Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Job Vacancies at United Nations, Nigeria


Location : Abuja, NIGERIA
Application Deadline : 11-Sep-09
Additional Category Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : ICS 09
Languages Required : English

Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters or above) in politics, public administration, public policy or economics preferred although a background in other social sciences will be considered
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in local governance or related areas of governance, demonstrating both advisory and project management skills
  • Evidence of substantive knowledge, including ideally publications (e.g. papers), on local governance or related areas of governance
  • Experience in working with international development agencies
  • Familiarity in working with sub-national Governments is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in English. Working knowledge of any of the three Nigerian major languages would be an advantage

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Location : Abuja and other states, NIGERIA

Application Deadline : 08-Sep-09

Additional Category Poverty Reduction

Type of Contract : SSA

Languages Required : English

Required Skills and Experience
  • Must have at least ten years of practical international experience and up to date knowledge in the microfinance sector, preferably in Africa
  • A minimum of five years of microfinance management and/or consulting experience
  • Must have experience in survey methodology of microfinance sector
  • Must have experience in successful donor funded microfinance interventions
  • Extensive microfinance training and technical assistance experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the industry best practices
  • Relevant microfinance experience at the country/regional level
  • Experience at the country wide sector level/understanding of building inclusive financial sectors, preferably in Africa.
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills in English
  • Ability to work in team and in multicultural situations
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Location : Abuja and other locations, NIGERIA

Application Deadline : 08-Sep-09

Additional Category Poverty Reduction

Type of Contract : SSA

Languages Required : English

Required Skills and Experience
Minimum of three years of microfinance management experience
Microfinance training and technical experience
Knowledge of industry best practices
Experience in conducting survey
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Communications Advisor, (Consultancy Contract), Port Harcourt
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Closing date: 06 Sep 2009
Location: Nigeria - Port Harcourt

Level of Study/Experience/Skills:

- Educational background in communications, journalism, environmental sciences or other relevant degree (a post-graduate degree is desirable).
- At least 5 years of relevant work experience in communications, journalism or a related field.
- At least 3 years of management experience in a supervising position in one of the above mentioned fields.
- Field experience in communications or journalism will be seen as an asset.
- Excellent understanding of the country context, with good level of local knowledge.
- Excellent coordination skills, with an ability to work under pressure in a highly politicized environment.
- Proven communication skills, both written and oral, with strong attention to detail.
- Solid understanding of the United Nations and the work of United Nations Environment Programme.
- Full computer literacy.
- Language requirement: A high standard of both written and spoken English.
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Senior Agriculture Economist, Abuja

Selection Criteria
• Masters or PhD in Agricultural Economics or related discipline
• At least eight years of experience on agricultural development issues;
• Recognized substantive leadership in one or more of the strategic/ technical areas noted above;
• Proven operational experience, preferably in a country office in Africa, with high quality;
• Experience in West Africa desirable
• Strong analytical and communication skills
• Ability to lead and work with multi-disciplinary teams
• Evidence of effective team work and client relations
• Fluency in English required; fluency in French desired
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Maternal and Child Health Program Manager
Population Services International (PSI)
Closing date: 04 Sep 2009
Location: Nigeria

- Significant NGO, private sector/Government management, marketing and/or communications experience
- Graduate degree in a health related field (MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience
- Minimum eight years professional and managerial experience, including at least three in a developing country
- Expert in MCH programming, particularly with issues related to malaria and safe water
- Familiarity with the international donor community, including USAID and the Global Fund
- High energy, ability to lead as part of a dynamic team environment and willing to be accountable for aggressive results
- Excellent interpersonal, presentation and English oral/written communication skills
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