Project Support Officer

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5004/16931
Level ICS-9
Department/office NYSC, SDC, Development and Special Initiatives Portfolio
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration Open-ended, subject to funds availability and satisfactory performance
Application period 04-Dec-2018 to 18-Dec-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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In 2010, the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office of the United Nations and the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, with financial support from the European Union and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway, initiated a project to assist the Central Asian countries in devising a regional plan of action to implement the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy. This initiative spanned two phases from 2010 to 2017, and culminated in a High Level Dialogue on the Implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia, held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on 13 June, 2017 chaired by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

The High Level Dialogue provided an opportunity to review progress on the implementation of the JPoA in Central Asia, take stock of the strategic counter-terrorism and prevention of violent extremism achievements and challenges faced by the region and identify priority areas for the following phases of the joint project. The meeting led to the adoption of a second Ashgabat Declaration where countries committed to enhanced regional cooperation.

Phase III will seek to assist Central Asian countries to adequately respond to emerging challenges of fighting terrorism and preventing violent extremism in the region, as well as to provide continued and coordinated UN System support to the regional countries in implementing the JPoA, within the following parameters and based on the request of the Central Asian States.

The project “Towards a Comprehensive Implementation of United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia” falls under the overall strategy of the UNOCT based in New York. UNOPS is the implementing partner of UNOCT for this project. The project will (i) to assist in the development of a national and regional counter-terrorism and preventing violent extremism strategy, and (ii) to strengthen Central Asian countries’ capacity to implement the said strategy on counter-terrorism and violent extremism under the broad framework of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and Joint Plan of Action, through tailored capacity-building assistance.

The Project Support Officer will be engaged in the overall coordination of the p...

Education: Master degree or equivalent in areas related to the position...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: ICA Contract level: IICA-1/LICA-9/ICSC-9 Contract duration: ...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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