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  • United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    TA Polio Data Manager P4, (364 days)

     

    Job Number: 519013
    Location: Abuja-Nigeria
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment

    How can you make a difference?

    Key Expected Results:

    • Leadership in the preparation of the Polio Communication situation analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and writing chapters of the analysis.  Maintains a data bank of social indicators which are relevant to the Polio Communication Programme.
    • Coordinates the preparation of the Polio data compilation, monitoring, evaluation and research plan.  Responsible for leading the integration of Polio activities within the Country Programme Recommendation (CPR) and all related documents.
    • Manages databases, well-designed data collection methodologies and research protocol for the Polio Programme (Sentinel Site Survey, rapid assessments, KAP, polling, etc.).  Participates in the development and introduction of new approaches and methods in project monitoring and evaluation and data analysis.  Serves as a focal point for the introduction of the new M&E Software, including Evaluation Study Summary Sheet and Programme Review Sheet. Organizes and conducts necessary training in this regard.
    • Under the direction of the Chief of C4D/Polio, support the development of presentations and analysis of data sets for the communication component of the ERC and Independent Monitoring Board reviews.
    • Analyses and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective action, when necessary, to meet programme/project objectives.  Provides technical advice to programme staff, Emergency Operation Centre Situation Analysis Working Group, government officials and other counterparts and coordinates and manages the data-related and evaluative elements of polio communication programmemilestone meetings, Expert Review Committee meetings, grant reviews, mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
    • Enhance data collection and analysis for sentinel sites in communities identified in high risk areas where communication activities can be more closely monitored and then from which data can be gathered over the course of several IPDs. The data will be analyzed and correlated with communication interventions to demonstrate trends in immunization that can be linked to the social activities
    • Leads the preparation of the monitoring and evaluation documents within the polio communication section. In close collaboration with the Communications specialist (polio communication) identifies and disseminates relevant statistical information/results of the polio communication Situation Analysis to international, national, zonal, state and local levels.
    • Participates in the development of the polio data collection work plan and ensures compliance to specific assigned objectives.  Provides guidance and support to staff.

    Job Requirements
    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

    Education:

    • Advanced university degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or Demography along with real time experience in communication/social data management with emphasis in research/data collection methodologies, data analysis, monitoring and evaluation. Knowledge of GIS software, e.g. Health Mapper, Action for the Right of Children ARC View, Expanded Information on Immunization (EPI-Info), new technology platforms for data collection and analysis; and interactive digital media.
    • First university degree with additional two-years of relevant experience is acceptable in lieu of and advanced university degree

    Work Experience:

    • Eight years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in the development, planning and management of research functions in social/international development programmes, with practical experience in managing data collection, analysis and dissemination processes to specific programmes.

    Language

    • Fluency in English required. Fluency in a second UN language or a local working language of the duty station would be an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate:

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    Communication for Development Specialist

     

    Job Number: 519520
    Location: Abuja
    Level: L-3
    Work Type: Temporary Appointment

    Job Descriptions
    How can you make a difference?

    • Under the general guidance of the C4D Chief, the incumbent is responsible for the coordination of communication working group to accelerate demand generation approaches and strategies at National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordinating Centre (NERICC) spearheaded by under the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to promote awareness, understanding, support and social mobilization plans that support advocacy and community engagement as well as community empowerment and behaviour change as key components of the country programmes in Nigeria in line with the rolling work plan with the Federal Ministry of Health and NPHCDA.

    Key Accountabilities, Duties & Tasks
    Strategic Direction & Coordination:

    • Support NERICC to determine strategic directions for communication for development (advocacy, social mobilization, community engagement and behavior change technical working groups) team and ensure the strategies are in line with Nigeria Country Programme Document (CPD) as well as the Rolling Work Plan (RWP) to achieve Routine Immunization coverage targeted in NSIPS. 
    • Make viable recommendations and decisions on appropriate communication for development strategies to achieve the NERICC's goals and objectives, and to support UNICEF's mission in the country.
    • Coordinate different fora mainly GAVI sub groups for demand generation, BMGF MOU states community engagement working groups, polio communication groups.
    • To provide expert advice and assistance to the NERICC team by attending several task teams including core group on attitude and behavior change modalities that contribute to changing mindsets and are culturally sensitive and tailored to generate demand for routine immunization (RI) services.

    Demand Generation:

    • Ensure that NERICC task groups are supported to develop plans and activities to increase demand for RI services
    • Develop, maintain and update the C4D strategy for NERICC with approaches, plans and activities geared towards increasing demand for RI and other primary health care (PHC) services.
    • The strategy should be founded on sound evidence based on studies with clear objectives, approaches, plans, activities, as well as monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
    • Ensure approaches used is all inclusive, consultative and participatory to carry along all stakeholders.

    Promotion of Appropriate use of Communication for Social Development:

    • Provide advice on appropriate use of communication and approach for social development, aimed at both individual behavior change and collective action as well as policy advice.
    • Provide expert advice, coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social development to ensure optimum leverage and impact of communication activities on programme, policy and advocacy activities.
    • Collaborate with the Federal Government officials, NPHCDA, community leaders, other UN bodies, and bilateral agencies and NGOs in the organization of activities, operational research, advocacy and exchange of information and ideas supportive of NERICC's communication goals and strategies.
    • Jointly with other UNICEF and government officers, designs and manages/facilitates the implementation of communication plans of action aiming at: (a) behavior development/change at individual/household levels; (b) social mobilization of civil society organizations; (c) increased community participation in RI and PHC; and (d) policy issues that require advocacy to impact RI and PHC uptake.
    • Support state teams to design and implement strategies for hard to reach, nomadic and minority groups at the LGA and ward levels, informed by the equity analysis and aligned with coverage and equity plans.
    • Monitors and evaluates activities on the basis of applied targeted communication research and frequent visits to project sites.  Disseminates communication research findings, ensures exchanges of experience and new methods to government officials, programme staff, and other UNICEF partners.

    Capacity Building for Sustainability:

    • Provide advice on capacity building of communication for development teams, both within NPHCDA and among counterparts.
    • Oversee and advise on the development of goals, strategy, approaches, plans as well as training materials and activities to build up capacity in participatory and behavior change communication for personnel involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of communication for development intervention, in support of RI and PHC.

    Resource Mobilization and Management:

    • Participate in the budget planning & review process, and ensure the optimal resources from UNICEF and other partners towards C4D initiatives to support NERICC
    • Establish programme work plans, allocation of resources, and monitors progress and compliance.
    • Take appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds and mobilize resources; improve programme efficiency, quality and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Oversee the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly and effectively coordinated, monitored and liquidated.

    Education
    To qualify as an advocate for every Child, you demonstrate:

    • Advanced University degree in the Social/Behavioral Sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, and participatory communication, and research, training/facilitation and impact evaluation of communication interventions.
    • Training in communication for development and implementation in communication for development, social mobilization and behavioral change. Training in inter-disciplinary approach in programme communication.

    Experience:

    • Minimum 5 years relevant professional work experience in the planning and management of social development programmes, including 2 years with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English and another UN language. Local working language of the duty station an asset

    For every Child, you demonstrate:

    • UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    Functional Competencies required are:

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    FT Child Protection Specialist, NOC

     

    Job Number: 519550
    Locations: Kano, Sokoto, Abuja
    Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

    For every child, protection

    • The Child Protection Specialist reports to the Chief, Child Protection or Child Protection Manager for guidance and general supervision.
    • The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme.
    • The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes.
    • H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

    How can you make a difference?
    Support to programme/project development and planning:

    • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the child protection programmes/projects to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, and design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
    • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of child protection programmes/projects. Formulate, design and prepare programme/project proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s overall Strategic Plans and the Country Programme, as well as coherence and integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
    • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the sector using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities and competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
    • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

    Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results:

    • Plan and collaborate with colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child protection programmes.
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required actions and interventions to achieve results.
    • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
    • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems. Take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
    • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, as well as standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
    • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

    Technical and operational support to programme implementation:

    • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners and donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on child protection related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
    • Arrange and coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
    • Participate in child protection programme meetings, including programme development and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations designated, to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
    • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.

    Networking and partnership building:

    • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia - through active networking, advocacy and effective communication - to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
    • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to support fund raising for child protection programmes and emergency interventions.
    • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects. Ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process for development planning and agenda setting.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

    • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
    • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
    • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programmes/projects.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
    Education:

    • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
    • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
    • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
    • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered as an added advantage.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate:

    • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The competencies required for this post are:

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

    View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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    Child Protection Specialist

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience 5 years
    • Location Nigeria
    • Job Field
     

    Job Number: 523169
    Location: Nigeria
    Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

    Job Descriptions
    For every Child, you demonstrate:

    • The Child Protection Specialist reports to the Chief, Child Protection or Child Protection Manager for guidance and general supervision.
    • The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme.
    • The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes.
    • H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

    Support to programme/project development and planning:

    • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the child protection programmes/projects to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF's strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, and design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
    • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of child protection programmes/projects. Formulate, design and prepare programme/project proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s overall Strategic Plans and the Country Programme, as well as coherence and integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
    • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the sector using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities and competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
    • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

    Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results:

    • Plan and collaborate with colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child protection programmes.
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required actions and interventions to achieve results.
    • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
    • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems. Take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
    • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, as well as standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
    • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

    Technical and operational support to programme implementation:

    • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners and donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on child protection related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
    • Arrange and coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
    • Participate in child protection programme meetings, including programme development and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations designated, to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
    • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.

    Networking and partnership building:

    • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia - through active networking, advocacy and effective communication - to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
    • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to support fund raising for child protection programmes and emergency interventions.
    • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects. Ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process for development planning and agenda setting.
    • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme result.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

    • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
    • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
    • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programmes/projects.

    Job Requirements
    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

    Education:

    • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law, or another relevant Social Science field.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
    • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
    • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
    • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered as an added advantage.

    Language Requirements:

    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate:

    • UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The competencies required for this post are;

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

    View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    Method of Application

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

    Note

    • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
    • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
    • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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