Head - Joint Policing Programme

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Employer: UNOPS
Job Title: Head - Joint Policing Programme
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Location: Mogadishu
Category: Project Management, Program

Duration: SOCO EPP Approved Duration

Mogadishu is not a Family Duty Station.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary of key responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, the Head of Joint Policing Programme will provide technical and programmatic leadership and oversight of the JPP, ensuring that the programme is delivered to a high standard and ultimately achieves or exceeds its expected results. S/he will be an integral member of UNOPS’ growing security and justice portfolio, and will report directly to the Senior Programme Manager. They will manage a team of talented technical, programme and fund management staff, who form the JPP Secretariat, and be responsible for building and maintaining strategic partnerships with a wide range of Somali and international stakeholders. S/he will be responsible for assuring the technical quality and strategic/developmental impact of programme outputs. They will oversee the development of the programme approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning, and ensure that the programme evolves to respond to emerging evidence, changing political circumstances and opportunities for development

1. Stakeholder Management: Establish and maintain constructive partnerships through confident, direct interface with a wide range of Somali and international actors, including members of the Federal and Federal Member State (FMS) governments, JPP donors (EU, Germany, UK), UN and AU missions. Provide timely and well-informed strategic advice and guidance to the JPP Executive Board. Encourage joined up approaches and information sharing with the wider community of actors supporting security sector governance and police development in Somalia. Deliberately locate JPP within the broader security and justice reform agenda, ensuring programmes collaborate effectively and that the JPP draws from and shares freely learning and evidence of what works/doesn’t.

2. Programme Development and Management: Oversee strategic development, effective delivery and fund management of the JPP. Drive efficiency and value for money in the delivery of JPP approved activities. Facilitate and encourage development of comprehensive work requests, which deliver against longer-term developmental priorities of the Police in Somalia. Proactively identify, monitor and manage/mitigate against a wide range of risks, including human rights issues. Embed sustainability and ensure gender and social inclusion, conflict sensitivity, environmental and economic considerations are incorporated into programme and activity design and implementation.

3. Monitoring, Learning and Adaptation: Oversee development and execution of a robust approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning across the programme. Ensure lessons are shared widely and that the JPP incorporates global best practice and local evidence to inform its approach.

4. Articulate and persuasive reporting and advice to senior UNOPS management and JPP Executive Board members. Provide quality reporting on progress towards JPP outcomes. Oversee development and implementation of a robust knowledge management and public communications strategy. Prepare substantive briefings, where necessary, to inform Executive Board decisions and donor engagements.

5. Team and Personnel Management: Responsible for recruiting, retaining and managing a talented team of technical, financial, and operational staff that make up the JPP Secretariat. Foster a programme and team culture that encourages high performance, collaboration and innovation. Proactively identify and support staff to take advantage of professional development opportunities.

You may find more information at https://jobs.unops.org/Pages/ViewVacancy/VADetails.aspx?id=22150



  • Master’s Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science/Security Management/Development Studies, Education, Information Technology (ICT), Law or other relevant discipline is required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science/Security Management/Development Studies, Education, Information Technology (ICT**), Law or other relevant discipline in combination with additional two (2) years may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ work experience in relevant Security and Justice technical expertise which has been applied in a developmental context through programmatic work (design, implementation, M&E) is required;

  • Demonstrated professional background in security and justice development, especially in police/justice/broader security sector reform and governance programmes is desirable.

  • Experience at successfully working for/with international development agencies overseas, and of successfully engaging and managing multiple stakeholders is an asset.

  • Programme management experience gained from working on substantial development programmes (including, for example, implementation of programmes and logical frameworks) is an asset.

  • Experienced and resilient working in fragile contexts, with an understanding of wider conflict, peace and security issues in Africa is an asset.

  • Successful track record working on security and justice development in fragile and/or conflict affected environments in Africa.

  • Knowledge of human rights and international humanitarian law and its application e.g. higher studies, training courses, practical experience is an asset.

  • Ability to apply political and institutional analysis and use this to influence strategic planning and programming decisions.

  • Experience working with multilateral and other development partners as well as civil society organizations is desirable.

  • Technical expertise in the areas of gender and social inclusion as it applies to security sector programming is an asset.

Language requirement:

  • Fluency in written and oral English required.


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