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  • Posted on: 15 May, 2015 Deadline: 21 May, 2015
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  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is supporting the Government of Nigeria to strengthen prevention of and response all forms of violence against children. In particular, assistance will be provided to strengthen the child protection system, including through modelling the system in four States, in order to demonstrate the impact of a well-functioning child protection system, to develop a common model for operationalizing the Child Rights Act at State level and to develop standardized tools, including regulations, working protocols and training manuals to govern the system.

    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.

    We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

    Education Specialist

     

    VN No: VN-NGR-14 May 2015-38
    Level: NOC
    Location: Katsina
    Type of Appointment: Fixed Term - 2 Years

    Purpose of the Post

    • To provide technical support to the State in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation On of Education: programmes to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.
    • Across the Education programme(s), accountable for identifying disparities and development of innovative approaches and programmes for eliminating these inequalities. Collaborates across the programme(s) to ensure gender mainstreaming
    • Ensures that monitoring mechanisms are in place to track progress towards disparity reduction goals and targets in Education.

    Qualifications and Competencies Required

    • Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, or a Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance.
    • Five years of progressively professional work experience at national and international levels in field programme relevant to Education programme.
    • Experience in national level development assistant is an asset.
    • Experience with addressing gender disparities and asset.
    • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
    • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station
    • Advanced knowledge of one or more of the technical areas of UNICEF Education programme.
    • Advanced Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in one of the following areas Education; Primary Education, Economics, Social Sciences, and/or related fields. ..
    • Gender and diversity awareness
    • Leadership in identifying, encouraging and mentoring capable women.
    • Knowledge of the global commitment on aid effectiveness, including the paris declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the Accra Agenda for Action as well as knowledge of the Global Programme partnership (GPPs)
    • Knowledge of theories and practices in: Programme/project management in Education, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Capacity Development in Education, Alternative Basic Education, Curriculum Development and Knowledge Management.

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    National Measles Technical Consultant

     

     

     

    VN No: VN-NGR-43-2015
    Level: NOA
    Location: Northern Nigeria
    Type of Appointment: Special Service Agreement (SSA) for 4 months

    Purpose of the Consultancy

    • To provide technical support to government and partners at state levels in the areas of planning, logistics training, monitoring and data management to ensure a high quality campaign nationally, with high coverage of at least 90% based on post campaign coverage survey.
    • S/he will wotk closely with UNICEF health section, Government at State (State Ministries of Health/PHC Agencies) and LGA levels, and partners (including WHO abd CDC) and facilitate effective coordination at all stages of the planning and implementation of the campaign

    Major Tasks to be Accomplished

    • Review the performance of measles and other campaigns (MenA, Polio, TT, Yellow, CSM) in the last 10 years and identify key bottlenecks and lessons leant to inform the design of the present campaign.
    • Ensure the effective planning in the state for a successful implementation of meseals campaign in the state.
    • Support development and validation of quality ward and LGA microplans, in collaboration with state MOH and/or PHC agencies, NPHCDA, WHO and other parties.
    • Review cold chain inventory in all the LGAs in her/his assigned states.
    • Follow up, monitor and review logistics plans and ensure adequate and relevance and local and cold chain preparations in the state and LGAs of the state.
    • Follow up on fund disbursements at state and LGA levels in collaboration with state technical teams.
    • Link up and facilitate timely implementation of social mobilization activities in the state.
    • Monitor and supervise preparedness and implementation activities using appropriate tools including the dashboard.

    Qualifications and Competencies Required

    • University degree(Medicine and Public Health)
    • At least 5 years of professional work experience including planning and conducting campaigns (Measles, Polio, CSM,
    • MenAfrivac, Yellow Fever)
    • Good computer skills including utilising spreadsheets and database to monitor key campaign indicators.
    • Good understanding of Immunisation systems and process in Nigeria, especially withing the context of campaigns, including state and LGA technical committees and emergency operations centers.
    • Experience working in security-compromised situations will be an advantage

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    Education Specialist, Early Child Development Specialist

     

    VN No: VN-NGR-14 May 2015-39
    Level: NOC
    Location: Abuja
    Type of Appointment: Fixed Term - 2 Years

    Purpose of the Post

    • To address issues of early childhood development, stimulation and learning.
    • The huge numbers of children out of school in Nigeria especially in the northern part of Nigeria and parts of the southern part have been attributed to late entries in school.
    • Only about half of the children expected to enter Early Childhood Development (ECD) are actually enrolled in ECD centres.
    • This has led to poor learning outcomes, with low levels of reading, especially at the early years of schooling.
    • Working with the Federal Ministry of Education and its relevant parastatals, the holder of this job will focus on Early Childhood Care Education concept development, provision of enlarged technical support for strategic and policy direction: support to strategies development, generation and analysis of community level data to inform intervention and evidence-based policy to enrich advocacy for increased support to Early Childhood Care Education, in collaboration with Field Office teams and other stake holders that support the delivery of Early childhood care education programmes.
    • Specifically-The incumbent of the post will provide technical support for effective programming and facilitate the development of desired policy change in Early Childhood Care education programmes.
    • Support Programme planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of quality early childhood care Education programme;
    • Support the development of policy frameworks and advocacy at different programme implementation arena; and
    • Ensure effective management qnd coordination of Partners for quality delivery of expected results.

    Qualifications and Competencies Required

    • Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, or a Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance.
    • Five years of progressively professional work experience at national and international levels in field programme relevant to Education programme.
    • Experience in national level development assistant is an asset.
    • Experience with addressing gender disparities and asset.
    • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
    • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station
    • Advanced knowledge of one or more of the technical areas of UNICEF Education programme.
    • Advanced Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in one of the following areas Education; Primary Education, Economics, Social Sciences, and/or related fields. ..
    • Gender and diversity awareness
    • Leadership in identifying, encouraging and mentoring capable women.
    • Knowledge of the global commitment on aid effectiveness, including the paris declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the Accra Agenda for Action as well as knowledge of the Global Programme partnership (GPPs)
    • Knowledge of theories and practices in: Programme/project management in Education, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Capacity Development in Education, Alternative Basic Education, Curriculum Development and Knowledge Management.

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    State Communication Consultants for Measles Campaign

     

    VN No: VN-NGR-44-2015
    Level: NOA
    Location: Nationwide
    Type of Appointment: Special Service Agreement (SSA) for 4 months
    Slot: 37

    Purpose of the Consultancy

    • To provide technical support and coordination to state, LGA and ward communication/social mobilisation teams to develop and implement social mobilization strategies for the campaign aiming to achieve results in the short term and in close coordination with the partners in immunisation activities.

    Major Tasks to be Accomplished

    • Coordinate with state teams on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the measles campaign activities, especially the advocacy and social communication and support targeted social mobiliasation activities while ensuring intensified actions at state, LGA and community levels with a special emphasis on over comming refusal of vaccination by building trust in the safety and improving its acceptance.
    • Identify constraints, challenges and opportunities for programme delivery with state teams and state communication and social mobilization working groups.
    • Monitor UNICEF funding activities in the state related to advocacy, social mobilization for the campaign.
    • Establish and maintain coordination with the work of other partners in the assigned states.
    • Provide technical guidance in the design, preparation and use of targeted communication materials in appropriate languages for government frontline health workers/media networks, traditional and religious opinion leaders, village development/community groups and households.
    • Strengthen massive media campaign
    • Support assigned state to develop community communication packages for the campaign activities and inter sectorial programme for use at state level.
    • Support state governments and state teams to prepare micro plans and make other arrangements to ensure good quality campaign.
    • Mobilize support for the campaign through advocacy, training and awareness building programme targeting a variety of groups to include state government, media, tradition leaders, religious leaders and community networks.
    • Provide technical support in facilitating state, LGA and ward communication/ Social mobilization, working group and committees and ensure holding of committee meetings.
    • Monitor and evaluate measles campaign communication implementation activities regularly and undertake field visits, on the basis of these to identify problems and propose remedial actions.
    • Identify alternative courses of action to accelerate/improve service delivery.
    • Participate in the preparation of all programme reports required by the state, share information regularly with the chief of C4D, other members of C4D section and field offices.
    • Undertake other tasks related to communication that might be required by the chief of C4D section.

    Qualifications and Specialised Knowledge/Experience Required

    • Bachelors Degree and related technical field in Communication, Journalism, Public/External Relations, Public Affairs or Corporate Communications.
    • At least 5 years progressive responsible professional work experience at state and national levels in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation in immunization programmes.
    • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
    • Fluency in English is desirable.
    • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station is an asset.
    • Experience in social mobilization and communication immunization campaign, IEC materials development, training and negotiation skills and team building.

    Basic Competencies include:

    • Current knowledge of development issues, strategies as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation
    • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impact knowledge and teach skills.
    • Managerial and supervisory skills
    • Good analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills
    • Computer skills including internet navigation and various office application
    • Demonstration of ability to work in a multi-cultural environmental and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization

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    C4D Specialist

     

    VN No: VN-NGR-14 May 2015-40
    Level: NOC
    Location: Bauchi
    Type of Appointment: Fixed Term - 2 Years

    Purpose of the Post

    • To be responsible for the design, formulation, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of behavioral change and social mobilization strategy, plan of action and programme activities in support of the country programme.

    Qualifications and Competencies Required

    • Advanced university degree in the Social/Behavioural Sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Heath Education) with emphasis on strategic communication panning nor behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication and research.
    • Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes, including several years in developing countries, with practical experiences in the adaptation and application of communication planning process to specific programmes.
    • Fluency in English and the local working language of the duty station
    • Knowledge of current developments in the fields of: communication theory, motivational psychology, adult learning theory indigenous media, community organization and participation strategic communication interventions.
    • Knowledge of interdisciplinary approach in programme development and implementation in programme communication, social mobilisation and behavioural change.
    • Knowledge and experience in emergency operations and management.
    • Knowledge of and skills in programme communication, networking, advocacy and negotiation.
    • Knowledge of training/facilitation and impact evaluation of communication intervention
    • Knowledge and experience to organize and implement training, including development of curricula and methodologies.
    • Knowledge of community capacity building.
    • Knowledge and experience in the methods of communication to clearly and concisely express ideas concepts in written and oral form and to listen to and acknowledges others' perspectives and views.
    • Computer knowledge, skills and practical experience, including internet navigation, network, telecommunications and various office applications.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidate should submit their application, accompanied by an updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form to: nrecruit@unicef.org

    Click Here to Download the United Nations Personal History Form

    Note: Candidate should indicate the Job Title they are applying for on the subject line of the email.

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