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UN Women – In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1. Job Title: Consultant – Develop a Project Proposal and Support Start-up of Programme Activities on Women’s Economic Empowerment

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Duration of Initial Contract: 6 months

Background
UN Women grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Women’s economic empowerment is a priority area of focus for the UN Women Nigeria Country Office. The key interventions of focus, as outlined in the five-year Strategic Note of the Country Office (2018-2022), are supporting women’s economic empowerment through climate-resilient agribusiness, and promoting women’s entrepreneurship through Affirmative Procurement.

Drawing on the findings of a baseline study on women’s access to affirmative procurement, which the Nigeria Country Office commissioned in 2018, the Office is seeking to design a full-fledged flagship programme on affirmative procurement to respond to policy, capacity and knowledge gaps that continue to limit economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses.

Concurrently, the Country Office is embarking on the implementation of a multi-country proposal entitled ‘Contributing to the Economic Empowerment of Women in Africa through Climate Smart Agriculture ’, which aims to strengthen women’s agricultural productivity and access to markets in selected agriculture products in Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. The project seeks to close the gender gap in agricultural productivity by increasing women’s access to resources. It is expected to reach over 50,000 women across the four countries over three years providing them with entrepreneurial and financial capacities, affordable technology and value addition, and using information and communications technology (ICT) to increase access to markets and to finance. The project is aligned with UN Women’s Development Results Framework 2: “Women, especially those living in poverty and vulnerability, are economically empowered and enabled to reap the benefits of development”.

UN Women is seeking to recruit a consultant to lead the elaboration of the Affirmative Procurement flagship programme, and also to kick start implementation of the new Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Program in Nigeria.

Under the overall strategic guidance and direction of UN Women’s Country Representative, and with day-to-day reporting to the Deputy Representative, the consultant will elaborate a full-fledged programme document and budget on affirmative procurement and support the process of starting the implementation of the CSA project. She/he works in close collaboration with UN Women Regional Adviser for Economic Empowerment. The consultant will also work with government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women strategy under Women’s Economic Empowerment portfolio.

Summary of Key Functions
Elaborate Flagship Programme Proposal on Affirmative Procurement:

  • Undertake a desk review and mapping of key ongoing initiatives in Nigeria and regionally, related to women access of entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses to the public procurement contracts
  • Analyze and assess gender gaps and opportunities in ongoing initiatives at the national level
  • Analyze opportunities for building synergies with ongoing programme initiatives to expand women’s access to public procurement
  • Undertake consultations with partners institutions and agencies
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to inform UN Women program development and expansion in the area of women’s economic empowerment through affirmative procurement
  • Elaborate a draft project proposal on affirmative procurement in line with UN Women guidelines for flagship program development, targeting the federal level and two states in Nigeria
  • Coordinate the process of validation, revision and finalization of the draft proposal with detailed budget.
  • Research opportunities and avenues for expanding resource mobilization partnerships, including through government and with the private sector in Nigeria to fund the project.

Develop the CSA Program work and implementation plan:

  • Develop the program work plan development and implementation in accordance with the program document and in collaboration with UN Women country offices in African countries benefitting from the initiative
  • Facilitate the set-up and functioning of the program steering committee, and ensure effective liaison with national counterparts, donors, UN Women and partners to ensure they are consulted when elaborating the work plan
  • Establish systems for project monitoring, in collaboration with partners;

Establish coordination with national partners and other stakeholders:

  • Establish relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the CSA program,
  • Provide guidance to partners on establishment of performance indicators, and monitoring and achievement of results;
  • Identify potential partners and coordinate their recruitment process
  • Identify capacity building needs of partners

Coordinate the update of the CSA program results framework:

  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on the CSA project
  • Complete the regional CSA prodoc with baselines and targets for Nigeria
  • Provide inputs from CSA program activities and results to the CO reporting

Provide technical guidance on women’s economic empowerment portfolio and facilitate coordination and partnerships:

  • Provide technical support to other UN Women activities targeting women’s economic empowerment, such as financial literacy for women, gender-sensitive procurement and UN Women-FAO-WFP Program focusing on food security in the Northeast
  • Participate in on-going coordination mechanisms to ensure coherence of UN Women’s WEE program with other country-level processes;
  • Identify potential programmatic areas of cooperation with donors and development partners and develop relevant partnerships.

Key Deliverables

  • A full-fledged proposal on Affirmative Procurement  with an accompanying detailed budget
  • A resource mobilization strategy to accompany the flagship programme document, outlining potential partners, including funding and implementation partners
  • CSA program work plan elaborated
  • CSA Project results framework is completed for Nigeria and monitoring system is established
  • CSA Project steering committee is set-up
  • CSA project implementing partners are recruited and their capacities built
  • Activities under the CSA project are implemented in accordance with agreed time lines
  • Donor relations and outreach enhanced under UN Women Nigerias WEE portfolio

Competencies
Core Values / Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to lead formulation of development programs and projects.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and focus on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, International Development, Gender, Applied Anthropology, or in other related Social Sciences.

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience at the national or international level in managing project and programs. Experience working in the field of women’s economic empowerment is required.
  • Prior experience with the UN System and in Nigeria will be an asset.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.

Application Deadline: (Midnight New York, USA) 7th March, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


2. Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Associate

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-3
Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year

Background

  • UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Country Representative, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Associate supports effective delivery of the Nigeria Country Office Programme by collecting and managing data and supporting programme implementation consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. He/she contributes to the effective implementation of the evaluation policy, ensures that minimum monitoring and evaluation requirements for the country programme and projects are met. The incumbent works in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations/PSU Teams in the country, region, and UN Women HQs staff to ensure adequate exchange of information, timely updates and other follow ups as required.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Provide technical inputs to programme formulation to ensure monitoring and reporting is incorporated
  • Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and tracking of results against country/ regional level targets and UN Women Strategic Plan
  • Facilitate the reporting of results to internal (Senior Management) and external (Executive Board, Donors) audiences
  • Provide technical support to the CO in the implementation the UN Women Evaluation Policy
  • Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building.

Provide technical inputs to programme formulation to ensure monitoring and reporting is incorporated:

  • Provide inputs to the development of monitoring indicators, monitoring calendars, and field monitoring plans and quality assurance processes;
  • Include relevant inputs from evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations into programme formulation;
  • Provide inputs to annual work plan monitoring, reviews and reporting;
  • Provide technical support to partners in developing Performance Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs), systems and plans, and Baseline Surveys;
  • Facilitate the clearance of donor agreements and Programme Cooperation Agreements

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and tracking of results against CO Strategic Note (SN) and Annual Work Plan (AWP), and other country level targets:

  • Coordinate with Programme Team to ensure data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardized across programmes;
  • Monitor data from partners on a quarterly basis and provide inputs to regular management briefs to inform decision making;
  • Visit partners, along with the Programme Team, to support monitoring of results and planning processes, as required;
  • Monitor the spending of donor funds and other programme expenditures and disbursements;
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of the Nigeria Co’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Plan.

Facilitate the reporting of results to internal (Senior Management) and external (Executive Board, Donors) audiences:

  • Facilitate the process of the CO meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process;
  • Contribute substantial inputs to donor and programme reports (both narrative and financial);
  • Identify relevant evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations and input them into programme reporting;
  • Review progress reports submitted by partners and provide feedback to improve quality and timeliness of reporting;
  • Collect and maintain data for country, regional and global corporate reports, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations;

Provide technical support to the CO in the implementation the UN Women Evaluation Policy:

  • Coordinate the implementation of UN Women’s Evaluation plan in the country office;
  • Draft/revise Terms of Reference for specific project/program evaluations;
  • Ensure communication between the CO and RO regarding Evaluations;
  • Coordinate the completion of management’s response to the UN Women Global Accountability and Tracking of Evaluation Use (GATE).

Contribute to knowledge building and capacity building:

  • Identify and disseminate good practices, lessons, and knowledge, as identified through programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Contribute to the development of capacity development tools, including training materials and packages;
  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Monitoring and Evaluation among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality support to the programme team and partners in line with work plan;
  • Quality and timely systems for tracking/monitoring;
  • Timely submission of accurate and quality reports.

Competencies
Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of programme formulation, implementation, and Results Based Management;
  • Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, evaluation design, data collection and analysis, and reporting;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports;
  • Analytical and report writing skills.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Economics, International Development Studies, Gender/Women’s Studies is required.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting of development projects/ programmes.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.

Application Deadline: 11th March, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

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


3. Job Title: Policy Specialist, Humanitarian, Peace and Security

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Duration of Initial Contract: 6 months

Background
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Nigeria’s central role in ECOWAS, its large population and strong economy makes it a strategic player in West Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa more generally. However, Nigeria faces several security challenges including low-intensity conflicts over resource wealth, crimes and kidnappings and in recent years, the onset of the North-East insurgency. Nonetheless, the conflict between pastoralists and farmers, which stretch from the North-East, North-West, South West and South East of the country is estimated to have resulted in more deaths than the North-East insurgency. Although conflicts between nomadic herdsmen and sedentary farmers is not a new phenomenon in Nigeria, there has been an escalation both in the frequency and intensity of the conflicts over the last decade, and particularly in 2018. The southward movement of herdsmen in search of grazing land has resulted in increasing numbers of clashes with farming communities who accuse the herdsmen of deliberately grazing cattle on farmlands causing crop destruction.

Moreover, even though women are highly affected by conflict and they play diverse roles, their contribution to formal conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes has been overlooked, and their capacity under-utilized, leaving untapped an incredible tool for transformative change and sustainable peace.  They are often seen only as victims of conflicts that need to be protected rather than agents of change for peace. This is due to cultural and religious norms limiting their roles. Women do tend to play the role of advising youth in their communities against acts that could escalate violent conflict therefore contradicting local conventional wisdom on women’s inadequacies to participate in peacebuilding activities. To the extent they are included, women from farmer communities tend to be more active as members of the peace committees than the women from the pastoralist communities. This notwithstanding, women from pastoralist communities are critical stakeholders that any project will need to effectively engage with in promoting peace. In addition, post-conflict economic and social disenfranchisement renders women and girls even more vulnerable to sexual and economic predation.

UN Women’s Work
UN Women has just completed implementation of a four-year programme, “Promoting Women’s Engagement in Peace and Security in Northern Nigeria (2014-2018)”. The Programme supported the Nigerian Government at Federal level and three Northern States (Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe), to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings. The Programme facilitated the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325). UN Women has also worked closely with the Nigerian Government and the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to update the National Action Plan for the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 and other resolutions. The Plan makes provisions to address emerging peace and security issues in the country, from a gender perspective.

UN Women, in partnership with UNDP, FAO and OHCHR, has secured funding from the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) to implement the project, ‘Integrated Approach to Building Peace in Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States.’ The eighteen-month project started in January 2019 and will be concluded in June 2020. The project will support the aforementioned beneficiary States in addressing the farmer-herder crisis through enhancing their preventive capacities by promoting dialogue and proactive engagement; building mutually beneficial economic relationships between farmers and herders; improving the effectiveness of the security response through strengthened human rights monitoring and accountability; and providing an impartial and evidence-based narrative to defuse the politicized debate and help mobilize a broader response. UN Women’s critical role is to ensure that these processes and interventions are gender-responsive.

As part of this effort, UN Women is seeking to recruit a consultant to support start-up and implementation of a number of key deliverables. Working under the supervision of the Deputy Country Representative, with strategic reporting to the Country Representative, the consultant will undertake the following key tasks:

Duties and Responsibilities
Enhance Gender Mainstreaming:

  • Guide the establishment of State-level agency/commission/structure to drive a gender-sensitive peacebuilding agenda (especially in response to the farmers-herders crisis) and operationalize relevant elements of UNSCR 2325
  • Ensure a gender-responsive mapping and review of State Agencies/Commission/ Structure, CSOs engaged in peace and security, and existing Early Warning Early Response Systems (EWERS) available in the States

Strengthen capacity/ Improve knowledge:

  • Train government officials, traditional and religious leaders, security actors and CSO’s (including women’s rights organizations) on gender-sensitive dialogue and mediation
  • Facilitate two workshops to raise awareness and improve knowledge on sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), targeting security actors and key service providers for displaced communities
  • Train CSOs and other stakeholders on gender-sensitive monitoring, investigation and following-up on human rights offences
  • Organize two sensitization and awareness raising workshops among pastoralists, crop farmers and members of the public on the cost of conflict and economic benefits of peaceful co-existence

Promote Advocacy/Dialogue:

  • Facilitate monthly meetings among ministries, departments, CSOs/CBO, traditional and religious institutions, and women and youth networks to promote coordination around peace
  • Organize two advocacy meetings each at national and state levels with top Government officials and security agencies to enhance effective response to conflict early warnings
  • Organize a dialogue forum on legislation around open grazing, targeting farmers, herders and other stakeholders
  • Facilitate two meetings through local level platforms for dialogue and exchange with security agencies and informal security actors (vigilante groups)

Key Deliverables:

  • State-level agency/commission/structure established to drive gender-sensitive peacebuilding agenda
  • Gender analysis included in Mapping Report (including gender-responsive recommendations) on State Agencies/Commission/structure, CSOs engaged in peace and security, and existing Early Warning Early Response Systems (EWERS)
  • Government officials, traditional and religious leaders, security actors and CSO’s (including women’s rights organizations) trained on gender-sensitive dialogue and mediation, monitoring, investigation and following-up on human rights offences
  • Meetings with stakeholders on legislation around open grazing held and reports produced
  • Security personnel and other peacebuilding actors trained on SEA and SGBV; and report produced on dialogue and exchange with security agencies and informal security actors (vigilante groups)
  • Sensitization and awareness raising meeting held with pastoralists, crop farmers and members of the public on the cost of conflict and economic benefits of peaceful co-existence; and report produced.

Competencies
Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality technical advice and support
  • Leadership in area of expertise in the region
  • Quality reports and other strategic documents drafted and submitted in a timely manner
  • Strong relationships with various partners and stakeholders
  • Timely and quality resource mobilization and knowledge products
  • Quality monitoring and reporting
  • Increased awareness about UN Women’s work
  • Increased cooperation and communication between UN Women and partners engaged in peace and security in the project implementation States in Nigeria (Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba).

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent knowledge of Gender, Women’s Peace and Security issues, including in Nigeria
  • Excellent project implementation, monitoring and Evaluation skills
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Excellent writing skills including the writing of policy papers, speeches, briefing notes
  • Ability to interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Strong knowledge of programme development, implementation, results based management and reporting
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on results
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation.

Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Peace and Security, Human Rights, International Relations or other Social Science fields is required.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years progressively responsible experience in designing and implementing programmes on women, peace and security; ideally with some experience in Africa, especially Nigeria
  • Experience in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in proposal development, policy analysis, and strategic planning;
  • Experience working with, and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations internationally and in the field;
  • Technical experience of implementing peace and security projects
  • Experience in working with women in peacebulding is an asset
  • Experience working with the UN is an asset;
  • Experience working in Nigeria is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of any other UN official working language is an asset

Application Deadline: (Midnight New York, USA) 7th March, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


4. Job Title: Operations Intern

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Languages Required: English
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months

Background

  • UN Women Background description below is required. If you would like to provide more information on your unit or project, please include that under Unit/ Project Background below.
  • UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
  • The Operations Manager Under the guidance and supervision of the UN Women Operation manager for Nigeria, the intern will provide a variety of administrative support functions in the Office of the UN Women country office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports operational processes
  • Support Procurement processes
  • Supports HR processes
  • General administrative support

Supports Operational Processes:

  • Provides support of administrative and finance activities in line with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and strategies

Supports Procurement Processes:

  • Contributes to organizing procurement activities and processes including preparation of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs in compliance with UN Women rules and regulations

Supports HR Processes:

  • Support in the provision of HR services in the area of recruitment including vacancy announcement, organizing interview panels, etc
  • Provide support in personnel administration for international and national staff as appropriate
  • Provide support in maintaining lists and generating reports as required

General Administrative Support:

  • Assist with support services for conferences, workshops, retreats, travel arrangements, hotel arrangements, etc
  • Assist with logistical arrangements as required
  • Contributes to the smooth and efficient functioning of the UN Women Country office;

Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity

Core Competencies
Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity. Organizational Awareness:
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment. Development and Innovation:
  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative. Work in teams:
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge. Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The intern must have studies in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Social science or other similar subject at the university level.
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Eligibility
Applicants to the  internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required  Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage

United Nations Considerations:

  • The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
  • The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Remuneration
Interns are not financially remunerated.

Application Deadline: 4th March, 2019 (Midnight New York, USA).

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


5. Job Title: Women’s Peace and Security/Humanitarian Intern

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Internship
Post Level: Intern
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: Initial duration of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months

Background

  • UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
  • Nigeria’s central role in ECOWAS, its large population and strong economy is a strategic player in West Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa more generally. However, Nigeria faces several security challenges including low-intensity conflicts over resource wealth, crimes and kidnappings and in recent years, the onset of the conflict in the North-East of Nigeria between Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) and the Government. This conflict began in 2009, and has claimed over twenty thousand lives, displaced over two million people and destroyed thousands of properties. Women have been the first victims of the displacement and human rights abuses triggered by the conflict.
  • In addition to the North-East conflict, Nigeria is confronted with pockets of conflict and insecurity in other regions of the country, which threaten to undermine peace in the country and which require a stronger engagement of women to support mediation and conflict prevention efforts. These include the long-standing conflicts over oil resource and wealth distribution in the Niger Delta; separatist agitation by segments of the Igbo population in the country’s South-East; and conflicts between pastoralists and farmers, which stretch from the North-East, North-West, South West and South East of the country, and which is estimated to have resulted in more deaths than the North-East conflict.
  • Moreover, women’s role in the different conflicts has been overlooked and their capacity under-utilized, leaving untapped an incredible tool for transformative change and sustainable peace, as women are often seen only as victims of conflicts that need to be protected rather than agents of change for peace.

UN Women’s Work
UN Women has just completed implementation of a four-year programme, “Promoting Women’s Engagement in Peace and Security in Northern Nigeria (2014-2018)”. The Programme supported the Nigerian Government at Federal level and three Northern States (Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe), to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings. The Programme facilitated the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325).

UN Women works in the North-East, and has a field office in Maiduguri, Borno State (the epicenter of the Northeast conflict). It supports efforts on a gender inclusive and responsive humanitarian response, through mainstreaming gender in strategic frameworks and programmes and training humanitarian actors on Gender in humanitarian action (GiHA). UN Women also provides skills training and livelihoods support to conflict affected women and girls to boost their economic empowerment status.  The office further strengthens women’s participation in humanitarian response, recovery and peacebuilding efforts and has implemented projects in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe States.

Within the context of UN Women’s support to women’s peace and security and humanitarian response, the office is looking for an innovative, outstanding and committed intern, working under the supervision of the Programme Managers on Women’s Peace and Security (WPS) and Humanitarian Action (HA). The intern will support the roll-out of WPS and Humanitarian projects currently supported by UN Women, with a focus on ensuring women’s engagement and participation in peacebuilding, economic empowerment/recovery and minimizing gender inequalities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Learning Objective:

  • Develop an understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the conduct of gender assessments and analysis
  • Assist in the organization of consultative meetings, trainings, campaigns and peer-learning visits
  • Assist in writing meeting minutes, mission and training reports
  • Support the development of Conflict Analysis, Mediation & Negotiation Training Tools
  • Facilitate the documentation of human-interest stories and best practices
  • Provide input to briefs, policy updates and strategic documents on WPS and HA
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and knowledge products internally and externally
  • Participate in inter-agency coordination committees and working groups
  • Monitor the implementation of WPS and HA projects

Competencies
Core Values and Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff;
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies
Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards other.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Work and drive progress both in teams and independently;
  • Have an analytical and methodological mindset;
  • Understand the nature of development programme work and what development results are;
  • Knowledge of results-based management;
  • Be a self-starter and work in a structured and organized way;
  • Advanced user in basic computer programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher etc)

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • The intern must have completed university studies (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in International Relations, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, or similar study areas
  • Be enrolled in a graduate-school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Eligibility

  • Applicants to the  internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is a distinct advantage

United Nations Considerations:

  • The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
  • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
  • The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Remuneration
Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women

Application Deadline: 4th March 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click Here to Download UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) – MS Word

Application Information

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest;
  • Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable)
  • Interested Candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the ABOVE link. 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 above:

Note

  • No Fee: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicant’s bank accounts.
  • The UN 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. Only applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted.
  • 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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