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  • Posted on: 11 October, 2016 Deadline: 17 October, 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.

    We are recruiting to fill the position below:

    TA Polio Manager, P-4


    Job Number: 499587
    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment

    Purpose of the Position

    • Under overall guidance of Chief C4D and Polio Team Lead and under direct supervision of Chief of Maiduguri Field Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the Polio Program management, evidence based planning, strategy formulation, overall management, setting up a system of monitoring of Polio social mobilization and communication contribution to polio disease outbreak response and a plan in North East states of Nigeria under Maiduguri Field Office.
    • The Polio manager will also ensure achievement of key deliverables for Polio/C4D integrated response in the states and regular analysis of social data to inform further planning and contribute in key reporting documents.
    • The SM will be expected to travel within the State (to Yobe as well if required), to conduct regular field supportive supervision and review status of implementation of C4D committed activities.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide support for the implementation of the communication plans for OBR and Inactivated Polio Vaccine campaign.
    • Provide supervision technical oversight for the Communication for Development Specialist, Immunization Specialists and field consultants working under the field office.
    • Represent and lead the Polio C4D team in various meetings and programmes within the assigned period and make technical inputs into programme implementation.
    • Co-ordination and represent UNICEF C4D at the Emergency Operations Centre (EoC)
    • In collaboration with all partners, the Communication for Development manager will oversee and manage the proper use and display of IEC packages and materials being distributed in the field to ensure effective and efficient program delivery, including facilitating behaviour change, where necessary.
    • Develop partnerships with various influencers and religious groups, traditional leaders, teachers, artists on behaviour change and social mobilization strategy supportive of effective and efficient program delivery.
    • Work with training officer to review existing training materials and methodologies and training materials for various participants.
    • Regularly coordinate with government counterparts in the development of C4D integrated plans during L3 emergency.
    • Collate and provide C4D inputs for daily sitreps and monthly reports.
    • Review the VCM network operational challenges and develop a plan of action accordingly.
    • Work with field office and country office finance persons to streamline VCM deliverables, supportive supervision of VWS and local consultants.
    • Ensure proper documentation of C4D support and share with FO/CO each month and at the end of mission.
    • Facilitate effective communication between the states in the field office and the Country office, especially on issues that have to with Communication for Development and polio eradication.

    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.
    • First university Degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of communication for development, including several years in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
    • Developing country work experience and field work experience
    • Background/familiarity with Emergency.


    • Fluency in English required and another UN language desirable
    • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station

    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
    • Deciding and Initiating Action
    • Applying Technical Expertise

    Technical knowledge of the following:

    • 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).


    • Work is office based with frequent field visits
    • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
    • Please note that Maiduguri is a non-family duty station.

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    TA Education Specialist (Education in Emergencies), P-3


    Job Number: 499584
    Location: Nigeria
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment
    Duration: 6 Months

    Purpose of the Position

    • The purpose of the position is to provide technical and programme support to UNICEF education in emergencies activities in Borno and Yobe as part of UNICEF's scale up under the L3 including coordination, oversight and development of Strategies, Action Plans and other relevant and required documents, provide technical expertise in support of achieving results, working with the education team in Borno Field Office and other sections.

    Key Accountabilities and Duties/Tasks
    Knowledge Management for Programmes:

    • Contribute to country programmes by supporting knowledge management on Education in Emergencies (EiE) through providing professional assistance in data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of "lessons learned" and other corporate-level databases.

    Programme Development:

    • Provide professional technical assistance on EiE in the preparation of the Analysis for programme development and management by collecting and analyzing data and monitoring implementation progress.
    • Contribute to the identification of critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyse country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects. Draft or prepare programme work plans as required.
    • Propose adjustments/changes in work plans. Propose program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices for supervisor.

    Programme Monitoring and Evaluations:

    • Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decides on required corrective action.

    National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability:

    • Provide government authorities with technical assistance and supports in planning and organizing training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.
    • Promote and maintain the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners by identifying these partners and partnerships and providing continuous supports, coordination and collaboration for sustainability.

    Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels:

    • Analyze programme related issues and policies from a children's and women's rights perspective and advocacy at the community and family levels for elevating credibility in national policy debates.
    • Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication.

    Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration:

    • Facilitate partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies.
    • Provide professional support in provision of technical advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area/country level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported by UNICEF programme.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    • Advanced university degree in Education or a related technical field
    • First university degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 5 years of extensive experience and demonstrated ability in Project Management and overseas experience and education in emergencies
    • Competent in design and broad understanding of education in emergencies and schools under attack
    • Extensive knowledge and skills of equity based planning, programming and applications
    • High analytical skills using diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative information from a wide range of sources,
    • Demonstrates, applies and shares technical knowledge to government partners and national officials.
    • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, to varied audiences,
    • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural and sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
    • Proven ability to work in harsh condition
    • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
    • Excellent management and communication skills


    • Fluency in English language and writing skills

    Competencies of Successful Candidate
    Core Values:

    • Commitment
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Integrity

    Core Competencies:

    • Communication (II)
    • Working with people (II)
    • Drive for results (II)

    Functional Competencies:

    • Leading and supervising (I)
    • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
    • Analyzing (II)
    • Relating and networking (II)
    • Deciding and Initiating action (I)
    • Applying technical expertise (II)

    Application Closing Date
    24th October, 2016.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
    • Please note that Maiduguri is a non-family duty station.
    • Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish.
    • Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

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