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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kabul
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-19

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Community Policing Associate (SB3/2)

Kabul (Afghanistan)


UNDP has administered the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) and supported the payment of salaries of the police officers, institutional development of the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOIA) and police professionalization of the Afghan National Police (ANP) since 2002. Based on consultations conducted in 2017, a growing view emerged that the scope of LOTFA should be expanded to include the entire justice chain (police, courts and corrections) and cover all institutions across the entire Rule of Law sector, with an increased focus on anti-corruption.  Accordingly, the following three Thematic Windows have been identified for the Trust Fund: 1) Security; 2) Justice; 3) Anti-Corruption; and 4) MOIA Payroll. 
Subsequently, the LOTFA structure is under revision to bring it more in line with international standards and best practices on Trust Fund management and administration. The LOTFA Steering Committee is set to approve the new Trust Fund Terms of Reference (TOR) in the second half of 2018. 
Under the new Trust Fund, new project(s) will be designed and developed in alignment with the national strategies, plans and policies and with the Fund’s Strategic Framework. The new projects are intended to provide justice chain related advisory and institutional support to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 
A focus on community-oriented policing will strengthen the trust of the public in the police. Community-oriented policing not only strengthens the bond between police and the community but also enhances the public confidence and community cooperation and the effectiveness and efficiency of police to protect serve the people.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Rule of Law and Human Security Unit, the Programme Specialist and Project Manager, technical guidance from the Police Advisory Team and direct supervision of the Community Policing Coordinator, the Community Policing Associate will work closely with the Police, community, civil society organizations(s) and all stakeholders to facilitate, coordinate, monitor and implement the project PeM work plan at all levels. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The key functions will include but not limited to the following activities: 
  • Support the Community Policing Coordinator and Police Advisory Team in managing/monitoring/reporting project activities related to community policing in specified areas in Kabul;
  • Work in close coordination with the community, especially women and youth, concerned Police personnel, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), social workers, NGOs and other partners to foster strong trust and partnerships; 
  • Encourage and facilitate active participation of women in community consultation councils and support coordination between Police-e-Mardumi (PeM) units and Family Response Units (FRUs) in Kabul;
  • Assist in the organization of outreach activities in Kabul for targeted audience (especially women and youth) to enhance community participation and generate awareness amongst the public on security and related issues;  
  • Support related to the planning, facilitation, coordination and management of the project’s activities in Kabul using implementation plans as a guide to achievement of results;
  • Ensure proper documentation and reporting of community’s security related concerns shared at the consultation meetings between police and communities and proper follow ups of decisions made; 
  • Assist the establishment, operations, coordination and expansion of the of PeM community police partnership councils, ensuring active women’s participation and build sustainability plans with local authorities under the approved PeM framework in Kabul;
  • Assist in implementation of police perception and post intervention impact surveys;
  • Provide day to day financial and administrative supports for payments of subcontracted consultancies;
  • Assist in the development of training material, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), guidelines and Terms of Reference (ToRs) and provide administrative support, including organization of council meetings and other project events;
  • Other related responsibilities as requested by the Project Manager and Community Policing Coordinator.
Impact of Results:
Effective professional support, facilitation, coordination and advice to the Police and the community, especially women and local youth to work closely as partners to find workable solutions to local security issues will result in improving community security and strengthen trust between the Police and the community.


Core Competencies:
  • Commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;  
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment; 
  • Self-development, initiative-taking; 
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively; 
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others; 
  • Informed and transparent decision making.
Functional Competencies:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • Identifies new and better approaches to work processes and incorporates same in own work;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
  • Ability to work with a wide cross-section of partners including Government, donors, I/NGOs and community-based organizations;
  • Ability to effectively communicate intentions and requirements to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Mature judgment combined with a proactive, resourceful and energetic approach to problem solving;
  • Ability to manage day-to-day office activities (including but not limited to travel management, facilities and asset management, policy and procedures.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to advocate effectively; 
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals to achieve common goals;
  • Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies;
  • Demonstrates excellent ability to write and communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism;
  • Ability to conceptualize issues and analyse data;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and strong organizational and time management skills.
Client Orientation
  • Focuses on results for clients by providing information, being accessible, understanding need and giving them due priority;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;
  • Analyses problems carefully and logically, leading to fact-based and practical recommendations;
  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially with primary stakeholders.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge;
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things; 
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches; 
  • Identifies and communicates opportunities to promote learning and knowledge sharing; 
  • Develops awareness of the various internal/external learning and knowledge-sharing resources. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in the area of police studies, political/social science, law, humanities or related field;
  • Degree in Law will be an asset.
  • 5 years of relevant working experience in community engagement and development work; 
  • Experience in working with international agencies, NGOs, local Government in post conflict scenarios involving community participation will be an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office incl. Word, Excel, etc) as well as experience in handling of web-based management systems. 
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Afghan languages (Dari and/or Pashtu) is required;
  • Good reporting and writing skills.


Important applicant information

This is a project position.

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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Workforce diversity

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