Technical Assistant at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Improvement Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ international improvement community. It advocates for change and connects nations to data, expertise and sources to assist folks construct a greater life for themselves. It supplies knowledgeable recommendation, coaching and grants assist to growing nations, with rising emphasis on help to the least developed nations. It promotes technical and funding cooperation amongst nations.

Headquartered in New York Metropolis, the standing of UNDP is that of an government board throughout the United Nations Normal Meeting. The UNDP is funded fully by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The group operates in 177 nations, the place it really works with native governments to satisfy improvement challenges and develop native capability.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Technical Assistant

Location: Abuja

Put up Degree: Nationwide Marketing consultant

Sort of Contract: Particular person Contract

Extra Class: Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding

Beginning Date: 02-Nov-2020 (date when the chosen candidate is predicted to begin)

Period of Preliminary Contract: 12 Months

Anticipated Period of Task: 12 Months


  • This place is within the Ministry of Finance, Finances and Nationwide Planning. The incumbent will report back to the Particular Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Finances and Nationwide Planning and shall be answerable for the supply of technical help within the areas of improvement cooperation; and efficiency administration within the ministry.  
  • The marketing consultant will assist the technical workforce, supporting the institution and implementation of a sustainable authorities owned and pushed improvement assist administration course of within the ministry.
  • The Technical Assistant can even assist the Particular Advisor in offering technical assist regarding Improvement Companion cooperation; and results-based administration and accountability.
  • The general goal of the Technical Assistant is to help the Particular Advisor -Ministry of Finance, Finances and Nationwide Planning within the provision of high-quality technical help and recommendation within the supply of sustainable authorities and improvement assist administration within the ministry; and in efficiency administration.

Duties and Duties

Technical Help Service:

  • Present technical help to the Particular Advisor in improvement companion cooperation; and efficiency administration.
  • Provoke and supply technical steerage to the Particular Advisor to supervise current and future technical assist to the Ministry.
  • Provoke periodic technical opinions in shut session with the Particular Advisor and the related Ministries, Departments and Businesses to supply recommendation on the effectiveness and efficacy of insurance policies.
  • Present technical assist to strengthen techniques and constructions that assist the event and implementation of a nationwide pro-poor improvement framework and sound public monetary administration.
  • Facilitate the interpretation of coverage intent and choices of the senior officers within the recognized areas into viable duties, and initiatives to make sure their efficient and well timed implementation.
  • Be sure that recommendation and data on cross-cutting points is coordinated with all related Ministries, Departments and Businesses and UN nation workforce previous to submission of technical recommendation.
  • Draw upon different nation experiences, classes discovered and data networks,
  • to supply contributions in the direction of efficient technical companies.

Monitoring and Implementation:

  • Help the Ministry of Finance, Finances and Nationwide Planning in guaranteeing correct conduct of processes and supply technical recommendation to facilitate implementation of actions regarding Improvement Companion cooperation and worldwide improvement assist administration.
  • Present technical help on technique and risk-management within the implementation of important initiatives underneath the Ministry.
  • Present technical help in different areas of nationwide and ministry results-based administration and accountability, as essential.

Liaison and Authorities Relations:

  • Present technical assist to the Particular Advisor within the ministry in liaising with worldwide companions and multi-lateral monetary establishments, together with the UN Nation Crew on the priorities of the ministry in shut coordination and session with different related actors in Authorities to advance goals of those priorities.
  • Present technical assist to the ministry by way of liaising with different arms of presidency, Ministries, Departments and Businesses in shut coordination with different principal leads on the ministry to make sure seamless coordination of work-flow processes between the completely different authorities entities and supply recommendation to fast-track the achievement of the targets of key sustainable improvement priorities of the ministry.

Strengthening Strategic Partnerships and Alliances:

  • Help the Particular Advisor to facilitate engagement with Ministries, Departments and Businesses and Civil Society Organizations;
  • Help the senior officers to have interaction, create and coordinate partnerships with bilateral and multilateral donors, UN Businesses, and Worldwide Monetary Establishments;
  • Help the ministry in guaranteeing applicable linkages are made with a view to draw upon different nation experiences, classes learnt and data sharing to strengthen implementation of the mandate of the ministry.

Representational Duties:

  • Partake in and contribute to high-level conferences, discussions and negotiations by the ministry on the institution and implementation of sustainable government-owned and pushed worldwide improvement assist administration processes. Evaluation draft price range memos, experiences, assessments and evaluation as could also be required.

Required Abilities and Expertise


  • Superior College Diploma (Grasp’s diploma or equal) in one of many following disciplines: Worldwide Relations, Finance, Political Science, Social Sciences, Enterprise Administration, Public Administration, Administration, Legislation and associated specialization in worldwide improvement and planning.


  • A minimal of fifteen years of progressively accountable expertise in such areas as: worldwide organizations, authorities, political, social, civil, or authorized affairs; public or enterprise administration; or administration is required;
  • A confirmed monitor file of management and administration in multicultural settings, together with coordination of interdisciplinary groups, is required;
  • Expertise in a senior managerial capability, offering clear recommendation on complicated organizational or bureaucratic points to tell the choice making of high-level management is required;
  • Expertise in main the implementation of strategic improvement frameworks, multi-donor improvement funds, stakeholder relationship administration, inter-agency coordination and data and familiarity in engagements with Governments and worldwide companions are fascinating.
  • Superior skilled profession in improvement planning and worldwide relations at a senior degree is most popular.
  • Work expertise with senior degree authorities officers on the nationwide or worldwide degree offering administration and technical advisory companies in worldwide improvement, nationwide planning and coverage inside a central finance and planning Ministry.
  • Expertise related to designing and implementing public sector monetary assessments that enhance authorities ministries’ budgetary effectiveness, transparency, and accountability is fascinating.
  • Expertise with budgetary insurance policies and practices, monetary laws and guidelines and with monetary techniques of enterprise useful resource planning (ERP) is required and Built-in Monetary Administration Info System (IFMIS) data can also be required.
  • Skill to proactively search and suggest sound coverage initiatives.
  • Demonstrated capacity to switch abilities and data to others.
  • Good communication, negotiation and diplomatic abilities.


Core Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and moral requirements
  • Promotes the imaginative and prescient, mission, and strategic targets of UNDP
  • Shows cultural, gender, faith, race, nationality and age sensitivity and flexibility
  • Treats all folks pretty with out favoritism
  • Skill to work with a multi-cultural and numerous workforce
  • Skill to supply top quality work underneath strain of tight schedules and timelines

Practical competencies:

  • Professionalism: Demonstrated capacity to: present recommendation in a broad vary of strategic, coverage, administration and improvement points to Governments, worldwide organizations, and in different high-level management settings; lead built-in processes and guaranteeing the well timed supply of a programme of labor. Monitor file of offering management in venture monitoring and implementation, drawback fixing and steady organizational enchancment for efficient programme supply. Exhibits satisfaction in work and in achievements; Demonstrates skilled competence and mastery of subject material; Is conscientious and environment friendly in assembly commitments, observing deadlines and reaching outcomes; Is motivated by skilled reasonably than private issues; Exhibits persistence when confronted with troublesome issues or challenges; Stays calm in anxious conditions; Takes accountability for incorporating gender views and guaranteeing the equal participation of men and women in all areas of labor.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and successfully; Listens to others, appropriately interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks inquiries to make clear, and displays curiosity in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, type and format to match viewers; Demonstrates openness in sharing info and preserving folks knowledgeable.
  • Accountability: Takes possession of all obligations and honors commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has accountability inside prescribed time, value and high quality requirements, operates in compliance with organizational guidelines and laws, helps subordinates, supplies oversight and takes accountability for delegated assignments; takes private accountability for his / her personal shortcomings and people of labor unit, the place relevant.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Judgement / Resolution-making: Identifies the important thing points in a fancy state of affairs, and involves the center of the issue shortly; Gathers related info earlier than making a choice; Considers constructive and adverse impression on others and on the Group; Proposes a plan of action or makes a advice based mostly on all obtainable info; Checks assumptions towards information; Determines that the actions proposed will fulfill the expressed and underlying wants for the choice; Makes robust choices when essential.
  • Managing Efficiency: Delegates the suitable accountability, accountability and decision-making authority; makes positive that roles, obligations and reporting traces are clear to every employees member; precisely judges the period of time and sources wanted to perform a process and matches process to abilities; Screens progress towards milestones and deadlines.


  • Fluency in English (each oral and written) is required.

Software Closing Date

twenty third October, 2020 (Midnight New York, USA)

Methods to Apply

and certified candidates ought to:
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  • Candidates ought to submit a technical and closing proposal, with CV in a single Doc.
  • UNDP is dedicated to reaching workforce range when it comes to gender, nationality and tradition. People from minority teams, indigenous teams and individuals with disabilities are equally inspired to use. All functions shall be handled with the strictest confidence.
  • UNDP doesn’t tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any form of harassment, together with sexual harassment, and discrimination. All chosen candidates will, due to this fact, endure rigorous reference and background checks.

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