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UNICEF Job Recruitment Form 2018… UNICEF Latest Job Vacancies – The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

UNICEF Job Recruitment Form 2018.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

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We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

1. TA Education Specialist (Learning) – UNICEF Job Recruitment.

Job Title: TA Education Specialist (Learning), P4

Job Number: 518875
Location: Abuja-Nigeria
Duration: 6 months
Work Type : Temporary Appointment

For Every Child, Education

  • Under the guidance and general supervision of the Chief, Education (Level 5), the Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Education programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting the progress of education programmes/projects focusing on the learning/quality component within the country programme.
  • The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of results on education programs/projects in UNICEF Nigeria, to improve learning, learning outcomes and equitable and inclusive education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.
  • The Specialist contributes to achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks
Support to program/project development and planning:

  • Assist supervisor set priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery
  • Participate in strategic programme discussion on the planning of education programmes. Formulate, design and prepare programme proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Programme and coherence/integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Provide technical support in establishing specific goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans for the learning/quality component of the education program in UNICEF Nigeria using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for program review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external 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 both to Education Specialists/Officers, consultants and partners in states throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure that well-planned/structured learning interventions are conducted.

Program management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for learning, learning outcomes and quality education in general.
  • Provide professional technical leadership in ensuring structured/systematic implementation of learning and quality education interventions, including capacity development of primary teachers and integrated Qur’anic school (IQS).
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/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/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

Technical and operational support to program implementation:

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners/donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on education and related issues to support program management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Provide operational support to ensure the effective, efficient and timely programme interventions.
  • Participate in education program meetings including program development and contingency planning to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.

Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, state level partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on education programmes.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programmes.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate education sector discussions and planning on education and related issues to collaborate with other partners on learning and quality education interventions, ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered in the coordination efforts.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on education and related programs/projects.

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

  • Education: An Advanced University Degree in Education, Economics, Psychology, Sociology or other social science field is required.
  • Experience: A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in programme planning, implementation and management in education is required, especially in the area of learning and teacher quality at the international level, some of which preferably in a developing country. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

Technical Competencies:

  • Understanding of the overall global development context, including issues such as: poverty, conflict and the impact of these factors on education and vice-versa; and inter-sectoral approaches to address such issues in collaboration with other sectors (including Social Policy, Child Protection, Nutrition, WASH, Health and Communications within UNICEF).
  • Knowledge of global developments in education focusing on quality education and learning, including the application of the equity lens and human rights perspectives to programming.
  • Ability to support policy dialogue: translation of analytical findings and evidence into development programmes and policy discussions around equity and learning with partners, including government, development partners, CSOs and academia in relevant areas.
  • Education sector planning knowledge/ability, including the range of modalities for delivering education, linkages between different sub-sectors (e.g. ECD, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Inclusive Education), cost-effectiveness and efficiency issues, key institutional structures, components and processes, as well as governance issues.
  • Education and policy sector analysis capacity, including understanding of the core education data sets, indicators, tools for analysis of equity, determinants of student access and learning, budget, cost and financing, education system management, political economy and application to education policy and strategic planning.
  • Capacity in programme management in education, including programme design, costing, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

Application Closing Date
14:55:00 GMT-0800 (Pacific Standard Time); Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 .

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

2. National Consultant – UNICEF Job Recruitment.

Job Title: National Consultant – Midline Survey for Integrated Basic Nutrition Response to the Humanitarian crisis including multisectoral pilot (INP+)

Job Number: 518741
Location: Abuja
Work Type : Consultancy
Duration of the contract: 4 months

Background

  • Action Against Hunger (AAH), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Programme (WFP) are implementing a joint project, the Integrated Basic Nutrition Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Borno and Yobe including a multisectoral pilot (INP+) from April 2017 to March 2019. The project’s interventions focus on the first 1000 days of life from the start of a woman’s pregnancy to a child’s second birthday. This period provides a critical window of opportunity for preventing undernutrition and its consequences.
  • The DFID-funded project is implemented in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, the Federal Ministry of Health, the National and State Primary Health Care Development Agencies, and the State Ministries of Health. It aims to improve the nutritional status of children under five years, and pregnant and lactating women, through interventions linked to prevention, detection and treatment of undernutrition.
  • As part of the overall INP+ project, a multi-sectoral pilot is being implemented in Shani and Nangere LGAs in Borno and Yobe States, respectively. The pilot integrates interventions that address the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition within one package. While nutrition-specific interventions like the prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition, promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding practices, and micronutrient supplementation address the immediate causes of malnutrition, nutrition-sensitive interventions such as water, sanitation and hygiene activities, livelihood support, early childhood development, child protection, and health activities target the underlying causes.
  • In February 2018, a baseline survey was carried out for the multi-sectoral pilot in the intervention LGAs (Nangere and Shani) and control LGAs (Bayo and Gujba). The midline survey should be carried out in the first quarter of 2019.

Purpose of Assignment

  • In the context of the stated program background, the project is mandated to demonstrate the impact of having a multisectoral intervention to be able to do this, an objective measurement of the current situation before implementation of the project is necessary. A neutral and independent person is then required to conduct the objective measurement.
  • The main purpose of the assignment is to coordinate/carry out, in collaboration with the INP+ consortium and the National Bureau of Statistics, the systematic data collection, analysis and reporting on the midline status of the INP+ multisectoral pilot in the intervention LGAs (Nangere and Shani) and control LGAs (Bayo and Gujba).
  • The midline report should measure the progress of the INP+ multi-sectoral pilot activities over the course of its implementation, include information to explain any variances in the different interventions and targeting modalities, include a midline cost effectiveness/value for money analysis and provide recommendations for the next stage of the pilot.

Major Tasks
The consultant, in collaboration with National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), is expected to:

  • Define a methodology which will utilize a mixed-methods approach for the midline survey within 2 weeks of engagement. The study design will have special focus on health and nutrition with anthropometry and mortality indicators being the primary indicators of the study. S/he will ensure that the midline survey design of the midline survey adopts a quasi-experimental design to make a comparative analysis of the different implementation packages/modalities. The survey design including the sampling methodologies (multi stage cluster sampling preferred) to be adopted will have to be spelt out clearly in the survey protocol which will be finalized by the consultant and shared with the consortium partners.
  • Develop a comprehensive workplan and budget for the midline survey activities. The budget should cover all necessary costs that will be associated with the survey and should be submitted to the consortium partners for approval by the 3rd week of engagement.
  • Use an integrated approach in developing data collection tools and instruments incorporating Education, WASH, FSL and social protection components bearing in mind the unique differences in the pilot packages being delivered in the respective pilot LGAs. S/he will oversee the deployment of the finalized data collection tools and instruments on the mobile platforms (Open Data Kit) and also coordinate the training of the data collectors. The data collection phase starting with the training of the data collectors is expected to start by the 4th week of engagement and lapse for a maximum period of 7 weeks.
  • Take the lead in the midline survey data collection, cleaning and analysis with guidance from consortium partners. Since data will be collected real time with the mobile-based data collection technology, the consultant is expected to conduct daily validation and logic checks on the collected data and give daily feedback to the data collection team. A presentation of the preliminary findings of the survey should be made to the partners a maximum of 2 weeks from the completion of the field data collection exercise.
  • Produce and submit a final midline survey report which will be shared with the partners for review and approval. This should be done no later than the 15th week of engagement of the consultant.
  • The major tasks and suggested timeline identified above is meant to give a brief overview of the assignment and is by no means exhaustive; further information will be provided to the consultant on engagement.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

  • Education: Advanced University degree in Health, Nutrition, Public Health, Epidemiology, Economics, Food security, Statistics or and related field of study
  • Demonstrated 5 years experience in conducting Formative, Interim and Summative evaluations
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and knowledge management procedures
  • Knowledge and experience in application of SMART methodology for nutrition surveys
  • Experience working in conflict environment
  • Experience in application of Randomized Control Trial or Quasi Experimental Study design will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrable knowledge and use of statistical software for data analysis
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written); knowledge of Hausa and/or Kanuri language is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of multi sector system response and cross disciplinary experience in nutrition, health, food systems, agriculture is desired.
  • Proven survey management and report writing skills (sample will be required).

Application Closing Date
23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time); 3rd January, 2019

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Applicants should quote an all inclusive fee in their cover letter
  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • 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.

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3. Education Sector Coordinator – UNICEF Job Recruitment Form.

Job Title: Education Sector Coordinator, (P-4)

Job Number: 518618
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

Context

For every child, a champion:

  • UNICEF Nigeria recently scaled up its integrated humanitarian response plan, and is leading humanitarian response in the education, WASH and nutrition sectors in the country, as well as the child protection sub-sector. We are tackling the resurgence of wild poliovirus, and are promoting health care access overall.
  • We are also working on bringing 100 percent access to clean water and sanitation by 2030. We are working with partners on early childhood education initiatives and are supporting the national HIV program. In addition, UNICEF Nigeria is providing support for three critical child protection initiatives.
  • Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a Difference?

  • The Education Sector Coordinator is expected to support country level leadership and facilitate coordination of humanitarian Education actors;
  • Provide strategic guidance in the planning and implementation of the education sector response and its technical components;
  • In line with the Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plans and international humanitarian standards, act as an interface between the humanitarian education partners and duty bearers to ensure education related needs of the affected population are properly covered;
  • And ensure prioritization, evidence- based actions and gap filling to enhance and accountable, predictable and effective education response to the affected population.

Summary of Key Functions/Accountabilities

  • Synergize the work of the Education Sector Partners (UN Agencies, NGO, Civil Society Organisations etc.) supporting humanitarian actions in Nigeria, working closely with other clusters within the IASC closely with all cluster members other IASC Clusters working within the Nigeria Inter Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) within its mandate to together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies in Nigeria.
  • Support country level leadership and facilitate coordination of humanitarian Education actors;
  • Provide strategic guidance in the planning and implementation of the education sector response and its technical components, in line with the Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plans and international humanitarian standards;
  • Act as an interface between the humanitarian education partners and duty bearers to ensure education related needs of the affected population are properly covered; and
  • Ensure prioritisation, evidence- based actions and gap filling to enhance and accountable, predictable and effective education response to the affected population.
  • Maintain an appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanism and strengthen pre-existing coordination systems to increase predictability and accountability;
  • Build complementarity of partner actions, avoiding duplication and addressing gaps in education programming;
  • Lead and harmonise education-specific and multi-sector needs assessments, and secondary data reviews;
  • Responsible for the analysis of sector data to inform decision-making and sharing of important information with key stakeholders;
  • Lead on the development and implementation of an overall strategy for the Education Sector, as well as area-specific response plans as necessary;
  • Ensuring vital Information Management (IM) tasks and functions are carried out by the Sector IM colleagues, to support the information needs of Sector partners’ and OCHA, including monthly Dashboards, google mapping of 5W data, full reporting on Activity Info, updating the Sector website, maintaining updated contact list, etc.;
  • Oversee the appropriate training of partners, including on collection of data related to attacks on education, fundraising for education, teacher training topics, how to manage a temporary learning space, etc.;
  • Ensure adequate resources are mobilized and are equitably allocated for the effective functioning of the Education Sector and its response;
  • Maintain flexibility within the Sector to respond to changes in the operating environment, evolving requirements, capacities and participation;
  • Interact with other Sectors (including through inter-sector coordination fora), humanitarian actors, donors and government counterparts for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners;
  • Be accountable to the affected population through effective and inclusive consultative and feedback mechanisms;
  • Monitor performance of the core sector functions; and
  • Ensure effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the national sector coordinator and sector focal points.

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

Education:

  • Advanced university Degree, in a subject area relevant to Education in Emergencies or Humanitarian Programming.
  • Extensive work experience relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for an advanced degree.
  • Formal training in Sector coordination an advantage. Educational background in information management and data analysis considered a strong advantage.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including inter-agency coordination of an Education in Emergencies response.
  • Experience in information management and data analysis considered a strong advantage.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset. Familiarity/background with emergency is considered as an asset.

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 functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies/concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Persuading and influencing – (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

Application Closing Date

23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time); 7th January, 2019

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

4. Nutrition Sector Coordinator – UNICEF Job Recruitment Form 2018.

Job Title: Nutrition Sector Coordinator, P4

Job Number: 518615
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

How can you make a difference?

  • On behalf of the IASC Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Nigeria and UNICEF as the lead agency for the IASC Nutrition Cluster) and in collaboration with the State Authorities, the Nutrition Cluster Coordinator will facilitate a timely and effective nutrition response in Nigeria and ensure that the capacity of national and local institutions is strengthened to respond to and coordinate emergency nutrition interventions that demonstrate results and impact achieved.

Summary of Key Functions/Accountabilities
With the support of the Global Nutrition Cluster, the Country Nutrition Cluster Coordinator will be responsible for leading the Nutrition Cluster at the Country level in  Nigeria

Identification of Key Partners:

  • Identify key humanitarian partners for the cluster, respecting their respective mandates and program priorities
  • Identify other key partners including local and national authorities, peacekeeping forces, etc.
  • Carryout capacity mapping of all current and potential actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions, the private sector and market assess to materials and services

Establishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms:

  • Ensure appropriate coordination between all Nutrition humanitarian partners (including national and international NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, IOM and other international organizations active in the sector) as well as national authorities and local structures
  • Ensure the establishment/maintenance of appropriate sector coordination mechanisms including working groups at the national, and if necessary, local level;
  • Ensure full integration of the IACS’s agreed priority cross-cutting issues, namely human rights, HIV/AIDS, age, gender and environment, utilization participatory and community-based approaches.  In line with this, promote gender equality by ensuring that the needs, contributions and capacities of women and girls as well as men and boys are addressed;
  • Secure commitments from cluster participants in responding to needs and filling gaps, ensuring an appropriate distribution of responsibilities within the cluster, with clearly defined focal points for specific issues where necessary;
  • Ensure that participants work collectively, ensuring the complementarities of the various stake holder’s actions;
  • Promote emergency response actions while at the same time considering the need for early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns;
  • Ensure effective links with other clusters (with OCHA support), especially Health & Nutrition, Agriculture and Livelihoods and Education;
  • Represent the interests of the cluster in discussions with the Humanitarian Coordinator on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy;
  • Act as focal point for inquiries on the cluster’s response plans and operations.

Planning and Strategy Development:

  • Ensure predictable action within the cluster for the following:
    • Needs assessment and analysis; development of standard assessment formats for use within the sector;
    • Identification of gaps;
    • Developing/updating agreed response strategies and action plans for the cluster and ensuring that these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies, such as the Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) an integral component of the CAP process.
    • Drawing lessons learned from past activities and revising strategies and action plans accordingly;
    • Developing an exit, or transition, strategy for the cluster.

Application of Standards:

  • Ensure that cluster participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;
  • Ensure that responses are in line with existing policy guidance, technical standards, and relevant Government human rights legal obligations.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Specifically needs to include an analytical interpretation of best available information in order to benchmark progress of the emergency response over time.
  • That is – monitoring indicators (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) of service delivery which are derived from working towards meeting standards (mentioned in point 4).
  • Ensure regular reporting against cluster indicators of service delivery (quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost) supports analysis of cluster in closing gaps and measuring impact of interventions.

Advocacy and Resource Mobilization:

  • Identify core advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute key messages to broader advocacy initiatives of the Humanitarian Coordinators and other actors;
  • Advocate for donors to fund cluster participants to carry out priority activities in the sector concerned, while at the same time encouraging cluster participants to mobilize resources for their activities through the usual channels.

Training and capacity building of national/local authorities and civil society:

  • Promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;
  • Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the national/local authorities and civil society.

Acting as “Provider of Last Resort”:

  • As agreed by the IASC Principals, cluster leads are responsible for acting as the provider of last resort to meet agreed priority needs and will be supported by the HC in their resource mobilization efforts in this regard;

Job Requirements

  • Education: An advanced university degree in any of the following fields: Public Health, Nutrition or a related technical field.
  • Work Experience: Minimum of eight years with significant experience working in emergency contexts preferably UN or NGO experience at a senior programme management level. Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset
  • 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 functional 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

Application Closing Date

23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time); 7th January 2019

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • 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.

5. Programme Manager (Polio) – UNICEF Job Recruitment Form 2018.

Job Title: Programme Manager (Polio), P-4

Job Number: 518616
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

For every child, a champion

  • UNICEF Nigeria recently scaled up its integrated humanitarian response plan, and is leading humanitarian response in the education, WASH and nutrition sectors in the country, as well as the child protection sub-sector. We are tackling the resurgence of wild poliovirus, and are promoting health care access overall. We are also working on bringing 100 percent access to clean water and sanitation by 2030. We are working with partners on early childhood education initiatives and are supporting the national HIV program. In addition, UNICEF Nigeria is providing support for three critical child protection initiatives.
  • Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a difference?

  • Under programmatic and technical guidance of Chief, Communication for Development (C4D) and Polio Field Coordinator and under the direct supervision of the Chief of Maiduguri Field Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the Polio Program management, evidence based planning, strategy formulation, overall management, setting up a system of monitoring of Polio social mobilization and communication contributions to polio disease outbreak response and the development, implementation, and monitoring of work plans for the North East states of Nigeria that come under Maiduguri Field Office supervision.
  • The incumbent will be expected to travel within the State and to those states that fall under the responsibility of the Maiduguri office, to conduct regular field supportive supervision and review status of implementation of C4D committed activities.

Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the PEI strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners:

  • Collaborates with other UNICEF sectors, particularly Health, Nutrition, WASH and Programme Communication to ensure integration of the Polio Eradication Programme with other interventions (e.g, de-worming, vitamin A supplementation, hygiene promotion, malaria control, etc.).
  • Participates with UNICEF, Government, non-government organizations (NGOs) and other partners in planning and implementing Polio eradication strategies and approaches.  Ensures achievement of strategic results in line with agreed Annual and Country Programme objectives and adopts corrective action to meet programme/project objectives.
  • Contributes to the identification, development and dissemination of new strategies, methodologies, approaches and tools for improving programme delivery with emphasis on project management, evaluation, sustainability of intervention and community participation based on Human Rights framework and cross sector approach, in collaboration with other partners (e.g., WHO, BPHS NGOs and community organizations).
  • As Manager, exercises managerial leadership for, and participates in, the development of the results-based sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for administration, implementation, monitoring and follow-up of sectoral project activity, consistent with the defined project strategies and approaches. Ensures objectives and targets are timely met and achieved meeting the requirements and quality standards, through full coordination between activities, by leading and supporting a team of professional and support staff.
  • Meets with national and international agencies overseeing the management of programmes/projects. Participates in meetings with ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements, and integration of gender mainstreaming across sectors.

Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability:

  • Whenever the security situation allows, undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as participates in periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments. Provides advice and assistance to government officials and implementing partners in the planning and management of the Polio Eradication programme and ensure sustainability of interventions.
  • In Collaboration with monitoring and evaluation and program communication colleagues, conducts accurate and timely monitoring and data collection, and supports an integrated monitoring system.
  • Participates in major evaluation exercises, programme mid-term review, annual sector review and preview meetings.
  • Analyses and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective measures as appropriate.
  • Ensures the accurate and timely input of project information in the monitoring system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • Drawing on monitoring and analysis of key program performance and management indicators, provides expert input to management reports, including relevant sections of the annual reports. Provides technical advice to programme staff, government counterparts and other partners on planning and management of integrated monitoring and evaluation of the programme.
  • Ensures the timely preparation of annual sector status reports in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures. Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, and annual reports.

Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries:

  • Provides expert guidance and managerial support to government and NGOs at the national and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the programmes/projects. Identifies training needs; coordinates, develops, organizes and oversees training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building, sustainability of programme/projects and promotion/expansion of coverage of services.
  • Guides, coordinates and organizes a staff training/development programme with the Polio section in Maiduguri to upgrade the capacity of UNICEF Borno Office staff enabling them to progressively engage in and lead in the programme development, implementation and management of Polio Eradication  programme. Oversees the conduct of relevant orientation, workshop, training and staff learning/development activities.
  • Provide supportive supervision of LGA Facilitators, Volunteer Ward Supervisors (VWS) and Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCM) network.
  • Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, ensuring those activities are within established plans of action and programme budget allotments. Monitors the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds.
  • Ensures programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation. Submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.

Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking:

  • Coordinates activities and exchanges information and knowledge with other programmes to contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives. Participates in establishing effective monitoring, knowledge database/network and reporting systems to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme information/data and contributes to the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation for the Immunization Programme.
  • Develop partnerships with various key community influencers and religious groups, including traditional leaders, community leaders, religious leaders, Primary Health Care (PHC) directors, teachers, artists on behavior change and social mobilization strategy supportive of effective and efficient program delivery.
  • Maintains close working relationships to establish partnership and collaboration with external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate relevant data, exchange information on programme/project development and implementation. Ensures a significant exchange of knowledge, information, experience and lessons learned.
  • Assists in resource mobilization and donor partnership development/maintenance as well as advocacy efforts to promote the polio programme. Participates in health sector and inter-sectoral meetings and provide technical guidance on behavior development and social mobilization. Contribute to donor reports and project proposals as needed.

Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided:

  • Provide support for the implementation of the communication plans for the Polio Outbreak Response (OBR) and Inactivated Polio Vaccine campaigns.
  • Collaborates in forming emergency preparedness plan relating to the areas of responsibility. In case of emergency, participates in monitoring and assessing the nature and extent of the emergency in the assigned area. Coordinates and provide assistance to the Country Office in identifying where support is required in terms of immediate response as well as long-term strategy and plan.

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

  • Education: An advanced university degree in the Social/Behavioral Sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, information and data management, participatory communication, and research.
  • Work Experience: Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of communication for development, including experience in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes. Developing country work experience and field work experience. Experience in polio eradication programming with background/familiarity within an Emergency context. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • 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 functional 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

Application Closing Date
23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time); 2nd January, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

6. WASH Cluster Coordinator – UNICEF Recruitment.

Job Title: WASH Cluster Coordinator, (P-4)

Job Number: 518613
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • The incumbent provides level leadership and facilitate processes that will ensure a well-coordinated, coherent, strategic, and effective WASH response by a mobilized, organized and adequately-resourced groups of agencies, organizations, NGOs, local communities, etc.
  • In support of the government, act as interface between humanitarian WASH partners and duty bearers to ensure WASH related needs of the affected population are properly covered.

Coordination Mechanisms:

  • Ensure the inclusion of key WASH humanitarian partners in a way that respects their mandates and programme priorities, as well as national and local authorities, other governmental actors, civil society and other actors working and related to the WASH sectoral response.
  • Ensure appropriate coordination mechanisms between all WASH humanitarian partners are in place, including effective links, communication and information management, as well as technical working groups and/or sub-national coordination platforms as appropriate.
  • Ensure information on all current and potential WASH partners, their capacities and areas of work (including Who, What, Where and When) are properly collected, analysed and fed back to partners

Needs Assessment, Analysis and Strategy Development:

  • Ensure effective and coherent WASH assessment, analysis and feedback involving all relevant partners, including the identification of gaps and conceptualize how sectoral needs can be met through collective delivery, involving all relevant partners and ensuring complementarity of their actions.
  • Facilitate WASH cluster/sector and its members/partners:
  • Develop/update agreed WASH responses strategies and prioritised action plans and ensuring these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies and appeals.
  • Are aware of relevant policies, guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law; and that sectoral response is in line with them.
  • Develop an exit/transition strategy for the WASH sector and key sector partners.
  • Facilitate integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues in WASH assessments, analysis, planning, monitoring and response (e.g. age, diversity, environment, gender, HIV/AIDS and human rights) as well as the utilization of participatory and community based approaches in WASH the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH response.
  • Facilitate WASH humanitarian responses build on local capacities.
  • Promote WASH emergency response actions while at the same time considering WASH within early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns.

Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to review outcomes of WASH interventions and progress against strategy and action plans; including an analytical interpretation of best available information in order to benchmark progress over time (monitoring indicators: quantity, quality, coverage, continuity and cost; with target population data disaggregated by sex, age, etc.).
  • Ensure adequate WASH outcome reporting and effective information sharing (with government and other partner support) to demonstrate closing the gaps.

Intersectoral Coordination and Advocacy:

  • Ensure effective links with other clusters or sectoral coordination platforms and represent the interests of the WASH sector in discussions with the UNICEF Chief of Filed Office and Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC/DHC) and other stakeholders on prioritization, resource mobilization and advocacy.
  • Identify core WASH advocacy concerns, include resource requirements, and contribute key
  • Advocate to donors to fund WASH actors to carry out priority WASH activities in the sector concerned, while mobilize at the same time encouraging WASH actors to mobilize resources for their activities through usual channels.
  • Where critical gaps in addressing WASH priorities are identified:
  • Lobby for implementing humanitarian partners (including UNICEF) to address the gaps;
  • With advice/support from the UNICEF Chief of Field Office, DHC/ RC/HC and other humanitarian partners advocate, as appropriate, on the adequate provision of resources and safe access.

Training and Capacity Building:

  • Promote and support training of WASH humanitarian personnel in areas such as Minimum Standards for Emergency WASH and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;
  • Support efforts to strengthen the WASH capacity of the national/local authorities and civil society.

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

  • Education: Advanced University Degree (minimum preference at Master’s Degree level) qualification desirably in subjects/areas of WASH e.g. Health Promotion or Education, Civil or Public Health Engineering, Public Health (MPH), Environmental Health. *First level University Degree with additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of Advanced Degree.*Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are required.
  • Experience: A minimum of 8 years relevant experience with four years direct WASH emergency experience at least two of which would be based in the field at a Team Leader/WASH programme management level. A minimum of 2 years’ emergency experience. A minimum of 5 years’ experience with either the UN and/or NGO.
  • Language: 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 (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)
  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)

Application Closing Date
6th January, 2019 at 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
  • Please note that is a non-family duty station.
  • Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

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