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We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

UN Recruitment | United Nations Development Programme Recruitment

1). Job Title: Consultant (Civilian Maritime Advisor)

  • Location: Abuja (with periodic travels to Lagos, Nigeria)
  • Additional Category: Crisis Response
  • Type of Contract: Individual Contract
  • Post Level: National Consultant
  • Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Sep-2020
  • Duration of Initial Contract: 90 Days
  • Expected Duration of Assignment: 90 Days


  • The UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) supports the criminal justice systems of states in the Gulf of Guinea region with focus on developing a piracy and armed robbery legal reform to effectively implement the Yaoundé Code of Conduct. Support is directed at reaching fair and efficient trials, proper investigations and humane and secure imprisonment of suspected and convicted pirates, within a sound rule of law framework and in accordance with international human rights standards.
  • The lack of prosecution related to piracy and armed robbery at sea continues to undermine efforts to combat such crime. It is important for the region to change this trend and ensure that there is no impunity to attacks at sea. The reason why most countries in West Africa are still not at prosecution stage is due to various factors such as limited national maritime capacities, absence of robust legal frameworks, insufficient domestic justice systems, and other factors inhibiting the legal finish of prosecution related to criminal activities at sea. This is emphasised by the fact that to date, there have been no successful prosecution for maritime piracy in West Africa.
  • The UNODC GMCP is currently implementing projects (PSED 1 and 2) of the Danish Gulf of Guinea Maritime Security Programme (GoG MSP) 2019-2021 to strengthening regional capabilities and capacities for maritime domain awareness (MDA) and response as well as a longer-term institutional strengthening of maritime governance. The programme is funded through the Danish Peace and Stabilisation Fund (PSF), which draws from both Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs sources.
  • The overall objective of the support is enhanced regional maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea through more capable maritime and law enforcement institutions at national and regional level. Concretely, the PSED 1 is to strengthen maritime law response to piracy. This is primarily a civil engagement and concerns the development and introduction of relevant maritime crime legislation in Nigeria and Ghana. The PSED 2 is to develop and implement maritime strategies. This is primarily a civil engagement and concerns the development and introduction of relevant strategic documentation and inter-agency cooperation on maritime security in Nigeria and Ghana.

Purpose of the Assignment:

  • In line with the above-mentioned 2 projects (PSED 1 and PSED 2) result areas, UNODC GMCP supports Nigeria in developing and implementing national maritime strategy, as well as in strengthening law enforcement operational frameworks to respond to piracy and other maritime crimes.
  • The purpose of the assignment is to support project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, counterparts and donor liaison, as well as communication and visibility strategy

Specific tasks to be performed by the Consultant
The assignment will be carried out under the direct supervision of the UNODC GMCP Atlantic Ocean sub-programme Coordinator based in Abuja, and in close coordination with the Associate Programme Officer of the GMCP Atlantic Ocean, based in Accra, Ghana. The incumbent will be based in Abuja, at the UNODC office. More specifically, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  • Support the implementation of UNODC GMCP projects through interaction with relevant stakeholders in Nigeria, notably NIMASA, NDLEA, NPA, the Nigerian Navy, and the Federal Ministry of Justice. Together with UNODC GMCP staff, the individual contractor will liaise with the Danish Embassy in Abuja and Accra in order to ensure that the Embassy is kept informed on progress and that any obstacles and risks are identified and managed at an early stage:
    • Monitor the implementation of UNODC GMCP projects according to the existing work plans
    • Provide technical input within the scope of the engagements as relevant. It is envisaged that bi-weekly meetings will be held with representatives from Danish Embassy in Abuja and Accra, together with UNODC GMCP staff.
    • Alert the donor where there is a need for political dialogue input with implementing partners and/or national counterparts to help resolve any issues arising. Propose appropriate mitigating action where this is needed.
    • Provide input in the form of comments to the regular reporting of UNDOC GMCP projects. This will be coordinated with the Gulf of Guinea MSP’s M&E Advisor located in Accra. Such input may take the form of comments on the reporting provided by the implementing partners.
    • Maintain regular contact with national (Nigerian) maritime stakeholders.
  • Monitor, assess and analyse developments within the maritime security field in Nigeria and in relation to Nigeria’s role within the Gulf of Guinea. Particular attention will be given to civil aspects of maritime security and the advisor will contribute to the maintenance of an overall overview.
  • Communicate results and other aspects of public interest relating to UNODC GMCP projects in Nigeria. This will include preparing inputs to UNODC GMCP’s homepage/twitter account as well as reporting on programme activities.
  • Ad hoc support to the UNODC GMCP and liaise with Danish Embassy in Abuja in relation to civil aspects of maritime security in Nigeria and more widely in the region.

Expected Tangible and Measurable Output(s):

  • Maintain and update the narrative and costed workplan for UNODC GMCP projects (PSED 1 and PSED 2) ;
  • Support the development, preparation and implementation of project activities ;
  • Provide M&E and reporting support for UNDOC GMCP projects (PSED 1 and PSED 2) ;
  • Provide communication and visibility support for UNODC GMCP project activities;
  • Ensure regular liaison to national counterparts and donor ;
  • Submit monthly report.

Dates and Details of Deliverables/Ppayments:

  • The individual contract will receive a monthly remuneration upon satisfactory performance and progress

Indicators to Evaluate the Mentor’s Performance
All the outputs should be submitted in English and meet the satisfaction of UNODC according to the following indicators:

  • Quality of the documents produced;
  • Effective use and advocacy of reference material such as relevant international and regional instruments;
  • Technical competence;
  • Timeliness of the delivery

The evaluation of incumbent’s performance will be determined by UNODC GMCP Atlantic Ocean sub-programme Coordinator based in Abuja, or in his delegation of duty, by Associate Programme Officer of the GMCP Atlantic Ocean, based in Accra. If the incumbent does not meet the requirements, he/she will be provided with an opportunity to redraft in terms of the guidance provided by the assessors. If after redrafting the requirements are not met, the UNODC reserve the right to non-payment and/or suspension of the consultancy contract.

Requirements, Skills and Experience

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Political Science or Maritime Security / Governance or related field is required
  • Minimum ten years of progressively responsible experience working in the area of maritime administration and governance in West Africa is required. At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience within the area of maritime security is required. It will be an advantage if this includes practical experience of maritime security administration and/or law enforcement.
  • Languages Required: English.


  • Demonstrable experience managing and reporting on regional projects and/or programmes in Africa involving also international donors is required. This should include familiarity with results based management (RBM) principles, including output and outcome based reporting, monitoring and assessment of changes in assumptions and risks, theory of change etc. Participation in the development of project monitoring systems and related documentation and procedures is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable project management and monitoring skills and techniques especially, experience in managing regional peace and security projects is required.
  • Demonstrable experience working in the area of peace and security in West Africa is desirable.
  • Experience in organizing and participating in international meetings related to maritime administration and governance broadly and particularly, within maritime security is desirable.
  • Working experience of international conventions is an asset.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the various frameworks for maritime security in Africa and the West African region, such as UN Security Council Resolutions concerning maritime security in the GoG, 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy, Lomé’ Maritime Charter, ECOWAS and ECAAS Maritime Strategies and the Yaoundé Code of Conduct is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the maritime sector including national maritime administration, governance and law sector practitioner community in Africa is an asset. It will be a significant advantage if applicants can demonstrate practical experience from the above areas of work in Nigeria.
  • Good working knowledge of standard MS Office applications is desirable.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in an international cross cultural context is desirable.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, whilst maintaining an awareness of general policy directions and priorities of Denmark’s interventions in the Gulf of Guinea is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and to work under pressure to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accurate high quality work is an advantage.
  • Proven organizational skills in coordinating activities and resources is desirable.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain effective relationships. Confidentiality and a high degree of tact, at all levels is required.
  • Excellent ability to present complex issues orally in a clear manner is an advantage.
  • Excellent English language drafting skills and oral proficiency is required, including the ability to draft reports with objectivity and independent judgment. Working knowledge of French and Portuguese will be an asset.

Application Closing Date
Midnight New York, USA; 27th August, 2020.

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



  • 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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2). Job Title: Procurement Analyst

  • Job ID: 32062
  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria
  • Practice Area – Job Family: Management – Procurement
  • Grade: NOB
  • Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative (Operations) the Procurement Analyst is responsible for management of the Country Office Procurement Unit, effective delivery of procurement services in order to obtain the best value for money.
  • He/she analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement.
  • The Procurement Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.
  • The Procurement Analyst supervises and leads the staff of the Procurement Unit. The Procurement Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the CO, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials to successfully deliver procurement services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Elaboration and implementation of operational strategies
  • Management of procurement processes
  • Introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools Control of CO Assets
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Ensures elaboration and implementation of operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.
  • CO Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Procurement, control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit.
  • Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies.
  • Implementation of contract strategy in the CO including tendering processes and evaluation, contractor appraisal, managing the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, risk assessment.
  • Implementation of the strategic procurement in the CO including sourcing strategy,  supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement introduction and promotion, performance measurement.

Manages and guides procurement processes for the Country Office, NIM/DIM projects, and at the request of other Agencies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Timely and duly preparation of procurement plans for the office and projects and monitoring of their implementation.
  • Implementation of proper monitoring and control of procurement processes including organization of RFQ, ITB or RFP, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulation.
  • Review and certification of submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP).
  • Management of procurement contracts and, upon delegation of responsibility, performing the functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for Purchase orders approval.
  • Elaboration of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problems.
  • Establishment of the procurement processes monitoring system and mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in procurement.
  • Preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for procurement services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.
  • Implementation of harmonized procurement services and elaboration of proposals on common services expansion in the UN House, introduction of joint procurement for the UN Agencies in line with the UN reform.

Ensures introduction and implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Development and management of the rosters of suppliers, elaboration of supplier selection and evaluation, quality and performance measurement mechanisms.
  • Management of the e-procurement system

Ensures proper control of CO Assets focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Elaboration and implementation of inventory management.
  • Implementation of Inventory and physical verification control in the CO and projects.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on Procurement.
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Procurement.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Impact of Results:

  • The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in procurement management and success in introduction and implementation of operational strategies
  • Strategic approach to procurement, accurate, thoroughly researched and documented information, timely and appropriate delivery of services, introduction of e-procurement ensure client satisfaction and overall timely delivery of UNDP programmes and projects.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Core Competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Creates new opportunities for team, not just self to learn and take on new responsibilities
  • Actively shares knowledge.

Communication and Relationship Management:

  • Communicates ideas and positions with command and confidence
  • Finds common ground to solve problem.


  • Critically assesses established methods
  • Contributes to prototyping, piloting, and evaluating lessons / feedback

People Management:

  • Demonstrates behaviors of teamwork, collaboration, knowledge sharing, maintaining relationships


  • Embraces complex challenges and opportunities for getting work done
  • Ability to embrace challenges with minimal supervision
  • Works to develop organizational awareness of UNDP’s approach to client service delivery and integrity and accountability.

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to lead procurement processes using specific procurement methods (RFQ, ITB, RFP).
  • Ability to introduce and implement strategic procurement, contract and sourcing strategy
  • Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change.

Management and Leadership:

  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.


  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in procurement management.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English.

Application Closing Date
19th August, 2020.

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  • UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Workforce Diversity:

  • UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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