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Project Officer at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
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Position: Project Officer (Capacity Building)
Project Officer (Capacity Building) - Temporary, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Opening number: 15-DRU-UNODC-44932-J-ABUJA (T)
Job Code Title: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer
Department/ Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
The Project Officer (Capacity Building) will be responsible for the implementation of activities pertaining to Outcome 2 of the project, aimed at enhancing training, research and operational capability of the justice sector in line with written guidelines and instructions developed by UNODC on project management cycle and project implementation. The Project Officer (Capacity Building) will also act as Deputy Project Coordinator.
Within delegated authority, and in line with provisions contained in the project document, the Project Officer (Capacity Building) will be responsible for the following tasks:
Competencies:Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to capacity building for the criminal justice system; has knowledge of best practices in justice sector reform, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in this area. Has practical experience in conducting large scale capacity building activities, programme/project management and administration. Has conceptual, analytical and evaluation skills, good research and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has knowledge in the use of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Is able to apply good judgment in the context of assignment given, is able to plan work and manage conflicting priorities. 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. Empowering Others: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; encourages others to set challenging goals; holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; genuinely values all staff membersâ€™ input and expertise; shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; involves others when making decisions that affect them Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of 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. Communication: 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. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing othersâ€™ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings..
Required Skills and Experience
Work Experience:At least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning, implementing and monitoring criminal justice activities, especially in the area of capacity building. Specific experience including project and programme evaluation and budget and financial management is an asset. Experience in research, policy development and in technical advisory service is desirable. United Nations technical cooperation experience and experience in cooperation with the European Union desirable. Working or living experience in developing countries is an asset.
Languages:English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
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