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Associate Programme Management Officer

at UNODC - Office on Drugs and Crime
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 11, 2019
Category Management
Currency UGX


Associate Programme Management Officer, Kampala, Uganda
Organization: UNODC - Office on Drugs and Crime
Country: Uganda
City: Kampala, Uganda

Organisational Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Programme Office in Uganda (POUGA) with duty station in Kampala, under the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the ROEA Representative and the direct supervision of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Violent Extremism in Prisons) in the Programme Office in Uganda (POUGA) and in close cooperation with relevant colleagues in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and in the Justice Section (JS) of UNODC headquarters.

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Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; coordinate substantive, administrative, financial and programme activities on a daily basis ensuring timely completion and compliance with UN rules and regulations.
Provide substantive and technical expertise for the implementation and assessment of the programme including collection and compilation of relevant background information and statistic data.
Undertake all necessary measures for planning and implementation of the strategies and activities as outlined in the joint UN programme on strengthening the management of violent extremist prisoners.
Provide support in monitoring all aspects of programme implementation and identify challenges and propose corrective actions to the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer to expedite implementation.
Draft detailed work plans, accompanying budgets and budget revisions for all activities.
Prepare monthly/semiannual/annual progress reports on programme implementation, as well as summary of achievements report and donor reports.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme management including project formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation is required.
Experience in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice and / or prison reform is highly desirable.
Experience in criminal justice matters, as well as exposure to international development cooperation is highly desirable.
Experience in working with Government, civil society, international organizations and donors is desirable. organizations and donors

Education Requirements

An advanced university degree in law, political or social science, criminal justice, criminology, international relations, or public administration is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.