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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: Health Specialist (Health systems strengthening), P-4

Job Number: 524032
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:

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Health Specialist (Survive and Thrive – Implementation Science and Partnerships)

Job Number: 524032
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:

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Health Specialist, NO-3

Job Number: 524001
Location: Akure, Ondo
Work Type: Fixed Term 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:

Support to program development and planning:

  • Support/contribute to the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for the sector/s to establish a strategic plan for development, design and management of health related programs. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic program discussion on the planning of health program. Formulate, design and prepare a sector of the health program proposal, ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Program and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific program goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for program review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

Program management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in health programs.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

Technical and operational support to program implementation:

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on health and related issues to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Participate in discussions with national partners/clients/stakeholders to promote health and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness and maternal, neonatal and child survival and development.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives program development and contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated.

Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity and exchange knowledge/expertise to facilitate the achievement of program goals on children rights and social justice/equity.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for health programs (maternal, neonatal and child survival and development).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on health and related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of health programs/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Keep abreast and conduct research to provide evidence for implementation of best and cutting edge practices in health.
  • Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health related programs/projects.

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

  • Education: An Advanced University Degree in Public Health/Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or Management, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-medical, Health Education, Epidemiology or other health related science is required.
  • Experience: A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset. Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered 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:
View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Deadline: 24th July, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Cold Chain and Logistics Consultant (NOB Equivalent)

Job Number: 523951
Locations: Bauchi, Enugu, Lagos, Kano, Minna-Niger & Warri-Delta
Work Type: Consultancy

Responsibilities
More specifically, the selected candidate will carry out the following functions:

  • Provide rapid and relevant responses to evolving supply chain needs and situations facing children and families, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money.
  • Provides technical support to implementation of the National Logistics Working Group (NLWG) 10-year road map sub nationally including:
    • Support implementation of Cold Chain Equipment Optimisation Platform (CCEOP) operational and equipment deployment plans across implementing states with catchment areas of the zones
    • Support implementation of Vaccine Accountability and Management systems i.e. monitoring implementation of the 2020 state-specific vaccine forecast and execution of recommendations of the Follow the Vaccines Assessment (FtVA) across implementing states
    • Support zonal and state level execution of the Effective Vaccine Management Assessment continuous improvement plan (EVMA cIP) for 2017 – 2020.
    • Support the 2020 Effective Vaccine Management (EVM 2.0) onboarding (Q1_2020) and assessment (Q4_2020) as well as development of the state-specific 5-year EVMA cIP
  • Revitalisation of Zonal Logistics Working Groups (ZLWG):
    • Extend technical support to strengthening State Logistics Working Groups (SLWGs) and their active contribution to Logistics Management Coordination Units (LMCUs)
  • Support Government Immunisation Supply Chain staff capacity-building efforts to ensure efficient and effective vaccine security and management through planning and execution of Vaccine Management Trainings using blended approaches to learning.
  • Support training of UNICEF’s consultants on existing, new and emerging trends in vaccine supply chain logistics and management in line with EVM standards.
  • Active collaboration and partnership with external and internal stakeholders vis-A -vis:
    • Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations within UNICEF, Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts in EPI cold chain, supply and logistics systems

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. An Equivalent educational qualification in relevant areas (transport or logistics operations/management, supply management, etc.)
  • Please indicate your ability, availability and gross daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Also, please mention the earliest date you can start.
  • Experience: At least three years 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.
  • To apply to these assignments, you will need to submit your CV or resume as well as a United Nations Personal History P11 form to the email address indicated in the vacancy announcement. The P11 form can be downloaded here [Word]. Alternatively, if you have maintained a candidate profile in e-Recruitment, you may download that profile and submit it as part of your application.

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

Deadline: 24th July, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

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.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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