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From 25 July 2018 to 25 July 2019

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July 25, 2018

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide.

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Duration of the project is 12 months Expected Starting Date: Immediate The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997, UNODC consists of the Drug Programme and the Crime Programme. UNODC has approximately 2,200 staff members worldwide. Its headquarters are in Vienna, and it has 18 field offices as well as liaison offices in New York and Brussels. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from governments for 90% of its budget. UNODC is aiming to implement its operational priorities through an integrated approach to counter drugs, crime and terror . The UNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) covers 18 countries, for a total of 80 staff members. UNODC Country Office in East Jerusalem has currently five staff members (3 national staffs, 2 international staff) and a portfolio of four different projects. The UN Youth Volunteer will therefore be interacting with 1) judges and public prosecutors; 2) forensic doctors and forensic scientists; and 3) national counterparts (e.g. Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Development and Social Affairs, and Ministry of Health). Constant communication and coordination between UN agencies will also allow the UN Youth Volunteer to deal with UN agencies tackling the issue of violence against women as well as prison reform from complementary but different perspectives. More information on conditions and requirement you can find here: Application procedure: * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call (assignment) to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call (assignment) to which you would like to apply.

Who You Need

18 - 29 years

Language skills

English العربية

Additional information

Qualifications/Requirements Required Degree Level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education: B.A in Law, Criminal Justice, International Development or any other related fields. - Experience Remark: 0 to 2 years of professional experience in the field of security, criminal justice, law enforcement, technical cooperation, academic research, human rights, law, international development or any other related field. - Work experience with/in Arab countries or in developing countries is desirable. Language Skills: - English (mandatory), Level - Fluent - Arabic (optional), Level - Working Knowledge Area of Expertise: - Development programme management (mandatory) - Gender equality and the advancement of women (mandatory) - Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform (optional)

What to do

Working hours

40 per week

Days off per week

Additional information

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office in Jerusalem and the overall guidance from the Regional Representative at UNODC ROMENA in Cairo, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks in order to support UNODC activities in the West Bank and Gaza and to develop new projects with a focus on violence against women and advancement for women rights: - Support UNODC Country Office in undertaking research on criminal justice to readjust planned activities and/or develop new ones. - Assist in implementing and monitoring the selected project for the Office. - Undertake reporting activities for the Office and develop project proposals. (read the full list of tasks here:





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Travel allowance

Full reimbursement of travel expenses

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A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) per month and is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$1,282. The VLA base rate is a global rate, while the PAM is country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to the cost of living. Allowances provided are: - volunteer living allowance: a monthly allowance intended to cover basic living expenses - travel expenses: for travel to duty station upon appointment and for repatriation at the end of the assignment - settling-in-grant: a grant calculated on the duration of assignment, paid at the beginning of the assignment - insurances: life, health and permanent disability insurance - annual leave - resettlement allowance: calculated based on the duration of assignment, paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.

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For adults only

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