Individual Contractor for International Programme Management and Report Writing
Application deadline 27 days ago: Tuesday 2 Nov 2021 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
Work Location Home-based
Expected duration Expected Duration: This individual contractor assignment is for a period of nine months from November 2021 with a possibility of an extension subject to the availability of funding and work requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities Background and objectives
The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) was established by the General Assembly in June 2017. The Office has five main functions: (a) provide leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates across the United Nations System; (b) enhance coordination and coherence across the 38 Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the Strategy; (c) strengthen the delivery of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States; (d) improve visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for United Nations counter-terrorism efforts; and (e) ensure that due priority is given to counter-terrorism across the United Nations System and that the important work on preventing violent extremism is firmly rooted in the Strategy.
The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) is part of UNOCT and promotes the delivery of United Nations capacity building assistance to Member States. The Programme Management and Report Writing Contractor reports to Head of the Programme Management Unit. The focus of the job is the conceptualization, drafting and reviewing of donor reports and other activities in the assigned functional area.
Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Programme Management and Report Writing Contractor will be responsible for the following duties: - Collect and analyze programme data from multiple sources and draft, edit and produce UNCCT's Quarterly Highlight and Annual reports, including synthesizing raw content into a cohesive and comprehensive narrative; - Guide and support the development of UNCCT’s new Quarterly Highlight Report format to be used starting 2022 to report against the UNOCT Strategic Plan and Programme Framework; - Implement recommendations assigned to UNCCT as a result of the After-Action Review exercise of the 2020 UNCCT Annual Report including supporting the development of UNCCT’s new Annual Report format and proposed review and clearance process mapping; - Support in drafting high-quality UNCCT’s Advisory Board reports as required; - Support the Programme Management Unit, in consultation with the Resource Mobilization and Donor Relations Section, as necessary, in the review of priority donor reports, to ensure they are results-focused and contribute to the UNOCT Strategic Plan and Programme Framework as well as UNOCT’s Results Framework and follow the requirements of the UNOCT Guidance on Donor Reporting; - Support the Programme Management Unit, in consultation with the Resource Mobilization and Donor Relations Section, in the capacity building and coaching of staff on donor reporting; - Prepare required documentation and inputs including background information, briefing notes, welcoming remarks, presentations, as well as provide inputs for relevant documents as required; - Performs other duties as required.
Qualifications/special skills Competency: - Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of concepts and approaches relevant to results-based management. Understands data collection and data analysis and is able to organize the structure of a report, writing clearly and using language skills effectively. Ability to apply judgment 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. - Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. - Planning and 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. Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in management, political science or other social sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management is required. Minimum of three years direct experience in drafting results-based donor reports required. Experience in counter-terrorism programming desirable. Certification in PRINCE2 or equivalent project management training is desirable. Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Additional Information Please apply to Job Opening by 2 November 2021.
No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.