UNDP Digital Innovations Analyst-NPSA9 Jobs in Nigeria

UNDP Digital Innovations Analyst-NPSA9 Jobs in Nigeria


Background

  • UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

  • UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

  • Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with an estimated population of 206 Million1 and an annual population growth rate of 2.6%2. By 2050, the country’s population is expected to have doubled, reaching more than 400 million and thereby becoming the third-largest country in the world3. More than half of its population will be under the age of 30 years.

  • At the same time, unemployment and under-employment are some of the key development challenges facing young people in Nigeria and undermining the prospects of the country to achieve its development aspirations and fulfil its potential as the continent’s largest economy. According to the National Bureau for Statistics’ report of 2018, over 13.9 million youth are unemployed. The highest unemployment rate was recorded for youths between 15 – 24 years standing at 40.8%, followed by those aged between 25 – 34 years at 30.7%4. Investing in Nigeria’s youth is therefore becoming more urgent than ever.

  • In response to this complex development challenge, the Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other partners, seeks to invest in the next generation of leaders through the establishment of the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (JFP) - a platform for empowering young Nigerian graduates with practical on-the-job skills and leadership competencies through a twelve-month paid placement opportunity.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of Crisis Prevention and Recovery Advisor/ Jubilee Fellow Team Lead, the Digital Innovations Analyst will be responsible for the following functions and tasks:

    Specific Functions/Results expected:

    Support the Digital Innovation Process for the JFP:

  • Help identify, develop and test digital innovations for the JFP leveraging ideas generated by Accelerator Labs and other innovation stakeholders;

  • Assess use cases and internal processes in order to identify innovation opportunities aligned with UNDP digital strategy;

  • Support and coach teams working on innovations during ideation and product design;

  • Manage the development of innovative solutions for the Jubilee Fellowship Programme with a focus on human-centred and user-experience design;

  • Support product testing and improvements as required;

  • Provide specific support for the testing and scaling of the end-to-end digital solutions for the Jubilee Fellowship;

  • Act as an entrepreneurial team member for digital innovation projects;

  • Provide analysis and content preparation for corporate priority topics and executive management.

    Support with the transfer of digital skills:

  • Provide support to JFP staff and partners in using the end-to-end digital solution for the JFP;

  • Train JFP staff on the use of the end-to-end-digital solutions for the JFP;

  • As part of the digital team, work to create conditions for a culture of innovation and strengthen this competency amongst UNDP stakeholders;

  • Generate new and original solutions to complex problems and use human-centred designs and systems thinking methodologies for problem-solving;

  • Support and lead specific external innovation partnerships and collaborations with solution providers;

  • Support and implement design thinking workshops, events, and other activities as required.

    Innovation Tracking, KPI management:

  • Define key performance indicators and milestones for innovation projects and assure their implementation

    Institutional Arrangement

  • The Digital Innovations Analyst will report to the Crisis Prevention and Recovery Advisor/ Jubilee Fellows Team Lead while working in cooperation with the team in ensuring the smooth run of the programme.

    Competencies

    Core Competencies:

    Innovation:

  • Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully;

  • Contributes to prototyping, piloting, and evaluating
    lessons/feedback.

    Leadership:

  • Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others;

  • Actively shares knowledge.

    Communication and relationship management:

  • Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis;

  • Communicates ideas and positions with command and confidence;

  • Finds common ground to solve problems.

    People Management:

  • Models independent thinking and action;

  • Demonstrates behaviours of teamwork, collaboration, knowledge sharing, maintaining relationships.

    Delivery:

  • Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services;

  • Embraces complex challenges and opportunities for getting work done;

  • Ability to embrace challenges with minimal supervision;

  • Works to develop organizational awareness of UNDP’s approach to client service delivery and integrity and accountability.

    Technical /Functional Competencies:

    Primary

    Strategic Planning:

  • Ability to make a decision that aligns with strategy, vision and mission; to set goals and indicators, and to synthesize recommendations into usable information to inform policy, strategy and/or action;

  • Data Analysis/Measurement;

  • Ability to evaluate, transform and model data to derive relevant findings.

    Secondary

    Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Knowledge of methodologies, tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations;

  • Implement & Manage: Exercise’s skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating an ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in the area of work.

    Result-based Management:

  • Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results;

  • Implement & Manage: Exercise’s skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating an ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in the area of work.

    Report Writing:

  • Ability to prepare quality reports;

  • Technical Assistance: Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

  • Masters Degree in information systems, information management or related field with two (2) years of qualifying experience. A first-level university degree in combination with four (4) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience:

  • Possess 2 years of Working knowledge and experience in the area of digital media investment, strategy and planning;

  • In-depth experience in the youth agenda, private sector work, development work;

  • Documented experience in driving projects - effectively delivering impactful elements of projects in a fast-moving environment, ideally for new businesses, new business models, startups;

  • Working knowledge of cloud computing, business intelligence and analytics, Agile, Lean Startup and DevOps methodologies;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Working knowledge of UN principles, SDGs and international development in Africa;

  • In-depth understanding of human-centred digital design and technology innovations (e.g. mobile apps, blockchain, artificial intelligence);

  • Demonstrated ability to generate new and original solutions to complex problems and to use human-centred designs and systems thinking methodologies for problem-solving;

  • Strong communication, digital and data analytics skills;

  • Demonstrate the ability to showcase cross-disciplinary and cross-functional experience and expertise.

    Language

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Digital Innovations Analyst-NPSA9 Jobs in Nigeria ​


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