Monday, November 29, 2010


Duties and Responsibilities
Specific tasks of the Technical Advisor
The specific tasks the staff member is expected to carry out include:
  • Provide advice on Monitoring and evaluation process for the training centres including design of systems for concurrent beneficiary tracking, performance impact monitoring etc
  • Secure and ensure implementation of the commitment of the development partners to the reintegration and post-reintegration activities such as concurrent beneficiary tracking and job placement support
  • Identify other sources of funding for reintegration programme and placement into parallel programmes of reintegration
  • Manage funds sourced by the UNDP from other development partners in support of reintegration process
  • Work under the supervision of the Amnesty Reintegration Team leader to provide targeted reintegration assistance to the project team
  • In collaboration with the MNDA and under the leadership of the Reintegration Team Leader, assist in working out transitional strategy from the short-term support of the Amnesty reintegration process to medium and long term development support within a broad framework of inclusive community-based recovery process promoted by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
These tasks are critical for the successful implementation of the programme and covers the areas of assistance UNDP previously agreed to provide to the PCA and the MNDA.
Key Competencies
  • Effective communications skills and ability to establish good working relationships with national and international interlocutors;
  • High moral integrity, sound political judgment as well as diplomacy, impartiality and discretion and proven capacities of initiative, leadership and autonomy;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with discretion in a politically sensitive, culturally diverse environment;
  • Excellent knowledge of post-conflict and recovery issues is highly desirable;
  • Excellent knowledge of the UN system as well as other bilateral and multilateral development agencies.

Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Experience
An advanced university degree in any of the following: Economics, political science, sociology, international relations, public administration, development studies or other relevant fields.

Work Experience and skills
  • At least 15 years of relevant experience, including working directly in post-conflict environments;
  • Demonstrated practical experience in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration at the senior management level is essential;
  • Solid experience in the design and implementation of successful DDR programme
  • Proven capacity  for technical and advisory function at a senior level at government or the UN agencies and in a complex transitional and politically sensitive environment
  • Excellent computer literacy;
  • Excellent command of English is essential, written and oral;
  • Knowledge of the political and economic situation in Nigeria is highly desirable;
  • Previous military experience in a joint context would be an advantage;
 Application Deadline :09-Dec-10

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.

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