Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vacancies at Federal Department of Forestry/UN-REDD

The Federal Department of Forestry and Its REDD+ Secretariat, in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change, announce two vacancies to support the implementation of the UN-REDD Nigeria National Programme: a Programme Manager and a Programme Administrative & Finance Assistant.
These professionals will be based in Abuja, at the federal REDD+ Secretariat, with occasional travel to Cross River State (which is Nigeria’s demonstration state for REDD+).

Position: Programme Manager
Main roles and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate, implement, facilitate and monitor the overall Nigeria REDD+ programmatic work.
  • Support day-to-day management and effective implementation of the UN-REDD Nigeria national programme, particularly its federal components.
  • Assist with the implementation of the new Nigeria REDD+ & Climate Diplomacy initiative: and
  • Support communications, training, stakeholder engagement and knowledge-management work and products.
Qualifications and experience required:
  • A Masters degree or equivalent in Natural Resources Management, environmental or development economics, or a development- related discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experi­ence in project/programme management and implementation in Nigeria.
  • Experience with international development programmes & partners.
  • Good technical knowledge of climate change policy and projects.

Position: Programme Administrative & Finance Assistant
Main roles and responsibilities:
  • Provide financial and administrative support for the efficient implementation of Outcomes 1 & 2 of the Programme.
  • Support the reporting tasks and documentation of the UN-REDD Nigeria Programme and of other related initiatives.
  • Undertake preparation for programme events, including workshops, meetings, and trainings.
  • Support logistical arrangements for Programme staff, consultants & guests.
  • Lead accounting and reporting activities, including ensuring that expenditures are in accordance with UN procedures, and that all transactions are correctly booked to the correct budget lines.
  • Set up accounting system, including reporting forms and filing system for the programme, in accordance with the Programme document and UN procedures.
  • Prepare programme financial reports for clearance.
Qualifications and experience required:
  • A University degree in accounting, finance or related fields.
  • Solid experience of budgeting, planning and reporting on foreign funded projects.
  • Good secretarial skills and good organizational capacity.
  • Knowledge in administrative and accounting procedures of the Government.
  • Good computer skills in common Word processing, spreadsheet (MS Excel), & accounting software.
  • Appropriate English language skills, both spoken anti written.
These positions, as long-term consultants, are open to Nigeria professionals.

How to Apply:
Candidates should submit their CV, with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that indicates the post they apply for, and that outlines how their skills and experience will suit the corresponding roles and responsibilities. Submission to: nigeriaunredd.recruitment@gmail.com

Application deadline: on 8th December, 2014.

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