United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Wednesday 18, July 2018


United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Wednesday 18, July 2018 – UNOCHA is the piece of the United Nations Secretariat in charge of uniting philanthropic performing artists to guarantee a rational reaction to crises.

OCHA additionally guarantees there is a structure inside which every on-screen character can add to the general reaction exertion.

We are selecting to fill the situation beneath:

Title: National Programme Officer – Northeast Coordination (Terrorism Prevention)
Job ID: 17282
Location: Maiduguri
Grade: NOB
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


  • This position is with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office Abuja Nigeria (CONIG), and located in the Northeast – Maiduguri Borno State Nigeria.
  • Under the overall guidance of the UNODC Representative and the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the National Programme  Officer Northeast Coordination (Terrorism Prevention) will: (i) provide substantive and organizational coordination and liaison with relevant authorities and international partners for project activities focused on Northeast Nigeria (ii) Provide substantive input for the planning, preparation, organization and implementation of project activities focused on Northeast Nigeria and (iii) provide support for the project’s overall management and coordination.
  • S/he will work in close teaming with other colleagues of the project, in CONIG and in the Terrorism Prevention Branch of UNODC, to create synergy and achieve full coordination of project activities and effective project partnerships, especially with the project’s Nigerian stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will carry out the following tasks:

  • Provide substantive and organizational coordination and liaison with relevant authorities and international partners for project activities focused on Northeast Nigeria
  • Provide substantive input for the planning, preparation, organization and implementation of project activities focused on Northeast Nigeria.
  • Conduct research, compile, prepare and edit working documents, draft letters, concept notes, agendas etc. as well as assist in the delivery of project activities.
  • Carry out substantive and organizational liaison especially with the project’s national stakeholders based in Northeast Nigeria.
  • Coordinate and liaise regularly on project activities planning and implementation with relevant national partners (including designated focal points and other senior professionals), and international partners present in Northeast Nigeria.
  • Facilitate the smooth and effective flow of communication with national entities, by maintaining regular contact, providing required information, etc. Support the Project Manager and Project Staff in following-up communication with beneficiary institutions, including official letters, request for technical assistance, and the process of identifying participants and national experts, including trainers, for activities under the project.
  • Advise the Project Manager and Project Staff of local considerations and realities in Northeast Nigeria for proper and effective project implementation, as well as on ways to strengthen partnerships with beneficiary institutions.
  • Provide support for the project’s overall management and coordination. Contribute to the preparation of project activity reports technical briefings, background papers, briefing notes, and speeches related to the project.
  • Carry out programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the achievement of expected results of the project. Provide the necessary substantive and administrative support to project activities as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Professionalism: Demonstrated professional competence in programme management and implementation, ideally with a focus on criminal justice matters;; 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 and make presentations in a variety of fora; ability to 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.
  • 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 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 inputs by genuinely valuing others ideas and expertise; demonstrates willingness 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 

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in International Relations, Public or Business Administration, Project Management, Law, Political or Social Science, Criminal Justice, Law or related fields, is required.


  • A minimum of 2 years of progressive responsible experience in programme management, policy development, criminal justice or related work.
  • Work experience in substantive liaison and coordination in these areas would be an asset.
  • Work experience in implementing capacity-building activities in Nigeria is highly desirable. Knowledge of UNODC work and work experience in the United Nations System would be an asset.


  • 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 the language at the duty station is an asset.

Interested candidates should:Click here to apply


Job Title: Finance Officer
Job ID: 17285
Location: Abuja
Grade: NOC
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


  • This position is with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office in Nigeria (CONIG). The Finance Officer will work under the supervision of the Operations Manager and the Head of Programme Support Team, UNODC.
  • This position encompasses project financial functions as well as related processes within UNODC and UNDP. It also includes sub-functional specialities such as budgeting, procurement, and human resource administration.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Within delegated authority, the Finance Officer (Administration) will be responsible for the following duties:

Budget and Finance:

  • Reviews and analyses data with respect to the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements.
  • Provides support to managers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions/revisions.
  • Reviews, analyses and provides input into finalization of project and related CONIG budgets.
  • Monitors budget implementation and determines/recommends reallocation of funds when and where necessary.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
  • Administers and monitors budget resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with UN regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
  • Prepares relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions.
  • Advises senior management and project coordinators on all aspects of accounts maintenance, budget control, incomes and other financial issues regarding projects implementation, i.e. obligations and future programme/projects budgetary implications.
  • Provide oversight to all the finance staff of the various projects under CONIG.
  • Acts as Approving Officer for project and CONIG budgets, ensuring the payment is made against a recorded commitment and requested for goods and services which have been delivered and not paid before, availability of funds against budget lines/classes.
  • Ensure monthly reconciliation of payroll and non-payroll eiovs.
  • Supervises the closing of the monthly accounts, assists in ensuring timely submission of Management Expenditures data to HQ and the requested financial reports to Donors.
  • Supervise the reconciliation and replenishment of bank accounts in collaboration with UNOV Treasury.
  • Acts as a Focal Point of UNODC Management Ledger system for financial reporting and ProFi Administrator
  • Acts as CONIG Focal point on FCR reconciliation.
  • Keeps abreast of and maintains contact with officials of local banks and other financial institutions on changes in national law, financial procedures and regulations and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts, information on exchange rates.
  • Ensures strategic financial resource management: Advises senior management staff on co-financing modalities & arrangements, suggests measures for adequate optional utilization of projects funds, and recommends cost savings and redeployments as appropriate.
  • Acts as key interface for internal audits and accounts examinations as well as external verification exercises.
  • Maintains corporate automated financial systems (ProFi, FOML, Umoja); supervises upgrades and integrations; trains operations support and other finance staff on their application.
  • Establish and maintain a set of sound policies, procedures, standards and tools which are consistent with UN policy and practice in order to ensure proper accounting, financial management and control.

Human Resource Management:

  • Assist the project coordinators and involved Field Office staff in carrying out actions covering the entire span of human resource activities, ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedure.
  • Maintains an overview of all project-financed human resources and the development of HR cost against approved project budgets.
  • Advises project managers on amendments and changes in HR cost and entitlements and resulting amendment requirements of project budgets.
  • Provide expert advice with respect to conditions of service, duties and responsibilities, and privileges and entitlements under the Staff Rules and Regulations.

General Administration

  • Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme/project budget, ensuring compliance with United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Produce reports for management regarding financial/administrative project issues;
  • Supervise administrative staff and/or provide advice to others on administration, financial administration and management information issues and practises (including procurement of supplies and services; transport, travel and traffic, communications, engineering and information technology support and provision of local utilities and service requirements).
  • Guide and advise the Administrative Assistant in preparation and implementation of the local procurement plan, taking into account the most effective use of resources.
  • Provide expert guidance and leadership to team members on admin/finance matters.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:

  • Project managers and country Office staff, and HQ staff in the Division for Management, Financial Resources Management Service, Human Resources Management Service (Budget, finance, accounts and administrative officers in UNODC HQ). UNDP and UNHOUSE operational managers and experts, finance officers from counterpart and partner organizations. Banks and finance units in Nigeria.

Results Expected:

  • Effective running of financial operations in line with project requirements and rules, and with UN regulations. Provision of timely and accurate support to financial project management. Improved administration and reporting of approved budgets, and effective support to project managers in their programming and budgetary practices.

Functional Competencies:
Building Partnerships:

  • Identifying and building partnerships
  • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build alliances
  • Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners
  • Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments.

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Developing tools and mechanisms:

  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
  • Participates in the development of mechanisms, including identifying new approaches to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:
In-depth knowledge of own discipline:

  • Understands advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines (financial resources management)
  • Continues to seek new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Continually looking for ways to enhance financial performance in the office
  • Promoting Organizational Change and Development
  • Assisting the individuals to cope with change
  • Performs appropriate work analysis and assists in redesign to establish clear standards for implementation
  • Design And Implementation of Management Systems
  • Designing and implementing management system
  • Makes recommendations regarding operation of systems within organizational units
  • Identifies and recommends remedial measures to address problems in systems design or implementation

Client Orientation:
Contributing to positive outcomes for the client:

  • Anticipates client needs
  • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective
  • Solicits feedback on service provision and quality
  • Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management
  • Input to the development of standards and policies
  • Provides inputs to the development of organizational standards for accountability

Core Competencies:

  • Building support and political acumen
  • Building staff competence,  creating an environment of creativity and innovation
  • Building and promoting effective teams
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Fair and transparent  decision making; calculated risk-taking.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced (Masters) University Degree in Finance/Accounting, Business, or Public Administration, or a professional accounting qualification from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy.
  • Professionally qualified accountants from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage.


  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems including administration, finance and accounting.
  • Relevant experience in establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments.
  • Experience in international project finance, and administration is an asset. Knowledge of EU operational procedures is a distinctive advantage.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems and ERP systems is desirable. Experience in accrual accounting, IPSAS or IFRS is highly desirable.


  • 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.

Interested candidates should:Click here to apply

Deadline 19th July, 2018.

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