Community Policing Officer - Community Security & Social Cohesion - SC 9 - UNDP JOCO

  • Added Date: Monday, 15 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019

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UNDP Jordan Country Office delivers direct policy and technical support to provide effective solutions to the development challenges of exclusion and vulnerability. In partnership with the Government of Jordan and other developmental partners, UNDP promotes a resilience-based approach that ensures sustainability, coherence and complementarity of results in support of the 2030 Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In its work on Community Security and Social Cohesion, UNDP develops effective collaboration mechanisms with all levels of stakeholders – including the government institutions, NGOs, civil society, and private sector – to prevent violent extremism and to provide opportunities for citizens to be equipped to facilitate community dialogues with relevant government institutions. UNDP also supports the national efforts on PVE and enhance ownership of relevant partners in preventing violent extremism in Jordan, particularly through encouraging top-down, bottom-up, and horizontal approaches among government institutions, community-based organizations (CBOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), and international communities.

The overall goal of the project “Preventing Violent Extremism and Building Resilience of Livelihoods in Jordan through Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus and Human Security Approaches” is to support the stabilization and resilience-building of Jordan through a comprehensive approach that tackles identified drivers of the violent extremism and supports the Government of Jordan in implementing its National Action Plan on Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) and related activities. Particularly, the community policing component will seek to continue engaging youth and policy officers to work together on community security issues in various municipalities. By scaling up its approach while supporting the Public Security Directorate (PSD) and communities, UNDP aims at adopting a common understanding of the Jordanian model for community policing. This will further enhance resilience to violent extremism and apply human security approaches in the Kingdom.

Under the overall guidance of the Community Security and Social Cohesion (CSSC) Team Leader, and day-to-day supervision of Programme Specialist, she/he will be responsible for providing technical expertise on community policing in the context of Jordan, as well as conduct research and political analysis on community policing-related policies and practices in Jordan. In close collaboration with relevant government institutions, partner organizations and communities, including youth and women, the Community Policing Officer is envisaged to build a strong working-level national partnership to enhance trust among the key actors and tackle the community security challenges that residents are facing. Additionally, the incumbent is expected to find best practices from the global community policing models, as well as support government institutions in building capacities of relevant actors to reinforce a network for community policing and community security-related activities in the Kingdom. Her/his tasks include implementing, collaborating, and developing UNDP’s activities/projects in the field of community policing, in close coordination with the PVE and Rule of Law components of the project. The incumbent will undertake the above-mentioned responsibilities within the framework of the PVE and resilience project, with a focus on women’s rights and the support to female community members.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project management

  • Enable the effective management, implementation, delivery and reporting of UNDP project activities on community policing in close coordination with the related areas, such as social cohesion, PVE and rule of law. 
  • Develop the strategic and work plans and correspondent budgets of community policing component; tracking expenses and financial reporting including timely reviews;
  • Coordinate with development partners working on community policing (i.e. Public Security Directorate, other government institutions, NGOs/CBOs/CSOs, municipalities, international donors, specialist groups), including support to coordination efforts;
  • Facilitate and technically contribute to a “mapping exercise for community policing” in the Kingdom and undertake relevant updates and follow-up, including preparation of publications;
  • Draft Terms of Reference for national and international staff, and for contracting of expert consultants and requests for proposals; participate in the recruitment/selection process, and in the follow-up of contract implementation;
  • Ensure gender mainstreaming in community policing and community security issues to further encourage women’s peace and security included at a community level;
  • Ensure community policing activities are fully in line with the International Human Rights Standards for Law Enforcement by liaising with relevant human rights experts at UN Resident Coordinator’s Office;
  • Closely work and collaborate with the CSSC Team and other UNDP team members at country, regional and global levels on issues relating to community policing, social cohesion, PVE and the rule of law;
  • Draft and propose additional activities for community policing, as well as support resource mobilization and partnership strategies in coordination with relevant stakeholders/partners.

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Support the Programme Specialist on monitoring the project activities and draft monthly narrative reports on the progress, accomplishments, challenges, lessons learnt etc.; regularly flag potential risks and issues;
  • As part of M&E initiative, regularly monitor and analyse national community policing-related activities/results, and report back to the project team;
  • Identify potential partners, including youth activists, CBOs amongst others, and understand the needs and capacities as a basis to understand and further accomplish M&E activities in community policing and security;

Research and policy analysis

  • On a daily basis, research and analyse relevant data and information, new developments, existing regulations, guidelines, government strategies, relevant to the activities of the project and PVE in Jordan;
  • Conduct research and analysis of different community policing examples from the region and/or different countries to identify a model for intervention to complement the mapping exercise (i.e. koban, Japan’s community police and police box system)
  • Coordinate with potential stakeholders and other relevant partners on the development of community policing practices/policies in the Kingdom, with a particular focus on gender mainstreaming and linkages with national and international developmental priorities;
  • Based on the research findings and analysis, take a lead in preparing communication/publicity materials for community policing, e.g. posters, brochures, newsletter, etc.;
  • Participate in the designing of evidence-based initiatives to promote the role of community policing and community security in the 2030 Agenda and human security.


Other tasks as directed by the Team Leader and/or CO Senior Management



  • Innovation: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them;
  • Leadership: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers;
  • People Management: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others;
  • Communication: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others;
  • Delivery: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions;


  • Security and Police Sector Development: Knowledgeable in security and police sector development, including security governance and oversight;
  • Civil society engagement: Creates and implements civil society initiatives and applies them across UNDP's development work.
  • Gender and Institutional Development: Knowledgeable in systems for gender mainstreaming and capacity development and interagency collaboration and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.


Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, business administration, economics, sociology, social anthropology, or any related field. Specialization in security sector reform is desirable.



  • Over 5 years of relevant working experience in the field of law enforcement, community policing, peacebuilding, and relevant areas.

  • Experience in community engagement in the areas of: law enforcement, peacebuilding, community development, youth and women empowerment, local governance and gender.

  • Experience in working with Jordanian Public Security Directorate and/or Jordanian national police is preferable.

  • Previous work experience in UN agencies or international organizations is an asset.

Over 5 years of relevant working experience in the field of law enforcement, community policing, peacebuilding, and relevant areas.

Experience in community engagement in the areas of: law enforcement, peacebuilding, community development, youth and women empowerment, local governance and gender.

Experience in working with Jordanian Public Security Directorate and/or Jordanian national police is preferable.

Previous work experience in UN agencies or international organizations is an asset.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in both English and Arabic (written and spoken).




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Contract Duration: 12 months with Possible extension ( based on budget availability & performance evaluation)

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