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  • Posted: Mar 10, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 24, 2023
  • UNICEF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with a mandate to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF’s Nigeria country programme: Aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all c...
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    Security Officer

    Job Description

    • The Security Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance to the supervisor to manage a range of activities on security planning, management and risk assessments to ensure the safety and security of personnel and their eligible family members and safeguarding of UNICEF premises, assets and resources at the duty station.

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

    • Security Risk Management and Planning
    • Safety and Security Services
    • Security Networking and Partnership Building
    • Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building

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


    • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Security Risk Management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security, Counter Terrorism, or another relevant technical field. 


    • A minimum of two years of professional experience in global security risk management and/or security analysis is required. Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is highly desirable. 

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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    Construction Engineer

    How can you make a difference?

    The main responsibilities of the Construction Engineer will include but not limited to the following:

    • Participates to the UNICEF construction projects from their planning to their full implementation and coordinate all necessary meetings with requesting sections including provision of guidance, technical input etc. in regard to their needs.
    • Develops all required monitoring and supervision tools and conduct monitoring activities.
    • Responsible for the completeness and quality of the works performed by contractors and engineering consultancy companies' in compliance with technical specifications and UNICEF quality standards.
    • Participates in the performance evaluation of construction service providers, contractors and implementing partners as well as government counterparts.
    • Prepares and develops all necessary technical documents required for bidding and solicitations including production of 3D design, drawings and plans, technical specifications, bill of quantities (BoQ) etc.
    • Conducts basic site and soil investigations and surveys and underline topographical features as may be required.
    • Assists in all tender exercises for the procurement of construction and consultancy services and participate in site visits and assessments.
    • Reviews the accuracy of technical aspects and cost estimates received as part of the proposals from potential contractors/suppliers/implementing partners/government counterparts.
    • Identifies risks and report them to the management and contribute to initiate corrective actions where necessary, so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved.
    • Leads the preparation of interim - final projects and handover reports and maintain the relevant project records.
    • Reports on the progress of deliverables and works of contractors and service providers.
    • Assists the Construction Specialist in coordinating with Operations and programmes required activities to ensure proper and timely actions from both, UNICEF's and Governments side.
    • Reviews requests for payments from contractors and submit them to the Supervisor for certification along with the required documents.
    • Assists in the handing over of facilities to project beneficiaries.
    • Performs any other construction related activities as instructed by the Supervisor and the Management.

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


    • University degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or a related degree from a recognized university.


    • Minimum 2 years of professional experience at national level in the relevant field of civil engineering, especially in preparation of construction technical documentation.
    • Experience of working in complex environments and large infrastructure and/or civil works, particularly in the field of construction technical project documentation development as well as construction supervision.
    • Working experience in the area of preparation, implementation and monitoring of technical/ (re)construction projects; methodological and calculation skills.
    • Experience in technical design of high-rise structure is an asset.
    • Knowledge of the UN rules, procedures and regulations would be an asset.
    • Working experience in UN or other international development organization would be an asset.
    • Background/familiarity with an emergency would be an asset.
    • Familiarity with north-east Nigeria is a strong asset.
    • Knowledge and experience in the usage of construction related software.
    • Good computer skills including word processing, power-point and spreadsheet.

    Language Requirements:

    • Excellent written and spoken English required.
    • Working knowledge of local languages Hausa and/or Kanuri is highly desirable.

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