UNDP – National Expert – Early Warning and Early Response

Job ID: 11852
Practice Area – Job Family:  Democratic Governance
Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 11/09/2017
Time Left: 9d 8h 7m
Duty Station: Abuja, Nigeria
Education & Work Experience” I-Master’s Level Degree – 5 year(s) experience
Languages Required: Desired: English
Grade: SB5
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: Contract duration of 6 months

The historical, cultural and religious dimensions of Northern Nigeria systematically restrict the ability of women and girls to engage in formal peacebuilding processes. Nevertheless, women and girls have a critical role to play in peacebuilding, as outlined by numerous UN Security Council Resolutions and reports. Nigeria’s National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 for 2017 – 2020 outlines five strategic outcomes towards strengthening the role of women and girls’ in peacebuilding as follows:
1. Women’s vulnerability to conflict and human security threats are averted and women’s contributions integrated into preventive and mitigation measures;
2. Meaningful participation of women in peace and security processes, governance and decision-making structures at all levels is attained;
3. Women’s rights to peace and security, including access to justice and redress are effectively protected and provided;
4. Women’s human security needs are met especially through crisis management, recovery and reconstruction efforts;
5. Women, peace and security interventions are well coordinated with impact achieved and tracked through collaboration and synergy.

There exists, therefore, a strategic imperative to strengthen the role of women and girls in the peacebuilding process, and in particular with respect to their inclusion, participation and influence in early warning and early response systems. Such steps help in advancing progress towards several of the NAP Strategic Outcomes. However, above and beyond of being in line with global and national priorities, women’s empowerment and engagement in early warning and early response systems are a prerequisite for a more holistic and inclusive peace. Building the capacity of women and girls to effectively contribute to such systems therefore becomes a priority for peace and overall development. In the light of the foregoing, and given the need to further strengthen preventive capacities of states and communities to detect, mitigate and respond to outbreaks of violence, UNDP will build and strengthen the early warning early responses systems in the states of Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau. This will be done with a focus on women and girls, ensuring that EWERS include women and girls, engage them as part of the community and state infrastructure for peace, and respond to their needs for increased human security. To fulfil these two objectives, efforts will target state capacities as well as communities in a parallel approach that will gradually increase state and community capacities for conflict prevention.
State capacities will be strengthened through the development, roll out and implementation of a ICT-based notification system that can serve as the conduit for early warning. UNDP has already pioneered an earlier version of such a system in Plateau State, and would aim to strengthen the system in this state, along with implementing similar systems in Adamawa and Gombe states. The project is expected to contribute to a reduction in conflict and violence through increased capacity of state institutions to quickly detect, identify and appropriately respond to areas of concern for outbreaks of violence. It will do this both by increasing the capacity of state institutions to manage the early phases of conflict onset, as well as leveraging on the peacebuilding potential harnessed by women and girls in their communities.

Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, Governance and Peacebuilding, the National Expert is responsible for management and implementation of the project. The National Expert works in close collaboration with the UNDP Project Analyst, Conflict & Peacebuilding, UN Peace and Development Advisor, UN Women Colleagues, National and Local Institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations, and beneficiaries.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Effective management of the CO project on Early Warning and Early Response.
Programme monitoring and evaluation, reporting and resource mobilization.
Ensures the creation of strategic partnerships.
Provision of top quality policy advice services to project beneficiaries and facilitation of knowledge building and management.

Effective management of the CO project on Early Warning and Early Response:
Develops work plan for the Early Warning and Early Response project in line with the objectives of the project as outlined in the project document;
Facilitates and implements activities under the project;
Prepares and provides substantive inputs to UNDP strategies and plans including Project Management structures, Country Office working documents, reports, policy briefs and the other related documents, as it relates to the project;
Ensures the integration of cross-cutting issues in project implementation;
Contributes to the monitoring and evaluation of the EWER project;
Analyses and monitors progress and advises on timely corrective actions for proper delivery;
Contributes to the result-based monitoring of the project, including effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets, and monitoring achievements of results;
Support planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of programmes and programmatic interventions in the subject area, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones;
Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions;
Participation in relevant audit exercises. Follow up on audit recommendations;
Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes;
Contribute to the timely and highly-quality preparation and submission of reports, including donor reports.

Programme monitoring and evaluation, reporting and resource mobilization:
Ensures timely Monitoring and Evaluation of project and ensure that portfolio is delivered in a timely manner and in an appropriate format;
Ensure prompt monthly narrative reports to UNDP and Donors as appropriate;
Contributes to financial reporting, with the guidance of the UNDP Finance Unit;
Contributes to the identification of risks and issues;
Leads in developing donor reports on implementation, the achievement of outputs as well as contributes to reporting on progress towards outcomes and impact; and Promotes information sharing and coordination with UN agencies.
Ensures the creation of strategic partnerships, focusing on the achievement of the following results: ;
Identification of partnerships with UN Agencies, IFIs, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society and other community-based organizations in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of the UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities;
Liaise with stakeholders and partners;
Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office efforts in resource mobilization.
Provision of top quality policy advisory services to project beneficiaries and facilitation of knowledge building and management:
Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues.
Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals;
Support to development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the government and other strategic partners;
Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
Organization of training for the operations/ project staff on project issues.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on effective positioning of UNDP as a key actor in gender-sensitive early warning and early response in Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau States of Nigeria, thus contributing to the stature and reputation of UNDP as UN’s global development network. In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UNDP conflict, peacebuilding, access to justice, and integrated community stabilization programmes in northern Nigeria, as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.

Functional Competencies:

Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Creates effective advocacy strategies
Performs analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Provides information for linkages across programme activities to help identify critical points of integration
Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
Provides background information to identify opportunities for project development and helps drafting proposals
Participates in the formulation of project proposals

Building Strategic Partnerships
Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDP’s mandate and strategic agenda
Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners
Promotes UNDP’s agenda in inter-agency meetings

Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Seeks a broad range of perspectives in developing project proposals
Identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations
Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking
Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor

Resource Mobilization
Analyzes information on potential bilateral donors and national counterparts to recommend a strategic approach
Identifies and compiles lessons learned
Develops a resource mobilization strategy at the country level

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
Analysis and creation of messages and strategies
Performed analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses
Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for global advocacy work and adapts it for use at country level
Client Orientation
Establishing effective client relationships
Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly.
Contributing to positive outcomes for the client
Anticipates client needs
Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider
Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective
Solicits feedback on service provision and quality

Core Competencies:
Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
Building support and political acumen
Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
Building and promoting effective teams
Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards
Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking

Required Skills and Experience
Master’s Degree or equivalent in the Law, Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences or related field.

5 years of relevant experience on governance and peacebuilding at the national or international level in development programming, programme coordination or project implementation.
Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, notably with UNDP, is highly desirable.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in English or another language used in Nigeria.



Stanbic IBTC – 2018 Graduate Trainee Program


  • Job ID: 26028
  • Job Sector: Banking
  • Closing Date: Sep 20 2017
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Region/State/Province/District: Lagos
  • Location: Lagos Island

Job Details

Human Capital: attracting and retaining key talent, providing learning and development initiatives, governance of performance management and reward schemes, centres of excellence to drive and embed Standard Bank values and culture.

Job Purpose

The Graduate Trainee Program of Stanbic IBTC Group has been designed to build capacity and create a sustainable pipeline in our group by developing young, talented, trained professionals for our future. It is an intensive program and unique opportunity for young people who are resourceful and passionate about building a fast tracked career and to help us drive our success into the future.

About Stanbic IBTC

Stanbic IBTC Holdings is a member of Standard Bank Group which is Africa’s largest banking group ranked by assets and earnings and has been in business for more than 150 years. It is a global Bank with African roots and has extensive operations in 19 African countries including South Africa and 12 countries outside Africa including key financial centers like Europe, United States and Asia making us one of the biggest banking networks in the continent. It operates in Nigeria as Stanbic IBTC Bank; a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings.

Stanbic IBTC Holdings’ strategy is to position itself as the leading end-to-end financial services solutions provider in Nigeria. The group leverage on our market exposure to offer expert services in three core business areas – Corporate and Investment banking; Personal and Business banking and Wealth management under 8 subsidiaries.

Stanbic IBTC is a firm believer in technical innovation, to help us guarantee exceptional client service and leading edge financial solutions. Our growing global success reflects our commitment to the latest solutions, the best people, and a uniquely flexible and vibrant working culture.

Working with Stanbic IBTC

We take pride in being one of the best in Africa and this is progress made real by building on our proud 150-year history of being from, for and across Africa with the unique knowledge and insights of our people. People are our greatest assets therefore whilst we provide them with the resources and opportunities to make a real personal impact on our customers, we also give them the tools to unlock their own potential and grow hand-in-hand with the business they support.

For these reasons and more, we have carefully selected you to be a part of the success story.

About the graduate trainee program

The Stanbic IBTC Graduate Trainee Program is a 6-7 week classroom and 12 months on-the-job training program designed to nurture the next line of business leaders for the Stanbic IBTC group.

  • Trainees will be required to successfully complete all modules of classroom training and obtain a minimum score of 60% on each course and an overall score of 70%(this is subject to upward review) to be deemed successful and suitable to move into the next phase of the program.
  • The training school assessment will be based purely on merit and will include both technical and behavioral skills.
  • Upon successful completion of the 6-7 week classroom training program, graduating trainees will complete self-development experiential learning.
  • Whilst working with Stanbic IBTC, you will have an opportunity to learn and benefit from our local and international insight, experience and pioneering spirit. We promote a high performance culture and a conducive work environment where passionate, engaged and accountable employees thrive in careers with endless possibilities.
  • Each trainee will be assigned a mentor for 6 months to guide and coach him/her throughout the program.
  • Successful trainees can be posted to work in any business unit or any location in any part of the country.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Graduates Trainees will be required to work in varied work roles/ locations and context with increasing levels of complexity. 
  • Applicants must be passionate about building a career in Stanbic IBTC.
  • Trainees would be based in Lagos but Graduates may be deployed to any department and locations across the country.

Preferred Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of a 2.1 degree in any course from an accredited University.
  • Minimum of 5 credits (Mathematics and English inclusive) in GCE, NECO or its equivalent in one sitting.
  • Applicants should not be more than 26 years of age as at August 1, 2017 .
  • Applicants must have concluded NYSC, and must have discharge certificate in hand.
  • Applicant’s Date of Birth, Gender and Class of degree must be clearly stated

Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise

  • Conceptual, Innovative and Analytical
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Computer literacy is a must.
  • Intermediate to expert competence in the use of  MS Office Suite


NES Global Talent – Internal Auditor

  • Location: Africa: Nigeria

  • City / Town: Lagos
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 28 Aug 2017
  • Reference: 70819


Conduct routine review and evaluation of adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls in activities, operations, functions, procedures and systems of departments, units and sections as in Audit work plan or as may be delegated by the Chief Internal Auditor (CIA) or situations may compel the department to undertake. Recommend additional controls, new procedures and processes where necessary to cope with changing dynamics of the business environment or the company’s new operational processes Conducts internal audit surveillance over SAP account balances. Conduct audit checks on and return to CIA, reports/requests/documents relating referred to Internal Audit department for check/investigation/review/market survey/advice and delegated to you within 24 hours of the receipt of the reports/request/document/vouchers EXCEPT those with audit reservations that require further findings. Acceptance of 72 hours or more to release the referred reports/request/document/vouchers is subject to convincing proof Conduct routine Investigation or special investigation of reported cases of suspected irregularities in your assigned audit area referred to Internal Audit by Management and follow up responses and submit a detail report of findings to CIA within reasonable time frame. Participates in the conduct of IT audit and IT Risk Assessment for your assigned audit area and report to CIA Conduct audit checks on form 139/Petty Cash Vouchers from your assigned audit area within 24 hours of referral and report exceptions to CIA and follow up actions on them to logical conclusion within 14 days from date of notification of exception. Ensures that requests/documents referred to Internal Audit relating to your assigned audit are properly registered to enhance monitoring of requests/document flow into and out of the department. Participate in audit visit to the Southern and Northern operations locations in accordance with I/Audit programme/timetable. Visits to field offices should also include carrying out DAPS evaluation of retail outlets on Dealer Advance Payment System(DAPS) and verification of book to physical inventory of Property Plant & Equipment in each outlet. Timely identification of any material risk in the conduct of any audit assignment or otherwise and clear communication of same to CIA. Participates in the development of a comprehensive documented risk register for your assigned audit areal and subsequent update. Effectively follow up and obtain management reaction/decision to audit reports as delegated, circulate amongst concerned parties and ensure implementation within the shortest reasonable time from the date of the audit report. A 14 day period shall mean reasonable time all things being equal. Verifies and stamps referred requests including working fund for your assigned audit area with clear cut standing management approval or policy(non-discretionary expenses) for payments but sends requests without clear cut standing management approval or policy(discretionary expenses) to CIA for CIA’s stamping before ’payment. Carries out value for money audit on all referred requests before stamping “verified for payment” by obtaining assurance that the company actually gets the service/job/goods to with the request relates and at reasonable and competitive cost.

Qualification and Requirement

Minimum of HND/BSC with ACA/ACCA CISA, MBA would be added advantage Internal control reviews Sound commercial awareness of the downstream operations Sound Knowledge of Accounting packages, Investigation/ Analytical skills/ Communication Skills Thorough with figures and pay attention to details. Objectivity/Confidentiality. Team Player Teachable At least 5 years experience in internal audit in downstream of oil and gas sector.



Mobile Money Operation Manager -HUAWEI NG

Nigeria/Abuja – Services Southern Africa Region
Position responsibilities
1-Provide Business Operation Consultant Service to local Mobile Money Operator, based on Huawei Mobile Money system.
2-Develop long-term Joint-Operation (JO) Partnership to setup, co-operate local e-money ecosystem.
3-Be responsible for Market Research and Analysis in the different target market/country, Business development of Partnership, Business Plan, Business Process design, etc. Furthermore, have full operation responsibilities of project result.
4-Take charge of project operation, help Joint-Operation partner to design business development plan and operation strategies, undertake part of operation activities. Co-operate with Joint-Operation partner to execute business plan, help to increase user amount; transaction volume and also gain the profit.
5-Take charge of providing valuable market requirement for Product roadmap, or technical solutions, continuous improve product quality, etc.
Position Requirements
Business Skills Requirements:
1. Good understanding of accounting/financial standards;
2. Principles and ability to resolve basic financial problems;
3. Related Mobile money operation management experience in the field;
4. Good communication skills with customers to clarify their requests and make customerized solutions accordingly;
Professional Knowledge Requirement:
1-Bank payment, e-payment knowledge
2-Knowledge of risk and regulatory of the Mobile Financial Services industry


UNICEF Nigeria Job Vacancies

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of experienced professionals for the following positions:


TA – Nutrition Specialist (Prog. Consortium Coordinator) – 364 Days
Closing date: 9 August 2017

TA – WASH Officer – NOB, Nigeria (5 Mouth) – Batch Recruitment
Closing date 10 August 2017

HIV Officer, NO-B Bauchi, Nigeria (364 days)
Closing date: 9 August 2017

Child Protection Specialist (MRM), P-3, Abuja, Nigeria #94159
Closing date: 8 August 2017

GSK Commercial Management (Pharmaceuticals) Future Leaders Programme 2017 – Nigeria

  • Requisition ID: WD127256
  • Position: Full time
  • Open date: Jul 24, 2017 1:27 PM
  • Functional area: Marketing
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria-Lagos
  • Required degrees: Bachelors
  • Relocation: Not Indicated

Basic qualifications: 
Academic qualifications – applicants must have a BSc Pharmacy and have achieved a minimum grade of second class in their undergraduate degree
Fluent English (written and spoken) is essential
Eligibility/ Right to work in Nigeria
Flexibility in terms of location

Preferred qualifications: Refer to basic qualifications


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world-leading pharmaceutical company with a mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. We employ 100,000 people in over 115 countries, and our work covers three main areas: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.

What will the programme be like?

The Future Leaders Programme suits graduates who want a career with real purpose. It’s an accelerated development programme that equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to move quickly into senior positions at GSK. Participants benefit from a rich variety of structured training, individual mentoring, and opportunities to experience different aspects of the business. From the start, our challenging rotations will help you deliver the standards of excellence that we’d expect from a future leader.

What do I need to succeed?

Our Future Leaders need ambition, commercial awareness and a self-motivated, proactive approach. We’re looking for clear, effective communicators who can quickly build a rapport with a wide range of people. It’s also important that you can adapt to change and keep focused when the pressure is on. While you have the drive and confidence to trust your own judgement, you’re a real team player who actively collaborates with others. In addition, you’ll need an analytical mind, a talent for multi-tasking and the ability to influence others.

How do I apply?

Click the Apply Now button to submit your application today.  You will then be requested to enter your personal information and then submit your responses to two questions about your interest and motivation to work for us.

Essential Programme Criteria

Before submitting your application, please ensure that you meet the essential criteria for the programme that you are applying to and that you provide this information accurately. Please note that if you do not meet the essential requirements of the programme, you may receive an automatic response, declining your application.

Online Testing

As part of our selection process we may ask you to complete between one and three online assessments. You will receive an email from us with a link to a personalised ‘my assessment’ homepage where you can access your first assessment. Please note, you will be given 72 hours from receipt of this email to complete your first assessment. If you don’t complete the assessment within 72 hours, it will expire and your participation in our selection process will come to an end.

We would like to advise you to review your email daily to check whether you have been sent your first assessment.

Timeline & Assessment Process

Our robust recruitment process includes online application, online testing, telephone/video/face to face interview [delete as appropriate] and assessment centre.

We accept applications on an ongoing basis and will progress these according to the date that they were received.  For this reason we encourage you to apply as early as possible. We cannot guarantee to accept your application once we have filled all of our positions.

It is expected that our Assessment Centres will run on the week of 21st August.


Contact information:
You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies

GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK’s commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Linguist – Hausa, On-Demand – L1

Employee Type: Full-Time
Location: Remote
 (Work from Home)

Job Type:Professional Services

Experience: Not Specified

Date Posted: 11/21/2016


Work Location: Global Company

Appen is a language technology solutions and consulting firm, recognized as a global leader in the quality, range and caliber of its expertise. We are focused on helping our clients reach international markets by leveraging our expertise in over 150 languages and dialects. Our clients are among the world’s top internet search engine and voice recognition providers. For more information come see us at http://www.appen.com.

Department: Linguistics



We are looking for Linguists/Computational Linguists who are native speakers of Hausa, for flexible or full-time home-based role.
The project is an exciting and challenging opportunity to help develop world-class linguistic software.
Project Information:

Location: Global
Linguistic skills should include grammar, syntax, morphology, computational.

The candidates should be familiar with linguistic tools, and language technology applications.


Development: Using Lexicon Creator: create template lexicon, correct errors and add words using template. Using Wordscape formalism (symbolic language and logical operations), write or edit rules for grammar and other purposes.

Project Management: triage, spec writing and review, project scheduling.
Test: test template lexicon, evaluate test results, open bugs. Evaluate spec, design and implementation of grammar rules; using logical operators and symbolic language, develop patterns for testing application of the rules.

Documentation: Using strong English language skills, linguistic and technical expertise, document tools and processes.

• Bachelor degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics (or higher)

• Native speaker of one or more of the above languages

• High proficiency in English

• Excellent technical skills

• Linguistic skills should include morphology and syntax

• Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail

• Aptitude for computational tasks, e.g., use concordance (linguistic) tools, and run command lines, write scripts, experience with advanced use of applications such as Excel macros, etc.

Please include with your application: your CV/resume; details of any language qualifications you hold; your availability

Posting Date: 2016.02.15

Reference Code: EXT51628849-001

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