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 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.
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.
Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties :
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.
and prepares related documents / reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
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.
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.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
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.
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
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.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
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Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
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.
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Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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