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European Union Recruitment 2019 Application Form: The European Union (EU) is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

European Union Recruitment 2019 Application Form.

The European Union (EU) is a major player in the international development community in Nigeria with an active presence in the key sectors of health, nutrition, water and sanitation and improving access to sustainable electricity. Additional cross-cutting activities include the fight against corruption, drugs and organised crime, support to the reform of the justice system, measures to increase the role democratic processes and supporting a greater role for civil society.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1. Project Officer, Economic Reform – European Union Recruitment 2019.

Job Title: Project Officer, Economic Reform

Location: Abuja

Details

  • The Delegation of the EU to Nigeria is considering the recruitment of a Project Officer, Economic Reform. The successful candidate will be responsible for specific projects/programmes with primary focus on economic reform.

Functions and Duties

  • The section ‘Economic Cooperation and Energy’ of the European Union Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS is seeking to fill the vacancy of a Project Officer. The section is responsible for identifying, implementing and managing projects and programmes of the European Development Funds and of the thematic lines of the Development Cooperation Instruments.  Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the responsibilities include the following:

Overall purpose

  • To provide to the Delegation the technical expertise for to the analysis, conception, preparation, implementation, monitoring and appraisal of the EU programmes in the area of Economic and public sector reforms (public finance management, macro-economics, public administration reform, statistics) mostly in Nigeria but also at the regional level.

Functions and Duties

  • Review sector trends, sector institutional framework, government sector programmes, current support activities undertaken by the international community, provide analysis and identify support gaps and possible roles for the EU.
  • Initiate and participate in the identification and all subsequent stages of project formulation and preparation of new activities to be supported in the sub-sectors concerned.
  • Monitor the implementation of the EU funded programmes inter alia by reviewing and approving annual work-plans and reports and monitor progress in the field.
  • Report on project implementation.
  • Represent the Commission in Project Steering Committee meetings and forum relevant for the sector.
  • Ensure that EU regulations and procedures for the implementation of the projects are properly followed, by implementing agencies.
  • To review and approve all technical aspects of supporting documentation before payment.
  • Promote and ensure better co-ordination between donors and other stakeholders involved in the sub-sector.
  • The staff member must contribute to the further development of EU sub-sector operational strategies and actively contribute to policy dialogue.

Job Requirements

  • Education and Training: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required. A Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) will be considered an asset.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 year in performing the above mentioned tasks

Knowledge IT tools:

  • Outstanding knowledge of Microsoft Office and good control of Excel
  • Handle statistical data will be an asset.

Skills and talents:

  • Self- motivated, proactive, ability to work in a multicultural environment, both in team and/or alone , respect for the deadlines, ability to deal with stressing situations and to work under tight deadlines, performing well under pressure.

Language:

  • Fluent in spoken and written English (C1 level). Knowledge of French will be an asset (C2 level).

Remuneration

  • The gross basic salary will be raised in accordance with relevant salary scale depending on years of relevant professional experience.

Application Closing Date
10th February, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualfied candidates should send their Application consisting of a Letter explaining their interest and suitability for this position and Curriculum Vitae (each 2 pages maximum) to the Head of Administration” via: [email protected] Application should clearly state the title of the post and job number on the subject “Project Officer, Economic Reform – Job No  58361”

Note: Applications received after the deadline stated above or not conform to these instructions will be automatically rejected.


2. Finance and Contracts Assistant – European Union Recruitment.

Job Title: Finance and Contracts Assistant

Job No.: 87568
Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Description

  • The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Nigeria is considering the recruitment of Finance and Contracts Assistant – Finance, Contract and Audit section
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for specific projects/programmes with primary focus on financial management, audit and monitoring.

Functions and Duties
Under the supervision of the Head of Section, the responsibilities are the following:

  • The section ‘Finance, Contract and Audit section’ of the European Union Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS is seeking to fill the vacancy of a Finance and Contracts Assistant
  • The section is responsible for the financial management of projects and programmes funded by the European Union
  • Under the supervision of the Team Leader, the responsibilities include the following:

Overall Purpose

  • To assist in the contractual and financial management of projects and programmes funded by the European Union, in particular with tender procedures, calls for proposals, contracts, payments and follow-up of audit matters
  • To advise operational sections and beneficiaries/contractors in contractual, financial and audit matters.

Functions and Duties
Budget and Finance – Financial Management:

  • Contribute to the application of sound financial management as well as legality and regularity of the implementation by the Delegation and the Nigerian/ECOWAS authorities of EC/EDF financial cooperation programmes and projects.
  • Control and initiation of financial transactions in accordance with applicable financial regulations, manuals and policies.
  • Contribute to the process of elaboration of new decisions and management of existing ones, including closures.
  • Follow-up of procurement and grant procedures.
  • Analysis of draft contracts, riders.
  • General management and/or follow-up of the contracts.
  • Ensuring analysis of invoices, proper preparation and execution of payment orders.
  • Preparation of recovery orders and follow-up of recovery of the debt.
  • Registration of the financial operations in the accounting databases of the European Commission and supervise proper archiving and filing of documents.
  • Follow-up on the date of validity of financing decisions, bank guarantees and other legal requirements.
  • Closure and de-commitments of finalised projects.
  • Advice on financial aspects across the implementation of projects (including research on EC/EDF rules in order to find solutions to problematic issues).
  • Contribute to the financial reporting tasks of the Delegation.
  • Provide and update financial and accounting statistics using the relevant databases.
  • Related correspondences (letters, mails, etc.).
  • Liaise with the operational sections.
  • Other tasks related to the financial implementation of programmes.

Audit, Control and Inspection – Audit and Monitoring:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of audit activities, including the audit plan.
  • Review and comment on external audit reports.
  • Take part in field missions to monitor the financial accounting, budgeting and cash flow of projects.

Job Requirements
Education and Training:

  • A University Degree will be considered an asset.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years working experience, (preferably within an international organisation or an entity dealing with development aid and projects) as assistant giving financial and/or administrative support
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in CRIS and ABAC, the accounting systems in EUD, is considered an asset, and familiarity with financial procedures of EC is considered an asset.

Knowledge:

  • Ability to interpret financial data at an intermediate level and high degree of numeracy.

Skills:

  • Capacity to deliver in a structured way.
  • Capacity to communicate technical or specialised information.
  • Ability to work in a proactive, autonomous and organised way.

Talents:

  • Critical Analysis.
  • Flexibility (openness towards new demands, new technologies, new cultures, new environment, etc.).
  • Initiative / Self-starter
  • Inquiring mind

Language:

  • Fluent in spoken and written English

Remuneration

  • The gross basic salary will be raised in accordance with relevant salary scale depending on years of relevant professional experience.

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications, which should consist of a letter explaining your interest and suitability for this position and Curriculum Vitae (each 2 pages maximum), to the attention of “Head of Administration” by mail to: [email protected]

Note: Applications received after the deadline stated below or not conform to these instructions will be automatically rejected.

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