Associate Counter-Terrorism Officer
Application deadline 8 months ago: Tuesday 7 Jun 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) provides technical assistance related to combating terrorism, organized crime, corruption and drugs to requesting Member States. This assistance also supports States Strengthening criminal justice and health systems and to ratify and successfully implement international conventions and protocols, in compliance with the rule of law and human rights.
The UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific’s (ROSEAP) Regional Programme outlines the proposed scope and focus of UNODC's work in the region for the years to come. It provides a framework for delivering a coherent programme of work to: (i) give clear focus to supporting Member States and regional partners in achieving priority crime and drug outcomes; and (ii) increase the responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of UNODC's support to the region.
The Regional Promgramme focuses primarily on crime and drug challenges that are best addressed through coordinated cross-border and intra-regional cooperation. There are five sub programmes under the Regional Programme.
• Transnational Organised Crime • Anti-Corruption • Terrorism Prevention • Criminal justice systems • Drugs and Health, and Alternative Development
Established in 1997, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. 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. The Office aims to implement its operational priorities through an integrated approach to counter drugs, crime and terrorism.
UNODC counter-terrorism activities in the Southeast Asian and Pacific (SEAP) region fall under the Sub-Programme 3: Terrorism Prevention of the Regional Programme for Southeast Asia and the Pacific 2014-2020. The Sub-Programme provides support to ASEAN Member States and other countries, upon request, to achieve the effective implementation of human rights- and rule of law-based criminal justice responses to terrorism and violent extremism. To do so, it aims to: (i) Enhance national counter-terrorism (CT) and counter-financing of terrorism (CFT) legal frameworks, in accordance with international legal requirements and standards; (ii) Strengthen the capacity of national criminal justice systems to implement human rights- and rule of law-based CT/CFT measures; (iii) Promote international cooperation in criminal justice and related aspects of CT/CFT; and (iv) Support the development and implementation of National Action Plans featuring criminal justice components to prevent and counter violent extremism (P/CVE) that leads to terrorism.
Technical assistance delivery under the Sub-Programme is undertaken through national and regional activities, as well as advisory services, that are developed and implemented in close collaboration with respective national and regional entities. UNODC assistance addresses the complex thematic and functional areas covered by all 19 universal legal instruments against terrorism and the UN Security Council Resolutions, and it is in line with the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and the UN Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator for Terrorism Prevention with guidance from the Regional Programme Coordinator, Terrorism Prevention and the overall supervision of the Country Manager, the incumbent provides specialized substantive, technical and programming expertise for the design, implementation and monitoring of technical assistance activities in the area of counter-terrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism in Indonesia, ensuring high quality, efficiency and timeliness of work. More specifically, the incumbent will contribute to the coordination of the Indonesia “Peace Hub”, a UN interagency mechanism tasked to enhance the contribution of the UN to preventing and countering violent extremism in Indonesia, as well as to promote peace conducive to sustainable development.
The purpose of the assignment is to provide specialized support to the coordination and activities of the “Peace Hub”, a UN inter-agency mechanism on preventing and countering violent extremism, and promoting peace in Indonesia, with a particular focus on improving coordination and enhance synergies between UN agencies and government sector, civil society partners in Indonesia to preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) in Indonesia. The UN Volunteer will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Terrorism Prevention), Programme Office in Indonesia and the overall guidance of the Regional Counter-Terrorism Programme Coordinator at the UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, the UNODC Country Manager and the UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia.
Within this coverage, specific duties include the following:
Assisting in conceptualizing, planning and implementing national activities on Counter-Terrorism (CT) and Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE), in particular legislative assistance and capacity building workshops, and the implementation of the relevant international anti-terrorism instruments in Indonesia; Undertaking the required preparation, coordination, and participation in activities of the “Peach Hub”, the UN inter-agency mechanism on preventing and countering violent extremism, and promoting peace in Indonesia where multiple UN agencies and Indonesian Government agencies are involved; Keeping abreast with latest developments and trends on P/CVE and peace that is generated by UN entities, both internally to senior management and externally to members of the public, donors, the Government of Indonesia, civil society and other UN partners associated with the Peace Hub; Providing consultation and facilitation on human-right based and gender responsive P/CVE and peace strategies in compliant with Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) approaches to the Peace Hub’s participating UN agencies as well as to the external stakeholders; Consolidating and analyzing data on Peace Hub’s implementation, achievements and indicators in order to facilitate the development of analysis and key messages for internal and external stakeholders; Providing overall support to the Sub-Programme on counter-terrorism on substantive input to the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of UNODC technical assistance and capacity-building activities on CT and P/CVE, including with the drafting of progress reports, proposals, and donor reports.
The UN Volunteer will be involved in the implementation of UNODC activities on CT and C/PVE organized in Indonesia and the “Peace Hub” in particular, and s/he will receive guidance, supervision and on the job-training on an ongoing basis. Additional training opportunities may become available through participation in specialized courses in the area of work and attendance to substantive events in UNODC mandate areas, including field missions, seminars, workshops, etc. Through the assignment, the UN Volunteer will have: • Gained improved substantive knowledge on all UNODC mandate areas, but particularly on CT and P/CVE; • Gained direct substantive work experience in CT and PCVE matters, how to develop and implement national action plans, how to effectively engage with/support other UN agencies, government sector and grassroot organizations; • Gained exposure to the overall work of the United Nations, as well as improved skills in coordination, research and analysis, and in the preparation of reports and projects; • Gained exposure to the overall work of the United Nations in the field of programme development, cooperation and technical assistance; • Gained experience in programme monitoring and management.
UNODC expects the UN Volunteer to deliver: • Contributions to implementation of the Peace Hub, its activities and relevant reports fully compliant with UNODC and UN quality standards; • Contributions to project monitoring and data analysis in line with interactions and views expressed by Peace Hub participating agencies and government counterparts; • Effective logistical support to the implementation of UNODC CT and P/CVE activities, and the Peace Hub in particular; • Project proposals in UNODC formats and reflecting latest UN values, especially with regards to gender equality and to women, peace and security.
• Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNODC; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNODC’s procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented; • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues; • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
the national and/or international levels direct relevant professional experience in law- or criminal justice-related matters is required. • Working experience with terrorism prevention and/or the prevention/countering of violent extremism is required. • Experience in planning, coordinating and implementing technical assistance activities is required. • Working experience in Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific is desirable. Working experience with governmental or intergovernmental organizations on criminal justice and crime prevention issues is also desirable; • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation and reporting skills; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Sound security awareness; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
The position will be based in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, where basic living needs, including accommodation, banking facilities, medical facilities and telecommunications/internet services are readily available. The city has several International schools, big shopping centers, restaurants, sports and leisure facilities. All staple foods can be found in the markets. Many imported goods are available in Jakarta and other places throughout Indonesia. The most used means of transportation are taxi or local bus. Traffic can be extremely congested, however the new MRT subway system has improved circulation in central Jakarta. Mobile phone is the most dependable tool to be in-touch with colleagues and friends. Internet service is readily available and affordable at most apartment complexes. ATMs are everywhere in Indonesia and Western cards can usually be used to withdraw Indonesian Rupiah.
We encourage you to visit web page http://www.expat.or.id for information on housing in Jakarta. The web page offers information on the different neighborhoods, detailing which ones are close to schools, to the business center, and what is characteristic of each one. The information on the web page is thoroughly researched and rather detailed.
Please refer to the overall cost of living in Indonesia here: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Indonesia
UN Volunteer allowances and entitlements:
-International UN Volunteer Specialist receives approximately USD 2,258.93 as Monthly Living Allowance. -Family allowance is provided for a primary family unit (spouse and children) - USD 250 for 1; USD 450 for 2 or more. -Provided with assignment travel and entry lumpsum. -Enrolled in health, life, disability insurance. -Applicable dependents (primary family unit, up to 3) are eligible for health insurance, if they join in the duty station. -Entitled to annual leave, 2.5 days per month. -Provided with exit lumpsum to support transition at the end of assignment.
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