He / she will work in close collaboration with the partners to ensure prompt and effective execution of the project activities through quality technical advisory support, hands on assistance to implement the planned activities, provide sound programmatic analysis of project activities in the targeted States to offer durable solutions, support in the programme implementation, and advise on potential UN / UNDP Country Office and national response.
In close partnership and working relationship with other United Nations implementing Agencies on the project, state partners and UNDP, the incumbent shall ensure effective coordination and collaboration with partners, the UN system and other development partners’ focal points in conducting joint analysis, plan, formulation and implementation of project initiatives.
He / she shall ensure that the national mechanisms (Project Technical Commitee and the Joint Project Steering Committee) for Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis project is functional and inclusive of all relevant partners national, states, civil society and international development partners / donors and is gender sensitive.
He / she shall support 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, and provide programmatic support to the partners, and ensure strong partnership with the UN inter-agency partners, national and state stakeholders and development partners operating in the country.
Within the scope of this assignment and under the direct supervision of the Project Manager (International), and in tandem with the CO resource mobilization strategy, the incumbent shall support the CO to prepare ToRs for recruitments, plan for meetings with State-level and National Stakeholders and Partners in Project implementation and resource mobilization.
Monitor and regularly brief the Project Manager (International) on progress towards implementation of the annual work plan;
and support the CO’s effort on resource mobilization, provide input into resource mobilization documents and partnership building relating to the Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis project.
The incumbent shall assist UNDP in the development of knowledge products situation briefs, updates or reports; and prepare and submit regular mission reports and make useful recommendations that can help to deepen the project impact / results.
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
Project Management and Implementation
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
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, five (5) years’ development experience with national or international organizations, two (2) of which must be in the area of peacebuilding.
Cognate experience and evidence of competence in working 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.
Previous working experience with UN agencies is an asset.
Qualified female candidates are strongly advised to apply.
Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
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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.
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Contract Duration : 1 year with possibility of extension