Challenge Officer Recruitment at The European Union (EU)

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The European Union (EU) is an financial and political partnership amongst many European nations. It performs an necessary position in worldwide affairs by diplomacy, commerce, growth support and dealing with international organisations. Overseas, the EU is represented by greater than 140 diplomatic representations, identified additionally as EU Delegations, which have an identical perform to these of an embassy.

The EU Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ECOWAS works intently with the nationwide, regional and native authorities in addition to different overseas missions. The EU Delegation additionally represents the European Union to the ECOWAS Fee and oversees the implementation of a significant a part of the Regional Indicative Programme for the West African area. There may be want for substantial and well-qualified workers on the Delegation to carry out a lot of duties, together with the administration of huge growth cooperation packages.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:



Job Title: Challenge Officer – Worldwide Support/Cooperation, Democracy

Job Reference: 250680 – DEVCO
Location: Abuja

We provide

  • We provide a submit for Challenge Officer – Worldwide Support/Cooperation within the Democracy, Governance and Migration part. The part is chargeable for figuring out, implementing and managing tasks and programmes of the European Growth Funds in addition to the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, Growth Cooperation Instrument, European Union Belief Fund programme in addition to the Neighbourhood Growth and Worldwide Cooperation Instrument, beneath the supervision and accountability of the related Head of Part.
  • The European Union (EU) is a significant participant within the worldwide growth group in Nigeria with an lively presence in the important thing sectors of well being, diet, water and sanitation and enhancing entry to sustainable electrical energy. Further cross-cutting actions embrace the struggle towards corruption, medication and organised crime, help to the reform of the justice system, measures to enhance the democratic processes and supporting a better position for civil society.
  • The candidate – Native Agent LA1 – will work full time in a multicultural and multinational surroundings on the premises of the EU Delegation in Abuja, Nigeria. We count on a candidate with understanding of technical experience in all phases of a venture administration cycle, correct venture appraisal, monitoring of venture implementation, and sector opinions, particularly tasks/programmes with main concentrate on civil society.  The candidate ought to poses excessive stage of non-public integrity, in a position to work beneath strict deadlines and ready to deal with a major workload inside a staff.
  • We provide a aggressive place in a world surroundings. Advantages, comparable to a pension scheme and medical insurance coverage are provided to workers and their households beneath sure situations.

Total Goal:

  • To offer to the Delegation the technical experience for the evaluation, conception, preparation, implementation, monitoring and appraisal of the EU programmes within the space of human rights and civil society sectors, help coverage dialogue with related ministries, businesses, growth companions and different related stakeholders within the sector.

Features and Duties
Beneath the supervision of the Head of Part, the duties are the next:

Coverage/Sector Evaluation:

  • Analyse developments in civil society sector and contribute to the preparation of sector experiences for the Delegation and EU HQ.
  • Help coverage dialogue with related ministries, businesses, growth companions and different related stakeholders within the civil society sector.
  • Act as a contact level for youth within the Delegation, following coverage developments and main on the youth engagement with EU’s programmes and efforts.

Administration of EU Initiatives:

  • Liaise with EU HQ for the dissemination and implementation in Nigeria of world EU initiatives, particularly in help civil society, youth and different related subjects.
  • Handle the implementation of the EU Delegation’s civil society grants and its flagship Civil Society programme with specific concentrate on capability strengthening, community growth, and stakeholder engagement in direction of attaining Nigeria’s growth targets.
  • Contribute to reporting necessities: Annual Administration Plan (AMP); Exterior Help Administration Report (EAMR); Joint Annual Report (JAR); venture, sector and ad-hoc experiences.
  • Contribute to the visibility of EU growth cooperation actions.
  • Contribute to programming and opinions of the nation programme together with identification, formulation and monitoring of programmes/tasks in co-ordination with related Nigerian authorities, making certain that EU laws and procedures are adopted.
  • Assessment the EU Civil Society Roadmap for Nigeria.
  • Help different cooperation sections of their work with civil society and youth.
  • Within the efficiency of the above-mentioned duties, the Worldwide Support/Cooperation Officer will work intently along with different workers within the Part and inside the EU Delegation, significantly with the Finance and Contracts Part.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Reporting to the Head of Part/Workforce Chief and the Head of Cooperation, the Worldwide Support/Cooperation Officer is anticipated to contribute and supply technical experience to the EU Delegation in all phases of the venture administration cycle, particularly to make sure correct venture appraisal and subsequently monitoring of venture implementation, and sector opinions.
  • The Worldwide Support/Cooperation Officer will likely be assigned particular tasks/programmes with main concentrate on civil society.

Communication and Networking:

  • The place requires glorious analytical, report writing, networking and communication abilities.
  • Moreover, the power to work beneath strain in a staff or individually on particular duties and to adapt to a multi-cultural surroundings is required.
  • Candidates are additionally anticipated to have the ability to talk advanced data in a understandable method, be versatile in direction of new calls for and ship their outputs in a structured approach.
  • The Worldwide Support/Cooperation Officer will contribute to data alternate, coordination and coverage dialogue with EU Member States, nationwide and worldwide growth companions, regional, nationwide and native authorities actors, civil society and the non-public sector.

Job Necessities

  • Schooling and Coaching:  A Masters diploma in political science, Worldwide Regulation, Human Rights, Growth Research, Regulation or different related social sciences qualification. An extra in civil society engagement and venture administration can be thought of an asset.
  • Expertise: Minimal of 5 years steady related expertise in grants administration and/or civil society help programmes administration, Information of venture monitoring strategies and methods, together with logical framework. An extra venture cycle administration expertise in Nigeria will likely be thought of an asset, familiarity with the 11th EDF and different EU growth cooperation devices, EU venture administration cycle and procurement/monetary procedures will likely be thought of a bonus.


  • Full pc literacy, overlaying all related MS Workplace purposes.
  • Capacity to interpret monetary knowledge at an intermediate stage and excessive diploma of numeracy.


  • Capability to ship in a structured approach, time administration and group abilities
  • Capability to speak technical or specialised data, Interpersonal abilities and Challenge administration methodologies. Capacity to work in a proactive, autonomous and organised approach.
  • Capability to work in a staff. problem-solving, price range administration, reporting abilities and coverage information


  • Essential Evaluation and high quality administration.
  • Flexibility (openness in direction of new calls for, new applied sciences, new cultures and many others)
  • Initiative / Self-starter, essential considering, inquiring thoughts and venture management


  • Fluency in spoken and written English (C2 Stage). French and different Nigerian languages, together with Pidgin language at working stage will likely be thought of advantageous.

The gross primary wage will likely be raised in accordance with the related wage scale relying on years of related skilled expertise.



Methods to Apply
and certified candidates ought to ship their Purposes to the eye of Head of Administration through:

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  • Purposes ought to include a letter explaining your curiosity and suitability for this place and Curriculum Vitae (every 2 pages most).
  • Software ought to clearly state the title of the submit and job quantity on the topic “Challenge Officer – Worldwide Support/Cooperation, Democracy. Job No 250680 -DEVCO”. Purposes with no reference to the submit and job quantity won’t be thought of.
  • Purposes acquired after the deadline acknowledged beneath or not conform to those directions will likely be mechanically rejected


Software Deadline  22nd February, 2021