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United Nation Development Programme
The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) is recruiting to fill the Individual Contract position of Simplified Common County Assessment in Abuja, Nigeria. Candidates are required to apply online through UNDP’s website not later than 07 May 2012. More information regarding UNDP recruitment 2012 is given below.

Position name: Simplified Common County Assessment
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Additional Category: Management
Post Level: International Consultant

UNCT Nigeria has agreed, in principle, to become a ‘self-starter’ Delivering as One (DaO) country by January 2014, and this is to be driven through the One Programme pillar. The development of UNDAF III is therefore a critical entry point for robust inter-agency work for the DaO. Given the existence of many recent key studies, government blue prints and UN studies/reports, the UNCT has opted for a simplified Common Country Assessment process to complement the existing analytical work on the country. The purposes of the CCA in Nigeria is to analysis the national development situation and identify key developmental issues, focusing the MDGs and other commitments, goals and targets that the country has committed to:

Specifically,
  • Analyze the Human Rights-related gaps and emerging national and states developmental challenges;
  • Analyze the demographic and socio-economic trends and how these impact on human development in Nigeria;
  • Identify patterns of discrimination/disparity and inequality, and describe the situation of excluded groups is made vulnerable due to the denial of their rights;
  • Assess the risks of conflict and natural disasters, as well as the readiness of the UNS and Governments to respond;
  • Provide an overview of the UN’s comparative advantage within Nigeria’s current development context;
  • Select key areas/challenges for deeper analysis, with a focus on root causes and human rights based approach (HRBA);
  • Assess development priorities and activities of national and international key partners and identify potential for alignment, collaboration and complementary activities;
  • Assess capacity gaps within the UN system to deliver on its commitments;
  • Recommend a limited set of strategic priorities where the UN can have the greatest leverage in supporting national MDG-based development priorities, aid effectiveness and development – as main pillars for UNDAF/P III process.
Required Skills and Experience
Expected Background and Experience:
  • The lead international consultant should have an advanced degree in the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, and/or development studies), economics/demography or related fields relevant for the assignment;
  • The consultant should have at least 10 years experience in development work;
  • Experience in the preparation of Country Analysis/UNDAF is a requirement;
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in Human Rights Based Approach to Programming (HRBAP);
  • He consultant must be an outstanding writer in the English language.  Writing samples (unedited) should be supplied.
Expression of Interest:
Qualified candidates are requested to send their application marked “Common Country Assessment” with supporting resume including telephone numbers and email addresses.

The lead international consultant is expected to provide a draft annotated outline of the final report and suggested profiles of national consultant for the team when making their submission for this consultancy. The international consultant is also expected to submit a written evidence of a similar work with UNS elsewhere.

How to Apply:
To apply online visit at http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=29612

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