United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Job Recruitment (3 Positions)


Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and
use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of
human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

We invite applications from suitably qualified
candidates to fill the position below:

1) Job Title: National Economist

Job ID: 26232
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Management –

Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for

Grade: NOC


  • UNDP in Nigeria is implementing
    a Country Programme covering the period 2018 to 2022. The Country
    Programme is built on three pillars: Governance, peace and security,
    Inclusive economic growth and Environmental sustainability and resilience.
    The National Economist will contribute to Pillar 2, that is, Inclusive
    economic growth.
  • Under the supervision of the
    Economics Advisor, the National Economist will be expected to significantly
    contribute to inclusive economic growth, while supporting the other two
    components in a substantial way. He/she will be expected to support
    projects and programmes within UNDP as well as other UN agencies,
    Government and non-government counterparts.
and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions
Support the design and implementation of a
mechanism to generate data and analysis focusing on achievement of the
following results:

  • Design and maintain a database
    of development statistics, provide periodic analysis of economic and
    development issues and write relevant reports aimed at promoting
    sustainable development goals and human development.
  • Design and maintain a database
    of public policies, provide periodic analysis of economic and development
    issues and write relevant reports aimed at promoting sustainable
    development goals and human development
  • Provide analysis and
    substantive inputs to UN Cooperation Framework, the Country Programme
    Document and other strategic documents.
  • Provide economic inputs to all
    relevant UNDP programmes and projects for aligning UNDP programmes with
    national policies and priorities.
advice to UNDP and counterparts and facilitate policy dialogue focusing on
achievement of the following results:
  • Contribute to knowledge
    networks and communities of practice through identification of best
    practices and lessons learned.
  • Support to the management of
    the office in facilitation of policy dialogue on economic issues with the
    Government, private sector, civil society and donors.
  • Coordinate the production and
    launch of reports, including National Human Development Reports and
    Sustainable Development Reports
  • Provide capacity building
    support on economic issues to office staff.
the creation of strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization
focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Analyze and research
    information on donors; preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas
    of cooperation.
  • Assist in creating strategic
    partnerships by preparing notes, speeches and statements for UNDP
    officials and consultative meetings.
  • Analyze economic environment
    and synthesize proposals on possible areas for UNDP support to ensure that
    UNDP programmes are in line with national policies and priorities and are strategically
and promote awareness of UNDP’s mandate and mission focusing on achievement of
the following results:
  • Advocate for the Sustainable
    Development Goals, Human Development and equitable economic growth by
    participating in relevant forums, conferences and trainings.
  • Support to monitoring progress
    and formulation of strategies towards the achievement of the Sustainable
    Development Goals.
  • Manage events and publications.
Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Economics,
    Statistics, Public Policy, Social Sciences or related field.
  • 2 Years of relevant experience
    at the national or international level.
  • Experience in research and
    policy-level analysis.
  • Experience in design,
    monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Experience in the usage of
    computers and office software packages,
  • Experience in handling of
    web-based management systems and advanced programmes for statistical
    analysis of data.
  • Excellent command of written
    and spoken English is essential
  • Fluency in the UN and national
    language of the duty station.


  • Ability to make new and useful
    ideas work.
  • Adept with complex concepts and
    challenges convention purposefully.
  • Ability to persuade others to
  • Generates commitment,
    excitement and excellence in others.
  • Ability to improve performance
    and satisfaction.
  • Models independent thinking and
  • Ability to listen, adapt,
    persuade and transform.
  • Synthesizes information to
    communicate independent analysis.
  • Ability to get things done
    while exercising good judgement.
  • Meets goals and quality
    criteria for delivery of products or services.
  • Ability to design and implement
    strategic short/long term campaigns and carry out customize activities to
    highlight UNDP’s position and support issue based advocacy.
  • Apply & Adapt: Contributes
    skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and
    continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.
and Partnership:
  • Ability to develop, maintain,
    and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/projects) or
    outside the organization who can provide information, assistance and
  • Sets overall direction for the
    formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the
    overall positioning of UNDP.
  • Apply & Adapt: Contributes
    skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and
    continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.
  • Ability to capture, develop,
    share and effectively use information and knowledge.
  • Implement & Manage:
    Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to
    manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work.
  • Ability to identify and
    organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate
    resources (definition is unclear and not well linked to the stated
  • Contributes skills and
    knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous
    improvement, in professional area of expertise.
Development Goals (SDG’s):
  • Knowledge of the Sustainable
    Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical
  • Contributes skills and
    knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous
    improvement, in professional area of expertise.
Closing Date

10th October, 2019.

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

Important Applicant Information

  • Applicant information about
    UNDP rosters
  • UNDP reserves the right to
    select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also
    retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for
    other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar
    job description, experience and educational requirements.
  • UNDP is committed to achieving
    diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants,
    irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation,
    culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will
    be treated in the strictest confidence.
  • The United Nations does not
    charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or
    other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process.
    Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please
    disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and
    addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to
    apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.
  • Qualified female candidates are
    strongly encouraged to apply.
2) Job Title: Receptionist

Job ID: 26126
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Management –

Grade: G3
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for


  • Under the guidance and
    supervision of the Administrative Associate, the Receptionist provides
    telephone communication and general reception and information services
    ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Receptionist promotes a
    client, quality and results-oriented approach.
  • The Receptionist works in close
    collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development,
    Programme and Operations Teams staff and other UN agencies staff to
    exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery
and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:
  • Provision of front-desk service
    and telephone communications services.
  • Updating UN staff information
  • Support to knowledge building
    and knowledge sharing
the provision of front-desk service and telephone communication services
focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Monitoring of all visitors to
    the office; assistance to visitors by providing directions and accurate
    information related to UN/UNDP.
  • Operation and management of the
    telephone switchboard in accordance with appropriate protocol.
  • Weekly check and test of all
  • Maintenance of recording
    information in the system, solution of minor technical problems, and
    reporting to telephone service provider for regular maintenance and
  • Management and planning of the
    front desk coverage. Assistance in the preparation of cost-recovery bills
    in Atlas for the administrative services provided by UNDP to other
    agencies if requested.
  • Ensure the most updated UN
    staff and other contacts information, focusing on achievement of the
    following results:
  • Collection and update of UN
    staff information on a monthly basis, ensuring all data and information is
    correct and accurate.
  • Update of the UN House
    telephone list and UN Directory, Addresses of the Government,
    International Organizations, Embassies, and NGOs and other important
  • Support to knowledge building
    and knowledge sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following
  • Participation in training for
    the operations/projects staff on administration.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge
    networks and communities of practice.
of Results:

  • The key results have an impact
    on the execution of the CO reception and telephone services in terms of
    quality and accuracy of work completed. Accurate data entry, presentation
    of information and client-oriented approach enhances UNDP capability in
    provision of administrative services.
Operational Effectiveness:
  • Ability to perform a variety of
    repetitive and routine tasks and duties
  • Ability to review data,
    identify and adjust discrepancies
  • Ability to handle a large
    volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Good knowledge of
    administrative rules and regulations
  • Detailed knowledge and
    understanding of clerical, administrative, secretarial best practices and
    procedures, in-depth knowledge of office software applications relating to
    word processing data management presentation, ATLAS, as required
  • Ability to operate and maintain
    a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order
    to provide efficient delivery of service
  • Ability to organize and
    complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
  • Collects and compiles data with
    speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is
    not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains data bases
  • Thoroughly and methodically
    collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and
    identifying and correcting errors on own initiative
  • Transmits file data; creates
    and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases,
    spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and
  • Interprets data, draws
    conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support the work of others
Documents, Correspondence and Reports:

  • Creates, edits and presents
    information (queries, reports, documents)  in visually pleasing,
    clear and presentable formats  such as tables, forms, presentations,
    briefing notes/books and reports using advanced word processing and presentation
    functions and basic database and spreadsheet software
  • Edits, formats and provides
    inputs to correspondence, reports, documents and/or presentations using
    work processing, spreadsheets and databases meeting quality standards and
    requiring minimal correction
  • Shows sound grasp of grammar,
    spelling and structure in the required language
  • Ensures correspondence, reports
    and documents comply with established UN standards
  • Ability to produce accurate and
    well documented records conforming to the required standard
Organising Multi-Tasking:

  • Organises and accurately
    completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into
    consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines,
    available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and
    organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and
    competing deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly
    shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
  • Establishes, builds and
    maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to
    facilitate the provision of support
  • Promoting learning and
    knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
Skills and Experience

  • Secondary Education.
  • 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Fluency in the UN and national
    language of the duty station.
Application Closing Date
2nd October, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA).

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

3) Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Job ID: 26121
Location: Abuja
Grade: P4
Posting Type: External
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for

  • The UN Clinic laboratory
    Technician performs His/her functions under the direct supervision of the
    Medical Physician In-Charge of the UN dispensary. The UN Clinics operate
    under the general supervision of UNDP on regards of all administrative
  • The technical supervision of
    the physician and the medical personnel in the field and
    the performance evaluation will be executed by the UN Medical
    Director or his nominee. In order to ensure that UNDP should granted
    access to MSD for its performance appraisal report.
and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Medical
Doctor or his/her nominee within delegated authority, the Laboratory Technician
will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Management of the UN dispensary
    laboratory to ensure smooth operation of the day-to-day functions;
  • Regular maintenance of all
    laboratory equipment following the technical specifications of the
    manufacturers of the equipment.
  • Fast and efficient resolution
    of all problems related to laboratory performance:
  • Proper reporting of problems to
    the manufactures’ customer service,
  • Proficient communication and
    coordination with maintenance technician and prompt facilitation of an
    on-site service if needed;
  • Ensure safe handling of
    bio-hazardous materials in compliance with the international standards and
  • Draws blood samples applying
    international sterilization and bio safety standards.
  • Collects and labels urine,
    stool and sputum samples for different tests following international bio
    safety standards. Perform all laboratory tests as requested by the Medical
    Doctor in promptly and professional matter
  • Autoclave and sterilize the
    instruments and containers following international standard of bio safety.
  • Assist in organization and
    implementation of health promotion/monitoring programmes;
  • Perform diagnostic and screening
    laboratory tests using the available equipment and instruments;
  • Report in a timely fashion
    results of tests to the Medical Doctor;
  • Ensure that the reports are
    managed in timely, promptly and confidential manner.
  • In close coordination with the
    national HIV advisor and the Medical Doctor, organized the VCT at the
    laboratory, following the guidelines of ONISIDA.
  • Ensure that the results for the
    patient using the services of CVT are managed in confidential and timely
  • Ensure appropriate disposal of
    the hazardous material following international standards of bio safety in
    coordination with the Medical Doctor, Nurse and Pharmacist,
  • Administrative duties
  • Ensure proper management of
    reagents stock; Keep an inventory of laboratory supplies and ensures that
    the supplies are always replenished and adequate.
  • Make arrangements for outside
    laboratory tests for UN staff when required;
  • Keep records of all work done
    in the laboratory and provide statistical report in regard to laboratory
of Results:
  • The incumbent analyzes and
    produces laboratory results with maximum precision leading to reliable
    results. This will assist in timely diagnosis of ailments. The key results
    have an impact on the efficiency of the UN dispensary. Accurate, safe, cost
    effective and timely execution of the fully documented results strengthens
    the capacity of the UN Clinic at the duty station, and facilitates
    subsequent action by the supervisor.
Corporate Competencies:


  • Demonstrated competence in
    laboratory testing and modern laboratory technology. Commitment to
    implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal
    participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of
  • Planning and Organizing:
    Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize and to plan own
  • Good interpersonal skills;
    ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a
    multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for
  • Informed and transparent
    decision making.
  • Commitment to continuous
    learning: Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new skills in the
    nursing field.
  • Proficiency in relevant
    laboratory equipment.
  • Communication: Ability to write
    in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
  • 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.
Skills and Experience

  • Secondary Education with a
    Diploma in Laboratory Technology
  • Valid Practising Licence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving
  • Ability to adapt to working
    with new systems
Application Closing Date
2nd October, 2019.

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

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