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Associate Programme Officer (Youth Mobilization and Drug Use Prevention), P2

Associate Programme Officer Internship in Austria (UN)

Country: Austria
City: Vienna
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Associate Programme Officer (Youth Mobilization and Drug Use Prevention), in Vienna, Austria (UN)

Associate Programme Officer is located in the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS), Drugs, Laboratory and Scientific Services Branch (DLSSB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna Austria. The Associate Programme Officer (Youth Mobilization and Drug Use Prevention) will work under the direct supervision of the Prevention Programme Officer and the overall guidance of the Chief of PTRS.

Responsibilities for Associate Programme Officer: 

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 related to the thematic areas of work of the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section with a particular emphasis on youth and prevention of drug use:

  • Support and assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects namely focusing on youth-based drug prevention or youth mobilization in drug prevention policy making; review relevant documents and reports; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions.
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, particularly as it pertains to the rollout of the UNODC Youth Initiative and related UNODC Youth Forum.
  • Support field missions including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
  • Provide, as appropriate, technical guidance to UNODC Field Offices on country and regional programmes as it pertains to youth implication and youth focused work for drug use prevention.
  • Perform consulting assignments for programming in consultation with relevant UNODC field offices and in collaboration with the relevant governmental counterparts.
  • Contribute to activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Engage with trainers, experts, computer specialists, consultants and other resource persons in their preparations for, and participation in project activities focused on youth-based prevention.
  • Act as an alternate resource person and /or moderator in workshops, seminars, training courses and meetings.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

check: 2023 Public Information Office (UN)

Selection Criteria


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a relevant health related field (e.g. sociology, public health, medicine, psychology, epidemiology) or a social/developmental (development studies, social science, education) area is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience (particularly in the field of youth focused drug use prevention) 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 (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in project or programme support and development, management, monitoring focused on youth-based drug prevention OR the successful completion of the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P) is required.
  • Work experience in the development of technical and training tools focused on youth-based drug prevention is desirable.
  • Work experience in applying United Nations standards and norms in drug use prevention, in particular those related to youth-based prevention, is desirable.
  • Experience in organizing workshops, conferences, capacity building trainings and other events is desirable.
  • Work experience within the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable.
  • Experience in data analytics or related area 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 advantage.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline14 November,2023
FieldUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
OrganizerUnited Nations



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