Over the past 10 years, the UN Millennium Campaign has built an impressive array of partnerships with civil society on MDG advocacy and supported the creation of strong coalitions to create accountability for commitments at global, regional and country levels. The Campaign’s Africa regional team works with citizens in key constituencies – civil society organizations, parliamentarians, local authorities, youth, media and the private sector. The Campaign focuses its work on MDGs 1-7 primarily in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Senegal, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.
In Nigeria, the Campaign working with its civil society partners have developed a National Strategy which will shape the work of the Campaign from 2011-2015. This is also in addition to an Advocacy and Communication Strategy which has been developed under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator and working with the UN Communications Group (UNCG). Under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator, the Millennium Campaign is working to develop a UN System-wide advocacy in Nigeria which will deepen the work of the United Nations on the MDGs in Nigeria and strengthen partnership with key stakeholders including civil society, media, the legislature, faith based and traditional institutions.
The Millennium Campaign has recently being a beneficiary of a generous contribution from the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to strengthen MDGs advocacy and campaigns in Nigeria and across Africa. It is expected that this contribution is received annually.
In order to strengthen its program capacity in Nigeria, the UN Millennium Campaign is seeking to recruit a Program Consultant to provide administrative and programmatic support to the National Coordinator of the Campaign and the Nigerian program. The initial duration of this contract will be 3 months.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience
University degree in finance or business related fields, social sciences, public administration, law or relevant discipline is required.
Fluency in English.
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.