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

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Nutrition Officer

Job Number: 522402
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
Duration: for 364 days
Level – NOA

Background

  • UNICEF scaled up comprehensive nutrition program in Borno and Yobe state in 2017-2018 in collaboration with government and partners. Preventive, promotive and curative nutrition services are designed based on local context to ensure availability and access to life-saving nutrition services in host communities, IDP camps and hard to reach areas through integration of nutrition services in functional health facilities, deployment of out-reach team in IDP camps and mobile nutrition team in hard to reach areas. UNICEF 2019 North east Nigeria strategy is to strengthen health system and enhance the quality of nutrition program.

Purpose

  • Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Manager, Nutrition Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the nutrition programs/projects through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical program information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the Nutrition programs in North East Nigeria.
  • S/He will also coordinates with partners and field colleagues to ensure availability of nutrition supplies and its proper storage and use throughout the year in Borno and Yobe state.

How can you make a difference?
Support to program development and planning:

  • Conduct/update situation analysis for the program development, design and management of nutrition related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, nutrition, health) to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of section program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through analysis of nutritional needs and areas for intervention and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate the program review and approval process.

Program management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision.
  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of section program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity.
  • Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

Technical and operational support to program implementation:

  • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on nutrition and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.
  • Collect requisition for nutrition supplies from partners and government counter parts and ensure their timely delivery, storage and uses in collaboration with logistic and LGAs level staffs.

Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector, government counterparts and state stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve program goals and social justice, equity and rights of mothers, newborn and children.
  • Draft communication and information materials for program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programs.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency meetings/events on programming to collaborate with nutrition partners.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of government counter parts and partners.

Qualifications & Experience Required
Education:

  • Completion of a University degree in Nutrition, Public Health, International Health or other Health related Social field is required.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in nutrition, public health, related program planning and management in relevant areas of maternal, infant and child nutrition in the context of Nigeria some of which preferably in a humanitarian situation is required. Recent experience in Nutrition in Emergency programmes including CMAM, IYCF, and nutrition surveys.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of the working language of the duty station an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

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

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising
  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Relating and networking
  • Deciding and Initiating action
  • Applying technical expertise

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


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Information Management Officer (Nutrition)

Job Number: 522399
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type : Temporary Appointment
Duration: for 364 days
Level – NOB

Background

  • UNICEF scaled up comprehensive nutrition program in Borno and Yobe state in 2017-2018 in collaboration with government and partners. Preventive, promotive and curative nutrition services are designed based on local context to ensure availability and access to life-saving nutrition services in host communities, IDP camps and hard to reach areas through integration of nutrition services in functional health facilities, deployment of out-reach team in IDP camps and mobile nutrition team in hard to reach areas. UNICEF has set up nutrition surveillance system in North East Nigeria and co-chairing information management technical working group (IMTWG).

Purpose

  • Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Manager, Nutrition Information Management Officer (IMO) will design, plan and conduct nutrition survey and assessment as per national and international guideline.
  • The IMO analyses and shares the assessment reports with partners and government for the development of effective nutrition program.
  • IMO will also analyse routine nutrition program data and prepare dashboard to disseminate findings and ensure its use for nutrition programming.
  • IMO will represent UNICEF in information management technical working group (IMTWG) and provide technical support to partners and government to ensure adherence to standard procedure and methodology for assessment and reports are shared on time.

How can you make a difference?
Information Management:

  • Support complete, quality and timely reporting of nutrition programs based on partnership agreements and agreed monitoring frameworks.
  • Work with state operational arms to have a well-prioritized plan of information management activities
  • Provide support in reviewing documents, preparing survey protocols and adopting standardized approaches and tools for nutrition programming
  • Maintain information databases and general project IM tools, such as 5W matrix, Gap Matrix including consolidation, analysis and report/disseminate of data collected throughout various assessments
  • Compile, clean and analyse nutrition data including Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), Vitamin A supplementation, Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practice, Micronutrients etc.
  • Assess trends and measures outcomes relating to achievement of project targets to support evidence-based programming.
  • Represent UNICEF in information management and survey related meeting and workshop and put UNICEF stands clearly for nutrition programming in north east Nigeria.
  • When needed, coordinate IM related meetings with partners, document minutes and action points; and share with all relevant persons.

Situation Monitoring and Assessment:

  • Takes lead in compiling data to inform and prepare the project SitRep inputs with emphasis on nutrition section plans, targets and achievements.
  • Ensures that all sector partners have timely and accurate information of change in conditions of children, women, and their families and facilitates information exchange in order to support planning and measurement of program impact.
  • Preparation of survey reports and newsletters and share findings with partners for improved action in the area of nutrition.
  • Prepare briefs and presentations as and when needed for decision making and prioritization of nutrition interventions
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Program Performance Monitoring:

  • Regularly update and share with implementing agencies in Borno and Yobe state the collated overall, and state specific nutrition statistics against agreed performance indicators in all information exchange channels.
  • Conduct field visits to programs in both states to monitor the quality of data collection and reporting; also provides supportive supervision as and when needed.
  • Develop periodic dash board and evidence for advocacy of nutrition programming

Qualifications & Experience Required
Education:

  • University degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics or Data Management or a related field with a nutrition focus.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in public health, nutrition, knowledge /data management or related field in developing country context.
  • Experience of nutrition data collection, with extensive experience, compiling and analysing quantitative data and producing relevant graphical representations of analysed data.
  • Proven experience in synthesizing relevant information and developing reports on time against set deadlines for the dissemination of key findings to technical and non-technical audiences.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English required.  Knowledge of the working language of the duty station an asset.

Specific Technical Knowledge required:

  • Professional technical knowledge in Data Collection
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint etc.)
  • Experience in survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and skills to use different software to manage data properly such as EpiData, EpiInfo, STATA, ENA, SPSS
  • Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field.

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 functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing
  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Planning and organizing
  • Applying technical expertise

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


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant, GS5

Job Number: 520785
Location: Sokoto
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment

For every child, a future

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for executing a broad variety of routine tasks and some specialized for the respective section, requiring thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes and policies.

How can you make a difference?
Budget Monitoring (specialized):

  • Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.
  • Provides support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilization, operational, and financial closure.
  • Prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the budget monitoring of project/programme implementation.
  • Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.

Human Resources (specialized):

  • Drafts vacancy announcements for positions within his/her office for review by supervisor to help attract ideal candidates.
  • Ensures timely and efficient screening of applications for minimum eligibility, taking into account qualifications, competencies, and post requirements.
  • Liaises with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of interviews and technical assessments.
  • Records and maintains recruitment files, ensuring all necessary documentation has been prepared.
  • Monitors life-cycle of recruitment process to update supervisor as necessary.

Office Planning & Project Management (specialized):

  • Ensures the availability of timely, complete and accurate information and data for preparing section work plans and project management plans.
  • Undertakes basic research and performs comparative analysis of project/programme related data.
  • Monitors project implementation against established milestones and makes recommendations to improve performance.
  • Helps ensure timely compliance with agreed deadlines.
  • Acts as focal point in the review of the completeness of data reports with key monitoring and evaluation information.

Procurement:

  • Guides managers in the process of PCA/SSAs in line with the policies and guidance issued by FRG, supply division and DHR.
  • Facilitates the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners that provide a service to the section. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TOR’s in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Maintains up-to-date vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters.

Communications & Workflow:

  • Facilitates the communications and workflow of the organizational unit to enhance the efficiency and timeliness of operations and outputs.
  • Manages incoming and outgoing correspondence, e-mails and telephone calls.
  • Communicates routine and some non-routine information pertaining to the work of the team.
  • Establishes and maintains the office filing and reference systems, both traditional and digital; and ensures the inter/intra-net websites are up to date and accurate.

Calendar/Meetings/Correspondence Management:

  • Maintains office calendar and arranges meetings
  • Takes minutes of meetings, ensuring accuracy, attention to detail and coherence.

Events/Logistics:

  • Supports capacity development activities and conferences by making the logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers and hosts.
  • Arranges times through liaising with participants over availability.
  • Liaises with budget focal points and section over costs and needs.
  • Prepares background materials for participants and uploads cleared materials on the intranet.
  • Prepares and maintains agendas on meetings and events related to the work group commitments.

Travel:

  • Provides travel assistance to staff members in section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Liaises with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
  • Briefs/de-briefs staff members on issues relating to related administrative matters such as visas, security clearance, and documentation procedures.
  • Extracts, inputs, maintains, and verifies correctness of travel records in the organization’s travel system to ensure accurate transactions related to travel costs and staff travel.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets on travel costs and maintain travel plan and budgetary control records.
  • Monitors travel certification and report back to the team.

Invoice Processing:

  • Responsible for collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and, thereafter processing in VISION.
  • Uploads electronic files and verifies results to destination system.
  • Responds to client transaction status and other inquiries.

Supplies/Equipment:

  • Supports management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating inventory of items.
  • Monitors and supervises adequate and appropriate use of supplies. Ensures that services and maintenance of premises are in accordance with organizational standards.
  • Arranges for the purchase and timely distribution of office supplies.

Attendance:

  • Maintains and updates a system which monitors the absence of staff.

Recruitment Qualifications
Education:

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.

Language Requirements:

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

For every Child, you demonstrate:

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

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


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant (Protocol), GS-5

Job Number: 520081
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment

For every child, a future

  • Under the supervision of the Administrative Specialist, the incumbent of the post will be responsible for handling the protocol issues related to staff travel, work permits, visa and staff privileges.

How can you make a difference?

  • Liaise with the relevant Host Country Government entities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and/or Protocol unit) for troubleshooting of any protocol related matters.
  • Assist staff members and their recognized dependents in processing and following up their requests for visas, resident permits and diplomatic identification as well as other necessary related documents in accordance with the requirement of the United Nations and the Host Country.
  • Make hotel reservations for new International staff members, UNICEF visitors, consultants on duty travel and/or participants to regional meetings organized in Nigeria.
  • Manage Airport Protocol Operations; facilitate airport lounge bookings including meeting and greeting airports in support of departure and arrival of Senior Staff.
  • Arrange airport transfers of high-level officials and UNICEF visitors such as donors and support to expedite customs and immigration procedures as necessary.
  • Responsible for issuance of protocol routine correspondence, note verbal, reports in accordance with the Government requirements and standard office procedures.
  • Working closely with Advocacy and Partnership team, assist in processing relevant clearance and entry permits for filming equipment for visiting crews.
  • Process annual requests for airport passes for senior staff.
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

Requirements
Education:

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.
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Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.

Language Requirements:

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

For every Child, you demonstrate:

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

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


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Operations Manager, (P4)

Job Number: 522419
Location: Kano
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment

How can you make a difference?

  • As the head of operations of a small/medium-sized office or area office, accountable for management of cost effective, efficient and secure operations, in support of management, administration and implementation of the country programmes, consistent with operations of all other country offices in the Region in accordance with strategy, plans and decisions made by Regional Management Team and Country Programme Management Teams.
  • Provides guidance in operations to a gender-balanced, multidisciplinary team of professionals to identify and correct gender balances.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Effective operations of financial, human resource and administrative management:

  • Manages and ensures the effective, equitable and efficient operations of the office’s finance, human resource and administrative systems to support and facilitate the attainment of programmatic goals and objectives by meeting changing operational requirements. Ensures effective operations that promote gender sensitivity and gender parity. Advises management and assists in establishing new offices.

Policy interpretation and application:

  • As technical professional and manager, accountable for the correct and consistent application of organizational policies and procedures in the management of finance and administrative functions through the provision of technical leadership and operational support to the country office.
  • Contributes to global and regional strategic planning and policy changes/formulation on operational matters as necessary; Provides technical input to contribute to the establishment of operational guidelines in close coordination with the head of office, the Regional Operations Officer and DFAM.
  • Implements the effective communication, training, roll-out, monitoring and evaluation of new operational initiatives, guidelines and procedures.

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 and assets taking decision on all operational and financial transactions, disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
  • 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 areas of operations:

  • Plays a major role in strategic planning and decision-making within the UNICEF Operations and provides sound professional input and oversight to the development, reform and change of financial, human resource and administrative policies, systems and procedures, including those that strengthen gender policy in programming and staff gender parity.
  • Participates in effective management process by providing technical advices and supports to corporate committees (including PBR, RMTs, CMT, JCC, CRC, PSB, etc.).

Office Services:

  • Ensures the provision of basic offices services including space management, equipment, communications and security to enhance staff safety and productivity.
  • Under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Operations Management Team, supports approaches for enhancing UN common services to attain efficiencies and effectiveness.

CPMP:

  • Development of the finance, budget and administrative components of the CPMP is timely completed; participates in the review of office structures and operations, and compilation of required job descriptions, prior to budget preparation, in line with the country programme commitment; contributes to the preparation of budget and the accompanying justification and documentation.
  • Participates in the country programme strategy, development, planning and preview/reviews meetings to identify staffing and administrative operational requirements. Within the framework of the CPMP, coordinates and contributes towards human resources planning.

Compliance and Internal Control:

  • Monitors and manages budget process. A Ensures all other 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 administrative operations of the office.
  • Serve as the focal person for office management indicators; ensure all other operational reporting requirements are fully met for the office; in collaboration with the Deputy Representative, ensure the implementation of agreed audit recommendations; advise on corrective measures to be taken and establish relevant internal controls. Develop training activities to ensure effective operational performance and efficiency.

Staff Learning and Development:

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

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Maintains government counterpart relations; resolves issues pertaining to conditions of service, operational facilities and privileges within the context of the Basic Cooperation Agreement; Ensures adherence to financial regulations and rules pertaining to Cash Assistance to Government (CAG).
  • Cooperates and coordinates with other UN agency counterparts in the UN reform initiatives (including HACT capacity building of IPs, common services and premises agenda, etc.).
  • Advises Head of Office on finance, human resource and administrative matters providing guidance on all operational submissions for the approval of the Regional Director; briefs office staff on financial, human resource and administrative policies and procedures providing authoritative advice; provides technical guidance and oversight to junior Operations staff in country offices and swiftly resolves operational issues.
  • Coordinates/liaises with the HQ Divisions to support policy formulation in the area of operations; advises on the applicability of new policy directives to regional operations. Makes substantive recommendations on the improvement of systems and internal controls, planning and restructuring and resolution of sensitive issues and problems, taking into account the prevailing conditions in the locality.
  • Establishes and maintains all consultative and management committees (e.g. APC, JCP, JCC, CRC, PSB, TRT, PBR and Training); Organizes and trains committees in compliance with the guidelines.
  • Collaborates with senior Programme Officers and country office staff providing creative problem solving in support of programming activities while maintaining sound internal operational controls.
  • Represents the office in meetings with local banks and administrative suppliers; negotiates locally issued contracts as well as in meetings with other UN Agencies to coordinate operational matters and activities, including harmonization of the UN common system.
  • Represents UNICEF in the local salary survey committee and fully participates in all processes of the salary survey review and administration to ensure the methodology is applied correctly throughout.
  • Coordinates promptly with the Regional Office, the Head of Office, Programme Officers and other staff in the country office for security-related issues and emergency operations. Provides operational support to emergency preparedness and emergencies. Informs and updates all staff members in the country office on security related issues and emergency operations.

Requirements
Education:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, or Financial Management

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: office management, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply, administration or other related areas.
  • Experience in an emergency duty station is an asset.

Language Proficiency:

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

For every Child, you demonstrate:

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

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

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

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

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

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