Consultancies and Opportunities

Employment opportunities and consultancies at UNODC generally work on a project-by-project basis. As and when positions arise, UNODC Southern Africa will post these below and invite suitable applicants to apply. All vacancies are also advertised in the national and local newspapers of the applicable country/ies.

Unfortunately due to the nature of each project being highly different, as well as sporadic implementation dates, UNODC Southern Africa cannot accept unsolicited CV's.

General UN opportunities can be viewed through the global portal by going to


Consultant, (Crime Prevention)

Within assigned authority, the Consultant will be responsible for providing substantive guidance and support for the implementation of the activities on youth crime prevention under GLOZ82 and the Regional Programme for Southern Africa, including the coordination and follow-up of training of trainers events and awareness raising initiatives in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, exploring possibilities for expansion of project activities to Johannesburg/Gauteng Province. P11 form        Terms of Reference

Deadline is before 12 midnight on 3 April 2018

Human Resources/Procurement Associate

Under the direct oversight of the Regional Representative and as part of UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSAF) Programme Management Unit the HR/Admin Assistant ensures execution of transparent and efficient HR and administrative services (procurement) in the Regional Office. S/he promotes a collaborative, client-focused and results-oriented approach and supports to the maintenance of high staff morale. Terms of Reference   P11 form

Closing Date for Applications : 23:59 Friday 30 March 2018

Finance Clerk

Under the direct supervision of the Finance Assistant and Regional Project Coordinator in the Health Pillar and overall oversight of the Regional Representative, the Finance Clerk will support the provision of financial services to the Health Pillar of the UNODC Regional Programme as well as support to the HIV and Health Project Offices in other countries ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The Finance Clerk promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN rules and regulations.    Terms of Reference   P11 form

Closing Date for Applications : 23:59 Friday 16 February 2018


Under the primary supervision of the National Project Coordinator in UNODC Project Office in Malawi, and overall supervision of the Regional Representative, through the Regional Programme Coordinator, the Agronomist will contribute towards the Malawi Prisons Service strategic goal to enhance public security through safe custody of offenders among whose objectives is to provide improved health and nutrition services to inmates through intensifying food crops production and animal husbandry in all prisons, introduce irrigation technologies for agriculture in prisons located near rivers or water bodies, and rehabilitate prisoners through training in practical agriculture. This will ensure sustainable food security in Malawi Prisons Service through implementation and technical support towards the already existing farming activities, as elaborated under the regional project, Supporting Minimum Standards for HIV, Health and Rights in Prison Populations of Sub-Saharan Africa's Sub-programme - Response to the Prison Crisis in Malawi.    Terms of Reference   P11 form

Closing Date for Applications : 23:59 Friday 16 February 2018


Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative and direct supervision of National Programme Officer, the Programme Assistant provides a comprehensive range of inter-related but distinct administrative support services in support of UNODC ROSAF's projects and programme implementation and will also work together with the overall Programme Support section.   S/he will, in particular, support the XASSV23 - Gender-Based Violence Programme -  in line with the work-plan and as required.   Terms of Reference   P11 form

Closing Date for Applications : 23:59 Monday 22 January 2018

National Consultant - GBV

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ("UNODC") is the global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.   The UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSAF) runs a programme on gender-based violence in partnership with the SADC Gender Unit. Under the pretext of UNODC ROSAF's regional programme, UNODC will join forces with UNICEF Namibia to support the Namibia Police Force to strengthen coordination in provision of services to victims of gender based violence.  Terms of Reference         

Closing Date for Applications : 23:59 Sunday 31 December 2017

Call for Proposals: Guidelines for grant applicants

This Call for Proposals forms the basis for applying for UNODC grants. It must neither be construed as a grant agreement, nor be regarded as a confirmation of a grant awarded by UNODC to any entity. Consequently, UNODC is not liable for any financial obligations, or otherwise, incurred by any entity in responding to this call for proposals. Such costs will not be considered as part of the grant budget in the event that a grant is awarded to an applicant.

Guidelines for Proposals with a FAQ annexed at the end

Budget template

Application Form for Written Proposals

Deadline for receipt of Application Forms: 9 February 2017

National Programme Officer, Zambia

This position will be located in Lusaka and is part of the Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSAF). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Regional HIV Coordinator at the Regional Office for Southern Africa and the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (prison reform) at the Justice Section in UNODC Headquarters as well as overall oversight of the Regional Representative in Southern Africa.  Terms of Reference         

Closing Date for Applications : 23:59 Sunday 31 December 2017



The individual consultant is expected to produce an analytical report assessing the level of opiate trade in the region, with a specific focus on heroin consumption, trafficking routes and flows (including volume) and precursor trafficking. The report will also include information on the nature and the extent of the involvement of organized crime in the opiate trade and links to illicit trade in other forms of narcotic drugs