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UN Women Project Coordinator Nigeria


Title of Post: Project Coordinator
Post Level: SC
Duty Station:    Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Contract: Service Contract.

UN Women has a vacancy for Project Coordinator based in Abuja, Nigeria in line with its two-year programme, Action to Promote the Legal Empowerment of Women in the Context of HIV/AIDS, to reduce the vulnerability and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on women in Sub-Saharan Africa through improved access to property and inheritance rights.

JobsNigeriaPlus notes that UN Women established a small grants mechanism, the Fund for Women's Property & Inheritance Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS, targeting community-based and grassroots organizations and networks working at the intersection of women's property and inheritance rights. Already the 2010 Call for Proposals led to twenty grantees being selected in nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

UN Women is seeking a Project Coordinator to coordinator and support the day-to-day managment of the Fund at regional and country levels. JobsNigeriaPlus observes that the selected candidate will be expected to report directly to the Fund Programme Manager. The Gender Equality and HIV/AIDS Section at HQ will provide programme oversight and technical guidance to the Fund Secretariat.
Responsibilities include Fund Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge management and Communications and Donor Reporting. JobsNigeriaPlus is of the opinion that this is an opportunity for an experienced project manager with deep knowledge of the gender approach to developmental programmes as well as practical experience working in the social and NGO sector.

JobsNigeriaPlus notes the following COMPETENCIES are required in the job announcement by UN Women 
Corporate Competencies:
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN values and ethical standards; Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNIFEM;  Displays cultural, gender, religon, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:
Strong planning, goal setting and priorization skills; Results based management and quality delivery of outputs in accordance with time and budget; Ability to lead and mobilize staff and partners towards shared goals; Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with partners at all levels; Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills; Proven analytical and problem-solving skills and capacity to write clearly and concisely; Solid skills; Familarity with UN Women and broad knowledge and understanding of the UN system.

Advanced university degree in Political Science. International Developemnt Studies. Law and/or Gender/Women's Studies.

Minimum of 2 years of professional experience, inlcuding experience in formulation, management and evaluation of programmes in developing countries with gender approach.
Experience in coordinating donor projects and working with multiple implementing parthers
In-depth knowledge of programming on gender equally and HIV
Familarity with bilateral and multilateral donor organizations and civil society organizations.
Excellent organization, process managment and coordination skills
Proven experience in financial and administrative  management functions.
Superior writing and communication skills.

Fluency in English required.
Proficiency in French preferred

The consultancy will cover a period of 12 months commencing June 2011.

JobsNigeriaPlus reports that interested candidates should forward their updated CV and a short covering letter to unwomen.ng@unwomen.org (with subject line titled "WPIR.HIV Coordinator" ) not later than May 17, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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