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|Location :||Dakar, SENEGAL|
|Application Deadline :||27-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-B|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year, renewable|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One year, renewable|
This position is located in Dakar, Senegal, operating in the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor and the Regional Coordinator of the Sahel Programme, and the overall guidance of UNODC Regional Representative. The position may require significant travels in the region.
The Programme Specialist is responsible for the management and implementation of programme activities of the Law Enforcement Section and the Sahel Programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned.
The Programme Specialist works in close collaboration with the programme and operation teams in the regional office, field offices and at headquarters, and liaise with other UN Agencies, UNDP, and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNODC.
For more information on UNODC, please visit the website: www.unodc.org
Duties and Responsibilities
The key results have an impact on the success of UNODC regional programmes within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
1. Ensures effective grant management, project financial planning/budget processing and donor reporting focusing on the achievement of the following results:Summary of Key Functions:
Ensures effective implementation of programme activities of the Law Enforcement Section and the Sahel Programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned focusing
2. Ensures effective grant management, project financial planning/budget processing and donor reporting
3. Provides top quality programme advice services to UNODC Regional Office and field offices, and facilitate knowledge building and management
Ensures effective implementation of programme activities of the Law Enforcement Section and the Sahel Programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned focused on the achievement of the following results:
Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned; identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.
Ensures provision of top quality programme advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focused on the achievement of the following results:
Ensure full compliance of programme activities with UN/UNODC rules, regulations
Review work-plans and assist UNODC project teams in determining budget estimates for envisioned activities in accordance with UN/UNODC and donor(s) rules and regulations.
Impact of Results: The key results have an impact on the success of UNODC regional programmes within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Level 1.2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
Building Strategic Partnerships
Levle 1.2: Maintaining a network of contacts
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 1.2: Enhancing processes or products
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.2: Basic research and analysis
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
Required Skills and Experience
University Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in management, administration and monitoring of projects in the field of law enforcement, crime, illicit trafficking, drugs and development.
Experience in managing grants and contribution agreements with different donors (EU, US, Japan, etc.) for programme implementation, in line with UN policies and regulations.
Experience in administration, audit, budget, finance, procurement, supplier relationships, human resources or related field particularly with UN administration and management systems.
Working knowledge of the UN system Umoja will be considered an asset.
Work experience in a United Nations field office, particularly in West Africa, will be considered an asset.
Fluency in French. Working knowledge of English.
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.