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              JOB DESCRIPTION

I. Position Information

Job Code Title:       BRIDGE Accrediting Duration of assignment: 30 days
Facilitator to lead     BRIDGE modular
workshops for election administrators

Position Number: 2
Department: Democratic Governance for
Development (DGD) Project
Reports to: DGD Project Director and
Elections Advisor
Duty Station: Abuja
Position Status: Non- Rotational

II. Context

The Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) project is managed by UNDP in
support of elections and more broadly, the deepening of democracy in Nigeria. It is
funded with contributions from The European Union, the UK Department for International
Development (DfID), UNDP, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and
the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The project duration covers the
period 2010-2015.

It aims to consolidate and advance democratic governance and accountability in Nigeria to
achieve the country’s stated development priorities and outcomes as specified in the
Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) United Nations Development Assistance Framework
(UNDAF) namely: improvements in accountable governance in accordance with the rule of
law and in response to public demand, in the key areas of elections, justice, and anti-
corruption. An integral, cross-cutting aspect is the promotion of gender equality and
women’s empowerment for sustainable democracy and development.
These objectives are pursued through six distinct and inter-related programming

1.   Strengthening of the National Assembly
2.   Strengthening of Political Parties
3.   Improvement of the Electoral Process
4.   Increased Capacity and Performance of Civil Society
5.   Reinforcing the role of the media
6.   Empowerment of Women

During the first phase of DGD between August 2010 and May 2011, the support was
focused on ensuring a free and fair General Election. Support was extended to key
institutions such as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The January-March 2012 period is considered transitional to the launching of the project’s
Phase 2 that is expected to commence in later in the year. The transitional phase
provides the opportunity to support some strategic activities that build on Phase I
support. With regard to INEC, the project will provide support in several areas including
institutional strengthening and capacity building.

In line with this DGD seeks to support INEC to provide BRIDGE training to strengthen staff
capacity and skills to manage a credible electoral process. Building Resources in
Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) training is a 24 module professional
development course focused on electoral processes and the improvement of the quality
of election administration.

Towards this end, DGD is seeking the services of 2 Accrediting/Lead BRIDGE Facilitator to
conduct modular workshops for election administrators. The workshops are scheduled for
February-March, 2012 and will target INEC Senior Management and Administrators.

The key objective of the consultancy is to train election administrators and other election
assistance providers on particular areas of elections covered by the BRIDGE curriculum
including gender, planning and project management and election observation.

III. Summary of key functions:
     (A) The Accrediting/Lead Facilitator will be expected to:
      Make pre-course training preparations including:
            a) Convening meeting of the facilitation team prior to start of the workshop
                virtually and face to face once in the country
            b) Develop a learning plan adapted to the needs of the client
            c) Review learning plan/course outline to ensure that the course is adequately
                designed and assigned to each course facilitator.
            d) Prepare in advance course materials for sections s/he is leading
      Lead the preparation of a consolidated workshop report containing contributions
         from the other facilitator

IV. Functions/ Expected Results
     INEC staff gain new knowledge and skills related to strategic planning and

V. Deliverables / Outputs

A final workshop report to DGD within 1 week following each training. The report should
     A summary discussion of the implementation of the assignment
     A summary and analysis of participants’ evaluation of the course

   1. Enhanced institutional capacity to provide cutting edge training on various aspects
      of election administration for its staff

VII. Supervision
The DGD Project Director will provide strategic guidance to the consultant. For quality
assurance purposes and to ensure timely completion of the assignment the DGD Elections
Advisor will provide day to day technical backstopping to the consultants for the duration
of the assignment.
VIII. Competencies

  Corporate Competencies:
   Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
   Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
   Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and
   Treats all people fairly without favoritism

  VIII. Payment Modality
Payment will be made in 3 phases
   1. Signing of the contract, submission and validation by DGD of the proposed course
        outline 30%
   2. Completion of the workshop 40%
   3. Submission of a final workshop report 30%

IX. Recruitment Qualifications

                                 At least a Masters degree in Political Science,
Education:                       International Relations, Development Studies, Public
                                 Administration and Management, Strategic Planning,

                                 Applicants with a relevant Bachelors degree can be
                                 considered if it is accompanied by not less than 15 years
                                 work experience in the area of electoral administration
                                 and assistance.
                                 Required Skills and Competencies:
Experience:                          Not less than 10 years working and training
                                        experience in electoral administration and
                                     Extensive experience running BRIDGE courses
                                     BRIDGE Expert or Accrediting Facilitator
                                     Strong communication skills
                                     Ability and willingness to travel around Nigeria

Language Requirements:                 Fluency in English


Application Submission Process:

Qualified consultants are invited to submit their detailed CVs outlining their experience
and daily fees. Fees quoted should include all costs (except travel specific to this
assignment which UNDP would cover).


A desk review of the CVs by DGD will be made based on the cumulative analysis of the
technical qualifications and financial proposal. The proposals will be scored as follows:

 Education                                     15%
 Experience of workshop facilitation           25%
 Experience in electoral administration and    30%
 assistance related issues (observation,
 monitoring, gender, voter education,
 registration etc.)
 Financial proposal                            30%

 TOTAL                                          100%

X. Signatures- Post Description Certification

Incumbent (if applicable)

Name                         Signature                 Date

Name / Title                  Signature                Date
Chief Division/Section

Name / Title                  Signature                Date


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