|Posting Title:||Programme Officer (Head of Nuclear Security Programme), P4|
|Job Code Title:||PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute|
|Posting Period:||08 May 2023 – 06 June 2023|
|Job Opening Number:||23-Programme Management-UNICRI-207774-R-Turin (E)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) Risk Mitigation and Security Governance unit of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in Turin, Italy.
The Programme Officer heading the Nuclear Security Programme will work under the overall authority of the Director, with a direct reporting line to the Senior Programme Officer (Deputy-Director) and with the Head of the CBRN unit as an additional supervisor.
For more information on UNICRI, please visit their website: www.unicri.org.
Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of the projects related to the topics of intelligence-led operations to combat radiological and nuclear (RN) trafficking and terrorism as well as CBRN proliferation financing (PF) risks. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
• Develop, implement and evaluate projects related to the topics of intelligence-led operations to combat RN trafficking and terrorism as well as CBRN PF risks.
• Lead the establishment and running of sustainable training projects; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaise with relevant partners and donors; ensure follow-up actions.
• Perform consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning and facilitating workshops through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing action plans.
• Coordinate the methodology for train-the-trainers and national trainings.
• Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources. Organize and prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., by proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparing documents and presentations, etc.
• Undertake outreach activities; liaise with International Organizations; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations to enhance the visibility of UNICRI.
• Lead and/or participate in large, complex field missions, including providing guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties, drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Develop work plans and budgets, monitor programme performance and expenditure, prepare programme related reports; coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
• Manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision.
• Initiate and coordinate the development of sustainability plans.
• Collect and analyze data, including evidence, to identify trends or patterns and provide insights to enable data- or evidence-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
• Perform other work-related duties as required.
Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches related to terrorism and CBRN risk mitigation; is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to conduct data collection using various methods. Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and to convey resulting information to management effectively Demonstrates 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. Has ability to apply judgment in the context of given assignments, planning work and managing conflicting priorities. 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.
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 personal position; shares credit for team’s accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team’s shortcomings.
Planning & Organizing: Develops 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.
Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminology, law, international relations, political science or other relevant discipline is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in project or programme management is required.
At least two (2) years of experience in the substantive area of combatting radiological and nuclear (RN) trafficking and terrorism are required.
Experience in coordinating the design and delivery of train-the-trainers programmes is desirable.
Experience in managing projects related to CBRN counter proliferation financing is desirable.
Experience in analysis of data or evidence or related area is desirable.
Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organizations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
This position is funded from extra-budgetary resources. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and will be limited to service with UNICRI. Any extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. In view of the nature of the funding of the present position, should a UN Secretariat staff member apply and be selected for this position with the Institute, such selection will be implemented on a temporary basis.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect.
The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Turin is a family duty station.
Applicants, who successfully go through a competitive recruitment process and are recommended for selection and/or inclusion in the roster of pre-approved candidates for subsequent job openings at the same level and with similar functions, may have their application information and roster status shared with other UN Organizations. Such applicants may be contacted by other UN Organizations for similar job openings, subject to the confirmation of their interest. Placement on the roster is no guarantee of a future selection.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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