Programme Coordinator
United Nations
KARACHI
4d ago

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, the Programme Coordinator (Terrorism Prevention) will provide substantive organizational coordination for the implementation of the Project "Support to Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism (PACT) with Special Reference to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh .

The incumbent will work on strategies, policies and programme activities pertaining to terrorism prevention, with a special focus on the planning, implementation, monitoring and self-evaluation of specialized services in criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention, including promoting inter-agency coordination and collaboration with the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA).

The incumbent will provide policy and programme coordination as well as management in addition to resource mobilization.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties :

  • Participate in planning and implementing a set of interrelated substantive and organizational activities for delivering technical assistance on preventing terrorism and violent extremism leading to terrorism in line with UNODC’s thematic programme on Terrorism Prevention.
  • Participate in monitoring developments and identifying and reviewing needs and priorities for technical assistance with respect to the legal and criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention.
  • Prepare related briefing notes and concept papers.

  • Carry out various tasks for planning, coordinating and implementing the technical assistance delivery, in particular : research background information and prepare briefing notes pertaining to programme options and strategic responses;
  • formulate and write up programme and funding proposals; write up and coordinate implementation plans and implementation reports;
  • undertake internal and external consultations and briefings; participate in coordination meetings; identify and pursue opportunities for mobilizing programme and funding support;
  • contribute to the monitoring of the budgetary and financial management of the activities for the assigned regions; plan and carry out steps for ensuring close liaison and coordination with donors and all other concerned actors.

  • Contribute to designing and implementing technical assistance activities; participate in preparing concept notes, agenda and other documentation;
  • identify experts and participants; carry out programmatic / administrative tasks necessary for the achievement of expected results in the assigned substantive area;
  • participate in preparing specialized technical assistance delivery tools, such as manuals and guides.

  • Participate in consultations with officials of governments and regional / international organizations and funding institutions;
  • participate in international, regional or national meetings and provide substantive expertise on specific issues.

  • Establish and maintain productive partnerships with all relevant stakeholders in Pakistan by identifying their needs to develop and implement legal, policy and other responses.
  • Establish continuous dialogue with the stakeholders monitoring the relevant developments and undertaking the necessary adjustments.

  • Contribute, in close consultation with the relevant sections of TPB, to the overall substantive project implementation as well as to the project’s workplan.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.
  • Competencies

  • Professionalism : Has demonstrated professional competence and expertise in the criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention and closely related crime prevention and criminal justice issues, especially with respect to the legislative, judiciary, rule of law, international cooperation aspects.
  • Has demonstrated competence and expertise in planning, coordinating and management support for technical assistance activities (especially : needs analysis, programme conceptualization and write-up;
  • programme coordination, liaison and reporting; and budgetary and financial monitoring). Is able to contribute to designing, organizing and conducting technical assistance activities.

    Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and in particular of terrorism prevention.

    Has sound analytical skills and is able to identify problems and to contribute to problem-solving. Shows commitment to the achieving highest quality outputs, timeliness, conscientiousness, attention to detail and ability to bring matters to closure.

  • 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.

  • 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 client.

  • 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.

    Education

    An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in counter terrorism, criminology, criminal justice, or related field is required.

    A first-level university 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 working experience in law enforcement and criminal justice is required.

    Experience in crime prevention, criminal justice, law enforcement and / or project or programme management, is desirable.

    Experience in corporate sustainability, especially as it relates to the collaboration between business and the United Nations system, or other similar large international organization, is desirable.

    Experience working on resource mobilization is desirable.

    Experience in coordinating with governments, regional offices and other stakeholders is desirable.

    Experience working in the region is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English is required.

    Knowledge of the local language is desirable.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency based interview.

    Special Notice

    This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of 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.

    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff.

    Karachi is classified a D and a non-family duty station.

    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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