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  • HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS OFFICER/ECOWAS LIAISON OFFICER ( OPENED TO NIGERIAN NATIONALS ONLY)


    Location :             Abuja, NIGERIA
    Application Deadline :    03-Apr-13
    Type of Contract :            FTA Local
    Post Level :         NO-B
    Languages Required : English 
    Duration of Initial Contract :        Initial duration of one year

    Background
    The Liaison function will contribute to strengthening the partnership and engagement with the ECOWAS in order to coordinate principled humanitarian response and effectively engage Member States on disaster preparedness and response and other humanitarian issues with regional implications The Humanitarian Affairs Officer / ECOWAS Liaison Officer will work within the Department of Humanitarian and Social Affairs of ECOWAS in coordination with the Humanitarian Advisory Team (HAT) in Nigeria

    The Humanitarian Affairs Officer / ECOWAS Liaison Officer will report to the OCHA Head of Humanitarian Advisory Team (HAT) in consultation with OCHA ROWCA.
    Duties and Responsibilities
    Summary of key functions:
    Engage dialogue with ECOWAS in her/his role of strengthening preparedness and response and provide support on policy and operational aspects relating to acute poverty, complex emergencies and impact on disasters.
    Participate and support ECOWAS’ initiatives including the measuring of the impact of natural disasters such as floods in West Africa, strengthening regional early warning mechanisms, drafting a model institution framework for disaster management at country level as well as any other initiatives related to humanitarian preparedness and response.
     Assist in the elaboration of ECOWAS MoUs with regional agencies and institutions on DRR/Preparedness and provide support to the operationalization of the ECOWAS Emergency Response Team.
    Assist in the development of short and medium-term strategy, policy, planning and priorities, especially in implementing ECOWAS humanitarian policy and its  5-year humanitarian action plan.
    Maintain day to day and technical liaison with the humanitarian department of ECOWAS as well as other key entities within the organization such as ECOWARN and to provide timely and relevant information to the Head of HAT Nigeria and ROWCA on all urgent and important humanitarian issues with regional implications.
    Keep abreast of all key developments through regular monitoring and analysis of developments in the member states of ECOWAS and their impact on the humanitarian situation, regional early warning mechanism, development of regional and preparedness in a consistent and well-coordinated manner.
    Provide regular feedback to ROWCA and use public information and advocacy tools (reports; updates, special bulletins; websites) to keep ECOWAS humanitarian department, the RC and the ROWCA Head of Office, abreast of humanitarian developments and support coordinating plans and resource mobilization efforts for humanitarian activities
    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 for the advancement of ECOWAS’ humanitarian policy
    Results-Based Programme Development and Management

    Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
    Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
    Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
    Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
    Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development
    Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly
    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 partnership related issues
     Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders
    Innovation and Marketing New Approaches

    Enhancing processes or products
    Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
    Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
    Resource Mobilization

    Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
    Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors
    Identifies opportunities for project proposals for presentation to donors
    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
     
    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
    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
    Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
    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
    Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly

    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


    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:   
    University degree in political science, sociology, law, international relations, or related field


    Experience:   
    Four to Six years of relevant professional experience in the field of international humanitarian affairs or disaster management

    Experience working with the UN and ECOWAS an advantage

    Language Requirements:  
    Fluency in English (written and oral). Knowledge of French desirable.
    Additional Requirements:
    Proven inter-personal and good communication skills
    Experience in a multi-cultural environment
    Computer literacy


    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 6 year(s)
    Course of Study: political science
    Required Grade:  Not Specified


  • FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE -3 POSTS (OPEN TO NIGERIAN NATIONALS ONLY)


    Location :             NIGERIA
    Application Deadline :    03-Apr-13
    Type of Contract :            Service Contract
    Post Level :         SB-3
    Languages Required :
    English 
    Duration of Initial Contract :        Initial duration of one year


    Background
    This position is located in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office in Abuja Nigeria (CONIG). The incumbent will be responsible for providing operational and administrative support to the project. S/he will be responsible for organizing travels, supporting organization of events, organizing workshops, preparing documents for dissemination, and providing secretarial support for the project. S/he will also provide support in all financial aspects of the project, as shall be deemed expedient. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Project Finance Officer, and the guidance of the Project Coordinator, and assist the staff of the Core Project Unit.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Provide financial support to the project, including assisting in preparing budgets and financial reports
    Undertake finance business process mapping and ensure proper accounting for project expenditures
    Adapt and implement processes and procedures to ensure full compliance with UN, UNODC and UNDP rules, regulations, financial records, reports, audit requirements, and internal controls
    Ensure effective and efficient administration of budget and functioning of the optimal cost-recovery system
    Ensure proper cash management, including assistance to the Finance Officer in managing and disbursing project related cash
    Process payment requests and documents in a timely manner for execution
    Assist in the preparation, monitoring, and management of technical contracts for the provision of goods and services
    Initiate activities leading to procurement, maintenance,monitoring and disposal of items
    Assist in ensuring that internal control systems are observed and all relevant records and files are maintained
    Carry out various administrative tasks in support of the project, including managing correspondence, keeping appointments, arranging various meetings, ordering for supplies, and other related tasks
    Assist in implementation of project activities, such as workshops, meetings, press events, and training including liaison with counterpart agencies, at appropriate levels, to ensure cooperation/coordination of project activities and alert supervisors on problems and opportunities arising during project implementation
    Assist in preparing Receipt and Inspection (R & I) reports for submission to relevant procurement units and auditing missions
    Review, prepare, and defend requests to the committee on contracts (CC) as may be required
    Undertake asset management and inventory
    Assists with human resource management functions, including initiating engagement processes, such as monitoring, reviewing and following-up on actions related to the engagement of consultants, project personnel, facilitators, interns, volunteers and other key individuals. In this connection, provide assistance and guidance to project personnel with respect to administrative procedures, processes, and practices
    Perform other related tasks, as required

    Competencies
    Corporate Competencies:
    Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
    Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
    Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
    Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment

    Professionalism:
    Sound knowledge and understanding of concepts and approaches relevant to budgetary and financial management; demonstrable knowledge of database administration;
    Extensive knowledge of the financial rules and regulations of the United Nations as well as familiarity with UN policies and procedures as they relate to programme budgeting and financial administration;
    Demonstrable commitment to the values of the United Nations, particularly integrity in daily activities and behaviors;
    Demonstrated professional competence and mastery of administrative processes;
    Ability to perform a range of administrative functions, including event planning and organizing and human resources administration;
    Ability to map out potential risks and make contingencies, as required;
    Shows pride in work and 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.

    Accountability:
    Takes ownership of responsibilities and honours commitments;
    Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost, and quality standards;
    Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;
    Takes responsibility for delegated assignments;
    Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

    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 UNODC;
    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.

    Client Orientation:
    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from the 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.

    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:
     Secondary Education, with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Finance, Business or Public Administration desirable, but it is not a requirement.
    Experience:
    A minimum of 6 years of progressive experience in finance, administration, budget preparation, budget monitoring and analysis are required.
    Experience in UN/UNDP financial procedures is an asset. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, MS Publisher, etc) is also required.
    Experience in ATLAS, FOML and ProFi systems will be considered a plus.
    Experience of IPSAS and/or IFRS an asset. Knowledge of European Union financial procedures an advantage.

    Other Skills:
    Up-to-date knowledge and practical experience of auditing approaches and practices, especially of public or international institutions is desirable.

    Language Requirements:
        English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
        Fluency in English, with excellent drafting skills, is essential.
        Knowledge of other main languages in Nigeria would be an advantage
    The UN 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.



    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 6 year(s)
    Course of Study: Accounting
    Required Grade:  Not Specified


  • PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE - (OCHA) OPEN TO NIGERIAN NATIONALS


    Location :             Abuja, NIGERIA
    Application Deadline :    03-Apr-13
    Type of Contract :            FTA Local
    Post Level :         GS-7
    Languages Required :
    English 
    Duration of Initial Contract :        Initial duration of one year

    Background
    Under the guidance and direct supervision of the  Head of HAT Nigeria, the Programme Associate will ensure effective and efficient support on all activities related to Programmes while maintaining full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of procedures, management of information flow, follow up on deadlines and commitments made.

    The Programme Associate will work in close collaboration with the UNOCHA team in Nigeria with support to the humanitarian community (UN Agencies and partners)to ensure efficient flow of information, reporting, support development of agendas and draft letters.
    Duties and Responsibilities
    Summary of Key Functions:
    Ensures effective and efficient program support to OCHA HAT Nigeria
    Support report writing  and dissemination 
    Support preparation and implementation of the HAT work Plan
    Information Management
    Ensures effective and efficient  program support focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Support development of concept notes, reports, research, briefing materials, and note taking at meetings as and when required.
    Maintenance of rosters of partners and humanitarian organizations in Nigeria.
    Maintain contacts with partners, arrangement of appointments and meetings.
    Draft and review incoming and outgoing correspondence for HAT, and ensure proper dissemination and follow up.
    Ensures provision of effective reporting and dissemination focusing on achievement of the following results:
    Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials. Use of automated filing system.
    Review and screen incoming correspondence for HAT and prioritize documents according to action required;
    Manage information to support OCHA,the UN system as well as the humanitarian community at large.
    Preparation and implementation of OCHA Nigeria Work Plan focusing on the achievement of the following results:
    Provide support in the  development of the annual work plan and reports.
    Makes research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society in other stakeholders for OCHA’s advocacy efforts
    Any other assignments at the request of the Head of Office and/ or colleagues.
    Information Management
    Maintain and update regularly the UNOCHA database
    Dissemination of information ( internal and external communication, updates)
    Competencies
    Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda
    Support the preparation of information for advocacy
    Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
    Makes research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society in other stakeholders for OCHA’s advocacy efforts
    Results-Based Programme Development and Management
    Contributing to results through provision of information
    Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
    Provides background information to identify opportunities for project development and helps drafting proposals
    Participates in the formulation of project proposals
    Building Strategic Partnerships
    Maintaining information and databases
    Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
    Maintains databases of donor information
    Tracks and reports on mobilized resources
    Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
    Implementing processes and uses products
    Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
    Tracks bottlenecks, problems and issues, and proposes solutions
    Responds positively to new approaches
    Resource Mobilization
    Providing information and documentation to resource mobilization
    Collects information on resource mobilization and utilization, drafts reports and documents and maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors and donor funded projects
    Records information on donor contributions/funding in a timely, organized and accessible manner
    Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
    Basic research and analysis
    Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
    Documents innovative strategies and new approaches
    Identifies and communicates opportunities to promote learning and knowledge sharing
    Develops awareness of the various internal/external learning and knowledge-sharing resources


    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
    Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
    Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
    Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
    Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
    Demonstrates good knowledge of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and good writing / reporting skills  and applies it in work assignments
    Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools, and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
    Global Leadership and Advocacy for OCHA’s Goals

    Research and analysis
    Identifies relevant information for advocacy for OCHA’s goals for a variety of audiences
    Maintains a network of contacts in the media and civil society, for use in OCHA’s advocacy efforts
    Support the identification of opportunities for advocating for OCHA’s mandate

    Client Orientation 
    Maintains effective client relationships
    Reports to internal and external clients in a timely 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
    Responds to client needs promptly
    Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing are the responsibility of each staff member.
    Informed and transparent decision making


    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
    Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.


    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:   
    Secondary Education. University degree or equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, Law or related field would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.


    Experience and Competencies:  
     7 years of progressively responsible administrative, communication and programme experience is required.
     Must be conversant with UN operational system.
     Excellent Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and Report Writing skills.
     Knowledge of Information Management (IM).
     Ability to build networks and partnerships and capacity to work in a team.
     Demonstrates critical ability and sound judgment in the pursuit of requests to full completion.
     Balances meeting deadlines, while maintaining high professional standards and accuracy.
    Demonstrates the highest level of discretion and helpfulness in a manner that promotes a positive working environment.
    Demonstrates understanding of the UN organizational structure and external partners for purposes of efficiently handling incoming queries and requests, and for collecting information and performing liaison functions.


    Language Requirements:  
    High fluency in English (verbal and written)in both is essential; working knowledge of at least one other official UN language is an asset.


    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 7 year(s)
    Course of Study: Economics
    Required Grade:  Not Specified




  • PROGRAMME ANALYST- POVERTY AND GENDER- ( OPEN TO NIGERIAN NATIONALS )


    Location :             Abuja, NIGERIA
    Application Deadline :    03-Apr-13
    Additional Category        Women’s Empowerment
    Type of Contract :            FTA Local
    Post Level :         NO-B
    Languages Required :
    English 
    Duration of Initial Contract :        Initial duration of one year


    Background
    The UNDP Country Office in Nigeria is implementing the 7th Country Programme agreed and signed in November 2008 with the Federal Government of Nigeria. The 7th CP runs from 2009 – 2013 and includes the following programmes; Poverty and Strategy, Governance and Peacebuilding, Sustainability and Risk Management Programmes. These are implemented within the context of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework II for Nigeria through several Federal agencies, 14 States and other Nigerian partners.

    The Poverty and Strategy Programme of UNDP is part of a larger agenda to reduce poverty by facilitating entrepreneurial activities, employment generation, enhancing human development and promoting the MDGs in Nigeria and assist the coordination of the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is a deliberate attempt to nurture growth in the non-oil sector of the economy using the ‘inclusive markets’ approach to create opportunities and enhance security of the poor. In particular, activities will aim at promoting enterprises (MSMEs, SMEs etc.) thus allowing the private sector to make a greater contribution to growth, employment and income generation associated with economic opportunities and securities of the poor.

    The Programme Analyst (PA) will act as the anchor for the poverty and gender work of the office and will work under the guidance of the Deputy Country Director - Programmes and the direct supervision of the Poverty Team Leader.  The PA will work with others to translate programme documents into robust and innovative strategies to achieve measurable programme results. S/he will be a specialist especially in the field of gender with explicit experience in poverty reduction. S/he will bring to the CO expertise and knowledge of best practices. Also, s/he is expected to contribute to knowledge building and build partnership with other stakeholders.  S/he will also support resource mobilization efforts.
    Duties and Responsibilities
    Summary of key functions:

    Programme development
    Facilitation of knowledge services and capacity development
    Building of strategic partnerships
    Project implementation and management
    1.    Function / Expected Results: Programme development.
    Act as the country office gender focal point, mainstreaming women empowerment and gender mainstreaming into UNDP’s overall portfolio;
    Contribute to programme and project formulation and support development and implementation of effective poverty and gender strategies and policies;
    Facilitate partnerships between government and non-government actors and UNDP Nigeria’s country office through a combination of advisory and capacity building services, thus creating opportunity to strengthen national capacities for poverty alleviation and gender equality;
    Provide support to and be directly involved in the programmes’s capacity building efforts;
    Identify opportunities to enhance cross team working to capitalize on the specific advantages of multi-disciplinary support;
    Contribute to policy advice services to the Government and facilitate knowledge building and management.
    2.    Function / Expected Results: Facilitation of knowledge services and capacity development.

    Undertake knowledge capture at national, regional and global levels in the areas of development policy, gender mainstreaming, private sector development, employment generation and produce knowledge-based products as relevant;
    Research and analyze case studies of poverty analysis in a gender-sensitive manner, study donor programmes for intervention in Nigeria’s in related fields;
    Provide knowledge building and policy advisory services on best practices in pro-poor and pro-women policies;
    Develop the capacity of project staff and government counterparts in the development and implementation of programmes that target poverty reduction and gender mainstreaming.

    3.    Function / Expected Results: Building of strategic partnerships.
    Mobilize and network with the experts of national and regional offices of the UN System, international development organizations, sub-regional and regional associations, affiliations and bodies (inter-governmental, non-government or private sector) and prominent private sector organizations;
    Undertake national and international networking with government ministries, departments and agencies, donors and development agencies, national and international NGOs, academic institutions and civil society organizations to promote and improve knowledge of private sector development in Nigeria;
    Undertake coordination functions with on-going and proposed projects in poverty reduction, gender and women and youth empowerment.
    4.    Function / Expected Results: Programme implementation and management.
    Provide technical support, advice and capacity building to programme team members and the various project teams in areas of poverty and gender analysis;
    Ensure consistency of the CO PSD programmes with UNDAF/CPAP  priorities;
    Provide inputs into the preparation and implementation of the annual results based work plans, result frameworks and reports as endorsed by the management;
    Provide support to M & E and the preparation of progress reports, briefings, etc;
    Participate in coordination functions through membership in thematic working groups and task forces.


    Impact of Results

    The position will strengthen UNDP Nigeria’s contributions to national policy dialogue, visioning and strategic improvement and contribution to poverty reduction and gender-sensitive policies and development in Nigeria. The PA will ensure that UNDP’s policy, programme, capacity development and knowledge work are responsive to Nigeria’s need and priorities in the areas of pro-poor and pro-women development.


    Competencies
    Corporate Competencies

    Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
    Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
    Treats all people fairly without favoritism

    Functional Competencies:

    Knowledge Management and Learning
    Shares knowledge and experience and contributes to UNDP Practice Areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development
    Ability to provide top quality policy advice services on economic issues
    Established track record of delivering strong analytical products with policy relevance
    In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues
    Development and Operational Effectiveness
    Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
    Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of programmes
    Ability to work with minimal supervision
    Management and Leadership
    Ability to interact with policy officials at the highest levels of society
    Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback
    Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation
    Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
    Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
    Builds strong relationships with


    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:   
    Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economic Development, Economics, Gender Studies and other social science and/or related discipline.


    Experience:
     At least 5 years experience in planning at national and/or international level with focus on poverty reduction, inclusive growth and gender.
    Demonstrated ability to engage at the high level with donors and development agencies, government officials and UN Agencies.
    Knowledge of best practices and policies in the fields of poverty and gender.
    Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting.
    High-level computing skills in word processing, spreadsheets, power point, and preferably web pages;

    Language Requirements:  
     Excellent command of written and spoken English and at least one Nigerian language


    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Economics
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • UN HOUSE REHABILITATION ENGINEER (OPEN TO NIGERIAN NATIONALS ONLY)


    Location :             Abuja, NIGERIA
    Application Deadline :    04-Apr-13
    Type of Contract :            Service Contract
    Post Level :         SB-5
    Languages Required :
    English 
    Duration of Initial Contract :        Initial duration of one year

    Background
    On 26 August 2011, the United Nations building in Nigeria was bombed through a well orchestrated terrorist attack that resulted in the loss of lives and caused severe damage to the building infrastructure. Two integrity tests have been conducted to evaluate the extent of damage to the building and the Federal Government of Nigeria has indicated its commitment to commence the rehabilitation of the damaged UN House.

    The United Nations by reason of its global mandate is providing development assistance to the Federal Government of Nigeria in accordance to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). In spite of  the United Nations’ presence in the thirty-six Nigerian States and the Federal Capital Territory, its activity is centrally controlled from the UN Headquarters based in Abuja and this underscores the need for a quick implementation of the project.
    Duties and Responsibilities
    Purpose and Scope of Assignment

    Following the bombing of UN House on 26th of August 2011 in Abuja, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has agreed to rehabilitate the property following the outcome of structural integrity tests.

    A UN House Rehabilitation Committee representing the interests of the UN Country Team has been established, to which the consultant will report. The objective of the engineer is to advise a team of engineers/contractors working on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria on best practices to be used in the rehabilitation of the UN House taken into consideration UN expectations. The consultant will provide feedback and progress on the planned Rehabilitation project to the  UN House Rehabilitation Committee . The engineer would also act as an interlocutor to the  Committee on matters pertaining to the design, construction and project management of this rehabilitation exercise. Specifically, the consultant would:
    Ensure that the delivery of project work plans conforms with the approved UN project brief and the standards/expectations of the UN System in terms of space requirements, security standards, universal accessibility, environmental soundness, sustainability and timelines
    Recommend to the UN House Rehabilitation Committee for approval all project stage boundaries and highlight reports as well as presentation of issue logs for consideration.
    Provide technical support to the UN House Rehabilitation Committee, vetting all engineering designs, BoQs etc. and ensuring quality and value for money
    Provide technical support/guidance to project team on the UN approach to green infrastructure and energy efficiency for the implementation of effective eco-friendly engineering designs as may be necessary
    Plan, monitor and obtain regularly, relevant information from project contractors and FCDA to guide current and future UNCT decisions with respect to the on-going rehabilitation work on the UN House
    Work with UNDSS and the FCT project team in providing technical guidance and specifications for effective security improvements and infrastructure such as blast mitigation, access control measures etc
    Consult on a regular basis with the ADS Architect based in New York who would provide technical oversight and backstopping to the consultant on all key matters pertaining to the UN House Rehabilitation project.
    Special considerations need to be given to the following:
    Security – The rehabilitation process must exceed the UN Minimum Operating Security Standards with the   UNDSS providing technical lead in the design and specifications of security in the project.
    Space requirement – Prior to the bomb blast, inadequate accommodation to house the growing UN staff had been a challenge. The redevelopment design must take this into consideration and also make the building more amenable to the needs of the disabled. Vertical or horizontal extension within the UN compound and within available resources would therefore be a priority.
    Accessibility (i.e. provisions for people with disabilities) – The rehabilitation of the UN House is expected to take into consideration effective access for people with disabilities as well as for the generality of the UN counterparts.
    Environmental sustainability – The consultant would also be required to provide needed assistance to the design and implementation teams to ensure that the rehabilitated UN House is environmentally friendly.
    Monitoring & Progress Controls
    The national consultant will work with the relevant national body to ensure the quality and timely delivery of the rehabilitation work. He/she will report to UN House Rehabilitation Committee on a weekly basis and respond to queries from this committee where possible pertaining, but not limited, to the following topics:
    Collaboration between the “client” (UNCT and members of the FCT FCDA team), the architect/consultant and the contractor/builder
    Ensuring conformity of the UN project brief and work plans to be implemented with the standards and expectations of the UN system
    Consideration of the input of UN technical experts  and  reporting  to various stakeholders
    Participation in relevant technical meetings to ensure that UN inputs and vision are fully integrated into the implementation of the project
    Review and provide feedback on evaluation of the contractor’s bid to ensure value for money where possible.
    Competencies
    Functional Competencies:
    Good knowledge of complex infrastructure project implementation and management in Nigeria
    Excellent understanding of infrastructure frameworks and operations, and ability to interpret engineering drawings and understand BoQs;
    Excellent knowledge in M&E of infrastructural projects
    Good communication skills and a demonstrated approach to practical problem solving
    Ability to motivate and build team/work environment to support organizational goals
    Ability to work in demanding socio-cultural settings with government partners and challenging national infrastructure
    Advanced computer literacy and good knowledge of Microsoft office application
    Knowledge of UN core values, rules and regulation is an asset


    Corporate Competencies:
    Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
    Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
    Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
    Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.


    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:
    The engineer must have a Masters degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture, Construction Engineering or any related discipline. Must be a member of a recognized professional association and duly certified.


    Experience:
    10 years works experience in physical infrastructure projects with demonstrable experience in advising national counterparts on both technical (rehabilitation, security precautions, meeting established and internationally recognized norms-for instance UK BREEAM (sustainability) or Universal Design principles (accessibility).

    Language Requirements:
    Ability to speak, write and communicate in English Language is compulsory.
    The UN 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.

    A service contract (SC) is a modality for hiring individuals under a non-staff contract


    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 10 year(s)
    Course of Study: Civil Engineering
    Required Grade:  Not Specified