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Technical Assistant, Social Protection & Conditional Grants Scheme 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, Social Protection & Conditional Grants Scheme


Job ID: 12766
Location: Abuja

Grade: SB4

Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)

Contract Duration: Initial duration of 1 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 the Head of CGS to coordinate OSSAP-SDGs subnational interventions
  • Works with the Head of CGS to review and implement the CGS implementation manual
  • Liaises with the Office of the Vice President/Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment to mainstream and mobilize funding for OSSAP-SDGs Social Protection Programmes
  • Provides support to the Head of CGS to develop and implement strategies to effectively engage the sub-national governments and mainstream the SDGs into the State Development Plans
  • Develops and Implements a Monitoring, Supervision and Evaluation Mechanism for CGS projects to ensure value for money

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:

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

Experience:

  • 2 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:
Application Closing Date
1st November, 2017

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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