UNDP Fellows Support Analyst-NPSA8 Jobs in Nigeria

UNDP Fellows Support Analyst-NPSA8 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 Million and an annual population growth rate of 2.6%. 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 world. More than half of its population will be under the age of 30 years.

  • At the same time, unemployment and under-employment are one 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%. Investing in Nigeria’s youth is therefore becoming more urgent than ever.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of Crisis Prevention and Recovery Advisor, the Fellows Support Analyst will be responsible for the following functions and tasks:

    Policy Research and Strategy Development on Youth development

  • Conduct analysis of data, case evidence and research findings to distill relevant lessons in support of youth employment policies and strategy development;

  • Provide strategic support in the development of guidance documents on youth employment strategies, and related tools;

  • Identify potential new areas of intervention on youth empowerment focusing on demands and gaps at the Nigeria country level.

    Project delivery and Support

  • Support the implementation of the Nigeria Jubilee Fellowship by supporting talent management efforts;

  • In collaboration with the Talent Management Team, support the placement of Fellows in private and public sector host entities, ensuring that placement aligns with Fellows’ career interests;

  • In collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team, support the monitoring of Fellows’ participation and performance during the Fellowship period;

  • Address concerns raised by Fellows through the existing feedback mechanisms, by providing recommendations to management;

  • Provide support in the preparation of reports that responds to country office needs, including through the provision of capacity building and backstopping;

  • Strengthen UNDP’s relationship with professional youth networks and identify new entry points for effective youth engagement;

  • Support the establishment of alumni networks of previous participants of the Jubilee Fellowship;

  • Establish youth reference group to support the implementation of the Jubilee Fellowship program.

    Innovation and Future of Work

  • In collaboration with Talent Management Team and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Team, assess youth labour needs, including a skills gap analysis;

  • Develop and implement youth skills development strategy;

  • Provide market intelligence for the future of Work for Youth in Nigeria including Horizon scanning of the future trends emerging in the age of Fourth Industrial Revolutions;

  • Proactively explore and identify approaches for government and other partners stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem to take to harness opportunities and be fit for challenges stemming from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, urbanization, aging society, climate change, etc;

  • Support identification of future skills required for youth, both for in-house development during the Fellowship period and post-Fellowship period for attraction through networking;

  • Explore approaches stakeholders in the system take to scale learning and knowledge sharing across their respective organizations.

    Institutional Arrangement Reporting:

  • The Fellows Support Analyst will be report to the Team Lead for the Jubilees Fellowship Programme (Crisis Prevention and Recovery Advisor) and may require to also have a matrix reporting to the Data Management Specialist while working in cooperation with the Impact Learning and Monitoring Analyst 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 behaviors of teamwork, collaboration, knowledge sharing, maintaining relationship.

    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 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 ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work.

    Result-based Management:

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

    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:

  • Advanced degree in social policy, public policy, politics, development studies, statistics, political science, international relations or related field.

  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Experience:

  • Possess 2 years of relevant experience in the youth agenda, private sector work, development work;

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

  • Possess extensive experience in reporting, writing and editing highly complex strategy documents;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

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

  • Working knowledge of the private sector;

  • 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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Fellows Support Analyst-NPSA8 Jobs in Nigeria ​


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