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|Location :||Abuja, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Jun-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
Under the supervision of the manager of the UN Resident Coordinator Office (RCO), the Coordination Specialist will provide partnership and relationship building among UN agencies and other stakeholders on how best to effectively implement the UNDAF II and for the UN to “Deliver as One”. Furthermore, he will ensure the monitoring and evaluation of the UNDAF between and within agencies as well as with national counterparts, while identifying emerging challenges and recommendations.
Guided by the UN Reform, desire for sound programmatic activities and the principle of alignment between UN agencies’ policies, strategies and implementation structures, UNDAF II (2009-2012) was formulated by the UN system in Nigeria.
As a standard setter, policy adviser, capacity developer, development service supporter and coordination catalyst, the UNCT has a special contribution to make to the achievement of Nigeria’s development goals and aspirations.
Although UN agencies have their own policies, procedures and skills governing operational and programmatic activities at the country level, the UNCT intends to work together to provide a well coordinated, focused and coherent response to the country’s main development challenges. While appreciating that no single agency has the range of funds, skills, knowledge, and experience to tackle the multi-dimensional causes of poverty, indeed, a collaborative UNCT can provide advice and assistance on a wide range of issues. It can also ensure that the support provided by each agency is complementary, rather than duplicative, to produce synergistic results. In Nigeria, these principles of “Collective Work” and “Collective Responsibility”, if well managed, should translate into a consolidation process towards the “One UN” Reform.
Enhancing the prospects for such collaborative processes under the UN reform and while ensuring a successful implementation of UNDAF require a correspondingly strengthened coordination support capacity for the role of RC.
The positions as described in the TOR will be funded by DFID through its Policy Development Facility (PDF). The contractors will be consultants assigned to UNDP and not UNDP consultants and will report to the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria. The contract will be with PDF, or the management agent’s designee.
The contract will be for an initial period of one year, The fee range for the position of Coordination Specialist will be between £3,000 and £3,300 per month depending on educational qualifications and directly relevant experience.
For individuals who are not Nigerians and are not already resident in Nigeria, benefits will include a housing allowance deemed by PDF to be sufficient to obtain a lease for a year on a furnished, serviced flat, and payment for two round trips to/from the consultant’s base location, including one trip for leave.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Head of the RCO:
Functional Competencies:Knowledge and Learning Management
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
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.