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The Delegation of the EU to Nigeria is considering the recruitment of a Project Officer - Cooperation. The successful candidate will be responsible for specific projects/programmes with primary focus on water and sanitation and resilience.
Functions and duties
Under the supervision of the Head of Section, the responsibilities are the following:
The section 'Health, nutrition and resilience' of the European Union Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS is seeking to fill the vacancy of a Project Officer. The section is responsible for identifying, implementing and managing projects and programmes of the European Development Funds and of the thematic lines of the Development Cooperation Instruments. Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the responsibilities include the following:
I. Management of EDF/EU projects:
II. Monitoring and Reporting:
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Project Officer is expected to contribute and provide technical expertise to the EU Delegation in all phases of the project management cycle, in particular to ensure proper project appraisal and subsequently monitoring of project implementation, and sector reviews. The Project Officer will be assigned specific projects/programmes with primary focus on alleviation of poverty and related consequences among the most vulnerable groups through improved resilience, including water and sanitation, enhanced food security and nutrition, and sustainable agricultural production.
The position requires excellent analytical, drafting and communication skills. Furthermore, the ability to work under pressure in a team or individually on specific tasks and to adapt to a multi-cultural environment is required. Candidates are also expected to be able to communicate complex information in a comprehensible manner, be flexible towards new demands and deliver their outputs in a structured way. The Project Officer will contribute to information exchange, coordination and policy dialogue with national and international development partners, regional, national and local government actors, civil society and the private sector.
Education and training
A BSc level education in a relevant field such as civil engineering, rural development, agriculture, food security and nutrition, development planning or development studies with at least 7 years of relevant experience.
Alternatively, a Master's degree with 5 years relevant experience in the fields mentioned is required. Additional education and/or experience in the area of social protection of vulnerable groups and/or project management would be highly advantageous.
At least 5 years relevant experience in development cooperation and related project management in Nigeria.
Specific knowledge in one or more of the areas of water and sanitation, resilience, food and nutrition security, and sustainable agriculture is required.
Previous experience in development cooperation activities in northern Nigeria would be considered an advantage as well as experience in working for international organisations in the area.
The gross basic salary will be raised in accordance with relevant salary scale depending on years of relevant professional experience.
Submission of Application
Your application consisting of a letter explaining your motivation, interest and suitability for this position and a recent Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to: the Head of Administration on
Applications received after the deadline or which do not conform to these instructions will be automatically rejected.
Deadline: 1 May 2017