• Shipping Assistant at UNICEF

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2011 Deadline: 28 November, 2011
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  • Post Title: Shipping Assistant, GS 5
    Vacancy number: VN-NGR-09-2011
    Contract Type: Fixed Term
    Duration: Two years
    Location: Abuja
    Deadline for Application: 28 November 2011
     
    UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of an experienced Shipping Assistant who will under the general supervision of the Supply Manager provide support in matters regarding obtaining customs exemptions documentations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, maintain records and provide updates as required.
     
    The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties:
     
    1. Maintain contact with Customs, Immigration Officials and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Follow-up on supply clearance documentations to facilitate timely customs clearance of supplies and equipment in keeping with established protocol.
     
    2. Prepares all Customs Declaration, note verbal, letters of concession and any other letters relevant to customs release of UNICEF’s shipment; obtain MOFA/Custom’s approval in timely manner to avoid accrual of demurrage.
     
    3. Respond to queries from Supply Division/Programme Sections/Field Offices on all Off-shore related issues. Maintains records relating to all Offshore PGMs and shipping documentation in such a manner which would enhance retrieval of information pertaining thereto; Prepares monitoring reports on activities relating to Note Verbale and agent invoices.
     
    4. Constantly advise Section Chief on latest developments in the fields of duty exemption and clearance of UNICEF and Procurement Services Supplies, tariff fluctuations at National Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Physically attend to clearance of high value perishable items like vaccines and ensure quick delivery and safe storage.
     
    5. Scrutinizes invoices from the freight forwarders and certifies against established tariff rates. Requests CRQs from the relevant programme section with appropriate budget. Drafts and make copies of all payment requests for distribution to Finance and maintains relevant files.
     
    6. Liaisons with Field Offices and Oshodi warehouse, Lagos for recommended transport required for distribution of supplies to the projects and draft memo for the designated freight forwarder.
     
    7. Undertake additional responsibilities for small value procurement in absence of Supply Assistant.
     
    Minimum Qualifications & Competencies
     
    • Completion of Secondary School. University degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Supply & Logistics Management or related field is desirable.
     
    • Five years’ experience progressively in shipping, clearing and forwarding. Experience and strong updated knowledge in government shipping and clearing regulations is required.
     
    • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN language an asset.
     
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
     
    • Integrity and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
     
    • Communication, Working with People and Drive for result.
     
    • Analyzing, Learning and Researching, Planning and Organizing, Following instructions and Procedures.

    Post Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, NOC
    Vacancy number: VN-NGR-08-2011
    Contract Type: Fixed Term
    Duration: Two years
    Location: Abuja
    Deadline for application: 28 November 2011
     
    UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of an experienced Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist who will under the supervision of the Programme & Planning Specialist ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information on the situation of children’s and women’s rights and the performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.
     
    The incumbent will support work within the UN country team to support UNCT goals for delivering valid and reliable information on the attainment of the MDGs and other goals, and on the performance of UN-supported programmes and also assist in the development of national capacities for monitoring, evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders.
     
    The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties:
     
    1. Organise Programme mid-term review, annual reviews, previews, meetings. Analyze and evaluate data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective actions, when necessary. Provide technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other counterparts on planning and management of integrated monitoring and evaluation.
     
    2. Design data collection methodologies and research related to programme interventions; (Sentinel Site Survey, Rapid Assessment (RAP), Knowledge Attitude Practice (KAP), etc.). Conducts research and data analysis. Assists in the introduction of new approaches and methods in project monitoring and evaluation.
     
    3. Assess trends and measures outcomes relating to achieving National Plan of Action (NPA) goals, in context of country programme. Maintain a data bank of social indicators on the situation of women and children and assist partners to do the same.
     
    4. Contribute towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis. Prepares Country Programme integrated monitoring, evaluation and research plans.
     
    5. Assist Government authorities to plan and organize M&E training programmes. Identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building in monitoring and evaluation. Liaises with the regional M&E Officer and the Evaluation and Research Office at UNICEF Headquarters in this regard.
     
    6. Prepare the Monitoring and Evaluation sectoral documents for the Country Programme Document (CPD) and Plans of Operations, Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet (CPSS).
     
    7. Participate in the development of the Monitoring and Evaluation section's workplan, ensure compliance to specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff.
     
    8. Prepare the programme status reports required for management, board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
     
    9. Collaborate with the Information/Communication staff in the selection and dissemination of statistical results from the Situation Analysis to national and local levels.
     
    10. Ensure the accurate and timely input of programme information in the computerized programme system, and issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
     
    Minimum Qualifications & Competencies
     
    • Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning development, planning.
     
    • At least 5 years specific experience working with monitoring and evaluation systems of international development projects. In-depth knowledge of planning, monitoring and evaluation systems, methods, and tools within a development context; must be able to demonstrate experience in direct support of the development M&E tools and managing/supporting evaluations, including managing consultants.
     
    • Experience in training, facilitation, and/or program support, especially related to capacity building for M&E. Experience in supporting partners’ needs. Ability to formulate strategies and concepts
     
    • Experience in both writing and reviewing evaluation terms of references, with a strong skill set in both qualitative and quantitative methods. Experience with Randomised Control Trials (RCT) models and quasi-experimental impact evaluations preferable.
     
    • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN language an asset.
     
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
     
    • Integrity and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
     
    • Communication, Working with People and Drive for result.
     
    • Analyzing, Planning and Organizing.
     
    • Leading and supervising skills
     
    • Ability to formulate strategies and concepts
     
    • Applying technical expertise

    Method of Application

    If you are interested in the positions and meet the requirements, please forward your application in a sealed envelope marked ‘confidential’ quoting the vacancy number addressed to:

    The Human Resources Manager,
    UNICEF, UN House,
    Plot 617/618, Central Area District,
    P.M.B 2851, Garki Abuja

    by close of business on Tuesday, 28 November 2011.
     
    Your application should include a completed UN Personal History Form (which can be downloaded from here); your curriculum vitae with your current detailed contact information to include a telephone number & email address and a one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description above.
     
    UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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