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  • Posted on: 4 November, 2016 Deadline: 21 November, 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 following vacant positions below:

    TA Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist (SGBV), P-3

     

    Job Number: 498300
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment

    Background and Rationale

    The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria is seeking the interest of a qualified Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist in the area of SGBV, with a focus on reintegration of girls and women who have been affected by conflict related sexual violence.

    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 targeting Government officials, security forces, police stations, detention centers, religious figures and schools, to take-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.

    Children have been acutely impacted by the conflict. In particular, sexual violence has been a characteristic of the conflict. It is estimated that 7,000 women and girls have suffered conflict related sexual violence, including following abduction by JAS and forced marriage to their fighters. Many girls and women have become pregnant and given birth as a result of the sexual violence. The girls and women, and their children are facing stigma and, in some cases violence, as they return to their communities following escape or rescue by the Nigerian Armed Forces.

    UNICEF is supporting state and non state partners to develop and implement a reintegration programme, to ensure safe supported return for these highly vulnerable girls and women, as well as promote a protective environment in their communities to mitigate against further sexual violence.

    Overall Objective of the Temporary Position

    • The overall objective of the post is to promote the handover of girls and women associated with armed groups to civilian authorities and to ensure their safe, supported return and reintegration and recovery from their experiences.

    Specific Project Objectives to Which the Position is Related:

    • Output 36: By 2017, the capacity of key institutions and civil society is strengthened to monitor and report violence against children especially in humanitarian context and implement gender and age-appropriate prevention and response measures in at least three states.

    Major Tasks To Be Accomplished

    • Provide technical guidance for the development and implementation of the strategy and programme on the reintegration of girls and women who have been associated with armed groups and victims of conflict related sexual violence
    • Facilitate the training of and ongoing support for state and non state actors, including community volunteers and religious and community leaders, on support for the girls and women and protection from SGBV
    • Establish the reintegration programme for girls and women in a minimum of six local government areas, as well as Maiduguri, in Borno State
    • Support the development of community based reintegration activities for affected girls and women
    • Engage with religious and community leaders to promote reintegration of girls and women impacted by conflict related sexual violence
    • Support the tracing and reunification of families for girls and women
    • Develop and implement programmes which enhance the protective environment for girls and women, in order to protect them from SGBV
    • Establish/strengthen robust reporting and referral mechanisms for girls and women at risk of or suffering sexual violence
    • Strengthen the referral mechanism for the girls and women, and their children, to available services and programmes, including health, mental health, education and livelihoods programming
    • Ensure the availability of alternative care for children born out of conflict related sexual violence who cannot remain with their mothers
    • Explore the impact of conflict related sexual violence on boys and devise and implement strategies and programmes to support their recovery and reintegration
    • Manage and quality assure the work of the team of consultants and third party local consultants responsible for overseeing and monitoring the SGBV programme
    • Manage and develop new programme cooperation agreements with international and national NGOs for the reintegration of girls and women affected by conflict related sexual violence
    • Ensure robust data collection to capture the number of beneficiaries reached by the programme and the impact of the programme, including management of the evaluation of the programme
    • Ensure effective linkages with other components of the child protection in emergencies programme
    • Represent UNICEF on the SGBV sub working groups at State and Federal level
    • Manage the SGBV programme, including ensuring timely implementation of activities, timely reporting to the donors, compliance with visibility requirements and compliance with internal UNICEF procedures and processes

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate
    Essential:

    • Advanced university degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Science or related field
    • Minimum of 5 years demonstrable professional experience in implementing child protection or SGBV in emergency programmes
    • Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions
    • Excellent advocacy skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • First university degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree

    Desirable:

    • Experience of implementing support/reintegration programmes for girls and women associated with armed groups/victims of conflict related sexual violence
    • Experience of working with community structures and/or religious groups and leaders on SGBV
    • Experience of implementing tracing and reunification programmes for unaccompanied and separated children
    • Experience in team management
    • Fluency in English

    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 (III)
    • Relating and networking (II)
    • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
    • Applying technical expertise (III)

    Remarks

    • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
    • Please note that Maiduguri, Borno is a non-family duty station.
    • The position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with regular travel to Yobe State

    TA State Data Specialist, P-3 (364 days)

     

    Job Number: 501069
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment

    Purpose of the Position

    • Under the direct supervision of the Zonal C4D/Polio Specialist, the Borno State Data Specialist is responsible for leading and coordinating the formulation, planning, design, and implementation of the monitoring, evaluation and research plan of the polio communication programme and providing leadership within the State Polio Emergency Operations Centre situation analysis group.
    • The Data Specialist will work closely with the State Emergency Operations Centre communication group and Situation Analysis working groups, UNICEF polio communication section and immunization teams to strengthen areas related to immunization and social data utilization and application with the aim to strengthen routine immunization and eradicate polio in Nigeria.
    • The Borno State Data Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the Zonal C4D/Polio Specialist (Maiduguri) and under the functional guidance of Polio Data Communication Specialist (Abuja), accountable for supporting social data analysis and in particular to strengthen areas related to immunization & social data utilization and application with the aim to strengthen routine immunization and eradicate polio in Nigeria within the country programme and linked to the Emergency Operation Centre working group priorities.
    • The incumbent will support the management of the VCM network datasets and undertake weekly analysis of the data to inform planning and key reporting documents.
    • The Data Specialist will be expected to travel within the State (to assigned states, if required), to conduct regular data quality audits, to support and review functional status of phones (reporting devices) and to provide on-sight support in keeping the VCM registers and reporting tools

    Major Responsibilities

    • Interact with the state Emergency Operation Centre and state communication working group, WHO Data Officers, STOP Teams, SIA Teams, and UNICEF's Social Mobilization consultants/personnel for in-depth collection and analysis of polio and routine immunization data.
    • Manage smartphone reporting, trouble shooting, download data and conduct periodic data analysis including fortnightly/monthly performance management data, Activity performance monitoring data, polio campaign data, in-between round activity data, routine immunization data, etc.,
    • Conduct quality checks on the data, perform analysis of implementation progress across different initiatives (by pulling reports and analyzing trends and progress made), support in designing decision-making tools for State Communications Team Lead/EOC (using the database and platform to create data visualizations), and maintaining communication of achievement (or lack thereof) with the Senior Staff.
    • Conduct regular field based data quality reviews, guide field teams in maintaining data registers and compilation registers
    • Working closely with State Communications Team Lead, the Data Specialist to support the state EOC in data collation, analysis and preparation of regular presentations, that could include, efficient collection and analysis of routine polio pre-campaign and campaign performance data; preparation and support in delivery of routine Polio EOC dashboard and other required reports; Preparation and delivery of specific analyses and reports requested by the State EOC and its strategy, operations and communications committees as required.
    • Link social mobilization and EPI data with the presence of WPV/CVDPV cases.
    • Provide regular information, data, and specific analyses/reports to the National data team
    • Identifying data related capacity needs and facilitate training of the state team.
    • Support implementation and oversight of research activities, for example, Harvard Polling, periodic studies etc., and take advantage of the findings of these studies to refine the social data analysis for the assigned state.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    • Advanced university degree in the Statistics, Biostatistics, Public Health, and Demography emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research. Knowledge of GIS software, e.g. Health Mapper, ARC View.
    • First university degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.
    • Minimum five years of progressive work experience in data management, monitoring, and evaluation activities in developing countries, with practical experience in data supervision, performance management skills/experience, skills in handling large datasets.
    • Fluency in English Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

    Application Closing Date
    17th November, 2016.

    TA Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist (Children Associated with Armed Groups), P-3

     

    Job Number: 498299
    Location: Maiduguri/Borno Nigeria
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment

    Background and Rationale
    The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria is seeking the interest of a qualified Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist in the area of reintegration of girls and boys who have been associated with armed groups.

    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 targeting Government officials, security forces, police stations, detention centers, religious figures and schools, to take-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. Children have been acutely impacted by the conflict. In particular, children have been recruited and used by both sides to the conflict.

    The government estimates that over 8,000 children have been used by JAS in combat and non combat roles. 21 under-18 year old girls were used by JAS for suicide attacks in 2015 alone. Children perceived to have fought for JAS are being rejected by their communities and are at risk of being attacked if they try to return. Sexual violence has also been a characteristic of the conflict. It is estimated that 7,000 women and girls have suffered conflict related sexual violence, including following abduction by JAS and forced marriage to their fighters. Many girls and women have become pregnant and given birth as a result of the conflict. The girls and women, and their children are facing stigma and in some case violence as they return to their communities following escape or rescue by the Nigerian Armed Forces.

    UNICEF is supporting state and non state partners to develop and implement a reintegration programme, to ensure safe supported return for these highly vulnerable children and women.

    Overall Objective of the Temporary Position

    • The overall objective of the post is to promote the handover of children associated with armed groups to civilian authorities and to ensure their safe, supported return and reintegration.

    Specific Project Objectives to which the Position is Related

    • Output 36: By 2017, the capacity of key institutions and civil society is strengthened to monitor and report violence against children especially in humanitarian context and implement gender and age-appropriate prevention and response measures in at least three states.

    Major Tasks to be Accomplished

    • Provide technical guidance for the development and implementation of the strategy and programme on the reintegration of children associated with armed groups (CAAFAG)
    • Facilitate the training of and ongoing support for state and non state actors, including community volunteers, on the reintegration of CAAFAG
    • Facilitate the training of military and security personnel on child protection
    • Engage in advocacy on the handover of children from military authorities to civilian authorities
    • Establish the reintegration programme in a minimum of six local government areas, as well as Maiduguri, in Borno State
    • Support the development of community based reintegration activities for CAAFAG
    • Engage with religious and community leaders to promote reintegration of CAAFAG
    • Strengthen the referral mechanism for CAAFAG to available services and programmes, including education and livelihoods programming
    • Establish and manage peacebuilding initiatives in focus communities, including the establishment of peacebuilding clubs
    • Support the tracing and reunification of families for CAAFAG
    • Manage and quality assure the work of the team of consultants and third party local consultants responsible for overseeing and monitoring the children associated with armed groups programme
    • Manage and develop new programme cooperation agreements with international and national NGOs for the reintegration of children associated with armed groups and peacebuilding
    • Ensure robust data collection to capture the number of beneficiaries reached by the programme and the impact of the programme, including management of the evaluation of the programme
    • Ensure effective linkages with other components of the child protection in emergencies programme
    • Manage the children associated with armed groups programme, including ensuring timely implementation of activities, timely reporting to the donors, compliance with visibility requirements and compliance with internal UNICEF procedures and processes

    Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required
    Essential:

    • Advanced university Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Science or related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years demonstrable professional experience in implementing child protection in emergency programmes
    • Experience of implementing reintegration programmes for children associated with armed groups
    • Excellent training and communication skills
    • Proven ability to work independently under difficult conditions
    • Excellent advocacy skills
    • First university Degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.

    Desirable:

    • Experience in advocating with military/security forces for the handover of children
    • Experience in implementing peacebuilding programmes
    • Experience in Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (Security Council 1612)
    • Experience in team management
    • Fluency in English

    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

    Remarks:

    • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
    • Please note that Maiduguri, Borno is a non-family duty station.
    • The position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State, with regular travel to Yobe State

    Supply Assistant

     

    Summary of key Functions/Accountabilities

    • Serves as contact person to facilitate Lagos Field Office supply planning process.
    • Support to Lagos Field Office programme and operations colleagues in the issuance of Purchase requisition and Sales orders
    • Support NCO supply section in market survey by recommending potential vendors
    • Prepares bidding documents, drafts CRC submissions, raise PO, sets realistic DATs to ensure prompt delivery and keeping adequate records of all transactions in compliant to financial rules
    • Monitoring of LTAs (e.g prints, custom clearing agents, etc), circulating bid documents and POs issued to Lagos vendors by NCO

    Support to country office supply planning process and its execution:

    • Researches into the market and intranet to ensure adequate price information, realistic DATs are set in the planning stages.
    • Liaison with all sections in the FO to ensure the supply plan is in place and collated before the end of first quarter.
    • Ensure all collated supply plan are well documented, stored and monitored for proper execution.

    Monitoring of LTAs (e.g prints, custom clearing agents, etc), circulating bid   documents and POs issued to Lagos vendors by NCO:

    • Monitors all LTA with Lagos vendors to ensure compliance to the terms and conditions of the LTAs
    • Supports NCO to circulate bids and POs to Lagos vendors and follow up on pending deliveries to ensure to avoid late deliveries
    • Prepares performance evaluation of LTA holders

    Support to programme and operations colleagues in the Field Office in the issuance of purchase requisitions and sales orders:

    • Interact with Programme / operation Sections in the preparation and issuance of appropriate documents i.e. Supply Requisitions and Sales orders - accuracy in the specifications, budget estimates, realistic DATs and coding in line with Supply Manual
    • Undertakes reconciliation and adjustments of expenditures on requisitions, recording proof of delivery for GIT (goods in transit) updates, monitoring of Contracts for closure, etc

    Support NCO supply section in market survey by recommending potential vendors:

    • Researches into the open market and intranet to pre-qualify suitable vendors as need arises and ensuring adequate records of these vendors for NCO consideration.
    • Maintaining a chronological filing system for vendors
    • Analyzing vendor performance at the end of every year and recommend non performing vendors to the Supply and Logistic Manager for appropriate action.

    Prepares bidding documents, draft CRC submission, raise POs, sets realistic DATs to ensure prompt delivery and keeping adequate records of all transactions:

    • Prepares bidding documents (e.g RFQ/RFP, ITB) circulation of same to UNICEF registered vendors, conducts bid opening in liaison with supervisor and other sections, bid tabulation, draft CRC submission and raise PO.
    • Monitoring POs to ensure UNICEF obtains delivery promptly and according to the set DATs
    • Conducts pre-delivery inspection of high value POs as per supply manual and NCO supply SoP. Documenting the results and filing them appropriately
    • Prepares monitoring and reporting information for supervisor on status of PO and requisition on weekly basis for effective monitoring of performance indicators.

    Undertake any other supply/programme related assignments depending on the office priorities and as assigned by supervisor.:

    • The efficiency and effectiveness of the support provided by the Supply Assistant to the section would facilitates the timely delivery of supply component to the overall UNICEF Nigeria programme in Nigeria, which in turn enhances the offices and UNICEF's capacity in helping the most vulnerable women and children.

    Competencies and level of Proficiency Required
    (based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles)

    Core Values:

    • Commitment
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Integrity

    Core competencies:

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

    Functional Competencies:

    • Drive for result
    • Analyzing (II)
    • Applying technical expertise (II)
    • Planning and organizing (II)
    • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)

    Recruitment Qualifications
    Education:

    • Completion of Secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible work experience in functional and technical area of supply, procurement and contracting is required.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English.
    • Knowledge of one UN language the local language of the duty station, an asset.

    Application Closing Date
    8th November, 2016.

    Method of Application

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

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