Regional Policing Development Officer

  UNDP Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Herat Full Time 1969
Date Posted:Aug 2, 2017
Closing Date:Aug 15, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Legal
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
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:

Organizational Context:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its MOIA and Police Development Project MPD project supports the Ministry of Interior Affairs in institutional development and capacity building. There are two components attached to MPD project. 1, the Institutional Development component is intended to help the MOIA develop the capacity to conceptualize, lead and manage reform, while at the same time improving administrative and support services’ performance and accountability, which are critical for police functioning and safety. 2, Police Professionalization component seeks to support MOIA in strengthening its foundations and training infrastructure for police professionalization, while at the same time supporting immediate police service delivery and outreach activities to strengthen police and community partnerships. The objective set forth in its project proposal enumerates “MOIA consolidated approach to professionalization of Afghan Uniformed Police (AUP) to provide effective police services in accordance with human rights and professional policing standards”.

Police Professionalization

UNDP support to Police Professionalization will take place within the overall institutional development and reform framework. UNDP will promote the framework of democratic policing as per its comparative advantage and mandate, andwill initiate civilian policing in the areas where there is some level of security, based on the vital role of police officers in enforcing the rule of law and enhancing their relationships with local communities.

Output 1 of the Police Professionalization component is assisting MOIA legal reform commission to revise a number of laws for ANP to improve the police responsibilities, accountability framework and operational efficiency. The Legal reform team of output 1 does so by conducting desk research, expert consultation and deriving international best practice principles in the legal reform approach. One of the major laws is Afghan Police law 2005. Technical assistance has been provided to MoIA reform commission vis-à-vis Legal directorate to conduct a series of expert consultation throughout all 34 provinces of Afghanistan, to develop a human rights framework for police and several international best practices from countries of contextual similarity on police operations. The MoIA legal department has established a Legal Reform Technical Working Group to draft legislative recommendations by analyzing these resources.

Output 2 of Police Professionalization component is assisting MoIA training and education institutions; Training General Command (TGC), Police Staff College (PSC) and Afghanistan National Police Academy (ANPA). Furthermore, In addition, TGC capacity will be strengthened to monitor and delivery quality training through South-South cooperation and exposure to neighboring country professional police training services. Partnerships will be formed with other stakeholders to prepare the next groups of leaders for the ANP. Policing leadership competencies will be developed with a focus on three key competency areas – performance, partnership, and accountability. This framework will then be incorporated into the ANP’s training courses as well as promotional policy and practices. To ensure an enabling environment, recommendations regarding the legal, regulatory and policy framework for ANP training and education will also be provided to ensure that TGC will effectively coordinate with its subordinate institutions.

Output 3 of Police Professionalization component helps MoIA community policing or Police-e-Mardumi (PeM) directorate and provincial offices in safeguarding the welfare of society. A major tenet of community policing is that “all who share a concern for their welfare of the neighborhood should bear responsibility for safeguarding that welfare. This principle require active participation of local government and community. UNDP MPD project will continue with the expansion of PeM units, and will have them established in 32 provinces excluding two provinces due to the non-conducive security situations. Furthermore, an Afghan contextualized Police-e-Mardumi (PeM) framework will be proposed and adopted for PeM functionality. This will include PeM effective planning defined governance, collaborate partnerships, organisation and problem solving.

Under this output, UNDP MPD project also supports, Family Response Units (FRUs) in mitigating or preventing violence against women. Police Women’s Councils (PWCs) will be reassessed to determine howto strengthen support and protect police women within the ANP. Police Information Desks (PIDs) will be supported for easy accessing of community in gaining police services. This will provide more accessible contact points in Provincial Police Headquarters (PPHQs). 119 Emergency Call Centers (ECC) will be developed with new system and case managementfor Kabul center, and by integrated training for operators and supervisors. Finally, District Safety and Security Survey (DSSS) will be rolled out and district results will be shared with provincial PeM teams. Findings will inform MoIA future planning and policy re-design. Provision of these services will be more soundly based and increasingly responsive to community needs with better police service delivery.


The Regional Policing Development Officer will work under the direct supervision of Police Professionalisation component Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and be co-located and work in close collaboration with the MPD project regional co-ordinator, with overall responsibility to the Project Manager to ensure effective co-ordination of project efforts in the above regions. The position will also work closely with the legal and policy reform, training and education trust and confidence building team of UNDP MPD, and with International and national project staff and consultants to ensure the effective roll-out of police service delivery activities and training and education at the regional level. She/he willcoordinate with the project (s) relevant team within the MPD project and enhance the coordination of Police Professionalisation activities under the approved project document and Annual Workplan AWP.

Overall Function

The incumbent of this position works in close collaboration and daily contact with the project partners at the regional level who are involved in the work of Community Policing and Police Service Delivery, training and education; Police Information Desks, District Safety and Security Surveys (DSSS), Police Women Council and Family Reponses Units (regionalization), legal reform consultation, he/she is responsible for carrying out the functions and tasks as per this Terms of Reference (ToR). Tasks will be in accordance with project implementation plans. A key objective of this position is to systematically and effectively transfer technical knowledge to, and to build capacity of, the national counterparts namely the PeM and training institutions at the regional level. The results of the knowledge transfer and capacity-building activities constitute the main criteria of performance assessment for this position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Contribute in the implementation of trust and confidence building team regional and provincial initiatives; Police-e-Mardumi, Police Information Desk Centers, Police Women Council and Family Response Units FRUs (regionalization), and District Security Survey’s.

Provide technical assistance and support for all substantive work of MoIA related to community policing and help MoIA counterparts to effectively roll out activities endorsed in the PeM framework at their respective regions.
Actively participate in the regional and or provincial coordination meetings about the work of Community Policing and esnusre that the work of UNDP MPD on community policing is defined and represented.
On the basis of PeM framework, help with the MoIA community policing expansion to the remaining regional provinces and assist UNDP MPD technical team in the organisation of provincial conferences and training workshops for Police and Community Partnerships Forums/councils.;
Identify synergies for enhancing the work of community police partnership councils and strengthen the sustainability plan with local authorities (IDLG) under the PeM framework.
Work closely with other team members, project components and other stakeholders supporting MoIA to ensure delivery of coordinated and comprehensive approach to Community Policing initiatives.
Help and coordinate the development of communication/outreach strategy for the work of PeM as well as monitor the development of outreach initiatives through expanded radio police at the regional level.
Assist MoIA in the annulisation of District Safety and Security Survey (DSSS) and provide the district wise survey report to the provincial PHQs and District PHQs in using the information for piloting police and community initiatives.
Organise regional conference concerning the result of DSSS and rolling out community and police initiatives and assist PeM provincial team in reporting against the functionality criteria’s.

Assist UNDP MPD training and education portfolio in addressing the key challenges (training and infrastructure) at the regional level.
Help UNDP MPD technical team in rolling out the assessment of Police regional training centers and training institutions (infrastructure and staff capacity).
Conduct training and learning need assessment of MoIA regional training instittuions (instrcutors & administration) in the respective regions.
Coordinate with partners and stakeholders for the development of regional training institutions with national and international counterparts involved in the areas of training and capacity building of MoIA regional training commands.
Provide technical, logistic and facilitation support to enhance the skills and knowledge of MoIA regional training officers (centers) in the respective areas.
Help MoIA regional training centers in formalizing the process of data entry and data collection for MoIA training records; training courses, training items and training manuals;
Support MoIA regional training centers with the review of training curriculua (existing) and provide collection of recommendations training manuals.
Help MoIA regional training institutions in providing an efficient resource center with the visibility of (softcopy & hardcopy) of training and learning materials.

Help UNDP MPD technical team (legal reform) in organizing provincial legal consultations and assessments.
In consultation with the technical team, provide support to MoIA staff, Legal and Policy in organsing regional consultation workshops on Police legislations.
Assist MoIA general directorate of legal and policy in conducting legal reform assessments (institutional and legislation) at the regional level.

Job Requirement:


Bachelor or Master’s degree in, political science, public administration or any other relevant field with understanding of policing.

With Bacheloar five years of relevant work experience and with Masters three years.
Progressive experience working in the area of public service delivery with focus on policing and training,
Substantive experience of working with Afghan police in the areas of training and reform.
Experience in working with UN entities or international or national NGOs or government agencies in the relevant field of police service delivery and training and education is highly desirable.
Computer literate, fully competent in MS-Office based applications and internet research.

Language Requirements:
Highly proficiency in English writing and oral;
Fluent in Dari and Pashto.
Corporate Competencies

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, sexual orientation, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Treats all people fairly and without favoritism.

Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning

Has a good understanding of Afghanistan/regional political and cultural context.
Ability to provide top quality policy advice services on political and social issues.
In depth practical knowledge on rule of law institutions in Afghanistan.

Work-Planning and Organization

Able to plan, prioritize and organize working schedule effectively, including the ability to manage complex tasks.
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
Proven competencies of communication (verbal and written) with all relevant stakeholders,primarily Government and Community Representatives.
Excellent coordination skills.
Ability to develop and formulate activities based on project requirements.
Capacity to adapt policies, approaches and models to meet emerging needs.
Ability to learn and execute human rights approach.
Ability to implement result-based management and reporting.

Communication and Teamwork
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors.
Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback Demonstrates openness to change.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Herat
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