United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Employment Opportunities [2 Positions]

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27 Feb, 2019

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United Nations Jobs in Nigeria

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency 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 position below:UN

Job Title: Education Officer, NOB
Job Number: 520228
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 364 days, renewable (Nigerian Nationals only)
Work Type: Temporary Appointment
Purpose of the Post

  • Under the supervision of the Education Manager, the Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Job Descriptions
How can you make a difference?

Support to program development and planning:

  • Contribute to the preparation/update of situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of education related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.

Program management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Draft regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

Technical and operational support to program implementation:

  • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.

Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programs.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programs.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Research and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

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

  • A University Degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology or other Social Science field is required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education  and related areas in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in education and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is a strong asset.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is highly desirable.

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 Formulating Strategies & Concepts, Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Learning & Researching, Planning & Organizing.

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


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Reporting & Communication Officer, NOB
Job Number: 520231
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 364 days, renewable (Nigerian Nationals only)
Work Type: Temporary Appointment
Purpose of the Post

  • Under the supervision of the Education Manager, and in close collaboration with the Communication Manager, the Reporting and Communication Officer performs a variety of information gathering, monitoring, writing and technical services, in support of Education section activities.
  • He/she will be responsible for supporting the Education team in the development of communication and advocacy materials through human interest stories, drafting donor reports and contributing to the team’s social media footprint. Borno Field Office has committed to achieving targets for delivery of humanitarian and developmental assistance across all of its programmes in North East Nigeria –  It is the role of the Reporting and Communication Officer to systematically report UNICEF’s progress against these targets.
  • Accurate and up to date reporting of the situation in North East Nigeria, and the progress of UNICEF’s response is also vital for attracting donor support, as well as for informing donors of how their funding has benefitted those affected by the crisis.

Job Descriptions
How can you make a difference?

  • Work mainly with Education Section and Communication Section (as required) in the preparation of high quality briefings and donor reports by standardizing formats, contents and ensuring adherence to donor requirements.  Provide quality assurance of reports and proposals.
  • Maintain and improve a donor reporting database to track fundraising against programme needs and to inform Education Manager on development, submission status of proposals and to monitor funding received and utilized.
  • Support the UNICEF Education team through information sharing and donor visit preparation and execution when required.
  • Provide assistance in the lessons learnt from UNICEF’s operations experience for adoption of the best practices and standards for subsequent interventions. Collate and analyse data from national and field office locations and prepare trend analysis.
  • Support effective engagement with key partners and donors
  • Support in development of human interest stories, case studies and social media posts.
  • Other duties to support the Communication Section as may be required.

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

  • Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or related field (University degree in a relevant field with at least 3 years of demonstrated professional experience in Journalism, Communications, External Relations, Public Affairs, Public Relations or Corporate Communications in lieu of a Master’s degree.)
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media required.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency situations is an asset.
  • Excellent written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of the local language Hausa and or Kanuri would be a definite 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 Formulating Strategies & Concepts, Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Learning & Researching, Planning & Organizing.

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

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

Note

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

Application Deadline: 13th March, 2019 at 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa