UNDP invites applications from highly-qualified and experienced Ukrainian professionals for the post of Rule of Law and Community Security Specialist.
The Rule of Law and Community Security Specialist, under the supervision of the Community Security and Social Cohesion Specialist, will be responsible for:
Provision of advisory services:
- Collect and issue updates on activities in the community security area (conduct research, make analysis, process statistical data disaggregated by sex, age, and other identifiers, draft conclusions and recommendations) including changes in legislation and national or regional strategies or action plans.
Project planning and implementation:
- Provide substantial inputs to Project planning, implementation and monitoring, including drafting of relevant Project documents (memos, briefs, talking points, meeting debriefs, minutes), monitoring frameworks, analytical reports and other reporting requirements in the area of community security.
Capacity building of the stakeholders:
- Support Civil Society and community groups to develop skills to actively engage in community policing and community security, including planning and implementing joint activities;
- Support national institutions to develop and implement action plans which strengthen access to justice and community security;
- Promote skills for achieving the gender equality agenda with partners and beneficiaries;
- Coordinate implementation of the Project small-grants facility by assessing proposals, nurturing networks;
- Develop detailed Project activity plans together with the Access to Justice Analyst and provide inputs to development of Project Annual Work Plans regarding community security initiatives;
- Coordinate implementation of capacity development support and provide technical advice on Community Security to local administration, police, legal aid providers and other local and regional authorities to develop and implement plans which strengthen Community Security.
Facilitation of the strategic partnerships:
- Liaise with Project partners and facilitate communication on Project-related activities including organizing joint thematic learning and networking events on community security topics;
- Develop and maintain close working relationships with local Civil Society and community groups to facilitate project implementation, as well as identify issues, risks, priorities, and opportunities that support effective project monitoring and implement small grant activities;
- Initiate, support and coordinate establishment of local and regional networks of civil society, security and justice service providers and local administrations representatives for regular exchange of the best practices and lessons learned in community security and access to justice;
- Create and facilitate a strong connection and experience sharing on expert level and organizational level with national and foreign organizations and networks working on community security and access to justice.
Knowledge management and communication of results:
- Ensure the collection of Project monitoring data on a regular basis and issue updates on activities in the Community Security area (conduct research, make analysis, process statistical data, draft conclusions and recommendations) including changes in legislation and national or regional strategies or action plans;
- Monitor the key interventions of the Project on security particularly for vulnerable groups such as IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), children, the elderly, and survivors of Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV);
- Monitor and report on community security issues locally, and identify emerging trends using project mapping and other available data;
- Prepare analytical papers on reforms in area of policing and security, and decentralization and implementation at local level;
- Communicate results based on corporate principles of gender-responsive communications and non-discriminatory language.
Provide support to the project management and implementation:
- Support development of ToRs for Small Grants, and MCGs with partner organizations;
- Oversee the work of beneficiaries of Small Grants Facility with input from project CMOs/CMAs, and ensure quality of outputs in keeping with grants applications;
- Prepare regular updates (written and verbal) on Project progress in meeting Community Security targets, including challenges and lessons learned;
- Review and provide technical inputs on research commissioned by the Project on topics relevant to community security, access to justice and rule of law;
- Support the Component management to develop necessary documentation (concept notes, briefs, fundraising notes and prospects) to operationalize and steer programmatic initiatives and activities;
- Provide inputs into regular Project reports to the donor and M&E activities;
- Contribute to Project external communication by providing substantive input for press releases and information notes, producing news write ups, maintaining thematic blogging and social media accounts, etc.;
- Support the work of Community Mobilization Officers/Community Mobilization Associates on community security on the ground;
- Perform other duties as required.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent in law, international relations, political science, social science or a related field.
- Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience including 2 years of practical experience in the field of community security, law enforcement, or rule of law or related area is required;
- Experience in community based development or related area and/or experience with civil society organizations would be a strong asset;
- Familiarity or previous experience with national law enforcement or justice institutions would be a strong asset;
- Previous experience with a multilateral or international technical assistance or development organization would be an asset;
- Experience in preparing action plans, and conducting research is desirable.
- Fluency in English, Ukrainian, and Russian, both written and oral.
This is a locally recruited position and no expatriation benefits will apply.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 29 August 2019.
If you wish to apply for this or other positions with UNDP, please visit UNDP in Ukraine website, section Jobs and apply online:
UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest. Applications may only be submitted for specific vacancy. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.