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6 Jul 2019

Associate Programme Management Officer

Job Description

Job Opening
Posting Title: Associate Programme Management Officer, NOB
Job Code Title: Associate Programme Management Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: GAROOWE
Posting Period: 21 June 2019 – 20 July 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-UNODC-118195-R-Garoowe (N)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting
The post is located in the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), UNODC Programme Office in Somalia, with duty station in Garowe, Puntland State of Somalia, Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the UNODC Programme Officer, Horn of Africa Programme and under the overall supervision of the UNODC Senior Programme Officer heading the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP).
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Within assigned authority and within the framework of the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), the incumbent will assist the UNODC Programme Officer, Horn of Africa Programme, with the day to day management of programme activities related to programme activities in Puntland. The incumbent will provide substantive and administrative support to the management, monitoring and evaluation of the programme activities and will also assist in other GMCP related activities. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:
•Contribute to the planning and implementation of programme activities in Puntland, in line with United Nations financial rules and regulations, including procurement, administrative and logistical arrangements for workshops, seminars, meetings and organization of missions for UNODC staff and international experts.
•Provide support to monitoring the programme implementation against the programme work plan and indicators, including the preparation of periodic programme activity, progress and status reports (including performance and evaluation reports) as stipulated in the programme document and relevant grant agreements.
•Identify problems related to programme implementation and recommending corrective strategies and actions.
•Liaise with relevant national and regional authorities, international entities, academic institutions and NGOs in relation to various aspects of the programme.
•Assist in organizing programme evaluation in line with UNODC policy and procedures and as per the agreed programme document and relevant grant agreements.
•Carry out basic research on selected aspects of the programme, operations and related activities, which includes collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
•Oversee monitoring and evaluation activities
•Participate in local field missions, by providing substantive and administrative support and data collection.
•Performing other work-related duties as may be required.
Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to preventing, investigating and/or prosecuting Transnational Organized Crime, especially Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants. Has ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to assist with data collection using various methods and has excellent computer skills. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Has excellent drafting, analytical and administration 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.
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.
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.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, business and administration, management or other relevant social science is required. A first level 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 five years of progressively responsible professional experience in implementing projects or programme activities relevant to criminal justice capacity building, particularly prison reform projects, is required. Experience in project administration, management and technical cooperation involving development issues and administration of foreign aid projects in Somalia is desirable. Experience in implementing programmes requiring coordination with national authorities is highly desirable. Experience working with the United Nations system and/or other international organizations is desirable.
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.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located.
This is a project post funded for one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the 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.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an e-mail has been provided.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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