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Host and Moderator for the UNDP Accelerator Lab Launch in Lagos, Nigeria.
|Location :||Lagos, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 Days|
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 does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
In 2019, UNDP built the world’s largest and fastest learning network on sustainable development challenges with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany and the Qatar Fund for Development as founding investors, and support from Italy and UNDP core donors is creating actionable intelligence, test solutions with national partners.
The Accelerator Lab is part of UNDP’s drive to be an incubator for the future to accelerate progress to the 2030 Agenda and is designed to close the gap between the current practices of international development in an accelerated pace of change. Modelling a new capability to make breakthroughs on the future of development: inequality, decarbonization, the 4th industrial revolution and new forms of governance. With 270 Lab team members bringing bright, unusual talent and experience in prototyping, citizen generated data, artificial intelligence and machine learning which are providing huge contribution to the development sector.
UNDP Nigeria will launch the first-ever Accelerator Lab in Lagos, Nigeria, in the effort to expedite development while augmenting the existing capabilities of the Country Office. The Accelerator Lab in Nigeria is part of the second cohort of labs established between 2020 and 2021, and it is one of the last to launch within this global network.
The launch event will showcase the journey of the lab as it tackles the frontier challenge of youth unemployment, engagement with stakeholders, and innovations across the country. The event will also spotlight existing innovation hubs across Nigeria.
In addition, the launch will also provide an opportunity to engage with stakeholders from different regions within the country in order to gain diverse perspectives and better understand, map and analyze the youth unemployment issue in Nigeria.
UNDP Nigeria is looking for a qualified and engaging personality to host and moderate a one-day hybrid (virtual and in-person) launch of the Accelerator Lab in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. The location is yet to be determined; the date is 13th October 2021.
Duties and Responsibilities
The host and moderator will be required to work with UNDP Nigeria Accelerator Lab to facilitate and ensure smooth flow of the launch program, dynamic, interesting and balanced discussions, including continuity of the session to individual presentations and plenary discussions. Specifically, the host and moderator will, among others, be required to perform the following tasks:
Before the launch
Be familiar with the core mandate of UNDP Acc Lab.
During the launch
Monitor the time of the presentation, informing the speaker (if necessary) of the time left or to conclude his/her presentation.
Time frame of assignment
That the launch will be held on October 13th, 2021. All interested parties will be expected to submit a proposal for hosting and moderating the event by deadline. The service will be delivered from 8th to the 13th of October 2021.
The following needs should be met by the host and moderator: Deliver an engaging and memorable experience during the Launch event.
Conclude on an engagement strategy for the Launch.
Conduct a dry run with the Accelerator Lab team
Produce draft questions for the Launch and share with the Accelerator Lab.
Host the launch event
The Host and moderator will have demonstrated the ability to host successfully at least 5 large and small-scale events with at least 3 years of experience as host/facilitator/moderator in events, workshops conferences, training and similar activities. The following are some of the competencies the host must possess:
Respect for Diversity
Demonstrate high level of listening and communication ability.
Required Skills and Experience
The host must have some level of education with the minimum requirement of at least completing secondary school, however having a higher degree will be of an advantage.
Extensive experience in stage management and engaging audience.
Fluency in both written and spoken English.
Education degree in communication, administration, or other relevant fields. 15 points