National Expert Job Role at UNDP

Organization Description.

UNDP is the United Nations largest agency with a mandate to eradicate poverty, through sustainable and inclusive human development. UNDP has been in Nigeria since the country became independent in 1960 providing capacity building and policy development support to the Federal Government of Nigeria in areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.

What we do

UNDP continues to support, the government in the implementation of development interventions aimed at meeting the medium to long term goals enshrined the; Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020; National Vision 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.

What do we want to accomplish?

The ultimate goal of UNDP is to improve the lives of the people of Nigeria, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and to ensure a future that offers equality, dignity and opportunity for all. UNDP works in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, development partners, UN agencies, civil society and local communities to help identify local solutions to meet global and national development challenges through a range of interventions that combine UNDP’s expertise and comparative advantage in the areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.

What are our results?

Every year, we document the achievements made by the Government of Nigeria and the strides the country is making in making poverty a thing of the past, reducing inequality, safeguarding the environment and strengthening democratic governance. Our accomplishments are reflected inefficient delivery of development results for the betterment of Nigerians.

We are seeking suitable & qualified candidates to join our
organization for the role of a National Expert

Agency: UNDP

Title: NATIONAL EXPERT – Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)

Job ID: 25020

Practice Area – Job Family: Peace Building – CONFLICT

Vacancy End Date: 08/08/2019

Duty Station: Abuja, Nigeria

Education & Work Experience: I-Master’s Level Degree – 5
year(s) experience

Languages Required: Desired: English

 Grade: SB4

Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)

Posting Type: Common System

Bureau: Africa

Contract Duration: 1 year with no possibility of extension

The objective of the Assignment:

  • The overall objective of the assignment is to
    ensure effective, timely coordination and implementation of the PVE project in
    close collaboration with the national implementing partners and the Regional
    Service Centre, Addis.
  • These partners include the Office of National
    Security Adviser (ONSA) and Operation Safe Corridor, the Nigeria Police Force,
    the Nigeria Prisons Service, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,
    National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the States of Kano, Kaduna, Kogi,
    Niger and Plateau States, and the relevant Civil Societies.

Scope of the

  • This assignment will support the implementation of the PVE project through technical support to and liaison with the national implementing partners to design relevant documentation, such as, concept notes, terms of references, etc., that will facilitate timely implementation of the project planned activities.

Duties and

  • Under the direct supervision of the Team Lead, Governance, Peace and Security (GPS), the incumbent will act as the PVE National Officer for the overall management of the project and will be expected to perform the following key functions:
  • Facilitate the implementation of PVE Project Document and Annual Work Plans: 
  • The incumbent will provide the highest quality technical and programmatic support to the Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism project. 
  • He/she will work in close collaboration with the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) and other national implementing partners to ensure prompt and effective execution of the project activities through quality technical advisory support, hands-on assistance to build institutional capacities of the national partners to implement the planned activities, sound analysis of violent extremism environment in the targeted States to offer durable solutions, support national partner to design the right approach to mainstream PVE into the sectoral policies and programmes of the MDAs, scan the policy and political environments and their implications on the PVE and advise on potential UN/UNDP Country Office and national response. 



  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN 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 favouritism
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills


  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • Has good knowledge of UNDP programme and operational issues
  • Has knowledge of UNDP/UN policies and programme in crisis and post-crisis situations.
  • Management and Leadership
  • Focuses on impact and results for the clients and responds positively to feedback
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with internal and external clients and partners
  • Demonstrates the capacity to communicate effectively; resource management; capacity to plan and organize programmes effectively
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgment

Required Skills and

  • The desired candidate for this assignment shall possess an advanced degree in Social Science, Arts, Sociology, Law and Humanities, Dispute Resolution/Peace Studies or other relevant fields.
  • He/she must have, at least, 5 years’ development experience with national or international organizations, two of which must be in the area of C/PVE programming.  Cognate experience and evidence of competence in C/PVE work with national and/or international partners, such as UN, government and CSOs is desired.
  • The candidate must have sound technical report writing skill and proven ability to engage with multiple stakeholders to achieve desired results.  He/she must be fluent in written and spoken English.  Previous working experience with UN agencies is an asset.
  • The assignment shall be for an initial period of 12 months starting from the 1st September 2019 – 31st August 2020 and carries no expectation of continuity or renewal with remuneration designated at SB4 level of UNDP Service Contract Grade to be paid monthly. 
  • The incumbent shall be entitled to payment of Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) and travel costs for any official travel approved by UNDP in line with its financial regulations and rules.

 Method of Application

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* Qualified female candidates are strongly advised to apply.

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