United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Recruitment [4 Positions] - Jobs in Nigeria

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Recruitment [4 Positions]

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12 Apr, 2017

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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: International Communication for Development Consultant, P3
Job Number: 503906
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Consultancy

Purpose of the Assignment

  • To identify and strengthen engagement of religious leaders and religious institutions of different sects in 14 polio high risk states, to enhance acceptance of vaccination and other health services.

Specific Project Objectives to which the consultant is related:

  • To map religious leaders and religious institutions of different sects in 14 polio high risk states, to enhance acceptance of vaccination and other health services
  • To organize and sensitize leadership and local representatives of various religious sects different level, state, LGA, ward and community level.
  • To organize advocacy/sensitization meetings/workshops for religious leaders on promoting vaccination, other health services and AFP surveillance.
  • To support/facilitate development of IEC materials, including fatwa booklets.
  • To get support of religious leaders for Pre, during and post IPD monitoring and supportive supervision and resolution of NC/MC.
  • To ensure the activities of RFPs with religious leaders and institutions include AFP surveillance and notification of AFP cases.
  • To produce periodical reports covering activities implemented for religious leaders.

Assignment Tasks

  • Map the religious leaders of different sects and religious institutions (residential, non-residential, weekend Islamic/Church schools) at different levels (states, LGAs and wards) of polio high risk 14 states.
  • Establish an estimate of eligible children studying/staying in religious institutions.
  • Advocate/Liaise with the religious leaders/institutions of different sects in different states to ensure their support for polio eradication programme at all levels, use their influence to enhance acceptance for vaccination and other health services and overcome non-compliance due to religious reasons.
  • Promote the concept of engaging religious leaders of various sects among implementing partners to facilitate representation of religious leaders in all committees, working for programme at all levels to ensure their support for polio eradication programme in polio high risk 14 states.
  • Provide technical support to RFPs working at the state and LGA level for evidence based /planning, implementation and monitoring of their activities.
  • Support RFPs to the design, preparation and use of locally appropriate communication material targeting religious leaders/institutions for promoting vaccination and other health services and AFP surveillance.
  • Regularly monitor/report anti OPV rumors/campaigns from the religious perspective if there is any and advise measures to mitigate the situation. Produce a monthly report capturing all the activities conducted with religious influencers/institutions and results achieved.
  • Support state leads in monitoring and reporting of activities of state and LGA RFPs, track vaccination coverage in religious institutions
  • Undertake any other relevant tasks related to the programme, assigned by supervisor.

Expected Deliverables

  • A detailed work plan at the beginning and monthly work plans thereafter (1st week of each month)
  • Monthly report (4 pages) of RFPs activities, outcomes, mission reports and Note for the Record (NFR) on meetings etc. (monthly)
  • One report after each IPD by using a supplied template on social mobilization intervention implemented for religious leaders/institutions and the results achieved. and other social mobilization indicators
  • One end of contract PowerPoint presentation to be used in debriefing with Chief of Field Office, Communication for Development Team and other relevant staff members.
  • One end of contract Report

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced degree in Theology, Islamic/Religious Studies, Social Work, Social Sciences, Mass Communication, Public Health. Experience of communication/social mobilization in Polio programme is an added advantage.
  • At least five (5) years progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in social mobilization programme planning, management and monitoring, preferably for health programmes.
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of another UN working language is desirable.
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as and teaching skills to impart knowledge to others.
  • Good analytical, negotiating, communication, advocacy, computer, managerial and supervisory skills. skills, including internet navigation and various office application

Application Closing Date
19th April, 2017.

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

 

Job Title: Health Specialist Talent Group, P-3
Job Number: 504026
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff, Temporary Appointment

Job Description

For Every Child, Health:

  • UNICEF is seeking Talented Professionals in the Health sector at the P-3 level.
  • Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups. A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide will quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a position becomes available.

How Can you Make a Difference?

  • Health Specialists at P-3 level usually reports to the Chief of Section or a Health Specialist for guidance and general supervision.
  • The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the respective health programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on specific progress within the Health programme.
  • S/he provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in line with UNICEF Strategic Health Plan and goals, budget allocation, results based-management (RBM) approaches, standards of performance and accountability framework.

The Main Expected Results Include:

  • Technical support to health programme development and planning;
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results;
  • Technical and operational support to health programme implementation;
  • Networking and partnership building;
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

Qualifications
To qualify as an advocate for every child’s health you will have:

  • An advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in Medicine, Public Health/Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or Management, Health Economics, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-medical, Health Education, Epidemiology or other health related science or a related field.
  • 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.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in Public Health/Nutrition Programme Planning and Management and/or in relevant areas of Maternal and Neonatal Health Care, Health Emergency/Humanitarian preparedness and National and/or International level.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, You Demonstrate:

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

Application Closing Date
10th May, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Senior Health Specialist Talent Group, P-5
Job Number: 504009
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff, Temporary Appointment

Job Description

  • UNICEF is seeking Talented Professionals in the Health sector at the senior level (P5).
  • Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups.
  • A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide will quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a position becomes available.

Responsibilities

  • A P-5 Health Section Chief or Senior Technical Specialist/Health Advisor is responsible for managing and leading all stages of health programs/projects (health systems, maternal, neonatal, child survival, emergency preparedness) from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of results.
  • S/he is also tasked with leading and managing wide health teams including establishing plans of action to achieve concrete and sustainable results in line with UNICEF Strategic Plan and goals, budget allocation, results based-management (RBM) approaches and methodology, standards of performance and accountability framework, in consultation with appropriate colleagues at different levels of the organization.
  • S/he takes the lead in advocating for UNICEFs goals and values at global and regional meeting events, represents the organization at high level meeting events and establishes and maintains a wide network of.
  • S/he makes efforts for capacity building among staff members under her/ his supervision.

The main expected results include:

  • Managerial leadership;
  • Health programme planning and development;
  • Program management, monitoring and quality control of results;
  • Advisory services and high level technical support;
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building;
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

Requirements

  • An advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health/Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or Management, Health Economics, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-medical, Health Education, Epidemiology or other Health related Science.
  • 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.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in Public Health Programme Planning and Management and/or in relevant areas of health systems strengthening, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health care, epidemiology, disease control, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness and responses at the national and international level.
  • Is familiar with cross-sectoral collaboration with nutrition, WASH, HIV, ECD, child protection and other related programme areas.
  • Managerial, leadership, partnership or high level technical expertise is a strong asset.
  • Work experience in developing countries and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every child, you demonstrate:

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

Application Closing Date
10th May, 2017.

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

 

Job Title: Health Specialist Talent Group, P-4
Job Number: 504024
Location: Nigeria
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff, Temporary Appointment

Job Description

  • Generic Vacancy Announcements (GVAs) are a means to attract and identify qualified candidates for placement in Talent Groups. A Talent Group is an exclusive roster of experts from which UNICEF offices worldwide will quickly select qualified pre-assessed, top-level candidates whenever a position becomes available.

How can you make a difference?

  • Health Specialists at P-4 level usually report to the Chief of Section or a senior health advisor for guidance and general supervision.
  • The Specialist is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on health programmes (health systems development, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development), linking up with global partners where needed, advocate of the organization’s goals and representing the organization in global and regional meeting events.
  • S/he provides health related technical guidance and operational support throughout the process to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results in line with UNICEF Strategic Health Plan and goals, budget allocation, results based-management (RBM) approaches, standards of performance and accountability framework.

The main expected results include:

  • Health Programme planning and development;
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results;
  • Advisory services and technical support;
  • Advocacy, networking and partnership building on global and regional level;
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building;

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

  • An advanced university Degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health/Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or Management, Health Economics, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-medical, Health Education, Epidemiology or other Health related Science*.
  • 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.
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in public health programme planning and management and/or in relevant areas of health systems strengthening, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health care, epidemiology, disease control, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness and responses at the national and international level.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency setting is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Application Closing Date
Wednesday, 10th May, 2017.

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

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