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Consultant to Coordinate UNDP Component of the UN Joint Programme
|Location :||Abuja, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||31-Jan-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||One (1) year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One (1) year Renewable|
The UN joint programme on Institutionalizing Social Protection for Accelerated SDG implementation in Nigeria, is a two-year programme targeted to strengthen social protection at the federal level in Nigeria. This programme is borne out of SDGs concept of leave no one behind. The main focus of this programme is the removal of key social exclusion factors mitigating against access and utilization of basic social services by the poor and vulnerable. The programme will therefore focus on addressing and building capacity of duty bearers and right holders to ensure girls and boys, persons living with disabilities and women are properly empowered and protected.
The National Social Protection policy in Nigeria recognizes the need for both a systemic transformation (long-term) and a blueprint for accelerated implementation (short-term) towards universal social protection. The joint programme will strengthen the right-based approach to social protection by supporting the institutionalization and legislation of the social protection system in Nigeria. The joint programme will support the identification and facilitate the adoption of financial strategies to effectively implement the National Social Protection Policy.
The joint programme will guide the establishment and build capacity of state innovation and accelerator SDGs offices with proven track of implemented innovation solutions using social protection for overcoming bottlenecks and expanding financing in order to accelerate SDG achievement.
This joint programme is being implemented by four UN Agencies, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP and World Food Programme (WFP) with each agency having a specific component towards realizing this programme. UNDP is focusing on establishment and build capacity of state SDGs offices to be innovative and accelerate innovative solutions using social protection to overcome bottlenecks and expanding financing in order to accelerate SDG achievement in the state
Duties and Responsibilities
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The objective of this assignment is to coordinate the consultations at six states within six geopolitical zones. The consultations will focus on identifying bottlenecks/constraints and innovative solutions (especially low hanging or immediate solutions) as well as innovative financing towards SDG achievement, using social protection as the entry point.
TASKS OF THE CONSULTANT
The consultant is expected to perform in close collaboration with Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the president on SDGs (OSSAP-SDGs), UNICEF, ILO and WFP the following tasks:
EXPECTED DELIVERABLES/ OUTPUTS
The outputs/deliverables at the end of this assessment work includes:
The Consultant will report to the UNDP Economic Advisor?
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT
The duration is expected to be for initial one year with possibility of renewal for another one year.
TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT
The entire assignment will be for two years with initial one-year contract; thus, a monthly fee will be paid to the consultant. In addition to an agreed consultancy fee rate, the Consultant will be paid daily subsistence allowance whenever on official travel outside the duty.
TERMS OF PAYMENT
The consultant will be paid a monthly agreed fee upon certification of work.
Required Skills and Experience
The Consultant should have a strong project coordination background including situation analysis. Specifically, she/he must:
SELECTION OF CANDIDATE
Upon assessment, only candidates with a total score of 70 marks or above out of 100 marks would be considered to be suitable for the position. Only candidates who meet this cut-off mark will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.
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.