UNODC Associate Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNODC Associate Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • This position is located in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) in Nairobi (Kenya), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

  • The Associate Programme Officer will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative of ROEA and the direct supervision of the Head of the Criminal Justice Programme in ROEA, and the Programme Officer for the project.

  • S/he will work also in close cooperation with the National Council on Administration of Justice (NCAJ) Secretariat of the Government of Kenya.

    Responsibilities

    Within assigned authority, the Associate Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Work with the National Council on Administration of Justice (NCAJ) Secretariat, the Judiciary, Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Witness Protection Agency, and Probation and Aftercare Service of the Government of Kenya to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitor and analyze specific aspects of programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.

    • Provide substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participate in evaluations or research activities and studies.

    • Carry out basic research and analysis and present information gathered from diverse sources in order to keep abreast and maintain a knowledge based on emerging issues related to Alternative to Imprisonment in Kenya.

    • Assist in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the national counterparts, by planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan that the national counterpart will use to manage the change.

    • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

    • Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.

    • Undertake outreach activities; participate in the development of training workshops, seminars; participates in and make presentations on assigned topics/activities.

    • Participate in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection.

    • Participate in the recruitment for the programme; draft Terms of Reference, prepare short-lists, prepare written and oral questions; assist in guiding programme personnel towards the achievement of the programme’s objectives.

    • Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.)

    • Ensure that operations, finance management, procurements, logistics, liaison and communication activities assigned to the programme are conducted according to UNODC standards and procedures.

    • Performs other work related duties as required

    Competencies

    Professionalism Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to administration, programme/project management, criminal justice and/or related fields. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute
    to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and 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. 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.

    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 efficiently.

    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.

    Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international development, business administration, programme/project management, or other relevant discipline is required.

  • 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.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience, including relevant experience in managing programme/project activities in the area of criminal justice, crime and drug control and/or related fields, is required.

  • Work experience in project management including design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation with strong project reporting skills of development assistance projects is required.
    Work experience in an international organization or in the United Nations system is highly desirable.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

  • For this position fluency in English, with good drafting ability, is required.

  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNODC Associate Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya


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