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    UNICEF's mission in Nigeria is to help governments at all levels, organizations, communities and families provide every child with education, health, equality and protection.

    UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of suitable and qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

    Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (Polio), P-3


    Vacancy No:  E-VN-2015-000564
    Duty Station:  Abuja
    Country:  Nigeria
    Region:  WCARO   
    Job Level:  P-3
    Position#:  00067628
    Application Close:  27-Mar-15
    Contract Type:  Long-term Staff (FT)
    Purpose of the Position
    Under the close guidance of the Chief of Communications, Polio Unit, Abuja, and under the direct supervision of the Data Specialist (P4) polio, the incumbent will provide technical oversight and guidance to the monitoring, evaluation and data management requirements of the communication and social mobilization component of the polio programme nationwide. This includes analysis of epidemiological & social data from MIS and preparation of reports & technical presentations for use with partners, trainings & workshops.
    Key Expected Results
    1. Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Planning.
    Overall coordination of management information systems for polio eradication activities in the country, including analysis of trends, outcomes and results related to polio epidemiology, supplementary immunization activities and social mobilization.  Ensure timely, appropriate and rapid analysis of epidemiological and communication trends for polio and produce, manage and distribute regular updates.  To facilitate this activity, the staff member will ensure clear direction to state and LGA communication consultants on input, output, outcome and impact indicators, data processing and local analysis of results.  The incumbent will also coordinate closely with partner agencies, particularly the Emergency Operations Centre for polio communication and data working groups   to create a consolidated data set on programmatic and communication interventions to support polio eradication and routine immunization.

    2. Situation Monitoring and Assessment.
    Support the Polio Unit staff and state and LGA on the collection, synthesis and analysis of data related to social mobilization activities for polio.  Design data entry screens, queries and reports and integrate with other applications for presentations and analysis.  Develop information packages containing monthly summaries for project managers at LGA, state, and Regional Levels, donors and UNICEF partners in polio eradication.

    3.  Programme Performance Monitoring. The planning function of the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected annual and multi-year results. Support the Chief of Communication, Polio and other senior officials in presenting UNICEF's analysis of the epidemiological progress of the disease in the country, the programme response and the results from UNICEF-supported interventions.  This analysis, to be prepared on a regular basis, will inform UNICEF's advocacy agenda with the national and state governments, partners and national and international media to ensure a timely and appropriate response from Government to interrupt transmission, to mobilize high-level political and social support for the polio eradication campaign in Nigeria., and to assure donors and partner agencies on the effectiveness of the UNICEF-supported communication strategy.  Provide inputs to both donor reports on progress against approved activities, as well as inputs to fundraising for UNICEF activities in polio communication.

    4. M&E Capacity Building. Act as a resource for building the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners - government and civil society - and to meet the expectations and requirements of their positions and responsibilities.

    5.  Coordination and Networking Actively participate in Government, partner and expert-led forums, reviews and consultations related to polio epidemiology, programme response and communication activities.  Provide support to the Representative, Chief of the Polio Unit and other staff in effectively representing UNICEF policy and response to polio eradication.
    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    • -Advanced university degree in social sciences, statistics, planning, development, demography.
    • - Five years of relevant work experience at national and/or international level in programme development and implementation including monitoring and evaluation activities.
    • - At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
    • - Fluency in English and another UN language.  Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station would be an asset.

    Competencies of Successful Candidate

    • -Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
    • -Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
    • -Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
    • -Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
    • -Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
    • -Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
    • -Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
    • -Creates organization-wide processes to help ensure that all adhere to procedures and policies.
    • -Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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