UN Associate Programme Management Officer Jobs – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Organization: United
Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-UNODC-121735-R-Kampala (N)
Grade: NOB
Reports to:
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Violent Extremism in Prisons)
About US:
The United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime is a United Nations office that was established in
1997 to assist the UN in better addressing a coordinated, comprehensive
response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in and abuse of
drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and
political corruption. These goals are pursued through three primary functions:
research, guidance and support to governments in the adoption and
implementation of various crime-, drug-, terrorism-, and corruption-related
conventions, treaties and protocols, as well as technical/financial assistance
to said governments to face their respective situations and challenges in these
Job Summary:  The Associate Programme Management Officer
will work under the overall guidance of the ROEA Representative and the direct
supervision of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Violent
Extremism in Prisons) in the Programme Office in Uganda (POUGA) and in close
cooperation with relevant colleagues in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa
(ROEA) and in the Justice Section (JS) of UNODC headquarters.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within assigned authority, the incumbent will
be responsible for the following duties:
  • Work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation
    and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; coordinate substantive,
    administrative, financial and programme activities on a daily basis
    ensuring timely completion and compliance with UN rules and regulations.
  • Provide substantive and technical expertise for the implementation
    and assessment of the programme including collection and compilation of
    relevant background information and statistic data.
  • Undertake all necessary measures for planning and implementation of
    the strategies and activities as outlined in the joint UN programme on
    strengthening the management of violent extremist prisoners.
  • Provide support in monitoring all aspects of programme
    implementation and identify challenges and propose corrective actions to
    the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer to expedite
  • Draft detailed work plans, accompanying budgets and budget revisions
    for all activities.
  • Prepare monthly/semiannual/annual progress reports on programme implementation,
    as well as summary of achievements report and donor reports.
  • Prepare required documentation and inputs including background
    information, briefing notes, welcoming remarks, presentations, as well as
    provide inputs for relevant documents as required.
  • Undertake associated desk research, field / monitoring missions
    within the framework of programme implementation.
  • Procure goods and services to initiate activities; draft TORs and
    work specifications jointly with programme support unit / operations to
    ensure qualitative and objective procurement of services.
  • Support the exchange of knowledge and promising practices in the
    management of violent extremist prisoners and prevention of radicalization
    to violence in prisons and promote the whole-of-society approach in
    prevention of violent extremism.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and counterparts (national government
    agencies, civil society organizations, research institutes, donor
    community, etc.) actively engaged in the prevention of violent extremism
    related work including capacity building activities for law enforcement
    agencies at the regional or country level.
  • Together with the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer
    (Violent Extremism in Prisons), contribute to development of funding
    proposals and other relevant programme-related documents, including
    contribution to substantive correspondence for a) resource mobilization,
    b) partnership building, c) reporting.
  • Coordinate thematic activities with UNODC Regional Office for
    Eastern Africa (ROEA) and UNODC headquarters.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
    (UNODC) Associate Programme Management Officer job placement should hold
    an advanced university degree in law, political or social science,
    criminal justice, criminology, international relations, or public
    administration. 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.
  • At least two years of progressively responsible professional
    experience in programme management including project formulation,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation is required.
  • Experience in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice and
    / or prison reform is highly desirable.
  • Experience in criminal justice matters, as well as exposure to
    international development cooperation is highly desirable.
  • Experience in working with Government, civil society, international
    organizations and donors is desirable. organizations and donors
  • Languages: English
    and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
    For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of
    French is desirable. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages
    is an advantage.

  • Professionalism:
    Has knowledge and understanding of project management, including financial
    management, planning, monitoring and reporting. Has knowledge and
    understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to criminal
    justice in general and to prison reform in particular. Has knowledge of
    the mandates of UNIODC as well as of operational modalities of crime
    prevention and criminal justice efforts. Has ability to identify issues,
    analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has sound
    judgement and political sensitivity. Is able to assist with data
    collection using various methods. Has 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. Is able
    to apply judgement in the context of assignments given, plan own work and
    manage conflicting priorities. Has proven ability to draft, edit and
    produce written proposals and results-focused reports.  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.
  • 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
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the aforementioned capacity should
endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review
job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 24th September 2019
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