National Programme Officer - Manila

  • Added Date: Friday, 22 May 2020
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 05 June 2020

The UNODC Programme Office in Philippines works with the Government of Philippines, civil society stakeholders and donor partners to support the implementation of strategies and effective interventions to enhance the criminal justice systemโ€™s responses to a myriad of challenges. The focus of this work is guided by UNODC mandates.

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Under the direct supervision of the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) Regional Programme Coordinator for Southeast Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, and the additional supervision of the Officer-in-Charge, UNODC Programme Office (Philippines) in Manila, the incumbent will be responsible for the general management and implementation of GMCP activities in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and particularly in the Philippines, in accordance with UNODC rules and regulations.ย 

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In implementing the programme, the National Programme Officer will work in close collaboration with other programme officers, financial and administrative staff, technical advisors and experts, government officials, and other relevant stakeholders.

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The incumbent will fulfill the functions of National Programme Officer for UNODC based in Manila, and provide support as needed to other initiatives implemented elsewhere in the Philippines.ย 

Summary of Key Functions

  • Ensures implementation of programme strategies
  • Participates in effective management of the programme
  • Maintain partnerships for project implementation with implementing partners
  • Provide quality support services to the nationally implemented projects
  • Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management

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Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Assist the Regional Programme Coordinator in activities related to the management, implementation and monitoring of the Programme
  • Provide substantive support to all Programme activities, including, organizing training activities, workshops and national and regional meetings;
  • Provide oversight and report to the Regional Programme Coordinator on all GMCP initiatives in The Philippines, including the oversight of GMCP assigned staff, and office/admin-related responsibilities.
  • Advise and support the Regional Programme Coordinator and national counterparts engaged in countering maritime crime on issues related to transnational organized crime in the region;
  • Provide support to the Regional Programme Coordinator in reviewing and revising the budget and draft annual budget proposals;
  • Identify and prioritize requirements for training activities, ensure appropriate nominations and arrangements;
  • Identify consultancy needs, develop terms of reference for the proposed consultancies and assist in the identification, selection and recruitment of consultants and instructors;
  • Support the Regional Programme Coordinator in day-to-day communication with counterparts in the region, including national and international counterparts and donors.
  • Assist the Regional Programme Coordinator in administrative issues; monitor equipment, supplies and expenditure;
  • Assist in the preparation of expert missions as required;
  • Act as a liaison officer between the various agencies participating in the implementation of the Programme;
  • Oversee the preparation of information materials (brochures, website, posters, etc.) in support of the GMCP and disseminate GMCP-related materials to governments, NGOs and the general public;
  • Perform other duties, as required

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Participates in effective management of the programme focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the projects to achieve the following results:

  • Provide substantive and technical support, coordination and guidance for the development and implementation of the GMCP;
  • Provide and disseminate the programme annual work plan, quarterly work plans for implementation in consultation with stakeholders, terms of reference and the UNODCโ€™s project related documentation;
  • Maintenance of shadow budgeting to ensure that budgetary limits are not exceeded in accordance with UNODC budgetary provisions;
  • Prepare work plans, monitoring reports (biennial and annual), background documents, mid-term evaluations and the final evaluation;
  • Collect documents and keep files related to the Programme implementation.

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Maintain partnerships for project implementation with implementing partners focusing on achieving the following results:

  • Initiate and maintain partnerships with development partners, government institutions, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders to contribute to the achievement of project results;
  • Provide secretariat services to working groups and meetings including the preparation and circulation of briefs, agenda notes to members/participants; compilation of background documentation; drafting of minutes of the meetings; monitoring of follow-up actions, etc.

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Provide quality support services to the nationally implemented projects focusing on achieving the following results:

  • Establish and update internal databases relevant to the scope of Programmeโ€™s activities;ย 
  • Prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation and tracks timely receipt of pledged funds from the donor;

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Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Share lessons learnt from designated projects and support to the promotion of cross-project and cross-unit knowledge sharing.
  • Synthesize lessons learnt and best practices in programme support management;ย 
  • Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice and develop knowledge products related to the programme.
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.ย 
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.

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Competencies and Selection Criteria

Core

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and actionย 

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

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Technical/Functional

Results-Based Programme Development and Management

Contributing to results through provision of information

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

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Education:

  • Master's degree in law, international maritime law, criminology, international relations or other relevant disciplines is required.
  • A Bachelorโ€™s degree in the same areas with addition four years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the Masterโ€™s degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum of Four (4) years of work experience as a prosecutor, diplomat or senior maritime law enforcement officer is required.
  • Experience in managing development programmes based on results-based management and hands-on experience in programme monitoring, evaluation and reporting for documentation of programme results and impact is desirable.
  • Previous experience in international organization in relation to programme implementation, administration and reporting is desirable. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable

Other:

  • Good inter-personal skills;
  • High sense of responsibility for achievement of successful programme outputs fulfilling success criteria and donor requirements.ย ย 

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UNDP has zero tolerance of harassment, discrimination, sexual abuse, abuse of authority and exploitation.

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UNDP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staffs and encourages applications from qualified candidates and persons with disabilities.

UNDP is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNDP staff are expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNDP jobs.

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UNDP has zero tolerance of sexual abuse, abuse of authority and exploitation.

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Contract Duration: 12 months with possible extensions depending on work performance and project budget

This vacancy is archived.

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