United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment - Finance Analyst, Operations Intern, Operation Driver, National Expert - Early Warning and Early Response, National Project Officer - Capacity Building all are required.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries:
  •  Attract aids,
  •  Use aid effectively,
  •  Encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development,
  •  Empowerment of women.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment

In fact, UNDP is  recruiting to fill the vacant positions below:

(1) Finance Analyst

Job ID: 11847
Location: Abuja
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background
  • Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Director Operations and direct supervision of Head of Finance, the Finance Analyst is responsible for effective and transparent utilization of financial resources and integrity of financial services.
  • The Finance Analyst promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. He/she analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex financial issues.
  • The Finance Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the Country Office (CO) and with UNDP HQs staff and Government officials ensuring successful Country Office (CO) performance in Finance.
  • The Finance Analyst may be required to supervise other support/Finance staff and back stop the head of Finance and other Finance colleagues.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
  • Implementation of operational and financial management strategies
  • Projects’ budget management
  • CO cash management
  • Control of CO accounts
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing;
Competencies
Functional Competencies
Building Partnerships
Basic research and analysis

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:
  • Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets; manage contributions and investments; manage transactions; and conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery.
  • Possesses  knowledge of organizational policies and procedures and applies them consistently in work tasks
Promoting Organizational Change and Development:
Design and Implementation of Management Systems:
Client Orientation: Establishing effective client relationships
Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management:

Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgement
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment

Education:
  1. Advanced (Masters) University Degree in Finance/Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or a professional accounting qualification from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy.
  2. Professionally qualified accountants from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage.
  3. UNDP Advanced Accountancy and Finance test is required.
Experience:
  • Up to 2 years of relevant experience in providing financial management services, managing staff and operational systems. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft.
  • Experience of IPSAS is required.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in English.

Application Closing Date
4th September, 2017

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should

(2) Operations Intern

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern  
Duration of Initial Contract: 6 months

Background
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is to provide students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds exposure to development issues and a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment of UNDP.
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Manager/Administrative Associate, the Operations Intern provides support to office operations performing a variety of standard administrative processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work.
  • The Operations Intern promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
  • The Operations Intern works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and projects staff in the CO and other UN agencies staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
  • Implementation of operational strategies
  • Support to effective and efficient functioning of the unit (DRR’s office/operations unit/ administrative unit)
  • Support to administrative and logistical services
  • Support to office maintenance and assets management
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment


Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  1. Secondary education.
  2. Certification in administration desirable.
Language Requirements:

Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

Eligibility:
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation
Competencies
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Functional Competencies:
  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness: Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded and reported

Leadership and Self-Management: Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback

Conditions
  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies; Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
Application Closing Date
11th September, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:

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(3) Project Driver

Job ID: 11848
Location: Abuja
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: Initial duration of one year

Background
  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Project Coordinator - ECOWAS/EU SALW Project and direct supervision of the Logistic Assistant, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work towards the effective implementation of the ECOWAS/EU SALW Project.
  • The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • The Project driver when available provides occasional driving services support to the UNDP CO operations and program.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
  • Proper use of vehicle
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Availability of documents/ supplies
  • Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting project related official personnel, including visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts.
  • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.
Competencies
Operational Effectiveness:
  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers)
Managing  Data:
  • Collects and compiles data with speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains data bases
  • Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative
  • Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy
  • Interprets data, draws conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support the work of others
Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports:
  • Creates, edits and presents information (queries, reports, documents) in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats  such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes/books and reports using advanced word processing and presentation functions and basic database and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard
Planning, Organizing and Multi-Tasking:
  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establish ing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
Required Skills and Experience

Education:
Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license.

Experience:
2 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in the language of the duty station, knowledge of  the UN language of the duty station.

Application Closing Date
11th September, 2017

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment

(4) National Expert - Early Warning and Early Response

Job ID: 11852
Location: Abuja
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: Contract duration of 6 months
   
Background:
The historical, cultural and religious dimensions of Northern Nigeria systematically restrict the ability of women and girls to engage in formal peacebuilding processes. Nevertheless, women and girls have a critical role to play in peacebuilding, as outlined by numerous UN Security Council Resolutions and reports. Nigeria’s National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 for 2017 – 2020 outlines five strategic outcomes towards strengthening the role of women and girls’ in peacebuilding as follows:
  • Women’s vulnerability to conflict and human security threats are averted and women’s contributions integrated into preventive and mitigation measures;
  • Meaningful participation of women in peace and security processes, governance and decision-making structures at all levels is attained;
  • Women’s rights to peace and security, including access to justice and redress are effectively protected and provided;
  • Women’s human security needs are met especially through crisis management, recovery and reconstruction efforts;
  • Women, peace and security interventions are well coordinated with impact achieved and tracked through collaboration and synergy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
  • Effective management of the CO project on Early Warning and Early Response.
  • Programme monitoring and evaluation, reporting and resource mobilization.
  • Ensures the creation of strategic partnerships.
  • Provision of top quality policy advice services to project beneficiaries and facilitation of knowledge building and management.
Competencies
Functional Competencies:
  • Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda: Creates effective advocacy strategies
  • Results-Based Programme Development and Management: Provides information for linkages across programme activities to help identify critical points of integration
  • Building Strategic Partnerships : Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDP’s mandate and strategic agenda
  • Innovation and Marketing New Approaches: Seeks a broad range of perspectives in developing project proposals. Identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations.
  • Resource Mobilization: Analyzes information on potential bilateral donors and national counterparts to recommend a strategic approach
  • Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches. Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
  • Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise: Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
  • Analysis and creation of messages and strategies: Performed analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses
  • Client Orientation: Establishing effective client relationships. Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
  • Contributing to positive outcomes for the client:Anticipates client needs. Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment

Core Competencies
  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
  • Building support and political acumen
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
  • Building and promoting effective teams
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in the Law, Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences or related field.
  • Experience:
  • 5 years of relevant experience on governance and peacebuilding at the national or international level in development programming, programme coordination or project implementation.
  • 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.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in English or another language used in Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
11th September, 2017

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:

(5) National Project Officer - Capacity Building (Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime-NGAV16)

Job ID: 11854
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Grade: SB5
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: Initial contract of one year

Background:
  • This position is with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office in Nigeria (CONIG).
  • Working under the overall guidance of UNODC Country Representative and under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator also in charge of Capacity Building, the incumbent will assist with operations and execution of the project’s capacity building component, in line with written guidelines and instructions developed by UNODC on project cycle management and project implementation.

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment

 The incumbent will carry out the following tasks:
  • Implement the specified project activities in accordance with approved annual work plans jointly formulated with the beneficiaries.
  • Provide advice and guidance to project stakeholders with respect to training in the areas of investigation, border controls, intelligence analysis, prosecution, human rights standards and other issues such as money laundering under the auction of the Project Coordinator in charge of Capacity Building, to meet the specific needs of beneficiary institutions.
  • Identify other capacity building needs with beneficiaries, draft terms of reference and engage experts for project training workshops, meetings and study tours.
  • Coordinate and liaise regularly on project activities and implementation with relevant units of UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, relevant international training centres, international law enforcement entities such as INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization, and designated Project Focal Points and other senior professionals of beneficiary institutions.
  • Develop, maintain, and intensify contacts with international and local institutions and trainers on issues related to drug control and related crime.
  • Identify appropriate institutions, training programs, workshops, conferences, and possible sites for study tours, exchange programmes, on-the-job training, and mentoring programmes in collaboration with beneficiary institutions.
  • Prepare and deliver all necessary financial and operational revisions and reports.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Competencies
Professionalism:
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the enhancement of networking and coordination for effective drug control, capacity building and training;
  • Knowledge of best practices/approaches for capacity building and training, knowledge of programme management cycle, including monitoring & evaluation tools and reporting on results, in particular as regards project impact and areas of improvement;
  • Ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues;
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
  • Remains calm in stressful situations;
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication:
  • Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, including ability to prepare reports, make presentations in a variety of fora;
  • Able to conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum necessary information as well as making and defending recommendations;
  • Possesses excellent drafting and communication skills with proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to match style and format to audience.
Creativity:
  • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services;
  • Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs;
  • Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas;
  • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas;
  • Thinks “outside the box”;
  • Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things;
  • Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Current Job Recruitment

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
  • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Teamwork:

  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues within and outside of UNODC to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • Is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning & Organizing:

  • Able to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work while prioritizing competing demands; able to work on tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge on how to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and projects as necessary;
  • Uses time efficiently.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Advanced university Degree (Master's Degree) in Law, Criminology, Public or Business Administration, Social Sciences or related field including law enforcement, criminal justice and drug prevention, treatment and care.
  • Experience:
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressive professional experience in the field of drug control, criminal justice, law enforcement or a related field especially in a capacity building, networking, training or coordination capacities.
  • Knowledgeable in devising and administering capacity building programmes for institutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of drug control, law enforcement or organized crime as they relate to Nigeria is required.
  • Substantial experience in managing training programmes, and measuring their impact and the impact of various projects is also necessary.
  • Substantial experience in results-based management, project monitoring, reporting and evaluation is required.
  • Work experience in the United Nations System or European Union-funded projects would be an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

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Languages:

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.
Application Closing Date
11th September, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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