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UNDP Nigeria NGO Jobs: Vacancy for Administrative Assistant

UNDP Nigeria Jobs: Vacancy for Administrative Assistant


Nigeria has faced long political crisis since independence. This indeed has caused a lack of democratic governance and credible elections. Political institutions have remained fragile despite the transition to democratic governance and the first transfer of power from one civilian leader to another in 2007. Under the leadership of the Nigerian President, an electoral reform commission for fundamental electoral and political reforms to consolidate democracy was then created in 2007.
This initiative will enable the Nigerian Government to work closely with Civil Society Organizations and other political key players in a six distinct and inter-related programming components such as :

  • Strengthening of National Assembly
  • Strengthening of Political Parties
  • Improvement of the Electoral Process
  • Increased Capacity and Performance of Civil Society
  • Reinforcing the role of the Media
  • Empowerment of Women

Democratic Governance for Development ( DGD) in Nigeria is an integral element of UNDP’s Response to this condition. With the help of donors ( EU, DFID, UNDP), UNDP is committed to consolidate over a project cycle congruent with tow elections to work with the Government in the two upcoming elections ( 2011-2015)

The Project  will work closely with UNDP Country Office in deepening democracy in Nigeria during the elections period. UNDP has reiterated its engagement in supporting the Nigerian Government in the reinforcement of capacity building in the objective cited above. The programme period will be covered for 5 years. In support of this initiative, UNDP is recruiting 1 Administrative Associate.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded and reported
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies, identify and resolve operational problems
  • Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Strong IT skills, knowledge of Atlas
  • Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary education.  Certification in administration desirable. University Degree in Business or Public Administration desirable, but it is not a requirement


  • 3 years of relevant experience in administration or programme support service. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). Experience in handling of web-based management systems

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and one national language of the duty station.

Deadline: Dec 22nd, 2010

To Apply: Visit

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