Team Leader Governance, Peace and Security
UNDP
Abuja
8d ago
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Duties and Responsibilities

Ensuring the strategic direction of Governance, Peace and Security portfolioManagement of the CO Governance Programme and supervision of the Programme team.

Lead and guide formulation of Governance projects and programmes.Strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilizationProvision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management particularly in the areas of governance related issues.

Functions / Key Results Expected

As a member of the CO Management Team, ensures strategic direction of the Governance, Peace and Security portfolio focusing on the achievement of the following results :

Provides a thorough analysis of the governance and political situation of the country and collaborative preparation / revision of Common Country Assessment (CCA), United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), Country Programme Document (CPD), Country Programme Annual Plan (CPAP) and other documents.

Ensures operationalization of the Governance aspect of UNDAF / CPD in collaboration with the main partners and other UN agencies.

Identifies and develops strategic and innovative areas of intervention, and development of programmes and projects that integrate such approaches.

Presents UNDP policies and programmes and ensures their application within the governance, peace and security portfolio in the CO.

†Ensures effective management of the Governance, peace and security portfolio and supervision of the governance team focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the following results :

Ensures planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the governance, peace and security portfolioEffectively applies application of RBM tools, establishment of management and delivery targets and monitoring and achievement of results of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations.

Under delegated authority, may perform the function of Manager Level 2 in Atlas for development projects transactions approval.

Effectively monitors and measures the impact of the governance portfolio and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely adjustment of programme.

Ensures effective follow up to Audit recommendations regarding the governance portfolio.Ensures application of CO cost recovery system to the programmes and projects of the governance portfolio in close collaboration with deputy country director for operations.

Supports CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Governance Unit.

Ensures effective quarterly, monthly and weekly work planning of the governance unit.Provides guidance and mentoring to the staff of her / his unit.

Institutionalizes and maintains enduring donor intelligence, strategic partnership and resource mobilization focusing on the following :

Determines programmatic areas of cooperation based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donor priorities.Analyzes information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation and identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

Continuously scans the national environment and the donor landscape to determine areas of priorities and resource mobilisation opportunities on governance, peace and security.

Develops effective partnerships with key partners for thematic collaboration and resource mobilization in support of programme outcomes.

Establishment and coordination of partnerships with UN Agencies, international financial institutions, bilateral and multilateral donors, government institutions, organized private sector, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.

Provides top quality advisory services to the Government and Development partners, and facilitates knowledge building and management focusing on the achievement of the following results :

Identifies sources of information related to governance policy issues.Identifies and synthesizes best practices and lessons learned directly linked to the governance, peace and security portfolio in support of country development goals.

Provides advice, and development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in the area of governance, peace and security, in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.

Provides sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.Organizes trainings for governance and project staff on programme development and implementation.

Undertakes advocacy and information, education and communication (IEC) activities regarding development challenges relating to governance, peace and security :

Ensures broad public awareness regarding development challenges and UNDP’s vision and approaches to governance, peace and security.

Creates high level advocacy on pertinent development policies and programmes across representatives of the top echelon of the country’s stakeholders, based on international best practices.

Determines and implements approaches to strategic outreach to the public regarding the country office governance, peace and security interventions, and designs strategies to reaching defined outreach targets in collaboration with the CO Communication Unit.

Impact of Results

The key results have impacts on the overall success of the CO’s program and reaching UNDAF / CPD goals. In particular, the key results have impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.

In specific terms, it has impacts on the following results areas :

Governance policy articulation and advisory services promotedGovernance strategy implementation enhancedTeam building and management enhancedDonor intelligence and strategic partnership improvedResource mobilization and management enhancedPolicy advocacy on governance and related issues promoted

Innovation :

Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 5 : Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them

Leadership :

Ability to persuade others to follow Level 5 : Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers

People Management :

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 5 : Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others

Communication :

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 5 : Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others

Delivery :

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 5 : Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation :

Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development) Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseIntegrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseSocial Cohesion (Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility.

Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseInfrastructures for Peace (Knowledge of mechanisms, methods to and the ability to contribute through dialogue and consultation in preventing conflict.

Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseViolence Reduction (Knowledge of violence reduction concepts and techniques and ability to apply to strategic and / or practical situations) Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseConflict Analysis and Risk Assessment (Knowledge of conflict analysis and risk assessment concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and / or practical situations) Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Required Skills and Experience

Education :

Master’s Degree or its equivalence in Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, Social Sciences or related fields.

Additional qualifications in the areas of governance, peace-building and security sector reform will be an added advantage.

Experience :

5 years of relevant experience at national and / or international level in the area of governance, peace-building and security sector reform.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the design and management of development programmes and multi-project portfoliosProven knowledge and experience in the provision of advisor services on the area of human rights and access to justice;
  • parliamentary development; electoral systems and processes; decentralization and local governance, crisis management, prevention and recovery;
  • peace-building; security sector reform, reconciliation and reintegration; and public-sector reform will constitute an important advantage.

    Demonstrated experience in interacting with senior-level government officials and senior representatives of development partners.

    Language Requirements :

    Excellent writing and oral skills in English is a fundamental requirement. Fluency in another UN and one or more national languages is strongly desired.

    Other : This is a national position and therefore carries no expatriate benefits. Non-Nigerian nationals are not encouraged to apply

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