Policy Specialist, Gender, Security and Peacebuilding job vacancy at UNDP


Policy Specialist, Gender, Security and Peacebuilding job vacancy at UNDP

Location: Abuja, Nigeria, NIGERIA

Application Deadline : 10-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead the implementation and technical support to key project deliverables

  • Oversee and manage capacity building and institutional support interventions to identified security sector institutions
  • Lead on implementing of policy-level initiatives
  • Provide technical support to the operational activities undertaken in the North East, both remotely and through regular monitoring visits
  • Lead on overall regular reporting on the gender and security sector programme, working closely with the North East Field Office and other WPSHA colleagues  

Oversee the development of programmes on gender, security, and peacebuilding for the Country Office

  • Oversee the development of country programme document on gender, security and peacebuilding  in collaboration with relevant sections of Regional Office and Headquarters
  • Provide technical inputs to project proposals
  • Provide advice on contextualizing/localizing programme documents, country strategies, and knowledge products
  • Coordinate monitoring and reporting for gender and security sector thematic in collaboration with WPS programme team

Required Skills and Experience:

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in the security sector, gender, human rights, international relations or other social science fields is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least 7 years progressively responsible experience in designing and managing programs and advocating for gender-responsive security and peacebuilding
  • Proven expertise in providing policy and strategic level guidance on SSR issues to governments with a specific focus on gender or related strategy implementation is essential
  • In-depth understanding of and experience working on SSR and gender with senior government officials and security sector institutions and agencies is essential, including managing short term experts/consultants in support of SSIs
  • Proven capacity to engage and build a partnership with government, international and civil society stakeholders with strong liaison capacities and experience is highly desirable
  • Experience in programme, policy analysis, and strategic planning
  • Experience working with the UN is an asset
  • Previous experience working in Nigeria or similar contexts is an asset

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset
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