Apply: Peacebuilding Officer at United Nations Volunteers (UNV) – Kano

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We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Peacebuilding Officer

Location: Kano
Host Entity: UNICEF
Type: Onsite
Expected Start Date: 25/04/2022
Duration: 12 months
Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
Volunteer Category: National UN Volunteer Specialist
Number of assignments: 1


  • In order to address the need for continued and systematic analysis of contextual risks in Nigeria, the Country Office has developed the design of a Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD) with the support of the UNDP Crisis Bureau. The CRD is an online platform for data aggregation and visualization, aimed at facilitating the identification, tracking and analysis of contextual risks by the UNDP Country Office and potentially the wider UN Country Team.
  • UNDP Crisis Bureau and the Country Office will work together on developing, maintaining and using the CRD. As a next step, the Country Office and Crisis Bureau are seeking to recruit an information management officer (IMO) who will lead on key aspects of the CRD design and finalization, especially related to data management and technical support.
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Task Description

  • Under the overall supervision of the Crises Prevention and Recovery Advisor, Governance, Peace and Security (GPS), and with day to day support of the Conflict and Political Economy Specialist, the Peace Building Officer will support the implementation of the PBF Project in Katsina State.

Summary of key functions:

  • The Peacebuilding specialist will work closely with the Project team to support in ensuring that the results of this programme are well articulated, results are tracked and documented; and that both internal and external reports capture the actual changes that are happening with the programme interventions:
  • Contributions to substantive peacebuilding and conflict prevention support relevant to state institutions and aligned to the project ensuring the facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Explore new opportunities for sustained peacebuilding and conflict prevention including in the area of Youth, Peace and Security.
  • Support in stakeholder mapping and Mobilisation, collaborative dialogues and peace mapping in the project locations
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme, institutional and country policy goals.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • The organisation of training for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.
  • Ensures implementation of project activities focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Review work plans, and activity reports, and implement programme activities according to the technical, financial and administrative procedures prescribed in the pro-gramme document or by the Joint Steering Committee (JSC).
  • Support the organization, preparation, collation and consolidation of annual work plans and budget administration for activities.
  • Provision of operational and technical support to Implementing Partners, Responsible Parties, and relevant Government institutions and Development Partners as assigned, including facilitating the development of work plans and timely submission of reports.
  • Support management of programme resources, supervise the administration of accounts and follow up on budgets and expenditures.
  • Support financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, and development of solutions.
  • Participation in the audit of the project.
  • Preparation of inputs for reporting, supervise collation, consolidation and review of quarterly, annual and other reports for donor reporting.
  • Serve as a secretary at PMU meetings, and follow up on communication with all partners (Katsina State government and CSOs).
  • Analysis and synthesis of proposals, draft terms of reference on the areas for support and interventions with respect to the project documents.
  • Participates ineffective management of the Programme Management Unit focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the programme achieving the following results:
  • Implementation of the project within the area of responsibility, translating priorities into local interventions.
  • Coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, and closure of projects through review.
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Required education level

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  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in, Sociology, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Security Studies, Peace Studies, Law, Public Administration, International Relations or other related technical field with top tier grade

Required experience

  • 3 years of experience in Peacebuilding and conflict prevention Programmes
  • Conducting primary conflict research, particularly in a crisis context.
  • Coordinating key partnerships with stakeholders – including Government, Civil Society, Faith-Institutions and others

Area(s) of expertise:

  • Crisis and emergency response, Development programmes, Community development


  • English, Level: Fluent, required.

Competencies and Values:

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Client Orientation
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Working in Teams
  • Commitment and Motivation
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age: 27 – 80
  • Nationality: The candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
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How to Apply

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Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements

  • Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy.

Inclusivity Statement:

  • United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics.
  • As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or another status

Deadline: 15th April 2022.

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