Responsibilities: The incumbent will be responsible for providing substantive contribution in the area of programme management and implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation in conformity with United Nations rules and regulation, and policies for the implementation of the Alternative to Imprisonment Project in Kenya. Within assigned authority, the Associate Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Work with the National Council on Administration of Justice (NCAJ) Secretariat, the Judiciary, Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Witness Protection Agency, and Probation and Aftercare Service of the Government of Kenya to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitor and analyze specific aspects of programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.
•Provide substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participate in evaluations or research activities and studies.
•Carry out basic research and analysis and present information gathered from diverse sources in order to keep abreast and maintain a knowledge based on emerging issues related to Alternative to Imprisonment in Kenya.
•Assist in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the national counterparts, by planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan that the national counterpart will use to manage the change.
•Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
•Undertake outreach activities; participate in the development of training workshops, seminars; participates in and make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Participate in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection.
•Participate in the recruitment for the programme; draft Terms of Reference, prepare short-lists, prepare written and oral questions; assist in guiding programme personnel towards the achievement of the programme’s objectives.
•Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.)
•Ensure that operations, finance management, procurements, logistics, liaison and communication activities assigned to the programme are conducted according to UNODC standards and procedures.
•Performs other work related duties as required
: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience
: 2 years
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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