Head Vocational Technical and Enterpreneurial Education at UNOPS

United Nations Office for Project Services (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. In Nigeria, UNOPS is implementing The Niger Delta Job Creation and Conflict Prevention Initiative which aims at mitigating the violence in the Niger Delta through job creation and conflict prevention initiatives to the vulnerable unemployed youths in the region. The project is jointly funded by the Delta State Government, United Nations Development Project (UNDP) and Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC). This specific project covers a variety of sectors including training of beneficiaries in livelihood vocational skills development, job creation, mind-set change and conflict prevention initiatives. To achieve these’ objectives, UNOPS alongside the partners are setting up a befitting vocational training centre in Egbokodo, Warri, Delta State and would require the services of suitably qualified individuals for the following positions:

Job Title: Head Vocational Technical and Enterpreneurial Education
Vacancy Reference Code: UNOPS/VA/2011-003

Key Responsibilities
Supervises vocational-related academic divisions, VTE and other related grants and contracts. The individual will be expected to assess community needs, plan, develop
and implement innovative partnerships with business/industry to foster a supportive economic environment

Qualification /Experience
Master’s Degree, preferably in an academic area related to assignment.
Minimum of 10-15 years of previous job experience relevant to the function or in relevant fields of work;

Remuneration
Recruitment for the above stated position is carried out on behalf of the Delta state Government and partners and successful candidates, once employed shall be subject to the best salary scale obtainable at Delta State institutions with an additional special duty allowances (SDA) 30% of Gross salary. Candidates will not be recruited nor subject to Un contract agreement.
Interested and suitably qualified candidates working with the Delta state Government Educational institutions are encouraged to apply. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates currently working with the Delta state would be placed on secondment and will benefit from the SDA.
Other successful candidates not working with the Delta state Government will be placed at a level commensurate with their qualifications and experiences and will also benefit from the SDA as addition to their gross salaries.

Method of Application
All interested candidates are expected to submit their applications containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the United Nations Personal History form (P11) to the ngoc@unops.org on or before 15th January 2012
Only short listed candidates will be contacted and no other correspondence will be entered into with applicants
For more details on the various positions, candidates are advised to visit UNOPS websites and navigate to ‘who we need”

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