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The National Planning Commission (NPC) and the EUD to the Federal Republic of Nigeria seek to recruit suitable candidates to fill the positions of Senior Project Officer (SPO), NAO Support Programme for the implementation of the European Development Fund Programmes in Nigeria.

Job Summary
To support the Department of International Cooperation of the Commission in the programming and monitoring of European Development Fund (EDF) resources and other relevant policy matters pertaining to EU assistance.
The SPO will work with the Head of Operations in the programming of 11th EDF National Indicative Programme, and preparation of the Joint Annual Operational Reviews of the Nigeria-EU Cooperation.
Candidate will coordinate the Nigeria-EU Political Dialogue on cooperation matters and monitor activities implemented under the EDF Technical Cooperation Facility, European Investment Bank and the African Caribbean and Pacific-European Union Council.

Qualification, Skills and Professional Experience
  • An Advanced (at least Masters) Degree in Development Economics, Public or Business Administration or related field
  • Experience in programme planning and management, especially in depth knowledge of Project Cycle Management and the Logical Framework Approach
  • Experience in the EDF project contractual and payment procedures, and administration of programme estimates
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and attention to detail;
  • Computer literate, with sound working knowledge of the full range Microsoft Office programmes
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • At least seven years of relevant professional experience working on EDF Programmes and other international/donor-funded development programmes;
  • Demonstrable experience of managing complex project portfolios and monitoring outputs, outcomes and impact;
  • Experience in the implementation of institutional programmes, in particular the NAO Support Programmes, in a developing country is desirable;
  • Specific experience and demonstrable knowledge of other EDF programmes and procedures desirable; and
  • Previous experience in a supervisory position highly desirable
The last date is 19th December, 2012 for submission of application

How to apply?
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application with detailed CV (15 copies) and Motivation Letter. Candidates are expected to indicate in the right hand corner of the Curriculum Vitae, the position applied for to:

Office of the Director,
International Cooperation Department,
Room 202, National Planning Commission,
Abuja

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