Programme Assistant

  • Contract
  • Nigeria
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

UNV - United Nations Volunteers

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Mission and objectives

For more than 25 years, UNODC, through its Country Office in Nigeria, has been cooperating with the Federal Government, its specialized agencies, the judiciary, as well as select State Governments, civil society and the private sector in making Nigeria safer from drugs, crime and terrorism.
In doing so, UNODC, as part of the United Nations Country Team, is contributing to Nigeria’s achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Presently, UNODC provides support in the areas of anti-corruption, counter-terrorism and the prevention of violent extremism, drug prevention, treatment and control, the fight against organized and maritime crime, action against trafficking in persons and smuggling of mi-grants, justice sector reform, prevention of HIV/AIDS in prison settings and related to drug use, fight against wildlife and forest crime.

Context

For more than 25 years, UNODC, through its Country Office in Nigeria, has been cooperating with the Federal Government, its specialized agencies, the judiciary, as well as select State Governments, civil society and the private sector in making Nigeria safer from drugs, crime and terrorism.
Presently, UNODC provides support in the areas of anti-corruption, counter terrorism and the prevention of violent extremism, drug prevention, treatment and control, the fight against organized and maritime crime, action against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, justice sector reform, prevention of HIV/AIDS in prison settings and related to drug use, fight against wildlife and forest crime.

Task description

Working under the overall guidance of the UNODC Country Representative and under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer, the UN Volunteer will support the work of UNODC Country Office in Nigeria to strengthen the rule of law in Nigeria. He/she will specifically undertake the following tasks:
• Assist in conducting research in the areas of security, rule of law, crime prevention, criminal justice and transnational organized crime, in support of the identification of threats, technical assistance needs and the design of possible technical assistance interventions;
• Support in providing substantive input and coordination for the planning, preparation, organization and implementation of project activities, supporting the project manager to ensure that all administrative and logistics arrangements are in place. This will entail contributing to the preparation of draft letters, talking points, agendas, terms of references and other relevant working documents
• Support, as required, the implementation of UNODC’s project portfolio and related activities in Nigeria in the field of transnational organized crime and other areas related to the rule of law, crime prevention, criminal justice;
• Participate in and report on meetings, workshops and other events organized by UNODC, other international development partners and national counterparts in the areas of security, crime prevention, criminal justice and transnational organized crime;
• Liaise with UNODC headquarters and other regional/field offices to assist the preparation and conduct of project activities.
• Supports the monitoring and evaluation of projects, programmes and activities of the office, collects and analyses data on project impact and results, and prepares and provides inputs to reports;
• Supports the identification of funding opportunities, monitors donor priorities, helps to maintain donor relations and fundraising activities, and ensure timely, accurate and compelling donor reporting.

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