PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
United Nations
DOHA
منذ 6 يوم

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • Leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates across the United Nations System; (b) enhance coordination and coherence across the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Task Force entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism 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.

    This position is located in the UNOCT Programme Office in Doha, the State of Qatar, established in support of the UNOCT Programme Establishment of the International Hub on Behavioural Insights to Counter Terrorism .

    Under the overall guidance of the UNOCT Office in UN Headquarters and supervision of the Head of the Programme Office, this position will support the timely establishment and operationalization of the UNOCT Programme Office and the implementation of its programme of activities.

  • The Programme Office will perform three core functions : (1) conduct and advance research in behavioural sciences to better understand the drivers and factors contributing to radicalization leading to violent extremism and terrorism;
  • 2) provide capacity-building assistance to Member States and organizations to develop and implement programmes, projects and initiatives that integrate behavioural insights to counter terrorism;
  • and (3) promote communication, outreach and partnerships to share knowledge, expertise, experiences and lessons learned on behaviourally informed counter-terrorism interventions.

    The incumbent will lead the Capacity-Building Team and report to the Head of the Programme.

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties :

  • Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes / projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme / project development and implementation;
  • drafts and reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions;
  • liaises with relevant parties and potential partners including government agencies, international, regional and subregional organizations, UN entities, research and academic institutions, suppliers, etc.; ensures follow-up actions.

  • Supports clients in developing and implementing capacity-building programmes, projects and initiatives using behavioural insights and perspectives, including through the organization of conferences, workshops and seminars and delivery of trainings.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources, focusing on the application of behavioural insights to prevent and counter terrorism.
  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems / issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics / activities.
  • Leads and / or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme / project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.
  • and prepares related documents / reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

  • Implements programme / project activities in accordance with the United Nations Financial Rules and Regulations.
  • Supervises professional and administrative staff and junior professional officers, as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Competencies

  • Professionalism : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism.
  • Knowledge and understanding of tools and methodologies related to planning, executing and monitoring of programmes / projects.

    Knowledge and understanding of evidence-based and innovative trends, approaches, policies and initiatives on preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism.

    Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues / problems and to manage sensitive information.

    Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. 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.

  • 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 & 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

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or related field.

    A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, international relations, or related area.

    Experience working on issues related to counter-terrorism and the prevention of violent extremism is required.

    Experience drafting reports, statements and briefing materials for senior management is desirable.

    Experience in administration, budget, or human resources management is desirable.

    Experience working in the field is desirable

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

    Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

  • This position is temporarily available until 30 September 2020. Possibility of extension beyond this date will be subject to the availability of the post.
  • If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
  • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
  • This temporary job opening may be limited to "internal candidates," who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.
  • 16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
  • Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement.
  • Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions;
  • and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

  • 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 in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • 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.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    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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