Ongoing recruitment at The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) , January 2016

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – In September 2014 UNICEF began implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) funded by the European Union (EU). The programme will support the Nigerian Government (Federal level), three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.

UNICEF is responsible for implementation of Component 2 of the programme, namely ‘to increase access to reporting mechanisms and protective services for girls and women affected by human rights abuses, including gender based violence, in 3 states of northern Nigeria”. This will entail enhancing avenues for reporting of child rights violation and Gender Based Violence in Plateau and Gombe States, strengthening access to and quality of services for children and women who have experienced violence (including gender based violence (GBV), abuse, neglect and exploitation and strengthening the information management system for collecting data on violations.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)  is  recruiting to fill the positions of:


Job Title: Administrative Officer
Location:
Abuja
Level: National Professional (NO-A)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years
Purpose of the Post

  • The incumbent is accountable for delivery of efficient and cost effective administrative support services, providing guidance for operations of administrative support services and management of administrative staff.
  • Ensures the office’s administrative operations and services are in compliance with the organizations administrative policy, procedures, rules and regulations.

Qualifications and Competencies required

  • University degree in Social Sciences, Business Management, Administration, Finance or any other relevant field of discipline.
  • One year of relevant professional work experience with a International Work experience in office management, administration, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply or any other relevant function.
  • Work experience in emergency duty station
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station
  • Administrative service management functions of the job as required in the context of the country situations and conditions of service.
  • Gender and diversity awareness
  • Leadership in identifying, encouraging and monitoring capable women
  • Knowledge of the global commitment err aid effectiveness, including the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the Accra Agenda for Action as well as knowledge of the Global Programme Partnerships (GPPs).

Job Title: Education Specialist

Vacancy number: VN-NGR-03-2016
Location: Abuja
Level: National Professional (NO-C)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years
Purpose of the Post

  • The incumbent of the post is accountable for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of education programme(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goats and objectives.
  • Across the education programme(s), accountable for identifying inequities in education, and for developing innovative approaches and programmes to eliminating these.
  • Collaborates across the programme(s) to ensure gender and equity based mainstreaming.
  • Ensures that monitoring mechanisms are in place to track progress towards goals and targets in education

Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • Advanced university degree in one or more of the discipline relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, or a Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance.
  • Five years of progressively professional work experience at national international levels in field programme relevant to education programme.
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset. Experience in national level development assistance is an asset. Experience with addressing gender disparities and asset Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.
  • Advanced technical knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in one of the following areas: Education; Primary Education, Educational Planning, Economics, Social Sciences, and/or related fields.
  • Gender and diversity awareness
  • Leadership in identifying encouraging end mentoring capable women.
  • Knowledge of the global commitment on aid effectiveness, including the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the Accra Agenda for Action as well as knowledge of the Global Programme Partnerships (GPPs)
  • Knowledge of theories and practices in: Programme/project management in Education, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Capacity Development in Education, Alternative Basic Education, Curriculum Development and Knowledge Management.

Job Title: Education Specialist
Vacancy number: YN NGR-O44U1
Location: Ondo
Level National Professional (NO-C)
Contract Type Fixed Term
Duration Two years
Purpose of the Post

The incumbent is accountable for fundraising and establishing education partnerships, engaging in networks, ensuring leveraging of funds, identifying inequities and ensuring budgeted equity- based State level Education Sector Plans in focus states, accomplishment of programme outputs, develop quarterly budgets and reports, planning, monitoring and reporting as required of progress.

Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education, Primary Education, or a Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance.
  • Five years of progressively professional work experience at national and international levels in field programmes relevant to education programmes. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset Experience in national level development assistance is an asset. Experience with addressing gender disparities and asset
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.
  • Advanced Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in one of lire following areas: Education; Primary Education, Education Planning, Economics, Social Sciences, and/or related fields.
  • Gender and diversity awareness.
  • Leadership in identifying, encouraging and mentoring capable women.
  • Knowledge of the global commitment on aid effectiveness, including the Pans Declaration and Effectiveness, the Accra Agenda for Action as wet as knowledge of the Global Programme Partnerships (GPPs).
  • Knowledge of theories and practices in: programme/project management in Education,
  • Monitoring and Evaluation. Training and Capacity Development in Education, Alternative Basic Education. Curriculum
  • Development and Knowledge Management.
  • Experience establishing partnership, working through networks and fundraising to achieve results.

Job Title: National Consultant for an Assessment on Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups (CAAFAG)

VN No.: VN-NGR-03-2016
Location: Maiduguri with travel within and outside Borno State
Level: NOB
Type of Appointment: Special Service Agreement (SSA) for 7 Weeks
Background/Purpose of the Consultancy

  • The North East of Nigeria conflict severely impacted children. In particular, both boys and girls, have been used by armed groups both in support and combat roles. Girls have also been subjected to sexual violence during the course of the conflict.
  • It is critical that children are supported in the short term and longer term to reintegrate into their communities.
  • The purpose of this consultancy is to support the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office to scale up its emergency response programme related to children associated with armed forces and groups (CAAFAG) to ensure fulfillment of UNICEF’s CCC Child Protection Commitment 7.
  • Under the guidance of Chief of Child Protection, Child Protection in Emergencies Manager and Child Protection Specialist (Borno), the consultant will contribute to the implementation of the UNICEF’s programme on Children Associated with Armed forces and Groups (CAAFAG).

Major tasks to be accomplished:

  • Assist in developing locally-informed programme for community-based reintegration of children associated with armed groups in the North-East
  • Scoping and assessment on the available services, programmes and potential partner organizations for the operation of a community reintegration scheme and opportunities for the establishment of a transit centre for children associated with armed groups in Borno State

Minimum Qualification

  • University degree in Social Science, Law, Social Development, Human Rights or related field
  • Minimum of two years of work experience in child protection, child rights, youth programmes or emergency operations/relief assistance
  • Experience in undertaking scoping missions or field research is highly desirable.
  • Relevant work experience with nongovernmental organizations, UN or government is desired
  • Experience on reintegration programmes for children associated with armed groups is desirable
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to working dependently
  • Knowledge of common computer software, such as MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint and Access
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri would be an advantage.

Job Title: International Consultant on Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC)
Vacancy number: VN-NGR-02-2016
Location: Maiduguri with frequent travel in the NorthEast of Nigeria
Level: P3
Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Duration: 10 months
Background/ Purpose of Consultancy

  • As a result of the intensified fighting, there were mass displacements, resulting in 1,978,950 persons displaced in the three North-Eastern States of Nigeria. The nature of the conflict and the resultant displacements have caused a large and growing number of children separated from their primary caregivers. Preparations for interim care arrangements and reintegration support for children affected by armed conflict are an urgent priority.
  • The purpose of this consultancy is to support the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office to scale up its emergency response programme related to unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) to ensure fulfillment of UNICEF’s CCC Commitment 4. This includes ensuring interventions are in place to prevent and address family separation and to promote family-based care where possible, in coordination with partners.
  • Under the supervision of the Child Protection Specialist (Borno) and technical guidance of the Child Protection in Emergencies Manager, the consultant will assess the gaps in the programme, including in the capacities of partners address the gaps and strengthen capacities for effective programme implementation in identification, registration, tracing, reunification and appropriate alternative care for UASC.
  • The consultancy will also support capacity-building initiatives, including trainings of partners to carry-out identification, documentation, interim care, psychosocial support, family tracing, reunification and follow-up of unaccompanied and separated children, as well as prevention of family separation (primary and secondary).

Major Tasks to be accomplished

  • Prepare action plan for sensitization, training and coaching for state and non-state partners on case management of UASC based on capacity gaps and gaps and challenges in programme implementation
  • Coach and train State and Federal Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Welfare social welfare officers and assistants and National and State Emergency Management Agencies on effective approaches to UASC in accordance with the action plan
  • Provide technical support to the UNICEF’s partners on identification, registration, tracing, reunification and documentation of UASC
  • Provide technical support to the UNICEF’s partners on placing UASC under appropriate alternative care systems, with particular attention to the provision of care for high risk children i.e., children associated with armed groups, children born out of sexual violence etc.
  • Provide technical support to state and non-state partners for the operationalisation of the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) and Case Managements System
  • Provide technical guidance to and oversee the development of national consultants’ on UASC monthly work plans
  • Monitor implementation of UASC project by UNICEF’s partners
  • Contribute to preparation of programme status reports required for donors, management or others, including data collection of key M&E indicators

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience required

  • Master’s Degree in Social Science, Social Work, Social Development, Child Development or related field or minimum of five years of relevant experience, preferably with UN or NGOs at national or international level, in the field of unaccompanied and separated children in situations of armed conflict
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in child protection
  • Experience in developing and implementing systems of identification, documentation, tracing and reunification of UASC
  • Experience in developing and delivering training, including on UASC
  • Experience of working in an emergency context is desirable
  • Ability to work independently in the field
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills both oral and written. A working knowledge of French would be desirable to facilitate coordination for cross border tracing and reunification.

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

Applications should be sent to: [email protected] Candidates are advised to put the position title they are applying for on the subject line of their emails.

Click here to download United Nations Personal History Form

Application Deadline  3rd February, 2016.

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