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Community Policing Coordinator (SB4/3)

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About UNDP Afghanistan

UNDP has administered the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) and supported the payment of salaries of the police officers, institutional development of the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOIA) and police professionalization of the Afghan National Police (ANP) since 2002. Based on consultations conducted in 2017, a growing view emerged that the scope of LOTFA should be expanded to include the entire justice chain (police, courts and corrections) and cover all institutions across the entire Rule of Law sector, with an increased focus on anti-corruption. Accordingly, the following three Thematic Windows have been identified for the Trust Fund: 1) Security; 2) Justice; 3) Anti-Corruption; and 4) MOIA Payroll.

Subsequently, the LOTFA structure is under revision to bring it more in line with international standards and best practices on Trust Fund management and administration. The LOTFA Steering Committee is set to approve the new Trust Fund Terms of Reference (TOR) in the second half of 2018.

Under the new Trust Fund, new project(s) will be designed and developed in alignment with the national strategies, plans and policies and with the Fund’s Strategic Framework. One of these projects, the Transitional Support to MOIA (TSM) project, will commence through a Project Initiation Plan (PIP), which will be developed as a project at a later stage and subsequently placed under the new Trust Fund. The current PIP will conclude existing project deliverables associated with Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOIA) requested areas of support, while also engaging in new initiatives providing opportunities for the MOIA to demonstrate to the Afghan people direct impact and high visibility of the Afghan National Police (ANP) in its community policing role. Initiatives such as these will help bring the police closer to the communities they are serving.

A focus in community-oriented policing helps enhance the trust of the public in the police and other law enforcement agencies. Community-oriented policing not only strengthens the bond between police and the community but also enhances the public confidence and community cooperation and the effectiveness and efficiency of police to protect life, properties and human rights.

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, and technical guidance of the Rule of Law Unit Police expert(s), the Community Policing Coordinator will facilitate, coordinate, monitor and report the work activities, ensuring project activities are in accordance with the project work plan and the objectives of the community-policing component of the project are adequately realized.

Job Summary

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Job Details

Date Posted: 03 Oct 2018 Reference: 18808
Closing Date: 16 Oct 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Management Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Service Contract Years of Experience: 6 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides technical guidance and coordination between various stakeholders:
Plan, facilitate, coordinate and manage the project activities in Kabul using implementation plans as a guide to achievement of results;
Advise and assist MOIA in formulation /review/implementation of policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to extend sustainable support to already established and future Police-e-Mardumi (PeM) related activities;
Assist the MOIA and members of the Project to develop and expand concepts relevant to building trust and confidence in police (taking into account the work of other national and international partners);
Manage and coordinate UNDP contributions to all community policing activities in Kabul for both interim and long-terms works, ensuring donors’ and stakeholders’ consensus;
Facilitate establishment, operations, coordination and manage expansion of PeM councils and build sustainability plans with local authorities under the approved PeM framework in Kabul;
Support coordination between PeM units and Family Response Units (FRUs) in Kabul;
Coordinate implementation of police perception and post intervention impact surveys;
Maintain a high-level liaison with senior office holders of the concerned MOIA Directorates, and key international and national project partners.

Support the Project Manager and Rule of Law Police Expert(s) in managing, monitoring and reporting project activities related to community policing:
Facilitate liaison activities with the MOIA Police-e-Mardumi (PeM) Directorate, Provincial Police Headquarter (PPHQ), District Police HQs, PEM Councils, local community leaders, and other senior local government office holders for the coordination of community policing related activities in Kabul;
Support the MOIA PeM Directorate, local NGOs and other project partners in civil society for the development of concepts, proposals and implementation of activities.
Coordinate development of strategies and facilitate public relations campaigns and materials related to community policing programs through Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in designated locations in Kabul;
Facilitate identification and selection of local NGOs/CSOs and their supervision in the implementation of PeM activities identified by PeM councils in respective areas;
Prepare and deliver presentation(s) to community groups, law enforcement agencies and other relevant interested parties;
Maintain high-level oversight and support for all community-police related activities;
Support the development of Annual Work Plans for the delivery of associated activities and key results necessary for achievement of community-policing output objectives, including trainings, workshops, seminars and conferences;
Liaise with and obtain necessary inputs from the police administration and communities for reporting purposes;
Support staff in the development of implementation plans to assist in tracking progress in delivery of Annual Work Plan results and prepare monthly/quarterly progress report;
In the absence of Project Manager/ Police Expert(s), manage the progress of work pertaining to community policing;
Other related responsibilities as requested by the Project Manager/ Police Expert(s).
Impact of Results:

Effective professional support, facilitation, coordination and advice to the Police and the community to work closely as partners to find workable solutions to local security issues will result in improving community security and strengthen trust between the Police and the community.



Competencies
Core Competencies:
Commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
Self-development, initiative-taking;
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
Creating synergies through self-control;
Managing conflict;
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;
Informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

Job Knowledge/ Technical Expertise
Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines;
Serves as internal consultant in the area of expertise and shares knowledge with staff;
Continues to seek new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit;
Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally;
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.

Promoting Organizational Change and Development
Demonstrates ability to diagnose problems and identifies and communicates processes to support change initiatives;
Gathers and analyses feedback from personnel.

Development and Operational Effectiveness
Ability to advocate effectively;
Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies;
Demonstrates excellent ability to write and communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism;
Ability to conceptualize issues and analyse data;
Demonstrates excellent facilitation and presentation skills;
Demonstrates excellent organizational and planning skills.

Client Orientation
Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;
Actively supports the interests of the client by making choices and setting priorities to meet their needs;
Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly.

Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor’s or Master's degree in police studies, political/social sciences, law, humanities or related field;
Courses in human security and/or security sector reform.
Experience:
With Bachelor's degree 6 (six) years and with Master's degree 4 (four) years of relevant working experience in the field of community policing, community safety, human rights and/or police-public partnership including experience in development work.
Experience in working with international agencies, NGOs, local Government in post conflict scenarios involving community participation, will be an asset;
Knowledge of best practices regarding community involvement in solving safety problems;
Knowledge of the work of international organizations and civil society organizations in the field of police reforms;
Strong understanding of Afghan society and issues in Afghanistan;
Sensitive to gender quality;
Solid experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office incl. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in written and spoken English plus local Afghan languages (Dari and/or Pashtu) is required;
Good reporting and writing skills.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

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All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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