United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Recruitment

UNICEF job vacancies – we are recruiting for the following roles:

  1. International Consultant (P3),
  2. Health Specialist (Cold Chain Logistics),
  3. Driver,
  4. Health Officer, NO-B,
  5. Human Resources Officer,
  6. Security Officer (NFSA).

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Recruitment

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United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is in search of suitably qualified candidates for immediate employment. Below are the requirements and how to apply for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) jobs online.

International Consultant (P3)

Job Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy

Background

  • The humanitarian crisis, which is fundamentally a protection crisis, continues to affect Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in north-east Nigeria. According to the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Strategic Plan, 7.1 million people have been estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of a crisis that is now in its tenth year. Threats and risks to the well-being of girls and boys include family separation, explosive remnants of war, gender-based violence including child marriage and conflict-related sexual violence, recruitment and use of children, abduction and other grave child rights violations. The crisis also has caused psychological distress amongst children and their caregivers.
  • An estimated 2.7 million children and adolescents (1.5 million girls and 1.2 million boys) in north-east Nigeria are in need of protection and cross-sectoral services, including psychosocial support services. To ensure that children cope with the effects of the crisis, age-appropriate psychosocial and mental health support services (amongst other child protection services) are required.

Purpose of Assignment
This assessment will inform alignment of UNICEF’s MHPSS program to the contextual needs and gaps, build on evidence for programming and enhance accountability to the affected population in North-East Nigeria. The objectives of this consultancy are to:

  • Identify mental health needs of girls, boys and their caregivers in selected locations amongst the affected communities in Borno State;
  • Assess the availability and appropriateness of mental health and psychosocial support services in selected locations amongst the affected communities in Borno State;
  • Explore community perceptions on mental health concerns including perceptions on persons with mental health concerns (specifically children, adolescents, and caregivers);
  • Assess the level of awareness on availability of mental health and psychosocial support services and barriers to accessibility of these services; and
  • Map existing individual and community coping mechanisms to mental health and psychosocial distress.

The consultant will be expected to:

  • To review and be familiar with UNICEF’s programme documents and sector-related MHPSS documents in north-east Nigeria;
  • Prepare an inception report based on desk reviews, detailing initial key informant interviews and tools, including a consultancy plan;
  • Conduct consultations with key stakeholders (relevant state officials, members of the Child Protection and MHPSS Sub-Sectors, girls, boys and caregivers amongst crisis-affected communities) in selected locations in Borno State to identify MHPSS needs, assess services including gaps in services, and explore and map existing coping mechanisms;
  • Visit existing facilities used for the provision of mental health and psychosocial support services in selected locations in Borno State;
  • Develop a detailed report on the MHPSS needs, services, gaps and coping mechanisms;
  • Propose a set of immediate, medium and long-term recommendations to address gaps in MHPSS services and improve the quality and scale of MHPSS programming for affected children and caregivers in north-east Nigeria.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required
The preferred candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Advanced Degree with specialization in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Work or Mental Health; a Master’s Degree in Public Health is desirable;
  • At least five years minimum working experience in mental health and psychosocial support programming with demonstrable experience of community-based programming;
  • Proven experience in conducting assessments and report writing;
  • Familiarity with the context in north-east Nigeria;
  • Proficiency in English; fluency in Hausa will be an added advantage.
  • The duration of the consultancy is 1.5 months

Deadline: 17th July, 2019 at 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

Application Procedure:
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Health Specialist (Cold Chain Logistics)

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

How can you make a difference?

  • Under the guidance of the Immunization Manager, provide technical support to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to ensure cost-effective an efficient execution of immunization supply chain strengthening priorities within the background of the 10-year National Strategy for Primary Health Care and Immunization Strengthening Strategy (NSIPSS).

Major Responsibilities
The Specialist will carry out the following activities related to Operationalization and execution of the Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP) portfolio in Nigeria:

  • Member of CCEOP Project Management Team (CCEOP PMT) working in collaboration with other members of the National Logistics Working Group (NLWG)
  • Support set-up of the CCEOP PMT Operations Room and co-development of Nigeria-specific terms of reference of the CCEOP PMT
  • Develop appropriate CCEOP PMT meeting cadence and active participation in CCEOP PMT meetings.
  • Work with the NLWG to develop CCEOP PMT project implementation work plan, which will address execution of the brief from receipt of the Gavi Decision Letter to CCE deployment and monitoring of project milestones.
  • Support the conduct pre-installation site assessments and revalidation of the CCEOP Operational Deployment Plan (ODP) to minimize risks of deviation
  • In collaboration with the Health Specialist, CCL and/or Supply Specialists provide high quality on-site information to UNICEF Supply Division required for informed decision-making.
  • Actively monitor and evaluate deployment of CCE and other bundled services with other members of the CCEOP PMT ensuring adherence with the ODP and Deviation Protocol
  • Where necessary, and in collaboration with CCEOP PMT and  UNICEF Supply Specialists, engage CCE manufacturer’s in-country representatives to course correct any deviations from the Operational Deployment Plan and/or incidences that might arise.
  • Work jointly with NLWG and the states to set a system to periodically re-validate the sites in the O.D.P.
  • Provide weekly update on status of CCEOP project implementation to National Logistics Working Group

Other activities which may be supported by the Specialist at the request of the National Logistics Working Group include:

  • Technical support to finalization of the National Logistics Working Group (NLWG) 10-year road map, and annualized work plan, in line with the NSIPSS supply chain strengthening work stream.

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

  • Education: University Degree in Pharmacy, Medicine, Engineering or the Physical Sciences and an Advanced degree in a related area of study. Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply management, etc.)
  • Experience: Eight years (8) of relevant professional work experience providing technical support in logistics, supply chain management, cold chain and similar activities.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

Technical Knowledge
Specific Technical Knowledge required (for the job):

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management preferably in a developing country context
  • Mastery of technical knowledge (product knowledge, market research/analysis) required for Supply Management/Purchasing/Contracting (e.g., vaccine, equipment, medical supplies, contracts, customs function, taxation, insurance, etc.)
  • Knowledge of relevant Information Technology software.

Common Technical Knowledge required (for the job group):

  • Knowledge of managing inventory, transport, and diverse logistics operations (e.g., programme supply & logistics) in the international environment
  • Knowledge of supply/contracting/logistics policies, goals, strategies and approaches
  • Knowledge of public procurement principles and processes
  • Knowledge of procurement process from procurement planning, to execution to contract management and administration, including procurement methods and tools of good procurement practice
  • Knowledge of establishing strategic, long term and sustainable procurement arrangements
  • Knowledge of general principles and processes involved in risk management in procurement, including risk analysis and evaluation techniques
  • Knowledge of financial and legal implications in procurement process-
  • Knowledge of category management.

Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job):

  • UNICEF Supply Function goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies. (E.g., SUPDIRs, PROs, Executive Directives)
  • Rules and regulations of supply and programme manuals and instructions. (E.g., Supply Field Manual, Programme, Policy and Procedures Manual).
  • Financial circulars and rules, regulations and manual.
  • Administrative and Human Resources Rules and Manuals.
  • Information and Communication Technology administration.
  • UNICEF emergency programme and operations policies, strategies, procedures and approaches.
  • Rights-based and Results-based management and programming approach in UNICEF.
  • Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP); Country Programme Management Plan (CPMP).
  • International Code of Conduct
  • UN and UNICEF policies and approaches on supply issues involved in harmonization of operations in the common system.
  • UN and UNICEF security operations and guidelines.
  • Government regulations and laws in the locality (e.g., customs clearance, VAT and other taxation systems).

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.

View our competency framework at:

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Deadline
: 18th July, 2019 at 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

Application Procedure:
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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Driver

Job Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Purpose of the Post

  • Under the general supervision of the Administrative Associate and general supervision of the Senior Driver, Driver at G-2 level will provide reliable and safe driving services, demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism, discretion, integrity, sense of responsibility, excellent knowledge of protocol whilst ensuring compliance with local driving rules and regulations.
  • The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Competencies Required

  • Education: A secondary education is required, along with a valid driver’s license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
  • Experience: A minimum of two years of work experience as a Driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record is required.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English is required.

Skills Required:

  • Good knowledge of the city, local roads and conditions where the office is located
  • Knowledge of driving rules and regulations, chauffeur protocol and courtesies
  • Skills in minor vehicle repairs
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background

Deadline: 9th July, 2019 at 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

Application Procedure:
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Health Officer, NO-B

Job Location: Sokoto, Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Purpose of the Position

  • You will help with planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of scaling-up cost-effective Health intervention packages
  • You will also participate in data-driven situational analyses, including epidemiological and emergency assessments; provide specific technical expertise on Health policies and other issues; provide in-country technical and operational support; and help monitor, evaluate and report on related Health programs.

Recruitment Qualifications

  • University Degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Health, Public Health, Global/International Health, Health Policy And Management, Environmental Health, Family Health, Health Research, Biostatistics, Socio-Medical Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Education, Health Promotion And Disease Prevention, Educational Interventions In Health Care, Demography, Social Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, or a field relevant to international public health development assistance.
  • Two years of relevant professional work experience related to developmental assistance in health.
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization, and field work experience an asset
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.


Deadline
: 7th July, 2019 at 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

Application Procedure:
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Human Resources Officer

Job Location: Abuja-Nigeria (Only for Nationals from Nigeria)
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment

Job Descriptions

How can you make a difference:

  • The HR Officer reports to the HR Manager/Specialist/Chief for close guidance, training and supervision.
  • The Officer provides support to the supervisor and colleagues in the unit by executing HR services through applying knowledge of theoretical HR models, as well as understanding of organizational HR policies and procedures.

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

Education:

  • A University Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Management, International Relations, Psychology or another related field is required.

Experience:

  • Two years of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

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.

Deadline: Friday, 5th July, 2019 at 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

Application Procedure:
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Security Officer (NFSA)

Job Locations: Abuja and Kano
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

How can you make a difference?

  • The NFSA provides technical, operational and administrative assistance to the supervisor in support of his role as it relates to ensuring the safety and security of UNICEF personnel as well as the safeguarding of UNICEF premises, assets and resources at the duty station. In carrying out the below duties the incumbent is expected to follow instructions precisely and in strict compliance with supervisor’s instructions and UN Security related policies, rules and procedures.

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

Education:

  • First level university degree or equivalent, preferably in Security Risk Management, Political Science, Military Science, Law Enforcement, Law or related area.
  • Substantial qualifying experience and training may be considered in lieu of the first university degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience at managerial level in security risk management

Language Requirements:

  • Fluent in English and local language is required.

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.

View our competency framework at:

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Deadline
: Thursday, 4th July, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

How to Apply

Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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  1. Avatar alhaji hamidu umate June 29, 2019

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