Peace Building Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at the United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Peace Building Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Location: Sokoto
Host Entity: UNDP
Duration: 12 months
Sustainable Development Goal: 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
Expected Start Date: 31/10/2022
Description of Assignment Title: Peace Building Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist

Mission and Objectives:

  • UNDP is the United Nations largest agency with a mandate to eradicate poverty, through sustainable and inclusive human development.
  • UNDP has been in Nigeria since the country became independent in 1960 providing capacity building and policy development support to the Federal Government of Nigeria in areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth, and Sustainable Development.
  • UNDP continues to support the government in the implementation of development interventions aimed at meeting medium to long term goals enshrined in National and Subnational development plans as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The goal of UNDP is to improve the lives of the people of Nigeria, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and to ensure a future that offers equality, dignity, and opportunity for all.
  • UNDP works in partnership with the federal Government of Nigeria, development partners, UN agencies, civil society and local communities to help identify local solutions to meet global and national development challenges through a range of interventions that combine UNDP’s expertise and comparative advantage in the areas of Governance & Peace Building, Inclusive growth and Sustainable Development.


  • UNDP is supporting the Government and people of Nigeria in mitigating conflict risks and creating conditions for inclusive and sustainable development through:
    • The Prevention Facility funded by Germany and implemented in Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara State
    • The Climate-Security Project funded by Norway and implemented in the border areas of Illela (Sokoto) and Jibia (Katsina)
    • The Peace Infrastructure Project funded by the SG’s Peace Building Fund and implemented in Katsina and Kaduna
    • The Support to Anambra State Peace Commission funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria and implemented in Anambra State
    • The Herder-Farmer peace building project funded by the Human Security Trust Fund implemented in Benue and Nasarawa States respectively.
  • The overall objective of these projects is to create the conditions necessary for sustainable and inclusive development through peace building – including revitalizing of border economies, rebuilding livelihoods of affected communities and strengthening institutional arrangements for long term prevention of conflicts.

Task Description
To ensure effective and impactful implementation of this projects, UNDP is seeking the services of a qualified Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to work closely with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Building Team under the overall supervision of the Crisis Prevention and Recovery Advisor in performing the following tasks:

  • Assist in developing and implementing individual and integrated M&E Plan including baseline and end line data to report against project indicators and targets as necessary.
  • Ensure that collection of data and analysis for monitoring the implementation of the complimentary peace building projects is gender sensitive.
  • Monitor progress in achieving project outcomes and provide reporting and evaluation guidance to respective project staff
  • Provide quality assurance or guidance to the project staff for timely project (semi-annual/annual/final) reporting to PMSU and donors
  • Provide quality assurance on results-based reporting and review half year, annual, final reports on project implementation and final project evaluation reports.
  • Coordinate tracking the implementation of achievement of the Peace Building and Conflict prevention project’ results; regularly collecting necessary information related to projects implementation (indicators, results, figures)
  • From an M&E perspective, provide written inputs to the reports which will be reviewed by the PMSU before final submission
  • Provide and coordinate training activities on M&E. Organize project impact monitoring and evaluation trainings and review including independent impact evaluations.
  • Organize and conduct joint field monitoring visits with relevant project staff and partners
  • Accompany project evaluations and support the final external evaluation of project implementation.

Required Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Monitoring and Evaluating Peace Building and Conflict Prevention or related Development Projects.

Required Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in monitoring and evaluating, peace building and conflict prevention or related development projects.
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting, as well as developing and executing M&E plans.

Area(s) of Expertise:

  • Crisis and emergency response, Volunteer management, Communication

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  • English, Level: Fluent, Required

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: 27 – 80
  • Nationality: Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Competencies and Values:

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Planning and organizing
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNDP’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values

Other Information:
Living Conditions and Remarks:

  • Sokoto was created as a state in 1976 when the North-western State of Nigeria was divided into the Sokoto and Niger States. With a land area of 28,232.37sq kilometer, it is bordered in the North by Niger Republic, Zamfara State to the East and Kebbi State to the South and West.
  • Culturally the state is homogenous.
  • The people of the state are Muslims and Islamic religion provides them with a code of conduct and behaviour.
  • There are 23 local government areas (LGA) and 3 senatorial districts in the State. Sokoto state has a projected population of 3.7 million people based on 2006 Census and made up of two major ethnic groups namely Hausa and Fulani. There are also the Zabarmawa and Tuareg minority in the border LGAs.
  • As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.

Application Closing Date
28th October, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Inclusivity statement:

  • United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals.
  • We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics.
  • As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements:

  • Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy.

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