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Programme Coordinator

Brasilia (Brazil)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Brasilia (Brazil)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-24

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Background

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as the guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), the Protocol on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants, supports Member States in implementing measures to facilitate convergence in national approaches with regard to TiP, to promote efficient international cooperation in investigating and prosecuting trafficking in persons cases and to protect and assist the victims of trafficking with full respect for their human rights. UNODC has been working in partnership with the Brazilian Government since 1991, within the framework of national priorities, to address the global drug problem, to combat corruption, to fight and prevent crime, including initiatives to tackle and respond to the issue of trafficking in persons including of victims of trafficking of forced labor. UNODC produces the biennial Global Report on Trafficking in Persons and advanced the work on testing methodologies in the area of trafficking in persons.

In this context, the Programme Coordinator will lead a forthcoming multi-year project to reduce the prevalence of forced labor in the gold mining sector in the State of Pará, Brazil, in consultation with Brazilian anti-trafficking state and non-state actors and international partners. The selected candidate will coordinate research and field-based activities aimed at improving understanding of the prevalence, nature and scope of forced labor in the gold mining industry, with focus in the area of Tapajos. Drawing on the prevalence research findings, the Programme Coordinator will ensure implementation of comprehensive prosecution, protection and prevention interventions in the framework of Brazil TiP National Action Plans, relevant policies and laws and international standards and norms. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  1. Ensure project implementation in Brazil according to the approved project document and work plan.
  2. Promote high-quality outputs and outcomes and the achievement of key indicators and objectives.
  3. Provide technical assistance to project team, partners and counterparts on themes related to trafficking in persons and forced labor.
  4. Recruit and supervise the project team.
  5. Maintain institutional relationship of the project with government representatives, partner institutions, state and non-state actors and the donor.

 

Description:

1. Ensure project implementation in Brazil according to the approved project document and work plan.

  • Provide strategic and technical direction to the project and activities according to the approved project document and work plan.
  • Ensure the implementation of activities in the areas of research, prosecution, protection and prevention, fostering gender-based approach and inclusiveness of indigenous related aspects throughout the project.
  • Ensure set up and functioning of the Project Steering Committee and the Research Advisory Council.
  • Coordinate project implementation with UNODC Headquarters and relevant sections.
  • Coordinate the implementation of Project Partnership Agreement with the research partner and local stakeholders.
  • Ensure oversight of all finance, human resources, and operational aspects of the project.

2. Promote high-quality outputs and outcomes and the achievement of key indicators and objectives.

  • Lead the preparation of reports and technical documents related to project implementation.
  • Manage indicators and success criteria, identifying issues and implementing corrective actions.
  • Ensure timely implementation of the Monitoring & Evaluation Plan of the project.

3. Provide technical assistance to project team, partners and counterparts on themes related to the axis of prosecution.

  • Conduct analysis on themes related to the project to inform decisions and activities.
  • Lead cooperation with partners to collect inputs and execute joint analysis.
  • Support the elaboration and dissemination of studies, formative assessments, research products, protocols, handbooks, plans and other types of documents.

4. Recruit and supervise the project team.

  • Participate in the recruitment process of the project team according to the profiles and positions indicated in the Project Document.
  • Mentor and guide project personnel on implementing activities.
  • Execute team-building initiatives that foster cooperation and efficiency.

5. Maintain institutional relationship of the project with government representatives, partner institutions, state and non-state actors and the donor.

  • Engage with partners and stakeholders to execute project activities and to ensure national ownership in project implementation.
  • Coordinate research-based activities with implementing partners, academia, state and non- state actors and CSOs.
  • Liaise with other UNODC sections and other anti-trafficking institutions to coordinate opportunities of cooperation.
  • Report to counterparts and inform authorities about project results and progress.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Competencies

Core Values:

Integrity

  • Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviors.
  • Acts without consideration of personal gain.
  • Resists undue political pressure in decision-making.
  • Does not abuse power or authority.
  • Stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular
  • Takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior.

Professionalism

  • Shows pride in work and 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.

Respect for Diversity/Gender Equality

  • Works effectively with people from all backgrounds.
  • Treats all people with dignity and respect.
  • Treats men and women equally.
  • Shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making.
  • Examines own biases and behaviors to avoid stereotypical responses.
  • Does not discriminate against any individual or group.

 

Core Competencies:

Accountability

  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments.
  • Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
  • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
  • Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments.
  • Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit where applicable.

Client Orientation

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things form clients’ point of view.
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems.
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects.
  • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

 

Managerial Competencies:

Leadership

  • Serves as a role model that other people want to follow.
  • Empowers others to translate vision into results.
  • Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with broad range of people to understand needs and gain support.
  • Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions.
  • Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo.
  • Shows courage to take unpopular stands.

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 aspirates of staff.
  • Appraises performance fairly.

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Economics, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, International Relations, Public Administration or related field.

Experience:

  • 10 years of professional experience relevant to the post.
  • Relevant experience in coordinating projects and initiatives related to the thematic of trafficking in persons and forced labor.

Languages:

  • Fluency in Portuguese.
  • Fluency in English.

 

Disclaimer

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