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Job Description


The UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in the fight against cyber-related crimes through capacity building and technical assistance. Globally, investigators continue to be challenged by the high speed of data exchange, the involvement of multiple providers and the nuances necessary to apply traditional legal principles to this globalized crime.

In West Africa, the Global Programme on Cybercrime focuses on capacity building in specialized knowledge areas, awareness raising activities and cybercrime prevention methodologies, with a special focus on online child sexual exploitation and abuse investigation and prevention. These activities are implemented through various outputs and activities, including technical and legal advice, capacity building through training activities and procurement, and facilitation of national coordination and international cooperation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Representative of UNODC Regional Office in Senegal (ROSEN) and the direct supervision of the UNODC Head of Counter Cybercrime Programming in Africa, the Programme Assistant based at the Programme Office in Ghana will be responsible for providing general administrative, financial and travel services for the implementation of the Global Programme on Cybercrime operational strategy in Africa:

1. Provide general administrative, financial and travel services for the implementation of the program’s operational strategy, in accordance with the regulations and procedures of the section under the authority of the UNODC Regional Director for West and Central Africa and the Head of Counter Cybercrime Programming in Africa.

  • Preparation of correspondence, letters and verbal notes.

2. Assist, in line with UNODC Rules and regulations, the timely processing of all procurement’s requests and Coordinate with ROSEN Finance/Administration section to ensure the follow-up of suppliers payments.

  • Identify potential suppliers/providers and interface service between the office and the vendors for the registration of the latter in the supplier database on the Umoja platform

3. Assist in organizing all relevant Workshops and training sessions, as appropriate.

  • Ensures facilitation of knowledge sharing

4. Perform any other task as requested by UNODC Head of Counter Cybercrime Programming in Africa.

  • Coordinate with ROSEN Finance/Administration section and ensure proper follow-up of supplier payment files.

5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge development.

  • Significant contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


Core Competencies

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline; 
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements; 
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback; 
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible; 
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident; 
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships; 
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, management or related field is desirable but not a requirement.


  • Minimum of five years (Secondary Education) or two years (Bachelor’s degree) of relevant professional experience in programme or project administration or related area (finance or logistics) is required;
  • Experience with SAP based ERP system (such as UMOJA) is desirable;
  • Experience within the United Nations System is considered an asset.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software (MS Word, Excel, etc.).


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. 
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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