Program Analyst

United Nations Development Program , Bolivia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th May, 2021


Job Description

BACKGROUND

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) works with States and civil society to prevent drugs and crime from threatening the security, peace and development opportunities of citizens. Encouraging the updating of international best practices, the contributions consist of: (1) generating knowledge about the nature, scope, and trends of the drug and crime problem; (2) support the implementation of international conventions on the matter; (3) guide police officers and national strategies to fight drugs and crime; (4) develop national capacities to confront and prevent the production, trafficking, drug abuse and other manifestations of organized crime.

In 2016, the UNODC Country Office in Bolivia prepared a 5-year Country Program together with the Bolivian government, which is formally extended, while its extension is approved for a new 5-year period, in this document programmatic, all technical assistance activities to be carried out in thematic areas under the mandates of UNODC are fully described.

Within the framework of the Program to Support the Plan of Action of the Strategy to Fight Drug Trafficking and the Reduction of Surplus Coca Crops of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (EPB), Financing Agreement DCI-ALA / 2015 / 025-027, signed between the European Union and the EPB, a budget support has been established for the Plurinational State of Bolivia of EUR 50 million for a period of 4 years, a delegation agreement of EUR 5 million for the UNODC Country Office in Bolivia and a grant direct of EUR 5 million for the consortium of European policemen.

In this context, the UNODC Support Program for the Plurinational State of Bolivia (EPB) funded by the EU and the Kingdom of Denmark has been designed in the field of drug and coca crop control and supervision and is developed on the following: seven components:

  • Monitoring of coca crops;
  • Regional cooperation and legal technical assistance to support policy design; Y
  • Validation of information on the destruction / incineration of seized illegal drugs and strengthening of forensic laboratories.
  • Study of the yield of coca crops in Bolivia.
  • Coca-cocaine efficiency study in Bolivia.
  • Container Control
  • Validation of information on the rationalization / eradication of coca crops.

This program will last four years and will be financed by the European Union (EU) and by the Kingdom of Denmark.

  • In order to support the execution of the Country Program and the Program financed by the EU and Denmark, it is necessary to hire a National Program Officer .
  • The UNODC Program Officer in Bolivia will allocate 50% of his working time to fulfill his role, thus ensuring the implementation of the Program financed by the EU and Denmark. This Program will cover 50% of the salary and the remaining 50% will be covered by UNODC with resources from other sources.
  • The National Program Officer will work directly under the UNODC Representative in Bolivia.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The National Program Officer will work under direct reporting to the UNODC Representative in Bolivia and will be in charge of:

  • Coordinate the physical and financial execution of the UNODC Support Program for the Implementation of the Plan of Action of the Strategy to Fight Drug Trafficking and Reduction of Surplus Coca Crops, of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (EPB).
  • Support in the implementation and development of the activities defined by the Global Programs AIRCOP, CRIMJUST and CCP, acting as a focal point before the corresponding national authorities.
  • Support in the implementation of ethics and integrity projects in justice and integral development.
  • Serve as a focal point for the area of ​​human trafficking and migrant smuggling with national counterparts, donors, UNODC headquarters in Vienna, and global and regional programs.
  • Provide technical and legal advice on the implementation and development of the different components of the Program.
  • Supervise the staff and coordinators of the different areas of the Program.
  • Coordinate the follow-up and substantive monitoring of the Program.
  • Follow up on the legal technical assistance that will be provided under the Program.
  • Identify the problems and situations that need to be addressed and propose corrective actions.
  • Liaise with stakeholders such as national counterparts, donors, UNODC headquarters in Vienna, and global and regional programs.
  • Prepare and / or review the technical and financial reports / reports of the Program.
  • Carry out outreach activities; training workshops, seminars; Make presentations on assigned topics / activities related to the Program.
  • Provide technical and legal advice to the Coordinators of the projects belonging to the COBOL portfolio
  • Provide substantive and logistical support to consultative meetings and other meetings, to propose agenda items, identify participants, prepare documents and presentations.
  • Participate in meetings and workshops with key actors from the government, the international community, civil society, other UN agencies and the private sector, positioning the mandate of the UNODC, informing and reporting on relevant issues and providing advice when appropriate.
  • Participate in missions, supporting the Representative, consultants, counterparts and staff.
  • Coordinate with the Operations and Programs Units the activities related to the budget and financing of the Country Program and make presentations, progress reports, etc.
  • Support in the follow-up and substantive monitoring of the projects belonging to the COBOL portfolio when they are assigned.
  • Participate in the development of new project proposals in the areas under the mandate of UNODC.
  • Support in the development of policies, including the review and analysis of problems and trends, the preparation of evaluations or research activities and studies.
  • Prepare various documents related to the topics of drugs and crime such as sections of reports and studies, contributions for publications.
  • Support the UNODC Representative in Bolivia, when authorized, in advocacy work.
  • Be available to fulfill any other function or activity that, based on the profession, requires the Representative of the UNODC.

COMPETENCIES

  • Professionalism - good knowledge and understanding of the concepts and aspects relevant to the fight against drug trafficking, studies, regional cooperation and the provision of legal technical assistance.
  • Planning and organizing - of your own workload, managing conflicting priorities and a rational and efficient use of time; ability to organize and implement activities and results; ability to monitor the progress of activities and meet deadlines;
  • Creativity - ability to generate new forms and a range of different options to solve problems and meet deadlines; generate different options to solve problems and identify the needs of the target audience;
  • Capacity - to identify, share and disseminate best practices and methodologies;
  • Communication - excellent communication skills (spoken and written), including the ability to write technical reports, and communications directed to different partners and articulate ideas in a clear and concise manner.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Law, Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations, or International Development Cooperation (essential).

Experience

  • Minimum eight years proven general work experience.
  • Work experience in the UNODC mandate areas of at least four years in inter-institutional coordination tasks, relations with state authorities and international cooperation.
  • Specific experience of three years in international organizations.

Specific Knowledge

  • Indispensable, excellent writing in Spanish and high capacity for synthesis, as well as skills of presentation and presentation of information.
  • Intermediate level of spoken and written English language (which will be evaluated in the technical test and interview).
  • Knowledge and / or experience in methodologies of design, monitoring and evaluation of policies and / or projects will be valued.
  • Solvent handling of Microsoft Office.

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