LATEST VACANCY, UNDP, MONDAY 11, JULY 2011

PROJECT DIRECTOR
LOCATION: Abuja, NIGERIA
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 26-Jul-11
TYPE OF CONTRACT: FTA International
POST LEVEL: P-6
LANGUAGES REQUIRED: English 
STARTING DATE: (Date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Sep-2011
DURATION OF INITIAL CONTRACT: One Year

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
EDUCATION

Advanced university degree (Masters or Phd) related to democratic governance and development, such as political science, economics and other social sciences.

EXPERIENCE:
Progressively responsible work experience of at least 12 years in democratic governance, including electoral issues, dealing with: policy dialogue and  advisory work; leadership and management of research and analysis; design and execution of capacity development programmes; project management, including the leadership of multi-disciplinary expert teams, preferably funded by development partners (UN or other); and promotion of  stakeholder/community awareness of and participation in democratic governance;
An excellent understanding of the social, economic, political and historical trends underpinning African and, ideally, Nigerian governance and electoral processes;
Skills in training, process facilitation, strategic planning, and partnership-building; 
Advanced analytical skills, sound judgment, resourcefulness, ability to take initiative, capacity to work in a self-directed manner and in a multi-cultural environment, and ability to create a team-based work environment;
Ability to prepare high quality policy briefs, analytical reports, and technical research reflecting global good practice in democratic governance;
Excellent communication skills and fluency in English; 
Excellent PC user skills: word processing, spreadsheets, databases and web-based research.  Applied knowledge of statistical packages such as SAS and SPSS will be an advantage.;
Ability to travel within Nigeria and overseas.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Strong skills in written communications in English particularly in preparing issue-based papers or reports.  Excellent spoken English is also required.

TO APPLY
Interested Candidates should apply online through the website by clicking on the Apply now button. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page.

Please note that instead of a CV you're required to download the UNDP Personnel History Form (P11) from the following link http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc , complete it upload when prompted.

Applications without a fully completed P.11 form will not be considered. Only applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted.

The system will only allow for one attachment.

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 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.

CLICK LINK TO APPLY
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=24163
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