Senior Programme Manager [Counter-Terrorism Digital Forensics Expert]

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UNOPS has signed an settlement with the United Nations Workplace for Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) to implement the actions of its undertaking the EU-UN International Terrorism Threats Facility.

UNOCT was established by the Basic Meeting in June 2017. The Workplace has 5 primary features: (a) present management on the Basic Meeting counter-terrorism mandate throughout the United Nations System; (b) improve coordination and coherence throughout the United Nations International Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact entities to make sure the balanced implementation of the 4 pillars of the Technique; (c) strengthen the supply of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building help to Member States; (d) enhance visibility, advocacy and useful resource mobilization for United Nations counter-terrorism efforts; and make sure that due precedence is given to counter-terrorism throughout the United Nations System and that the necessary work on stopping violent extremism is firmly rooted within the Technique.

In April 2022, UNOCT and the European Union launched the EU-UN International Terrorism Threats Facility (the Facility), with the general goal to supply fast and versatile assist to Member States in constructing their capacities to detect, stop, counter, examine and reply to evolving terrorist risk, whereas guaranteeing respect for worldwide legislation, together with worldwide human rights legislation, worldwide humanitarian legislation and refugee legislation in addition to the rule of legislation. The Facility delivers three forms of actions: (a) advisory and mentoring assist by the deployment of consultants in quite a lot of thematic areas decided by Member States’ requests; (b) coaching actions or workshops; and (c) restricted provision of sunshine, non-lethal tools. It operates in line with the next rules: 1) it’s demand-driven, based mostly on official requests from a Member State; and a couple of) it’s complementary to different UN and EU assist. Assist delivered by the Facility takes in consideration the suggestions from the evaluation visits carried out by the Safety Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee, by its Government Directorate (CTED).

To assist the Facility, UNOPS is growing a roster of specialists (the Roster), members of which can ship help throughout the 4 pillars of the UN International Counter-Terrorism Technique, relying on the particular want and context of the requesting Member States or regional organizations. The period of the task depends upon the duties and deliverables assigned.

These are positions in UNOPS for supporting actions of the Facility. The incumbents of those positions can be personnel of UNOPS beneath its full duty. The incumbents will grow to be members of the Roster during the Facility, beneath a retainer contract. She or he can be supplied short-term assignments, with potential subject deployments, relying on the wants of the Facility or of the requesting Member States.

Practical Duties:

Underneath the supervision of the Cluster Head and in coordination with the Head of the EU-UN International Terrorism Threats Facility, the Programme Supervisor [Counter-Terrorism Digital Forensics Expert] can be anticipated to ship high-level technical experience to assist Member States in conducting digital forensics actions associated to counter-terrorism, together with:

  • Undertake missions and conduct in-depth consultations with Member States requesting help to assist the evaluation of the capacity-building wants of involved nationwide entities with respect to the appliance of digital forensics strategies and methodologies to assemble, analyze, and protect digital proof associated to counter-terrorism;
  • Develop suggestions to enhance proof assortment, case administration procedures, inter-agency coordination, and authorized or legislative texts drafting associated to digital forensics to make sure efficient, rule of law-based and human rights-compliant conduct of counter-terrorism actions;
  • Conceptualize, design, ship, and take part within the analysis of related technical help actions, together with on digital proof assortment and preservation, digital investigation strategies, cyber threats evaluation, information restoration and evaluation, malware evaluation, and community forensics, to conduct rule of law-based and human rights-compliant investigations of terrorism-related circumstances;
  • Present high-level advisory and/or mentorship companies to nationwide entities answerable for digital forensics in counter-terrorism with a view to strengthening their administration, operational capabilities, and inter-agency coordination;
  • Put together a wide range of high-quality, written substantive outputs, together with analyses, displays, coaching supplies, and abstract experiences, associated to their assignments;
  • Guarantee human rights points and gender views are built-in of their work.

Schooling/ Expertise/ Language necessities:




  • Superior college diploma (Grasp’s diploma or equal), ideally in Digital Forensics, Pc Science, Cybersecurity, or any associated subject is required; or
  • First-level college diploma (Bachelor’s diploma or equal) with a minimal of two (2) years of related expertise is required.

Work Expertise required:

  • A minimal of ten (10) years of expertise in digital forensics associated to counter-terrorism or different complicated crimes, in accordance with worldwide human rights legislation and different authorized frameworks governing digital forensics, is required;
  • Expertise in conducting digital investigations, information restoration, and proof assortment from varied digital gadgets and platforms is required;
  • Information of authorized necessities associated to digital proof dealing with, preservation, and chain of custody in accordance with worldwide legislation, together with worldwide human rights legislation, in addition to worldwide requirements and good practices, is required;
  • Expertise within the supply of capacity-building actions or coaching programs in digital forensics associated to counter-terrorism or different complicated, transnational crimes is required.

Fascinating (The next expertise is non-obligatory. Candidates who would not have it are welcome to use):

  • Expertise in supporting investigation of transnational crimes is fascinating;
  • Expertise working internationally with different legislation enforcement/safety organizations is fascinating;
  • Expertise in designing and offering technical help to a variety of audiences, together with senior authorities officers, could be an asset;
  • Expertise working in various nation contexts, could be an asset.


  • Fluency in English (each oral and written) is required.
  • It is going to be thought of a powerful asset to be fluent in Arabic, French, Russian, or Spanish.

Contract kind, degree and period:

Contract kind: Worldwide Particular person Contractor Settlement (IICA) Retainer modality
Contract degree: IICA-4
Contract period: One (1) yr with risk of extension based mostly on efficiency and funds availability
Obligation station: Residence based mostly, with deployments to the sector

A retainer contract is issued for a time frame throughout which the companies of the person contractor are required intermittently. The person contractor settlement on retainer foundation will specify a “unit value” per day labored. For budgetary functions, a financial cap can be decided when the contract is awarded and issued. Please notice that the retainer contract is not going to present for a minimal, and fee can be made solely after completion of labor

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