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    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

    If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

    Supply Chain Consultant - P4/NOD


    Purpose of the Assignment

    • To support Government of Nigeria in providing technical support in the revitalization of the PHC by working with the relevant government partners to strengthen the supply chains. 

    Assignment Tasks

    • Analyze the current PHC supply chain system in the context of PHC revitalization, including stakeholder mapping, leadership, governance and accountabilities.
    • Develop strategies for:
      • National planning/quantification and funding in support of 10,000 PHC supply chain, considering the essential products list for PHC
      • Procurement and distribution of the PHC supplies.
    • Identify gaps and risks which are likely to impact the implementation of the strategy and propose a risk mitigation/capacity development plan
    • Provide technical guidance to improve local pharmaceutical production capacities and achieve GMP/PQ upgrading
    • Support the coordination efforts of national and state PHC Supply Chain.

    In his analysis, the Consultant shall specifically consider leadership, governance and accountabilities in the context of Nigeria federal system; the integration of parallel systems; specificity and conditionality's of donors and partner agencies; existing systems and own capacities of Nigeria FMOH.

    The Consultant will work with relevant government partners, UNICEF Supply and Programme (Health, Nutrition,, HIV/AIDS and WASH), UNICEF WCARO Regional Office, UNICEF Supply Division Supply Chain Strengthening Centre, and development partners to support the development of the National Supply Chain Strategy for PHC revitalization in Nigeria

    Expected Deliverables

    • The PHC supply chain model and strategic document, including a coverage of the following aspects, is developed and validated by the FMoH and NPHCDA:
      • Leadership, governance and accountability
      • Funding and partnerships
      • Planning /quantification
      • Procurement strategy
      • Distribution system
      • Coordination mechanism
      • Monitoring and evaluation system
      • Gap / risk analysis and mitigation plan.
    • The plan to accompany local pharmaceutical manufacturers to become WHO compliant and achieve/PA upgrading GMP is established.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    • Advanced university degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Management, International Economics, Engineering, Accountancy, Public Administration, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Procurement, or areas related to supply chain/logistics operations or UNICEF programme areas.
    • First university degree combined with demonstrated professional work experience and understanding of relevant functions may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree, preferably combined with credited courses or certifications from relevant bodies in supply chain management, procurement, contracting or logistics.

    Years of relevant experience:

    • Candidates with advanced university degree must have a minimum of 8 year experience in Supply Chain Management, with relevant experience in providing advisory services to governments in developing countries for the strengthening of their health supply chain, through the integration of parallel systems and development of local pharmaceutical market. Candidates with first university degree must have 10 years of experience.
    • Relevant experience in sub-Saharan Africa and/or in Nigeria.

    Competencies of Successful Candidate

    • Fluency in English. Second UN language is an advantage.

    Competency Profile:
    Core Values

    • Commitment
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Integrity
    • Core Competencies
    • Communication
    • Drive for Results
    • Working with People

    Key Functional Competencies

    • Leading and Supervising
    • Deciding and Initiating Actions
    • Planning and Organising

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    International Consultant Child Protection in Emergencies Coordinator


    Purpose of the Assignment

    • In the course of 2014 and early 2015, Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad (JAS), more commonly as Boko Haram intensified its attacks on the civilian population in Nigeria, with tactics developing from hit-and-run attacks, to hit-and-hold attacks in which JAS managed to establish and maintain control over large swaths of territory.
    • While in late 2015 and 2016 the Nigerian Armed Forces took back most JAS controlled areas, the fighting caused additional mass displacement, especially in Borno State.
    • The child protection needs in the North East are complex and enormous. The number of actors working on child protection has expanded, however, the child protection needs far outstrip the capacities and resources of government and non-government actors and there is a risk of duplication of activities.
    • The purpose of this consultancy is to ensure effective coordination amongst child protection actors engaged in the humanitarian crisis in North East Nigeria, to increase the numbers reached and coverage by the child protection sector, to enhance the quality of services delivered, to improve the quality of information and data on the child protection sub sector achievements and to ensure the sector is able to effectively convey messaging on child protection issues and the sub sector's impact.
    • The consultant will contribute to fulfilling UNICEF's responsibility to support sub sector coordination for child protection sub sector. The consultant will work closely government and non-government child protection actors to ensure effective coordination, with the Federal and State co-chairs to enhance their capacity to lead the child protection sub working groups and with UNHCR and UNFPA to ensure strong linkages with the Protection Sector Working Group and the GBV sub working group. The consultancy will be based in Abuja with frequent travel to Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
    • The consultancy is funded by the European Union under the Promoting Women's Engagement in Peace and Security in Northern Nigeria, implemented by UN Women in collaboration with UNICEF.

    Assignment Tasks

    • Strengthen coordination amongst child protection actors and with SGBV and protection actors in the North East for the child protection in emergencies response
    • Provide training to Child Protection Sub Working Group members on CPiE minimum standards and coordination
    • Carry out an assessment of capacity and functioning of Federal and State Child Protection sub Working Groups
    • Support the implementation of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan by the child protection sub sector and support the sub sector to undertake a needs assessment and develop its strategy for 2017
    • Ensure effective messaging for the child protection sub sector to raise awareness on the needs and impact of sub sector interventions

    Expected Deliverables

    • Federal and State level Child Protection sub Working Groups have TORs, mapping tools, tools for gaps/needs analysis and reporting tools on activity implementation
    • Assessment of capacity and functioning of Federal and State Child Protection sub Working Groups
    • 2016 and 2017 strategies for the implementation of the Humanitarian Response Plans in place for Federal and State Child Protection sub Working Groups
    • Fact sheets for the Child Protection sub Working Group produced targeting donors
    • Accurate, disaggregated monthly data available on child protection in emergencies
    • Training materials and reports for capacity building of child protection actors on CPiE, minimum standards and coordination
    • Robust child protection sub sector inputs to the HNO and HRP
    • Inputs to the monthly SitRep and donor reports
    • Monthly work plans and reports on progress

    Final consultancy report, including recommendations for next steps

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate


    • Master's degree Social Science, Social Work, Social Development, Child Development or related field or, in lieu of a Masters, a minimum of ten years of relevant experience, preferably with UN or NGOs at national or international level

    Years of relevant experience:

    • Minimum of eight years' experience in emergency programming, protection programming and/or child protection programming, with at least two years focused on child protection in emergencies
    • Experience of leading coordination mechanisms in emergency situations

    Competencies of Successful Candidate:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently in the field
    • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills

    Method of Application

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