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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Operator, Security Operations Centre

Job ID: 33510
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery – RADIO OPERATIONS
Grade: SB2
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: Common System
Bureau: Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Background

  • Under the direct guidance and supervision of the SOC/Supervisor (SOC/S) and overall supervision of the respective FSCO, the SOC/O is assuring continuous and effective functioning  of Security Communications System (SCS) and other operational communications related tasks to the implementation of safety and security for UN personnel within respective Area of Responsibility (AOR).
  • The SOC/O is required to provide timely and accurate technical advice to SOC/S keeping the designated Security Area Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) informed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure the undisrupted functioning of SCS within AOR.
  • To ensure that the Area SOC keeps a 24/7 watch to collect all available info in their AOR and send it to the FSCO and the Senior SOC/S through the Country SOC.
  • To monitors the security situation within AOR;
  • To monitor/track/report UN movement and activities within given AOR.
  • To maintain and update the Daily Staff List for respective AOR.
  • To serve in the shift duty and operates SCS equipment installed in SOC.
  • To maintain the availability of HF, UHF and/or VHF radio communication means for extreme emergencies.
  • To provide technical communications support to SOC/S; to provide technical support to the maintenance, and repair of communications equipment.
  • To advise SOC/S of practical means to enhance communication capability.
  • To draft and disseminate the Security Information Threat (STIs) notices, alerts, warnings, advisories, and updates.
  • To draft and disseminate Daily Media Monitoring Reports;
  • Any other task directed by designated FSCO and SOC/S.

The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security program within given AOR through the functioning, effective, and efficient communications of information and instructions, particularly during emergency conditions.  The functions and associated key results ensure UN policy compliance and practical capabilities throughout the AOR.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • High School and Technical qualification in Communications.
  • The bachelor’s degree is preferred but not a requirement.
  • Recognized certificates in radio communication is desirable.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in practical communications implementation, preferably in the military or police context, or related field of work.
  • Prior experience with the UN system or international NGOs is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English language.

Competencies

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for diversity
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client orientation
  • Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Commitment to continuous learning.

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

Job Title: QRF Driver

Job ID: 33514
Locations: Abuja and Maiduguri – Borno (SB2) with possibility of building a roster
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Transportation
Grade: SB2
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Background

Under the guidance and supervision of the Field Security Coordination Officer – FSCO, the QRF Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to UNDSS 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

  • 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
  • Ensures provision of reliable and safe and defensive driving services by:
    • Driving office vehicles for the transport of UNDSS Officials, other UN Colleagues, Police or Army element for QRF Services and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and
    • Meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
    • Provide support for routine security patrol, escort and emergency reaction response as well as may be required.
    • Provides necessary services like dispatch and collection of mails as may be directed.
    • Ensures availability of all required documents and components/gadgets of the assigned vehicle without loss of any.
    • Maintains the standard procedure and practice in fueling and servicing of assigned vehicles.
  • 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, UNDSS staff and consultants’ missions.
  • Ensures security clearances and logistical support for the operations of the country office, i.e. UNDSS 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 UNDSS Records 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 letters and other correspondence to proper departments/units/officers.
  • Perform other tasks assigned as could be deemed necessary for effective office functionality.

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:

  • Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity

Planning and Organizing:

  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations.
  • Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.

Creativity:

  • Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems / meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas.

Teamwork:

  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Communication:

  • Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of Microsoft office: using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other MS Packages such as SharePoint; knowledge of integrated management information systems an asset.
  • Knowledge of 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 Driver’s license.
  • Certification in Auto mechanics or related field will be an advantage.

Experience:

  • 3 years of relevant work experience:
  • Driver and Office Clerk experience with International Organisations, United Nations Agencies, Embassies or Government Offices with safe Driving Records;
  • Experience in Diplomatic Security, Security Forces and Intelligence are added advantages.
  • 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.
  • Be a Nigerian national (male or female);
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation
  • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
  • Basic computer skills
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs
  • Ability to travel
  • Physically fit.

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: Technical Analyst, Social Protection and Conditional Grants Scheme – Readvertised

Job ID: 33508
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Poverty Reduction – Social Protection
Grade: SB4
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Background

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

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of UNDP National Economist, the candidate will:

  • Liaise with the Head of CGS to coordinate OSSAP-SDGs subnational interventions
  • Work with the Head of CGS to review and implement the CGS implementation manual
  • Liaise with the Office of the Vice President/Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment to mainstream and mobilize funding for OSSAP-SDGs Social Protection Programmes
  • Provide support to the Head of CGS to develop and implement strategies to effectively engage the sub-national governments and mainstream the SDGs into the State Development Plans
  • Develop and Implements a Monitoring, Supervision and Evaluation Mechanism for CGS projects to ensure value for money
  • Provide technical support in the design of new social protection programmes and strategies for implementation at the national levels.
  • Liaise with other development partners on social protection and develop innovative programmes on social protection.
  • Support efforts to improve learning systems and planning processes to ensure knowledge and evidence are fully utilized to improve existing social protection interventions, as well as inform policy and framework level decision making
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationship with key stakeholders, including from the MDAs, UN and donor communities to initiate, adapt or test new practices, approaches or methodologies with a view of improving the quality of social protection interventions.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders on data analysis, impact evaluations and learning activities, identifying opportunities for the coordination of the publication and dissemination process of technical reports and other products on social protection.
  • Build and sustain effective relationships with senior government officials, line ministries, project implementation units, international development partners and think tanks.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • First Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development and Law. A Master’s Degree with 04 years experience will be an added advantage.

Experience:

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

Language Requirements:

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

Competencies
Core:

  • Innovation:
    • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Leadership:
    • Ability to persuade others to follow
  • People Management:
    • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Communication:
    • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Delivery:
    • Ability to get things done

Technical / Functional:
Primary:

  • Grant Schemes:
    • Maintain a working knowledge of and assist in the interpretation of federal grant circulars including conditional grant scheme.
    • Ability to interpret contracts, requirements, policies and procedures relating to grants, applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Teamwork:
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, in complex organizations and ability to deliver quality results while meeting deadlines under shifting priorities.
  • Innovative skills:
    • Must demonstrate personal initiative as well as the ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent communication skills:
    • Ability to have extensive interaction with government officials, organization leaders, staff members and the public.

Secondary:

  • Knowledge Management:
    • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.

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

Job Title: Programme Associate – Joint SDG Fund on Social Protection (SB3)

Job ID: 33403
Location: Abuja
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Programmes
Grade: SB3
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1-year with possibility of renewal

Background

  • The UN joint programme on Institutionalizing Social Protection for Accelerated SDG implementation in Nigeria, is a two-year programme targeted to strengthen social protection at the federal level in Nigeria. This programme is borne out of SDGs concept of leave no one behind. The main focus of this programme is the removal of key social exclusion factors mitigating against access and utilization of basic social services by the poor and vulnerable. The programme will therefore focus on addressing and building capacity of duty bearers and right holders to ensure girls and boys, persons living with disabilities and women are properly empowered and protected.
  • The National Social Protection policy in Nigeria recognizes the need for both a systemic transformation (long-term) and a blueprint for accelerated implementation (short-term) towards universal social protection. The joint programme will strengthen the right-based approach to social protection by supporting the institutionalization and legislation of the social protection system in Nigeria. The joint programme will support the identification and facilitate the adoption of financial strategies to effectively implement the National Social Protection Policy.
  • The joint programme will guide the establishment and build capacity of state innovation and accelerator SDGs offices with proven track of implemented innovation solutions using social protection for overcoming bottlenecks and expanding financing in order to accelerate SDG achievement.
  • This joint programme is being implemented by four UN Agencies, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP and World Food Programme (WFP) with each agency having a specific component towards realizing this programme. UNDP is focusing on establishment and build capacity of state SDGs offices to be innovative and accelerate innovative solutions using social protection to overcome bottlenecks and expanding financing in order to accelerate SDG achievement in the state.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support for effective management of the consultations/workshops, dialogues, meetings
  • Identifies strategic programme areas of cooperation and execution of projects in the areas of Social protection including joint programming with UN agencies.
  • Collaborate with Office of Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP-SDGs), UNICEF, ILO and WFP as well as the states to schedule consultations/workshops, dialogues and meeting
  • Take minutes of each consultations/workshops, dialogues and meetings.
  • Schedule all the zoom consultation meetings and take attendance of the participants through creation of online registration portal and taking a screen shot of all the participants.
  • Liaise with all the participating state on the participation of the key stakeholders in the state especially key government officials for each consultations/workshops and meetings.
  • Follow up with participants to ensure full representation and participation of the key stakeholders and key government officials.
  • Liaise and work with all participating states, OSSAP-SDGs, UNICEF, ILO and WFP for a successful programme.
  • Support the main consultant to prepare the reports of each consultations held
  • Support to states in planning and capacity building
  • Assist with the compilation of briefs, analysis and presentation of activity information for preparation of reports.
  • Researches, analyses, verifies, and synthesizes data and information in support of preparing reports pertaining to the initiatives.
  • Provide support and input in conducting meetings, recording of minutes and report writing.
  • Communication with partners and stakeholders to ensure timely organization and facilitation of activities relating to activity implementation.
  • Support the unit in the implementation of the SDGs related initiatives
  • Supporting the arrangement of other stakeholder meetings and reporting outcomes
  • Carry out any other related units’ duties as may be assigned by Economic Advisor
  • Support to states and the FCT in planning and capacity building, and other related units work.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • First Degree in Social Sciences, or any related courses. A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.

Experience:

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

Language Requirements:

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

Competencies
Core
Innovation:

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability).

Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks).

People Management:

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.

Planning skills:

  • Ability to organise, plan workshops/consultation and pay attention to details.

Delivery:

  • Ability to get things done.

Technical / Functional
Primary:
Excellent communication skills:

  • Ability to have extensive interaction with government officials, organization leaders, staff members and the public.

Innovative skills:

  • Must demonstrate personal initiative as well as the ability to work well in a team.

Teamwork:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, in complex organizations and ability to deliver quality results while meeting deadlines under shifting priorities.

Advocacy / Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda:

  • Support the preparation of information for advocacy/consultation
  • Identifies relevant information for advocacy/consultation for a variety of audiences;
  • Makes research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society in other stakeholders for UNDP’s advocacy / consultation efforts

Secondary:
Knowledge Management:

  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.

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

 

Deadline: 17th November, 2020.

Important applicant information

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