UNDP Research and Development Analyst Jobs in Nigeria

UNDP Research and Development Analyst Jobs in Nigeria


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Under this programme, highly qualified recent graduates of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme will be provided with work opportunities within private sector organizations, the public sector, UN agencies and development organizations. The goal of the NJPF is to enhance these Fellows with professional and leadership capacities thereby enabling them to positively contribute to the social and economic development prospects of Nigeria.

  • The Research and Development Analyst will also support the development and dissemination of quarterly reports and lessons learned.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of Jubilee Fellows Team Lead (Crisis Prevention and Recovery Advisor), and matrix reporting to the Knowledge hub Team Lead (Data Management Specialist), the Research and Development Analyst will be responsible for the following functions and tasks:

    Summary of Key Functions:

  • The Research and Development Analyst, under the supervision and guidance of the Fellows Team Lead (Crisis Prevention and Recovery Advisor) and in close cooperation with the Impact Learning & Monitoring Analyst, will be responsible for:

  • Managing the successful implementation of knowledge management and research activities of the project;

  • Strengthen knowledge production and analysis in the Jubilee Fellowship project; ensure internal and external knowledge sharing; streamline knowledge management activities in annual work plans and significantly participate in the project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and data collection;

    Specific Functions/Results expected:

  • Knowledge building and research

  • Design the annual work plan on knowledge products for the Jubilee Fellowship project and contribute to the realization of the plan according to the guidance note on developing knowledge products;

  • Document results achieved, lessons-learnt to reflect process issues, recommendations for similar future projects/ activities after each of the project activities conducted by the project team;

  • Ensure that data is disaggregated by Age, Sex and Disability status and contributing to the development of youth employment policies;

    Knowledge management and knowledge sharing

  • Oversee the development of knowledge products in the Jubilee Fellowship project with respect to UNDP Quality Assurance Standards;

  • Contribute to the maintenance of Communities of practices (CoPs) for the project and identify knowledge-sharing methodologies to respond to UNDP and stakeholders needs;

  • Capture lessons learnt in the project implementation for the preservation and use of institutional memory and help inform the development of other knowledge products;

  • Disseminate best practices through stakeholder workshops, online platforms and listserv.

    Data Analysis, Monitoring and evaluation

  • Support the Impact Learning and Monitoring Analyst in conducting project monitoring, site visits and reporting;

  • Maintain updated and comprehensive evidence of all project activities and project result framework with performance indicators;

  • Provide data, programming, analytical support, and supervision to staff in accessing and utilizing the data for specific projects;

  • Design and produce related infographics to illustrate and analyze results and recommendations from empirical research;

  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


    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 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;

    Technical /Functional Competencies:


    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.


    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

  • Implement & Manage: Exercise’s skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in 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


  • 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.


  • A minimum of zero year for MA and two(2) years for BA of progressively responsible experience in development research, data analytics;

  • Strong quantitative analytical skills and ability for strong visualizations and representation of data;

  • Excellent knowledge of information technology, including expert knowledge of Excel;

  • Excellent communication and writing skills;

  • Prior experience with data analysis is an important asset;

  • Knowledge of and previous experience with data visualization and data visualization software is an asset;

  • Experience with programming languages, such as SQL, Oracle, and Python is desired;

  • Knowledge of development studies is desired;

  • Knowledge of the UN system and coordination is desired.

    Required Language(s):

  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Research and Development Analyst Jobs in Nigeria ​

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