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Southern Africa
Programme Associate (Anti-Corruption)
UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSAF)
Pretoria, South Africa
Service Contract
R180,970 – R403,570 p.a. (excluding the additional optional
employer pension contribution)
6 months (renewable depending on funding availability and
incumbent’s performance)
Under the overall supervision of the UNODC ROSAF Regional Representative and under the direct
supervision of the Senior Adviser, Anti-Corruption Eastern and Southern Africa (Regional Office for
Southern Africa), the incumbent will perform a variety of project and programme related activities,
including information collecting, monitoring, technical and administrative services of substantive scope
in support of such activities.
The main focus areas of this position will be:
 Project and programme development in the area of anti-corruption
 Project implementation, monitoring and reporting
 Representing UNODC at relevant forums
The specific functions/key results:
The Programme Associate (Anti-Corruption) will be responsible for the following functions in relation to
the anti-corruption programme and related projects:
1. Prepares and participates in the identification and drafting of project ideas, project documents,
project revisions and project summaries relating to corruption in Southern and Eastern Africa.
2. Prepares project annual costed work plans, progress reports, annual reports and monitors
budgeting and financial expenditure to ensure compatibility in planning and implementation of
project related activities.
3. Monitors projects and ensures systematic project and programme implementation through
technical input, coordination, negotiations, as well as periodic field visits. Implement the
specified project activities in accordance with approved annual costed work plans. Monitors
project risks and assumptions, and makes risk mitigation proposals to the Senior Advisor.
Participates in evaluations of programme impact and provides support for the preparation for
evaluation reports.
4. Prepares documents for use in the formulation of the UNODC country and regional programmes
and their periodic revisions with Government authorities, representatives of United Nations
organizations, bilateral assistance agencies, NGOs and civil society organizations. Participates in
such meetings/discussions.
5. Develops, maintains and intensifies contacts with Government institutions and authorities, local
representatives of other United Nations organizations, NGOs, civil society organizations,
resource persons and the media regarding UNODC programme and project matters.
6. Collects, assesses and analyses information related to the UNODC programme and activities in
view of providing:
 background and/or complementary information for project proposals as well as projects
 regular inputs into relevant information networks, including creation and maintenance
of institutional and individual regional expert rosters (databases), and
 additional information as requested.
7. Maintains records on the general political situation of countries of Southern Africa and on all
criminal justice and crime prevention related events and developments. Assists updating of
internal records of related donor assistance provided to Southern Africa in order to leverage
necessary project support in the region.
8. Organize seminars, workshops and training activities as well as make presentations at these
events on UNODC related issues in the Southern African region.
9. In collaboration with UNODC and relevant stakeholders, draft terms of reference, identify,
appoints experts for project work and monitor implementation of project deliverables as per
10. Arranges programmes and logistics for visiting experts, missions, delegations, and donor
representatives through liaison with local and international UN staff and government
11. Liaise with UNDP and other UN-related organizations to implement UNODC programmes and
12. Performs other duties (such as general correspondence, attendance of meetings, minutes of
meetings, reports, follow-up, etc.) as required.
Planning and Organizing – Sound organizational skills and time management skills, the ability to multitask and prioritize own work programme and to work independently or with minimum supervision and
ability to deliver quality assignments in a timely manner is essential.
Communication – Excellent command of spoken and written English relevant to a business environment
is essential; particularly the ability to write in a clear and concise manner and the ability to convey
technical and basic statistical information in a user-friendly manner. Above average oral communication
skills are required for effective liaison with internal and external stakeholders on all levels and in various
countries in Southern Africa. Knowledge of other national languages and/or other languages relevant to
Southern Africa is highly desirable.
Technological Awareness –Proficiency in the MS Office package, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint in
a LAN environment is required. MS Project competence is required.
Professionalism – The ability to comprehend complex processes and systems easily and previous
experience in administrative functions, particularly website, learning/training and/or project
administration is required.
Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment
with sensitivity and respect for diversity; the ability to function effectively in a geographically dispersed
virtual team; and being able to report to more than one supervisor at a time is essential.
Commitment to continuous learning – Initiative and willingness to learn new skills.
At least first level university qualification in a field relevant to the scope of work of UNODC (Law,
Criminology, Finance/Accountancy or closely related subject) is required. A post-graduate qualification
would be preferable.
1. Minimum two years of progressively responsible project management and implementation
experience in an environment similar to UNODC (governmental, research institution or NGO) is
required, preferably in the area of anti-corruption and/or anti-money-laundering. Familiarity or
experience with the UN system would be an advantage.
2. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, and additional knowledge of French and
Portuguese would be an advantage.
3. Proven computer literacy (specifically advanced word processing and spreadsheet skills in a LAN
environment). (A skills test will be performed.)
4. Proven drafting skills. (A skills test will be performed.)
5. Dedication to the United Nations principles and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with
persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Qualified and interested candidates can send the following documents to:
Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
UN P11 Form
For further information please contact Sophia Janse van Rensburg
Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only
UNODC reserves the right NOT to fill this position