National Programme Officer – Corruption Risk Mitigation (UNODC) at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: National Programme Officer – Corruption Risk Mitigation (UNODC)

Job Identification: 11474
Location: Abuja
Job Schedule: Full Time
Contract Duration: 1 Year with the possibility of extension
Vacancy Type: Service Contract Holders
Practice Area: Governance
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
Grade: SB4

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Within the assigned authority, the National Programme Officer will carry out a range of functions to support the anti-corruption work with institutions mandated with the management and protection of environmental resources.

In particular the incumbent will carry out the following tasks:

  • Coordinate support to the implementation corruption risk mitigation plans of the Nigeria Park Service (NPS), the Federal Department of Forestry of the Federal Ministry of Environment of Nigeria (FDF-FMENV), the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), and the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), which have been developed with the support of UNODC. Liaise and coordinate with the relevant actors involved in the implementation of the corruption risk mitigation plans of these institutions.
  • Plan, design, prepare and implement technical assistance activities related to addressing corruption linked to the management and conservation of environmental resources, including organizing workshops, trainings and providing assistance for regulatory development and advocacy initiatives.
  • Provide substantive support to meetings and conferences including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations, supporting administrative aspects if needed.
  • Provide support and capacity building to Anti-Corruption and Transparency Units (ACTUs) of the assisted institutions.
  • Participate in the preparation and conduction of field missions for the delivery of technical assistance or for research, analysis purposes.
  • Support the identification and engagement of, and coordination with, expert consultants hired for the implementation of specific risk mitigation strategies.
  • Coordinate corruption risk assessments and the development of risk mitigation strategies with other institutions mandated with the management and protection of environmental resources.
  • Contribute to substantive and financial reports, semi-annual and annual project progress reports, inputs to Quarterly Field Reports (QFRs), annual reports to donors.
  • Perform any other work-related duties as required / assigned.


  • Professionalism: Demonstrated professional competence in programme management and implementation, ideally with a focus on criminal justice matters; ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Works collaboratively with colleagues within and outside of UNODC to achieve organizational goals; solicits inputs by genuinely valuing others ideas and expertise; demonstrates willingness to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning & Organizing: Able to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate, and monitor work while prioritizing competing demands; able to work on tight deadlines; knowledge on how to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and projects as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Technological Awareness: Proficiency in the MS Office package, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as required.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Law, Criminal Justice, International Relations, or other relevant Human, Social or Political area, or a first level university degree with additional 02 years cognate experience, is required.


  • A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in project/programme management or administration, preferably within the area of rule of law, anti-corruption, governance or a related field, at the national, regional or international level, is required.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to national counterparts for preventing and/or fighting corruption is desirable.
  • Experience in supporting interventions targeted at combating crimes that affect the environment is desirable.
  • Working experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is an added advantage.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
28th June, 2023 (04:43 PM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
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