Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the EU-UN Global Terrorism Threats Facility, within the Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate Liaison Section of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), based in Rabat.
The Senior Programme Officer will report to the Chief of the CTED Liaison Section located in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General.
and (e) 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.
identifies and initiates follow-up actions.
reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems / issues and prepares conclusions.
and ensures preparation of related documents / reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
Ability to manage the planning, development and management of counter-terrorism projects. Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks.
Ability to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction. Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals.
Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and / or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation.
shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
follows through on agreed upon actions; treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field.
A first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
Experience managing programmes related to counter-terrorism or prevention of violent extremism is required.
Experience with the knowledge of EU funding instruments is required.
Experience working with the EU is required.
Experience working in the field is desirable.
Fluency in Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
For the position advertised funding is provided through extra-budgetary sources. Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year.
The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.
Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover letter.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect.
The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
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According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
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The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
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2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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