Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Violent Extremism in Prisons), P3, Tunis

  • UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Tunis, Tunisia
  • Aug 27, 2020
Mid-level UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Job Description

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This post is located in the Programme Office in Tunisia (POTUN) in Tunis which falls under the management of the Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA), based in Cairo, Egypt. Under the overall guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa, the incumbent will report to the Acting Head of UNODC Programme Office in Tunisia and the Programme Coordinator (Violent Extremism in Prisons) in the Justice Section (JS), UNODC Headquarters, the latter being the incumbent’s primary contact point for substantive guidance.

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The focus of this position is to coordinate the implementation of the UN project on “Strengthening the management of violent extremist prisoners (VEPs) and the prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons” (2018-21) in Tunisia, which constitutes one of three project beneficiary countries, the 1st and 2nd being Kazakhstan and Uganda. The project will be co-implemented by UNODC and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), in consultation with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED).

Within assigned authority , the incumbent will be responsible for providing substantive support to the implementation of the prison-reform related technical assistance project in Tunisia. In particular, s/he will perform the following specific tasks:

•Review, monitor and analyze, on an ongoing basis, social, economic and/or political developments and trends which are relevant to prison management in general, and to preventing and countering violent extremism in prisons, in particular.

•Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of project activities in the country, including by supporting needs assessments, programming and other technical missions to the country and by organizing a variety of technical assistance activities aimed at promoting prison reform and the prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons.

•Provide substantive support for the development of relevant technical and training materials, tools and capacity-building packages, participate in national workshops, seminars and training courses for prison staff and other relevant stakeholders, and deliver presentations, as required, in line with UNODC technical guidance documents on prison reform.

•Assist in ensuring close coordination amongst co-implementing and associated project partners in the course of project implementation in the beneficiary country, and in maintaining transparent contacts with national stakeholders and donors, including by attending policy-making and technical meetings, as required; clarify UNODC’s work in the field of prison reform and of addressing violent extremism in prisons to (non-)governmental counterparts, as requested.

•Prepare and maintain a country-specific and tailored work and monitoring plan, draft related reports on project achievements at the levels of activities, outputs and objectives in line with UNODC and donor-related reporting requirements, and prepare other written outputs, such as official correspondence, briefings and presentations.

•Prepare budgets, monitor and report on the expenditures and the utilization of financial resources under the project segment for the beneficiary country and draft or contribute to financial progress reports, ensuring compliance with UN financial rules and regulations as well as applicable reporting requirements.

•Assume other work-related responsibilities, as required, such as those related to the recruitment and supervision of consultants and/or other project personnel; the implementation of project activities related to procurement and/or refurbishment; and to prison reform in the context of UNODC’s Global Programme on Addressing Prison Challenges.

•Provide normative, analytical and operational assistance to the national counterparts in Tunisia for strengthening the effectiveness, fairness and accountability of criminal justice institutions to tackle crime and terrorism.

•Perform other work-related duties as required.


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