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  • Posted on: 8 June, 2016 Deadline: 21 June, 2016
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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.

    International Consultant (Mine Risk Education)

     

    Purpose of the Assignment

    • To support UNICEF to develop and implement its mine risk education programme.
    • "Mines(s)" in these ToR may refer to all explosive devices designed to be victim-activated or vehicle-activated as well as Explosive Remnants of War (ERW).

    Assignment Tasks:

    • Strengthen coordination on Mine Action and MRE at Federal and State level
    • Support UNICEF to mobilise resources for MRE and Victim Assistance and develop partnership strategy
    • Provide technical support and guidance for the USCDC/UNICEF assessment on mortality and injury as it relates to mines/ERW
    • Lead the development of MRE materials and a system to disseminate MRE programme, ensuring consistency with UNICEF WCARO and Nigeria+ country officers
    • Develop a strategy/plan of action an information management system for mine action and injury surveillance
    • Develop a concept for UNICEF's engagement on Victim Assistance as part of mine action

    Expected Deliverables:

    • Attendance at monthly mine action working group meetings in Abuja and Borno convened
    • Resource mobilization strategy developed
    • Funding proposals for MRE and Victim Assistance developed
    • Facilitate a stakeholder workshop to develop a partnership strategy on MRE
    • Technical inputs for the data collection tools for the NE assessment
    • Technical review and inputs provided for the NE assessment

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate
    Education:

    • Masters/Post Graduate degree

    Years of relevant experience:

    • Minimum of 12 years' experience in mine action including in mine risk education and victim assistance
    • Demonstrable experience of undertaking mine/explosive remnants of war risk assessments
    • Ability to work in teams
    • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills - both oral and written

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    International Consultant - Health

     

    Purpose of the Assignment
    The health Specialist in close collaboration with other partners at State level, will work with the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) and the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) to achieve the main objective which is: Each ward in Yobe State has a functional PHC facility by end 2017 and Improved Immunization coverage to 80% by end of 2017.

    Assignment Tasks:

    • Develop a PHC implementation plan for the State and monitor its implementation
    • Liaise with BMGF, the Dangote Foundation and the State Governor's office to ensure commitments are met
    • Support the State to analyze and define LGAs with high numbers of un-immunized children and communities which are not being reached, the major bottlenecks, and the reasons for them.
    • Support the State to update and start implementing operational plans that include specific strategies, activities, and funding for reaching the unreached and reducing number of un-immunized.
    • Support the State to develop and start implementing 'evidence-based' communication strategies
    • Support training activities and other capacity development activities of State Government for their health/immunization personnel
    • Support State and LGA level supportive supervision, monitoring and evaluation of health/immunization programmes.
    • Support the documentation, reporting and sharing of innovations, success stories and programme activities related to health/immunization in the assigned State.

    Expected Deliverables:

    • Monthly work plans
    • Monthly progress reports on implementation and achievements of planned activities and milestones (Monthly statutory reports)
    • Specific activity reports where necessary (e.g. Training Report for State counterparts capacity building)
    • Trip reports on each mission travel and Notes for the Record (NFR) on meetings attended
    • One end-of-mission report with a PowerPoint presentation for debriefing of partners at State and national level

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate
    Education:

    • Master's in Public Health and University degree in Health related technical field.
    • At least five years progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing and evaluating of health projects particularly, primary health care.
    • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN working language an asset. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station, an asset.
    • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.
    • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
    • Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
    • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF's mission and professional values.

    Years of relevant experience:

    • Five years of relevant work experience at the national and/or international levels in development, planning, programming, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and managing of primary health care /Immunization programmes.

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    International Consultant, POLIO

     

    Purpose of the Assignment

    • The main objective which is to sustain the interruption of Wild Polio Virus in Borno State through strengthened systems for EPI delivery and adequate response to any cVDPV outbreaks within the contexts of a weakened social systems and security compromised challenges.
    • The position is to facilitate in strengthening coordination and collaboration among Polio partners and serve as a liaison between the State Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) and UNICEF Borno Field office and Country Office towards a systematic engagement and implementation of all necessary activities for Polio eradication.

    Assignment Tasks

    • Work with State EOC to ensure adequate plans to improve immunization activities within the context of Polio outbreak response
    • Work closely with the UNICEF team at Borno FO (Health Specialist, Immunization Officer, Polio communications specialist/C4D Specialist, under the overall leadership of the Chief of Field Office
    • Work closely within the EOC to monitor progress and challenges; develop and implement plans to rapidly overcome the challenges to PEI in Borno State
    • Provide technical assistance to the development of good quality State and LGA annual equity-focused operational plans and their review
    • Share weekly updates with UNICEF Field and country office, and in case of urgent emerging issues, within 3 hours
    • Support State and LGA level supportive supervision, monitoring and evaluation of immunization programmes.
    • Other activities as identified by UNICEF, and national and state EOC.

    Expected Deliverables:

    • Monthly work plans
    • Monthly progress reports on implementation and achievements of planned activities and milestones (Monthly statutory reports)
    • Specific activity reports where necessary (e.g. Training Report for State counterparts capacity building)
    • Trip reports on each mission travel and Notes for the Record (NFR) on meetings attended
    • One end-of-mission report with a PowerPoint presentation for debriefing of partners at State and national level.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate
    Education:

    • University Degree (Medicine and Public Health) or a relevant Health professional qualification.

    Years of relevant experience:

    • At least 5 years year of professional work experience including planning and conducting immunization campaigns (Polio, Measles, CSM, MenAfrivac, yellow Fever).
    • Good Computer skills including utilizing spreadsheets and databases to monitor key campaign indicators.
    • Good understanding of Immunization systems and processes in Nigeria, especially within the context of campaigns, including State and LGA technical committees and Emergency Operations Centers.
    • Experience working in security-compromised situations will be an advantage.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit UNICEF Career Page

    Note: Type NIGERIA in the Search Box and search to show Positions in Nigeria.

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