Ongoing Recruitment at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

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

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: TA Project Coordinator, P4 (364 days with possible extension)
Job Number:
502941
Location:
Abuja
Work Type:
Temporary Appointment
Purpose of the Position

  • Under the direction and guidance of the Chief of Health and working closely with the Health Manager and programme specialists across other sections
  • Provides overall management for the EU MNCHN project aimed at strengthening primary Health Care and Community Resilience for Improved Maternal, New-born, Child Health & Nutrition (MNCHN) Outcomes in Adamawa, Bauchi and Kebbi States of Northern Nigeria.

Key Expected Results

  • The goals of the Project Coordinator will be to accomplish project objectives by planning and evaluating project activities within the timelines with desired quality.
  • The Project Coordinator is responsible for providing coordination, leadership, and resources coordination to meet the goals of the project.
  • He is to lead and coordinate, on a daily basis, the implementation of the EU project activities and the work plans, ensuring they are delivered on time and to the agreed quality standards and budgets.

Responsibilities
Working under the supervision of the MNCH Team Leader, the main job duties and roles of the EU Project Coordinator will be as follows:
Project Coordination:

  • Provide practical, hands-on coordination and technical support to the EU-MNCHN project ensuring the quality and timeliness of all project components
  • Coordinate day-to-day activities of sectoral team members for implementation of the various project components
  • Track project implementation progress and ensure timely completion of the planned activities as per approved EU-MNCHN work plan
  • Liaise with the MNCH manager, steering committee team at Federal, the CFO and field project colleagues and, sectoral Chiefs to coordinate and monitor project implementation
  • Oversee review of project work plans and planning process for the subsequent periods
  • Ensure that project implementation conform to the policies and procedures of UNICEF and the Contribution Agreement signed with the EU
  • Oversee procurement processes related to EU-MNCHN including delivery and distribution of equipment and supplies
  • Ensure that quality progress reports are produced and submitted in a timely manner to the MNCH Manager and Section Chiefs for submission to EUD according to the contract schedule
  • Prepare inputs for monthly EU-MNCHN Technical Working Group meetings and Quarterly EU-MNCHN Steering Committee meetings for Section Chiefs and participate in the meetings
  • Liaise and coordinate with other sections at UNICEF involved in the EU-MNCHN project specifically Nutrition, HIV, Child Protection, WASH and Communication (including C4D)
  • While ensuring the Section Chiefs are fully appraised on progress, develop and maintain positive relationships with all project partners, especially the Delegation of the European Union in Nigeria and the FMOH and SMOH
  • Report regularly to the MNCH Manager and Section Chiefs on project progress and provide regular updates on the EU-MNCHN project.

Personnel Coordination:

  • While ensuring integration of EU-MNCHN project implementation within the regular MNCHN project, coordinate the EU-MNCH project team promoting a “One team approach” and ensuring accountability of team members for their expected deliverables
  • Provide leadership and direction to the EU-MNCHN personnel for timely and quality project implementation
  • Promote and support effective team working through one-to-one communication and regular team meetings
  • Agree clear performance objectives for all consultants, and ensure all team members have appropriately set objectives, and that performance assessment are undertaken in a timely manner
  • Contribute to the recruitment and induction of EU-MNCHN project consultants as required.

Financial Coordination:

  • Provide overall supervision and coordination of the project budget, including regular monitoring of expenditure against approved budget, in accordance with UNICEF financial procedures and guidelines
  • Review financial reports and ensure consistency and accuracy of data.
  • Monitor DCT at Federal and State level and ensure timely disbursement and retirement

Communication and Reporting:

  • Review financial reports and ensure consistency and accuracy of data
  • Prepare high quality presentations and briefing packs in appropriate formats for briefing of partners and stakeholders as appropriate
  • Review draft reports from assigned staff ensuring quality standards are met
  • Write comprehensive regular reports as required in the M&E Framework and the Visibility Strategy outlining project progress, key achievements, challenges and steps being taken to address them, and next steps for submission to Section Chiefs

Qualifications
Education:

  • Advanced university degree (minimum Master’s degree level) in one of following areas: Management, Public Health, International Development, Medicine, Social Sciences or related field is required.

 Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in an international organization with proven records of coordinating large projects is required
  • Experience in coordinating and supervising teams with a mix of skills
  • General knowledge of health issues, RMNCH and Nutrition, is desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate with project counterparts from the Government and European Union Delegation
  • Strong communication skills, including writing and public speaking
  • Strong planning, organization and strategic thinking skills

Language:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required

Competencies
Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies:

  • Communications [III]
  • Working with People [III]
  • Drive for Results [III]

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts [II]
  • Analyzing [III]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Learning and researching [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [III]

Remarks

  • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
  • Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service

  
Job Title: TA Emergency Specialist (Coordinator), P-4
Job Number: 503034
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Work Type: Temporary Appointment
Purpose of the Position

  • Under the direction and guidance of the (Deputy) Representative, coordinates overall country office emergency preparedness and response.
  • Responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions, including fund-raising for emergency activities, to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers and affected communities in emergency.
  • Provides coordination and support for policy and programme planning and management in UNICEF supported emergency programme.

Key Expected Results

  • Emergency preparedness is effectively arranged together with establishment of country contingency plans and early warning mechanisms.
  • Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.
  • Emergency plans of action are developed, and compliance and coordination of all sectors with the plans are implemented.
  • Policy advice on emergencies and programme guidance related to implementation of emergency preparedness measures are effectively provided.
  • Coordination and management of emergency preparedness and response and a consistent flow of information of the humanitarian situation are effectively maintained within the office.
  • Significant improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff and implementing partners through conduct of effective training activities.
  • In the event of an emergency, UNICEF’s presence is promptly established and the initial emergency operational tasks are effectively executed, including provision of support for information communication technology, telecommunications facility and all staff security related assistance in the country office.
  • Needs assessment is effectively conducted to determine priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF based on the local emergency situation affecting children and their families and community.
  • Effective assistance is provided to the (Deputy) Representative in emergency operations oversight and program management with clear accountabilities.
  • Emergency appeals and project proposals are prepared, and concerted efforts are put forward to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding.
  • Longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions are determined to develop a regular operational and staffing structure.
  • Continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison are maintained with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies in support of the special needs of children and women affected by emergency situations within the framework of the cluster approach and based on the Core Commitment for Children.
  • Management is kept informed of humanitarian developments in relevant policies, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in the country.
  • Emergency preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office’s workplans. Sectoral input is provided for all related documents for the office’s Emergency Preparedness and Response, as well as for the Situation Analysis and the Country Programme Document.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Emergency Preparedness:

  • Ensures that adequate emergency preparedness measures are taken through the development and updating of country contingency plans and establishment of early warning mechanisms, which leads to more effective preparedness and response to specific emergencies.
  • Participates in the formulation and development of plans of action in preparation and response to emergencies, and monitors compliance of all sectors with emergency plans of action, including financial resources. Ensures coordination of the management of emergency preparedness and response.
  • Provides policy and program advice related to emergencies, including on management related issues. Provides direction and guidance to the country office in the implementation of emergency preparedness measures, which strengthens preparedness and response mechanisms in the country faced with impending emergencies.
  • Develops and maintains databases on country/regional information, and ensures the flow of information and communication crucial for the planning and implementation of emergencies.
  • Identifies availability of resources in emergency prone areas and establishes logistics plans to be implemented during an emergency operation, to ensure a timely and effective emergency response.
  • Assists in developing and conducting emergency training courses specifically designed for regional standby Emergency Response Teams; participates in these courses with the Team, and participates in other emergency training workshops in the region, leading to build-up in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff and implementing partners.
  • Plans, organizes and conducts training for the office’s staff capacity building in emergencies preparedness and response.

Emergency Response:

  • In the event of an emergency, takes prompt action as Team Leader or member of the Emergency Response Team which is deployed immediately to establish UNICEF’s presence and implement the initial operational tasks relating to emergency assistance.
  • Ensures that the office is provided with effective telecommunications facility and security assistance for the staff in an emergency, as necessary.
  • In coordination with the programme and operations groups, establishes contact with all UNICEF staff and their dependants and visitors to ensure their safety and whereabouts, and informs OPSCEN and the Regional Director of their status.
  • Assesses local conditions resulting from the emergency situation affecting children and their families in the country.
  • Leads and/or participates in needs assessment missions in conjunction with the Regional Office, the HQ Divisions, and field staff, in order to determine priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF. Participates in UN Country team emergency response and contributes to assessing the crisis and humanitarian situation in the country with special regard to the survival, protection and wellbeing of children, adolescents and women.
  • Assists the (Deputy) Representative in emergency operations oversight and program management to ensure that the funding, budget, management, reporting, and field presence coordination are managed efficiently and effectively with clear accountabilities.

Emergency Project:

  • Prepares inputs for appeals and updates related to emergencies as well as project proposals for emergency.
  • Works with program sections and senior management to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding, including annual or multi-annual humanitarian appeals and documents.
  • Establishes longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions.
  • Plans and develops a more regular operational and staffing structure to take over from the Emergency Response Team.
  • Maintains continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies to appeal for aid for children and women with the special needs resulting from emergency situations requiring effective emergency responses in all sectors.
  • Identifies implementing/operational partners and establishes implementing arrangements.Ensures that the UNICEF support is effectively provided to the government with respect to sectoral coordination within the framework of the cluster approach and based on the Core Commitment for Children.
  • Represents UNICEF in all humanitarian and recovery related forum at the strategic level and keeps management informed of all humanitarian developments in the country in terms of policies, strategy, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in partnership.
  • Ensures that disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office’s workplans.
  • Prepares sectoral input for the country programme documents, plan of action, annual workplans, and all related documents of the office’s Emergency Preparedness and Response.
  • Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis and the Country Programme Document.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education

  • Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.
  • First university Degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration.
  • Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO).
  • Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.

Language:

  • Fluency in English and knowledge of the local working language of the duty station an asset (for IP).

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies:

  • Communication [II]
  • Working with People [II]
  • Drive for Results [II]

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading and Supervising[II]
  • Analyzing [II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [III]
  • Persuading and Influencing [III]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [III]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]
  • Adapting and Responding Change [III]
  • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks[III]

Technical Knowledge
Specific Technical Knowledge Required:

  • UNICEF policies and strategy to address on national and international emergency issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery

  

Job Title: National Research Consultant for Intensifying Adolescent HIV Programming, NOC
Job Number: 503175
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • Nigeria has the second highest global burden of HIV. 10% of the global population of adolescents living with HIV live in Nigeria. The planned outcome for the UNICEF Nigeria Children and AIDS section for the 2014-2017 program cycle is “By 2017, MTCT is eliminated; HIV transmission is reduced among especially vulnerable women, children and adolescents; and women, children and adolescents living HIV receive treatment, care and support”. Within this result, the specific output for adolescents is that “By 2017 partners in Nigeria have increased commitment and strengthened systems for scaled-up delivery of HIV combination prevention, treatment and care services for adolescents”.
  • The operationalization of this output has been aligned to the four work streams of the “ALL IN” initiative namely:
    • Changing social context by working with adolescents as agents of change
    • Sharpening adolescent components of national programs
    • Promoting innovation and approaches for scale-up
    • Advocacy, communication and resource mobilization
  • To achieve its planned results for adolescent and in alignment with the ALL IN initiative, UNICEF has prioritized actions in 6+1 high burden states where a lot of systems strengthening work and advocacy to leverage resources is going on.
  • Two states (Benue and Kaduna states) were further prioritized as flagship demonstration states. Thus, intensive programming took place in Kaduna and Benue states between 2014 and 2016 through an 18 month intervention to pilot an approach for comprehensive HIV service delivery for adolescents and young people.
  • This intervention built in capacity strengthening of the adolescent HIV service delivery systems, partnerships, community mobilization and advocacy at state and LGA levels to achieve results.
  • The intervention created demand for services, provided HIV Testing services and referral for prevention, treatment and care.
  • Two LGA areas of each of the states were selected for saturation of demand creation, testing and referral for treatment and prevention services. At the end of the 18 month period about 75% of adolescents and young people in the LGAs had been reached with demand creation and testing services, communities have been mobilized, service providers have strengthened capacity.
  • To assess the outputs and further scale up the intervention described above, a review of the intervention was done using the “All In” assessment tools in the 2 states.
  • The process included a rapid assessment, an in-depth analysis of selected interventions to identify bottlenecks and an analysis of the bottle necks to proffer solutions and a development of plans to remove the bottle necks. 17 LGA work plans were developed through this process.
  • The work in Nigeria has gained global attention within UNICEF and attracted additional funding. 1.7 million dollars has been allocated to intensify Adolescent HIV programming in Nigeria with the aim of helping to identify and place 90% of the 200,000 ALHIV in Nigeria, ensure 90% of those identified are placed on treatment and 90% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression (UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets).
  • The funds shall be utilized for four key intervention areas. One of the four intervention areas is “Intensifying Adolescent programming in Benue and Kaduna states”.

Specific activities required to successfully roll out this intervention area include:

  • Implementation of the “All In” plans in 18 LGAs identified by the “All In” assessment in Benue and Kaduna states.
  • Intensive programming, engaging government, communities and young people.
  • Creating evidence (profiling positive ALHIV, contact tracing, pregnant adolescents, integration for youth friendly services, determinants of uptake of services, adherence, transition etc)
  • Documentation, innovation (mHealth for increasing HCT, adherence of ART).
  • Evidence generation and dissemination of lessons learnt to inform a learning collaborative to influence UNICEFs advocacy and convening for taking to scale, removing law barriers ( eg age of consent).
  • An operations research consultant is required to ensure evidence generation and analytic report writing of the intervention in the 2 states.

The Purpose of the Task

  • The whole intervention as outlined above shall benefit from detailed documentation at each level working with service providers, stakeholders and state/LGA level consultants.
  • The operations research consultant shall be responsible for the overall design, coordination and reporting of all operation research activities in the two states ensuring harmony and comparability of reports in the two states.
  • The consultant shall develop an operations research framework for the two states. S/He shall work with UNICEF colleagues to agree on the research questions that will feed into the framework.
  • Following this /He shall develop the operations research framework, protocols and plan.
  • The consultant shall work with the state consultants to obtain relevant information and data required for the various pieces of research documentation.
  • The reports shall be of high technical quality, standard statistical methodology and analytic frameworks shall be utilized. The outputs and deliverables shall be abstracts, technical briefs, fact sheets, journal papers etc.
  • The consultant shall also support the preparation and facilitation of a learning collaborative for the dissemination of the lessons learnt from the interventions above; and other operations research activities that might emerge during the time frame of this intervention.

Assignment Tasks

  • Review of project documents, meeting with relevant UNICEF staff to understand project.
  • Articulate key research questions.
  • Development of an operations research framework and protocols for each research question.
  • Obtain ethical approval where necessary.
  • Development of a detailed work plan for data collection for each research question.
  • Development of report template for each research question.
  • Three day Inception meeting with relevant members of the state team to share operations research plan and framework, allocate roles and responsibilities to support data collation and reporting.
  • Work with state consultants and other team members to identify indicators and contribute to the design LGA and state dash boards.
  • Develop monthly reporting template to UNICEF.
  • Conduct 5 day monthly visits to collate for documentation.
  • Submit monthly reports using agreed template.
  • Develop 2 progress reports (fact sheets, human interest stories abstracts, journals, dash boards).
  • Develop final reports (full project report, abstracts, and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Every other documentation requirement as the need arises.
  • Support development of agenda and presentations for learning collaborative.
  • Support the facilitation and technical management of the learning collaborative.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Operations research plan/framework
  • Research protocols and ethical approvals where necessary
  • Detailed Work plan for data collection
  • Report of inception meeting with state stakeholders
  • Design of Dash board showing indicators, definition of indicators and mechanisms for updating.
  • Monthly reporting template
  • Report of monthly visits
  • 2 progress reports (with various components as on operations research plan)
  • I final report (with various components as on operations research plan)
  • Agenda and presentations for learning collaborative
  • Technical and other formats of Reports of learning collaborative (as on documentation plan)

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Advance University Degree (at least a Masters level) in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Development areas or related field
  • High level technical knowledge of international and national advances in HIV response, with special focus on adolescents and young people

Experience:

  • 5 years or more experience in conducting high quality research and writing high quality reports
  • Conversant with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, use of statistical packages and applications for analysis.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proven ability to work with and coordinate a multi-sectoral team
  • Self-driven and able to work alone, under tight schedules and to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience in planning and managing technical meetings and conferences
  • Presentation of accepted abstracts in international conferences, journal publications in international journals, experience in the use of social media platform analytics shall be an added advantage

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

  • Analyzing – Analyzes numerical data and all other sources of information, to break them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system
  • Communication- Speaks fluently English; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way.
  • Relating and networking – Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Drive for results – Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
  • Formulating strategies and concepts – Works strategically to realize goals; sets and develops strategies;
  • Deciding and initiating action – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.

Job Title: National Documentation Consultant for Intensifying Adolescent HIV Programming, NOC
Job Number: 503170
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • Nigeria has the second highest global burden of HIV. 10% of the global population of adolescents living with HIV live in Nigeria. The planned outcome for the UNICEF Nigeria Children and AIDS section for the 2014-2017 program cycle is “By 2017, MTCT is eliminated; HIV transmission is reduced among especially vulnerable women, children and adolescents; and women, children and adolescents living HIV receive treatment, care and support”. Within this result, the specific output for adolescents is that “By 2017 partners in Nigeria have increased commitment and strengthened systems for scaled-up delivery of HIV combination prevention, treatment and care services for adolescents”.
  • The operationalization of this output has been aligned to the four work streams of the “ALL IN” initiative namely:
    • Changing social context by working with adolescents as agents of change
    • Sharpening adolescent components of national programs
    • Promoting innovation and approaches for scale-up
    • Advocacy, communication and resource mobilization
  • To achieve its planned results for adolescent and in alignment with the ALL IN initiative, UNICEF has prioritized actions in 6+1 high burden states where a lot of systems strengthening work and advocacy to leverage resources is going on.
  • Two states (Benue and Kaduna states) were further prioritized as flagship demonstration states. Thus, intensive programming took place in Kaduna and Benue states between 2014 and 2016 through an 18 month intervention to pilot an approach for comprehensive HIV service delivery for adolescents and young people.
  • This intervention built in capacity strengthening of the adolescent HIV service delivery systems, partnerships, community mobilization and advocacy at state and LGA levels to achieve results.
  • The intervention created demand for services, provided HIV Testing services and referral for prevention, treatment and care.
  • Two LGA areas of each of the states were selected for saturation of demand creation, testing and referral for treatment and prevention services. At the end of the 18 month period about 75% of adolescents and young people in the LGAs had been reached with demand creation and testing services, communities have been mobilized, service providers have strengthened capacity.
  • To assess the outputs and further scale up the intervention described above, a review of the intervention was done using the “All In” assessment tools in the 2 states.
  • The process included a rapid assessment, an in-depth analysis of selected interventions to identify bottlenecks and an analysis of the bottle necks to proffer solutions and a development of plans to remove the bottle necks. 17 LGA work plans were developed through this process.
  • The work in Nigeria has gained global attention within UNICEF and attracted additional funding. 1.7 million dollars has been allocated to intensify Adolescent HIV programming in Nigeria with the aim of helping to identify and place 90% of the 200,000 ALHIV in Nigeria, ensure 90% of those identified are placed on treatment and 90% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression (UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets).
  • The funds shall be utilized for four key intervention areas. One of the four intervention areas is “Intensifying Adolescent programming in Benue and Kaduna states”.

Specific activities required to successfully roll out this intervention area include:

  • Implementation of the “All In” plans in 18 LGAs identified by the “All In” assessment in Benue and Kaduna states.
  • Intensive programming, engaging government, communities and young people.
  • Creating evidence (profiling positive ALHIV, contact tracing, pregnant adolescents, integration for youth friendly services, determinants of uptake of services, adherence, transition etc)
  • Documentation, innovation (mHealth for increasing HCT, adherence of ART).
  • Evidence generation and dissemination of lessons learnt to inform a learning collaborative to influence UNICEFs advocacy and convening for taking to scale, removing law barriers ( eg age of consent).
  • An operations research consultant is required to ensure evidence generation and analytic report writing of the intervention in the 2 states.

The Purpose of the Task

  • The whole intervention as outlined above shall benefit from detailed documentation at each level working with service providers, stakeholders and state/LGA level consultants.
  • The documentation consultant shall be responsible for the overall design, coordination and implementation of all documentation activities in the two states ensuring harmony and comparability of reports in the two states.
  • The consultant shall develop a documentation framework, templates and work plan for the two states and work with the various stakeholders through the state consultants to receive all the relevant information and data required for the various pieces of documentation.
  • The documentation utilize various innovative formats, and shall be designed for various audiences (policy makers, young people, community, program managers etc) and purposes (resource mobilization, advocacy, abstracts for conferences, journals etc).
  • The documentation consultant shall also support the preparation and facilitation of a learning collaborative for the dissemination of the lessons learnt from the interventions above; and other documentation activities that might emerge during the time frame of this intervention.

Assignment Tasks

  • Review of project documents, meeting with relevant UNICEF staff to understand project
  • Development of documentation plan/framework and templates for various deliverables
  • Development of a work plan for documentation the various pieces of the intervention
  • 3 day Inception meeting with relevant members of the state team to share documentation plan and framework, allocate roles and responsibilities to support data collation and reporting
  • Work with state consultants and other team members to identify indicators and design LGA and state dash boards
  • Develop monthly reporting template
  • Conduct 5 day monthly visits to collate for documentation
  • Develop 2 progress reports (dash boards, fact sheets, human interest stories)
  • Develop final reports (full project report, abstracts, PowerPoint presentations
  • Every other documentation requirement as the need arises
  • Support development of agenda and presentations for learning collaborative
  • Support the facilitation and technical management of the learning collaborative

Expected Deliverables:

  • Documentation plan/framework and templates
  • Detailed Work plan
  • Report of inception meeting with state stakeholders
  • Design of Dash board showing indicators, definition of indicators and mechanisms for updating.
  • Monthly reporting template
  • Report of monthly visits
  • Two progress reports (with various components as on documentation plan)
  • One final report (with various components as on documentation plan)
  • Agenda and presentations for learning collaborative
  • Technical and other formats of Reports of learning collaborative (as on documentation plan)

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Advance University Degree (at least a Masters level) in public health, medical sciences, development areas or related field

Experience:

  • Five years or more experience in writing high quality reports, presentations using innovative templates and formats – using current software applications and information technology

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

  • Communication- Speaks fluently English; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way.
  • Relating and networking – Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Drive for results – Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
  • Formulating strategies and concepts – Works strategically to realize goals; sets and develops strategies;
  • Deciding and initiating action – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.

  

Job Title: LGA Consultant for Intensifying Adolescent HIV Programming, NOA
Job Number: 503172
Location:  Benue and Kaduna
Work Type : Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • The work in Nigeria has gained global attention within UNICEF and attracted additional funding. 1.7 million dollars has been allocated to intensify Adolescent HIV programming in Nigeria with the aim of helping to identify and place 90% of the 200,000 ALHIV in Nigeria, ensure 90% of those identified are placed on treatment and 90% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression (UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets).
  • The funds shall be utilized for four key intervention areas. One of the four areas is “Intensifying Adolescent programming in Benue and Kaduna states”.

Specific required activities required to successfully rollout this intervention area include:

  • Implementation of the “All In” plans in the 18 LGAs identified by the “All In” assessment in Benue and Kaduna states
  • Intensive programming, engaging government, communities, young people
  • Creating evidence (profiling positive ALHIV, contact tracing, pregnant adolescents, integration for youth friendly services, determinants of uptake of services, adherence, transition etc)
  • Documentation, innovation (mHealth for increasing HCT, adherence of ART).
  • Evidence generation and dissemination of lessons learnt to inform a learning collaborative to influence UNICEFs advocacy and convening for taking to scale, removing law barriers (eg age of consent).
  • A LGA level consultant is required to ensure a timely implementation, monitoring and coordination and reporting of all planned activities in the 3-4 LGAs in each of the 2 states (Kaduna and Benue).

The Purpose of the Assignment

  • The LGA consultant shall be responsible for providing day to day technical support for direct implementation, coordination of partners in 3-4 LGAs. (S) He will ensure high quality and timely implementation of monthly work plans; collation and validation of data, identify and address challenges with the support of the State consultant.
  • The LGA consultant shall report to the state consultant and contribute to the LGA, documentation and research consultants monthly and quarterly reporting to UNICEF as required.
  • S/He shall be the direct focal person with facilities, LACA, youth groups and communities; and shall be responsible for the planning and preparation of community entry and training activities.

Assignment Tasks

  • Support LACA and other LGA partners in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the LGA AYP plans:
  • Contribute to the development of the LGA AYP implementation monitoring plan under the supervision of the State consultant
  • Support the strengthening of the LGA coordination mechanism
  • Participate as an ad hoc member of the Prevention TWG and AYP Subcommittee

Under the supervision of the State consultant support the LGA coordination and implementation of the LGA AYP plans:

  • Shall be directly responsible for the LGA implementation in 3-5 LGAs
  • Under the supervision of the state consultant provide technical assistance to the LGAs for the development of and implementation of monthly activities from the respective LGA plans
  • Support facilitation of monthly LGA team review meetings
  • Provide technical support/supervision of the LGA Team regarding all aspects of adolescent HIV interventions in the assigned LGAs
  • Undertake supervisory field visits to LGA and communities to assess progress, identify problems and propose remedial or alternative strategies or courses of actions to accelerate/improve quality of adolescent HIV interventions in the assigned LGAs under the supervision of the state consultant.

Under the guidance/supervision of the state consultant facilitate AYP disaggregated data generation and use at LGA levels:

  • Support LGA M&E Officers to ensure timely data collection (monthly and quarterly) from Service Delivery Points (SDPs), and collation at ward and LGAs, and ensure transmission to state
  • Facilitate standardized 2-way feedback mechanism with SDPs and LGA.

Under the guidance of the state consultant facilitate the review of the LGA plan:

  • Facilitate biannual LGA Plan review meeting;
  • Facilitate quarterly LGA feedback and advocacy meeting;

Under the guidance of the state LGA consultant facilitate community engagements and empowerment for sustainability:

  • Engage and work with new and existing community structures at all levels for increased community participation and ownership of AYP interventions and strengthen partnerships with key allies including Implementing partners, NGOs, CBOs, faith-based organizations, women and youth groups for effective use of networks to promote programme ownership and sustainability
  • Identify and advice the LGA on opportunities for further integration of AYP HIV services in to PHCUOR, SOML Initiative and other MCH platforms

Facilitate LGA demand creation activities:

  • Submit routine reports to the state consultant on the effective utilization of UNICEF funds as in planned LGA budgets.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly progress reports to state consultant using agreed templates
  • Contribute to documentation and research consultants reporting as required
  • Any other duties required for the successful completion of the project as assigned by Supervisors or authority of UNICEF Field Office

Expected Deliverables

  • Detailed LGA Work plans
  • LGA implementation plan/framework and templates for various deliverables
  • Report of LGA/community entry meetings
  • Inputs for monthly and quarterly reports (including data, dash board updates, inputs for documentation and research consults as on research and documentation plans)
  • Inputs for final report (with various components as on documentation plan).

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Basic University degree in public health, medical sciences, development areas or related field.

Years of Relevant Experience:

  • Two years or more experience in HIV and AIDS, gender, social protection or health programming, with proven record of working with adolescents and young people

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Communication- Speaks English fluently; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way. Fluency in local language is an added advantage
  • Relating and networking – Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Drive for results – Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
  • Deciding and initiating action – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.

  

Job Title: International Public Finance & Children Consultant
Job Number: 503309
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • Purpose of the Consultancy: to assess public investment in children and their families in Kaduna State.

Specific Objectives

  • Develop a system at state and MDA level to track resources invested in children by calculating the share of these expenditures in the State budget.
  • Advise and support MDAs and secretariat to track and analyze budgets and expenditures
  • Support the secretariat to build their capacity and prepare a report for executive council submission
  • Describe the quality and efficiency of social expenditures benefiting families and children exploring the balance between capital, recurrent, wage, and non-wage expenditures as well as the type of program being financed in each sector.
  • Compare the level and trends of expenditures affecting children with existing estimates of required investments with the costed State Development Plan.

Assignment Tasks

  • Full time technical assistance to support the work of the Inter-Ministerial Committee.
  • Technical training provided to desk officers at relevant state ministries, departments and agencies in Kaduna.
  • Designing and preparation of the quarterly reporting template for the Inter-Ministerial Committee.
  • Identifying budget lines for investment in the four groups (Children, Women, Elderly, and persons living with disabilities) and strengthening capacity for the analysis of efficiency equity, and impact of investment in the 4 groups.
  • A detailed end of consultancy report outlining activities carried out, achievements and recommendations

Expected Deliverables

  • A well-designed quarterly reporting template.
  • Identified budget lines for investment in children, women, elderly and those living with disabilities in Kaduna State
  • A detailed report on Kaduna state describing next steps and providing guidance to the inter-ministerial committee

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • The international consultant should have at least 10 years of working experience, and an advanced degree (at least MA/MSc) in Economics, Public Policy, Development Studies, Public Finance, or similar disciplines. Publications in peer reviewed journals is also required.

  

Job Title: National Media Research Consultant – NOC
Job Number: 503311
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • UNICEF Nigeria is undertaking significant research on the situation of children and adolescents in Nigeria. Thus, we are seeking the technical support of a media research consultant that can provide knowledge, research and analysis on adolescent and children’s representation in Nigerian media.
  • The relationship between children and the media is enshrined in Article 17 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which states that every child has the right to access to information and material from a diversity of national and international sources, especially those aimed at the promotion of his or her social, spiritual, and moral well-being and physical and mental health. While news media and traditional print media are only a part of the full media spectrum, they are key in providing information and entertainment to citizens and shaping people’s opinions. In November 1999 and in commemoration of the 10 year anniversary launch of the CRC by the UN General Assembly, young people involved in media projects, media professionals and child-rights experts gathered in Oslo, Norway to discuss the role the media can play in developing children’s rights throughout the world. From their discussions emerged the Oslo Challenge which among other things is a call to action to meet national obligations set out under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to report regularly to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on policies and actions aimed at fulfilling Articles 12, 13 and 17.
  • It is against this background and as part of UNICEF’s effort to provide information that can shape programme, policies and plans on children’s well being in Nigeria that the Social Policy and Gender Equality unit seeks a Consultant to assess how children and adolescents are portrayed in Nigerian media.
  • The Consultant would therefore work in collaboration with the UNICEF Social Policy and Gender Equality team to establish the existence or the lack of a rights-based approach to representation of children or reporting on children and adolescent issues in the media.

The Assignment

  • Under the guidance of the Chief, Social Policy and Gender Equality unit, the consultant will provide research, analytical support and knowledge generation to UNICEF’s work by monitoring how children and adolescents are represented in Nigerian media.
  • The consultant will answer the following questions based on a review of a variety of sources, including television, radio and traditional print media in official and indigenous languages:
    • How are they (children and adolescents) portrayed in the media?
    • Are they adequately represented?
    • Is there diversity in representation? (e.g are the poor, those living with disabilities, in institutions, ethnic minorities, those who work and live on the streets, are in conflict with the law, affected by HIV, affected by violence represented?)
    • If the voices of children and adolescents appear, is the media representation positive?
    • How often is the section targeted at children & adolescents in traditional print media published?
    • Is information presented in an age appropriate and sensitive manner?
    • Are there differences across sub-regions in the context of child & adolescent representation in media?
    • Are journalists aware of child’s rights and the media?
    • The consultant will interact with the UNICEF team in Abuja on a regular basis to provide updates and receive feedback, as well as deliver on the assignment within a total period of one month. Tasks

Expected Deliverables:

  • A well-written and high quality research document presenting a true and factual representation of children and adolescents’ portrayal in Nigerian media.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced University Degree in the Social/Behavioural Sciences
  • At least 7 years of experience either working in the media, research documentation and report writing specialized in working with and for children.
  • Knowledge of current developments and practices in communication including traditional media, digital media, indigenous media, community organization and participation.
  • Knowledge of the work of UNICEF and children’s rights and rights based approach would be an asset
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Good computer skills including and various office applications.
  • Knowledge of at least two major local languages in Nigeria
  • Knowledge of CRC and familiarity with the principles for ethical reporting on children
  • Local knowledge and understanding of cultural, social and economic conditions in Nigeria

  

Job Title: State Lead Consultant for Intensifying Adolescent HIV Programming, NOC
Job Number: 503174
Locations: Benue & Kaduna
Work Type : Consultancy
Purpose of the Assignment

  • The work in Nigeria has gained global attention within UNICEF and attracted additional funding. 1.7 million dollars has been allocated to intensify Adolescent HIV programming in Nigeria with the aim of helping to identify and place 90% of the 200,000 ALHIV in Nigeria, ensure 90% of those identified are placed on treatment and 90% of those on treatment achieve viral suppression (UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets).
  • The funds shall be utilized for four key intervention areas. One of the four areas is “Intensifying Adolescent programming in Benue and Kaduna states”.

Specific required activities required to successfully rollout this intervention area include:

  • Implementation of the “All In” plans in the 18 LGAs identified by the “All In” assessment in Benue and Kaduna states
  • Intensive programming, engaging government, communities, young people
  • Creating evidence (profiling positive ALHIV, contact tracing, pregnant adolescents, integration for youth friendly services, determinants of uptake of services, adherence, transition etc)
  • Documentation, innovation (mHealth for increasing HCT, adherence of ART).
  • Evidence generation and dissemination of lessons learnt to inform a learning collaborative to influence UNICEFs advocacy and convening for taking to scale, removing law barriers (eg age of consent).
  • A State lead consultant is required to ensure a timely implementation of all planned activities and reporting of activities in the 2 states.

The Purpose of the Assignment

  • The Lead consultant shall be responsible for providing overall technical support and coordination of the project in the state, and provide direct support for implementation in 3-5 LGAs. (S) He will support and supervise the LGA consultant for implementation of the AYP interventions in the remaining LGAs in their state of assignment. The lead consultant shall ensure data collection and reporting to UNICEF on monthly and quarterly basis, organize feedback to relevant stake holders and also liaise with the research and documentation consultants for high quality documentation and research activities.
  • The consultant will work closely with, and support government partners to ensure transparency and program accountability, and facilitate knowledge transfer to government partners and community members in all the LGAs

Assignment Tasks

  • Support SACA in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the LGA AYP plans;
    • Provide technical assistance to SACA to develop a AYP plan implementation monitoring plan
    • Support the strengthening of the State and LGA coordination mechanism
    • Participate as an ad hoc member of the Prevention TWG and AYP Subcommittee
  • Work with the LGA consultant to support the LGA coordination and implementation of the LGA AYP plans;
    • Shall be directly responsible for the LGA implementation in 3-5 LGAs
    • Work with the LGA consultant to provide technical assistance to the LGAs for the development of and implementation of monthly activities from the respective LGA plans
    • Support facilitation of monthly LGA team review meetings
    • Provide technical support/supervision of the LGA Team regarding all aspects of adolescent HIV interventions in the assigned LGA
    • Undertake supervisory field visits to LGA and communities to assess progress, identify problems and propose remedial or alternative strategies or courses of actions to accelerate/improve quality of adolescent HIV intervention s in the assigned LGAs in collaboration with the LGA consultant.
  • Provide supervision and support to the LGA consultant for AYP disaggregated data generation and use at state and LGA levels:
    • Work with the LGA consultant to support LGA M&E Officers to ensure timely data collection (monthly and quarterly) from Service Delivery Points (SDPs), and collation at ward and LGAs, and ensure transmission to state
    • Facilitate standardized 2-way feedback mechanism with SDPs and LGA & LGA and State
  • Provide technical support to the review of the LGA plan:
    • Support biannual LGA Plan review meeting;
    • Support quarterly LGA feedback and advocacy meeting;
  • Provide Technical support to the LGA consultant for the facilitation of community engagement and empowerment for sustainability;
    • Engage and work with new and existing community structures at all levels for increased community participation and ownership of AYP interventions and strengthen partnerships with key allies including Implementing partners, NGOs, CBOs, faith-based organizations, women and youth groups for effective use of networks to promote programme ownership and sustainability
    • Identify and advice the LGA and state on opportunities for further integration of AYP HIV services in to PHCUOR, SOML Initiative and other MCH platforms
    • Support LGA demand creation activities
  • Facilitate, in coordination with UNICEF Field Office, the effective use of UNICEF funds for the intervention at the State and LGA levels.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly progress reports aligned to time frames for documentation and Research consultants to UNICEF
  • Any other duties required for the successful completion of the project as assigned by Supervisors or authority of UNICEF Field Office.

Expected Deliverables:

  • Documentation plan/framework and templates
  • Detailed Work plan
  • Report of inception meeting with state stakeholders
  • Monthly and quarterly reports (including data, dash board updates, inputs for documentation and research consults as on research and documentation plans)
  • One final report (with various components as on documentation plan)

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Development areas or related field.

Years of relevant experience:

  • Five years or more experience in HIV and AIDS, gender, social protection or health programming, with proven record of working with adolescents and young people

Competencies of Successful Candidate:

  • Communication- Speaks English fluently; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way. Fluency in local language is an added advantage
  • Relating and networking – Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
  • Drive for results – Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
  • Deciding and initiating action – Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 17th March, 2017.

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