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United Nations Development Programme Job Recruitment

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselvers.

It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.

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Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

1. Senior Supervisor, Security Operations Centre (Snr Supervisor SOC), G6

Job Title: Senior Supervisor, Security Operations Centre (Snr Supervisor SOC), G6Job ID: 37779
Location: Abuja
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Security Information
Grade: G6
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the CSA and direct supervision of the FSCO/FCT, the S-SOC/S (Nigeria) assists in the implementation and the management of the Security Communications Systems (SCS) in Nigeria.
  • The S-SOC/S is required to provide timely and accurate technical advice to the CSA on the functioning of the SCS at the country level.
  • The S-SOC/S plans, implement and develops standard operating procedures, regulations, applications for the SCS in Nigeria,  including the training presentations, equipment maintenance schedules, and security advisories/notices.
  • The S-SOC/S works in close collaboration with the UNDSS SIOC staff, the FSCOs, Single Agency Security Officers (SASOs),  and stand-alone LSAs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure undisrupted functioning of SCS at country level.
  • To ensure that the Country SOC keeps a 24/7 watch to collect all available info within AOR and send it in a timely manner to FSCO/FCT and the CSA.
  • To manage the “day-by-day” functioning of the SCS/Nigeria.
  • To monitor the security situation within AOR;
  • To monitor/track/report UN movement and activities within giver AOR.
  • To maintain and update the Daily Staff List at country level;
  • To keep inform the CSA  on gathered the security and safety matters.
  • To supervise the activity and performance of the personnel within the SCS/Nigeria.
  • To support FSCO/FCT to consolidate the integrated UN SCS in his area (GSM and Satellite transmission of data and voice for the UN AFPs).
  • To maintain the availability of HF, UHF and/or VHF radio communication means for extreme emergencies.
  • To assist designated FSCO/FCT in the implementation of the Area Security Plan;
  • To plan and conduct communications training exercises and regular SCS checks/drills;
  • To provide technical support to SOC/Ss.
  • To manage, in close collaboration with DSA,  logistical, procurement, maintenance, repair and financial aspects of the SCS/Nigeria.
  • To advise the CSA of practical means to enhance communication capability.
  • To draft and disseminate the Security Information Threat (STIs) notices, alerts, warnings, advisories, and updates.
  • To draft and disseminate Daily Media Monitoring Reports;
  • To conduct any other task directed by the CSA.

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Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security program within given AOR through the functioning, effective, and efficient communications of information and instructions, particularly during an emergency situation.
  • The functions and associated key results ensure UN policy compliance and practical capabilities throughout the AOR, whilst ensuring the ability to communicate globally as required.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • High School and Technical qualification in Communications.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is desirable and so not a requirement.
  • Recognized certificates in radio communication is desirable.

Experience:

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  • Minimum of 6 years experience in practical communications implementation, preferably in the military or police context, or related field of work.
  • Prior experience with the UN system or international NGOs is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English language.

Competencies:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for diversity
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Client orientation
  • Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Managing Performance
  • Building trust
  • Judgment/decision making.

Application Closing Date
23rd June, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Applicant Information

  • All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment. 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.
  • Qualified female candidates are stongly encouraged to apply.

Warning:

  • 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.

2. Consultancy to Develop a Diagnostic Report for Inclusive Insurance and Risk Financing

Job Title: Consultant to Develop a Diagnostic Report for Inclusive Insurance and Risk Financing

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Additional Category: Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Jul-2021
Duration of Initial Contract: 40 working days within four(4) months.
Expected Duration of Assignment: 40 working days within four(4) months.
Duty Station: Abuja

Duties and Responsibilities
Objective the Assignment:

  • The main objective of the assignment is to lead in the development of a diagnostic report by the UNDP Nigeria office for inclusive insurance and risk finance for Nigeria.

Scope of Work
The Assignment will Involve the following:

  • Develop a list of key insurance stakeholders in country, focusing on providers of inclusive insurance and risk finance.
  • Arrange and facilitate stakeholder workshops and strategic engagement with key stakeholders at different levels.
  • Arrange and undertake interviews for UNDP Country Office (CO) with key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and collect information and data required from key stakeholders.
  • Complete analysis of information and data.
  • Facilitate training courses for CO and government partners on technical aspects of inclusive insurance and risk finance
  • Facilitate surveys and focus groups with potential consumers for inclusive insurance.
  • Regularly advise UNDP institutional advisor and regional IRFF specialist of progress.
  • Prepare full diagnostic report (see below deliverable)
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Expected Outputs and Deliverables:

  • A high-level inception report; detailing work plan, timeline, a list of national government institutions with contacts of key persons, private sector and other stakeholders to be consulted focusing on providers of inclusive insurance and risk finance and initial information and data collected, and a scan of the environment for inclusive insurance and risk finance in a format that has been standardized by international guidelines (IAIS standards). The institutional advisor will confirm the format and type of information and data required for Nigeria at the beginning of the assignment.
  • Detailed analysis of data and information collected. The detail and approach for the analysis will be agreed with the institutional advisor once the information and data has been collected by the CO.
  • Reports of interviews with all key stakeholders.
  • CO provided with technical knowledge needed on inclusive insurance and risk finance
  • Consolidated results of surveys with consumers.
  • Reports on facilitation of focus groups.

Final diagnostic report on inclusive insurance and risk finance for Nigeria, including a detailed summary of inclusive insurance and risk finance this report will also include full quantitative and qualitative analysis and a baseline for future UNDP engagement with different stakeholders on inclusive and risk financing.

Deliverables
A High-level Inception Report

  • Timeline: Within 2 weeks after contract signing
  • Payment: 10 % upon submission and clearance of the inception report

Workshop and Stakeholder Interview Report:

  • Timeline: Within a month after contract signing
  • Payment: 20 % upon submission and clearance of the workshop and stakeholder interview reports

A Diagnostic Report for Inclusive Insurance and Risk Finance for Nigeria, Complete with full Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis:

  • Timeline: Within two months after signing of contract
  • Payment: 50% upon submission and clearance a diagnostic report for inclusive insurance and risk finance for Nigeria, complete with full quantitative and qualitative analysis

Training on Inclusive and Risk Financing for CO Staff:

  • Timeline: Within three months after the signing of the contract
  • Payment: 10% upon submission of training report

Final Report that Covers the Key Areas the CO and Institutional Advisor Agree are Relevant for the Country:

  • Timeline: Within four months after signing of contract
  • Payment: 10% upon submission of final report that covers the key areas the CO and the institutional advisor agree.

Duty Station, Travel and Institutional Arrangement:

  • The consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment;
  • The consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own working station (i.e., laptop, phone, scanner/printer, etc.) and must have access to reliable internet connection;
  • The consultant is expected to be available for consultations and be in reliable email contact for a set number of hours that align with Government/UNDP business hours;
  • The consultant will carry out his/her tasks under the overall guidance of the UNDP Senior Economic Advisor and Institutional Advisor and Regional Specialist within the IRFF team;
  • The consultant will report via email, Skype/zoom calls to the Task Managers (UNDP)
  • Payments will be made based on the agreed financial proposal (contract is based on daily fee) and released upon submission of a certificate of payment request, indicating deliverables achieved and days worked to be verified and cleared for payment by the Deputy Resident Representative

Competencies
Functional Competencies:

  • Commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision, and values
  • Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age differences
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion, and loyalty
  • Self-starter, proven ability to work independently and in an entrepreneurial setting.
  • Strong motivation and ability to work and deliver under pressure and short deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to coordinate well with UNDP partner agencies.
  • Proficiency in Excel.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in and outside UNDP; and
  • Respectful of the mandates and roles of different partners, particularly government supported institutions and is able to build and sustain productive and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to manage workload with minimum supervision and collaborate with a wide range of colleagues and partners across organizations, while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: being able to listen and collaborate with a wide range of players, being able to work independently, being pro-active and taking initiatives

Required Skills and Experience
Academic Qualifications:

  • University degree (Masters or above) in business administration, economics, finance, or other relevant disciplines is required.

Experience:

  • Proven track record of 3 years in insurance and finance through public or private sector is required
  • Excellent understanding of both inclusive insurance and risk financing markets, in Nigeria, with additional knowledge of the broader environmental factors is required.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in data collection and research and excellent analytical skills are required;
  • Excellent understanding of key relevant areas and stakeholders, such as insurance legislation, regulation and institutions, industry capacity and engagement, consumer awareness et cetera is highly desirable;
  • Experience in high-level knowledge on the important technical aspects of inclusive insurance and risk finance is highly desirable;
  • Experience in collaborating with international and national experts and institutions is highly desirable;
  • Ability to convey complex technical details in a concise and understandable manner is an asset.

Language:

  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills with a proven record of report writing.

Other Considerations

  • UNDP may request examples of past publications from applicants as part of the evaluation process.

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:

  • Only those candidates that meet the minimum level of education and relevant years of experience requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will include a desk review to select the shortlisted candidates.
  • The technical evaluation may also include interviews with shortlisted candidate(s) or review of writing samples. The selection of the best offer from the shortlisted candidates will be based on a Combined Scoring method.

The technical evaluation will be based on the following criteria with the corresponding points (out of a total max 70 points):

  • Understanding of the Scope of Work (SoW); comprehensiveness of the methodology/approach; and organization and completeness of the proposal (10 points)
  • Excellent understanding of both inclusive insurance and risk financing in Nigeria, with additional knowledge of the broader environmental factors (20 points)
  • At least 5 years’ experience in data collection and research (20 points)
  • Excellent understanding of key relevant areas and stakeholders, such as insurance legislation, regulation and institutions, industry capacity and engagement, consumer awareness et cetera (20 points)
  • Experience in high-level knowledge on the important technical aspects of inclusive insurance and risk finance is (20 points)Experience in collaborating with international and national experts and institutions (10 points)
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Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% (49 points) on technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation. In the financial evaluation the offeror with the lowest price will be awarded the maximum of 30 points. The allocation of points to the other offerors will be calculated as follows:

p = y (µ/z), where

p = Points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = Maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = Price of the lowest priced proposal
z = Price of the proposal being evaluated.

Application Closing Date
20th June, 2021 – (Midnight New York, USA)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

3. Communications Associate, SB3

Job Title: Communications Associate

Job ID: 37772
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – COMMUNICATIONS
Grade: SB3
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension.

Background

  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of the Communications Unit, the Communications Associate supports the implementation of the communications strategy and plans to ensure effective and efficient communication of UNDP with its partners, the media and targeted audiences.
  • The Communications Associate works in close collaboration with Programme and Operations staff of UNDP Nigeria CO and designate representatives of key stakeholders.
  • The Communications Associate promotes a client-oriented approach geared to influence the development agenda, promote public and media outreach and mobilize political and financial support for UNDP.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support effective implementation of UNDP Nigeria communications strategy;
  • Technical support in organizing public events, managing and supporting effective media relations and information dissemination;
  • Support the development of publication and communication materials;
  • Photography and video production support for UNDP Nigeria events and missions .
  • Facilitation of internal knowledge building and knowledge sharing with UNDP Nigeria staff.

Support implementation of UNDP communications strategy and plans by conducting various communication related activities, producing communications products and performing quality assurance control:

  • Identify, propose and support communication opportunities and activities in line with the UNDP Nigeria Communications Strategy and work plans of office sections, projects and programmes;
  • Provide writing, editorial and graphic design support for communication and public information needs of the Nigeria Country Office including concept notes, background information, talking points and briefing materials.
  • Draft success stories, human interest stories and other communications products that amplify the impact of UNDP Nigeria’s work for distribution on relevant channels;
  • Provide photography and video production support for UNDP Nigeria events, launches and missions on an as needed basis.
  • Co-ordinate with communications solutions agencies (creative agencies, film-makers and radio content producers, PR/media agencies, design studios for creative outputs), for the development of comunication products and scheduling/completion of tasks.
  • Assist with the development and management of internal communications systems and activities.
  • Support with preparation and organization of events e.g. workshops, high level events, conferences, programme and report launches, IPs and partners’ meetings.

Provide Media Relations Support to UNDP Nigeria CO:

  • Maintain and develop effective working relationships with local and international media representatives;
  • Organize media meetings such as press conferences, press briefings for CO events;
  • Draft and diseminate media kits: including press releases, media advisories, key messages etc.;
  • Strengthen and maintain database of media contacts;
  • Enhance media coverage for targeted events and stakeholders, including social media;
  • Organize, store and manage database of photos’ and film footage of UNDP Nigeria programmes, missions and events.

Lead and Manage UNDP Nigeria CO Websites and Social Media Channels:

  • Manage UNDP Nigeria websites and social media channels;
  • Develop weekly content plans for UNDP Nigeria digital channels
  • Ensure use of online channels is in line with UNDP global guidelines and best practices;
  • Develop communications content tailored for largescale digital communication campaign.
  • Manage implementation of administrative and financial tasks related to Communications Unit’s work:
  • Conduct tasks related to administrative, procurement and financial support of daily operations of the Communications Unit

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on creation of effective communications and dissemination of information on UNDP as UN’s global development network.
  • In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UNDP communications and publication strategies with a view to deliver sustained visibility as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Secondary School Education, Or University Degree in Social Sciences; (preferably Communications, Journalism or Political Science)
  • Experience: 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy.
  • Or 02 years of experience with a University degree.
  • Experience in digital marketing and managing social media platforms.
  • Experience in creating multimedia content and working with web-based management system.

Competencies
Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda

Preparing Information for Advocacy:

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate.
  • Maintains a functioning network of contacts with a variety of stakeholders to promote a better understanding of UNDP’s mandate and to support advocacy efforts.

Building Strategic Partnerships
Maintaining a network of contacts:

  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on communication/partnership related issues.
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
  • Establishes and nurtures positive communication with partners.

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Basic Research and Analysis:

  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things.
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches.
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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.
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks.
  • Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals.
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning.
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.

Creating Visibility for UNDP/Supporting UNDP’s Capacity to Advocate
Research and Data analysis:

  • Promotes awareness of UNDP’s centrally to development through dissemination of information and materials.
  • Maintains networks and knowledge assets for use in visibility and image activities.

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Preparing information for global advocacy:

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences.
  • Maintains a functioning network of contacts in the media and civil society, to promote a better understanding of UNDP’s mandate and to support advocacy efforts.

Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise
Research and Analysis:

  • Keeps updated in his/her area of substantive expertise
  • Identifies opportunities for conceptual innovation

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.
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity.
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • 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.
  • Informed and transparent decision making.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in both oral and written English, knowledge of local language is considered an asset .

Application Closing Date
21st June, 2021 (Midnight New York, USA).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note:
Important applicant information:

  • Qualified Female Candidates are Strongly encouraged to apply.
  • All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
  • 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.

Warning:

  • 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.

4. Security Operations Centre (SOC) Operator

Job Title: Security Operations Centre (SOC) Operator

Job ID: 37775
Locations: Abuja, Lagos, Yola, Damaturu, and a talent pool
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Duty Station: Abuja
Education & Work Experienc: C-HS Graduate or Equivalent – 3 year(s) experience
Languages Required: English
Grade: SB2
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: Common System
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Background

  • Under the direct guidance and supervision of the SOC / Supervisor (SOC/S) and overall supervision of the respective FSCO, the SOC/O is assuring continuous and effective functioning  of Security Communications System (SCS) and other operational communications related tasks to the implementation of safety and security for UN personnel within respective Area of Responsibility (AOR)
  • The SOC/O is required to provide timely and accurate technical advice to SOC/S keeping the designated Security Area Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO) informed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure the undisrupted functioning of SCS within AOR.
  • To ensure that the Area SOC keeps a 24/7 watch to collect all available info in their AOR and send it to the FSCO and the Senior SOC/S through the Country SOC.
  • To monitors the security situation within AOR;
  • To monitor/track/report UN movement and activities within given AOR.
  • To maintain and update the Daily Staff List for respective AOR.
  • To serve in the shift duty and operates SCS equipment installed in SOC.
  • To maintain the availability of HF, UHF and/or VHF radio communication means for extreme emergencies.
  • To provide technical communications support to SOC/S; to provide technical support to the maintenance, and repair of communications equipment.
  • To advise SOC/S of practical means to enhance communication capability.
  • To draft and disseminate the Security Information Threat (STIs) notices, alerts, warnings, advisories, and updates.
  • To draft and disseminate Daily Media Monitoring Reports;
  • Any other task directed by designated FSCO and SOC/S.

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security program within given AOR through the functioning, effective, and efficient communications of information and instructions, particularly during emergency conditions.
  • The functions and associated key results ensure UN policy compliance and practical capabilities throughout the AOR.

Competencies:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for diversity
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client orientation
  • Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Commitment to continuous learning

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • High school and technical qualification in communications.
  • The bachelor’s degree is preferred but not a requirement.
  • Recognized certificates in radio communication is desirable.

Experience:

  • Minimum 03 year experience in practical communications implementation, preferably in the military or police context, or related field of work.
  • Prior experience with the UN system or international NGOs is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English language.

Application Closing Date
21st June, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encoraged to apply
  • All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
  • 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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