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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Master’s degree in any of the Social Sciences/Humanities or any development related field
- 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.
- 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.
Important applicant information
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
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.
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.
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension