Job Opening

Posting Title: Assistant Programme Management Officer (Global Maritime Crime Programme, Indian Ocean - East), P1
Job Code Title: Assistant Programme Management Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: MALE
Posting Period: 21 April 2023 - 20 May 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Programme Management-UNODC-204918-R-Male (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located within the Indian Ocean East team of the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), based in the UNODC Programme Office in Maldives (MDV) with duty station in Male, Maldives, Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) operates under the Border Management Branch (BMB), Division for Operations (DO), UNODC. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator, GMCP Indian Ocean - East based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative for South Asia (ROSA) and the Senior Programme Officer heading the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP).

For further information on UNODC please visit the following website: www.unodc.org.

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, the Assistant Programme Officer (GMCP, IO-East) will be responsible for the following specific duties:

• Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of the project activities for Maldives including support to maritime crime law enforcement authorities, and other criminal justice actors, delivered under the GMCP. In particular, assist with the elaboration of costed programme workplans, procurement plans and monitoring of goods / services, and project/programme revisions.

• Assist and contribute to the process of planning, expenditure tracking and audit of financial resources in full compliance of financial and administrative processes and records with UNODC rules, regulations, policies and strategies.

• Assist in monitoring project implementation and budget, and ensure timely delivery by preparing continuous analysis and monitoring of project/programme funds, budget forecasts for project/programme and financial delivery planning, management and analysis of financial reports. Be responsible for administration and monitoring of grants’ budgets, and project implementation rates for Maldives implementation of GMCP IO-E.
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• Assist in compiling financial data and periodic statutory reports and analytical tables for donors on project/programme delivery and UNDP managed resources, as per donor regulations and contractual obligations.

• Assist in ensuring proper contracts management and timely follow-up on contract implementation, including continuous liaison with GMCP’s Implementing Partners to obtain data/information on project/programme expenditures.

• Assist in coordinating administrative, finance and human resources related issues with the GMCP IO-E, including provision of relevant / required data for programme and reporting to donors.

• Prepare reports on project implementation and financial status including commitments, expenditures, balances and potential funding gaps.

• Assist in the monitoring of donor contributions for GMCP IO-E and support programming of funds, budget re-allocations, and timely reconciliation of all transactions.

• As member of a team, assist in coordinating the work of GMCP IO-E sub-programme operations staff in Maldives and in the region with assigned operations managing functions regarding work distribution, monitoring operation staff’s workflow while implementing national and regional UNODC programme events as well as providing further inputs to operation staff performance evaluation.

• Support the organization of workshops, training or/and conference on maritime law enforcement and other forms of transnational organized crime for national officials involved in responding to maritime crime in Maldives.

• As member of a team support the administrative and operational aspects of project implementation to advance maritime law enforcement in Maldives, including but not limited to, drafting terms of reference for the procurement of goods and services (such as venue/catering hiring for events or training programmes, specialized equipment or services, training equipment, merchandize, etc.)., as well as documentation to recruit national and/or international experts for project implementation.

• Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc., related to project implementation or development, as well as written outputs related to programme development, such as concept notes, proposals, tentative budgets, logical frameworks, etc. to promote initiatives to strengthen maritime security in Maldives.

• Provide technical and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, symposia, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc., on topics related to maritime law enforcement in Maldives. Participate in regular reviews and discussions on progress reports, and manage faced constraints.

• Contribute to the collection and analysis of data as well as identification of trends or patterns and provide draft insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.

• Perform any other work-related duties as required/assigned.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to combating crime and in particular countering maritime crime. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC as well as specific technical knowledge relevant to law enforcement and related areas. Has ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has ability to assist with data collection using various methods. Has 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. Has 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.

• 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 and 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

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, law, political science, business administration, project management or related field 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

Applicants to positions at this level who have an advanced university degree in a relevant field of study are not required to have professional work experience. For applicants who have a first level university degree, two additional years of qualifying work experience is required.

A minimum of one year of work experience in project/programme management or administration within the area of maritime security and criminal justice at the international level is desirable.

Work experience in countering maritime or transnational crime and related criminal justice capacity building is desirable.

Work experience in the areas of finance administration is desirable.

Work experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and SAP/Umoja (or similar) is desirable.

Work experience in facilitating participation of non-governmental organizations at intergovernmental fora is desirable.

Work experience with the United Nations system and/or similar international organization is desirable.

Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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 will be 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.

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.

The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Male is classified in the B category (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.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

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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