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Project Coordinator (Law Enforcement Expert - Airport Interdiction)

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Job Description

This position is located in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office in Afghanistan (COAFG), in Kabul. The incumbent will work under the overall guidance and the direct supervision of the Country Representative for Afghanistan.

The incumbent will assist the Afghanistan Border Police (ABP) and the Counter Narcotic Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) to build their operational response and capacity to prevent drug and other illicit trafficking activities via international airports in Afghanistan through enhancing the interdiction capabilities of the Airport Interdiction Unit (AIU). For more information on UNODC, please visit the following website: www.unodc.org Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Project Coordinator (Law Enforcement Expert, Airport Interdiction) will be responsible for the following specific duties:

•Provide expert advice to and coordinate with Governmental officials (ABP and CNPA) to establish relevant work plans, and oversee, monitor and coordinate implementation; •Prepare concept notes, other proposals, revisions, and periodic progress reports in compliance with UNODC standards in order to seek funding based on the experiences gained and the results produced through the envisaged activities; •Oversee the implementation of all activities, including organizing training seminars, national workshops, law enforcement Training Courses; prepare and oversee the preparation of all general and administrative arrangements including the elaboration of funding requests and liaison with national authorities and international organizations outside UNODC; provide advice to trainers, computer personnel, resource people, consultants, etc. in their preparations for participation in activities; participate as a resource person and subject matter expert in workshops, seminars, training courses and meetings; •Provide Advisory Services and mentoring to ABP and CNPA with the aim to support planning, designing and managing appropriate operational responses and capacity building to prevent drug and other trafficking activities via international airports in Afghanistan through enhancing the interdiction capabilities of AIU; •Provide Technical Support and advisory services to AIU to participate in intelligence-led interventions conducted into trafficking through international air routes and support the collection and sharing information at the national and international levels in order to promote investigations into seizures at Afghanistan’s international airports aimed at identifying and dismantling the criminal networks involved; •Prepare terms of reference for UNODC staff and consultants; recruit, train and supervise local support staff; identify consultancy needs, develop terms of reference for the proposed consultancies and participate in the identification, selection and recruitment process; •Monitor and control the budget, and revise as necessary; validate the supply of equipment and monitor expenditures; plan and prepare schedule and delivery timetables for training and equipment requirements; identify and prioritize requirements for the provision of technical assistance, including legislative, administrative, and the provision of training; •Prepare and oversee the preparation of all necessary progress reports and implementation delivery rate reports; prepare documentation and coordinate relevant submissions prepared by other UNODC offices or consultants, including documentation such as background materials, training courses and meeting documents, briefing notes, working papers etc.; •As required, provide substantive guidance, input and support to all other UNODC activities in the region; as determined by the UNODC Representative; •Attend policy-making and expert group meetings to monitor, analyze and advise on substantive issues related to AIU and participate as a resource person in workshops, seminars, training courses and meetings; •Perform other work-related duties within the work area, as required. Competencies

•Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to Law Enforcement including training. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international Drug Control and Crime Prevention, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has knowledge of and specialization in the relevant substantive and functional areas with thorough research and analytical skills. Has professional competence in technical assistance issues, programme/project development and implementation and is able to provide effective support on a broad range of technical assistance issues. Has demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgement. Is able to network with senior government counterparts and other stakeholders. Has demonstrated ability in resource mobilization. Is able to organize and coordinate conferences/meetings, training and other workshops. 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. 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.

•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. •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. Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the fields of law, criminology, public Administration, education or related fields is required. A first-level university degree or equivalent academic education, professional training with certification from a recognized international/national police, customs or other staff training college/academy/institution with specialization in criminal justice, crime prevention or law enforcement, in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional work experience within a recognized law enforcement agency, including several years of direct operational experience against trafficking of controlled substances is required. Experience in providing advisory services and operational assistance to governments in a relevant field at the national or international level is required. Experience working in or with a counter-trafficking unit at an international airport is highly desirable. In addition, work experience with relevant government institutions in West and Central Asia, and in particular in Afghanistan, with profound knowledge of the specificity of the region is also desirable. Experience in managing technical assistance programmes and/or project management within the United Nations system or a similar international organization, preferably in the law enforcement area is highly desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, is required. Knowledge of the local or other regional language(s) would be an asset. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Kabul is classified an E and a non-family duty station. United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of International Human Rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date. No Fee


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