Senior Technical Advisor (SDGs)

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 08 July 2020


  • Represent OSSAP-SDGs in all SDG matters both at national and international level.
  • Lead in preparing annual work plans for the SDGs Office.
  • Compile Quarterly and Annual SDGs progress reports.
  • Draft policy documents, presentations, statements, speeches for OSSAP SDGs.
  • Coordinate the entire international cooperation framework of the SDGs office; liaising with the line MDAs, the NBS and other relevant stakeholders to collate, analyze and disseminate data relevant to the SDGs.
  • Liaise with the MFBNP, the UNDP and other key stakeholders to ensure the integration of the SDGs into the National and State-level Development Plans, MTSS and Medium-Term Expenditure Framework.
  • Coordinate budget preparation process to ensure the DRGs are appropriated as agreed with the Paris Club.
  • Undertakes capacity-building of national counterparts with respect to SDGs Mainstreaming into Policies, Plans and Budgets.
  • Design new programmes and interventions for accelerating the SDGs at the national and sub-national levels.
  • Identify and works with key partners/stakeholders to ensure synergies with other projects/initiatives and to avoid duplication of activities among actors.
  • Coordinate the production of various reports including Voluntary National Reviews and SDG Progress Reports
  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Ability to get things done
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating SDGs implementation.
  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up to date on partnership related issues
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches.
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up to date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDPโ€™s goals for a variety of audiences
  • Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for advocating for UNDPโ€™s mandate
  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.
  • Masterโ€™s Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development and Law. A Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Ten yearsโ€™ experience in Development Work.
  • Familiarity with SDGs mainstreaming principles and processes.
  • Knowledge of SDGs issues at both national and sub-national government.
  • Demonstrated working experience with government institutions in Nigeria.
  • Computer literacy skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of at least on Nigerian language.



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Contract Duration: 1year with possibility of extension

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