Assistant Project Officer, NOA
United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya
4d ago
source : Fuzu

Job Summary

This position is located in the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), MCP for the Indian Ocean (IO), Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Assistant Project Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator (Indian Ocean West) and in close coordination with the Global Maritime Crime Programme Officer (Indian Ocean West).


  • A first-level university degree in law, social sciences, police administration, business or public administration or relevant social or political area with adequate focus on international maritime affairs, international security policy, criminal justice and / or law enforcement issues, is required.
  • Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in programme or project administration, technical cooperation or related area is required
  • Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is required.
  • Work experience in the United Nations system is desirable.
  • Experience in grants, project and fund management related modules in SAP / Umoja is highly desirable.
  • Experience with SAP / Umoja is desirable.
  • Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance and support to local key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes / projects, etc.
  • assist in monitoring and analysing specific aspects of programme / project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports;
  • assist in identifying problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties;
  • identify and track follow-up actions in consultation with the supervisor.

  • Carry out basic research on selected local aspects of programmes, operations and other activities, etc., to include collecting, analysing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Provide assistance and support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies.
  • Assist in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
  • Provide support in survey initiatives; assist with design of data collection tools; issue data collection tools, reviews, analysis and interpretation of responses, identify problems / issues and prepare preliminary conclusions in consultation with the supervisor.
  • Assist in the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., assist with proposing agenda topics, identifying proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
  • Undertake outreach activities; participate in the development of training workshops, seminars, etc.; participate and assist in making presentations on assigned topics / activities.
  • Participate in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
  • Assist in activities related to budget funding (programme / project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.
  • and preparation of related documents / reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

  • Performs other work-related duties as required.
  • Job Requirements

    Required education : Bachelor's degree

    Required relevant work experience : 2 years

    Required languages : English (Spoken : fluent Written : fluent)

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