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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Procurement Analyst

Job ID: 28950
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Procurement
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Grade: P2

Background

  • Under the overall guidance of the DRR-O and direct supervision of the Sub-office Operations Manager, the Procurement Analyst ensures effective delivery of procurement services in the NE Sub-office. He/she analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to complex issues related to procurement. The Procurement Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.
  • The Procurement Specialist works in close collaboration with the Management Support, Operations, Programme and project teams in the SO/CO, UNDP HQs staff to successfully deliver procurement services.
  • 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.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:

  • Implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
  • Support for elaboration and implementation of operational strategies
  • Support for efficient management of procurement processes

Provides analytical inputs to elaboration and implementation of Sub-Office in NE Region operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Support elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies.
  • Conduct analysis and formulate proposal on elaboration of contract strategy, sourcing strategy, quality management, supplier section, improvement of procurement processes in the SO.
  • Assist in ensuring full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; elaboration of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
  • Facilitate sub-office (SO) Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Procurement, control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit, harmonization of the workflows in the office.

Supports efficient management of procurement processes for SO, NIM/DIM projects, and at the request of other Agencies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Support implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase Orders (PO) are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
  • Support elaboration of proposals and the implementation of the procurement processes monitoring system and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement.
  • Support implementation of harmonized procurement services and elaboration of proposals on common services expansion for UN Agencies in the North Eastern Region, introduction and management of joint procurement for the UN Agencies in line with the UN reform.
  • Analyze information for preparation of procurement plans for the office and projects and monitoring of their implementation for the SO.
  • Support implementation of proper monitoring system and control of procurement processes including organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt and evaluation of quotations, bids or proposals, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulation.
  • Conduct preliminary review of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP).

Ensures implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Support development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, criteria, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
  • Support implementation of the e-procurement system

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the SO focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Synthesize lessons learned and best practices in Procurement.
  • Provide contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Support organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on Procurement.

Impact of Results:

  • Strategic approach to procurement, implementation of the monitoring and control system, timely and appropriate delivery of services, introduction of e-procurement ensure client satisfaction and overall timely delivery of UNDP programmes and projects.
  • The key results have an impact on the overall SO/CO efficiency in procurement management and success in implementation of operational strategies.

Competencies
Functional Competencies:
Building Strategic Partnerships:

  • Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments
  • Takes responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and strives until successful outputs are achieved
  • Identifying and building partnerships

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
  • Develops and/or participates in the development of tools and mechanisms, including identifying new approaches to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies
  • Developing tools and mechanisms
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

  • Continues to seeks 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
  • In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter
  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
  • Serves as internal consultant in the area of expertise and shares knowledge with staff

Promoting Organizational Change and Development:

  • Assisting the individuals to cope with change
  • Provides counseling and coaching to colleagues who are dealing with change Assists in the development of policies, communications, and change strategies
  • Performs appropriate work analysis and assists in redesign to establish clear standards for implementation

Design and Implementation of Management Systems:

  • Makes recommendations regarding design or operation of systems or programmes within organizational units
  • Identifies and recommends remedial measures to address problems in systems design or implementation
  • Designing and implementing management system

Client Orientation:

  • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective
  • Keeps the client informed of problems or delays in the provision of services
  • Uses discretion and flexibility in interpreting rules in order to meet client needs and achieve organizational goals more effectively
  • Solicits feedback on service provision and quality
  • Contributing to positive outcomes for the client
  • Anticipates client needs
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management:

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

Core Competencies:

  • 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 Procurement Certification programme
  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
  • 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

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field, or
  • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 4 years of relevant experience will be accepted.

Experience:

  • Experience in managing formal purchasing processes (RFP and ITB) would be an advantage;
  • Experience in submitting purchase files to contract review and approval committees (e.g.,RACP and ACP) would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the Atlas system or other equivalent automated purchasing systems is an asset.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, notably with UNDP, is highly desirable.
  • CIPS Level 3 Certificate and above is an advantage.
  • Minimum 2 years (if Master)of relevant experience;  (4 years with Bachelor’s degree) at the national or international level in procurement management.
  • Proven experience managing high-value procurement processes;
  • Experience in the usage of computers, ERP Systems and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web-based management systems
  • Experience in procurement for crisis response /emergency assistance
  • Experience managing construction/civil-works procurement processes will be an asset;
  • Experience managing procurement processes through e-sourcing platforms will be an asset;
  • Experience in managing the purchasing process through an online purchasing management tool (e-Tendering or similar) would be an advantage;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.

 

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

 

Application Deadline 29th February, 2020.

 

Job Title: Programme Associate

Job ID: 28911
Location: Abuja
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Programme Associate
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

  • In recognition of the cyclical nature of violence in many of the affected communities, the project aims to immediately scale up efforts around promoting dialogue, inter-ethnic and inter-religious understanding, and social cohesion in the target area to support a transformation of the ethnic and communal violence witnessed in the target areas.
  • This advert, therefore, seeks the services of a competent national, with expertise in the peacebuilding to support coordinate this project.
  • Under the overall guidance of the DRR(P) and direct supervision of the Project Manager (International), the Project Associate (Finance, Admin and Procurement) provides programme support services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work especially as regards procurement and finance.
  • The Project Associate (Finance, Admin and Procurement) is responsible for providing overall financial and day-to-day operational support for smooth and effective implementation of project activities and works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project staff in the CO, UNDP Field Offices in Benue and Taraba States and UNDP HQ as required to exchange information and support programme delivery.
  • The Project Assistant promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with the prevailing rules and regulations and will assist all UNDP peacebuilding National Coordination Units in the preparation and implementation of the budget, ensuring that all funds are spent in line with approved work plans. Other key tasks include the reporting of expenses, preparing for audit, dealing with cash advance requests, and generally ensuring solid fiduciary management of the project.
  • The Farmer-Herder Conflict remains one of the most challenging threats to peace and security in Nigeria, especially in the North Central Region (“Middle Belt”) of the country, and adjacent, States, particularly Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Taraba and Adamawa.
  • The violence has exacted a heavy toll on thousands of people and has frayed many of the connectors, especially inter-ethnic and inter-religious ones, at the local level.
  • The response, however, has remained overwhelmingly security dominated. Lacking effective structures and systems to engage in dialogue in a proactive manner based on early indicators, violence escalates, and a reactive security response is triggered.
  • The crisis has highlighted a need to support affected states in enhancing and expanding upon the capacities to engage in this crisis in a proactive and preventive manner that leverages dialogue as a primary tool of mitigating the impact of the conflict.
  • In recognition of a growing need to provide a holistic response to the crisis, the Federal Government developed and launched the National Livestock Transformation Plan in January 2019. The framework provides a holistic approach to addressing this crisis, while aiming to lay the foundations for longer term security, peace and transformation of the livestock sector.
  • The United Nations has also scaled up its efforts to respond to the crisis, notably through two projects that target the states of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba. The Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project was designed to address the farmer-herder conflict through enhancing preventive capacities, by promoting dialogue and proactive engagement; building mutually beneficial economic relationships between farmers and herders; improving the effectiveness of the security response through strengthened human rights monitoring and accountability; and providing an impartial and evidence-based narrative to defuse the politicized debate and help mobilize a broader response.
  • The overall goal of the project is to contribute to peaceful coexistence in the Middle Belt, with a focus on Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States. The project is funded by the UN Peacebuilding Support Office. It is implemented by four UN Agencies-UNDP (lead), FAO, UN Women and OHCHR, drawing from their experiences and building on their work.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Implement procurement management policies and strategies;
  • Contribute to the development of sourcing strategies;
  • Support processing of payments as required to IPs, clients, etc. on the Project
  • Maintain proper filing and documentation of financial, administrative and programmatic documents on the Project
  • Support the rollout of the of e-procurement and e-travel functions.
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing
  • Support to formulation of programme strategies and the Country Programme Action Plan
  • Support to management of the CO programme
  • Administrative support to the Project
  • Maintain and regularly update all requisite financial records on the Project.
  • Support to resource mobilization
  • Provide inputs to the implementation of procurement management policies and strategies on cost saving and reduction;

Support the Project Manager (International) in implementing operational strategies and support the project’s financial systems and procedures, in accordance with UNDP’s existing guidelines and national execution. In consultation with the Project Manager International), the Project Assistant (Finance and Procurement) is expected to:

  • Prepare Request for Quotations (RFQ), Invitation to Bids (ITBs) or Request for Proposals (RFPs) documents, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, as necessary;
  • Perform Buyer role in ATLAS, prepare/close Purchase Orders (POs) and contracts in and outside ATLAS;
  • Timely processing of vendor creation requests in ATLAS;
  • Organize travel including purchase of tickets, Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) calculation for all travelers;
  • Prepare submissions to the Procurement Review Committee (PRC), as necessary.
  • Analysis, researches, summary and presentation of basic information/data on specific finance-related activities on the project;
  • Preparation for project finance documents and submission to relevant parties for approval by relevant parties;
  • Provide inputs to the preparation of procurement plans for Programmes/ projects;
  • Review procurement requests and initiate procurement procedures for office and projects equipment, supplies and services, as necessary;

Support to the effective reporting on progress of project implementation:

  • Preparation of annual and quarterly audit/project financial reports, operational and financial closure of a medium size project.
  • Creation of projects in Atlas, preparation of budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial closure of a project.
  • Support to the effective reporting on progress of project implementation
  • Provides support in the interpretation of budget guidelines; reviews and coordinates submissions of work proposal and budget estimation, ensuring requisite information is included and justified in terms of proposed activities; propose adjustments as necessary; prepares reports and ensures that outputs/services are properly categorized.
  • Identification of issues and initiates requisite follow-up actions.
  • Preparation and analysis of project workplan and budget proposals
  • Preparation of data for monitoring of projects; categorization, updating, tracking and analyzing data related to projects, e.g. accounting records, outputs, resources utilized, deviations/revisions, etc.; carries out periodic status reviews
  • Identification of issues and initiates requisite follow-up actions
  • Preparation of reports on budget revisions, expenditures and obligations, verification availability of funds;
  • Preparation for financial authorizations for expenditures to be approved and documentation in prevailing budget system;

Provides administrative support to the Programme Unit and Coordinate contract management processes focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provide administrative support to contract management processes; maintain databases;
  • Coordinate submissions of F10 claims;
  • Maintain roster.s of suppliers;
  • Maintain filing system
  • Preparation of non-PO vouchers for development projects.
  • Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system including timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers.
  • Creation of requisitions in Atlas for development projects, register of goods receipt in Atlas.
  • Making budget check for requisitions, POs and vouchers.

Supports resource mobilization and Logistical services focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Arrange hotel reservations for visiting UN/UNDP officials;
  • Organize hotel and event arrangements for all official UNDP meetings/ functions, engagements, ensure that all requirements are catered for as required;
  • Arrange transportation requests for the project;
  • Perform other administrative tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Review of contributions agreement, managing contributions in Atlas.
  • Arrange shipments and conference facilities;
  • Facilitate the processing of requests for visas for all UN travelers;
  • Support with administrative duties;

Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Assist Project Manager (International) with financial reporting and other tasks as required.
  • Conducts internal capacity building training for project staff to facilitate appropriate management and timely delivery of project outputs including in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming.
  • Organization of trainings for the project staff.
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in project management support function
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Impact of Results:

  • Accurate data entry and financial information have an impact on the quality and implementation of the UNDP programme.  A client-oriented and efficient approach impact on the image of UNDP in the country.

Competencies
Functional Competencies:

  • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
  • Results-Based Programme Development and Management
  • Support the preparation of information for advocacy

Contributing to results through provision of information:

  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
  • Maintains databases of donor information
  • Tracks and reports on mobilized resources
  • Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Building Strategic Partnerships

Maintaining information and databases:

  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives.

Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:
Implementing processes and uses products:

  • Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
  • Responds positively to new approaches

Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations):
Providing information for resource mobilization strategies:

  • Maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors
  • Maintains database of project files
  • Provides data and information needed for preparation of project documents

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Basic research and analysis:

  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things

Job Knowledge / Technical Expertise:
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures:

  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools, and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals:
Research and analysis:

  • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences

Client Orientation:
Maintains effective client relationships:

  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
  • Responds to client needs promptly.
  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines

Core Competencies:

  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making
  • Prince2 training and certification, RMG.
  • Demonstrating / safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Specialized certification in Accounting and Finance (ICAN). Bachelor’s degree in in Accounting, Finance, Business, or other relevant fields of study would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant finance or procurement experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is an absolute necessity

Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated strong familiarity with UNDP development projects in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge on various donor’s reporting requirements.
  • Strong knowledge and solid experience in coordination of project management support are essential as well as the ability to draft high-quality correspondence on budget-related issues, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets, etc.
  • Good inter-personal and team-building skills.
  • Full-time availability for project management support duties is essential.
  • Familiar with Government and UN/UNDP procedures would be desirable
  • Advanced computer skills required, knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems would be highly desirable.

 

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

Application Deadline 19th February, 2020.

 

 

Job Title: Project Officer (PBSO Project)

Job ID: 28950
Location: Abuja
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Procurement
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Grade: SB4

Background

  • In recognition of a growing need to provide a holistic response to the crisis, the Federal Government developed and launched the National Livestock Transformation Plan in January 2019. The framework provides a holistic approach to addressing this crisis, while aiming to lay the foundations for longer term security, peace and transformation of the livestock sector.
  • The United Nations has also scaled up its efforts to respond to the crisis, notably through two projects that target the states of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba. The Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project was designed to address the farmer-herder conflict through enhancing preventive capacities, by promoting dialogue and proactive engagement; building mutually beneficial economic relationships between farmers and herders; improving the effectiveness of the security response through strengthened human rights monitoring and accountability; and providing an impartial and evidence-based narrative to defuse the politicized debate and help mobilize a broader response. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to peaceful coexistence in the Middle Belt, with a focus on Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States. The project is funded by the UN Peacebuilding Support Office. It is implemented by four UN Agencies-UNDP (lead), FAO, UN Women and OHCHR, drawing from their experiences and building on their work.
  • In recognition of the cyclical nature of violence in many of the affected communities, the project aims to immediately scale up efforts around promoting dialogue, inter-ethnic and inter-religious understanding, and social cohesion in the target area to support a transformation of the ethnic and communal violence witnessed in the target areas.
  • This advert, therefore, seeks the services of a competent national, with expertise in the peacebuilding to support coordinate this project.
  • The Farmer-Herder Conflict remains one of the most challenging threats to peace and security in Nigeria, especially in the North Central Region (“Middle Belt”) of the country, and adjacent, States, particularly Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Taraba and Adamawa.
  • The violence has exacted a heavy toll on thousands of people and has frayed many of the connectors, especially inter-ethnic and inter-religious ones, at the local level.
  • The response, however, has remained overwhelmingly security-dominated. Lacking effective structures and systems to engage in dialogue in a proactive manner based on early indicators, violence escalates, and a reactive security response is triggered.
  • The crisis has highlighted a need to support affected states in enhancing and expanding upon the capacities to engage in this crisis in a proactive and preventive manner that leverages dialogue as a primary tool of mitigating the impact of the conflict.

Objective of the Assignment:

  • The overall objective of the assignment is to support the Project Manager and Coordinator to ensure effective, timely implementation of the Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project in close collaboration with the key stakeholders across the Middlebelt.
  • These partners include the States of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba and, the relevant Civil Society organizations.

Scope of the Assignment:

  • This assignment will support the implementation of the Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project through technical support to and liaison with the partners, the creation and design of relevant documentations, such as, Concept Notes, Terms of References, etc., that will facilitate timely implementation of the project planned activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and Coordinator, the incumbent will be expected to perform the following key functions:

Facilitate the implementation of the Project Document and Annual Work Plans:

  • He/she will work in close collaboration with the partners to ensure prompt and effective execution of the project activities through quality technical advisory support, hands on assistance to implement the planned activities, provide sound programmatic analysis of project activities in the targeted States to offer durable solutions, support in the programme implementation, and advise on potential UN/UNDP Country Office and national response.

Support coordination of the project implementation:

  • He/she shall ensure that the national mechanisms (Project Technical Commitee and the Joint Project Steering Committee) for Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis project is functional and inclusive of all relevant partners – national, states, civil society and international development partners/donors and is gender sensitive.
  • He/she shall support regular meetings of the bodies and ensure proper documentation of their proceedings. He/she shall ensure capacity building of non-state actors and strengthen their collaboration with other national stakeholders, and provide programmatic support to the partners, and ensure strong partnership with the UN inter-agency partners, national and state stakeholders and development partners operating in the country.
  • In close partnership and working relationship with other United Nations implementing Agencies on the project, state partners and UNDP, the incumbent shall ensure effective coordination and collaboration with partners, the UN system and other development partners’ focal points in conducting joint analysis, plan, formulation and implementation of project initiatives.

Support the project resource mobilization and reporting:

  • Within the scope of this assignment and under the direct supervision of the Project Manager (International), and in tandem with the CO resource mobilization strategy, the incumbent shall support the CO to prepare ToRs for recruitments, plan for meetings with State-level and National Stakeholders and Partners in Project implementation and resource mobilization.
  • Monitor and regularly brief the Project Manager (International) on progress towards implementation of the annual work plan; and support the CO’s effort on resource mobilization, provide input into resource mobilization documents and partnership building relating to the Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis project.

Support the development of  knowledge products:

  • The incumbent shall assist UNDP in the development of knowledge products – situation briefs, updates or reports; and prepare and submit regular mission reports and make useful recommendations that can help to deepen the project impact/results.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The desired candidate for this assignment shall possess an advanced degree in Social Science, Arts, Sociology, Law and Humanities, Dispute Resolution / Peace Studies or other relevant fields.

Experience:

  • The candidate must have sound technical report writing skill and proven ability to engage with multiple stakeholders to achieve desired results.
  • Previous working experience with UN agencies is an asset.
  • He/she must have, at least, five (5) years’ development experience with national or international organizations,  two (2) of which must be in the area of peacebuilding.  Cognate experience and evidence of competence in working with national and/or international partners, such as, UN, government and CSOs is desired.

Language:

  • He/she must be fluent in written and spoken English.

Competencies
Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by 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.

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients and partners
  • Demonstrates capacity to communicate effectively; resource management; capacity to plan and organize programmes effectively
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgment.
  • Project Management and Implementation
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • Has good knowledge of UNDP programme and operational issues
  • Has knowledge of UNDP/UN policies and programme in crisis and post-crisis situations.
  • Management and Leadership
  • Focuses on impact and results for the clients and responds positively to feedback
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment

 

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

 

Application Deadline 28th February, 2020.

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