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UNESCO Is Recruiting

Date Posted: 05/Feb/2014
Deadline: 18/Feb/2014

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is recruiting personnel for the following position in Abuja

 

Project Coordinator

Type of Contract: Service Contract 
Post Level: Project Coordinator 
Duration: One (1) year renewable subject to satisfactory performance 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Programme Specialist (Education). The Project Coordinator for the Empowerment of Girls & Women Through the Use of ICTs for literacy and Skills Development in Nigeria. the expert will perform the following functions:
  • Ensure the effective day-to-day administration of the project in consultation with the Senior Programme Specialist.
  • Effectively participate in the implementation. Monitoring and evaluation of the P&G project, including field missions.
  • Prepare quality work plans. Progress and final reports, briefs and presentations required for the successful and timely implementation of the programme.
  • Ensure effective coordination of programme activities through regular consultation and collaboration with relevant stakeholders and partners.
  • Ensure effective and timely execution of programme-related workshops. Seminars. Field missions, study tours as per given deadlines and with strict adherence to UNESCO rules. Procedures. And norms, including financial procedures.
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the UNESCO Abuja Regional Office and support the Education Section with routine communication and consultation with relevant officials at federal and state levels.
  • Keep abreast with national development programmes and trends with a view to identifying, organizing and analyzing relevant intonation to underpin the implementation and monitoring of the Empowennent of Girls & Women Through the use of ICTs for Literacy and Skills Development in Nigeria project.
  • Contribute to the work of the Education Section and the Inter-sectoral Platform.
  • Perform any other duty deemed necessary by the Regional Director or Senior Programme Specialist.

Minimum Qualifications Required: 
The ideal candidates should possess:

  • At least an advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Education or Social sciences
  • 5 to 10 years of work experience in the field of education at national level. Experience in and familiarity with the work of the United Nations, multilateral or bilateral organizations will be an asset.
  • Experience in management and coordination of projects, especially literacy projects.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically and to work effectively with teams.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written). A brief written test may be used in the evaluation of candidates.
  • Ability to work inter-sectorally and in teams.

 

 

Project Assistant

Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: Project Assistant 
Duration: One (1) year renewable subject to satisfactory performance 
 
Duties and responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Specialist (Education), the successful candidate will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Assist in programme elaboration and implementation.
  • Provide logistical support at meeting, seminars, and workshops within the Project and ensure that all planning and preparations required for the successful organization of events are in place.
  • Prepare and process payment requests ensuring. That required payment documents are in order and follow-upon outstanding issues pertaining to concerned contracts.
  • Draft correspondence and responses to programme queries, follow up to ensure timely delivery of mails from programmes and maintain proper records for proposals and other documentation (including hard copy folders) relating to activities of the project.
  • Follow up on arrangement for and confirmation of hotel reservations and settlement of bills.
  • Prepare the Education Section's travel and leave plans and undertake any other duties and responsibilities required for the smooth running of the Education Sector.
  • Contribute to the work of the Education sector and the Inter-sectoral Platform.
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary by the Regional Director or Senior Programme Specialist.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • University Degree in Education, Arts, Social Sciences or their equivalent.
  • Computer literacy is an essential requirement for the job, excellent knowledge and use of English language.
  • Ability to work inter-sectorally and in teams.
  • At least 4 years relevant experience in any UN Agency in the last five years

 

 

Project Coordinator - Revitalizing Adult and Youth literacy in Nigeria Project

Type of Contract: Service Contract 
Post Level: Project Coordinator 
Duration: One (1) year renewable subject to satisfactory performance 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Programme Specialist (Education), the Project Coordinator for the Revitalizing Adult and Youth Literacy in Nigeria project, the expert will perform the following functions:
  • Ensure the effective day-to-day administration of the project in consultation with the Senior Programme Specialist
  • Effectively participate in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the P&G project, including field missions.
  • Prepare quality work plans, progress and final reports, briefs and presentations required for the successful and timely implementation of the programme.
  • Ensure effective coordination of programme activities through regular consultation and collaboration with relevant stakeholders and partners.
  • Ensure effective and timely execution of programme-related workshops, seminars, field missions, study tours as per given deadlines and with strict adherence to UNESCO rules, procedures, and norms, including financial procedures.
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the UNESCO Abuja Regional Office and support the Education Section with routine communication and consultation with relevant officials at federal and state levels.
  • Keep abreast with national development programmes and trends with a view to identifying, organizing and analyzing relevant information to underpin the implementation and monitoring of the Revitalizing Adult and Youth Literacy Programme in Nigeria.
  • Contribute to the work of the Education Section and the Inter-sectoral Platform.
  • Perform any other duty deemed necessary by the Regional Director or Senior Programme Specialist.

Minimum Qualifications Required: 
The ideal candidates should possess:

  • At least an advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in education, preferably Adult Education.
  • 5 to 10 years of work experience in the field of education at national level. Experience in and familiarity with the work of the United Nations, multilateral or bilateral organizations will be an asset.
  • Experience in management and coordination of projects, especially literacy projects.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically and to work effectively with teams.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written). A brief written test may be used in the evaluation of candidates.
  • Ability to work inter-sectorally and in teams.

 

 

Project Coordinator - Green Economy in Biosphere Reserves (GEBR)

Type of Contract: Service Contract 
Post Level: Project Coordinator 
Duration: One () year renewable subject to satisfactory performance 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the overall supervision of the Director of UNESCO Multispectral Regional Office in Abuja, and direct supervision of the Science Programme Specialist, the Project Coordinator will perform the following functions:
  • Coordinate and manage project contracts with implementing partners and consultants.
  • Support the strategic implementation of project and the role of implementing partners and consultants to achieve project deliverables.
  • Coordinate project budget and resource allocation.
  • Monitor the implementation rate of project activities to ensure that activities are executed within agreed time frames and coordinate all project assessment and evaluation procedures.
  • Coordinate the preparation of reports on project implementation and deliverables.
  • Assisting in compiling project progress and evaluation reports for timely submission to donor.
  • Identify and provide relevant technical support and guidance to implementing partners and consultants.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the content and organization of the various meetings and workshops related to the implementation of the project activities.
  • Coordinate all activities related to ensuring the in-country visibility of the project.
  • Coordinate and monitor overall project tasks and other logistics for the successful implementation of the project.
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary by the Regional Director or Senior Programme Specialist.

Minimum Qualifications Required: 
The ideal candidates should possess:

  • Master degree in Environmental Sciences/Environmental Management/Economics, Geography or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years progressively professional experience in the above mentioned fields.
  • Proven skills in project coordination involving different stakeholders and implementing partners.
  • Good communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. including drafting reports,
  • Excellent writing and oral command of the English language.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard computer software (Excel, PowerPoint) knowledge in GIS and statistical software would be an asset.
  • Capacity to establish and remain committed to teamwork and accustomed to act in a diplomatic and sensitive manner in a multicultural working environment.
  • Experience in project management, experience in an international context and knowledge of UNESCO MAB
  • programme would be an asset.

Method of Application

All applications should include functional e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers, letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae with copy of degrees. Application should be addressed in a sealed envelope to the Regional Director and Representative UNESCO Abuja or via email [email protected]

 







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