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20 Dec 2019

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Job Description

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

Programme Support Intern: Abuja

Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Starting Date: 13-Jan-2020 (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract: 06 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 06 Months

Background

  • UN-Habitat has re-affirmed its commitment to supporting the United Nations Country Team and Government of Nigeria in implementing a transformative agenda for achieving Sustainable Development, and is embarking on the process of resuscitating and expanding its presence in Nigeria.

Duties and Responsibilities
This internship is located in the Abuja, UN-Habitat Office. The selected intern is expected to undertake the following tasks:

Under the direct supervision of the Consultant, the intern will:

  • Support the UN-Habitat Office in conducting research on selected themes; conduct extensive literature review on selected themes; collect, analyze, interprets and present primary and secondary data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assist in the preparation of in print outputs e.g concept notes, background papers, technical papers and publications
  • Substantively edit draft reports prepared
  • Assist in the implementation of UN-Habitat programmes in Nigeria
  • Assist in planning and organization of meetings, prepare mission files, power point presentations and provide follow up action for activities that
  • Support the smooth running of the office.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
Preferred area of study (e.g. current education studies of student, e.g. MBA, Organizational Development, 3rd Year Undergraduate – Urban Planning etc.):

  • Applicants must be enrolled in at least the third year of a first university degree program or in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) program at the time of application, commencement and during the internship.
  • Studies in Mass Communication, Statistics, Programme Management, Engineering, Urban Planning, Demography, Geography, Social Sciences or Management.

Experience

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Publication in learned journal as evidence for strong research skills is highly desirable.

Language:

  • Fluent in English.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional competencies
Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties;
  • Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies;
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations;
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers);
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers).
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers).

Managing Data:

  • Collects and compiles data with speed and accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains data bases;;
  • Thoroughly and methodically collects, verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative;
  • Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy;
  • Interprets data, draws conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support the work of others.

Managing Documents, Correspondence and Reports:

  • Creates, edits and presents information (queries, reports, documents) in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes/books and reports using advanced word processing and presentation functions and basic database and spreadsheet software;
  • Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard.

Planning, Organizing and Multi-Tasking:

  • Organizes and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships;
  • Plans, coordinates and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines;
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs;
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support;
  • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.

 

National Consultant – Support the Selection and Registration of Vocational Training Beneficiaries in Taraba State: Abuja

 

Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Duration of Initial Contract: 20 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment: 20 Working Days

Background
The farmers-herders violence is both widespread and fluid in scope, making any geographic limitations to the implementation of the project challenging. Violence occurs in many different localities, and the dynamic movement of persons across the community, local government, and state lines demand a flexible approach in selection of target areas. For example, when Benue State implemented the Open Grazing Prohibition Law on November 1, 2017, many pastoralists were pushed northward into Nasarawa and Taraba states. Media reports suggested that the attacks on communities in Benue in early 2018 were reportedly coming from groups based in Nasarawa State. With Taraba State having also passed, but not yet implemented or enforced a similar law prohibiting open grazing, the Nasarawa-Benue-Taraba nexus emerges as a critical peacebuilding area for the farmer-herder crisis.

Although the recent escalation of the crisis has highlighted the volatile security environment on the ground, research suggests that the Nasarawa-Benue-Taraba nexus has long faced these problems. According to the Uppsala Conflict Data Program’s (UCDP) Geo-referenced Event Dataset (GED), 28% of deaths in attacks between farmers and herders from 2014 – 2017 in Benue state occurred in Guma and Logo LGAs. In the same period, farmer-herder violence in Taraba state claimed 49% of its casualties in Wukari LGA. These striking death tolls around the Nasarawa-Benue-Taraba nexus indicate that targeting this area in a more focused manner can provide crucial peacebuilding dividends for affected communities.

The Project on Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis Project will, therefore, target the three states of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba with state-level activities, as well as two contiguous Local Government Areas (LGAs) in each of the three states for targeted interventions to promote peace. The geographic focus thus centres on the Benue River, where formalized and functional state-level peacebuilding infrastructure and early warning systems are lacking, agriculture and pastoralism are important livelihoods and economic activities, and inter-state interactions are more easily facilitated enabling effective use of project funds.

The in-depth work with communities will target the following Local Government Areas: Ibi LGA and Wukari LGA (in Taraba), Awe LGA and Keana LGA (in Nasarawa), and Logo LGA and Guma LGA (in Benue).

In targeting these areas, the project will inevitably work with one state that has banned open grazing and enforced it (Benue); one state that has legislated to ban it but not enforced it (Taraba); and one state that has not yet passed any legislation on open grazing (Nasarawa).

The second outcome of this project is “strengthening economic interdependence between farmers and herders” This outcome has one of its output as providing livelihood opportunities for agricultural/pastoral interface based vocational training to men, women and youths in the communities where in the project is being implemented in the three states. To this end the project has commenced the process of data collection from project communities in Wukari and Ibi LGAs of Taraba state to profile and analyze these data. Information gathered will then be used for selecting beneficiaries for vocational training in these LGAs.

Over two hundred forms have been distributed to IDPs in the affected communities identified for project implementation in Wukari and Ibi LGAs of Taraba state

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The main objective of this consultancy is to ensure that effective logistics management is provided for the smooth and efficient running of the beneficiaries’ profiling and selection exercise. In addition, is to support the documentation and processing of payment to workshop participants from past events in the last two months on the project. The specific objectives include:
  • Ensure successful registration and documentation of all the participants;
  • Ensure proper data management of database of beneficiaries created; and
  • Ensure participants’ details are entered into database and processed for payment of DSA from past workshops held in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States.

Scope of Work
The administrative assistant will undertake the following specific tasks:

  • Provide support to the profiling team;
  • Establish contacts with the beneficiaries and provide them with necessary information on the training;
  • Support the registration process for screened/verified vocational training applicants;
  • Enter details of past workshop participants from the Project into the template;
  • Support the processing of DSA to past workshop participants on the Project; and
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager.

Deliverables

  • List of finally registered beneficiaries with the profile of the choice of trade selected for vocational training;
  • Profiling and registration report for beneficiaries of vocational training;
  • List of workshop participants and DSA due to them for workshops attended within the last two months; and
  • Approved payment schedule for workshop participants cleared by finance unit.

Reporting Guide

  • The Administrative assistant is under direct supervision of the UNDP Project Manager, who will assign duties and responsibilities as he deems fit and depending on the exigencies of the activity
  • The Administrative Assistant will submit a report at the end of the beneficiary profiling and selection exercise but not later than 5 days after the end of the exercise
  • Upon receipt of the report, the Project Manager shall issue a certificate of satisfactory performance to her/him.  A copy of such certification will be sent to UNDP Service Centre for payment of the contract fee.

Competencies:

  • The preferred candidate for this position should have a working knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Should be a good team player
  • Must be proficient in administrative processes (such as records taking and documentation).

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The preferred candidate for the position of Administrative Co-ordinator must possess an Ordinary National Diploma / Nigeria Certificate in Education NCE.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience or a first degree with post-National Youth Service Corps experience;
  • Previous experience with UNDP in training/workshop management or in similar capacity will be an added advantage.

Language:

  • Preferred candidate must be fluent in English Language for official purposes.

Selection Criteria and Payment Terms
Evaluation Criteria:

  • An Ordinary National Diploma or higher qualification in any field of study or similar qualifications – 25 points
  • At least 2 years working experience in training / workshop / dialogue management, rapporteur and report writing – 40 points;
  • At least 3 years post-graduation working experience with similar functions in any organization – 20 points
  • Experience in UN training/workshop management – 15 points.

Method of Application

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Note

  • IT Skills such as Proficiency in Microsoft office especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint are highly required.
  • 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.
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