The European Union is one of the largest development partners of the Federa! Republic of Nigeria. The EU is assisting
Nigeria mainly in the following areas: peace and security, governance and human rights and trade and regional integration. In this context, the EU Deiegation to Nigeria requires a project officer to work in the area of Political Governance/Justice (For more information on EU activities in Nigeria, visit the Delegation's website:
Reporting to the Head of Section responsible for Social Governance, the project officer is expected to contribute and
provide technical expertise tothe 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 among the subsectors covered by the Sodal Governance Section which include water, sanitation and hygiene, environment and food security
General duties and functions inciude:
Contribution to programming and mid-term review of the Nigeria Country StrategyPaper, Identification and formulation of programmes and projects
Internal monitoring of projects' implementation in co-ordination with Nigerian authorities (National Planning Commission), ensuring that EU regulations and prccedures.are followed.
Contribution to regular reporting requirements
Contribution to donor coordination mechanisms
Contribution to sector policy dialogue and engagement with actors at federal, state and non-state levels
Contribution to the visibility of the EU cooperarion in the sector/projects concerned
In the performance of the above-mentioned duties, the expert will work closely together with the other members of the Delegation and in particular the Operations and Finance and Contracts sections
University level education of at least 4 years: essential
Domains: Civil/Water/Rural Engineering/Devebpment studies or related field
University studies must be attested by diplomas relevant to the position (Master or equivalent).
A minimum of 1 year professional experience as a project officer in the area of Social Governance (domain: water
sanitation and environment}. preferably with international organizations.
Specific experience in working with EU funded projects is an asset.
Linguistic and communication skills
Must be fluent in English and have excellent communication and drafting skills; knowledge of French is also an advantage
Application should cite the post no 194771 on a motivation letter and enclose a CV. It should be sent by email only to: DELEGATION-NIGERIA-RECRUIT@eeas.europa.eu