The UNODC is recruiting a Programme Specialist.
This position is located in Dakar, Senegal, operating in the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor and the Regional Coordinator of the Sahel Programme, and the overall guidance of UNODC Regional Representative. The position may require significant travels in the region.
The Programme Specialist is responsible for the management and implementation of programme activities of the Law Enforcement Section and the Sahel Programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned.
The Programme Specialist works in close collaboration with the programme and operation teams in the regional office, field offices and at headquarters, and liaise with other UN Agencies, UNDP, and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNODC.
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Your duties and responsibilities at UNODC
The key results have an impact on the success of UNODC regional programmes within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
- Ensures effective grant management, project financial planning/budget processing and donor reporting focusing on the achievement of the following results:Summary of Key Functions:
- Ensures effective implementation of programme activities of the Law Enforcement Section and the Sahel Programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned focusing
- Ensures effective grant management, project financial planning/budget processing and donor reporting
- Provides top quality programme advice services to UNODC Regional Office and field offices, and facilitate knowledge building and management
Ensures effective implementation of programme activities of the Law Enforcement Section and the Sahel Programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned focused on the achievement of the following results:
- Design and formulation of programme activities within the area of responsibility, translating UNODC’s priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones.
- Drafting programme work-plans, logical-frameworks, progress reports, mission reports, evaluation reports in accordance with UN/UNODC rules and donor requirements; Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
- Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions.
- Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNODC, country needs and donors’ priorities.
- Successfully plan and organize project activities including technical assistance workshops, high-level conferences, field operations, etc. to address illicit trafficking and organized crime in the West African region.
- Performs other duties as assigned.1.Ensures effective grant management, project financial planning/budget processing and donor reporting focusing on the achievement of the following results:
- Manage voluntary-funded projects and support portfolio decisions more effectively – in a uniform and concrete fashion: Initiation of a project, entering project into Umoja, finalization of contribution agreements and grants creation; monitoring of grants status and determination of required unreleases/release and revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review.
- Aids in effective stage controlling of the projects: Manage grants and donor/partnership agreements in line with UN policies and regulations and in close cooperation with relevant offices and sections; Develop of project substantive and financial work-plans;
- Allows pooling of information from different programme coordinators and donors agreements for enhanced processing of the OST (Online Staffing Table) and the budgeting process, and early identification of human resources needs and corresponding grant eligibility and funding allocation.
University Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
- Minimum 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in management, administration and monitoring of projects in the field of law enforcement, crime, illicit trafficking, drugs and development.
- Experience in managing grants and contribution agreements with different donors (EU, US, Japan, etc.) for programme implementation, in line with UN policies and regulations.
- Experience in administration, audit, budget, finance, procurement, supplier relationships, human resources or related field particularly with UN administration and management systems.
- Working knowledge of the UN system Umoja will be considered an asset.
- Work experience in a United Nations field office, particularly in West Africa, will be considered an asset.
Fluency in French. Working knowledge of English.
Deadline for applications: 27 March 2019.
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