March 2016 UNDP Job in Abuja for a Project Coordinator (Legal Expert, Terrorism Prevention)

The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women’s empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations and are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Coordinator (Legal Expert, Terrorism Prevention)

Job Opening Number: 57831
Location: Abuja


  • An advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) preferably in Criminal Law, International Law or General Law, or in a closely related field combined with sound experience-based knowledge in criminal justice matters is required.
  • Specialization in Legal and related aspects of terrorism prevention and their international dimensions is highly desirable.
  • A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of relevant progressively responsible experience in legal and criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention or closely related other crime prevention and criminal justice matters is required.
  • Experience in programme or project development, coordination and management is required.
  • Experience in technical assistance delivery and its coordination is required.
  • Work experience at the national and international levels with a focus on West Africa is highly desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

How to Apply
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