United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Ongoing Job Vacancy

Posted on :

9 Jan, 2023

Category :

Communication Jobs in Nigeria

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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. We are recruiting to fill the position below:





Job Title: Communication & Advocacy Specialist
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job No: 558435
Level: P-3
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Categories: Child Protection

How can you make a difference?

  • The overall objective of the post is to support the successful community-based reintegration of children and adults formerly associated with NSAG in the northeast of Nigeria.

Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities:

  • Lead and coordinate the implementation of the community-based social reintegration, communication, and advocacy component of the EU Support for Reconciliation and Reintegration of Former Armed Non-State Combatants and Boko Haram Associates with UNICEF, IOM, and UNDP.
  • Lead and support the information dissemination through context-appropriate media, to provide communities with information on the rehabilitation, reconciliation, and reintegration processes aimed at increased transparency, proactively managing expectations, and building trust.
  • Support UNICEF, UNDP, and IOM and implementing partners to prepare the families and communities to receive children, men, and women formerly associated with NSAGs through community-led participatory activities in selected communities for effective reconciliation and reintegration.
  • Support to promote dialogue and increase community leadership in support mechanisms for reconciliation and reintegration. As recommended in the Borno State Reconciliation and Reintegration Policy, this will include working with religious institutions and leaders to support alternative narratives and inter-faith activities, and craft messages about the importance of tolerance and forgiveness.
  • Support to implement of S2R project visibility plan and ensures photographs and/or videos are being taken, filed, and used for communications and reporting purposes.
  • Engage communication and media channels to inform communities on social reintegration and other key information, including developing content for radio programs and traditional festivals, designing pamphlets, and coordinating with associations, traditional ceremonies, and religious gatherings.
  • Provide regular support to government and partners in designing strategic communication, media, and community engagement strategies and implement them through partners
  • Support the Ministry of Information to continue to implement public information and awareness campaigns for reintegration, Birth registration, and prevention of grave child rights violations
  • Monitoring, planning, implementation and management of the relevant CAAC reintegration grants including the EU grants, develop work plans, monitor implementation.
  • Support with timely donor reports of CAAC reintegration-related grants such as the EU, Swiss, French Natcom, US State Department, etc.
  • Support birth registration program implementation in the three BAY states including Borno, Adamawa ,and Yobe
  • Support interim care service provision in the HajJ, Shikar, and Bulumkutu transit centers through effective planning, coordination, and regular monitoring.
  • Support to organize high-level donor visits, including EU Field missions and S2R consortium partners’ joint field visits for activities’ monitoring
  • Support with supervising and managing of CTG’s 3rd party facilitators

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

  • An Advanced University Degree from a recognized university in Social/Behavioral Sciences (Social Work, Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Other Social Science fields), anthropology, development studies, or its equivalent is required.
  • Minimum of 8 years demonstrable professional experience in implementing community-based social reintegration and experience in community mobilization and engagement and social cohesion required
  • Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions.
  • Ability to conceptualize ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form, innovative, plan and execute ideas.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.


  • Experience in working with community structures and/or religious groups and leaders on child protection including association of children with armed groups.
  • Experience in a protracted conflict environment is a strong advantage. Knowledge of socio-economic, culture, and community development issues in the North-East Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin region is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

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

Application Deadline:
16th January, 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time


  • 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.
  • We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
  • 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

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