UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) JOB RECRUITMENT (8 POSITIONS)

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: Head, Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU)


Job ID: 26838
Location: Abuja
Vacancy Type: FTA International
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


Background

  • Under the overall guidance of the Resident Representative and with a direct supervision by the Deputy Resident Representative (Programmes), the Head PMSU acts as quality assurance centre to Senior Management on all aspects of the CO programme. The Head PMSU provides advice to Senior Management and supports the programme units on Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Audit, Result Based Management policies and procedures, corporate compliance, resource mobilization, and donor reporting.
  • The Head of the PMSU reports to Deputy Resident Representative (programme) and works closely with the Deputy Resident Representative (Operations), acting as a bridge and enhancing information sharing between Programme and Operations Units.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the alignment of UNDP programmes and projects to the UNDP corporate strategic plan 2018-2021;
  • Coordinate with the UNDP Programme Teams and Operations Units to ensure the Country Office adheres to and complies with corporate policies and dashboards;
  • Provide policy advice to Senior Management of the Country Office on quality assurance and compliance issues;
  • Oversee UNDP Nigeria’s Monitoring and Evaluation policies and procedures and provide quality assurance to the evaluation processes;
  • Represent the Country Office in the One UN Monitoring and Evaluation Group;
  • Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing on monitoring and evaluation;
  • Provide support to the implementation of Result Based Management (RBM);
  • Support programme and project monitoring and evaluation and timely donor  reporting;
  • Ensure sound planning and monitoring of financial resources of the UNDP programme in Nigeria;
  • Ensure compliance to UNDP audit policies;
  • Manage the Programme Management Support Unit staff members.

As a member of the CO management team, provides policy advice, coordinates, and ensures the strategic planning for the UNDP programme focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Support the operationalization of the Country Programme Framework 2019-2020 in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies;
  • Coordinate with other units in the Country Office the IWP and the ROAR and other corporate planning and results reporting exercises;
  • Support and coordinates knowledge building and management in the Country Office.

Provides effective quality assurance of full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the following results:

  • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation with the aim of measuring the impact of the CO programme;
  • Ensure effective implementation of the Internal Control Framework in collaboration with the Operations Unit;
  • Establish a quality and accountable reporting system;
  • Coordinate the audit exercise among programme, project and operations staff and ensure compliance with audit quality standards and timeframes.

Support programme and project monitoring and evaluation focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Ensure that the projects have results-based annual work plans with indicators, baselines and targets established at output and activity level;
  • Oversee and execute M&E activities included in the Quarterly Annual Work Plan and the M&E plan, with focus on results and impacts;
  • Ensure quality contributions to the Results-Oriented Annual Reporting (ROAR), including provision of quality Programme data according to a predefined set of indicators and other requirements, etc.;
  • Support the process of UNDP quality results reporting by provision of M&E information for ATLAS, Transparency Dashboard as well as facilitating the process of Programme/project Quality Assurance and Monitoring;
  • Support update of project risk log, issue log, lessons learnt log and other UNDP instruments for effective implementation of the electoral programme;
  • Ensure evaluation of results achieved by the project against their targets and track overall progress in achieving objectives in accordance with UNDP Evaluation Policy, UNDP Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures and UN Evaluation Norms and Standards;
  • Ensure the preparation of consolidated progress reports for project management (including project quarterly and annual progress reports) capturing qualitative and quantitative aspects, according to the annual work plans and log frame including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation, and providing specific recommendations;
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed;
  • Facilitate project mid and final evaluations, assessments and review;
  • Monitor the project implementation activities follow up of evaluation and audit recommendations;
  • Advise Project Managers on preparation of work plan and quarterly work plan;
  • Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, document and disseminate lessons learned.

Ensure sound planning and monitoring of programme financial resources focused on the following results:

  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Implementation of effective internal controls, proper functioning of a client-oriented financial resource management system;
  • Regular monitoring of the CO delivery, resource mobilization, TRAC Allocation, programme revenue management (GMS/DPC);
  • Periodic monitoring of dashboards and exceptions, identification of remedial actions;

Management of the Management Support Unit focused on the following results:

  • Supervise the staff of the PMSU in line with the UNDP staff performance guidelines and policies
  • Build the capacity of the national staff in the PMSU.

Core Competencies
Innovation:

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them
  • Leadership Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers
  • People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others

Communication:

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

Delivery:

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

Technical/Functional:

  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
  • Ability to identify and execute opportunities to improve operational efficiency
  • Knowledge of organizational development concepts, issues and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

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

Experience:

  • 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services.
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Application Closing Date
13th November, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)




2) Job Title: Admin Assistant/Pharmacist Assistant


Job ID: 26672
Location: Abuja
Grade: G5
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


Background

  • The UN Clinics operate, with regard to technical matters only, under the general supervision of the UN Medical Director and with the UN Resident Coordinator on regards of all administrative matters.
  • Under the supervision of the UN Clinic Physician/Health Manager, the admin/pharmacist assistant is responsible for effective delivery of pharmaceutical services. The pharmacist assistant ensures timely availability of medicines and related supplies in a cost-effective manner. The pharmacist assistant is directly responsible for procurement /purchase of all Medicines, Diagnostic equipment and Medical Supplies for UN clinic at the duty station.
  • Through both technical knowledge and discretion, the Pharmacist assistant is responsible for gaining the trust and confidence of each patient seen and maintaining trust within the entire UN community served, ensuring reliable, timely, accurate and confidential pharmacy services.
  • The incumbent will ensure appropriate management and storage of drugs and consumables at the duty station following international standards and manage the administrative aspects of the Pharmacy in accordance with established policy procedure.

Duties and Responsibilities
Within delegated authority and under the guidance of the UN Clinic Health Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

Medico-Administrative Functions:

  • Developing, updating and implementing a mission list for drugs and medical consumables, based on generic drugs produced according the World Health Organization (WHO) standards;
  • Develops and maintains a system for ongoing inspections of drug safety in all duty station medical facilities;
  • Offers day-to-day advice on pharmaceutical issues including evaluating different antibiotics for impact on the local microbiological situation, and secures that mission personnel do not unnecessarily influence the ecological balance through the use of antibiotics;
  • Responsible for advising the UN Clinic Health Manager in the specification of drugs to be requisitioned, and for offering a prudent scale of issue for the planning of re-supply;
  • Through proactive planning and facilitation of an unimpeded supply of drugs, medical supplies, medical consumables, vaccines, condoms (male and female) and blood in the field mission.
  • Prepare Annual Procurement Plan for procurement of medicines, Diagnostics and medical supplies and follow up on its implementations
  • Monitoring the consumption of drugs, laboratory reagents, medical and surgical consumables at the UN Clinic; prepare monthly/quarterly stock reports
  • Assisting the health team in the treatment and side effect monitoring;
  • Dispensing valid prescriptions and medical supplies to patients of UN Clinic;
  • Storing and record keeping of stocks; following international standards
  • Accounting for the applicable medical supplies and equipment according to recommended guidelines;
  • Participating in logistics operations pertaining to the management of expired supplies and re-distribution of medical supplies in the UN clinic;
  • Follow up in ensuring that supplies contracts are prepared, signed and issued to winning parties.
  • Carries out post award activities of establishing import declaration forms and forms of payment to suppliers.
  • Prepares timely and accurate reports
  • Ensure a proper and safe disposal of hazardous material and medical waste in close coordination with the UN Clinic Health Manager and Nurses and Lab technicians,
  • Performs other duties as required.

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the efficiency of the unit. Incumbent’s own initiative is decisive in result of work and timely finalization.

Corporate Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Knowledge and hands on experience in pharmaceutics; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations.

Planning and Organising:

  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.

Teamwork:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Communication:

  • Good interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.

Accountability:

  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments;
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Willingness to learn and keep abreast of new developments in the medical field.

Technological Awareness:

  • Solid computer skills and good knowledge of relevant medical databases.

Client Orientation:

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

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • First Level University Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or related fields from an accredited university
  • The length of technical studies is expected to be at least three years;
  • Diploma/Certificate in a relevant health-related field, e.g. Public Health, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Economics or equivalent is desirable.
  • Computer literate.

Experience:

  • Two to five years work experience.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)

Language Requirements:

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

Application Closing Date
13th November, 2019.




3) Job Title: Consultant – Risk Management Assessment and Planning Exercise for Lake Chad Regional Stabilization Facility

Location: Borno, with possible missions to Abuja, Adamawa and Yobe
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Starting Date (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 02nd December, 2019
Duration of Initial Contract: 40 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment: 40 Working Days


Background
Millions of civilians continue to grapple with extreme adversity across north-east Nigeria and the rest of the Lake Chad region where a recent surge in violence has uprooted tens of thousands more people, exacerbating an already dire crisis situation. 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. It is unlikely that security responses alone will be sufficient to address the complex factors that gave rise to the insurgency, and which continues to sustain it. There is increasing consensus that military efforts must be coupled with significant investments in complementary stabilisation activities to benefit the local population with both local and Lake Chad Basin (LCB) regional levels, if the security-humanitarian-development nexus around Lake Chad is to be effectively addressed.


While robust national and multi-national military operations have re-taken territory previously controlled by Boko Haram, 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.  To this end, UNDP has been developing a new initiative for establishing Lake Chad Basin Stabilization Facility, supporting four Lake Chad Basin countries (i.e., Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad) as well as LCB regional institutions, such as the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).


The Facility will act as a rapid-response package– delivering within 90 days of target area selection – that relevant authorities can sequence with military operations as necessary, to ensure immediate follow-up in specific locations and curtail the ability of armed opposition groups to re-infiltrate and exploit any security vacuum or community perceptions of non-responsive Government by extending an organized and effective civilian security umbrella, consolidating military progress with development ‘dividends’ for the local population.


The Facility aims to address the needs of immediate stabilization in the target areas with high degrees of insecurity, promoting the phased transition of insecure areas toward greater security, and the reduction of current volatility whereby previously secure areas have become more rather than less vulnerable.


Such programme approach undeniably faces various risks, institutional, programmatic and contextual, to project implementation and there is a need to establish an integrated approach to risk management, with horizontal integration across all types of risks, and vertical integration from projects up to corporate level.  To this end, UNDP is seeking for an expert to conduct a risk assessment and design risk management mechanisms for Lake Chad Basin Regional Stabilization Facility (RSF) in line with UNDP’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Policy.


Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of the Work and Tasks:

  • The primary scope of work of the experienced consultant / expert is to develop the umbrella framework for risk management for the RSF, focusing on the following areas in accordance with UNDP’s ERM Risk Categories (See Annex):
  • Institutional risk: existing and emerging uncertainties that could facilitate or hinder the efficiency and effectiveness of core operations within the organization.
  • Programmatic risk: existing and emerging uncertainties that could facilitate or hinder the realization of programme or project objectives.
  • Contextual risk: existing and emerging uncertainties that could facilitate or hinder progress towards development priorities of a given society. ERM considers contextual risk when these external uncertainties also present institutional or programmatic risks.

In the overall programme context of the RSF, the Risk Management Framework should aim to:

  • Increase programme effectiveness and relevance through adaptive and informed decision-making
  • Provide greater assurance regarding the management of significant risks
  • Enable the exploration of innovative solutions to organizational and development challenges
  • Inform effective and targeted allocation of resources to where they are most needed
  • Enhance the reputation of UNDP as a value-driven and risk-informed organization
  • Increase efficiency by safeguarding the accountable use of resources
  • Safeguard people and the environment
  • Manage and reduce to an acceptable level the safety and security risks to UNDP personnel, premises and assets.

Risk Assessment
A risk assessment should be conducted with suitable methodologies for risk identification, analysis and evaluation, enabling greater acceptance of risk-taking opportunities for implementation of immediate stabilization activities under RSF while ensuring rigorous due diligence, treatment, monitoring and control. Risk categories to be assessed should include 1) Social and Environmental; 2) Financial; 3) Operational; 4) Organizational; 5) Political; 6) Regulatory; 7) Strategic; and 8) Safety and Security, in line with UNDP’s ERM Risk Categories (See Annex). Other risk factors that are expected to be assessed can be added to address the specific context of RSF and the Lake Chad Basin Region.


Based on the risk assessment, the consultant should identify and determine appropriate risk treatment measures. In case of threats to organizational objectives, risk treatment may be of four types: terminate (seeking to eliminate activity that triggers such a risk), transfer (passing ownership and/or liability to a third party), mitigate (reducing the likelihood and/or impact of the risk below the threshold of acceptability), and tolerate (tolerating the risk level). In case of opportunities, risk treatment may be of four types: exploit (making the opportunity happen), experiment (testing new solutions in uncertain contexts), enhance (enhance the likelihood or impact through reinforcing the trigger condition or increasing exposure), and accept (no proactive actions). As part of the risk mitigation plan, the responsible party/actor of each countermeasure action as well as risk monitoring and review mechanism should be set.


The methodologies to develop a risk management framework should encompass an inclusive communication and consultative approach, including but not limited to desk review, consultations with UNDP staff as well as external actors, interviews with experts/resource person and focused group discussions. A presentation/briefing on the findings and recommendation of the report to UNDP or the other key stakeholders (e.g., the government officials or the donors) can be requested. The consultant must also use the risk matrix and the detailed risk assessment (incl. risk, consequence, likelihood, risk level) with risks mitigation measures (incl. strategy, action, responsibility, and timeframe).


The consultant will carry out the tasks described above supervised by Head of UNDP Sub-Office for North East Region under overall guidance from UNDP Resident Representative for Nigeria in close collaboration with UNDP Deputy Resident Representatives.


Key Deliverables and Time frame
The assignment will lead to the production of the following key deliverables:

  • An inception report with the situation analysis and methodologies for the risk assessment and formulation of risk management framework (By the end of 1st week after the contract signed);
  • A draft report describing the results of risk assessment and framework of risk management, including the analysis of the key risks identified in 3 different risk levels and risk mitigating measures to be implemented for each risk level (By the end of 3rd week after the contract signed);
  • The finalized report after reflecting all comments from UNDP and the key stakeholders (By the contract end date).
  • Presentation of the report to UNDP Country Office/HQ and the donors.

Travel, Fees and Terms of Payment:

  • The consultant will be required to work in Abuja and Maiduguri, Nigeria. UNDP will cover expenses related to the travel ticket from Abuja to Maiduguri (round trip) and DSAs during the stay as well as the travel to other Lake Chad Basin Countries (Chad, Niger and Cameroon) with DSAs
  • The agreed consultant fee should cover all other costs.

Competencies

  • Experience in the design and facilitation of risk scenario planning and risk management;
  • Experience/Knowledge on security risk analysis is a strong advantage;
  • Experiences in risk management in the private sector is a strong advantage
  • Experience on programme management and operations within the United Nations is an asset;
  • Working experience in Nigeria, and good knowledge of Northeast Nigeria is an asset;
  • Proven experience in interacting with senior government and security/military.
  • Immediate availability is preferable.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • A Postgraduate Degree (at least Bac + 5) in Social Sciences, Socio-anthropology, Economics, Development Planning, Security and Conflict Studies, or related field of Science.

Experience:

  • Senior expert with at least 7 years of enterprise risk analysis and assessment.

Language:

  • Excellent command of English. Proficiency in French is an asset.

Application Closing Date
12th November, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)




4) Job Title: National Consultant (A stock-take of Screening, Prosecution, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of persons formerly associated with Boko Haram in Nigeria)

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 18-Nov-2019
Duration of Initial Contract: Twenty Five (25) Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment: Twenty Five (25) Working Days

Background

A series of United Nations Security Council Resolutions urge Member States to “bring terrorists to justice”, “to ensure that there is no impunity for those responsible for terrorist acts, and abuses and violations of international human rights and violations of humanitarian law”, and to develop prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration (PRR) strategies for terrorist fighters,and “to assess and investigate suspected individuals whom they have reasonable grounds to believe are terrorists, … to develop and implement comprehensive risk assessments for those individuals, and to take appropriate action, including by considering appropriate prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration measures … in compliance with domestic and international law”.


Objective of the consultancy

  • In the context of achieving a harmonised SPRR approach for countries affected by the Boko Haram crisis, the National Consultant will lead a process that provides the content of a report outlining a light review of national and local level screening and prosecution and an in-depth review of rehabilitation and reintegration processes in Nigeria.

Scope of work
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Advisor & Head of Stabilization Lake Chad Basin Regional Stabilization strategy, the National Consultant will undertake the following:


Task 1 (Desk review on SPRR-relevant documentation)
Description:

  • With a light review of national and local level screening and prosecution and an in-depth review of rehabilitation and reintegration.

Days:

  • 5 Days

Task 2
Organise Focus Group Discussions with relevant national stakeholders on:

  • Screening
  • Prosecution
  • Rehabilitation
  • Reintegration

Description:

  • Discuss, understand and report on:
    • National legal framework (laws, decrees, etc.) policies, regulations and other relevant documents;
    • Implementation and coordination of national SPRR processes;
    • Taking stock of national SPRR initiatives, programmes and projects;
    • Planned next steps in the SPRR process;
    • Lessons learned in the SPRR process; and
    • Gaps; and
    • Recommendations

Days:

  • 8 Days.

Task 3 (Draft the National SPRR report, with a focus on Rehabilitation and Reintegration)
Description:

  • Based on a format provided by the LCBC Secretariat of the Regional Stabilisation Strategy

Days:

  • 4 Days

Task 4

  • Design and facilitate a National workshop “Rehabilitation and Reintegration of former Boko Haram associates in [Niger, Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon] – State of Play, lessons learned and way forward

Description:
Logistical and organisational supported by UNDP. Discuss and validate the draft SPRR report, with a view to:

  • Promote dialogue among Government rehabilitation and reintegration officials and other stakeholders in the country;
  • Inform participants on the broader process and stimulate a discussion on Screening, Prosecution, Rehabilitation and Reintegration;
  • Improve the understanding of and consensus on the concepts and practice of rehabilitation and reintegration in the framework of Screening, Prosecution, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (SPRR); and
  • Take stock of centre-based rehabilitation and community-based reintegration initiatives in the country, including through the identification of good practices and lessons learned so far.

Task 5
Description:

  • Final National SPRR report, with a focus on Rehabilitation and Reintegration.

Required Skills and Experience

  • An advanced university degree (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree) is required. A first-level university degree (i.e. bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree;
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible professional experience in development, emergency preparedness, crisis management, or other closely related field is required;
  • Practical experience in workshop design and facilitation;
  • Sound knowledge of DDR and basic knowledge of SPRR processes;
  • Full proficiency in English
  • Computer literate.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Proven conceptual, strategic, analytical, advocacy and communication capacity; ability to identify issues and use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems;
  • Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact;
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; and
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; and
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and organising:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments;
  • Adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; and
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Application Closing Date
5th November, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)




5) Job Title: Framework Agreement- Humanitarian Civil-Military Advisor

Location: Abuja
Additional Category: Crisis Response
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date – (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 01-Jan-2020
Duration of Initial Contract: Six (6) Months
Expected Duration of Assignment: One (1) year


Background

  • A humanitarian crisis persists in the Northeast, which is marked by ongoing conflict. More specific to the Northeast is an ongoing insurgency by Boko Haram which seeks to destabilize governance in the area.
  • These ongoing conflicts compromise humanitarian space and frame the situation, which the CMCoord Analyst must seek to navigate to facilitate the humanitarian mandate.
  • This is a complex and difficult role, undertaken with significant personal risk.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of CMCoord with overall direction of the Head of OCHA and working as an integral part of the organization’s Team, the incumbent will be ensuring maximum professionalism and adding capacity in supporting the mandate of OCHA.
  • This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA Abuja). The Civil–Military Advisor (UN-CMCoord) will be based in Abuja and report to the Head of CMCoord, and UN OCHA Head of Office.

Duties and Responsibilities
Accountabilities:


Within limits of delegated authority, the Consultant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Serve as focal point and strong advocate for the humanitarian civil – military dialogue with a focus on liaison and information sharing at Federal Capital level, supporting the humanitarian emergency response and safeguarding the principled humanitarian action.
  • Identify, establish and maintain contact with appropriate military counterparts at the Ministry of Defence and Nigerian Armed Forces Headquarters in Abuja on CMCoord issues pertaining to the humanitarian emergency response in North-East Nigeria. Ensure mutual exchange of information about ongoing humanitarian assistance issues, security and advocacy of humanitarian needs.
  • Sensitizing and informing appropriate military counterparts at the Ministry of Defence and Nigerian Armed Forces Headquarters on CMCoord principles and concepts, coordination structures and humanitarian outreach requirements in North-East Nigeria ensuring a clear distinction between humanitarian and military actors is maintained at all times.
  • Facilitate the process of humanitarian movements by air and road for staff and cargo from a Federal Capital liaison point of view. [working in conjunction with WFP/Logistics Cluster?
  • Participate in relevant meetings, seminars, workshops and training events as required.
  • Provide inputs for reports, presentations and summaries as required. Conduct briefings as required.
  • Any other duties as may be required in support of the OCHA Nigeria Office CMCoord strategy.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in International Relations, Political Science, Law, Management, or similar specific field of study; or military academy degree with advanced training in these areas; or equivalent combination of academic background and practical experience in a relevant field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible professional field and / or headquarters experience in Civil-Military Coordination or equivalent in United Nations peacekeeping missions.
  • Language: Fluency in oral and written English.
  • Other skills: Experience in interacting with Armed Forces, completion of UN peacekeeping training courses, ability to work in a high-pressure environment. Previous experience in working with United Nations entities and knowledge of mandates of key humanitarian stakeholders is an

Competencies:
Professionalism:

  • Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems.
  • Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response.
  • Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems.
  • Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area.
  • Ability to work under pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks
  • Allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Application Closing Date
6th November, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)



6) Job Title: UN Dispensary Physician
Job ID: 26668
Location: Abuja
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Grade: NOC
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension
Practice Area – Job Family: HIV and Health – PHYSICIAN

Background

  • UN field personnel are exposed to various health and security hazards that may result in disease; psychological trauma and life threatening injuries. Dedicated, effective primary health, occupational health and emergency medical services may mitigate negative outcomes of trauma, injuries and health complications providing better chances for saving lives as well as for faster and better recovery.
  • The UN Clinic Physician, is part of the UN common services of the UN country team in (duty station) and administered by UNDP.
  • The UN Clinic Physician will attend to the UN Clinic on a full time basis and provide medical services to staff members and their dependents. In addition, he/she will facilitate for medical evacuations and cooperate with headquarter offices on all related matters and ensures consistent delivery of high quality medical services to the UNCT.
  • The UN Clinic Physician will also be responsible for medical examinations of staff, a responsibility he/she will share with other designated UN Physicians. (The UN Clinics operate, with regard to technical matters only, under the general supervision of the UN Medical Director and with UNDP on regards of all administrative matters).

Reporting structure and partners:

  • Under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator with regards to all administrative matters and the general supervision of the UN Medical Director with regards to technical matters, UN Clinic Physician, will provide clinical services including medical consultations and emergency care, and supervise the work of the medical staff (including nurses, lab technician and pharmacist).
  • The incumbent will promote proactive occupational health policies and best practices and procedures in the medical services in conjunction with Administration.
  • This will include outreach to staff and dependents in the areas of preventative health.
  • The UN Clinic doctor is expected to take part in the HIV work in the UN work place as outlined in UN One for All.  S/he is part of the emergency response team and will as such work closely with DSS in implementing case-vac and mass casualty response.

Duties and Responsibilities
Clinical Duties:

  • Attend the United Nations Clinic on a full time basis.
  • Respond to acute emergencies in line with international protocols such as advanced trauma life support management and advanced cardiac life support or Pre Hospital Trauma life support.
  • Be able to do triage and primary stabilization. 
  • Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g. walk-in clinic, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations and immunizations.
  • Provide health education. 
  • Participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues.
  • Undertake medical examinations for UN Agencies international and local staff and dependents.
  • Diagnose and recommend treatment to all staff visiting the Clinic on a daily basis.
  • Be on call during and outside office hours to observe and treat emergencies in the UN Clinic. Undertake house calls when required. 
  • Responsible for entry and periodic medical examinations for United Nations staff members who choose to use the UN Clinic for their examinations.

Medical Administrative Duties

  • Liaise with other UN Clinics, host-nation medical facilities and medical facilities abroad to coordinate medical evacuations. 
  • Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave and medical evacuations.
  • Recommend medical evacuation when required to RC (the doctor recommend as the medical expert, submit evacuation request to UN Clinic Health Manager for authorization and facilitate medical evacuations of UN staff and their dependents). Responsible for all paper work and reporting procedures for medical evacuations in line with UN Rules and procedures.
  • Ensure proper follow up on all cases 
  • Application of terms of reference in UNDP POPP for rules and regulations regarding UN Clinic operations
  • Responsible for establishing good relations with reliable hospitals, private medical facilities and blood banks and local physician, including UNEP if available.
  • Keep constant contact with the United Nations Designated Examining Physicians to facilitate their availability as and when required;
  • Ensure that proper medical records are kept in a strictly confidential manner.
  • Maintain emergency medical supplies and equipment to be used in case of emergency situation;
  • Replenish first aid kits and other essential medical supplies kept in other duty stations within the country
  • Recommend procurement of vaccines, medical supplies and equipment, and ensure that inventory is kept.
  • Maintain medical records of all United Nations personnel thru Medgate (Electronic Medical Records System) and advise health precautionary steps to new staff members; already include above
  • Prepare and send periodic (quarterly) reports of functions, visits, medical evacuations and treatments at the UN Clinic to the United Nations Medical Service; included below.
  • Advise on health precautionary steps to be undertaken at the duty station, and perform any other duties as considered necessary by the United Nations Medical Director and/or the UN Resident Coordinator.

Supervisory Administration:

  • Supervise, distribute work to the nurse (s) and other staff of the United Nations Clinic; included below:
    • Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment; 
    • Ensure that appropriate training programs are implemented in order to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g. health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, First aid and CPR). 
    • Responsible for regular reporting on clinic activities, medical facilities available locally and other statistical information as may be required.
    • Responsible for the supervision and distribution of work for the nurse(s) and other staff of the UN Clinic.

Coordination of UN One for All Activities:

  • Planning and organization of training of focal points and peer educators;
  • Arranging the dissemination of UN policies on HIV/AIDS.
  • Conducting an education and information campaign.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Knowledge of clinical, occupational and tropical/travel medicine. Formal training in CPR and, preferably in BCLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Accountability:

  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Technical/Functional
Primary:
Creativity:

  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Technological Awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:

  • Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Secondary:
Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Medicine from an accredited University and currently licensed to practice within home country or other national jurisdiction; 
  • Valid certification in Advanced Trauma Life support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Or Prehospital trauma life support is required;
  • Certification in HIV care or VCCT is desirable.

Experience:

  • At least five (5) years progressive experience and practice in general medicine in developing countries or countries in conflict, of which at least one year should be in Trauma and Emergency care and two years in Internal Medicine;
  • Surgical, ICU, aeromedical or anesthetic experience is an advantage; Experience in Tropical Medicine, Occupational health experience is an asset
  • Previous UN medical system/international medical experience is desirable.  
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is expected.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.

Application Closing Date31st October, 2019.

7) Job Title: Security Operations Centre Operator (Kaduna, Bauchi, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Yola with possibility of building a roster)
Job ID: 26671
Duty Station: Kaduna
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Grade: SB1
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility of extension
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery – RADIO OPERATIONS


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
Summary of Key Functions:

  • 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.

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 and any local language of the duty stations indicated in job title will be preferred.

Competencies:

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

Application Closing Date31st October, 2019.

8) Job Title: Nurse


Job ID: 26671
Location: Abuja
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Grade: G7
Post Level: National Consultant
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


Purpose

  • The UN Clinic Nurse performs the functions under the immediate supervision of the UN Clinic Physician with regards to technical matters only and the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator for all administrative matters.

Reporting structure and partners:

  • The technical supervision of the nurse and the medical personnel in the field as well as the technical performance evaluation will be executed by the UN Medical Director or his nominee.
  • In order to ensure that UNDP should facilitate external access to its Performance Development and Management system to MSD.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In this section list the five primary responsibilities of the position.  As needed add additional context below the responsibilities.  Tip: Focus on what the job entails now how to do the job.

Clinical Technical Duties:
Within delegated authority, the Nurse shall be responsible for the following duties:

  • Attend the UN Clinic on a full time basis;
  • Assist the UN Physician in the performance of his/her duties
  • Responds to emergency calls during outside office hours when necessary and assists Medical Doctors in providing adequate care;
  • Give first-aid and advice to the staff and their recognized dependents;
  • Ensures effective liaison between patient and private doctor, paramedics, family members, and colleagues as appropriate;
  • Documents case findings.
  • Performs diagnostic and screening tests such as: ECG, x-rays, laboratory (blood and urine), and other tests as required.
  • Performs clinical assessment of patients visiting the walk-in clinic;
  • Facilitates referral to the UN Medical Doctor or to an outside physician, as required.
  • Ensures preparedness of staff travelling on missions or reassignments, including administration of appropriate vaccine, instructions on malaria prophylaxis and other travel-related ailments.
  • Instructs on the content and potential uses of the travel kit.
  • Assists in providing health education and health promotion programs;
  • Participates in work environment assessment, e.g. office ergonomics, and addresses other occupational health issues.
  • Coordinates medical evacuation and cooperates with DHMOSH New York and the receiving facilities in home countries;
  • Assists in providing medical support during evacuation and repatriation;
  • Advises evacuees on the requirements for evacuation and/or escorts patients if needed;
  • Concludes or closes medical evacuation files to enable staff members to submit claims;
  • Assist in arrangements for the deceased;
  • Designs and implements outreach programs for mission personnel;
  • Plans and organizes preventive and promotes medical fairs;
  • Perform medical briefing for incoming staff and conduct first aid training;
  • Assess needs of clients visiting the walk-in clinic, provides care/advice (e.g., the benefits of preventive medicine etc.) accordingly and facilitates referral to the UN Medical Physician or to an outside physician, as indicated;
  • Administer minor “outpatient” treatment and immunization requirements;
  • Assists in maintaining records of patients’ medical data including consultations and treatment;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with regards to patient’s medical records; patient management and treatment.
  • Perform medication, injection, dressing, stitching, foreign body extraction and so on as needed;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain the UN Clinic in good order and keep the inventory of medical supplies and equipment up-to-date and be prepared for disaster;
  • In consultation with the UN Clinic physician, maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referral and treatment;
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of other UN Clinic personnel i.e. Pharmacy assistant, Ambulance driver and Cleaner;
  • Check equipment and supplies on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis and maintain them in working order;
  • Ensures that medical instruments are properly sterilized and maintains hygiene and cleanliness of the clinic;
  • Through a monthly check, ensures that medical instruments and equipment in the UN ambulance are maintained in a working order, and replaced after use;
  • Enter medical data of patients into register, patient’s file, and electronic databases;
  • Schedule consultations with the UN Physician for eligible staff and dependents;
  • Maintain a 24-hour roster of available specialists for referrals and treatment when necessary;
  • Ensure a proper and safe disposal of hazardous material and medical waste in close coordination with the Medical Physician, Lab technicians, and Pharmacists
  • Identifies and plans clinics’ material, supplies and equipment requirements and raises requisitions accordingly;
  • Liaises with Procurement Section and Supply Section to establish essential contracts for the mission;
  • Develops logistic plans to support field satellite clinics, and follows up on implementation;
  • Draws and implements duty roster for clinic personnel;
  • Maintains and medical inventory and supplies and distributes medical supplies to outstations;
  • Arranges medical appointments and examinations to mission personnel;
  • Updates the monthly medical reports.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Knowledge and experience in clinical/occupational nursing.

Communication:

  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.

Teamwork:

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

Planning and Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; ability to establish priorities and to plan and co-ordinate own work plan; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Technical/Functional
Primary:

  • Technological Awareness:
    • Proficiency in relevant medical software packages.
    • Commitment to Continuous Learning:
    • Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new skills in the nursing field.

Secondary:

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

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Registered Professional Nurse and first level degree from an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Programme (University) or equivalent such as an accredited Diploma Programme (4 years).
  • Certificates in ECG, CPR or Basic Life Support, PHTLS and ACLS or equivalent emergency medical care is an asset.
  • Recognized additional training in primary health care and midwifery is desirable;
  • HIV/AIDS Management training is desirable
  • National registration and license is a requirement.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of continuous clinical experience in nursing preferably in a multicultural environment;
  • Intensive Care and health administration. Supervisory experience in a UN field operation is an asset. Knowledge and understanding of relevant UN administrative policies and procedures is desirable.
  • Experience in Trauma and Emergency care is desirable;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written English; knowledge of other official UN languages is an advantage.

Application Closing Date31st October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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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.

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