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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 are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Driver / Clerk

Job ID: 28082
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: SB2
Agency: IFAD
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – TRANSPORTATION

Background 
Under the guidance and supervision of the Country Programme Officer, the Driver / Clerk provides reliable and safe driving services to IFAD staff, officials and visitors ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues as well as registry and clerical services, demonstrating computer skills, a client-oriented approach, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:

  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
  • Proper use of vehicle
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Availability of documents / supplies
  • Maintenance of proper registry system
  • Effective mail management
  • Cost recovery for pouch services
  • Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of IFAD Country Director / IFAD Representative, other high-ranking officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents / supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle. Support in the management of office supplies and inventory.
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
  • Ensures  effective visa, protocol and customs related liaison for the country office, IFAD staff and consultants’ missions.
  • Ensures security clearances and logistical support for the operations of the country office, i.e. IFAD and consultants’ missions.
  • Ensures maintenance of registry system focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Maintenance of the office filing system in accordance with the IFAD Record Management System.
  • Opening of new subject files as required and disposal of old files in accordance with the established retention schedule.
  • Maintenance of archives, making sure files are properly stored and accessible; safe keeping of documents.
  • Provision of photocopies of material from the registry files, as requested by staff. Assistance in the collection of  reference and background material.
  • Establishment and maintenance of records system of file movements within the office; maintenance of the office circulation and reading files.
  • Preparation of correspondence and reports related to registry activities
  • Ensures provision of effective mail management focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Receipt, registration, coding and forwarding of incoming faxes, letters and other correspondence to proper department/unit/officer.
  • Registration and dispatch of the outgoing communications, including pouch, and follow-up distribution. Prepares the summary of enclosure forms and necessary documents and maintains the file on pouches received to ensure that all bags are accounted for.

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe, cost-effective and timely execution of the CO services.

Competencies
Organizational Competencies:

  • Strategic thinking and organizational development: Personal influence
  • Demonstrating Leadership: Personal leadership and attitude to change
  • Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating: Continuously seeks to learn, shares knowledge and innovates
  • Focusing on clients: Focuses on clients
  • Problem solving and decision making: Demonstrates sound problem solving and decision making ability.
  • Managing time, resources and information: Manages own time, information and resources effectively
  • Team Work: Contributes effectively to the team
  • Communicating and negotiating: Communicates effectively; creates understanding between self and others
  • Building relationships and partnerships: Builds and maintains effective working relationships.

Technical / Functional:

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of Microsoft office: using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other IFAD software such as SharePoint; knowledge of integrated management information systems an asset.
  • Knowledge of I administrative policies and procedures.
  • Organizational, planning and prioritizing skills and abilities.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors;
  • Sense of initiative and good judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Secondary education and Valid 3rd grade Driver’s license. Certification in Auto mechanics or related field will be an advantage.

Experience:

  • 3 years of relevant work experience as Driver and Office Clerk;  ability to work with computer and office software packages (MS Word and Excel) and knowledge of web-based application operations and Outlook; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and the national language of the duty station.

 

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

 

Job Title: Driver – Multiple locations (with possibility of building a roster)

Job ID: 28081
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: SB1
Agency: UNDP
Posting Type: Common System
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – TRANSPORTATION
Contract Duration: Initial period of 6 months to One (1) year

Background

  • This position is with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office Abuja Nigeria.
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Resident representative – Operation and direct supervisor, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work in the duty station posted to.
  • The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • The Driver provides driving services to the operations and programme staff in the country office / sub-office, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
  • Proper use of vehicle
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Availability of documents / supplies
  • Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of the office services.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers)

Managing Data:

  • Collects and compiles data with speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains databases
  • Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative
  • Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy
  • Interprets data, draws conclusions and / or identifies patterns which support the work of others

Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports:

  • Creates, edits and presents information (queries, reports, documents) in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes / books and reports using advanced word processing and presentation functions and basic database and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to produce accurate and well-documented records conforming to the required standard

Planning, Organizing and Multi-Tasking:

  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license.

Experience:

  • 2 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repairs;
  • Experience working in the North East is an added advantage

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Hausa and / or Kanuri language
  • Proficiency in English as Knowledge of the UN language of the duty station.

 

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

 

Job Title: Service Centre Manager

Job ID: 28100
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Grade: P4
Posting Type: External
Vacancy Type: FTA International
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery – STABILIZATION

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.
  • Under the guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative – Operations (DRR-O) and direct supervision of the Head of Stabilization, the Service Centre Manager acts as an advisor to on all aspects of the Sub-Office (SO) management and operations and will be responsible for and contribute directly to the effective and efficient operations of the UNDP SO in Maiduguri, Nigeria.  He/she will liaise directly with the relevant staff to ensure coordination of delivery as appropriate.
  • The Service Centre Manager is responsible for strategic financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, and ICT and consistency with UNDP rules and regulations. The Service Centre Manager ensures consistent services delivery to the programmes and projects in the Northeast (NE) region of Nigeria. The incumbent will lead in applying policies and methods to maximize the SO performance in operations demonstrating capacity for innovation and creativity and providing advice to Management on readjustment of the operations to take into account changes in the operating environment as and when needed.
  • The Service Centre manager leads and guides the SO Service Centre Team and fosters collaboration within the team and with other UN Agencies operating in the NE, consistent with rules and a client-oriented approach. The Service Centre manager works in close collaboration with programme and project teams in the SO, operations staff in the CO in Abuja, other UN Agencies in the NE, and State Government officials to successfully deliver operations services.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Ensuring strategic direction of operations
  • Financial resources management and supervision of the Finance team
  • Human Resources Management and supervision of the HR team
  • Efficient procurement and logistical services and supervision of the Procurement team
  • Supervision of ICT team
  • Common services organization and management, establishment of partnerships with other UN Agencies

Ensures the strategic direction of operations focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Compliance of operations with UN / UNDP rules, regulations and policies, implementation of corporate operational strategies, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of results.
  • Provision of advice on strategies, policies and plans affecting SO operations, delivery of practice advisory, knowledge and learning services.
  • Collaboration with CO Management to establish collaborative arrangements with potential partners, a Client Relationship Management System for resource mobilization purposes and appropriate operational partnership arrangements.
  • SO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Finance, Human Resources Management, Procurement, Logistical and ICT services, Results Management.
  • Constant monitoring and analysis of the operating environment, quick readjustment of the operations, advice on legal considerations and risk assessment.
  • Knowledge building and sharing with regards to management and operations in the SO, organization of the operations staff trainings, synthesis of lessons learnt / best practices, and sound contributions to UNDP knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Ensures effective and accurate financial resources management and supervision of the Finance team focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Proper planning, expenditures tracking and audit of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations, performing the function of Manager Level 2 in Atlas for vouchers.  Approval of pending disbursements as the “third authority” (cheques, bank transfers, EFT). Approval of bank reconciliations.
  • Management of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the SO to projects and other UN Agencies. Accurate planning, forecasting and reporting of extra-budgetary income.
  • Proper management of the contribution management business process and accounting for contributions to ensure that the money due to UNDP is properly identified, consistently and uniformly classified, recorded on a timely basis and received with sufficient supporting documentation.
  • Organization and oversight of SO cash management processes, including liquidity management, risk assessment, bank relationship management; timely accounting and reconciliation of all transactions, security for cash assets on site.
  • Member of the bank signatory panel.
  • Routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions. Informs supervisors and other UNDP staff at the CO and Headquarters of the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained and ensure that all financial transactions are identified, recorded and verified in compliance with IPSAS as outlined in the corporate policies and procedures.

Ensures strategic human resources management and supervision of the HR team focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • SO compliance with corporate human resources policies and strategies.
  • Optimal staffing of the sub-office and projects.
  • Oversight of recruitment processes and performance management systems ensuring link of job design with recruitment, performance management and career development.

Ensures efficient procurement and logistical services management and supervision of the Procurement team, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • SO compliance with corporate rules and regulations in the field and management of the SO procurement strategies including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement promotion and introduction, performance measurement.
  • Management of the SO contract strategy including tendering processes and evaluation, managing the contract and contractor, legal implications. Oversight of procurement processes and logistical services in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations, acting as Manager Level 2 in Atlas for Purchase orders approvals.
  • Proper management of UNDP assets, facilities and logistical services, including full compliance with IPSAS in the accounting for the procurement, utilization and disposal of the SO’s assets.

Ensures effective and adequate supervision of ICT team focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Designs and maintains appropriate Business Continuity management mechanisms and plans
  • Maintains a secure, reliable infrastructure environment for ICT and adequately plans for disasters and recoveries
  • Use of Atlas functionality for improved business results and improved client services.
  • Identification of opportunities and ways of converting business processes into web-based systems to address the issues of efficiency and full accountability.
  • Promotion of different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge sharing, information provision and learning including e-registry, web-based office management system, etc.

Ensures proper common services organization and management, establishment of partnerships with other UN Agencies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Elaboration of the strategic approach to implementation of common services in line with the UN reform, the latest developments in common services and the best practices.

Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of CO operations as it relates to the use of corporate resources in the following areas:

  • Financial services
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement and logistical services
  • ICT
  • Common Services and the implementation of the UN agenda on common services and joint procurement.

Competencies
Functional Competencies:
Building Partnerships:

  • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build alliances
  • Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners
  • Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments
  • Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
  • Develops and / or participates in the development of mechanisms, including identifying new approaches to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologie

Job Knowledge / Technical Expertise:

  • Understands advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines (financial resources and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology, general administration)
  • Continues to seek new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments

Promoting Organizational Change and Development:

  • Performs appropriate work analysis and assists in redesign to establish clear standards for implementation

Design And Implementation of Management Systems:

  • Carries out research into existing systems to identify best practice and make recommendations to management on applicability to UNDP
  • Identifies and recommends remedial measures to address problems in systems design or implementation

Client Orientation:

  • Anticipates client needs
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider
  • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management:

  • Provides inputs to the development of organizational standards for accountability and results-based management

Core Competencies:

  • Building support and political acumen
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
  • Building and promoting effective teams
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking
  • UNDP Certification programmes Prince2, Procurement, HR, Accounting and Finance will be an asset

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.

Experience:

  • 7 years of relevant experience at the national and international level in providing management advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft.
  • Experience of accrual accounting, IPSAS or IFRS is highly desirable.
  • Experience in crisis country will be an asset not a requirement.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.

Deadline: 24th January, 2020; (Midnight New York, USA)

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

Important Information / Notice

  • Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.
  • UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
  • Applicant information about UNDP rosters
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