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      1. Head, Nigeria Development Partners Secretariat
      2. Consultant for Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) General and Preliminary Risk Assessment Framework
      3. Short-term Local Consultant to act as a Research Associate to support the Development of the 2021 Common Country Analysis
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    Head, Nigeria Development Partners Secretariat

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 10 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Additional Category: Management
    Type of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: International Consultant
    Starting Date: 16-Aug-2021 (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    
    Duration of Initial Contract: 6 Months
    Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 Months

    Job Purpose and Organizational Context

    • The Nigeria Development Partners Group (NDPG) has agreed to establish a Secretariat to support international coordination within Nigeria.
    • This temporary position is intended to set up the Secretariat, running a 6-month inception phase, including design, recruitment and provision of core functions.
    • The incumbent will work under the guidance of the NDPG Chairs and the administrative supervision of the Resident Representative of UNDP.
    • Once established, the Secretariat will support the running, coordination and decision-making functions of the NDGP. Its overarching duties will be:
      • Support and oversee the functioning of the NDPG, including the Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) and coordination with other international fora, notably the Key Political Partners Group (KPPG);
      • Multi-stakeholder coordination and advocacy promoting a coordinated approach to achieve the development objectives of the NDPG;
      • Facilitation and coordination of political, policy and strategic advice in support of the work of the NDPG;
      • Knowledge management, analysis and information sharing;
      • Equivalent support to other relevant international coordination bodies.
    • The Secretariat will be hosted by UNDP and funded by members of the NDPG through contributions into a UN managed Basket Fund.
    • The incumbent will be compliant with UNDP employment rules and regulations covering professionalism, conflicts of interest, safeguarding, bribery and corruption, etc.
    • The Nigeria Development Partners Group (NDPG) is composed of the United Nations and its agencies; bilateral donors; multilateral donors; the international financial institutions, and representatives from international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). It consists of a plenary group, attended by the heads of member agencies, and a number of Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) driving technical coordination between agency staff and with Nigerian partners.
    • In line with the five pillars of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the commitment for greater partnership between different parties working on aid and development in the Accra Agenda for Action, the proposed objective of the NDPG is to strengthen international partner coordination at national level and foster alignment with the Government of Nigeria (GoN) on planning and delivery of all development and related activities. The NDPG aims to support a harmonized collective approach in alignment with the priorities of the GoN, aimed at better coordinating international community efforts to support the GoN’s responsibilities to reduce poverty in Nigeria.
    • The NDPG works closely with other international coordination mechanisms, notably the Key Political Partners’ Group (KPPG). Chaired by the UN Resident Coordinator, the KPPG comprises the Ambassadors and Heads of like-minded diplomatic missions and development agencies with significant investment in Nigeria. They come together for the core purpose of driving critical agendas in the country through effective political dialogue, supported by the coordinated mobilisation of international development resource. The NDPG is represented on the KPPG which, together with the NDPG and TWGs, forms the third tier of the aid effectiveness architecture in Nigeria.
    • In June 2021, after over a year of remote working during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NDPG undertook a 2-day in-person retreat to take stock of the current context of Nigeria, the role of the NDPG within this and what is needed to enhance its effectiveness. This produced some clear conclusions around next steps, including: mobilising the Group around an agreed set of priority agendas; improving how the Group works (notably on information management); working more systematically with the GoN; and strengthening the structures – and linkages between the structures – of the international architecture, including the NDPG, the TWGs and the KPPG. The Secretariat will be responsible for putting this into practice.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Undertake the basic functions of the Secretariat, including:

    • Convene, plan and run monthly NDPG meetings: logistics, agenda, presentations, briefings, minutes, actions and workplans.
    • Ensure regular and effective communication and information management, including with the Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) and KPPG, encouraging harmonised approaches and shared objectives.
    • Remain accountable to the NDPG, ensuring implementation of decisions and action points and reporting on progress against agreed objectives.
    • As required, manage staff and other resources assigned to the Secretariat by NDPG members to deliver their objectives.
    • Support resource mobilisation efforts when requested.
    • Provide similar basic Secretariat functions to the KPPG, as needed.

    Undertake design and related inception activities to establish the composition, direction, roles and responsibilities of the permanent Secretariat:

    • Follow up on outstanding, near-term steps agreed during the June 21 retreat.
    • Building on the outcome of the retreat, undertake a consultative review of the NDPG to refine its 2-year trajectory and ambition, and the steps required to make the transition. Follow up as appropriate.
    • Review, revise and gain consensus on the NDPG’s Terms of Reference.
    • Review, revise and gain consensus on the Secretariat’s Terms of Reference.
    • Map out staffing needs based on findings of the above, and recruit accordingly.
    • Building on existing efforts, establish basic structures and processes, including for enhanced information management and communication across the NDPG and related structures.
    • Develop a strategy and aligned action plan for the Secretariat going forward.

    Undertake pilot activities aimed at providing proof of concept for how the NDPG and Secretariat will work longer-term. For instance:

    • Support efforts to focus and structure the NDPG and TWGs around identified priority agendas.
    • Drive a campaign-based approach to a short-term issue related to one of the chosen strategic agendas, working with the TWGs, NDPG, KPPG and GoN partners to enable this.
    • Establish a structured engagement between the NDPG and GoN, based on the priority agendas and in complementarity to the work of the KPPG.
    • Set up a dedicated website aimed at improving information management, record keeping and accountability of key activities of the NDPG, TWGs and KPPG.

    Deliverables Description:
    Undertake the basic functions of the NDPG Interim Secretariat fully functional, including:

    • Work-schedule for the interim secretariat;
    • Monthly minutes of NDPG meetings with action-points;
    • Weekly Minutes of NDPG secretariat;
    • Monthly briefing notes to NDPG Chairpersons with policy/political actions;
    • Resource mobilization strategy;

    Undertake design and related inception activities to establish the composition, direction, roles and responsibilities of theTransition to a permanent NDPG Secretariat complete:

    • Approved ToRs and operational structure of the NDPG;
    • Approved ToRs operational structure for a fully functional secretariat;
    • Operational secretariat staffing (Recruited/seconded/Allocated) structure;
    • Approved ToRs for key members of the permanent secretariat;

    Undertake pilot activities aimed at providing proof of concept for how the NDPG and NDPG Secretariat will work longer-termfunctional with a work-schedule and operational framework

    • Approved NDPG strategy, aligned to and responsive to recommendations of the June 2021 NDPG retreat;
    • Monthly and/or Quarterly minutes with action points from meetings between NDPG and Government;
    • At least two strategic campaigns completed on core issues surrounding the mandate of the NDPG
    • Operational NDPG microsite (Website), linked to all coordination mechanisms;
    • Final report covering progress on realization of all deliverables outlined.

    Recruitments / Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Conflict Studies, Development Studies, or any other relevant field Or equivalent professional experience.


    • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in development, political and/or transitional or humanitarian related field.
    • Work experience/or familiarity with the aid effectiveness agenda with either bi-lateral, multi-lateral, UN or I-NGO organization with reference to SDGs and the Grand Bargain Commitments.
    • Proven work experience in developing/fragile/conflict context(s) to deliver international assistance.
    • Excellent strategic, managerial, administrative leadership and presentation skills.
    • Proven coordination, partnership, donor relations, financial management and resource mobilization skills.
    • Experience in inter-agency and multi-stakeholder coordination and mechanisms.
    • Demonstrable ability to build an effective team, work across numerous organizations to deliver a common objective, and build effective working consensus amongst different organizations;
    • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and understanding of power relations in resource dependent countries.
    • Desirable: Experience in complex emergencies and/or natural disasters – humanitarian/recovery/development operations.
    • Desirable: Experience in the field of displacement and durable solutions.

    Language Requirements:

    • Proficiency in oral and written English. Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

    Core Competencies

    • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
    • Level 6: Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division


    • Ability to persuade others to follow
    • Level 6: Ensures teams are resourced for success  and empowered to deliver

    People Management:

    • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
    • Level 6: Guides substantive specialists / teams and expands credibility and innovation capacity


    • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
    • Level 6: Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumen.


    • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
    • Level 6: Accepts accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery and facilitates improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services.

    Technical / Functional Competencies:
    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

    • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
    • Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

    Management and Coordination:

    • Ability to manage and coordinate people with inspiration. Believe in and promote diversity in the workplace and reshaping the workforce to meet need       
    • Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

    Strategic thinking / Visioning:

    • Ability to analyze the SIPS’s value proposition and shape visionary/long term plans.  Use insight to identify target audiences and partners and to inform communication objectives, messages and solutions.              
    • Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

    Collaboration and Partnership:

    • Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships within or outside the NIPG that can provide information, assistance, and support.  Supports the NIPG with the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of the NIPG
    • Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise.

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    Consultant for Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) General and Preliminary Risk Assessment Framework

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 7 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Type of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: National Consultant
    Starting Date: 01-Aug-2021 (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    
    Duration of Initial Contract: 30 Working Days within a period of two Months
    Expected Duration of Assignment: 30 Working Days


    • The United Nations Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) is a UN system wide obligatory policy that regulates the relationship between UN programmes, funds, and agencies with non-UN security agencies.
    • The HRDDP was issued by the United Nations Secretary-General on 13 July 2011 and is intended to serve as a risk management mechanism to ensure that any support provided by United Nations entities to non-United Nations security forces is consistent with the purposes and principles set out in the Charter of the United Nations and with its obligations under international law to respect, promote and encourage respect for international humanitarian, human rights, and refugee law. In January 2016, the UN Resident Coordinator communicated the HRDDP to the national authorities vide a Note Verbale to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • According to the HRDDP, “UN entities that are contemplating or involved in providing support to non-UN security forces must conduct an assessment of the risks involved in providing or not providing such support, in particular the risk of the recipient entity committing grave violations of international humanitarian law, human rights law or refugee law”. Furthermore, “each UN entity should take into account the need to promote consistency in the implementation of the policy across the UN-system.
    • One of the key components in implementing the HRDDP is the General and Preliminary Risk Assessment Framework (GPRAF). The GPRAF is a basic inter-agency risk assessment, to be carried out under the coordination of the most senior UN official in-country, representing the common position of the UN system with regard to the level of risk that generally exists for security forces in-country to commit grave human rights violations. The GPRAF compiles relevant and available information regarding human rights violations committed by security forces. Such document will also facilitate and speed up the process of individual risk assessments that have to be undertaken by each UN entity under the HRDDP.
    • UN Country Teams are encouraged to adopt a GPRAF when support is planned or already provided by two or more UN entities to non-UN security forces in the country. The main objectives of GPRAF are to avoid duplication of efforts (when different UN entities are involved in a variety of support to the same national security forces or one UN entity is involved in different types of support to the same security forces), and to ensure a coherent and consistent assessment of security forces by UN entities in the same country.
    • The UN is, therefore, seeking an experienced consultant to prepare a General and Preliminary Risk Assessment Framework under the HRDDP.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Under the overall supervision of the UN Senior Human Rights Adviser, the consultant will undertake the GPRAF.  
    • In undertaking these tasks, the incumbent will be required to draw upon United Nations and other sources relevant to the assessment of Nigerian security agencies, including through a gender analysis.
    • In particular, the incumbent will be required to undertake a desk review of human rights reports produced by the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR), including the HRDDP risk assessments if available, reports of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), United Nations Treaty Bodies and special procedures, reports of the Secretary General to the Security Council on UNOWAS, reports of other United Nations mechanisms, offices or agencies (e.g. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict), reports of United Nations commissions of inquiry, decisions of United Nations treaty bodies on individual cases, and UNODC Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessments (see the United Nations Inter-Agency HRDDP Guidance Note (2015) – Sources of information for the risk assessment, pp. 20-21 for the detailed list). The incumbent will also cover reports and individual cases related to sexual exploitation and abuse from the United Nations Conduct and Discipline Service (CDS) ( and the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight (OIOS).
    • The incumbent is also required to take into consideration non-UN reports -emanating from the National Human Rights Commission, regional human rights bodies. Other reports to be considered include those from civil society groups, NGOs and INGOs.  
    • The incumbent will also be expected to perform the following duties in consultation with OHCHR headquarters, regional and country offices, the United Nations Country Team, UN Women regional and country offices, CDS, OIOS, United Nations protection sector, national human rights institutions and international and national non-governmental organizations:
      • Develop a comprehensive assessment of the risks related to the provision of support to Nigerian security services;
      • Identify and develop a comprehensive set of mitigation measures addressing the risks identified related to the projects from the above-mentioned security institutions.
      • Develop a monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework for implementation of the mitigation measures where necessary, as well as recommendations for field verification to ensure ongoing HRDDP compliance by the above-mentioned security institutions; and
      • Provide inputs to standardized documents for the UN on HRDDP that are applicable to all projects under consideration (e.g. standardized matrix of risk assessment criteria specific to the type of projects eligible for support by the UN, a standardized matrix of mitigation measures and an analytical framework to identify the level of risk, as well as, standard operating procedures for implementing, monitoring and evaluating the mitigation measures), as well as standardized templates to be used for internal processes and communication to beneficiaries and partners.

    The deliverables are to be written in English and include the following:

    • A General and Preliminary Risk Assessment Framework (GPRAF) including elements identified in the HRDDP Guidance Note (2015).
    • Comprehensive HRDDP risk assessment report and mitigation measures

    A comprehensive HRDDP risk assessment report for the Nigeria security agencies, on the UN support to be provided in accordance with detailed project proposals:

    • The report should contain the elements to be considered for a risk assessment of specific security agencies as listed on pages 18 to 20 of the Inter-Agency HRDDP Guidance Note (2015) namely:
      • Human rights record
      • Accountability record
      • Prevention mechanisms
      • Legislative / policy framework
      • United Nation’s ability to influence and risk of not providing support
      • Risks inherent to the kind of support envisaged.
    • The assessment should also include violations for which women are particularly at risk such as sexual harassment within the uniformed services and sexual exploitation and abuse.
    • Action should include:
      • Comprehensive set of mitigation measures for each risk identified, or related to the implementation of projects in support of each security institution;
      • Detailed regular monitoring and reporting framework; and
      • Recommendations for field verification to ensure HRDDP compliance where required.

    Scope of the Work

    • Under the overall supervision of Head of stabilization, the consultant will report directly to the Communications Specialist to deliver the documentary. The Contractor will be expected to deliver any of the following as required during the whole duration of the contract:
    • Photo-documentation of the Programme activities (human-interest photo-essays, infrastructure where UNDP and partners has been working, field activities, engagement with communities or beneficiaries), for public dissemination by RSS Secretariat.
    • Clearly identify location, name and age of interviewees, quotes, and any relevant details.
    • Include appropriate UNDP and its partners branding and crediting of RSS ownership for the produced videos.
    • Archive the edited output in an external hard disk along with professional log.
    • Photos produced on the Assignment will successfully capture and emotionally express the core elements of the situation assigned for coverage.
    • The coverage will include different visual perspectives (close-up, medium range, long distance), with a preference for horizontal framing, as noted.
    • Photos will be technically good (properly exposed, framed, focused, and edits well optimized). Complete caption information and other metadata will be embedded in the files, as described.
    • Conduct 20 interviews of Governors and beneficiaries (the list will be shared after conclusion of the contract).

    Education and Certification

    • Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in International Relations, Human Rights, International Law, Humanitarian Law, Political Science, Social Sciences, Gender Studies or related field.
    • A first-level University Degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience:

    • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, international law, gender or a related area is required.
    • Experience with implementation of the HRDDP policy and risk assessment is required.
    • Experience with developing an analytical framework from a gender perspective, analysing human rights-related documents, human rights monitoring or fact finding, research, reporting methodologies and report writing is required.
    • Experience working in Nigeria is desirable.
    • Experience working with security institutions is desirable.
    • Experience on project development, management, and evaluation concepts and procedures is an advantage.
    • Experience with inter-agency collaboration is an advantage.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required.

    Un Core Values:

    • Respect for Diversity;
    • Integrity;
    • Professionalism.

    UN Core Competencies:

    • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
    • Accountability;
    • Creative Problem Solving;
    • Effective Communication;
    • Inclusive Collaboration;
    • Stakeholder Engagement;
    • Leading by Example.

    Technical / Functional Competencies:

    • Solid technical knowledge in the design and formulation of HRDDP related documents, processes and procedures;
    • Knowledge of gender issues, especially in the context of peace operations and gender-based violence;
    • Comprehensive knowledge of and exposure to a range of human rights issues, including related to the operation of security forces;
    • Solid knowledge of the international legal framework, institutional mandates, policies and guidelines
    • Ability to draft, edit and prepare clear and concise reports;
    • Strong analytical and research skills, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources;
    • Highly effective organization and planning skills and high attention to detail;
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships;
    • Good level of computer literacy;
    • Ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner; and Sound judgment with proven ability to work effectively under minimum supervision.

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    Short-term Local Consultant to act as a Research Associate to support the Development of the 2021 Common Country Analysis

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 5 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Consultancy&nbsp

    Type of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: National Consultant
    Starting Date: 30-July-2021 (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    
    Duration of Initial Contract: 50 Days
    Expected Duration of Assignment: 50 Days


    • The United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) 2018 – 2022 was developed through an inclusive and participatory process led by the Government of Nigeria and the United Nations in Nigeria in consultation with civil society and development partners. The UNSDPF embodies the strategic focus and outcome areas to respond to national needs and makes use of the United Nations’ comparative advantages. These outcomes serve as a mutual accountability framework among the government, other partners, and the United Nations.
    • Following recent reforms repositioning the UN development system, the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDCF) is now the most important UN planning and implementation instrument in support of the 2030 Agenda in the country and the next framework will be prepared and implemented in full consultation with the national government. The next UNSDCF will outline the UN’s collective response to national SDG priorities agreed with the national government for the period 2023 – 2028. In this vein, it will be first and foremost, a partnership with the national government, a compact for UN country teams and a commitment to national stakeholders including development partners, international financial institutions, civil society, trade unions, employers and those left behind. The new Nigeria UNSDCF will be expected to be a vehicle for supporting economic transformation, peaceful societies through sustainable development strategies specific to the Nigeria country contexts and leveraging of all sources of sustainable financing.
    •  As per the guidelines from the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG), the UN Common Country Analysis (CCA) is the UN system’s independent, impartial, and collective assessment (i.e., a description of a country situation) and analysis (i.e., a description of causes and their implications) of a country’s situation for its internal use in developing the UNSDCF. Multi-disciplinary in nature, the CCA will examine progress, gaps, opportunities, and bottlenecks vis-à-vis a country’s commitment to achieving the 2030 Agenda, UN norms and standards, and the principles of the UN Charter as reflected in the guiding principles.
    • The CCA will seek to engender integrated, cross-pillar systems thinking, summarizing the interlinkages and integrated nature of the SDGs; multidimensional factors spanning the development, humanitarian, peacebuilding, and human rights spectrum; relevant regional, sub-regional and cross-border dynamics; the country’s legal institutional, policy and financial landscape.
    • The CCA is no longer a one-off event, but a core analytical function carried out by the UNCT (UN country team). The CCA is a flagship product of the Nigeria UNCT and a core analytical function of the UN at country, regional and global levels. This will enable the UNCT to be responsive to emerging needs and challenging conditions in the country and provide a basis for making course corrections in programme implementation.
    • Therefore, under the guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator, the UNCT in Nigeria seeks to hire the services of a local consultant to serve as a research associate to support the preparation of a high-quality, rights-based, and evidence-based CCA as the foundation for the new UNSDCF 2023 – 2028.

    Scope of Work, Responsibilities & Description of the Proposed Analytical Work

    • This consultancy is aimed to support the UNCT in Nigeria to develop a high quality and evidence based CCA for Nigeria which examines the progress, gaps, opportunities, and bottlenecks vis-à-vis Nigeria’s commitment to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, human rights and UN norms and standards and the principles of the UN Charter.
    • The CCA will identify strategic entry points for the UN’s work in Nigeria between 2023 and 2028 based on national priorities and the Agenda 2030, also considering the global, regional, and sub-regional contexts.
    • The CCA must be based on the UNSDCF guidelines and the companion pieces including the framework guidance on UN Common Country Analysis. Hence, the main elements are:
      • Taking stock of Nigeria’s progress towards fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda
      • Analysis of opportunities and constraints for Nigeria in achieving SDG targets with emphasis on those left behind and structural transformation.
      • Examining the governance structures, institutions, existing capacities and capacity gaps in the country
      • Identification of emerging challenges, critical gaps, and potential partnerships to support implementation of UNSDG commitments for Nigeria.
      • Identifying the UN capacity to deliver in various thematic areas incorporating the mandates of both in and out of country UN agencies.

    Specific Objectives:

    • To support the gathering, collation, and analysis of existing data and identify data gaps for national SDG indicators, comparing official data with international sources and where possible, use innovative diagnostic tools. This would include data disaggregated not only by income, gender, geography, and age but also other grounds of discriminations prohibited under international law.
    • To support the identification of key challenges and opportunities in relation to achieving national priorities in relation to Agenda 2030, international human rights obligations and agreed international norms and standards, and regional commitments.
    • To support the identifications of multidimensional risks that could impact the development trajectory of the country, covering a full spectrum of development, humanitarian, peacebuilding, and human rights issues.
    • To support the planning and interactions with key development stakeholders and describe their capacities and potential contributions to national SDG priorities.
    • To support the identification of population groups left behind or at risk of being left behind in the country, assessing the evidence of who is left behind and to what degree, and the underlying intersection of drivers of risks and vulnerabilities, sources of deprivation, discrimination, needs analysis of inequalities, including gender inequality, taking into account political, social, cultural, geography, governance, conflict, disasters, climate change, the environment or economy related issues.

    Working Arrangements:

    • The consultant will work under the overall guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNCT. The consultant will work daily with the RCO (Resident Coordinators Office) who will oversee and guide the work. The consultant is expected to mostly work remotely.

    Deliverable 1: First Draft of the CCA:

    • This will include all research and support towards the development of the first draft of the report.
    • Duration: 15 working days.
    • Payment schedule: 30%

    Deliverable 2: Stakeholder Engagements:

    • This will include the facilitation of discussions of the draft report and recommendations. This interaction would include engagements with the UNCT and other stakeholders in core areas; economy, governance, youth, people living with disabilities, gender, and other cleavage areas.
    • Duration: 20 working days
    • Payment schedule: 30%

    Deliverable 3: Final CCA Report:

    • Incorporation of stakeholder feedback and production of the final CCA.
    • Duration: 15 working days.
    • Payment schedule: 40%.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Academic Qualifications:

    • Advanced Degree in Social Sciences (Public Administration, Sociology, Anthropology, or Development Studies), Demography or related fields.

    Years of experience:

    • 5 years relevant experience in development work; familiar with SDG analysis, Social protection, Education, Health, Gender, Climate, Human Rights, and/or Governance analysis.

    Selection Criteria:

    • Educational Qualifications (20 Marks)
    • Experience working for the United Natons or other development organisations (20 Marks)
    • Proven experience/satisfactorily implementation of similar assignment in the past in Nigeria and/or elsewhere (60 Marks).

    Technical Competencies:

    • Design/management of strategic analysis and planning including with multiple stakeholders;
    • Project/programme/policy planning, M&E (Monitoring & Evaluation) and management;
    • Analysis of macro socioeconomic and political developments;
    • Understanding of human rights-based approaches to programming;
    • Understanding of gender mainstreaming;
    • Familiarity with results-based management instruments and their application
    • Trend analysis and projections.

    Corporate Competencies:

    •  Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
    • Treats all people fairly without favouritism

    Functional Competencies:

    • Capacity to gather comprehensive information on complex problems or situations; analyses information accurately and identifies key issues needed to solve problems
    • Excellent organizational and management skills
    • Focuses on impact and results for the client
    • Ability to schedule and prioritize activities to ensure best use of time and resources.
    • Handles effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality, team spirit and positive working relationships
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrates openness and flexibility
    • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.

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    • 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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