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    Child Protection Specialist

     

    Purpose of the Job

    • Accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection programme(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.
    • Promotes intersectoral partnerships leading to responsive child protection systems build on the strengths of issue-specific programming; and which addresses specific forms of vulnerability.

    Key End-Results

    • Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update made for effective programme planning, development and management. Partnership with knowledge and academic institutions expanded for collection and analysis of relevant data to further understanding of social norms and harmful practices to children, particularly girls.
    • UNICEF's global goals effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue with the sectors responsible for Child Protection, partnering in particular Social Welfare/Protection and Justice to facilitate understanding of the importance of child protection by all stakeholders, and its inclusion in national governance and reforms mechanisms, development planning and investment frameworks.
    • Knowledge management effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key Child Protection sectoral programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and knowledge/information exchange with all partners, harnessing knowledge institutions resources and partnerships.
    • Quality of rights-based Child Protection programmes effectively promoted. Coherence and synergy gained by collaborating with key partners, addressing the multiple aspects of the protective environment, and value added to programme management process through results-based management. Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs relevant to the Child Protection programme provided.
    • Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined programme strategies and approaches, partnering with community-based child protection networks that monitor child rights and child exploitation.
    • Programme delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
    • Proper and timely UNICEF, Government and all implementing partners accountability ensured regarding supply and non-supply assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the Child Protection sector.
    • Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration; coordination amongst child protection system actors strengthened, with specific attention to Children's life skills, knowledge and participation, as actors in their own protection; engagement of media and civil society to supporting positive practices and involvement of children and families; ensured dialogue with private sector expanded, to emphasize good practices and corporate social responsibility.

    Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
    Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

    Programme Planning, Development and Management:

    • Enhance effective sectoral or inter-sectoral collaborative partnerships in planning, development and management by leading, guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate; and complete monitoring and analysis; and the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input, leading to responsive child protection systems build on the strengths of issue-specific programming which addresses specific forms of vulnerability, including those related to gender, disability, HIV, and indigenous populations and facilitate measure of outcomes for different groups. Provide substantive advice, recommendations and input in the formulation of country programme documents and plans of actions relating to Child Protection programme.
    • Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for programme management, implementation and monitoring of assigned sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches.

    Promotion of UNICEF's Global Goals:

    • Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes; and forge broad-based partnerships to raise awareness and stimulate open dialogue on the rights of the child and practices that create social exclusion or harm children.

    Knowledge Management.

    • Promote knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, situation analysis, experience or lessons learned; promote knowledge sharing and technical input or recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country; using the know-how of academic and knowledge institutions to collect, analyze and use relevant data to further understanding of social norms and harmful practices to children, particularly girls.

    Rights-Based and Results-Based Approach.

    • Promote the quality of rights-based Child Protection [programmes through participation in the formulation of programme goals, strategies and approaches, collaborating with key partners to address the multiple aspects of the protective environment; and to bring coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or inter-sectoral management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

    Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring:

    • Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for programme management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches, with adequate consultation with relevant stakeholders.
    • Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data.

    Programme Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting:

    • Ensure programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral, efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation. Participation in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts, with involvement of all stakeholders. Ensure the preparation of annual Child Protection sector status reports, with contribution of all major partners.

    UNICEF and Government Accountability:

    • Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government as well as all implementing partners accountability; and to orientate and train Government and all UNICEF implementing partners in UNICEF supply and non-supply policies and procedures.
    • Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.

    Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership:

    • Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve Child Protection programme requirements and objectives. Conduct field visits to monitor programmes and collect information.
    • Conduct periodic programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners.
    • Collaborate with Communication and Programme Communication groups to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts in order to: enhance collaboration with media, civil society and involvement of children and their families to support positive practices; engage dialogue with private sector on good practices and corporate social responsibility; and strengthen partnerships with bilateral and multilateral organizations, including International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and regional development Banks, to generate greater investment in sectors with child protection responsibility.
    • Overall coordination with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers. Collaborate with other Programme/Project Officers to ensure the integration of the sectoral programme with other sectors.
    • Collaborate with the Operations and Supply Sections and Government authorities to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of Child Protection programme planning and implementation, to coordinate financial and supply management requirements as well as to ensure accountability.
    • Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of Child Protection programme/project implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations. Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve Child Protection programme goals with all key partners.
    • In line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, strengthen partnerships with child protection humanitarian actors within the inter-agency standing committee (IASC) mechanism, for preparedness, contingency planning and response.

    Job Grade Factors:

    • As a line manager for assigned projects, lead effective and efficient planning, design, implementation and administration of specific project activities within a major programme that focus on achievement of UNICEF's programmatic priorities. Ensure that project delivery meets targeted goals and objectives
    • As a technical expert, contribute timely and effective technical advice, guidance and input to the preparation of situation analysis, formulation of programme strategy, planning, implementation and evaluation and human resources.
    • Conduct field visits to monitor programmes as well as conduct periodic programme reviews.
    • Make viable recommendations on programme implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the advancement of the rights of children and women.
    • Contribute to the development and introduction of new approaches using collaborative partnerships, including with knowledge institutions.
    • Certify allocation and disbursement of funds; determine supply and cash needs to ensure programme delivery meets targeted goals and objectives.

    Qualification and Competencies

    Education:

    • Advanced university Degree, preferably in the Social Sciences, Law or other relevant field.

    Work Experience:

    • Five years of professional work experience at national and international levels in child protection, including international work experience for IP or field work experience for NO.
    • Background/familiarity with Emergency.

    Language Proficiency:

    • Fluency in English and a second UN language (IP)
    • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station (NO).

    Competency Profile
    Core Values (Required):

    • Commitment
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Integrity

    Core Competencies (Required):

    • Communication (II)
    • Working with People (II)
    • Drive for Results (II)

    Functional Competencies (Required):

    • Leading and Supervising (I)
    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (III)
    • Analyzing (III)
    • Relating and Networking (II)
    • Deciding and Initiating Action (II)
    • Applying Technical Expertise (III)

    Technical Knowledge

    Specific Technical Knowledge Required:
    (Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)

    • Advanced knowledge of one or more of the technical areas of UNICEF programmes.
    • Advanced technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the following: Strengthening child protection systems and partner capacity for protecting children against violence; in emergencies; in respect of harmful traditional practices; in improving justice for children and in strengthening social welfare systems.
    • Use of data and indicators in child protection.
    • 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 Partnerships (GPPs).

    Common Technical Knowledge Required:

    • Methodology of programme/project management
    • Programmatic goals, policies and strategies for sectoral programmes
    • Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women.
    • UNICEF policies and strategy in child protection, including: natural disasters, and recovery.
    • Core commitments for children in emergencies (for all Emergency positions)
    • UNICEF financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.
    • Rights-based and Results-based programming in UNICEF.
    • UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
    • Mid-Term Strategic Plan
    • UN guideline on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff and partners.
    • Gender equality and Diversity awareness

    Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job):

    • Government development plans and policies
    • Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes
    • UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
    • UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
    • UN security operations and guidelines.
    • UN guideline on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff and partners.
    • UNICEF strategic framework for partnerships and collaborative relationships.
    • UNICEF policies and strategies promoting and supporting gender equality and diversity.

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    Communication for Development Specialist

     

    Purpose of the Position

    • Under the general guidance of the supervisor, and in close coordination with the Communication Specialist, responsible for the design, formulation, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of a behavioural change and social mobilization strategy, plan of action and programme activities in support of the country programme.

    Key Expected Results

    • Programme communication strategy and plan of action strategically developed and formulated, and the implementation effectively managed, facilitated and executed for social and behavioural change in support of efficient and effective programme delivery.
    • Culturally relevant programme communication materials designed, pre-tested, and produced timely, meeting requirements and quality standards.
    • Strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society developed and enhanced for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
    • Effective training materials and activities organized, developed and implemented to build capacity in participatory and behaviour communication at various government levels.
    • Technical support effectively provided with government counterparts in the development and effective use of communication for social development.
    • Monitoring and evaluation of programme activities and preparation of reports timely and properly undertaken. Findings, experiences, lessons learned, best practices and new methods effectively shared with government officials, programme staff, and other partners.
    • Budget properly planned, monitored and controlled, ensuring allocated funds optimally appropriated.

    Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
    Programme communication programme strategy, plan and implementation for behavioural change:

    • Designs, manages, and facilitates the implementation of programme communication strategy, plan of action and activities for strategic communication and promotion for social and behavioural change in support of country programme delivery.
    • In collaboration with UNICEF management and decision makers and planners of government, donor organizations and the private sector, the Communication for Development Specialist designs, manages and facilitates the implementation of communication policy, strategy and plans of action aiming at general public and service providers through:
      • Behaviour development/change at individual/household levels;
      • Social mobilization of civil society organizations; and
      • Increased community participation in development programmes for positive social change.
    • Makes viable recommendations on operational strategies in the areas of participatory communication, social mobilization and behaviour change and on appropriate materials and media to reach target audiences.

    Programme communication materials:

    • Organizes the research, development, pre-testing, and production of culturally relevant communication materials.
    • In collaboration with partners, the Communication for Development Specialist organizes and manages the formative research, development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery, including facilitating behaviour change, where necessary.
    • Supports the UNICEF global communications objectives and strategies through development of complementary country specific and local community materials.
    • Ensures the quality, consistency and appropriateness of communication materials that are developed, produced, and disseminated to local communities, government officials, other partners and the press.

    Partnerships for social mobilization:

    • Develops and enhances strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
    • Develops partnerships with various religious groups, traditional leaders, teachers, artists and other organized groups in the community, as well as civil society organizations, to orient them on country programme goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the country programme.
    • Promotes a better understanding of children's and women's issues by assisting in or managing a country level behaviour change and social mobilization strategy supportive of effective and efficient programme delivery.
    • Promotes and influences behaviour development/change at individual/ household levels, social mobilization of civil society organizations and increased community participation in development programmes.

    Capacity building support:

    • Develops training materials and activities to build capacity for participatory and behaviour change communication.
    • Develops training materials and activities to build capacity in participatory and behaviour change communication for personnel who are involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programme communication intervention, in support of programme sustainability.

    Coordination and collaboration with government and partners:

    • Provides effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social development.
    • Coordinates with government counterparts in the development and appropriate use of communication for social development aimed at both individual behaviour change and collective action. Provide technical support as required.
    • Collaborates with government officials, community leaders, UN, and bilateral agencies and NGOs in the organization of activities, operational research, advocacy and exchange of information and ideas supportive of programme communication goals and strategies.

    Monitoring and evaluation:

    • Monitor and evaluate programme activities and prepare monitoring and evaluation reports. Exchange findings, experiences, lessons learned and new methods with partners.
    • Monitors and evaluates programme activities on the basis of applied communication research and frequent visits to project sites.
    • Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure compliance and achievement of objectives and recommend corrective action, when necessary, to meet programme/project objectives.  Prepares monitoring and evaluation reports in accordance with the established guidelines, methods and procedures. Provides technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other counterparts, and coordinates and manages the evaluative elements of country programme milestone meetings, such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
    • Disseminates communication research findings, ensures exchanges and sharing of experience, lessons learned, best practices, and new methods to government officials, programme staff, and other UNICEF partners.

    Budget planning and management of program funds:

    • Participate in the budget planning and ensure the compliance and the optimal appropriation of allocated programme funds.
    • Participates in and contributes to the budget and programme review and planning. Establishes programme work plans, allocation of resources, and monitors progress and compliance.
    • Monitors the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
    • Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds. Improves programme efficiency, quality and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    • Advanced university degree in the Social/Behavioural Sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for 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 experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
    • Background/familiarity with emergency operations and staff security.
    • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

    Competencies of Successful Candidate
    Core Values:

    • Commitment
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Integrity

    Core competencies:

    • Communication
    • Working with People
    • Drive for Results

    Functional Competencies:

    • Leading and Supervising
    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
    • Relating and Networking
    • Persuading and Influencing
    • Applying Technical Expertise
    • Entrepreneurial Thinking

    Technical Knowledge
    Specific Technical Knowledge Required:

    • Knowledge of current developments in the fields of : communication theory, motivational psychology, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organization and participation, strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions.
    • Knowledge of inter-disciplinary approach in programme development and implementation in programme communication, social mobilization and behavioural change.
    • Knowledge of 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 and 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.

    Common Technical Knowledge Required:

    • UN/UNICEF policy papers, relating to programme communication and programmes
    • Executive Directives
    • UNICEF programme manuals
    • Communication for Development Guidelines
    • UNICEF country programme plans
    • Government development plans and policies
    • UN agency agreements and joint policy papers
    • Gender equality and diversity awareness

    Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced:

    • Understanding of UNICEF Mission and UNICEF Guiding Principles.
    • Understanding of UNICEF programmatic policies, goals, visions, positions, policies, priorities, strategies and approaches (MDGs, UNDAF, MTSP, etc.).
    • Understanding of Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming.
    • Understanding of UN mission and system; and International Code of Conduct.
    • Understanding of staff welfare and rights of staff members.
    • Knowledge of emergency operations and security guidelines.
    • Understanding of international humanitarian affairs and humanitarian work.
    • Understanding of UNICEF policies and procedures for programming, operations and  communication.
    • Latest theory, methodology, technology and tools in the functional areas.
    • Knowledge of the Programme Policy and Procedure (PPP) manual.
    • Knowledge, skills and experience in community capacity building.
    • Understanding of government policies, guidelines, legislation and strategies on various subjects.

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    Nutrition Officer

     

    Purpose of the Post
    The Nutrition officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programs/projects through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical program information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the Nutrition programs in Borno states.

    Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
    Support to program development and planning:

    • Conduct/update situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of nutrition related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, nutrition, health) for higher management use to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery of results.
    • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through analysis of nutrition needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
    • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
    • Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate the program review and approval process.

    Program management, monitoring and delivery of results:

    • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
    • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
    • Prepare regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

    Technical and operational support to program implementation:

    • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
    • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on nutrition and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.

    Networking and partnership building:

    • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve program goals and social justice, equity and rights of mothers, newborn and children.
    • Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programs.
    • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of nutrition programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
    • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

    • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
    • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
    • Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
    • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

    Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
    Education:

    • A University Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, Global/International Health and Nutrition, Health/Nutrition Research, Policy and/or Management, Health Sciences, Nutritional Epidemiology or other health related science field is required.

    Work Experience:

    • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.
    • Experience in health/nutrition program/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset
    • Experience working on nutrition in emergencies including in management of acute malnutrition, infant and young child feeding promotion and micronutrient deficiency control.

    Language Proficiency:

    • Fluency in English is required.
    • Knowledge of local language (Borno)

    Competency Profile
    Core Values (Required):

    • Commitment
    • Integrity
    • Diversity and inclusion

    Core Competencies (required):

    • Communication
    • Working with people
    • Drive for result

    Functional Competencies (Required):

    • Learning and researching
    • Analysing
    • Formulating strategies and concepts
    • Applying technical expertise
    • Planning and organising

    Specific Technical Knowledge

    • Professional technical knowledge in Data Collection
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint etc.)
    • Experience in survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and skills to use different software to manage data properly is a plus
    • Detail-oriented ability to work at a fast pace and meet deadlines
    • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple tasks and adjust to changing priorities.

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    Nutrition Information Management Officer

     

    Purpose of the Job

    • The Nutrition Information Management Officer is responsible for managing and strengthening the nutrition information system; including program planning, monitoring, and evaluation for Borno and Yobe States. 

    Major Tasks to be Accomplished
    She/ He will be responsible for the delivery of the core functions below:

    Information Management:

    • Support complete, quality and timely reporting of nutrition programs/CBT based on partnership agreements and agreed monitoring frameworks.
    • Work with state operational arms to have a well-prioritized plan of information Management activities
    • Provide support in reviewing documents, preparing survey protocols and adopting standardized approaches and tools for nutrition/CBT programming
    • Maintain information databases and general project IM tools, such as 5W matrix, Gap Matrix including consolidation, analysis and report/disseminate of data collected throughout various assessments
    • Compile, clean and analyse nutrition/CBT data including Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), Vitamin A supplementation, Infant and Young Child Feeding Practice (IYCFP), Micronutrients etc.
    • Assess trends and measures outcomes relating to achievement of project targets to support evidence-based programming.
    • For high level official meetings, in partnership with the Consortium Coordinator, represent all partners of the consortium in matters relating to the project implementation and impact in focus states.
    • When needed, coordinate Document minutes and action points; as and when needed coordinate and plan for minutes, develop agenda, document minutes and share action points with all relevant persons.

    Situation Monitoring and Assessment:

    • Takes lead in compiling data to inform and prepare the project SitRep inputs with emphasis on Sector plans, targets and achievements.
    • Ensures that all sector partners have timely and accurate information of change in conditions of children, women, and their families and facilitates information exchange therein in order to support planning and measurement of program impact.
    • Preparation of survey reports and newsletters and share findings with partners for improved action in the area of nutrition.
    • Prepare briefs and presentations as and when needed for decision making and prioritization of nutrition interventions.

    Program Performance Monitoring:

    • Regularly update and share with implementing agencies in both state the collated overall, and state specific nutrition/CBT statistics against agreed performance indicators in all information exchange channels.
    • Conduct field visits to programs in both states to monitor the quality of data collection and reporting; also provides supportive supervision as and when needed.
    • In partnership with the consortium coordinator attend joint monitoring exercises
    • Provide any other relevant support as requested by the consortium coordinator

    Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
    Education:

    • University degree in Nutrition. Candidates with Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics or Data Management or related field with a nutrition focus will be considered.

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in public health, nutrition, knowledge /data management or related field in developing country context.
    • Experience of nutrition data collection, with extensive experience, compiling and analysing quantitative data and producing relevant graphical representations of analysed data.
    • Proven experience in synthesizing relevant information and developing reports on time against set deadlines for the dissemination of key findings to technical and non-technical audiences.

    Language Proficiency:

    • Fluency in English language is required.

    Competency Profile

    • Core Values (Required):
    • Commitment
    • Integrity

    Core Competencies (required):

    • Communication
    • Working with people
    • Drive for result

    Functional Competencies (Required):

    • Analysing
    • Formulating strategies and concepts
    • Planning and organizing
    • Applying technical expertise

    Specific Technical Knowledge

    • Professional technical knowledge in Data Collection
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint etc.)
    • Experience in survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and skills to use different software to manage data properly such as EpiData, EpiInfo, STATA, ENA, SPSS
    • Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field.
    • Detail-oriented ability to work at a fast pace and meet deadlines
    • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple tasks and adjust to changing priorities.
    • Leadership and ability to work with people.
    • Strong drive for result.
    • Strong communication and writing skills

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    Communication for Development Officer

     

    Purpose of the Position
    In close coordination with the Communication Specialist and sector heads, the Communication for Development Officer will offer technical support and will help design, form, manage, execute, monitor and evaluate a behavioral change and social mobilization strategy, plan of action, and programme activities to support the overall country programme.

    This includes organizing the research, development, pre-testing, and production of culturally relevant communication materials; developing and enhancing strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and civil society partners; and developing training materials and activities.

    Key Expected Results

    • Programme communication strategy and plan of action strategically developed and formulated, and the implementation effectively managed, facilitated and executed for social and behavioural change in support of efficient and effective programme delivery.
    • Culturally relevant programme communication materials designed, pre-tested, and produced in time, meeting requirements and quality standards.
    • Strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society developed and enhanced to promote participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
    • Effective training materials and activities organized, developed and implemented to build capacity in participatory and behaviour communication at various government levels.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    • University degree in the Social/Behavioural Sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
    • Two (2) years of relevant professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes, including several years in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes
    • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty

    Competencies of Successful Candidate
    Core Values:

    • Commitment
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Integrity

    Core Competencies:

    • Communication
    • Working with people
    • Drive for results

    Functional Competencies

    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
    • Analyzing
    • Applying Technical Expertise
    • Learning and Researching
    • Planning and Organizing

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    Chief Field Office (Partnerships)

     

    Purpose of the Position

    • Under the strategic guidance of the Representative, the Chief of Field Office (Partnerships) will be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating Nigeria Country Office's resource mobilization strategy including resource mobilisation, partnerships, leveraging and all forms of engagement with the private sector (incorporating the new guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility).
    • Ensures effectiveness of and compliance with UNICEF local, regional and global resource mobilization priorities.

    Key Expected Results:

    • Develops a comprehensive resource mobilization and partnerships strategy in support of UNICEF's priorities at the national level. Designs a coherent action plan for each component of the strategy: target setting, prospect pipeline, investment cases, cultivation and solicitation, and partnership management.
    • Cultivates, solicits and finalizes partnerships with corporations, High Net Worth Individuals, foundations and other key stakeholders for resource mobilisation and private sector engagement aims (including Corporate Social Responsibility).
    • As team leader for the Field Office, establishes programme work plan, monitors compliance and provide training, support and guidance to programme team.
    • Coordinates high level engagement with key partners from the public and private sectors to mobilize and influence cooperation with UNICEF to accelerate the achievement of results for children. Publicly advocates and positions UNICEF's brand to generate a strong positive UNICEF's image to motivate and inspire partnership in collaboration with Communication section.
    • Develops and oversees the section's work plan to ensure that objectives and targets are achieved and reports on effectiveness of actions to maximize results.
    • Conducts risk analysis to inform decision making on investments, partnerships and efficiency of the entire operation.
    • Closely coordinates the sections work plan and strategy with the Communication and Programme sections to contribute to the achievement of overall Country Programme objectives and in accordance to regional and global PFP established and emerging priorities. Ensures efficient and effective management of human and financial resources allocated to the section. Oversees budget implementation. Approves disbursement of funds ensuring proper utilization and accountability in compliance with existing rules and regulations.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate
    Education:

    • Advanced university Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Fundraising and Philanthropy or a related technical field. Knowledge of social development concepts and human rights approaches would be considered an asset.

    Work Experience:

    • Eight (8) years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in fundraising, marketing, public relations, social marketing and management experience.

    Language:

    • Fluency in English is required.

    Competencies of Successful Candidate
    Core Values:

    • Commitment
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Integrity

    Core Competencies:

    • Communication
    • Working with People
    • Drive for Results

    Functional Competencies:

    • Leading and Supervising
    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
    • Analyzing 
    • Relating and Networking
    • Persuading and Influencing
    • Creating and Innovating

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    Communication for Development Specialist

     

    Purpose of the Position

    • Under the general guidance of the supervisor, and in close coordination with the Communication Specialist, responsible for the design, formulation, management, execution, monitoring and evaluation of a behavioural change and social mobilization strategy, plan of action and programme activities in support of the country programme.

    Key Expected Results

    • Programme communication strategy and plan of action strategically developed and formulated, and the implementation effectively managed, facilitated and executed for social and behavioural change in support of efficient and effective programme delivery.
    • Culturally relevant programme communication materials designed, pre-tested, and produced timely, meeting requirements and quality standards.
    • Strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society developed and enhanced for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
    • Effective training materials and activities organized, developed and implemented to build capacity in participatory and behaviour communication at various government levels.
    • Technical support effectively provided with government counterparts in the development and effective use of communication for social development.
    • Monitoring and evaluation of programme activities and preparation of reports timely and properly undertaken. Findings, experiences, lessons learned, best practices and new methods effectively shared with government officials, programme staff, and other partners.
    • Budget properly planned, monitored and controlled, ensuring allocated funds optimally appropriated.

    Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
    Programme communication programme strategy, plan and implementation for behavioural change:

    • Designs, manages, and facilitates the implementation of programme communication strategy, plan of action and activities for strategic communication and promotion for social and behavioural change in support of country programme delivery.
    • In collaboration with UNICEF management and decision makers and planners of government, donor organizations and the private sector, the Communication for Development Specialist designs, manages and facilitates the implementation of communication policy, strategy and plans of action aiming at general public and service providers through:
      • Behaviour development/change at individual/household levels;
      • Social mobilization of civil society organizations; and
      • Increased community participation in development programmes for positive social change.
    • Makes viable recommendations on operational strategies in the areas of participatory communication, social mobilization and behaviour change and on appropriate materials and media to reach target audiences.

    Programme communication materials:

    • Organizes the research, development, pre-testing, and production of culturally relevant communication materials.
    • In collaboration with partners, the Communication for Development Specialist organizes and manages the formative research, development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery, including facilitating behaviour change, where necessary.
    • Supports the UNICEF global communications objectives and strategies through development of complementary country specific and local community materials.
    • Ensures the quality, consistency and appropriateness of communication materials that are developed, produced, and disseminated to local communities, government officials, other partners and the press.

    Partnerships for social mobilization:

    • Develops and enhances strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
    • Develops partnerships with various religious groups, traditional leaders, teachers, artists and other organized groups in the community, as well as civil society organizations, to orient them on country programme goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the country programme.
    • Promotes a better understanding of children's and women's issues by assisting in or managing a country level behaviour change and social mobilization strategy supportive of effective and efficient programme delivery.
    • Promotes and influences behaviour development/change at individual/ household levels, social mobilization of civil society organizations and increased community participation in development programmes.

    Capacity building support:

    • Develops training materials and activities to build capacity for participatory and behaviour change communication.
    • Develops training materials and activities to build capacity in participatory and behaviour change communication for personnel who are involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programme communication intervention, in support of programme sustainability.

    Coordination and collaboration with government and partners:

    • Provides effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social development.
    • Coordinates with government counterparts in the development and appropriate use of communication for social development aimed at both individual behaviour change and collective action. Provide technical support as required.
    • Collaborates with government officials, community leaders, UN, and bilateral agencies and NGOs in the organization of activities, operational research, advocacy and exchange of information and ideas supportive of programme communication goals and strategies.

    Monitoring and evaluation:

    • Monitor and evaluate programme activities and prepare monitoring and evaluation reports. Exchange findings, experiences, lessons learned and new methods with partners.
    • Monitors and evaluates programme activities on the basis of applied communication research and frequent visits to project sites.
    • Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure compliance and achievement of objectives and recommend corrective action, when necessary, to meet programme/project objectives.  Prepares monitoring and evaluation reports in accordance with the established guidelines, methods and procedures. Provides technical advice to programme staff, government officials and other counterparts, and coordinates and manages the evaluative elements of country programme milestone meetings, such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
    • Disseminates communication research findings, ensures exchanges and sharing of experience, lessons learned, best practices, and new methods to government officials, programme staff, and other UNICEF partners.

    Budget planning and management of program funds:

    • Participate in the budget planning and ensure the compliance and the optimal appropriation of allocated programme funds.
    • Participates in and contributes to the budget and programme review and planning. Establishes programme work plans, allocation of resources, and monitors progress and compliance.
    • Monitors the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
    • Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds. Improves programme efficiency, quality and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    • Advanced university degree in the Social/Behavioural Sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for 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 experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
    • Background/familiarity with emergency operations and staff security.
    • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

    Competencies of Successful Candidate
    Core Values:

    • Commitment
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Integrity

    Core competencies:

    • Communication
    • Working with People
    • Drive for Results

    Functional Competencies:

    • Leading and Supervising
    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
    • Relating and Networking
    • Persuading and Influencing
    • Applying Technical Expertise
    • Entrepreneurial Thinking

    Technical Knowledge
    Specific Technical Knowledge Required:

    • Knowledge of current developments in the fields of : communication theory, motivational psychology, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organization and participation, strategic communication planning, behaviour analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions.
    • Knowledge of inter-disciplinary approach in programme development and implementation in programme communication, social mobilization and behavioural change.
    • Knowledge of 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 and 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.

    Common Technical Knowledge Required:

    • UN/UNICEF policy papers, relating to programme communication and programmes
    • Executive Directives
    • UNICEF programme manuals
    • Communication for Development Guidelines
    • UNICEF country programme plans
    • Government development plans and policies
    • UN agency agreements and joint policy papers
    • Gender equality and diversity awareness

    Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced:

    • Understanding of UNICEF Mission and UNICEF Guiding Principles.
    • Understanding of UNICEF programmatic policies, goals, visions, positions, policies, priorities, strategies and approaches (MDGs, UNDAF, MTSP, etc.).
    • Understanding of Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming.
    • Understanding of UN mission and system; and International Code of Conduct.
    • Understanding of staff welfare and rights of staff members.
    • Knowledge of emergency operations and security guidelines.
    • Understanding of international humanitarian affairs and humanitarian work.
    • Understanding of UNICEF policies and procedures for programming, operations and  communication.
    • Latest theory, methodology, technology and tools in the functional areas.
    • Knowledge of the Programme Policy and Procedure (PPP) manual.
    • Knowledge, skills and experience in community capacity building.
    • Understanding of government policies, guidelines, legislation and strategies on various subjects.

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