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3 Aug 2017

Full-time European Centre For Election Support: Graduate Secretary Vacancy

European Centre For Election Support – Posted by Nigeria Job bucket Staff Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Job Description

European Centre for Election Support (ECES) – EU Funded Programme “Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria” (EU-SDGN) aims to contribute to the reinforcement of democracy in Nigeria through building strong, effective and legitimate democratic institutions. It will be implemented from 2017 to 2021, accompanying the 2016-2019 electoral cycle, and is anchored in the priorities of the Nigerian government and the recommendations of the European Union Election Observation Mission on the 2015 General Elections.
Support to Independent National Electoral Commission, “Grant Contract FED 2017/386 762, the European Centre for Election Support (ECES)” is considering the recruitment for the position below:

The Job : Graduate Secretary

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Nigeria

Job Profile

Project’s Context

The project EU-SDGN – Support to Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) is meant to complement the efforts of the Government to improve and strengthen democracy, especially with regards to the 2019 general elections.
Within the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), national authorities renewed their commitment to cooperate in the pursuit and achievement of the objectives foreseen in the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) 2016 – 2020 Project.
Within the project, EU-SDGN support to INEC is part of a broader EU programme composed of five components as follows: Support to INEC; Support to the National Assembly; Support to Political Parties; Support to Media; and Support to CSOs.
The project contributes to the reinforcement of democracy in Nigeria through building strong, effective and legitimate democratic institutions.
In particular, the projects aims to 1) enhancing the capacities of the INEC and other electoral stakeholders to deliver effectively; 2) strengthening INEC’s strategic planning, policy framework and operational capacity; 3) enhancing INEC’s internal communication and strengthening the institutional mechanisms to engage with stakeholders.
The design of the EU-SDGN project was undertaken in close cooperation with all relevant electoral stakeholders in Nigeria, taking into account the findings and recommendations EU EOM to the 2015 general elections, as well as INEC internal review and report on the 2015 general elections.
Furthermore, the project is built upon European Response to Electoral Cycle Support Strategy.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Under the supervision of the Project Director and ECES Executive Director, the Secretary will have the following
specific responsibilities and with the following deliverables:

Arranging day-to-day activities for the Project director
Monitoring and processing all incoming and outgoing correspondence on internal memos, business letters, e-mails and faxes for the Project director.
Screening all telephone calls, ensuring that appropriate parties receive the information.
Writing letters & reports, sending mails and typing confidential works for the Project director.
Responsible for manager’s dairy and replying his calls, mails and faxes.
Booking an air tickets and ground transportation for the project experts.
Arranging accommodation for the project experts.
Following up and ensuring the good organization of trainings and conferences.
Keep records, control and scheduling appointments for Project director.
Responsible in setting up & maintaining an effective filing system for the office.
Drafting all documents and reports for the Project director as required.
Any other task required by the Project director or ECES Executive Director


Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the ECES;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Demonstrates integrity by modeling ECES’ values and ethical standards.
Recruitment Qualifications

Advanced University Degree or equivalent.


Qualifications University Degree.
Excellent communication skills.
Proficiency in English.
Ability to set Priorities.
Organizational and filling Skills.
Proven experience with MS Office Applications is a must.

Language Requirements:

Excellent working level of the English language. Good knowledge of Hausa.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV’s in PDF format to: [email protected]

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Job Categories: Secretary Jobs In Nigeria. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: European Centre For Election Support jobs and Graduate Secretary jobs. Salaries: N200,000-N300,000.


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