Project Coordinator Vacancy, United Nations
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Job Status: Full Time Job,
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
The incumbent will be responsible for the overall implementation of the project âSupport to the Justice Sector in Nigeriaâ. In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:â¢Lead and manage the implementation of the project, in accordance with the Contribution Agreement with the European Union (EU) and related UNODC project document/revisions and donor funding agreements, in compliance with United Nations rules and regulations, and UNODC programme management standards.â¢Establish and maintain annual project costed workplans, negotiate these with stakeholders and partners and produce frequent achievement and progress reports, as per EU and UNODC standards and practices.â¢Manage the project team and all required reporting, monitoring and evaluation functions carried out under this project.â¢Carry out programmatic/managerial and administrative tasks to achieve project results contained in the project logframe and provide results-based substantive and financial reports against set achievement indicators and financial targets.â¢Provide specialized substantive expertise in the area of criminal justice, justice sector reform, coordination and policy development and support efforts of relevant stakeholders in Nigeria in these areas at federal and state level.â¢Coordinate legislation reviews, state of justice assessments, preparation of evaluations or research activities and studies, and direct project assistance to judicial bodies such as the Body of Attorney Generals and the National Association of Prosecutors.â¢Manage the organization and conduct of workshops, seminars, dissemination of public information materials, on justice sector reform.â¢Liaise effectively with counterparts, development partners and other stakeholders with a view to facilitating the delivery of technical cooperation inputs to Nigerian authorities while avoiding overlap and duplication with the actions of other assistance providers; make project achievements known and identify areas of new assistance.â¢Coordinate activities related to budget and funding; supervise project expenditures and utilization of funds related to the project; ensure compliance with United Nations financial rules and regulations and initiate project and/or budget revisions.â¢Identify procurement needs (goods and services) in coordination with the Operations Manager, responsible for procurement in CONIG and contribute to managing human resources allocated to the project by coordinating the work of and guiding subordinates in project development, implementation and assessment; participate in the selection and recruitment process of international and local staff as required.â¢Constantly monitor projectâs risk log, and draw UNODCâs Representative and projectsâ stakeholdersâ attention to emerging issues with potentially negative impact on project implementation.â¢Provide substantive support to UNODC Representative in identifying and implementing maximum strategic visibility for project counterparts, donors/partners and UNODC, in particular as regards European Union visibility in line with respective rules and guidelines.â¢Prepare new project concepts supporting the result areas of the project in line with UNODC strategic frameworks.â¢Directly implement activities under Outcome 1 of the project, pertaining to the enhancement of the coordination and sector policy development of the justice sector, with support from other project staff.â¢Undertake other duties that may be required for effective and efficient project implementation.
An advanced university degree (Masterâs degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, political or social science, criminal justice, international relations, public administration, or related field is required. A first level-university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Work ExperienceA minimum of seven years of relevant project or programme management experience, preferably in the field of criminal justice or justice sector reform processes in a multi-cultural setting is required. Three or more of these years should be at managerial level with demonstrable results in successful management of international teams and complex operations. United Nations technical cooperation experience and experience in cooperation with the European Union are desirable. Working or living experience in developing countries is desirable. Familiarity with project management tools, financial databases and electronic reporting facilities is an asset.
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