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UNITAR Nigeria NGO Vacancy for Training Associate (Port Harcourt)

UNITAR Nigeria NGO Vacancy for Training Associate (Port Harcourt)

Title:                                       Training Associate

Programme:                          Niger Delta Local Development Office, Local Development Programme

Deadline for applications:      2 December 2010

Date of issuance:                  11 November 2010

Duration of contract:            12 months

Remuneration: Depending on the professional background and experience. Please note that this vacancy in located in Nigeria and is a locally recruited position with no international benefits. This is not a regular post but a type of contract specific to UNITAR.

Description: Training and Capacity Strengthening for Sustainable development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Manpower Training and Development for Youth Empowerment and Employment Generation
  • Strengthening Capacity in Peace Building, Reconciliation and Re-integration Processes
  • Governance, institutionalization  and reformation of the public and traditional sectors
  • Environmental management for urban and community action plans for protection and emergency response management


Professionalism – Ability to formulate plans and programmes for effectively delivering manpower development and training activities within the framework of UNITAR strategic work plans to the satisfaction of stakeholders. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in resolution of work place challenges. Strong interpersonal skills and is efficient, conscientious and reliable. Knowledge of and practical experience in human development strategies. Management, implementation and evaluation of projects. Design and development of curriculum for good governance.  Excellent analytical and writing skills in sustainable development administration. Specialized understanding of issues in health, safety and environmental protection.

Planning and organizing – Effective time management, ability to plan or logically adjust established work schedules to deliver promptly on deadlines to meet stake-holders needs as may be necessary.

Communications – Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to analytically edit a variety of written documents such as reports, memos and letters. Ability to accommodate views of contemporaries and piers. Ability to demonstrate openness to share information.

Technological Awareness – Proficiency in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets and other applications.

Teamwork – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people within and outside the Institute. Open to new ideas and responsive to concerns of others.


Education: Advanced University degree in social sciences. Ph D degree in Management is an added advantage.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in an international NGO setting in Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Work experience in training or academic institution; knowledge of United Nations procedures and policies will be an asset.

Language: Fluency in oral and written English; fluency in at least two of the local languages in the Niger Delta indispensable.

UNITAR 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).  English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Priority will be given to the applicants from the under represented regions at UNITAR. There will be a probation period of 3 months.

For more details about this vacancy, click here to download the full advert

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

A letter of motivation as well as the P11 form (click here to download) and Curriculum Vitae are to be sent to:  [email protected]

UN staff members must submit copies of their latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) report at the time of application.

Deadline for applications: 2 December 2010

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