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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Recruitment 2018…. UNOCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Recruitment

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1. Job Title: National Programme Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation (Terrorism Prevention)

Job ID: 19717
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: SB4
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: One year, renewable (subject to funding availability)

Background

  • This position is located in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria (CONIG).
  • Under the overall guidance of the UNODC Representative and the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the National Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) (NPO) will: (i) carry-out country based project monitoring and evaluation functions; (ii)provide substantive and coordination support for assigned project activities aimed at strengthening criminal justice responses to terrorism in Nigeria; (iii) carry out substantive and organizational liaison especially with the project’s national stakeholders, for assigned project activities; and (iii) provide support for the project’s overall coordination and implementation.
  • S/he will work in close teaming with other colleagues of the project, in CONIG and in the Terrorism Prevention Branch of UNODC, to create synergy and achieve full coordination of project activities and effective project partnerships, especially with the project’s Nigerian stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will carry out the following tasks:

  • Carry out field-based project monitoring and evaluation functions including on-going liaison with national stakeholders to support project monitoring and evaluation activities; carrying out continued monitoring exercises of project activities, and conducting analyses to monitor project impact.
  • Conduct research, compile and prepare substantive papers and other relevant working documents related to monitoring and evaluation and other substantive areas, as needed.
  • Contribute to the preparation of project reporting and briefing materials.
  • Contribute to the substantive input and coordination for the planning, preparation, organization and implementation of project activities, supporting the Project Manager to ensure that all administrative and logistics arrangements are in place
  • Carry out substantive and organizational liaison especially with the project’s national stakeholders for assigned project activities Support coordination on project activities planning and implementation, liaising with relevant national partners (including designated focal points and other senior professionals), and international partners present in Nigeria.
  • Facilitate the smooth and effective flow of communication with national entities, by maintaining regular contact, providing required information, etc. Support the Project Manager and Project Staff in following-up communication with beneficiary institutions, including official letters, request for technical assistance, and the process of identifying participants and national experts, including trainers, for activities under the project.
  • Advise the Project Manager and Project Staff of local considerations and realities for proper and effective project implementation, as well as on ways to strengthen partnerships with beneficiary institutions.
  • Contribute to further project coordination and administrative actions, as needed to ensure efficient operations of the project including supporting, as needed, human resources and procurement actions.
  • Carry out organizational and administrative tasks necessary for the achievement of expected results of the project. Provide the necessary substantive and administrative support to project activities as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Skills and Experience
Education:

  • G-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 4 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree – 2 year(s) experience
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in International Relations, Public or Business Administration, Project Management, Law, Political or Social Science, Criminal Justice, Legal or related fields, is required.
  • Candidates with a first-level university degree and at least four years of qualifying experience may be considered.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of progressive responsible experience in criminal justice, programme management, policy development or related work.
  • Work experience in project monitoring and evaluation and substantive liaison and coordination in these areas would be an asset.
  • Work experience in implementing capacity-building activities in Nigeria is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of UNODC work and work experience in the United Nations System would be an asset.

Languages:

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Demonstrated professional competence in programme management and implementation, ideally with a focus on criminal justice; ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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.

Communication:

  • Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, including ability to prepare reports and make presentations in a variety of fora; ability to conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum necessary information as well as making and defending recommendations.
  • Possesses excellent drafting and communication skills.

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Teamwork:

  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues within and outside of UNODC to achieve organizational goals; solicits inputs by genuinely valuing others ideas and expertise; demonstrates willingness 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:

  • Able to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate, and monitor work while prioritizing competing demands; able to work on tight deadlines; knowledge on how to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and projects as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Application Deadline: Midnight New York, USA; 17th December, 2018.

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


2. Job Title: National Information Management Officer

Job ID: 19719
Location: Maiduguri
Desired: English
Grade: NOB
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

  • The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has established a field office in Nigeria to facilitate coordination of humanitarian activities in Nigeria. Information management is a core component of a comprehensive support strategy for the humanitarian community. In order to meet the increased requirements for coordination support, humanitarian advocacy and information the National Information Management Officer will support the Information Management Unit (IMU) to analyse relevant data (tabular, statistical, spatial etc.) to support an efficient and effective humanitarian response.
  • Under the overall guidance of the Head of OCHA Office and under the direct supervision of the Head of Information Management Unit, the national IMO will be responsible for the following duties:

Duties and Responsibilities
Support in the development of spatial/geographical information products (i.e. maps, metadata, data dictionary, etc):

  • Collect, organise and file geographic data, map/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) production and geographic data management support. This requires a strong practical knowledge of relational database software like MS Access as well as MS Excel and experience with the pivot table function
  • Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance, including IASC Common Operational Datasets (COD/FOD).

Support the development and maintenance of comprehensive operational information products, Who/What/Where, monitoring matrices, operational analyses, contact lists among others:

  • Build strong relationships and maintain regular contacts with the local and international community; gather information on humanitarian activities in support of the Who/ What/Where database, including frequent liaison with key stakeholders.
  • Support the development of standardized reporting formats and analysis to support operational decision making for internal and external use.
  • Collect information and assist in analysis of monitoring reports based on humanitarian indicators to provide a coherent picture of humanitarian operations.
  • On an ad-hoc basis, collect, analyse and disseminate information in cooperation with other Units within OCHA.

Maintain a client-oriented approach that ensures the OCHA provides high-quality information management services and products to the OCHA office and to members of the humanitarian community:

  • Provide liaison support with relevant partners and stakeholders to promote information sharing and coordination.
  • Provide support to the OCHA field offices, organize flow of information and assist the offices in planning information management activities.
  • Provide graphics/design support for various presentations, as well as the development of high quality visual products (infographics, maps, tables, graphs).
  • Conduct regular trainings for sector members and work closely with the IM counterparts in partner agencies and organisations.

Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing within OCHA and guidance to external stakeholders on information management focusing on achievement of the following:

  • Promote the adoption of OCHA Information Management tools and techniques by OCHA staff and partners;
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of training curricula to field partners
  • Assisting with other tasks as directed by the OCHA Head of Office or the head of the Information Management Unit.

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the overall country office’s efficiency in humanitarian information management and success in introducing, widespread adoption and implementation of operational information management approaches.
  • Accurate, thoroughly researched and documented analytical techniques, timely and appropriate delivery of products that enhance OCHAs credibility in information management.

Competencies
Functional Competencies:

Professionalism:

  • Exposure to a wide range of information management systems related to humanitarian activities, conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, demonstrated problem-solving skills. Good knowledge of the region/country and ability to influence others to reach agreement.

Client Orientation:

  • Ability to identify and analyse clients’ needs and refer that to the IM supervisor for improvement of the IM tools.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:

  • Willingness to keep abreast of new IM tools

Communications:

  • Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information, effectively advice clients on systems related issues, applications, etc.

Judgment:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.

Teamwork:

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Planning & Organizing:

  • Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Graphic Design or related field is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in information systems, geographic information systems or graphic design.
  • Relevant experience in working with an UN agency or other humanitarian agency is desirable.
  • Experience in the area of emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, humanitarian/development environment, field coordination is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Application Deadline: 17th December, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online


3. Job Title: National Information Management Officer

Job ID: 19718
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has established a field office in Nigeria to facilitate coordination of humanitarian activities in Nigeria. Information management is a core component of a comprehensive support strategy for the humanitarian community. In order to meet the increased requirements for coordination support, humanitarian advocacy and information the National Information Management Officer will support the Information Management Unit (IMU) to analyse relevant data (tabular, statistical, spatial etc.) to support an efficient and effective humanitarian response.

Under the overall guidance of the Head of OCHA Office and under the direct supervision of the Head of Information Management Unit, the national IMO will be responsible for the following duties:

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Support development of information products
  • Support the development and maintenance of comprehensive operational information products
  • Maintain a client-oriented approach
  • Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Support in the development of spatial/geographical information products (i.e. maps, metadata, data dictionary, etc).

  • Collect, organise and file geographic data, map/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) production and geographic data management support. This requires a strong practical knowledge of relational database software like MS Access as well as MS Excel and experience with the pivot table function
  • Develop and maintain spatial baseline and operational datasets in accordance with relevant standards and guidance, including IASC Common Operational Datasets (COD/FOD).

Support the development and maintenance of comprehensive operational information products, Who/What/Where, monitoring matrices, operational analyses, contact lists among others:

  • Build strong relationships and maintain regular contacts with the local and international community; gather information on humanitarian activities in support of the Who/ What/Where database, including frequent liaison with key stakeholders.
  • Support the development of standardized reporting formats and analysis to support operational decision making for internal and external use.
  • Collect information and assist in analysis of monitoring reports based on humanitarian indicators to provide a coherent picture of humanitarian operations.
  • On an ad-hoc basis, collect, analyse and disseminate information in cooperation with other Units within OCHA.

Maintain a client-oriented approach that ensures the OCHA provides high-quality information management services and products to the OCHA office and to members of the humanitarian community:

  • Provide liaison support with relevant partners and stakeholders to promote information sharing and coordination.
  • Provide support to the OCHA field offices, organize flow of information and assist the offices in planning information management activities.
  • Provide graphics/design support for various presentations, as well as the development of high quality visual products (infographics, maps, tables, graphs).
  • Conduct regular trainings for sector members and work closely with the IM counterparts in partner agencies and organisations.

Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing within OCHA and guidance to external stakeholders on information management focusing on achievement of the following:

  • Promote the adoption of OCHA Information Management tools and techniques by OCHA staff and partners;
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of training curricula to field partners
  • Assisting with other tasks as directed by the OCHA Head of Office or the head of the Information Management Unit.

Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall country office’s efficiency in humanitarian information management and success in introducing, widespread adoption and implementation of operational information management approaches. Accurate, thoroughly researched and documented analytical techniques, timely and appropriate delivery of products that enhance OCHAs credibility in information management.

Competencies
Functional Competencies:

Professionalism:

  • Exposure to a wide range of information management systems related to humanitarian activities, conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, demonstrated problem-solving skills. Good knowledge of the region/country and ability to influence others to reach agreement.

Client Orientation:

  • Ability to identify and analyse clients’ needs and refer that to the IM supervisor for improvement of the IM tools.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:

  • Willingness to keep abreast of new IM tools.

Communications:

  • Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information, effectively advice clients on systems related issues, applications, etc.

Judgment:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.

Teamwork:

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Planning & Organizing:

  • Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Graphic Design or related field is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience in information systems, geographic information systems or graphic design.
  • Relevant experience in working with an UN agency or other humanitarian agency is desirable.
  • Experience in the area of emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, humanitarian/development environment, field coordination is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required

Application Deadline: 17th December, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

Important Applicant Information

  • All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
  • UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
  • UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
  • The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.

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