Organizational Context Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNODC Representative, the Programme Development Officer is responsible for development and management of the UNODC programme within the thematic/sectoral areas in the context of drugs & crime prevention according to the UNODC mandate. The Programme Development Officer analyzes the drugs and crime situation in Pakistan and provides substantive inputs in the development of the UNODC country programme providing guidance related to the formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities.The Programme Development Officer supervises and leads programme core support staff and coordinates some activities of project staff and consultants. The Programme Development Officer works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNODC HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNODC programme development and implementation. Functions /
Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
Development, coordination and supervision of programme strategiesq Management of the UNODC COPAK programmeq Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy q Provision of policy advice services to the UNODC Representative, Government counterparts and facilitation of knowledge building and management
Ensure implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
Thorough analysis and research of the drugs and crime situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to UNODC Country Programme, assessments and other documents.
Identification of areas for support and interventions within the various thematic/sectoral areas.
UNODC COPAK business processes mapping and preparation of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management.
Ensure effective management of the UNODC programme in the areas of drugs and crime prevention areas focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation and monitoring of the country programme achieving the following results:
Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
Design and formulation of UNODC programme work, translating UNODC’s mandate priorities into country specific interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones.
Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of projects.
Follow up on audit recommendations. Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.
3. Ensure creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in cooperation with the management support and business development team focusing on achievement of the following results:
Development of partnerships with UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNODC, country needs and donors’ priorities.
Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.
4. Ensure provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.
Support to development of policies and institutions that will address the drugs and crime related problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.q Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UNs values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNODC
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Treats all people fairly
Knowledge Management and Learning
Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
In-depth knowledge on development issues
Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources
Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit
Strong IT skills
Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and Leadership
Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities