UN Programme Officer – Peace and Security Job Careers – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About UNDP:
The United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network.
UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and
resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice,
training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with
increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. 
Job Summary:  The Programme Officer, Peace and Security
works under the overall supervisor and day-to- day guidance of the oversight of
the Team Leader Peace, Security and Systems Resilience.  He/she works closely with UNDP’s programme,
Operations and Field offices, International Partners and government
institutions, UN agencies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support with
provision of high quality technical/programmatic policy and substantive
advisory support to management in Peace, security and Systems Resilience to
ensure better synergy between Inclusive Effective Governance (IEG) pillar and
Sustainable Inclusive Effective Development (SIED) in development planning,
financing, strategies and programme implementation.
  • Contribute to the identification of key issues for policy and
    advisory support addressing vulnerability, social cohesion, Prevention of
    violent extremism, Small arms and light weapons, mediation and conflict
    prevention, cross border for affected communities, youth and women, with a
    view to recommending appropriate strategic responses for UNDP and
  • Assist with the provision of substantive and methodological support
    to Team and IEG pillar and Country Office leadership in the design,
    formulation and implementation of research and analysis activities;
  • Support Country Office leadership in positioning and activities in
    the Peace, security to promote and support sustenance of peace;
  • Contribute to the conceptualization and formulation of
    policy-related discussion and positioning, policy proposals and concepts
    for internal discussion within UNDP and external discussions with partners
    and other stakeholders;
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of advisory support to
    projects addressing social cohesion and peace sustenance. Lead
    implementation of advisory activities ensuring the highest technical
    standards. Ensure that activities in support of policy support are well
    designed and delivered in a timely manner. Review and quality control
    technical outputs such as reports and assessments;
  • Support the coordination and implementation of the PSSR programme;
  • Support the training of local community members on the role of
    elders, faith-based organizations and various peace platforms in conflict
    prevention, mediation and building social cohesion;
  • Contribute to the identification of key policy-related issues and
    stimulate thinking processes within the Team, contribute to discussion on
    issues related to focus of the Team and IEG pillar;
  • Support as required, representation of the Programme in coordination
    platforms including sector reviews.
Contribute to
conceptual and substantive input to programme/ project and activity design and
formulation of innovative peace, security and Systems Resilience strategies.
  • Support with advocacy for greater contextual awareness and
    understanding in the design of programmatic activities, to ensure that
    programmatic activities are appropriately targeted and take due
    consideration of the delivery environment to maximize applicability,
    timeliness, quality and impact of the interventions;
  • With emphasis on risk mitigation and conflict-sensitivity, support
    promotion of the systematic consideration of risk and conflict in
    programme and project descriptive and technical documents;
  • Provide methodological support for the design and implementation of
    knowledge capture, and the incorporation of lessons learnt and best
    practices into programmatic formulation;
  • As required or beneficial, assist in the preparation of concept
    notes, positioning papers, project proposals, Terms of Reference, analyses
    and reports, ensuring the systematic consideration of risk, conflict-sensitivity,
    and identified lessons learnt and best practices;
  • Contribute to the design and conduct capacity needs assessments for
    the conflict hot spots and conflict mapping;
  • Support the establishment of systems, procedures, standards,
    benchmarks and guidelines for monitoring and evaluating capacity building
    prograrmmes in the field of peace and security;
  • Support the assessment and evaluation of the capacities and skills
    of consultants to undertake various capacity building programmes,
  • Contribute to the analysis and research to seek information on
    training and research institutions that could serve as centers of capacity
    building programmes;
  • Support the conduct conflict analyses and develop briefing notes
    from time to time to inform the early warning and response system;
  • Support the development of conflict sensitivity planning tools and
    help local governments to mainstream them in their regular development
Assist with
capacity building in conflict, prevention, management including mediation.
  • Support to develop a comprehensive capacity building programmes and
    strategies through consultations with various partners;
  • Contribute to the design and implement capacity building programmes
    to strengthen the skills and knowledge of key partners in peace and
    security on techniques of mediation & negotiation skills, and conflict
    sensitive development for sustainable peace and social cohesion;
  • Jointly with the IEG team, support the implementation of
    comprehensive synergistic capacity building programmes as to enhance the
    skills and knowledge of key peace and security stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the preparation of evaluation questionnaires and
    evaluate various training programmes undertaken and give feedback to the
    UNDP COs in areas of improvement;
  • Support the Programme Manager in setting up technical criteria for
    appraisal and evaluation of capacity building and conflict prevention
  • Contribute to the effective implementation of policy or capacity
    building recommendations from Stakeholders and Audit reviews;
  • Support the preparation of technical briefs & perform analytical
    work on area of expertise for UNDP senior management.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant reports and applications;
  • Provide back-up support to other professionals in the team during
    periods of absence from the office.
  • Contribute to the preparation of relevant capacity building
    reports   and documentation of
    lessons and best practices, concept notes and background documents for
    training programmes to ensure effective implementation of the various
    capacity building programmes.
Contribute to the
provision of technical support for the implementation of programmatic
activities, especially in the areas of problem-solving, effective communication
and reporting.
  • Support the technical advice and advocate for conflict sensitive and
    capacity development approaches to inform programming;
  • With focus on the project activities of the peace and security team,
    particularly those relating to addressing vulnerability, social cohesion,
    Prevention of violent extremism, Small arms and light weapons, mediation
    and conflict prevention, conflict early warning, cross border for affected
    communities, youth and women, support ad hoc technical support to the
    project teams to resolve challenges to delivery that arise;
  • Contribute to policy and substantive guidance to the programme teams
    for risk mitigation, to maximize potential for timely and effective
    delivery of project activities;
  • Assist with substantive contribution and quality control for regular
    and ad-hoc programme communications and reporting.;
  • Contribute to actively codify, share, and disseminate knowledge,
    including best practices and lessons learned, accumulated through the
    programme implementation;
  • Support representation of the Progrmame in meetings and conferences
    to which the Project is invited to attend;
  • Support strategic documentation of PSSR successes and lessons;
  • Provide support to ensure that the Programme systematically builds
    capacities of implementing partners and other national partners so that
    they can independently take initiatives for national dialogues and
  • Contribute to the initiation and/ or participate in UNDP knowledge
    and learning events and take advantage of best practices and lessons to
    position UNDP as the Thought Leader in the area of peace and security.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Programme Officer –
    Peace and Security job placement should hold a master’s degree or
    equivalent in one of the following, or related, fields: Master’s degree in
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Building, International Development,
    Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Law, Public
    Administration or a related area.
  • Five years of work experience which must combine policy, advisory
    and advocacy engagement with senior levels of government, United Nations
    or government, and design, formulation and delivery of international
    development assistance.
  • Proven experience in peace and security Peace and security sector,
    in particular in civilian peacebuilding, conflict prevention and
    resolution including capacity-building, monitoring dialogue and
    information exchange, and preferably in at least two of the following
    areas: (1) conflict early warning/early response, (2) security sector
    reform (SSR); (3) transnational organized crime; (4) mediation,
    confidence-building and assisting peace processes through National peace
    infrastructures; (5) women, peace and security (UNSC RES 1325 and
    follow-up resolutions) in a governmental, multilateral or civil society
  • A proven track record in designing and managing politically
    sensitive projects involving national political actors.
  • Experience in or understanding and managing projects/programmes with
    multiple donor partners;
  • Knowledge of and experience of East Africa/ horn of Africa or Uganda
    context will be an advantage;
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender equality, conflict sensitivity
    and human rights in designing and implementing related projects including
    monitoring and reporting on these cross-cutting themes and SDGs;
  • Experience managing election related conflict, mediation and or a
    national dialogue processes will be distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of E systems for conflict prevention and management.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages,
    (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to
Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job
requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 1st March 2019
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