Consultant – Legal Drafter (Benue and Nasarawa) at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves. It provides expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. It promotes technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Headquartered in New York City, the status of UNDP is that of an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states. The organization operates in 177 countries, where it works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop local capacity.

Job Title: Consultant on Legal Drafter

Locations: Benue and Nasarawa
Additional Category: Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 20-Apr-2020
Duration of Initial Contract: Thirty Days (30)
Expected Duration of Assignment: Thirty Days (30)

Duties and Responsibilities
Approach and Activities Rationale:

  • A key component of this integrated programme is the establishment of effective and gender-sensitive infrastructure for peace at the state level to support inclusive conflict prevention efforts.
  • The process of designing such mechanisms requires guiding principles and an enabling bill that operationalizes the agency.
  • It is against background that we are seeking the services of legal expert to support the State House of Assemblies in Benue and Nasarawa States in drafting their context-specific bills and support follow-up processes of the passing of the bill into law in each of the states.

Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:

  • Doctorate or Masters’ Degree in International Security, International Relations, International Development, Political Science, Peace and Security, or other Social Sciences or a related field.

Application Closing Date
6th April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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