UN Job Vacancy, Associate Programme Officer, Nairobi, Kenya

December 19, 2016 by Stuffzoom

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Last modified December 19, 2016

This is a project post. It is open to nationals of Kenya only. 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 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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The Associate Programme Officer will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative of ROEA and the direct supervision of the Head of the Criminal Justice Programme in ROEA, and in close cooperation with the Regional Section for Africa and the Middle East (RSAME) at UNODC headquarters in Vienna. The incumbent will focus on providing substantive contribution to the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Regional Project on Justice as well as provide support to the entire project portfolio of the Criminal Justice Programme.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will focus on providing substantive contribution in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Regional Project on Justice as well as provide support to the entire project portfolio of the Criminal Justice Programme. Within assigned authority, the Associate Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Regional project on Justice


•Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project including review of relevant documents and reports; identifying problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties and track follow-up actions.
•Carry out basic research and analysis and present information gathered from diverse sources in order to keep abreast and maintain a knowledge base on emerging issues within the region.
•Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (project preparation and submissions, workplan, financial statements, etc.) and ensure that operations, finance management, procurements, logistics, liaison and communication activities assigned to the project are conducted according to UNODC standards and procedures;
•Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
•Contribute to the recruitment of personnel for the project, including the drafting of Terms of Reference, short-listing, preparing of written and oral questions.
•Assist in guiding project personnel, national and international consultants and experts, and interns in their work and orient the efforts and contributions of consultants, programme personnel, donors, and Government institutions towards the achievement of the project’s objectives.
•Prepare various written outputs for the project, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Participate in filed missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries/reports.

ROEA Criminal Justice Programme


•Assist in drafting joint progress report for the Criminal Justice Programme Project portfolio.
•Contribute to the development of the overall Criminal Justice Programme workplan, its implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
•Create new grants in the system for Criminal Justice Programme Project portfolio as directed by Financial Resource Management Section (FRMS) and Cooperation and Partnerships Section (CPS).
•Participate in the recruitment for the programme, including the drafting of Terms of Reference, short-listing, preparing of written and oral questions; and assist in guiding programme personnel towards the achievement of the programme’s objectives.
•Perform other work related duties as may be assigned.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to administration, programme/project management, criminal justice and/or related fields. Has knowledge of the mandates UNODC. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgement 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.

•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.

•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

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, programme/project management, international development or other relevant discipline is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of professional, progressively responsible experience in managing programme/project activities in the area of criminal justice, crime and drug control and/or related fields is required. Experience in project management including design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in an international Organization or within the United Nations system or of UNODC is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English, with good drafting ability is required. Working knowledge of French language is highly desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English, with good drafting ability is required. Working knowledge of French language is highly desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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 At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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