UNODC Careers

UNODC is seeking qualified professionals in a wide range of fields to join us in our efforts to combat the threats posed by drugs, crime and terrorism. UNODC offers challenging assignments - monitoring drug abuse and trafficking trends, helping States achieve substantial reductions in drug supply and demand and assisting countries in forging new partnerships for tackling important issues such as money-laundering, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings.

Around 3,000 people work at UNODC headquarters in Vienna and in field offices around the

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UNODC is committed to gender parity, geographical diversity and the inclusion of persons with disabilities in its workforce. The United Nations-wide Gender Parity Strategy sets targets for equal representation of women and men. The office's efforts to achieve gender balance are based upon the UNOV/UNODC Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018-2021). The overarching target is to achieve 50/50 parity at every staff level of the organization. In order to strengthen geographical diversity and disability inclusion amongst UNODC staff, the office follows the UN Secretariat's Geographical Diversity Strategy and the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy. In line with these diversity goals, UNODC strongly encourages applications from female candidates, candidates with disabilities, as well as candidates from the following UN regional groups: African Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eastern European Group, and Latin American and Caribbean Group.
UNODC is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and colleagues with disabilities. For more information, please contact us at

Today's globalized crime and drug problems can be fought, but only with the best and the brightest on our team.

To find out more about UNODC's current job opportunities, please follow the links below:

Staff positions

All job openings for staff positions in UNODC are advertised on the UN Careers portal.


UNODC frequently engages experts to work on short-term projects either as a consultant or an individual contractor. Such opportunities are advertised on the UN Careers portal.

Internship positions

Information about the Internship Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime can be found here.
General information about United Nations internships can be found on the UN Careers portal.

local positions

Job openings for our local positions in the field offices can be found on the local websites.

Junior Professional Officer Positions

The Junior Professional Officer Programme offers young professionals who are graduates of universities or institutions of higher education an opportunity to acquire professional experience by working in the United Nations Secretariat. Associate experts, who usually have limited or no professional experience, are recruited under bilateral agreements between the United Nations and donor countries to work in development projects or regional projects or activities within the broad fields of competence of the United Nations.
Further information can be found here.

UN Volunteers positions

UN Volunteers are engaged through the UNV organization. Different categories of UN Volunteers exist, more details can be found at UN Volunteers.