Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER, DATA MANAGEMENT AND RESULTS MONITORING & REPORTING, NOA (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER, DATA MANAGEMENT AND RESULTS MONITORING & REPORTING
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: ABUJA
Posting Period: 03 April 2023 - 09 April 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Sustainable Development-RCS-205666-J-Abuja (N)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) supports the UN Resident Coordinator in his roles and functions. The UNRCO in Nigeria provides coordination support to the UN Country Team and its various sub-groups. The support includes strategic planning, program and operations management, policy guidance, as well as knowledge management, advocacy and communications, all seeking to enhance UN coherence and improve overall program impact to better achieve results.

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, and in response to the General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations System, the UN Secretary general’s report (December 2017) “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 agenda” stresses that resident coordinator offices will need to be adequately staffed to ensure sufficient substantive capacity to support the UN country teams. To this effect, a substantial officer for results monitoring and reporting was employed. However, with the attendant Covid-19 which has increased the reporting requirement of the UN System, this post is created to provide support in tracking and reporting on the UNSDPF especially on the Socio-economic Response Plan (SERP) and in line with SG data strategy to nurture data capabilities that creates value for beneficiaries, partners and UN entities.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Assistant Data Management and Results Monitoring/Reporting Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Coordinate the development of UN Country Team (UNCT) data Systems:
- Support data analysis, visualization and use in developing (technical) working papers on sustainable development topics and the Covid-19 response for RC and the UNCT
- Work with key agency (M&E) staff in the development of the One UN Country Results Report
- Contributes to UNCT research and development of data and research tools and methodologies at the country level.

• Support monitoring and reporting of UNCT results:
- Lead data cleaning for UNSDPF and SERP indicators reporting before uploading into the UNINFO
- Provide technical support and training to agencies in the use of existing reports, dashboards, or other tools in UNINFO for UNSDPF and SERP
- Lead in maintaining data governance, protection, and security in UNINFO for UNSDPF and SERP
- Document and share changes in UNINFO to ensure compliance with data governance, protection, privacy, and security requirements
- Work with the M&E thematic group to strengthen processes and develop more streamlined cooperation framework-based information management systems and formats
- Support agencies in the development of sound data collection tools including baseline surveys and other studies for accurate and timely information
- Compile and edit the entity quarterly reports to the RC.

• Support knowledge management and capacity development
- Guides and train agency focal persons on UNINFO
- Assist in the sharing of best practices within the UNCT including the establishment of mechanisms for regular critical reflection on project outcomes.
- Assist in the identification of good practices and lessons learned at different levels of the UN system and share findings with country and regional colleagues so that best practices benefit UN’s work
- Contributes to UNCT exchange of best practice, trends, knowledge, and lessons learned with external partners.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Results Expected: Provides consistent, accurate and comprehensive data in order to accomplish current work program needs. Independently provides accurate, well-organized reports and/or records. Interprets and applies guidelines to achieve specific outputs.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Assists with analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Ability to writes queries, prepares draft reports and finds innovative ways to present findings in data products. Takes pride in the work for the organization and understands the impact that can be brought into the organization by allowing data-driven and evidence-based decisions. Demonstrates ability to review assignments given and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

• Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

University Degree in Information Management, Statistics, Sciences, Sustainable development and Social Sciences and other related area.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to data analysis and knowledge management in the context of development Cooperation or related area is required.

Languages

For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. "Fluency" equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand).

Special Notice

National Professional Officers are nationals of the country in which they are serving, and their functions must have a national context, i.e. functions that require national experience or knowledge of the national language, culture, institutions, and systems.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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