Community Policing Coordinator (SB4/3)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 953
Date Posted:Oct 3, 2018
Closing Date:Oct 15, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:6 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:96,90,66

About UNDP Afghanistan:

UNDP supports stabilization, state building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Constitution; Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections; institutional development through capacity-building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the national and subnational levels. UNDP has played a key role in the management of the Law and Order Trust Fund, which supports the Government in developing and maintaining the national police force and in efforts to stabilize the internal security environment. Major demobilization, disarmament and rehabilitation and area-based livelihoods and reconstruction programmes have taken place nationwide. UNDP Programmes in Afghanistan have benefited from the very active support of donors. UNDP Afghanistan is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan and the UN system as a whole to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.

Job Summary:


Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Duties & 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.

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.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


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.
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 Keywords:

Project Support
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