Project Officers Vacancy, United Nations Abuja, Nigeria
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Job Status: Full Time Job,
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Within assigned authority, and in line with provisions contained in the project document, the Project Officer is responsible for the following tasks: â¢ Lead and manage project support to policy development for staff development and competency and skill improvement for the justice sector in Nigeria, including the review and analysis of skill gaps and other equivalent studies; â¢ Provide substantive backstopping to capacity building events and other meetings and conferences, including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants training providers, preparation of documents and presentations; â¢ Lead and/or participate in large-scale, complex justice sector capacity building activities, including provision of guidance to external consultants, Government officials and other parties; â¢ Identify and link up Government/non-Government entities with external mentors for continuous support; â¢ Develop, implement and evaluate assigned project component; monitor and analyze project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions; â¢ Provide substantive technical and advisory services in guiding the project component and providing expert guidance to various beneficiary agencies and national stakeholders in improving the quality of training for staff of the justice sector at federal and state level; â¢ Provide support in enhancing the operational capacities of institutions in the justice sector; â¢ Prepare all necessary project progress reports and project implementation delivery rate reports, together with dedicated project personnel; â¢ Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources; â¢ Generate survey initiatives; review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions; â¢ Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background paper, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications etc; â¢ Manage financial resources allocated to assigned projects component; monitor and/or certify expenditures and funds utilization; â¢ Lead and manage activities related to budget funding for the component (substantive reports preparation and submission, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget etc.);
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 ExperienceAt least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning, implementing and monitoring criminal justice activities, especially in the area of capacity building. Specific experience including project and programme evaluation and budget and financial management are assets. Experience in research, policy development and a technical advisory service is desirable. United Nations technical cooperation experience and experience in cooperation with the European Union desirable. Working or living experience in developing countries is an asset.
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