Career Opportunities at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is supporting the Government of Nigeria to strengthen prevention of and response all forms of violence against children. In particular, assistance will be provided to strengthen the child protection system, including through modelling the system in four States, in order to demonstrate the impact of a well-functioning child protection system, to develop a common model for operationalizing the Child Rights Act at State level and to develop standardized tools, including regulations, working protocols and training manuals to govern the system.

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

UNICEF is recruiting to fill the positions of:

Job Title: Education Officer

Vacancy Number: VN-NGR-73-2015
Location: Bauchi
Level: National Professional (NO-B)
Contract Type/Duration: Fixed Term / Two

Purpose of the Post

  • Under the general supervision of the Education Specialist in the D-field office Bauchi, contributes to programme design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and progress reporting with a focus on girls education and Integrated Quranic Education (IQE).
  • Commitment for enhancement of gender-sensitive teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.
  • The incumbent of the post will provide technical support for effective delivery of the Girls Education Project Phase 3 (GEP3): a) Support project planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of quality interventions under GEP3; (b Support the development of policy frameworks and advocacy on girls education at different levels; and (C Ensure effective management and coordination of partners for quality delivery of expected results.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education, Primary Education, or a Social Sciences or a field(s) relevant to international development assistance. Training in Quranic education and teaching qualification an advantage.
  • Two years of progressive professional work experience at national or international levels relevant to Education programming which includes experience in capacity development, facilitation, planning and management, monitoring and evaluation. Experience in classroom teaching, and local materials and curriculum development an advantage.
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization in an asset. Experience in national level development assistance is an asset. Experience with addressing gender disparities an asset.
  • Experience supporting advocacy and awareness raising dialogue: translation of analytical findings and evidence into development programmes and policy discussions around equity and learning with partners, including government, development partners, CSOs and academia in relevant area
  • Background in Emergency programmes an asset.
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.
  • Advanced knowledge of one or more of the technical areas of UNICEF Education programme. Advanced Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in one of the following areas:
    • Education; Primary Education, Economics, Social Sciences, and/or related fields.
    • Gender and diversity awareness. Good understanding of gender and inequity issues in education including barriers and bottlenecks
    • Knowledge of theories and practices in, as well as experience in application of: Project management in Education, Monitorin9 and Evaluation, Training and Capacity Development in Education, Alternative Basic Education, Curriculum Development and Knowledge Management.
    • Knowledge of education sector planning, including the range of modalities for delivering education, cost- effectiveness and efficiency issues, key institutional structures, components and processes, as well as governance issues.

    Job Title: Finance Assistant

    Vacancy Number: VN-NGR-75-2015
    Location: Abuja
    Level: GS-5
    Contract Type/Duration:Temporary Appointment / 6 months

    Purpose of the Post

    • Under the direct supervision of the Finance Officer, assist in the area of finance and accounting control, recording, reporting of assets, liabilities.
    • Monitor the appropriate disbursement of funds and payments of accounts in accordance with rules, regulations and established budgetary limits.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews payment requests and supporting documentation for completeness and accuracy ensuring correct vendor details and proper charge codes are selected
  • Received and support in review of payment requests relating to direct payment by checking the accuracy of the listed beneficiaries
  • Review liquidation of DCTs to partners, ensuring that completeness of the retirement documents and conformity with original proposal
  • Reconciles PAR accounts for staff (international and national) as well as the general Ledger accounts
  • Review and reconcile monthly schedules to identify open items, investigate and match to clear and submit for posting
  • Raise journal entries for reconciliation or change of funding sources

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Completion of Secondary education with major in finance, accounting.
  • University degree with additional commercial training in bookkeeping, business or accounting with professional certification in Accounting is desirable.
  • Minimum of Six (6) years of progressive practical work experience in finance and accounting.
  • Experience in an international organization desirable.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of one or two UN working languages is desirable. Knowledge of local language of the duty station is an asset

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Vacancy Number: VN-NGR-74-2015
Location: Abuja
Level: GS-6
Contract Type/Duration:Temporary Appointment / 6 months

Purpose of the Post

  • Under the direct supervision of the Finance Officer, assist in the area of finance and accounting control, recording, reporting of assets, liabilities.
  • Monitor the appropriate disbursement of funds and payments of accounts in accordance with rules, regulations and established budgetary limits.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews payment requests and supporting documentation for completeness and accuracy ensuring correct vendor details and proper charge codes are selected
  • Received and support in review of payment requests relating to direct payment by checking the accuracy of the listed beneficiaries
  • Review liquidation of DCTs to partners, ensuring that completeness of the retirement documents and conformity with original proposal
  • Reconciles PAR accounts for staff (international and national) as well as the general Ledger accounts
  • Review and reconcile monthly schedules to identify open items, investigate and match to clear and submit for posting
  • Raise journal entries for reconciliation or change of funding sources

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Completion of Secondary education with major in finance, accounting.
  • University degree with additional commercial training in bookkeeping, business or accounting with professional certification in Accounting is desirable.
  • Minimum of Six (6) years of progressive practical work experience in finance and accounting.
  • Experience in an international organization desirable.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of one or two UN working languages is desirable. Knowledge of local language of the duty station is an asset.

Other Skills and Attributes:

  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, organization and analytical skills.
  • Integrity, honesty and trustworthiness
  • Good knowledge of computer applications and database management. Knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their application, accompanied by updated CV’s in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form.

Applications should be sent to: [email protected] While sending their applications, candidates are advised to put the position title on the subject line of their emails.

Click here to download United Nations Personal History Form

Application Deadline 17th December, 2015.

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