Corruption, usually defined as the transgression
of formal rules governing the allocation of public resources in response
to financial gain or political support has had a corrosive effect on
the Nigerian society. It subverts the rule of law, undermines the
collective welfare of the citizenry, and slows down development and
growth. Among others, administrative delays to attract more bribes and
lack of respect for due process in procurement and award of contracts
have had deleterious consequences on Nigeria’s development process as
captured by the World Bank Country Procurement Assessment Report in 2000
which noted that “about 50% of projects in Nigeria are dead even before
they commence. …the projects are designed to fail because the objective
is not to implement them, but to use them as vehicles for looting of
the public treasury….Instead of adding value, they become economic drain
At the heart of the reform of the Nigerian economy
since 1999, has been the development of new anti-corruption measures and
the strengthening of existing ones so as to reduce the impact of
corruption on development and curb the growing culture of impunity.
Consequently, support to anti-corruption institutions at the national
level and putting procurement legislation in place at both federal and
state levels have become key to UNDP’s partnership with the Nigerian
government. The primary task of a Programme Analyst in the Capacity for
Governance Unit is to provide strategic direction as well as analytical
input into the design and implementation of support to government in the
area of anti-corruption and public procurement.
directions of the Country Director and the Deputy Country Director
Programmes and under the supervision of the Team Leader of the Capacity
for Governance Programme, the Programme Analyst is responsible for
management of UNDP’s federal and state programmes and projects in the
areas of Anti-Corruption and Public Procurement. The Programme Analyst
analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation,
management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her
portfolio, provides policy advice services. The Programme Analyst
supervises and leads programme support staff, coordinates activities of
the projects’ staff. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration
with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs
staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts,
multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring
successful UNDP programme implementation.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of key functions:
management of the CO programme;
- provision of top quality
- creation of strategic partnerships;
- implementation of programme strategies;
effective management of the CO programme within the sectoral areas
assigned focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation
of the country programme achieving the following results:
- Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management
targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility,
translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions.
of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction
of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and
- Initiation of a project, presentation of the
project to PAC, entering project into Atlas ( in small offices),
finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required
- Coordination of the mandatory and budget
re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Programme
Analyst can perform functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and
vouchers approval, participates in recruitment processes for projects.
- Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the
projects, identification of operational and financial problems,
development of solutions. Participation in audit of NEX projects.
- Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely
- Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on
activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.
Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and
facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on
achievement of the following results:
of sources of information related to policy-driven issues.
Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt
directly linked to programme country policy goals.
to development of policies and institutions that will address the
country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and
other strategic partners.
- Sound contributions to
knowledge networks and communities of practice.
of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.
Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and
implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in cooperation with
the Planning and Partnerships Unit focusing on achievement of the
- Development of partnerships with
the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and
multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific
thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and
- Analysis and research of information
on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of
cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new
projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource
Ensures implementation of programme
strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and
economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs
to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents.
- Assist in
the implementation of the UNDP supported Democratic Governance Programme
with special focus on anti corruption and public procurement reform.
- Contribute to the delivery of advisory and technical support
services to the governance, development partners and other clients.
- CO business processes mapping and preparation of the content
of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management.
Any other duties as requested.
The key results have impact on the overall
success of the Country Offices programme and the design, operation and
programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as
reaching resource mobilization targets. In specific terms, it impacts
the following results areas:
- Anti-Corruption and
Public Procurement Reform programme articulation and advisory services
promoted with potential impact of contributing to the overall fight
- The CO’s overall Democratic
Governance Programme implementation enhanced especially in strengthening
- Team-building and
management strengthened to provide improved focus to anti-corruption
- Donor intelligence and strategic partnership
improved to ensure coherence and coordination in donor support for
anti-corruption drive and due process.
mobilization and management improved to
- Policy advocacy
- Demonstrates integrity and fairness, by modeling the
UN/UNDP’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the
vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP;
cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and
- Strong ability to apply various local governance and
local area development approaches to the specific context, including
translating these into effective policy and programme interventions in
- Strong analytical, negotiation and
communication skills, including ability to produce high quality
practical advisory reports and knowledge products;
and/or academic experience in one or more of the areas of
- Ability to conceptualize and convey
strategic vision from the spectrum of global development experience;
- Knowledge and expertise in UNDP’s programming processes;
- Proven ability to contribute to a practice area and drive for
results with a strong knowledge of results-based management and
- Demonstrated well developed people
management and organizational skills and strong ability to work within
teams; creating an enabling environment, mentoring and developing staff;
- Excellent negotiating and networking skills;
resource mobilization and partnering skills.
- Ability to
address global development issues;
- Substantive knowledge
and understanding of development cooperation with the ability to support
the practice architecture of UNDP and inter-disciplinary issues;
- Demonstrated substantive contributions and ability to integrate
global knowledge with broader strategic, policy and operational
Knowledge Management and Learning:
- Ability to strongly promote and build
knowledge products and a sound global network of institutional and
- Promotes knowledge management in
UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and
- Seeks and applies knowledge,
information and best practices from within and outside of UNDP;
- Provides constructive coaching and feedback.
- Master’s Degree or
equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration,
Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
- Minimum of 2 years of progressively
responsible experience in anti-corruption or related areas,
demonstrating both advisory and project management skills.
of substantive knowledge, including ideally publications (e.g. papers),
on anti-corruption or related areas.
- Experience in
working with international development agencies. Familiarity in working
with sub-national governments is highly desirable.
- Excellent communication skills
(written and verbal) English.
- Working knowledge of any of
the three Nigerian major languages would be an advantage.