Job ID/Title :Justice and Security Sectors Coordinator - Re-advertised | Category :Social & Human Development Unit | Brand :UNDP
Application Deadline :12-Dec-14
Duty Station : Gaza
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Languages Required :Arabic,English,
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Duty Station : Gaza
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Languages Required :Arabic,English,
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
UNDP/PAPP (Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People) and UN Women are implementing the UNDP/UN Women Joint Programme, Strengthening the Rule of Law in the oPt: Justice and Security for the Palestinian People (2014-2017). The UNDP/UN Women Joint Programme is oriented around the following seven mutually reinforcing outcomes:
1-Capacity of justice and security institutions strengthened and linkages forged
2-Civil society contribution to rule of law and community access to justice in the West Bank enhanced
3-Civil society contribution to rule of law and community access to justice in the Gaza Strip enhanced
4-Gender responsiveness of justice, security and legislative actors strengthened
5-Women and girls’ access to justice and security improved by ensuring accountable service provision to prevent, protect against and respond to violence, and by addressing their broader legal needs
6-Juvenile justice and adherence to child rights improved
7-Capacity of key actors and stakeholders to monitor progress and results in rule of law development increased
This position will focus on the implementation of Outcome 3 of the Programme. For the past four years, UNDP/PAPP has developed a thriving programme in Gaza focused on community access to justice. The programme initiated the establishment of the Awn Network, a network of civil society legal aid providers anchored by the Palestinian Bar Association, providing targeted legal aid assistance, advocacy on justice issues and community legal awareness raising to vulnerable groups, targeted especially women and children. The programme also works with informal justice leaders to strengthen the rights protection available to women, children and other marginalised groups, who use informal justice mechanisms.
Since the establishment of the Government of National Consensus, several Ministers including the Minister of Justice have been based in Gaza and new opportunities may emerge to coordinate with justice institutions. UNDP/PAPP is also undertaking preparatory work assessing the options and possibilities for harmonisation of laws between the West Bank and Gaza Strip at the request of various stakeholders. In addition, the recent conflict in Gaza, has generated additional needs for the provision of emergency legal aid services and support for the provision of protection to vulnerable groups, especially female or child-headed households.
To support this range of activities, the UNDP/PAPP (Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People) is seeking suitable candidates for the position of Justice and Security Sectors Coordinator, Gaza. Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Programme Manager /Gaza Coordinator & Rule of Law Advisor and the overall supervision of the UNDP Programme Manager/Chief Technical Specialist and the UNDP Head of Gaza Office, the Justice and Security Sectors Coordinator will work directly with partner CSOs and coordinate at a technical level with institutions in the justice sector, to support the implementation of the Programme’s activities. As this position is related to the Strengthening the Rule of Law in the oPt - Justice and Security for the Palestinian People Programme in the occupied Palestinian territory with an expected duration of 2.5 years 2014-2017, the Service Contract extension will be conditional upon satisfactory performance evaluation as well as availability of funding under the programme.
Description of Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the UNDP Deputy Programme Manager/ Gaza Coordinator and the overall supervision of the Programme Manager/Chief Technical Specialist and Head of Gaza Office, the Justice and Security Sectors Coordinator will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
1-Develop the capacity of permanent civil servants of the Security and Justice Institutions to liaise with donors and support projects to ensure the sustainability of these activities, through training and mentoring initiatives within the PPMU’s.
2-Continuously implement a coordinated work plan with security and Justice Institutions counterpart/s to incrementally transfer knowledge and skills to them and closely track implementation of the plan.
3-Along with other members of the security and Justice Institutions PPMU’s implement the recommendations for further strengthening the sustainability and capacity of the Institutions.
4-Provide advice and regular updates to the security and Justice Institutions high officials on donor funded projects within the Ministry of Justice.
5-Help enhance the alignment of external funds to national and institutional priorities, utilizing in-depth knowledge and continuous analysis of aid flows and programmes.
6-Provide advice and support to heads of justice institutions as well as to LACs for increased government leadership and ownership of aid coordination
7-Support the enhancement of gender and juvenile responsiveness and mainstreaming in justice and security institutions and other programme partners
8-Participate in the development of technical documents for projects, including project proposals, action plans and budgets for project activities ensuring that projects are designed in line with the approved sectoral and institutional plans.
9-Monitor and compile information regarding all projects with the security and Justice Institutions and liaise with and coordinate overall activities of projects with the different counterparts and team members.
10-Ensure timely implementation of all project activities and monitor the proper use of funds according to signed agreements and work plans.
11-Monitor and control the quality of work being done under project and progressively assess the progress being made, with special consideration for governance and gender equality issues.
12-Support the security and Justice Institutions senior managers to build and maintain strong external and internal networks that could facilitate progress in aid coordination issues and the overall identification of priorities and implementation of donor activities in the justice sector.
13-Support implementation of UNDP projects within the security and Justice Institutions including in their formulation, reporting, and administrative aspects.
14-Support implementation of the other Rule of law initiatives with the security and Justice Institutions and their involvement in external partnership exchange programs on justice.
15-Work closely with other members of the Justice Sector Working Group and LACs to support the conduct and follow-up relating to security and Justice Institutions inputs to the Justice Sector Working Group.
16-Support other justice sector coordination mechanisms and engagement/consultations with civil society actors working in the justice sector. Initiate, support and follow up on donor activities relevant for the justice sector.
17-Support the security and Justice Institutions in the identification, monitoring and follow up, as well as the evaluation, of the implementation of donor projects in support of the Justice Sector, in close cooperation with donors and all stakeholders, in the areas of Capacity Building and Capital Investment (Works/Supplies), and liaise with other Justice Sector Institutions (HJC, OAG, PBA and PJI) for that purpose.
18-Assist the security and Justice Institutions in organizing and developing capacities to ensure that activities are carried out in accordance with procedures and regulations in order to ensure the efficient and expedient implementation of donor assistance to the oPt.
19-Participate as a team member in the UNDP/UN Women Rule of Law Programme including participation in Programme justice sector coordination meetings, plenary team meetings, review and input of programme documents, regular reporting and other work or activities stemming from the programme, as requested.
20-Carry out any other relevant duties as requested by the Deputy Programme Manager / Gaza Coordinator.
Impact of Results
-Capacity of security and Justice Institutions counterparts to lead and maintain positive capacity development efforts.
-Increased permanent capacity built within the security and Justice Institutions to sustain projects management and high functioning technical capacity.
-Improved management and timely completion of security and Justice Institutions projects according to minimum quality standards
-Enhanced relations with and increased support from donors for security and Justice Institutions projects
-Improved identification of security and Justice Institutions needs and matching of these with available support and resources from donors and implementers
-Strengthened relations with other core security and justice institutions
-Improved input from national justice institutions to aid coordination efforts in the justice sector.
-Improved communication and coordination within and between security and Justice Institutions units on projects.
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
-Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
-Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
-Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
-Treats all people fairly without favoritism
Knowledge Management and Learning
-Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
-Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
-Knowledge and understanding of monitoring and development monitoring in particular
-Knowledge of current development issues particularly those pertinent to UNDP’s Practice Areas
-Ability to conceptualize issues and analyze data
-Ability to coordinate the work of others
-Ability to implement new systems, and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and Leadership:
-Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
-Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
-Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
-Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
-Bachelor Degree in Management, Law, Human Rights, Development or International Relations, Master’s Degree will be an advantage.
-Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in relevant fields, including at least 2 years working on rule of law and access to justice-related issues. Experience in working with core Rule of Law institutions an advantage.
-Experience of working with public institutions as well as with community organizations and civil society desirable.
-Proven mentoring and capacity development skills
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Strong reporting and proposal writing skills
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Excellent diplomatic skills, sound judgment and experience in networking
-Excellent organizational and time management skills
-Proven ability and experience of working in a team.
-Ability and willingness of working under pressure.
-Experience in women’s rights issues; knowledge of relevant gender issues in the context of Palestine is an asset
-Fluency in Arabic and English, including excellent writing and communication skills.
-Full computer literacy
“UNDP/PAPP is an equal opportunity employer: applications from both internal and external men and women will be considered equally” UNDP actively supports the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted by the United Nations General Assembly Important message to all applicants! - Please be aware that the UNDP/PAPP will review your application only if you have uploaded Personal History Form (P.11) to your application. Please download the form from the following link: http://jobs.undp.ps. - You will get the opportunity to upload the P-11 at when you apply for the position. - Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Please note that only applications that are under consideration will be contacted. - For more detailed information about UNDP/PAPP please visit our website at www.undp.ps. Apply Now
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