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Programme Management Officer (Police)
Service Contract (SC)
• A mid level professional, holding a Master’s degree in Political Science, Sociology, Statistics or other relevant academic fields, plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience in programme management. Additional professional experience can be considered if educational requirements for a Master’s degree are not available.
5 Years(A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience in programme management. Additional professional experience can be considered if educational requirements for a Master’s degree are not available.)
The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its recently developed Country Programme 2010-14 with a focus on needs related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS. Pakistan’s police forces are the Government’s first responders and primary preventers of crime that affects the lives of ordinary citizens. The Country Programme through Sub-Programme 2 supports the development of police management and operational capacities, community policing, for example in human resources, training approaches, and crime data collection.Primary area for attention is crime scene management and forensic capacities.
In order to develop the Government of Pakistan’s policing capacities and to react in a strategic manner, UNODC Pakistan requires the services of a Programme Management Officer (Police) with experience in programme planning and monitoring and evaluation as well as with policing and law enforcement.
The objective of the assignment is to manage the implementation of policing work under the Country Programme working within the UNODC Pakistan Criminal Justice Team. Specifically, work will be aimed towards the achievement of the following outcomes - (1) Police management processes, doctrine and situational awareness improved; (2) Institutional capacities for police training enhanced; (3) Crime scene investigation skills and processes enhanced; (4) Staff skills and technical capacity of forensic science laboratories upgraded; (5) Staff skills and facility capacity for chemical testing upgraded.
The Programme Management Officer (Police) will be required to work closely with the Ministry of Interior, the provincial police departments, the Federal Investigation Agency and the prosecution departments. The management of COPAK and the affiliated Government ministries and agencies will be advised and guided on identified needs and issues.
The Programme Management Officer (Police) will report to the Criminal Justice Sub-programme Coordinator and work closely with the Representative.
The Programme Management Officer (Police) will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
1. Design and manage the implementation of policing work under the Country Programme as part of the Criminal Justice Sub-Programme Team.
2. Coordinate UNODC’s policing work with the Government of Pakistan ministries and law enforcement agencies and ensure synergies with Government policies and frameworks.
3. Update and develop police training curricula, work with the e-Learning officer to develop e-Learning modules and oversee and manage training courses.
4. Design, source and supervise expert input into programme activities, both substantive and for monitoring purposes.
5. Monitor and provide reporting on programme progress towards outcomes, within the framework of UNODC’s Country Programme for Pakistan.
6. Ensure the integrity of financial systems, review budget requirements of the programme and the office and ensure consistent application of rules and regulations in cooperation with the Programme Management Associate.
7. Maintain updated data and information on UNODC programmes and activities as well as on activities of other multilateral and bilateral stake-holders for a variety of internal and external purposes (e.g. donors’ requirements).
8. Analyze the crime situation in the region and prepare and organize a variety of written outputs, 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.
9. Attend policy-making and expert group meetings to analyze and advice on UNODC relevant issues; when requested represents UNODC at those meetings.
10. As required, supervise professional and support staff, in particular junior staff on substantive and programmatic issues.
11. Any other duties as identified by the senior management.
1. Inputs to the Criminal Justice Sub-Programme implementation plan based on the work-plan for the policing work under the Country Programme.
2. Monitoring data related to programme implementation.
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.
Generating deliverables will require the Programme Management Officer (Police) to be based in Islamabad at the Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) and report to the Criminal Justice Sub-programme Coordinator, while working with the Representative.The Programme Management Officer (Police) will interact with concerned ministries and agencies and international partners.
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The Programme Management Officer (Police) will be based in COPAK and work closely with the Sub-Programme Coordinator and COPAK colleagues.
Payment Schedule and Rate
The Programme Management Officer (Police) will be issued an SC contract in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.Payment scale will be determined by UNDP recommended rates for service contract holders.Travel costs including transportation and DSA for domestic and international travel will be paid by UNODC in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.
A mid level professional, holding a Masters degree in Political Science, Sociology, Statistics or other relevant academic fields, plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience in programme management. Additional professional experience can be considered if educational requirements for a Masters degree are not available.
Capacity to devise, set-up and manage technical assistance programmes, preferably in the areas of law enforcement and/or governance.
Ability to train and guide staff and consultants on programme deliverables.
Ability to produce concise reports and presentations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.