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  • Posted on: 28 November, 2014 Deadline: 8 December, 2014
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    The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The Programme was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The UN-REDD Programme supports nationally-led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities, in national and international REDD+ implementation.

    The Programme supports national REDD+ readiness efforts in 56 partner countries, spanning Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, in two ways: (i) direct support to the design and implementation of UN-REDD National Programmes; and (ii) complementary support to national REDD+ action through common approaches, analyses, methodologies, tools, data and best practices developed through the UN-REDD Global Programme. By June 2014, total funding for these two streams of support to countries totaled US$195.7 million. For an overview of current funds and budget allocations, consult the Programme’s Multi-Partner Trust Fund Gateway.

    The Federal Department of Forestry and its REDD+ Secretariat, in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change, announce this vacancy to support the implementation of the UN-REDD Nigeria National Programme.

    These professional will be based in Abuja at the federal REDD+ Secretariat with occasional travel to Cross River State (which is Nigeria’s demonstration state for REDD+).

    We are recruiting to fill the below position:

    Programme Manager


    Main roles and responsibilities

    • Coordinate, implement,facilitate and mooftorthe overall Nigeria REDD+ programmaticwork;
    • Support day-to-day management and effective implementation of the UN-REDD Nigeria national programme, particularly its federal components;
    • Assist with the implementation of the new NIgeria REDD+ & dictate Diplomacy initiative; and
    • Support communications, training, stakeholder engagement and knowledge-management work and products.

    Qualifications and experience required

    • A Masters degree or equivalent in Natural Resources Management, Environmental or Development Economics, or a development related discipline.
    • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in project/programme management and implementation in Nigeria.
    • Experience with international development programmes & partners.
    • Good technical knowledge of climate change policy and projects.

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    Programme Administrative & Finance Assistant


    Main roles and responsibilities

    • Provide financial and administrative support for the efficient implementation of Outcomes 1 & 2 of the Programme.
    • Support the reporting tasks and documentation of the UN-REDD Nigeria Programme and of other related initiatives.
    • Support logistical arrangements for Programme staff consultants & guests.
    • Lead accounting and reporting activities, including ensuring that expenditures are in accordance with UN procedures, and that all transactions are correctly booked to the correct budget lines.
    • Set up accounting system, including repairing forms and filing system for the programme, in accordance with the Programme document and UN procedures.
    • Prepare programme financial reports for clearance.

    Qualifications and experience required

    • A University degree in accounting, finance or related fields.
    • Solid experience of budgeting, planning and reporting on foreign funded projects.
    • Good secretarial skills and good organizational capacity.
    • Knowledge in administrative and accounting procedures of the Government,
    • Good computer skills in common Word processing, spreadsheet (MS Excel), & accounting software.Appropriate English language skills, both spoken and written.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit their CV’s with a cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) that indicates the post they are applying for, and that outlines how their skills and experience will suit the corresponding roles and responsibilities to:

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