, customs personnel, financial professionals and other relevant disciplines involved in the prosecution of wildlife and forest crime is required.
  • Experience with preparation of court documents necessary for investigations/seizures/ prosecutions is required.
  • Experience in development and delivery of prosecution training and provision of advice and assistance to law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the area of wildlife and forest crime in both common law and civil law jurisdictions is desirable.
  • Experience with prosecution capacity building in developing countries is desirable.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment in Africa is desirable.

How to Apply UNODC Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer Jobs 2022

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The Closing Date: 10th May 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.