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  • Posted on: 20 March, 2012 Deadline: 3 April, 2012
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  • Background
    The UN WOMEN (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) is recruiting personnel for the following position in the  Country Office in  Abuja:

    PROGRAMME OFFICER – ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
    Duties and Responsibilities
     
    Summary of Key Functions
    •    To build the capacity of women cooperatives to basic means of production
    •    To increase the economic potentials of women to compete within the limited
    •    To serve as a catalyst in order to ensure the involvement of women in mainstream development activities, as often as possible at the pre-investment stage.
    •    Programme Management and Implementation
    •    Support management of UN WOMEN
    •    Support the achievement of Gender Equality through Women Empowerment and reduction of violence against women.
    •    Research and Advocacy
    •    Facilitation of Knowledge Building and Information Sharing
    •    Facilitate capacity building for relevant stakeholders
     
    Specific Tasks:
    Develop the proposal for the gender mainstreaming and women economic empowerment and itsimplementation framework.
    Liaise closely with the Gender Desk Officer of relevant stakeholders and institutions on empowerment of women
    Develop new proposals for funding for activities for economic empowerment and capacity building for the Nigeria police
    Support other tasks in the UN WOMEN office as assigned by supervising officer
    Propose and implement a resource mobilization strategy for possible donor support based on outcome of stakeholder consultation on programme development
    Conduct continuous analysis of the gender and economy context in Nigeria to influence the project’s response to emerging economic issues affecting women.
    Undertake follow-up action on programme implementation activities and prepare relevant reports.  Draft changes in programme work plans as required under the UNDAF in Akwa Ibom State
    Coordinate and Assign/undertake monitoring visits to UN WOMEN gender and economic programmes and projects sites/partners, assess local conditions and resources and monitor UN WOMEN inputs.  Communicate with local counterpart authorities on project feasibility and effectiveness
    Provide overall technical and advisory oversight to the different stakeholders of the project through the focal desk officers.
    Provide overall coordination for the activities on
     economic empowerment of women Record and harmonize gender concerns and observations at the national, zonal activities on economic empowerment.
    Analyse programme implementation reports and evaluate against established programme recommendations, plans of actions and deliverables.  Report outcomes of analysis and make recommendations.
    Facilitate the engagement of consultants for any activity that may required the services of consultants within the economic empowerment and capacity building for the police
    Facilitate training activities for the Nigeria police on VAWG.
    Participate in training programmes, including preparation of training materials and facilitation of sessions within UN WOMEN’s programme areas
    Contribute to accurate and timely inputs for project status report required for donors, management and annual reports etc.
    Attend technical meetings with partners, prepare reports and undertake follow-up action
    Perform all other duties as may be assigned by the UN WOMEN Representative. 
     
    Competencies
     
    Core Competencies:
     
    Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
    Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
    Self-development, initiative-taking
     Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
     Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
    Creating synergies through self-control
    Managing conflict
     Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
     Informed and transparent decision making
     
    Required Skills and Experience
    Qualifications:
    The Consultant will have an advance degree in social sciences with current and relevant experience in practice or research in the area of gender equality and women economic empowerment.
     
    Experience:
    o    Minimum of 2 years of professional experience, including in-depth knowledge of programming on gender equality, with profound knowledge of women’s rights, gender issues and gender analysis in Nigeria;
    o    Experience in programme coordination and implementation;
    o    Previous work with UN Agencies and/or civil society organizations will be an advantage;
    o    Strong communication and writing skills in English are required.
     
    Office Assistant

    Duties and Responsibilities
     
    Under the direct supervision of the Administrative Assistant,  the incumbent performs the following duties:-
     
    -   Collects and delivers mail, pouches and other communications to and from  the UN Registry;
    -  Sorts, delivers and picks up mail from various offices on the premises at regular intervals.  Keeps records as required;
    -   Packs materials received for dispatch, affixes labels, inserts materials in envelopes and franks outgoing mail;
    -   Make photocopies and collate same as required;
    -   Assists with the arrangement of tea breaks during meetings;
    -   General clerical assistance;
    -   Performs other duties as required.
     
    Competencies
    Functional Competencies:
     
     Ability to sort out and organize large quantities of material for dispatch
     Understanding of UNDP operations procedures and requirements
     
    Leadership and Self-Management
      Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
     Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
    Responds positively to critical feedback
     
    Required Skills and Experience
      Be a Nigerian National, (Male or Female)
      Be  a   secondary School Graduate
      Possess at least 2 years cognate experience.
      Have a good knowledge of the UN  system
      Possess  good oral and writing skills in English
     Have demonstrated a sense of integrity in the discharge of their duties.
     
    Driver

    Duties and Responsibilities
     
    Drives office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items
    Meets official personnel at the airport and facilitates immigration and customs formalities as required;
    Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, checks oil, water, battery, brakes, tyres etc; performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that the vehicle is kept clean;
    Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc;
    Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accident;
    Report to the Administrative Assistant any fault detected in any of the UN WOMEN vehicles;
    Photocopy mails and other official documents as may be required in the office or during workshops/seminars;
    Distributes mails as appropriate to all staff within the office and to government and NGO offices directly involved with UN WOMEN in the implementation of the Country Programme;
    In collaboration with the Admin. Assistant facilitates the procurement of visas for staff members, Government officials, traveling abroad for meetings and other official engagements;
    Maintain records on travel in order to facilitate efficient tracking and monitoring.
    Performs any other duties as may be assigned.
     
    Competencies
    Corporate Competencies:
     
     Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
     Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability 
     
    Functional Competencies:
     
    Knowledge Management and Learning
        Shares knowledge and experience
        Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office
     
    Development and Operational Effectiveness
        Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
        Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol
        Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues
     
    Leadership and Self-Management
        Focuses on result for the client
       Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
       Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
        Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views
     
    Required Skills and Experience
    Be a Nigerian national (male or female)
    Possess at least Primary School Leaving Certificate
    Possess valid professional driving license and Trade Test Certificate
    Have the ability to read and write English
    Have a minimum of 5 years professional driving experience with a reputable organization
    Have work history of at least 3 years in the UN system is desirable.

    Method of Application

    Interested Candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the Apply now button. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page. To apply visit: http://www.ng.undp.org/jobs.shtml for details.
     
    Please note that instead of a CV you're required to download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) from the following link http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc   Complete it and upload when prompted.
    Applications without a fully completed P11 form will not be considered. Only applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted.
     
    The system will only allow for one attachement.
     
    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.

    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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