Job Title: Programme Management Officer
Organisation: United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT)
Location: Doha, Qatar
Closing Date: 05 March 2021
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Not Applicable
The UNOCT Programme Office in Doha performs three core functions: (1) conduct and advance research in behavioural sciences to better understand the drivers and factors contributing to radicalization leading to violent extremism and terrorism; (2) provide capacity-building assistance to Member States and organizations to develop and implement programmes, projects and initiatives that integrate behavioural insights to counter terrorism; and (3) promote communication, outreach and partnerships to share knowledge, expertise, experiences and lessons learned on behaviourally informed counter-terrorism interventions.
Under the overall guidance of the UNOCT Office in UN Headquarters and located in the Office of the Chief of the Programme Office, this position will support the administration of daily operations, strategic planning, quality control, monitoring and evaluation of programme progress and performance, and communication and outreach with national and international interlocutors. This position would include a national focus, requiring national experience and knowledge of national institutions, systems, and priorities.
Role and Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the National Professional Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects, etc.; 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 with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
Supports the Chief of the Programme Office through tasks assigned to him/her, especially with regard to inter-governmental relations and donor support, as well as coordination and outreach with national interlocutors and institutions, including civil society organizations and think tanks; supports and advises on programmes and policies through the provision of local expertise and knowledge.
Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies,
Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
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.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international relations, political science, business administration, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, international relations, or related area. Project or programme management experience is required.
Experience working on counter-terrorism and the prevention/countering of violent extremism is desirable.
Experience working in the Middle East and North Africa region is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For this position, fluency in English and Arabic is required; knowledge of French is desirable.