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University of Benin Latest Vacancies for Desk Officer


University of Benin in collaboration with World Bank Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI) with some institutions in Nigeria, currently seek the services of a suitable qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Desk Officer

Benin City


  • The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI) is a World Bank supported programme at the University of Benin aimed at building capacity within West and Central Africa’s tertiary educational system for implementing high quality training and applied research for reproductive health professions to tackle policies and programmes for reducing the region’s high burden of fertility, unsafe abortion, maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS.
  • The Centre requires the services of a professional, skilled and dynamic Desk Officer to manage its day-to-day activities to build multi-sector stakeholders and partners for the Centre and to mobilize additional resources needed to sustain its achievements overtime.
  • This programme is being implemented by the University of Benin in collaboration with partner institutions: the University of Ibadan, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMFR), the University of Ghana, the University of Cotonou (Republic of Benin), the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo State, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, the University of Niger, Harvard School of Public Health, Queen’s University, Belfast, the University of Alabama, the University of Maryland and the University of Toronto.

Qualification for the Post

  • Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred) in the Sciences Art or Public Health with demonstrated evidence that the candidate is conversant with the needs of postgraduate Education.
  • Experience in using the web and/or social media and skills in advanced computing will be necessary.
  • The candidate must also possess a record of good health.
  • Experience in Marketing, Public relations and Non-profit organizations would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of at least, 3 years in project development and management, strategic fund- raising and successful proposal development especially within higher educational system will be crucial.

Duties of the Office

  • The Desk Officer will manage the Centre on a daily basis under the supervision of the Centre Leader and Co-Centre Leaders.
  • S/he will be responsible for liaising with the University on the project and will coordinate the activities of all Faculties, Departments and Units of the University working on the project.
  • S/he will manage the project office and prepare periodic project reports to be submitted to various stakeholders under the supervision of the Centre Leader and Co-Centre Leader.


  • This is negotiable and shall be on a two-yearly renewable contract basis.
  • Salary and emoluments are similar to those on contract at the senior non-academic level in the Nigerian University system.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit 10 (Ten) copies of their Application and Curriculum Vitae accompanied with photocopies of their certificates and relevant credentials.

Detailed Curriculum Vitae should include the following:

  • Full Names.
  • Date of Birth.
  • Permanent Home Address and other contact details.
  • Nationality.
  • Marital Status.
  • Educational Institutions attended with dates.
  • Academic/Professional Qualifications (include dates and granting bodies).
  • List of previous experiences in project management.
  • Statement of experience including full details of current and former employers with current salary.
  • Other activities outside current employment and names and addresses of three (3) referees.

Applicants should request their referees to forward confidential reports on their behalf to reach the Registrar on or before the date of the interview.

All applications should be forwarded in properly sealed envelopes marked “CERHI Desk Officer” in the top ,Left corner and addressed to the:

University of Benin, 
Benin City, 
Edo State, 

Deadline 10th April, 2016. 


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