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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Internship & Exp. Job Recruitment – UNDP is recruiting candidates who are eligible for the positions below

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.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Intern – Rule of Law and Human Rights

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Starting Date: 01-Sep-2022
Duration of Initial Contract: 06 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 06 months

Background

  • UNDP Nigeria is supporting the Federal Government of Nigeria in identifying and exploring options for reforming the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
  • Pursuant to this engagement, a Presidential Roadmap on Police Reform elaborates the overarching police transformation initiative has been developed and is awaiting Presidential approval. Significant to the reform process is the passage into law of the Police Act 2020 on September 16, 2020, providing a legislative framework to support the reform process guided by the principles of transparency and accountability and reinforce adherence to principles and standards of human rights.
  • In ensuring that Nigeria can capitalise and seize upon these initial efforts towards reform of the NPF, UNDP is collaborating with the Chief of Staff has designed the Supporting Police Reform Processes in Nigeria (SPRPN) Project, which is aimed at supporting the long-term efforts of the Nigerian authorities to build a more effective, efficient and professional police service.
  • The Police Reform Project shall utilise a multistakeholder approach to building the institutional capacity of the NPF to lead, manage and sustain the reform process.
  • The Police Reform Project supports the convening of the Presidential Police Reform Panel (the Panel), which will act as a steering committee on Police Reform and will be led by the Nigerian government.
  • A partners group comprising development partners and agencies working and engaging with the NPF will also be convened.
  • The project has nine desired results (outputs) that will enable the achievement of the project objectives (outcomes).
  • These outcomes will, in turn, contribute to the desired long-term overall objective (impact) of the Nigerian government to build a more effective, efficient and professional police service that is based upon and upholds the principles of accountability and transparency, respect and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people, including victims and the accused, and is a trusted partner that is responsive to community needs.

Objectives of Assignment

  • The intern will work under the supervision of the Rule of Law and Human Rights Advisor in supporting the Police Reform Project in the Governance team in Nigeria. The intern will be an essential part of the team’s daily work.
  • The intern will provide monitoring support to ongoing activities and research and analysis of current police reform and security issues, provide coordination support and reinforce partnership in Nigeria.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to developing and implementing the Police Reform Project in UNDP Nigeria.
  • Support the monitoring of project activities, including documenting lessons learnt and best practices at the field level.
  • Support the preparation of communications materials, including talking points, human interest and success stories, social media materials etc.
  • Support coordination activities, including planning meetings and documenting and disseminating minutes to partners in a timely manner.
  • Provide research support and keep abreast of relevant stories and news pertaining to policing and security matters in Nigeria;
  • Other relevant tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Competencies:
Functional Competencies:

  • Strong sense of collaborative work, excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Proven record of interest and work in the development field;
  • Excellent writing skills, as well as strong analytical aptitude and strong communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills;
  • Research experience;

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems;
  • Ability to negotiate and influence others to reach an agreement;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter, especially governance and peacebuilding;
  • Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
  • Shows persistence when faced with complex problems or challenges;
  • Remains calm in stressful situations;

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly, concisely 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.

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 a 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:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resource for completing work;
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
  • Uses time efficiently.

Accountability:

  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honour commitments;
  • Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards;
  • Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;
  • Supports subordinates, provide oversight and take responsibility for delegated assignments;
  • Takes personal responsibility for his/her shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Creativity:

  • Actively seeks to improve program or services;
  • Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs;
  • Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas;
  • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas;
  • Thinks “outside the box”;
  • Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things;
  • Not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Technological Awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology;
  • Understands the applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office;
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
  • Shows willingness to learn new technology.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:
    • Be enrolled in a Postgraduate Degree programme (such as a master’s programme or higher);
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first University Degree programme (such as a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent);
    • Have recently graduated with a University Degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one year of graduation;
    • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship programme and undertake the internship as part of this programme.
  • Fields of study: Communications, Journalism, Social Sciences, ICT, International Development, or other related fields

Experience:

  • Social media account management and content development skills
  • Good command of information and communication technology
  • Grasp of issues affecting the Arab States region
  • Paid or voluntary experience working with disability issues and human rights is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and within a multicultural team

Languages:

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

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2022 (Midnight New York, USA).

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: National Coordinator – Tax for SDGs

Job Identification Number: 5443
Location: Abuja
Job Schedule: Full time
Agency: UNOCHA
Practice Area: Inclusive Growth
Grade: NB4
Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year

Background and Organizational Context
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.

The global economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has also made securing additional SDG financing from domestic and international sources even more challenging despite government efforts, the current state of public finance for the federal government remains challenging. Nigeria has consistently recorded a fiscal deficit as public expenditure continuously exceeds revenue. Total revenue available to the federal governments as a share of GDP remains very low relative to international comparators. Although total expenditure has been relatively stable, the weak revenue base has resulted in chronic annual fiscal deficits ranging in recent years from -4.3% to -5.9% of GDP, which are financed with debt and central bank financing.

In this context, the UNDP Tax for SDGs Initiative has a particular emphasis on linking tax administration and tax and fiscal policies with raising domestic resources and achieving the SDGs. Building on UNDP Country Office portfolios and already existing engagements with Ministries, UNDP will bring a stronger focus on the role of tax and fiscal policy in achieving Agenda 2030. The Initiative places a particular focus on promoting the SDG agenda through reducing gender and social inequalities in tax and fiscal policy as well as taking forward climate action and environmental goals, and gender, health and Leave No One Behind (LNOB) outcomes. Representing the views of developing countries in the global normative tax discussions is critical and to this effect the UNDP Tax for SDGs Initiative will also work to bring evidence and perspectives from developing countries into the regional and international discussions on taxation.

UNDP Nigeria is seeking a Tax for SDGs National Coordinator to effectively manage and support the implementation of the UNDP Tax for SDGs Initiative and provide support to UNDP Nigeria on tax related engagements as part of their agenda of financing the SDGs in the country.

Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic and Multi-Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Support the Head of SPIEG in embedding the UNDP Tax for SDGs Initiative in UNDP’s broader SDG finance portfolio in UNDP Nigeria;
  • Lead implementation and multi-stakeholder engagement for all aspect of the Country Engagement Plan (CEP) on tax in Nigeria including engaging with tax experts, bilateral, regional and multilateral organizations, governments (central and local governments);
  • Support UNDP Nigeria in building strategic alliances and partnerships with governments, think tanks, academic institutions, development partners and others to expand UNDP’s work on tax and fiscal policy;
  • Work with the Head of SPIEG unit to support UNDP COs to learn from the Nigeria experience in designing and implementing Country Engagement Plan (CEP) and in their broader engagement on tax and fiscal policies within the overall project;
  • Provide a secretariat and technical support to the Development Partner Group on Tax or Public Finance Management.

Policy and Programme Coordination:

  • To analyze local context and identify potential synergies with UNDP’s policy and development work in-country at national/federal/ sub national level and map out emerging trends and opportunities for the region;
  • Provide technical advice to support the implementation of the UNDP Tax for SDGs Initiative and to backstop tax experts working under the project;
  • Develop SDG Taxation Framework (STF);
  • Identify potential synergies between the UNDP Tax for SDGs Initiative work of UNDP Nigeria, the UNDP Regional Hub and UNDP Country Offices implementing same Initiative;
  • Engage with policymakers on tax and fiscal policy matters and further develop the role of UNDP in taxation in Nigeria;
  • Coordinate the development of policy papers to promote understanding and integration of tax and fiscal policies and SDG issues;
  • Support the Head of SPIEG unit in relevant analytical and policy-oriented work on tax policy and administration, and on technical tax topics;
  • Draft internal UNDP briefing notes and talking points for Senior Management on UNDP Tax for SDGs Initiative.

Knowledge Management:

  • Facilitate setting up the interventions under the project as well as coordinate their implementation as per standard operating procedures, including knowledge capture from past programmes;
  • Collaborate on evidence collection and lessons-learned from other countries, including promoting best practice sharing and peer learning through case-studies;
  • Collaborate on knowledge management between various stakeholders, including UNDP CO and tax experts;
  • Develop concept notes for technical workshops/webinars/side-events for UNDP Tax for SDGs Initiative.

Outreach Engagement:

  • Collaborate on project communications, including Annual Reports and Newsletters;
  • Coordinate the organization of events, including high-level launches of the programmes;
  • Collaborate on lessons-learned from the project activities, including through case-studies;
  • Develop resources to enhance capacities within UNDP on tax, fiscal policy issues and SDGs;
  • Follow technical discussions in other fora and represent UNDP in relevant meetings.

Institutional Arrangement:

  • The position will be embedded in the Strategic Policy and Inclusive Economic Growth (SPIEG) Unit and work as part of the UNDP Nigeria Country Office.
  • The National Coordinator will report to the Head of SPIEG unit, UNDP Nigeria. The Regional Programme Specialist of UNDP Tax for SDGs Initiative will back stop the National Coordinator.
  • Throughout the project, collaboration and coordination with the rest of the UNDP/TIWB Tax team and other teams will be required.

Core competencies:

  • Achieve Results:  LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  • Learn Continuously:  Level 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to think conceptually and flexibly, capacity to adapt, innovate, and propose multiple options
  • Partnerships Management: Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies. Ability to practice courtesy and diplomacy with high-rank officials.
  • Knowledge Generation: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need. Enjoy sensitivity for research and academic integrity.
  • Effective Decision Making: Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources
  • Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
  • Integration within the UN: Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Result Based Management: Ability to manage Programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Taxation, Law, Economics, Finance, Public Policy or a closely related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the related fields with additional 2 years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s Degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years (Master’s Degree or 4 years (Bachelor’s Degree) of progressively responsible experience working in taxation, public finance management or domestic resource mobilization for a government or International organization;
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills, including the ability to write concept notes, outcome reporting, and other written communication;
  • Experience of working in and with developing countries in Africa, especially Nigeria;
  • Experience of results-oriented based project management;
  • Experience of working with UNDP or UN Development System on matters related to taxation and fiscal policies will be an advantage;
  • Strong record in advising and engaging with international institutions and/ or governments on taxation, public finance management or domestic resource mobilization with involvement in technical work such as producing tax policy proposals, conducting tax audits, or drafting tax regulations;
  • Excellent knowledge of current debates regarding taxation, fiscal policy and illicit financial flows, and fiscal decentralization in Nigeria;
  • Thorough understanding of tax/fiscal policy, tax administration processes.

Language:

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.

Application Closing Date
3rd September, 2022 (04:59 AM).

Note

  • 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.

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Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Administration & Finance Analyst, SB4

Job Identification Number: 42108
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Schedule: Full time
Agency: UNOCHA
Practice Area: Management
Job Family: Administration & Finance
Grade: SB4
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: Common System
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Background

  • Under the guidance of the Administrative & Finance Officer in Borno, the Administrative & Finance Analyst is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of, finance, general administration, human resources, procurement, logistical and common services support to OCHA/Nigeria sub offices and operations consistent with UN rules and regulations.
  • The Administrative and Finance Analyst leads and provides guidance to OCHA sub Offices administrative staff, fostering effective collaboration within the teams, with relevant OCHA and UNDP counterparts at headquarters and in the field, and with other UN agencies, promoting a client-oriented approach and ensuring optimal performance and efficient delivery of services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of OCHA Nigeria administrative operations.
  • Management of OCHA Nigeria finance and human resources
  • Management and monitoring of OCHA Assets.
  • Procurement of goods and services.
  • Provide management support to OCHA administrative operations with the following results:
    • Full compliance of operations with UN/OCHA/UNDP rules, regulations and policies, effective implementation of corporate operational strategies, achievement of management targets, monitoring and reporting of results.
    • Liaise with the UNDP Country Office (Finance & Procurement, Protocol units) to ensure that the provision of all OCHA related administrative support services are implemented/delivered in an efficient and timely manner.
    • Manage the office transport flees and ensure that all vehicles are all MOSS compliant and are in road worthy condition and properly maintained including the provision of adequate spare parts at all times.
    • Plan and organize office events including retreats, meetings and other events and ensure that all participants are informed in advance and that the necessary logistics is in place including booking of venues, hotels etc
    • The Administration & Finance Analyst has the role as Travel Administrator, thus he/she will take responsibility to submit Travel Requests/Expense Reports into OCHA ERP system “Umoja”.

Management of OCHA Nigeria Finance and Human Resources:

  • Knowledge building and sharing with regards to financial management and general administrative operations, contributing to OCHA’s best practices.
  • Letters and other correspondence relating to administrative and finance activities drafted and related reports prepared for internal use.
  • Closely follow up on all issues related to staff travel (domestic & international) and office/staff compliance with the security procedures.
  • The provision of adequate spare parts at all times.
  • Supervise the work and manage the performance of the Administrate support staff

Support the Management and Monitoring of OCHA assets with the following expected results:

  • Management of OCHA assets ensuring full compliance with IPSAS in the accounting for procurement, utilization and disposal of OCHA Nigeria‘s assets.
  • Ensure that for the office assets/inventory proper records are maintained and updated regularly and that both the financial and physical status of all office NEPs is regularly reported/updated in OCHA ERP system (Umoja) and maintaining required related documentation.
  • Ensure proper documentation for inventory hand-over/return to custodians and update the records in Umoja/internal data base accordingly

Manage and Coordinate the Procurement of goods and services with the following results:

  • Required goods and services secured in a timely manner, within budget and in full compliance with established UN rules, regulations and procedures for procurement.
  • Procurement actions taken in accordance with the principles of good planning and overall strategic objectives established by OCHA management, using best practices in sourcing, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management and the use of performance measurement benchmarks.
  • Sound judgment, knowledge and guidance are applied to tender processes and evaluation of bids, in the negotiation of agreements, and in contract management.
  • Day-to-day support and coordination for all procurement arrangements with local service providers & ensure that common service agreements (cleaning, security, health facilities, vehicle maintenance etc) are properly implement and services are to the standards required
  • The Administration & Finance Analyst has the role as Requisitioner, thus he/she will take responsibility to raise purchase orders (POs) and submit good/services receipts into OCHA ERP system “Umoja”.
  • Supervise the logistics, Administration and Finance associate staff and drivers

Performs any other tasks assigned by the supervisor and/or the Head of Sub Office.

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency of the Country Office including improved business results and client services. Forward-looking operations management has an impact on the organization of office management, knowledge sharing, and information provision.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s or the equivalent) or a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or in a similarly related field
  • Professional qualifications in finance/accounting/Administration and knowledge of UN financial rules and regulations are added advantage

Experience:

  • Up to 2 years of relevant professional experience in business/public administration, finance, Human Resources or other related areas.
  • Good knowledge on Administration/Operations is required. Experience working with the UN or other international organizations is desirable.
  • Experience in using UN ERP system (Umoja) in the area of travel and procurement is highly desirable. Good computer skills (Windows, MS Word, Excel/Spread sheets, the internet/Web) is required

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Hausa

Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNOCHA’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 and provides helpful advice to others in the office
  • Ability to develop systems for structuring, codifying and providing access to information and knowledge

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Builds strong relationships with partners, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Ability to manage complex problems proactively and effectively, including responses to emergencies
  • Ability to work independently, with efficiency, competency and integrity with people of different national backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance
  • Proven report writing skills

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
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexity

Application Closing Date
24th August, 2022 (Midnight New York, USA).

Note

  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • 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.

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

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