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    Intern (Support to ECOWAS Regional Action Plan)

     

    Background
    Under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator and the substantive guidance of UNODC ECOWAS Project Regional the Forensic Expert, the intern will work closely with project team members located in Abuja and Dakar, as well as national and sub-regional counterparts to ensure the effectiveness of the project.
     
    Duties and Responsibilities
     
    The Intern will carry out the following activities:

    Draft, edit, design and facilitate the publication of a West African forensic capacity evaluation directory based on available internally generated and open source materials;
    Coordinate the creation, collection and formatting of training and conference presentation materials;
    Draft official communications, press releases, speeches and articles for project team members and ROSEN management personnel;
    Maintain and update the project internet and social media pages;
    Facilitate the production and dissemination of public information material through website, brochures, posters, letters, e-mails, and broadcasts in various languages as required reaching a wide public audience;
    Facilitate the implementation of official travel missions and associated project activities throughout the region;
    Providing administrative and general organisational assistance; and perform other duties as assigned. 

    Competencies

    Communication:

    Speaks and writes clearly and effectively in French and in English;
    Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
    Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
    Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
    Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    Teamwork:

    Works collaboratively with Research Officer and colleagues to achieve organisational goals;
    Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
    Places team agenda before personal agenda;
    Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
    Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Client Orientation:

    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and is able to perceive scenarios from clients’ point of view;
    Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
    Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
    Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
    Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

    A first-level university degree in communication, economics, political science, or related field;
    Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher); or if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree;
    Undergraduates who have not completed at least three years of full-time studies and those graduates with a higher degree who have already completed all of their studies are not eligible to participate in the internship programme.

    Work Experience:

    No professional work experience required.

    Languages:

    English or French are the working languages of the United Nations;
    For the position advertised full professional fluency in French, with proven drafting and communication skills, is required. The ability to speak English with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most conversations on practical, social, and professional topics, is also required.

    Intern conditions:

    UNODC internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
    All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
    UNODC accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
    The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
    Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNODC during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
    The intern must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;
    Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNODC in any official capacity.

    Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible.

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    National Project Officer – Coordination and Partnership

     

    Background

    This position is located in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria (CONIG). The Coordination and Partnerships Officer will work under the overall guidance of the UNODC Representative, and direct supervision of the Project Officer, Anti-Corruption Agencies(ACAs) Coordination and Partnerships. S/he will also be responsible for the liaison between UNDP and UNODC in the implementation of the project component on civil society empowerment. S/he will also actively maintain in the Core Project Unit close partnership with all ACAs benefiting from the project and assist in activities pertaining to inter Anti-Corruption Agencies. S/he will work in close teaming with other colleagues in the Core Project Unit to create synergy and ensure full coordination between activities related to training and capacity building, coordination among ACAs and provision of support to CSOs for anti-corruption activities. S/he will support efforts designed to extend anti-corruption partnerships between the project and various counterparts, including private sector entities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Coordination and Partnerships Officer will:

    Participate in the development, and ensure timely implementation of workplans pertaining to and the strengthening of collaboration among beneficiary anti-corruption agencies under the project;
    Closely link with UNDP on all aspects of implementation of activities benefitting CSOs;
    Provide advice to the Project Officer and the Project Coordinator as well as the broader CONIG team as appropriate on local considerations and reality for proper and effective implementation of project coordination and partnership building work;
    Identify, verify, and vet various entities and individuals suitable for carrying out various activities, in support to ACAs coordination, collaboration and partnership building;
    Establish appropriate relationships with beneficiary anti-corruption agencies and their focal points, considering local structures, practices, sensitivities, and other considerations;
     Coordinate monthly focal points meetings with representatives of all benefitting ACAs;
    Support the five working groups established under the project, and other coordination platforms such as the Interagency Task Team (IATT);
    Create and maintain a database of useful contacts, particularly of beneficiary agencies and stakeholders
    Support the project logistically when needed in implementing activities in accordance with the approved plans of operation (e.g. prepare draft budgets, organize workshops, seminars etc.);
    Ensure that all progress reports, pertaining to coordination and partnership activities, are prepared in a timely manner and that their quality and details are up to standard;
    In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, assist in the periodic review of the monitoring and evaluation system of project activities put in place by UNDP;
    Document best practices and lessons learnt in working with ACAs to improve their capacity for coordination and partnership, in a manner that can be shared and disseminated to various stakeholders;
    Perform administrative duties to support project activities as and when the need arises;
    Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

    Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the enhancement of inter-ACAs coordination in Nigeria, CSOs to better combat corruption, and foster partnership;
    Knowledge of best practices/approaches for coordination;
    Knowledgeable of programme management cycle, including monitoring & evaluation tools and reporting on results, in particular as regards project impact and areas of improvement;
    Ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues;
    Shows pride in work and in achievements;
    Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
    Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
    Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
    Remains calm in stressful situations;
    Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    Communication:

    Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, including ability to prepare reports, make presentations in a variety of fora, and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum necessary information as well as making and defending recommendations;
    Possesses excellent drafting and communication skills with proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to match style and format to audience.

    Creativity:

    Actively seeks to improve programmes or services;
    Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas;
    Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas;
    Thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Client Orientation:

    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
    Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
    Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
    Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep them informed and anticipate problems;
    Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.

    Teamwork:

    Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
    Works collaboratively with colleagues within and outside of UNODC to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
    Places team agenda before personal agenda;
    Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
    Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Planning & Organizing:

    Able to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work while prioritizing competing demands;
    Able to work on tight deadlines;
    Knowledge on how to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
    Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
    Monitors and adjusts plans and projects as necessary;
    Uses time efficiently.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in law, criminology, public or business administration, social sciences or related fields.

    Experience:

    A minimum of 2 years of progressive professional experience in anti-corruption work, good governance, the rule of law, and criminal justice, or a related field;
    At least 1 year of experience in grant management, project management, coordination work and partnership building. Knowledge of anti-corruption and organized crime as they relate to Nigeria is required;
    Substantial experience in results-based management, project monitoring, reporting and evaluation an asset;
    Work experience in the United Nations System or European Union funded projects would be an advantage.

    Language:

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat;
    For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required;
    Knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.

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    National Project Officer – Outreach and Communications

     

    Background

    This position is with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office in Nigeria (CONIG). The Outreach and Communication Officer will work on this project for 50 percent of their time. The rest of the time s/he will work for another project in UNODC. For the time s/he will work under this project, s/he will be responsible for all communication and outreach activities that will be undertaken by the project. In this regard, s/he will report directly to the Project Coordinator. S/he will work in close teaming with other project personnel, create synergy, and ensure that s/he captures the communication and outreach opportunities for all activities under the project in line with the overall requirements of the project and for implementing the EC visibility plan under the project. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator and overall guidance of the UNODC Representative.
     
    Duties and Responsibilities

    Generally lead, provide advice, develop, and support implementation of a communication and outreach plan for the project
    In close teaming with other team members and stakeholders, develop and ensure timely implementation of a workplan on communication and outreach that ensures full consonance with the EC visibility guidelines and plan
    Oversee the development of appropriate communication and outreach materials, such as various publications, posters, banners, flyers, fabrics, T-Shirts, brochures, amongst others;
    Direct and support the creation of communication outlets for the project, such as a website, Facebook page, twitter, etc.
    Create appropriate links between the various communication means, including with project partners and national counterparts, as appropriate;
    Explore and identify opportunities available to strengthen EC’s visibility and UNODC’s role and profile in Nigeria as executing agency of the project;
    Take appropriate and pre-emptive action to avoid negative publicity on project activities;
    Manage and advice UNODC and the project leadership on potential problems and communication issues;
    Organize regular press briefings, press releases and interviews to communicate the role of EC and UNODC as partners in Nigeria’s anti-corruption/justice sector reform efforts;
    Engage with electronic and print media (e.g. to explore the possibility of using radio/TV shows to enhance project/EC visibility);
    Compile a database various interlocutors and stakeholders, including from the media;
    Develop a list of worthy members of the press and maintain good relationship with them;
    Keep abreast of news reports about the project and related matters;
    Share and respond to requests for information and assistance on the project.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

    Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches for communicating across different constituencies, demonstrated ability to communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism;
    Good knowledge of the anti-corruption ability to conceptualize and analyze issues and data; strong IT skills communication;
    Ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues; shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
    Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations;
    Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    Communication:

    Proven ability to communicate across a myriad of audience and to match the message to the particular audience; can prepare a range of communiqués, including press releases and packages, conference and meeting reports, newsletters, talking points amongst others;
    Ability to conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum necessary information as well as making and articulating clearly as well as defending organizational positions;
    Possesses excellent drafting and communication skills with proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to match style and format to audience.

    Creativity:

     Actively seeks to improve programmes or services;
     Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas;
    Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”;
     Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Client Orientation:

    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
    Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
    Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Teamwork: 

    Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
    Works collaboratively with colleagues within and outside of UNODC to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
    Is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
    Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Commitment to Continuous Learning:

    Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession;
    Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally;
    Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates;
    Shows willingness to learn from others;
    Seeks feedback to learn and improve.

    Technological Awareness:

    Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office;
    Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
    Shows willingness to learn new technology.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in Communications/ Journalism/ Development Studies/law or related fields.

    Experience:

    At least 2 years overall experience in communications and/or public relations/journalism/law; preferably some experience with public information campaigns;
    Understanding of development issues, in particular in UNODC areas of focus, such as crime, drugs, anti money laundering, judicial reform and good governance in general;
    Experience of or familiarity with the United Nations and the European Union a distinct asset;
    Other Skills: Up-to-date knowledge and practical experience of working with EU and/or UN visibility and communication guidelines;
    Has computer skills and use of relevant software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    Languages:

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.

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    National Project Officer - IT Analyst

     

    Background

    This position is with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) Country office in Abuja Nigeria (CONIG).

    Under the guidance of the UNODC Representative and the direct supervision of the Head of Programme / Programme Management Officer, the IT Analyst manages ICT services for the three EU-funded projects, develops and implements ICT management systems, and provides information management tools and technology infrastructure. The IT Analyst is responsible for review of and advice on the use of new technologies that will enhance the projects’ IT support to the beneficiary agencies. The IT Analyst promotes a client-oriented approach. S/he works in close collaboration with the Programme Support Unit, the different Project Coordinators and project teams, and beneficiary agencies to make sure that their IT priorities are adequately supported by the three projects. The IT Analyst also liaises closely with UNODC HQs ITS, in resolving complex ICT-related issues and in monitoring IT components of the three projects under implementation by ITS. S/he will also support all IT needs of UNODC Office in Nigeria.
    Duties and Responsibilities

    Ensures implementation of ICT strategies and introduction and implementation of new technologies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Full compliance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and procedures for the CONIG / projects technology environment;
    Analysis of the requirement and elaboration of internal policies and procedures on the use of ICT;
    CONIG ICT business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in ICT management, control of the workflows in the ICT team;
    Participation in the office business process re-engineering activities and ensure that business needs drive IT solutions related to corporate resource management;
    Conduct of market research and analysis, and introduction of new technology for country office system updating and improvement.
    Provision of advice on and assistance in procurement of new ICT equipment for CONIG and its projects, provision of technical specifications and information on best options in both local and international markets;
    Development and update of the ICT annual plan and road map;
    Development and update of the IT business continuity plan, disaster recovery plan, ICT infrastructure and training plans;
    Follow up on their implementation;
    Leadership of the ICT work for effective and client-oriented services.

    Assist in the planning of major ICT Infrastructure Projects, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    This will include Data Centre facilities, telecommunications, and Enterprise Operations matters of significant importance with other IT experts in UNODC HQ;
    Participates in the planning and preparation of the budgets and work plans of IT components of the three projects;
    Develop cost proposals and procurement plans for implementation, maintenance and support.

    Conduct site technical assessments and evaluations for projects delivery, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

    Conducts feasibility assessments, developing and recommending strategies to address ICT infrastructure needs of beneficiary agencies, and preparing plans for design, development and implementation, including project plans, schedules, as well as time and cost estimates;
    Develop technical specifications/cost proposals for procurement/contractual services;
    Oversees the technical evaluation of bids and proposal received, and monitor the procurement process;
    Testing and evaluation of new products and technologies and recommending technological changes.

    Ensures efficient networks administration, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Monitoring of the computing resources to provide a stable and responsive environment;
    Operation of network utility procedures defining network users and security attributes establishing directories, menus and drive-mappings, configuring network printers and providing user access;
    Monitoring of backup and restoration procedures for both server and local drives;
    Timely upgrade of LAN infrastructure and Internet connectivity to meet UNDP requirements;
    Provision of technical advice on network administration to other agencies as required and monitoring preparation of bills for cost-recovery for the services provided.

    Ensure IT business development and client relationship management which would be the result of successful implementation of project technical activities and timely deliverables.

    Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing with the beneficiary agencies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

    Identification and promotion of different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge management and sharing, information provision;
    Identifying user training needs for the operations/projects staff on ICT issues;
    Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices directly linked to ICT management;
    Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

    Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
    Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
    Identifies new and better approaches to work processes and incorporates the same in his/her work;
    Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals;
    Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning; Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

    Communication:

    Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, including ability to prepare reports, make presentations in a variety of fora, and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum necessary information as well as making and defending recommendations;
    Possesses excellent drafting and communication skills with proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to match style and format to audience.

    Creativity:

    Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas;
    Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”;
    Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Client Orientation:

    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
    Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
    Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
    Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.

    Teamwork: 

    Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
    Works collaboratively with colleagues within and outside of UNODC to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
    Is willing to learn from others;
    Places team agenda before personal agenda;
    Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
    Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Planning & Organizing:

    Able to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work while prioritizing competing demands;
    Able to work on tight deadlines;
    Knowledge on how to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
    Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
    Monitors and adjusts plans and projects as necessary;
    Uses time efficiently.

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education:

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in Information systems, Information Management or Bachelors with 4 years of experience in Computer Science, Information System, Mathematics, Statistics or related discipline;
    A first-level university degree in combination with other qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree. Cisco Certified Network Engineer (CCNE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). If certification is not available at the time of recruitment, it should be obtained within 6 months.

    Experience:

    2 years of relevant working experience, including development and implementation of ICT strategies, management and supervision of ICT services and teams, hardware and software platforms, telecommunications facilities, knowledge of Windows-based packages/applications.

    Language: 

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat;
    For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.

    Method of Application

    To apply, click on preferred job titles to apply online.

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