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19 May, 2010
19 May, 2010
UNDP is the UN”s global development network. Provides publications and special initiatives, full list of countries, and information on the Millennium goals, UNDP Nigeria recruits: SENIOR STRATEGIC ADVISOR (RESIDENT COORDINATOR OFFICE MANAGER)
LOCATION : ABUJA, NIGERIA
APPLICATION DEADLINE : 11-JUN-10
ADDITIONAL CATEGORY MANAGEMENT
TYPE OF CONTRACT : SSA
LANGUAGES REQUIRED : ENGLISH
STARTING DATE :
(DATE WHEN THE SELECTED CANDITATE IS EXPECTED TO START) 01-JUL-2010
Under the direct supervision of the Resident Coordinator (RC), the Senior Strategic Advisor manages the Resident Coordinator Office (RCO); support the RC and the UN Country Team (UNCT) in enhancing system-wide coherence and aid effectiveness by providing strategic and operational guidance on UN Reform; and strengthen the capacity of the UNCT to coordinate and implement the United Nations Development Assistance Framework II (UNDAF). She/he ensures that appropriate follow up is initiated to Global Conferences and Commitments.
Guided by the UN Reform, desire for sound programmatic activities and the principle of alignment between UN agencies’ policies, strategies and implementation structures, UNDAF II (2009-2012) was formulated by the UN system in Nigeria.
Although UN agencies have their own policies, procedures and skills governing operational and programmatic activities at the country level, the UNCT intends to work together to provide a well coordinated, focused and coherent response to the country’s main development challenges. While appreciating that no single agency has the range of funds, skills, knowledge, and experience to tackle the multi-dimensional causes of poverty, indeed, a collaborative UNCT can provide advice and assistance on a wide range of issues. It can also ensure that the support provided by each agency is complementary, rather than duplicative, to produce synergistic results. In Nigeria, these principles of “Collective Work” and “Collective Responsibility”, if well managed, should translate into a consolidation process towards the “One UN” Reform.
Enhancing the prospects for such collaborative processes under the UN reform and while ensuring a successful implementation of UNDAF require a correspondingly strengthened coordination support capacity for the role of RC.
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