United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Job Recruitment (6 Positions)

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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:

1) Job Title: National Programme Specialist
for Strategic Policy and Inclusive Economic Growth (SPIEG)

   
Job ID: 26502
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: NOC
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for
extension

Practice Area – Job Family: Poverty Reduction –
STRATEGIC POLICY

Background

  • The National Programme
    Specialist manages the UNDP SPIEG portfolio in the Nigeria Country office
    in line with the current Country Programme Document (CPD 2018-2022) and
    UNDP Corporate Plan, the country’s overall development framework and other
    relevant regional and international development frameworks such as 
    SDGs. The incumbent also managerial oversight over the design,
    implementation and monitoring and reporting on UNDP Inclusive Growth
    portfolio working closely with Environment and Governance programme
    portfolios.
  • He/she works as Programme
    Manager for all Inclusive Growth unit will provides strategic oversight on
    interventions aimed at promoting sustainable development by supporting
    interventions at national and sub-national level aimed to promote
    implementation of inclusive growth strategies to promote economic growth
    and job creation while ensuring greater programme coherence between
    interventions aimed at advancing economic transformation and those
    promoting environmental sustainability and democratic governance, peace
    and security.
  • The National Programme
    Specialist will cover a broad range of programmatic issues ranging from
    participation in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the CPD
    and UNSPF, joint programming and others UNDP projects and programmes
    thematic areas assigned to the Unit in addition to supporting program
    evaluations and monitoring and reporting in line with corporate
    requirements and standards. He/she advices the country office senior
    management team on creative partnerships and responses to emerging complex
    challenges with a view to increasing programme effectiveness and impacts
    as well as to promote harmonization and alignment with the CPD and
    corporate plan.
  • Under the overall guidance of
    the DRR (Programme) and the direct supervision of the SPIEG Unit Team
    Leader, the National Programme Specialist contributes to programme
    development, substantive monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, partnerships
    development and management, and results-based management of multi-thematic
    programmes in all areas covered by the Unit. The National Programme
    Specialist will support the programme team in strategic planning and
    identify new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNSDPF/CPD
    priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.
  • To that end, the National
    Programme Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Programme
    Pillars, Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and
    Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and
    bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP
    programme. Within the country office, the National Programme Specialist
    works in close collaboration with the Operations team, the Programme
    Management and Support Unit (PMSU), and the Sub-Office coordinating UNDP’s
    interventions in Northeast Nigeria and other states to foster teamwork and
    attainment of country office performance goals and targets.
  • The National Programme
    Specialist is also responsible for providing supervision of staff in the
    SPIEG team and fostering cross-unit cooperation and coordination.
Duties
and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:
  • Ensuring the strategic
    direction of UNDP SPIEG Unit programmes
  • Management of the CO Inclusive
    SPIEG programme, and supervision of the Inclusive SPIEG  teams and
    directing their efforts to achieve corporate and CO strategic goals and
    results;
  • Fostering strategic
    partnerships to enhance programme collaboration and resource mobilization
    efforts;
  • Facilitation of knowledge
    building and management and sharing of best practices. 
As a
member of the CO programme team, the National Programme Specialist ensures
strategic direction of country programme activities relevant to his/her
portfolio from programme design through implementation, monitoring and
evaluation. The National Programme Specialist leads the UNDP programme
portfolio with the following expected results:
  • Analyzes and keeps abreast of
    the country’s political and socio-economic environment as well as UNDP
    policies and priorities in the areas assigned and identifies and proposes
    areas for UNDP support in line with national priorities and UNDP strategic
    areas of focus and comparative advantages;
  • Identifies key substantive/analytical
    linkages with other areas of focus within the Country Programme.
  • Provides analysis of political,
    social and economic context in the country and collaborates with others to
    support the preparation/revision of UNSDPF/CPD, AWP and other key documents;
  • Operationalizes the
    UNSDF/CPD/AWP in collaboration with main partners (both governmental and
    non-governmental) and other UN Agencies;
  • Regular liaison and
    partnerships building and management with National and sub national
    authorities, Nigerian institutions, CSOs and International community
    relevant to the CO portfolio.
  • Leads/coordinates the SPIEG
    programme Unit in programme formulation and networking to ensure a
    programme which is relevant innovative and responsive to changes in the
    country context;
  • Support the Team to ensure a
    visible, dynamic SPIEG programme which positions UNDP as one of the key
    SDG accelerator and poverty reduction agencies in the country.
  • Ensures the SPIEG programme is
    designed with gender sensitivity fully incorporated and Human Rights Based
    Approach.
  • Provides support and inputs to
    CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard
    Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in
    the Programme Unit.
Ensure
effective management of the UNDP programme and close and quality Programme
Monitoring and Evaluation of programmes in areas concerning Inclusive Growth
and Innovation and supervision of the team, focusing on quality control of the
full cycle of programming from formulation to on achievement of the following
results:
  • Works closely with the SPIEG
    programme staff  to assist in monitoring ongoing projects
    substantively through review of work-plans, progress and performance,
    evaluation missions and proposes directions and solutions to emerging issues;
  • Ensures effective application
    of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring
    achievement of results;
  • Provide strategic oversight of
    planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme,
    tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and
    regulations;
  • Ensures effective monitoring,
    measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation.  Through
    constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, ensures
    timely readjustment of programme.
  • Routinely monitors financial
    exception reports for unusual activities, transactions investigates
    anomalies or unusual transactions, and put in place necessary corrective
    actions. Informs supervisors of the results of the investigation when
    satisfactory answers are not obtained.
  • Provides guidance in the
    implementation of advocacy of thematic programme.
  • Facilitates any NIM/NEX audit
    process, arranges for the management response to audit recommendations and
    timely carries out the recommendations.
  • Carries out regular field
    monitoring visits, reports back on findings and recommendations, ensures
    the timely implementation of the recommendations to build the capacity of
    the implementing partners.
Establish
and maintain strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization,
focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Contributes to the development
    and implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization
    strategies to achieve programme outcomes;
  • Ensure effective creation and
    coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government
    institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil
    society etc;
  • Analysis and research of
    information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas
    of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing;
  • Determination of programmatic
    areas of cooperation, based on the Nigeria UNSDPF, CPD and donors’
    priorities.
  • Supporting outreach,
    communication and advocacy activities for all project and programmes.
  • Analysis and research of
    information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas
    of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing
  • Advocates for UNDP with
    government counterparts, donor community, international financial
    institutions and the UN
Ensure
facilitation to knowledge building and management, focusing on achievement of
the following results:
  • Sound contributions to
    knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Systematic recording of best
    practices and lessons learnt in the areas assigned;
  • Coordination of internal and
    external reviews and evaluations;
  • Organization and facilitation
    of training for the other staff on Inclusive Growth and Innovation related
    issues.
  • Identifies communications and
    knowledge management products to be regularly produced with high quality
    content standards.
Impact
of Results:
  • The key results have an impact
    on the overall success of the country programme within specific areas of
    cooperation and reaching UNSDPF/CPD goals. In particular, the key results
    have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities,
    creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource
    mobilization targets.
  • The results of the work of the
    National  Programme Specialist greatly impact on the standing and
    reputation of UNDP in the country.
Required
Skills and Experience

Education: 
  • Master’s degree or equivalent
    in Development Economics, Development Studies or other related Social
    Science field.
Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant
    work experience at the national or international level in design and
    implementation and monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Experience in the
    implementation of Poverty Reduction strategies, as well as in
    collaborating with International Financial Institutions, will be an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in the
    use of approaches fostering innovations in programming (such as design
    thinking, prototyping, etc.) as well as experience in implementing
    programme strategies which will promote innovative aspects of a growing
    economy.
  • Demonstrated experience in the
    management of Inclusive economic growth, livelihoods and employment
    creation programmes.
  • Experience in the usage of
    computers and office software packages, experience in handling of
    web-based management systems
Competencies
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by
    modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission,
    and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender,
    religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly
    without favoritism
Functional
Competencies:
  • Knowledge Management and
    Learning
  • Promotes knowledge management
    in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and
    personal example
  • In-depth practical knowledge of
    inter-disciplinary development issues
  • Actively works towards
    continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice
    Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
  • Seeks and applies knowledge,
    information, and best practices from within and outside of UNDP
Development
and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Ability to lead strategic
    planning, change processes, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to lead formulation,
    oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development
    projects
  • Ability to apply development
    theory to the specific country context to identify creative, practical
    approaches to overcome challenging situations
  • Ability to manage for results:
    translates strategic aims into achievable plans, with established
    priorities, monitors them, making periodic adjustments as required.
Management
and Leadership:
  • Builds strong relationships
    with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds
    positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work
    with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates openness to change
    and ability to manage complexities
  • Ability to lead effectively,
    mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrates outstanding
    communication skills oral and written communication skills
  • Negotiations skills: capacity
    to work with diverse partners including Government, donors and civil
    society;
  • Remains calm, in control and
    good humored even under pressure
  • Proven networking,
    team-building, organizational and communication skills
Language
requirements:
  • Fluency in English and the
    official National language.
Application Closing Date
20th October, 2019. (Midnight New York, USA)

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

Note:
Qualified Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

2) Job
Title: National Consultant for Land Clearing

Location: Benue
Post Level: National Consultant
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Expected Duration of Assignment: 10 Days
Duration of Initial Contract:  
 10 Days per Location

Starting Date: (Date when the selected candidate
is expected to start)21-Oct-2019

Background
The implementation of this pilot project will
specifically achieve the following objectives:

  • To reduce the vulnerability of
    affected persons through community-based protection by enhancing ability
    of affected communities to identify and mitigate risks and threats while
    ensuring that there is no interruption in livelihoods and productive
    activities.
  • Livelihood and empowerment of
    community members in intensive production of pasture, management of fodder
    bank and provide training on pasture management for community members,
    particularly youth and women. The animal husbandry, nutrition value
    addition and linkages to markets will also empower the cattle breeders.
  • Conflict prevention and
    peacebuilding by establishing a state peace architecture; local peace
    committees in conflict affected LGAs to foster dialogue and non-violent
    resolution of disputes.
  • National and regional
    mobilization on the promotion of Human Security at national and
    sub-regional levels.
Objectives
of Land Preparation:
  • The main objective of land
    preparation is to create a favourable environment for adequate rainwater
    harvesting that would support the seeds or plants to germinate and grow
    over a longer period during the rainy season. Adequate land preparation
    will help to:
    • Improve soil structure (better
      ventilation, permeability, and loosening of the root zone) to make root
      penetration easier.
    • Improve field topography in
      order to facilitate rainwater harvesting or irrigation
    • Distribute weeds and crop
      residues evenly over the field and incorporate them into the soil
      structure
    • Obtain good recovery of
      fertilizer nutrients
    • Control weeds.
Duties
and Responsibilities
Under
the overall direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the service provider
will fulfil the following activities:




  • The service provider will
    provide land clearing and land preparation services in five local
    government areas where the project is being implemented in Benue State. A
    combine coverage of 50 ha will be cleared in each LGAs to make a total of
    250ha ready for planting of pasture & crop. The service provider
    should pay special attention to the following:
    • Ploughing not to exceed 60
      meter in length at once. (I.e. allow a break or gap of about 3 – 4-meter
      length on a continuous row of land being ploughed).
    • Ploughed rows should be done
      at 4m intervals
    • Take into consideration –
      Existing Cattle routes, existing tracks/roads to water points, etc
    • Take pictures of Sites before,
      during and after land preparation
    • Geo-referenced ploughed sites,
      Villages / Communities (i.e. Take GPS Coordinates – minimum 8 – 10 points
      per site).
Required
Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in
    Agriculture or related courses. Postgraduate degree is an added advantage.
Experience:
  • She/he should have at least 5
    years of experience in land clearing, of which at least 5 years of
    professional experience should be in North Central Nigeria. Wide
    experience in the study, design and implementation of crop production
    development projects. Sound experience in agricultural extension service
    delivery. Experience working with UN or non-governmental organizations is
    an asset.
  • The services provider must have
    adequate equipment for land clearing and preparation including – bulldozer
    for land clearing and tractor with accessories for ploughing and
    harrowing.
  • The service provider must have
    undertaken such services for a donor or community development project in
    the past.
  • The service provider should be
    able to deploy and undertake the services within the time frame necessary.
    (10 days per location including weekends not to exceed 1 month for the
    five locations to cover mechanized land clearing and preparation).
Competencies:
  • Knowledge Management and
    Learning;
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing
    and learning culture;
  • Has good knowledge of UNDP
    programme and operational issues;
  • Has knowledge of UNDP/UN
    policies and programme in crisis and post-crisis situations.
Language:
  • Fluent in spoken and written
    English;
  • Knowledge of Tiv / Idoma
    language is an asset.
Application
Closing Date

17th October, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

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

Note

  • UNDP is committed to achieving
    workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
    Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with
    disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be
    treated with the strictest confidence.
  • UNDP does not tolerate sexual
    exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual
    harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore,
    undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
3) Job
Title: Supervisor, Security Operations Centre – Bauchi, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano,
Lagos, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Yola (with possibility of building a roster)

Job ID: 26406
Location: Kaduna
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year with possibility
of extension


Background

  • Under the direct guidance and
    supervision of the Senior SOC/S and overall supervision of the respective
    FSCO, the SOC/S assists in the implementation 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/S is required to
    provide timely and accurate technical advice to Senior SOC/S keeping the
    designated Security Area Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO)
    informed.
Duties
and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:
  • To ensure 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 giver AOR.
  • To maintain and update the
    Daily Staff List for respective AOR.
  • To keep informed designated
    FSCO on all area-specific security and safety matters.
  • To serve in the shift duty and
    manage the activity and performance of the staff of the  SOC.
  • To support Senior SOC/S to
    consolidate the integrated UN SCS in his area (GSM and Satellite transmission
    of data and voice for the UN AFPs).
  • To maintain the availability of
    HF, UHF and/or VHF radio communication means for extreme emergencies.
  • To assist designated FSCO in
    the implementation Security Plan;
  • To plan and conduct
    communications training exercises and regular SCS checks/drills;
  • To provide technical
    communications support to Senior SOC/S; to provide technical support to
    the logistical issue of procurement, maintenance, and repair of
    communications equipment.
  • To advise Senior 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 Senior SOC/S.
Impact
of Results:
  • 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
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Client orientation
  • Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Commitment to continuous
    learning
  • Managing Performance
  • Building trust
  • Judgment/decision making
Application Closing Date
14th October, 2019.

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

Note: Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

4) Job
Title: Irrigation Engineer

Job ID: 87904
Location: Benue
Additional Category: Democratic Governance and
Peacebuilding

Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate
is expected to start) 21st October, 2019

Duration of Initial Contract: One Month
Expected Duration of Assignment: One Month

Background
The conflict between the herders and farmers in
Nigeria has been identified as the single most widely spread peace and security
threat by a recent Strategic Conflict Assessment (SCA) report carried out by
the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Nigeria has continued
to register huge casualties and tension throughout almost all states of the
Federation on a recurrent basis. Most reported in the Middle Belt (particularly
the states of Benue, Plateau, Kaduna and Nasarawa) between herdsmen and local
farmers, the clashes over farmland and or pasture, have increasingly taken
religious undertones (Muslims versus Christians), with religious leaders
publicly exchanging accusations, a development which has further polarized
communities and complicated efforts at mitigating the violence. Thousands of
lives have been lost, property destroyed, and communities left in disarray and
tens of thousands internally displaced all over many parts of the Middle Belt
and other parts of Nigeria. Some estimates indicate that the communal violence
between farmers and herders claimed more lives in 2016 alone than the Boko
Haram insurgency, hinting at its magnitude nationwide. 

One of the main sources of tensions in the
farmers-herders conflict is access to water. Frequent clashes evolve from
disputes, particularly at water points, where herders and farming communities
come into contact and frequently compete for scarce water resources. To that
effect, this project will enhance access to water for both farming and herder
communities through the establishment of bore holes and irrigation systems.

The farmers-herders violence is both widespread
and fluid in scope, making any geographic limitations to the implementation of
the project challenging. Violence occurs in many different localities, and the
dynamic movement of persons across community, local government, and state lines
demand a flexible approach in selection of target areas. For example, when
Benue State implemented the Open Grazing Prohibition Law on November 1, 2017.
Media reports suggested that the attacks on communities in Benue in early 2018
were reportedly occurring in communities along the River Benue watershed. As
such most affected LGAs embroiled in this crisis are located along the banks of
the River Benue.

According to the Uppsala Conflict Data Program’s
(UCDP) Georeferenced Event Dataset (GED), 28% of deaths in attacks between
farmers and herders from 2014 – 2017 in Benue state occurred in Guma and Logo
LGAs. The Transitioning from Humanitarian Relief to Long-Term Development:
Addressing the Herdsmen-Farmers conflict in Nigeria Project will therefore
target Benue state with community-level activities in LGAs along the River
Benue drainage basin with huge devastation from the crisis such as Guma,
Buruku, Kwande, Logo and Agatu LGAs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Functions

  • Support the topography survey
    team in data collection and analysis
  • Production of detailed
    operation, technical and cost analysis for irrigation options
  • Develop detailed design of
    irrigation and drainage networks for selected irrigation method
  • Support the setup of water
    users association and
  • Support production of knowledge
    products and capacity development.
Description
of Functions

Under the general supervision of the Assistant
FAOR Programme and direct supervision of the Project Manager, Transitioning
from Humanitarian Relief to Long-Term Development: Addressing the
Herdsmen-Farmers conflict in Nigeria Project, the incumbent will support the
overall irrigation and drainage management component of the project and will be
expected to perform the following key functions:

Support the topography survey team in data
collection and analysis:

  • The Consultant will provide
    highest quality technical support to the, Transitioning from Humanitarian
    Relief to Long-Term Development: Addressing the Herdsmen-Farmers conflict
    in Nigeria Project
  • She/he will work in close
    collaboration with the Project Manager, collaborating Agencies and other
    Stakeholders at state and LGA levels to gather topography information and
    carry out geophysical investigation on allocated lands and interpret
    geophysical survey data to identify aquifers and determine water yields by
    location
  • Develop Digital Terrain Models.
    Integrate information from soil and hydrology surveys to 3D models
    developed.
Production
of detailed operational, technical and cost analysis for irrigation options:
  • In accordance with the
    topography, soil and hydrology surveys, proposing some irrigation option with
    a matrix comparing advantages and disadvantages of each of these options
  • These options will consider
    water management and land ownership status. Given land quality, proposed
    cropping patterns, water availability, the consultant should propose two
    or three options of irrigation systems
  • Propose the necessary
    rehabilitation of existing irrigation schemes if needed.
Develop
detailed design of irrigation and drainage networks for selected irrigation
method:
  • For whatever irrigation method
    selected (surface, drip or sprinkle), and drainage method, the consultant
    will generate a detailed analysis to back up such option
  • The following issues will be
    analyzed; capital costs, operational and management costs, beneficiary
    acceptance and their expected involvement, management problems as well as
    bill of quantities.
Support
the setting up of water users association:
  • The consultant shall support
    the development of a plan to constitute water users’ association
  • A ToR will be developed for the
    association with assigned roles and responsibilities of executives clearly
    stated
  • Furthermore, in collaboration
    with the Project Manager, other Agencies, community and other Stakeholders
    compute water service fees. 
Support
development of knowledge products and capacity development:
  • The Consultant shall support
    the development of operation and maintenance guidelines for irrigation and
    drainage installations. She/he will also prepare a farmer training
    programme on irrigation and water management for beneficiaries on the
    project. 
Expected
Outcomes
  • A detailed topographical map of
    the project area showing location of project features (boreholes,
    irrigation areas, Communities among others).
  • A detailed geophysical report
  • Framework for the constitution
    of the water users association
  • Based on the review of the data
    collected, analysis results and stakeholder consultations, a technical
    design of two suitable irrigation systems shall be made with detailed
    analysis of:
    • Capital costs
    • O&M costs
    • Beneficiary acceptance and
      their expected involvement
    • Management problems
    • Bill of quantities
    • A matrix comparing advantages
      and disadvantages of the different options
  • Develop operation and
    maintenance manual
Competencies:
  • Knowledge Management and
    Learning
  • Has good knowledge of UNDP data
    management process
  • 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.
Required
Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in
    Civil/Agricultural/Irrigation Engineering or related courses. A
    Postgraduate Degree is an added advantage.
Experience:
  • She/he should have at least 10
    years of experience in the field of irrigation engineering of which at
    least 5 years of professional experience should be in developing
    countries, specifically sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Wide experience in the study,
    design and implementation of irrigation infrastructure development
    projects;
  • She/he should be conversant
    with the principles and working methods of project cycle management;
  • Experience working with UN or
    non-governmental organizations is an asset.
Language:
  • Fluent in English.
Application Closing Date
14th October, 2019.

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

5) Job
Title: Consultant – Market Mapping

Job ID: 87907
Location: Benue
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate
is expected to start)  21st October, 2019

Duration of Initial Contract: One Month
Expected Duration of Assignment: One Month

Background
The herdsmen-farmers clashes have been ongoing
on for a long time, but it has now taken a more frightening dimension. The
conflict between the herders and farmers in Nigeria has been identified as the
single most widely spread peace and security threat by a recent Strategic
Conflict Assessment (SCA) report carried out by the Institute for Peace and
Conflict Resolution (IPCR). Nigeria has continued to register huge casualties
and tension throughout almost all states of the Federation on a recurrent
basis. Most cases are reported in the Middle Belt (particularly the states of
Benue, Plateau, Kaduna and Nasarawa) between herdsmen and local farmers.

The clashes over farmland and or pasture, have
increasingly taken religious undertones (Muslims versus Christians), with
religious leaders publicly exchanging accusations, a development which has
further polarized communities and complicated efforts at mitigating the
violence. Thousands of lives have been lost, property destroyed, and
communities left in disarray and tens of thousands are internally displaced all
over many parts of the Middle Belt and other parts of Nigeria. Some estimates
indicate that the communal violence between farmers and herders claimed more
lives in 2016 alone than the Boko Haram insurgency, hinting at the magnitude of
the crisis nationwide. 

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 this project that target the
states of Benue and Nasarawa states. The United Nations Trust Fund for Human
Security (UNTFHS) project will contribute to ending the Herdsmen-Farmers
Conflict in Benue and Nasarawa States in Nigeria. This will be through the
“Transitioning from humanitarian relief to long-term development: Addressing
the herdsmen-farmers conflict in Nigeria Project” which 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 and Nasarawa states. The project is funded by the
UN Trust Fund for Human Security. It is implemented by four UN Agencies-UNDP
(lead), FAO and UNHCR, drawing from their experiences and building on their
work

The implementation of this pilot project will
specifically achieve the following objectives:

  • To reduce the vulnerability of
    affected persons through community-based protection by enhancing ability
    of affected communities to identify and mitigate risks and threats while
    ensuring that there is no interruption in livelihoods and productive
    activities.
  • Livelihood and empowerment of
    community members in intensive production of pasture, management of fodder
    bank and provide training on pasture management for community members,
    particularly youth and women. The animal husbandry, nutrition value
    addition and linkages to markets will also empower the cattle breeders.
  • Conflict prevention and peace
    building by establishing a state peace architecture; local peace
    committees in conflict affected LGAs to foster dialogue and non-violent resolution
    of disputes.
  • National and regional
    mobilization on the promotion of Human Security at national and
    sub-regional levels
Duties
and Responsibilities
  • As part of a bigger team
    working towards the attainment of the objectives stated above, the
    consultant shall work towards implementing and attaining objective 2
  • The consultant on market
    linkage for fodder, milk will work directly with the Agricultural,
    Livestock, Pasture Development, and Dairy Specialist in developing the
    market for the fodder, pasture as well as, the milk and other products.
The
responsibilities of the market linkage consultant are as follows:
  • Review of relevant documents
    and field visits to gather as much as possible information enabling
    adequate analysis on fodder production, pasture development, feed stock
  • Discuss with relevant
    institutions including farers, herders, input service providers linked to
    livestock and dairy sector
  • Discuss with livestock
    stakeholders to understand the livestock sector in the state and fodder
    production and pasture management; and milk production and collection
  • Assess the socioeconomic impact
    of fodder production, pasture development and feed stock
  • Conducting a national mapping
    of major off takers of fodder, silage, feed stock and hay, as well as,
    other dairy products.
  • Create a full list of possible
    markets for fodder, silage and other products.
  • Develop an appropriate
    marketing strategy for fodder, pasture, silage and other products.
  • Undertake other duties as may
    be necessary towards attaining objective two and other inter-related
    project objectives.
Competencies:
  • Technical knowledge and
    expertise in mapping of structures
  • Excellent knowledge of market
    linkages for fodder, milk and other products and their structures within
    and outside Nigeria
  • Excellent data management and
    analysis skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Excellent interviewing
    techniques
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent analytical and
    problem-solving skills
  • Full compliance with UN
    regulations and operating procedures
Required
Skills and Experience

Education:
  • University Degree in Animal Husbandry,
    Animal Feeding, Agriculture And Rural Development, Veterinary Medicine,
    Economics, Development Planning, Supply Chain Management or other related
    fields.
Experience:
  • Minimum of 7 – 10 years
    professional expertise in agricultural and value chain research, mapping
    and evaluation, impact assessment/development of programming/strategies;
  • Professional certification or
    membership of agro-allied, supply chain management or related professional
    associations or societies.
  • Extensive experience in
    conducting researches and mapping, with a strong working knowledge of
    market economics, value chain, development and state building, and
    governance issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of participatory
    mapping methodologies and approaches.
  • Experience in working with
    conflict sensitivity methodologies such as Do No Harm in undertaking
    project activities.
  • Excellent knowledge and
    operation skills of Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Word or other word processing
    packages.
  • Demonstrated analytical,
    communication and professional report writing skills.
  • Good professional knowledge of
    the Africa region and the Nigerian fodder and dairy governance context.
  • Experience working with the UN
    is an asset.
Language:
  • Fluent in English.
Application Closing Date
14th October, 2019.

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

6) Job
Title: Agronomist

Job ID: 87901
Location: Benue
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate
is expected to start) 21st October, 2019

Duration of Initial Contract: One Month
Expected Duration of Assignment: One Month

Background
The conflict between the herders and farmers in
Nigeria has been identified as the single most widely spread peace and security
threat by a recent Strategic Conflict Assessment (SCA) report carried out by
the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Nigeria has continued
to register huge casualties and tension throughout almost all states of the
Federation on a recurrent basis. Most reported in the Middle Belt (particularly
the states of Benue, Plateau, Kaduna and Nasarawa) between herdsmen and local
farmers, the clashes over farmland and or pasture, have increasingly taken
religious undertones (Muslims versus Christians), with religious leaders
publicly exchanging accusations, a development which has further polarized
communities and complicated efforts at mitigating the violence. Thousands of
lives have been lost, property destroyed, and communities left in disarray and
tens of thousands internally displaced all over many parts of the Middle Belt
and other parts of Nigeria. Some estimates indicate that the communal violence
between farmers and herders claimed more lives in 2016 alone than the Boko
Haram insurgency, hinting at its magnitude nationwide. 

One of the main sources of tensions in the
farmers-herders conflict is access to water. Frequent clashes evolve from
disputes, particularly at water points, where herders and farming communities
come into contact and frequently compete for scarce water resources. To that
effect, this project will enhance access to water for both farming and herder
communities through the establishment of bore holes and irrigation systems.

The farmers-herders violence is both widespread
and fluid in scope, making any geographic limitations to the implementation of
the project challenging. Violence occurs in many different localities, and the
dynamic movement of persons across community, local government, and state lines
demand a flexible approach in selection of target areas. For example, when
Benue State implemented the Open Grazing Prohibition Law on November 1, 2017.
Media reports suggested that the attacks on communities in Benue in early 2018
were reportedly occurring in communities along the River Benue watershed. As
such most affected LGAs embroiled in this crisis are located along the banks of
the River Benue.

According to the Uppsala Conflict Data Program’s
(UCDP) Georeferenced Event Dataset (GED), 28% of deaths in attacks between
farmers and herders from 2014 – 2017 in Benue state occurred in Guma and Logo
LGAs. The Transitioning from Humanitarian Relief to Long-Term Development:
Addressing the Herdsmen-Farmers conflict in Nigeria Project will therefore
target Benue state with community-level activities in LGAs along the River
Benue drainage basin with huge devastation from the crisis such as Guma,
Buruku, Kwande, Logo and Agatu LGAs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Functions

  • Lead the soil survey team in
    data analysis and interpretation;
  • Oversee land clearing and
    mechanized land preparation in the five-project location
  • Production of detailed
    operational, technical and cost analysis for land development
  • Develop best farming practices
    for the project;
  • Support the development of
    value chain proposal; and
  •  Support production of
    knowledge products and capacity development.
Description
of Functions

Under the direct supervision of the Project
Manager, Transitioning from Humanitarian Relief to Long-Term Development:
Addressing the Herdsmen-Farmers conflict in Nigeria Project, the consultant
will support the overall irrigation and drainage management component of the
project and will be expected to perform the following key functions:

Lead the soil survey team in data analysis and
interpretation:

  • The Consultant will provide
    highest quality technical support to the, Transitioning from Humanitarian
    Relief to Long-Term Development: Addressing the Herdsmen-Farmers conflict
    in Nigeria Project
  • She/he will work in close
    collaboration with the Project Manager, collaborating Agencies and other
    Stakeholders at state and LGA levels to gather data on soil properties;
    physical, biological and chemical
  • Follow up on laboratory
    analysis of soil samples. Coordinate the analysis and interpretation of
    results obtained as well as develop soil maps for allocated farmlands.
  • The Consultant will work closely
    with the respective agencies in charge of lands in the states as well as
    the service provider to supervise mechanized land preparation to create a
    favorable environment for adequate rain water harvesting that would
    support the seeds or plants to germinate and grow over a longer period
    during the rainy season
  • She/he will ensure that the
    service providers do not deviate from the parameters stimulated in their
    terms of reference
  • After land clearing, the
    consultant will propose the size of plot appropriate for a farmer to
    cultivate
  • She/he will liaise with the
    relevant stakeholders to delineate the land into plots as recommended.
Production
of detailed operational, technical and cost analysis for land development:
  • The Consultant will work with
    the irrigation engineer to share hydrology, topography and soil survey
    results
  • This will help in guiding
    options for land development on the allocated lands across the five LGAs
    in Benue State
  • Guide appropriate use of land
    for farming based on interpreted soil laboratory tests and other surveys
    carried out. Propose an annual land use programme, assess the cost of land
    development (all necessary inputs and services costs).
Develop
best farming practices for the project:
  • Work with the Project Technical
    Team and other Stakeholders to propose a cropping pattern specific for
    each of the identified farmlands per LGA.
  • Propose appropriate farming
    equipment for the project per allocated lands. Propose best farming
    practices for the project (land conservation, fertilizer, crop protection,
    etc.).
Support
the development of value chain proposal:
  • In collaboration with the
    agronomist, the consultant will propose a process of value chain from the
    crop production to produce trade
  • This will include harvesting,
    processing, storage, transportation, marketing, input supply,
    etc.  
Support
development of knowledge products and capacity development:
  • The Consultant shall carry out
    a field school programme on all agricultural practices needed
  • Support in agriculture
    extension training
  • Develop training manuals for
    beneficiaries. 
Competencies
  • Knowledge Management and
    Learning
  • Has good knowledge of UNDP data
    management process
  • 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.
Required
Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Soil
    Science/Agronomy or related courses. Postgraduate Degree is an added
    advantage.
Experience:
  • She/he should have at least 10
    years of experience in the field of crop production and protection of
    which at least 5 years of professional experience should be in North
    Central Nigeria;
  • Wide experience in the study,
    design and implementation of crop production development projects;
  • Sound experience in
    agricultural extension service delivery;
  • She/he should be conversant
    with the principles and working methods of project cycle management;
  • Experience working with UN or
    non-governmental organizations is an asset.
Language:
  • Fluen en English.
Application Closing Date
14th October, 2019.

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

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