The position is located in Kampala, Uganda which falls under the management of the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Nairobi, Kenya. Under the overall guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, the incumbent will report to the Programme Coordinator (Violent Extremism in Prisons) in the Justice Section (JS), Division for Operations (DO) at UNODC headquarters, the latter being his or her primary contact point for substantive guidance. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the ROEA Head of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Pillar as well as the Transnational Organized Crime, Illicit Trafficking and Terrorism Pillar within the scope of the UNODC Regional Programme for Eastern Africa 2016-2021”.
The focus of this position is to coordinate implementation of the UN project on “Strengthening the management of violent extremist prisoners (VEPs) and the prevention of radicalization to violence in prisons” (2018-21) in Uganda, which constitutes one out of three project beneficiary countries, the 1st and 2nd being Kazakhstan and Tunisia. The project will be co-implemented by UNODC and the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), in consultation with the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED).
Within assigned authority, and under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Violent Extremism in Prisons), the incumbent will be responsible for providing substantive support for the implementation of the project in Uganda. In particular, s/he will perform the following specific tasks: