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Technical Specialist – Axis 3 (Office Based)


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Technical Specialist – Axis 3 (Office Based)

  • Country: Brazil
  • Organization: UNDP
  • Deadline:  2023-11-23
  • No of Vacancies: N/A
Duties and responsibilities
The Axis 3 Technical Specialist of Axis 3 will be responsible (under the supervision of the General Coordinator and the Deputy General Coordinator of the Program) for carrying out the planning and monitoring of the implementation of the actions foreseen in this Axis, collaborating to comply with the established schedule and the quality of deliveries. This professional will also work in close coordination with the CNJ and UNDP team. To achieve this objective, the following indicative activities are planned:

1. Coordinate the Program’s actions in relation to the activities planned within the scope of the Axis;
2. Develop subsidies for the development and execution of work plans and detailed schedules for implementing the Axis’ objectives, in conjunction with the General Coordination, both to guarantee the effectiveness of intramural citizenship policies and to promote citizenship policies. attention to people who have graduated;
3. Advise on the biannual update/revision (or whenever necessary) of the work plan agreed for the Axis;
4. Prepare subsidies for the production of technical reports to monitor the implementation of the policies covered in this Axis, every six months (or more frequently, if requested);
5. Technically guide the activities to be developed by consultancies contracted within the scope of the Axis, including the technical preparation of proposals for terms of reference and monitoring the development of the corresponding work, in order to ensure compliance with agreed goals and schedules;
6. Carry out missions, conduct meetings and other activities to execute the action plan and technical monitoring and qualitative monitoring of the products and goals planned for Axis 7. Carry out other tasks
related to the development and accountability of Axis activities, as required of the General Coordination.

Institutional Arrangement

The Technical Specialist Axis 3 of Axis 3 will be part of the team of said Axis and will be subject to the direct supervision of the General Coordinator of the Program


Achieve Results:
LEVEL 3: Establish and align objectives and challenges for multiple projects with lasting impact

Innovative Thinking:
LEVEL 3: Act proactively to potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems

Continuous Learning:
LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences

Adapt with Agility:
LEVEL 3: Act proactively to change, manage multiple demands

Act with determination:
LEVEL 3: Think beyond tasks and take measures to achieve greater results

Engage and be a partner:
LEVEL 3: Political knowledge, act in complex scenarios, defend collaboration between agencies

Promote Diversity and Inclusion:
LEVEL 3: Appreciate the benefits of workforce diversity and champion inclusivity

Multifunctional and technical skills
Business direction and strategy – Strategic thinking:

•Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans aligned with UNDP objectives, based on systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking vision to reality in the field and creating tangible solutions
•Ability to leverage learning from multiple sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; demonstrate forward thinking to model what future developments and possible ways forward are for UNDP

Business direction and strategy – Systems Thinking:

•Ability to use objective analysis and problem judgment to understand how interrelated elements coexist within the whole of a process or system, and consider how changing one element may impact other parts of the system

Business Development – ​​Human-Centered Design:

•Ability to develop solutions to problems involving the human perspective at all stages of the problem-solving process

Business management – Project management:

•Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific objectives

Business management – Communication:

•Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and unequivocally through both written and verbal communication; adapt messages and choose communication methods according to the audience
•Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through the media, social networks and other appropriate channels

Agenda 2030: Peace – Rule of Law, Security and Human Rights:

•Development of the Justice Sector

Agenda 2030: Peace – Rule of Law, Security and Human Rights:

•Access to justice

Required skills and experience
Minimum education requirements:

• Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in Law, Public Management, Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Social Work, Philosophy or related field is required, or • University Bachelor’s degree in Law, Public Management,
Administration , Economics, Social Science, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Social Work, Philosophy or related field in combination with 2 additional years of experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.

Minimum years of relevant professional experience:

• Minimum of 5 years (for Master’s degree) or 7 years (for bachelor’s degree) of experience (professional and/or academic) in the areas of Justice, Human Rights, Prison/Penal System, Public Management or related areas.

Required skills:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Knowledge of the office package
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
• Doctoral degree is desirable
• A minimum of 7 years of professional experience is desirable
• Experience (professional and/or or academic) in the areas of Justice, Human Rights, Prison/Penal System, Public Management or related areas;
• Experience working with partners from the public sector is desirable, especially from the Judiciary;
• Experience in coordinating/managing projects or public policies is desirable
• Experience is desirable with promoting citizenship for people deprived of liberty and those released from the penitentiary system, monitoring and inspecting public policies in prisons; points

Required languages:  

• Proficiency in Portuguese.
• Proficiency in English at a “working knowledge” level is desirable


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