Job Description

  UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

The New York Service Cluster (NYSC) supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and Procurement Management The Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. It was formed by combining the following portfolios: Grants Management Services (GMS), UN Technology Support Services (UNTSS), Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio (DSIP) It provides Services to partners' programmes that are designed, structured, and managed with a global perspective and primarily serving partners that are headquartered in New York. The SDC has a footprint in approximately 125 countries.

UNOPS has signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for Counter Terrorism (UNOCT) to implement the project activities for the Global Programme on Prosecution, Rehabilitation and Reintegration.

The Global Programme on Prosecution, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (PRR) UNOCT’s Global Programme on PRR is designed to support Member States to meet the requirements from the General Assembly and the Security Council to implement comprehensive PRR strategies for individuals who have reasonable grounds to believe are terrorists, including suspected foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and their accompanying family members, including spouses and children. To this end, the Global Programme on PRR supports the counter-terrorism efforts of Member States by providing guidance, Coordination and Capacity Building in the prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration of returning foreign terrorist fighters and their families as well as local supporters and affiliates of UN-listed terrorist groups.

The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) launched the Global PRR Initiative with an aim to provide guidance to Member States on the development and implementation of comprehensive and tailored PRR Strategies. As part of the initiative, UNODC and CTED have been developing a Working Paper which captures the overview of the approaches being taken by Member States in the development and implementation of comprehensive and tailored PRR strategies, as well as of the risks inherent in partial and ad hoc programmes, building on the outcomes of the desk research and the discussions at the expert meetings held in Vienna (October 2019) and in Jakarta (February 2020).

This position reports to the Project Manager and requires close coordination with UNOCT/UNCCT. The incumbent of this position will be a personnel of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

 

Functional Responsibilities

  Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, and in close coordination with the Programme Management Officer, the Programme Management Senior Analyst will be expected to perform various activities including:
  • Support logistics, secretariat functions and substantive implementation of project activities in Central Asia and South-East Asia, in close collaboration with the Programme Management Officer;
  • Provide support for related meetings, events, conferences and trainings on PRR;
  • Manage timely and high-quality reporting on projects, including compiling post-activity reports, creating presentations, managing surveys, drafting briefing and background notes as well as project activity summaries and updates;
  • Document progress against project implementation plans, results matrix, milestones and targets;
  • Keep track of donor reporting requirements and timelines and manage timely submissions;
  • Draft narrative and financial reports for donors in compliance with specific donor requirements and seek and compile relevant inputs from project partners;
  • Act as the focal point for data collection to be used for the measurement and evaluation of projects;
  • Consolidate and analyze data on project implementation;
  • Input gender disaggregated project data on activities in the UNOCT app, including on activities implemented by UNOPS.
Monitoring and Progress Controls: The Programme Management Senior Analyst will provide quarterly reports setting out progress against the following key deliverables:
  • High-quality secretariat and management support for project implementation in Central Asia and South-East Asia;
  • Contribution to timely and high-quality project reporting to donors;
  • Effective data collection for the measurement and evaluation of the project.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education 

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) preferably in political science, international relations, public Administration, criminal justice, psychology or other relevant field is required; Or
  • First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience to the position is required.
Experience 

  • Direct experience in prevention or countering of violent extremism or PRR project management is desired;
  • Experience providing donor reporting and measurement and evaluation would be an asset.
Language

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required;
  • Good command in Russian is an asset;
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an asset.

Competencies

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractual Agreement (IICA) Contract level: IICA-1/ ICSC-8 Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by Security Policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
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