Law Enforcement and Legal Expert Consultant Position at UN Office on Drugs and Crime

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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Law Enforcement and Legal Expert Consultant Position at UN Office on Drugs and Crime

Law Enforcement and Legal Expert Consultant Position at UN Office on Drugs and Crime

Position Details

  • Job ID: 232099
  • Job Network: Economic, Social, and Development
  • Job Family: Drug Control and Crime Prevention
  • Category and Level: Consultants, CON
  • Duty Station: VIENNA
  • Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Date Posted: Apr 3, 2024
  • Deadline: Apr 13, 2024

Introduction The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is seeking a Law Enforcement and Legal Expert Consultant to provide specialized support in the field of drug control and crime prevention. This role involves offering expertise in law enforcement strategies, legal frameworks, and capacity-building initiatives to address drug-related crimes and organized crime networks.


  1. Legal Analysis: Conduct legal research and analysis on national and international legal frameworks related to drug control and crime prevention, identifying gaps and proposing recommendations for legal reform.
  2. Law Enforcement Support: Provide technical assistance and advice to law enforcement agencies on effective strategies for combating drug trafficking, organized crime, and related offenses.
  3. Capacity Building: Develop and deliver training programs and workshops for law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and judicial authorities on investigative techniques, evidence collection, and prosecution strategies.
  4. Policy Development: Assist in the development of policies and guidelines for law enforcement operations, including the use of intelligence-led policing and cooperation mechanisms.
  5. Partnership Engagement: Collaborate with national authorities, international organizations, and other stakeholders to strengthen cooperation and coordination in law enforcement efforts.
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation: Monitor the implementation of law enforcement initiatives, evaluate their impact, and recommend adjustments to enhance effectiveness and compliance with human rights standards.
  7. Knowledge Sharing: Contribute to the dissemination of best practices, lessons learned, and research findings through publications, workshops, and conferences.


  • Education: Advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in law, criminal justice, criminology, or a related field. Specialization in drug control or organized crime is desirable.
  • Experience: At least seven years of relevant professional experience in law enforcement, legal practice, or criminal justice, with a focus on drug control and crime prevention issues.
  • Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent knowledge of legal principles and procedures, and experience in providing technical assistance and training to law enforcement agencies.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.

Application Process Interested candidates should apply through the United Nations Careers portal by the deadline of Apr 13, 2024, citing Job ID 232099. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and any additional documents demonstrating qualifications and experience.

Diversity and Inclusion The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including those with disabilities and from underrepresented groups.


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