Wednesday, July 11, 2012

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Vacancies (4 Positions)

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) plays a critical role in providing management services for life saving, peace building, humanitarian and development operators

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. Supported by the African Regional Office based in Johannesburg, South Africa

UNOPS seeks:

1.) Finance Assistant 

Ref: UNOPS/VA/2012-004

Level: LOCAL ICA 3


  • Responsible for providing direct support for projects management and general support to the finance officers and other operation office

  • Assist in information gathering for budget preparation

  • Maintain overview of bank account levels, cash in bank and replenishments

  • Ensure the use of proper accounting codes and certification of services rendered/goods delivered 

  • Analysis of financial reports, investigation and adjustment as required

  • Check all receipts supporting claims for reimbursable expenses

  • Contribution to knowledge networks and communities to practice

  • Assist in the maintenance of the budget database by verifying and inputting approved budgets

  • Review of payment requests for completeness prior to processing to ensure that documentation is complete and check invoices against breakdown of cost in respective contracts, analyze whether invoices comply with contract provision UNOPS policies or not


  • BSc/HND in finance or related field. Certification in finance and accounting may be added advantage

  • At least 4 years related experience preferably in finance and accounting

  • Computer literate and accounting software

2.) Administrative Assistant 

Ref: UNOPS/VA/2012-005

Level: LOCAL ICA 3


  • Provide direct support for project management and general support to admin/HR officer and the operation office

  • Ensure the production, photocopying and multiplication of working documents

  • Participate in office procurement processes

  • Maintain up to date inventory of all project assets for approval by supervisor

  • Organize and maintain an up to date filling system for all formal correspondence and other project documents as may be required

  • Provide logistical support in the organization of seminars, workshops and training, visiting missions and field trip as per administrative procedures

  • Schedule and provide records for meetings 

  • Drafting correspondence related to current affairs


  • BSc/HND in business administrator or related subject

  • At least 4 years related experience in general administration function

  • Experience with UN systems or international NGO is a plus

3.) Logistics / Transport Assistant 

Ref: UNOPS/VA/2012-006

Level: LOCAL ICA 3


  • Ensure proper maintenance and safe and secure storage of all office equipment and properties

  • Arrangement of vehicles transportation, regular vehicles maintenance and insurance

  • Provide logistics supports to all conferences, workshops and retreats

  • Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing

  • Performance of buyers role in ATLAS and preparation of POS for travel activities.


  • At least SSCE or equivalent

  • At least 4 years of administrative/operational experience in logistics and related field

  • Strong field experience with valid driving license 

  • Experience working with UN systems or international NGO may be a plus.

4.) Driver 

Ref: UNOPS/VA/2012-007

Level: LOCAL ICA 2


  • Drive office or project vehicles for the transport of authorized personn

  • Received and take visitors to and from the airport, assisting with immigration formalities as required

  • Take care of the daily maintenance of assigned vehicle, oil check, water, battery and breaks

  • Log officials, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes and greasing

  • Follow all rules and regulations in relation to the management of UNOPS vehicles

  • Collect and deliver mail, documents and other items

  • Ensure all vehicles comply with the minimum operating security standards MOSS


  • At least SSCE

  • At least 3 years experience preferable with an international NGO or UN agency

  • Elementary motor mechanic skills

  • Driving license with at least 3 years old

Application Closing Date

16th July, 2012

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete CV and updated Personal History Form P11  (Click here to download P11 form in doc format)  to:

The Programme Coordinator

UNOPS Nigeria Office

4th Floor Toyota Elizade Building

Plot 596 Independence Avenue Cadastral Zone

Opposite Bolingo Hotel

Central Business District

Abuja, Nigeria.

Or, send via email to:

Additional Consideration

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered

  • Only those applicants taht are short-listed will be notified

  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

  • UNOPS reserves the right to apoint a candidate at a level below advertised level of the post.