Job Opportunities at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

Job Opportunities at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

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.

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Job Title: Education Officer, Level NOB

Job No: 546757
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-2
Level NOB: #118390
Categories: Education

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programmes/projects within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Tasks / Responsibilities
Support to Programme Development and Planning:

  • Contribute to the preparation and updating of the situation analysis for the development, design and management of education-related programmes/projects. Research and report on development trends (economic, social, health etc.) and data for use in programme development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluation of results.

Programme Management, Monitoring and Delivery of Results:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on implementation issues.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare draft inputs for programme/donor reporting.
  • Suggest solutions on routine programme implementation and submit reports to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders.

Technical and Operational Support to Programme Implementation:

  • Undertake field visits and surveys and share information with stakeholders to assess progress and refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education-related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.

Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programmes.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and alliances, and support fund raising for education programmes.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings and events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programmes/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:

  • Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing, and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

To Qualify as an Advocate For Every Child, You Will Have

  • A University Degree in one of the following fields is required: Education, Psychology, Sociology or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required.
  • Experience of working in an emergency context is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant work experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of the local languages at the duty station are required.

For every Child, You Demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships (I)
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (I)
  • Drive to achieve results (I)
  • Innovates and embraces change (I)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (I)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (I)
  • Works collaboratively with others (I)

 

 

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Education Specialist (Access)

Job No: 546758
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-3
Categories: Education

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the direct supervision and general guidance of the Education Manager, Education Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Education programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting the progress of education programmes/projects within the country programme.
  • Particularly, the Specialist provides technical guidance and leadership on all aspects of non-formal education to facilitate the administration and achievement of results on education programmes/projects to improve access to alternative learning opportunities including Islamic Education and its integration into formal education initiatives, as well as more broadly for children and youth who are affected by conflict,  are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.
  • The Specialist contributes to achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework.

Tasks / Responsibilities
Support to Programme Development and Planning:

  • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the education programmes with a focus on non-formal education to ensure that current and comprehensive data on access to alternative learning and on education issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy, advocacy, intervention and development efforts on education programmes.
  • Assist Education Manager to set priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and external partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussion on the planning of education programmes. Formulate, design and prepare programme proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Programme and coherence/integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies and implementation plans for the sector using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.

Programme management, Monitoring and Delivery of Results:

  • Plan and collaborate with internal colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector on education programmes.
  • Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits and surveys, and exchange information with stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity, ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.
  • Collaborate with Government and local partners to establish community non-formal learning centers and support training and materials development for non-formal, integrated Qur’anic education (IQE) and accelerated education.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and weaknesses in programme management.

Technical and Operational Support to Programme Implementation:

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners and donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on education and related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Arrange/coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
  • Participate in education programme meetings including programme development and contingency planning to provide technical and operational information and analysis, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use.
  • In collaboration with relevant specialists, provide technical leadership for training development, including revision of existing training resources for teachers and facilitators on ALP, whether to be delivered through the formal or non-formal education systems and settings.
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Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, donors, and academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on education programmes.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and support fund raising for education programmes.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency discussions on non-formal and IQE education and related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF)planning and preparation of programmes/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNSDPF process in development planning and agenda setting.
  • Conduct stakeholder discussions around Non-Formal Education policy, curriculum, materials and transfer to formal education.

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:

  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in education management. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on education and related programmes/projects.

To qualify as an Advocate For Every Child, You Will Have

  • An Advanced University Degree from a recognized university in one of the following fields is required: Education, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, or another relevant Technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in programme planning, implementation and management in an education programme at the national level is required.
  • Relevant work experience in an emergency context is considered as a strong asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of the local language at the duty station are required.

For every Child, You Demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Communication for Development Officer

Job No: 546754
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-2
Categories: Communication for Development (C4D)

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the direct supervision and general guidance of the Communication for Development (C4D) Specialist, C4D Officer provides technical and operational support by administering, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating a variety of C4D initiatives and activities to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable behavioural and social change/mobilization, requiring the application of technical and theoretical skills and thorough knowledge of organizational goals, rules, regulations, policies and procedures to complete tasks.

Tasks / Responsibilities
Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities:

  • Collect and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning the C4D component of Sections’ annual plan at BFO level.
  • Collect, synthesize, draft and/or organize materials and related documentations for evidence-based C4D strategies and plans to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results
  • Assess, select and/or recommend appropriate information and materials for C4D initiatives verifying accuracy and quality for dissemination.
  • Monitor and assess the impact of C4D strategies and activities on the FO and UNICEF goals to achieve measureable behavioral and social change resulting in the improvement of children’s rights and wellbeing. Contribute substantively to the submission of qualitative report/synthesis of results for development planning and improvement at Field and Country Office levels.

Support the implementation of C4D activities:

  • Collaborate and/or consult with internal and external partners to provide operational and technical support to research, develop, and produce evidence-based strategies and test, produce and use quality C4D materials, organize events and activities to ensure community engagement and participation, and maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change.
  • Provide technical, administrative and logistical support and background materials to carry out C4D strategies and activities and recommend operational strategies, approaches, plans, methods and procedures to ensure community engagement and participation, and optimum outreach and impact.
  • Assess and recommend potential contacts, networks, resources and tools to support maximum impact and outreach of C4D initiatives.
  • Follow up and monitor the production of C4D materials to ensure technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience (e.g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc).
  • Collect, assess and organize information for budget planning and management of programme funds and prepare documentations and related materials for financial planning for C4D initiatives. Monitor/track the use of resources as planned and verify compliance with organizational guidelines, rules and regulations and standards of ethics and transparency.

Support risk communication and demand generation activities in outbreaks and emergencies:

  • Provide support to the state on RCCE activities including support the institutionalization of community engagement in particular reference to Covid-19.
  • Provide support to the states and LGAs RCCE intervention in i.e. cholera, polio, and other outbreaks and emergency response.
  • Provide technical and coordination support for social risk communication and demand generation interventions and contribute in strengthening community engagement platforms.

Advocacy, networking and partnership building:

  • Build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with national and international civil society organisations, community groups, leaders and other critical partners in the community and civil society to reinforce cooperation through engagement, empowerment and self-determination and to pursue opportunities for greater advocacy to promote UNICEF mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.
  • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging to enhance C4D outreach and contribution to programmatic outcomes.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with global/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners/users, and disseminate products to key audiences including partners and donors.
  • Support the organization, administration and implementation of capacity building initiatives, including partnerships with training and academic institutions, to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners across programme sectors in C4D planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programmes/projects. Develop training materials for training activities, and revise and update them as necessary.

To qualify as an Advocate For Every Child, You Will Have

  • A University Degree from a recognized university in one of the following fields: Social and Behavioral Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Education, Communication, Public Relations or another relevant technical field is required
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, communication for development, public advocacy or another related area.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency context is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of the local languages at the duty station are required.

For Every Child, You Demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results
  • Innovates and embraces change

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

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Security Officer

Job No: 546756
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-2
Categories: Security

For Every Child, Hope

  • In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children’s rights in partnership with the government, civil society, children and families. UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally.

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the direct supervision and general guidance of the Security Specialist, P3, Security Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance to the supervisor to manage a range of activities on security planning, management and risk assessments to ensure the safety and security of personnel and their eligible family members and safeguarding of UNICEF premises, assets and resources at the duty station.

Tasks / Responsibilities
Security Risk Management and Planning:

  • Provide supervisor with input related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises, assets, and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems.
  • Participate as a member of the security coordination cell established by United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS).
  • Provide technical support for contracted security providers.
  • Provide technical input to UNICEF security documentation including security contingency plans and assist in drafting mandatory reports in accordance with UNICEF security reporting guidelines including Security Incident Reports (SIRs).
  • Assist in the implementation of all technical security requirements contained in the UN Security Plan, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments.

Safety and Security Services:

  • Monitor the security situation and provide information, through the supervisor, on emerging security threats to UNICEF personnel and eligible family members, premises assets, and resources.
  • Assist in security activities that support UNICEF operations and participate, as requested, in security risk management for all locations where UNICEF personnel and eligible family members are present.
  • Coordinate with UNDSS to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake all mandatory security training/briefings and participate in all security-related contingency exercises.
  • Assist in the implementation of security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM).
  • Ensure that UNICEF personnel are kept informed of matters affecting their safety and security and the actions to take in the event of an emergency including those identified in the UNICEF/UN Security Plans.
  • Support the establishment of an effective and functioning communications system for security management within UNICEF that is fully integrated into the UN Emergency Communications System.
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Security Networking and Partnership Building:

  • In close coordination with UNDSS, actively participate and maintain official liaison with host government agencies, local authorities responsible for security, law and order, and counterparts in the UN.

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:

  • Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Implement capacity-building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on security-related preparedness and operations.

To qualify as an Advocate For Every Child, You Will Have

  • A university Degree in one of the following fields is required: Security Risk Management, International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Diplomatic Studies, Conflict and Security, Counter-Terrorism or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience in global security risk management and/or security analysis is required. Demonstrated international security management experience and understanding of the United Nations Security Management System is highly desirable.
  • Experience in emergency context is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of the local languages at the duty station are required.

For every Child, You Demonstrate

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

The UNICEF competencies ruired for this post are:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships (I)
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (I)
  • Drive to achieve results (I)
  • Innovates and embraces change (I)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (I)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (I)
  • Works collaboratively with others (I)

 

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Communication Officer

Job no: 546755
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Level: NOB, #118386
Level: NO-2
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
This is a national post open to Nigerian nationals
Categories: Communication / External Relations

Job Description
How can you make a difference?

  • Under the direct supervision and general guidance of the Chief Field Office, P5, the Communication Officer assists in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives at state country level, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

Tasks / Responsibilities
Communication materials:

  • Ensure that the production of communication products and materials is timely executed and followed up to support country communication strategy, regional and global campaigns and priorities and to support resource mobilization as set out in the work plan. Tasks include:
    • Implement the tasks in the country communication work plan and strategy as assigned.
    • Gather content and coverage of relevant country efforts to identify effective relevant country programme activities and results. Develop complementary, country specific and local community materials and activities.
    • Follow up on the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., films, videos, audio-visuals, etc.), and oversee the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.) to meet standards as set out in the Communication Toolkit.
    • Establish or maintain an up-to-date documentation centre for communication materials including publications, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc.
    • Produce advocacy and communication materials (e.g. briefing notes, images, video. Web pages etc.) that meet the country and global standards as set out in the Communication Toolkit.
    • Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy / information materials for both web-based and traditional media, as appropriate.

Media relations:

  • Effective and timely professional assistance and support are provided in developing, drafting and maintaining contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – in the country, to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience. Tasks include:
    • Maintain and update media relations contact list/database. Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media.
    • Assist in collaborating with the media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.
    • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.).
    • Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.
    • Assist in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories and other advocacy/information materials in all media formats, as appropriate.
    • Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing and visits of media and other special interest groups. Assist in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Regular monitoring and evaluation activities are undertaken according to the work plan to ensure maximum impact and continuous improvement of country communication efforts. Ensure results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis. Tasks include:
    • Contribute to developing an advocacy and communication strategy by coordinating appropriate audience research and compiling and analysing relevant data.
    • Monitor and evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences, and participate in the evaluation of their impact. Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials. Maintain a library of coverage (clippings, coverage etc.)
    • Monitor the public perception of UNICEF in the country and recommend appropriate action to maintain a positive image for the organization.
    • Assist in providing feedback to DOC on the use and appropriateness of global communication materials such as publications, images and multimedia products.

Celebrities, Partners and Special Events:

  • Ensure that the Country Office’s contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), are maintained and further developed, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives and who support and are able to actively participate in special events and activities that further the country programme goals. Tasks include:
    • Help organize and generate public support for special events and activities to promote country programme goals.
    • Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with mass media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives.
    • Maintain and update celebrity and partner contact lists/database for country office.
    • Monitor / document process and effectiveness of working with these individuals/organizations.
    • Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefings and visits of media, Goodwill Ambassadors, donors, National Committee representatives and other special interest groups. The task includes preparing information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits), and assisting in the planning, logistics and administrative arrangements.

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

  • University Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field is required.
  • Two years of professional work experience in communication, print and broadcast media, or interactive digital media and field work experience is required.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of the local languages at the duty station are required.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships (I)
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (I)
  • Drive to achieve results (I)
  • Innovates and embraces change (I)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (I)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (I)
  • Works collaboratively with others (I)

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Child Protection Specialist (Gender Based Violence in Emergencies)

Job No: 546803
Location: Nigeria
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Level: NO-3
Categories: Child Protection

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the overall supervision and general guidance of the Child protection Manager, the Child Protection Specialist (Gender Based Violence in Emergencies – GBViE) will work proactively to operationalize GBViE interventions within coordinated interagency efforts to respond to the North East humanitarian crisis by: providing timely and sustainable technical support on GBV prevention, risk mitigation and response to UNICEF and partners, strengthening the skills and knowledge of child protection partners to report and respond to GBV, and enhancing multi-sectoral linkages to improve coordination and referral to other services.
  • The Specialist will also strengthen community actions to save survivor identification, reporting and response using the PSEA data for the GBV response. The staff will work in close collaboration with the SGBV cluster coordinator and with other sector partners and integrating PSEA into GBV programming.

Tasks / Responsibilities
Provide timely and sustainable technical support on GBV Prevention, risk mitigation and response programming to UNICEF sectors and partners in the North East by:

  • Assessing the technical capacity of UNICEF partners to prevent and respond to GBV and PSE
  • Support trainings for UNICEF child protection and other sector partners and service providers on GBV prevention, mitigation and response and improving procedures/practices around GBV disclosures and first-line support for GBV survivors
  • Support child protection sector planning processes to ensure that GBV is reflected in the child protection operational plans and tools, including PSEA integration in all sectors response actions
  • Support UNICEF implementing partners to carry out sensitization activities on GBV and SEA in communities and ensure all UNICEF programmes budgeted for community sensitization, risk assessment and capacity building on PSEA
  • Work with the Information Management Officer (IMO) for Child Protection to regularly update the database on GBV and SEA cases and case management of child victims’ assistance
  • Conduct trainings (refresher) for all UNICEF programme section staff to integrate GBV risk mitigation and gender sensitivity in their programmes and support all UNICEF programme sections to include GBV and SEA outputs and indicators in all programme documents
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Enhance the capacity of UNICEF staff and child protection partners to report and respond to GBV in Emergencies by:

  • Together with communities, review, update or develop and implement up to date community mechanism that supports safe survivor identification, reporting and responses to GBV and PSEA
  • Ensure appropriate integration of GBV and PSEA into all UNICEF sectors and PSEA reporting mechanisms
  • Provide technical support and monitoring for the implementation of UNICEF Borno Office PSEA Action Plan, with a focus on UNICEF Nigeria Office.
  • Strengthen UNICEF partners capacities to provide access to safe and child sensitive reporting channels, including within community-based complaint mechanisms; access to victims centered assistance.

Strengthen integration of child protection services into GBV referral network/referral pathways, in coordination with the GBV Sub-sector, CP AoR and PSEA network by:

  • Ensuring that existing referral pathways includes comprehensive case management services for boys and girls up to durable solutions and that the services meet the do no harm principles
  • Ensure program staff and UNICEF partners are aware of safe referral pathways and procedures, protection principles and PSEA policies.
  • Support implementation of the Nigeria Country Office’s commitment to the IASC GBViE response and PSEA inter-agency initiatives, including providing technical guidance in-country PSEA Networks in the North East.

Strengthen GBViE programming in all operational sites in the North East for efficient and effective delivery of services to affected populations by:

  • Contributing to resource mobilization activities, draft reports, project proposals, drafting of advocacy materials and other relevant documents as required.
  • In coordination with the GBV officer (Maiduguri), ensure that child victims of SEA access assistance and support Immediately refer victims to appropriate service providers so that they receive the medical, psycho-social, legal and material support they may need
  • Support the establishment of girls/adolescent safe spaces in camps. communities and schools to provide dignified, enabling, and protective environments for adolescent girls.
  • Consistently review the GBV referral pathways in UNICEF supported programme sites including schools and ensure the pathways and service directories are in use to provide professional assistance to GBV/SEA survivors aligned to IASC GBV guidelines and UN Victim Assistance framework.
  • Work with partner NGOs and relevant government ministries to carry out child-friendly awareness activities for community stakeholders and community members including children and adolescents in schools to increase awareness on CP/GBV/SEA related topics and promote access to services to respond to incidents of GBV/SEA.
  • Conduct and facilitate structured GBV safety audits and risk assessments in UNICEF programme locations and schools, health and WASH facilities and work with partners and communities to address identified concerns.

To qualify as an Advocate For Every Child, You Will Have

  • An Advanced University Degree in Social sSciences, Social Work, Political Science, Law or a relevant field from a recognized university is required.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional work experience will be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Experience in community engagement and development of community-based complaints and feedback mechanisms is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and working knowledge of the local languages (Hausa and Kanuri) are required.
  • Experience of implementing support/reintegration programmes for girls and women associated with armed groups/victims of conflict related sexual violence is desirable.
  • Experience of working with community structures and/or religious groups and leaders is desirable.
  • Experience of working in the Emergency context is an asset.
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience in emergency settings with focus on children’s and women’s rights and violence prevention and response, particularly in gender-based violence in emergencies; and on child protection is required.
  • Knowledge of current GBViE and PSEA developments and activities at UNCT and HCT level and its partners is required.
  • Proven success in developing and facilitating training and capacity-building activities on PSEA and GBViE is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and an ability to conduct face-to face and remote learning events is required.

For every Child, You Demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Manges ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • This is a national post open to Nigerian nationals.
  • 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Qualified female candidates are specially encouraged to apply

Application Deadline  20th December, 2021.

 

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Montana State University (MSU) Presidential Scholarship in USA (Fully funded)

 

Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
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  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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