Security Sector Reform (SSR) Officer
Security Sector Reform (SSR) Officer
Within delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief SSR, the UN Volunteer SSR Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Assists in the development of key components of the approved SSR Programme, including overall policy and legal framework, implementation strategy, operational modalities and action plans, taking into account national programme priorities and targets.
• Substantively participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned projects, monitors and analyzes project development and implementation, reviews relevant documents and reports, identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties, and identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
• Provides technical inputs to ongoing projects, as well as technical advice and assistance to key parties (e.g.: SSR unit management, established Commissions, or government officials); consults with relevant stakeholders through inclusive and participatory processes; and undertakes continuous monitoring of project activities.
• Organizes or undertakes research on various aspects of SSR work; analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources; identifies problems and issues to be assessed and proposes corrective actions.
• Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies, and so on.
• Undertakes survey initiatives; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions.
• Participates in field missions, including provision of guidance to government officials and other parties; drafts mission summaries, and so on.
• Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; contribute to conduct training workshops and seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics or activities.
• Comtributes to coordinates activities related to budget and funding (project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, and so on) and prepare related documents and reports (pledging, work, programme budget, and so on).
• Liaises closely with others relevant parties to ensure that SSR activities are well integrated and coordinated.
• Prepares various written outputs, like draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, and similar.
• Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, and so on.
• When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development.
• Performs other related duties as required by direct supervisor
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are expected to:
• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
• Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
• Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
• Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
• Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
• Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, law, criminology, public security sector management, development science, sociology, anthropology, international relations, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in peacekeeping/peace-building or development work with specific focus on SSR, inter-agency coordination, political analysis, institutional development, or a related area. Previous experience in policy coordination or project management is required. Previous experience working in a conflict or post-conflict setting is required. Previous experience in SSR with professional experiences in advising, guiding, or mentoring defense or security forces is required. Previous experience in the UN common system is desirable. Proven experience gained in a professional capacity in drafting high quality, analytical reports is desirable.
- French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge