Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jobs at The United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] and the United Nations Environmental Programme [UNEP] are jointly undertaking a project to asses the environmental impacts associated with the Oil field operations in Ogoniland Nigeria. The objective of the project is to conduct a comprehensive environmental assessment covering all possible areas of impacts [soil water contamination, impacts on public health, agriculture and fisheries] The project will be executed in a manner to maximise returns to the local community by way of generating environmental baseline for better resource management, capacity building in local administration and improving environmental awareness in the area.

In order to undertake the project, the United Nations will set up a field Implementation Office in Port-Harcourt. The project is currently recruiting the following staff on Service Contracts to be based in Port-Harcourt

Technical Assistant 8 Positions: Graduates in Science [preferably Chemistry] with a minimum of 5 years of work experience. Experience at the field level in a drilling and sampling capacity, as well as familiarity with contamination analysis within accredited laboratories will be seen as an asset

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 4 POSITIONS: Graduates with qualifications in any of then following areas [HR procurement, contracting administration] at least 5 years experience in the office administration and clerical management

Drivers 5 Positions: suitably qualified drivers with at least 5 years of driving experience. With a valid driving licence. Experience with driving 4 WD in the Niger Delta areas including in difficult terrains will be seen as an advantage. Former experience for working for international organisations will also constitute asset.

General Consideration:

  • These positions are open only to candidates from Nigeria
  • Women and candidates from Ogoniland are encouraged to apply
  • This is a field based project. Good physical strength to work in a labour intensive environment is mandatory for the technical assistant positions and drivers

Note: this is a re-advertisement: applicants that previously applied for these positions are strongly encouraged to re-applied

Duration of Appointment: 12 months, extendable

Application Deadline and procedure

The application deadline is Friday March 20 20009. interested candidates should log on to www.ng.undp.org/jobs.shtml or http://jobs.undp.org to fill and submit the standard application form or send a complete CV along with a covering letter to

Environmental Survey of Ogoniland Project

Room Number A06

UN House

Plot 617/618 Diplomatic Zone

Central Business District

PMB 2851 Garki


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