Friday, June 5, 2009

Job Vacancies at United Nations Development Programme

Location : Ogoni Land, Rivers State, NIGERIA
Application Deadline : 12-Jun-09
Additional Category Environment and Energy
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB3
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 months, renewable up to 15 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 12 months, renewable up to 15 months

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Environmental Awareness Campaigns: Plan and co-ordinate environmental awareness campaigns in the local community, including through schools and local NGOs.
  • Environmental Capacity Building: Plan and co-ordinate provision for environmental capacity building opportunities to local experts.
  • Fieldwork: Accompany the field teams to the assessment sites and be available at all times to assist the field team.
  • Establishment of Community Liaison Offices: Establish a community liaison office in the Local Government Area.
  • Engaging Local Government Agencies: Ensure that the project objectives and plans are communicated to all relevant agencies of the Government.
  • Production of Communications Products/Services: Contribute to the development and production of communications products/services with minimal supervision.
  • Arrange for Community Consultations: Ensure that the project objectives and plans are communicated to all sectors of the community (Women, Youth, Religious, Academia, Traditional Rulers, etc).
  • Pre-visit to the areas surrounding the assessment areas: Pre-visit to all communities which will be visited by the assessment team and communicate to them objectives and detailed plans of the assessment.
  • Establishing Feedback Systems: Establish a formal system of feedback from the community to the UNEP Project regarding their concerns and priorities.
  • Monitoring of local Events and Developments: Research, compile and present information, reviewing current events and identifying items of interest to the Project Management.
  • Security Concerns: Ensure that all information/concerns from the community which may have a relation to the security aspects of the project are brought up to the Field Implementation Manager.

Required Skills and Experience
  • Education: Graduate with advanced qualifications in Social Sciences, Journalism, Public Relations or other related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsible professional experience, including in community communication and relations.
  • Language Requirements: Ability to communicate clearly, orally, and in writing, in English and the local languages of Ogoniland and Rivers state.

Method of Application
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