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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Federal Ministry of Environment Recruiting: Job Vacancy For MONITORING, EVALUATION OFFICERS AND PROJECT ASSISTANT

Federal Ministry of Environment Recruiting: Job Vacancy For MONITORING, EVALUATION OFFICERS AND PROJECT ASSISTANT

According to conservative POPs NIP estimate, UPOPs releases in Nigeria total approximately 5,400 g I-TEQ annually, with the bulk of these emissions originating from uncontrolled burning of a municipal waste, as well as from agricultural land clearing practices.
The Federal Ministry of Environment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) have put up a project in Nigeria to assist in the reduction of Unintended Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) from two different sources open burning of collected waste and open burning of uncollected waste. It is estimated that the total UPOPs releases from open burning of MAW in Nigeria is approximately 5,300 g 1- TEQ/a.
The aim of this FMoE/UNDP GEF UPOPs project is to lower the barriers for introducing non-burning waste management for MAW and demonstrate SAT /SEP approaches for wide replication throughout the country in view of this, the Federal Ministry of Environment is looking for professionals to fill the following positions:

PROJECT MANAGER AND TECHNICAL COORDINATOR (PMTC)
Qualifications
• University degree (preferably post-graduate degree) in environment management, chemicals or related fields;
• Knowledge of Result-based management and at least 7 years of experience in project management and implementation;
Description of Responsibilities
• Prepare and update project work plans, and submits these to the NPD and UNDP for clearance.
• Participate in quarterly work planning and progress reporting meetings with the NPD, PMU, and UNDP;
• Ensure that all agreements with implementing agencies are prepared, negotiated and agreed upon.
• Assume direct responsibility for managing the physical resources (e.g. office equipment, and furniture) provided to the project by UNDP.

MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICERS (2 Position)
Qualifications
• University degree (preferably post-graduate degree) in environment management, chemicals or related fields;
• Knowledge of Result-based management and at least 5 years of experience in project management and implementation
Description of Responsibilities
• Working closely with other members of the project team, a participatory monitoring and evaluation system for the pilot States, local government and community levels involving a complete system of quantitative and qualitative surveys and reports (including baseline, mid-term and impact surveys).
• Assist with implementation of a programme planning, monitoring and evaluation system covering work planning, assessment of organizational performance (delivery of inputs, implementation of activities and achievement of outputs) and monitoring and review of indicators of development effectiveness. In this connection, assist with preparation of annual and quarterly progress reports and documentation for the mid-term review and project evaluation.
• Develop and maintain easily accessible/user friendly databases to record and analyze data on project performance and broader development indicators, for purposes of internal management, transparency and accountability vis-a-vis stakeholders, and evaluation and audit

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT
Qualification
• University degree in accounting, finance or related fields with at least 3 years experience.
• Solid experience of budgeting, planning and reporting on foreign funded projects; and experience with international auditing requirements.
Description of Responsibilities
• Prepare quarterly advance requests to get advance funds from UNDP in the format applicable.
• Assist the PM and NPD in project budget monitoring and project budget revision.
• Set up accounting system, including reporting forms and filling system for the project, in accordance with the project document and the NEX procedures;
• Maintain petty cash transactions. This includes writing of receipts, preparation of payment request form, receipt and disbursement of cash and clearance of advances;
• Prepare project financial reports and submit to PM and NPD for clearance and furnish to UNDP as required;
• Enter financial transactions into the computerised accounting system;
• Reconcile all balance sheet accounts and keep a file of all completed reconciliation;

PROJECT ASSISTANT
Qualifications
• University degree in the sciences and environmental management fields with at least 2 years experience
• Solid experience of budgeting, planning and reporting on foreign funded projects; and experience with international auditing requirements.
• Good organizational capacity;
Description of Responsibilities
• Provide assistance in the operational management of the project according to the project document and the NEX procedures.
• Undertake all preparation work for procurement of office equipment, stationeries and support facilities as required;
• Provide support in preparing project events, including workshops, meetings (monthly, quarterly and annual), study tours, trainings, etc., as required.
• Assist with preparation of TORs and contracts for consultants for project activities.
• Ensures administration and implementation of programme strategies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the project results:

Method of Application
Qualified candidates should please submit resumes and cover letters quoting the relevant references for the vacancy on the top corner of the envelop to the address below.

The Director, Pollution Department
Federal Ministry of Environment, (Green Building)
444, Aguiyi Ironsi Way
Maitama, Abuja
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Signed
Permanent Secretary
Federal Ministry of Environment
Abuja

Closing Date: 18th November, 2010.
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