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  • Posted on: 26 January, 2015 Deadline: 5 February, 2015
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  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria is pleased to announce the following vacancy for suitably qualified non-Nigerian candidates as follows:

    Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist


    Ref: VN-NGR-13-2015

    Level:L4 Temporary Appointment (TA) for 364 days

    Location: Abuja, with frequent travel to the field

    If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

    Purpose of the post:

    The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, strengthening and scaling up UNICEF’s child protection response to the emergency in the North East of Nigeria, to ensure that the needs of children affected by the armed conflict are met.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Manage the Child Protection Section’s Emergencies Programme and sub team
    2. Scale up and strengthen UNICEF’s response for children affected by the armed conflict in the North East of Nigeria
    3. Supervise the expansion of the psychosocial support programme in the three States of Emergency
    4. Establish and manage the Unaccompanied and Separated Children programme in the North East of Nigeria
    5. Develop a mechanism for Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) for children involved in the hostilities
    6. Strengthen coordination of child protection interventions in the States of Emergency with UN agencies, CSOs and State agencies

    Qualifications and Competencies required:

    · Advanced degree in social work, social science or related field
    · A minimum of 8 years of experience in child protection programming
    · A minimum of 3 years of experience in child protection programming in emergencies
    · Experience of programming on UASC and DDR is desirable
    · Experience of managing teams
    · Fluency in English
    · Excellent communication skills
    · Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions

    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, 5 February 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 candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.Zero tolerance of sexual abuse and exploitation is our policy.

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