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Project Analyst- SALW Control (Nationals Only)


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Belgrade
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

SEESAC is a joint initiative of the UNDP and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). As such, it is an integral part of UNDP’s work in the Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (ECIS) region and has, since 2002, worked primarily to strengthen the capacities of national and regional stakeholders to control and reduce the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, and thus contribute to enhanced stability, security and development in South East and Eastern Europe (SEE). SEESAC also has a distinguished record of working closely with Governments to advance gender equality.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to international peace and security by combatting the threat posed by the widespread accumulation and illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons and their ammunition in and from SEE. At the same time, it enhances regional stability by working within the framework of the RCC and in partnership with other relevant initiatives. The project is directly contributing to the implementation of the EU Security Strategy, the EU SALW (Small Arms and Light Weapons) Strategy, the Arms Trade Treaty, the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and its International Tracing Instrument, the UN Firearms Protocol, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and will specifically enhance regional cooperation in combating the threat posed by the spread of SALW and their ammunition. Specifically, the project is contributing to the implementation of the South East Europe Regional Implementation Plan Combatting the Proliferations and Impact of Small Arms and Light Weapons and the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse, and trafficking of SALW and their ammunition in the Western Balkans by 2024. The project results are also directly contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peaceful and just societies, in particular targets 16.1 (Significantly reduce all forms of violence and death rate everywhere) and 16.4 (significantly reduce illicit arms flows) and Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

SEESAC is implementing the Council Decision 2019/2111 in support of SEESAC disarmament and arms control activities in South-East Europe in the framework of the EU Strategy to combat illicit accumulation and trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and their ammunition. Further, with the support of European Union, represented by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, through the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II), SEESAC is implementing the project Support for enhancing the fight against the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in the Western Balkans - IPA/2021 - 425/067. In addition to this, SEESAC is implementing the second phase of the Strengthening of Regional Cooperation on Gender Mainstreaming in Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans project. The project facilitates regional cooperation on gender equality in the military and further strengthen the capacities of the Ministries of Defense and the Armed Forces for implementation of gender responsive policies. These initiatives continue to strengthen safety and security through regional cooperation in South East Europe. The Project Analyst –SALW Control ensures the implementation of activities within the UNDP SEESAC portfolio under the direct supervision of the SEESAC Project Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.) Ensuring results oriented, effective, efficient, and accountable implementation of activities within the UNDP SEESAC portfolio and focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Achievement of project results specified in the project document, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and costs;
  • Reduced risks of proliferation through the enhancement of weapons and ammunition stockpile security and reducing of surplus stocks of SALW and their ammunition through support for:
  1. Cost effective targeted infrastructure upgrades at police storage facilities
  2. Destruction of surplus and confiscated SALW
  3. Capacity development through training
  • Capacity development activities for the national authorities, based on the needs assessments and in close cooperation with the national counterparts successfully developed and implemented;
  • Gender perspective in stockpile management activities integrated;
  • Financial and substantive monitoring of project components performed; support for operational and financial problems identification and solutions development;
  • Regular updates and reports on projects’ progress prepared; implementing issues, emerging risks/problems identified and necessary remedial actions proposed;
  • Close cooperation with responsible partners and institutions maintained to ensure effective implementation of the agreed activities and delivery of outputs in a timely manner;
  • Provide support in preparation and development of knowledge products;
  • Expert support for successful functioning of the Regional Security Sector Reform Platform provided;
  • Briefs, talking points and other relevant material prepared;
  • Terms of reference for procurement of goods and services drafted;
  • Contribution to the Project Works Plans and preparation of quarterly and annual narrative and financial progress reports provided; as well as ad hoc reports, presentations and papers developed;
  • Provide support in organization of meetings, training sessions, conferences;
  • Responsibilities in line with the Internal Control Framework assumed;
  • Any other duties that may be required to ensure efficient and effective project implementation performed.
2.) Providing top quality advisory services to the Governments and ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Identification of sources of information related to UNDP SEESAC portfolio;
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to UNDP SEESAC portfolio;
  • Technical advice to the national authorities in arms control activities, in particular in relation to stockpile management;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Professional growth through active learning.
3.)  Supporting the creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy   focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Required Skills and Experience
  • Keep up to date on partnership related issues; identifies possible areas of cooperation, identify opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall UNDP SEESAC effort in resource mobilization;
  • Contribute to the design and formulation of new projects in consultation with national counterparts, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions, as the needs and opportunities arise.

4.) Knowledge sharing and learning

  • Provide policy advice on issues within the project’s scope
  • Regular exchange of information/experience with other project teams, cross leaning and sharing results and good practices

Core Competencies


Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)

Business Direction & Strategy

Strategic Thinking

Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks, and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions

Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP

Business Direction & Strategy

Business Acumen

Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome

Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such framework

Business Management

Resource Management

Ability to allocate and use resources in a strategic or tactical way in line with principles of accountability and integrity

Business Management


Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

Business Management

Operations Management

Ability to effectively plan, organize, and oversee the Organization’s business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner.

Knowledge of relevant concepts and mechanisms



Contract management

Knowledge of contract management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply this to strategic and/or practical situations

Partnership management


Relationship management


Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in construction engineering, architecture or related field with minimum 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in development programming or policy and partnership building;


    Bachelor’s degree in above-mentioned fields with minimum 4 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in development programming or policy and partnership building.
  • Additional experience will be considered as strong asset; as well as experience implementing weapons and ammunition storage upgrades.
  • Experience in partnership building at international, national, regional and local level; in particular working with security sector institutions; 
  • Experience in procuring goods and services/works in line with UNDP rules and regulations a strong asset;
  • Experience in project development and implementation in the field of small arms control activities, in South East Europe a strong asset;
  • Experience in the provision of technical advice and development of capacity-building activities for the national authorities in the region for arms control activities;
  • Experience in budgets development and management;
  • Excellent understanding of the political and economic situation in the Western Balkans;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web-based management systems.
  • Knowledge of the existent legal and institutional frameworks for SALW control in the Western Balkans will be considered an asset;
  • Practical knowledge and expertise in the preparation of working arrangements and maintaining successful relations with national counterparts in the fields mentioned above.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and Serbian. Knowledge of other regional languages is an asset.
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.
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