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    Programme Analyst HIV/AIDS, Human

     

    Background
    Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Team Leader, Governance and Peace Building, the Programme Analyst is responsible for management of UNDP programme within the Governance thematic areas related to HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and Gender. The Programme Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends relating to these thematic issues and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio and provides technical advice to Country Office leadership and the host government.

    The Programme Analyst leads the formulation of technical briefing notes on HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and Gender to the CO management. The Programme Analyst will advise UNDP Management on improving national capacity to coordinate, manage and monitor human rights, HIV and AIDS and gender responses, strengthening of public and private institutions including Civil Society Organizations that are mainstreaming human rights, HIV/AIDS and gender interventions into their core policies, strategies and programmes.

    Based on the premise that UNDP is viewed as being strategically positioned to address human rights, good governance, HIV/AIDS and gender interventions, the Programme Analyst is expected to facilitate the building and strengthening of Governments capacity in strategic planning, coordination, leadership and ownership of the development agenda. Furthermore, the Programme Analyst will be focused on up-stream support to ensure strategic policy impact.

    S/he works in close collaboration with the UNDP programme and operations teams, programme staff in other UN agencies, UNDP Regional and HQ staff and Government officials, technical advisers and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society organizations ensuring successful UNDP HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and Gender programme formulation, implementation and delivery of transformational development results. In close consultation with UNDP Management, s/he will lead the resource mobilization and the programme strategic thinking and visioning exercise in a bid to make UNDP the development partner of choice for the government, bi-lateral and multi-lateral partners.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Summary of key functions:

    • Implementation of programme;
    • Effective management of the CO programme on HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender;
    • Technical/ programmatic support to the Government and other partners and serve as the Country Office lead on gender;
    • Contribution to DaO Initiative.

    Ensure Implementation of programmes focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Conducting policy analysis on HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender issues;
    • Facilitating macro-economic and demographic HIV and AIDS modeling for long term sustainable development planning;
    • Preparing policy briefs for integration of HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender mainstreaming in development policy and budgetary frameworks;
    • Thorough analysis and research of the governance, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents;
    • Facilitating continuous institutional capacity assessment for HIV and AIDS based development policy planning and implementation;
    • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the Governance thematic area;

    Ensures effective management of the CO programme on HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender, focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results:

    • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievements of results;
    • Design and formulation of CO programme within the Governance area, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the Executing Agencies and introduction of performance indicators/success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones;
    • Initiation of projects, presentation of the projects to LPAC, entering projects into Atlas, finalization of contribution agreements; determination of required revisions, coordination of the mandatory and budgetary re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through reviews.
    • Participates in recruitment and procurement processes for projects;
    • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of projects;
    • Follow up on audit recommendations and ensures that exceptions are timely reported;
    • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes;
    • Preparation of donor reports;

    Provision of top quality technical/ programmatic support to the Government and other partners, toward the achievement of the following results:

    • Scanning the policy and political environments and advising on their implications for HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender programming;
    • Sound technical analysis on HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender to better support engagements with national partners and strengthen programme development;
    • Mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender into the CPD, UNDAF and other UN-wide documents;
    • Technical support to the development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners;
    • Technical support for the establishment and effective functioning of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks;
    • Compiling and presenting advocacy papers to UNDP and Government planning and review forums;
    • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;

    Ensures effective gender mainstreaming in the work of UNDP and advocate for the promotion of women’s human rights, within the framework of the Gender IPA Programme, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Will be focal person, coordinate and be in charge of the UNDP Gender Seal initiative for the CO;
    • Initiates and assists in developing and implementing a UNDP strategy/programme for promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment;
    • Provides technical and policy support, guidance, practical tools and hands-on training to the Country Office staff to strengthen their capacities to mainstream gender in Programmes and Operations;
    • Trains and builds the capacity of UNDP staff and ensure better understanding of gender within UNDP team with focus on use of gender sensitive language;
    • Ensures gender mainstreaming across UNDP thematic areas of work;
    • In close cooperation and coordination with the Regional Gender Advisor, provides gender analysis and support in UNDP CO strategic planning (e.g. Annual Strategic Note, Country Programme Action Plan, UN Development Assistance Frameworks, Social Inclusion Strategy);
    • Reviews, monitors and evaluates CPD, SDG and other poverty reduction initiatives to ensure a gender perspective in the process, indicators, outcomes and reports (such as the Human Development Reports);
    • Strengthening the capacity of national gender equality mechanisms to actively monitor and support government commitments to women’s human rights;
    • Facilitating the implementation of CEDAW towards the realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment;
    • Advocating for policies that will reduce feminized poverty, end violence against women, increase political participation of women, halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and achieve gender equality in democratic governance;
    • Providing strategic advice and guidance to the UNDP Nigeria Programme linking it with CEDAW and MDGs;

    Effective contribution to the Delivering as One initiative and provision of substantive inputs to the UN Governance and Human Rights Component Coordinating Group:

    • Effective participation in the activities of the UN Governance and Human Rights Component Coordinating Group and provision of substantive inputs to the Theme Group's work;
    • Identification of joint interventions programming in the HIV/AIDS, human rights and gender areas;
    • Support to ongoing M&E processes within the framework of DaO;
    • Collaborative preparation and/or revision of CCA, UNDAF, CPD and other documents;
    • Contribute in the working sessions of the UN Thematic Groups (TG) and serve as the secretariat of the TG as necessary;
    • Provide synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices from programmes.

    Impact of Results
    The key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme and reaching UNDAF/ CPD goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets. Furthermore, the results will lead to strong partnership amongst the Government, the UN in HIV and AIDS policy and response management, human rights and gender equality responsibilities of the Country Office.

    Competencies

    Functional Competencies:

    Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda:

    • Creates effective advocacy strategies;
    • Performs analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses;

    Results-Based Programme Development and Management:

    • Provides information for linkages across programme activities to help identify critical points of integration;
    • Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation;
    • Provides background information to identify opportunities for project development and helps drafting proposals;
    • Participates in the formulation of project proposals;

    Building Strategic Partnerships:

    • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDP’s mandate and strategic agenda;
    • Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners;
    • Promotes UNDP’s agenda in inter-agency meetings;

    Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:

    • Seeks a broad range of perspectives in developing project proposals
    • Identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations;
    • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking;
    • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor;

    Resource Mobilization:

    • Analyzes information on potential bilateral donors and national counterparts to recommend a strategic approach;
    • Identifies and compiles lessons learned;
    • Develops a resource mobilization strategy at the country level;

    Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

    • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches;
    • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms;

    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

    • Understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignment;
    • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines;
    • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally;
    • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
    • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments;
    • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms;

    Analysis and creation of messages and strategies:

    • Performed analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses;
    • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for global advocacy work and adapts it for use at country level;

    Client Orientation:

    • Establishing effective client relationships
    • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
    • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
    • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly;

    Contributing to positive outcomes for the client:

    • Anticipates client needs;
    • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provide;
    • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective;
    • Solicits feedback on service provision and quality;

    Core Competencies:

    • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents;
    • Building support and political acumen;
    • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation;
    • Building and promoting effective teams;
    • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication;
    • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization;
    • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards;
    • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning;
    • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
    • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking,

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Master's Degree or equivalent in the Social Sciences, Public Health, Gender and Human Rights or related field;

    Experience:

    • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services in the governance, human rights, public health, HIV and AIDS, and/or gender management;
    • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of governance-related projects;
    • Experience in the field of governance, human rights, HIV/AIDS and gender mainstreaming;
    • Demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills and should also be culturally and politically sensitive in the work with counterparts and be able to work at all levels;
    • Research, analytical and negotiation skills are required;
    • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages such as (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and web based management systems is essential;

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English.

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    Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)/HAO Officer

     

    Background
    Given the current crisis in North - Eastern Nigeria, OCHA has to scale up its support to the Humanitarian Coordinator in mobilizing and coordinating an effective and principled humanitarian response. OCHA is particularly concerned about vulnerable communities and those at risk due to current conflict. Under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, OCHA maintains an office in Abuja with field presence in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe states; the primary objectives of OCHA Nigeria include the following:

    • Advocate for access to basic services, especially water, sanitation, education and health for vulnerable communities, including collection, analysis and dissemination of information and negotiation of access.
    • Coordinate the implementation of humanitarian response in Nigeria with UN agencies and programmes, national and international NGOs and local authorities/communities as appropriate with focus on strengthening the Cluster Approach.
    • Enhance a protective environment that respects the human rights of all, including IDPs, returnees and minority clan(s).

    The humanitarian response to crisis in North - Eastern Nigeria does not only involve traditional national and international humanitarian agencies such as the United Nations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), but also private individuals and companies who contribute to meeting the needs of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and their host communities. In this regard, OCHA and the humanitarian community in Nigeria acknowledge the need to forge deeper and more effective partnerships with businesses in the private sector in an effort to align our work and maximize the use of limited resources and to improve the overall quality of the humanitarian response.

    The AAP Officer is expected to be the key support person to both government partners and humanitarian actors in Borno in order to reach the affected communities. They will set up systems to help identify ongoing needs of IDPs and then lead advocacy with partners to adapt the provision of services to be in line with the needs on the ground. The AAP Officer should have comprehensive local knowledge of key partners in Borno such as; NOA, MOI, SEMA and DSS.

    The AAP Officer is also expected to have either experience or solid knowledge of humanitarian operations conducted by UN agencies and/ or NGOs and operations of the Government. The AAP Officer would need to work with little supervision in the field, but will have regular support and supervision from the Protection HAO in Abuja. He/ She should be a natural communicator that can build rapport with key humanitarian partners and support the development of an Information and Feedback Working Group or the equivalent in Borno.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Summary of key functions:

    • Information Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and Response;
    • Information Sharing;
    • Development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders;
    • Monitoring and Reporting;

    Ensure accurate Information Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and response, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    • Formulate and develop an AAP working group for engagement with INGO and government partners in Borno state;
    • Gather and verify information from the communities on issues affecting them through the working groups and alternate avenues, emphasizing opportunities to tailor the response according to needs on the ground;
    • Develop a clear and concise method of providing this information on a regular basis to the AAP Coordinator and state sector leads;

    Ensure facilitation of information sharing among partners focusing on achievement of the following:

    • Pro-actively share information with Sector leads and the AAP Coordinator on pertinent issues and affecting IDPs and ensure the key message are also delivered from the humanitarian community to the affected populations;
    • Arrange sessions to provide briefings to sector leads on a needs basis on key issues arising from the consolidation of community feedback mechanisms;
    • Identify key pieces of information that will assist with sector - level and response - level decision-making with a particular focus on improving humanitarian response to suit the key needs of affected communities;

    Ensure the development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among AAP stakeholders focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    • Establish and strengthen relationships to support INGOs and Government partners to build stronger community feedback mechanisms at the Borno state - level (i.e. toll-free hotline, information desks, text message alerts, radio station messaging, etc) to ensure that the AAP Coordinator at the national level, and the OCHA HoO at the state - level have information to feed back to the sector leads, inter-sector coordination mechanisms and the HCT as required;
    • Establish a core group of AAP partners through a regular working group and provide guidance and secretariat support for the group;
    • Ensure there are mechanisms to provide timely and relevant feedback from IDP communities in camps, host communities and villages, and in turn to provide feedback back to the communities from the humanitarian stakeholders (this can be explored for context within the AAP Working Group);

    Ensure proper monitoring and reporting focusing on achievement of the following:

    • Provide and prepare weekly/monthly reports as appropriate for internal and external purposes, ensuring the AAP Coordinator in Abuja is provided with timely updates to advocate for issues relevant to Borno at the national level;
    • Provide inputs to national reporting as required and advised by the AAP Coordinator;

    Impact of Results
    The key results have an impact on the overall coordination of humanitarian and emergency assistance and facilitate operational agencies/organizations in succeeding in their core objectives, building of strong partnerships with relevant parties and the achievement of OCHA’s objectives. Specifically, the impact of this position is:

    • Improved basis for affected communities on the ground to make informed decisions because of the increase of information from government partners and humanitarian partners;
    • Humanitarian response is becoming more coordinated and organized based on clear identified needs and priorities as identified by affected populations;
    • Greater incorporation of IDP views and voices in humanitarian decision-making,

    Competencies
    Preparing information for advocacy:

    • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating OCHA’s priorities;

    Building Strategic Partnerships:

    • Maintaining a network of contacts;
    • Maintains an established network of contacts for accountability to affected populations related initiatives and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues;
    • Analyzes and selects key AAP initiatives for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders;

    Resource Mobilization:

    • Providing inputs to AAP principles;
    • Collects, researches and analyzes information from affected populations, drafts reports and documents and maintains information around the key needs of IDPs in Borno for the response;

    Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

    • Basic research and analysis;
    • Generates new ideas and approaches for integrating AAP into Borno response, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
    • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches to systematically

    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

    • Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
    • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of community engagement, and/or key stakeholder knowledge relating to the position;
    • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
    • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
    • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and community engagement principles and utilizes these regularly in work assignments;

    Global Leadership and Advocacy for OCHA’s Goals:

    • Preparing information for global advocacy;
    • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for OCHA’s goals for a variety of audiences;
    • Maintains a functioning network of contacts in the media and civil society, to promote a better understanding of OCHA’s priorities and to support advocacy efforts;

    Client Orientation:

    • Establishing effective client relationships;
    • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
    • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
    • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;

    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;
    • Preferably fluent in at least one local language in Borno state (e.g. Hausa);
    • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing are the responsibility of each staff member;
    • Informed and transparent decision making;

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Master’s Degree in Development, Community Engagement, Protection, International Relations or other related fields

    Experience:

    • Up to 2 years of relevant professional experience, preferably gained from working in the UN/ parallel international organizations development/humanitarian/government partners (e.g. NEMA/SEMA/NOA);
    • Familiarity with standard practices of international organizations / NGOs and procedures, particularly in relation to humanitarian response and coordination, and knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance, especially the humanitarian reform agenda;
    • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information;
    • Ability to express clearly and concisely, ideas and concepts in written and oral form;
    • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web based management systems;

    Language Requirements:

    • Proficiency in both oral and written English;
    • Knowledge of local language is an advantage;

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    Registry Clerk

     

    Background

    • Under the guidance and supervision of the UN Common Services Administrative Associate, the Registry Clerk provides reliable services ensuring high accuracy of work and reliable registry services to the operations of the Common Services Unit in the CO, Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission..
    • The Registry Clerk demonstrates a client-oriented approach, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
    • This post is funded and limited to the UN Common Services in Nigeria.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Summary of key functions:

    • Maintenance of proper registry system
    • Effective mail management
    • Cost recovery for pouch services

    Ensures maintenance of registry system focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Maintenance of the office filing system in accordance with the UNDP Global Filing System
    • Opening of new subject files as required and disposal of old files in accordance with the established retention schedule.
    • Maintenance of archives, making sure files are properly stored and accessible; safe keeping of documents
    • Provision of photocopies of material from the registry files, as requested by staff. Assistance in the collection of reference and background material from registry files
    • Establishment and maintenance of records system of file movements within the office; maintenance of the office circulation and reading files.
    • Preparation of correspondence and reports related to registry activities

    Ensures provision of effective mail management focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Receipt, registration, coding and forwarding of incoming faxes, letters and other correspondence to proper department/unit/officer.
    • Registration and dispatch of the outgoing communications, including pouch, and follow-up distribution. Prepares the summary of enclosure forms and necessary documents and maintains the file on pouches received to ensure that all bags are accounted for.

    Ensures cost recovery for pouch services focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Provision of information for proper prorating and billing of user agencies.

    Impact of Results

    • The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe, cost-effective and timely execution of the CO services.

    Competencies
    Operational Effectiveness:

    • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties related to registry;
    • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies;
    • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
    • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations;
    • Detailed knowledge and understanding of clerical, administrative, secretarial best practices and procedures, in-depth knowledge of office software applications relating to word processing data management presentation, ATLAS, as required;
    • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service;
    • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;

    Managing Data:

    • Collects and compiles data with speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains data bases;
    • Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative;
    • Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy;
    • Interprets data, draws conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support the work of others;

    Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports:

    • Creates, edits and presents information (queries, reports, documents) in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes/books and reports using advanced word processing and presentation functions and basic database and spreadsheet software;
    • Edits, formats and provides inputs to correspondence, reports, documents and/or presentations using work processing spreadsheets and databases meeting quality standards and requiring minimal correction;
    • Shows sound grasp of grammar, spelling and structure in the required language;
    • Ensures correspondence, reports and documents comply with established UN standards;
    • Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard;

    Planning, Organizing and Multi-tasking:

    • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships;
    • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines;
    • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs;
    • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support;
    • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Secondary Education;

    Experience:

    • 3 years of relevant work experience;
    • Ability to work with computer and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

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    Driver

     

    Background

    • Under the guidance and supervision of the Administrative & Finance Analyst in Abuja and direct supervisor, the Head of Sub-Office in Maiduguri, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work.
    • The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
    • The Driver provides driving services to the operations and programme staff in the Country Office (CO), Consultants and Experts and UN staff on mission.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Summary of Key Functions:

    • Provision of reliable and secure driving services;
    • Proper use of vehicle;
    • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle;
    • Availability of documents/ supplies;
    • Ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
    • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
    • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
    • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts.
    • Ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

    Impact of Results:

    • The key results have an impact on the accurate, safe and timely execution of the CO services.

    Competencies
    Corporate Competencies:

    • Demonstrates commitment to OCHA’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
    Education:

    • Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license.

    Experience:

    • 2 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English, knowledge of Local language of the duty station.

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    Information Management Data Associate, UNOCHA

     

    Background
    In early March 2015, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) registered more than 1.2 million people displaced within the country due to conflict and inter-communal violence. In addition, over 200,000 people fled to Chad, Cameroon and Niger. The need to understand the full impact of displacement is critical as humanitarian actors scale up response in terms of protection, shelter, food as well as education and health services to the internally displaced persons (IDPs).

    In order to do that accurate data is required but that remains a challenge in Nigeria. Efforts have been made by some partners in increasing their capacity in the field but the gap continues to be noticed in coverage areas. The capacity of partners - either engaged in development activities or in humanitarian assistance - needs to be enhanced to enable credible data collection that will help in understanding displacement dynamics and plan appropriate responses.

    In scaling up its presence in Nigeria from an advisory role that of a country office, OCHA will provide the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator (DHC), Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the entire humanitarian community with required support to implement the Transformative Agenda and reinforce the existing coordination mechanisms in Nigeria to understand the displacement impact and to better respond rapidly to the needs of people dramatically affected.

    In line with OCHA’s global mission, OCHA Nigeria continues to:

    • Advocate for access to basic services, especially water, sanitation, education and health for vulnerable communities, including the collection, analysis and dissemination of information to humanitarian partners, and negotiation of access.
    • Support Government efforts and humanitarian organizations in the relocation of the internally displaced and their return.
    • Coordinate the implementation of humanitarian response in north-east Nigeria along with UN agencies and programmes, national and international NGOs and local authorities/communities as appropriate, with focus on strengthening the sectors.
    • Enhance a protective environment that respects the human rights of all, including IDPs, returnees and minority clans.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the overall supervision of the OCHA Head of Office, the Manager of the Information Management Unit and direct supervision of the Information Management Officer (IMO), the Information Management Data Assistant will be responsible for the following:

    Summary of Key Functions:

    • Work closely with Coordination Focal Point and OCHA Sub-Office to ensure that data of humanitarian interest are centralized in the format of inter-operability to support the elaboration of analysis documents at national and state levels. To do so, the IM/Data Assistant will:
      • In collaboration with the Information Management Focal Point in sector groups, in the sub office and humanitarian partners, offers, implements simple and effective data collection systems to ensure the update, the consolidation and analysis at the central level of:
        • Contact lists;
        • Who does what and where "3W";
        • Performance monitoring of the humanitarian response;
        • Monitoring the humanitarian situation;
        • Monitoring data on risk groups;
        • Profiles of the coverage areas state and Local Government Areas;
    • Working closely with IM Assistant Officer to analyze and present the information in an appropriate format (e.g, summary reports, graphs, tables, maps, etc.):
    • Manage key humanitarian data in the online databases www.ors.ocharowca.info and https://data.hdx.rwlabs.org;
    • Manages structured archive of data, both digital and manual, collected from partners, documents and analysis products generated by the central office. And coordinate with IM/Web Assistant to ensure uploading of documents on Nigeria Humanitarian Response Website;
    • Reinforce the capacity of staff in OCHA Sub Office and Coordination Focal Point by perform field information management missions linked to the OCHA Information Management Strategy;
    • Perform any other duties related to the information management assigned supervisor or OCHA Head of Office;

    Functions / Key Results Expected:

    • The Key results will have an impact on the OCHA’s Field Information Management Strategy, the provision of support to Field Offices in the adoption and use of information management applications and procedures, such as the Who does What Where/Contact Directory and the field document management system, and on the development and improvement of information management tools and standard at the local and regional levels to ensure that information management in the field functions efficiently.

    Functional Competencies
    Communication:

    • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
    • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
    • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
    • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience
    • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    Creativity:

    • Actively seeks to improve programmes or services;
    • Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs;
    • Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas;
    • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas;
    • Thinks “outside the box”;
    • Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Planning & Organizing:

    • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
    • Identifies priority activities and assignments
    • Adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
    • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

    Client Orientation:

    • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
    • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
    • Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
    • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
    • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
    • Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Technological Awareness:

    • Keeps abreast of available technology
    • Understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office;
    • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
    • Shows willingness to learn new technology.

    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
    Education:

    • Secondary education with relevant certifications in Arts, Statistics, Disaster Management, Emergency Management, Geographic Information Systems, Information Management, Information Systems, Professional Studies, Social Sciences or a related field

    Experience:

    • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the fields of activity concerned (collection and data processing, database management, data analysis, etc.)
    • Thorough knowledge in the use of computers and software (MS Word, Excel, etc.), current use of spreadsheets and database, and experience in the use of applications or electronic management system.
    • Knowledge in the field of database management and geographic information systems (such as Arc GIS) is an asset.

    Language Requirements

    • Fluency in oral and written English is essential;
    • Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.

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    Humanitarian Affairs Officer (HAO)

     

    Background
    Given the current crisis in Nigeria, OCHA has to scale up its support to the Humanitarian Coordinator in mobilization and coordination of an effective and principled humanitarian response. OCHA is particularly concerned about vulnerable communities and those at risk due to current conflict. Under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, OCHA maintains an office in Abuja and a field presence in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Gombe states in North East; the primary objectives of OCHA Nigeria include the following:

    • Advocate for access to basic services, especially water, sanitation, education and health for vulnerable communities, including collection, analysis and dissemination of information and negotiation of access.
    • Coordinate the implementation of humanitarian response in Nigeria with UN agencies and programmes, national and international NGOs and local authorities/communities as appropriate with focus on strengthening the Cluster Approach.
    • Enhance a protective environment that respects the human rights of all, including IDPs, returnees and minority clan.

    Under the general guidance of the Head of Sub-Office in Yola, the HAO is expected to have comprehensive knowledge of North East of Nigeria, UNOCHA operations, humanitarian partners, operations of the government and NGOs. As such the HAO provides the elements of institutional memory and local networking essential to the credibility and authority of the statements and documents provided by OCHA and the Humanitarian Coordinator. They work with little supervision in the field, and are expected to prepare concise reports and analysis and are an integral part of the OCHA Team in Nigeria.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Information Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and Response,
    • Information Sharing
    • Development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders
    • Monitoring and Reporting

    Ensure accurate Information Collection in support of Humanitarian Analysis and Response, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    • Review incoming field reports, prepare summaries of field activities and flag important issues to senior management;
    • Actively participate in the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) process, and SRPMid-Year Review and End-year Review processes;
    • Gather and verify information on issues affecting the humanitarian situation, emphasizing opportunities for response;
    • Supports regional analysis and interface with the AIM working group to extract key action points that need follow up from assessments undertaken and the humanitarian Dashboard;

    Ensure facilitation of information sharing among partners focusing on achievement of the following:

    • Pro-actively share information with OCHA and relevant stakeholders on pertinent issues;
    • Identify key pieces of information that will assist with organizational decision-making with a particular focus on improving humanitarian response;

    Ensure the development of coordination and cooperation mechanisms among stakeholders focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    • Support existing coordination mechanisms and assist in the establishment of new field coordination wherever required;
    • Establish relationships with key stakeholders, including non-traditional humanitarian actors, in areas of operation to ensure humanitarian information flow from OCHA to partners and vice versa and ensure their participation in operations;

    Ensure proper monitoring and reporting focusing on achievement of the following:

    • Support the collection of field information to monitor and improve ongoing response, coordination activities and information products;
    • Prepare succinct reports on the key humanitarian issues in the districts and workings with state level partners provide analysis on response gaps and advocacy issues;

    Impact of Results:

    • The key results have an impact on the overall coordination of humanitarian and emergency assistance. The root causes of the humanitarian/emergency situations are appreciated, ensuring that strong and effective responses are mounted.
    • This facilitates operational agencies in succeeding in their core objectives, building of strong partnerships with relevant parties and the achievement of OCHA’s objectives.

    Competencies
    Preparing Information for Advocacy:

    • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating OCHA’s priorities;

    Building Strategic Partnerships:

    • Maintaining a network of contacts;
    • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues;
    • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders;

    Resource Mobilization:

    • Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategy;
    • Collects, researches and analyzes information on resource mobilization and utilization, drafts reports and documents and maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors and donor funded projects;

    Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

    • Basic research and analysis;
    • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
    • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches;

    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

    • Fundamental knowledge of own discipline;
    • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
    • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
    • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
    • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments;

    Global Leadership and Advocacy for OCHA’s Goals:

    • Preparing information for global advocacy;
    • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for OCHA’s goals for a variety of audiences;
    • Maintains a functioning network of contacts in the media and civil society, to promote a better understanding of OCHA’s priorities and to support advocacy efforts;

    Client Orientation:

    • Establishing effective client relationships;
    • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
    • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
    • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;

    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 are the responsibility of each staff member;
    • Informed and transparent decision making;

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Master's Degree or equivalent in political science, sociology, law, international relations or other related fields.

    Experience:

    • Up to 2 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in complex emergency and inter-agency contexts, dealing with relief and transitional issues;
    • Familiarity with UN policies, rules and procedures, particularly in relation to humanitarian response and coordination, and knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance, especially the humanitarian reform agenda;
    • Ability to research, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information;
    • Ability to express clearly and concisely, ideas and concepts in written and oral form;
    • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web based management systems;

    Language Requirements:

    • Proficiency in both oral and written English;
    • Knowledge of local language is an advantage;

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    ICT Officer

     

    Background
    Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Administrative and Finance Unit, the ICT Officer manages ICT services, develops and implements ICT management systems, provides information management tools and technology infrastructure in medium and large Country Offices (CO). The ICT Officer is responsible for review of and advice on the use of new technologies that will enhance the CO productivity. The ICT Officer promotes a client-oriented approach.

    The ICT Officer works in close collaboration with the Front Office, Management Support and Business Development, Programme and Operations teams in the CO and UNOCHA HQs staff for resolving complex ICT-related issues, liaises with Regional Information Officer (RIO), the Regional Bureau Information Manager (RBIM), OIST staff.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Summary of key functions:

    • Implementation of ICT strategies and new technologies
    • Ensures effective coordination of ICT helpdesk functions and provide support to the CO and Sub-offices in Yola, Maiduguri, Gombe, Damaturu
    • Management of CO hardware and software packages
    • Networks administration
    • Provision of web management services
    • Provision of support for CO developed Web Based Applications and Tools
    • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

    Ensures implementation of ICT strategies and new technologies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Compliance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and   procedures for the CO technology environment.
    • Provision of inputs to elaboration of internal policies and procedures on the use of ICT.
    • Participation in the office business process re-engineering activities and ensures that business needs drive IT solutions related to corporate resource management.
    • Development and update of the ICT annual work plan and reporting.
    • Full compliance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and procedures for the office technology environment.
    • Analysis of the requirement and elaboration of internal policies and procedures on the use of ICT.
    • Provision of advice on and assistance in procurement of new ICT equipment for the office, provision of technical specifications and information on best options in both local and international markets.

    Ensures effective coordination of ICT helpdesk functions and provide support to the CO and Sub-offices in Yola, Maiduguri, Gombe, Damaturu focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    • Planning, scheduling, monitoring and ensure resolution of helpdesk tasks.
    • Frequently travel to Somalia to support Sub-Offices as per agreed travel plan with ICT Officer and ensures that ICT systems are effectively managed and operational.
    • Provide support and training to staff on office automation applications (Lotus Notes, MS Office, WAN applications and mobile user clients).
    • Assist in performing systems administration functions for Domino, network Operating systems whenever needed.
    • Install and administer the office ICT applications and data telecommunication facilities. This involves administering data security for end user access to such network and/or facilities and troubleshooting ad-hoc hardware or software problems experienced on the network or facilities.

    Manages CO hardware and software packages, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    • CO hardware and software platforms meet the UNOCHA corporate standards and the CO Key business processes.
    • Provision of advice on maintenance of equipment and acquisition of hardware supplies
    • Supervision of the implementation of corporate UNOCHA systems.
    • Development of new software for high impact results (e.g. information management tools, databases, intranet, etc.).

    Ensures efficient networks administration, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Monitoring of the computing resources to provide a stable and responsive environment.
    • Operation of network utility procedures defining network users and security attributes establishing directories, menus and drive-mappings, configuring network printers and providing user access.
    • Monitoring of backup and restoration procedures for both server and local drives.
    • Timely upgrade of LAN infrastructure and Internet connectivity to meet UNOCHA requirements.

    Provides web management services, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Identification of opportunities and ways of converting processes into web-based systems to address the issues of efficiency (e.g. office management systems, donor profile software, knowledge management systems).
    • Creation and technical maintenance of the office websites and Intranet.
    • Ensuring OCHA website is technologically up to date and navigable.

    Provides support for CO developed Web Based Applications and Tools, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Assisting users to fully utilize the online tools already developed and that are being developed to automate the CO Business process.
    • To provide support to both users and partners on web based tools.
    • Develop manuals and provide end user training on new technologies and tools

    Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
    • Identification and promotion of different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge management and sharing, information provision.
    • Organization of training for the operations/projects staff on ICT issues.
    • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices directly linked to ICT management.
    • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

    Impact of Results

    • The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency of the Country Office and Sub Offices in Yola, Maiduguri, Gombe, Damaturu including improved business results and client services. Forward-looking ICT solutions have an impact on the organization of office management, knowledge sharing, and information management.

    Competencies
    Functional Competencies:

    Building Strategic Partnerships:

    • Maintaining a network of contacts
    • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues

    Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

    • Basic research and analysis
    • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things.
    • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches.

    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

    • Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
    • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
    • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
    • Identifies new and better approaches to work processes and incorporates the same in his/her work
    • Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals
    • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
    • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

    Promoting Organizational Change and Development:

    • Basic research and analysis
    • Demonstrates ability to diagnose problems and identifies and communicates processes to support change initiatives

    Design and Implementation of Management Systems:

    • Research and analysis and making recommendations on management systems
    • Maintains information/databases on system design features
    • Develops simple system components

    Client Orientation:

    • Establishing effective client relationships
    • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
    • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
    • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients.

    Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management:

    • Basic monitoring
    • Gathers, analyzes and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems

    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
    Education:

    • Master's Degree in Information Systems, Information Management Computer Science or related discipline. Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). If certification is not available at the time of recruitment, it should be obtained within 6 months.

    Experience:

    • 2 years of relevant working experience, including development and implementation of ICT strategies, management and supervision of ICT services and teams, hardware and software platforms, telecommunications facilities, knowledge of Windows-based packages/applications, experience in web design and development of web-based office applications.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency Proficiency in both oral and written English.
    • Knowledge of French is an advantage  to deal with regional bureau in Dakar (Senegal).

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    Programme Analyst (UNOCHA)

     

    Background
    Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Protection HAO in Nigeria, the Programme Analyst will ensure effective and efficient support on all activities related to Inter Cluster Coordination and Programmes while maintaining full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of procedures, management of information flow, follow up on deadlines and commitments made.

    The Programme Analyst will work in close collaboration with the UNOCHA team in Nigeria with support to the humanitarian community (UN Agencies and partners)to ensure efficient flow of information, coordination and reporting, support development of agendas and draft letters.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Summary of Key Functions:

    • Ensures effective and efficient program support to the Inter Cluster Coordinator;
    • Support report writing and dissemination;
    • Support preparation and implementation of the OCHA CO Work Plan;
    • Information Management;

    Ensures effective and efficient program support Inter Cluster Coordinator focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Support development of concept notes, reports, research, briefing materials, and note taking at meetings as and when required;
    • Support the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on the coordination of humanitarian assistance by identifying and setting up appropriate structures and preparing relevant inter-sector coordination meetings at federal level when required. Ensure close consultation and coordination with national and local authorities and partners,
    • Support NEMA in the coordination of inter-agency needs assessments when required and support contingency planning in the event of immediate threats;
    • Assist with the HCT inter-sector coordination, which includes coordination of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) within the framework of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Nigeria, Maintenance of rosters of partners and humanitarian organizations in Nigeria;
    • Maintain contacts with partners, arrangement of appointments and meetings;
    • Draft and review incoming and outgoing correspondence for OCHA CO NIGERIA, and ensure proper dissemination and follow up;
    • Ensures provision of effective reporting and dissemination focusing on achievement of the following results;
    • Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials. Use of automated filing system;
    • Build and maintain relationships with UN agencies, NGOs and governmental officials to ensure the effective exchange and dissemination of current information;
    • Manage information to support OCHA, the UN system as well as the humanitarian community at large;
    • Preparation and implementation of OCHA Nigeria Work Plan focusing on the achievement of the following results;
    • Provide support in the development of the annual work plan and reports;
    • Makes research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society in other stakeholders for OCHA’s advocacy efforts;
    • Any other assignments at the request of the Inter Cluster Coordinator and/ or colleagues;

    Information Management:

    • Maintain and update regularly the UNOCHA database;
    • Dissemination of information ( internal and external communication, updates);

    Competencies
    Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda:

    • Support the preparation of information for advocacy
    • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
    • Makes research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society in other stakeholders for OCHA’s advocacy efforts.

    Results-Based Programme Development and Management:

    • Contributing to results through provision of information
    • Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
    • Provides background information to identify opportunities for project development and helps drafting proposals
    • Participates in the formulation of project proposals.

    Building Strategic Partnerships:

    • Maintaining information and databases
    • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
    • Maintains databases of donor information
    • Tracks and reports on mobilized resources

    Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:

    • Implementing processes and uses products
    • Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
    • Tracks bottlenecks, problems and issues, and proposes solutions
    • Responds positively to new approaches

    Resource Mobilization:

    • Providing information and documentation to resource mobilization
    • Collects information on resource mobilization and utilization, drafts reports and documents and maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors and donor funded projects
    • Records information on donor contributions/funding in a timely, organized and accessible manner
    • Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing.

    Basic Research and Analysis:

    • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
    • Documents innovative strategies and new approaches
    • Identifies and communicates opportunities to promote learning and knowledge sharing
    • Develops awareness of the various internal/external learning and knowledge-sharing resources

    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

    • Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
    • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
    • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
    • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
    • Demonstrates good knowledge of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and good writing / reporting skills and applies it in work assignments
    • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools, and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.

    Global Leadership and Advocacy for OCHA’s Goals:

    • Research and analysis
    • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for OCHA’s goals for a variety of audiences
    • Maintains a network of contacts in the media and civil society, for use in OCHA’s advocacy efforts
    • Support the identification of opportunities for advocating for OCHA’s mandate.

    Client Orientation:

    • Maintains effective client relationships
    • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
    • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
    • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
    • Responds to client needs promptly.

    Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing are the responsibility of each staff member:

    • Informed and transparent decision making.

    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
    • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Master's degree or equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, Law or related field would be desirable, but it is not a requirement;

    Experience:

    • At least 2 years of progressively responsibility in coordination, project management, communication and programme experience is required;
    • Must be conversant with UN operational system;
    • Excellent Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and Report Writing skills.;
    • Knowledge of Information Management (IM);
    • Ability to build networks and partnerships and capacity to work in a team;
    • Demonstrates critical ability and sound judgment in the pursuit of requests to full completion;
    • Balances meeting deadlines, while maintaining high professional standards and accuracy;
    • Demonstrates the highest level of discretion and helpfulness in a manner OCHA CO Nigeria promotes a positive working environment;
    • Demonstrates understanding of the UN organizational structure and external partners for purposes of efficiently handling incoming queries and requests, and for collecting information and performing liaison functions;

    Language Requirements:

    • High fluency in English (verbal and written) in both is essential; working knowledge of at least one other official UN language is an asset.

    Method of Application

    To apply, applicants should visit UNDP Career Page

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