United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Job Vacancy For A Programme Officer

Job Vacancies at United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
The Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) has established a Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria to promote cooperation between Government of Nigeria and UN-HABITAT towards achieving the goals of the Habitat Agenda of “Adequate Shelter for all and “Sustainable Human Settlements Development in an Urbanizing World”. It will also assist the Federal Government of Nigeria to work towards achieving the Millennium Declaration Goals on Slums. The Office, located in UNDP premises in Abuja, will be part of the Regional and Technical Cooperation Division of the UN-HABITAT and shall fall under the direct supervision of the Regional Office for Africa and Arab States (ROAAS).
Programme Officer (Secure Tenure)
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Habitat Programme Manager located in Abuja, the successful candidate will have to:
• Develop substantive programmes in Urban Planning, Shelter and Rights, Access to Basic Services, Environment and Slum Upgrading;
• Identify and formulate programmes to promote shelter delivery for the poor urban population;
• Ensure effective and efficient execution of UN-Habitat executed projects in the country by providing appropriate technical and management support to the projects through field visits and monitoring of project activities.
Communication: strong conceptual skills combined with a proven ability to write technical documents addressing a variety of audiences.
Planning and Organizing: must be able to work with a high degree of responsibility and with minimal Supervision.
Accountability: should be able to perform her/his duties under pressure and with deadlines.
Respect for Diversity: familiarity with multicultural working environments a requirement.
Managing performance: management and supervision of a variety on locally recruited project staff in his/her country of assignment.
Prospective candidate should possess an advanced degree in either Urban or Regional Planning. Economics, Architecture, or Social Sciences, field with a minimum of 5 years experience in programme development and management.
Candidates must be self-motivated and results-oriented. With the ability to make distinguished individual contributions within a functional team.
Computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet and data base management) are essential.
Fluency in English and one national language required.
Interested candidates should submit with three weeksform the date of this advert their CVs in sealed envelope marked top left corner ’RECRUITMENT’ and addressed to:
The Habitat Programme Manager for Nigeria,
UN-HOUSE Plot 617/618 Diplomatic Zone,
Central Business District,
Abuja, Nigeria


  1. I Ezeh nnenna margaret wish to work in your company.i read Education/English in Abia state university,and server in Benin

  2. i would wish to work in UN nations Hu-habitat program. i read psychology in university of jos, plateau state.

  3. I want to work in UN- Habitat programme. I pursued Development Planning in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi – Ghana.
    Thank you


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