research officer
You Me Investment
Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
6d ago
source : Fidanto

Research Officer Ibadan br Date 23 08 2015 br br Job Level br br Experienced Non 45 Manager br Specialization br br Research br Preferred Years of Experience br br 3 45 7 years br Available Slots br br 2 br Application Deadline br br Sep 23 2015 br Job Description br br br br United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime Job Vacancy br br The United Nations is the one international organization with the reach and vision capable of solving global problems br br The United Nations Foundation links the UNs work with others around the world mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non 45 governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change global health peace and security womens empowerment poverty eradication energy access and U S 45 UN relations br br The United Nations Foundation is honored to work with you and the United Nations to foster a more peaceful prosperous and just world br br We are recruiting to fill the position below br br br br Job description br br The position is located at the UNODC Country Office in Nigeria Abuja CONIG br The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer Head of Programme Support Team PMO HPST and the overall guidance of the UNODC Representative br The Research Officer Coordinator will work under the technical supervision of the Chief of the Statistics and Surveys Section SASS UNODC headquarters Vienna br S he will work also in close collaboration with the Core Project Teams in CONIG and UNODC HQs staff br Responsibilities br The incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of drug use criminal justice and corruption surveys the development of a system to monitor cannabis production and the collection of drug and crime including criminal justice related administrative statistics as part of three EU 45 funded UNODC projects in Nigeria br S he will be responsible for the daily management and central coordination of data collection activities br Within delegated authority the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties br Lead coordinate and monitor the implementation of surveys and in particular design and implement population 45 based surveys on drug use corruption criminal justice and remote sensing surveys to monitor current trends in these areas with national partners br Interact with senior managers from national counterparts to ensure their cooperation in the implementation of the surveys and their smooth operations br Coordinate and participate in the designing of technical assistance programmes projects for the development or strengthening of national monitoring systems for drug use corruption and criminal justice including the implementation of surveys br Prepare and manage a consolidated plan of activities related to data collection and statistical methods an quantitative models for analyses and projections in the field of crime and drugs including illicit crop monitoring as well population 45 based surveys in close collaboration with relevant national counterparts br Plan coordinate supervise and provide expertise for the conduct and implementation of data collection activities statistical methods and surveys including corruption drug use criminal justice and cannabis surveys in collaboration with national counterparts br In coordination with the Project Coordinators plan and supervise all baseline studies foreseen under the three projects br Monitor and analyze the development and implementation of activities under the three projects related to data collection and statistical reporting coordinate and review relevant documents and reports identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions liaise with relevant parties and ensure follow 45 up actions br Coordinate and supervise activities related to budget funding as related to data collection through all three projects programme project preparation and submission progress reports financial statements etc and prepare related documents reports pledging work programme programme budget etc br Ensure the conformity of data collection activities related to criminal justice corruption and drugs with methodological guidelines established by UNODC br Identify and help to introduce survey methodological improvements br Ensure quality control in the implementation of data collection activities and reporting br Undertake field missions with a view to assist government relevant institutions to conduct assessments and identify measures required to monitor the evolution of the drug and crime situation br Coordinate the contribution to the reporting of data information on illicit crops cannabis drugs and crime particularly corruption and criminal justice to UNODC Headquarters br Manage supervise and provide training and technical guidance to national and international research officers working in the country office or beneficiary institutions br Liaise effectively with substantial units at UNODC Headquarters in particular with the Drug Prevention and Health Branch the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch and the Justice Section as well as with counterparts development partners and other stakeholders in Nigeria to avoid overlap and duplication of efforts and ensure UN wide coordination br Undertake any other related activities as may be required br Requirements br Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC Has knowledge and experience in statistical programmes to compile process and analyze data br Has ability to design and monitor data collection activities such as population 45 based and remote sensing surveys br Has knowledge and experience in programme management Is able to apply statistical methods to the collection of information br Shows pride in work and in achievements demonstrates professional competence and mastery of drug 45 related statistics is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments observing deadlines and achieving results is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges remains calm in stressful situations br Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work br Communication br Very good communication skills to liaise negotiate and advocate with key stakeholders and other implementing agencies br Proven ability to write technical reports and reviews and conduct presentations br Speaks and writes clearly and effectively listens to others correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two 45 way communication tailors language tone style and format to match audience demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed br Planning and Organizing br Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies identifies priority activities and assignments adjusts priorities as required allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary uses time efficiently br Accountability br Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time cost and quality standards operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules supports subordinates provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments takes personal responsibility for his her own shortcomings and those of the work unit where applicable br Judgement Decision 45 making br Identifies the key issues in a complex situation and comes to the heart of the problem quickly gathers relevant information before making a decision considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information checks assumptions against facts determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision makes tough decisions when necessary br Requirements br br Advanced university degree Master s degree or equivalent in statistics quantitative sociology demography environmental sciences agronomy geography social sciences or related fields is required br A first 45 level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree br A minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience in the collection compilation analysis and dissemination of social or related statistical data at the national or international level and in programme management is required br Experience in the development implementation and or supervisions of large 45 scale surveys in areas such as agriculture environment drug use corruption crime or other socio 45 economic area is required br Practical experience in the design and implementation of technical assistance and training programmes in at least one of the subject area crops drugs or corruption is required br Full proficiency in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications is required br Experience in the use of geographic information technologies such as remote sensing geographic information systems and satellite 45 based position systems for land and environmental resources planning and management is an asset br Experience with the design and implementation of surveys in West Africa is an asset br Work experience with the United Nations system or similar international organizations is an asset Experience with EU funded projects is an advantage br English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat For the post advertised fluency in English both oral and written is required knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an asset br Assessment Method br Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency 45 based interview

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