Entry Level UN Associate Programme Management Officer Jobs – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Job Title:    Associate Programme
Management Officer

Organization: United
Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-UNODC-121735-R-Kampala (N)

Grade: NOB

Reports to: Crime
Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Violent Extremism in Prisons)

About US:

The United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime is a United Nations office that was established in
1997 to assist the UN in better addressing a coordinated, comprehensive
response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in and abuse of
drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and
political corruption. These goals are pursued through three primary functions:
research, guidance and support to governments in the adoption and
implementation of various crime-, drug-, terrorism-, and corruption-related
conventions, treaties and protocols, as well as technical/financial assistance
to said governments to face their respective situations and challenges in these

Job Summary:  The Associate Programme Management Officer will work under the
overall guidance of the ROEA Representative and the direct supervision of the
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Violent Extremism in Prisons) in
the Programme Office in Uganda (POUGA) and in close cooperation with relevant colleagues
in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and in the Justice Section
(JS) of UNODC headquarters.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within assigned authority, the incumbent will
be responsible for the following duties:

  • Work with key clients to facilitate the
    development, implementation and evaluation of assigned
    programmes/projects; coordinate substantive, administrative, financial and
    programme activities on a daily basis ensuring timely completion and
    compliance with UN rules and regulations.
  • Provide substantive and technical
    expertise for the implementation and assessment of the programme including
    collection and compilation of relevant background information and
    statistic data.
  • Undertake all necessary measures for
    planning and implementation of the strategies and activities as outlined
    in the joint UN programme on strengthening the management of violent
    extremist prisoners.
  • Provide support in monitoring all
    aspects of programme implementation and identify challenges and propose
    corrective actions to the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer to
    expedite implementation.
  • Draft detailed work plans, accompanying
    budgets and budget revisions for all activities.
  • Prepare monthly/semiannual/annual
    progress reports on programme implementation, as well as summary of
    achievements report and donor reports.
  • Prepare required documentation and
    inputs including background information, briefing notes, welcoming
    remarks, presentations, as well as provide inputs for relevant documents
    as required.
  • Undertake associated desk research,
    field / monitoring missions within the framework of programme
  • Procure goods and services to initiate
    activities; draft TORs and work specifications jointly with programme
    support unit / operations to ensure qualitative and objective procurement
    of services.
  • Support the exchange of knowledge and
    promising practices in the management of violent extremist prisoners and
    prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons and promote the
    whole-of-society approach in prevention of violent extremism.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and
    counterparts (national government agencies, civil society organizations,
    research institutes, donor community, etc.) actively engaged in the
    prevention of violent extremism related work including capacity building
    activities for law enforcement agencies at the regional or country level.
  • Together with the Crime Prevention and
    Criminal Justice Officer (Violent Extremism in Prisons), contribute to
    development of funding proposals and other relevant programme-related
    documents, including contribution to substantive correspondence for a)
    resource mobilization, b) partnership building, c) reporting.
  • Coordinate thematic activities with
    UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and UNODC headquarters.
  • Perform other work-related duties as

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Associate Programme Management
    Officer job placement should hold an advanced university degree in law,
    political or social science, criminal justice, criminology, international
    relations, or public administration. A first-level university degree in
    similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying
    experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least two years of progressively
    responsible professional experience in programme management including
    project formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation is
  • Experience in the field of crime
    prevention and criminal justice and / or prison reform is highly
  • Experience in criminal justice matters,
    as well as exposure to international development cooperation is highly
  • Experience in working with Government,
    civil society, international organizations and donors is desirable.
    organizations and donors
  • Languages: English and French are the working
    languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised,
    fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
    Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.


  • Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of
    project management, including financial management, planning, monitoring
    and reporting. Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and
    approaches relevant to criminal justice in general and to prison reform in
    particular. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNIODC as well as of
    operational modalities of crime prevention and criminal justice efforts.
    Has ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution
    of issues/problems. Has sound judgement and political sensitivity. Is able
    to assist with data collection using various methods. Has conceptual
    analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and
    analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various
    research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet
    and other databases. Is able to apply judgement in the context of
    assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Has
    proven ability to draft, edit and produce written proposals and
    results-focused reports.  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.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and
    effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others
    and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits
    interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style
    and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information
    and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with
    colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely
    valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
    places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance
    with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely
    reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts
    joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning
    & Organizing:
    clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies
    priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
    allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
    foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and
    adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 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.

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Deadline: 4th October 2019

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