United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Graduates & Exp. Recruitment (6 Positions)

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Graduates & Exp. Recruitment (6 Positions)

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

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

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  1. Job Title: Programme Support Intern

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Starting Date: 13-Jan-2020 (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract: 06 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 06 Months

Background

  • UN-Habitat has re-affirmed its commitment to supporting the United Nations Country Team and Government of Nigeria in implementing a transformative agenda for achieving Sustainable Development, and is embarking on the process of resuscitating and expanding its presence in Nigeria.

Duties and Responsibilities
This internship is located in the Abuja, UN-Habitat Office. The selected intern is expected to undertake the following tasks:

Under the direct supervision of the Consultant, the intern will:

  • Support the UN-Habitat Office in conducting research on selected themes; conduct extensive literature review on selected themes; collect, analyze, interprets and present primary and secondary data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assist in the preparation of in print outputs e.g concept notes, background papers, technical papers and publications
  • Substantively edit draft reports prepared
  • Assist in the implementation of UN-Habitat programmes in Nigeria
  • Assist in planning and organization of meetings, prepare mission files, power point presentations and provide follow up action for activities that
  • Support the smooth running of the office.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
Preferred area of study (e.g. current education studies of student, e.g. MBA, Organizational Development, 3rd Year Undergraduate – Urban Planning etc.):

  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least the third year of a first university degree program or in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) program at the time of application, commencement and during the internship.
  • Studies in Mass Communication, Statistics, Programme Management, Engineering, Urban Planning, Demography, Geography, Social Sciences or Management.

Experience

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Publication in learned journal as evidence for strong research skills is highly desirable.

Language:

  • Fluent in English.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional competencies
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;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers);
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers).
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers).

Managing Data:

  • 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 accuracy;
  • Interprets data, draws conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support the work of others.

Managing 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;
  • Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard.

Planning, Organizing and Multi-Tasking:

  • Organizes 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 organizes 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.

Application Closing Date
26th December, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

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

Note

  • IT Skills such as Proficiency in Microsoft office especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint are highly required.
  • UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

2. Job Title: National Consultant – Support the Selection and Registration of Vocational Training Beneficiaries in Taraba State
Location:
 Abuja
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Duration of Initial Contract: 20 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment: 20 Working Days

Background
The farmers-herders violence is both widespread and fluid in scope, making any geographic limitations to the implementation of the project challenging. Violence occurs in many different localities, and the dynamic movement of persons across the community, local government, and state lines demand a flexible approach in selection of target areas. For example, when Benue State implemented the Open Grazing Prohibition Law on November 1, 2017, many pastoralists were pushed northward into Nasarawa and Taraba states. Media reports suggested that the attacks on communities in Benue in early 2018 were reportedly coming from groups based in Nasarawa State. With Taraba State having also passed, but not yet implemented or enforced a similar law prohibiting open grazing, the Nasarawa-Benue-Taraba nexus emerges as a critical peacebuilding area for the farmer-herder crisis.

Although the recent escalation of the crisis has highlighted the volatile security environment on the ground, research suggests that the Nasarawa-Benue-Taraba nexus has long faced these problems. According to the Uppsala Conflict Data Program’s (UCDP) Geo-referenced Event Dataset (GED), 28% of deaths in attacks between farmers and herders from 2014 – 2017 in Benue state occurred in Guma and Logo LGAs. In the same period, farmer-herder violence in Taraba state claimed 49% of its casualties in Wukari LGA. These striking death tolls around the Nasarawa-Benue-Taraba nexus indicate that targeting this area in a more focused manner can provide crucial peacebuilding dividends for affected communities.

The Project on Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project will, therefore, target the three states of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba with state-level activities, as well as two contiguous Local Government Areas (LGAs) in each of the three states for targeted interventions to promote peace. The geographic focus thus centres on the Benue River, where formalized and functional state-level peacebuilding infrastructure and early warning systems are lacking, agriculture and pastoralism are important livelihoods and economic activities, and inter-state interactions are more easily facilitated enabling effective use of project funds.

The in-depth work with communities will target the following Local Government Areas: Ibi LGA and Wukari LGA (in Taraba), Awe LGA and Keana LGA (in Nasarawa), and Logo LGA and Guma LGA (in Benue).

In targeting these areas, the project will inevitably work with one state that has banned open grazing and enforced it (Benue); one state that has legislated to ban it but not enforced it (Taraba); and one state that has not yet passed any legislation on open grazing (Nasarawa).

The second outcome of this project is “strengthening economic interdependence between farmers and herders” This outcome has one of its output as providing livelihood opportunities for agricultural/pastoral interface based vocational training to men, women and youths in the communities where in the project is being implemented in the three states. To this end the project has commenced the process of data collection from project communities in Wukari and Ibi LGAs of Taraba state to profile and analyze these data. Information gathered will then be used for selecting beneficiaries for vocational training in these LGAs.

Over two hundred forms have been distributed to IDPs in the affected communities identified for project implementation in Wukari and Ibi LGAs of Taraba state

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The main objective of this consultancy is to ensure that effective logistics management is provided for the smooth and efficient running of the beneficiaries’ profiling and selection exercise. In addition, is to support the documentation and processing of payment to workshop participants from past events in the last two months on the project. The specific objectives include:
  • Ensure successful registration and documentation of all the participants;
  • Ensure proper data management of database of beneficiaries created; and
  • Ensure participants’ details are entered into database and processed for payment of DSA from past workshops held in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States.

Scope of Work
The administrative assistant will undertake the following specific tasks:

  • Provide support to the profiling team;
  • Establish contacts with the beneficiaries and provide them with necessary information on the training;
  • Support the registration process for screened/verified vocational training applicants;
  • Enter details of past workshop participants from the Project into the template;
  • Support the processing of DSA to past workshop participants on the Project; and
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager.

Deliverables

  • List of finally registered beneficiaries with the profile of the choice of trade selected for vocational training;
  • Profiling and registration report for beneficiaries of vocational training;
  • List of workshop participants and DSA due to them for workshops attended within the last two months; and
  • Approved payment schedule for workshop participants cleared by finance unit.

Reporting Guide

  • The Administrative assistant is under direct supervision of the UNDP Project Manager, who will assign duties and responsibilities as he deems fit and depending on the exigencies of the activity
  • The Administrative Assistant will submit a report at the end of the beneficiary profiling and selection exercise but not later than 5 days after the end of the exercise
  • Upon receipt of the report, the Project Manager shall issue a certificate of satisfactory performance to her/him.  A copy of such certification will be sent to UNDP Service Centre for payment of the contract fee.

Competencies:

  • The preferred candidate for this position should have a working knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Should be a good team player
  • Must be proficient in administrative processes (such as records taking and documentation).

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The preferred candidate for the position of Administrative Co-ordinator must possess an Ordinary National Diploma / Nigeria Certificate in Education NCE.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience or a first degree with post-National Youth Service Corps experience;
  • Previous experience with UNDP in training/workshop management or in similar capacity will be an added advantage.

Language:

  • Prefarred candidate must be fluent in English Language for official purposes.

Selection Criteria and Payment Terms
Evaluation Criteria:

  • An Ordinary National Diploma or higher qualification in any field of study or similar qualifications – 25 points
  • At least 2 years working experience in training / workshop / dialogue management, rapporteur and report writing – 40 points;
  • At least 3 years post-graduation working experience with similar functions in any organization – 20 points
  • Experience in UN training/workshop management – 15 points.

Application Closing Date
26th December, 2019.

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


3. Job Title: National Consultant – Gymnasium Instructor / Trainer

Location: Abuja
Time left: 5d 12h 31m
Additional Category: Management
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Jan-2020
Duration of Initial Contract: Six (6) Months
Expected Duration of Assignment: Six (6) Months

Background

  • Following return of UN Agencies to UN House, critical infrastructure such as the Gymnasium & provision of a Basketball (half-court) within UN House which are required to promote a healthy lifestyle and work-life balance are being reinstated as recommended by UN Clinic Management Committee and ratified by UNCT.
  • Given that rehabilitation of the Gymnasium has been completed and the procurement process for the supply & installation of new Gym Equipment has progressed to advance stages, it has become imperative to engage a Gym Instructor on IC basis so as to ensure that the UN House Gym becomes fully operational within the shortest time possible.
  • Applications should be submitted no later than 24th Of December, 2019.
  • Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to icrecruitments.ng@undp.org.
  • UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties of the Gym Instructor will include but not limited to the following:

  • Monitor exercising customers and provide fitness assessment and feedback.
  • Provide personal training and prescribe workout programs for customers.
  • Develop workout programs and health promotion programs according to safe industry practices.
  • Assist customers in safe exercising and proper body alignment.
  • Address customer complaints and questions promptly and professionally.
  • Provide excellent customer services.
  • Promptly report any safety hazards and unsafe practices in and around the Gymnasium.
  • Maintain Gymnasium & physical fitness centre in a clean, safe and organized condition at all times.
  • Ensure that fitness equipment and tools are maintained in safe and good working conditions.
  • Instruct correct fitness methods and lifting techniques to minimize the chances of injury.
  • Conduct fitness classes to meet the physical abilities and interest of customers.
  • Adhere to operating procedures and regulations of fitness facility.
  • Report to management in need of fitness equipment maintenance and repair works.
  • Motivate customers to continue exercises and help make healthy choices.

Work-hours:

  • Mondays – Fridays: 6:30am – 8:30am and 4:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Saturdays: 7:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sundays:  4:00pm – 7:00pm

Reporting:

  • Matrix supervision: UN House Manager – Administrative
  • UN Clinic Physician-Technical

Competencies:

  • 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 favouritism
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • University degree in Physical Education Training or Physiotherapy or other related professions
  • Certification or country-specific license authorizing the incumbent to deliver Physiotherapy or Physical Fitness Training and/or services;

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years relevant professional experience in Physical Education Training or Physiotherapy or other related professions;
  • Familiarity with the United Nations is desirable; previous working experience with the UN System in Nigeria is a strong asset

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in the English language, both verbal and written.

Application Closing Date
24th December, 2019.

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


4. Job Title: Programme Analyst – Area Coordinator with Frequent Travels to Adamawa and Yobe States

Job ID: 27615
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery – STABILIZATION
Grade: NOB
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Slot: 3 Openings

Context

  • 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 in anticipation of launch of new programmes, such as Nigerian Window of the Stabilization Facility in NE Region.
  • 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.
  • Area-based multi-sectoral approach is essential for UNDP’s programmes and projects in the NE and ensuring coordination and synergies among different interventions and activities in each target communities in Borno, Yobe, and Adaamawa. It is also critical to establish and maintain close and constructive relationships and networks with the counterparts in the state government and communities for both early recovery and stabilization facility programmes.
  • To this end, UNDP is seeking a highly qualified technical personnel for ensuring overall coordination and monitoring implementation of all activities in the target communities in the respective state, closely collaborating with other project teams and experts in NE Sub-Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures day-to-day coordination and management of programme activities in his/her assigned geographic area of responsibility and programme outputs;
  • Reports to Head of Stabilization or his/her designated staff on the achievement of project outputs in the respective state, contributes to project/programme reports and supports communications results of UNDP sub-office in Maiduguri;
  • Ensures that the programme produces the Early Recovery, Stabilization, and Peace-building results specified in project documents, to the required standard of quality and within specified constraints of time and cost; and
  • Suggests activities in her / his area for the annual project work plan and contributes to overall NE programme development as well as resource mobilization.

Ensures day-to-day coordination and management of programme activities in his/her assigned geographic area of responsibility and programme outputs:

  • Liaises and collaborates with relevant counterparts and target groups in specific locations in the three targeted states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
  • Coordinate implementation of NE programme components and outputs to create maximum results of UNDP’s interventions for the target beneficiaries and communities in the respective state.
  • Ensures full alignment and complementarity of UNDP’s efforts for Early Recovery, Stabilization, and Peace-building with strong and close relationships and networks with those of national counterparts, sister UN Agencies and other institutions and individuals in the targeted areas
  • Serve as a focal point from UNDP to the respective State Government for coordination and liaison related to UNDP projects and programmes.
  • Ensures team-works and coordination among staff, experts and project teams working under different NE projects.
  • Monitors and supervises the work of contracted parties and individuals for specific substantive or geographic outputs
  • Ensures full compliance with UNDP rules and regulations of all ER activities for specific substantive or geographic outputs.

Consolidates and reports on the achievement of project outputs in the respective areas/states, contributes to project/programme reports and supports communications results of UNDP sub-office in Maiduguri:

  • Reports on UNDP’s activities for Early Recovery, Stabilization, and Peace-building in the respective areas/states, accomplishments and results as per formats, milestones and other requirements for specific substantive or geographic outputs
  • Provide consolidated inputs on the in the respective areas/states and contributes to sub-office reporting to counterparts and humanitarian clusters for UNDP
  • Certifies completion of specific works and services as conducted by contractors as part of specific substantive or geographic outputs
  • Produces stories, editorials, audio-visual and other materials in support of UNDP communications efforts furthering UNDP NE projects and activities in the respective areas/states in the three targeted states.

Ensures that the programme produces the results UNDP projects and activities in the respective areas/states in NE, as specified in project documents, to the required standard of quality and within specified time and budget in Annual Work Plan:

  • Implements and monitors the high quality of UNDP’s programmatic work in specific substantive or geographic outputs in the respective areas/states in the three targeted states
  • Works closely with other UNDP experts and staff to agree on approaches, document lessons, exchange experiences and improve UNDP NE programming and operations across the board
  • Conceives and supports a range of partnerships for the benefit of UNDP’s NE activities with state and local governments, non-traditional leaders and institutions, research and volunteer organizations, UN Agencies and non-governmental actors of all sorts
  • Suggests and advances areas for improvement of the UNDP NE programme for further incorporation into future proposals and concepts.

Suggests activities in her / his area for the annual project work plan and contributes to overall NE programme development as well as resource mobilization:

  • Contributes to discussion and documentation on lessons learnt and best practices towards furthering the UNDP NE programmes and projects;
  • Contributes to the conception and drafting of project and programme concepts, proposals and budgets for new and expanded NE programming;
  • Advocates UNDP’s achievements and experiences to wider audiences, in the targeted areas and beyond;
  • Contributes to resource mobilization efforts of UNDP.

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an coordinated and synergized impact on creation of effective positioning of UNDP as a key actor in Early Recovery, Stabilization, and Peace-building in the NE of Nigeria, thus contributing to the stature and name of UNDP as the UN’s global development network. In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UNDP early substantive recovery and stabilization strategies with a view of delivering on-ground UNDP’s NE programmes and projects, as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in any of the Social Sciences/Humanities or any development related field

Experience:

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in development programming, programme coordination or project implementation.
  • Experience implementing early recovery programmes in communities in North East Nigeria
  • Experience in participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation and reporting
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, notably with UNDP, is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirement:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in Kanuri, Hausa, or any other local language spoken in the NE region is an asset.

Competencies
Corporate:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN values and ethical standard;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Technical/ Functional:

  • Substantive and technical expertise in all aspects of stabilization, peace-building, and DDR programming within broader recovery frameworks, including assessments and planning;
  • 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;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.

Managerial:

  • Focuses on impact and results for the client 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;
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients;
  • Demonstrates capacity to communicate effectively; resource management; capacity to plan and organize programmes effectively;
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgment.

Behavior:

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.People Skills:
  • Promotes a learning and knowledge sharing environment;
  • Facilitates the development of individual and multi-cultural/team competencies.

Application Closing Date
22nd December, 2019.

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

Important applicant information

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5. Job Title: Programme Analyst – Waste Management

Job ID: 27624
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Environment&Disaster Reduction – Waste Management
Grade: NOA
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Slot: 2 Openings

Background

  • The crisis in north-east Nigeria erupted in 2009 and remains one of the most severe in the world, resulting in the forced displacement of over 2 million people, acute food insecurity and nutrition concerns, and serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law. Nine years after the eruption of the conflict, the problems still persist, with over 1.6 million IDPs and 8.5 million people needs emergency assistance in the three most heavily affected states in north-east region of Nigeria, namely Borno State, Adamawa State and Yobe State.
  • Recent assessments reveal that local authorities are significantly overstretched by the increase in solid waste generation due to the influx of IDPs (ranging from 30 to 45 percent of pre-crisis solid waste volumes). Waste collection in camps was generally good and organized, but disposal by open burning is widespread where camps are not integrated into existing municipal waste management; thus, the host communities bear the burden of insufficient coverage in the respective states. Responding to those needs, UNDP Nigeria developed a project: “Sustainable Waste Management and Environmental Protection in Borno State” with support from the EU.
  • The overall objective is to strengthen post-conflict waste management and environment protection for longer-term resilience building and social stabilization of conflict-affected people and communities in Borno State. The project is designed to implement a set of targeted interventions in the following two priority areas in Borno State, especially the communities in Maiduguri, Bama and Biu through: (1) Restoration of sustainable quality basic services for waste management and hygiene and (2) Restoration of livelihoods and revitalization of local economic activity related to sustainable waste management.
  • UNDP implemented a waste management Cash for Work (CfW) Pilot project in Maiduguri in August 2018 with 730 beneficiaries participating in community clean-up activities. A second-round pilot project was rolled out in July 2019 with 602 beneficiaries engaged in community clean-up in Maiduguri.
  • The impact survey conducted by UNDP showed that the income earned through the CfW intervention made a major difference in the lives of the beneficiaries and their families enabling access to basic needs while improving the waste management and environmental condition in their communities. UNDP is launching new cash for work projects targeting new beneficiaries from various communities in Maiduguri, Bama and Biu along with awareness-raising and waste management business entrepreneurship projects and is seeking qualified nationals to support implementing of project activities in the three local government areas of Maiduguri, Bama and Biu.
  • Under the overall guidance of Programme Specialist (Early Recovery) with direct supervision from the Waste Management Programme Manager, the Programme Officer will provide project management and administrative support for implementation of the activities of the Sustainable Waste Management and Environmental Protection Project in Borno State.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning, overseeing, and reporting of overall project activities in Maiduguri, Biu and Bama
  • Monitor and support implementation of project activities by service providers
  • Coordinate and monitor the capacity building of the partner agencies in collaboration with the Programme Manager

Planning, overseeing, and reporting of overall project activities in Maiduguri, Biu
and Bama:

  • Manage a comprehensive activity plan for the designated projects, including resource needs analysis, covering the time frame for project implementation.
  • Provide planning support to the Programme Manager in making procurement requests.
  • Provide data inputs to the M&E framework of the Programme.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports on field coordination support provided to the waste management project.
  • Maintain accurate filing systems, with documented records of logistics transactions for audit purpose.

Monitor and support implementation of project activities by service providers:

  • Monitor and support implementation of cash-for-work activities by a service provider in Maiduguri as well as Biu and Bama.
  • Monitor processing of cash for work transfer payments request made by service providers, conduct verification of payroll on a beneficiary registration system (Red Rose platform) in collaboration with UNDP finance office and ensure service provider’s assistance provided to beneficiaries to receive payment from the financial institution.
  • Monitor and support awareness raining about waste management by a service provider in Maiduguri as well as Biu and Bama
  • Coordinate all types of equipment and assets including PPE, devices, smart cards, communication, IT, to ensure that equipment is managed diligently and operated in the most cost-efficient and optimal manner.
  • Monitor and support creation of start-up businesses by a service provider in Maiduguri as well as Biu and Bama
  • Follow the activities closely and make sure the designated results are achieved by the service providers
  • Keep close communication with the service providers, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders.

Coordinate and monitor the capacity building of the partner agencies in collaboration with the Programme Manager:

  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of beneficiary training programmes organized by project implement unit and by services provides.
  • Coordinate the implementation of capacity building support for the respective state government authorities, particularly for the State Ministry of Environment (MOE) and the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA)

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the successful achievements of the planned outputs under the sustainable waste management project.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development, Management Studies, Engineering, Education or related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience in humanitarian / development programme field, supervision / management / administrative and logistics support or related field.
  • Experience of administrative operation and project activity implementation.
  • Experience in cash for work for waste management or public works project is an asset.
  • Experience of working in Northern Nigeria; and geographical knowledge of the North East is an asset.
  • Experience in cash-based programming, community recovery and livelihoods stabilization is an asset.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, notably with UN/UNDP, is highly desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement.
  • The ability to communicate in Hausa, Kanuri or any other language spoken in the northeast is an asset.

Functional Competencies

Building Strategic Partnerships
Maintaining a network of contacts:

  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders

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
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Fundamental knowledge of own discipline:

  • 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
  • Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals
  • 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

Promoting Organizational Change and Development
Basic research and analysis:

  • Researches and documents ‘best practices’ in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system

Design and Implementation of Management Systems
Research and analysis and making recommendations on management systems:

  • Maintains information/databases on system design features
  • Develops simple system components

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
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
  • Actively supports the interests of the client by making choices and setting priorities to meet their needs

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management
Basic monitoring:

  • Gathers, analyzes and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems
  • Monitors the implementation of corporate accountability and results-based management systems and makes recommendations to enhance performance of business units

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNDP’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

Application Closing Date
23rd December, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click 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.

6. Job Title: Local Security Assistant (Maiduguri; with possibility of building a roster)

Job ID: 27645
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Security
Grade: G6
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), the Local Security Assistant assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the country or in the region of assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security programme at the country level.

Summary of key functions:

  • Assists CSA/SA/FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country;
  • Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
  • Supports the CSA/SA/FSCO with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station;
  • Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets;
  • Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness;
  • Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS)and office safety, and security preparedness;
  • Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/SA/FSCO

Assists the CSA/SA/FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:

  • Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations and other non-State actors in the area of operation;
  • Helps to assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation by the CSA/SA/FSCO;
  • Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the SA, as required;
  • Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies;
  • May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of the CSA/SA/FSCO.

Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists:

  • Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan;
  • Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.

Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/SA/FSCO:

  • Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents;
  • Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities;
  • Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings.

Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the CSA/SA/FSCO:

  • Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS) of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security;
  • Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences;
  • Administers a pass and ID system;
  • Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force.

Assists the CSA/SA/FSCO in monitoring compliance with Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) established for the duty station. Also assists with the compilation of data required for the MOSS Self-Assessment Programme.

Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the Security Assessments and the Quarterly Incident Report.

Provides support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness, and providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members. Conducts security briefings, as required.

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security programme at the country level.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Secondary education. University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Experience:

  • 6 years experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.

Language Requirements:

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

Other Skills and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;
  • Experience in diplomatic security and protection is considered as an asset;
  • Knowledge of host country safety codes;
  • Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel
  • Physically fit for deployment to high-risk environment.

Competencies:

  • Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity
  • Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.
  • Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas
  • Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.

Application Closing Date
24th December, 2019.

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

Important Applicant Information

  • All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
  • 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 fees 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.

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