Massive Job Recruitment


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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 :

1.)  Centre Manager

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-001
Key Responsibilities
  • Oversees the management of the Centre and ensures quality of training and maintenance of accreditation standards in keeping with accrediting bodies.
  • The individual will be expected to liaise with the Centre’s Board of Trustees and Partners.
Qualification /Experience
  • Advanced degree in Educational Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related subjects from a recognized university.
  • 15 years experience in the management of technical and skills development institutions. Copied from:

2.)   Head, Administration and Finance
Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-002
Key Responsibilities
  • Provides secretariat support and oversees the Financial and Human Resource management of the Centre.
Qualification /Experience
  • Applicants should have BA or B.Sc degree in Humanities or Social Sciences from recognized university
  • 10 years relevant working experience preferably in an academic institution.

3.)  Head, Vocational Technical/Entrepreneurial Education

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-003

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervises vocational-related academic divisions, VTE and other related grants and contracts. The individual will be expected to assess community needs, plan, develop and implement innovative partnerships with business/ industry to foster a supportive economic environment
Qualification /Experience
  • Applicants should have a Master’s Degree, preferably in an academic area related to assignment.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of previous job experience relevant to the function or in relevant fields of work;

4.)  Head, Works and Housing

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-004

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervises the Centre projects and ensures the maintenance of buildings, roads, drainage system and general infrastructures in the Centre
Qualification /Experience
  • Applicants should have M.Sc in Civil Engineering,
  • Over six years of experience with advanced technical knowledge in civil and/or structural Engineering, or
  • 10 years working experience in design and construction, in both the public and private sectors

5.)  Head, Community /Social Development

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-005

Key Responsibilities
  • Individual will contribute to the development of relevant training programmes for the implementation by the local partners on community and social development.
Qualification /Experience
  • Applicants should have Masters degree of any Social Sciences discipline
  • Minimum of five years experience in a similar relevant position; including: experience in community development work, conflict management, stakeholder workshops, community training, data collection, and baseline studies.

6.)  Principal Officer, Vocational Training

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-006

Key Responsibilities
  • Individual shall plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning, employing appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.
  • Applicants must posses Bachelors degree or HND, preferably in technical and vocational education (TVE)
  • Five years of full-time experience in teaching of vocational education
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication and problem solving
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of centre students and employees
  • Good understanding of business environment and specifically the technical and vocational training institutions.Copied from:
  • Professional qualification is an added advantage

7.)  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.
  • Applicants should have B.Sc or HND in Economics , Social-Economic development, 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

8.)  Principal Officer Community Relations

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/201 1-008

Key Responsibilities
  • Individual will liaise between beneficiary communities and the Centre and will advice 6n Centre policies as it affects beneficiary communities.
Qualification /Experience
  • Applicants should have B.Sc or HND in Humanities
  • 5 years working experience

9.)  Administrative Assistants

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-009

Key Responsibilities
  • Individual will provide secretariat support and ensure timely documentations in support of Centre activities.
  • Applicants should have, HND in Humanities or Social Sciences
  • 3 years working experience in financial/human resources management

10.)  System Administrators

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-010

Key Responsibilities
  • Individual will be responsible for the engineering of SA related solutions for various project and operational needs
  • He shall install and configure systems such as supports GIS infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications
  • B.Sc in Computer Engineering or Computer Science
  • System Administration/System Engineer with certification in Unix and Microsoft
  • 5 years working experience as system administrator.

Various Instructor Courses

11.)  Motor Vehicle Mechanic Course Instructor

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-011
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12.)  Welding and Fabrication Course Instructor

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-012

13.)  Diesel Plant Fitting Course Instructor

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-013
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14.)  Carpentry and Joinery Course Instructor

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-014
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15.)  Electrical Installation Course Instructor

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-015
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16.)  Entrepreneurship Course Instructor

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-016
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17.)  IT Course Instructor

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-017
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18.)  Catering and Hotel Management Course Instructor

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-018

19.)  Guidance/Counseling Officer

Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-019
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20.)  Mindset Change /Reorientation Coordinator

 Vacancy Reference Code UNOPS/VA/2011-020

Job Decsriptions for Jobs N0. 11 - 20

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 of discipline
  • Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning. Copied from:
  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments
  • B.Sc or HND qualification in the area required and relevant to the execution of duties
  • 5 years relevant working experience
  • Professional qualification is an added advantage

Additional General Consideration

  • Recruitment for the above stated positions is carried out on behalf of the Delta State Governemnt 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. Copied from:
  • Interested and suitably qualified candidates working  with the Delta State Governement Educational Institutions are 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 Governemnt 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.

Application Deadline
15th January, 2011

Method of Applications
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: on or before 15th January, 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no other correspondence will be entered into with applicants

For more details on the various positions, candidates are advised to visit UNOPS websites: and navigate to “who we need”.

The UN Personal History Forms (P11) can also be obtained from the UNOPS website
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