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United Nations Children’s Fund (Graduate & Exp) Jobs [4 positions]

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26 Aug, 2016

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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.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

Job Title: WASH Officer – NOA
Location: Maiduguri – TA

Job Number: 498532
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Purpose of this Assignment

Accountable for professional technical contribution to programme/project design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation of WASH programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, and commitment for enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.

Key End Results

  • Accurate, complete and up-to-date information made available for effective budget preparation, programme and project design, implementation, management and evaluation including emergency preparedness and response
  • Programme efficiency and effectiveness enhanced through effective implementation follow-on.
  • Progress reports and project work plans timely prepared, and effective technical assistance provided in the identification of required supplies and equipment, and in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation, with specific attention to gender/sex disaggregation of relevant indicators.
  • Appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments ensured.
  • Knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media promoted.
  • Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration.

Key Accountabilities and Duties and Tasks
Programme/Project Management:

  • Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective WASH programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Draft sound WASH programme budgets for review by the supervisor including steps to enhance emergency preparedness and response.

Programme Efficiency and Effectiveness:

  • Enhance programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence based approach and implementation follow-on, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply, non-supply and emergency assistance and WASH programme status.

Work Plan and Programme Documentation:

  • Analyse collected data and information and prepare progress reports; draft changes in WASH project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment (for both development and emergency orientated activities) as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other programme documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action.

Programme Implementation Information and Data:

  • Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that WASH programme expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the programme information and database (e.g., FLS, Vision).
  • Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.
  • Collaborate with Monitoring & Evaluation office on maintaining a gender & equity focus in WASH data collection and reporting.

Knowledge Sharing:

  • Compile WASH programme implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, WASH sectoral stakeholders, donors and media.

Communication and Networking:

  • Ensure effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.
  • Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.
  • Team with local Government counterparts and sectoral stakeholders to exchange information on WASH programme implementation and status, capacity and vulnerability/risk mapping preparedness as well as movement, prepositioning and distribution of supplies.
  • Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to WASH sector. Where appropriate support the IASC WASH Cluster during preparedness and response to emergencies.

Qualification and Competencies
Education:

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
  • Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.

Work Experience:

  • One (1) year of relevant professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization with national government and field work experience.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency

Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2016.

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

 

Job Title: National Health Consultant
Location: Nigeria
>Job Number: 498734
Work Type: Consultancy

Background and Rationale

  • Insurgency and terrorism in the north eastern parts of the country had disrupted social services and infrastructure, and made significant parts of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States difficult to access with services, including routine and polio campaign, health, nutrition, child protection, water and sanitation services. It also led to large population displacement with many millions of Internally displaced persons.
  • Recent government efforts have successfully rescued many children hitherto trapped, and/or abducted and made the inaccessible areas now accessible.
  • In April 2016, an environmental cVDPV was reported from Borno and evidence showed that the virus had been in circulation since 2013. Outbreak response activities are presently being implemented but a number of emerging issues and lessons learnt from the outbreak response are of concern as a key risk to polio eradication in Nigeria.
  • These include challenges on both the supply side, and especially demand side with non-compliance to OPV vaccination. Barely four months after the report, have two new polio cases been found in Borno state.
  • It is clear that there is a need to address immunity gaps in the north east, especially in Borno, including reaching the previously unreached children due to physical access issues, as well as those in settlements that are not complying.
  • It will require strong coordination, stronger EOC, and improved engagement with communities and leaders and thus the need for additional technical support for Borno State. UNICEF has an urgent need to have intensified and sustained technical support in the area of Health.

Major Tasks to be Accomplished
Knowledge Management for Programmes:

  • Contribute to country programmes by supporting knowledge management through providing professional assistance in 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 with partners as well as in the development of training and orientation material by providing professional technical assistance. Participate in the preparation of, and making professional contribution to, the preparation of programme reports required for the management.

Programme Development and Management:

  • Provide professional technical assistance in the preparation of the Situation Analysis for programme development and management by collecting and analyzing data and monitoring implementation progress including in emergency context ensuring alignment with the CCC.
  • Contribute to the identification of 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 or prepare programme work plans as required. Propose adjustments/changes in work plans.
  • Propose program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices for supervisor.

Optimum Use Of Program Funds:

  • Monitors programme implementation progress and compliance.
  • Monitors the allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
  • Takes appropriate recommendations or actions to optimize use of programme funds.

Programme Monitoring and Evaluations:

  • Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decides on required corrective action.
  • Collaborate with partners to carry out a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation and participate in the major programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Representative, the Operations Officer, the Evaluation Officer and others to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery.
  • Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Collaborate and prepare annual program status reports in a timely manner, as required.

Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach:

  • Support rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks.
  • Collaborate with partners and assist in the strengthening of quality of child rights-based programmes consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects.
  • Contribute to coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.
  • Provide professional technical assistance in preparing 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 assistance and supports in planning and organizing training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.
  • Promote and maintain the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners by identifying these partners and partnerships and providing continuous supports, coordination and collaboration for sustainability.

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

  • Analyze programme related issues and policies from a children’s and women’s rights perspective and advocacy at the community and family levels for elevating credibility in national policy debates. Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication.

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Facilitate partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts including within the emergency context, 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. Establish and maintain 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.
  • Approve allocation and disbursement of funds ensuring they are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated in accordance with the programme budget allotments (PBA).

Maintain close collaboration with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers for overall coordination:

  • Provide professional support 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.

End Product
Key End-Results Expected:

  • Effective knowledge management and system, information exchange and the development of training and orientation materials developed and deployed for strengthening of country programme management and activities.
  • Situation Analysis prepared/updated, critical programme intervention point/measures identified, and programme work plans/recommendations prepared and incorporated. Programme reports prepared as required.
  • Programme funds optimally used.
  • Programme monitoring and evaluations effectively conducted to improve programme performance, and programme status report timely prepared.
  • Rights-based and results-based programming approach fully incorporated into all phases of programme and projects processes.
  • Commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners gained and established.
  • Rights perspective and advocacy at the community and family levels incorporated in policy analysis for establishing and elevating UNICEF’s credibility in national and international policy debates.
  • Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme development/management/coordination, information sharing and networking.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

  • Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences or related technical field preferably in communications
  • At least three (3) years progressively responsible professional work experience in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation in Immunization Programmes.
  • Fluency in English Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
  • Experience in polio eradication campaign, IEC material development, training and negotiation skills and team building.

Basic competencies include:

  • Current knowledge of development issues, strategies as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills
  • Managerial and supervisory skills
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office application
  • Demonstration of ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.

Application Closing Date
8th September, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Education Specialist, NO-C
Location: Borno, Nigeria
Job Number: 498549
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

Purpose of the Position

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor, establishes and implements country office emergency preparedness and response. Responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers, and the affected communities in an emergency situation.

Key Expected Results

  • Emergency preparedness is effectively arranged together with establishment of country contingency plans and early warning mechanisms.
  • Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.
  • Emergency plans of action are developed, and compliance and coordination of all sectors with the plans are implemented.
  • Technical advice on emergencies and programme management related to implementation of emergency preparedness measures are effectively provided.
  • Emergency preparedness and response, and a consistent flow of information of the humanitarian situation are effectively coordinated within the office.
  • Substantive improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff and implementing partners through conduct of effective training activities.
  • In the event of an emergency, UNICEF’s presence is promptly established and the initial emergency operational tasks are effectively executed, including provision of support for information communication technology, telecommunications facility and all staff security related assistance in the country office.
  • Needs assessment is effectively conducted to determine priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF based on the local emergency situation affecting children, their families and community.
  • Timely delivery of assistance and supplies is provided, urgent staffing requirements are identified, and the appropriate use of UNICEF resources is monitored for effective project delivery.
  • Emergency appeals and project proposals are prepared, and concerted efforts are put forward to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding.
  • Longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions are determined to build a regular operational and staffing structure.
  • Continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison are maintained with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies in support of the special needs of children and women affected by emergency situations within the framework of the cluster approach and based on the Core Commitment for Children.
  • Management is kept informed of humanitarian developments in relevant policies, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in the country.
  • Emergency preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office’s workplans.  Sectoral input is provided for all related documents for the office’s Emergency Preparedness and Response, as well as for the Situation Analysis and the Country Programme Document.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & 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.  Iidentifies 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 workplans 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 workplans.
  • 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.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • 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.
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration.
  • Field work experience.
  • Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
  • Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English; a second UN language an asset

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies:

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

Technical Knowledge
Specific Technical Knowledge Required:

  • UNICEF policies and strategy to address on national and international emergency issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
  • Knowledge of global humanitarian issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNCEF position and approaches.
  • Knowledge of UN humanitarian reform principles, international humanitarian laws.
  • Knowledge of the principle of gender parity and equality.

Common Technical Knowledge Required:

  • The UNICEF mission statement; UNICEF Board policy papers and decisions.
  • The Core Commitments for Children in Emergencies.
  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child; Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women.
  • EMOPS Technical Notes, EMOPS Emergency Field Book.
  • UNICEF Program Manuals, policy guidelines, ExDirs, PROs; Country Programme documentation.
  • UNICEF personnel, financial, supply and administrative rules, regulations and manuals.
  • National development plans and policies; Guidelines and manuals from NGO/donor partners.
  • Annual work plan.
  • UNDAF; The UN Humanitarian Reform; IASC documents, guidelines and materials on UN Humanitarian Reform and the cluster approach.
  • Information & Communications Technology literacy, including skills and knowledge of office system applications, LAN, internet navigation, telecommunications, and data analysis.
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness

Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced:

  • UN security operations and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and trends in emergency preparedness and response management related fields.
  • UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian/emergency issues and response.
  • UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions in international developing cooperation.
  • Current knowledge of development issues and social programming in international development cooperation context.

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2016

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Child Protection/Social Work Consultant, NOA-NOB
Location: Maiduguri
Job Number: 498735
Work Type: Consultancy

Purpose of the Assignment

  • The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria is urgently seeking the interest of qualified Child Protection and Social Work Consultants to support the implementation of UNICEF’s child protection in emergencies programmes in North East Nigeria.
  • Children have been acutely impacted by the conflict in North East Nigeria. In particular, millions of children are suffering psychological distress due to the conflict. It is also estimated that over 20,000 have been displaced by the conflict. Children have been recruited and used by armed groups and been subjected to sexual violence.
  • Many girls and women have become pregnant and given birth as a result of the conflict of rape and forced marriage. These children are facing acute challenges in returning to their families and communities following release or escape.
  • Children need urgent support to ensure they are safe and protected from further harm, and to help them recover from what they have experienced.

Assignment Tasks
Knowledge Management for Programmes:

  • Contribute to country programmes by supporting knowledge management through providing professional assistance in 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 with partners as well as in the development of training and orientation material by providing professional technical assistance on child protection in emergencies and social work. Participate in the preparation of, and making professional contribution to, the preparation of programme reports required for the management.

Programme Development and Management:

  • Provide professional technical assistance in the preparation of the Situation Analysis for programme development and management by collecting and analyzing data and monitoring implementation progress.
  • Contribute to the identification of 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 or prepare programme work plans as required.
  • Propose adjustments/changes in work plans. Propose program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices for supervisor.

Programme Implementation:

  • Contribute to the implementation of key UNICEF child protection programme components in North East Nigeria including, but not limited to: tracing, reunification and interim care programme for unaccompanied and separated children; reintegration programme for children used in the hostilities and girls subjected to conflict related sexual violence; mines risk education; effective multi-sector response for child protection, including effective case management; and psychosocial support.

Programme Monitoring and Evaluations:

  • Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess child protection in emergencies programme implementation and decides on required corrective action.
  • Collaborate with partners to carry out a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation and participate in the major programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Representative, the Operations Officer, the Evaluation Officer and others to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery.
  • Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Collaborate and prepare annual program status reports in a timely manner, as required.

Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach:

  • Support rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks.
  • Collaborate with partners and assist in the strengthening of quality of child rights-based programmes consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects.
  • Contribute to coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.
  • Provide professional technical assistance in preparing viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources.

National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability:

  • Provide government authorities with technical assistance and supports in planning and organizing training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability on child protection in emergencies.
  • Promote and maintain the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners by identifying these partners and partnerships and providing continuous supports, coordination and collaboration for sustainability for child protection in emergencies.

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

  • Analyze programme related issues and policies from a children’s and women’s rights perspective and advocacy at the community and family levels for elevating credibility in national policy debates.
  • Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication.

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Facilitate 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.
  • Establish and maintain linkage to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data.

Expected Deliverables

  • Child protection in emergencies programme implemented as per agreed workplan
  • Effective knowledge management and system, information exchange and the development of training and orientation materials developed and deployed for strengthening of child protection in emergencies programming.
  • Inputs provided to analysis and update of the child protection situation in North East Nigeria. Programme reports prepared as required.
  • Programme monitoring and evaluations effectively conducted to improve programme performance, and programme status report timely prepared.
  • Rights-based and results-based programming approach fully incorporated into all phases of programme and projects processes.
  • Institutional capacities of the national and local partners strengthened on child protection in emergencies.
  • Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme development/management/coordination, information sharing and networking.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Social Work, Child Protection or related technical field

Years of relevant experience:

  • At least two (2) years progressively responsible professional work experience in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation in social work or child protection or GBV programming.
  • Experience in social work and/or child protection and/or GBV programming. Experience of working in an emergency setting is an asset

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
  • Current knowledge of development issues, strategies as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills
  • Managerial and supervisory skills
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office application
  • Demonstration of ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.

Application Closing Date
8th September, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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