This position is located in the Europe & Central Asia Unit of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Coordination Section (CTICS/Pillar 3) of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT). The Programme Officer will report to the Senior Programme Management Officer of CTICS, with additional supervision provided by the Chief of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General (OUSG).
The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) was established by the General Assembly in June 2017. The Office has five main functions: (a) provide leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates across the United Nations System; (b) enhance coordination and coherence across the 38 Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the Strategy; (c) strengthen the delivery of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States; (d) improve visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for United Nations counter-terrorism efforts; and (e) ensure that due priority is given to counter-terrorism across the United Nations System and that the important work on preventing violent extremism is firmly rooted in the Strategy. Programme Management Officers will be in the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Coordination Section (CTICS) and responsible for managing the implementation of strategic assistance programmes for Member States as coordinated through regional counter-terrorism frameworks in the Middle-East and North Africa and in West-Africa.
Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties: