PVE Coordination Officer
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide coordination and liaison support to the UN Country Team to facilitate existing PVE programs and PVE-related activities;
- Provide training and capacity building support to government authorities and relevant agencies on specific themes and issues relating to PVE;
- Develop new/strengthen existing programmatic work of UN agencies and other partners with the support of the UNOCT and the RCO.
- Assist with the coordination of the International Community P-CVE Working Group and the UNCT P-CVE Working Group, as required;
- Map research efforts by bilateral donors on PVE activities;
- Support the coordination and liaison efforts of the UNOCT and the Resident Coordinator’s Office of UN PVE efforts in the country, including liaison with CTITF entities and their regional offices in Bangkok and Delhi.
- Support the deployment of UNOCT Strategic Communications experts to provide trainings to the government, UN agencies, funds and programmes and local host and refugee community leaders in Bangladesh (always upon their request) on the theory and practice of strategic communications to prevent violent extremism with a view to strengthen capacities to prevent the distortion and misuse of beliefs, political ideologies and ethnic and cultural differences;
- Support capacity building activities of Bangladesh’s police at local and national level by working closely with UNODC and UNOCT to tailor their existing global programming on counter-terrorism and human rights, investigations and countering of illicit trafficking;
- Consult with the government on possible trainings or guidebooks for community leaders on resilience and other relevant tools to encourage civic engagement and demonstrate how a thriving, resilient and inclusive community can be the strongest front against violent extremism.
- Develop a programme to extend UNOCT’s Technical and Vocational Education Institutions (TVET) programme for TVET Directors to complement existing ILO, World Bank and Government plans in this important sector to support youth employment;
- Leverage and facilitate the technical and expert support of the UNOCT and other Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact entities to strengthen the work of UN Women and UNDP in the fields of PVE;
- Develop specific programmes to foster digital literacy, critical thinking and amplify positive voices through collaboration with private sector information and communication technology companies, through existing adolescent and youth centers and other educational institutions run by the government, UN agencies and civil society organizations.
- Communication and Relationship Management
- People Management
- Creates new opportunities for team, not just self to learn and take on new responsibilities;
- Actively shares knowledge;
- Communicates ideas and positions with command and confidence;
- Finds common ground to solve problems;
- Critically assess established methods;
- Contributes to improve methods and delivery;
- Demonstrates behaviors of teamwork, collaboration, and knowledge sharing, maintaining relationships;
- Embraces complex challenges and opportunities for getting work done;
- Ability to embrace challenges with minimal supervision;
- Works to develop organizational awareness of UNDP’s approach to client service delivery and integrity and accountability.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced university degree in political science, international law, international relations or other relevant field. PVE related knowledge and experience at the international level is desirable.
- At least 2 years of work experience in development and/or PVE including with regard to national and regional counter-terrorism or PVE programmes;
- proven experience in drafting policy papers, reports and summaries on political matters, as well as proven experience in working with various Governmental officials in Bangladesh and other relevant stakeholders, including international partners, ability to resolve political and technical complex questions arising from the work on counter-terrorism, including comprehensive and integrated counter-terrorism strategies, and ability to conduct research and provide timely input on policy questions;
- Experience with the relevant Security Council resolutions and the various Pillars of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, and familiarity in participation at professional workshops/conferences, are further assets.
- English is the working language of the United Nations in Bangladesh. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required, fluency in oral and written Bengali is also a requirement.
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