UNOCT - Office of Counter-Terrorism New York, USA
Mar 13, 2020Mid-level
Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (OCT) was established by the General Assembly in June 2017. The Office has five main functions: (a) provide leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates across the United Nations System; (b) enhance coordination and coherence across the 38 Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the Strategy; (c) strengthen the delivery of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States; (d) improve visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for United Nations counter-terrorism efforts; and (e) ensure that due priority is given to counter-terrorism across the United Nations System and that the important work on preventing violent extremism is firmly rooted in the Strategy. This position is located in the South-South Cooperation Team of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) of the Office of Counter-Terrorism (OCT) at Headquarters in New York. The incumbent will report to the Head of the South-South Cooperation Team. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic, and may not be performed by all Programme Officers.) •Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions. •Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change. •Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources. •Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies. •Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions. •Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. •Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc. •Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities. •Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc. •Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.). •Performs other duties as required.