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National Legal Officer - END VAC (UNODC) in Nigeria { UNDP Paid Internship }

National Legal Officer – END VAC (UNODC) in Nigeria { UNDP Paid Internship }

Country: Nigeria
City: Maiduguri
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As a National Legal Officer Internship in Nigeria’s UNODC office, assist in implementing the Protecting Children in Nigeria project across Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states under the supervision of the Country Representative and Project Leader from Vienna.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within the assigned authority, the National Legal Officer will carry out a range of functions to support the local implementation of the project Protecting children in Nigeria. In particular the incumbent will carry out the following tasks:

  • Provide substantive and legal expertise for technical assistance activities under outcome 1 of the Project, related to protecting children from armed groups, including terrorist groups, such as workshops and trainings for community leaders and youths, and provide substantive and legal guidance and support for the implementation of community engagement and awareness-raising initiatives.
  • Provide substantive and legal assistance to the design and implementation of training activities and related technical material for relevant national stakeholders under outcome 2 of the Project, in close partnership with the team.
  • Provide substantive support to meetings and conferences including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and delivering presentations, supporting administrative aspects if needed.
  • Participate in project communication activities by preparing content and inputs.
  • Undertake outreach and dissemination activities, as required and promote cooperation and continuous sharing of information inside the team and with relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in or support field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and draft mission reports, and ensure follow-up action.
  • Perform any other work-related duties as required/assigned.

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Required Skills and Experience for National Legal Officer Internship 

  1. Education:
    • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, or related field, is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  2. Experience:
    • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in project/programme management or administration within the area of rule of law and criminal justice, or a related field, at the national level is required.
    • Working experience in areas related to violence against children and/or counter-terrorism is desirable.
    • Working experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is an advantage.
    • Admission to the Bar is an advantage.
  3. Language:
    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Hausa is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language or a local language such as Kanuri is an advantage.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply**



Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline02 April,2024



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