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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: Administrative Assistant, (GS-4)

Job Number: 526863
Locations: Kano & Kaduna
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Job Description
How can you make a difference?

  • Under the direct supervision of the Operations Officer, the Administrative Assistant performs a variety of administrative/HR duties related to the administration of the office.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Searches office administrative and personnel files and records relating to a variety of topics for information and references. Selects information and records in specified format for use by the Operations Officer and other staff in preparing reports, correspondence, technical papers, plans and general reference documents.
  • Assists staff members and their dependents by processing requests for visas, identity cards, and other necessary administrative-related documents, in accordance with the requirements of the United Nations and Nigeria. Maintains information on staff attendance, leave etc and provides status report to the Admin/HR Assistant.
  • Drafts routine correspondence, briefings, memoranda and reports which may be of confidential nature via oral instructions, previous correspondence, policy and procedure manuals or other available information sources, in accordance with standard office procedures.  Also responsible for taking minutes and/or notes at meetings as required.
  • Assist with travel and hotel reservations, prepares travel authorization forms, security clearance, and assembles information pertaining to the purpose of travel.
  • Classifies and codes material relating to a number of subject matter areas and maintains staff and general office files.
  • Makes requisitions for stationery, distributes and maintains inventory record for the Operations unit of the field office.
  • Performs other duties, as required.

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

Education:

  • Completion of secondary education; supplemented by University Education or its equivalent in Office Administration or Secretarial studies.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of one other UN working languages is desirable. Knowledge of local language of the duty station is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Polio Data Officer (Consultant)

Job Number: 526862
Location: Nigeria
Duration: 11.5 months
Work Type: Consultancy

Background/Purpose of Assignment

  • Under the supervision of the C4D/Polio State Lead and the technical guidance of the Data Specialist in C4D/Polio section, Abuja, the Data Officer will contribute to and play a key role in the identification, collection, and analysis of data in the Polio Eradication Programme in Nigeria. In the assigned state/s the Data Consultant will be the primary focal point for all polio data-related activities and tasks. Data Officer will be also responsible for the quality assurance process and secure storage and access to the UNICEF data systems.
  • Data Officer will work based on the SOP/Guidance of Polio Data Management system and implement activities based on instruction received from Supervisor, and according to the guidance and the data Catalog defined in the SOP. Data Officer will analyse and review the information shared by the LGA Facilitators and VWS in the assigned state(s) to ensure high quality of the data collection process, and report on anomalies to Supervisor for remedy.
  • Data Officers who are covering more than one state will divide their work time appropriately, based on discussion and agreement with Supervisor, and State Lead of the other state to ensure proper implementation between the location where they are based, and the additional state(s) for which they are responsible. This should include regular visits to states under Data Officer responsibility, based on agreement with Supervisor and, where applicable, State Lead of other state.

Major Tasks to be Accomplished
The main responsibilities of the Officer will include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Interact with the State Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and State Communication Working Group, and State Data Working Group where available, WHO and other relevant partner Data officers, STOP Teams, SIA Team, other Partners, and UNICEF Social Mobilization consultants/personnel for collection and quality analysis of polio, routine immunization, and other requested data as assigned.
  • Provide technical support to ensure full functionality, adherence, and utilization of online VCM payment system and process monthly payment in the system together with the State Lead.
  • Work closely with the state VCM Coordinator for effective monitoring of state team performance and generating accountability reports.
  • Implement data quality assurance activities, conduct desk reviews and data quality checks, perform analysis of implementation progress across UNICEF on the data collected through the VCM network operations and present relevant feedback, linked to actions, at the routine/periodical internal meetings at the state level.
  • Support design decision-making tools, such as infographics and reports, for relevant management teams and to supplement Abuja Data team contributions to donor reports, as requested.
  • Ensure the required data sets are shared through the State Lead with Abuja team as per the agreed deadlines to facilitate national consolidation of various reports.
  • Support availability and accurate use of the data- recording/reporting tools at all levels
  • Identify and recommend data-related capacity-building and re-orientation needs on newly introduced and/or existing data-related tools; support development of content for the same; and facilitate orientation/briefing of the relevant personnel to bridge up the identified gaps at their respective states as decided by State Lead.
  • Support National team in planning and implementation of surveys/ research activities and provide information, data and specific analyses/reports as requested.
  • Support availability and use of the ODK and SQL platforms in C4D/Polio

Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience Required

  • Completion of a University Degree (Bachelor or above) or relevant courses in Data or Information Management or other relevant technical area.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience at national and/or international levels in the relevant field of Data Management, data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in working with Open Data Kit (ODK) design of ODK forms and field collection of health-related data.
  • Experience working with SQL including creation of data-linkages across different information platforms.
  • Working experience in the area quantitative and qualitative research and proven ability to conduct data analysis.
  • Working experience in UN or other international development organization would be an asset.
  • Background/familiarity in emergency response setting would be an asset.
  • Proven ability to use data management software specifically advanced Excel and GIS software skills.
  • Knowledge of Python would be an asset.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: International Communication Consultant – Violence Against Girls and Women in Nigeria

Job Number: 526831
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy

Background
Violence against women and girls in Nigeria is widespread and exists in all forms in public and private spheres.  According to the 2014 Violence Against Children Survey (VACS), one in four girls, one in two girls and one in six girls have experienced sexual, physical and emotional violence respectively. Domestic violence remains pervasive (16% intimate partner violence prevalence rate) while 30% of women aged 15-49 have experienced sexual abuse (33% in urban and 24% in rural areas) (NDHS 2013). Moreover, out of the 10.5 million out-of-school children, two-thirds are girls and statistics reveal that by the age of 16, 21% of adolescent girls are either pregnant or have given birth.

Violence can take many forms, including physical, sexual and emotional violence, and varies in severity. While both boys and girls may experience violence, being a girl presents unique vulnerabilities – some with consequences that can last a lifetime. Gender discrimination, norms and practices mean that adolescent girls are likely to experience certain forms of violence, such as sexual violence, at much higher rates than boys and to be exposed to certain harmful practices, notably child marriage and female genital mutilation.

Globally, Nigeria accounts for the third highest number of women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), reported at 25 percent prevalence and  has the largest number of child brides in Africa and one of the highest prevalence rates in the world: 23 million  (or 43 percent of girls) married before age 18, and 17 percent married before they turn 15. These harmful practices occur in a context of limited knowledge and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) information and services, with complications of early child bearing (maternal mortality ratios is at 576 per 100,000) and obstructed labor such as obstetric fistula which affect an estimated 20,000 women and girls every year.

The Spotlight Initiative (SI) is a global partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls  in support of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. The Initiative  was launched in September 2017 by the UN Secretary-General and the EU High Representative and Vice President (HRVP). The Initiative provides a model for partnerships with donors, civil society, and the UN to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in a comprehensive manner leveraging comparative expertise. SDG 5 and the achievement of gender equality are placed at the center of efforts (alongside Goal 16) with the aim to provide an enabling environment for the implementation of all goals. In Nigeria, the Initiative is led by UN Women, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO.

UNICEF’s mandate for the protection of children from any form of violence aligns with the goal of the Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women and girls and ending harmful practices. As the implementation of SI activities to address all forms of violence against women and girls in Adamawa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Lagos and Sokoto States and FCT is underway,  there is a need to develop appropriate advocacy material that can be used to document the types of violence women and girls are subject to, raise awareness on the issues as well as mobilize children, communities, religious, traditional and political leaders as well as other change makers to prioritize ending VAWG and HP by investing in prevention and responsive services

Rationale/Justification
In order to advance the agenda of ending violence against girls and women, there is a need to create awareness. It is essential to break the silence and to lift violence against women, girls and children in general, as a high priority public issue.

Ending violence against adolescent girls involves action at every level. Governments, the private sector, civil society organizations, communities and ordinary individuals all have a role to play in stopping the cycle of violence and in contributing to the empowerment of adolescent girls.

In addition, UNICEF Child Protection has been focusing on children in general and has developed little communication material on girls and women specifically so this will be an opportunity to provide a special focus on violence against girls within the child protection portfolio.

The International Consultant will travel to three of the focus states and will develop a package of material in the form of video profiles, photos and human interest stories to be featured at high-level events and targeted to key stakeholders for global advocacy on the subject by national and international media. The collection of content will also be customized so it can be used in community activities and discussions about violence against girls in schools.

A series of engaging profiles of girls who have been impacted by violence will be produced. These video portraits will be based on interviews with the girls but will draw upon a range of images, drawings, music and information to succinctly tell their story in a moving way. The stories will be selected to reflect the geographic diversity of the project, as well as the wide range of issues girls face in Nigeria.

This content collection, in the various formats of videos, photos and recordings, will be used for a wide range of activities to support the programme including advocacy through mainstream media and social media, to stimulate community discussions, as school resources and for donor briefs, reports as well as additional resource mobilization.

The consultant will report to the Child Protection System Strengthening Manager and will work closely with the UNICEF Spotlight Initiative teams based in Abuja and in the field offices as well as the media/communication coordinator consultant recruited for the project to ensure a harmonized and coordinated approach to the advocacy efforts to eliminate violence against girls in Nigeria.

How can you make a difference?
There are four objectives under communication, the international consultancy will focus on telling the stories of girls by bringing the perspectives of other actors beyond girls themselves (men, boys, services, institutions, etc.) as means of creating material that can personally engage:

Objective 1:

  • Raise awareness of gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls and its prevalence in Nigeria: By publicizing data and supportive facts, creative messaging to key audiences, exhibiting thought leadership on violence against women and girls.

Objective 2:

  • Illustrate and promote the impact and results of Spotlight-supported interventions: by finding, sharing and promoting the stories of women and girls whose lives have been positively transformed by Spotlight-supported interventions.

Objective 3:

  • Provide communications for development support to strengthen Spotlight Initiative’s programme design and implementation: by influencing the creation and delivery of behaviour-change and culture-shift activities, campaigns and initiatives, media sensitization and training.

Objective 4:

  • Ensure visibility for the Spotlight Initiative, its donors and partners: By coordinating consistent and coherent branding, high-profile endorsements from social influencers, top-tier media placements, organizing publicity events and campaign.

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

  • Advanced University Degree in Journalism/Mass Communications or related fields
  • A minimum of eight years of experience in writing, editing and rereading original content for a wide range of formats and media;
  • Significant experience with all aspects of production of high-end photography and video production;
  • Demonstrated experience in producing original multimedia content (including text) in English and French for a wide range of formats and media;
  • A solid knowledge and understanding of the international development environment and related reporting styles and requirements;
  • Experience in the field of prevention and response to violence against children is desirable;
  • Good knowledge and experience with social and development issues relevant to the themes covered;
  • Proven experience in visual and written storytelling;
  • Proven experience in international media placement (English and French);
  • Excellent understanding of new technologies and digital platforms;
  • Broad portfolio of creative and high-quality work, and reputable clients;
  • Ability to deliver timely and high-quality products under tight deadlines;
  • Good interpersonal skills, including initiative, flexibility and patience;
  • Organizational and coordination skills;
  • The ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines to deliver products on time;
  • Experience with UNICEF is desirable
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

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.

Competencies:

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

Deadline: 17th October, 2019 by 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).
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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