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National Programme Officer - Cotabato

Cotabato (Philippines)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Cotabato (Philippines)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-06-05

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Background

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 system’s responses to a myriad of challenges. The focus of this work is guided by UNODC mandates.

 

Under overall guidance of the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) Regional Programme Coordinator for Southeast Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, and the direct supervision of the National Programme Officer (Maritime Crime) as well as additional supervision of the UNODC Officer-in-Charge, 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 in general, and particularly in Southern Philippines, in accordance with UNODC rules and regulations. 

 

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.

 

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

Duties and Responsibilities

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

 

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 specialized support to all Programme activities, including, organizing training activities, workshops and national and regional meetings;
  • Advise and support the Regional Programme Coordinator, National Programme Officer (Maritime Crime – Manila) and national counterparts engaged in countering maritime crime on issues related to transnational organized crime in the region;
  • Provide specialized training relating to maritime law enforcement, including vessel navigation, maritime domain awareness and vessel maintenance to maritime law enforcement agencies.
  • Design, develop and deliver training specifically required in the Sulu and Celebes Sea region to counter illicit activities, including kidnap for ransom, illicit maritime trafficking and facilitation of terrorist activity by maritime routes.
  • 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 and National Programme Officer (Maritime Crime – Manila) in day-to-day communication with counterparts in the region;
  • Assist the Regional Programme Coordinator and National Programme Officer (Maritime Crime – Manila) on 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

 

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

  • Provide and disseminate programme annual work plan, quarterly work plans for implementation in consultation with stakeholders, terms of reference and the UNODC’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;
  • Contribute to developing a filing system for the project, and maintain filing accordingly;
  • Collect documents and keep files related to the Programme implementation.

 

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

  • 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.

 

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 Programme’s activities; 
  • Prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation and tracks timely receipt of pledged funds from the donor;
  • Identify technical assistance needs for capacity building and propose a sustainable strategy to reform and strengthen the criminal justice sector in Philippines.

 

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

  • Identification of sources of information related to programme implementation related issues. Identification and synthesis of good practices and lessons learned directly linked to the programme;
  • Support in maintaining an effective network with development partners and Government at national level and subnational level.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice within UNODC.
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity 
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment  
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively

 

 

Competencies

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 action 

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

 

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

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master's degree in law, criminology, political science, international relations or other relevant disciplines is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in the same areas with additional two years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in maritime law enforcement
  • 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 with 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.  

Disclaimer

UNDP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staffs and encourages. Further, 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.

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

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.undp.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNDP Personal History Form. Please note that UNDP only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received throughhttp://jobs.undp.org will be considered and applications received after closing date will not be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNDP Philippines vacancies, only applicants short-listed for written test and interview will be contacted.

General Information

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.

 

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

 Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

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