Fresh Job Opportunities at UNDP, March 2018

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor

Job ID: 15074
Location: Abuja
Practice Area – Job Family: Poverty Reduction 
Education & Work Experience: I-Master’s Level Degree – 2 year(s) experience 
Grade: SB5 
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: Initial duration of one year

Background
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in September 2015 in New York, as the successor to the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In order to fast tract, it implementation in Nigeria, a technical collaboration between the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been developed. 

The technical collaboration is aimed coordinating the partnerships for SDGs implementation between MDAs at the National level, between the national and sub-national governments as well as between the government and the private sector. The approach builds on the work already done by both institutions during the implementation of the MDGs. 

This recruitment will help bring the requisite capacity to ensure that the 17SDGs are aligned to the medium-term plans at both national and sub-national levels especially at the sector levels and its implementation are also consistent with the implementation of the domestic development plans. 

Given the national and State level peculiarities, the recruited Staff member will help facilitate the localization of the SDGs at the tiers of government and its subsequent mainstreaming into the plans in addition to the specific duties and responsibilities states in section III below. 

The overriding purpose is therefore to strengthen the technical leadership for SDGs implementation and coordination at both the State and federal levels through the office of SSAP- SDGs in Abuja, Nigeria.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports in preparing annual work plans for the SDGs Office
  • Compiles Quarterly and Annual SDGs progress reports.
  • Drafts policy documents, presentations, statements, speeches for OSSAP SDGs
  • Assists the Chief Technical Advisor in coordinating the entire international cooperation framework of the SDGs office; supports in liaising with line MDAs, the NBS and other relevant stakeholders to collate, analyze and disseminate data relevant to the SDGs
  • Supports the Chief Technical Advisor in Liaising with the MBNP, the UNDP and other key stakeholders to ensure the integration of the SDGs into the National and State-level Development Plans, MTSS and Medium-Term Expenditure Framework
  • Supports in the budget preparation process to ensure the DRGs are appropriated as agreed with the Paris Club
  • Undertakes capacity-building of national counterparts with respect to SDGs Mainstreaming into Policies, Plans and Budgets
  • Supports in designing new programmes and interventions for accelerating the SDGs at the national and sub-national levels.
  • dentifies and works with key partners/stakeholders to ensure synergies with other projects/initiatives and to avoid duplication of activities among actors

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development and Law. A Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Two years’ experience in Development Work
  • Familiarity with SDGs mainstreaming principles and processes
  • Knowledge of SDGs issues at both national and sub-national government
  • Demonstrated working experience with government institutions in Nigeria

Language Requirements:

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of at least on Nigerian language

Other:

  • Computer literacy skills

Competencies
Innovation:

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management:

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication:

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery:

  • Ability to get things done







Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Technical Assistant, Social Protection & Conditional Grants Scheme

Job ID: 15076
Location: Abuja
Grade: SB4
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Contract Duration: Initial duration of one year 

Background

  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in September 2015 in New York, as the successor to the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). To fast tract its implementation in Nigeria, a technical collaboration between the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been developed.
  • The technical collaboration is aimed coordinating the partnerships for SDGs implementation between MDAs at the National level, between the national and sub-national governments as well as between the government and the private sector.
  • The approach builds on the work already done by both institutions during the implementation of the MDGs.
  • This recruitment will help bring the requisite capacity to ensure that the 17SDGs are aligned to the medium-term plans at both national and sub-national levels especially at the sector levels and its implementation are also consistent with the implementation of the domestic development plans.
  • Given the national and State level peculiarities, the recruited Staff member will help facilitate the localization of the SDGs at the tiers of government and its subsequent mainstreaming into the plans in addition to the specific duties and responsibilities states in section III below.
  • The overriding purpose is therefore to strengthen the technical leadership for SDGs implementation and coordination at both the State and federal levels through the office of SSAP- SDGs in Abuja, Nigeria.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaises with the Head of CGS to coordinate OSSAP-SDGs subnational interventions
  • Works with the Head of CGS to review and implement the CGS implementation manual
  • Liaises with the Office of the Vice President/Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment to mainstream and mobilize funding for OSSAP-SDGs Social Protection Programmes
  • Provides support to the Head of CGS to develop and implement strategies to effectively engage the sub-national governments and mainstream the SDGs into the State Development Plans
  • Develops and Implements a Monitoring, Supervision and Evaluation Mechanism for CGS projects to ensure value for money
  •  Provides technical support in the design of new social protection programmes and strategies for implementation at the national levels.

Competencies
Innovation:

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management:

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication:

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery:

  • Ability to get things done

Required Skills and Experience
Experience:

  • Six years’ experience in Development Work
  • Knowledge of SDGs issues at both national and sub-national government
  • Demonstrated working experience with government institutions in Nigeria.

Language Requirements:

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of at least on Nigerian language

Other:

  • Computer literacy skills


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Technical Assistant, Multilateral Relations and Monitoring & Evaluation

Job ID:  15075
Location:
 Abuja
Grade: SB4
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Contract Duration: Initial duration of 1 year

Background
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in September 2015 in New York, as the successor to the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). To fast tract its implementation in Nigeria, a technical collaboration between the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been developed. 

The technical collaboration is aimed coordinating the partnerships for SDGs implementation between MDAs at the National level, between the national and sub-national governments as well as between the government and the private sector. The approach builds on the work already done by both institutions during the implementation of the MDGs. 

This recruitment will help bring the requisite capacity to ensure that the 17SDGs are aligned to the medium-term plans at both national and sub-national levels especially at the sector levels and its implementation are also consistent with the implementation of the domestic development plans. Given the national and State level peculiarities, the recruited Staff member will help facilitate the localization of the SDGs at the tiers of government and its subsequent mainstreaming into the plans in addition to the specific duties and responsibilities states in section III below. 

The overriding purpose is therefore to strengthen the technical leadership for SDGs implementation and coordination at both the State and federal levels through the office of SSAP- SDGs in Abuja, Nigeria
    
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaises with international development partners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other multilateral agencies to mobilize support for SDGs implementation across Nigeria
  • Drives the development and implementation of a Coordination compact for International Development Partners
  • Supports and provides strategic direction for the Secretariat of the donors forum on SDGs
  • liaises with the Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to ensure value for money and that all projects are delivered timely
  • Works with the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to review the OSSAP-SDGs OPEN M&E System
  • Streghtnen OSSAP-SDGs drive to improve the statistical capacity and research capabilities
  • Supports the improvement of research capabilities at OSSAP-SDGs

Competencies
Innovation:

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management:

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication:

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery:

  • Ability to get things done

Required Skills and Experience
Education: 

  • Secondary School Education. First Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development and Law will be an added advantage.

Experience: 

  • Six years’ experience in Development Work
  • Knowledge of SDGs issues at both national and sub-national government
  • Demonstrated working experience with government institutiions in Nigeria

Language Requirements:

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of at least one Nigerian language

Other:

  • Computer literacy skills


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 19th March, 2018. 

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