Senior Programme Management Officer

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United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism



Senior Programme Management Officer 2

Position description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The 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 United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact Task Force entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism 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. This position is located in the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) at Headquarters. The incumbent will lead and manage the work programme of the Human Rights and Gender Section within the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, and will report to the Director and Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General.

Responsibilities

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

  • Supports UNOCT’s coordination mandate and implementation of Pillar IV of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (GCTS) and its Review Resolutions, the Secretary-General’s Plan of Action on PVE, the SG’s Call to Action for Human Rights, and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda;
  • Takes the lead to develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects, etc.; directs subordinates in programme/project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; directs review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; oversees the timely preparation of the budget for both the section and its programmes; identifies and initiates follow-up actions;
  • Ensures implementation of both UN-wide and UNOCT-specific human rights and gender mainstreaming guidelines by assessing the implications of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programmes, in all areas and at all levels. • Directs research and programme evaluation and presents information gathered from diverse sources;
  • Coordinates policy development; reviews the assessments of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or research activities and studies;
  • Undertakes survey initiatives; guides design of data collection instruments; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Supervises preparation and timely submission of various written outputs, e.g., background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.;
  • Directs substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.;
  • Manages outreach activities; designs and conducts training workshops, seminars, etc., makes presentations on assigned topics/activities;
  • Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.;
  • Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and ensures preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.);
  • Serves as an effective spokesperson and establishes collaboration and partnerships with key officials at all levels inside and outside the organization, including with Member States, as appropriate;
  • Ensures effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; guides, evaluates and mentors staff;
  • May perform other duties as required. Education/Formation Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, political affairs, human rights, gender, law or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Demonstrated knowledge of human rights and gender issues relevant to counter terrorism and prevention and countering of violent extremism; Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Ability to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction. Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing. Planning and 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. 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;
  • Judgement/decision making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary;
  • Empowering Others: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; encourages others to set challenging goals; holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise; shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; involves others when making decisions that affect them.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, political affairs, human rights, gender, law or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Experience with management of technical assistance and capacity building programmes is required. Experience working with issues related to counter-terrorism is required. Experience with managing programmes on human rights capacity building is required. Experience working with an international or regional organization is desirable. Managerial experience with programmes relating to counter-terrorism and/or prevention of violent extremism is desirable.

Languages

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

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