About the Organization:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. They advocate for change and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for them. They provide expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. They promote technical and investment cooperation among nations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia, and the direct supervision of the Sub-Programme Coordinator and Advisor on counter-narcotics, anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism with substantive support from the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch in UNODC Headquarters, the National Programme Officer will be responsible for the operational management of the UNODC component of the Joint UN Programme on Establishment of an Integrated National Financing Framework (INFF) for Sustainable Development in Uzbekistan, as well as for the coordination of activities related to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
The National Programme Officer will ensure smooth and timely delivery of operations in accordance with relevant work and activity plans through performing the following duties and responsibilities:
- Manage and coordinate activities to enhance national systems for AML/CFT and management of frozen, seized and confiscated assets;
- Coordinate day-to-day communication with counterparts in Uzbekistan, including relevant law enforcement and other relevant stakeholders;
- Provide substantive and technical expertise to undertake an assessment of the current situation, responses and existing capacity of the key national institutions engaged in management of AML/CFT, frozen, seized and confiscated assets;
- Attend and contribute to technical consultations with national and international stakeholders, partners and donors on issues related to AML/CFT, asset recovery, management and disposal;
- Facilitate training and other capacity-building assistance to the national competent institutions, including the development of related technical material and the monitoring of training and assistance provided;
- Identify consultancy needs, develop terms of reference for the proposed consultancies and assist in the identification, selection and recruitment of international and national consultants and experts;
- Prepare material, situation briefings, and presentations for workshops, conferences and training courses, and other documents;
- Prepare, review and revise the budget as well as draft annual budget proposals;
- Undertake outreach and dissemination activities, as required, and promote cooperation and continuous sharing of information;
- Contribute to the development of concept notes, funding proposals and progress reports to donor organizations, monitoring, evaluation and lessons learned reports and other relevant program-related documents, including substantive correspondence for a) resource mobilization, b) partnership building, c) reporting;
- Guide and orient efforts and contributions of consultants, experts, government counterparts and other relevant stakeholders towards achievement of project objectives;
- Procure goods and services to initiate activities, including drafting TORs and work specifications;
- Perform other duties that may be required by UNODC senior management.
Required Skills and Experience
- University degree (Bachelor degree or equivalent) in law, political or social sciences, international relations, finance, or other relevant field.
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring & evaluation of development projects is required, preferably in the field of AML/CFT, asset recovery, management and disposal, and/or anticorruption at national or international levels.
- Previous experience in international development organisations, especially UN is highly desirable.
- Fluency in verbal and written English and Russian with excellent drafting skills. Knowledge of Uzbek is an asset. Proven ability to draft, edit and produce written proposals in English and results-focused reports.
- Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).