Org. Setting and Reporting
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.
This position is located in the UNOCT Programme Office in Doha, the State of Qatar, established in support of the UNOCT Programme International Hub on Behavioural Insights to Counter Terrorism .
Under the overall guidance of the Office of the Under-Secretary General for OCT, the incumbent will lead the Programme Office Team in Doha and will report to the Chief of Policy, Knowledge Management and Communication Branch.
Within delegated authority, the Senior Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties :
liaises with relevant parties; identifies and initiates follow-up actions.
and ensures preparation of related documents / reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and / or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation.
shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Managerial competencies :
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
makes tough decisions when necessary.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field.
A first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, international relations, or related area is required.
Experience providing capacity-building assistance to Member States and organizations to develop and implement programmes is required.
Experience working with issues related to the prevention of violent extremism is desirable.
Experience with implementation of programmes in the Middle East and North Africa region is desirable.
Experience working with international organizations is desirable.
Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.
Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
For the position advertised funding is provided through extra-budgetary sources. Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.
The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.
Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover letter.
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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