Wednesday, October 14, 2009

UNDP is recruiting a Communications Specialist to be based in Abuja.

UNDP is recruiting a Communications Specialist to be based in Abuja.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the RR, the Communications Specialist develops concrete plans for implementation of corporate communications strategy, designs, manages and implements UNDP communications strategy and publication policy to promote public and media outreach, to mobilize political and financial support for UNDP and to ensure communications support to business development.

The Communications Specialist supervises and leads communications support staff. The Communications Specialist works in close collaboration with the Programme Team to ensure that these strategies meet the programme needs. The incumbent closely cooperates with the staff of other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff (Communications Office) and Government officials, media, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP communication strategy implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:
Formulation and implementation of CO communications, education and advocacy strategies and tools
Elaboration and implementation of the CO publications policy
Creation of strong visibility of UNDP initiatives and results and strong positioning of UNDP as an effective close development partner of the Government and other development partners alike through public media and effective communications strategies
Supervision of the design and maintenance of the UNDP/ UN web site, intranet, and CO web based knowledge management system
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

1. Develops plans for and ensures implementation of communications strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
Design, elaboration and implementation of the CO communications and outreach strategy, based on the corporate communications strategy.
Advocacy and promotion of UNDP mandate, mission and purpose.
Management and dissemination of advocacy materials including Human Development Report and other UN/UNDP publications. Contribution to and elaboration of joint UN information campaigns.
Creation, promotion and maintenance of marketing/promotional communication and advocacy packages and tools based on current programme and new initiatives. Thorough analysis of the information to be included into the packages.
Active engagement in new partnership development, maintenance of close contacts with national and international media, government officials, multilateral and bilateral donors, civil society and private sector to promote public awareness on UNDP activities and to mobilize interests and resources for implementation of strategic initiatives.
Preparation of briefing materials and press releases and conduct of interviews.
Formatting, packaging and submission of programme initiatives for donor review in collaboration with programme staff.
Preparation of substantive inputs to CCA (Common Country Assessment) , UNDAF (United Nations Development Assistance Framework), CPD (Country Programme Document)

2. Ensures elaboration and implementation of the CO publications policy focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Conceptualization, elaboration and implementation of the CO publications policy based on the corporate publications policy.
Identification of activities for publications, drafting articles describing successful projects, public events and other achievements and successes, fostering understanding of UNDP’s strategic role in country development.
Coordination and management of all CO publication activities, including content management, norms for publishing, design, translation, etc.
Supervision of publications dissemination.

3. Supervises the design and maintenance of the UNDP/ UN web site, intranet, CO web-based knowledge management system focusing on achievement of the following results:
Conceptualization and design of the office web sites based on corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT staff.
Supervision and preparation of the content for the web sites ensuring consistency of the materials.

4. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities, operational and management best practices as well as UN common system harmonization initiatives.
Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Organization of trainings for the CO staff on communication issues.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Master’s degree in media relations, journalism, publishing

Experience: 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy. Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is helpful but not mandatory. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements: Fluency in written and oral English

To apply online, visit this link:

Deadline is 26th October, 2009.

Nigerian Meteorological Agency Recruiting


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) is a Federal Government Parastatal established by Act no. 9 of 2003. The Agency is responsible for production of weather, water and climate information for socio - economic development of Nigeria.

The Agency is hereby inviting qualified candidates to apply for the post of Meteorologists Grade II. The minimum requirement is B.Sc in Meteorology, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Electronics, Agricultural Science or Geography.

Interested applicants must submit the following.
a) photocopies of candidate's credentials.
b) A wrtten application containing full names, address, state and local govt of origin of the applicant.
c) Letter of indigeneship from candidate's local Govt council
d) 4 passport photographs
e) Attestation letter from an officer not below GL.16 in the state or Federal Service.

Applications should be handwritten; the envelop clearly marked "Application for Employment" and submitted to the address bellow:

Office of the Director-General/CEO,
Nigerian Meteorological Agency,
No. 33 Pope John Paul II Street,
Maitama - Abuja.

To reach the office not later than November 25, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Community Court of Justice ECOWAS Vacancies

The Community Court of Justice, ECOWAS hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the following positions:


A degree in translation or a bachelor's degree plus a certificate in translation in Portuguese with a minimum of six (6) years post qualification experience, or eight (8) years of confirmed experience in translation in an international organisation in lieu of certificate in translation.
Must be computer literate; A degree in Law will be an advantage;
Salary Scale P5 (UA 30, 551.83 34,541.51

A University degreee plus a diploma or certificate in interpretation; or full training in an interpretation school with in at least eight (8) years post qualification experience in interpretaton.
Legal knowledge would be an advantage; Must be computer literate;Salary scale P5 (UA 30,5551.83 34,541.51

A degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration; Five (5) years professional experience; A part qualification of a formal Professional Accountancy e.g. (CA,ACCA, CIMA etc...) would be an advantage; Strong knowledge of financial reporting, financial statements analysis and financial control techniques;
Must be computer literate; Knowledge of a second official working language would be an advantage;
Salary scale P3 (UA21, 566.67 25,991.07)

Must possess a Bachelor' degree in Mass Communications or Humanities plus a Post-graduate diploma in Journalism; Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-qualification experience; Additional experience in public relations will be an asset;
Must be computer literate.
Must be fluent in English or French; A working knowledge of the other language will be an asset;
Salary Scale P3 (UA 21, 566.67 25,991.07)

A minimum of First Degree in Law; Five (5) years of post qualification cognate experience in a capacity of Jurist; A previous experience in the judiciary, especially within a Court Registry shall be an added advantage;
Be a computer literate and have the ability to manipulate etlectronic gadgets; Possess high skills in writing judicial documents; and Be a team player, and ready to work in a multicultural environment.
Salary Scale P3 (UA 21, 566.67 25,991.07)

For candidates to be admitted, they are required to fulfil the following additional conditions.
The candidate must be a citizen of an ECOWAS Member State;
The candidate must not be more than fifty (50) years of age at moment of rercuitment and must be fluent in and have working knowledge of one of the official languages of the community (English, French, or Portuguese);
Knowledge of a second official language will be an added advantage.
Applications must reach the Court not later than 23rd October 2009.

Applicants who meet the requirements for any of the positions should forward their Application together with photocopies of all their certificates and Curriculum Vitae (CV), containing the following details in order:
1, Full names
2. Date and place of Birth
3. permanent address
4. Contact address
5. Country of origin
6. Work experience with names of establishments, dates and positions held
7. Institutions attended
8. Degree/Professional qualifcations obtained with dates
9. Names and Addresses of three (3) referees10.
Language understood and spoken fluently

Applicants should state the desired position applied for at the top right corner of the envelop, and send their application to:

ABC Transport Account Vacancies

ASSOCIATED BUS COMPANY PLC Account / Audit Officers 1 & 2

ABC Transport Plc requires candidates to fill vacancies in its Accounts and Audit Services Department.

degree, HND, OND, NCE in Accounting (from full time program) not below Upper Credit/Second Class lowers Division.
Age, not more than 36 years.
Ability to work under pressure with little supervision and meet deadlines.
Computer literacy, in numeracy and good communication skillAnalytical skills
NYSC discharge Certificate for HND/Degree holders
.Minimum of three (3) years post qualification experience.

Interested qualified candidates should submit their applications to Head of Human Resources ABC Transport Plc P.O.Box 2575 Owerri.

Closing date: on or before 20th October, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Computer Warehouse Group is Recruiting

Computer Warehouse Group seeks to employ suitable qualified candidates for the following vacant positions:

Security Solution Specialist

Bsc/ B. Tech/ B. Engr with minimum of second class honors (upper division) in computer Science or Computer Engineering
Minimum of three years experience working with security solutions
Strong understanding of IT security practices is a must
CISM certificate will be an added advantage

Internal Auditor

Good University Degree in Accountancy
Possession of MBA or membership of a relevant association will be an added advantage
Minimum of 7 years cognate experience, 3 of which must be at management level, preferably in the ICT or related sector.

Method of application:
Interested candidates should forward application with copies of their certificate and curriculum Vitae to the Human Resources Manager,
Computer Warehouse Group,
5th Floor, Octagon Building,
13, A.J Marinho Drive,
Victoria Island Annex,
P. O Box 73980,
V.I, Lagos
Or by email quoting the job position to

Deadline is 13th, October, 2009

World Bank Jobs

The World Bank requires the services of a Team Assistant, to be based in Abuja.

The successful candidate will provide administrative and operational support to all teams working on his/her unit’s portfolio. The job implies frequent interaction with other VP Units, IFC, MIGA and other institutional units, staff in other locations (locally and internationally), Government officials, consultants and external organizations.
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Deadline is 9th October, 2009.

The World Bank also requires the services of a Receptionist to be based in Abuja.

The successful candidate will provide administrative and operational support to all teams working on his/her unit’s portfolio. The job implies frequent interaction with other VP Units, IFC, MIGA and other institutional units, staff in other locations (locally and internationally), Government officials, consultants and external organizations.
Clich here to apply
Deadline is 9th October, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Alliance for a Green Revoluion in Africa is recruiting.
AGRA is seeking to recruit exceptional and experienced individuals to fill the positions of Program Officer, Market Access Program and Program Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation, for the West Africa region and will be based in Accra.
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