Policy and Programme Specialist, Rule of Law, Justice and Security at UNDP, New York, United States

Deadline: 29 August 2019

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Policy and Programme Specialist, Rule of Law, Justice and Security in New York, United States. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Policy and Programme Specialist, Rule of Law, Justice and Security will perform the following functions-

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  • Policy Research and Development:
    • Develop guidance in the specific thematic area, and related tools for the implementation of global policy standards, including testing and roll out of tools and methodologies.
    • Develop policy initiatives for different contexts on key emerging policy agendas, in collaboration with other thematic teams in headquarters and the Regional Hubs bringing in perspectives and knowledge from Country Offices and the regions.
    • Coordinate and conduct analysis of data, case evidence and research findings to distill relevant lessons from projects and programmes to inform policy formulation and guidance;
  • Policy Advice/ Programme and Project Delivery Support
    • Provide programme support to UNDP COs and to UN entities on Rule of Law, Security & Human Rights in crisis and post-conflict contexts, with the support of GPN teams and in close coordination with other UN entities under the Global Focal Point arrangement and other UN coordination arrangements (for SSR, DDR SAC/AVR).
    • In collaboration with the policy and programme teams in the Regional Hubs, support the integration of technical advice into programmes and projects that responds to country office needs, including through the provision of capacity building and backstopping.
    • Represent UNDP in one or more coordination bodies for community security, small arms control/armed violence reduction, security sector reform and/or DDR.
  • Policy Positioning and Representation:
    • Provide substantive and content input to contribute to mobilizing, fostering and strengthening strategic partnerships with UN entities and other relevant bodies and provide inputs to those partnerships in support of UNDP initiatives as well as system-wide initiatives (e.g. the Global Focal Point, the UN SSR Inter-Agency Task Force, the Inter-Agency Working Group on DDR, CASA and SALIENT).
    • Prepare briefing notes and speeches.
    • Provide substantive input in the process of advocating the importance of the thematic areas in various fora, including academia and civil society, with a view to deepen related political commitment and related reforms.
  • Partnerships and Resource Mobilization:
    • In collaboration with BERA, support the Team Leader to engage with global partners and develop/implement resource mobilization plan under corporate guidelines, including to fulfill corporate and donor reporting, advocacy and information-sharing requirements.
    • Provide substantive inputs related to global external partnerships in the area of work.
  • Knowledge Management:
    • Coordinate team contributions and support to corporate KM activities, whether at the global, cross-regional or region-specific level to help influence/advance policy dialogue in the thematic area in collaboration with the Global Policy Network.
    • Coordinate and perform knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, codification of results/lessons learned in the specific thematic area and verify that knowledge sharing, and content management is in line with guidelines and performed using corporate tools.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in law, political science, other social sciences or related disciplines.
  • 7 years of professional international work experience in multilateral or non-governmental with increasing level of responsibility
  • Experience working in developing country settings is required and experience in crisis/politically complex contexts is an asset.
  • Experience in developing and supervising development projects aimed at developing national capacities for community security, security sector reform, armed violence reduction, small arms control, reintegration and/or Rule of Law, Justice and Security.
  • Proven track record and policy experience in rule of law, security and human rights issues in crisis and fragile contexts.
  • Proven track record of management.
  • Proven track record of networking and partnership skill (ability to mobilize support from a wide range of partners – public, private, academic, civil society, business community leaders)
  • Fluency in English both written and oral;
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish both written and oral;
  • Other UN languages an asset.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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