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  • Posted on: 11 December, 2015 Deadline: 18 December, 2015
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  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

    We are recruiting to fill the position below:

    Consultant - Inclusive and Sustainable Development for Peace and Stability

     

    Additional Category: Management
    Type of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: National Consultant

    Description
    This Returnee Community Focused Reintegration (RCFR) programme is organized according to the four main components enhanced in the NAM report:

    • Livelihoods, resettlement and reintegration;
    • Access to basic services;
    • Security and protection of human rights;
    • Infrastructure. For each component, priority projects have been determined in the diverse locations assessed, directed at the returnees in the various camps and in their respective host communities.

    The support that UNCT and UN specialized agencies in Nigeria can bring to this programme is two-pronged:

    •  Advocacy to the Federal and relevant States Governments of Nigeria
    • Implementation of some projects (or pilot projects) for the rehabilitation of returnees within their mandate and possibilities.

    The support that UNCT and UN specialized agencies in Nigeria can bring to this programme is two-pronged:

    • Advocacy to the FGN and the States.
    • Implementation of some projects (or pilot projects), within their mandate and possibilities.

    UNESCO will carry out activities supporting festivals, traditional games and communal works peculiar to the returnees; establishing museums to house and preserve antiquities, photographs and audio-visual of their ancestral homes, brought by the returnees, within Outcome 3: Increased knowledge and skills in small and medium enterprise in communities, Output 3.3 Cultural festivals held as they used to be in Old Bakassi. The consultant shall provide specialized technical assistance, coordinate and monitor UNESCO related activities within the programme, as well as ensure proper communication mechanisms.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist for Culture, the consultant shall perform the following tasks:

    Technical Assistance:

    • Provide specialized inputs to achieve Project Output 3.3 against project objectives;
    • Coordinate field activities in the target locations, especially in Adamawa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, addressing the cultural development of the returnees’ communities, as well as the safeguarding of their cultural heritage and identity. Special focus on women and youth should be ensured;
    • Devise a strategic document for implementation of activities on the ground.

    Coordination and Reporting:

    • Coordinate the project through day-to-day management in accordance with the approved work plan and budget as well as identify delays and bottlenecks and propose mitigation strategies.
    • Liaise with donor and work closely with the participating UN organizations, to ensure an effective implementation of the project; namely the execution of the foreseen activities in a timely manner as well as the transparent disbursement of funds;
    • Ensure effective coordination between UNESCO, other participating UN organizations and relevant national institutions;
    • Advise on sequencing of activities, partnership strategies and integration of risk management and contingency planning in work plans;
    • Ensure the implementation of the monitoring, evaluation and reporting plan;
    • Organize regular and ad-hoc meetings for participating UN agencies to discuss progress made as well as risks and opportunities;
    • Prepare written status reports, according to the available templates, for submission to UNESCO for approval, and distribution amongst the partners;
    • Actively promote synergies between the project and other relevant programmes, projects and activities in Nigeria, in alignment to national strategies and frameworks.

    Communication and external relations:

    • Ensure adequate communication and flow of information between all stakeholder;
    • Develop media messaging in coordination with the partners and ensure its distribution;
    • Organize donor missions and provide assistance during their undertaking;
    • Promote the vision and strategic goals of the project;
    • Facilitate exchange of knowledge related to the project among different stakeholders;
    • On a regular basis, reflect on the lessons learnt from the project and share those lessons with partnering organizations and other stakeholders;
    • Provide inputs and/or advisory support to similar initiatives at the national and regional levels.

     Deliverable:

    • Specialized technical assistance to enable activities on the ground to be undertaken and output attained, including a strategic document for implementation of activities on the ground;
    • Coordination and monitoring of the project activities pertaining to UNESCO’s component;
    • Communication within the joint team and external relations.

    Output:

    • Cultural festivals held as they used to be in Old Bakassi (Outcome 3: Increased knowledge and skills in small and medium enterprise in communities);
    • Festivals, traditional games and communal works peculiar to the returnees are supported; museums established to house and preserve antiquities, photographs and audio-visual of their ancestral homes, brought by the returnees.

    Competencies

    • High level of analytical and management skills, including strategic planning, results-based management and report-writing.
    • Understanding of project cycle and log-frame design including administration and financial management.
    • Knowledge of the Nigerian context, including civil society (e.g. NGOs), in particular Culture related issues.
    • Proven ability working in a team particularly in a multi-cultural and multi-stakeholder setting, from national government to grass-root levels.
    • Media and communication skills.
    • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development.
    • Knowledge of Youth and Gender Issues as well as Human Rights is an asset.
    • Familiarity with Crisis Prevention and Recovery Issues is an asset.
    • Knowledge of computer and software (word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

    • Advanced university degree in development and/or culture-related fields (e.g. Anthropology, Cultural Studies), Social Sciences or other related fields. Knowledge in safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and promotion of cultural activities is an asset.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 6 years of professional experience in cultural project management, preferably with the UN.
    • Experience in implementation of cultural projects in Nigeria, in particular donor-funded projects and/or UN projects;
    • Experience in UNESCO-led projects is an asset.

    Language:

    • Fluent in English and knowledge of local languages.

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    Consultant - Inclusive Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction

     

    Additional Category: Management
    Type of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: National Consultant

    Description
    This Returnee Community Focused Reintegration (RCFR) programme is organized according to the four main components enhanced in the NAM report:

    • Livelihoods, resettlement and reintegration;
    • Access to basic services;
    • Security and protection of human rights;
    • Infrastructure.

    Purpose:

    • The purpose of the Terms of Reference is for the engagement of a state level Consultant based in Cross River state to cost the identified projects along with an action plan to ensure access to safe and sustainable drinking water and sanitation for communities (Bakassi Returnees) in Cross River, Awka Ibom and Adamawa States.

    Scope:

    • The Consultant will work with the UNICEF WASH team to determine the scope of each intervention, guided by information on the proposed location, the target population and the tasks required for the achievement of results along with the resource requirements.

    Existing Information:

    • There is existing information on the intervention areas in the Report on Inclusive and Sustainable development for peace and stability along the Nigeria/Cameroon border.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Desk review of the WASH situation in camps of the Bakassi returnees in Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Adamawa States
    • develop the instruments for assessment;
    • rapid assessment to determine the number of affected communities, households per communities and the population;
    • work closely with the government partners in determining the water and sanitation needs and estimate the cost for rehabilitation/construction of water facilities and institutional sanitation facilities, where required;
    • prepare a detailed bill of costed quantities for new feasible water and sanitation (institutional) facilities;
    • develop the action plan along with the strategies needed to implement the identified activities. The template for the action plan will be finalized in consultation with the WASH specialist and should at the minimum include the list of activities, time line, estimated budget, implementing partner, monitoring indicators;
    • develop work plans with UNICEF WASH Specialist) and submit monthly reports to him/her summarising activities and achievements against the agreed work plan using the approved formats for progress updates.

     Output/Product:

    • Finalized Assessment Instrument;
    • Rapid Assessment report with clear identification of needs;
    • Costed Projects and action plan as per outcome 2 in matrix.

    Competencies

    • Excellent communication skills in English;
    • Proficiency in coordinating complex technical consultation processes and in preparing technical specifications and bills of quantities for water and sanitation facilities;
    • Strong organizational awareness, client orientation and advisory skills.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

    • University Degree in Social Science or Civil/Environmental Engineering, water and sanitation, Public Health, or any related field.

    Experience:

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience in programme planning, implementation and monitoring preferably in water and sanitation sector;
    • Experience of humanitarian assessment processes in the area of WASH;
    • Experience in the area of WASH in humanitarian an advantage.

    Language:

    • Excellent report writing and analytical skills in English.

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