Job Title: Project Coordinator (Criminal Justice Reform), P3
Department/ Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: TUNIS
Posting Period: 13 April 2012-13 May 2012
Job Opening number: 12-DRU-UNODC-21749-R-TUNIS (E)
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA), in the Project Office for Tunisia, Tunis, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the UNODC Representative of ROMENA, the Coordinator of the Sub-Regional Programme Office for the Maghreb countries and the Programme Coordination and Analysis Unit (PCAU).
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The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Provide substantive support to the development of a comprehensive police reform programme based on the findings and recommendations of the assessment/survey/review of the police sector and priority areas identified in consultation with key national stakeholders, including civil society and development partners, which will seek to provide technical assistance and capacity building support to the police;
Provide substantive support to the development of a judicial reform programme in consultation with key national stakeholders, including civil society and development partners, which will seek to build the capacity of judges and prosecutors and promote an independent, effective and accountable judiciary;
Collect and maintain a situation analysis of the sector targeted by the "Strengthening respect for human rights and the rule of law in the criminal justice and security sectors in Tunisia, with a focus on the Police and the Judiciary" project (TUNX56), identify technical assistance needs, monitor changes and progress, draft reports and position papers related to operational activities, as well as conduct technical assessments and surveys and produce analytical reports containing specific and pragmatic recommendations for technical and development assistance for the guidance of the Government and officials as well as civil society;
Assist in project development and implementation, identify and assess technical assistance strategies of donors active in various regional initiatives, contribute to the preparation of programme proposals for funding consideration and provide substantive input for other activities to promote, support and obtain funding, coordinate with other intergovernmental organizations, relevant non-governmental organizations and institutions which are active in the provision of technical assistance in North Africa and the Middle East;
Monitor, manage and certify the project budget and all related project administrative issues and report periodically within UNODC on the project implementation status and delivery, as well as improve coordination between development partners and donors together with harmonizing practice and procedure considered critical to improving aid effectiveness;
Facilitate the move from stand-alone projects towards more integrated and homogenous technical cooperation programmes; design work plans for the timely achievement of the project objectives, and focus on results rather than inputs and/or activities, establishing a monitoring and accountability procedure with a focus on reinforcing mutual accountability for outcomes;
Strengthen the capacity of civil society actors and the media to encourage, engage in and contribute to criminal justice and security sector reform by promoting capacity building at the national and inter-regional level; support training courses, seminars, working groups and workshops; develop and adopt training curricula and modules with a particular emphasis on judicial ethics and integrity and various forms of transnational organized crime, in particular money laundering and asset forfeiture;
Establish a framework for dialogue to facilitate the exchange of ideas amongst public sector security officials, parliamentarians and civil society actors to set national priorities and develop workable strategies for security sector and criminal justice reform, as well as assist state agencies toward the ratification of international instruments; toward an improved legislative framework; toward strengthening Governmental infrastructure; and toward enhanced professionalism of law enforcement and criminal justice practitioners to better implement new legislation, procedure and practices;
Plan, supervise and coordinate evaluation exercises and develop and implement regional technical assistance, as well as backstop UNODC field operations in ROMENA and the preparation of technical activities and publications, including envisaged research and studies, and contribute to project monitoring and evaluation, as required;
Undertake any further duties as required.
Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime control and prevention issues. Knows policies and practices in international efforts to combat human trafficking, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Knows and specializes in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Identifies and contributes to the solution of problems/issues. Knows various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Shows pride in work and in 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.