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Technical Assistant, Multilateral Relations and Monitoring & Evaluation 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: Technical Assistant, Multilateral Relations and Monitoring & Evaluation


Job ID: 12768
Location: Abuja

Grade: SB4

Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)

Posting Type: External   

Contract Duration: Initial duration of one year   


Background

  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in September 2015 in New York, as the successor to the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
  • To fast tract its implementation in Nigeria, a technical collaboration between the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been developed.
  • The technical collaboration is aimed coordinating the partnerships for SDGs implementation between MDAs at the National level, between the national and sub-national governments as well as between the government and the private sector. The approach builds on the work already done by both institutions during the implementation of the MDGs.
  • This recruitment will help bring the requisite capacity to ensure that the 17SDGs are aligned to the medium-term plans at both national and sub-national levels especially at the sector levels and its implementation are also consistent with the implementation of the domestic development plans.
  • Given the national and State level peculiarities, the recruited Staff member will help facilitate the localization of the SDGs at the tiers of government and its subsequent mainstreaming into the plans in addition to the specific duties and responsibilities states in section III below.
  • The overriding purpose is therefore to strengthen the technical leadership for SDGs implementation and coordination at both the State and federal levels through the office of SSAP- SDGs in Abuja, Nigeria

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaises with international development partners, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other multilateral agencies to mobilize support for SDGs implementation across Nigeria
  • Drives the development and implementation of a Coordination compact for International Development Partners
  • Supports and provides strategic direction for the Secretariat of the donors forum on SDGs
  • liaises with the Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to ensure value for money and that all projects are delivered timely
  • Works with the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to review the OSSAP-SDGs OPEN M&E System
  • Streghtnen OSSAP-SDGs drive to improve the statistical capacity and research capabilities

Competencies
Innovation:

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Leadership:

  • Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management:

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication:

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery:

  • Ability to get things done

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Masters Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development and Law.

Experience:

  • Five years’ experience in Development Work
  • Knowledge of SDGs issues at both national and sub-national government
  • Demonstrated working experience with government institutions in Nigeria

Language Requirements:

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of at least on Nigerian language

Other:

  • Computer literacy skills.

Application Closing Date
1st November, 2017

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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