UNDP is recruiting Outreach and Communication Officer in Nigeria
Job Title: Anti-Smuggling of Migrants and Training Officer
Location : Abuja, NIGERIA
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 26-Mar-2012
Duration of Initial Contract : Initial period of one year
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and the overall guidance of the UNODC Country Representative for Nigeria, the Anti-Smuggling of Migrants and Training Officer will be responsible for ensuring that all issues related to SOM are fully considered and integrated in project activities. S/he will bring his/her expertise to bear on the project and will play a key role in supporting the domestication of the Anti-SOM Protocol. S/he will work closely with key implementing partners in the area of SOM, especially, the National Immigration Service (NIS), International Labor Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), and National Police Service (NPS). This individual will be responsible for coordinating and implementing all training and capacity-building related activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
- Advise the Project Manager and the International Project Coordinator as well as the broader team of the UNODC’s Nigeria Country Office, as appropriate, of local considerations and realities for proper and effective implementation of anti-SOM activities
- Review the training strategy on TIP developed under an earlier project and develop and ensure timely implementation of a workplan on training in close consultation with other team members, NAPTIP, NIS, IOM, NPS, and other non-state actors to ensure full coordination and synergy as well as maximization of project resources
- Take the lead in ensuring effective delivery, evaluation, and monitoring of various training activities under the project
- Lead and support implementation of activities on supporting domestication of the Anti-SOM protocol
- Coordinate the activities of the project in relation to SOM and training with that of other actors, especially NAPTIP, NIS, IOM, NPS, ILO, and other non-state actors
- Take the lead in establishing and nurturing appropriate relationships for training and SOM activities that have considered local realities, structures, practices, and gender dynamics
- Create and implement monitoring, assessment, and evaluation mechanisms for all activities on anti-SOM
- Document best practices and lessons learnt in a manner that can be shared and disseminated to various stakeholders and that provides gender desegregated information
- Perform additional related tasks as may otherwise be assigned
- Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to SOM and adult training techniques; Proficient in project implementation and in particular of programme management cycle, including monitoring & evaluation tools; substantial knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of training activities; Able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Shows pride in work and 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; versatility in, and ability to conduct training sessions, including training of trainers (TOTs) and make presentations in a professional and impact-oriented manner. Possesses excellent drafting and communication skills with proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to match style and format to audience.
- Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet clients’ 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; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
- 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 the 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 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 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.
Critical Success Factors:
- Strengthened national legal framework on SOM
- Full coordination and implementation of all anti- SOM related activities
- Full and effective coordination, accountability, and implementation of training activities envisioned under the project
- Identification and documentation of the impact and lessons learnt from the various trainings carried out under the project
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced university level degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social studies, education, law, criminology, or business administration.
- A first-level university degree in combination with an additional of 2 more years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of five (5) years of progressive professional experience in program planning and implementation, and/or lecturing or teaching adults, at a tertiary or other adult learning institution managing and/or conducting training activities.
- In-depth knowledge of TIP and SOM and related crime and social problems as they relate to Nigeria is required.
- Substantial experience in results-based management, project monitoring, reporting and evaluation is required.
- Work experience in the United Nations System or a beneficiary institution would be an asset.
Language: Fluency in any UN (preferably English) and national language of the duty station.
Other Skills: Up-to-date knowledge and practical experience of United Nations programme policies and guidelines are desirable.
Method of Application
Interested candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the Apply for this button. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page.
Please note that instead of a CV you’re required to download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) from the following link by clicking HERE Complete it and upload when prompted.
Applications without a fully completed P11 form will not be considered. Only applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted.
The system will only allow for one attachment.
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.