Wednesday, May 5, 2010

United Nations Human Settlements Programme: Programme Officer

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABTAT) is hiring for: PROGRAMME OFFICER (Secure Tenure) in Abuja for an initial One Year.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Habitat Programme Manager located in Abuja, the successful candidate will have to:
• Develop substantive programmes in Urban Planning, Shelter and Rights, Access to Basic Services, Environment and Slum Upgrading;
• Identify and formulate programmes to promote shelter delivery for the poor urban population;
• Ensure effective and efficient execution of UN-Habitat executed projects in the country by providing appropriate technical and management support to the projects through field visits and monitoring of project activities.

• Communication: strong conceptual skills combined with a proven ability to write technical documents addressing a variety of audiences
• Planning and Organizing: must be able to work with a high degree of responsibility and with minimal supervision.
• Accountability: should be able to perform her/his duties under pressure and with deadlines,
• Respect for Diversity: familiarity with multicultural working environments a requirement.
• Managing performance: management and supervision of a variety on locally recruited project staff in his/her country of assignment.

Qualifications and Experiences
• Prospective candidate should possess an advanced degree in either Urban or Regional Planning, Economics, Architecture, or Social Sciences, field with a minimum of 5 years experience in programme development and management.
• Candidates must be self-motivated and results-oriented, with the ability to make distinguished individual contributions within a functional team,
• Computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet and data base management) are essential.
• Fluency in English and one national language required.

Method of Application
Interested candidates should submit their CVs in sealed envelope marked top left corner ‘RECRUITMENT’ and addressed to:

The Habitat Programme Manager for Nigeria
Plot 617/618 Diplomatic Zone,
Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

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