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National Programme Officer, Women, Peace and Security (WPS)-Field Implementation
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Maiduguri, Nigeria, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Mar-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. In Nigeria, UN Women works to support the Government’s national development agenda, which prioritizes the empowerment of women and girls and their contribution to all areas of economic, political, and social development. The objective of building and sustaining peace and security across the country is critical for Nigeria, which faces several security challenges including the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast, the Farmers/Herders conflict in the Middle Belt, and conflicts over natural resources in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. Ongoing efforts to address these conflicts often overlook women’s role and contributions. Women are often seen only as victims of conflicts that need to be protected rather than agents of change for peace. This leaves untapped, the potential and capacities of women whose contributions can be harnessed to promote transformative change and sustainable peace.
Through the previous phase of the Programme on Women Peace and Security (WPS) in Nigeria, UN Women enhanced the effective participation of women in conflict prevention and peacebuilding and improved the public perception on the role of women in peace and security at the national level and in the target states of Bauchi and Benue. The Programme registered significant achievements against its set results framework, including developing State Actions Plans and Women Mediators Networks in the target States, the development of a Legislative Guide on Women, Peace, and Security and capacity enhancement of legislators in the State Houses of Assembly, among others. The Programme has also created the conditions for related WPS programming on the security sector, Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act (VAPP) implementation, and women's mediation capacities and utilization.
The second phase of the Programme (2022 – 2024) is designed to expand the scope of intervention and consolidate the gains under phase I and other related WPS Programmes implemented over the years by UN Women in Nigeria. Specifically, the Programme focus on the following broad areas:
UN Women seeks to recruit a National Programme Officer to support the field implementation of the next phase of the WPS Programme in Nigeria in the target areas (Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kaduna and Plateau states). Under the strategic guidance of the Country Representative, overall supervision of the Deputy Representative and day to reporting, to the WPS Team Lead and humanitarian Team Lead in Abuja and the Maiduguri sub-office, respectively, the Programme Officer exercises overall responsibilities for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under the WPS thematic area in target areas. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society to ensure the sound coordination of activities’ implementation at the field level, facilitate the smooth and effective implementation of the Programme in the target states, and provide continuous supervisory and coaching support to implementing partners and WPS structures established in the target states.
The National Programme Officer (Field Implementation) will also support other team members, especially the Maiduguri field office in the implementation of other WPS and Humanitarian projects in north-east Nigeria, particularly in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. In consultations with WPS and humanitarian action team leads, She/he will contribute in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the projects, at all levels.
Duties and Responsibilities
In collaboration of the overall WPS National Programme Officer/Team Lead, the field-level National Programme Officer will perform the following specific tasks:
Monitoring and follow-up in collaboration with the WPS team and the M&E Specialist:
Provide support to the implementation of other WPS projects in the Northeast in collaboration with WPS team and UN Women sub-office in Maiduguri, the National Programme Officer will provide substantive support in the implementation of the security sector project (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states), especially on:
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
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