Project Coordinator (Law Enforcement Expert) [Temporary]
United Nations
7d ago


Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties :

  • Coordinate the implementation, evaluation and overall management of the project according to approved project document / revisions, the Contribution Agreement with the European Union (EU), other donor funding agreements, if any, United Nations policies and financial rules and regulations, and costed work plans.
  • Provide specialized substantive expertise in the area of drugs trafficking, drug use and related organized crime, to support drug control efforts of relevant stakeholders in Nigeria;
  • coordinate policy development; legislation reviews, drug assessments, related organized crime trends and threats, preparation of evaluations or research activities and studies, and direct the organization and conduct of training workshops, seminars, dissemination of public information materials, etc.

    to support Nigeria in its drug control activities.

  • Carry out programmatic / administrative tasks necessary in the project log-frame for the achievement of expected results based on the performance parameters and indicators, programme performance reports and inputs for results-
  • based budgeting and results-based management.

  • Liaise effectively with counterparts, development partners and other stakeholders with a view to facilitating the delivery of technical cooperation inputs to Nigerian authorities while avoiding overlap and duplication with the actions of other assistance providers;
  • make project achievements known and identify areas of new assistance.

  • Coordinate activities related to budget and funding; supervise project expenditures and utilization of funds related to the project;
  • ensure compliance with United Nations financial rules and regulations and initiate project and / or budget revisions.

  • Identify procurement needs (goods and services) in coordination with the Operations Manager, responsible for procurement in CONIG and contribute to managing human resources allocated to the project by coordinating the work of and guiding subordinates in programme / project development, implementation and assessment;
  • participate in the selection and recruitment process of international and local staff.

  • Constantly monitor project’s risk log and draw UNODC’s Representative and projects’ stakeholders’ attention to emerging issues with potentially negative impact on project implementation.
  • Provide substantive support to the UNODC Representative in identifying and implementing maximum strategic visibility for project counterparts, donors / partners and UNODC, in particular as regards European Union visibility in line with respective rules and guidelines.
  • Prepare new project concepts supporting the result areas of the project in line with UNODC strategic frameworks.
  • Directly implement activities pertaining to Outcome 2 of the project, pertaining to the enhancement of the technical and operational capacity of front-
  • line agencies fighting drugs and organized crime related activities in Nigeria, with support from other project staff.

  • Perform other work-related duties that may be required for effective and efficient project implementation.
  • Competencies

  • Professionalism : Has in-depth knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime prevention and criminal justice, including the mandates of UNODC.
  • Has good knowledge of capacity building for law enforcement institutions / operatives. Is able to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues / problems.

    Has ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Has conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.

    Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan and coordinate the work of teams and manage conflicting priorities.

  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • Client Orientation : Considers all those to whom services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
  • establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks;
  • meets timeframes for delivery of goods, transportation requests, or services to client.

  • Planning & Organizing : 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.

  • Leadership : Serves as a role model that other people want to follow : empowers others to translate vision into results;
  • is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support;
  • anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo;
  • shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

  • Managing Performance : Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member;
  • accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines;
  • regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative;
  • actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.


    An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, political or social science, criminal justice, international relations, public administration or related field is required.

    A first level-university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience in the field of law enforcement, drug control or crime prevention in a national, international organization or civil society organization in a multi-

    cultural setting is required. Experience in programme planning and implementation is required. Several years of experience at the managerial level with responsibilities of similar size and complexity is required.

    Operational experience in the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable. Experience in implementing projects funded by the European Union is desirable.

    Working experience with financial databases and electronic reporting facilities and managerial tools is also desirable. Experience working in developing countries is an asset.

    Working or living experience in challenging and diverse environments is also an asset.


    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.

    Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an asset.


    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

  • Lagos is classified in the C category (family duty station).
  • This position is temporarily available until 31 October 2019. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
  • Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement.
  • Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions;
  • and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-

    effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

    Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

    The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.

    The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.

    The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-

    link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.

    Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.

    No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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