UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) JOB RECRUITMENT (9 POSITIONS)

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.
Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
1) Job Title: Project Officer (PBSO Project)
  
Job ID: 28950
Location: Abuja
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Procurement
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Grade: SB4
Background
  • The Farmer-Herder Conflict remains one of the most challenging threats to peace and security in Nigeria, especially in the North Central Region (Middle Belt”) of the country, and adjacent, States, particularly Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Taraba and Adamawa.
  • The violence has exacted a heavy toll on thousands of people and has frayed many of the connectors, especially inter-ethnic and inter-religious ones, at the local level.
  • The response, however, has remained overwhelmingly security-dominated. Lacking effective structures and systems to engage in dialogue in a proactive manner based on early indicators, violence escalates, and a reactive security response is triggered.
  • The crisis has highlighted a need to support affected states in enhancing and expanding upon the capacities to engage in this crisis in a proactive and preventive manner that leverages dialogue as a primary tool of mitigating the impact of the conflict.
  • In recognition of a growing need to provide a holistic response to the crisis, the Federal Government developed and launched the National Livestock Transformation Plan in January 2019. The framework provides a holistic approach to addressing this crisis, while aiming to lay the foundations for longer term security, peace and transformation of the livestock sector.
  • The United Nations has also scaled up its efforts to respond to the crisis, notably through two projects that target the states of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba. The Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project was designed to address the farmer-herder conflict through enhancing preventive capacities, by promoting dialogue and proactive engagement; building mutually beneficial economic relationships between farmers and herders; improving the effectiveness of the security response through strengthened human rights monitoring and accountability; and providing an impartial and evidence-based narrative to defuse the politicized debate and help mobilize a broader response. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to peaceful coexistence in the Middle Belt, with a focus on Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States. The project is funded by the UN Peacebuilding Support Office. It is implemented by four UN Agencies-UNDP (lead), FAO, UN Women and OHCHR, drawing from their experiences and building on their work.
  • In recognition of the cyclical nature of violence in many of the affected communities, the project aims to immediately scale up efforts around promoting dialogue, inter-ethnic and inter-religious understanding, and social cohesion in the target area to support a transformation of the ethnic and communal violence witnessed in the target areas.
  • This advert, therefore, seeks the services of a competent national, with expertise in the peacebuilding to support coordinate this project.
Objective of the Assignment:
  • The overall objective of the assignment is to support the Project Manager and Coordinator to ensure effective, timely implementation of the Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project in close collaboration with the key stakeholders across the Middlebelt.  
  • These partners include the States of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba and, the relevant Civil Society organizations.
Scope of the Assignment:
  • This assignment will support the implementation of the Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project through technical support to and liaison with the partners, the creation and design of relevant documentations, such as, Concept Notes, Terms of References, etc., that will facilitate timely implementation of the project planned activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and Coordinator, the incumbent will be expected to perform the following key functions:
Facilitate the implementation of the Project Document and Annual Work Plans:
  • He/she will work in close collaboration with the partners to ensure prompt and effective execution of the project activities through quality technical advisory support, hands on assistance to implement the planned activities, provide sound programmatic analysis of project activities in the targeted States to offer durable solutions, support in the programme implementation, and advise on potential UN/UNDP Country Office and national response.  
Support coordination of the project implementation:
  • In close partnership and working relationship with other United Nations implementing Agencies on the project, state partners and UNDP, the incumbent shall ensure effective coordination and collaboration with partners, the UN system and other development partners’ focal points in conducting joint analysis, plan, formulation and implementation of project initiatives.
  • He/she shall ensure that the national mechanisms (Project Technical Commitee and the Joint Project Steering Committee) for Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis project is functional and inclusive of all relevant partners – national, states, civil society and international development partners/donors and is gender sensitive.
  • He/she shall support regular meetings of the bodies and ensure proper documentation of their proceedings. He/she shall ensure capacity building of non-state actors and strengthen their collaboration with other national stakeholders, and provide programmatic support to the partners, and ensure strong partnership with the UN inter-agency partners, national and state stakeholders and development partners operating in the country.
Support the project resource mobilization and reporting:
  • Within the scope of this assignment and under the direct supervision of the Project Manager (International), and in tandem with the CO resource mobilization strategy, the incumbent shall support the CO to prepare ToRs for recruitments, plan for meetings with State-level and National Stakeholders and Partners in Project implementation and resource mobilization.
  • Monitor and regularly brief the Project Manager (International) on progress towards implementation of the annual work plan; and support the CO’s effort on resource mobilization, provide input into resource mobilization documents and partnership building relating to the Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis project.
Support the development of  knowledge products:
  • The incumbent shall assist UNDP in the development of knowledge products – situation briefs, updates or reports; and prepare and submit regular mission reports and make useful recommendations that can help to deepen the project impact/results.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • The desired candidate for this assignment shall possess an advanced degree in Social Science, Arts, Sociology, Law and Humanities, Dispute Resolution / Peace Studies or other relevant fields.
Experience:
  • He/she must have, at least, five (5) years’ development experience with national or international organizations,  two (2) of which must be in the area of peacebuilding.  Cognate experience and evidence of competence in working with national and/or international partners, such as, UN, government and CSOs is desired.
  • The candidate must have sound technical report writing skill and proven ability to engage with multiple stakeholders to achieve desired results.  
  • Previous working experience with UN agencies is an asset.
Language:
  • He/she must be fluent in written and spoken English. 
Competencies
Corporate competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
Functional Competencies:
  • Project Management and Implementation
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • Has good knowledge of UNDP programme and operational issues
  • Has knowledge of UNDP/UN policies and programme in crisis and post-crisis situations.
  • Management and Leadership
  • Focuses on impact and results for the clients and responds positively to feedback
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients and partners
  • Demonstrates capacity to communicate effectively; resource management; capacity to plan and organize programmes effectively
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgment.
Application Closing Date
28th February, 2020.
2) Job Title: Programme Associate
  
Job ID: 28911
Location: Abuja
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Programme Associate
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Background
  • The Farmer-Herder Conflict remains one of the most challenging threats to peace and security in Nigeria, especially in the North Central Region (“Middle Belt”) of the country, and adjacent, States, particularly Benue, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Taraba and Adamawa.
  • The violence has exacted a heavy toll on thousands of people and has frayed many of the connectors, especially inter-ethnic and inter-religious ones, at the local level.
  • The response, however, has remained overwhelmingly security dominated. Lacking effective structures and systems to engage in dialogue in a proactive manner based on early indicators, violence escalates, and a reactive security response is triggered.
  • The crisis has highlighted a need to support affected states in enhancing and expanding upon the capacities to engage in this crisis in a proactive and preventive manner that leverages dialogue as a primary tool of mitigating the impact of the conflict.
  • In recognition of a growing need to provide a holistic response to the crisis, the Federal Government developed and launched the National Livestock Transformation Plan in January 2019. The framework provides a holistic approach to addressing this crisis, while aiming to lay the foundations for longer term security, peace and transformation of the livestock sector.
  • The United Nations has also scaled up its efforts to respond to the crisis, notably through two projects that target the states of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba. The Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project was designed to address the farmer-herder conflict through enhancing preventive capacities, by promoting dialogue and proactive engagement; building mutually beneficial economic relationships between farmers and herders; improving the effectiveness of the security response through strengthened human rights monitoring and accountability; and providing an impartial and evidence-based narrative to defuse the politicized debate and help mobilize a broader response.
  • The overall goal of the project is to contribute to peaceful coexistence in the Middle Belt, with a focus on Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States. The project is funded by the UN Peacebuilding Support Office. It is implemented by four UN Agencies-UNDP (lead), FAO, UN Women and OHCHR, drawing from their experiences and building on their work.
  • In recognition of the cyclical nature of violence in many of the affected communities, the project aims to immediately scale up efforts around promoting dialogue, inter-ethnic and inter-religious understanding, and social cohesion in the target area to support a transformation of the ethnic and communal violence witnessed in the target areas.
  • This advert, therefore, seeks the services of a competent national, with expertise in the peacebuilding to support coordinate this project.
  • Under the overall guidance of the DRR(P) and direct supervision of the Project Manager (International), the Project Associate (Finance, Admin and Procurement) provides programme support services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work especially as regards procurement and finance.
  • The Project Associate (Finance, Admin and Procurement) is responsible for providing overall financial and day-to-day operational support for smooth and effective implementation of project activities and works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project staff in the CO, UNDP Field Offices in Benue and Taraba States and UNDP HQ as required to exchange information and support programme delivery.
  • The Project Assistant promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with the prevailing rules and regulations and will assist all UNDP peacebuilding National Coordination Units in the preparation and implementation of the budget, ensuring that all funds are spent in line with approved work plans. Other key tasks include the reporting of expenses, preparing for audit, dealing with cash advance requests, and generally ensuring solid fiduciary management of the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
  • Support to formulation of programme strategies and the Country Programme Action Plan
  • Support to management of the CO programme
  • Administrative support to the Project
  • Maintain and regularly update all requisite financial records on the Project.
  • Support to resource mobilization
  • Provide inputs to the implementation of procurement management policies and strategies on cost saving and reduction;
  • Implement procurement management policies and strategies;
  • Contribute to the development of sourcing strategies;
  • Support processing of payments as required to IPs, clients, etc. on the Project
  • Maintain proper filing and documentation of financial, administrative and programmatic documents on the Project
  • Support the rollout of the of e-procurement and e-travel functions.
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Support the Project Manager (International) in implementing operational strategies and support the project’s financial systems and procedures, in accordance with UNDP’s existing guidelines and national execution. In consultation with the Project Manager International), the Project Assistant (Finance and Procurement) is expected to:  
  • Analysis, researches, summary and presentation of basic information/data on specific finance-related activities on the project;
  • Preparation for project finance documents and submission to relevant parties for approval by relevant parties;
  • Provide inputs to the preparation of procurement plans for Programmes/ projects;
  • Review procurement requests and initiate procurement procedures for office and projects equipment, supplies and services, as necessary;
  • Prepare Request for Quotations (RFQ), Invitation to Bids (ITBs) or Request for Proposals (RFPs) documents, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, as necessary;
  • Perform Buyer role in ATLAS, prepare/close Purchase Orders (POs) and contracts in and outside ATLAS;
  • Timely processing of vendor creation requests in ATLAS;
  • Organize travel including purchase of tickets, Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) calculation for all travelers;
  • Prepare submissions to the Procurement Review Committee (PRC), as necessary.
Support to the effective reporting on progress of project implementation:
  • Preparation and analysis of project workplan and budget proposals
  • Preparation of data for monitoring of projects; categorization, updating, tracking and analyzing data related to projects, e.g. accounting records, outputs, resources utilized, deviations/revisions, etc.; carries out periodic status reviews
  • Identification of issues and initiates requisite follow-up actions
  • Preparation of reports on budget revisions, expenditures and obligations, verification availability of funds;
  • Preparation for financial authorizations for expenditures to be approved and documentation in prevailing budget system;
  • Preparation of annual and quarterly audit/project financial reports, operational and financial closure of a medium size project.
  • Creation of projects in Atlas, preparation of budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial closure of a project.
  • Support to the effective reporting on progress of project implementation
  • Provides support in the interpretation of budget guidelines; reviews and coordinates submissions of work proposal and budget estimation, ensuring requisite information is included and justified in terms of proposed activities; propose adjustments as necessary; prepares reports and ensures that outputs/services are properly categorized.  
  • Identification of issues and initiates requisite follow-up actions.
Provides administrative support to the Programme Unit and Coordinate contract management processes focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Preparation of non-PO vouchers for development projects.
  • Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system including timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers.
  • Creation of requisitions in Atlas for development projects, register of goods receipt in Atlas.
  • Making budget check for requisitions, POs and vouchers.
  • Provide administrative support to contract management processes; maintain databases;
  • Coordinate submissions of F10 claims;
  • Maintain rosters of suppliers;
  • Maintain filing system.
Supports resource mobilization and Logistical services focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Review of contributions agreement, managing contributions in Atlas.
  • Arrange shipments and conference facilities;
  • Facilitate the processing of requests for visas for all UN travelers;
  • Support with administrative duties;
  • Arrange hotel reservations for visiting UN/UNDP officials;
  • Organize hotel and event arrangements for all official UNDP meetings/ functions, engagements, ensure that all requirements are catered for as required;
  • Arrange transportation requests for the project;
  • Perform other administrative tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Organization of trainings for the project staff.
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in project management support function
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Assist Project Manager (International) with financial reporting and other tasks as required.
  • Conducts internal capacity building training for project staff to facilitate appropriate management and timely delivery of project outputs including in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming. 
Impact of Results:
  • Accurate data entry and financial information have an impact on the quality and implementation of the UNDP programme.  A client-oriented and efficient approach impact on the image of UNDP in the country.
Competencies
Functional Competencies:
  • Support the preparation of information for advocacy
  • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
  • Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Contributing to results through provision of information:
  • Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Building Strategic Partnerships
  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
  • Maintains databases of donor information
  • Tracks and reports on mobilized resources
Maintaining information and databases:
  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives.
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:
Implementing processes and uses products:
  • Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
  • Responds positively to new approaches
Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations):
Providing information for resource mobilization strategies:
  • Maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors
  • Maintains database of project files
  • Provides data and information needed for preparation of project documents
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Basic research and analysis:
  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
Job Knowledge / Technical Expertise:
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures:
  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools, and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals:
Research and analysis:
  • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
Client Orientation:
Maintains effective client relationships:
  • 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.
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrating / safeguarding ethics and integrity  
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making
  • Prince2 training and certification, RMG.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Specialized certification in Accounting and Finance (ICAN). Bachelor’s degree in in Accounting, Finance, Business, or other relevant fields of study would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
Experience:
  • 5 years of relevant finance or procurement experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is an absolute necessity
 Other Requirements:
  • Demonstrated strong familiarity with UNDP development projects in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge on various donor’s reporting requirements.
  • Strong knowledge and solid experience in coordination of project management support are essential as well as the ability to draft high-quality correspondence on budget-related issues, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets, etc.
  • Good inter-personal and team-building skills.
  • Full-time availability for project management support duties is essential.
  • Familiar with Government and UN/UNDP procedures would be desirable
  • Advanced computer skills required, knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems would be highly desirable.
Application Closing Date
19th February, 2020.
3) Job Title: Consultant: Data Visualisation Specialist

Location: Abuja  
Additional Category: Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 1st April, 2020.
Duration of Initial Contract: 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months (with possibility of extension)

Background
UNDP Nigeria has established a Knowledge Hub to enhance its ability to make timely and evidence-based interventions, particularly in areas of Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism, conflict prevention and human security. A new type of ‘development intelligence gathering’, i.e. continuous monitoring and data collection, is crucial to inform UNDP’s work for early warning, adjust interventions to maximize preventive efforts and initiate new thematic approaches. Trend analyses and ad-hoc policy briefs will also inform interventions of UNDP’s development partners in this field. Through harnessing the potential offered by both old and new sources of data, it is UNDP’s hope that the accuracy and precision of its development responses are increased and a strong foundation for meaningful public policy making, efficient resource allocation and effective public service delivery is created. The ultimate objective of the Knowledge Hub is to harness data, including real time data, for development through providing evidence-based intelligence that can be translated to meaningful policies and planning for development impact.

Reporting to the UNDP Nigeria RR’s Office, the Knowledge Hub will consist of three complementary Units that work in mutual complementarity, cross-pollination and strong collaboration, which is required because of the highly specialized individual expertise in each of the units.

Data Analysis Unit, which will focus on collection of primary data, establishment and maintenance of a database of ‘development intelligence’, the analysis of the data collected as well reporting of the results. This unit will include five data analysts specializing in the following areas; big data, GIS/geospatial analysis, visualisation, survey methodology and econometrics/social sciences. Reporting & Programming Unit, which will produce reports and tools using primary data collected into ongoing and future programming of the entire UN Country Team in the domains of PVE, conflict prevention and human security. Partnerships Unit, which will manage strategic partnerships with third party (local) researchers throughout Nigeria, as well as with local and international (academic) institutions for quality assurance of the knowledge products.

This recruitment is for a Data Visualisation Specialist that will be part of Data Analysis Unit within the Knowledge Hub. The Data Visualisation Specialist will implement data visualization products to communicate applied innovative data projects. He/She will provide guidance and support producing visualizations, dashboards and interactive web applications across the Knowledge Hub teams.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Knowledge Hub Coordinator, the Data Visualisation expert will:

  • Lead and coordinate visual analytics projects related to the Knowledge Hub’s as well as UNDP Nigeria CO initiatives and work with multiple partners including UN agencies, government entities, the private sector and academia;
  • Create information products that synthesize large amounts of information obtained from data science analysis techniques into insights relevant to development subject experts;
  • Lead and produce scalable interactive web applications;
  • Perform quick data visualization studies that can help the overall understanding of data sets and problem statements relevant UNDP Nigeria teams and its partners;
  • Produce visual representations of data findings/trends, including those resulting from spatial analysis, and information products to communicate innovation projects outcomes to different stakeholders;
  • Provide support in developing partnerships and networks, including engagement with researchers from the data visualization, information design and human-computer interaction communities;
  • Support the communications strategy of the Hub in producing relevant communication material including infographics and presentations
  • Advise strategically about uses of data visualization and how data use interacts with data design;
  • Advise the Knowledge Hub in the use data visualization and information design;
  • Participate in workshops, meetings and conferences as needed and provide support with other related tasks as requested by the Hub Coordinator.
The key results have an impact on creation a development intelligence-gathering whereby the continuous monitoring collection of real-time data and its subsequent analysis contributes towards improved and evidence-based interventions that can improve the lives of the people UNDP Nigeria serves.

Through the use of twenty-first-century approach to impact monitoring, building social software for evidence-based decision making, and identifying new areas of effective and innovative ways of intervention and monitoring, the key results will have an impact towards contributing to new, efficient and innovative ways for UNDP to deliver on its mandate as well as its contribution towards operationalisation of the SDGs. These key results will also allow the Hub to sustain visibility among both domestic and international audiences as well as a thought leader at the time reaching resource mobilisation targets.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Design, Computer Science, Data Science, International Development, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • A First-Level University Degree in combination with an additional four years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced University Degree.
Experience:
  • A minimum of five years of experience in data / information visualization, information design, or related discipline is required;
  • Experience working in humanitarian, development or other public sector is an asset;
  • Experience in human-centered design is required;
  • Experience in developing visualization-applications using libraries and software like D3.js, Vega-Light, Leaflet.js, Processing/P5.js, CartoDB, or Mapbox;
  • Proven experience in developing data-driven infographics with a strong understanding of graphic design fundamentals.
  • Proficiency in the use software required to create data-driven infographics (for e.g. Adobe software (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop etc.))
  • Experience in developing front-end for web-applications using libraries like Bootstrap, Materialize, AngularJS, ReactJS, ember.js, or similar applications is required;
  • Experience in developing back-end for web-applications using frameworks and libraries like Python, Django, CherryPy, SQL, or node.js is an asset;
  • Experience in cleaning and processing various types of data is desired;
  • Proven ability to communicate complex, abstract concepts using both visual, and written language is required;
  • Experience in delivering presentations to various audiences as well as leading capacity-building courses and workshops is required;
  • Experience in using data science frameworks and interfaces like SciPy, NumPy, Pandas, Jupyer Notebook, R, or similar is a strong asset;
  • Proven ability to manage relationships with partners, including peers, government, universities, UN organizations, NGOs, or private sector is a strong asset;
  • Familiarity with the big data for development field is a strong asset.
Language and other Requirements:
  • Fluent written and oral English required. Knowledge of another UN language an asset.
  • Candidates will submit their portfolio and examples of their work with their applications
Evaluation Criteria:
  • Advanced University Degree in Design, Computer Science, Data Science, International Development, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, or other relevant disciplines – 15 points
  • Experience in developing visualization-applications using libraries and software like D3.js, Vega-Light, Leaflet.js, Processing/P5.js, CartoDB, or Mapbox – 25 points
  • Experience in creating data-driven infographics and presentations with proficiency in graphic design fundamentals, including branding work – 25 points
  • Experience in developing front-end for web-applications using libraries like Bootstrap, Materialize, AngularJS, ReactJS, ember.js, or similar application – 25 points
  • Candidate’s portfolio illustrates a diverse range of infographics using various visualisation tools – 10 points.
Competencies

Desired Competencies:

  • Ability to think visually about data;
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information to create clear graphics is required.
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
  • Ability to think critically and openly;
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate several assignments;
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
  • Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
  • Ability to show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
  • Ability to remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Openness to listening to others, correctly interpreting messages from others and responding appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience;
  • Very good organizational, visual, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping others informed;
  • Team player.
Application Closing Date
26th February, 2020.
4) Job Title: Partnerships Analyst

Job ID: 28578
Location: Abuja  
Practice Area Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery – Stabilization
Grade: P2
Vacancy Type: FTA International
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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 stabilization 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 launched Lake Chad Basin Regional 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 National Window of the Regional Stabilization Facility for Nigeria aims to address the needs of immediate stabilization in the target areas in North-East Region of Nigeria 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.

It is expected that various donors, such as Germany, Sweden, the UK and the EU, will make their financial contribution to the Regional Stabilization Facility. Given the extremely complicated crisis situations in the North East (NE) region of Nigeria and the LCB region as a whole, establishment and maintenance of effective donor relations is indispensable for successful implementation of the Regional Stabilization Facility and UNDP’s projects in North East Region of Nigeria. To this end, UNDP Nigeria is seeking for a qualified expert to identify, establish, and promote partnership with development partners and promote resource mobilization for the Stabilization Facility and other projects in NE Nigeria.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Resident Representative, the Partnership Specialist will be required to:

  • Support and maintain strong relationships with donor and government partners;
  • Support Senior Management in ensuring compliance with donor agreements and requirements;
  • Facilitate reporting and communications with donors and development partners;
  • Support Senior Management’s engagement with donors;
  • Support resource mobilization for the Stabilization Facility and NE Projects in general.
Support and maintain strong relationships with donor and government partners:
  • Assist Senior Management in UNDP Nigeria and the Programme Team for the Stabilization Facility Nigerian Window in facilitating partner dialogues to market UNDP’s comparative advantages and obtain buy-in from the partners for their support to UNDP’s Stabilization Facility.
  • Ensure that all donor partners are well-informed on the progress and issues related to the Stabilization Facility in Nigeria and NE Projects in general, by providing pertinent and timely information, responding to the inquiries, and producing ad-hoc reports/information brief whenever required.
  • Collect donor intelligence information and conduct donor actor mapping for identification or establishment of innovative partnership and potential partners (e.g., emerging donors, the national/local government, CSOs, academic institutions, private sector);
Support Senior Management in ensuring compliance with donor agreements and requirements:
  • Support Senior Management in UNDP Nigeria and the Programme Team for the Stabilization Facility to meet the requirements of donors, especially those relating to earmarking or special conditions outlined in agreements;
  • Facilitate partnership agreement/formalization process with new potential partners to determine concrete areas and modality for the partnerships (e.g., financial, in-kind contribution, information sharing, technical cooperation).
  • Facilitate management of donor agreements in collaboration with the respective offices (e.g., PMSU, Finance, NE Sub-Office) to ensure compliance with donor agreements, including the contribution deposit schedule, fund earmarking/restrictions, and due diligence/validation exercise.
  • Support the Programme Team in NE Sub-Office for preparation and organization of donor site visits
  • Ensure the government and donor visibility, including organization of the donor visibility occasions and issuing the public announcement on the partnerships (e.g., press release) in close collaboration with Communication Team.
Facilitate reporting and communications for donor partners on the Stabilization Facility:
  • Oversee donor-specific and corporate reporting, ensuring reporting is in line with donor agreements and corporate standards;
  • Harmonize communications and reporting products in collaboration with M&E Officers, PMSU, and Communication Team;
  • Ensure linkage and synergy between public outreach with donor/partner outreach and communication needs in collaboration with Communication Team.
Support Senior Management’s engagement with donors:
  • Support Senior Management meetings with high-level officials or donor meetings
  • Support content development for presentations, briefing notes, or other documentation required for Senior Management donor engagement and meetings;
  • Support senior management outreach to regional donors and host national government to communicate developments, the strategy of the Country Program Document, and priorities.
Support for resource mobilization for the Stabilization Facility in Nigeria:
  • Assist in drafting proposals to current or potential donors in line with the donor’s interests and requirements.
  • Develop materials, strategies, and other communications or products to support resource mobilization with donors;
  • Support engagement with regional donors and with the host-country government to contribute resources to UNDP.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development, International Relations, Business, or related field.
Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience at the national or international level in stabilization, partnerships, including demonstrated experience in partnerships with donors and people management.
  • Previous experience of working in donor institutions in either humanitarian or development assistance can be an asset;
  • Knowledge about the UN coordination systems, particularly on humanitarian or early recovery, would be an advantage;
  • Previous experience with UN or international organization working in crisis-affected country, would be an advantage;
  • 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.
  • Proficiency of French is an asset.
Other:
  • Highly effective written and verbal communications skills;
  • Effective organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Demonstrates high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability.
Competencies

Functional Competencies:
Advocacy / Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda:

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate
Results-Based Programme Development and Management:
  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development
  • Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly.
Building Strategic Partnerships:
  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:
  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
Resource Mobilization:
  • Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors
  • Develops a database of project profiles.  Identifies opportunities for project proposals for presentation to donors.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches.
Job Knowledge / Technical Expertise
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals:
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
  • Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for advocating for UNDP’s mandate
Client Orientation:
  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly.
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity 
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making.
Application Closing Date
24th February, 2020.

5) Job Title: Programme Analyst – Small Arms and Light Weapons Project (SALWP)

Job ID: 28557
Location: Abuja  
Practice Area Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery SMALL ARMS
Grade: NOA
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background
The effective control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is one of the major global prerequisites for peace building, sustainable development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Peace and security challenges in West Africa are primarily about preventing conflicts and bringing development. A major lesson UNDP learned over the years is that where small arms and armed violence dominate, development suffers.
The fight against the trafficking of small arms and light weapons continues to prove a major challenge to the growth and development path for many countries despite earlier initiatives undertaken by different partners, UNDP, EU ECOWAS and government to provide support to member states. Post-election violence, recurrent armed violence, resurgent of the Boko Haram, activities of bandits, kidnappers and other organized crimes are a manifestation of the easy availability of SALW in the sub region.

Thus, the Regional Small Arms project seeks to support ECOWAS in its capacity to effectively address factors of instability and reinforce a proactive approach to peacebuilding, conflict prevention and resolution in West Africa. It is an intervention implemented by UNDP Nigeria Country Office to support the implementation of the Peace Security and Stability Mandate (PSSM) which Specifically, Small Arms Project seeks to advance implementation of the component “Practical Disarmament” of the ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Framework in Member-States (ECPF) in line with the ECOWAS convention on small arms

The position is under the overall supervision of the Regional Coordinator/Team Lead and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative (Programme), the incumbent will be primarily providing support in coordinating implementation of the Small Arms project activities for the OCWAR-T, ECOWAS/ EU/ GIZ/ UNDP and other intervention of the small arms project in Nigeria and African region. He/she will also provide technical support to the team lead in the management of the project. The incumbent provides support to the Regional Lead to coordinate the activities of the respective national coordinators to ensure smooth implementation of project deliverables. He/she will work in close collaboration with CO management, Programme and Operations teams of UNDP Nigeria to deliver on project results and ensure prompt reporting in line with the programme and partnerships agreements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support partnerships coordination between relevant stakeholders i.e. ECOWAS, European Union, GIZ, and in liaison with UNDP SALW regional office in the project countries;
  • Support the coordination efforts of the respective project countries in the MRU and
  • Sahel to deliver a significant reduction in the proliferation of Small Arms and Light weapons and substituting them with concrete development interventions which affect livelihoods positively;
  • Supporting the strengthening of the existing NATCOMs capacity in the project countries including Nigeria to perform their functions in accordance with the provisions of the ECOWAS convention;
  • The position requires close collaboration with project staff in other countries of project implementation (Burkina Faso, Cote d’lvoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone) to ensure smooth implementation.
Responsibilities
Supports overall coordination of implementation of work plans for the Small Arms programme in-country:
  • Provide support in the day-to-day administration and programme of the project, providing direction and validating project deliverables of the NATCOMs for the approval by the National Technical Committee.
  • Support national coordinators to formulate Annual Work Plans to ensure efficient implementation of project deliverables.
  • Provide support to ensure the effective implementation of the programme through the provision of appropriate guidelines and development of programme personnel in accordance with UNDP’s policies and procedures.
  • Provides support to the project team lead in the coordination of Project Steering Committee meetings and composed of high-level representatives from the European Union, ECOWAS, GIZ, GFFO and UNDP.
  • Ensures preparation of projects briefs, analysis and presentation of project information for preparation of progress reports as well as accurate financial reporting on all the project activities.
  • Provide support to ensure quality assurance for the project in-country and for monitoring project deliverables based on the quarterly reports.
Provides effective support to management of the project focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Creation of required project entries in Atlas, preparation of required budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial close of a project.
  • Provision of guidance to the implementing partners on routine implementation of projects.
  • Presentation of information for audit, supports implementation of audit recommendations.
Support the process of programme reporting in line with donor agreements and ensure accurate communication of development results:
  • Provides programme support in the coordination of National Technical Committee meetings composed of representatives from the ECOWAS, EU, NATCOMs, CSOs and relevant stakeholders.
  • Provides support on ensuring quality project reports, quarterly and annually for partner in line with donor reporting guidelines.
  • Support the team lead and serve as liaison between UNDP and partners to ensure that national partners such as the NATCOMs and the CSO’s are constantly involved in the implementation and dissemination of information.
Supports Regional Team Lead to identify strategies for mobilizing resources and partnerships in the following areas:
  • Conduct external and internal analysis for assessing additional opportunities in resource mobilization for respective NATCOMS.
  • Actively participate in the implementation of the Partnership and Resource Mobilization (PRM) Strategy for the project
  • Support team lead in the negotiation, drafting and revision of agreements with donors.
Provide support to ensure quality control of project implementation in line with the UNDP’s policy on publishing project data to the global standard on International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI):
  • Update baselines, indicators, targets and results for all outputs under the Small arms project.
  • 6. Facilitates Communications, knowledge building and knowledge sharing as required by the development partners, focusing on the following results:
  • Ensure communication of development results of the project are shared with the partners as well as within UNDP.
  • Actively participate to identify and formulate lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader ECOWAS knowledge management efforts.
  • Ensure lessons from project are shared as contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Impact of Results:
  • The key results will have an impact on the coordination of the respective project activities in the MRU and Sahel to deliver significant reduction in the proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons and substituting them with development interventions which affect livelihoods positively; and strengthening of the existing NATCOMs to perform their functions in accordance with the provisions of the ECOWAS convention.
  • Help achieve the regional project objectives and provide sound analytical inputs and advice with respect to coordination of activities involving multinational partners/donors.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s) in Social Sciences, Business Management, Accounting, Sociology, International Relations, Political Science or related field.
Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in project fund management and budget management in UN or NGO at the national or international level. Demonstrated experience in programme management and coordination, multi-donor relations and communications for development.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation is essential. Sound knowledge of Small Arms and light weapons related issues and good knowledge of regional instruments on Small Arms and Light Weapons and Ammunition management.
  • Good understanding of UNDP, ECOWAS and EU’s rules and procedures, financial system and programme implementation module in the ECOWAS sub region.
  • Good knowledge of UNDP programme management procedures is critical. Knowledge of ECOWAS, EU and GIZ programme implementation procedures is an advantage.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.
Competencies

Functional Competencies:
Advocacy / Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda:

  • Preparing information for advocacy
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate

Results-Based Programme Development and Management:
  • Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation.
Building Strategic Partnerships:
  • Maintaining a network of contacts
  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up to date on partnership related issues
  • Analyses and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:
  • Enhancing processes or products
  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things.
Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations):
  • Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
  • Analyses information/databases on potential and actual donors
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
  • Basic Research and Analysis
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
Job Knowledge / Technical Expertise:
  • Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical speciality relating to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up to date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals:
  • Preparing information for global advocacy
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
Client Orientation:
  • Establishing effective client relationships
  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.
Application Closing Date
20th February, 2020.
6) Job Title: Programme Coordinator, Spotlight Initiative

Job ID: 28700
Location: Abuja  
Practice Area – Job Family
Management – Programme
Grade: NOC
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in the world today and is a major obstacle to the fulfilment of women’s and girls’ human rights and development and therefore a threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. In Nigeria, gender-based violence is widespread, and 30 percent of women aged 15-49 have reported experiences of sexual abuse. Nigeria also has high prevalence of harmful practices such as child marriage (currently, 43 percent of girls are married before age 18) and female genital mutilation (FGM), reported at 25 percent prevalence.

In response to this situation, the United Nations (UN) in partnership with the European Union (EU) are embarking on a global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) – the Spotlight Initiative. The initiative will deploy targeted, large-scale investments in a focused number of countries, including Nigeria, aimed at achieving significant impact in the lives of women and girls.

The Initiative will ensure that all women and girls benefit from adequate legislation and policies, gender responsive institutions, violence prevention programmes, essential services, comparable and reliable data, and strong women’s movements and civil society organizations. In Nigeria, the United Nations and its partners have developed a comprehensive Country Programme based on t key six programmatic pillars:

  • Laws and Policies;
  • Institutions;
  • Prevention and Social Norms;
  • Services;
  • Data; and
  • Women’s movement.
In Nigeria, the programme will specifically focus on prevention efforts, particularly addressing the root causes of gender-based violence and harmful practices (child marriage and FGM) against women and girls; and ensuring access to inclusive, timely, and quality services for victims and survivors.

As this is a large, multi-stakeholder, multi-year project, a full-time dedicated team is required to implement the programme. The United Nations Country Team in Nigeria is therefore seeking a Programme Coordinator to be imbedded at the Resident Coordinator’s Office to oversee harmonization and coordination of  the programme components for results.

Under the overall guidance of the Resident Coordinator, the direct supervision of the UN Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office, and in consultation with the participating UN agencies, the Programme Coordinator provides support to the Resident Coordinator to oversee and coordinate the Spotlight Initiative implementation by RUNOs. That includes planning; overseeing implementation, supporting RUNOs to stay on track with their agreed deliverable and budgets; guiding communication and visibility; promoting agencies’ leadership to advance programme elements; convening the National Steering Committee; ensuring a joint monitoring of the joint workplan; serving as secretariat to the National Steering Committee; ensuring adequate flow of information to all RUNOs; ensuring a joint narrative of results between all implementation components of the programme as well as consolidating reporting according to timelines.

The Programme Coordinator will oversee the SI coordination team and work in close collaboration with the Technical Coherence specialists in the lead agencies the agencies who will advise on technical coherence of this programme, as well as assist other SI staff and RUNOs to perform the role assigned to them under the Spotlight Initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate the implementation and management of the Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria:

  • Work closely with different RUNOs to ensure a coordinated, well-functioning and aligned presence of the Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria;
  • Work closely with the RUNOs to support the RC in overseeing implementation, schedules, deliverables and budgets as articulated in the programme document and liaise with the Spotlight Secretariat when programme revisions are foreseen;
  • Ensure the programme is implemented in compliance with the approved document and in collaboration with RUNOs, Implementing Partners and the National Steering Committee (NSC);
  • Provide strategic support to achieve programme outcomes, consolidate AWP, budgets and reports;
  • Lead the development of system and processes necessary for the tracking, planning and execution of all programme activities and programme-related governance structures;
  • Oversee the monitoring of the programme implementation at all stages, with particular an special attention to the analysis of risks and other difficulties, initiate remedial actions when necessary;
  • Support UN Women to facilitate the Mid-Term Review, periodic evaluations and the independent final Evaluation;
  • Provide support, coordinate the convening, and act as the Secretary to the National Steering Committee; the Civil Society Reference Group and the Technical Committee prepare working documents for discussion at CLSC and ATG meetings;
  • Ensure the timely preparation of joint substantive, financial and other project reports stipulated in the Programming Document for their submission to MDTF and the EU and the annual workplan including the financing required; (Steering Committee).
Facilitate technical assistance, programme development advisory services, and capacity development to the Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria:
  • Oversee the technical coherence through the supporting the SI Technical Coherence Staff and link to SI implementation approach and strategy
  • Ensure the programme team draws from the relevant experts in the agencies to support programme implementation and results
  • Facilitate the joint delivery of results by the different RUNOs that will reduce transactional costs, duplication and build economies of scale
  • Organize periodic consultations with key stakeholders to gather inputs on the programme design, as necessary
  • Prepare and provide guidance for staff and implementing partners on RBM and performance indicators including the Spotlight Initiative implementation strategy focusing on outputs and outcomes
  • Provide reports to and advise the Resident Coordinator on programme performance and results;
  • Coordinate with all key partners including the UN, government, donor and civil society to ensure harmonization of SI interventions with other efforts particularly on capacity-building and technical assistance
Manage human and financial resources of the Spotlight Initiative programme:
  • Manage the RCO allocated Programme Management Unit (PMU) budget and finalize financial reports from RCO’s allocated budget and provide relevant support to RUNOs in consolidation of their plans and reports
  • Oversee the work of other members of the Spotlight PMU team, via mentoring and effective supervision of their work
Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
  • Lead and manage advocacy and communication efforts (in collaboration with RUNOs and UNCG);
  • Represent the Spotlight Initiative in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Spotlight programmes;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and methodologies and products on Spotlight Initiative programmes with input from thematic experts from the agencies.
  • Lead the development of a joint resource mobilization and sustainability strategy in coordination with the RCO Partnership Officer; Head of RCO and RC and UNCT
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 : 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:
Management and Coordination:
  • Ability to manage and coordinate campaigns and people with inspiration.
  • Believe in and promote diversity in the workplace and reshaping the workforce to meet need.
  • Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.
Strategic Planning:
  • Ability to make decisions that align with strategy, vision, and mission:
  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
Partnership:
  • Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships:
Resource Mobilization:
  • Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources (definition is unclear and not well linked to the stated competency)
Project Management:
  • Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
Knowledge Management
  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
Gender Equality:
  • Knowledge of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) policy and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations:
Required Skills and Experience  
Education:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Human Rights, Gender / Women’s Studies, International Development, or a related field is required
Experience:
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the international or national level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Proven experience in coordinating and liaising with government agencies and civil society;
  • A project / programme management certification would be an added advantage.
  • Technical experience in EVAW or SGVBV is a strong asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in leading / managing a team is an asset.
  • Experience and knowledge in of the Africa especially West Africa region is asset
Language Requirements:
  • English
  • Working knowledge of other UN languages desirable
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application Closing Date
24th February, 2020.
7) Job Title: National Consultant to Conduct the Development Finance Assessment

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Additional Category: Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 16-Mar-2020
Duration of Initial Contract: Forty (40) Days
Expected Duration of Assignment: Forty (40) Days

Background
  • Nigeria has made a commitment to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this regard, it has undertaken several initiatives including efforts to integrating SDGs into national planning, developing baseline indicators, and domesticating the iSDG model as a tool for policy analysis. Just like in other countries financing implementation of policies and programmes to achieve SDGs has been a challenge in Nigeria. Lack of an integrated approach to financing SDGs has been a key challenge. Estimates using the iSDG model indicates a public finance gap of $100 billion in the next ten years to achieve SDGs.
  • While the government has made significant strides in strengthening public financial systems, including through tax reforms, the current state of public finance could make it a challenge. A high debt level means a significant share of revenue (exceeding 50%) is spend on debt service payments, while being too dependent on oil revenue at a time of fluctuating oil prices in international markets. Meanwhile, private sector is yet to fully exploit opportunities from investments relating to SDGs due to a combination of factors including rigid business environment, lack of institutional back-up and coordination issues, among others. Mobilizing the scale of public and private financial resources required to achieve SDGs faces significant challenges ranging from managing complex financing instruments to designing and implementing policies and effective coordination of diverse stakeholders for a common goal. The proposed technical assistance to undertake a Development Finance Assessment will build upon what already exists towards ensuring a more functional development financing system in Nigeria which will enable identification of opportunities to mobilize additional resources required to finance SDGs.
  • As the first step to roll-out the Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFF) process in Nigeria, it is proposed to roll-out a Development Finance Assessment (DFA) process to provide the up to date overview of the current financing landscape in Nigeria (from public and private, but also domestic and international financing flows), which will also identify opportunities to mobilize additional sources of finance and use existing financial resources more efficiently towards the SDG achievement. In this regard, a partnership has already been established between UNDP and Delegation of the EU to Nigeria.
  • The DFA is the tool to support governments to use the concept of the INFF to help strengthen policies and actions for mobilizing different types of finance for economic, environmental and social results into a single, coherent framework.
  • The DFA methodology was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders including the Delegation of the EU to Nigeria in response to demands from countries for support for policy and institutional reforms that help governments to more effectively manage financing policy for sustainable development results. It assesses the framework that government uses to manage policy toward all resources, building on the call in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda for integrated national financing frameworks to be at the heart of our efforts to realize cohesive nationally owned sustainable development strategies. An integrated national financing framework is the system of policies and institutional structures that government uses to mobilize the investments necessary to achieve the national sustainable development strategy.
The DFA offers support for governments and their partners in identifying and building consensus around solutions to address financing challenges. It makes finance issues accessible to policy and decision makers beyond the technical specialists in ministries of finance. It follows a process of multi-stakeholder consultation informed by accessible analysis on finance policy issues and what they mean for a wide range of actors and builds an agreed roadmap that can support progress across a range of areas, including:
  • Mainstreaming the national development plans with the SDGs. The preparation of the new national development plan is underway, and this would provide a perfect time for the government to ensure that the SDGs is mainstreamed into the national development plan to achieve SDGs.
  • Strengthening the link between planning and finance policy functions, for example by: strengthening the governance mechanisms that align policies and annual budgets to the national development plan; estimating the cost of national development plans; and developing holistic strategies for mobilizing the public and private resources that will be needed to realize the objectives of a national plan.
  • Strengthening multi-stakeholder dialogue on financing, for example by: supporting multi-stakeholder SDG financing platforms in Nigeria to identify financing opportunities and leveraging them; incorporating public and private finance into regular progress reporting on SDGs; and enhancing multi-stakeholder participation in finance policy processes.
  • Solutions and reforms for mobilizing resources, for example by: strengthening policy and capacity to attract sustainable, inclusive private investment; and accessing untapped sources of international finance.
  • Effectively managing finance for results, for example by: achieving better development outcomes with public finance, developing outcome-based incentives for private investment; broadening the mandate of revenue authorities; more effectively targeting vulnerable or excluded populations; strengthening parliamentary scrutiny over finance; and enhancing data collection systems.
  • The DFA is structured as a government-led process, with an oversight team led by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to guide the DFA process.
  • The DFA builds consensus for reform in the areas above under the leadership of the oversight team and through consultations that engender participation in, and ownership of, reforms from a wide spectrum of actors at the national level. It aims to demystify technical debate on public and private finance and brings together decision makers from across government, the private sector, International Financial Institutions (IFIs), NGOs, development partners and other actors. By engaging this wide group of actors and making financing dialogue more accessible, the DFA aims both to build a broader base of support for reform agendas and to identify innovative solutions to the challenges of financing the SDGs.
  • The Development Finance Team of Experts will lead efforts to assist the government to undertake the Development Finance Assessment and be responsible for related analysis, capacity development of key ministry and policymakers on policy recommendations that emerge from the accompanying Integrated National Financing Framework roadmap.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • The objective of this technical assistance (TA) is to deliver a Development Finance Assessment Report that would lead the way – through a proposed roadmap – for the establishment of an Integrated National Financing Framework at national level.
  • The Team of Experts will comprise a Team Leader (International) and two additional experts, one of which focusing on issues of public finance and the other on broader private finance (investment). The Team Leader of the Nigeria DFA will have overall responsibility for ensuring that the DFA process and DFA report reflects the 2019 DFA Guidebook. The team will have responsibility for delivering specific aspects of the Nigeria DFA, as outlined below, and under the overall guidance of the Team Leader.
  • Under the supervision of UNDP RR, the Senior Economic Advisor, the Africa Finance Sector Hub, Delegation of the EU to Nigeria, in close partnership with the oversight team led by the key ministry (Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning), the team of experts will support the Development Finance Assessment process, analysis and follow-up actions for financing solutions for Nigeria.
  • Map the financing landscape covering all types of finance.
  • Assess government’s existing financing strategies, policies and institutional structures to establish a baseline for the building blocks of an INFF building on the existing i-SDG modeling tool and the current government structures at national, but also state level, for the SDG implementation.
  • Assess risks and identify policy, institutional and capacity binding constraints that could hinder the DFA/INFF process.??
  • Build capacity of key ministry and the policy makers on recommendations that emerge from the accompanying Integrated National Financing Framework roadmap
  • Propose an implementation roadmap for establishing an INFF, including areas where Integrated Financing Solutions can support DFA follow-up
A DFA helps Nigerian government to understand and adapt its policies, institutions and strategies for the financing challenges they will face in realizing results across the economic, environmental and social dimensions of the 2030 Agenda. It supports government to establish and strengthen an integrated national financing framework. The analysis for the DFA is guided by an analytical framework composed of five dimensions based on the following logic:
  • Understanding the landscape of public and private finance is critical for an effective integrated approach to financing the SDGs. The first dimension of the DFA assesses financing trends – the context, trajectories and availability of all resources in relation to the scale of investments and services required to achieve the SDGs. It looks at available information on the costs or implied financing needs of the SDGs or national plan, though the DFA itself does not undertake a costing exercise.
  • It then looks at the foundations of governments’ systems for financing. Integrated planning and financing connect development aspirations with the policies required to realize them. An integrated approach implies complex decision-making processes underpinned by strong leadership and an institutional architecture that breaks down intra-governmental silos and promotes policy alignment and coordination among themselves and with non-state partners.
  • In order to operationalize such an integrated approach to financing, a number of interlinked dimensions are needed. Public–private collaboration, including a policy environment that promotes not just growth in investment by private sector and other actors but also sustainable, inclusive growth, is important.
  • Strong systems for monitoring and review that track financing and monitor progress towards SDG outcomes are needed to inform ongoing finance policymaking.
  • Finally, transparency and accountability between actors, through mechanisms such as parliamentary oversight, participatory policymaking and development effectiveness and coordination mechanisms, are important for the purposes of scrutiny and to help ensure efficiency in resource use.
  • The DFA analyses these dimensions, considering key aspects of each and using them to build a picture about a government’s approach towards integrated financing for sustainable development. It highlights the strengths of current systems and identifies opportunities to further enhance the ability for government and its partners to finance sustainable development. These form the basis of the DFA roadmap. Further details can be found in the DFA guidebook.
Responsibilities
The team of experts will drive the process under the guidance of the Nigeria oversight team, Nigeria UNDP country office, Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and Africa Finance Sector Hub advisor, including but not limited to the following activities throughout the various phases of the DFA process:

Research phase:

  • Compile and analyze data and policy literature to build an understanding of financing trends and the current policy and institutional landscape, following the DFA analytical framework
  • Oversee national consultant in data collection, analysis and outreach to national stakeholders
  • Actively participate in planning for the research mission with the country office, including determining the schedule and objectives for collection of data/information and engaging the participation of key stakeholders in the process
  • Undertake research mission to (i) collect data and information, (ii) engage key stakeholders in the DFA process and (iii) share, socialize and refine initial emerging findings and ideas for recommendations to be developed
  • Lead technical discussions at a multi-stakeholder consultation workshop
  • Engage closely with the oversight team to ensure the process remains in line with their guidance and objectives for the proces
  • Prepare first draft DFA report
Consultation phase:
  • Engage in substantive dialogue with the oversight team and other key stakeholders to refine the draft report
  • Develop draft DFA roadmap
  • Engage in dialogue around the DFA roadmap to refine recommendations, clarify responsibilities and build buy-in
  • Undertake second mission including validation workshops: (i) with the oversight team, (ii) with the wider group of stakeholders engaged in the DFA process
  • Finalize the DFA report and roadmap under the guidance of the oversight team
  • Draft / feed into terms of references for priority recommendations to be taken forward and implemented in follow up to the DFA
Launch:
  • Support launch as required (e.g. preparation of presentations).
  • Please see the DFA process module in the DFA guidebook for further details on the DFA process.
  • Expected Outputs/Deliverables for the Team of Experts
  • Inception scoping and preparation for 1st mission
  • 1st mission, including consultation workshop
  • First draft report
  • 2nd mission, including validation workshops
  • Final draft report including roadmap
  • Review and Approvals will be required by the Economic advisor
Institutional Arrangement:
  • The Team of consultants will work under the close guidance of the UNDP Country Office (CO), Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and the Africa Finance Sector Hub throughout the assignment period.
Duration of the Work
  • The expected duration of this assignment is 40 working days starting from 16th March 2020 and planned to be completed by 11th May 2020. The timeframe and expected deliverables are shown in the table under section D above.
Duty Station
  • The selected team of consultant will be home-based with an anticipated two missions to Nigeria.
Qualifications of the Successful Team of Experts
The team will include a team leader and two experts who collectively demonstrate expertise as required for the DFA including:
  • Public finance management with a particular focus on outcome-based resource mobilization strategies
  • Policy and Planning with a particular focus on poverty and environment
  • Results based management
  • Private sector development and Public-Private Partnerships
  • Municipal finance
  • International Finance
Competencies:
  • Possess excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Good knowledge of economic and development cooperation issues in Nigeria, including development finance challenges, development effectiveness and related fields;
  • Knowledge of Public finance; Policy and Planning with a particular focus on poverty and environment; Results-Based Management; Private sector development and Public-Private Partnerships; Municipal finance;
  • Extensive knowledge of data collection, analysis and statistics tools;
  • Ability to conduct interviews, including with senior Government officials and other stakeholders;
Required Skills and Experience
The required skills and experience for consultants are:

Education:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree or equivalent advanced Degree in Economics, Public Finance, Public Policy and Administration, Development studies or related field;
Work Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience with track record of research analysis;
  • Research and data collection experience in the areas of public finance, budget review and public expenditure management (PER, PEFA, MDGs Assessments) are required;
  • Experience in public finance management, tad administration, debt management and innovative development financing;
  • Advanced quantitative and econometric skills and experience with related data analysis tools are an advantage;
  • Previous work experience with UNDP, the European Union and other donor agencies is an asset.
Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Selection Criteria
  • Educational Qualifications (15 Marks)
  • Professional Qualifications and Certifications (15 Marks)
  • Proven and experience/satisfactorily implementation of similar assignment in the past (70 Marks)
Application Closing Date
19th February, 2020.
8) Job Title: International Consultant to Conduct the Development Finance Assessment

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Additional Category: Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 16-Mar-2020
Duration of Initial Contract: Forty (40) Days
Expected Duration of Assignment: Forty (40) Days

Background
  • Nigeria has made a commitment to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this regard, it has undertaken several initiatives including efforts to integrating SDGs into national planning, developing baseline indicators, and domesticating the iSDG model as a tool for policy analysis. Just like in other countries financing implementation of policies and programmes to achieve SDGs has been a challenge in Nigeria. Lack of an integrated approach to financing SDGs has been a key challenge. Estimates using the iSDG model indicates a public finance gap of $100 billion in the next ten years to achieve SDGs.
  • While the government has made significant strides in strengthening public financial systems, including through tax reforms, the current state of public finance could make it a challenge. A high debt level means a significant share of revenue (exceeding 50%) is spend on debt service payments, while being too dependent on oil revenue at a time of fluctuating oil prices in international markets. Meanwhile, private sector is yet to fully exploit opportunities from investments relating to SDGs due to a combination of factors including rigid business environment, lack of institutional back-up and coordination issues, among others. Mobilizing the scale of public and private financial resources required to achieve SDGs faces significant challenges ranging from managing complex financing instruments to designing and implementing policies and effective coordination of diverse stakeholders for a common goal. The proposed technical assistance to undertake a Development Finance Assessment will build upon what already exists towards ensuring a more functional development financing system in Nigeria which will enable identification of opportunities to mobilize additional resources required to finance SDGs.
  • As the first step to roll-out the Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFF) process in Nigeria, it is proposed to roll-out a Development Finance Assessment (DFA) process to provide the up to date overview of the current financing landscape in Nigeria (from public and private, but also domestic and international financing flows), which will also identify opportunities to mobilize additional sources of finance and use existing financial resources more efficiently towards the SDG achievement. In this regard, a partnership has already been established between UNDP and Delegation of the EU to Nigeria.
  • The DFA is the tool to support governments to use the concept of the INFF to help strengthen policies and actions for mobilizing different types of finance for economic, environmental and social results into a single, coherent framework.
  • The DFA methodology was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders including the Delegation of the EU to Nigeria in response to demands from countries for support for policy and institutional reforms that help governments to more effectively manage financing policy for sustainable development results. It assesses the framework that government uses to manage policy toward all resources, building on the call in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda for integrated national financing frameworks to be at the heart of our efforts to realize cohesive nationally owned sustainable development strategies. An integrated national financing framework is the system of policies and institutional structures that government uses to mobilize the investments necessary to achieve the national sustainable development strategy.
The DFA offers support for governments and their partners in identifying and building consensus around solutions to address financing challenges. It makes finance issues accessible to policy and decision makers beyond the technical specialists in ministries of finance. It follows a process of multi-stakeholder consultation informed by accessible analysis on finance policy issues and what they mean for a wide range of actors and builds an agreed roadmap that can support progress across a range of areas, including:
  • Mainstreaming the national development plans with the SDGs. The preparation of the new national development plan is underway, and this would provide a perfect time for the government to ensure that the SDGs is mainstreamed into the national development plan to achieve SDGs.
  • Strengthening the link between planning and finance policy functions, for example by: strengthening the governance mechanisms that align policies and annual budgets to the national development plan; estimating the cost of national development plans; and developing holistic strategies for mobilizing the public and private resources that will be needed to realize the objectives of a national plan.
  • Strengthening multi-stakeholder dialogue on financing, for example by: supporting multi-stakeholder SDG financing platforms in Nigeria to identify financing opportunities and leveraging them; incorporating public and private finance into regular progress reporting on SDGs; and enhancing multi-stakeholder participation in finance policy processes.
  • Solutions and reforms for mobilizing resources, for example by: strengthening policy and capacity to attract sustainable, inclusive private investment; and accessing untapped sources of international finance.
  • Effectively managing finance for results, for example by: achieving better development outcomes with public finance, developing outcome-based incentives for private investment; broadening the mandate of revenue authorities; more effectively targeting vulnerable or excluded populations; strengthening parliamentary scrutiny over finance; and enhancing data collection systems.
  • The DFA is structured as a government-led process, with an oversight team led by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to guide the DFA process. The DFA builds consensus for reform in the areas above under the leadership of the oversight team and through consultations that engender participation in, and ownership of, reforms from a wide spectrum of actors at the national level. It aims to demystify technical debate on public and private finance and brings together decision makers from across government, the private sector, International Financial Institutions (IFIs), NGOs, development partners and other actors. By engaging this wide group of actors and making financing dialogue more accessible, the DFA aims both to build a broader base of support for reform agendas and to identify innovative solutions to the challenges of financing the SDGs.
  • The Development Finance Team of Experts will lead efforts to assist the government to undertake the Development Finance Assessment and be responsible for related analysis, capacity development of key ministry and policy makers on policy recommendations that emerge from the accompanying Integrated National Financing Framework roadmap.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • The objective of this technical assistance (TA) is to deliver a Development Finance Assessment Report that would lead the way – through a proposed roadmap – for the establishment of an Integrated National Financing Framework at national level.
  • The Team of Experts will comprise a Team Leader (International) and two additional experts, one of which focusing on issues of public finance and the other on broader private finance (investment). The Team Leader of the Nigeria DFA will have overall responsibility for ensuring that the DFA process and DFA report reflects the 2019 DFA Guidebook. The team will have responsibility for delivering specific aspects of the Nigeria DFA, as outlined below, and under the overall guidance of the Team Leader.
  • Under the supervision of UNDP RR, the Senior Economic Advisor, the Africa Finance Sector Hub, Delegation of the EU to Nigeria, in close partnership with the oversight team led by the key ministry (Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning), the team of experts will support the Development Finance Assessment process, analysis and follow-up actions for financing solutions for Nigeria.
  • Map the financing landscape covering all types of finance.
  • Assess government’s existing financing strategies, policies and institutional structures to establish a baseline for the building blocks of an INFF building on the existing i-SDG modeling tool and the current government structures at national, but also state level, for the SDG implementation.
  • Assess risks and identify policy, institutional and capacity binding constraints that could hinder the DFA/INFF process.??
  • Build capacity of key ministry and the policy makers on recommendations that emerge from the accompanying Integrated National Financing Framework roadmap
  • Propose an implementation roadmap for establishing an INFF, including areas where Integrated Financing Solutions can support DFA follow-up
A DFA helps Nigerian government to understand and adapt its policies, institutions and strategies for the financing challenges they will face in realizing results across the economic, environmental and social dimensions of the 2030 Agenda. It supports government to establish and strengthen an integrated national financing framework. The analysis for the DFA is guided by an analytical framework composed of five dimensions based on the following logic:
  • Understanding the landscape of public and private finance is critical for an effective integrated approach to financing the SDGs. The first dimension of the DFA assesses financing trends – the context, trajectories and availability of all resources in relation to the scale of investments and services required to achieve the SDGs. It looks at available information on the costs or implied financing needs of the SDGs or national plan, though the DFA itself does not undertake a costing exercise.
  • It then looks at the foundations of governments’ systems for financing. Integrated planning and financing connect development aspirations with the policies required to realize them. An integrated approach implies complex decision-making processes underpinned by strong leadership and an institutional architecture that breaks down intra-governmental silos and promotes policy alignment and coordination among themselves and with non-state partners.
  • In order to operationalize such an integrated approach to financing, a number of interlinked dimensions are needed. Public–private collaboration, including a policy environment that promotes not just growth in investment by private sector and other actors but also sustainable, inclusive growth, is important.
  • Strong systems for monitoring and review that track financing and monitor progress towards SDG outcomes are needed to inform ongoing finance policymaking.
  • Finally, transparency and accountability between actors, through mechanisms such as parliamentary oversight, participatory policymaking and development effectiveness and coordination mechanisms, are important for the purposes of scrutiny and to help ensure efficiency in resource use.
  • The DFA analyses these dimensions, considering key aspects of each and using them to build a picture about a government’s approach towards integrated financing for sustainable development. It highlights the strengths of current systems and identifies opportunities to further enhance the ability for government and its partners to finance sustainable development. These form the basis of the DFA roadmap. Further details can be found in the DFA guidebook.
Responsibilities
The team of experts will drive the process under the guidance of the Nigeria oversight team, Nigeria UNDP country office, Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and Africa Finance Sector Hub advisor, including but not limited to the following activities throughout the various phases of the DFA process:

Research phase:

  • Compile and analyze data and policy literature to build an understanding of financing trends and the current policy and institutional landscape, following the DFA analytical framework
  • Oversee national consultant in data collection, analysis and outreach to national stakeholders
  • Actively participate in planning for the research mission with the country office, including determining the schedule and objectives for collection of data/information and engaging the participation of key stakeholders in the process
  • Undertake research mission to (i) collect data and information, (ii) engage key stakeholders in the DFA process and (iii) share, socialize and refine initial emerging findings and ideas for recommendations to be developed
  • Lead technical discussions at a multi-stakeholder consultation workshop
  • Engage closely with the oversight team to ensure the process remains in line with their guidance and objectives for the process.
  • Prepare first draft DFA report
Consultation phase:
  • Engage in substantive dialogue with the oversight team and other key stakeholders to refine the draft report
  • Develop draft DFA roadmap
  • Engage in dialogue around the DFA roadmap to refine recommendations, clarify responsibilities and build buy-in
  • Undertake second mission including validation workshops: (i) with the oversight team, (ii) with the wider group of stakeholders engaged in the DFA process
  • Finalize the DFA report and roadmap under the guidance of the oversight team
  • Draft / feed into terms of references for priority recommendations to be taken forward and implemented in follow up to the DFA
Launch:
  • Support launch as required (e.g. preparation of presentations).
  • Please see the DFA process module in the DFA guidebook for further details on the DFA process.
  • Expected Outputs/Deliverables for the Team of Experts
  • Inception scoping and preparation for 1st mission
  • 1st mission, including consultation workshop
  • First draft report
  • 2nd mission, including validation workshops
  • Final draft report including roadmap
  • Review and Approvals will be required by the Economic advisor
Institutional Arrangement:
  • The Team of consultants will work under the close guidance of the UNDP Country Office (CO), Delegation of the EU to Nigeria and the Africa Finance Sector Hub throughout the assignment period.
Duration of the Work
  • The expected duration of this assignment is 40 working days starting from 16th March 2020 and planned to be completed by 11th May 2020. The timeframe and expected deliverables are shown in the table under section D above.
Duty Station
  • The selected team of consultant will be home-based with an anticipated two missions to Nigeria.
Qualifications of the Successful Team of Experts
The team will include a team leader and two experts who collectively demonstrate expertise as required for the DFA including:
  • Public finance management with a particular focus on outcome-based resource mobilization strategies
  • Policy and Planning with a particular focus on poverty and environment
  • Results based management
  • Private sector development and Public Private Partnerships
  • Municipal finance
  • International Finance
Competencies:
  • Possess excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Good knowledge of economic and development cooperation issues in Nigeria, including development finance challenges, development effectiveness and related fields;
  • Knowledge of Public finance; Policy and Planning with a particular focus on poverty and environment; Results-Based Management; Private sector development and Public-Private Partnerships; Municipal finance;
  • Extensive knowledge of data collection, analysis and statistics tools;
  • Ability to conduct interviews, including with senior Government officials and other stakeholders;
Required Skills and Experience
The required skills and experience for consultants are:

Education:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree or equivalent advanced Degree in Economics, Public Finance, Public Policy and Administration, Development studies or related field;
Work Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience with track record of research analysis;
  • Research and data collection experience in the areas of public finance, budget review and public expenditure management (PER, PEFA, MDGs Assessments) are required;
  • Experience in public finance management, tad administration, debt management and innovative development financing;
  • Advanced quantitative and econometric skills and experience with related data analysis tools are an advantage;
  • Previous work experience with UNDP, European Union and other donor agencies is an asset.
Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Selection Criteria
  • Educational Qualifications (15 Marks)
  • Professional Qualifications and Certifications (15 Marks)
  • Proven and experience/satisfactorily implementation of similar assignment in the past (70 Marks)
Application Closing Date
19th February, 2020.
9) Job Title: Procurement Analyst
  
Job ID: 28950
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Procurement
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Grade: P2
Background
  • The nexus of security-humanitarian-development issues around Lake Chad has given rise to an intractable extremist insurgency that has left tens of thousands of people dead, approximately 2.5 million displaced, and more than 10 million people in the region affected and in need. While robust national and multi-national military operations have re-taken territory previously controlled by Boko Haram, UNDP recognizes that a new approach is required to consolidate these gains and establish the conditions necessary to transition from military to civilian responsibility for security, and from the provision of humanitarian assistance to the resumption of stalled development processes.  In this context, the UNDP is strengthening its presence in the North East region by establishing a sub-office in Maiduguri.
  • The sub-office will serve as the centre of operations for programming which will include a Regional Stabilization Facility, a Disengagement, Disassociation, Reconciliation and Reintegration (DDRR) and Recovery and Resilience programme.  The Sub-Office (SO) for North East (NE) Region of Nigeria has been operational since 2017 and UNDP has established an Operations Service Centre to support management and operations functions related to the effective delivery of programmatic results.  
  • Under the overall guidance of the DRR-O and direct supervision of the Sub-office Operations Manager, the Procurement Analyst ensures effective delivery of procurement services in the NE Sub-office. He/she analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to complex issues related to procurement. The Procurement Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.
  • The Procurement Specialist works in close collaboration with the Management Support, Operations, Programme and project teams in the SO/CO, UNDP HQs staff to successfully deliver procurement services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
  • Support for elaboration and implementation of operational strategies
  • Support for efficient management of procurement processes
  • Implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
 Provides analytical inputs to elaboration and implementation of Sub-Office in NE Region operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Assist in ensuring full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; elaboration of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
  • Facilitate sub-office (SO) Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Procurement, control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit, harmonization of the workflows in the office.
  • Support elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies.
  • Conduct analysis and formulate proposal on elaboration of contract strategy, sourcing strategy, quality management, supplier section, improvement of procurement processes in the SO.
Supports efficient management of procurement processes for SO, NIM/DIM projects, and at the request of other Agencies focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Analyze information for preparation of procurement plans for the office and projects and monitoring of their implementation for the SO.
  • Support implementation of proper monitoring system and control of procurement processes including organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt and evaluation of quotations, bids or proposals, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulation.
  • Conduct preliminary review of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP).
  • Support implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase Orders (PO) are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
  • Support elaboration of proposals and the implementation of the procurement processes monitoring system and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement.
  • Support implementation of harmonized procurement services and elaboration of proposals on common services expansion for UN Agencies in the North Eastern Region, introduction and management of joint procurement for the UN Agencies in line with the UN reform.
Ensures implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Support development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, criteria, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
  • Support implementation of the e-procurement system
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the SO focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Support organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on Procurement.
  • Synthesize lessons learned and best practices in Procurement.
  • Provide contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Impact of Results:
  • The key results have an impact on the overall SO/CO efficiency in procurement management and success in implementation of operational strategies.
  • Strategic approach to procurement, implementation of the monitoring and control system, timely and appropriate delivery of services, introduction of e-procurement ensure client satisfaction and overall timely delivery of UNDP programmes and projects.
Competencies
Functional Competencies:
Building Strategic Partnerships:
  • Identifying and building partnerships
  • Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments
  • Takes responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and strives until successful outputs are achieved
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
  • Developing tools and mechanisms
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
  • Develops and/or participates in the development of tools and mechanisms, including identifying new approaches to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:
  • In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter
  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
  • Serves as internal consultant in the area of expertise and shares knowledge with staff
  • Continues to seeks new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Promoting Organizational Change and Development:
  • Assisting the individuals to cope with change
  • Provides counseling and coaching to colleagues who are dealing with change Assists in the development of policies, communications, and change strategies
  • Performs appropriate work analysis and assists in redesign to establish clear standards for implementation
Design and Implementation of Management Systems:
  • Designing and implementing management system
  • Makes recommendations regarding design or operation of systems or programmes within organizational units
  • Identifies and recommends remedial measures to address problems in systems design or implementation
Client Orientation:
  • Contributing to positive outcomes for the client
  • Anticipates client needs
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider
  • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective
  • Keeps the client informed of problems or delays in the provision of services
  • Uses discretion and flexibility in interpreting rules in order to meet client needs and achieve organizational goals more effectively
  • Solicits feedback on service provision and quality
Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management:
  • Input to the development of standards and policies
  • Provides inputs to the development of organizational standards for accountability and results-based management
Core Competencies:
  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
  • Building support and political acumen
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
  • Building and promoting effective teams
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking
  • UNDP Procurement Certification programme
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field, or
  • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 4 years of relevant experience will be accepted.
Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years (if Master)of relevant experience;  (4 years with Bachelor’s degree) at the national or international level in procurement management.
  • Proven experience managing high-value procurement processes;
  • Experience in the usage of computers, ERP Systems and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web-based management systems
  • Experience in procurement for crisis response /emergency assistance
  • Experience managing construction/civil-works procurement processes will be an asset;
  • Experience managing procurement processes through e-sourcing platforms will be an asset;
  • Experience in managing the purchasing process through an online purchasing management tool (e-Tendering or similar) would be an advantage;
  • Experience in managing formal purchasing processes (RFP and ITB) would be an advantage;
  • Experience in submitting purchase files to contract review and approval committees (e.g.,RACP and ACP) would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the Atlas system or other equivalent automated purchasing systems is an asset.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, notably with UNDP, is highly desirable.
  • CIPS Level 3 Certificate and above is an advantage.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.  
Application Closing Date
29th February, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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