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Globally there has been a rising risk of Violent Extremism (VE), which has a direct negative impact on peace, security and sustainable development. In 2016 the UN Secretary General presented a Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism to the UN General Assembly that provides a framework to tackle violent extremism through preventive measures addressing the drivers. The Plan calls for national and regional Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) action plans and encourages member states to align their development policies with the Sustainable Development Goals, many of which are critical to addressing global drivers of violent extremism and enhancing community resilience. In particular, Goal 16 on the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. In support of this developmental approach, UNDP is implementing a project, “Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Tanzania”, whose main objective is to support a preventive and developmental national effort for preventing and responding to violent extremism. The main counterpart of the project is the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), which is responsible for coordination on PVE work in Tanzania, as well as preparation of the envisaged National Strategy and Action Plan. The project also involves relevant Government line Ministries, the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, the Tanzania Police Force, faith based organizations, civil society organizations and other UN agencies.
The indicative outputs of the project are:
National policy framework and intervention capacities strengthened to address the phenomenon of violent extremism
Improved interaction between security providers and local population in target areas
Increased livelihood opportunities for “at risk” youth in target areas
Responsible, quality and conflict sensitive news reporting supported, and public awareness and dialogue around violent extremism promoted
Community resilience to violent extremism strengthened
Understanding of violent extremism in Tanzania improved, better managed, and applied to prevention and response efforts
Gender and women’s active participation across all efforts to prevent and respond to extreme violence promoted in Tanzania.
The project is divided into two phases: a first phase focused on research, support to the inclusive preparation of a National Strategy and Action Plan, and the implementation of pilot projects in Zanzibar, Mwanza, Tanga, Pwani, Lindi and Mtwara. The second phase is dedicated to support implementation of the National Strategy and Action Plan once approved and adopted by relevant authorities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Function/Key Results Expected
Delivery and reporting of project results;
Coordination and collaboration with stakeholders;
Analysis of situational factors;
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programme and the strategic guidance of the Technical Specialist, the National Project Coordinator will be responsible for:
Impact of Results
Enhanced preventive and developmental national efforts for preventing and responding to violent extremism.
Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the project;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Treats all people fairly and without favouritism;
Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
Promotes a learning environment; facilitates the development of individual and team competencies.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s Degree in relevant academic field such as conflict management, security studies, peace building, political science, international relations or social sciences.
At least 7 years of increasingly responsible working experience in the area of project management/coordination. Experience with UN agencies an advantage;
Experience in preventing violent extremism, de-radicalization, peacebuilding/ conflict management
High level of familiarity with UNDP/UN and/or Government management/ financial procedures;
Demonstrated abilities and contribution to policy formulation, resource mobilization, team building, team leadership and management;
Experience in establishing and maintaining inter-organizational partnerships and networks at operational level;
Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and social media applications.
Fluent written and spoken English and Kiswahili essential.
Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
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Closing Date: 2020-07-07