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  • Posted: Jan 12, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 19, 2022
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  • 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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    Health Manager (Immunization), P4

    Job No: 547315
    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
    Level: P - 4
    Categories: Health

    How Can You Make a Difference?

    • Under the direct supervision of the Health Manager, P5, the incumbent will be responsible for professional leadership and innovation in the development, planning, implementation, delivery, monitoring, evaluation and oversight management of the Routine Immunization programme in conjunction with the Primary Health care Systems strengthening and Maternal, New-born and Child Health components within the country programme to achieve the UNICEF's immunization goals and objectives for the country.

    Key Tasks / Responsibilities
    Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management:

    • Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by overseeing collection, analysis and evaluation of information, and providing the technical guidance and input. Ensures the timely preparation of the Situation Analysis related to Immunization (EPI) interventions in the country including  COVID 19  vaccination roll out  and its periodic update. Coordinates to make quality contributions to other related interventions (e.g. Measles, Health and Nutrition) as part of the integrated immunization activities.
    • Ensures the quality sectoral input to the Country Programme Document (CPD) and all related documents (e.g. Plan of Operations, Project Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet) of the immunization programme.

    Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the Immunization strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners:

    • Collaborate with other UNICEF sectors, particularly Health, Nutrition, WASH  and programme communication to ensure integration of the Immunization Programme with other interventions (e.g. malaria).
    • Participates with UNICEF, Government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other partners in the development of the immunization strategies and approaches. Ensures achievement of strategic results in line with agreed Annual and Country Programme objectives and adopts corrective action to meet programme/project objectives.
    • Contributes to the identification, development and dissemination of new strategies, methodologies, approaches and tools for improving programme delivery with emphasis on project management, evaluation, sustainability of intervention and community participation based on Human Rights framework and cross sector approach, in collaboration with other partners (e.g. WHO).

    Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong leadership:

    • As Immunization Manager , exercises managerial and technical leadership for and participates in the development of the results-based sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for administration, implementation, monitoring and follow-p of sectoral project activity, consistent with the defined project strategies and approaches.
    • Ensures objectives and targets are timely met and achieved meeting the requirements and quality standards, through full coordination between activities, by leading and supporting a team of professional and support staff.
    • Meets with national and international agencies overseeing the management of programmes/projects.
    • Participates in meetings with ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements, and integration of gender mainstreaming across sectors.

    Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability:

    • Undertake field visits to monitor programmes as well as participates in periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments.
    • Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and implementing partners in the planning and management of the immunization programme and ensure sustainability of interventions.

    Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries:

    • Provides expert guidance and technical support to government and partners at the national and state levels in the planning, development and implementations stages of the programme/projects.
    • Identifies training needs; coordinates, develops, organizes and oversees training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building, sustainability of programme/projects and promotion/expansion of coverage of services.

    The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization programme:

    • Guides, coordinates and organizes a staff training/development programme with Regional and HQ Advisers to upgrade the capacity of UNICEF Country Office staff enabling them to progressively engage in and lead in the programme development, implementation and management of immunization programme.
    • Oversees the conduct of relevant orientation, workshop, training and staff learning/development activities.

    UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector:

    • Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, ensuring those activities are within established plans of action and programme budget allotments.
    • Monitors the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds.
    • Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation. Submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.

    Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking:

    • Coordinates activities and exchanges information and knowledge with other programmes to contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives.
    • Participates in establishing effective monitoring, knowledge database/network and reporting systems to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme information/data, and contributes to the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation for the immunization programme
    • Maintains close working relationships to establish partnership and collaboration with external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate relevant data, exchange information on programme/project development and implementation. Ensures a significant exchange of knowledge, information, experience and lessons learnt.

    The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme by the effective implementation of integrated child survival monitoring system:

    • In collaboration with monitoring and evaluation and programme communication colleagues, conducts accurate and timely monitoring and data collection and supports an integrated monitoring system.
    • Participates in major evaluation exercises, programme mid-term review, annual sector review and preview meetings. Analyses and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective measures as appropriate.
    • Ensures the accurate and timely input of project information in the monitoring system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
    • Drawing on monitoring and analysis of key programme performance and management indicators, provides expert input to management reports, including relevant sections of the annual reports. Provides technical advice to programme staff, government counterparts and other partners on planning and management of integrated monitoring and evaluation of the programme.

    All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures:

    • Ensure the timely preparation of annual sector status reports in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
    • Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis and annual reports.

    Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided:

    • Collaborates in forming emergency preparedness plan relating to the area of responsibility.
    • In case of emergency, participates in monitoring and assessing the nature and extent of the emergency in the assigned area.
    • Coordinates and provides assistance to the country office in identifying where support is required in terms of immediate response as well as long-term strategy and plan.

    To Qualify as a Champion For Every Child You Will Have

    • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Pediatric Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy and Management, Family Health, Socio-medical Sciences, Health Education, Epidemiology, or other fields relevant to immunization.
    • A minimum of eight years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in developing, planning, programming, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and managing of health/Immunization programmes.
    • Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in child survival &  health care preferred.
    • 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
    UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and:

    The UNICEF Competencies required for this Post are:

    • Builds & maintains partnerships
    • Demonstrate self awareness and ethical awareness.
    • Innovates & embraces change
    • Drive to achieve results for impact
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity
    • Thinks and acts strategically
    • Works collaboratively with others
    • Nurtures, leads and manages people.

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    Nutrition Sector Coordinator, P4

    Job No: 547503
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
    Level: P - 4
    Categories: Emergency Programme

    How Can You Make a Difference?

    • As part of Unicef’s Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian action, the Nutrition Sector Coordinator is expected to provide leadership and support to the Nutrition coordination structure in the north-east Nigeria.
    • On behalf of the  Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Nigeria and UNICEF as the lead agency for the IASC Nutrition Cluster and in collaboration with the State Authorities, the Nutrition Sector Coordinator will facilitate a timely and effective nutrition response in Nigeria and ensure that the capacity of national and local institutions is strengthened to respond to and coordinate emergency-development-peace building nutrition interventions that demonstrate results and achieve impact.

    Key Functions, Accountabilities and Related Duties / Tasks
    The Nutrition Sector Coordinator’s major tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

    Coordination, Representation and Leadership:

    • Maintain a coordination mechanism that facilitates the effective achievement of the Sector functions and the requirements of the Humanitarian Project Cycle (Humanitarian Need Overview, Humanitarian Response Plan andCluster Coordination Performance Monitoring) and which builds on pre-existing coordination structures where appropriate and furthers the development of current or future national and subnational capacities.
    • Ensure effective communication, reporting, engagement and co-ordination between different levels in each of the three States (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe), to enable alignment of work and priorities.
    • Supervise and manage the Sector coordination team (i.e. Sector Co-coordinator, Yobe and Adamawa State Facilitators, Nutrition Information Management Officer, Strategic Advisory Group, ect..)
    • Build partnerships with all relevant sector stakeholders including government counterparts and national authorities, local, national and international organizations, affected populations and other AoRs/Sectors especially UNICEF led (WASH, Child Protection and Education) and Health and Food Security and Livelihood.
    • Build complementarity of partner actions within the Sector, proactively negotiating with partners to avoid and resolve duplication and gaps and harmonize actions and accountability
    • Represent the Sector with stakeholders across all sectors, including the Humanitarian Coordinator on prioritization, resource  mobilization and advocacy and through inter-Sector coordination fora, develope cross-sectoral relationships as appropriate.
    • Promote emergency response actions while at the same time considering the need for early recovery planning as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns.

    Needs Assessment and Analysis:

    • Lead the planning and implementation of needs assessment and analysis, including representing the Sector in multi-sectoral needs assessments and joint analysis of needs.
    • Analyse needs assessment data and work collaboratively with the Sector partners to create analytical products (reports, powerpoints, briefs, etc.), based on evidence-generated.
    • Synthesize evidence and provide near real-time information to stakeholders to strengthen planning and implementation
    • Develop standard assessment formats for use within the sector including for Rapid Response Mechanism.

    Strategic Response Planning:

    • Lead and coordinate strategic planning, response prioritization and the development of a context specific-gender transformative sectoral response plan across the triple nexus.
    • Lead early warning, contingency planning, and emergency preparedness efforts for the Sector, ensuring adequate Sector participation in inter-sector early warning, contingency planning and emergency preparedness activities.
    • Draw lessons learned and adapt strategies and action plans on a regular basis in response to the evolving situation.
    • Establish indicators by which performance of the cluster can be measured
    • Develop an exit, or transition, strategy for the Sector and in-partnership with the government
    • Ensure all programme delivery modalities (in-kind, cash, voucher and services) are given equal consideration in the strategic response planning and establish and implement systematic measures for supporting their consideration and use.
    • Provide technical expertise and advice to Sector partners to ensure activities are relevant, appropriate and in line with context priorities and communities' needs.
    • Engage with OCHA and other AoRs/Sectors to contribute to the development of the HNO/HRP, and collaborate with UNICEF on the HAC, advocating for a response that reflects and addresses the concerns of the Sector.

    Resource Mobilization and Advocacy:

    • Support and coordinate the mobilization of adequate resources to ensure the effective functioning of the Sector, its response and establishment of medium to long term capacities.
    • Monitor, analyse and communicate information about the Sector’s financial situation and resource mobilization and identify appropriate actions to address gaps or constraints.
    • Advocate for improved sectoral outcomes, by developing or supporting advocacy strategies, networking with advocacy allies, influencing stakeholders' decision-making.

    Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation:

    • Monitor, evaluate and report regularly on the coverage, equity, quality and progress of the response against Sector strategy, priorities and agreed results.
    • Plan and support gap and coverage analysis to identify spatial and temporal gaps, overlaps and coverage of the Sector response.
    • Monitor Sector adherence to IASC cluster approach principles, relevant humanitarian and sectoral agreements, standards, initiatives and guidelines and support partners to make improvements.
    • Lead the annual cluster coordination performance monitoring (CCPM) exercise and annual review and contribute to other sectoral and humanitarian evaluations as appropriate.

    Training and Capacity Building of National / Local Authorities and Civil Society:

    • Promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity.
    • Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the national/local authorities and civil society actors.

    Acting as “Provider of Last Resort”:

    • As agreed by the IASC Principals, cluster leads are responsible for acting as the provider of last resort to meet agreed priority needs and will be supported by the HC in their resource mobilization efforts in this regard.

    To Qualify as a Champion For Every Child You Will Have

    • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: Nutrition, Public Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, Global/International Health And Nutrition, Health/Nutrition Research, Policy and / or Management, Health Sciences, or another Health-related science field.
    • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care is required with experience at international level.
    • Relevant experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
    • Prior experience in a similar role with a minimum of two years of experience of Nutrition Cluster/ Sector coordination is highly desirable and considered an asset.
    • Experience working in emergency/humanitarian contexts away from country of residence is essential.
    • Experience of demonstrating analytical and persuasive writing and reporting skills, editing skills, and the ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience is required.
    • Ability to multi-task and deliver against workplan and tight deadlines.
    • 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

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

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    Information Management Officer (Child Protection)

    Job No: 547502
    Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
    Level: NO-2
    Categories: Child Protection

    How Can You Make a Difference?

    • Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection System Strengthening Manager and under the overall guidance of the Chief Child Protection, the Information Management Officer (For Child Protection) will be responsible for the provision of quality data on integrated case management system across the Child Protection UNICEF programme in Nigeria, especially for the Almajiri programme and the Spotlight Initiative focus states to address violence against girls.
    • The Information Management Officer (For Child Protection) will work closely with the UNICEF M&E team to ensure that all CP/VAC data are timely and accurately submitted for reports and adequate programming.
    • The incumbent will also support the planning processes, partnerships and technical guidance for the deployment of IMS in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and State level child protection actors.

    Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities

    • Data Collection and Analysis
    • Information Management System for case management
    • M&E and knowledge management to track results of the prevention and response to violence against children
    • Production of monthly/regular analysis of data from partners
    • Development of a fact sheet for Nigeria on child protection information management
    • Provide monthly progress reports indicating progress in execution of the assignment.

    To Qualify as a Champion For Every Child You Will Have

    • An Advanced University Degree in Information Systems/Information Management is preferred or a University Degree in Social Work, Public Health or any other related field (with at least two additional years of work experience)
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with the UN and/or NGOs, with a significant portion in child protection is required; specific experience in an emergency setting will be an added advantage. Within the 3 years required, a minimum of 1-year experience on CPIMS utilization rollout coordination.
    • Good technical understanding and familiarity with information management systems for case management.
    • Demonstrable training and capacity building skills for a range of stakeholders.
    • Along with fully understanding Primero/CPIMS+, the CPIM Officer will need to be familiar with cloud-based deployments, understanding provisioning servers, deploying applications, setting up monitoring and other security measures, as well as local server deployments, networks, and hardware configuration (laptops, etc.).
    • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

    For Every Child, You Demonstrate
    UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and:

    Competencies:

    • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People
    • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
    • Works Collaboratively with others
    • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
    • Innovates and Embraces Change
    • Thinks and Acts Strategically
    • Drive to achieve impactful results
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity.

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    Polio and RI Data Consultant

    Job No: 547599
    Locations: Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Borno, Yobe, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Port Harcourt - Rivers, Enugu and Akure - Ondo
    Contract Type: Consultancy
    Level: Consultancy
    Categories: Health

    Purpose of Activity / Assignment

    • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Field Office (CFO), delegated co-supervision of Immunization/Health specialist and C4D specialist at the field office level and  functional supervision of Information Management Specialist in the Health Section, the data consultants will contribute to and play a key role in the identification, collection, quality assurance, monitoring and analysis of Immunization and Polio data including outbreak responses (OBRS), Supplemental Immunisation Days (SIAs) and in between round activities across the state(s) of assignment.
    • Data consultants will ensure timely collection, quality assurance, compilation and sharing of data generated by over 18,500 Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCM) and other social mobilisation network on key social mobilisation and immunisation indicators particularly related to outbreak response (OBRs) and SIAs (Supplemental Immunisation Activities).
    • They will implement relevant SOPs, guidance notes and coordinate capacity development activities. Data consultants covering more than one state, will divide their work time equitably and based on discussion and agreement of relevant health manager and/or health specialist.

    Key Objectives of the Consultancy

    • To sustain historic gains and break the cVDPV2 transmission, UNICEF has been supporting the Government of Nigeria in its OBRs as the lead social and behaviour change partner. UNICEF is providing social mobilisation support including by deploying over 18,500 strong VCM network across the polio high risk and low RI coverage states.
    • The VCM network ensures caregivers and community gatekeepers are aware of polio risks, benefits of vaccines, new-borns vaccination with zero dose oral polio vaccines, community-based AFP surveillance, tracking of defaulters, missed and non-compliance and vaccination and strengthens routine immunization, particularly in the 12 polio high-risk states and UNICEF field offices.
    • The data consultants will ensure the timely collection, quality assurance and sharing of the vital information on key social mobilisation and immunisation indicators including during OBRs, SIAs and in-between rounds, collected by the VCM network and will enable evidence-based planning and decision making by ensuring relevant, reliable, and timely information when and where required.
    • They will support the state team with the analysis, visualization and sharing of information critical for timely and evidence-based planning and decision making and provide appropriate support to the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC), State Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Center (SERICC), State Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention Centre (SEMCHIC), WHO and other partners when required.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Social Sciences or any relevant Bachelor’s Degree with related work experience.
    • At least three years of experience in Information management, analytics, data visualization, Statistics or M&E preferably in a public health setting.
    • Experience working with Open Data Kit (ODK).
    • Advance knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Familiarity with SQL, ArcGIS/QGIS/Open Street mapping.

    Desirable:

    • Knowledge of Python and a front-end development framework.
    • Familiarity with Kibana, Power BI or Tableau.
    • Working experience in UN or other international development organization.
    • Familiarity with emergency responses.

    For Every Child, You Demonstrate

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

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    Programme Specialist (Resilience Building), P4

    Job No: 547635
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
    Level: L-4
    Categories: Emergency Programme

    How Can You Make a Difference?

    • Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Field Office (CFO), and in close collaboration with Programme Sections in Maiduguri, the Programme Specialist (Resilience Building) will be responsible for coordinating the implementation and integration of UNICEF’s multi-sectoral interventions in targeted Local Government Areas (LGAs) through joint planning, program convergence, monitoring and representation.
    • The incumbent will document and build on the experience that define UNICEF’s role in resilience building and social cohesion for integration into all programmes of UNICEF.
    • The incumbent will also serve as the main focal point for coordination with the World Food Programme (WFP) at Maiduguri and UNICEF’s Technical Lead in Abuja, and plays a key role in donor relations/liaison and partnerships building around scaling up resilience and social cohesion-based programming.

    Major Responsibilites
    Major Responsibilites of the Programme Specialist will include:

    • Provide technical guidance and support to the UNICEF Country Office, with a focus on the Northeast, in the conceptualization, contextualization, strategic planning, and programme implementation with regard to resilience.
    • Act as the organizational focal point for  cross-sectoral resilience programmes, with a focus on the north east.
    • Represent UNICEF on  Joint Programme (JP) coordination, with states level governments and other governance systems and networks. 
    • Provide support to UNICEF Country Office  to ensure strategic engagement with relevant partners, including key donors, on UNICEF’s work in resilience.
    • Facilitate overall programme design when required through ensuring work plans and activities are formulated, implemented, and monitored. Support in designing and coordinating specific resilience building interventions based on LGA’s specific risk profiles, conflict analysis, partnerships, government capacity and programme priorities.
    • Overall coordination towards agreed results; including timely and effective grant and financial management.  
    • Provide support and coordinate  for programme convergence and resilience integration across the programme cycle (planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation) and work closely with sector programmes to increase planning and realisation of complementary programming.
    • Facilitate overall programme design when required through ensuring work plans and activities are formulated, implemented, and monitored. Support in designing and coordinating specific resilience building interventions based on LGA’s specific risk profiles, conflict analysis, partnerships, government capacity and programme priorities.
    • Overall coordination towards agreed results; including timely and effective grant and financial management.  
    • Provide support and coordinate  for programme convergence and resilience integration across the programme cycle (planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation) and work closely with sector programmes to increase planning and realisation of complementary programming.
    • Co-lead with WFP the six-month Maiduguri level inception phase, including to finalize the JP design through an inclusive, localised, participatory approach in order to deliver vulnerability assessment; a resilience analysis; a community stakeholder mapping,  an updated results matrix with selected communities, disaggregated numbers of beneficiaries, baseline and targets and updates in the timeline and budget where necessary; a Peace and Conflict Assessment (PCA), a monitoring and evaluation plan; select partners including based on a local partner mapping; establish a programme-wide complaints and feedback mechanism to improve Accountability to Affected People (AAP); and conduct a workshop at the end of the inception phase.
    • Contribute to strengthen capacity and learning for UNICEF in programming for social cohesion, resilience, and the triple nexus.
    • Oversee and support Maiduguri-level baseline/end line development, knowledge management, M&E, and lessons learnt arising from implementation through drafting/finalizing key documents, reports, updates and briefing notes and knowledge/information exchange to ensure continued generation of program evidence.
    • Supporting programs to strengthen the feedback and response mechanism to ensure UNICEF’s engagement with users and target groups to generate and receiving reactions, comments and criticism on sector interventions.
    • Coordinate the provision of cross-sectoral timely and quality inputs to donor reports and provide inputs to other documentation and presentations of the programme.
    • Lead overall coordination with WFP at Maiduguri level and UNICEF’s Technical Lead in Abuja.
    • Coordinate closely with other UN agencies, development partners, and state government counterparts, and targeted communities in the area of responsibility to ensure alignment and complementarity of resilience interventions.
    • Manage JP related partnership development, amendments and support overall project documents management.
    • Lead Maiduguri-level JP visibility, communication as well as donor visits.
    • Maintain relations and work with donor partners in developing proposals and resource mobilisation for large scale resilience building and social cohesion programme across programme sectors.  

    To Qualify as an Advocate For Every Child You Will Have

    • An Advanced (Master's) Degree from a recognized university in one of the following fields is required: International Development/International Relations, Peacebuilding, Political Science, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Public Health, Nutrition, Business Administration or a related discipline.
    • A minimum of 8 (eight) years of professional work experience at international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration relevant to the post is required. 
    • Specialized training/experience in resilience/nexus programme management is highly desirable.
    • Experience of working in developing countries away from country of residence in emergency/humanitarian settings is essential.
    • Experience in Results Based Management of programme is an asset.
    • Knowledge of development and humanitarian issues, strategies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation is an asset.
    • Ability to manage large budgeted multi-sector programmes and ability to lead diverse and multi-cultural teams is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated ability in donor reporting required.
    • Ability to multi-task and deliver against workplan and tight deadlines is required.
    • Prior experience in a similar role is highly desirable.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

    For Every Child, You Demonstrate

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

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    Adolescent Development Specialist: Generation Unlimited, NOC

    Job No: 547625
    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
    Level: NO-3
    Categories: Adolescent Development, Private Fundraising and Partnerships

    For Every Child, a Champion

    • Generation Unlimited Nigeria (GenU Nigeria) is a public-private-youth partnership platform established to support adolescents and youth successfully transition from learning to earning. GenU Nigeria's goal is to support 20 M youth, aged 10-24, access to job related 21st Century skills and/or employment by 2030.
    • GenU crowds in public and private partners as well as young people with the aim to co-create innovative solutions to be implemented by all partners for results at scale. It is a powerful partnership platform focused on unlocking all existing in-country, regional and global investments in support of empowering youth to play a positive role in their societies and the global economy. It unleashes the voices of young people, creates synergies between major actors and accelerates momentum towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
    • GenU Nigeria gives a special focus to adolescent girls and boys, young women and men and young people with specific needs, especially those at greater risk of being left behind, such as youth living with disabilities, young people on the move, young people affected by conflict and natural disasters, rural youth and youth from poor backgrounds. GenU Nigeria is committed to taking urgent action today so young people have the support they need to assume leadership roles tomorrow.
    • With a view to ensure that schools and communities are connected to the internet and have access to data (through local hubs – school to school connectivity, etc.) with the support of GenU partners, such as GIGA, IHS, Airtel, MTN, etc.; adolescent girls and boys are supported to complete primary and secondary education with meaningful learning/skilling outcomes, including digital skills and out-of-school children (adolescent mothers, youth from poor households, youth living with disabilities, youth living in areas affected by conflict, youth on the mover, etc.) are supported to obtain accredited, flexible learning opportunities, including digital skills, and become active agents of community changes.

    How Can You Make a Difference?

    • Under the supervision of the Chief of Field office in Lagos, Nigeria, the incumbent will support UNICEF's catalytic role in the development of GenU Nigeria and the rollout of YOMA.
    • The Adolescent Specialist will work closely with all GenU partners and internally at UNICEF, with the GenU Team and all programme sections (particularly Innovation, Education, Child Protection, Nutrition, Health, WASH, Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships and M&E), CFOs and GenU focal points in focus Field Offices.
    • This post will be key in ensuring UNICEF NCO plays a catalytic role in support of the GenU Secretariat successfully rolling out GenU Nigeria’s partnership, strategy and target achievement. She/he will be based in Lagos with 10-20% travel to selected focus states.

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks
    To have maximum impact, GenU will focus on three priorities:

    • Digital skills and access to data
    • Skills for learning, employability and decent work
    • Youth engagement and empowerment.

    Coordinate UNICEF’s contribution to the GenU Nigeria framework:

    • Ensure that GenU Nigeria’s Strategy is integrated into UNICEF programme strategies and aligned to outcomes for children in education, health, nutrition, child protection, WASH, youth engagement and other relevant programme sections
    • Support GenU Nigeria’s Secretariat to monitor implementation and progress of the GenU Nigeria strategic plan and ensure timely contribution from UNICEF NCO on agreed components
    • Work as an integral part of GenU Nigeria’s national secretariat (UNICEF and TEF) in support of creating the public-private-youth partnership, organizing co-creation meetings with GenU Nigeria partners, supporting CAP with formalizing partnerships, support the organization of GenU Nigeria Board, Steering Committee and Task Forces meetings
    • Work closely with the Youth Engagement Team to support with creating and coordinating GenU Nigeria’s Young People’s Action Teams (YPATs) and support identification of Nigerian young champions (Influential young Nigerians, including celebrities, philanthropists and young field experts) to participate in co-creating GenU Nigeria and sit on the GenU Board, Steering Committee and Task Forces
    • Work closely with the Youth Engagement Team to support integration of UNICEF’s Young People’s engagement programme, including Youth Challenge and UReport, in GenU Nigeria
    • Work closely with the Youth Engagement Team to support GenU team with overseeing the Challenge Funds and ensure they contribute to GenU Nigeria.

    Support the implementation of the Youth Agency Marketplace (YOMA) as part of GenU Nigeria:

    • Support the team design and implement GenU Nigeria’s Youth Challenge through YOMA using a dynamic model that brings together young Nigerians to design innovative new solutions in support of education, skills, employment, entrepreneurship and youth engagement for scale and private sector investments
    • Support the development of the YOMA strategy for GenU Nigeria and rollout plan to reflect priorities of young Nigerians aged 10-24, in support of preparing every young Nigerian to become productive and engaged members of society by being in some form of school, learning, training and/or employment by 2030
    • Support the overall Focal Point for YOMA scale-up in UNICEF Nigeria
    • Support the coordination and implementation of YOMA roll out in UNICEF in close consultation with the YOMA Global team
    • Contribute to conducting biannual lessons learned workshop for YOMA
    • Contribute to lead the process of building YOMA Nigeria partnerships between national and local youth organizations to draw on collective expertise, planning and investment to support young people's meaningful participation, communication and advocacy.

    To Qualify as an Advocate For Every Child You Will Have

    • An Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Education or another relevant field.
    • A Bachelor’s degree with additional two years of relevant work experience may be accepted.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, at the national and international level working with children and marginalized youth in the global south, including on adolescent/youth/community engagement and innovation
    • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

    Skills and Work Experience:

    • Specialised training in youth, gender, diversity, community leadership and engagement, entrepreneurship, innovation and social, behavioural change is an asset
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, public speaking, presentation, writing, critical thinking and analytical skills
    • Previous experience in Africa is essential
    • Experience in working with teams
    • Good computer skills with software proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Office Suit (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote)
    • Previous work experience with UNICEF would be an advantage.

    For Every Child, You Demonstrate
    UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and:

    Core Competencies:

    • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People
    • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
    • Works Collaboratively with others
    • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
    • Innovates and Embraces Change
    • Thinks and Acts Strategically
    • Drives to achieve impactful results
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity.

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    Partnerships Specialist, NOC, FT

    Job No: 547624
    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
    Level: NO-3
    Categories: Private Fundraising and Partnerships

    For Every Child, an Advocate

    • In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children's rights in partnership with government, civil society, children and families. 
    • UNICEF Nigeria field office in Lagos is seeking for a passionate and committed person to work in the role of Partnerships Specialist.  If you are passionate about making a difference for children in this area, we encourage you to apply. 

    How Can You Make a Difference?

    • Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Field Office, Lagos, the Partnerships Specialist provides support country office colleagues and internal and external partners and stakeholders throughout the programming processes, particularly in building sustainable partnerships with businesses and private sector.
    • S/he will work to deepen collaboration with key stakeholders and provide an interface for environmental scanning, knowledge exchange, resource mobilization, and policy influence within the scope of assignment.  
    • S/He may also serve as focal point and resource for colleagues on specific thematic areas of strategic relevance for partnership development and for Gen-U secretariat. The key result is to ensure greater visibility for UNICEF and influence in support of its mission.

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks

    • Seeks and promotes new partnerships and resource mobilization, working with UNICEF colleagues to identify partnership and resource mobilization needs and broker resource mobilization agreements to meet those needs.
    • Provides strategic, logistical and programmatic support to senior management and other UNICEF staff in corporate engagement and interaction with assigned partners.
    • Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization.
    • Expands UNICEF’s network of key interlocutors to build stronger relationships between UNICEF and governments, other key-decision makers, regional development institutions, foundations, civil society organizations, international financial institutions and/or other relevant constituencies.
    • Acts as a focal point for identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners’ concerns and priorities, ensure that UNICEF’s interests, perspectives, and knowledge are taken into account in relevant policy and institutional processes, and ensure that they are fully aware of UNICEF’s perspectives, policies, priorities and capabilities. Contribute to the development and management of initiatives for high-level outreach, including for UNICEF’s Senior Management.
    • Contributes to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices and approaches by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.
    • Contributes to strategies for engagement and the development of communications products to enhance UNICEF’s visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing analysis of the current environment and trends and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.
    • Works closely with UNICEF’s colleagues to ensure that policy advocacy and outreach is strongly grounded in the experience and insights of the programmes that UNICEF’s supports. Contributes written inputs for communications instruments that best inform and influence decision makers.

    To Qualify as an Advocate For Every Child You Will Have

    • An Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields: International Relations, Political Science, Communications, International Development, or another relevant technical field.
    • A minimum of five years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education at the international level.
    • Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset.
    • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
    • Familiarity/ background with emergencies 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.

    Skills:

    • Diplomatic communication and negotiation skills to establish and maintain trusted partnerships for achievement of objectives and to develop close and effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
    • Current knowledge of development issues, strategies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation. 
    • In-depth knowledge of partnership development and resource mobilization.
    • In-depth familiarity with political and governmental processes
    • Ability to conduct sound policy analysis.

    For Every Child, You Demonstrate
    UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and:

    Core Competencies:

    • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
    • Works Collaboratively with others
    • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
    • Innovates and Embraces Change
    • Thinks and Acts Strategically
    • Drives to achieve impactful results
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity.

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    Adolescent Development Specialist: Youth Engagement

    Job No: 547634
    Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
    Level: NO-3
    Categories: Adolescent Development

    For Every Child, a Champion

    • Generation Unlimited Nigeria (GenU Nigeria) is a public-private-youth partnership platform established to support adolescents and youth successfully transition from learning to earning. GenU Nigeria's goal is to support 20 M youth, aged 10-24, access to job related 21st Century skills and/or employment by 2030.
    • GenU crowds in public and private partners as well as young people with the aim to co-create innovative solutions to be implemented by all partners for results at scale. It is a powerful partnership platform focused on unlocking all existing in-country, regional and global investments in support of empowering youth to play a positive role in their societies and the global economy. It unleashes the voices of young people, creates synergies between major actors and accelerates momentum towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
    • GenU Nigeria gives a special focus to adolescent girls and boys, young women and men and young people with specific needs, especially those at greater risk of being left behind, such as youth living with disabilities, young people on the move, young people affected by conflict and natural disasters, rural youth and youth from poor backgrounds.
    • GenU Nigeria is committed to taking urgent action today so young people have the support they need to assume leadership roles tomorrow.
    • To have maximum impact, GenU will focus on three priorities:
      • Digital skills and access to data:
        • Connectivity and digital learning
        • Workplace readiness, and
        • Youth engagement.
    • With a view to ensure that schools and communities are connected to the internet and have access to data (through local hubs – school to school connectivity, etc.) with the support of GenU partners, such as GIGA, IHS, Airtel, MTN, etc.; adolescent girls and boys are supported to complete primary and secondary education with meaningful learning/skilling outcomes, including digital skills and out-of-school children (adolescent mothers, youth from poor households, youth living with disabilities, youth living in areas affected by conflict, youth on the mover, etc.) are supported to obtain accredited, flexible learning opportunities, including digital skills, and become active agents of community changes.

    How Can You Make a Difference?

    • The Adolescent Development Specialist (Youth Engagement) reports to the (Chief of Field office P5) for guidance and general supervision.
    • The Specialist provides support to the GenU Secretariat Team and country office colleagues and internal and external partners and stakeholders throughout the programming processes by providing technical, administrative and operational support to ensure that adolescent development and participation and child rights established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/framework and UN intergovernmental bodies, are integrated in UNICEF’s advocacy, policies, programmes and humanitarian work.
    • The Specialist contributes to achievement of concrete and sustainable results on adolescent development related programmes/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks

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

    To Qualify as an Advocate For Every Child You Will Have

    • An Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields is required: Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Education or another relevant technical field.
    • A Bachelor’s Degree with additional two years of relevant work experience may be accepted.
    • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in adolescent development related areas is required.
    • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
    • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
    • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

    Skills and Work Experience:

    • Specialised training in youth, gender, diversity, community leadership and engagement, entrepreneurship, innovation and social, behavioural change is an asset.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, public speaking, presentation, writing, critical thinking and analytical skills.

    For Every Child, You Demonstrate
    UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and:

    Core Competencies:

    • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People
    • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
    • Works Collaboratively with others
    • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
    • Innovates and Embraces Change
    • Thinks and Acts Strategically
    • Drives to achieve impactful results
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity.

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    Information Management Officer (Data, Analytics and Evidence), NOB, TA

    Job No: 547636
    Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
    Level: NO-2
    Categories: Nutrition

    For Every Child, an Advocate

    • Nigeria Country Office is one of the largest operations of UNICEF and the largest in West and Central African Region. The country programming is complex as it has development programming, with major disparities between the North and the South, North being relatively deprived and poor, while majority of the population is concentrated in the North.
    • The country is further challenged with ethnic and religious divide coupled with governance issues particularly financial management. The Country also manages extreme humanitarian crisis and instability in the North East primarily due to religion-based terrorism.
    • This position contributes to evidence-based planning, improved program monitoring and analytics for enhanced quality assurance and accountability, and enhanced monitoring of changes in bottlenecks affecting the supply, demand, coverage, and quality of key nutrition programs.
    • The staff member will support programmes across North West of Nigeria, under the overall supervision of the Nutrition Manager based in Kano Field Office, and in strong engagement and collaboration with Sokoto Field Office to achieve the outputs and activities underlined in the current 2018-2022 and the upcoming 2023-2027 country programme under development.
    • The North West staff member will be based in Kano, with frequent travel to Sokoto and work in close collaboration with Abuja’s Nutrition Section Information Management Officer (Data, Analytics and Evidence) and will ensure close collaboration with the government counterparts and programme sector partners at state levels to strengthen data systems across the data value chain.

    How Can You Make a Difference?

    • The North West Data, Analytics and Evidence Officer will report to the Nutrition Manager based in Kano Field Office. As an expert s/he will collaborate with North West Field Offices and the government to strengthen Nutrition Information System, provide support to the field teams and state partners for monitoring, evaluation, and supportive supervision, to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in nutrition programme.
    • The officer will be required to generate appropriate analytics to strengthen policies, guidelines/ protocol and programmes for use within UNICEF, the UN, Implementing and Development Partners. The current position is for a duration of 12 months.
    • The incumbent will be responsible for designing quality nutrition data collection methodologies, surveys, polling, KAPs, Peer Data Quality Reviews, including both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
    • S/he will initiate, update and or maintain nutrition databases, while using a range of data platforms such as ODK platform, RapidPro, other monitoring tools and smart phone inventory for programme monitoring and supportive supervision. Further, the incumbent will be responsible for knowledge generation and development of the program appropriate products.

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks
    Data Systems Strengthening & Information Management:

    • Provide leadership on strengthening nutrition data systems (routine, surveys, and surveillance) at sub-national levels and in close collaboration with national partners, including enabling interoperability and digitization of data platforms
    • Strengthen existing in-country data approaches and platforms for collecting, analyzing, and reporting high quality nutrition data at national and sub-national levels, particularly coverage data.
    • Maintain information databases and general project tools and consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate data collected throughout various assessments 
    • Manage relevant nutrition data sets, including humanitarian and development data sets. Coordinate and harmonize data with relevant cluster stakeholders.
    • Work with both Kano and Sokoto field offices to have a well-prioritized plan of information management activities.
    • For North West, co-ordinate with other sections to ensure data coherence.
    • Prepare SitReps, identify information gaps geographically and programmatically whilst also ensuring regular programme pipeline analysis.
    • Regularly update and maintain contact list of all nutrition partners and working groups.
    • Provide support in planning and executing data collection activities, including reviewing documents, preparing survey protocols and adopting standardized approaches and tools for nutrition/Cash Based Transfer (CBT) programming.
    • Provide analytics, assess trends and measure outcomes relating to achievement of project targets to support evidence-based programming.
    • As and when needed, coordinate and plan for meetings, develop agendas, document minutes and share action points with all relevant persons.
    • Compile, clean and analyse nutrition/CBT data including Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), Vitamin A supplementation, Maternal, Infant and Young Child Feeding Nutrition, Micronutrients etc.

    Project Performance Monitoring, Reporting & Evidence Generation:

    • Support complete, quality and timely reporting based on agreed monitoring frameworks.
    • Generate high quality reports and knowledge products including presentations, publications, newsletters, etc.
    • Support the preparation of quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports and newsletters and share findings with stakeholders for informed decision making
    • Consolidate data and draft relevant inputs for the progress and final reports for all nutrition reports and other UNICEF reports (mid-year and end-year activity monitoring, strategic monitoring questionnaires etc.).
    • Conduct field visits to programme target areas to monitor the quality of data collection and reporting and provide supportive supervision as and when needed.
    • Provide support for evaluation and documentation.
    • Support resource mobilization activities for the nutrition in North West.
    • Present information in understandable, effective and visually appealing tables, charts, graphs, maps, visuals and reports (such as snapshots, dashboards, gap analysis, etc.).
    • Provide any other relevant support as requested by the Nutrition Manager.

    To Qualify as an Advocate For Every Child You Will Have
    Education:

    • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Development Planning, Nutrition, Public Health, Agricultural Sciences, Epidemiology.
    • Additional technical qualifications (supported with certificates) in geographic information system, information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics, Survey, data management or related field is required.

    Experience:

    • More than five years of relevant professional work experience including field work. Experience in nutrition data management, monitoring and evaluation. 
    • Proven statistical, analytic and technical skills including designing and administrating databases, database management and data analysis using statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, etc.), high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), ability to maintain basic websites, ability to produce data summaries and visualizations, GIS knowledge an advantage.
    • Experience with digital data platforms and District Health Information Systems-2 (DHIS-2) platforms, Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) surveys, Multi Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and nutrition analysis including Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Acute Malnutrition (IPC AMN).
    • Experience of working in emergency and humanitarian contexts is an asset.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English is required.
    • Knowledge of local languages and any other official UN language is considered as an asset.

    For Every Child, You Demonstrate
    UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and:

    Core Competencies:

    • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
    • Works Collaboratively with others
    • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
    • Innovates and Embraces Change
    • Thinks and Acts Strategically
    • Drive to achieve impactful results
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Analyzing
    • Applying Technical Expertise
    • Planning and Organizing.

    Method of Application

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    Remarks

    • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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