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National Programme Officer
|Location :||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months (with possible extension)|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illicit possession, misuse and trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and their ammunition in the Western Balkans, by 2024 (SALW Roadmap 2024) was developed by the Western Balkans authorities, under the auspices of the Governments of Germany and France, in coordination with the EU. The Roadmap constitutes a progress measuring tool and a guide towards more coordinated and synergetic support to the region in this area leading to an effective and efficient use of donor resources. The Roadmap has been operationalized through action plans, which have been integrated and support the existing SALW Strategies and national action plans with measurable objectives and concrete indicators against which, progress can be measured at both local and regional level. The Roadmap is becoming a reference document for the international community with regard to interventions in the WB countries.
UNODC is a global player with unique expertise and mandate in the field of drugs, crime and terrorism. As custodian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its supplementary Firearms Protocol (as well as other relevant global crime and terrorism instruments), UNODC, through its Global Firearms Programme (GFP) is well suited to address organized crime and related illicit firearms trafficking through policy and legislative advisory services, criminal justice and law enforcement responses, specialised technical assistance, as well as promoting regional and international cooperation and empirically grounded knowledge about these issues.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the UNODC Global Firearms Programme will facilitate the implementation of the Roadmap with the overall goal to prevent and counter illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, and their links to transnational organized and other serious crimes, including terrorism, and foster effective international cooperation and information exchange. The specific objective of GFP’s activities in BiH is to support the criminal justice system to countering illicit firearms trafficking and related offences and provide support in the following areas: (i) Legislative assistance to implement and apply the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components and Ammunition (Firearms Protocol), with a focus on the criminal and criminal procedural law provisions; (ii) Support for enhancing the knowledge and skills of law enforcement and prosecutors to detect, investigate and prosecute firearms trafficking cases; and (iii) support for collection and analysis of criminal justice data; and facilitation of international cooperation between criminal justice practitioners.
In the implementation of this work, the UNODC GFP is supported by and works in cooperation and partnership with the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe (RP SEE), as reflected in the outcome 1.2 of the latter.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Head of the UNODC Programme Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the direct supervision of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, UNODC Global Firearms Programme, Firearms Trafficking Section, and in coordination with the designated UNODC staff, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
Participates in effective management of GFP’s projects in BiH focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of project activities, achieving the following results:
Provides quality support services to the nationally implemented projects:
Facilitation of knowledge building and management, producing and disseminating lesson learnt from designated projects and support to the promotion of cross-project, cross-unit knowledge fertilization:
Ensure overall coordination of their work within the UNODC
Professionalism: Knowledge of project management/development, especially in the area of fighting organized crime, criminal justice, law enforcement, customs and rule of law. Has ability to identify and resolve a range of issues/problems and to work well with figures, undertake research and gather information from standard sources. Has ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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 exhibit interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the 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.
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.
Required Skills and Experience