National Programme Coordinator, UNODC- Regional Office for South Asia

  • Added Date: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 09 February 2022
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  • Support and coordinate the delivery of the UNODC GMCP activities in Bangladesh;
  • Establish and maintain communication with various relevant national counterparts, including the Bangladesh Coast Guard, Bangladesh River Police, Department of Narcotics Control, Department of Fisheries and others, ensuring proper channels of communication through and close coordination with relevant line ministries;
  • Ensure close coordination with the UNODC GMCP Indian Ocean East team and with other programmes in Bangladesh Programme Office for a coherent UNODC response, in line with the GMCP mandate, the Regional Programme for South Asia and the overall UN strategy on the ground;
  • Ensure regular communication with all stakeholders and ensure that reporting obligations and other obligations towards the donor and other stakeholders are fulfilled in a timely manner;
  • Ensure complete visibility of the project and share regular updates within and outside UNODC, including in the context of the UN Country Team;
  • Support management of financial and human resources of the programme, in coordination with the GMCP Associate Programme Officer in Bangladesh; specifically, oversee and facilitate procurement of specialized equipment and support recruitment of national experts, including formulating requirements and drafting Terms of Reference;
  • Prepare and draft a variety of written outputs, such as background papers, progress reports, evaluation reports, mission reports, briefings and presentations, as well as ensuring the required follow-up to recommendations formulated in reports;
  • Assist with the planning, organization and implementation of training activities, meetings, roundtables, and other events related to issues pertinent to the project, including support to travel and logistical arrangements;
  • Contribute to developing strategic partnerships with key constituencies, including national and local authorities, other UN agencies and relevant international stakeholders in the country;
  • Maintain contact on maritime security issues and with international bodies and organizations and work closely with liaison officers in the region;
  • Perform other duties as required.

โ€‹Impact of Results:

  • Counterparts, officials and relevant technical staff in governments, regional and international organizations, including FAO and IOM, other UN agencies, embassies, civil society/non-governmental organizations, donor countries as well as technical and administrative staff of UNODC.
  • Effective support to the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting for the assigned project. Effective provision of technical backstopping and guidance on a wide range of technical assistance-related issues. Organization of and participation in technical assistance activities and field missions. Delivery of effective substantive and technical assistance in the organization and delivery of capacity-building initiatives on relevant UNODC GMCP mandate areas. Effective dissemination of best practices and methodologies. Effective and timely liaison and interaction with colleagues and concerned parties internally and externally.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime, organized crime, drugs trafficking, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, money laundering, security sector reform, with a particular focus on maritime crime, as well as UNODC mandates. Has good knowledge of major international challenges, policies and practices related to countering maritime crime, including the prevention and countering of illicit drugs trafficking, organized crime, money laundering, trafficking in persons etc. Demonstrates good research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has excellent drafting and communications skills. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of the 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.
  • 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.
  • Proven and sustained communication skills (oral and written), including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options, concisely conveying the maximum necessary information, making and defending recommendations. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks โ€œoutside the boxโ€; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Takes ownership of all responsibility and honours commitments; delivers outputs in line with agreed schedules, budgets and quality standards in line with prevailing rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
  • Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
  • An advanced university degree (Masterโ€™s or equivalent) in Maritime Law, Maritime Science, Maritime Development and Strategic Studies, Law, Criminology, Political Science, International Relations or other relevant disciplines or related fields of criminal justice, crime prevention and/or law enforcement 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.
  • A minimum of seven years of professional, progressively responsible experience in maritime law enforcement, security sector, organized crime, crime prevention and criminal justice or a related area in the field of maritime security is required;
  • International work experience or previous work experience within the UN system and familiarity with its rules and regulations, as well as experience in technical cooperation programme planning and management, is desirable;
  • Experience in and knowledge of relevant development issues as well as experience working in Bangladesh with government authorities are an asset;
  • โ€ข Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural team;
  • Well-developed communication skills to liaise, negotiate and advocate with key stakeholders including with other implementing agencies;
  • Ability to write reports and reviews and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues and defending recommendations.
  • Thorough knowledge of maritime security in Bangladesh and understanding of country's needs and priorities in this area;
  • Good knowledge of the administrative functioning of government institutions and related departments/agencies, and of other partners in Bangladesh.
  • For this position, fluency in English and Bangla, with excellent drafting skills in both languages, is required.

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Contract Duration: Initially for one year, extension subject to availability of funds

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