The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its Country Programme (CP) 2010-15 with a focus on needs related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS. COPAK has developed a programme of actions that include outcomes in Criminal Justice. One of these outcomes (Outcome 5) deals with effective prosecution of criminal cases with a series of activities including training, providing equipment, study tours, compiling data on trends and monitoring and evaluation. All these activities are designed to increase the capacities of government agencies and other stakeholders. COPAK requires the services of National Programme Officer to support the implementation of the Outcome 5 of the Country Programme.
To manage the implementation of activities and tasks under Outcome 5 (More Effective Prosecution of Criminal Cases) of the COPAK Country Programme, the Officer is expected to deliver high quality outputs and products, build and engage a network of active stakeholders, support the implementation of interventions to enhance prosecution of criminal cases and ensure that budgets and plans are maintained.
The National Programme Officer will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on analysis and synthesis of proposals on the areas for support and interventions within the practice area specialization assigned specially focusing on mainstream career development training for prosecutors, improve management and monitoring of criminal cases, strengthen cooperation between police and prosecutors, enhance legislative framework and establish and build capacity of central authority for legal cooperation.
Participates in effective management focusing on improving the criminal justice system of Pakistan through enhancement of core skills and capacities of prosecutors as well as the current legislative and regularity framework.
Provides top quality advisory services to the Government as a focal point assigned to outcome and ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals, sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice, organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues and professional growth through active learning.
Implement, monitor and report on the activities and tasks in the Country Programme as determined by the annual plan. Plan and organize events and activities to support the effective prosecution criminal cases. Manage payments, procurement, events and all other administrative oversight under the activities of the Outcome.
Maintain all official databases and repositories of information related to Outcome 5.
A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Legal or Political Science, Economics or Public Administration, plus 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.
Strong technical skills in database management and desktop publishing.
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 police, prosecutions or legal advice is desirable.
Project management certifications such as PMI, Prince2 or Agile are desirable.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The Officer will be based in the Country Office for Pakistan and report to the SP II Criminal Justice Advisor.
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.