Under the overall supervision of the UNDP Resident Representative and direct supervision of the Country Director, the incumbent will be primarily responsible for managing the ECOWAS/UNDP/EU project. He/she will provide technical advice to senior management and ensure coordination of partnerships among the multilateral actors, as well as, between UNDP Nigeria and the UNDP project cluster office in Liberia. The incumbent will work closely with the Governance Unit and the Deputy Country Director/Programme to ensure that project is aligned to CO programme delivery.
The Team Lead- Project/Partnerships Management Coordinator supervises and leads a team of staff and experts (international and national consultants). The Coordinator will also work in close collaboration with the Project cluster and national coordinators and UNDP Nigeria to deliver on project results.
Additionally, he/she will liaise with colleagues in UNDP liaison office in Brussels, Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), and the Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA).
Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of key functions:
Manages formulation and implementation of work plans for the ECOWAS Small Arms pilot programme in the Mano River Union and the Sahel regions.
Coordinates partnerships among all relevant stakeholders i.e. ECOWAS, European Union, UNDP Nigeria, as well as, UNDP liaison offices and cluster offices in the pilot countries.
Leads and provides advice to identify strategies for mobilizing resources and partnerships building
Facilitates Communications, knowledge building and knowledge sharing as required by the development partners, focusing on the following results:
Impact of Results
The key results of the post are coordination of the efforts of the respective pilot countries in the MRU and Sahel region to deliver significant reduction in the proliferation of illicit Small Arms and Light weapons and substituting them with concrete development interventions which affect livelihoods positively; and strengthening of the existing NATCOMs to perform their functions in accordance with the provisions of the ECOWAS convention.
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Building Strategic Partnerships
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Required Skills and Experience
United Nations Considerations:
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicant's bank accounts.
UNDP 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.
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