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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: Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Specialist

Job ID: 25882
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Grade: P3
Vacancy Type: FTA International
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

  • The nexus of security-humanitarian-development issues around Lake Chad has given rise to an intractable extremist insurgency that has left tens of thousands of people dead, approximately 2.5 million displaced, and more than 10 million people in the region affected and in need. While robust national and multi-national military operations have re-taken territory previously controlled by Boko Haram, UNDP recognizes that a new approach is required to consolidate these gains and establish the conditions necessary to transition from military to civilian responsibility for security, and from the provision of humanitarian assistance to the resumption of stalled development processes.  In this context, the UNDP is strengthening its presence in the North East region by establishing a sub-office in Maiduguri.  The sub-office will serve as the centre of operations for programming which will include a Regional Stabilization Facility, a Disengagement, Disassociation, Reconciliation and Reintegration (DDRR) and Recovery and Resilience programme.
  • The Sub-Office (SO) for North East (NE) Region of Nigeria has been operational since 2017 and UNDP has established an Operations Service Centre to support management and operations functions related to the effective delivery of programmatic results in anticipation of launch of new programmes, such as Nigerian Window of the Stabilization Facility in NE Region. It is considered vital that the NE Sub-Office has efficient and effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) functions with result- and evidence-based approach and produce timely and accurate reports to the all relevant stakeholders, such as the Government, donor partners, UN agencies, NGOs/CSOs, the academia, and the general public.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Stabilization in NE Nigeria and in close collaboration with DRR-P and Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU) in Abuja, the Monitoring and Reporting Specialist sets solid monitoring and reporting mechanisms for the sub office and manage thematic and crosscutting M&E and reporting.
  • The Monitoring and Reporting Specialist ensures that objective monitoring and  evaluations are designed and managed to assess the  relevance to the needs of stabilization, crisis-response and recovery in the NE Region; effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of results; monitoring and  evaluations carried out in a credible and systematic manner; evaluation lessons and recommendations are used for programme design, contribute to implementation of UNDAF/CPD priorities and results in the NE Region.

Summary of Key Functions

  • Implementation of M&E policies and strategies
  • Management of the M&E and reporting process
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on M&E and reporting

Ensures the implementation of M&E and reporting policies and strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Responsibility for planning, preparation, budgeting, reporting and oversight of thematic, country programme/project evaluations and other types of evaluations conducted in the NE region by the Sub-Office in close collaboration with PMSU in CO.
  • Advice to the Senior Management in CO to the programme of work for the NE region, including identification of topics, and projects/programme to be monitored and evaluated.
  • Development of M&E and reporting tools and processes, innovative approaches that meet the requirements of UNDP in complex conflict situations
  • Contact with PMSU in CO, and HQ Evaluation Office if required, with a view to harmonizing M&E and reporting approaches and agendas.
  • Promotion of M&E and reporting n standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office.
  • Organization and coordination of monitoring or evaluation missions for development projects, sectoral and thematic evaluations and desk evaluations/studies on selected sectors/themes.

Ensures effective management of M&E and reportting process in the NE Sub-Office the achievement of programme outputs and results, coordinates and drafts project/programme reports in NE Region and provides directions and inputs into communications results of the sub-office:

  • Provision of the technical advice at the design stage of programmes/projects setting up a M&E and reporting framework with defined indicators at the design stage to facilitate the M&E and reporting at the later stages.
  • Provision of feedback on M&E-related issues into policy/project/programme design, including comments on various documents.
  • Compile and analyze information on the programme activities and undertake research on the relevant issues. Provide input for the programme work plan as well as position papers and policy notes.
  • Primarily Responsible in leading preparation of regular progress and final reports on the Stabilization Facility and other UNDP progrmmes/projects in NE Region based on inputs provided by project personnel in a quality and result-oriented manner in liaison with Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU) in the CO.
  • Management of M&E team in Sub-Office, supervising National N&E Analyst and Information Management Officer and others
  • Oversight of UNDP sub-office reporting towards counterparts, humanitarian clusters, country office and corporate units as required
  • Provision of inputs for production and editing of stories, editorials, audio-visual and other materials in support of UNDP sub-office and CO communications efforts.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification and formulation of monitoring and  evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader UNDP‘s knowledge management efforts.
  • Contribution to the implementation of Evaluation Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy.
  • Collaboration and coordination with other UN agencies, government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations on monitoring and evaluation issues.
  • Organization and conduct of results-oriented monitoring and evaluation trainings in the Country Office.
  • Establishment of coordination with project counterparts on project activities, data collection, and reporting
  • Participation in evaluation community remaining abreast of latest development and professional norms, standards, tools and methodologies;
  • Contribution for advocacy on UNDP’s achievements and experiences to wider audiences, in the targeted areas and states and beyond;

Competencies
Result-Based Management:

  • Experience on result-based project management, M&E and reporting
  • Experience on capacity and functional building support for crisis management and coordination in the governments
  • Understanding project implementation cycle and relations between programme and operations departments during project implementation
  • Experience on partnership building and resource mobilization for crisis response and early recovery projects

Government Capacity Building:

  • Experience on capacity and functional building support for crisis management and coordination in the governments
  • Experience in developing national frameworks and institutions for disaster and crisis management

Communications and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster good working relations with various persons, good working knowledge of information and computer technology.
  • Understanding the challenges of working in a multi-cultural environment and working in  a  crisis setting
  • Excellent writing skills in English. Proficiency in French is an asset.

Secondary
Knowledge Management:
Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge:

  • Demonstrates substantive and technical knowledge to meet responsibilities and post requirements with excellence
  • Uses ICT and web-based management systems effectively as a tool and resource
  • Is motivated & demonstrates a capacity to pursue personal developments & learn.

Partnership Management:

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to motivate staff and mobilize colleagues and partners in the best interest of achieving results;

Stress Management:

  • Ability to work under pressure and oversee and manage multiple activities and processes simultaneously and Ability to make difficult priorities and sharpen focus to achieve results.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in Development or related field

Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in development programming, programme coordination or project implementation.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience on monitoring and evaluation in conflict recovery or development area. Working experience working with UN is an asset;
  • Experience in post conflict environment is a strong advantage;
  • Proven experience in leading result/evidence-based reporting exercises.
  • Excellent understanding of financial, procurement and human resources functions;
  • Knowledge of GIS mapping and ICT-based monitoring tools is an asset.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, notably with UNDP, is highly desirable. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. The ability to communicate effectively in French is an asset.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Human Rights Specialist

Job ID: 25883
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – HUMAN RIGHTS
Grade: P3
Vacancy Type: FTA International
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background
The nexus of security-humanitarian-development issues around Lake Chad has given rise to an intractable extremist insurgency that has left tens of thousands of people dead, approximately 2.5 million displaced, and more than 10 million people in the region affected and in need. While robust national and multi-national military operations have re-taken territory previously controlled by Boko Haram, UNDP recognizes that a new approach is required to consolidate these gains and establish the conditions necessary to transition from military to civilian responsibility for security, and from the provision of humanitarian assistance to the resumption of stalled development processes.

The Stabilisation Facility, among other key interventions, provides technical assistance to the state institutions aimed on strengthening their capacities to promote Human Right Based Approach (HRBA), democratic and transparency principles into their practice. In this context, the UNDP is strengthening its presence in North-East (NE) Region of Nigeria by establishing a sub-office in Maiduguri.  The sub-office will serve as the centre of operations for programming which will include a Regional Stabilization Facility, a Disengagement, Disassociation, Reconciliation and Reintegration (DDRR) and Recovery and Resilience programme. The Sub-Office (SO) for North East (NE) Region of Nigeria has been operational since 2017 and establishes an Operations Service Centre to support management and operations functions related to the effective delivery of programmatic results in anticipation of launch of new programmes, such as Nigerian Window of the Stabilization Facility in NE Region.

Under the direct supervision of CIMIC Specialist and in close collaboration with Senior Management of the Sub-office and UNDP Nigeria, the Human Rights Specialist is responsible for effective mainstreaming of HRBA in UNDP’s Stabilisation Facility interventions for the promotion and protection of human rights and gender mainstreaming. The Human Rights Specialist promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP policies, rules and regulations. The Human Rights Specialist works in close collaboration with programme and project teams in the CO, the Sub Office and with UNDP HQs staff and Government and non-government partners ensuring successful implementation of UNDP’s human rights interventions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of Conflict & Political Economy Analyst in close collaboration with the respective project teams in NE Sub-Office, the Human Rights Specialist will perform following functions:

  • Programme Development and Management;
  • Technical support in integration of human rights strategies into programming; and
  • Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management.

Programme Development and Management:

  • Ensure substantive contribution to the analysis and research of the human rights situation, as well as the analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the North-East Nigeria from a human rights perspective and prepare substantive inputs to the UNDP’s Stabilisation Facility programme planning;
  • Provide substantive input on human rights to new policy developments and strategies through analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national/ regional plans and development frameworks, and prepare briefs and inputs for policy dialogue and technical assistance coordination on human rights;
  • Support the design and formulation of the Stabilisation Facility programme initiatives translating UNDP’s mandate, policies, tools and strategies into local interventions and ensuring substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful human rights- and gender-based approaches;
  • Analyze quality of programme/projects design from human rights perspectives incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems;
  • Expedite and coordinate programmes/projects implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government and civil society counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of inputs related to human rights;
  • Participate in and contribute to the work of Protection Sector, Human Rights/SGBV Working group and/or networks established in North-East Nigeria;

Technical support in integration of human rights strategies into programming:

  • Provide leadership and support the Sub Office and the country office team to integrate human rights and rights-based approach principles into ongoing and envisaged projects;
  • Provide advice and guidance for the implementation of the Country Strategy by strengthening the human rights-based approach in programming and implementation;
  • Ensure, advice and guide integration of gender and human rights perspectives and attention to specific inclusion issues within all assigned activities;
  • Support the translation of UNDP’s interventions on relevant root causes of compound discrimination into longer-term programming to protect development gains;
  • Analyze degree of implementation by regional government of recommendations made by UN treaty bodies, Special rights issues/events and assess their impact on the human rights situation, provide recommendation to the management related to its mandate implementation;
  • Collect and analyze human rights monitoring data and indicators, including gender-specific data and indicators at the sub-national level;
  • Facilitate organization of the project events, studies and the other activities by providing leadership and substantive guidance on human rights, prevention and elimination of a compound discrimination;
  • Write and/or provide expert input into a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc, including preparation of analytical reports/overviews on human rights.

Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management:

  • Manage the establishment of advocacy networks at state level and linkages to national and international networks on human rights;
  • Proactively and substantively support and implement relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners;
  • Ensure awareness about current and emerging human rights trends by analyzing programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and share with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies;
  • Contribute to the articles and social media materials on the project activities as well as the thematic materials about human rights;
  • Proactively contribute to human rights knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organize capacity building of staff and partners on human rights-based approach and human rights strategies;
  • Develop knowledge products on human rights, gender equality, women’s and minority rights, inter- sectional discrimination in North-East Nigeria.

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in delivering the Stabilisation Facility in North-East Nigeria through the promotion and protection of human rights and mainstreaming of HRBA in UNDP’s programming.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Human Rights, Law, Gender Studies and Social Sciences or related field.

Experience:

  • A minimum five (5) years (with Masters’ degree (or equivalent) of relevant progressively responsible experience at the national and/or international level in human rights, rule of law, gender equality or other related fields;
  • Strong experience with implementing human rights projects and initiatives. Experience in advocacy for the promotion and protection of human rights is an asset;
  • Experience in establishing coordination and/or inter-relationships among international organization and national governments on human rights is an advantage;
  • Experience in post conflict environment is a strong advantage;
  • Experience of working with relevant stakeholders from the governmental and non- governmental institutions involved into human rights issues at the national and sub- national levels;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office, Outlook, etc.).

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.  The ability to communicate effectively in French is an asset.

Competencies
Core Values/ Core Competencies:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UNDP in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative;
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrated development/programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to UNDP strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s human rights;
  • Ability to lead implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes;
  • Ability to develop strategies, plans, methodologies and tools for effective implementation of the human rights- based approach;
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management and HRB principles and approaches;
  • Ability to establish and maintain broad strategic networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies;
  • Demonstrated strong coordination, facilitation and communication skills.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Communications Specialist

Job ID: 25886
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – COMMUNICATION
Grade: P3
Vacancy Type: FTA International
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

  • The nexus of security-humanitarian-development issues around Lake Chad has given rise to an intractable extremist insurgency that has left tens of thousands of people dead, approximately 2.5 million displaced, and more than 10 million people in the North-East region affected and in need. While robust national and multi-national military operations have re-taken territory previously controlled by Boko Haram, UNDP recognizes that a new approach is required to consolidate these gains and establish the conditions necessary to transition from military to civilian responsibility for security, and from the provision of humanitarian assistance to the resumption of stalled development processes.  In this context, the UNDP is strengthening its presence in The North-East region by establishing a sub-office in Maiduguri.  The sub-office will serve as the centre of operations for programming which will include a Regional Stabilization Facility, a Disengagement, Disassociation, Reconciliation and Reintegration (DDRR) and Recovery and a Resilience programme.
  • The Sub-Office (SO) for North East (NE) Region of Nigeria has been operational since 2017 and UNDP has established an Operations Service Centre to support management and operations functions related to the effective delivery of programmatic results in anticipation of launch of new programmes, such as Nigerian Window of the Stabilization Facility in NE Region. It is considered vital that the NE Sub-Office has a well-conceived communications strategy, articulated to the overall Communications Plan of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) Regional Stabilization Strategy.
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Stabilization and in consultation with the Head of Communication in Abuja, the Communications Specialist designs, manages and facilitates the implementation of the communications and publication strategies for the NE Region with a view to influence the development agenda, to promote public and media outreach and to mobilize political and financial support for UNDP.
  • The Communications Specialist supervises and leads the communications staff of the NE Sub-Office and has a strong regular working relationship with Head of Communication in the CO, LCB Communication Specialist, and the Regional Communications Adviser. The Communications Specialist also works in close collaboration with the teams in the Sub-Office, Communication Unit in CO, the Business Development, Programme and Operations teams, staff of other UN Agencies, UNDP Communications Group staff (Regional Communications Adviser and HQ) and Government officials, international and local media, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP communication strategy implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach:

  • Planning and elaboration of communications needs assessments for Sub-office (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives, etc)
  • Elaboration of the CO communications and outreach strategy for Sub-Office and the Programmes/Projects in NE Region, based on corporate strategic priorities and UNDP External Communications Action Plan.
  • Constructive and timely advice on inclusion of communications components in programme and projects formulations to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of UNDP’s development programmes.

Elaboration and implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan for NE Sub-Office:

  • Elaboration and implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan for for Sub-Office and the Programmes/Projects in NE Region, based on the corporate publications policy.
  • Identification and development of storylines for publications and substantive articles contributing to debates on key development issues in NE Region of Nigeria.
  • Coordination and management of all Sub-Office publication activities, including content management, norms for publishing, design, liaison with printers and other suppliers to oversee production and supervision of publications dissemination.

Supervises the design and maintenance of the UNDP web site, intranet, NE Sub-Office web-based knowledge management system:

  • Design of the office web sites based on corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT staff.
  • Supervision and preparation of the content for the web sites and social media platforms ensuring consistency of the materials.

Supports the business development:

  • Creation and promotion of campaigns that position UNDP with local and international media and influences the development agenda based on current programme and new initiatives.
  • Management, promotion and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives and publications.
  • Creation, promotion and maintenance of public information campaigns on issues including UNDP activities, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Reform, etc. in association with other staff from Business Development Team.
  • Promotional activities to position UNDP as a leader within the development space.
  • Increased coverage and understanding of the UNDP’s work in the country or practice area through development and maintenance of media contacts and providing newsworthy information to national public and donors.
  • Formatting, packaging and submission of programme and projects initiatives for donor review in close collaboration with programme and project staff.
  • Development and maintenance of close contacts with government officials, multilateral and bilateral donors, civil society and private sector for implementation of the communications strategy, organization of roundtable discussions, press conferences, project visits, briefing sessions, interviews, launches, etc.
  • Forging of a “One UN” image in NE Region through publicizing the significance of local UN reform efforts, joint programmes, common services. Organization and implementation of joint UN information campaigns (UN Day, World AIDS Day, etc.)
  • Ensuring access for journalists to subject-matter experts and UNDP spokespeople.
  • Regular updates to donors, donor reports, civic education and community awareness where appropriate to support projects.
  • Effective responses to inquiries for public information materials.
  • Innovative and creative solutions to sensitive or corporately strategic public communications issues.
  • Advocacy and promotion of UNDP mandate, mission and purpose.

Facilitation of knowledge building and management:

  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities.
  • Monitor practices, and project-specific news and developments in order to ensure guidance to the office that reflects the best and most current available information.
  • Provides advice and support to UNDP inputs to CCA, UNSDCF, CPD and other documents.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including corporate communications repositories.
  • Organization and provision of training, consultancy and advice to UNDP staff on internal and external communications.

Effective management of the Communication Office and supervision of the Communications team:

  • Effective management of the Communications Office, including preparation of the work-plan, management of  translations and contractual matters.

Competencies
Description of Competency at Level Required

Core
Innovation:

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them

Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade others to follow Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers

People Management:

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others

Communication:

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others

Delivery:

  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions

Advocacy:

  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Building Strategic Partnerships:

  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Job knowledge:

  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Client Orientation:

  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Required Skills and Experience 
Education:

  • Master’s degree in Media Relations, Journalism, Publishing

Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, preferably in the UN.
  • Strong command of social media,web-based publishing, and visual media
  • Experience in post conflict environment is a strong advantage;
  • Proficiency in usage of computers, office software packages and advance project management software as well as in handling of web-based management system.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.  The ability to communicate effectively in French is an asset.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 13th September, 2019. (Midnight New York, USA)

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