Job Opening

Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER (Police Planning), P4
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 09 August 2022 - 22 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-DPO-184907-R-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Strategic Policy and Development Section of the Police Division, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions of the Department of Peace Operations. The Programme Officer reports to the Chief, Strategic Policy and Development Section.

The focus of this job is to support police planning in DPPA-led special political missions (SPMs) and Global Focal Point for the Rule of Law (GFP) non-mission settings.

Responsibilities

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

• Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects, and activities; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises and coordinates offices and units in the Headquarters, including Integrated Training Services (ITS), with field missions, regional and sub-regional organizations; especially African Union and its sub-regional commissions and mechanisms, and Member States as well as training centers with relevant parties on the implementation of activities related to the project; and ensures follow-up actions.

• Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the relevant Police Contributing Countries (PCC)/field mission/member state/regional organization, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the relevant PCC/ field mission / member state/regional organization client will use to manage the change.

• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

• Supports and Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies related to the project, to ensure that all relevant counterparts within peacekeeping operations (PKO) and special political missions (SPM), member-states, as well as relevant UN and non-UN entities are familiar with the Peace and Development Trust Fund Project, including the required management structures, targets, indicators and reporting processes.

• Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions, in relation to the project, including in coordination with relevant offices and units within the Secretariat, including the Strategic Force Generation Section (SGFS), Integrated Training Section (ITS) and DPO’s Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System (PCRS) within the Division of Policy, Evaluation and Training (DPET), and Police Division’s Performance Task Force amongst others.

• Organizes and prepares written outputs, including background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications including Integrated Peacekeeping Performance and Accountability Framework (IPPAF) and reports for member states, including the donors.

• Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, workshops, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, and delivering assessment results.

• Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, conferences; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

• Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including project activities, provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.

• Contribute to the sensitization and provision of guidance to external consultants, host-state government officials and other parties in field missions on the use of SPTs and their value in building capacity of local law enforcement.

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

• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to formed police units within policing, law enforcement, community safety and law enforcement’s including their assessment and capacity building and development. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability 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.

• 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.

• ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, law, law enforcement, security, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Graduation from a certified police academy or other law enforcement training institution is required

Job - Specific Qualification

Graduation from a certified police academy or other law enforcement training institution is required

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, policy development, police or other law enforcement bodies administration and management is required.

Experience in training/coaching and interagency coordination, certification in Train-of-Trainers, curriculum development is desirable.

Previous experience of working for an international organization is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal there of are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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 and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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