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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - In September 2014 UNICEF began implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) funded by the European Union (EU). The programme will support the Nigerian Government (Federal level), three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women?s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.

UNICEF is responsible for implementation of Component 2 of the programme, namely ?to increase access to reporting mechanisms and protective services for girls and women affected by human rights abuses, including gender based violence, in 3 states of northern Nigeria?. This will entail enhancing avenues for reporting of child rights violation and Gender Based Violence in Plateau and Gombe States, strengthening access to and quality of services for children and women who have experienced violence (including gender based violence (GBV), abuse, neglect and exploitation and strengthening the information management system for collecting data on violations.


Health Officer, NO-B

Job TypeFull Time
QualificationBA/BSc/HND 
Experience2 years
Location Abuja
Job FieldMedical / Health 
 
Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of the Health Specialist, the incumbent will help with planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of scaling-up cost-effective Health intervention packages.
He/She 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.
Key Expected Results

Timely, regular data-driven analysis for planning and results-based management for scaling-up specific Health interventions.
Technical expertise on specific Health interventions.
Technical and operational support provided to key government and non-government partners on scaling-up interventions (downstream activities).
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on specific Health interventions carried out through various field visits, in a timely manner, efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
Government and non-government recipients accountable for UNICEF specific supply, non-supply and financial assistance.
Qualifications of the Successful Candidate

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 is required, and knowledge of the local language of the duty station, an asset.
Core Values:

Commitment
Diversity and inclusion
Integrity
Core competencies:

Communication
Working with people
Drive for results
Functional Competencies:

Formulating Strategies and Concepts
Analyzing
Applying Technical Expertise
Learning and Researching
Planning and Organizing
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Administrative Assistant (Security)

Job Type
QualificationSecondary School (SSCE)   BA/BSc/HND 
Experience6 years
Location Abuja
Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial   Security / Intelligence 
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities

Assists in the briefing of international and national staff members, consultants and visitors on general security and administrative matters relating to travel, missions, local movements, residential accommodation in line with security policies pertaining to Minimum Operating Security Standard (MOSS) and Residential Security Measures (RSM).  In consultation with the Staff Security Officer, advises and guides all personnel on security clearance procedures and pertinent issues. Assists in conducting periodic checks on UNICEF staff residences for RSM compliance and provides administrative support, as required.

Monitors operations of the HF and VHF communication networks to ensure effectiveness and prompt linkage between country office and field offices as well as vehicles on mission. Assists the Staff Security Officer in conducting training for users on HF and VHF radio.
Maintain office files and records relating to security issues and incidents for information and references. Identifies and selects information and records in specified format for use by the Staff Security Specialist in preparing reports, correspondence and technical papers.
Advises and assists all staff in the area of personal and office security management as required. Arranges for and/or attends meetings on day-to-day security and administrative matters; participates in discussions of new or revised procedures and practices; interprets and assesses the impact of changes; and makes recommendations for follow-up actions.
Prepares, on own initiative, correspondence, reports, evaluations and justifications, as required, on general security and administrative issues which may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility.
Provides relevant information to help interpretation of rules, regulations and procedures on routine security issues to staff.
Working Conditions

Work is mainly office-based with frequent travels within the country which sometimes involve volatile and insecure conditions.
Post is technical and operates with and requires interpretation and application of existing rules and regulations and guidelines. Incumbent at times is required to assess situations and exercises considerable judgment where there are no guidelines on issues requiring urgent attention.
Normally, incumbent makes recommendations to supervisor when deviations from guidelines or changes in procedures are necessary.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Completion of Secondary Education, First degree or its equivalent in Security Management, International Relations, Business Administration, or Social Sciences.
Additional training and certification in security management (especially in the military, police or SSS) is desirable.
An officer in the above services is an advantage.
Six years of security and administrative work experience of which a minimum of four years are in carrying out security responsibilities.
Experience with any of the combat arms of the Nigeria Armed Forces or Police is desirable.
Knowledge of English language is required.
Knowledge of a local language of the duty station is desirable an asset. Knowledge of another UN working language, especially French, is an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values:
Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity
Core competencies:

Communication - Level I
Working with People - Level II
Drive for Results - Level I
Functional Competencies:

Analyzing - Level 2
Planning and Organizing - Level 2
Applying Technical Expertise ? Level 2
Following instructions and Procedures - Level I

Immunization Specialist

Job Type
QualificationBA/BSc/HND 
Location Kaduna
Job FieldMedical / Health 
 
Purpose of the Position

Immunization (EPI) Specialist is accountable for professional leadership in and contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Immunization programme in conjunction with Child Survival and Development, Maternal and Child Health, Health and Nutrition components within the country programme, to achieve the UNICEF's immunization plus goals and objectives for the country.
Accountable for ensuring that the UNICEF Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming.
Key Expected Results

Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.
Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the Immunization strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partnership.
Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong technical leadership.
Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.

Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme by the effective implementation of integrated child survival monitoring system.

Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management:

Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling, analysing and evaluating information and providing the technical input.
Ensures the preparation of the Situation Analysis relative to Immunization (EPI) interventions in the country and its periodic update.
Prepares sectoral input to the Country Programme Document, and all related documents (e.g., Plan of Operations, Project Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet, Programme Summary Sheet) of the Immunization programme.
Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the Immunization strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners:

Collaborates with other UNICEF sectors, particularly Health, Nutrition, HIV and programme communication to ensure integration of the Immunization programme with other sectors.
Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectively provided, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong technical leadership:

As Immunization Specialist, exercises technical leadership for, and participates in, the development of the results-based sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for administration, implementation, monitoring and follow-up of sectoral project activity, consistent with the defined project strategies and approaches.
Ensures objectives and targets are timely met and achieved, through full coordination between activities, by leading and supporting a team of professional and support staff.

Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability:

Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as participates in periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.
Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments.
Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and implementing partners in the planning and management of the Immunization programme and ensure sustainability of interventions.
Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data.
Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries:

Provides technical support to government and NGOs at the national and provincial levels in the planning, development and
The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme:

Plans and organizes a staff training/development programme to upgrade the capacity of the Country Office staff in the programme development, implementation and management of the Immunization Programme.
Conducts relevant orientation, workshop, and training and staff learning/development activities.
UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector:

Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring UNICEF and Government partner accountability.
Certifies disbursements of funds, ensuring those activities are within established plans of action and programme budget allotments.


Ensures exchange of knowledge, information, experience and lessons learned.
The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme by the effective implementation of the monitoring system:

In collaboration with monitoring and evaluation and program communication colleagues, conducts accurate and timely monitoring and data collection, and supports an integrated monitoring system.
Participates in major evaluation exercises, programme mid-term review, annual sector review and preview meetings. Analyses and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective measures as appropriate.
Ensures the accurate and timely input of project information in the monitoring system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures:

Ensures the timely preparation of annual sector status reports in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, and annual reports.
Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided:

Collaborates in forming emergency preparedness plan relating to the areas of responsibility.
In case of emergency, participates in monitoring and assessing the nature and extent of the emergency in the assigned area.
Coordinates and provides assistance to the Country Office in identifying where support is required in terms of immediate response as well as long-term strategy and plan.
Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed:

Performs and delivers additional duties and services assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Field work experience
Fluency in English and the local language of the duty station.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values:

Commitment
Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity
Core competencies:



Methodology of programme/project management
Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies in Health
Knowledge of global health issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current trends, methods and approaches.
Policies and strategy to address national and global health issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
Emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches
Specific Technical Knowledge Required
Knowledge of latest theories, principles, methods and technology in several of the following areas:


UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
UN security operations and guidelines.
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Operations Research Specialist (WASH)
Job Type
QualificationBA/BSc/HND 
Experience5 years
Location Abuja
Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial   Engineering / Technical   Logistics 
 
Purpose of the Position

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of WASH, the Operations Research Specialist (WASH) is accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, managing and evaluation of the Operational Research component of the WASH programme to ensure overall quality of the research conducted and its application to inform WASH sector policies, strategies and approaches for greater results for children.
Key Expected Results

Effectively manage and implement the Operational research component of the WASH Programme including scoping areas of research, refining research questions in-line with the emerging needs & priorities of the WASH program.
Effectively manage service providers and contracts as they relate to the research and study component of the WASH program, in accordance with UNICEF guidelines and policy on researches.

Effective networking and partnerships with national and international research institutions achieved.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Operations Research Planning, Development and Management:

Carry out a proper needs analysis based on desk review of available documents to determine the pertinent research needs (with focus on equity and addressing gender issues) to accelerate attainment of WASH sectoral goals.
Review the current research plans within the section and update as required.

Facilitate macro level integrated planning of research, monitoring activities within the WASH program, with national partners, the UN Country Team and the wider international community, in the context of internal office management plans, the country programme process, the UNDAF, incorporating transparency on gender inequalities and using, where applicable, strategies for gender mainstreaming across sectors.
Work with supply and procurement section to ensure that the procurement of research services are effective and efficient, designed to get the best quality for the best value, and aligned with UNICEF supply policy.
Knowledge Management:

Maintain an up-to-date database of capable research institutions and service providers in-country and also play a role in strengthening research capacities of existing institutions.
Undertake documentation and prepare a synthesis of the research findings including best practices, "what works & what doesn't" for wider sharing with WASH sector stakeholders.

Facilitate learning from the results of monitoring and evaluation within the Country Office and more widely within UNICEF in the region and globally, as well as among national partners and other key stakeholders, ensuring that gender equality is a standard feature.
Rights-Based Programme with Results-Based Approach:

Promote the quality of rights-based WASH programme and programmes through participation in the formulation of programme/project goals, strategies and approaches.
Bring coherence, synergy and added value to programme management processes using a results-based management approach.
Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring:

Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for project management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches.
Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data.
Programme Management, Delivery, and Reporting:


Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds. Improves programme efficiency, quality and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Promotion of UNICEF's Global Goals:

Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes, and reference to the WASH strategy.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education Background:

Advanced University Degree in the Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Business Administration, Public Health, Civil Engineering, Sanitation Engineering, or other fields relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
Work Experience:

Five years of progressively responsible relevant work experience at the national and international levels in research and knowledge management, including in the field of development.
Specific experience in the WASH sector will be an advantage.
Language Proficiency:

Fluency in English and another UN language (for IP)
Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station (for NO).
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values:

Commitment
Diversity and inclusion
Integrity
Core competencies:

Communication
Working with people
Drive for results
Functional Competencies:

Leading and Supervising
Formulating Strategies and Concepts
Analyzing
Relating and Networking
Deciding and Initiating Action
Applying Technical Expertise


Method of Application


To apply, visit UNICEF Career Page



 

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