Employment Vacancy Notice: Development Cooperation Assistant

Employment Vacancy Notice: Development Cooperation Assistant
The Embassy of Japan in Nigeria has one (1) vacancy in the Development Cooperation Section for a full-time assistant.
1. Vacant Position
(1) Position Title: Development Cooperation Assistant
(2) Number of required: 1 (One) position
(3) Type of Employment: One year*
  * Renewable. Subject to 3 (Three)-month probationary period.
(4) Location: Embassy of Japan in Nigeria
No.9, Bobo Street (off Gana Street), Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria
(5)Applicability: A degree in international relations, public administration or a related field is desirable (Bachelor's degree or above).
(6) Salary, Bonus and Allowance*: Depending on skills and experiences.
  * To be announced to the successful candidate when the Embassy decidees to recruit.
(7) Job Environment: Full-time (38 hours 45 minutes/week)*.
  * Overtime work (including evenings, weekends and/or holidays), and response to urgent summons will be required from time to time.
(8) Working Hours:
Mon – Thu: 8:00 to 17:30 (Lunch break: 12:00 to 13:00)
Fri: 8:00 to 12:45
(9) Annual leave and Holidays: Provided in accordance with internal regulations.
⇒Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during the interview, should you be invited. 
2. Job Description
(1) Collect up-to-date data and information on development cooperation programs and trends.
(2) Conduct research and analysis on development priorities and needs.
(3) Handle correspondence and inquiries related to development cooperation projects
(4) Propose and evaluate new partnerships and projects in development cooperation planning work.
(5) Manage the progress of development cooperation projects and communicate with stakeholders.
(6) Evaluate the effectiveness and results of development cooperation relations and compile reports and recommendations.
(7) Other administrative assistance
3. Qualifications/Skills/Experience
  • Extensive knowledge and interest in international relations / development.
  • Should have strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Good ability to gather information on development cooperation and select reliable sources of information.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to prepare reports and presentations.
  • Ability to work in a team and adhere to deadlines.
  • Have an interest in and understanding of development cooperation-related planning work.
  • Must have Computer Skills/ Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and, etc...).
  • Cheerful, courteous and cooperative manner in dealings with all members of Embassy staff, and guests.
  • Demonstrate Flexibility and versatility.
  • Written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in following through with tasks to completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships and work within a team.
  • Displays personal integrity and an honest and ethical approach. 
4. Selection Process
(1) The embassy will proceed selection of candidates by the procedure below;
(a) Document Screening
(b) 1st Interview and PC skill test
(c) 2nd Interview
(2) Only successful candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
  • Reference verification will be conducted within the review period.
  • If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.
5. How to Apply
(1) Application Deadline: 3pm, 28th Thursday December 2023 (25th and 26th will be Closed)
(2) Please submit the following documents to the Embassy before deadline. Submitted documents will not be returned.
(a) Application Form
(b) 1(one) passport-size photograph
(c) Nigerian National Identity Card and/or passport (Copy)
(d) Certificate of Education (Copy)
(e) Certificate/Supporting documents for “Qualifications / Skills / Experience” stated above, if any
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Submitted documents will not be returned. 
6. Important Notice
  • No further applications will be accepted after the deadline (3pm, 28th Thursday December 2023).
  • DO NOT SEND any E-mails or postal mail to the Embassy as these will not be accepted.
  • The Embassy accepts inquiries about this Employment Vacancy Notice/Application ONLY by telephone number below; 
         090-6000-9019 (Admin section)
         Operating only on;
         From Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 5:30 pm
         On Friday: 8 am to Noon