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
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 enhance geographical diversity amongst UNODC staff, the office follows
the UN Secretariat's Geographical
Diversity Strategy. In line with these diversity goals, UNODC encourages applications from qualified female candidates 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.
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:
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.
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.
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 are engaged through the UNV organization. Different categories of UN Volunteers exist, more details can be found at UN Volunteers.