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From Naijaweb CURRENT JOBS AVAILABLE AT UNDP NIGERIA. Jobs at UNDP Nigeria
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been operating in the Federal Republic of Nigeria since independence in the 1960s, providing the country with relevant technical assistance required for sustainable economic and social development. The legal authority to operate in the country is contained in a Standard Basic Agreement signed between the Government of Nigeria and UNDP.

There are currently open vacancies at UNDP Nigeria

Job Title: Cluster Business Development Coordinator

Job Category: Others

Career Level: Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

Job Type: Contractual

Positions: 1

Company Name: United Nations Development Programme

City/Location: Millennium Development Village Ikaram, Ondo State

Country: Nigeria

Posted On: 07 May, 2009

Last Date to apply: 20 May, 2009

Experience in years 2

Job Description:

Relevant Experience:

The successful Candidate will have:
• Bachelors degree in economics or development (Master’s degree would be preferred);
• At least 3 years experience working on business development interventions in Nigeria;
• Experience managing large teams;
• Experience working on the ground with NGOs, and an understanding of grassroots community-led projects, preferably in rural areas;
• Experience working closely with local and district government officials in Nigeria
• Experience working with private sector in Nigeria
• At least One (1) years practical experience in community based projects with science inputs
• Ability to present concise reports, sometimes at short notice reflecting the problems and possible solutions for particular situations
• Must have quality research and data management experience. Excellent writing, interpersonal, computer and communication skills.
• Must be able to function independently and to exercise discretion and judgment in sensitive and potentially controversial matters.
• Must have excellent organizational skills, be a team player and detail-oriented.
• Good computer and Internet skills.
• Must possess and apply depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise to meet job demands.
• Possess the ability and technical knowledge to use information technology effectively as a tool and a resource.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully conduct research and manage projects in remote rural location with minimum supervision

Job Description:

The position includes the following responsibilities:

• Develop a business development intervention strategy specific to the Millennium Villages in Ikaram-Ibaram;
• Work closely with local, district and national government officials to refine the intervention strategy and obtain the necessary approvals;
• Oversee the interventions aimed at increasing farm and non-farm income within the villages;
• Manage economic extension officers assigned to each village;
• Handle the relationships with local NGOs and government officials for service-delivery on outsourced Millennium Villages’ interventions and (e.g. Micro-finance);
• Define the requirements and manage the training necessary for the business development interventions;
• Oversees monitoring and evaluation of business development/economic interventions for all villages within the Cluster;
• Coordinate business development/economic interventions and activities with the Earth Institute Millennium Research Village scientists

Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
Bachelor’s degree Bachelors Degree (2-3 Years) Nigeria Bachelors degree in economics or development (Master’s degree would be preferred)

Skills
Must Title Level Description

Required Skills
Good Communication Skills: Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies. Demonstrates excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills.

People Skills and Team Working:
•Recognizes and responds appropriately to the ideas, interests and concerns of others. Management and Leadership
•Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills.

Computer skills:
• Good knowledge of computer usage. Language skills:
•Excellent writing and oral skills in English is a fundamental requirement. Fluency in the local language highly essential.

Job Title: Community Development Facilitator

Job Category: Others

Career Level: Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

Job Type: Contractual

Positions: 1

Company Name: United Nations Development Programme

City/Location: Millennium Development Village Ikaram, Ondo State

Country: Nigeria

Posted On: 07 May, 2009

Last Date to apply: 20 May, 2009

Experience in years 2

Description:

Relevant Experience:

• At least 2-3 years experience as community development agent in an African village situation in reputable organizations and NGOs particularly in Western Nigeria
• Must possess and apply depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise to meet job demands.
• Possess the ability and technical knowledge to use information technology effectively as a tool and a resource.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully conduct research and manage projects in remote rural location with minimum supervision.

Job Description:

The Community Development Facilitators will assist to:
• Mobilize Village Committee to identify problems and possible interventions as well as facilitate their participation towards project ownership
• (Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate) training programmes for committees across sector areas of Agric, Health, Education, Water& Sanitation together with sector specific facilitators and; Coordinate trainings for Community members in leaderships, decision-making, organizational and management skills for development
• Coordinate (plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate) strategic communication programmes for both key project messages and behaviour change necessary as technical support to community based committee, so as to strength the overall performance of the project
• Develop appropriate follow-up tools and organize follow – ups to ensure smooth progress of activities.
• Monitoring and evaluation of progress within the community
• Promote high level of collaboration, communication and co-operation with government ministries and other stakeholders and actor in the community.
• Facilitate identification of appropriate intervention and develop capacity in the community to write proposals for presentation to donors for funding and ensure continuity of existing project
• Carry out any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the Community Development & Gender Specialist.

Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
Bachelors’ degree Bachelors Degree (2-3 Years) Nigeria
• Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in Community Health, Social Works, Agric and Rural Development, Sociology or related field.
• Demonstrate ability to work and mobilize communities to implement development project
• Ability to work with minimum supervision
• Have good interpersonal and Organization skills.
• Fluency in English and Yoruba Languages are essential.
• Must have interpersonal, organization and communication skills
• Must be a team player

Skills
Must Title Level Description

Required Skill
Good Communication Skills:
• Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies.
• Demonstrates excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills. Management and Leadership
• Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills.
• Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.
• Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view. Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behaviour. Computer skills:
• Good knowledge of computer usage.

Language skills:
• Excellent writing and oral skills in English is a fundamental requirement. Fluency in the local language highly essential.

Job Title: Procurement Associate

Job Category: Others

Career Level: Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

Job Type: Full Time

Positions: 1

Company Name: United Nations Development Programme

City/Location: Abuja

Country: Nigeria

Posted On: 07 May, 2009

Last Date to apply: 20 May, 2009

Experience in years 5 to 6

Description:

Relevant Experience:

5 to 6 years of progressively responsible HR and procurement experience is required
at the national or international level. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages
(MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web based management systems.

Job Description:
Assists in the implementation of operational strategies and policies
Assists in the organization procurement processes for SSA, RLA and NRLA
Supports procurement processes for CO, NEX/DEX projects and at the request of other Agencies
Assists in the Implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools
Ensures implementation of human resources and global payroll transactions in Atlas HCM
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Ensure full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
Assist in the implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies in consultation with office management.
Provide researched information for formulation and implementation of contract strategy in the CO including recruitment processes and performance evaluation, managing the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, sourcing strategy, contract selection and evaluation, quality management and e-procurement
Organize recruitment processes for UNDP projects and UN Agencies including provision of input to job classification process, vacancy announcement, preliminary screening of candidates, and participation in interview panels as a secretary and advising hiring units on the eligibility and transparency.
Arrange written tests and interviews, inline with UNDP corporate recruitment standards.
Prepare interview reports and other related recruitments.
Determine the appropriate fees based on existing scales and standards
Ensure that monetary budget allocations have been approved for the full duration of the initial contracts
Ensure medical certificates are received and reference check prior to issuance of SSA
Prepare contracts and timely follow up with Programme Finance staff on Atlas issues for consultants and experts.
Present recruitment and procurement contract cases to CAP as per procurement guidelines and preparing minutes of CAP where applicable.
Manage the engagement process such as travel arrangements, medical clearance, visas, as appropriate;
Manage contracts in and outside Atlas (issuances, extensions, performance based increments for UNDP projects and UN Agencies. Monitoring and tracking of all transactions related to recruitment, personnel data, benefits, earnings/deductions, retroactivity, recoveries, adjustments and separations through Atlas.
Provide effective services for preparation and contract administration of procurement of services for CO projects and UN agencies.
Brief newly recruited consultant/experts on living and working conditions, relevant policies, benefits and entitlements. Arranging staff orientation and briefing programmes.
Ensure certifications are received for SSA contracts
Maintain rosters of qualified and pre-screened subscribers including e-rosters.
Maintain appropriate documentation and records for monitoring and reporting purposes.
Assist in preparation and management of contracts

Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
Bachelor’s Degree Bachelors Degree (5 Years) Nigeria Secondary education, with specialized certification in HR, Law and Procurement. University Degree in Purchasing and Supply, Human Resources Management, Business or Public Administration is highly desirable

Skills

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 Development and Operational Effectiveness Ability to perform a variety of specialized activities related to procurement services, including administration of recruitment , contracting and performance evaluation, monitoring of transactions, reporting Ability to perform financial resources management Strong IT skills

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