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  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is implementing three European Union funded projects in Nigeria:

    • Support to the Justice Sector in Nigeria;
    • Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria; and
    • Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria.

    Through these projects, UNODC is supporting the Government of Nigeria to strengthen the rule of law and human security, in line with the international treaties against drugs, crime and terrorism.

    To improve visibility for these projects, UNODC is required to develop and launch a website for each of the three projects. UNODC is now seeking the services of a consultant website designer to design a website that will provide timely information to the public on project activities and highlight the achievements of the three projects as well as improving the visibility of the European Union as funder of the projects

    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is implementing three European Union funded projects in Nigeria:

    Support to the Justice Sector in Nigeria;
    Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria; and
    Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria.

    Through these projects, UNODC is supporting the Government of Nigeria to strengthen the rule of law and human security, in line with the international treaties against drugs, crime and terrorism.

    To improve visibility for these projects, UNODC is required to develop and launch a website for each of the three projects. UNODC is now seeking the services of a consultant website designer to design a website that will provide timely information to the public on project activities and highlight the achievements of the three projects as well as improving the visibility of the European Union as funder of the projectsLandmark University is a private University approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria, established by World Mission Agency, which is an arm of the Living Faith Church Worldwide. As an apex educational institution, it is focused on teaching, learning, research, and community service by promoting a lasting culture of excellence for the advancement of humanity. In pursuit of the goal of building a strong research-based University, it seeks to employ research-active academics on regular appointment or at Sabbatical Staff from all over the world. The campus is IT - driven, which empowers every focused academic towards achieving a fulfilled career experience.

    NATIONAL CONSULTANT - WEBSITE DESIGNER FOR UNODC PROJECTS

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Purpose of the Assignment:
    The purpose of this consultancy is to develop a website for each of three European Union funded projects implemented by UNODC in Nigeria:
    (i) Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria;
    (ii) Support to the Justice Sector in Nigeria;
    (iii) Support to Anti-Corruption in Nigeria.

    Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant
    Under the direct supervision of the Outreach and Communication Officer and in coordination with the project teams, the consultant will design a website for the three projects with appropriate user interface, ensuring that all design elements and templates work within a variety of browser types and screen settings.

    The consultant will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Design and launch three websites, based on UNODC’s requirements, using a web content management system that will be easy to use for a variety of purposes, including search engine, social media applications interface, mobile internet use, creation of additional web pages, etc.;
    • Upon design and launch of the websites, train selected staff to update the website contents using applicable tools;
    • Create web linkage to the project Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media pages, as well as to the websites of UNODC, European Commission and in-country project partners;
    • Create feature webpages within the website as required, including calendar of events, what’s new, quick links, FAQs, etc. as well as flash player/animation for photo and video uploads and visitor counter;
    • Provide technical support for initial administration and updating of the website.

    Consultancy milestones:

    • Consultation with designated staff for initial assessment of consultancy needs and to discuss design ideas;
    • Development and submission of a consultancy work plan;
    • Collation of information and materials for designing the websites;
    • Development and design of the websites: two sample designs per project is required;
    • Presentation of designs for reviews, comments and additional information;
    • Modification of designs based on suggestions by the reviewers and creation of additional webpages and interactive functions;
    • Presentation of modified designs for final approval by UNODC;
    • Any other amendments to the designs;
    • Launch of website;
    • Training of staff in website administration and update;
    • Limited time support for initial administration and update.

    Expected tangible and measurable outputs:

    • Three websites creatively and innovatively designed and launched, user friendly and easy to navigate and update;
    • Training of staff in website administration and update;
    • Limited time initial technical support for website administration and update.

    Duration of consultancy:
    The consultancy is designed to be executed within thirty (30) working days from June to November, 2015.

    Remuneration:
    Successful candidate will be remunerated in an agreed ratio of about four (4) instalments tied to different deliverables as will be stated in the contract.

    Criteria to evaluate the consultant’s performance:

    • Substantive and technical quality of the websites;
    • Timeliness of submission of all outputs/deliverables;
    • Acceptance of the required outputs by UNODC.

    Competencies
    Corporate Competencies:

    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    • Highest standard of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Excellent understanding of organisational issues;
    • Commitment to professionalism;
    • In-depth and extensive technical knowledge of web design and the use of web design tools such as HTML5, CSS, JS, Java and Google Analytics, Drupal, and relevant software applications;
    • Ability to visualize creative and innovative designs for websites and presentations;
    • Ability to analyze project needs and translate them into creative web solutions;
    • Ability to create web banners and flash animations;
    • Advanced graphic design skills;
    • Exceptional artistic and aesthetic skills with a good sense of colours, visualizations, designs and layouts;
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to pay attention to details;
    • Commitment to quality;
    • Commitment to deadlines;
    • Objectivity, honesty and fairness;
    • Logic and ability to operate systematically;
    • Excellent oral and writing communication skills;
    • Timely and accurate submission of reports and other required documents;
    • Substantive and linguistic quality of documents prepared;
    • Commitment to confidentiality of the assignment and handing over of products and documents paid for by UNODC used in the delivery of consultancy outputs.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, information technology or any relevant field, plus certification or advanced training in web design, web management and application

    Experience:

    • At least five years practical and active experience in website development and design;
    • Knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate will be an advantage.

    Language:

    • Fluency in English;
    • Working knowledge of some major Nigeria Languages is an advantage.

    Additionally:

    • The consultant will ensure that stakeholders are shielded from needless risk of harm or embarrassment and proceed with their willing and informed cooperation;
    • The consultant should maintain objectivity and exercise professional integrity in the conduct of the assessment and all related activities;
    • UNODC retains the proprietary rights to any information collected or produced from the consultancy.

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    NATIONAL MONITORING AND EVALUATION CONSULTANT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION OF A MONITORING AND EVALUATION FRAMEWORK FOR JUSTICE SECTOR REFORM

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Purpose of the assignment:
    The purpose of the consultancy is to assist in strengthening the Monitoring and Evaluation capacity of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Federal Ministry of Justice (FMOJ) and lead agencies in the Project.

    A system that will equip the executing agency with appropriate but simplistic tools and capacities to M&E project performance against pre-determined bench marks at all levels of activities, outputs and outcome, while also identifying bottlenecks and providing an objective assessment on the performance of the project to the management hence enabling them to take informed decisions regarding the different aspects of the project performance. A system that is able to capture best practices, and contributes to the knowledge base within and beyond the project boundaries.

    The system should also allow for simplistic mechanism for systematic data collection and analysis by the different stakeholders, not only to monitor and evaluate progress made but promote project accountability towards stakeholders, donors and end users (beneficiaries)

    Tasks to be performed by the consultant:
    Under the supervision of the UNODC’s Programme Officer Monitoring and Evaluation, in consultation with the project Coordinator/justice project team, and in direct collaboration with NPC and FMoJ management, and focal persons of the relevant M & E units, the incumbent will perform the following broad tasks:

    • Review of the existing M&E system;
    • Development of a refined M&E System;
    • Roll out of the approved M&E System (including piloting phase), and provide training to focal points that are responsible to manage and update the system;
    • Post implementation follow up and back stopping;
    • In collaboration with NPC staff and UNODC, refine outcome and output indicators;
    • In consultation with FMoJ/NPC staff and UNODC, develop and field test all templates of the M&E System.

    Expected tangible and measurable output(s):
    The main output of the assignment is to have a functional M&E System for the FMoJ/NPC to monitor and evaluate the project.

    Under the broad tasks (as stated above) the consultant is expected to undertake and deliver the following outputs:

    • Prepare and submit a written proposal to UNODC and the NPC on the methods of, and timeline for, development of the M & E System;
    • Conduct comprehensive assessment of the M&E system within the relevant institutions, this will also entail visits to the field and discussion with NPC/FMoJ/UNODC relevant staff including that from the M&E Unit/section;
    • Based on the assessment and discussions with relevant staff including UNODC, NPC and FMoJ develop a concept of a proposed refinedM&E system for the approval of the component authorities;
    • Develop a detail annual costing of the proposed M&E system both in terms of human resources, hard ware and overhead.

    Develop a complete refined M&E system not limited to the following:

    • Key performance indicators at output, outcome and impact level, along with defining the data collection, collation, analysis and dissemination protocols, and these indicators should be aligned with the project log frame. Indicators must be consistent with well-known SMART criteria. (The assessment of the proposed indicators should take into account the expected and realistic frequency of data collection on impact, outcome and output indicators;
    • Proposed criteria and mechanisms for data quality assurance, where the data collected and reported is credible, accurate, and reliable and is devoid of any biases;
    • Design relevant reporting templates, including field visit reports, follow-up mechanism and protocols for project review meetings
    • Propose a project specific Management Information System (MIS), a database that is able to store relevant information and can run simple queries (by indicator name and time frame);
    • Conduct and submit a report on training need assessment of the staff designated for the M&E of the project at all levels of the project. The reports will include a training programme on the M&E system;
    • Conduct training for identified focal staff (from various departments and zonal offices) responsible for monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the project;
    • Draw up detail specifications and terms of reference for the proposed hardware for the M&E System;
    • Provide backstopping support throughout the initial activities during the first few months on the use of the system;
    • Analysis of the results of the pilot (Before the monitoring system is fully launched, it is important to pilot the system to see what works and what does not work. The piloting exercise is intended to test the indicators, data sources, data collection and analysis methods, as well as means of data collection and reporting. Analysis of the results of the pilot will provide an opportunity to review indicators against data collection methods to ensure their relevance, feasibility and cost-effectiveness)
    • At the end of the above process, the consultant will assist to ensure that a quality M&E system is in operation, and facilitate an effective implementation of the project. An M&E plan is in place providing guidance to all relevant institutions in the delivery of the agreed outputs and a functional review mechanism, which consult on project progress and are taking corrective measures to rectify identified deficits.

    Details as to how the work must be delivered:
    To fulfil the objectives of the consultancy, the consultant will:

    Study relevant documentation provided by the NPC/FMoJ/UNODC, including the project document and the Act setting up the NPC with emphasis on the sections relating to monitoring and evaluation role of the NPC.
    Undertake an in-house assessment mission to the NPC Headquarters and/or its zonal offices, as appropriate, which will involve:

    • Interacting closely with NPC management staff and the project focal person;
    • Meeting with staff of the Monitoring and Evaluation unit;
    • Meeting with some NPC and Justice Sector stakeholders to assess the type, nature, volume and level of projects and programmes being  implemented by the NPC, relevant to the justice sector;
    • Review of any existing Monitoring and Evaluation System being used by NPC.

    Interacting/working with designated staff of the NPC, FMoJ and UNODC to:

    • Develop and present the concept of the Monitoring and Evaluation tool and the monitoring system to the NPC and other stakeholders;
    • Identify, engage and manage the staff that will work with or assist him/her in the assignment;
    • Implement the necessary training as determined in the methodology;
    • Roll out the M&E system as per the agreed modality and design of the system.

    Evaluation Criteria:

     

    • Timely, accurate and logical submission of the documents required;
    • Substantive and linguistic quality of the documents prepared;
    • Delivery of the Training of Trainers for the selected pioneering staff that will use the tools;
    • Evaluation of the whole activities by the management staff of the NPC.

    Additionally:
    All documents submitted by the consultant will only be deemed accepted, when communicated in writing to the consultant by the component authority (ies).

    Remuneration:
    Successful candidate will be remunerated in an agreed ratio of about five (5) instalments tied to different deliverables as will be stated in the contract.

    Competencies
    Corporate Competencies:

    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    • Highest standard of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Excellent understanding of organisational issues;
    • Commitment to professionalism;
    • In-depth knowledge of M&E, specifically in relation to public sector institutions;
    • Excellent understanding ofJustice Sector Reform issues and/or fields directly relevant to the project;
    • Knowledge in conducting training sessions and good facilitation skills;
    • Good understanding of change management, including system development and organizational skills;
    • Commitment to quality;
    • Commitment to deadlines;
    • Objectivity, honesty and fairness;
    • Logic and ability to operate systematically;
    • Excellent oral and writing communication skills;
    • Timely and accurate submission of reports and other required documents;
    • Substantive and linguistic quality of documents prepared;
    • Commitment to confidentiality of the assignment and handing over of products and documents paid for by UNODC used in the delivery of consultancy outputs.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • University degree (preferably Post-graduate degree) in law, public administration or a related discipline.

    Experience:

    • At least 8 years ofprofessional experience, including some years in M&E and/or public sector management experience.

    Language:

    • Fluency in English;
    • Working knowledge of some major Nigeria Languages is an advantage.

    Method of Application

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

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