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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.

    Operations Manager, P-4

     

    Job Number: 501692
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno Nigeria
    Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

    Purpose of the Position

    • As the head of operations of a medium-sized area office, accountable for management of cost effective, efficient and secure operations, in support of management, administration and implementation of the country programmes, consistent with operations of all other offices in the Country in accordance with strategy, plans and decisions made by Country Management Team.
    • Provides guidance in operations to a gender-balanced, multidisciplinary team of professionals to identify and correct gender balances.

    Key Expected Results

    • Operations of financial, budget, information & communication technology, supply & logistics, human resource and administrative management strengthened and maintained for Field Office.
    • Appropriate and consistent interpretation and application of operations policy and procedures implemented to support operations at the Field Office level.
    • Fiduciary responsibility for funds and assets effectively secured and timely executed for optimum utilization by taking appropriate decision on all operational and financial transactions, disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
    • Effective leadership provided in strategic planning and policy recommendations in the area of operations, taking initiative in improving and implementing operations management systems.
    • Basic office services effectively provided to enhance staff safety and productivity
    • Compliance with all operational systems and procedures effectively monitored to ensure integrity in all financial and other administrative operations of the office.
    • Effective coordination, communication, collaboration established and maintained with internal and external partners for efficient operations, advisory function, vision and leadership, policy coordination, consultative and participatory management process, external representation as well as security and emergency operations.

    Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
    Effective operations of financial, human resource and administrative management:

    • Manages and ensures the effective, equitable and efficient operations of the field office's finance, human resource and administrative systems to support and facilitate the attainment of programmatic goals and objectives by meeting changing operational requirements. Ensures effective operations that promote gender sensitivity and gender parity. Advises management and assists in establishing new offices.

    Policy interpretation and application:

    • As technical professional and manager, accountable for the correct and consistent application of organizational policies and procedures in the management of finance and administrative functions through the provision of technical leadership and operational support to the field office.
    • Contributes to global/regional strategic planning and policy changes/formulation on operational matters as necessary; Provides technical input to contribute to the establishment of operational guidelines in close coordination with the Chief of Field office and the Chief of Operations.
    • Implements the effective communication, training, roll-out, monitoring and evaluation of new operational initiatives, guidelines and procedures.

    Fiduciary integrity/responsibility for funds and assets:

    • Safeguards the financial resources entrusted to the office by advising on and/or managing financial assets, financial planning and cash management activities and by recommending improvements to the financial and administrative management systems and procedures. Accountable for fiduciary integrity/responsibility for funds and assets taking decision on all operational and financial transactions, disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
    • Ensures efficient, cost-effective and transparent utilization of resources through knowledge and technology transfer between offices and consistency of approaches.

    Office Services:

    • Ensures the provision of basic offices services including space management, equipment, communications and security to enhance staff safety and productivity.
    • Under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Operations Management Team, supports approaches for enhancing UN common services to attain efficiencies and effectiveness.

    Compliance and Internal Control:

    • Monitors and manages budget process. Ensures all other operational reporting requirements are fully met for the office. Monitors compliance with all operational systems and procedures and ensures integrity in all financial and other administrative operations of the office.
    • Serve as the focal person for office management indicators; ensure all other operational reporting requirements are fully met for the office; in collaboration with the Chief of Field Office, ensure the implementation of agreed audit recommendations; advise on corrective measures to be taken and establish relevant internal controls. Develop training activities to ensure effective operational performance and efficiency.

    Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration:

    • Maintains government counterpart relations; resolves issues pertaining to conditions of service, operational facilities and privileges within the context of the Basic Cooperation Agreement; Ensures adherence to financial regulations and rules pertaining to Direct Cash Transfer to Government (DCT).
    • Cooperates and coordinates with other UN agency counterparts in the UN reform initiatives (including HACT capacity building of IPs, common services and premises agenda, etc.).
    • Advises CFO on finance, human resource and administrative matters providing guidance on all operational submissions for the approval of the Representative; briefs office staff on financial, human resource and administrative policies and procedures providing authoritative advice; provides technical guidance and oversight to junior Operations staff in country offices and swiftly resolves operational issues.
    • Coordinates/liaises with the national office (Abuja) to support policy formulation in the area of operations; advises on the applicability of new policy directives to regional operations. Makes substantive recommendations on the improvement of systems and internal controls, planning and restructuring and resolution of sensitive issues and problems, taking into account the prevailing conditions in the locality.
    • Collaborates with Programme Officers and country office staff providing creative problem solving in support of programming activities while maintaining sound internal operational controls.
    • Represents the office in meetings with local banks and administrative suppliers; negotiates locally issued contracts as well as in meetings with other UN Agencies to coordinate operational matters and activities, including harmonization of the UN common system.
    • Represents UNICEF in the local salary survey committee and fully participates in all processes of the salary survey review and administration to ensure the methodology is applied correctly throughout.
    • Coordinates promptly with the Chief of Field Office, Programme Officers and other staff in the field office for security-related issues and emergency operations. Provides operational support to emergency preparedness and emergencies. Informs and updates all staff members in the field office on security related issues and emergency operations.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate
    Education:

    • Advanced university Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or Financial Management. Membership - or enrolled for membership - in a recognized professional accountancy body.

    Work Experience:

    • Eight years of relevant professional work experience in office management, finance, accounting, ICT, and/or human resources;
    • Both national and International work experience in management, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, administration supply and procurement related fields;
    • Strong emergency experience
    • Capable to work under pressure
    • Capable to work with less supervision
    • Strong strategic skills and good policies knowledge to be able to advise and guide the CFO
    • Work experience in emergency duty station.

    Language:

    • Fluency in English required and another UN language desirable

    Competencies of Successful Candidate
    Core Values:

    • Commitment
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Integrity

    Core Competencies:

    • Communication [II]
    • Drive for Result [II]
    • Working With People [II]

    Functional Competencies:

    • Leading and Supervising [II
    • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [II]
    • Analyzing [II]
    • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
    • Planning and Organizing [III]

    Deadline

    7th, December 2016

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    Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Consultant - NOC

     

    Job Number: 501601
    Work Type: Consultancy

    Purpose of the Assignment

    • This position is to support the State ministry of health, state primary health care development agency and other partners in the implementation of evidence-based interventions that will result in the scale-up of and improved access to maternal and newborn health services with a particular focus on systems strengthening, local capacity building, focused mentoring in local facilities and communities in Adamawa and Kebbi States.
    • The officer will support the SMOH, SPHCDA and other partners in the implementation of various strategies and interventions that will strengthen partnership for policy reforms, sector governance and stewardship at LGA level, increased transparency and accountability, capacity building, provision of sustainable and scaled-up integrated MNCH service delivery with equity and community participation.

    Assignment Tasks
    State and LGA:

    • Work with the SMOH, SPHCDA and other partners to support dissemination of national policy, strategy, guidelines and quality of care model for MNCH at state and LGA level.
    • Support SMOH and SPHCDA by providing technical assistance to the development of good quality state and LGA annual operational plans and their review using the Primary Health Care Mechanism.
    • Support dissemination and use of approved training modules and guidelines on selected high impact Integrated Maternal New-born Child Health continuum of care interventions such as- Focused AnteNatal Care (FANC); Skilled Birth Attendance (SBA); Emergency Obstetric and New-born Care (EmONC); Helping Babies Breath (HBB); Post Natal Care (PNC); Community Based New-born Care and Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) for diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia.
    • Support state and LGA level supportive supervision, monitoring and evaluation of MNCH programmes.Priority areas of work to be supported at this level and strategy based on TSS model (Training, Supplies, Supportive Supervision) include but not limited to the following

    Health Facilities:

    • Set up and implement a quality of care model for MNCH services in health facilities based on few selected high impact interventions.
    • Train health workers using approved training modules and guidelines on selected high impact Integrated Maternal New-born Child Health continuum of care interventions with assistance of state and LGA based TOTs.
    • Support end user monitoring of equipment and supplies provided to health facilities.
    • Participate in On the Job Training, Supportive Supervision and mentoring of health workers.

    Communities, villages, households:

    • Support setting up of structures for implementation of Community Health Strategy – WDCs, VDCs, training of VHWs, CHEWs and CHWs.
    • End user monitoring of supplies and demand for MNCH services in communities and households.
    • Use updated Mama/CHEW/CBNC kits as entry point for promotion of desired health seeking behaviour and link with immunization/polio related activities.
    • Promote uptake of selected high impact family care practices jointly with other sections namely -C4D, Nutrition, Child Protection, Media, advocacy and communications and WASH.
    • Promote uptake of integrated Community Case Management for diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria.

    Expected Deliverables

    • Annual State work and operational plans
    • Quarterly DHIS and PHC review reports
    • Monthly progress reports containing iCCM and outreach services data, stock update, etc.
    • Reports of Workshop/Meetings with actionable recommendations.

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate
    Education:

    • Advanced degree in Health, Social Sciences, or Public Health and university degree or related technical field.

    Years of relevant experience:

    • Five years' experience working on child survival issues or health projects.

    Competencies of Successful Candidate:

    • 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.
    • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions and very good training skills.
    • 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.
    • Willingness to travel to remote regions of the country

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    Conference Organizer - Women, Peace and Security/ SGBV Consultant - NOC

     

    Job Number: 501769
    Work Type: Consultancy

    Purpose of the Assignment

    The Consultant, with guidance from the Chief of Child Protection and SGBV Specialist, will ensure a highly successful conference to launch the National Plan of Action for UN Security Council Resolution1325, as well as successful events leading up to the conference

    Assignment Tasks

    • Organize and coordinate workshops in Borno with conflict affected women and girls, key government and NGO stakeholders and religious and traditional leaders on the role of women and girls in peacebuilding, peace and security;
    • Oversee and provide technical support for the development of a discussion paper developed capturing the key findings and recommendations;
    • Coordinate media dialogue on the role of women and girls in peace and security;
    • Oversee a successful conference on women, peace and security, with a focus on women and girls subjected to Boko Haram related sexual violence, with all logistics effectively in place;
    • Produce a final report on the conference.

    Expected Deliverables
    i.)

    • Comprehensive planning tool for conference events developed with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, UN Women, and Embassy of Norway
    • Venue for launch secured
    • Invitation list developed and invitations for the conference designed and distributed
    • Conference materials designed, developed and printed, including participant pack
    • Participant packs for all launch attendees (15th March 2017)
    • Successful conference on women, peace and security, with a focus on women and girls subjected to Boko Haram related sexual violence, with all logistics effectively in place, including exhibition by Government, NGOs and development partners on their work in the North East on women, peace and security and addressing sexual violence
    • Final report on conference developed and printed - encompassing the discussion paper and key recommendations for promoting the role of women and girls in the peacebuilding process, emanating from the consultations and the conference

    ii.)

    • Workshops in Borno with girls and women subjected to Boko Haram related sexual violence and conflict affected women and girls (1 day, 6 locations) and with key government and NGO stakeholders and religious and traditional leaders (2 day)
    • Draft discussion paper on findings and recommendations from the Borno workshop with women, girls and leaders
    • Final discussion paper on findings and recommendations from the Borno workshop with women, girls and leaders, incorporated comments, type set and printed

    iii.)

    • Materials developed for sharing with the media on SC1325 and the role of women and girls in peace-building in North East Nigeria, as well as the findings of the Borno consultations (item 2)
    • Media dialogue
    • Media attendance at the conference

    iv.)

    • Weekly email updates shared with Chief of Section and SBV Specialist

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate
    Education:

    • Masters Degree (specific discipline not required) or Degree and eight years experience in lieu of a Masters

    Years of relevant experience:

    • Five years' experience of organizing events - experience in supporting government, NGOs or development partners or private sector organisations in organizing launch events/campaign events/conferences/workshops and/or programme management in the field of SGBV/Women, Peace and Security/Child Protection or similar fields of development

    Competencies of Successful Candidate:

    • Excellent and demonstrable organizational skills required
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Excellent written skills
    • Computer skills, including various office applications and internet navigation skills
    • Fluency in English language

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    Resources Mobilization (Partnership Specialist), P-3

     

    Job Number: 501694
    Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

    Purpose of the Position

    • Works under the overall guidance of the Representative and specific guidance and supervision of the Deputy Representative.
    • Responsible for the contribution management unit within the office, including donor liaison, donor proposals, partnerships management, reporting, and compliance with global directives on budgets and grants management.

    Key Expected Results:

    • Support the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for programmes and/or sector to ensure that current comprehensive and evidence based data on children issues are available to guide UNICEF's strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts for setting priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans.
    • Monitor and analyse humanitarian trends and new partnership opportunities in support of UNICEF humanitarian interventions. Together with the CO management, develop a fundraising & partnership strategy to inform potential funding opportunities, in close collaboration with the programme sections implement and manage fundraising activities.
    • Enhance relationship with donors through setting up regular meetings between UNICEF management, the technical sections and existing/potential donors, phone calls, updates, briefing sessions, briefing notes and donor visits.
    • Write up briefing notes, reports and information as needed by HQ/RO; Coordinate donors proposal, follow-up, facilitate meetings with donors, keep record, track progress and update the tracking matrix
    • Liaise between technical sections, potential donors and inform of potential funding opportunities; Review, edit and finalize donor reports compilation, ensure quality and submission by the programme sections, quality and timeliness, in line with the standards and requirements of each and every specific donor
    • Conceptualize and consolidate and monitor all aspects of resource mobilization with programme sections and field offices.
    • Develop and maintain a system for tracking funds for internal and external reporting on funding status and pipeline.
    • Follow the developments globally in the field of fundraising securing access to cutting edge expertise within the area. Keep track of competitor performance in new media fundraising and analyze trends. Maintain a network of leading donors in the area.
    • Facilitate the negotiation, consolidation and review of donor proposals in compliance with UNICEF standards and donors' requirements. Work with the Emergency Coordinator, CO management and programme teams to identify and facilitate well considered and coordinated funding requests for emergency response.
    • Prepare comprehensive, analytical and substantive briefs, reports, statistics and other documentation for senior management meetings or trips involving humanitarian resource mobilization; and maintain a regular up-to-date resources mobilization related communication materials for sharing with donors and other partners at short notice.   

    Impact of Results:

    • Decisions on appropriate use of language including the sensitivity of information included and nuance of word choices in documents, as well as selection of target audiences to be reached, all of which affect the reach of information and the external and internal image of the Country Programme.
    • Enhance the COs capacity to mobilize more funds for Nigeria, maintain donors, and comply with donor conditionalities. Describe the type of recommendations regularly made and why these are important.
    • Recommendations made about donor conditionality and compliance with global standards to maximize the benefits to children from grants.

    Qualifications

    • An Advanced University Degree in Marketing, Economics, Communication, Fundraising or Business Administration. Up to date knowledge of new media and fundraising. Other social science field is required.
    • First university degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced University Degree.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of 5 years progressively responsible professional work experience in communication, reporting, programme monitoring and evaluation. International level, some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.

    Language:

    • 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 (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)

    Deadline
    7th December, 2016.

    Method of Application

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

    Note: The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.Maiduguri is a non-family duty station.

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