Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific tasks that might pertain at the global and / or the relevant national / regional levels and that relate to the thematic areas of work of the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (drug prevention, drug treatment / rehabilitation and access to controlled medicines), with a particular emphasis on the treatment, care and rehabilitation of drug use disorders :
Professionalism : Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to drug demand reduction, particularly drug dependence treatment and care.
Has ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in their resolution. Possesses conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.
remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a relevant health (medicine, psychology, addiction medicine, epidemiology, public health) or a social / developmental (development studies, international development / relations, social science, education) area is required.
A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination / United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in project or programme support and development, management, monitoring or related area, or the successful completion of the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP) / United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P) is required.
Experience in the field of drug demand reduction, especially in drug dependence treatment and care, is required.
Experience in organizing workshops, conferences, capacity building trainings and other events is desirable.
Work experience in the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable.
Work experience in a field environment is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an asset.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
This is a generic job opening for purpose of creating a roster of qualified candidates for immediate and anticipated job openings in various duty stations.
The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions and field operations in various duty stations.
The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the roster. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect.
The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.