Associate Programme Officer Job at UNODC

Website United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

The UNODC has published a job vacancy announcement on 11 May 2022 for qualified Nigeria’s to fill in the vacant post of Associate Programme Officer to be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Recruiter United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Position Associate Programme Officer
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Country Nigeria
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University degree
Experience Required 2 years
Application Deadline 08 June 2022

UNODC Job Vacancy 2022

Responsibilities: Within the assigned authority, the incumbent will provide substantive, coordination and administrative support with the implementation of project activities specifically for Nigeria, aimed at strengthening the capacities of criminal justice counterparts to prevent and counter terrorism. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties/tasks:

  • Assist with conceptualizing, planning, organizing and implementing technical and capacity building assistance activities for Nigeria, aimed at strengthening the capacities of criminal justice and other relevant counterparts to prevent and counter terrorism, violent extremism and related crimes.
  • Contribute to overall programme coordination and management of capacity building projects through support for the organizational, logistics, administrative, and financial aspects, including recruitment of consultants, procurement and budgetary matters; identify problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.
  • Coordinate the participation of counterparts in online and in-person technical assistance activities and contribute to meetings and activities with the delivery of substantive presentations and technical briefings tailored to counterparts on issues relevant to terrorism prevention.
  • Support the development of project proposals, including organizing discussions with counterparts and donors and ensuring that each proposal is based on the stated needs of the beneficiary countries, and contributing to the preparation of project proposal narratives and budgets.
  • Assist and contribute to the drafting of relevant project reports, related fund-raising and support project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide assistance to ensuring that the work programme and the activities are carried out in coordination with other relevant entities, including UNODC regional desk, country and regional offices and other global programmes, and in liaison with relevant organizations of the United Nations system and as well as with other international/regional organizations and Member States.
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, including background papers, briefing material/notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications and, as required, official correspondence of the Office. Make presentations, as needed, on assigned topics.
  • Contribute to programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Office, such as coordination of the preparation of workplans, programme monitoring and programme reporting.
  • Undertake travel as it may be required.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international law or criminal law, political science, international relations or related fields OR the successful completion of the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P) is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in terrorism prevention in the area of criminal justice and rule of law or the successful passing of the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P) is required.
  • Work experience in supporting the implementation of technical assistance projects in the context of terrorism prevention or a directly related field is desirable.
  • Work experience with project budgeting and monitoring is desirable.
  • Work experience in organizing meetings, conferences, seminars etc., including their substantive, logistic, communication and administrative aspects is desirable.
  • Work experience within the United Nations system or another similar international organization is desirable.
  • Work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is desirable.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply UNODC Associate Programme Officer Jobs 2022

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The Closing Date: 08 June 2022

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