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  • Posted on: 3 October, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project is managed by UNDP in support of elections and more broadly, the deepening of democracy in Nigeria. It is funded with contributions from The European Union, the UK Department for International Development (DfID), UNDP, the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFTAD). The project duration is 2010-2015. It aims to consolidate and advance democratic governance and accountability in Nigeria to achieve the country’s stated development priorities and outcomes as specified in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP).

    These objectives are pursued through four components:

    •     Promoting Credible, Transparent and Sustainable Electoral Processes
    •     Improving the Democratic Quality of Political Engagement
    •     Enhancing Participation by Women, Youth and other marginalized groups
    •     Strengthening Channels of Civic Engagement.

    The project has commenced implementation of its phase II activities since January 2014 based on a Road map prepared which identifies the overall strategic objectives of Phase 2 in a programmatic sense, noting that activities must continue to feed into and support the overall progress of the Project towards the intended outcomes.

    Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Procurement Specialist, the Operations Associate provides the overall administration and execution of varied and inter-related operational and logistical activities, ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Operations Associate promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.

    The Operations Associate works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and projects staff in the CO and other UN agencies staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

    Operations Associate


    Duties and Responsibilities
    Summary of Key Functions :

    •     Implementation of operational strategies
    •     Organizes procurement processes for DGD
    •     Provision of effective and efficient administrative support services
    •     Provides effective support to DGD programme activities
    •     Effective administrative and financial control in the office
    •     Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing
    •     Ensures implementation of operational strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
    •     Full compliance of administrative activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
    •     Support to the CO administrative business processes mapping and elaboration of the internal standard operating procedures (SOPs).
    •     Preparation of administrative team results-oriented workplans.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Secondary education.  Certification in Administration.  University Degree in Business or Public Administration desirable, but it is not a requirement.

    5 years of relevant experience in administration or programme support service. Previous experience with UNDP or any other international organization a MUST. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

    Language Requirements:

    • Strong skills in written communications in English;
    • Excellent spoken English is also required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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