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Description of the assignment: NATIONAL EXPERTS TO SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OF GOVERNANCE, PEACE AND SECURITY PROGRAMME
Proposal should be submitted at the following address email@example.com no later than 1st September, 2018
The United Nations system (UNS) has been engaging with Nigeria government at all levels since its independence in 1960 as a catalytic supporter and trusted partner to the development aspirations of Nigeria. Today, Nigeria faces multi-faceted challenges which include the complex humanitarian situation in its northeast region, other internal conflicts and numerous development deficits for which UN is partnering with government at all levels to mitigate.
Based on lessons learned from the implementation of previous United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs) particularly UNDAF III, the UNS formulated the current United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) which benefited from the lessons learned in the previous implementation of UNDAFs and which informed the new strategies and interventions in the UNSDPF.
The formulation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) IV (2018-2022) comes on the heels of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union (AU) 2063 Agenda at a time of global economic downturn when Nigeria's economic growth, social progress and environmental protection are at a crossroad. The UNSDPF (2018-2022) proposes a paradigm shift in UN partnership for enhanced and robust support to the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) ‘to reach those furthest behind first’ and ‘to leave no one behind’, reflecting concerns with equity and inclusiveness respectively. The shift integrates national development objectives with international trends and commitments in developing programmes and interventions to systematically support the national authorities in addressing development challenges in three result areas – Governance, Human Rights, Peace & Security; Equitable Quality Basic Service; and Sustainable and Inclusive Growth and Development.
In line with the UNSDPF, the recently approved UNDP Nigeria 9th Country Programme 2018 – 2022 and the UNDP’s global strategic plan, the UNDP office in Nigeria manages a diverse portfolio structured into 3 pillars that key into the Governance, Peace and Security; Inclusive Economic Growth; and Environmental sustainability and resilience. The governance, peace and security portfolio includes the following areas of intervention:
- Accountability and public sector transparency: (i) supporting government to formulate policies, frameworks and systems to strengthen prevention; (ii) building the capacity of judiciary for improved handling of corruption cases and the National Assembly for improved oversight functions and implementation of SDGs; (iii) collaborating and empowering civil societies including women and youth groups, faith based organizations, trade associations, and people with disabilities for increased participation in anti-corruption campaigns, and ( iv) developing youth-focused, gender and disability-sensitive regulatory frameworks to provide inclusive pathways to the SDGs.
- Security and conflict management: (i) Formulation of legal and regulatory frameworks for peacebuilding, prevention of conflicts, and small arms proliferation. (ii) state/local level interventions targeting communities affected by violence and conflict, (iii) strengthen capacities for mediation and reconciliation through the establishment of early warning mechanisms/responses, and fortify the national peace architecture. (iv) Integrated strategies of disarmament and reintegration, early recovery and livelihood support include empowering victims of violence, and using “arms for development” approaches when implementing cross-border activities, and community policing and social cohesion measures.
- Promotion of participatory governance: (i) consolidating electoral reforms, implementing electoral acts (including electronic voting), and strengthening the capacity of Electoral Management Bodies and relevant stakeholders, including the media, political parties, and civil society. (ii) partnerships with civil society organizations (CSOs) so they can serve as a legitimate interface in political and social dialogue on issues of anti-corruption; peacebuilding; elections; gender equality; social cohesion, and local governance.
- Access to justice and the protection of human rights: (i) strengthening justice and human rights institutions in providing quality services; (ii) HIV/AIDS responses and ensure fair access to stigma and discrimination-free HIV prevention, care and treatment, especially for young people and high-risk population groups.