United Nations Jobs Vacancies in Nigeria [2 new]

Latest Recruitment at the United Nations in Nigeria.  December, 2021 for:

  • Programme Management Officer
  • Senior Human Rights Adviser, P5

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Job Title: Programme Management Officer | United Nations

Job Opening Number: 21-Programme Management-UNITED NAT-165999-J-Abuja (E)
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Temporary Job Opening
Department / Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Staffing Exercise: N/A

Organization Setting and Reporting

  • This position is located in the Capacity Building Section of the E-commerce and Digital Economy Branch, in the Division on Technology and Logistics of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  • The post is financed by project funds and is stationed in Abuja, Nigeria, hosted by the ECOWAS Commission.
  • The Programme Officer will report to the Chief of the Capacity Building Section and will be working closely with officials from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • The focus of the job is the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, operations and other activities relevant to e-commerce development.
  • The position responds to UNCTAD’s activities under the Regional E-commerce Strategy Development Project in ECOWAS, which will support the region in its efforts to use technology to accelerate structural change and development, and foster regional integration, including through economic diversification, job creation and more inclusive trade activities.

Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, and in particular the Regional E-commerce Strategy Development Project in ECOWAS, supporting the ECOWAS Commission in its implementation ; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
  • Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating in-country workshops and online seminars, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources, including ECOWAS policies, legislations, programmes/projects and available statistics in areas relevant to e-commerce, as well as mapping of regional initiatives.
  • Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of e-commerce issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Management, Economics, or a related field. A first-level university Degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
  • Previous experience working with an intergovernmental organization in Africa, such as ECOWAS is desirable.
  • Experience acquired in governance or public administration in West Africa is desirable.
  • Previous experience in e-commerce related policies is desirable.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to trade especially in developing countries.
  • Knowledge of capacity constraints and development challenges pertaining to e-commerce in Africa.
  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.
  • Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.
  • Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing:

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  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in French is desirable.

Assessment:

  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency based interview.

Special Notice

  • This position is for an initial duration of 6 months, starting as soon as possible. Extension of appointment will be subject to availability of funds, continuation of mandate and satisfactory performance.
  • The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Application Closing Date
26th October, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training).
  • The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

Job Title: Senior Human Rights Adviser, P5 | United Nations

Job Opening Number: 21-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-165506-R-Abuja (X)
Location: Abuja
Department / Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Staffing Exercise: N/A

Organization Setting and Reporting

  • This position is located in the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinators (UNRC) in Nigeria (Abuja).
  • The incumbent reports to the UN Resident Coordinator and to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights through the Chief of the Africa Branch, Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in close cooperation with the OHCHR Regional Representatives for West Africa in Dakar.

Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC), and the functional support and guidance of the OHCHR, the Senior Human Rights Adviser (HRA) will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Supports the UNRC and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in integrating human rights into their programmes and activities, in particular the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and other key strategic planning tools, including by building UNCT capacities to apply a human rights-based approach to their programmes and activities, conducting situational assessments and a mapping of UNCT capacities and needs, facilitating country level coordination and acting as a resource person in programme activities implemented by the UNCT;
  • Advises the UNRC and the UNCT in developing strategies and programmes to build and strengthen national capacities and institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights, based on assessment of national context, capacities and priorities and facilitate access to specific human rights expertise, including by drawing from human rights resources and tools available;
  • Supports the UNRC and the UNCT in promoting human rights as a common UN value and upholding international norms and standards through advocacy and awareness-raising;
  • Where applicable, advises on integrating human rights in the humanitarian response and post-crisis recovery under the direction of the RC/Humanitarian Coordinator, should a humanitarian emergency be declared in the country of assignment and provision of support and advice to the Protection Cluster as requested;
  • Supports the UNRC and UNCT and national partners in their engagement with international human rights mechanisms such as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council, as well as those under relevant international instruments of specialized agencies, including by supporting the dissemination and sharing of information, Coordinating or facilitating the UNCT’s contributions and programmatic follow up to the recommendations of these bodies, and helping the UNCT to provide timely and effective support to relevant country missions of Special Procedures mandate holders and other UN mechanisms;
  • Upon request, and under the direct supervision and guidance of the UNRC, provides advice, training and technical assistance to the Government and other national stakeholders with a view to further catalyzing coordinated UN responses in order to strengthen national capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights, including follow up to recommendations from the human rights mechanisms;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Law, Political Science, International Relations or related field is required. A first-level University Degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience at the national and international levels in the field of human rights, with development and/or humanitarian experience, is required.
  • Experience working in the African region is desirable.
  • Experience on economic, social and cultural rights, including in programming, is desirable.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Shows pride in work and in achievements.
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Leadership:

  • Serves as a role model that other people want to follow.
  • Empowers others to translate vision into results.
  • Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support.
  • Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions.
  • Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo.
  • Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
  • Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda.
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Judgement / Decision Making:

  • Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly.
  • Gathers relevant information before making a decision.
  • Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them.
  • Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization.
  • Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information.
  • Checks assumptions against facts.
  • Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision.
  • Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Languages:

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.

Assessment:

  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.
  • Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil the lateral move(s) requirements, or geographical to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral or geographical move(s) in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.
  • The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Application Closing Date
4th November, 2021 11:59 p.m. (New York time)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training).
  • The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts

Job Title: Driver – Individual Contract (IC)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Additional Category: Management
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date: 15-Sep-2021
Duration of Initial Contract: 4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 4 months
Languages Required: English

Background

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Human Right Advisor in the Resident Coordinator’s Office, the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the Human Rights Advisory Unit and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors ensuring highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues.
  • The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Upon request of the supervisor, the Driver can be also required to provide driving services to UN Staff, Consultants and Experts on mission.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Provision of reliable and secure driving services
  • Proper use of vehicle
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Availability of documents/ supplies
  • Provision of the services as required.  
  • Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of staff of the Resident Coordinator’s Unit, other high-ranking officials and visitors and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items, and b) meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  • Ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle.
  • Ensures support to all support duties allocated to him/her.  

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license.

Experience:

  • 2-3 years’ work experience as a driver; safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair. Experience in the use of computer and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in the language of the duty station, knowledge of
  • The UN language of the duty station.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UN mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Provides helpful feedback and advice to others in the office

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues

Leadership and Self-Management:

  • Focuses on result for the client
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of views
  • Demonstrates high level of discretion.

Application Closing Date
6th September, 2021 (Midnight New York, USA).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • 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.

Title: Operations Clerk | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) | ID: 38605 | Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Operations    
Grade: G4
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: Common System
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.

Background

  • Under the guidance of the Operations Manager and direct supervision of the Procurement Analyst, the Operations clerk provides support to office operations performing a variety of standard administrative processes and asset management ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Operations clerk promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
  • The Operations clerk works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and projects staff in the CO and other UN agencies staff to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities
Implementation of operational strategies:

  • Support to effective and efficient functioning of the unit (
  • Support to administrative and support operational services
  • Support to office maintenance and assets management
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Ensures implementation of operational strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of administrative activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Provision of inputs to the CO administrative business processes mapping and implementation of the internal standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Provision of inputs to preparation of administrative team results-oriented workplans.

Supports the assets management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Receiving, inspecting and verification of all incoming equipment, furniture and supplies and scheduling deliveries to users.
  • Tagging all furniture/equipment upon receipt from the supplier.  Update of non-expendable property inventory record and track movement of furniture piece.
  • Entry in ATLAS of all the requisite asset management information
  • “Capitalization” of appropriate items in accordance with UNDP’s policies governing asset classes, estimated useful lives and elements of cost; and the relevant BSB “CAP” and “NONCAP” profiles.
  • Utilization of the ATLAS Asset Management Module, in line with the CAP and NONCAP profiles, to capitalize management assets in the UNDP balance sheet to trigger depreciation; and to “expense” item, in accordance with UNDP’s policies and procedures to comply with IPSAS.
  • Support to the management on physical assets disposal.   Documentation preparation for submission to CAP; follow up on request and liaise with requesting unit and maintenance for disposal action and entry in Atlas of all the requisite details for recording disposals.  
  • Support to the annual physical inventory verification exercise by checking the accuracy of records and location of property.  
  • Preparation of inventory reports as required
  • Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials.
  • Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to head of unit.
  • Maintenance of records on assets management, preparation of reports.
  • Maintenance of files and records relevant to office maintenance.
  • Provision of support to maintenance of common premises and common services

Ensures effective administrative and logistical support, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Organization of shipments, customs clearance arrangements, preparation of documents for UNDP shipments (received/sent), Preparation of all necessary documentation, implementation of follow-up actions
  • Arrangements of travel and hotel reservations, preparation of travel authorizations,
  • Administrative support to conferences, workshops, retreats.
  • Support time to time the arrangement of vehicle transportation, regular vehicle maintenance and insurance.
  • Checking and recording of vehicle daily log and gas consumption, update and maintenance of vehicle history report.
  • Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials.

Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Training of staff engaged in the conduct of physical inventory.
  • Briefing of staff members on issues relating to area of work
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Participation in the training for the operations/projects staff on administration.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Impact of Results

  • The key results have an impact on the efficiency of the unit. Accurate presentation of information strengthens the capacity of the office and promotes the image of UN/UNDP as an effective contributor to the development of the country.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded and reported
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies, identify and resolve operational problems
  • Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Strong IT skills, knowledge of Atlas
  • Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems

Leadership and Self-Management:

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Secondary education.
  • Certification in administration and asset management  is desirable.

Experience:

  • 4 years of relevant experience in administration and asset management, inventory.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English language.

Application Closing Date
28th July, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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