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Despite 10 years of uninterrupted civil rule and three successive general elections including a successful transfer of power from one civilian administration to another, Nigeria continues to face the challenge of conducting elections that meet both regional and international standards of free, fair and credible elections. Consequently, soon after his inauguration as President in May 2007, President Umaru Yar'adua made commitment to reform Nigeria's electoral system and strengthen democratic governance. Electoral reform is currently under way, and hopefully will be concluded before the next general elections in 2011. UNDP and other donors the EU, DFID and CIDA have initiated Democratic Governance for Development (DGD), in response to the request from the Nigerian government to assist in working towards achieving a more credible electoral process.
This initiative will enable the Nigerian Government to work closely with Civil Society Organizations and other political key players in a six distinct and inter-related programming components such as:
1.Strengthening of National Assembly
2.Strengthening of Political Parties
3.Improvement of the Electoral Process
4.Increased Capacity and Performance of CivilSociety
5.Reinforcing the role of the Media
6.Empowerment of Women
DGD in Nigeria will focus on Electoral Cycle Support and Deepening Democracy within the framework of the Joint Donor basket Fund will support the electoral process and consolidation of democracy from 2009 -2014.
The Project will work closely with UNDP Country Office in deepening democracy in Nigeria during the election periods. UNDP has reiterated its engagement in supporting the Nigerian Government in the reinforcement of capacity building in the objectives cited above. The project period will be covered for 5 years.
In support of this initiative, UNDP is recruiting a selection of posts to support the Project. The position will be based in Abuja, with one year contract initially, with a possibility of extension based on performance and/or funding.
This announcement shall be running with new openings in the coming weeks. For further details on the job descriptions and application process, please visit or and submit applications.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.
 All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Closing on 22 June 2010.
Administrative Associate (SB 3 Service Contract) 2 Posts

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Type of Contract: SB 3 Service Contract
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