Associate Programme Officer
Application deadline 1 year ago: Sunday 1 Aug 2021 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.
Org. Setting and Reporting These positions are located in the Programme Office in Ethiopia (POETH), Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with duty station in Addis Ababa. The incumbents will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative and the direct supervision of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer heading the Criminal Justice Programme in ROEA. The incumbents will work closely with the Regional Section for Africa and the Middle East (RSAME) at UNODC headquarters Vienna.
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Responsibilities Within assigned authority, the Associate Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Cooperate and coordinate closely with the respective Officers at the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (RSAME) and the Justice Section (JS) at UNODC headquarters in Vienna for the development and implementation of the Criminal Justice Programme within the framework of the National Plan of Action (2019-2021). •Work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitor and analyse specific aspects of programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions. •In close coordination with the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer heading the Criminal Justice Programme, provide substantive support to the implementation of the ‘Supporting Transformation, Peace and Security in the Horn of Africa’ project as well as crime prevention and criminal justice projects or anti-corruption programmes, as required. •Provide substantive and technical support in the implementation of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme for Eastern Africa with respect to the programming in Ethiopia. •Contribute to the implementation of the programme by providing substantive and technical expertise and by supporting the identification of technical assistance needs for capacity building with a special focus on crime prevention and criminal justice. •Provide substantive and technical expertise and support the identification of technical assistance needs for capacity building with a special focus on crime prevention and criminal justice. •Provide assistance in implementing the project/programme activities with a special focus on criminal justice in line with the project document, the annual project work plan, as well as UN financial rules and regulations. •Work in close coordination with Government counterparts, donors and other stakeholders, drawing on best practices, including UN/UNODC manuals, handbooks, guides, and standards and norms. •Provide substantive support, guidance and assistance in the design and development of technical assistance programmes and programme sub-components in anti-corruption at the national level and in accordance with UNODC’s overall strategy and as an integral element of the UNODC Programme against Corruption. •Provide substantive assistance to policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participate in evaluations or research activities and studies. •Assist in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the national counterparts, by planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and by assisting in developing the action plan that the national counterpart will use to manage the change. •Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. •Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc. •Undertake outreach activities; participate in the development of training workshops, seminars; participates in and make presentations on assigned topics/activities. •Participate in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection. •Participate in the recruitment for the programme; draft Terms of Reference, prepare short-lists, prepare written and oral questions; assist in guiding programme personnel towards the achievement of the programme’s objectives. •Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.) •Ensure that operations, finance management, procurements, logistics, liaison and communication activities assigned to the programme are conducted according to UNODC standards and procedures. •Perform other work-related duties as required
Competencies •Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to administration, programme/project management, criminal justice and/or related fields. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Is able to apply judgement in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
•Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Education An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international development, business administration, programme/ project management, or other relevant discipline is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience, including relevant experience in managing programme/project activities in the area of criminal justice, crime and drug control and/or related fields, is required. Work experience in project management including design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation with strong project reporting skills of development assistance projects is required. Work experience in an international organization or in the United Nations system is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English, is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Special Notice These temporary positions are available until 31 March 2022. Filling of these temporary vacancies and actual duration is subject to availability of the posts and funding.
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