Associate Programme Officer, P2
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
NAIROBI; PORT LOUIS; HARGEISA; GAROOWE; DAR-ES-SALAAM; PORT VICTORIA
28 February 2012-30 April 2012
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Org. Setting and Reporting
These generic positions are located in the Counter Piracy Programme (CPP), Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Integrated Programme and Oversight Branch (IPB), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) in various duty stations (Nairobi, Port Louis, Hargeisa, Garoowe, Dar-es-Salaam, Port Victoria). The CPP is aimed at enhancing criminal justice capacity in piracy prosecution. The incumbent will operate under the broad authority of the UNODC Representative and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (CPP) and in consultation with the Regional Desk for Africa and Middle East and the Integrated Programme and Oversight Branch, UNODC Headquarters, Vienna.
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The incumbent will perform the following duties:
• As a team member, support the implementation, coordination and monitoring of project activities related to the fight against piracy, according to approved project document/revisions, valid Contribution Agreement with the European Union (EU) and other donor funding agreements, valid policies and financial rules and regulations, and costed work plan/s. Assist in identifying bottlenecks, propose and take corrective actions in consultation with senior management, ROEA.
• Provide substantive support pertaining to the ongoing monitoring of all project expenditures and utilization of funds to ensure compliance with UN financial rules and regulations, initiate project and/or budget revisions when required.
• In consultation with the supervisor, prepare and disseminate costed work plans, terms of reference and other related project documentation, as and when required, and in close collaboration with relevant HQ focal points.
• Together with relevant technical experts, and in consultation with the relevant procuring entities, identify procurement needs (goods and services) and support the full procurement cycle of the various options.
• Maintain close working relationship with relevant administrative and project counterparts in order to facilitate meeting of work plan, travel plan and procurement plan deadlines for delivery.
• As substantive contributor, research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources, relevant for project implementation in combating piracy.
• Carry out basic research, prepare various written outputs, e.g. briefing notes for senior management, sections of UN/UNODC reports such as UNODC Annual Report, participate in the process of ensuring quality inputs to publications, website and other reports.
• Coordinate activities related to the preparation and submission of substantive and financial reports for approval (monthly financial and quarterly narrative project reports, semi-annual and annual project progress reports, inputs to quarterly financial reports, annual report to EU).
• Provide support to consultative and other meetings, training, conferences and workshops, including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
• Participate in or support field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafts mission reports, and ensure follow-up action.
• Assist the Programme Coordinator (CPP) in identifying and implementing maximum strategic visibility for project counterparts, donors/partners and UNODC, in line with respective rules and guidelines.
• Provide assistance in the effective liaison with donors, development partners and other stakeholders; assist in making project achievements known and identify areas of new assistance.
• Support ROEA in drafting new counter-piracy project concepts and documents to diversify its portfolio (in line with the Regional Programme East Africa, UNODC Menu of Services and UNODC strategic frameworks) for circulation with potential partners/donors.
• As collaborative team member, participate actively for UNODC in local United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Kenya administrative/financial/operations networks, as necessary.
• Guide and coordinate the work of administrative and support staff if applicable; assist in the recruitment process of international and local staff as required.
• Perform any other duties as required/assigned by the Programme Coordinator, CPP.
• Professionalism: Has knowledge and good understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime issues, in particular to countering maritime piracy. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international crime prevention, in particular maritime piracy, as well as the relevant mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has knowledge of criminal justice, law enforcement 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. Good analytical, planning and organizational skills. 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.
• Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.
An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in public administration, law, criminology, social sciences, police administration, or relevant social or political area with adequate focus on international maritime affairs, international security policy, criminal justice and/or law enforcement issues is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of two years of experience in project/programme management (including financial aspects), administration in areas of interest for UNODC is required. Experience in working in an international environment and in advising national jurisdictions on issues of criminal justice and law enforcement is required. A broad understanding of maritime piracy in the Indian Ocean is desirable. Experience as a trainer in law enforcement is an asset. Exposure to the work of the United Nations and knowledge of UN rules and regulations is an asset.
English and French are the working languages of United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required.
Knowledge of French is an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Written test and competency-based interview.
This is a generic job opening for the purpose of creating a roster of qualified candidates for immediate and anticipated job openings in any of the above locations. Filling of a specific post will be subject to funding availability and the appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment will be subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
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