United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Job Recruitment, March 2018

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United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Job Recruitment, March 2018 – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the main UN association in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is enrolling work force for the empty position beneath:

Title: Procurement Associate

Job ID: 15207
Location: Abuja
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Duration: One year (renewable based on satisfactory performance)

Organizational Setting

  • The Procurement Associate is under the direct supervision of the International Operations Manager and works in close coordination with the Team Leaders of the Policy, Planning and Quality Assurance; Field Operations and Programme Departments
  • The Procurement Associate in close collaboration with the operations and programme staff in the country office, sub-offices and and UNFPA Procurement Services for resolving complex procurement-related issues and information exchanges.

Job Purpose

  • In direct support of UNFPA 8th Country Programme, and in the context of  the UN Reform Strategy of the Nigeria UNCT and the Nigeria UNDAF, the Procurement Associate will ensure proper and effective use of UNFPA’s and external partners’ resources in the following activities:

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Represent UNFPA in UN working groups, RH Coalition partners:

  • Assist the Country Office and sub-offices in defining and costing their procurement and logistics needs in accordance with the approved Annual Work Plans and Advocacy Strategy on a yearly basis;
  • Build capacity by advising National Programme Officers and external parties on all aspects of procurement and logistics management implementation and organization;
  • Represent UNFPA in UNCT working groups on procurement and Long Term Agreements, and on Government and NGO Committees that deal with procurement using UNFPA core or co-financing funds, especially those related with RH Commodity Supplies and  contributions to pooled funding in sector wide initiatives; procurement for Implementing Partners and on behalf of  private sector initiatives.

Define and cost procurement and logistics needs of the country Office in accordance with the approved Annual Work Plans and Advocacy Strategy on a yearly basis:

  • Prepares a consolidated Procurement Plans on the basis of a review of all Annual Work Plans and oversee procurement, ensuring the most economical and timely delivery of complete UNFPA country office procurement portfolio.
  • Liaises with National Programme Officers and Heads of Departments, in coordination as required also with relevant Government Departments and NGOs, in defining accurate specifications and agreeing procurement modalities for the most effective and efficient procurement  in accordance with prevailing UNFPA Policies and Procedures.
  • Provides advice and systems to assist Team Leaders and National Programme Officers in proper forecasting, procurement planning and logistics management within their sphere of work in each of UNFPA’s thematic programming areas.
  • Monitors and evaluate effectiveness of procurement processes within the country office and its sub-offices and ensure compliance of the office business practices with the provisions of the UNFPA Policies and Procedures, work practices, and processes and suggest changes for improvement where and when necessary.
  • Ensures coordination with UNFPA Procurement Services Branch and Facilities Management Services, UNOPS and other UN procurement bodies for timely delivery and receipt of goods and services, release,  acceptance and delivery of these to the destination point in a timely manner with due attention to quality assurance.
  • Provides regular updates on procurement timelines and ensure regular communication within UNFPA and externally with partners of the expected delivery dates.
  • Oversees local procurement in the country office and participate on the UNCT procurement panels and committees upon request/ necessity.
  • Maintains up-to-date and complete records, documentation and filing of all procurement processes.
  • Provide strategic and technical guidance on procurement activities, overseeing all international procurement assignments throughout the Procurement Cycle, from planning to vendor performance evaluation.
  • Ensure that all procurement actions are undertaken in accordance with UNFPA’s Procurement Principles and prevailing UNFPA Policies and Procedures.
  • Provide advice to CO Programme managers for forecasting, procurement planning and in-country logistics management.
  • Lead Procurement activities of COs in Emergency contexts -upon approval of relevant Fast-Track Procedures- by providing timely feedback on queries related to policy interpretation, approval of solicitation documents, clearance and submission of Emergency CRC cases, etc.

Builds capacity by advising implementing partners and external parties on all aspects of procurement and logistics management implementation and organization:

  • Provides information, technical advice and guidance on all aspects of procurement including commodity types, procurement activities, processes and procedures in relation to UNFPA business practices, liaising and advising on best practices as necessary in-house as well as with National Medical Stores, Joint Medical Stores, Clearing Agents, National Drug Authority, Public Procurement and Disposal Authority and Sector Procurement Committees.
  • Promotes local capacity building in local and international procurement and logistics as well as procurement for humanitarian response.
  • Designs and develop curricula and materials for procurement and logistics trainings and conduct the latter for staff and implementing partners..
  • Keeps Country Office personnel abreast of latest developments in Policies and Procedures and all PSS activity as this relates to the Country Office including regular reporting of procurement activities.
  • Establishes and maintains professional contact with UNFPA Representative, Deputy Representative, Team Leaders,  National and International Programme and Operations personnel, the Africa Focal Point in PSB, DMS,  Technical Division’s  Commodity Security Branch and West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) to seek  for advice and clarify topics related to procurement and logistics and assist in the planning or execution of a project.
  • Develop sound working relationships with suppliers and third party procurement customers. Establish and maintain working relationships with procurement/ technical colleagues in other UN agencies.
  • Work on audit and PSB issues including drafting management responses.
  • Perform compliance related spot-checks to ensure adherence to regulations and rules, as well as with the relevant contract awards authority.

Supervise and coach a team of a Procurement Associate, Procurement Assistants and Interns:

  • Supervise and coach procurement personnel. Identify priorities in the work plan to ensure requirements are processed in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Provide guidance and discuss development plan.
  • Review and monitor performance of supervise

Perform other job related duties as assigned:

  • Prepare a variety of procurement related documents, contracts, communications, guidelines, Business Processes, SOPs and instructions, Memorandum of Agreements based on Long Term Agreements signed by other UN Agencies.
  • Prepare, launch and manage bidding processes according to necessity of regional team that cannot be handled by Strategic Procurement Cluster (SPC).
  • Work closely with other PSB Teams (Quality Assurance, Finance, IT, Communications) and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Business Administration, Procurement or other related field preferred.
  • Procurement accreditation by a recognized learning institute such as CIPS etc will be an asset.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years of related work experience in procurement operations in a multi-cultural environment is required.
  • Familiarity with UN procurement procedures is desirable.
  • Knowlede of reproductive health related commodities and medical terminology an asset
  • Knowledge of legal and operational aspects of contract management useful
  • Experience in international procurement and logistics management is desirable
  • Ability to analyze and utilize complicated data
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with customers, suppliers and colleagues
  • Ability to perform well under pressure and flexibility in handling unexpected work assignments as and when necessary
  • Be service minded and have the ability to work in team.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications will be an asset.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.  Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

Required Competencies
Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to UNFPA’s Values and Guiding Principles;
  • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
  • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
  • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise

UNFPA Work Environment

  • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life
  • We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

Interested candidates should: Click here to apply

Deadline  10th April, 2018.

 

Title: Administrative/Finance Associate

Job ID: 15462
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full-Time
Post Type: National
Duration: One year (Renewable based on satisfactory performance)

Organizational Setting

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the International Operations Manager, the Finance/Admin Associate provides functional leadership in Finance and ensures effective functioning of financial operations and systems in support of the Programme and office management.
  • S/he supervises and provide guidance for Finance Associates and Administrative Associate (Asset Focal Point) in the Country Office and in the sub-offices.

Job Purpose

  • S/he delivers quality services in Financial Management to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures.
  • S/he takes a client-oriented results-focused approach to interpreting the rules, procedures and guidelines in service of the country Programme, providing support and guidance to the Country Office and UNFPA supported projects.
  • S/he works closely with Programme and Project staff providing financial monitoring and analysis of projects and advising managers on expenditure trends and implementation rates.
  • The Administrative & Finance Associate is expected to maintain collaborative relationships with all technical staff (Programme Officers and project staff) as well as government counterparts.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Supports the monitoring of Programme financial performance for all core and non-core resources by providing necessary financial information and analysis, including implementation rate against indicators/results. Detects potential over-under expenditure problems and works with programme staff and output managers to ensure that these are addressed.
  • Develops tools and mechanisms for effective monitoring of Programme and project budgets, coordinates compilation of financial data and provides accurate and up-dated financial information to HQ on a continuous basis.
  • Integrates financial policies and procedures particularly relating to Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) and provides guidance and training to staff and project managers. Strives to identify ways in which Programme financial needs can be met within existing policies.
  • Monitors the Institutional Budget and ensures financial transactions are in accordance with UNFPA financial rules and procedures.
  • Ensures the effective financial recording and reporting system, internal control and audit follow-up and processes financial transactions in and accurate and timely way. Proposes procedures to improve internal controls and efficiency and responds to audit issues.
  • In consultation with the International Operations Manager, Deputy Representative, and Unit Heads, follows up with programme managers and implementing Partners (IP) focal points to ensure that Funding Authorization and Certificate of Expenditures (FACE) are received timely from IPs and recorded accordingly in Atlas.
  • Monitors the dashboard to ensure that any items requiring corrections are worked on  a timely basis and serves as the focal point for completion of integrated accountability checklist.
  • Provide technical support to the Programme managers and Implementing partners in the areas of Programme Financial Management.
  • Reviews and monitors charges for common services and cost recovery taking into account maximum cost efficiency and represents UNFPA’s interest in related negotiations and agreements.
  • Assists in the formulation of Programme/project budget in determining expenditure levels.
  • Provide support and reviews to quality services in administration, procurement, communication and management of office equipment and infrastructure to internal and external clients mastering all relevant rules, guidelines, processes and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintain contact with counterparts in Government for compliance with guidelines in the submission of financial reports as well as counterparts in the UNDP.
  • Coordinates the Conduct of HACT audits and facilitate the development and implementation of follow-up actions.
  • Undertake any other assignments as may be required by the Representative, Deputy Representative and the International Operations Manager.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in Accounting/Finance, Business Administration or related field.
  • Professional accounting qualification such as ICAN, ACCA, CPA will be desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience preferably in programme/project finance management in the public or private sector including at least 4 years in the same functional role.
  • Familiarity with UN Operational Rules and Regulations; direct working experience in applying and handling UN Operational rules and regulations and familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning will be an asset.
  • Ability to interpret administrative and financial rules, regulations and procedures clearly and concisely is desirable.
  • Proficiency in current MS Office software applications and other accounting package is essential.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.
  • Good writing and communication skills.

Required Competencies
Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to UNFPA’s Values and Guiding Principles;
  • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
  • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
  • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise

UNFPA Work Environment

  • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.
  • We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

Interested candidates should: Click here to apply

Deadline  13th April, 2018.

Title: ICT Associate –  ICS 07

Job ID: 15465
Location: Abuja
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Post Type: National Post
Duration: One year (renewable based on satisfactory performance)

Organizational Setting

  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the International Operations Manager,  the ICT  Associate provides leadership in execution of ICT services in the CO, implements ICT management systems and strategies, provides daily technical support to users of information management tools and technology infrastructure.
  • The incumbent is responsible for review and advice on the use of new technologies that will enhance the CO productivity. The ICT  Associate promotes a client-oriented approach.

Job Purpose
The ICT Associate provides strategic and tactical leadership for the IT team, supervises ICT support staff and  works in close collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development, Operations, Programme and project teams in the CO and UNFPA HQs staff for resolving complex ICT-related issues, collaborates with Regional ICT Officers (RIO), ICT Managers and other ICT Staff as follows:

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Comply with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and   procedures for the CO technology environment.
  • Provide inputs to elaboration of internal policies and procedures on the use of ICT. Elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in ICT in consultation with office management.
  • Develop and update  the ICT annual plan.
  • Provision of support to the use of Atlas (UNFPA’s implementation of PeopleSoft ERP) functionality for improved business results and improved client services.
  • Initiate and deploy innovative solutions in support of programme delivery.
  • Provide  advice on maintenance of equipment and acquisition of hardware supplies, making routine repairs and change of hardware electronic components.
  • Supervise of the implementation of corporate UNFPA systems.
  • Develop  new software packages for high impact results (e.g. office management system, electronic registry, etc) as required.
  • Operation of network utility procedures defining network users and security attributes establishing directories, menus and drive-mappings, configuring network printers and providing user access. Ensure that the UNFPA desktop and network resources are protected from malicious virus attacks and deploy countermeasures in the event of the attacks.
  • Trouble-shooting and monitoring of network problems.
  • Respond to user needs and questions regarding network access.
  • Maintain up-to-date parameters of information for the network clients and electronic mail.
  • Implement of backup and restoration procedures for local drives. Maintenance of backup logs. Organization of off-site storage of backups.
  • Ensure that there are measures in place for business continuity and disaster recover processes and procedures including backup and restoration of both server and local storage facilities.
  • Timely LAN Infrastructure and Internet connectivity upgrade to meet UNFPA requirements.
  • Identify opportunities and ways of converting business processes into web-based systems to address the issues of efficiency (office management system, donor profile software, knowledge management systems).
  • Create and maintain Country Office web site and intranet ensuring that the content is updated and meets the requirements of UNFPA.
  • Provide of advice on and assistance in procurement of new equipment for the CO and projects, provision of technical specifications and information on best options in both local and international markets, review of quotations and bids.
  • Maintain of an up-to-date inventory of the software and hardware.
  • Maintain the library of reference materials.
  • Maintain inventory and stock of supplies and spare parts in cooperation with the Procurement Unit.
  • Identify and promote different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge management and sharing, information provision.
  • Organize trainings for the operations/ projects staff on ICT issues.
  • Maintain staff training profiles.
  • Synthesis lessons learned and best practices in ICT.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Performs any other assignment that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer EngineeringComputer Science
  • Professional qualifications will be an added advantage – Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) required. Work experience in the UN system is desirable.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years working experience in network administration and use of hardware/software, telecommunications facilities, knowledge of database packages, and experience in web design.
  • Working knowledge in computing skills in all software packages, is essential.
  • Experience in client support such as, a help desk or user support unit.
  • Good knowledge of PC/LAN operating systems, microsoft windows, corporate ICT security and viral protection systems, ERP.
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded and reported.
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies, identify and resolve operational problems.
  • Ability to provide input to business processes, re-engineering, elaboration and implementation o new systems.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.  Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

Required Competencies
Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to UNFPA’s Values and Guiding Principles;
  • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
  • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
  • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies:

  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise

Interested candidates should: Click here to apply

Deadline  13th April, 2018.

 

Title:  Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist  –  NOC

Job ID: 15459
Location: Abuja
Post Type: National Post
Job Type: Full-Time
Duration: One Year (Renewable Based on Satisfactory Performance)

Organizational Setting   

  • Under the general supervision of the Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Specialist is responsible for developing and guiding the overall M&E plan, Quality Assurance Plan and related activities.
  • He provides timely and relevant information to programme managers and other stakeholders for result oriented programme formulation and implementation.
  • The National Programme Specialist-M&E provides technical support in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities of Implementing Partners and UNFPA Sub-Offices, and provides assistance in M&E capacity building activities To government counterparts.

Job Purpose

  • The Programme Specialist, M & E will work within an integrated, coordinated, and systems strengthening context including Project Results Framework Development and perform the following:

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Programme planning and implementation:

  • Lead the M&E work in the Country Office
  • Promote results based approach to monitoring and evaluation, emphasizing results and impacts.
  • Work with other program officers to develop proposals for resource mobilization including the development of appropriate frameworks to aid results based management of projects.
  • Analyse and report on programme progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all programme reports; guide staff and implementing partners in the preparation of progress reports in accordance with approved reporting format and ensure timely submission of scheduled reports.
  • Lead in the preparation of the Country Office Report.
  • Ensure that all key performance indicators for the Country programme and related projects are collected and reported in a timely manner and discussed in the appropriate forum  in terms of implication for future actions.
  • Prepare draft TORs for Mid-term and final evaluation of projects and country programme in accordance with UNFPA guidelines.
  • In collaboration with UNFPA programme staff, ensure the collection, analysis and dissemination of results of evaluations at the end of country programmes and ensure lesson learned are incorporated in the next country programme.
  • In collaboration with executing agencies, backstop the implementation of the overall monitoring and evaluation mechanism of the country programme.
  • Participate in UN wide activities including United Nations Development Assistance framework UNDAF theme working group, DMAG.
  • Participate in monitoring progress of the implementation of UNDAF and Delivering as One (DaO) approach.

Capacity Development and Technical Assistance:

  • Organize and provide training in M&E for the programme and implementing partners with a view of developing national and State M&E capacity
  • Facilitate and act as resource person and join in, if required, any external supervision and evaluation mission
  • Coach other members of the M&E team, direct expert consultants, and facilitate working groups and task teams in order to provide support to Project managers, technical staff and implementing agencies on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with the programme coordinators in Sub-Offices to ensure programme implementation and achieving expected results as per M&E framework;
  • Provide technical support and guidance to Sub-Office M&E staff in preparing periodic reports on the activities, schedule, and financial status of all programme outputs in a standard reporting format as required;
  • Contribute to monitoring and analysis of reports on humanitarian, economic, political and social factors in development and management of population and development programmes.

Evidence and Knowledge Development and Dissemination:

  • Identify innovative evaluation methodologies and promote their incorporation into the Country Office  operations
  • Substantively contribute to the identification, documentation and dissemination of best practices/lessons learned and ensure their availability in the organizational system for lessons learned
  • Contribute to the analysis, synthesis and dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge and new approaches to monitoring and evaluation practice, in particular best practices, and make recommendations for their adoption at the country and sub-office levels.

Quality Assurance:

  • Review methodologies, scope of work, technical proposals and consultant qualifications for all evaluations to be contracted under the Country Programme;
  • Review, technically assess and provide feedback on all intermediate products and draft evaluation reports to ensure quality;
  • Design quality assurance plan for implementation of activities in the field office;
  • Foster and ensure results-based quality delivery and compliance with UNFPA policies, procedures and guidelines (quality assurance responsibilities);
  • Play a key role in the preparation for all internal and external audits  UNFPA, Nigeria is subjected to;
  • Serve as the technical reference in the field of M & E and provide state-of-the- art quality assistance to the Sub-office M & E staff.
  • Follow up and monitor the implementation of key recommendations.
  • Perform any other task that may b assigned from time to time by the Representative or Deputy Representative or Assistant Representative.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Post Graduate degree in Demography, Social Sciences, Sociology, Development Studies, Economics, Medical Sciences, Public Health or other related fields

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years post graduate working experience in programme management and monitoring and evaluation at national level.
  • Experience  working with government institutions and donor organizations.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with issues on population, reproductive health, gender and youth.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and human relation skills.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications is mandatory.
  • Work experience and knowledge of the UN system is desirable.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.  Strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English.

Required Competencies
Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to UNFPA Values and Guiding Principles;
  • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
  • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
  • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team of specialists
  • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Results-based programme development and management
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Resource mobilization (Programme)
  • Job knowledge.

UNFPA Work Environment

  • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.
  • We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

Interested candidates should: Click here to apply

Deadline  13th April, 2018.

 

Title: Programme Specialist, Gender/Gender-based Violence (GBV)

Job ID: 15460
Location: Abuja
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Post Type: National Post
Post Level: NOC (ICS 10)
Duration: One year (renewable based on satisfactory performance)

Organizational Setting

  • Under the general supervision of the Representative and the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Programme Specialist, Gender/GBV provides substantive inputs to project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and development frameworks in UNFPA Field Office, Abuja.
  • The Programme Specialist, Gender/GBV will have oversight responsibility of the Gender Unit in the Field Office.
  • He/she will guide and facilitate the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes and ensures the appropriate application of the tools, available guidelines and procedures for gender equity and equality.

Job Purpose

  • The Programme Specialist, Gender/GBV provides programmatic and technical support and coordination to ensure strong partnership and collaboration with the UN as well as with national/international counterparts in a comprehensive multi-sectoral survivor-centered prevention and response Gender-Based Violence (GBV) programming.
  • This response includes a close cooperation with health, psycho-social, protection and legal sectors to ensure that survivor’s needs are met.
  • UNFPA is the Lead on the GBV Sub-Cluster which the incumbent will assist in coordination at the national level.  The Programme Specialist, Gender/GBV will undertake the following duties:

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Partnership and Coordination:

  • Coordinates Technical Assistance within the framework of agreed work plans for successful implementation of the gender equality component of the Country Programme.
  • Support implementing partners in the identification, analysis and integration of gender equality objectives into strategic development frameworks.
  • Works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social development and the Protection Sector Working group the UN Country Team, Humanitarian technical groups and other stakeholders to strengthen and facilitate inter-agency, multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response interventions at national and sub-national levels.
  • The GBV Specialist act as the GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator at the national level and provides overall guidance and support on emerging tools an guidelines of the GBV AOR, builds capacity of GBV sub cluster member to understand, apply and utilize the tools.
  • Participates and represents UNFPA in humanitarian emergency coordination platforms as assigned by the management of UNFPA.
  • Provide technical support in developing and implementing a Multi-sectoral and coordinated GBV prevention and response programmes to include referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation.

Technical Support and Programming:

  • Provide Technical support and guidance to capacity enhancement for gender analysis and mainstreaming in government programmes and other counterparts.
  • In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners contributes substantively to integrate gender dimensions in UNFPA programming, monitoring and evaluation and ensures gender equity and equality in addressing population issues.
  • Collaborates with other stakeholders and partners, in Government institutions, the donor community and the civil society, to ensure mainstreaming of culture, gender, and human rights in all population and development programmes and policies.
  • Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging gender issues, by analyzing programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with the Field Office team for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
  • Coordinates and supports the coherent and effective implementation of the GBV  components of the Humanitarian response
  • Support results based management planning, monitoring and reporting to ensure need based programming
  • Supports and advises the country office humanitarian response programme and builds knowledge and programming practices in relation to GBV programming through information sharing and facilitation of external and internal trainings aimed at multi-sectoral prevention and response.
  • Provides technical support to the development of relevant legislative, policy and advocacy documents to address GBV concerns in the context of broader gender (inequality) issues.
  • Assists in writing proposals and engaging in resource mobilization efforts to support joint programming and the UN Delivering as One initiative.
  • Undertakes follow up actions on programme implementation interventions and prepares reports. Drafts changes in the programme work plans, as required.
  • Facilitates capacity building workshops and other capacity building activities to counterparts.
  • Support advocacy and resource mobilization efforts by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, donor profiles and participating in donor meetings and public information events.
  • Facilitate the effective delivery of evidence-based advocacy messages to promote UNFPA’s programme goals taking into account political and social sensitivities
  • Mobilizes government counterpart obligations and explore opportunities for additional resources in support of Gender initiatives in the states under the zonal office.
  • Promote UNFPA visibility at all levels.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by UNFPA  Representative or Deputy Representative

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Analyzes and reports on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends corrective action.
  • Supervises preparation by implementing partners of annual and other periodic work plans and monitors and evaluates progress according to the Project monitoring plan, including contracts with UNFPA partners towards projected programme results, and documents and applies lessons learnt to close the gaps.
  • Monitors projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels, and coordinates timely delivery of quality project and financial reporting and ensures adequacy with finance and activities.
  • Undertakes regular monitoring missions and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in assessing the GBV trends, patterns and advises on the prevention and response strategies.
  • Document lessons learnt and participate in dissemination to relevant partners.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in gender, population, Sociology or development studies. Specialization in gender studies is required.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Professional  working experience of a minimum of  7 years (Post-Graduate) preferably in  programme/project management in the public or private sector  linked to gender issues.
  • Experience in working with government institutions and donor organizations.
  • Familiar  with issues on population, reproductive health, gender, gender-based violence and youth.
  • Ability to work under pressure  and excellent  and human relation skills.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications is mandatory.

Language:

  • Fluency in English required.  Strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English will be an asset.

Required Competencies
Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to UNFPA Values and Guiding Principles;
  • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
  • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
  • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team of specialists
  • Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Results-based programme development and management
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Resource mobilization (Programme)
  • Job knowledge

Interested candidates should: Click here to apply

Deadline  13th April, 2018.

Note

  • This vacancy is only for nationals of Nigeria
  • No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN staff regulations 4.5

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