Programme Management Officer

United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, Rabat, Morocco

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th May, 2021

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Programme Office for Counter-Terrorism Training in Africa, in the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), in Rabat. The Programme Officer will report to the head of the Programme Office, with additional supervision by the Chief of Special Projects Section within the Special Projects and Innovations Branch (SPIB), under the overall supervision of the Director of Branch, UNOCT.


Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develops, implements and evaluates programmes, focusing on the delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of educational covert policing products and services for Member States in North-Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.; monitors and analyzes programme development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures 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.
  • Develops and maintains learning programmes that are offered at a regional scale, meeting the capacity-building needs of Member States.
  • Serves as focal point for the monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of learning programmes, oversees impact assessment projects, and recommends ways to enhance effectiveness and impact of development programmes and activities;
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Initiates and coordinates capacity-building activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget 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.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme
  • management, administration or related area is required.
  • Experience in designing, developing and evaluating learning programmes for law enforcement and security personnel is required.
  • Experience in instructional design and the use of learning technologies for distance and blended training purposes is desirable.
  • Experience coordinating programmes related to counter-terrorism or prevention of violent extremism is desirable.
  • Experience working in in North-Africa or sub-Saharan Africa is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required; Fluency in Arabic and French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


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