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UNICEF Recruitment 2018 Application Form: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates for immediate employment into the following positions listed below;

UNICEF Latest Job Recruitment 2018 Application Form

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development.

The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

UNICEF Recruitment Application Form

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We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

1. Communication for Development Consultant at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title: Communication for Development Consultant

Job Number: 517044
Locations: Adamawa and Bauchi
Work Type : Consultancy
The duration of the consultancy is 11.5 months

Job Description

  • This position is to support the State ministry of health, state primary health care development agency and other partners in the implementation of evidence-based interventions that will result in the scale-up of and improved access to maternal and newborn health services with a particular focus on systems strengthening, local capacity building, focused mentoring in local facilities and communities in Bauchi and Adamawa States.
  • The officer will support the SMOH, SPHCDA and other partners in the implementation of various strategies and interventions that will strengthen partnership for policy reforms, sector governance and stewardship at LGA level, increased transparency and accountability, capacity building, provision of sustainable and scaled-up integrated MNCH service delivery with equity and community participation.

Major Tasks to be Accomplished

  • Under the supervision of the Communication for Development Specialist (NOC) and coordination of the State EU Programme Coordinator, work with State EU project team to guide implementation and monitoring of C4D interventions, in line with the workplan and results framework
  • Facilitate partnership at LGA and community levels (working with all institutions and structures) on effective implementation of the EU-MNCH programme
  • Participate in, facilitate and provide reports on implementation of interpersonal communication, community dialogue sessions and engagement with various participant groups under the EU Project
  • Lead processes of advocacy to key influential persons in Bauchi and Adamawa States (especially Traditional and Religious Leaders and Heads of Ward Development Committees) for support to EU-MNCH programme, especially promotion of MNCH behaviours
  • Support capacity development activities on C4D for Community-Oriented Resource Persons (CORPs), Voluntary Community Mobilizers (VCMs), Ward Development Committees (WDCs), Faith-based groups, women and youth groups for effective promotion of MNCH behaviours at community level
  • Document processes, key outputs, constraints and lessons learnt in the various platforms of C4D programming
  • Supervise community activities that promote health seeking behaviour among caregivers in Bauchi and Adamawa States, in line with the EU project, including social events, festivals and commemorative events
  • Participate in and provide short Reports on the activities of the state Social Mobilisation Technical Committees (SOMTECs)
  • Support extensive documentation of all activities under the EU Project, including development and publication of 8 Human Interest Stories per year and a Quarterly EU Programme Newsletter and frequent Social Media outputs
  • Produce quarterly Newsletters to give visibility to the programme and donors

Minimum Qualification

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  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Communication, Humanities, Public Health or related technical field.
  • Five years’ experience working on Programme Communication/Communication for Development
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN working language an asset. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station, an asset.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.
  • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions and very good training skills.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Willingness to travel to remote regions of the country
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Application Closing Date
30th October, 2018.


  • All applicants should quote an all inclusive fee
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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2. National WASH Consultant at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title: National WASH Consultant

Job Number: 516818
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy
Contract duration is 11.5

Per 2017 JMP report, Nigeria ranks among those countries where the population of people having access to safely managed drinking water is less than 25% and the proportion of those having access to at least a basic drinking water services is less than 65%. Per MICS 2017, access to safely managed water supply is 3.7%. Similarly, Nigeria is among those countries in Africa where less than 50% of the population have access to basic sanitation and hand washing facilities. It is estimated that more than 49million people practice open defecation and 60% of those involved in the practice are living in rural areas.

There are socio-economic consequences resulting from Nigeria’s poor access to improved water and sanitation services. Using the records for the year 2012 as reported by the 2017 GLAAS report, Nigeria was second from the bottom among its peers in terms of number of diarrhea deaths due to inadequate WASH in children under 5 years. Placing the child survival index across countries in the sub-region side by side with access to improved drinking water, the report shows that countries that are backward in terms of access to improved water services also recorded high under 5 mortality.

According to the 2016 World Economic Forum global risk report, water crises ranks top among global risk to industry and society over the next decade. In 2015, United Nations noted that countries where open defecation is widely practiced are the same countries with the highest prevalence of poverty, high under-five child deaths, and widespread resource disparities. Therefore, water and sanitation remain a major factor in driving economic growth and human development in developing countries. As the most populous country in Africa, if Nigeria achieves the SDG, then the chances are that the rest of the sub-region might also have achieved the SDG.

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Factors responsible for slow growth of water and sanitation sector in Nigeria are identifiable. The GLAAS report for 2017 ranked the water and sanitation sector in Nigeria as one of the less developed globally and within the nation, the sector compares badly with others in terms of institutional arrangements, capacities and resources. Policies generally are initiated but not finalized, even when finalized, they do not reflect in the resource allocation process. It has been observed that, existing policies are not evidence based and do not align with the SDGs neither are they likely to address gender and equity issues. At sub-national level, allocations are hardly provided for water and sanitation and when budgets are made, they are incredible. There is inadequate and poor management of data for planning and existing systems to support monitoring and evaluation are weak. The gap in intuitions range from lack of dedicated institutions to multiple institutions with overlapping unclear mandate. The water sector remains largely uncoordinated, unregulated and with no focused plans to mobilize investments all of which contributes to making service delivery inefficient and ineffective.

To be able to address these organizational capacity gaps, UNICEF facilitates states to enlist Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) in the water and sanitation sector as a strategy to promote sector leadership, institute sector mechanism, strengthen institutions, build capacities and skills for effective service delivery. Consequently, the SWAp will seek to:

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  • Promote sector leadership and regulation which is much required for effective sector governance
  • Introduce coordination mechanisms to address challenges arising from multiple institutions and overlapping mandates and functions
  • Institute sector coordination mechanism, facilitate development of evidence based sector policy, regulatory frameworks, investment plans and budget reforms
  • Promote standardization in product, facilities and services by setting measurable targets
  • Plans for addressing inequities in service delivery to women, children in schools and people in deprived and marginalized places
  • Establish and strengthen institutions (RUWASSA at state level, WASH Departments at LGA level) by law
  • Create enabling environment for private sector participation
  • Encourage sector review with the involvement of civil society organizations, private partners and communities.
  • Create sustainable markets for uptake of improved sanitation by households, create jobs and wealth in the sector

Purpose of the Assignment

  • The purpose of this Consultancy is to facilitate States to enlist WASH-SWAp and develop a roadmap to institute a broad-base sector governance system which when implemented will enhance capacities to effectively and efficiently deliver WASH services in those States as a departure from project based approach to a coordinated sector development planning.

Major Tasks to be accomplished
Under the supervision of the WASH Specialist in Abuja in collaboration with the WASH Specialist in the affected Field Offices, the Consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks within the 12-month contract cycle:

  • Carry out a Stakeholders Consultation and Desk Review, develop a technical assistance report that shows sector institutions & situation assessment & propose a best fit sector model for each of the 14 States.
  • Organize a two-day stakeholder’s workshop to present the Technical Assistance Report for stakeholders to adopt and validate the sector model proposed and secure their commitment to kick-start SWAp process in each of the 14 states;
  • Conduct a three (3) day state level workshop for each of the states on the development of SWAp Road Map (sector priorities, performance indicators and costed activities plan drawing from the technical assistance report) for each of the 14 states;
  • Monitor States uptake of SWAp and carry out quarterly update on the progress made and support them to implement their SWAp costed activity Plans
  • Organize a one day Zonal Level SWAp implementation review meetings for high level stakeholders from the five states (including civil society and private sector) on sector performance, present monitoring update on the implementation of sector activity plans, identify gaps and plan for improvement.

Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required

  • At least a Master’s Degree or comparable level Economics, Political Science, Public Administration or any field related to development or public sector management;
  • Five years of relevant working experience in the public sector;
  • Experience in programming or implementation of a water and sanitation programme
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to work with the Government and Development partners and CBOs/NGOs
  • Excellent in writing project document with UNICEF procedures;
  • Ability to work independently in the field
  • Knowledge in social sciences with a focus on behaviour changes in developing country;
  • Good analytical and ability to think strategically;
  • Excellent communication skills in English language.

Application Closing Date
21st October, 2018.


  • All applicants should quote an all inclusive fee
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

3. National Consultant – GEP3 State Monitoring & Evaluation at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title: National Consultant – GEP3 State Monitoring & Evaluation

Job Number: 515884
Locations: Kebbi, Sokoto & Zamfara
Work Type: Consultancy

Purpose of Assignment

  • The purpose of this consultancy is to ensure the effective monitoring, data collection and maintain records on all Girls Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3) interventions in the respective GEP3 and Educate A Child (EAC) focus states (Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara) according to the GEP3/EAC state work plan and GEP3 monitoring and evaluation framework, contributing to the results of the project. Two State M&E Consultants will be contracted in each of the two GEP3 (Sokoto and Zamfara) and one M & E Consultant in EAC (Kebbi) focus state. GEP3/EAC activities are implemented in close partnership with government education agencies and civil society partners.
  • The consultant will report to the State Project Coordinator under supervision of the Sokoto Education Specialist/Officer and with technical guidance of the Education Specialist, M&E based in Abuja. The consultant will work closely with the Education Specialist/Officer responsible for GEP3/EAC, based in the respective UNICEF Field Office. It is expected the State M&E Consultant will form effective professional relationships with relevant education sector stakeholders in GEP3/EAC focus state at all levels to advance GEP3/EAC activities and results.
  • The consultant will work collaboratively with the other GEP3/EAC state consultants – coordinating activities, analyzing operating environment, sharing lesson learnt and progress and maximizing synergy between activities towards key result areas.
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Scope /Focus of the Assignment Areas of Focus

  • The assignment will entail the M&E consultant to effectively ensure monitoring, data collection and maintain records on all GEP3 and EAC interventions in the respective focus state as per the state work plan and M&E Framework contributing to the overall results of GEP3/EAC and in partnership with state education agencies.
  • Under the management of the State Project Coordinator (SPC), the supervision of the Sokoto Field Office Education Specialist/Officer and further technical guidance of the Education Specialist M&E Abuja, the State M&E Consultant shall carry out the following tasks in fulfilling the expectations of this assignment:
    • Maintain up-to-date and accurate records/database on GEP3/EAC implementation across the three output areas in state, and ensure effective and timely information reporting as required;
    • Conduct quality assurance activities to ensure quality of the implementation of interventions under the guidance of the Education Specialist M&E;
    • Work closely with SUBEB and MOE EMIS officials to ensure timely completion (based on agreed timeframe) of Annual School Census data collection, processing, data cleaning, data merging, analysis, standard statistics reports generation, and dissemination of gender disaggregated results;
    • Liaise with MOE and SUBEB EMIS officials to provide technical support to strengthen capacity of EMIS staff at the LGEA level;Â
    • In coordination with State Output Leads and national Education Specialist M&E, monitor and support IQS integration into the ASC processes;
    • Coordinate and support State level research activities led by external consultants and GEP3/EAC partners;
    • Facilitate institutionalization of systems, for effective and accurate data collection and analysis;
    • Document lessons learnt and best practices, producing monthly stories on GEP3/EAC implementation;
    • Working with State Output Leads, ensure that systematic, accurate and updated data and information on GEP3/EAC activities is collected and analysed collaboratively;
    • Produce regular monthly work plans and submit them to the SPC, Education Specialist M&E, and FO Education GEP3 focal person;
    • Support and coordinate state level research activities led by external consultants and GEP3/EAC partners.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

  • Advanced degree in Education, Statistics, Mathematics, or Computer Science.


  • At least 5 years of experience and demonstrated ability in data collection, monitoring and statistics.
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of data analysis packages (Excel, SPSS, and Access).
  • Strong analytical skills using diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Experience working on gender issues.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills of education and social sectors in Nigeria and in northern Nigeria will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrates, applies and shares technical knowledge.
  • Good understanding of girls’ education issues, community involvement and participation.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, to varied audiences.
  • Able to work effectively in a multicultural environment, sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Language: Fluency in English language and good English writing skills. Fluency in language of the immediate environment.
  • The duration of this consultancy is 11.5 months

Application Closing Date
Friday, 19th October, 2018 by 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (W. Central Africa Standard Time)

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Interested and qualified candidates should apply online here:


  • All applicants should quote an all inclusive fee
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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