• Project Assistant And Other Jobs At UNDP

  • Posted on: 4 November, 2010 Deadline: 18 November, 2010
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  • According to conservative POPs NIP estimates, UPOPs releases in Nigeria total approximately 5,400 g I-TEQ annually, with the bulk of these emissions originating from uncontrolled burning of mainly municipal waste, as well as from agricultural land clearing practices.  
     
    The Federal Ministry of Environment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) have put up a project in Nigeria to assist in the reduction of Unintended Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) from two different sources open burning of collected waste and open burning of uncollected waste. It is estimated that the total UPOPs releases from open burriing of MAW in Nigeria is approximately 5,300 g 1- TEQ/a.  
     
    The aim of this FMoE/UNOP GEF UPOPs project is to lower the barriers for introducing non-burning waste management for MAW and demonstrate BAT IBEP approaches for wide replication throughout the country. In view of this, the Federal Ministry of Environment is looking for  professionals to fill the following positions: )
     

    Project Manager and Technical Coordinator (PMTC) 

    Qualifications 

    •University degree (preferably post-graduate degree) in environment management, chemicals or related fields; 
    •Knowledge of Result-based management and at least 7 years of experience in project management and implementation; 
    Description of Responsibilities 
    •Prepare and update project work plans, and submits these to the NPD and UNDPforclearance. 
    •Participate in quarterly work planning and progress reporting meetings with the NPD, PMU, and UNDP; 
    •Ensure that all agreements with implementing agencies are prepared, negotiated and agreed upon.
    •Assume direct responsibility for managing the physical resources (e.g. office equipment, and furniture) provided to the project by UNDP. 
     

    Monitoring & Evaluation Officers (2 Position)

    Qualifications 

    •University degree (preferably post-graduate degree) in environment management, chemicals or related fields; 
    •Knowledge of Result-based management and at least 5 years of experience in project management and implementation  
     
    Description of Responsibilities 

    •Working closely with other members of the project team, a participatory monitoring and evaluation system for the pilot States, local government and community levels involving a complete system of quantitative and qualitative surveys and reports (including baseline, mid-term and impact surveys). 
    •Assist with implementation of a programme planning, monitoring and evaluation system covering work planning, assessment of organizational performance (delivery of inputs, implementation of activities and achievement of outputs) and monitoring and review of indicators of development effectiveness. In this connection, assist with preparation of annual and quarterly progress reports and documentation for the mid-term review and project evaluation. 
    •Develop and maintain easily accessible/user friendly databases to record and analyze data on project performance and broader development indicators, for purposes of internal management, transparency and accountability vis-a-vis stakeholders, and evaluation and audit


    Project Accountant

    Qualification

    •University degree in accounting, finance or related fields with at least 3 years experience. 
    •Solid experience of budgeting, planning and reporting on foreign funded/ projects; and experience with international auditing requirements.  
     
    Description of Responsibilities 

    Prepare quarterly advance requests to get advance funds from UNDP In the format applicable. 
     Assist the PM and NPD in project budget monitoring and project budget revision. 
    Set up accounting system, including reporting forms and filling system for the project, in accordance with the project document and the NEX procedures; 
    •Maintain petty cash transactions. This includes writing of receipts, preparation of payment request form, receipt and disbursement of cash and clearance of advances; 
    •Prepare project financial reports and submit to PM and NPD for clearance and furnish to UNDP as required; 
    •Enterfinancial transactions into the computerised accounting system; 
    •Reconcile all balance sheet accounts and keep a file of all completed reconciliation; 
     

    Project Assistant  

    Qualifications

    •University degree in the sciences and environmental management fields with at least 2 years experience 
    •Solid experience of budgeting, planning and reporting on foreign funded projects; and experience with international auditing requirements. 
    •Good organizational capacity;  
     
    Description of Responsibilities
     
    •Provide assistance in the operational management of the project according to the project document and the NEX procedures. 
    •Undertake all preparation work for procurement of office equipment, stationeries and support facilities as required; 
    •Provide support in preparing project events, including workshops, meetings (monthly, quarterly and annual), study tours, trainings, etc., as required. 
    •Assist with preparation of TORs and contracts for consultants for project activities. 
    •Ensures administration and implementation of programme strategies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the project results: 
     
    Method of Application 

    Qualified candidates should please submit resumes and cover letters quoting the relevant references for the vacancy on the top corner of the envelop within 14 days of this publication to the address below. 
     
    The Director,  
    Pollution Department, 
    Federal Ministry of Environment, (Green Building) 
    444, Aguiyi Ironsi Way, 
    Maitama, Abuja 
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