97838 - UNODC National Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) (For Indonesian Nationality Only)

Location : Jakarta, INDONESIA
Application Deadline :06-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SC-8
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months with possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance

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 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime, including terrorism. It is a leading provider of specialized assistance to Governments for addressing the legal, criminal justice, and rule of law aspects of counter-narcotics, crime prevention, and counter-terrorism. It operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices.

The UNODC Programme Office in Indonesia seeks to recruit a National Programme Officer (NPO) for Terrorism Prevention, who will support the implementation of related UNODC activities in Indonesia. These activities include a range of counter-terrorism subject-matter, including, support to parole and probation officers, building a network of counter-terrorism officials and criminal justice practitioners, as well as supporting authorities to address the phenomenon of children associated the violent extremist groups.

Under the overall guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, the incumbent will perform his/her duty under the direct supervision of the Terrorism Prevention Officer, as his/her first reporting officer, and the guidance of the UNODC Country Manager, as his/her second reporting officer. The National Programme Officer (NPO) will be responsible for ensuring the consistent implementation of terrorism prevention activities in Indonesia. The National Programme Officer (NPO) will also receive and act on requests for assistance from regional/global UNODC initiatives having activities in Indonesia and/or elsewhere in the region.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Support the programme team to ensure effective implementation and achievement of results:

  • Coordinate the administrative and logistical aspects of programme planning and the preparation work to deliver activities, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, with a primary focus on preventing and countering violent extremism, parole and probation systems for violent extremist prisoners and addressing the threat of non-state CBRN terrorism;
  • Assist in identifying requirements for the procurement of goods and services and draft ToRs for expert consultants, meetings, training programmes and workshops;
  • Compile data on programme implementation, such as details of participants, gender data, agencies represented at training, meetings, workshops, and update to the training register;
  • Provide high-quality analyses and draft presentations on terrorism prevention in Indonesia, and in other countries, as required;
  • When required, inform Indonesian stakeholders and the Programme Governance Committee of the UNODC Country Programme for Indonesia on the latest developments and challenges;
  • Contribute to drafting progress reports and other substantive reports, in line with the government requirements, UNODC regulations and donor agreements;
  • Provide regular input to project monitoring tools, especially the SmartSheet programme in use by UNODC the regio;
  • When required, consult and coordinate with global and regional programme coordinators, as well as with external national and international partners at the technical level, to support the implementation of programme activities beyond Indonesia;
  • Provide other relevant work-related support and assistance, including substantive inputs, to other UNODC initiatives in Indonesia and in the region as required;

2.  Provide effective support to the planning, budgeting, and implementation of activities:

  • Prepare programme work plans and quarterly work plans for implementation in consultation with stakeholders and UNODC Coordinators;
  • Maintain liaison with all beneficiary agencies to ensure timely delivery of activities and the provision of guidance to executing agencies on the routine implementation of activities, and track the use of financial resources to ensure that allocations are not exceeded;
  • Prepare and analyse budget proposals, including budget revisions; prepare monitoring checklists, and coordinate the submissions of work proposal and budget estimates;

3.   Provides administrative support to project management units within UNODC:

  • Provide guidance to implementing partners and serve as the focal point for the coordination, monitoring and implementation of activities, including through extensive liaison with all stakeholders at the technical level to initiate requests, prepare terms of reference, and obtain necessary clearances;
  • Participate in meetings, and draft and circulates briefs, agenda notes to members/participants; compile background documentation; draft minutes of the meeting; implement and monitor follow-up actions;

4. Support strategic partnerships and the implementation of resource mobilization:

  • Under the guidance of the UNODC Coordinators, initiate and maintain partnerships with development partners, government institutions, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders;
  • Upon request from the UNODC Coordinators, prepare briefs on possible areas of cooperation and track timely receipt of pledged funds from donors;
  • Provide support in obtaining stakeholders’ buy-in and fostering ownership of programme implementation through in-kind contributions

 5.Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing:

  • Support the compilation of lessons learned and best practices;
  • Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice within UNODC;
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge products

Impact of Results
Smooth implementation of the assigned project activities and successfully develop effective collaboration with the national authorities.





  • Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches of the relevant aspects in counter-terrorism and the prevention of violent extremism (CT/PVE) in Indonesia.
  • Has knowledge of policies and practices on CT/PVE, as well as in the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
  • Has very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
  • Is able 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.


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.

Planning, organizing, and managing performance:

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.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the area of political sciences, law, social sciences, or other fields related to terrorism prevention is required. 
  • A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with four additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of two years of work experience (with an advanced university degree) or six years of experience (with a first-level university degree) is required in managing programmes or projects in Indonesia related to counter-terrorism, the prevention of violent extremism, the criminal justice system or related area is desirable.
  • Direct, hands-on experience with project beneficiaries and government authorities is required, as is experienced in programme monitoring and reporting;
  • Knowledge of Government procedures linked to technical assistance is desirable;
  • Past experience in liaising with mid-to high-level government officials is desirable;
  • Previous work experience with the United Nations or similar international organizations is also desirable.

Language Requirements:

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia is required. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an asset.


Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages; 


APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE P11 FORM AND SUBMIT AS PART OF THEIR APPLICATION. Click here to download the formhttp://bit.ly/P11system

UN 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. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UN Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UN Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.

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