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European Union Recruitment 2019 Application Form and How to Apply – The European Union is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates for 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. 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.


2. Project Officer – European Union Recruitment.

Job Title: Project Officer

Location: Abuja

Details

  • The Delegation of the EU to Nigeria is considering the recruitment of a Project Officer – Cooperation. The successful candidate will be responsible for specific projects/programmes with primary focus on water and sanitation and resilience.

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

  • The section ‘Health, nutrition and resilience’ 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:

Management of EDF/EU projects:

  • Contribution to programming and mid-term review of the Nigeria National Indicative Programmes. Identification and formulation of programmes and projects – Internal monitoring of projects’ implementation in co-ordination with Nigerian authorities (NAO), ensuring that EU regulations and procedures are followed.
  • Contributing to reporting requirements: Annual Management Plan (AMP); External Assistance Management Report (EAMR); Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC); project, sector and ad-hoc reports. Contributing to sector policy dialogue and engagement with actors at federal, state and non-state levels and with national and international organisations. Contributing to the visibility of the EU development cooperation activities.
  • In the performance of the above-mentioned duties, the Project Officer will work closely together with other staff in the Team and within the Delegation, particularly with the Finance and Contracts section and the Regional Team.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Reporting to the Team Leader, the Project Officer is expected to contribute and provide technical expertise to the EU Delegation in all phases of the project management cycle, in particular to ensure proper project appraisal and subsequently monitoring of project implementation, and sector reviews. The Project Officer will be assigned specific projects/programmes with primary focus on alleviation of poverty and related consequences among the most vulnerable groups through improved resilience, including water and sanitation, enhanced food security and nutrition, and sustainable agricultural production.

Communication and networking:

  • The position requires excellent analytical, drafting and communication skills. Furthermore, the ability to work under pressure in a team or individually on specific tasks and to adapt to a multi-cultural environment is required. Candidates are also expected to be able to communicate complex information in a comprehensible manner, be flexible towards new demands and deliver their outputs in a structured way. The Project Officer will contribute to information exchange, coordination and policy dialogue with national and international development partners, regional, national and local government actors, civil society and the private sector.

Job Requirements
Education and training:

  • A BSc level education in a relevant field such as Civil Engineering, Rural Development, Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, Development Planning or Development Studies with at least 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Alternatively, a Master’s degree with 5 years relevant experience in the fields mentioned is required. Additional education and/or experience in the area of social protection of vulnerable groups and/or project management would be highly advantageous.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years relevant experience in development cooperation and related project management in Nigeria.
  • Specific knowledge in one or more of the areas of water and sanitation, resilience, food and nutrition security, and sustainable agriculture is required.
  • Previous experience in development cooperation activities in northern Nigeria would be considered an advantage as well as experience in working for international organisations in the area.

Knowledge:

  • Full computer literacy, covering all relevant Office applications
  • Knowledge of the 11th EDF and other EU development cooperation instruments and of the EU project management cycle
  • Knowledge of project monitoring methods and techniques

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

Languages:

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • French and Hausa at working level would be considered advantageous

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

Application Closing Date

24th January, 2019.

How to Apply For European Union Recruitment Online.

Interested and qualfied candidates should send their Application consisting of a Letter explaining their motivation, interest and suitability for this position and a recent Curriculum Vitae to “the Head of Administration” via: [email protected]

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

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