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Individual Consultant – UN Staff Stress Counsellor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Individual Consultant – UN Staff Stress Counsellor

Location: Abuja

Type of Contract: Individual Contract

Post Level: National Consultant

Starting Date: 04-Dec-2017

Duration of Initial Contract:1 year within a Long Term Agreement Framework

Expected Duration of Assignment:1 year


The consultant will be required to the following specific tasks:

  • Review the already developed training manual on youth and conflict prevention and peacebuilding;
  • Partake in the technical review session on the manual (date TBD);
  • Partake in TOT session of the manual (date TBD);
  • Develop a strategy, in consultation and close collaboration with UNDP and NYSC, for the roll out of the training in an assigned NYSC orientation camp as a pilot case.
  • Oversee and implement the actual training of youth in the assigned orientation camp;
  • Compile a lessons learned document from the roll out, to include survey data from youth as end users of the tools;
  • Liaise with UNDP and the manual formulation consultant to update manual to tailor it to the specific needs of the NYSC and corps members based on the lessons learned document.
  • Prepare the report of the consultancy to include recommendations/suggestions to improve the training manual and enhancing the partnership between UNDP and NYSC, as well as, advance future training of NYSC members.


  • The consultant should possess Masters or PhD degree in Social Sciences, Law, Conflict Prevention and Peace Studies. 
  • He or she must have cognate experience in teaching at tertiary level or a former lecturer who is now into private practiceor a civil society practitioner with track record and experience in conflict management and peacebuilding with sound training and facilitating skills in the field of conflict management and peacebuilding.
  • He or she must possess over 15 years of practical experience in conducting trainings of application of peacebuilding and conflict prevention skills.
  • Knowledge of international best practices in applied education is required, and previous international experience will be considered an asset

Application Closing Date
13th November, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their complete application to: [email protected] only applications with complete supporting documents as stated above and received before or at the closing date will be considered, Applications must be submitted with the email subject: IC- Stress Counsellor.

Application Procedure

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Proposal explaining why they are the most suitable for the work. The proposal must demonstrate knowledge of international best practice in relevant fields (such as diplomas, certificates), as well as independently verifiable information (such as evaluations of previous engagements) are to be annexed if they are available.
  • Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references
  • Financial proposal:
    • The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon input, i.e. a verified number of days worked, and output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR.  In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
  • Travel:
    • All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.  In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
    • In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed


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