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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:

Job Title: Civil Society Engagement Analyst (NPSA9)

Job Identification: 10257
Location: Nigeria
Job Schedule: Full Time
Contract Duration: 1 Year with Possibility for extension
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
Practice Area: Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions
Grade: NPSA-9

Scope of Work

  • Under the direct supervision of the Conflict & Political Economy Specialist, the Civil Society Engagement Analyst will be responsible for the following functions and tasks:

Summary of Key Functions

  • Serve as the focal point for civil society engagement in the NW programme and building the prevention capacity of nonprofit organizations in the North West;
  • Support the development and implementation of programme strategies, project activities and day-to-day field engagement;
  • Support knowledge management and information sharing, including monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communications with the interventions in the NW.

Key Duties and Accountabilities
Serve as the focal point for civil society engagement in the NW programme:

  • Working with Civil Society groups, enhance the citizens’ ability to contribute to preventative responses to conflict;
  • Engage Civil Society to advance local innovative approaches to peacebuilding in a way that fosters collaboration and collaborative values, transforms attitudes and gives stronger voices to communities;
  • Ensure efficient coordination in the civil society engagement in UNDP’s NW programme;
  • Ensure inclusive participation as well as conflict and gender sensitivity in UNDP’s civil society engagement.

Support the development and implementation of programme strategies, project activities and day-to-day field engagement:

  • Undertake thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and in target communities; and provide substantive inputs to UNDP-related projects regarding civil society engagement;
  • Support the civil society components in the implementation of the day-to-day activities of the NW intervention;
  • Consult regularly with other UNDP projects and programmes on related activities where synergies are possible;
  • Consult regularly with projects implemented by other UN agencies and INGO’s on related activities in the North West and other conflict prevention and peacebuilding related target states;
  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned with regards to civil society engagement.

Support knowledge management and information sharing, including monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communications with the interventions in the NW:

  • Regularly contribute to contextual briefings and analysis and overall programme reporting with particular focus on CSO engagements and activities;
  • Facilitate and document human interest stories of beneficiaries and develop communication materials on the engagement with civil society.

Institutional Arrangement:

  • The Civil Society Engagement Analyst would be reporting to the Conflict & Political Economy Specialist.

Competencies
Core Competencies:

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning.
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process.
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build and/or /maintain coalitions/partnership.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making.

Functional / Technical competencies
Business Management:

  • Results-based Management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results.

Business Management:

  • Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

Business Management: Portfolio Management:

  • Ability to select, prioritize and control the organization’s programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity;
  • Ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investment.

Business Direction & Strategy:

  • System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.

Business Direction & Strategy:

  • Effective Decision Making: Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources.

Business Direction & Strategy:

  • Negotiation and Influence: Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates ‘win-win’ situations.

Business Development: Integration within the UN:

  • Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work;
  • Knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development / Relations, Economics, Business Management, Political Science, or other related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in peacebuilding and conflict prevention;
  • Experience in effectively engaging with civil society in prevention and peacebuilding;
  • Experience in effectively engaging in preventing violence and conflict is an asset;
  • Knowledge and experience of engaging with Civil Society actors and networks in Northern Nigeria is an asset;
  • Experience working in the context of Northern Nigeria is an asset;
  • Previous working experience with UNDP and other UN agencies strongly preferred.

Required Skills:

  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • People Management

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Application Closing Date
1st June, 2023 (04:59 PM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • 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.
  • Scam warning: 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.

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst (NPSA 8)

Job Identification: 10623
Location: Nigeria
Job Schedule: Full Time
Contract Duration: 1 Year with the Possibility for extension
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
Practice Area: Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions
Grade: NPSA-8

Background

  • Insecurity in the Northwest (NW) region of Nigeria – especially Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto is characterized by a complex blend of communal conflicts, farmer-herder conflict, armed banditry and organized crime. These conflict drivers are further amplified by demographic pressure, relative deprivation, perceptions of economic exclusion and climate-induced risks.
  • While numerous peace agreements and amnesties including in Sokoto and Zamfara provided some short-term stability, violence that resurged in the Northwest, especially in 2020 poses a significant stability risk to the region and country as a whole. In Katsina and Kaduna States for example, organized communal violence and banditry attacks tripled from April to June 2021 and at least 80,150 and 67,192 people respectively are now in IDP camps with many more urbanely displaced.
  • UNDP is engaged in the Northwest of Nigeria through an integrated conflict prevention program comprising of three interrelated projects.
  • Firstly, the “Strengthening Local And State Level Peace Architectures For Peacebuilding and Prevention in Katsina and Kaduna States of North West Nigeria Project” with funding from the Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund Project aims to reinforce non-military responses to conflict and insecurity in Kaduna and Katsina States by strengthening existing infrastructures for peace, providing safe spaces for inclusive (inter-and-intra)-community dialogue, enhancing the resilience of communities directly affected by conflict through the provision of psychosocial support and increasing access to sustainable livelihoods. The inter-agency project is implemented jointly by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and International Organization for Migration (IOM), with UNDP being the coordinating agency. Additionally, UNDP has entered into a UN-to-UN agreement with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR).
  • Secondly, to foster resilience against climate and security risks, the North West Climate-Peace Hubs: A Climate Security Approach to Conflict Prevention project, with funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will through a conflict-sensitive manner contribute towards: 1) improved access to data supporting decision-making for anticipatory actions to climate and conflict risks, 2) increased access conflict sensitive and climate resilient livelihoods and green jobs and 3) strengthened systems and practices for communal management of natural resources. The project pilot states are Katsina and Sokoto, with focus on borderland areas.
  • Thirdly, the Preventative Action Facility funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs catalyzes timely, collaborative, and decisive, State led, cross-state and cross-border prevention efforts to the front-line states of Sokoto, Zamfara and Katsina. The aim is to prevent the region from descending into loss of governance control over large swaths of territory, a possible humanitarian crisis and a new foothold for regional violent extremist actors with grave implications to Nigeria’s security.
  • The three projects are interrelated and mutually supplementary, but with different focus areas and approaches.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Conflict & Political Economy Specialist, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Analyst will be responsible for the following functions and tasks:
  • Assist in developing and implementing individual and integrated M&E Plans including baseline and end line data to report against project indicators and targets as necessary;
  • Ensure that collection of data and analysis for monitoring the implementation of the complimentary peace building projects is gender sensitive;
  • Monitor progress in achieving project outcomes and provide reporting and evaluation guidance to respective project staff;
  • Provide quality assurance or guidance to the project staff for timely project (semi-annual/annual/final) reporting to the Programme Management Support Unit (PMSU) and donors;
  • Provide quality assurance on results-based reporting and review quarterly, half year, annual and final reports on project implementation and final project evaluation reports;
  • Coordinate tracking the implementation of achievement of the peacebuilding and conflict prevention project results; regularly collecting necessary information related to projects implementation (indicators, results, figures);
  • From an M&E perspective, provide written inputs to the reports which will be reviewed by PMSU before final submission;
  • Provide and coordinate training activities on M&E. Organize project impact monitoring and evaluation trainings and review including independent impact evaluations;
  • Organize and conduct joint field monitoring visits with relevant project staff and partners;
  • Accompany project evaluations and support the final external evaluation of project implementation.

Institutional Arrangement:

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst would be reporting to the Conflict & Political Economy Specialist.

Competencies
Core:

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:

  • Results-based Management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results.
  • Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
  • Portfolio Management: Ability to select, priorities and control the organization’s programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investment.
  • System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.
  • Effective Decision Making: Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources.
  • Negotiation and Influence: Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates ‘win-win’ situations.
  • Integration within the UN: Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; Knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development/Relations, Economics, Business Management, Political Science, or other related fields. A First-level University Degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced University Degree.

Experience:

  • Two years (Bachelor’s Degree) relevant experience in M&E, Peacebuilding, Conflict Prevention or related fields;
  • Experience in post conflict environment with knowledge of socio-economic, culture, and community development issues in complex crisis situations is a strong advantage;
  • Experience with diverse projects in complex environments, involving multi-disciplinary teams, broad ranges of stakeholders, and within volatile security situations is strongly preferred;
  • Previous working experience with UNDP and other UN agencies.

Languages:

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

Application Closing Date
31st May, 2023 (04:59 PM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • 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.
  • Scam warning: 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.

Job Title: Solutions Adviser

Job Identification: 10512
Location: Nigeria
Job Schedule: Full Time
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Bureau: Crisis Bureau
Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
Practice Area: Recovery Solutions and Human Mobility
Grade: P4

Background

  • In September 2021, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement (HLP) submitted its report calling among others for a more development-oriented approach to solutions to internal displacement.
  • The report found that for the UN to be fit for purpose and accountable for solutions, fundamental changes are required in the way international humanitarian, development and peace actors engage in contexts of internal displacement, particularly in the leadership and coordination of these efforts. To take forward the HLP recommendations, the Secretary-General launched in June 2022 his Action Agenda on Internal Displacement, laying out a common vision for the UN system to work towards solutions, prevention and response.
  • The Action Agenda recognizes the urgent need for stepped up, earlier and more predictable engagement of development actors to meet demands from national and local governments for support in scaling up their work on durable solutions. The Secretary-General has designated UN Resident Coordinators (RC) as the UN’s lead on solutions at the national level.
  • They are to proactively engage with national and local authorities on solutions, ensure solutions are reflected as a priority in UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCFs), and work with the authorities to develop a whole-of-government solutions strategy through a consultative and inclusive process, which draws on the views, capacities and preferences of IDPs and local communities.
  • The UNDP administered UN Solutions Advisers Deployment Facility on Strengthening UN and National Capacities for Solutions to Internal Displacement aims at enhancing UN support to governments at the national and local levels on development solutions strategies to address internal displacement, including considering prevention and response strategies.
  • The main purpose is to provide catalytic support to UN RCs and UN Country Teams (UNCT) to advance the Secretary-General’s Action Agenda on Internal Displacement through the deployment of trained and experienced Solutions Advisers in the RC Offices (RCO).

Job Purpose and Organizational Context

  • Under the overall guidance of the Nigeria RC and the direct supervision of the Head of the RCO, the Solutions Adviser will work with key stakeholders to support the UNCT and relevant national/local coordination bodies such as the Durable Solutions (DS) Working Group and other Regional DS Working Groups.
  • Key solutions stakeholders include affected displaced communities, federal and regional government authorities, donors/partners, UN agencies, international and national NGOs, civil society, private sector, and academia.
  • The Solutions Adviser will play a key role to support the country-level implementation of the UN Secretary-General’s Action Agenda on Internal Displacement and collaborate closely with the Office of the Special Adviser on Solutions to Internal Displacement and the UN Steering Group on Solutions to Internal Displacement.
  • S/he will connect available global expertise such as from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) to promote and advance the implementation of durable solutions’ programmes and activities.
  • S/he will also reinforce efforts to mobilize necessary financial resources contributing to the sustainable improvement of conditions of displaced communities. The Solutions Adviser will be administered by UNDP to the RCO office.

Duties and Responsibilities
Provide strategic and technical advisory support to the UN RC and UNCT to lead national/local partnerships on solutions and for UN strategies and programmes to have a solutions approach to displacement:

  • Provide advice and coordination to support the UNCT on strategic engagement and agency programming on solutions to internal displacement across humanitarian, development and peace actors.
  • Act as a link between the RC and individual UN agency programmes, keeping abreast (to the greatest extent possible) with relevant UN agency programme interventions and initiatives.
  • Promote/advise on leveraging programmatic investments by development and humanitarian actors against advocacy goals linked to the inclusion of IDPs in national planning and prioritization.
  • Provide technical and operational tools to support the authorities and UN Agencies, as well as other stakeholders, to integrate the multi-sectoral and long-term developmental responses required to resolving internal displacement. Ensure durable solutions is mainstreamed into the work of UNCT coordination mechanisms as relevant.
  • Support to strengthening conceptualization and integration of durable solutions into the Humanitarian-development-peace nexus work by UN Agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide combined humanitarian, development and peace data analysis and evidence on solutions to the CCA and development of pathways to solutions in UNSDCFs and in HRPs, where relevant.
  • Organize or contribute to joint-impact assessments and analyses, advocating for joined up approaches, identification of collective outcomes and evidence-based programming on solutions to ensure coherence and avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Support resource mobilization activities for durable solutions activities and programmes under the directive of the UNCT and/or the RC.

Facilitate and promote national / local ownership and capacities on solutions strategies and prevention of internal displacement:

  • Initiate or support efforts to strengthen national capacities and infrastructure for solutions e.g., establishing national multistakeholder Solutions Working Groups, Solutions Units in government Ministry or Agency ensuring the agency and participation of IDPs, especially displaced women. Support the implementation of the required capacity building activities to partners, government and existing coordination mechanisms to enhance collaborative processes on Solutions.
  • Support the capacity of government at federal, sub-federal and local levels to operationalise durable solutions frameworks.
  • Provide support to the Government, to the extent possible, on the development of a national strategy/action plan on durable solutions and associated policies, including identifying priorities and potential opportunities to address durable solutions to internal displacement.
  • Enhance national/local ownership on data collection, IDP and host community profiling, socio-economic/ political economy analysis, measuring progress towards solutions and application to national/local solutions programming. Particular attention to be made in collecting disaggregated data and analysing differentiated consequences by age, gender, and diversity.
  • Support authorities and partners to consistently monitor and assess solutions programmes for rapid adjustment and course correction as needed.
  • Support advocacy and knowledge sharing activities with national/subnational/local authorities and other relevant stakeholders.

Maintain positive working relations and manage information flows between and among key stakeholders including government counterparts, UN focal points/Agencies, INGOs, private sector, civil society, and the donor community:

  • Establish and maintain a network of key stakeholders, including with national and sub-national counterparts, NGOs, donor community, diaspora, private sector and academia.
  • Contribute to relevant policy dialogue and policy development processes.
  • Support exchanges and inputs of High-Level Advisers, facilitating their in-country missions when required and maintain momentum around issues of displacement and durable solutions.
  • Actively participate in global practice networks on durable solutions and other knowledge networking forums and share relevant information with UN agencies.

Competencies
Core:
Achieve Results:

  • Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact.

Think Innovatively:

  • Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems.

Learn Continuously:

  • Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences.

Adapt with Agility:

  • Proactively initiate and champion change, and manage multiple competing demands.

Act with Determination:

  • Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results.

Engage and Partner:

  • Political savvy, navigating complex landscape, championing inter-agency collaboration

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Appreciate the benefits of a diverse workforce and champion inclusivity.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies 
Business Direction and strategy – Negotiation and Influence:

  • Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates ‘win-win’ situations

Business Development – Integration within the UN:

  • Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations.

Business Development – Collective Intelligence Design:

  • Ability to bring together diverse groups of people, data, information or ideas, and technology to design services or solutions.

Business Management – Partnerships management:

  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies.

2030 Agenda: Prosperity   Recovery Solutions and Human Mobility:

  • Forced Displacement, incl. Durable Solutions.

2030 Agenda: Prosperity   Recovery Solutions and Human Mobility:

  • Reintegration (refugees/IDPs).

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Advanced university Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in international development, International Affairs, Migration and Displacement Studies, or other relevant field;
  • First level university degree will also be considered with an additional two years of relevant work experience.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in either public sector (national or multilateral, including UN), private (academia, non-governmental sector, corporate), with increasing level of responsibility;
  • At least 4 years of experience in crisis and fragile settings with strong relevant experience in forced displacement and development/durable solutions is an advantage;
  • Demonstrated managerial and leadership experience; demonstrated experience in programming, partnership development and resource mobilization; excellent coordination, negotiation and communication skills, as well as ability to mobilize support from a wide range of partners (public, private, civil society and academia) is an asset.

Language Requirement:

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Working knowledge of other UN language highly desirable.

Application Closing Date
30th May, 2023 (04:59 PM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • 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.
  • Scam warning: 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.

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