Counter Narcotics (CN) Policy Advisor

  Afghanistan Unspecified 303
Date Posted:Mar 10, 2010
Closing Date:Mar 24, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Government Advisory
Salary Range:72000 - 80000 USD undefined
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Sarey:


Job Summary:

Under the overall supervision of the Representative of UNODC Country Office for Afghanistan or his designate, and the general/technical guidance of the Project Coordinator and Director General of Policy and Coordination at MCN, the advisor will:

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Assist, review and prepare Counter Narcotics (CN) policy analysis and recommendations in determining effective implementation of National Drugs Control Strategy (NDCS) and respective pillars implemented by line ministries and organizations.

2. Conduct desk research on NDCS and CN policy and consult implementation possibilities with relevant ministries introduced by MCN and UNODC.

3. Substantially contribute in the development, pilot testing and adoption of innovative methodologies to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of CN policies and strategies, in close coordination with the General Policy and Coordination Directorate at national and provincial level.

4. Effectively assist director general of policy and coordination on Alternative Livelihoods (AL) and Drug Demand Reduction working groups at MCN and follow up feedback mechanism at the national and provincial levels.

5. Assist, review and analyse donor’s aid effectiveness and corresponding recommendations in the NDCS implementation including the dissemination and evaluation of policy findings, lessons learned to increase CN awareness and knowledge.

6. Identify gaps (human, financial, research, coordination etc) if any that must be prioritized by Government ministries and organizations to ensure effective NDCS implementation in the short, medium and long term.

7. Be the focal point in the CN IMC annual and semi annual reports preparation and finalization and dissemination of information to relevant people.

8. Attend relevant ANDS, ministry and donor CN policy meetings including follow up activities relevant to CN policy formulation and implementation procedures.

9. Effectively support policy formulation as agreed upon by the CN IMC high level and technical level committees and share key concluding points with provincial MCN offices.

10. Other CN strategy and policy tasks required and requested by MCN’s senior management and UNODC.

Impact of Results:

• The key results have an impact on the UNODC CN Programme achieving its objectives. In particular, the key results have an impact on the capacity and operation of the UNODC Counter Narcotics programme.
• Facilitate MCN on mainstreaming national drug control strategy issues in overall development programs issues at the national and regional level.

Job Requirement:

Professional and Technical Competencies:

Effective communicator with the ability to liaise with all levels of organizations in order to establish and understand business requirements, the individual should have committed and focused approach to tasks undertaken as the individual will be involved in deliver of data to all external associated consultants.

Corporate Competencies:
• Have a good research skills.
• Analytical skills: Plans, prioritizes, and delivers tasks on time.
• Participates effectively in a team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others.
• Generates ideas and seizes opportunities to support corporate strategic objectives.
People Skills:
• Recognizes and responds appropriately to the ideas, interests, and concerns of others.
• Builds trust and engenders morale by displaying open, transparent, and credible behavior.
• Respect individual/cultural differences; utilizes diversity to foster teamwork.
• Ensures others’ understanding of, involvement in, and adaptation to a change process.
Partnering and Networking:
• Initiates and sustains relationships with key constituents (internal /external /bilateral/ public/ private/ NGO).
• Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies.
• Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals.
• Generates innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations.
• Formulates written information clearly and persuasively.
• Shares information openly with co-workers and partners while using discretion to protect confidences.
Job Knowledge and Expertise:
• Demonstrates substantive and technical knowledge to meet responsibilities and post requirements.
• Executes day-to-day tasks systematically and efficiently.
• Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource.
• Is motivated and demonstrates a capacity to pursue personal development and learn.

Qualifications and Experience

1. Minimum a bachelor’s degree in public administration, economics, business, engineering or any relevant field with working skills in policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation preferably in a post conflict country. A Master’s degree will be preferable.
2. At least 4 years of relevant professional experience in operational, economic, social, and technical aspects of assistance to Afghanistan and/ or project/program preparation, appraisal, management, administration and evaluation.
3. ANDS experience in Afghanistan’s CN sector level strategy formulation/implementation or related CN policy dialogue is desirable.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Dari and Pashto.
5. Experience working with Afghanistan’s line ministries and donor community.

General conditions of the contract

Fee: Pay rate per day depends upon professional experience and Human Resources rules and guidelines.
DSA: N/A (only paid when official travel outside the duty station is required).
Work Week and Leave: fee paid based on six day work weeks (Sat-Thu); no vacation or leave time paid but time off available.

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