Chief Technical Adviser, UNDP, Port Harcourt, Niger

Location: Port Harcourt ( with visits to pilot states and local governments)


The Country MDG Coordinator must possess the following competencies :

• Demonstrates commitment to UNDP's mission, vision and values.

• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

• An excellent sense of judgment.

• Creativity and innovation for coordination and management activities;

• Partnering and networking:

- Capacity to initiate and sustain relationships with key constituents;

- Builds and sustains effective partnerships with UN agencies;

- Advocates effectively, engaging others to take action in desired directions;

- Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies;

- Seeks and applies knowledge information and best practices from within and outside the UN Country Team.

• People Skills and Team Working:

- Recognizes and respond appropriately to the ideas, interests and concerns of others.

- Ability to work as a team member, be a good listener, well organized, pay attention to details, and meet deadlines.

- Builds trust and engender morale by displaying open, transparent and credible behavior;

- Respects individual/cultural differences; utilize diversity to foster teamwork;

- Ensures others' understanding of, involvement in, adaptation to a change process;

- Sets clear performance goals and standards;

- Executes responsibilities accordingly; provide and respond constructively to feedback (correction or recognition);

- Self analyzes performance problems seeking appropriate direction and support;

- Strategic vision: strong technical and analytical capacities, sound judgment. Demonstrated ability to respond quickly to evolving client needs and to manage several complex activities in parallel.

- Relationship building for influence: Must posses the skills to build strategic relationships to influence and impact on tasks functions and deliverables.

- Analytical skills: Must possess skills that enable him/her to separate things into their constituent elements in order to examine them, draw conclusions, or solve problems.

- Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks effectively.

- Dependability, reliability and initiative.

- Sense of confidentiality.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education: • An advanced university degree (Masters or Phd) in public administration, development planning, economics, political science, or similar fields of study.
• Good computer, data and web based applications.


• Minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience – within national or local governments or multilateral/ bilateral institutions or as a consultant – in carrying out analysis, providing policy advice, designing policy/regulatory/ institutional frameworks and managing capacity development programmes and projects focused on local governance within a Federal system.

• Recent experience in Sub-Saharan Africa will be an asset.

• The candidate should have excellent interpersonal aptitude required for building partnerships across different levels of government and with a broad range of stakeholders. The candidate will also be expected to lead, motivate and manage a team in a demanding but rewarding work environment.

• Ability to benchmark milestones and undertake target achievement assessments in project implementation is a basic requirement.

Language Requirements:

• Excellent writing and oral skills in English is a fundamental requirement.

Get application details from: awuese.oku@undp. org

Scholarship 2017/18

Undergraduate Scholarships,
Masters Scholarships,
PhD Scholarships,
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