Senior Development Coordination Officer at United Nations

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat in charge of bringing together philanthropic actors to guarantee a comprehensible response to emergencies. OCHA also makes sure there is a framework within which every actor can add to the overall response effort. They are hiring to fill the following vacant positions described below.

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Job Title: Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader, P5

Job Opening Number: 19-Sustainable Development-RCS-126339-R-Abuja (X)
Location: Abuja
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System


  • Initiates and establishes and coordinates external partnerships and joint resource mobilization efforts for the new generation UNSDCF
  • Coordinates the Business Operations Strategy and develops business innovations
  • Manages and directs knowledge management and capacity development activities in and outside the UN System
  • Leads and coordinates overall management of the RCO to ensure efficient and effective substantive coordination support to the RC/UNCT and adherence to organizational policies and procedures

Description of Functions:

  • Leads the provision of strategic guidance to the RC and UNCT of effective, quality and timely UN support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through a new generation CCA/UNSDCF
  • Offers strategic direction and comes up with recommendations to facilitate decision-making by the RC/UNCT in relation to the repositioning of the UN System in the nation, particularly related to the Standard Operating Procedures for Delivering as One;
  • Other duties as required.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Business or Public Administration, Sustainable Development, Social Sciences, Education or related area.
  • A bachelor’s university degree in addition to two extra years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

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  • At least ten years of continuous responsible experience in strategic planning, sustainable development policy, project/program management, or resource mobilization in the area of development cooperation or related area is required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in partnership development in a development area is required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in development planning and policy formulation is required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience with inter-agency or inter-organizational collaboration in the development sector is required.
  • Field experience in development cooperation is desirable.
  • Experience in the United Nations system or a comparable international organization is desirable.
  • Experience in managing large multicultural teams at the country level is desirable.
  • Experience working with triple nexus on integrated strategic planning and transitional programming is desirable
  • Experience working on or in Africa, particularly the West African region, is desirable.
  • Knowledge of and experience in UN joint programming is desirable


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Application Closing Date

11:59 p.m. (New York time); 18th November 2019.

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