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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - In September 2014 UNICEF began implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) funded by the European Union (EU). The programme will support the Nigerian Government (Federal level), three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.
Job Number: 507740
Location: Abuja, with at least 20% travel to the field
Estimated time of this position: 5 months
Work Type : Consultancy
Purpose of Assignment
- The purpose of the consultancy is to continue to support the establishment and management of the Child Protection Information Management System, in order to support the scale up of Child Protection prevention and response services in both development and emergency settings through optimal use and analysis of available data, including sensitive areas such as Monitoring and Reporting Mechanisms (MRM), operationalize the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) for emergency and development states, while supporting other areas such as the national campaign on ending Violence Against Children.
Major Tasks to be accomplished: Support Federal and State Ministries to strengthen CPIMS unit (training of data clerks) and scale up case management practices on child protection issues, including a Child Protection Information Management System, in close collaboration with the team working on Gender-Based Violence Information Management System and in cooperation with relevant partners. Provide training to child protection actors on child protection information management:
- Support the institutional capacity assessment of the MWASD at Federal level and 5 states (Gombe, Plateau, Borno, Adamawa and Yobe)
- Design the strategy for the institutional capacity development of the MWASDs.
- Support the scale up of child protection prevention and response services in both development and emergency settings through optimal use and analysis of available data on the national campaign on ending violence against children (VAC).
- Work with regional and global teams to adopt a modern tool (e.g. Primero [Protection-related Information Management]) primarily for case management documentation with a focus on mobile interface for reunification of unaccompanied children identified through social/case worker networks.
- Assist in preparations of a Humanitarian Need Overview (HNO) as well as Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) processes and adopt possible new incorporation into child protection in emergencies, maintaining a robust Child Protection database that consolidates, analyses, reports and disseminates information critical to decision making in UNICEF and the wider Child Protection Sub-Working Group. Produce monthly updates on child protection needs and responses for inclusion in situation reports, child protection dashboard, and for use by different audiences.
- Support the implementation of the SCR 1612 Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on grave violations against children in Nigeria, through further developing and operationalizing the Nigeria MRMIMS+ on data repository tracking incidents of violations against children through media mining and other alerts and updating the Nigeria MRM data repository on a daily basis. Enhance the capabilities of MRMIMS+ database (e.g. online database) and extend training of relevant partners on reporting, data inputting and use of MRM tool.
- Expand the search on media mining and produce monthly fact sheets on significant violations for Nigeria and neighboring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, including killing and maiming, with a focus on human bomb attacks; abduction and other significant violations. Produce quarterly trends analysis on grave violations of children’s rights, based on data included in the Nigeria MRM data repository, in preparation of the Nigeria MRM regular reporting to the Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict; package information on grave violations of children’s rights for dissemination among different audiences, as appropriate, including visual representations of trends.
- Assist in the successful operationalization of CPIMS Unit at federal and state level (Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Yobe, Cross-River and Lagos)
- Training of users on CPIMS database at federal and State level (Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Yobe, Cross-River and Lagos), assist the team in preparing analyses and fact sheet on children caseload identified as risk children, unaccompanied children and separated children.
- Produce comprehensive report of the institutional capacity assessment of the MWASDs.
- Development of strategy for the institutional capacity development of the MWASD (with timeline, activities and budgetary requirements).
- Assist in preparing analysis for child protection response in country to produce monthly fact sheet/dashboard on consolidated child protection response (UNICEF lead) in both development and emergency setting with focus on newly liberated areas of Borno State, further assist in streamlining the child protection supplies for development and northeast.
- Tracking of incidents on grave violations of children’s rights reported in northeast states through media mining and other alerts, and entered into data repository for Nigeria Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) on grave violations of children’s rights (daily)
- Quarterly and monthly trends analysis of grave violations of children’s rights in relation to the conflict in North-East Nigeria prepared and prepare fact sheet prepare on significant children grave violation.
- Assist in operationalization of MRMIMS+ in country
- Advanced university degree in Information Management or relevant field.
- A minimum of 2 years of experience with UNICEF child protection information management primarily in emergency setting and supporting development programmes.
- Experience with information management for child protection programming, and/or human rights documentation desirable.
- Proven technical expertise in managing data and information cycle: from data collection, storage, and analysis for diverse datasets, as well as presenting information in understandable, effective and visually appealing tables, charts, graphs, maps, visuals and reports (including snapshots, dashboard, W analysis, gap analysis, etc.)
- Understanding of how to manage and maintain websites and content management systems. Proven skills in using GIS and map-making packages, and in web design and software development desirable
- Knowledge of UNICEF’s core commitments to children in development and humanitarian action as well as the humanitarian cluster approach, particularly the child protection working group (sub-cluster), gender-based violence area of responsibility, and protection cluster
- Experience of developing information management systems, producing data analysis on ending violence against children and designing and delivering training
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and proven success in facilitating interagency processes to achieve a common goal
- Fluency in English (verbal and written)
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Job Number: 507721
Locations: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Temporary Appointment
For Every Child, a Champion
- UNICEF Nigeria recently scaled up its integrated humanitarian response plan, and is leading humanitarian response in the education, WASH and nutrition sectors in the country, as well as the child protection sub-sector.
- UNICEF Nigeria provided financial and technical assistance towards forming the National Health Policy, and also successfully advocated for making Primary Health Care a priority for the sector.
- With our support, more than 3.8 million people accessed primary healthcare services in 2016, and nearly 390,000 children were vaccinated against measles and 165,550 families received insecticide treated bed-nets.
- We are currently tackling the resurgence of wild poliovirus. UNICEF Nigeria is also providing critical support to the national HIV program.
- We are looking for motivated and energetic professionals who are ready to aim high for every child
How Can You Make a Difference?
- To support the Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI), Nutrition and other humanitarian related programmes, particularly in high-risk states/local government areas (LGAs) in North-Eastern Nigeria. To analyse evolving access issues to align with polio campaigns and reaching every settlement strategy (RES) and Nigeria military-sponsored Reaching Inaccessible Children (RIC). Specific attention is to be given to those areas where access is required to ensure that programme delivery is conducted in as safe and secure a manner as possible.
- To support the Local Security Access Facilitators (LSAF) as they identify key influencers within disparate communities who can facilitate programme delivery in inaccessible areas. Polio Access Analyst to work in consultation with State EOC and may be required to liaise with key Army officials in order to negotiate local access for the delivery of UNICEF polio programme activities.
- Due to the unpredictable situation in Borno, it is not possible to develop precise instructions to cover all contingencies in access management; as such, the Polio Access Analyst will be required to liaise closely with Chief of Field Office, local government, and others as may be appropriate; and together with the Chief of Field Office, determine the appropriate course of action to cope with rapidly changing situations. In some cases, decision-making may take place in a climate of intense stress, in which calm professionalism must be demonstrated. When decisions are taken, they must be carried out promptly, correctly and with confidence, creating an environment of confidence among the polio teams affected in the Emergency States of north-east Nigeria.
- Based in Maiduguri, but with extensive travel, often for extended periods to designated Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the three Emergency States of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe, the Polio Access Analyst will report on day to day basis to Chief of Field Office, Borno and work under the overall supervision of, and maintain a technical reporting line with, the UNICEF Chief of C4D/Polio section who manages the Polio eradication program.
- To support and sustain existing polio campaign and catch up strategies to improve access to areas that are hard to reach and/or inaccessible:
- To support the establishment/development of new opportunities to improve programme access, in particular inaccessible settlements and Nigerian islands in Lake Chad.
- To develop/improve safety guideline for front line workers and polio programme staff
- To adopt a scenario-based approach and address specific inaccessibility issues
- To support the deployment of Open Data Kit (ODK) database for accessibility data collection and train LGA based security facilitators on how to use ODK.
- Information Collection
- Information Management & Coordination
Qualification of Successful Candidate
- Education: An advanced University degree in related field with focus on Risk Management, Data Analysis, and Information Operations.
- A first level university degree with additional two years of experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
- Work Experience: Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in a recognized police, military or state security agency, including security related tasks within multi-cultural surroundings.
- Working knowledge of threat assessments, data analysis and liaison duties would be an advantage.
- Experience in high-risk environments required, experience in L3/L2 emergency is preferred.
- Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local language of the duty station is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate:
- Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
- Analytical and conceptual ability; strong communication skills.
- Computer skills, including various office applications, especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
- Proven skills in establishing and maintaining key relationships, stakeholder and team management. Resourcefulness, commitment and passion to Polio Eradication Initiative mission, related activities and professional values.
Method of Application
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- Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).
- Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.