National Project Coordinator at UNDP, Banjul, Gambia

Deadline: 24 September 2018

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Project Coordinator in Banjul, Gambia. The duration of this post is 12 months.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

The National Project Coordinator will perform the following function:

  • Design and coordinate planning and implementation of project activities at national level.
  • Provide technical expertise on the conformity of the national legal framework with international legal instruments for the protection of the rights of the child.
  • Provide technical and legal assistance to Gambia’s government partners to improve Gambia’s legal framework and policies for the protection of the rights of the children’s under international legal instruments.
  • Support government partners to better mainstream children’s rights into policies and programs in line with the SDGs and the African Union Agenda 2063.
  • Contribute to the development of a national strategy for the reintegration and retention of children victims of trafficking in their families of origin.
  • Support reception and care centers in the implementation of the national strategy for the reintegration and maintenance of children victims of trafficking in their families of origin.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of project activities at the national level.
  • Write reports and minutes of activities and meetings held as part of the project.
  • Carry out any other compatible tasks that may be assigned to you by the UNDP Resident Representative Director, the Project Coordinator, and or the Regional Representative of OHCHR-BRAO.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience in human rights related fields of activity, particularly in the field of children’s rights.
  • Good knowledge of international, regional and national legal instruments and mechanisms for the promotion and protection of the rights of the child.
  • Knowledge in project design, implementation and monitoring, as well as in international cooperation would be an asset.
  • Good knowledge of the computer tool, Excel and other relevant software.
  • English and French are the two working languages ​​of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • Fluency in oral and written English and working knowledge of French.
  • Nationality of Gambia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.