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Programme Officer Rule of Law

Karachi (Pakistan)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Karachi (Pakistan)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-18

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Background

Background: 
 
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its Country Programme II (CPII) 2016-19 with a focus on needs related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS. COPAK has developed a programme of actions that include outcomes in Criminal Justice. Under Criminal Justice component, UNODC is providing support to the Rule of Law institutions of Sindh in multiple areas; Police, Prosecution, Judiciary, Prisons etc. The outcomes deal with effective law enforcement services, prosecution and adjudication of criminal cases and effective management of prisons with a series of activities including training, providing equipment, study tours, compiling data on trends and monitoring and evaluation. All these activities are designed to increase the capacities of government agencies and other stakeholders. COPAK requires the services of Programme Officer ROL to support and coordinate the implementation of the Rule of Law Project in Sindh under SPII. 
 
In order to develop the Government of Pakistan’s Rule of law institutional capacities and to react in a strategic manner, UNODC Pakistan requires the services of a Programme Officer with experience in rule of law and oversight as well as programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.
 
 
 
 
2. Assignment Objective 
To manage the implementation of activities and tasks under SPII of the COPAK Country Programme, the Officer is expected to deliver high quality outputs and products, build and engage a network of active stakeholders, support the implementation of interventions to enhance effective rule of law in Sindh and ensure that budgets and plans are maintained.
The Programme Officer ROL will be required to work closely with the Provincial Home Department, Sindh High Court, Sindh Prosecution department, Sindh Prison Department, and provincial legislatures. The management of COPAK and the affiliated Government ministries and agencies will be advised and guided on identified needs and issues.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Programme Officer ROL will report to the Criminal Justice Advisor and will work closely with the Country Representative as well as sub programme coordinators
 
The Programme Officer ROL will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities
1.Manage the implementation of Criminal Justice work under the Country Programme along with Judiciary in Sindh
2.Coordinate UNODC’s Criminal Justice work with the Government of Sindh ministries and relevant agencies and ensure synergies with Government policies and frameworks
3.Design, source and supervise expert input into programme activities, both substantive and for monitoring purposes
4.Monitor and provide reporting on programme progress towards outcomes in Sindh, within the framework of UNODC’s Country Programme II for Pakistan
5.Ensure the integrity of financial systems, review budget requirements of the programme and the office in Sindh and ensure consistent application of rules and regulations in cooperation with the Programme Assistant 
6.Maintain updated data and information on UNODC programmes and activities in Sindh as well as on activities of other multilateral and bilateral stakeholders for a variety of internal and external purposes (e.g. donors requirements)
7.Analyze the criminal justice situation in the province and prepare and organize a variety of written inputs as necessary, such as background papers, concept notes, working and position papers, presentations, briefing notes as well as regular documents such as correspondence with governments and mission reports
8.Organize policy making and expert group meetings to analyze and advise on UNODC relevant issues; when requested, represent UNODC at those meetings
9.As required, supervise professional and support staff in particular junior staff on substantive and programmatic issues
10.Support the implementation of criminal justice programme in Sindh and provide relevant information to the Programme Officers Police, Prosecution, Prisons and Anti-corruption on regular basis
11.Any other duties as assigned by the Advisor, Criminal Justice/SPII
 
 EXPECTED DELIVERABLES
1.Implementation plan based on the work-plan for the Criminal Justice work under the Country Programme II in Sindh
2.Reporting on progress in house as well as quarterly, semi-annual and annual reporting to donors
3.Produce and manage briefs, reports and assessments on issues identified in line with research and recommendations
4.Organize and/or deliver trainings to relevant Government ministries and agencies of Sindh 
5.Develop proposals in line with the donor requirements and relevant budgets in consultation with Finance Department

Competencies

Required Skills and Experience

  • A professional, holding a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Law, Social or Political Science, International Relations or other relevant academic fields, plus a minimum of 7 years of relevant professional work experience with the criminal justice system or affiliated Government ministries and agencies as well as programme management
  • Capacity to devise, set-up and manage training programmes
  • Demonstrated experience working in the area of Programme Development
  • Ability to produce concise reports and presentations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Urdu
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience working with United Nations and/or International Organizations preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of MS office tools (Word, Excel) with advanced knowledge of Power point.
 

Disclaimer

Please Note: HEC attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.   Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to:   (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.   UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply (local and internal VA)   United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants bank accounts   "UNDP has zero tolerance towards Sexual Harassment (SH) and Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA)”.  

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