Deputy Representative (Programme), Kabul

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Closing date: 30 Nov 2008
Location: Afghanistan - Kabul


This position is located in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Afghanistan Country Office, Kabul. The Deputy Representative acts as the Programme Manager and reports to the Country Representative. The focus of this job is to lead and direct the development, implementation and evaluation of UNODC programmes and activities of the Afghanistan Country Office. Within delegated authority, the Deputy Representative will be responsible for the following duties:

- Designing, developing, organizing and administering all practical activities for the implementation of the drug control and crime prevention assistance and technical cooperation programmes, projects and work plans at the country level.
- Assisting the Representative in the running of drug control and crime prevention technical cooperation, in the development of drug control and crime prevention strategies, programmes, and priorities in the formulation of the Country Programme.
- Developing, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating draft programme and project ideas and documents for technical assistance.
- Planning, organizing, and coordinating a variety of specialized technical services for the government, in order to assist in the ratification and/or implementation of the international conventions and other international legal instruments related to drug, crime and/or terrorism control and prevention.
- Coordinating, participating and carrying out periodic assessments of the programme performance of the Office (tripartite reviews and evaluations).
- Monitoring and facilitating implementation and achievements of the on-going programme/projects, and promoting implementation of new operational activities.
- Collecting and coordinating data on the activities of all multilateral and bilateral stake-holders in Afghanistan related to drug control and crime prevention matters.
- Leading, with the guidance of the Representative, and in consultation with the Deputy Representative (Operations), all resource mobilization and advocacy related efforts.
- Planning, organizing, coordinating and carrying out the ongoing review, monitoring and analysis of social, economic and political developments and trends in drug, crime and/or terrorism related areas at the national, regional and/or global levels.
- Organizing, coordinating the preparation of and drafting/consolidating the reports to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), General Assembly (GA).
- Advising and explaining to the government, civil society organizations, UN agencies, and the public in general the UNODC's mandate, programme of work, policies and strategies.
- Attending policy-making and expert group meetings to monitor, analyze and advise on events and discussions; representing the Office at those meetings.
- Supervising other professional and supports staff members, mentoring and guiding consultants, interns and Associate Experts in their work.
- Perform other duties as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge of policies and practices in international drug control and crime prevention, as well as the mandates, major developments and challenges in functional and substantive areas covered by UNODC. Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime, drug and/or terrorism control and prevention issues. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; remains calm in stressful situations.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies and work plans; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Client Orientation: Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients? needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Judgment/Decision-making: Good judgment and initiative, imagination and resourcefulness, energy and tact, ability to ensure an effective work structure to maximize productivity and achieve Unit?s goals.
Managing Performance: Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work of others; ability to make timely decisions; ability to coach, mentor, motivate and develop staff and encourage good performance.


Advanced university degree (Master?s degree or equivalent) in business administration, economics, international relations, law, political science, public administration.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in drug control activities, crime or terrorism prevention, law enforcement, prosecution, criminal justice, international relations or related area.

The working languages of the Secretariat are English and French. For the post advertised, fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other United Nations official languages is desirable. Knowledge of a local language (Dari, Pashto) is an advantage.

Other Skills
Project/programme management experience in relevant field at the national or international level. Working experience in developing countries an asset. Knowledge of UN rules and regulations. Strong presentation and diplomatic skills.
How to apply
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Reference Code: RW_7KXD4A-93
Source: Reliefweb

Tags: Civil Society; Crime Prevention; Criminal Justice; Dari; Developing Countries; Drug Control; ERP; International Relations; Law Enforcement; Narcotic Drugs; Official Languages; Operational Activities; Political Science; Programme Management; Public Administration; Resource Mobilization; Rules and Regulations; Technical Cooperation