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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 fulfill 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 vacant position below:

Job Title: Special Assistant to the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

Job Number: 529360
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Background

  • Nigeria piloted the UN ‘Delivering as One’ (DaO) initiative in some selected states through the UNDAF II. This pilot was aimed at unifying and aligning the work on the UN system in Nigeria to efficiently and effectively deliver results in support of national priorities. Building on this pilot, the UN system, Government and other stakeholders formulated the UNDAF/P III under DaO modality for 2014-2017. With the QCPR recommendation of DaO as not option going forward, the UNCT in Nigeria is determined to implement the full SOPs of Dao under the new UNDAF currently under formulation.
  • Although Nigeria is largely a development context, there are many pockets of emergency and humanitarian challenges resulting from natural and man-made sources. The insurgency in North-East Nigeria since 2013 in particular, has resulted in a humanitarian situation that requires enhanced support of the UNCT/HCT and partners to support the Government to address expeditiously with lifesaving and durable solutions for the 8.5milion affected population.
  • The combined development and humanitarian challenges including the current recession of the economy have exacerbated the situation and stretched the limited capacity supporting the resident coordination system in Nigeria. With the implementation of the UNDAF/P underway, new UNDAF formulation, HNO/HRP and the determination/vision of the new RC/HC and UNCT to bridge the humanitarian and development divide the UN system is seeking to enhance the capacity of the RCO for a strategic support to cope with the increasing demands in Nigeria.

How can you make a difference?

  • Under the overall guidance of the RC/HC, and direct supervision of the Head of RC Office/Strategic Planning Advisor, the SARC will support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the UN Country Team and provide support to the RCO in coordinating and planning a coherent UN response to national development/humanitarian priorities.
  • She /he will collaborate with the UNCT members, RC/HC Office staff, programme and operations teams of the UN Agencies, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society.

Duties & Responsibilities
Effective coordination and communication across the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator’s multiple responsibilities:

  • Support implementation of the RC/HC Office work plan, and the RC/HC vision;
  • Assist the RC/HC and the Head of Office in the day to day management and coordination of the RC Office, including setting priorities, providing follow up and feedback, and ensure progress towards agreed results;
  • Conducts research, review, and analysis of key documents for the RC/HC as requested;
  • Provide thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country;
  • Coordinate inputs for talking points and briefs in advance of the RC/HC’s meetings, review incoming briefs and ensure timely submission, and
  • Accompany the RC/HC in high-level meetings as needed; draft correspondence, notes-to-the-file and contribute to the preparations of speeches, reports, presentations, etc. as needed.

Provide support to RC/HC-O and UNCT in the roll-out of the UNDAF 2018-2022:

  • Provide support to the UNDAF Working Group and effectively liaises between the Working Group, the UNAF Results Groups chairs and the RC/HC-O;
  • Assist the RC/HC-O and the UNCT in carrying out the UNDAF Evaluation and the following Common Country Analysis;
  • Provide assistance to the RC/HC-O and the UNCT to develop the UNDAF document, its results matrix and joint work plans, and
  • Lead the implementation of the frequent monitoring initiative and support the inclusion of this mechanism in the UNDAF M&E framework.

Provide support to the UN SDGs Group for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Nigeria:

  • Support UN Agencies to ensure the results-oriented focus of joint programming and joint programmes;
  • Regularly update the information on ongoing joint programmes, including data on funding requirements;
  • Provide support to the RC/HC-O and the UNCT to gradually implement the Standard Operating Procedures for Delivering As One;
  • Collect and disseminate global practice in the field of Delivering as One while supporting the implementation of these practices locally.

Support the RC/HC Office in Nigeria in performing its coordination and aid coordination functions as needed:

  • Assist in the RC/HC-O in the day-to-day systematization of the activities and support knowledge management, making sure that documentation is timely drafted, and policies and analysis are shared within the unit;
  • Provide assistance to the work of the RC/HC-O in the support to the Government of Nigeria in strengthening national aid coordination and aid effectiveness mechanisms
  • Contributes flexibly to other activities of the RC/HC-O team in support of the RC/HC system and Delivering as One as required, including backstopping arrangements.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provision of referral services for agencies without field representation to access national institutions and processes and for national partners to access the expertise of agencies without field representation;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Identification of sources of information related to coordination. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to country policy goals, and
  • Identification of national policies and institutions that require strengthening to ensure effective UNDAF implementation and provision of advice in close consultation with UNCT.

Required Skills and Experience
To qualify for this role, you will have:

  • Master’s Degree or Degree equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience at the national and international level in international development issues and providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Previous experience in UN Coordination and UNDAF mechanisms is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge about the UN and RC systems would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Competencies
Innovation:

Ability to make new and useful ideas work:

  • Seeks a broad range of perspectives in developing project proposals
  • Generates for regional and innovative ideas and effective solutions to problems
  • Looks at experience critically, drawing lessons, and building them into the design of new approaches
  • Identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations
  • Documents successes and uses them to project a positive image
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms

Leadership:

  • Performed analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses
  • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for global advocacy work and adapts it for use at country level

In-depth Knowledge of the Subject Matter:

  • Understands more advanced aspects of the primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
  • Serves as an internal consultant in expertise and shares knowledge with staff
  • Continues to seek new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments

Client Orientation:

  • Anticipates client needs
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider
  • Demonstrates an understanding of client’s perspective

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Knowledge of all facets of monitoring and evaluation of development programs, international and government planning processes, design and implementation of data collection, analysis and reporting systems, the conduct of surveys for data generation, analysis and reporting;
  • Ability to design clear and realistic M&E systems for development programmes and projects, including baselines, targets and impact indicators; monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation;
  • Ability to lead research processes, develop questionnaires, analyses data and identify significant research findings;
  • Ability to convey complex concepts, findings, and recommendations, both orally and in writing, in a clear and persuasive style tailored to match different audiences;
  • Ability to integrate knowledge with broader strategic, policy and operational objectives;
  • Ability to apply independent judgment and discretion in advising on and handling M&E issues and problems;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management and M&E tools (UNDP and other UN agencies) and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.

Primary – Building Strategic Partnerships:

  • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UN/UNCT’s strategic agenda
  • Sensitizes UN Partners, donors, and other international organizations to the UN/UNCT’s strategic agenda, identifying areas for joint efforts
  • Develops positive ties with civil society to build/strengthen UN/UNCT’s mandate
  • Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners
  • Effectively attentive to programmatic synergies in inter-agency meetings

Secondary – Knowledge Management:

  • Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms

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

Application Deadline 13th February, 2020; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

Important Information / Notice

  • 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.

 

 

Job Title: Child Protection Manager, (P-4)

Job Number: 529375
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

For Every Child, Champion

  • The Child Protection Manager reports to the Chief Field Office (Level 5) for general guidance and direction. The Child Protection Manager is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of child protection programmes/projects from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm and to protect their rights to survival, development and well-being, as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.
  • The Child Protection Manager is responsible for establishing the plans of action and overseeing work progress to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results according to plans, allocation results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

How can you make a difference?
Managerial leadership:

  • Establish the annual work plan with the child protection team; set priorities/targets and performance measurements. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.
  • Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.

Programme development and planning:

  •  Provide technical advice and operational support to the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis to ensure that current and comprehensive evidence-based data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans.
  • Keep abreast of national, regional and international development priorities on child protection and rights to leverage UNICEF’s position and competencies with donors, national governments, communities and constituents to advocate and promote child protection interventions, policies and social change to achieve goals on child’s rights, protection, survival and wellbeing, as productive members of society.
  • Supervise the development of child protection programmes/projects (as a full component of the CO and/or UNDAF programmes). Establish plans of action, programme goals and results, using results-based planning methodology and terminology (RBM).
  • Guide and coordinate the timely preparation of programme recommendations and related documentation for inclusion in the Country Office Programme recommendation ensuring alignment with overall UNICEF Strategic (Child Protection) Plans, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Collaborate with national and global colleagues, partners and allies to develop partnership frameworks to address specific needs and to leverage resources for enhancing and scaling up child protection programmes/projects. Ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of programmes/projects with UNICEF Strategic Plans and priorities, donors’ development strategies/policies, national priorities/competencies and UN System development interventions/initiatives.
  • Ensure emergency preparedness is contained in national programmes/projects to ensure the protection and well being of children in cases of armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergency situations.3. Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results

Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results:

  • Plan and collaborate on monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in child protection programmes.
  • Participate in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to engage stakeholders to take required action and interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths, and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use the knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Monitor programmes/projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems. Take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Plan, approve, monitor, certify, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying/verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Submit and prepare programme/project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues.

Advisory services and technical support:

  • Provide technical advice to key government officials, NGO, UN system and other country office partners on strategies and best practices to influence approaches/policies, support social/economic/political/legal development planning & implementation, and to support the delivery of results on child protection, human rights and other related issues.
  • Coordinate and ensure the availability of technical experts (with Regional Office/HQ) to ensure timely support throughout all stages of programming/project processes.
  • Participate in strategic discussions to influence policy and agenda setting for combating poverty and all forms of discrimination against women/children by advising on and advocating strategies and approaches to promote and catalyze social changes for a
  • protective environment for children.
  • Lead in-country discussions on child protection emergency preparedness, programming and contingency planning to ensure proactive and appropriate responses are in place to meet the onset of emergencies nationally, or in other designated locations.

Advocacy, networking and partnership building:

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with local/national governments, UN system agency partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, funding organizations, research institutes and private sector to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities to promote goals and achieve sustainable and broad results on child protection.
  • Prepare communication strategies and implementation plans and activities for maximum communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances for sustainable results and support fundraising for UNICEF and Country Office child protection programmes and emergency interventions.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection and related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated into the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda-setting.
  • Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects including emergency preparedness

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable child protection programme/project initiatives through advocacy and technical advisory services.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, introduce and implement best and cutting edge practices on child protection management and information systems. Institutionalize and disseminate best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize, plan and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on child protection and related programmes/projects.

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

  • An advanced university Degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law, or another relevant Social Science field.
  • A minimum of [8] eight of relevant professional experience in developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are:
Core Values:

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core competencies:

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies/concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and initiating action (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (III)

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

Application Deadline 5th February, 2020; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

Important Information / Notice

  • 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.

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Officer, (NO-B)

Job Number: 528959
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

How can you make a difference?

  • Despite its importance in preventing and controlling malnutrition, there has not been data on micronutrients status of women and children in Nigeria for almost two decades
  • The National Dietary intake and Micronutrients Survey is a USD 7.9 million initiative to fill in this data gap in the country with aim of informing a better planning and decisions in addressing micronutrients deficiency in Nigeria
  • The survey is led by the Government of Nigeria with support from donors (Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, UK Department of International Development, Nutrition International and potentially the World Bank)
  • UNICEF has been nominated as the Fund Management Agency for the survey, in addition to the current technical support being offered in collaboration with CDC Atlanta
  • The Temporary Appointment (NOB) position will provide specific support to the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Dietary intake and Micronutrients Survey.

Major Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist P3 TA, the Nutrition Officer will:

  • Support to monitor budget and track expenditure of dietary assessment and micronutrients survey activities.
  • Plan and facilitate technical support on biomarker component of the survey, including timing technical inputs from CDC Atlanta to ensure quality outcome of the survey.
  • Prepare and consolidate various pieces of technical information, minutes of technical meetings and others as may be required.
  • Regularly document key action points and follow up with key stakeholders to ensure implementation of agreed actions.
  • Review funding request from survey’s implementing partners and assist in ensuring appropriateness of financial, administrative and programmatic documentation and verify that project expenditures are consistent with work plans.
  • Support in preparing donor reports as it relates to the survey by ensuring implementing partners submit reports in a timely manner and reviewing of reports.
  • Monitor the survey implementation and recommending actions for UNICEF’s action.
  • Track supplies (commodities)against planned, utilization and gaps to avoid pipeline break
  • Perform any other duty as may be required for the success of the micronutrients survey.

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required
Education:

  • University Degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology Public Health and Nutrition, Food Science and Nutrition or other relevant discipline(s).

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience
  • Experience in nutrition research; implementing nutrition surveys; micronutrients and dietary assessment
  • Good knowledge and hands on experience in analytical, research methodology and statistical skills is an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken) and local working language of the duty station are required.

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

Application Deadline
6th February, 2020; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

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

Important Information / Notice

  • 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.

 

Job Title: TA- Nutrition Specialist, NOC

Job Number: 529413
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Background

  • The Northeast region of Nigeria has been facing protracted violent conflict due to clashes between the Nigerian military and the non-state armed groups from 2009 with Borno state as its hottest spot.
  • With Humanitarian Emergency declared in 2016, Borno has remained central in the humanitarian crisis and situation has remained volatile and fragile notwithstanding modest improvement in the security and humanitarian situation, relative to the status in 2016.
  • There is a high level of aid dependency and unpredictable episodes of violent attacks occur in the state especially in the northern and central local government areas (LGAs).
  • Coordinated humanitarian response is going on in the conflict affected states of Borno, Admawa and Yobe-BAY states and UNICEF is implementing the Department for International Development (DFID) funded “Flexible, integrated and timely response to nutrition and WASH-related humanitarian needs in Borno state (FIT-Response)”.

The Project

  • The FIT Response project is being implemented in an integrated multisectoral approach to demonstrate result for Nutrition and WASH outcomes and UNICEF is actively collaborating with the sectors, the government and partners to responds timely by delivering an integrated package of nutrition-specific and sensitive interventions.
  • The FIT project is unique as it is designed to be need-based and flexible in approach to deliver variable mix of packages to different locations at different times. This is enabled by evidence generated from a data driven surveillance system which is central in the FIT Response for decision making on location, content and duration of intervention in those locations. On this premise, the FIT response has no fixed location but responds in locations of increased or worsening nutrition and WASH situations and modifies packages or exits location with improvement and stabilization of the situation.
  • Under the FIT Response also, the implementation of the INP+ Pilot in Shani is being extended from April 2019 to March 2020 to enable adequate time for demonstration of impact during the end line survey at the end of the pilot in March 2020
  • The desired impact of the project is to contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality related to under-nutrition and poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions amongst boys and girls under five years in Borno State.
  • The project commenced in April 2019 and over a period of 3 years, the project will deliver the following outputs:
    • Government coordination – Strengthening coordination, collaboration and advocacy among government and other relevant stakeholders; leading to effective and timely humanitarian response
    • Integrated service delivery – Improving access to integrated services at the health facilities, communities and IDP camps with gaps and
    • Proactive surveillance – Strengthening monitoring and surveillance systems for early detection and timely response to increased humanitarian needs

Purpose of Assignment

  • The Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, facilitating, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of progress of the project to the UNICEF Chief of Nutrition, the Steering Committee and the donor.
  • The specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming process to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programs in Borno.

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks

  • Program Management and coordination for effective partnership and project implementation
  • Ensure functional leadership of the project through, Chief of sections meeting and project Steering Committee
  • Coordinate Technical team of section focal persons and proactively engage in the implementation of key recommendations from donor, the steering committee, and technical committee
  • Organize and participate in biannual state review meeting/workshop for Multisectoral Coordination Committee with State and LGA to share information, review assessments and situational analysis and discuss common issues
  • Attend the state levels and national nutrition sector coordination meeting and report on FIT progress and achievements
  • Harness and harmonize inputs and responses from integrating sections and respective government agencies and ministries
  • Regularly track financial management with program associate for financial status of project and section allocations and ensure participating sections are up to date and comply with their financial spending as agreed in the quarterly breakdown of budgets as well. Anticipate underspending/overspending and alert sections and Chief of nutrition on financial issues
  • Support implementation and Supervision of Field team and knowledge management of the FIT Response
  • Ensure coordination of the Shani Pilot project and facilitate comprehensive end line survey of the INP+ pilot
  • Attend quarterly TAG meetings and monthly operations meeting in Borno as the case may be
  • Support surveillance team on decision making for response
  • Conduct field monitoring visit to FIT Response sites and provide regular feedback and insights gained from facility and community monitoring to the project team for technical assistance and share good practices of the implementation across sections
  • Support IMOs to put in place adequate practices and channels of communication and interaction between consortium members
  • Support the circulation of Agenda and minutes of meetings provide regular updates on FIT Response management, project performance and provide timely alerts of key challenges
  • Support information sharing and networking among project stakeholders through establishment/strengthening of knowledge exchange mechanisms, development, facilitation and knowledge dissemination Work with communications unit to increase visibility for UNICEF and DFID through media representations, press releases, publications and branding
  • Coordinate with communication colleagues the collection and documentation of lessons learned, good practices and innovations that come from monitoring the project and using the community platform.
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with key partners and stakeholders and sustain dialogue, mutual learning and engagement during all phases of the FIT Response project.
  • Facilitate comprehensive end of project learning
  • Complete, quality and timely reporting to donor on FIT response project implementation
  • Ensure and oversee timely and quality reporting and adherence to reporting schedule and harmonized reporting templates agreed with donor
  • Provide feedback on progress, quarterly reports from donor and the technical committee to relevant focal persons
  • Oversee updating of the common project log frame if needed in consultation with donor and technical team
  • Oversee consolidation of log frame filled, reviewed and updated as needed
  • The above-stated responsibilities are not exhaustive, and the specialist may be required to discharge other duties and responsibilities as the needs arise based on the advice of the Chief of Section.

Qualification, Experience and Competencies Required
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree (M.Sc/PhD) in Health and Nutrition, Policy and/or Management, Public Health, Epidemiology, Management or Business Administration, or other related fields

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in program/project development and management and/or coordination of partnerships and programs. Relevant experience in health/nutrition programs and projects and in UN system agency or international NGO.
  • Experience in humanitarian response activity management will be an added advantage
  • Proven experience in effectively managing grants
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize information and communicate outcomes clearly to different stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently and in a team, high-level report-writing skills
  • Capacity to manage various tasks simultaneously in planning, implementing, and monitoring a complex project over an extended period.
  • Experience coordinating with other organizations in the collation of information, analysis and development of recommendations.
  • Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment and knowledge of DFID project management is a plus

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English required.
  • Knowledge of the local language widely spoken in the North East region is an advantage

Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies:

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for result (II)

Functional Competencies:

  • Analysing
  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Planning and organizing

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) 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

Application Deadline 9th February, 2020; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

Important Information / Notice

  • 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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