The ideal candidate should be a Nigerian national (male or female) with:

  • Post Graduate degree in Demography, Social Sciences, Sociology, Development Studies, Economics, Medical Sciences, Public Health or other related fields.
  • Demonstrable minimum of 7 years post graduate working experience in programme management and monitoring and evaluation at national level.
  • Experience  working with government institutions and donor organizations.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with issues on population, reproductive health, gender and youth. Have the ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and human relation skills.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications is mandatory
  • Strong capability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written English

Related Programme Skills:

Because the nature of work is programme focused, involving other groups and various timelines and activities, related skills of good time management, managing deadlines and good team relationships are essential. Knowledge of the UN system is desirable.

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

No fee

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicant’s bank accounts.
The United Nations is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Please note that UNFPA will respond only to those applicants in whom it has a further interest. Kindly also note that ONLY applications sent by e-mail will be accepted. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

*UNFPA reserves the right to appoint at the indicated or lower level and prior to the closing date.

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