UNOPS Entrepreneurial Vacancies

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22 Dec, 2011

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Vacancies in Nigeria

UNOPS helps its partners in the United Nations System meet the world’s needs for building peace, recovering from disaster, and creating sustainable development. UNOPS is known for its ability to implement complex projects in all types of environments around the globe. In Nigeria, UNOPS is implementing The Niger Delta Job Creation and Conflict Prevention Initiative which aims at mitigating the violence in the Niger Delta through job creation and conflict prevention initiatives to the vulnerable unemployed youths in the region.

The project is jointly funded by the Delta State Government, United Nations Development Project (UNDP) and Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC). This specific project covers a variety of sectors including training of beneficiaries in livelihood vocational skills development, job creation, mind-set change and conflict prevention initiatives. To achieve these objectives, UNOPS alongside the partners are setting up a befitting vocational training centre in Egbokodo, Warri, Delta State and would require the services of suitably qualified individuals for the following positions:

Principal Officer, Entrepreneurial & Life Skills
Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-007

Key Responsibilities
Individual shall coordinate the development of entrepreneurial life skills for the Centre and provide technical guidance to project proposals submitted by implementing partners.

Job Qualification/Experience

  • BSc or HND in economics, socioeconomic, development planning, financial management or other related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years of previous job experience relevant to the function or in relevant fields of work
  • Professional qualification is an added advantage

Entrepreneurship Course Instructor
Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-011

Key Responsibilities

Individuals must demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of their field of discipline. Also, must be able to:

  • Modify instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students’ needs when necessary
  • Display an ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline
  • Plan and organise instruction in ways that maximise student learning
  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments


  • BSc or HND qualification in area required and relevant to the execution of duties
  • 5 years relevant working experience
  • Professional qualification is an added advantage


  • All interested candidates are expected to submit their applications containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the United Nations Personal History form (P11) to the following email address: [email protected]on or before 15th January 2012
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted and no other correspondence will be entered into with applicants
  • The UN personal history Forms (P11) can also be obtained from the UNOPS website:


  • Remuneration

Recruitment for the above stated positions is carried out on behalf of the Delta state Government and partners and successful candidates, once employed shall be subject to the best salary scale obtainable at Delta State institutions with an additional Special Duty Allowances (SDA) – 30% of Gross salary. Candidates will not be recruited nor subject to UN contract agreement.

  • Interested and suitably qualified candidates working with the Delta state Government Educational institutions are encouraged to apply. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Successful candidates currently working with the Delta State would be placed on secondment and will benefit from the SDA.
  • Other successful candidates not working with the Delta state Government will be placed at a level commensurate with their qualifications and experiences and will also benefit from the SDA as addition to their Gross Salaries.

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