UNDP Development Economist Jobs in Nigeria

UNDP Development Economist Jobs in Nigeria

The Borno State Government plans to develop a 10-year Development as well as Implementation Plan 2020 – 2029. The goal of the Borno State Development Plan is to provide a long-term vision and policy direction for leap frogging the development of state in line the global Sustainable Development Goals, The Lake Chad Basin Commission Regional Aspirations and various Nigeria’s Sectoral Plans and Strategies.
The specific objectives of the planning exercise include:

  • Provide a frame work for the rapid transition of the state through the Transition, Stabilization and Development Nexus
  • Provide a Policy framework that will provide the road map for all humanitarian and development activities in the state.
  • Set clear and measurable developmental goals with costed implementation plans for Borno State.
  • Provide a roadmap for Borno state to get back on track towards achieving the SDGs after the setback caused by the insurgency.
  • Establish a clear agenda for Borno State Development as part of the Lake Chad Basin Commission agenda to stabilize the region.


  • The Agriculture Specialist will closely work with Borno State Government to provide technical advice to Borno State Planning Exercise Steering Committee, technical working group and other partners, especially in plan development and the introduction of sustainable and inclusive economic policies in Agriculture Sector, which include:

  • Support and facilitate dialogue on sustainable development issues on agriculture sector within the context of the plan development, with government officials, development partners, civil society, and the private sector.
  • Provide policy and programming advice and support for development planning and policy formulation focusing on agriculture at the national, sub-national and local levels.
  • Support the identification and analysis of interventions that can impact multiple development goals and targets at the same time in Agriculture Sector.
  • Support monitoring and reporting of progress related to SDGs and other national development frameworks, including to help strengthen national and local level data collection and statistical capacity in the aspect of agriculture.

    The consultants’ technical support will focus on:

  • Context Analysis & Assessment; Comprehensive review of progress made by past administrations in the context of development and work to define the structure of the plan.
  • Scenario Planning and Plan Definition; Working to define strategic vision, goals and objectives of the plan with sector specific indicators
  • Development of 3-year Development Cycle FrameworK
  • Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning
    to Governors agenda.
  • Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly.
  • Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities.


  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the on-going emerging policy issues in the areas of Agricultural Commercialization, Marketing and Cooperatives Development.
  • Strong knowledge and background in Agriculture sector marketing and Value chain in Nigeria.
  • Experience in designing, monitoring and evaluating development projects is an asset;
  • Experience working with the MDGs or SDGs in Nigeria at the national level.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience in working with a wide range of individuals in government, private sector and civil society.
  • Experience in preparing high quality policy briefs and guidance notes for use by senior policy makers.
  • Experience of working with the government counterparts, national or international financial institutions, private sector/ civil society in the field of economic and social development in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with the agricultural system of different geographical regions, their products and potential internal and external marketing systems
  • Master’s degree in degree in any one of these fields: Agriculture and Livestock Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Economics, Rural Development, Monitoring and Evaluation OR any other relevant field
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant development experience in a policy setting at the state, national or international level
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 22nd, October, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Development Economist Jobs in Nigeria

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