Programme Management Officer, P-4

UN Office of Counter-Terrorism
  • Location
    Rabat, Morocco
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 19

Position description

Org. Setting and Reporting

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: This position is located in the EU-UN Global Terrorism Threats Facility within the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate Liaison (CTED) Section of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, based in Rabat, Morocco. The Programme Management Officer reports to the Senior Programme Management Officer, head of the EU-UN Global Terrorism Threats Facility. The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) was established by the General Assembly in June 2017. The Office has five main functions: (a) provide leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates across the United Nations System; (b) enhance coordination and coherence across the 46 Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the 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.

Responsibilities

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

  • Develops, implements, and supports the evaluation of activities of the EU-UN Global Terrorism Threats Facility; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
  • Undertakes consultations with the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, other UNOCT programmes, other UN entities, as well as European Union services and projects in exercising their functions, particularly in the design of Facility activities.
  • Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions, and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change, in close cooperation with the EU.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources related to preventing and countering terrorism.
  • 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. draft 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 programme implementation and reporting (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, funding and approaches for multilateral technical assistance on preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. 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.
  • 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

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in management, international law, international affairs, security or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with 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, security, international affairs or related area is required.
  • A minimum of three years of specific experience managing capacity-building projects related to preventing or countering terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism is required.
  • Experience with interagency coordination at the United Nations or in another intergovernmental organization is desirable.
  • Experience in supporting Member States on peace and security in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or Central Asia is required.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in both oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Russian is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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