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Programme Officer (Border Management)
Service Contract (SC)
Social or Political Science, Sociology, Statistics or other relevant academic field
The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its Country Programme (CP) for Pakistan (2010-15) with a focus on needs related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS. Pakistan’s counter-narcotics (CN) law enforcement agencies (LEAs) are the Government’s first responders and primary resource to interdict illicit production and trafficking of narcotics substances.
Through the Country Programme, UNODC aims to enhance core capacities of Pakistan’s LEAs to fight illicit trafficking of drugs produced and coming out of the neighboring Afghanistan and increases their technical expertise to manage Pakistan’s western borders primarily more effectively through the provision of essentially required equipment and specialized training. The Government of Pakistan is also a signatory and active participant of the Triangular Initiative between Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, that aims at synchronizing a regional response against the drugs/precursors trafficking and related transnational organized crime (TOC).
In order to enhance the Government of Pakistan’s border management capacities including through regional/cross-border collaboration, UNODC Pakistan requires the services of a Programme Officer (Border Management) with experience in programme planning and monitoring/evaluation, and liaison with counter-narcotics and border management LEAs.
The objective of the assignment is to manage the implementation of border management activities under the Country Programme. Work will be aimed towards the achievement of the following outputs - (1) Border staff knowledge and skill enhanced; (2) Border management procedures improved to facilitate trade while interdicting unwanted flows; (3) Border operations facilitated; (4) Coastal interdiction capacity improved (5) strengthening bilateral, regional and international arrangements for informational sharing and coordinated operations.
The Programme Officer (Border Management) will be required to work closely with the Ministry of Narcotics Control, the Ministry of Interior, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Secretariat and the provincial governments and relevant LEAs.
Under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative, the Programme Officer (Border Management) will report to the Illicit Trafficking and Border Management Advisor, to undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
1. Lead on the planning, organization and implementation of all outputs and activities related to the work plan for outcome 3 and partially that for outcome 1 of the CP,
2. Develop a comprehensive plan for the implementation of regional and international cooperation mechanisms involving the Government of Pakistan, such as the Triangular Initiative and the Afghanistan-Pakistan Cooperation Process and related contributions such as work plans, training courses and presentations,
3. Promote interagency and cross-border cooperation including regular exchange of information/drug-related intelligence between,
4. Have full understanding of programme objectives and strategies, and represent those to counterpart agencies,
5. Participate as a resource person in the regional/national workshops and meetings; and also organize specialized training of counterpart LEAs' trainers and field staff e.g. drug law enforcement, drugs/precursors identification, risk management, integrated border management techniques, information gathering/analysis, and crime scene investigation.
6. Undertake needs assessments to identify training and/or equipment requirements counterparts,
7. Facilitate preparation of regular and timely progress reports on the related programme outcomes, outputs and activities,
8. Facilitate programme evaluation including monitoring/evaluation and oversight functions, and follow-up activities,
9. Direct, manage and supervise the work of Assistant Programme Officer(s) and Associates, as and when required,
10. Any other duties as identified by the senior management.
The position will require the Programme Officer (Border Management) to be based in Islamabad at the Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) and report to the Illicit Trafficking and Border Management Advisor, under overall supervision of the Country Representative.
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The Programme Officer (Border Management) will closely interact with UNODC COPAK’s related programme officers/other staff, concerned ministries and LEAs and regional counterparts/international partners, as tasked/mandated.
Payment Schedule and Rate
The Programme Officer (Border Management) will be issued a Service Contract (SC) in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures. Payment scale will be determined by UNDP recommended rates for SC holders. Travel costs including transportation and DSA for domestic and international travel will be paid by UNODC in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.
1.A senior-level professional, holding a Masters degree in Business/Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Statistics or other relevant academic field, plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant progressive work experience.
2.Capacity to devise, set-up and manage technical assistance programmes, preferably in the areas of border management and counter-narcotics/law enforcement.
3.Ability to train and guide beneficiary LEAs and UNODC staff/consultants on programme deliverables.
4.Ability to produce concise reports and presentations.
5.Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
6.Ability to work under pressure, multi-tasking and meet tight deadlines.