NATIONAL EXPERT - Preventing Violent Extremism
OpenIGO
Nigeria, Abuja
2d ago

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Team Lead, Governance, Peace and Security (GPS), the incumbent will act as the PVE National Officer for the overall management of the project and will be expected to perform the following key functions :

  • Facilitate the implementation of PVE Project Document and Annual Work Plans : The incumbent will provide highest quality technical and programmatic support to the Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism project.
  • He / she will work in close collaboration with the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) and other national implementing partners to ensure prompt and effective execution of the project activities through quality technical advisory support, hands on assistance to build institutional capacities of the national partners to implement the planned activities, sound analysis of violent extremism environment in the targeted States to offer durable solutions, support national partner to design the right approach to mainstream PVE into the sectoral policies and programmes of the MDAs, scan the policy and political environments and their implications on the PVE and advise on potential UN / UNDP Country Office and national response.

  • Support coordination of PVE project implementation : In close partnership and working relationship with the Office of National Security Adviser, national / state partners and UNDP, the incumbent shall ensure effective coordination and collaboration with national partners, the UN system and other development partners’ focal points in conducting joint analysis, plan, formulation and implementation of C / PVE initiatives.
  • He / she shall ensure that the national mechanisms (C / PVE partners’ forum and the Project Steering Committee) for C / PVE is functional and inclusive of all relevant partners national, states, civil society and international development partners / donors including the UNDP Regional Service Centre, Addis Ababa and is gender sensitive.

    He / she shall facilitate regular meetings of the bodies and ensure proper documentation of their proceedings. He / she shall ensure capacity building of non-

    state actors and strengthen their collaboration with other national stakeholders in C / PVE thematic area, and provide programmatic guidance to national counterparts and ensure strong partnership with national stakeholders and development partners operating in the country.

  • Support PVE project resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting : Within the scope of this assignment and under the direct supervision of the Team Lead, Governance, Peace and Security (GPS) and overall guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative (Programme), and in tandem with the CO resource mobilization strategy, the incumbent shall support the CO to prepare / complete project reporting documents including annual report, project monitoring reports and risks management for input into ATLAS;
  • monitor and regularly brief the Team Lead, GPS and the DRR Programme on progress towards implementation of the annual work plan and the project budget delivery;
  • and support the CO’s effort on resource mobilization and provide input into resource mobilization documents and partnership building relating to PVE project.

  • Support the development of C / PVE knowledge products : The incumbent shall assist UNDP in the development of knowledge products tools, methodologies, situation briefs, updates or reports to further position UNDP as a thought leader in the project thematic area;
  • prepare early warning framework and approach to address push and / or pull factors that could accelerate violent extremism in the project sites and the country;
  • assist UNDP Communication Unit to prepare succinct but powerful communication messaging for key partners, including donors, on UNDP strategies and approaches to C / PVE programming;
  • and prepare and submit to UNDP regular project reports (progress and annual), as well as, regular monitoring and mission reports and make useful recommendations that can help to deepen the project impact / results.

  • Perform any other assignments as may be assigned by the supervisors : The incumbent is obligated to perform any other lawful assignments within the scope of this project or any other UNDP programmes as may be deemed fit always by the Team Lead.
  • Where such occurs, the incumbent shall render report(s) of such assignment(s) to the delegating authority through the Team Lead, GPS.

    Corporate competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • Has good knowledge of UNDP programme and operational issues
  • Has knowledge of UNDP / UN policies and programme in crisis and post-crisis situations.
  • Management and Leadership

  • Focuses on impact and results for the clients and responds positively to feedback
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients and partners
  • Demonstrates capacity to communicate effectively; resource management; capacity to plan and organize programmes effectively
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgment
  • Required Skills and Experience

    The desired candidate for this assignment shall possess an advanced degree in Social Science, Arts, Sociology, Law and humanities, Dispute Resolution / Peace Studies or other relevant fields.

    He / she must have, at least, 5 years’ development experience with national or international organizations, two of which must be in the area of C / PVE programming.

    Cognate experience and evidence of competence in C / PVE work with national and / or international partners, such as, UN, government and CSOs is desired.

    The candidate must have sound technical report writing skill and proven ability to engage with multiple stakeholders to achieve desired results.

    He / she must be fluent in written and spoken English. Previous working experience with UN agencies is an asset.

    The assignment shall be for an initial period of 12 months starting from the 1st September 2019 31st August, 2020 and carries no expectation of continuity or renewal with remuneration designated at SB4 level of UNDP Service Contract Grade to be paid monthly.

    The incumbent shall be entitled to payment of Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) and travel costs for any official travel approved by UNDP in line with its financial regulations and rules.

  • Qualified female candidates are strongly advised to apply.
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