Apply: UNDP Conflict, Political Economy Specialist

Deadline: 13 September, 2020

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking to fill the position of Conflict and Political Economy Specialist.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.


  • Support the design and implementation of sound conflict and political economy analyses and provide accurate information on the latest conflict dynamics and trends and socio-economic implications
  • Support day-to-day activities related to conflict and political economy analyses and community conflict surveillance mechanism to capture early-warning signs for harmful factors for the programme interventions, including technical guidance to local and international consultants and NGO/CSO partners and coordination with other programme teams and the key stakeholders
  • Provide policy advice and technical inputs to the stabilisation facility team and UNDP senior management as well as the respective stakeholders for designing effective immediate stabilisation interventions, monitoring impacts (both positive and negative) of stabilisation interventions in the beneficiary communities
  • Five years, minimum, of experience in designing and implementing local level and/or national level conflict and context analysis, strengthening early warning systems and programmes in conflict affected environments
  • Extensive experience in undertaking action research and socio-political analysis of development dynamics in conflict contexts
  • Rich understanding of and previous work experience in Nigeria’s northeast and the Lake Chad Basin
  • Understanding of the political, social and cultural background of Lake Chad
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Extensive experience in strategy and programme development in conflict settings, including prevention of violent extremism
  • Knowledge of analytical tools employed in crisis-affected/fragile contexts
  • Expertise in incorporating political economy analysis
  • A high degree of political and cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Experience in drafting user-friendly knowledge products such as toolkits, methodologies, analytical documents, policy papers, project and programme documents, baseline studies, desk reviews, and comparative studies
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills in complex and conflict settings
  • Experience in using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, as well as experience in handling web-based management systems

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