Work from home as a Programme Manager [CT/PCVE Rehabilitation and Reintegration Expert] – Retainer

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Programme Manager [CT/PCVE Rehabilitation and Reintegration Expert] – Retainer, Home based, Remote
Closing date: Monday, 26 February 2024

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations. New York Portfolios Office (NYPO) supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management. Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations. It was formed by combining the following portfolios: Grants Management Services (GMS), UN Technology Support Services (UNTSS), Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio (DSIP) It provides Services to partners’ programmes that are designed, structured, and managed with a global perspective and primarily serving partners that are headquartered in New York. The SDC has a footprint of approximately 125 countries UNOPS has signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for Counter Terrorism (UNOCT) to implement the activities of the EU-UN Global Terrorism Threats Facility project. UNOCT was established by the General Assembly in June 2017. The Office has five main functions: (a) provide leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandate across the United Nations System; (b) enhance coordination and coherence across the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the Strategy; (c) strengthen the delivery of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States; (d) improve visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for United Nations counter-terrorism efforts; and ensure that due priority is given to counter-terrorism across the United Nations System and that the important work on preventing violent extremism is firmly rooted in the Strategy. In April 2022, UNOCT and the European Union launched the EU-UN Global Terrorism Threats Facility (the Facility), with the overall objective to provide rapid and flexible support to Member States in building their capacities to detect, prevent, counter, investigate and respond to evolving terrorist threat, while ensuring respect for international law, including international human rights law, international humanitarian law and refugee law as well as the rule of law. The Facility delivers three types of activities: a) advisory and mentoring support through the deployment of experts in a number of thematic areas determined by Member States’ requests; b) training activities or workshops; and c) limited provision of light, non-lethal equipment. It operates according to the following principles: 1) it is demand-driven, based on official requests from a Member State; and 2) it is complementary to other UN and EU support. Support delivered by the Facility takes in consideration the recommendations from the assessment visits conducted by the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee, through its Executive Directorate (CTED). To support the Facility, UNOPS is developing a roster of specialists (the Roster), members of which will deliver assistance across the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, depending on the specific need and context of the requesting Member States or regional organizations. Duration of the assignment depends on the tasks and deliverables assigned. This position at UNOPS is designed to support the activities of the Facility. The selected candidate for this role will become UNOPS personnel under its full responsibility. The incumbent will work closely with other experts from the Roster for the duration of his contract and will undertake short-term assignments, with possible field deployments, depending on the needs of the Facility or of the requesting Member States.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Cluster Head and in coordination with the senior programme manager of the EU-UN Global Terrorism Threats Facility, the Senior Programme Manager [CT/PCVE rehabilitation and reintegration] will be expected to deliver high-level technical expertise to support Member States in strengthening their capacities to rehabilitate and reintegrate adult individuals with alleged links or family ties to terrorist groups, as part of a comprehensive, human-rights compliant approach to prosecution, as applicable, rehabilitation and reintegration, which takes into account trauma, gender, age and other relevant factors into consideration, including cases of adult individuals who may be care-givers and/or victims of human rights violations or abuses, including of sexual or gender-based violence:

 Support missions and participate in in-depth consultations with Member States requesting assistance to assess the capacity-building needs of national entities and specific personnel tasked with supporting the rehabilitation and reintegration of concerned adult individuals;
 Support the design and delivery, and participate in the evaluation of relevant capacity-building activities for government, non-governmental actors and/or community leaders supporting the rehabilitation and reintegration of concerned adult individuals, including strategies and measures to mitigate the risks faced by these actors in terms of personal safety and secondary or vicarious trauma;

 Contribute to advisory and/or mentorship services to national entities involved in the rehabilitation and reintegration of concerned adult individuals;
 Prepare a variety of high-quality, written substantive outputs, including analyses, presentations, training materials, summary reports, related to their assignments;
 Ensure human rights considerations, gender perspectives and the needs and rights of victims are integrated in their work.

Education/Experience/Language requirements



 Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent), preferably in Psychology, Psychiatry, Health, Social Work, Political Science, or any related field is required; Or
 First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of two (2) years of additional relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in strategies, policies, programmes, and/or measures for human-rights compliant, gender and age sensitive support to the rehabilitation and reintegration of adult individuals in the context of the prevention of and criminal justice response to serious crimes, or in the context of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) is required;
 Within these 7 years, at least three (3) years of practitioner experience in supporting human-rights compliant, gender and age sensitive rehabilitation and reintegration of adult individuals in the specific context of prevention of terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism as well as criminal justice responses to terrorism, considering trauma and other relevant factors, is required;
 Experience in the delivery of capacity-building activities, including programme development, community-based approaches, case management procedures and/or training, for human-rights compliant, gender and age sensitive support to the rehabilitation and reintegration of adult individuals in the context of the prevention of and criminal justice response to terrorism or other serious crime, or DDR, is required;
 Experience in providing technical assistance to a range of audiences, from senior government officials to frontline actors, and from both government and civil society, would be an asset;
 Prior international experience working in or with countries in Africa, Central Asia, or the Middle East, would be an asset;
 Knowledge of relevant United Nations documents, standards and tools is desirable;
 Prior experience working with the United Nations or a similar organization is desirable.

Languages: Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required;
 Fluency in at least one other official language of the United Nations, especially Arabic, French, or Russian, is desirable.


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Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

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