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  • Posted on: 18 December, 2014 Deadline: 1 January, 2015
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    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.
    For 60 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.

    National Consultant For Child Justice Reform


    Vacancy number: VN-NGR-5+2014
    Level: Midlevel 
    Contract Type: Short Service Agreement (SSA) 
    Duration: 11 months
    Location: Abuja
    Deadline for receipt of application: 01 January 2015

    UNICEF is partnering with UNODC to support the Government to implement a major European Union (EU) funded programme of reform of the justice sector. UNICEF is responsible for implementing key components of the reform programme related to child justice, in order to strengthen the capacity of the justice system to handle cases of children in conflict and conflict with the law in line with international standards and the national Child Rights Act 2003 in 10 States. In particular, the programme will promote child specialism throughout the justice system, promote diversion and alternatives to custody pre- and post-trial and strengthen protection of children in detention.
    Purpose of the consultancy:
    - Provide expert support to the Government to reform the child justice system
    - Ensure timely implementation of key components of the child justice reform programme
    Major Tasks to be accomplished:
    • Support the efforts of the Nigerian Police Force to strengthen their capacity to effectively handle to children's cases
    • Support the efforts of the Judiciary to strengthen the capacity of Family Courts
    • Conduct a bottleneck analysis for child justice in two focus States
    • Work with legal aid providers, the Nigeria Police Force, Judiciary, Nigeria Prisons Service and Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to increase access of children in conflict with the law to legal aid and improve the quality of the legal aid
    Minimum qualification:
    • Advanced University degree in social sciences or law
    • 5 years professional experience in the justice and/or child protection sector
    • Experience of working with government and NGO partners to implement justice and/or child protection programmes
    • Understanding of the international and national framework for child justice
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills
    • Strong advocacy and written skills
    • Fluency in English

    Desirable specialized knowledge/experience
    • Experience in implementing child justice reform programmes
    • Experience in designing and implementing legal aid programmes

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    Nutrition Officer (control Of Micronutrient Deficiency-mndc)


    Vacancy number: VN-NGR-53-2014
    Level: National Officer (NOB) 
    Contract Type: Temporary
    Appointment (TA)
    Duration: 364 Days 
    Location: Abuja 
    Deadline for receipt of application: 01 January 2015

    UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of an experienced Nutrition Officer (Control of Micronutrient
    Deficiency-MNDC) to support in planning, implementation, coordination and monitoring of micronutrient deficiency control programmes in Nigeria.

    Micronutrient deficiencies remain an enduring problem in Nigeria. The prevalence of Vitamin A Deficiency is 30%, which is six times higher than the threshold for public health significance of 5%. Use of adequately iodized salt is less than 60% in the North West. Little has been done to address iron-deficiency anaemia in children and women. Over 70% children suffer from anaemia and Nigeria has the highest burden in the world. Almost 60% pregnant women are anaemic during pregnancy and this is one of the key contributing factors for the high level of maternal mortality.
    Qualifications and Competencies required:

    • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health and Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health and Nutrition, Public Health and Nutrition Policy and Management Family and Community Health and Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health and Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health
    • Preparedness, Health Emergency Preparedness, or other relevant discipline(s).Training in gender and in nutrition programmes that promote gender equality and asset. 
    • Two years of relevant professional work experience. Experience of micronutrient programming, particularly Micronutrient Powder Supplementation, carrying out community based research activities Background and familiarity with Emergency, monitoring gender inequalities and in programming interventions that reduce the disparities an asset. 
    • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station

    Method of Application

    Candidates interested in the above position should submit his/her application, accompanied by updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form, (which can be downloaded from our website at ( to the email address below on or before Thursday 01 January 2015.

    Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.
    UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified
    candidate, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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