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

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

  1. Accounting & Finance Manager,
  2. Health Specialist (Survive and Thrive – Implementation Science and Partnerships),
  3. Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening),
  4. Consultant,
  5. Emergency Specialist,
  6. International Consultant (P3),
  7. Health Specialist (Cold Chain Logistics),
  8. Driver,
  9. Health Officer, NO-B,
  10. Human Resources Officer,
  11. Security Officer (NFSA).

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

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Accounting & Finance Manager

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

Job Description
How can you make a difference?

  • Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results:

Effective operations of financial management:

  • Manages and ensures the effective, equitable and efficient operations of the office’s financial resources to support and facilitate the attainment of programmatic goals and objectives by meeting changing financial operational requirements.
  • Ensures effective and efficient financial operations that promote gender sensitivity and gender parity. Advises management on financial issues.

Policy interpretation and application:

  • Accountable for the correct and consistent application of organizational policies and procedures in the management of finance functions through the provision of technical leadership and support in the area of accounting and finance to the country office.
  • Contributes to global and regional strategic planning and policy changes/formulation on operational matters as necessary relating to finance; Provides technical input to contribute to the establishment of financial guidelines in close coordination with the Chief of Operations.
  • Implements the effective communication, training, roll-out, monitoring and evaluation of new initiatives, guidelines and procedures as it relates to finance, HACT, IPSAS and Vision.

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 taking decision on all financial transactions and disbursement of funds.
  • Ensures efficient, cost-effective and transparent utilization of resources through knowledge and technology transfer between offices and consistency of approaches.

Leadership in strategic planning and policy formulation in the area of financial operations:

  • Plays a role in strategic financial planning and decision-making within the UNICEF Operations and provides sound professional input and oversight to the development, reform and change of financial guide-lines, systems and procedures including but not limited to the management of financial resources using remote programming approach; collaborate with implementing partners on the review and strengthening of their financial systems under the Harmonised Approach to Cash Transfers(HACT) frame-work.
  • Participates in effective management process by providing technical advices and supports on financial matters to corporate committees as required.

CPMP:

  • Development of the financial component of the CPMP. CPMP is timely completed; contributes to the preparation of budget and documentation. Participates in the country programme strategy, development, planning and preview/reviews meetings to identify finance related requirements.

Compliance and Internal Control:

  • Monitors budget process. Ensures all other financial 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 related administrative operations of the office.
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Operations, assists in the implementation of agreed audit recommendations as it relates to finance; advise on corrective measures to be taken and establish relevant internal controls. Develop training activities to ensure effective financial performance and efficiency.

Staff Learning and Development:

  • Develops training to ensure effective financial operational performance and efficiency. Develops and implements effective staff learning and development programme activities for both programme and operations staff on finance related matters for capacity building. Plans and conducts workshops for staff’s competency building, staff development in the areas of finance. Provides coaching and counselling to the staff on performance enhancement/development.

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Collaborates to ensures adherence to financial regulations and rules pertaining to Direct Cash Transfers to Government (DCTs).
  • Cooperates and coordinates with other UN agency counterparts in the UN reform initiatives (including HACT capacity building of IPs, finance initiatives, etc.).
  • Advises Chief of Operations on finance matters and provides guidance on all financial submissions of the office; briefs office staff on financial policies and procedures providing authoritative advice; provides technical guidance to staff in the country and field offices on financial issues.
  • Coordinates/liaises with the Chief of Operation, Regional Office or DFAM(as required) for policy formulation in the area of finance; advises on the applicability of new financial policy directives. Makes substantive recommendations on the improvement of financial 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 senior Programme Officers and country office staff providing creative problem solving in support of programming activities relating to finance while maintaining sound internal operational controls.
  • Represents the office in meetings with local banks and manages the office’s bank accounts and petty cash accounts;

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

  • Education: Advanced University degree in Accounting, Financial Management or Economics.
  • Experience: Eight years of relevant professional work experience in accounting or financial management, both national and international work experience in management, finance, accounting or related fields;
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is 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:

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

Application Procedure:
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Health Specialist (Survive and Thrive – Implementation Science and Partnerships)

Job Location: Abuja
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Job Responsibilities
How can you make a difference:
The Specialist will carry out the following activities related to the child survival and well being program within the overarching health systems strengthening component of the health and HIV portfolio in Nigeria:

  • Work closely with the FMOH, NPHCDA, NACA and partners at federal and State levels towards building a portfolio of implementation and delivery science learnings towards fast tracking results for women and children and informing policy and programming.
  • Provide technical support towards improving health systems for quality delivery of PHC programs with a focus on leveraging learnings through delivery science and data
  • Participate and provide technical expertise in related health systems strengthening forums and committees at federal level particularly health financing forums
  • Build a body of evidence documenting and linking investments to results outlining innovative financing modalities for improving child survival and well being
  • Participate and provide technical expertise for assessing progress in MNCAH results at federal and sub national levels understanding partnerships and investments
  • Support conceptualization, development and implementation of implementation and delivery science leveraging networks of academia, professional bodies, civil society and other institutions
  • Participate and actively support the think tank for MNCAH and explore possibilities of sub national think tanks for accelerating results for women and children including ‘practitioner’ think tanks
  • Participate as a member of the health systems strengthening groups and committees with a focus on health financing, implementation science and partnerships
  • Ensure linkages within the health and HIV portfolio though the implementation and delivery science lens and focusing on the primary health care delivery platform using data effectively
  • Working closely with the health and HIV team provide high quality technical expertise bringing in upto date global evidence and work on implementation science towards informing policy and programming for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
  • Provide information to the health and HIV program through learnings from implementation and delivery science for informed decision making
  • Support development of policy and program briefs, documentation of the work done including linking with academia and professional organizations and partners
  • Support resource mobilization and working together with the team in bridging the learnings from delivery science to scale and sustainability
  • Other activities and support towards health systems strengthening activities as needed

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

  • Education: A University Degree in Public Health, Medicine, Epidemiology or Public Health related areas
  • Experience: A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health programs, planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and child health. Relevant experience in health development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is 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:

Deadline: 25th July, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

Application Procedure:
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Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening)

Job Location: Abuja
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

How can you make a difference?

  • Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountability for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results:

Major Responsibilities
The Specialist will carry out the following activities related to the health systems strengthening component of the health and HIV portfolio in Nigeria:

  • Work closely with the FMOH, NPHCDA, NACA and partners at federal and State levels towards improving systems for quality delivery of PHC programs with a focus on strengthening data and monitoring systems
  • Participate and provide technical expertise in related health systems strengthening forums and committees at federal level including health financing forums
  • Participate and provide technical expertise for assessing progress in MNCAH in ongoing and upcoming surveys and studies representing the health and HIV program
  • Support conceptualization and development of a data architecture framework for the health and HIV portfolio towards streamlining link to results for women and children, synergizing different ongoing components like the score cards, dashboards, real time monitoring, project data and citizen engagement and feedback and any others
  • Member of the data groups at FMOH, NPHCDA, NACA and providing oversight support to data groups at subnational levels for tracking results for MNCAH
  • Support the setting up of data systems to feed into the data architecture framework incorporating quantitative and qualitative data and surveys and routine data
  • Working closely with the health and HIV team provide high quality technical expertise bringing in upto date global evidence towards informing policy and programming for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
  • Provide conceptual inputs and support finalization of systems towards synergizing data for MNCAH linking qualitative data (like death audits, supervisory data) with quantitative data (coverage, quality)
  • Provide information to the health and HIV program for informed decision making including supporting tracking results across the program for key indicators at federal and sub national levels
  • Actively monitor results and support capacity building of the health team and key stakeholders towards using data for action and results.
  • Support development of policy and program briefs, documentation of the work done including linking with academia and professional organizations and partners
  • Other activities and support towards health systems strengthening activities as needed

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

  • Education: PhD or advanced University Degree in Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Medicine, Data Sciences. Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (health systems, epidemiology)
  • Experience: at least eight years of relevant professional work experience providing technical support towards data analytics, experience with using and analysing multiple data sets, using data in public health programming, supporting analysis of national surveys with experience in child survival and well being areas and experience in publications.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is 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:

Deadline: 25th July, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

Application Procedure:
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Consultant

Job Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy

Background

  • Globally, Sport and Culture have proven to be effective and flexible tools for promoting peace and development objectives. In the UN General Assembly resolution 70/1, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the roles of sport and culture in advancing social progress are acknowledged as important enablers of sustainable development. Sport and culture are recognised for their growing contribution to the realisation of development and peace in the promotion of tolerance and respect for children and women. Sport and Culture contribute to the achievement of SDG 3, 4, 5, 11, 16 and 17.
  • Across the Caribbean, Sport and or Culture programmes draw upon adolescents’ intrinsic attraction and build personal, social and emotional character, while promoting health and positive lifestyles. Through these complementary areas, children are offered an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and creativity while playing sport and being involved in culture.
  • In Guyana, recognising that structured sports, physical activities and cultural expressions are healthy and safe alternatives for adolescents (10-19 years), and recognising that sports and culture are preventive and responsive interventions for adolescents who are exposed/at risk to violence and abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), the Government of Guyana and UNICEF included Sport and Culture for Development (SC4D) in the 2012-2016 and 2017-2021 programmes of cooperation.
  • The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana over the years has accommodated over 4,000 secondary school children 11-17 years old, who live too far from the school to allow a daily commute, at dormitory schools. During joint GoG-UNICEF programmatic visits, it was noted that there was a lack of extra-curricular activities in Dormitory Schools in the hinterland Regions i.e.1, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and for children in detention (Region 2) and children in rural communities.
  • Due to the copious poorly supervised free time students were exposed to risky behaviours, resulting in high incidences of adolescent pregnancy, violence, suicide, substance abuse and school dropout. To fill this gap, a baseline survey was conducted, and the data was analyses and used by the Government of Guyana in partnership with UNICEF, and with support from the UNICEF UK National Committee, designed and launched the Sport and Culture for Development (SC4D) Programme in 2013.
  • It was expected that over the first two years of the programme at least 2,360 children and adolescents in seven hinterland dormitory schools; one Juvenile detention facility and holding centre and two rural communities with high incidences of teenage pregnancy, violence, suicide and substance abuse, will benefit. This programme is expected to provide access to sports and cultural activities but also to critical life skills such as Communication, Leadership, Decision-Making, Problem Solving and Critical-thinking, and information on their rights and responsibilities to support staying in school to complete their primary and secondary education. UNICEF partnered with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and two NGOs – the Linden Care Foundation located in Region 10 and FACT (an NGO in a rural community) in Region 6 and with vulnerable youth at the community level. Once girls and boys identified the sport of their choice and the requisite equipment were procured to ensure that both girls and boys have enough equipment for activities.
  • This successful pilot was used to inform the implementation of the SC4D programme, from 2015 and 2017, from seven (7) to eighteen (18) dormitory schools in seven regions in Guyana, from two (2) to eleven (11) communities and from one (1) to two (2) juvenile detention/holding centre and one (1) State-run institution for vulnerable children in need of care.
  • To determine the changes made by the programme (contribution/attribution) and to ascertain where the programme can be expanded to all secondary schools in Guyana, it is necessary that a Summative evaluation is conducted at this time.

This evaluation follows the norms and standards established by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) (

http://www.unevaluation.org/document/detail/1914) as well as the UNEG Code of Conduct for Evaluation in the UN system (

http://www.unevaluation.org/document/detail/100) and will have to be endorsed by the Evaluators during the evaluation process.

Objectives:

  • This is a summative evaluation and it is part of UNICEF’s exit plan as the main financier (funds were provided to UNICEF from the British NatCom) and technical-support lead for the programme. This evaluation aims to assess the effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, impact, sustainability and crosscutting contributions of the programme and the findings will inform decisions and preparation for a whole-country implementation i.e. in all primary and secondary schools along with all current centres.

The Evaluation Aims to:

  • Determine the extent to which the Sports and Culture for Development Programme (SC4D) in dormitory schools is achieving its objectives.
  • Based on number 1, identify challenges and facilitating factors encountered in the delivery of the SC4D programme
  • Drawing on 1 and 2 compile lessons learned and recommendations to inform the future rollout of the SC4D programme in Guyana.
  • Determine how the approach has been sustainable and provide recommendations to ensure its sustainability

The knowledge sought by this evaluation will:

  • Provide information on the reduction, in the past 5 years, related to adolescent pregnancy, violence, suicide, substance abuse and school dropout, that can be attributed, (if any) to this programme and the specific contributions of the programme.
  • Inform policy and other decision makers, at the national and sub-national levels if and to what extent each programme outcomes is achieved and to inform a review of outcomes/outputs and other modifications before the whole-country implementation.
  • Identify and report over the past five years, on current and possible bottlenecks/barriers, risks and assumptions, enablers and strategies that should be considered for continued implementation and scale up.
  • Use the values for money calculations for Cost-Effectiveness, Cost-Utility Analyses, Cost-Benefit and Social Return on Investment (SROI) analyses, to determine if this program gives value for money and or if there are other viable alternatives to achieve the same output/outcomes.

Profile of the Evaluation Team

  • These terms of reference are for a team of Evaluators (3-4 persons) with at least 10 years of experience conducting evaluations, between them.
  • The contract will be for a period of 6 months. The following characteristics are required and desirable. The evaluation Team Profile should include at least a General Coordinator; a Specialised Evaluator (Culture and Sports specialisation as an advantage); a quantitative and qualitative Methods responsible person; a Value for Money expert, and a fieldwork operations officer.

Required:
This consultancy is for a team of Evaluators (3-4 persons) who must possess the following competencies:

  • The General Coordinator should possess an Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Sociology, Education a specialisation in Sport and Culture (theatre arts) will be an advantage – the other team members should have bachelor’s degrees in relevant fields.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in leading and managing outcome and impact evaluations.
  • Proven experience in conducting evaluations and research;
  • Proven experience in the design and methods of qualitative and quantitative evaluation and research.
  • Proven experience in conducting value-for-money and cost-efficiency/effectiveness analysis (and lease one team member should be a VfM expert)
  • A demonstrable understanding of equity issues in education
  • Proven experience in facilitating and collecting information, including data collection with children
  • Knowledge of the SC4D programme in Guyana
  • Knowledge of the equity and gender approaches and their application;
  • Knowledge of Results-Based Management;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Good ability to write reports clearly and concisely.
  • Strong organisational, and presentation skills

Desirable:

  • Previous work experience with the United Nations System;
  • Knowledge of UNEG evaluation standards;
  • It is recommended that a description of the role and responsibilities of each team member and an explanation of his or her competencies (i.e. matching the required skills) be provided.

A complete Terms of Reference can be accessed here:

ToR-Evaluation of the Sports and Culture for Development Programme in Dormitory Schools.pdf

Deadline: 30th July, 2019 04:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

Application Procedure:
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Emergency Specialist

Job Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Job Summary
For every child, a chance.

  • During 2014 and early 2015, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (JAS) and The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) commonly known as Boko Haram intensified its attacks on the civilian population in Nigeria, with tactics developing from hit-and-run to take-and-hold attacks in which they 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/ISWAP controlled areas, the fighting caused additional mass displacement especially in Borno State. In 2017, focus has been on the scale up of the response and 2018 has been categorized as both response stabilization combined with areas requiring emergency response. A strong focus has been on improving programme quality.
  • The purpose of this position is to support programme sections and UNICEF-led sectors in effective coordination and response to the emergency in NE Nigeria, and, to provide technical guidance & monitoring and quality assurance of the response implementation on the ground.
  • The post is a core part of the Field Office’s Emergency Coordination team.
  • The post supports the Emergency Manager and programme sections to be the focal point in the field coordinating UNICEF staff and contractors on the ground, representing UNICEF at coordination fora and with external stakeholders, providing situational analyses, emergency preparedness and response planning, and in humanitarian performance monitoring / reporting. Extensive field travel will be required.

Job Responsibilities
How can you make a difference?

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results:

Support the humanitarian response in key field locations to improve coordination, quality, preparedness and programmatic integration.:

  • Support the overall coordination of the emergency program through extensive field visits, contacts with UNICEF field and Borno Field Office (BFO) staff, and I/NGO implementing partners;
  • Support the overall strategic framework and oversight to ensure emergency program delivery and quality, and adherence to UNICEF Core Commitments for Children (CCC) in Emergencies;
  • Support the development of programmatic monitoring tools and approaches that can be mainstreamed across sections;
  • Contribute to the Emergency Unit support to program sections in integrated contingency and response planning exercises;
  • Ensure and enhance program quality by providing detailed reports and guidance to support on-the-ground solutions and ensure decisions are taken in a timely manner;
  • Support the program sections staff and implementing partners with provision of training on emergency response;
  • Support any Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) initiatives; and
  • Support UNICEF-led Sectors to improve coordination efforts as required.

Represent UNICEF at all field-based meetings, coordination mechanisms and engagement with key stakeholders:

  • Formulate strong relationships with key stakeholders on the ground including military command, local governance structures, UN Agencies and I/NGO partners to advocate for the humanitarian neds on the ground;
  • Lead regular UNICEF cross-sectional meetings on updates, challenges and support required from BFO;
  • Liaise with the Emergency Team in the BFO on additional support or follow-up required;
  • Attend all local UNICEF-led sector meetings and provide feedback and support to the relevant sector coordinators; and
  • Represent UNICEF at all field-based inter-sector meetings.

Support the Emergency Manager and programme sections manage the collection, analysis and sharing of information and data to make informed (evidence based) strategic decisions regarding the emergency response.:

  • Respond to the BFO needs for information/data related with the emergency;
  • Work with Sections to identify information gaps and to perform gaps analysis at field-level and develop appropriate response plans;
  • Support the Sections to develop related data collection tools and support the data analysis and dissemination;
  • Adopt and promote the use of UNICEF and global standards for emergency settings such as CCCs and Sphere standards.
  • In close collaboration with the humanitarian performance monitoring (HPM) teams, support on the ground assessments and produce evidence on UNICEF results as well as alerts on implementation gaps including program quality issues;
  • In support to UNICEF sectors led, contribute to the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) processes, including other needs assessments.

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

  • An advanced University degree (Master’s or higher) in Social Science or a technical field relevant to UNICEF work including Health, Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection or Education.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of humanitarian work experience with UN and/or INGOs.
  • Experience in coordination and program performance monitoring in humanitarian contexts.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating gender and inclusion needs into humanitarian programming.
  • Assessment, analysis, planning and personnel management skills.
  • Effective communication, networking and organizational skills and ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to rapidly changing needs.
  • Ability to work in difficult circumstances.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is 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:
Core competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analysing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and initiating action (II)

View our competency framework at:

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

Deadline: 29th July, 2019 at 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

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)

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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:
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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)

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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)

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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

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About United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

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.


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  1. Avatar alhaji hamidu umate June 29, 2019

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