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UNICEF Recruitment 2019 and How to Apply for Available Vacancies

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UNICEF Recruitment 2019 and How to Apply for Available Vacancies.

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UNICEF Recruitment 2019

 UNICEF Recruitment 2019

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development.

The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

1. Job Title: TA Health Specialist (Immunization)

Job Number: 514764
Location: Bauchi
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Purpose of this Assignment

  • Under the guidance of the UNICEF Chief of Field Office in Bauchi and the technical orientation of the Immunization Manager in Abuja, the incumbent works in close collaboration with the State Ministry of Health (SMOH), State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) and State Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) and other partners at State level, to achieve the main objective which are to strengthen health system using immunization as entry point and ensure that children and women have equitable access to and use improved and quality  high impact maternal, neonatal and child health interventions in Bauchi State.
  • To achieve this, the incumbent will provide strong capacity and technical leadership and guidance to the State to identify, review available data, plan equitably and address bottlenecks in the immunization, child and maternal health programme of the State, with particular emphasis on routine immunization and polio eradication.

Major Responsibilities

  • Liaise with BMGF, the Dangote Foundation, USAID and the State Governor’s office to ensure commitments of Immunization/ Health MOU are met;
  • Advocate to increase governments’ efforts to reduce number of un-immunized children and reduce number of neonate, children and mothers not receiving high impact health interventions from an integrated services including supportive supervision and micro-planning of health;
  • Advocate and communicate to generate demand, especially among the underserved population using the platform of State Community Engagement Strategy for Immunization/Health. Proactively engage the SMOH, SPHCDA, State EOC, and other immunization, maternal and child health partners at State level for immunization, neonatal, child and maternal health related issues;
  • Provide technical assistance throughout all stages of programming processes to the development of good quality State and LGA annual equity-focused, integration, coherence and harmonization of health operational plans and their review;
  • Support training activities and other capacity development activities of State Government for their health/immunization personnel;
  • Support State and LGA level Integrated Supportive Supervision, monitoring and evaluation of immunization and other Maternal and child health services;
  • Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational/ RI/Health MOU rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources;
  • Support the documentation, reporting and sharing of innovations, success stories and programme activities related to immunization, maternal and child health in the assigned State.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required

  • An Advanced University Degree in public health, paediatric health, and other health related science is required;
  • At least five years progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing,
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/immunization planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, and evaluating of health projects particularly, immunization programmes. Relevant experience in health/immunization program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields;
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization;
  • Commitment to continuous learning for professional development;
  • Fluency in oral and written English are required. Knowledge of another UN working language an asset. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station, an asset.

Application Closing Date
6th August, 2019.
Click here to apply online

2. Job Title: National Consultant GEP 3 State Project Coordinator (SPC)

Job Number: 514736
Location: Bauchi, Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy

Purpose of Assignment

  • The purpose of this consultancy is to ensure the effective implementation and coordination of all Girls Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3) activities in their assigned respective GEP3 focus state (Bauchi, Katsina, Niger, Sokoto, or Zamfara) according to the GEP3 state work plan and contributing to overall results of GEP3. One State Project Coordinator (SPC) will be appointed in each of the GEP3 focus states. GEP3 activities are implemented in close partnership with government education agencies and civil social partners.
  • The consultant will report to the Education Specialist/officer at Bauchi Field Office and with guidance of the GEP 3 manager or his/her designated representative. The consultant will work closely and coordinate with GEP3 Education team based in the UNICEF Field Office responsible for GEP3. It is expected that the SPC will form effective professional relationships with relevant decision makers and education sector stakeholders in the state of appointment to advance GEP3 activities and results.

Scope of Work/Work Assignments
Background:

  • The UNICEF Country Office, Nigeria is implementing a DFID-funded multi-year Girls’ Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3) which aims at contributing to improved social and economic opportunity for girls in northern Nigeria. With a total of 10.5 million children out of school, Nigeria accounts for almost one in five of all school age children living in extreme educational poverty worldwide[1]. GEP3 (Girls’ Education Project Phase 3) is managed by UNICEF in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education, Universal Basic Education Commission at the national level and with the state ministries of education and State Universal Basic Education Board of target states[2] and other implementing partners (IPs). GEP3 involves an investment of up to £103 million over eight years (May 2012 to April 2020).
  • UNICEF has taken steps to redesign GEP3, through a process beginning in early 2014 and ending in November 2014. In April 2014 UNICEF commissioned a review of the projects design (Johanson, 2014) and accepted its recommendations to (1) amend the Theory of Change to become more strategic and systematic; (2) focus the project more on early grade learning; and (3) simplify the project by eliminating some components and interventions.
  • Based on the recommendations, consultations with stakeholders, and identifying what interventions work, an updated Operational Plan for the Girls Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3) has been completed which describes the new design of GEP3, in the form of a new Theory of Change, logical framework, and seven strategy papers ‘better enabling it to achieve change for girls’ education. The Operational Plan presents how the delivery of these elements will take place, in such a way that the key outcomes for which UNICEF is accountable – over one million additional girls receiving and using a good basic education – are delivered and measured.

The revised GEP3 logical framework outlines the anticipated impact, outcomes and outputs and how these will be measured, which includes:

  • Impact: Improved social and economic opportunity for girls
  • Outcome: More girls in target states in northern Nigeria complete basic education and acquire skills for life and livelihoods (enrolment, completion, and learning)
  • Results will be delivered under three outputs, with the following focus areas: Output 1: Increased enrolment and retention for girls in basic education; Output 2: Improved capacity of teachers to deliver effective learning for girls; and Output 3: Improved governance to strengthen girls’ education.

Scope /Focus of the Assignment Areas of Focus

  • The assignment will entail the consultant (SPC) to effectively coordinate the implementation and coordination of all Girls Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3) activities as in the GEP3 state work plan and contributing the overall results of GEP3 in Bauchi State.

Job Description
Under the management and supervision of the Field Office Education specialist/officer and with the guidance of the GEP 3 manager, the State Project Coordinator (SPC) shall carry out the following tasks in fulfilling the expectations of this assignment:

  • Supervise the work of all GEP3 consultants ensuring that work plans are developed, submitted and implemented as planned. Ensure all consultants’ reports are submitted timely;
  • Ensure that all GEP3 interventions are implemented according to state work plans through effective and efficient management and coordination of GEP3 resources;
  • Ensure that the State Girls’ Education Steering Committee meets quarterly, with representatives from all bodies and institutions with direct involvement in GEP3 (including civil society and Islamic representation), and with direct managerial, coordination and monitoring responsibilities for GEP3;
  • Act as secretary to the above committee, arranging regular meetings, keeping minutes and following up on action points and development and implementation of its work plan;
  • Support FO Education team to ensure that credible and timely education annual plans are prepared for joint submission to the State Planning and Budget agency and UNICEF/DFID;
  • Led by the FO, provide technical support in the implementation of SESP/SESOP and advocate using the same to inform the formulation of annual education budgets and release of funds;
  • Ensure adequate records of all girls education activities in the state are kept by State M&E Officer and shared with UNICEF NCO and FO on monthly basis;
  • Ensure that UNICEF protocols are used to resource project activities, and keep accurate and transparent accounts of all inputs, outputs, expenditures and resources used;
  • Liaise with and between all bodies and institutions involved in GEP3 activities, particularly the SMoE, SUBEB, SAME and the College of Education, and ensure the effective pursuit of project targets and implementation of activities;
  • Liaise closely with other DFID funded programmes (i.e. SPARC) to maximise engagement at state level especially around planning and budgeting;
  • Lead advocacy activities in support of GEP3 interventions including the improvement of girls’ education, identify when high level advocacy is need to be done by UNICEF or DFID;
  • Facilitate state annual reviews of state GEP3 progress and lead on monitoring and knowledge dissemination within the state, particularly to disseminate best practice to LGAs;
  • Facilitate state visits by GEP3 Annual Review teams and other agencies for UNICEF/DFID;
  • Oversee the timely disbursement and retirement of funds at the state level, and monitor and conduct spot internal audit checks on the use of both project and state funds disbursed to the SBMC at community level;
  • Liaise with CSACEFA to ensure a credible series of monitoring field checks are made in supported communities;
  • Ensure accountability, transparency and follow up in all GEP3 activities by State GEP3 team;
  • Ensure that Value for Money (VfM) initiatives are promoted and on-going;
  • Produce regular monthly work plans and monthly/quarterly reports and submit to the Permanent Secretary of Education, SUBEB Chairperson and the UNICEF FO. Include disbursements of state commitments (approved and actual) to GEP3 activities on a monthly basis.

Deliverables
Monthly State Progress Report using GEP3 template which will include:

  • Monthly data updates (gender-disaggregated) and updated versions of the completed monitoring/tracking templates;
  • Provide update on implementation of GEP3 activities in the state based on the State Output Leads reports on progress by output including observations from monitoring (actions taken);
  • Provide evidence of scaling up;
  • Provide update on the implementation of SESPs/SESOPs/LESOPs based on the work of FO;
  • Provide evidence of advocacy activities in support of improved girls education;
  • Compile evidence of human interest stories and good practices from State M&E Officer;
  • Oversee the timely disbursement and retirement of funds at the state level, monitor and conduct spot checks on the use of both project and state funds disbursed; and submit reports;
  • Ensure that the reports contain analysis on application of Value for Money (VfM) strategy

Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required
Education:

  • Advanced Degree in Education, Economics, Statistics, International Development or related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience and demonstrated ability in the coordination and management of state level projects or development work, preferably in northern Nigeria.
  • At least 3 years of experience supporting capacity development work.
  • Competent in analysis of data and evidence (including Value for Money).
  • Extensive knowledge and skills of education and social sectors in Nigeria.
  • Strong analytical skills using diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Demonstrates, applies and shares technical knowledge.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, to varied audiences, especially in the target states.
  • Able to work effectively in a multicultural environment, sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Skills in use of Microsoft office suites are a must.

Language:

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  • Fluency in English language and good English writing skills. Fluency in language of the immediate environment.

Application Closing Date
26th July, 2019.
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3. Job Title: Evaluation Specialist, P-4

Job Number: 514505
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

Brief country context

  • Nigeria is a populous country with extremely diverse cultural, demographic and development profiles.  The country combines both development and emergency context as there is an ongoing major humanitarian operation in the conflict prone North East.  Economically, the country presents huge potential for leveraging domestic resources (from both public and private sectors) for child-centered development.  Within its capital, Abuja, it hosts the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and a large number of development partners.
  • The UNICEF Nigeria Office is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices and has a staffing complement of almost 400 staff. The office is also supported by approximately 130 consultants at any given time.  Staff and consultants are located in the national office (Abuja) and nine field offices, some of which are the size of a small country office with 30 – 40 staff members. The Human Resources unit is centralized in Abuja, serving all the staff and consultants as necessary.

Country Typology:

  • Country Income Level: Nigeria is a lower middle income country.
  • Duty Station: Abuja is a “C” family, and non- emergency duty station.
  • Office Size: (375 established positions, 9 Field Offices plus a country office)
  • Annual Budget: (USD296,200,000)
  • Schooling: international schools available, covering different curriculums (British, American and French)

How can you make a difference?
To ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information on:

  • The situation of children’s and women’s rights;
  • The performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.
  • To work within the UN country team to support UNCT goals for delivering valid and reliable information on the attainment of the MDGs and other goals, and on the performance of UN-supported programmes
  • To assist in the establishment of evaluation tools which enhance partnership between the UNCT, government and other key players to collectively track progress on MDGs and other international commitment for children.
  • To assist in the development of national capacities for evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders.

Key End-Results

  • Evaluation & Research Planning. The Country Office and national partners have a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research and evaluation activities, developed collaboratively that provides all the relevant and strategic information needed to manage the Country Programme.
  • Evaluation.  UNICEF-supported evaluations attain established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders for improving programme performance and contributing to national and corporate learning.
  • Evaluation Capacity Building. The evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners – government and civil society – enhanced with the contribution of UNICEF knowledge partners meet the expectations and requirements of their positions and responsibilities.
  • Coordination and Networking. The UNICEF office is linked to wider UNICEF Evaluation developments in way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective Evaluation management.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Integrated Evaluation Plan:

  • Ensure that the Country Office and national partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEF’s distinct contribution.

Duties & Tasks:

  • Make professional contributions to and provide technical assistance for evaluation and establishing the major evaluation objectives, priorities, and activities in UNICEF’s multi-year and annual IMEPs, in consultation with child-rights and implementing partners.
  • Likewise, support the development of UNDAF Evaluation Plans from a sound results-based programming process.
  • Identify the Evaluation objectives, priorities, and activities required for effective CO and partner Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans,
  • In humanitarian response situations, draft and recommend set-ups that will enable effective evaluation of the response.
  • After the initial humanitarian response, support management of the medium-term response with a revised  IMEP.

Evaluation:

  • Ensure that UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented to established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning.

 Duties & Tasks:

  • Technically support programme partners to formulate Terms of Reference and evaluation designs of high quality, when relevant drawing on the know-how of knowledge institutions, in compliance with the organizations programme evaluation policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor and ensure the quality of the field work and data management during the implementation phase, and the quality of the analysis and ease of understanding during the report writing phase.
  • Disseminate evaluation findings and recommendations to the intended audiences in user-friendly methods.  In particular, to ensure that effective participatory feedback is provided to community and civil society stakeholders.
  • Monitor and ensure that a management response to the findings and recommendations of the evaluation is completed, recorded, and followed up for implementation.  Most specifically, ensure that evaluation recommendations are submitted to the Country Management Team and follow-up actions recorded in CMT minutes.
  • Submit electronic copies of all evaluations to NYHQ via the Evaluation Data Base web portal, with full accompanying documentation.

Evaluation Capacity Building:

  • Ensure that the Evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners – government and civil society – are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead evaluation processes.

Duties & Tasks:

  • Promote the awareness and understanding of the shared responsibility of Evaluation function among all staff members through communication, training, learning and development activities organization-wide.
  • In close collaboration with partners, ensure that an Evaluation capacity building strategy for UNICEF/UN staff national partners and institutions exists in the context of the IMEP, or UNDAF Evaluation plan.  Pay particular attention so the capacity needs of national partners such as professional evaluation associations will be strengthened by involvement in evaluation processes and possibly through specific capacity building initiatives.
  • Collaborate to implement capacity building strategies as a joint commitment with other developmental partners. Utilize a range of appropriate skills building strategies including self-learning, seminars and workshops and practical experience in order that UNICEF and UN staff have the basic knowledge and skills in understanding and applying new Evaluation policies, tools, methods to fulfil their responsibilities. Similarly, design and implement strategies suited to the skills needs of national partners.
  • Actively seek partnerships with knowledge institutions for the identification of capacity gaps and development of strategies to address them.

Coordination and Networking:

  • Ensure that the UNICEF office is effectively linked to wider UNICEF Evaluation developments in a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective Evaluation management.

Duties & Tasks

  • Collaborate with Regional Evaluation Advisers and HQ Evaluation Office for overall coordination of priority research and evaluation activities, especially those of regional scope requiring the coordinated effort of multiple countries.
  • Partner with the Regional Evaluation Adviser to ensure that current and accurate Evaluation data and results are included in regional reports, multi-country studies, and knowledge sharing networks.
  • Undertake lessons-learned reviews on successful and unsuccessful Evaluation practices and experience at the national level, and ensure they are shared as appropriate. Similarly, pay attention to Evaluation knowledge networks to identify innovations and lessons learned that may be relevant for the CO and partners to improve their Evaluation function.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Qualifications
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Planning Development, Planning

Work Experience:

  • Professional work experience in evaluation activities as follows:
    • Eight years of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO)
    • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including humanitarian response-focused evaluations.

Language Proficiency:

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

Application Closing Date
27th July, 2019.
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4. Job Title: TA WASH Officer, NOB

Job Number: 514376
Location: Abuja
Duration: 364 Days
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Purpose of this Assignment

  • Under the supervision of the WASH Specialist, the incumbent of the post shall be accountable for synthesis, harmonization and implementation of systems for data management.
  • The incumbent will assist the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) to roll out these systems at the sub-national level through transfer of requisite skills and capacities for periodic data updated and ensure that measures are in place to enable the use of data and evidences generated for policy formulation, planning and budgeting at all levels.

Major Responsibilities
The incumbent will, under the supervision of the WASH Specialist, perform the following functions:

  • Support the FMWR to streamline and harmonize systems for data and information management with clear guidelines for data collection and updates;
  • Support trainings and capacity development activities tailored at growing systems for continuous data update and information management;
  • Support the deployment of ICT in data collection and information management, including baseline data collection, surveys and routine updates;
  • Support the institutionalization of WASH National Outcome Routine Mapping (NORM) and facilitate continuous data update under NORM;
  • Develop and mainstream mechanisms for data quality assurance and maintain high level of data integrity;
  • Compile and provide periodic update of sector indicators on dashboards and executive briefs and also put in place mechanism to ensure that sector data is up to date, readily available and accessible to decision makers;
  • Put in place mechanism to ensure that data and evidences generated are used in policy formulation, planning and budgeting, including provision of specific supports for the development of State Investment Plans;
  • Facilitate documentation and share best practices in data and information management to promote learning and upscale;
  • Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of WASH programme/project implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations;
  • Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical and institutional capacity building measures to achieve WASH programme goals;

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required
Education:

  • University Degree in Computer Sciences, Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies or any other related arm of study. S/he should have working experience in Programme design and implementation especially as it relates to data management and knowledge transfer.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years progressive experience working in the WASH sector and in supporting monitoring and ICT-based programme implementation;
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in database management and software development.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken) are required.

Technical Knowledge:

  • Good analytical skills and report writing ability including experience in tracking programme effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Ability to identify learning points, formulate strategies and scale up concepts;
  • Experience in networking, social mobilization and advocating for results amongst government agencies, NGOs and private actors;
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills with ability to effectively lead participatory discussions and manage large group processes;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization;
  • Commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values;
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in key areas of WASH implementation.

Application Closing Date
27th July, 2019.
Click here to apply online

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