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Programme Officer-Police

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N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
Job Type:
Service Contract (SC) ( First Shift (Day) )
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Career Level:
Minimum Experience:
5 Years
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Apply By:
Sep 25, 2018
Posted On:
Sep 11, 2018
Job Description



The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its Country Programme (CPII) 2015-19 with a focus on capacity-building of various federal and provincial public institutions in the areas of illicit trafficking and border management; criminal justice including terrorism prevention; and drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS. UNODC is also a provider of specialized assistance to Governments for addressing the legal, criminal justice and rule of law aspects of counter-terrorism.


In the context of Pakistan, the United Nations internationally recognized role and mandate on counterterrorism and criminal justice is combined with its trusted relationship with national and provincial counterparts. Pakistan's Action to Counter Terrorism (PACT) with a special reference to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has been developed jointly by the Government of Pakistan and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with an aim to strengthening the processes related to pre-investigations, investigations, prosecutions and adjudication of terrorism related cases. The objectives of the project encompass enhancing the skills and knowledge of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges while improving coordination between provincial and federal authorities including between the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of KP Police and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police.   


In order to develop the policing capacities of the KP and to react in a strategic manner, UNODC Pakistan requires the services of a National Programme Officer (NPO) – Police with experience in programme planning and monitoring and evaluation as well as with policing and law enforcement.


Assignment Objectives


To manage the implementation of activities and tasks under the Policing component of the PACT Programme, the NPO is expected to deliver high quality outputs and products, build and engage a network of active stakeholders, support the implementation of interventions to enhance investigation of criminal cases and ensure that budgets and plans are maintained. 


The NPO-Police will be required to work closely with the federal and provincial police departments and the affiliated Government ministries and national and international development partners under the overall supervision of the PACT Programme Advisor and the Representative of UNODC Country Office Pakistan:


The NPO- Police will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:

1. Design and manage the implementation of policing work under the PACT Programme, conducting sectoral analysis, institutional assessment, stakeholder’s management and risk management analysis;

2. Design, source and review experts’ input into programme activities, for substantive and monitoring purposes;

3. Monitor the progress of activities and provide reporting on programme implementation towards outcomes, within the framework of PACT Programme;

4. Organize and participate as a resource person in relevant international, regional and/or national meetings, workshops, seminars, training courses and provide expert advice to the participants on relevant subjects and issues;

5. Identify new areas of opportunities for new interventions in line with PACT Programme;

6. Develop, promote and strengthen institutional links as well as collaborative initiatives between UNODC and other UN agencies, national and international organizations and donors operating in Pakistan as well as intergovernmental groups within assigned areas of responsibility;

7. Ensure the integrity of financial systems, review budget requirements of the programme and the office and ensure consistent application of UN rules and regulations;

8. Maintain updated data and information on UNODC programmes and activities as well as on activities of other multilateral and bilateral stakeholders for a variety of internal and external purposes;

9. Analyze the crime situation in the region and prepare and organize a variety of written outputs, such as background papers, concept notes, working and position papers, presentations, briefing notes as well as regular documents such as correspondence with governments and mission reports. 

10. Render assistance in mobilizing goods and services and other project inputs, including the preparation of specifications for required good and services and Terms of References (ToRs) for expert consultants, meetings, training programmes and workshops

11. Organize and attend policy-making and expert group meetings to analyze and provide input on UNODC’s mandate in line with PACT Programme.

12. When required, supervise professional and support staff, in particular junior staff on substantive and programmatic issues.

13. Alert the PACT Programme Advisor of any challenges/bottlenecks and propose mitigation strategies

14. Any other duties as assigned by the PACT Programme Advisor and the Representative Country Office Pakistan


Competencies Required


• A Master’s degree in Criminology, Development Studies, Project Management or related area with at least 5 years of relevant research experience in Pakistan.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

• Previous experience in project management, product development or monitoring and evaluation. 

• Knowledge and experience working with the Government of Pakistan.

• Ability to interact effectively with high level government counterparts, national and international consultants.

• Previous experience with UN agency is an asset.

• Previous experience working with the Criminal Justice System is desirable. 

• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.



Planning and Implementation Arrangements

The NPO will be based in the Country Office for Pakistan Islamabad and report to the PACT Programme Advisor under the overall supervision of the Representative, Country Office Pakistan.


Payment Schedule and Rate


The Officer will be issued an SC contract in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.  Payment scale will be determined by UNDP recommended rates for service contract holders. 


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