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PROJECT OFFICER, INTERNATIONAL AID/COOPERATION
JOB NO e-DEL-HRM 58396; SYSPER2 250680
The European Union (EU) is a major player in the international development community in Nigeria with an active presence in the key sectors of health, nutrition, water and sanitation and improving access to sustainable electricity. Additional cross-cutting activities include the fight against corruption, drugs and organised crime, support to the reform of the justice system, measures to increase the role democratic processes and supporting a greater role for civil society.
The Delegation of the EU to Nigeria is considering the recruitment of a Project Officer, International Aid/Cooperation. The successful candidate will be responsible for specific projects/programmes with primary focus on human rights and civil society sectors.
Functions and duties:
The section 'Democracy, Governance and Migration' 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, as well as the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, Development Cooperation Instrument and European Union Trust Fund programme. Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the responsibilities include the following:
To provide to the Delegation the technical expertise for to the analysis, conception, preparation, implementation, monitoring and appraisal of the EU programmes in the area of human rights and civil society sectors, Support policy dialogue with relevant ministries, agencies, development partners and other relevant stakeholders in the sector.
Functions and duties
I. Policy/Sector Analysis:
II. Management of EU Projects:
III. Monitoring and Reporting:
Reporting to the Head of Section/Team Leader and the Head of Cooperation, the International Aid/Cooperation 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 International Aid/Cooperation Officer will be assigned specific projects/programmes with primary focus on human rights and civil society.
IV. Communication and Networking:
The position requires excellent analytical, report writing, networking 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 International Aid/Cooperation Officer will contribute to information exchange, coordination and policy dialogue with EU Member States, national and international development partners, regional, national and local government actors, civil society and the private sector.
Education and Training: A Master’s degree in International Law, Human Rights, Development Studies, Law or other relevant social sciences qualification. Additional qualifications in civil society engagement and project management will be highly advantageous.
Experience: At least 10 years continuous relevant experience in grants management, human rights and/or civil society support programmes management, in addition to project cycle management experience in Nigeria. Previous experience in working for an international organisation in the areas listed above will be considered an advantage.
Knowledge IT tools:
The gross basic salary will be raised in accordance with relevant salary scale depending on years of relevant professional experience.
Submission of Application: Applications should consist of a motivation letter of maximum 1 page and curriculum vitae of maximum 2 pages. Reference number has to be indicated on the top of application. No further documents are required at this stage. These documents should be sent by email to the attention of Head of Administration on email@example.com
Applications received after the deadline stated below or not conform to these instructions will be automatically rejected.
Deadline: 21 June 2019