Home / Jobs / UNICEF Recruitment 2019 is Out Online | Click Here to Apply

UNICEF Recruitment 2019 is Out Online | Click Here to Apply

UNICEF Recruitment 2019 is Out Online | Click Here to Apply.

United Nations Children’s Fund 2019… Are you a graduate or non-graduate seeking for a job opportunity in Nigeria? If yes, here’s an opportunity for you. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is currently recruiting to fill the available positions. Read more details below;

UNICEF Recruitment 2018

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Innovation Specialist, P4
Job Number: 519429
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

Job Descriptions
For every child, Opportunities:

  • The Innovation Specialist is responsible for identifying opportunities to use existing and new data collection systems to strengthen the country projects and programmes involving citizens and/or youth as beneficiaries.
  • The Innovation Specialist acts to build capacity in both the country office across all sections, partners and government stakeholders inclusive of all levels within the hierarchy.
  • The Innovation Specialist is responsible for initiating and coordinating ongoing and new Innovation projects for UNICEF Nigeria and partners, and for providing ongoing technical support to each programme team in the design and implementation of their respective Innovation flagship initiative(s).

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Related Duties or Tasks

How can you make a difference?
Citizen Engagement, Participation & Feedback (U-Report):

  • Work closely with Programme, ICT and M4R sections to infuse real-time data into strengthening programmes and to support awareness, behaviour change and mobilization efforts to support specific community activities.
  • Build, manage and optimize a scale strategy to ensure U-Report is as accessible to young people across Nigeria.
  • Manage and raise funds to support the U-Report system.
  • Identify and build on existing partnerships to:
    • Increase the number of U-Reporters
    • Keep U-Reporters engaged
    • Share results and feedback
  • Answer questions from U-Reporters on a range of issues
  • Work closely with the Emergency Specialist to build U-Report projects that enhance emergency preparedness and response.
  • Work alongside the WASH team to leverage existing scale up activities, disaggregate data for WASH related programmes and support monitoring efforts.
  • Support the Education section across their 2018-2021 programmes as well as identify any immediate opportunities for Health and HIV, as requested by the section chiefs.
  • Liaise with the Nutrition chief and section to determine how best to mobilise young people and community members to prevent stunting.
  • Identify how best to support efforts to support existing efforts and partnerships to increase birth registration by working with the Child Protection section.
  • Work closely with C4D team to develop strategy and work plan for U-report Nigeria where grass roots mobilisation and partnerships are important.
  • Establish and maintain U-report external steering committee to guide design and deployment of the platform
  • Work with ICT section to leverage existing partnership opportunities and identify new high-level partnership opportunities with relevant companies in the private sector.
  • Work with Communications to monitor and optimize U-Report scale up campaigns.
  • Manage and maintain existing partnerships with other UN agencies, NGOs and partners to ensure all fulfil their potential.
  • Management of consultant(s) related to the activities outlined above.
  • Work with U-report Global Coordinator to ensure that U-report Nigeria is aligned with global approach and guidelines, including branding, content, and advocacy efforts

Real-Time Monitoring (RTM) & Information Systems:

  • Act as the country focal point for collaboration with Programme Division across all new and existing initiatives.
  • Support programme sections in gathering and refining requirements for deployment of RapidPro-based solutions
  • Liaise with technical service providers to support the adaptation / development of new products in line with requirements of programme sections
  • Work with ICT and Telecom authorities to obtain necessary additional dedicated short codes to support specific programmes
  • Work with ICT & M4R section as relevant to develop big data platforms and analysis
  • Liaise with M4R section to support the establishment of contributions of RTM to existing workflows.
  • Manage and maintain existing partnerships with key vendors such as the aggregator and RapidPro hosting companies.
  • Support programme sections and partners in deployment and ongoing management of new products
  • Provide capacity building to programme sections and key counterparts in the design, development, and management of new products
  • Act as an external representative of UNICEF Innovation in meetings with key government stakeholders where programme sections require, request or need support.

Non traditional Partnerships:

  • Working closely with programme sections, identify set of priority research questions and develop a research plan around Innovation in UNICEF research for Nigeria, with links to the programme-level innovation inception and design processes in place.

Learning, Coordination and Convening:

  • Ensure comprehensive documentation of all innovation projects and processes
  • Ensure effective sharing and generation of knowledge around Innovations within UNICEF Nigeria, and develop knowledge products in support of this
  • Organize and coordinate technical working groups across functional areas of focus, and liaise regularly with CMT to provide updates and receive feedback on progress against Innovation strategy and work plan
  • Identify opportunities for resource mobilization and new partnerships, and lead proposal and partnership development efforts on behalf of the Innovation Unit.

Education
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in International Development, Business Administration, Information Technology or another related field.

Experience

  • A minimum of eight years of experience in managing programmes or projects related to information technology for development, communication, education with strong technology components across a large organisation. Experience in start-up companies/organisations is an asset.
  • Experience in managing internal and external partnerships, including international organisations.
  • Good knowledge of current trends in youth participation and new media, as well as a good understanding of development issues, world affairs and current events

Language requirements.

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Chief Field Officer, P5
Job Number: 519370
Location: Lagos
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

For every child, a future

  • Under the guidance of the Representative, the Chief of Field Office (Partnerships) will be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the Nigeria Country Office’s partnership and resource mobilization strategy, including leveraging and engaging with the private sector, in alignment with UNICEF’s Better Business for Children framework and UNICEF’s local, regional and global resource mobilization priorities.

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks
Resource mobilization and partnerships:

  • Develop a comprehensive resource mobilization and partnerships strategy, including with the private sector, to support UNICEF’s priorities at the national level. Design a coherent action plan for each component of the strategy: target setting, prospect pipeline, investment cases, cultivation and solicitation, and partnership management.
  • Cultivate, solicit and finalize partnerships with corporations, high-net-worth individuals, foundations and other key stakeholders for resource mobilisation and private sector engagement aims, in line with UNICEF’s Better Business for Children framework.
  • Work in close collaboration with cross-sectoral sections  Communication, Advocacy & Partnership (CAP), Communication for Development (C4D), Social Policy (SP), Management for Results (M4R), and Gender, as well as other programmes sections and Operations, to project a united image of UNICEF’s work and brand positioning to UNICEF’s donors.

Programme Management:

  • Lead and guide a team of professional and support staff overseeing implementation of UNICEF-supported programmes using appropriate strategies and interventions relevant to the State and Country Programme. Ensure effective and appropriate use of human and material resources, working closely with government and other partners, to ensure smooth and efficient execution of UNICEF-supported programme activities.
  • Coordinate inter-sectoral programme activities to contribute to the achievement of programme objectives and relevant Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Direct, supervise and coordinate implementation of state engagement plans and Field Office workplan, with systematic and regular monitoring of progress to ensure objectives are met.
  • Closely monitor financial commitments, expenditure and liquidation of programme and administrative funds allotted to the Field Office, in accordance with financial rules and regulations, ensuring accountability for resources allocated to the office and compliance with all operational systems and procedures.
  • Ensure established relevant internal controls are monitored and adhered to.

Knowledge Management:

  • Ensure that country programmes are supported by knowledge management through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of lessons learned” and other corporate-level databases; participate in information exchange through donor and media visits as well as in the development of training and orientation material.

Programme planning and development:

  • Keep abreast of development policies of Federal and State Governments and the socio-economic scenario of the area.
  • Support the Lagos State Government to develop a Plan of Action for children based on an up-to- date situation analysis, with attention to gender equality and the equity perspective (identify and track gender inequalities, equity aspects of child vulnerabilities, and promote interventions to address both).
  • Strengthen coordination between sectors and between different levels of government for policy implementation. Support the development of state engagement plans between UNICEF and the Lagos State Government.

Rights-based and results-based programme management approach:

  • Ensure a rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and the development of strategies and implementation frameworks.
  • Formulate consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects.
  • Bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes, using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.
  • Prepare and submit viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women, and recommendations on programme, new initiatives and management issues to ensure achievement of stated objectives.

Programme monitoring/evaluation:

  • Coordinate timely programme reviews with both government and other partners.
  • Develop and make effective use of programme monitoring systems and ensure that information generated leads to improvement of project performance and feedback to staff.
  • Direct, supervise and coordinate the preparation of all programme reports required by the country office and donors. Provide inputs and support required during evaluations.

National and local capacity building/sustainability:

  • Provide authorities and service providers with technical support and guidance to plan and organize training programmes for capacity building and programme sustainability.
  • Ensure the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of national and local partners, starting with taking a strategic approach to the identification of these partners and partnerships.

Rights perspective and advocacy at the national, community and family Levels:

  • Conduct policy analysis from a children’s and women’s rights perspective and advocacy at the government, private sector, community and family levels for elevating credibility in national and international policy debates.
  • Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication in line with UNICEF’s national advocacy guidelines and strategy.

Representation, advocacy, coordination and collaboration with partners:

  • On behalf of the Country Representative, represent UNICEF in Lagos, and advocate for policies supportive of UNICEF goals and objectives, building alliances with government, the private sector, media – both traditional and non-traditional, innovative entrepreneurs seeking solutions that can impact positively on children’s lives, NGOs and community groups towards the achievement of these goals. Represent UNICEF in meetings with senior government officials, private sector leaders, multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies and non-governmental organizations, maintaining an effective working relationship and advocating for the rights of children in all fora. Represent UNICEF and ensure increased commitment of UNICEF working under United Nations Joint Partnership framework.
  • Establish effective partnerships with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, media, and other UN agencies to support sustained and proactive commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to achieve global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals and Generation Unlimited. Identify other critical partners, including in the world of innovation, promote awareness and build capacity of partners, and actively facilitate effective collaboration within the UN family.
  • Develop partnerships and collaboration in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies. Link to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data.
  • Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavours and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability.
  • Maintain close collaboration with heads of sectoral programmes in the CO for effective overall coordination on programmes.

Governance and Office management:

  • Provide leadership to a team with diverse backgrounds and experience, so that they successfully work towards a common goal. Identify and recommend human resources required for programmes, assign tasks to staff in the Field Office, monitor performance, complete the performance appraisal process, as required; and ensure appropriate professional development, training and motivation of staff.
  • Put in place structures for optimal management of the Field Office and participate in country office forums for governance. Ensure the organisation of regular staff and programme meetings and follow up on decisions and recommendations. Provide input to the Country Management Team.

Job Requirements
Education:

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.

Work Experience:

  • Ten years of relevant professional work experience is required.
  • International and developing country work experience and field work experience.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Child Protection Specialist (MRM), P3
Job Number: 519296
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

Job Descriptions

  • The Child Protection Specialist reports to the Chief, Child Protection or Child Protection Manager for guidance and general supervision.
  • The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme.
  • The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes.
  • H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.
  • The Specialist contributes to the achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEFs Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Summary of Key Functions/Accountabilities
How can you make a difference?

Support to Programme/Project Development and Planning:

  • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the child protection programmes/projects to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEFs strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, and design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of child protection programmes/projects. Formulate, design and prepare programme/project proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEFs overall Strategic Plans and the Country Programme, as well as coherence and integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the sector using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities and competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

Programme Management, Monitoring and Delivery of results:

  • Plan and collaborate with colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child protection programmes.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required actions and interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems. Take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, as well as standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

Technical and Operational Support to Programme Implementation

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners and donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on child protection related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Arrange and coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
  • Participate in child protection programme meetings, including programme development and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations designated, to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.

Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia – through active networking, advocacy and effective communication – to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to support fund raising for child protection programmes and emergency interventions.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects. Ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process for development planning and agenda setting.

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:

  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programmes/projects.

Education
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • An advanced University degree in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law, or another relevant Social Science field.

Experience

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered as an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to Apply

Note

  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.
  • All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Application Deadline: 7th February, 2019

Job Title: FT Communication Officer, NOB
Job Number: 519564
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Job Descriptions
How can you make a difference?

  • The Officer assists in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the country, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

Key Accountabilities, Duties and Tasks
Communication materials:

  • Ensure that the production of communication products and materials is timely executed and followed up to support country communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan.

Duties & Tasks:

  • Implement the tasks in the country communication work plan and strategy as assigned.
  • Gather content and coverage of relevant country efforts to identify effective relevant country programme activities and results. Develop complementary, country specific and local community materials and activities.
  • Produce advocacy and communication materials (e.g. briefing notes, images, video. Web pages etc.) that meet the country and global standards as set out in the Communication Toolkit.
  • Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials for both web-based and traditional media, as appropriate.
  • Follow up on the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., films, videos, audio-visuals, etc.), and oversee the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.) to meet standards as set out in the Communication Toolkit.
  • Establish or maintain an up-to-date documentation centre for communication materials including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc.
  • Recommend appropriate information and communication materials for use in media, and other advocacy and communication activities; recommend the appropriateness, quality and dissemination of printed and audio-visual materials.
  • Recommend established contacts, networks, resources and processes to support communication activities.

Media Relations:

  • Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing, drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience.

Duties & Tasks:

  • Maintain and update media relations contact list/database. Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.
  • Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials in all media formats, as appropriate.
  • Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing and visits of media and other special interest groups. Assist in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them.
  • Assist in collaborating with the media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.)

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

Duties & Tasks

  • Contribute to developing an advocacy and communication strategy by coordinating appropriate audience research and compiling and analysing relevant data.
  • Monitor and evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences, and participate in the evaluation of their impact. Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.)
  • Monitor the public perception of UNICEF in the country and recommend appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organization.
  • Assist in providing feedback to DOC on the use and appropriateness of global communication materials such as publications, images and multimedia products.
  • Ensure good quality data collection, analysis and evaluation and reporting to ensure effective communication strategies, planning and effective and efficient advocacy.
  • Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful communication experiences as directed by supervisor.

Celebrities, Partners and Special Events:

  • Ensure that the Country Office’s contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), are maintained and further developed, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives and who support and are able to actively participate in special events and activities that further the country programme goals.

Duties & Tasks:

  • Help organize and generate public support for special events and activities to promote country programme goals.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.
  • Maintain and update celebrity and partner contact lists/database for country office.
  • Monitor/document process and effectiveness of working with these individuals/organizations.
  • Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefings and visits of media, Goodwill Ambassadors, donors, National Committee representatives and other special interest groups. The task includes preparing information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits), and assisting in the planning, logistics and administrative arrangements.

Education
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • A university degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field is required.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of practical professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media is required.
  • International and national work experience (for IP). Field work experience (for NO)
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts  [ I ]
  • Relating and Networking[ I ]
  • Persuading and Influencing [ I ]
  • Applying Technical Expertise[ I ]
  • Learning and Researching[ II ]
  • Planning and Organizing  [ II ]

View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Nutrition Specialist, NOC
Job Number: 519568
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Slot: 2 Openings

How can you make a difference?

  • The Nutrition Specialist supports the development and preparation of the nutrition programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of a sector of the nutrition programme within the country programme.
  • The Nutrition Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programmes/projects.
  • This is carried out according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework.

Key Function, Accountabilities and Duties/Tasks 
Support to programme development and planning:

  • Contribute to and support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the nutrition sector(s) to ensure comprehensive and current data on maternal and child nutrition is available to guide policy development, and the design and management of nutrition programmes/projects.
  • Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of nutrition programmes/projects.
  • Formulate, design and prepare a sector of the nutrition programme proposal, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, Country Programme, and coherence/integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies, as well as national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the nutrition sector(s) based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, and UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in nutrition programmes.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action and interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes and projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress. Identify bottlenecks and potential problems, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, and standards of accountability. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

Technical and operational support to programme implementation:

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on nutrition and related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.
  • Participate in discussions with national partners, clients and stakeholders to promote nutrition and development issues especially in the areas of emergency preparedness and maternal, newborn and child survival and development.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives for programme development, contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated.

Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge.
  • Facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve programme goals on maternal and child rights as well as social justice and equity.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programmes (maternal, newborn and child survival and development).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that UNICEF’s position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF development planning and agenda setting.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in nutrition management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on nutrition related programmes and projects.

Requirements
Education:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required:  Nutrition, Public Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, Global/International Health and Nutrition, Health/Nutrition Research, Policy and/or Management, Health Sciences, Nutritional Epidemiology, or another Health-related Science field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.
  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Human Resources Officer, NOB
Job Number: 519583
Location: Abuja-Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

How can you make a difference?

  • The HR Officer reports to the HR Manager/Specialist/Chief for close guidance, training and supervision.
  • The Officer provides support to the supervisor and colleagues in the unit by executing HR services through applying knowledge of theoretical HR models, as well as understanding of organizational HR policies and procedures.

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Duties/Tasks
Business Partnering:

  • Through research of policies and analysis of data, provide support to the HR Business Partner in advising their clients on HR-related needs and developing subsequent plans of action.
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
  • Proactively advise clients on the resolution of human resources issues ensuring equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and organizations interests in accordance with policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.

Strategic Human Resources:

  • Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in HR management and contribute to the development of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of best practices and knowledge learned.

Support to Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services:

  • Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their supervisors in implementing efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.
  • When assigned casework in the relevant area on either a routine or non-routine basis, analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions required.

Learning and Capacity Development:

  • In collaboration with business owners, support the design and delivery of learning plans for staff.
  • Contribute to the mapping of competencies for all staff included in the assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
  • Research on efficient and cost-effective learning products which enable staff to develop their skills and competencies.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Provide orientation briefing to new staff.

HR Data Analytics:

  • Collect, interpret and analyze HR data to help inform decision making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Support the development and implementation of data collection systems to optimize data quality.
  • Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.

Requirements
Education:

  • A University Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Management, International Relations, Psychology or another related field is required.

Experience:

  • Two years of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing (I)
  • Relating & Networking (I)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and organizing (I)
  • Following instructions and procedures (II)

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Emergency Specialist
Job Number: 519665
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Key Accountabilities and Duties and Tasks
Emergency Preparedness:

  • Adopts adequate emergency preparedness measures through the development and updating of country contingency plans and establishment of early warning mechanisms, to ensure effective preparedness and response to specific emergencies.
  • Participates in the formulation and development of plans of action in preparation and response to emergencies, monitors compliance of all sectors with emergency plans of action, including financial resources. Ensures coordination of the management of emergency preparedness and response.
  • Provides technical advice related to emergency preparedness and response, including on programme management related issues. Provides advice to the country office in the implementation of emergency preparedness measures in the field to strengthen preparedness and response mechanisms in the country faced with impending emergencies.
  • Develops and maintains databases on country/regional information, and ensure the flow of information and communication crucial for the planning and implementation of emergency preparedness and response management. Identifies availability of resources in emergency prone areas and establish logistics plans to be implemented during an emergency operation, to ensure a timely and effective emergency response.
  • Plans, organizes and conducts training for the office’s staff capacity building in emergencies preparedness and response. Assists in developing and conducting emergency training courses. Provides training and/or briefing, as required. Participates in other emergency training workshops in the region, and builds up the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff as well as implementing partners.

Emergency Response:

  • In the event of an emergency, takes prompt action as a member of the Emergency Response Team which is deployed immediately to establish UNICEF’s presence and implement the initial operational tasks relating to emergency assistance. Immediately verifies the nature and extend of the emergency with staff, government officials, other UN agencies or local organizations and media.  Ensures that the office is provided with effective telecommunications facility and staff security assistance in an emergency, as necessary. In coordination with the programme and operations groups, establishes contact with all UNICEF staff, their dependants and visitors to ensure their safety and whereabouts, and informs OPSCEN and the Regional Director of their status.
  • Participates and assists with assessment of local emergency and security situation affecting children and mothers in the locality, in conjunction with the Regional Office, the HQ Divisions, and field staff.  Visits the location to conduct an initial rough assessment of the magnitude of the crisis and its implications for children and its impact on the community
  • Assesses the validity of the office preparedness plan and ability of the office vis-à-vis the current crisis as well as immediate and additional needs. Determines corporate priorities and an appropriate intervention (supply procurement, fund-raising and staff development) by UNICEF. Coordinates with other partners to make a rapid assessment covering priority areas as defined by the Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies.  Establishes contact with community groups, government, UN agencies, media and other partners to keep abreast of emergency situations.
  • Applies the emergency preparedness and response plan as necessary, and identifies urgent staffing requirements and redeploys country office staff as required. Executes the timely delivery of assistance and procurement of supplies, monitors the appropriate and effective use of UNICEF resources/inputs
  • Identifies problems and constraints in order to ensure effective project delivery. Certifies the disbursement of funds, monitors expenditures and submits financial status reports. Sets up a reporting system and sends daily situation reports to concerned parties.

Emergency Project:

  • Participates in the implementation of plans of action and work plans for emergency projects. Implements and manages project activities. Undertakes field visits to emergency project areas, to assess local conditions and monitor project progress. Makes technical decisions on project administration (e.g., activates, requests or reprogrammes allocation of emergency funds). Prepares inputs for appeals and updates related to emergencies. Works with program sections and senior management to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding, including annual or multi-annual humanitarian appeals and documents (e.g., pitch documents). Communicates and advocates on the situation and needs of children through local and international media, as appropriate.
  • Identifies longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions. Proposes a more regular operational and staffing structure to take over from the Emergency Response Team.
  • Maintains continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies to appeal for aid for children and women with special needs resulting from the emergency situation requiring an effective emergency response in all sectors. Identifies implementing/operational partners and establishes implementing arrangements. Ensures that the UNICEF support is effectively provided to the government with respect to sectoral coordination within the framework of the cluster approach and based on the Core Commitment for Children.
  • Participates in all humanitarian and recovery related forum and keeps management informed of all humanitarian developments in the country in terms of policies, strategy, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in partnership.
  • Promotes that disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office’s work plans. Prepares sectoral input for the country programme documents, plan of action, annual work plans, and all related documents of the office’s Emergency Preparedness and Response. Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis and the Country Programme Document.

Requirements
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields: Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Law, Public Health, Nutrition, International Relations, Business Administration or other related disciplines
  • Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.

Work Experience:

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration.
  • Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO).
  • Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Competencies
The Competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and Supervising
  • Analysing
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Adapting and Responding Change
  • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to Apply

Job Title: FT Child Protection Specialist, NOC
Job Number: 519550
Locations: Kano, Sokoto, Abuja
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

How can you make a difference?

  • The Child Protection Specialist reports to the Chief, Child Protection or Child Protection Manager for guidance and general supervision.
  • The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes.
  • H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks 
Support to programme/project development and planning:

  • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the child protection programmes/projects to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, and design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of child protection programmes/projects. Formulate, design and prepare programme/project proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s overall Strategic Plans and the Country Programme, as well as coherence and integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the sector using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities and competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Plan and collaborate with colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child protection programmes.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required actions and interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems. Take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, as well as standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

Technical and operational support to programme implementation:

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners and donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on child protection related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Arrange and coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
  • Participate in child protection programme meetings, including programme development and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations designated, to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.

Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia – through active networking, advocacy and effective communication – to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to support fund raising for child protection programmes and emergency interventions.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects. Ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process for development planning and agenda setting.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programmes/projects.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
Education:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered as an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)

View our competency framework at:  http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Human Resources Specialist, NOC
Job Number: 519586
Location: Abuja-Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

How can you make a difference?

  • The HR Specialist, within their area of responsibility, is accountable for implementing HR services that enhance the capacity of their clients to deliver on their business goals and objectives.
  • In doing so, the incumbent demonstrates the ability to anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans and solutions that align HR management with business objectives.

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Duties/Tasks
Business Partnering:

  • Serve as the single point of contact for his/her client portfolio on advice pertaining to all aspects of the employment life cycle
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
  • Proactively advise clients on the resolution of human resources issues ensuring equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and organizations interests in accordance with policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.

Strategic Human Resources:

  • Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in HR management and contribute to the development of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of best practices and knowledge learned.

Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services:

  • Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their supervisors in implementing efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.
  • When assigned casework in the relevant area on either a routine or non-routine basis, analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions required.

Learning and Capacity Development:

  • In collaboration with business owners, design and deliver learning plans for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas.
  • Contributes to the mapping of competencies for all staff in assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
  • Recommend efficient and cost-effective learning products which strengthen staff capacity to contribute effectively to business goals.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

Provide Orientation briefings to new staff:

  • Provide day-to-day performance and talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions).

HR Data Analytics:

  • Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Develop data collection systems to optimize data quality.
  • Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.

Requirements
Education:

  • An Advanced University Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Management, International Relations, Psychology or another related field is required.

Experience:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading & Supervising (II)
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to Apply

Job Title: Planning & Monitoring Specialist, NOC
Job Number: 519566
Locations: Kano, Kaduna, Maiduguri – Borno
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment

For Every Child, Equity
How can you make a difference?

  • Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Planning and Monitoring (Management for Results), accountable for the management and implementation of areas of responsibility under this post.
  • The primary function of this post is to improve the innovative monitoring, collation and analysis of UNICEF programme results in the Nigeria Country Office, with particular focus on convergence and through use of technology, towards achievement of UNICEF’s organizational priorities and strategies at community, LGA, state and national levels.
  • The post will improve the relevance, quality, availability and use of data and contextual information on children and women throughout UNICEF and externally.
  • The post will support with coordination and dissemination at country level data on key social indicators, including through presentations, MICS, DevInfo and report summaries, and promote its use in corporate planning, policy formulation, programme design, advocacy and flagship publications.

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Duties/Tasks
Monitoring and tracking of programme results:

  • Monitor and track results at the field level through innovative processes and tools including the use of new technologies.
  • Develop and implement innovative tools and methodologies for tracking results.
  • Coordinate with partners to ensure that monitoring systems are properly designed, and that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardised across programmes to feed into to programme performance monitoring
  • Build capacities within the office and field offices on the use of innovative structures, mechanisms, and tools to track results at the field level. Through close coordination with Chiefs of Field Offices, and ensure that field monitoring approaches and associated tools capably support advancing the results agenda for children in Nigeria.
  • Collect data, monitor and analyse data, and support internal and external dissemination of results to inform NCO collaboration around key programme results, including inputs to management reports.
  • Contribute to analysis of results in the context of UNICEF Nigeria CPD 2018-2022, UN coherence efforts, and readily ascertain UNICEF’s contributions to supporting Nigeria achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Development of innovative ways to manage and disseminate data:

  • Work with ITD/UNICEF, UN agencies, private sector, NGOs to develop and implement new and innovative ways to collect, analyse and disseminate data and results, including the use of a scorecard system at LGA and/or State level.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of innovative systems for efficient processes.
  • Build capacities within the office and partners as appropriate for collection, analysis and dissemination of data related to children and women and programme results.

Programme Development and Management:

  • Identify critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyse country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects.
  • Draft changes to/or prepare programme work plans as required. Prepare program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices.
  • Establishes programme workplans, monitors compliance and provides training, support and guidance to the programme team in order to meet objectives. Identifies human resources requirements and on-going staff development needs.
  • Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of programme/projects in collaboration with Government and other partners.
  • Prepares relevant programme reports required for management, the Executive Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc

Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach:

  • Adopt rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks. Formulate consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.
  • Prepare and submit viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women, and recommendations on programme, new initiatives and management issues to ensure achievement of stated objectives.

National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability:

  • Provide government authorities with technical supports and guidance to plan and organize training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.
  • Ensure the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners starting with taking a strategic approach to the identification of these partners and partnerships.

Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels:

  • Conduct policy analysis from a children’s and women’s rights perspective and advocacy at the government, community and family levels for elevating credibility in national and international policy debates. Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication.

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies. Linkage to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data. Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavours and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability. Maintain close collaboration with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers for effective overall coordination on programmes.
  • Plans, develops and implements sectoral programme(s) by collaborating with the government and other partners. Provide leadership in provision of technical advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area/country level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported by UNICEF programme and country level cooperation.

Requirements
Education:

  • An advanced university degree in a Social Sciences field or other field related to UNICEF’s work.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of experience at national and international levels in programme/project planning; with significant experience in data dissemination/interpretation and data analysis in the sectors of concern to UNICEF and knowledge of new technical developments and software in data dissemination; and some experience in other areas of applied statistics.
  • Professional technical expertise in data analysis and dissemination specifically related to UNICEF related indicators
  • Well developed computer skills including proficiency in data dissemination software (e.g. Devinfo)
  • Proficiency in displaying data for use by government policy makers, partner organizations and general public.
  • Developing country work experience is required.
  • Exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning.
  • Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to Apply

Note

  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Application Deadline: 18th February, 2019.

It always our pleasure, hearing from you! If you have any feedback, questions or concerns, please use the comment box below.

Most important, don’t hesitate using our share button below to inform – friends and relation via Facebook, twitter or Google+

Best Regards

MSF Team

About Editor

Check Also

eHealth4everyone Job Vacancies 2019

eHealth4everyone Job Vacancies 2019 | Apply Now before Portal Close

eHealth4everyone Job Vacancies 2019 | Apply Now before Portal Close. eHealth4everyone Job Vacancies 2019… Are …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *