The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) aims to assist Pakistan in addressing the development challenges, specifically related to drugs, rule of law, good governance and public health, through the Pakistan Country Programme-II (2016-19) developed jointly with the Government of Pakistan (GoP). The partnership which UNODC has built up over three decades in Pakistan through many projects and the programmes developed and delivered successfully in close collaboration with Government of Pakistan, the civil society and with International partners, has positioned UNODC Pakistan well to implement the second Pakistan Country Programme (2016-19) which ensures the International support is directed towards the strategic priorities, meeting Pakistan’s needs. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains at the core of much of UNODC’s work integrated throughout the Pakistan Country Programme- II (2016-19), which recognizes a strong connection between rule of law, security and sustainable development. It therefore, reminds the country’s law enforcement in particular and the society in general, of their obligations towards raising awareness and knowledge for addressing the emerging security challenges, controlling drugs and other transnational organized crimes.
A recurring theme throughout the Country Programme (CP-II), eLearning remains the cornerstone of a comprehensive training assistance agenda pursued by UNODC in partnership with the Government of Pakistan (GOP). UNODC Pakistan carry out the eLearning programme’s implementation in Pakistan in lined with the Global eLearning Programme’s strategic framework. This will allow transformation of training platform from CBT to eLearning; and bring the most updated training contents to Pakistan in lined with UN standard and international best practices. In this regard UNODC Pakistan has commenced consultations with major stakeholders- the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) of Pakistan and the donors’ community, in order to plan the expansion of eLearning centers’ network in Pakistan, by including more field and border locations; adapt new learning contents covering new thematic areas related to drugs; transnational organized crime and border management; and to deliver training via existing network of eLearning centers in Pakistan.
Towards the achievement of several UNODC Country Programme (CP) outcomes with successful rollout of the Global eLearning Programme in Pakistan and to enhance law enforcement agencies’ capacities to interdict drugs and fight against crime, UNODC Pakistan requires the services of a National Programme Coordinator (eLearning) with experience in programme planning, execution and managing, as well as closely interacting with counter-narcotics and border LEAs.
The objective of the assignment is to implement and manage the rollout of eLearning in Pakistan under the Pakistan Country Programme, while working with the UNODC Global eLearning Programme and UNODC Pakistan’s Sub-Programme teams. Specifically, work will be aimed towards the achievement of several outcomes and outputs include: (1) Foundational knowledge and skills integrated into drug law enforcement agencies’ training programmes (2) Enhanced knowledge and skills within migration-related law enforcement agencies (3) Border staff knowledge and skills enhanced (4) Human resources’ knowledge and skills regarding TOC including cybercrime enhanced; (5) Knowledge, skills and operational capacities for investigation, intelligence and police operations enhanced; (6) Knowledge and skills of judiciary and prosecution enhanced; (7) Knowledge, skills and operational capacities of government institutions to prevent, detect, and counteract corruption enhanced; and (8) Knowledge, skills and operational capacities of government institutions to prevent, detect, prosecute and adjudicate crimes related to terrorism enhanced
The National Programme Coordinator (eLearning) will be required to work closely with the LEAs under Ministry of Interior, the Narcotics Control Division- Ministry of Interior, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Secretariat and the Provincial Police departments. The management of COPAK and the affiliated Government ministries/LEAs will be advised and guided on the identified needs and issues.
Under the overall supervision of the UNODC Country Representative, the National Programme Coordinator (eLearning) will report to and coordinate with the Sub-programme Advisors, to undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
1. Take responsibility for the planning, organization and implementation of all outputs and activities related to eLearning which cross-cuts outcomes 1-6 and partially to outcome-8 of UNODC's Pakistan Country Programme -II (2016-2019).
2. On production and adaptation of eLearning modules, be available as COPAK’s focal person to the Global eLearning Programme to initiate and supervise the adaptation process including language translation, quality assurance of scripts, piloting of modules, and deployment of final product at the eLearning centres.
3. On planning the rollout of eLearning to LEAs, obtain preliminary information from sites receiving eLearning; undertake the training and equipment needs assessment; liaise with LEAs for the approvals, initiate the fit-out of eLearning centres, shape the procurement of equipment and hire services for the installation of equipment in the eLearning centres.
4. On roll-out, organise formal hand-overs of equipment, manage distribute and install equipment, software and organise necessary training to each agency’s nominated eLearning Site Managers.
5. Provide ongoing support to eLearning centres with the help of IT Assistants and Programme Associates for complex technical issues, drafting their work orders and monitoring their outputs.
6. Working with the UNODC’s Training Managers to assist agencies in aligning eLearning course with agencies’ mandates and operational priorities, create awareness among agencies’ senior management and take appropriate measures to formally integrate eLearning into agencies’ broader training plans.
7. Ensure full understanding on the part of counterpart law enforcement agencies in Pakistan of eLearning programme objectives and strategies, of their obligations and inputs and act as UNODC focal point on the programme for counterpart agencies.
8. Contribute expertise towards the collection of training data and its analysis for monitoring and evaluation.
9. Organize training workshops for agencies’ nominated Site and Training Managers ; Meetings of agency’s focal persons and representatives in relation to create awareness and help agencies integrate eLearning into their training curricula.
10. Facilitate programme monitoring and evaluation, oversight functions and provide regular updates relating to programme implementation to help prepare reports for the donors and UNODC management.
11. Any other duties as identified by the senior management.
i. Transformation of training platform from CBT to eLearning and with most updated training contents
ii. Expansion by making new eLearning centers to enhance reach out of the programme to strategic and field locations where training is most needed.
iii. Support to concerned stakeholders in implementation of trainings.
iv. Sustainability by creating tangible linkage between Global eLearning Programme, UNODC Country Programme-II outcomes, and the law enforcement training needs.
v. Monitoring & Evaluation to ensure carrying out of effective and efficient implementation of plans.
Qualification and Experience:
• A professional, holding a Master of Science degree in Social or Political Sciences, IT, Project Management or other relevant academic fields, plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional work experience with the criminal justice system and/or in developing the capacity building programme for the Government ministries and agencies.
• Must possess Professional IT certifications in Networks, Desktop and Server Administration.
• Experience in IT-based capacity building project implementation is preferred.
• Knowledge and experience of law enforcement training programmes of the various agencies in Pakistan with different mandates.
• Ability to produce concise reports and presentations.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Urdu.
• Strong coordination skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
• Experience working with United Nations and/or International Organizations is preferred.
• Solid knowledge of MS office and Project Management tools, with advanced knowledge in developing IT solutions.
Generating deliverables will require the National Programme Coordinator (eLearning) to be based in Islamabad at the Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) and report to the respective UNODC Sub-programme Advisors on the implementation, while working with the UNODC Country Representative.
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The National Programme Coordinator (eLearning) will closely interact with UNODC COPAK’s related programme officers/other staff, concerned ministries and LEAs and regional counterparts/international partners, as tasked/mandated. The incumbent will carry out extensive liaison with the UNODC Global eLearning Programme in planning and timely delivery of eLearning Programme activities.
Payment Schedule and Rate
The National Programme Coordinator (eLearning) 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.
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