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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 invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Gymnasium Instructor/Trainer

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Contract:    Individual Contract
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-Sep-2019
Duration of Initial Contract: Six (6) Months
Expected Duration of Assignment: Six (6) Months


  • Following return of UN Agencies to UN House, critical infrastructure such as the Gymnasium & provision of a Basketball (half-court) within UN House which are required to promote a healthy lifestyle and work-life balance are being reinstated as recommended by UN Clinic Management Committee and ratified by UNCT.
  • Given that rehabilitation of the Gymnasium has been completed and the procurement process for the supply & installation of new Gym Equipment has progressed to advance stages, it has become imperative to engage a Gym Instructor on IC basis so as to ensure that the UN House Gym becomes fully operational within the shortest time possible.
  • Applications should be submitted no later than 19th Of August, 2019.
  • Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to icrecruitments.ng@undp.org. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties of the Gym Instructor will include but not limited to the following:

  • Monitor exercising customers and provide fitness assessment and feedback.
  • Provide personal training and prescribe workout programs for customers.
  • Develop workout programs and health promotion programs according to safe industry practices.
  • Assist customers in safe exercising and proper body alignment.
  • Address customer complaints and questions promptly and professionally.
  • Provide excellent customer services.
  • Promptly report any safety hazards and unsafe practices in and around the Gymnasium.
  • Maintain Gymnasium & physical fitness centre in a clean, safe and organized condition at all times.
  • Ensure that fitness equipment and tools are maintained in safe and good working conditions.
  • Instruct correct fitness methods and lifting techniques to minimize the chances of injury.
  • Conduct fitness classes to meet the physical abilities and interest of customers.
  • Adhere to operating procedures and regulations of fitness facility.
  • Report to management in need of fitness equipment maintenance and repair works.
  • Motivate customers to continue exercises and help make healthy choices.


  • Mondays – Fridays:  6.30am – 9.0am and 4.0pm – 6.30pm
  • Saturdays:  7.0am – 12.0noon


  • Matrix supervision: UN House Manager   – Administrative
  • UN Clinic Physician   – Technical

Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree in Physical Education Training or Physiotherapy or other related professions
  • Certification or country-specific license authorizing the incumbent to deliver Physiotherapy or Physical Fitness Training and/or services;


  • Minimum of five years relevant professional experience in Physical Education Training or Physiotherapy or other related professions;
  • Familiarity with the United Nations is desirable; previous working experience with the UN System in Nigeria is a strong asset


  • Modelling the UN values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent English language skills, verbal and written.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



Job Title: Geographic Information System (GIS) Assistant

Job ID: 25220
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: SB3
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: One year without possibility of extension

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project, the Incumbent will be required to work with the peace structures, existing and proposed, and other stakeholders in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states.
  • She/he also works with the Project Technical Team in guiding the process for spatial data collection on the crisis and interventions, extracting data from the Early Warning Early Response System (EWERS), running geospatial analysis and producing cartographic visualizations and maps for the use of UNDP.

This activity will enable the project to meet one of the project deliverables. Specifically, the incumbent will, among others, be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Support spatial data collection, cleaning and quality assurance;
  • Develop geospatial databases on different thematic areas relevant to the project’s concerns;
  • Develop baseline assessment cartographic products usable on several online platforms and hard copy communication materials;
  • Analyze data from satellite remote sensing platforms, code for web maps, run GIS automation and programming
  • Routinely update analysis and maps as required on the project and share these in appropriate and timely manner;
  • Travels to the three focal states to engage with key stakeholders and for data collection structures in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States;
  • Present draft and final versions of maps on attacks and human rights violations in the project geographic area;
  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality of data and processes. She/he will actively take measures to prevent unauthorized sharing of information and data; and
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager, Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project, as well as, the supervisor of the Governance, Peace and Security Unit who has oversight functions on the project.

Expected Outcome/ Deliverables
The incumbent will be expected to deliver the following outcomes/results:

  • Gender and youth disaggregated spatial information management protocol.
  • Production of analytical briefs and updates on the crisis in the three states
  • Supported publishing outputs on online repositories
  • Baseline, midline and end line assessment geovisualizations
  • Monthly reports of work done, and geospatial outputs
  • Written reports of spatio-temporal analysis with evidence of collaboration and inputs from key stakeholders in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States


  • Geographic Information System management skills.
  • Innovation
  • Communicating Information.
  • Teamwork
  • Information gathering skills.

Required Skills and Experience

  • The candidate shall possess the right skills and competences to provide GIS and mapping services, to complement UNDP’s capacity for the implementation of the Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states.
  • The preferred candidate for this must possess a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Geography/GIS or related course.
  • Postgraduate degree is an added advantage.
  • She/he should have at least 5 years post-graduate experience and 3 years of professional experience.
  • Ability to use ESRI ArcGIS and one other GIS software for spatial analysis and map production is a must.
  • Experience in map production, complex spatial data collection and management.
  • Experience in working with UN or government organizations is an asset.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Job Title: Team Leader – Inclusive Growth and Innovation

Job ID: 25022
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: NOC
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility for extension


  • The Team Leader for the Inclusive Growth leads the UNDP Inclusive Growth portfolio in the Nigeria Country office and, as appropriate, serves as advisor to the Resident Representative (RR) on inclusive growth strategies and the systematic inclusion of innovative approaches to inform diversification of the UNDP program portfolio in for Nigeria line with the current Country Partnership Document (CPD) and UNDP Corporate Plan, the country’s overall development framework and other relevant regional and international development frameworks such as  SDGs. The incumbent also provides strategic advice and managerial oversight over the design, implementation and monitoring and reporting on UNDP Inclusive Growth portfolio working closely with sustainable development and governance programme portfolios.
  • He/she works as Programme Manager for all Inclusive Growth unit will provides strategic oversight on interventions aimed at promoting sustainable development by supporting interventions at national and sub-national level aimed to promote implementation of inclusive growth strategies to promote economic growth and job creation while ensuring greater program coherence between interventions aimed at advancing economic transformation and those promoting environmental sustainability and social Inclusion.
  • The Team leader will also support the development and delivery of strategic upstream and downstream policy and advisory services the government of Nigeria in line with the current Country Program Document (CPD) and UNSDPF as well as to implement recommendations from program and project evaluations including the from the periodic Assessment of Development Results (ADR) and management HACT assessment reports.
  • The Inclusive Growth Team Leader will cover a broad range of programmatic issues ranging from participation in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the CPD and UNSPF, joint programming and others UNDP projects and programmes thematic areas assigned to the Unit in addition to supporting program evaluations and monitoring and reporting in line with corporate requirements and standards.
  • Under the overall guidance of the Resident Representative and the direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative for Programmes, the Team Leader leads strategic planning, programme formulation, monitors programme effectiveness and delivery, and ensures UNDP’s corporate mandates and priorities are effectively incorporated into country programmes as well as in overall UNCT development programmes with the Delivering As One framework (DAO). He/she advices the country office senior management team on creative partnerships and responses to emerging complex challenges with a view to increasing programme effectiveness and impacts as well as to promote harmonization and alignment with the CPD and corporate plan.
  • Within the country office, the Team Leader works in close collaboration with the Operations Team, the Programme Management and Support Unit (PMSU), and the Sub Office coordinating UNDP’s interventions in Northeast Nigeria to foster teamwork and attainment of country office performance goals and targets.
  • The Inclusive Growth Team Leader is also responsible for providing leadership and supervision of staff in the Inclusive Growth and Innovation Team and fostering cross-unit cooperation and coordination. The Inclusive Growth Team Leader advocates for UNDP global and local priorities and liaises with other UN Agencies, UNDP regional and HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and with civil society.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Ensuring the strategic direction of UNDP Inclusive Growth and Innovation Programme
  • Management of the CO Inclusive Growth and Innovation programme, and supervision of the Inclusive Growth and Innovation teams and directing their efforts to achieve corporate and CO strategic goals and results;
  • Fostering strategic partnerships to enhance programme collaboration and resource mobilization efforts;
  • Provision of top quality policy/technical advice services internally within the CO and UNDP, and externally to Governmental and non-governmental partners including development partners, civil society and private sector among others.
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and management and sharing of best practices.

As a member of the CO management team, the Team Leader ensures strategic direction of country programme activities relevant to his/her portfolio from programme design through implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The Inclusive Growth and Innovation Team Leader leads the UNDP programme portfolio with the following expected results:

  • Analyzes and keeps abreast of the country’s political and socio-economic environment as well as UNDP policies and priorities in the areas assigned and identifies and proposes areas for UNDP support in line with national priorities and UNDP strategic areas of focus and comparative advantages;
  • Identifies key substantive/analytical linkages with other areas of focus within the Country Programme.
  • Provides analysis of political, social and economic context in the country and collaborates with others to support the preparation/revision of CPD, UNSDCF and other key documents;
  • Operationalizes the UNSDCF/CPD in collaboration with main partners (both governmental and non-governmental) and other UN Agencies;
  • Leads the Inclusive Growth and Innovation programme Unit in programme formulation and networking to ensure a programme which is relevant innovative and responsive to changes in the country context;
  • Ensures full correlation of Inclusive Growth and Innovation portfolio to the disaster reduction agenda as implemented in the country.
  • Leads the Inclusive Growth Team to ensure a visible, dynamic Inclusive Growth and Innovation programme which positions UNDP as one of the key poverty reduction agency in the country.
  • Ensures the Inclusive Growth and Innovation programme is designed with gender sensitivity fully incorporated and Human Rights Based Approach.
  • Advises the CD on country programme development and delivery, identifies approaches and modalities to achieve development targets;
  • Provides support and inputs to CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit.

Ensure effective management of the UNDP programme and close and quality Programme Monitoring and Evaluation of programmes in areas concerning Inclusive Growth and Innovation and supervision of the team, focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to on achievement of the following results:

  • Works closely with the Inclusive Growth Programme staff to assist in monitoring ongoing projects substantively through review of work-plans, progress and performance, evaluation missions and proposes directions and solutions to emerging issues
  • Ensures effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results
  • Provide strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations.
  • The Team Leader performs the function of Manager Level 2 or senior management rights in Atlas for development projects transactions approval
  • Ensures effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation.  Through constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, ensures timely readjustment of programme.
  • Routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, investigates anomalies or unusual transactions, and put in place necessary corrective actions. Informs supervisors of the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained.
  • Provides guidance in the implementation of advocacy of thematic programme.
  • Facilitates any NIM/NEX audit process, arranges for the management response to audit recommendations and timely carries out the recommendations.
  • Carries out regular field monitoring visits, reports back on findings and recommendations, ensures the timely implementation of the recommendations to build the capacity of the implementing partners.

Establish and maintain strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes.
  • Ensure effective creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.

Ensure provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government

  • Access UNDP’s world wide and regional knowledge, distill best practices and facilitates dissemination in the CO and to partners; Promotes identification of lessons learned from the country programme for organizational sharing and learning;
  • Advocates for UNDP with Government counterparts and ensures access to best available expertise,
  • Drafts policy issues/briefing papers directly related to areas of responsibility, as requested by senior management and maintains upstream dialogue with partners to provide development/policy advisory services
  • Development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme

Ensure facilitation to knowledge building and management, focusing on achievement of the following results

  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Systematic recording of best practices and lessons learnt in the areas assigned;
  • Coordination of internal and external reviews and evaluations;
  • Organization and facilitation of training for the other staff on Inclusive Growth and Innovation related issues.
  • Identifies communications and knowledge management products to be regularly produced with high quality content standards.

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme within specific areas of cooperation and reaching UNSPF / CPD goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
  • The results of the work of the Programme Specialist greatly impact on the standing and reputation of UNDP in the country.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
  • In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of UNDP

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, change processes, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to lead formulation, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  • Ability to apply development theory to the specific country context to identify creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations
  • Ability to manage for results: translates strategic aims into achievable plans, with established priorities, monitors them, making periodic adjustments as required.

Management and Leadership:

  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrates outstanding communication skills oral and written communication skills
  • Negotiations skills: capacity to work with diverse partners including Government, donors and civil society;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Development Economics, Development studies or related field.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience at the national or international level, in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Experience in the implementation of Poverty Reduction strategies, as well as in collaborating with International Financial Institutions, will be an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of approaches fostering innovations in programming (such as design thinking, prototyping, etc.) as well as experience in implementing programme strategies which will promote innovative aspects of a growing economy.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English and the official National language. Knowledge of one more UN official language is desirable.

Deadline: 14th August, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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