Technical Analyst, Sectors & International Relations at United Nations Development Programme

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Job Title: Technical Analyst, Sectors & International Relations | United Nations Development Programme (HQ) | Location: Nigeria

Background

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in September 2015 in New York, as the successor to the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In order to fast tract, it implementation in Nigeria, a technical collaboration between the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been developed.
The technical collaboration is aimed coordinating the partnerships for SDGs implementation between MDAs at the National level, between the national and sub-national governments as well as between the government and the private sector. The approach builds on the work already done by both institutions during the implementation of the MDGs.
This recruitment will help bring the requisite capacity to ensure that the 17SDGs are aligned to the medium-term plans at both national and sub-national levels especially at the sector levels and its implementation are also consistent with the implementation of the domestic development plans.

Given the national and State level peculiarities, the recruited Staff member will help facilitate the localization of the SDGs at the tiers of government and its subsequent mainstreaming into the plans in addition to the specific duties and responsibilities states in section III below. The overriding purpose is therefore to strengthen the technical leadership for SDGs implementation and coordination at both the State and federal levels through the office of SSAP- SDGs in Abuja, Nigeria

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares Monthly report on activities, achievements and challenges submitted to OSSAP-SDGs and UNDP according to a pre-defined template as well as preparing Inception report on preliminary understanding and views of assigned task(s) with solutions proffered on the way forward detailing key policy priorities and overall roadmap for success.
  • Ensure all the 17 SDGs have Desk Officers in OSSAP-SDGs and monitors their output to ensure service delivery.
  • Work with the Head of Sectors and gives necessary technical and logistical support to ensure Task Team meetings hold regularly.
  • Prepare Quarterly update on key progress indicators ensuring that all relevant information is adequately captured.
  • Prepare annual report on activities, achievements, challenges and lessons learnt ensuring that these reports meet UNDP quality assurance levels.
  • Proposes set of interventions as feedback from engaging with the process from the lesson learnt.
  • Liaise with government officials, development partners on SDGs matters
  • Support in the production of SDG progress reports and SDG knowledge products.
  • Support Senior Technical Advisor in coordinating the entire international cooperation framework of the SDGs office; support in liaising with the line MDAs, the NBS and other relevant stakeholders to collate, analyze and disseminate data relevant to the SDGs.
  • Support the Senior Technical Advisor in liaising with the MFBNP, the UNDP and other key stakeholders to ensure the integration of the SDGs into the National and State-level Development Plans, MTSS and Medium-Term Expenditure Framework

Competencies

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work h demonstrated ability)

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow h demonstrated ability)

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery

Ability to get things done

Technical/Functional
Primary
Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing

Ability to have extensive interaction with government officials, organization leaders, staff members and the public.

Negotiation skills

The ability to understand what is most important to other partners like government and development partners.

Thorough data analysis skills

Ability to allows the analytical mind to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems.

Teamwork

Ability to work with multiple partners as a team.

Secondary
Knowledge Management

Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge

Program management

Ability to support and manage various SDG programmes.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

First degree, Education with 07 years’ experience.
Second Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development and International Relations with 04 years experience will be an added advantage.

Experience:

Seven years’ experience in Development Work
Knowledge of SDGs issues at both national and sub-national government.
Demonstrated working experience with government institutions in Nigeria

Language Requirements:

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of at least on Nigerian language

Application Closing Date

Jul 8, 2020

Method of Application
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