Recent Job Recruitment United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)


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: National Individual Contractor – Social Policy (Public Finance)

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Job Number: 521547 
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy

Programme Overview

  • UNICEF Nigeria under the lead of its Social Policy section has reinforced interventions to support the Government of Nigeria (at federal and State-level) on strategic planning and formulation to deliver concrete and sustainable results in Public Finance. This includes programmes aimed at improving (a) public policies to reduce child poverty; (b) the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and fiscal management; and (d) governance and accountability measures to increase public participation and the quality, equity in public finance management.
  • To ensure key results for children, there is a need to explore and strengthen ways in which public finance management through quantitative and qualitative improvements in public spending can enhance the wellbeing of the most disadvantaged children. Therefore, this proposal seeks to recruit a National Social Policy Consultant to support the UNICEF Nigeria Social Inclusion section in its implementation of Public Finance, Local Governance and Decentralization programmes.

Major Tasks to be Accomplished
Improving generation of data on budget allocation, expenditure, transparency and accountability for increased use for policy and programme action:

  • Supports the collection, analysis and user-friendly presentation of data on budget allocation and spending, including strengthening national capacity to collect routinely, report and use data for policy decision-making.
  • Provides timely, regular data-driven analysis to track equity in public expenditure to inform improved budget prioritization, planning, and spending.
  • Analyzes the macroeconomic context and its impact on social development, emerging issues and social policy concerns, as well as implications for children, and proposes and promotes appropriate responses in respect of such issues and concerns, including government resource allocation policies and the effects of social welfare policies on the rights of children.

Improving use of public financial resources for children:

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  • Undertakes budget analysis to inform UNICEF’s advocacy and technical assistance to the Budget Office of the Federation, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, state planning commissions and social sector ministries to improve equitable allocations for essential services for children. Works with sector colleagues to build capacity to undertake costing and cost effectiveness analysis on priority interventions to help inform policy decisions on child-focused investments.
  • Supports the identification of policy options for improved domestic financing of child-sensitive social services interventions.

Strengthening capacity of national and state structures for improved budget processes:

  • Collaborates with central and local authorities to improve policies, planning, budgeting, consultation and accountability processes so that decisions and child-focused service delivery more closely respond to the needs of local communities.
  • Undertakes and builds capacity of partners for improved monitoring and tracking of public expenditure to support transparency, accountability and effective financial flows for essential service delivery, including through support to district level planning, budgeting and public financial management as well as facilitating community participation.
  • Collaborates with the federal, state and local authorities to strengthen their capacity on quality data collection, analysis for policy development, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring of essential social services, with emphasis on community participation and accountability.

Strengthened Networking and partnerships for child-sensitive budgeting:

  • Supports correct and compelling use of data and evidence on the situation of children and coverage and impact of child focused services – in support of the social policy programme and the country programme overall.
  • Establishes effective partnerships with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, and other UN agencies to support sustained child sensitive budget that is transparent.
  • Promotes awareness and builds capacity of partners, and actively facilitates participation of citizens in budget processes.
  • Collaborates and works with civil society to influence budget transparency, accountability and equitable allocation for children.
  • Collaborates with UNICEF sectoral colleagues to facilitate participation of citizen especially children to influence implementation of equitable allocation and spending, including accessibility of budget information.

UNICEF Programme Management:

  • Manages and coordinates technical support around public finance and governance ensuring it is well planned, monitored, and implemented in a timely fashion to adequately support scale-up and delivery.
  • Ensures risk analysis and risk mitigation are embedded into overall management of the support, in close consultation with UNICEF programme sections, Cooperating Partners, and governments.
  • Supports and contributes to effective and efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme.
  • Ensures that the social planning project enhances policy dialogue, planning, supervision, technical advice, management, training, research and support; and that the monitoring and evaluation component strengthens monitoring and evaluation of the social sectors and provides support to sectoral and decentralized information systems.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Statistics, Demography, Social Science or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience is required.
  • Experience working on public finance is considered as a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Consultancy duration is 11.5 months

Application Closing Date
23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time); 16th August, 2019.

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

Note

  • Applicants should quote an all inclusive fee
  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.










Job Title: FT Child Protection Specialist, NOC

Job Number: 519550
Locations: Kano
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

For every child, protection
 

  • The Child Protection Specialist reports to the Chief, Child Protection or Child Protection Manager for guidance and general supervision.
  • The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme.
  • The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes.
  • H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

Key Function, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks 
How can you make a difference?

Support to programme/project development and planning:

  • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the child protection programmes/projects to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, and design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of child protection programmes/projects. Formulate, design and prepare programme/project proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s overall Strategic Plans and the Country Programme, as well as coherence and 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.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities and competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Plan and collaborate with colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in child protection programmes.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required actions and interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems. 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, donor commitments, as well as standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

Technical and operational support to programme implementation:

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners and donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on child protection related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Arrange and coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
  • Participate in child protection programme meetings, including programme development and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations designated, to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.

Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, allies, donors, and academia – through active networking, advocacy and effective communication – to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to support fund raising for child protection programmes and emergency interventions.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects. Ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process for development planning and agenda setting.

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 child protection management and information systems. 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 and stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programmes/projects.

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

Education:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law, or another relevant social science field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered as an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. 
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)

View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Application Closing Date
Wednessday, 21st August, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.











Job Title: Nutrition Specialist, NO-3

Job Number: 525548
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Job Descriptions

For every child, a better future:

  • The Nutrition Specialist supports the development and preparation of the nutrition programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of a sector of the nutrition programme within the country programme.
  • The Nutrition Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programmes/projects. This is carried out according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEFs Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework.

Key Function, Accountabilities And Duties/Tasks
How can you make a difference?

Support to programme development and planning:

  • Contribute to and support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the nutrition sector(s) to ensure comprehensive and current data on maternal and child nutrition is available to guide policy development, and the design and management of nutrition programmes/projects.
  • Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of nutrition programmes/projects.
  • Formulate, design and prepare a sector of the nutrition programme proposal, ensuring alignment with UNICEFs Strategic Plans, Country Programme, and coherence/integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies, as well as national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the nutrition sector(s) based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, and UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in nutrition programmes.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action and interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes and projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners and 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, donor commitments, and standards of accountability. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

Technical and operational support to programme implementation:

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on nutrition and related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.
  • Participate in discussions with national partners, clients and stakeholders to promote nutrition and development issues especially in the areas of emergency preparedness and maternal, newborn and child survival and development.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives for programme development, contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated.

Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge.
  • Facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve programme goals on maternal and child rights as well as social justice and equity.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programmes (maternal, newborn and child survival and development).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that UNICEFs position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF development planning and agenda setting.

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 and cutting edge practices in nutrition management and information systems. 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 and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on nutrition related programmes and projects.

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

Education:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required:  Nutrition, Public Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, Global/International Health And Nutrition, Health/Nutrition Research, Policy and/or Management, Health Sciences, Nutritional Epidemiology, or another Health-related Science field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.
  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEFs core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)

View our competency framework at: 
http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Application Closing Date

21st August, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time); 

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

Note

  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.












Job Title: Consultant, National WASH (Gender) 

Job Number: 525692
Location: Abuja
Contract duration: 4 weeks
Work Type: Consultancy

Job Descriptions

  • The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical support to the FMWR in mainstreaming Gender in the WASH sector by:
  • Revising and finalizing the National Gender Action Plan (NGAP) on WASH (formerly, the Guidelines for Gender Mainstreaming in WASH) incorporating the results of participatory consultations: a) on priority gender gaps and proposed interventions b) draft Gender checklist (GC),
  • As a preface of NGAP on WASH to come up with summative SitAn on gender dimensions in water resource and WASH policies using literature review, existing data analyses, secondary assessments of gender mainstreaming of WASH policies and programming documents and summative situation analysis
  • Finalizing a Gender Checklist on WASH, to be incorporated into the National Gender Action Plan.
  • To present the draft document to FMWR with the key stakeholder. Based on the recommendations to finalize the document
  • Disseminating/Rolling out the National Gender Action Plan to critical state/LGA level staff on a national level

Job Responsibilities
The key tasks of this consultancy include:

Desk review:

  • Tailor the available draft Guidelines for Gender Mainstreaming in WASH document and propose possible improvements based on Gender Analysis/Assessments performed in the sector, as well as other available sector data and documents.

Interviews with FMWR:

  • Perform in-depth interviews with FMWR programme staff on the current gender mainstreaming practices. Validate the findings from the desk review.

Report writing:

  • Based on the desk review and interviews, the National Gender Action Plan and Gender Checklist can be drafted with the sector findings. Scores to what extend gender has been or should be incorporated into the FMWR WASH programme should be identifiable.

Sharing of Findings and Dissemination of Document:

  • A Gender & WASH workshop should be organized with key sector stakeholders and findings shared for feedback, which will feed into the final report.
  • The finalization of the report and a brief presentation towards key decision makers will conclude the assessment. Here, the Consultant should facilitate national level discussions to come with recommendations for a Way Forward and ensure the roll out and full adoption of the National Gender Action Plan as the sector’s instruments.

Academic Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience and Competencies

  • University degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Public Administration/Policy, Development Studies and other related field with 2 years  professional work experience.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in gender and development; gender assessments, gender mainstreaming, water, sanitation and hygiene policies and programmes.
  • Experience working in Nigeria and with Nigerian government partners is considered an asset
  • Proven analytical and planning skills and ability to think strategically.
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work individually

Application Closing Date
Wednesday, 28th August, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Candidate should quote an all inclusive fee in their cover letter
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  • UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.












Job Title: Consultant, International Health ( HSS Data & Documentation)

Job Number: 525696
Location: Abuja: Nigeria
Contract duration: 5 months
Work Type: Consultancy

Purpose of Assignment

  • Each year in Nigeria over 7.5million babies are born, of whom about 300,000 die during their first month of life. Despite our gains for child survival whereby the under-five child mortality has decreased in the last decade, available data shows that the rate of decline is slow. It is important to understand and address bottlenecks at decentralized levels and tailor an accelerated response to fast track reduction in under-five mortality rate.
  • Working closely with the Government at national and State level, over the last 12 months, an evidence based systems strengthening approach has been implemented in select States in the country. The accelerated action for impact approach has focused on using data for action, prioritizing actions and seeking localized solutions. There is a need to complete a trend analysis of the data understanding progress and areas of improvement along with the program inputs and processes.
  • There are ongoing interventions in improving health systems including improving the PHC functionality and a key area of work is to link and synergise the systems strengthening work with the specific program interventions and tracking progress. Work was done targeting high burden child mortality States and within these States, high burden LGAs, wards and communities with complementary packages of life-saving and high impact interventions of health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene including HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria. There were specific interventions contextualized and rolled out to accelerate results.
  • Further, there has been system strengthening work across other States including in the humanitarian context and there needs to be a documentation analysis of the inputs provided linked with the achievements and results achieved and lessons learned. This will enable future programming.
  • The purpose of the assignment is to produce briefs and reports documenting this approach. These are needed to support further sharing of the strategic approach for replicability and sustainability as well as inform the roll out of national and State plans.


Major Tasks to be Accomplished:

  • One brief report (5-7 pages) on the implementation process and results of the accelerated action impact (AAI) strategy across select States and national written in a compelling, user friendly language without losing the richness of the technical content.
  • State specific reports for the 4 States that have implemented the AAI strategy over the last year – each report to be 5 to 7 pages (back to back), bringing out the State adaptations, the trend analysis of the results, processes and achievements both in process and systems as well as results for women and children and at least 2 human interest stories (boxes) to share experiences. This may entail conducting interviews with key stakeholders (virtually)
  • Power point presentation to accompany the overall report and the State reports and key results of the AAI for use for advocacy and further dissemination.
  • One brief report (7-10 pages) outlining the various health system strengthening processes and inputs provided at national and in select States over the last one year across different programs. This will entail inputs across the various programme areas and all the field offices documenting interventions and results across the program
  • State specific or Intervention specific reports (5 case studies) emerging out of the overall brief report (d above), giving more in depth understanding of the systems strengthening work and linked with results for children

Academic Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience and Competencies

  • Prior experience in documenting programs in public health
  • A Degree in Public Health and/or related technical field
  • At least eight years or more experience working in MNCAH programs and/or health projects. Prior experience with HSS programming is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality, creative communication materials
  • Experience in writing for UN agencies (human interest stories, reports etc) UNICEF specific experience will be a strong asset
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.

Application Closing Date
Wednesday, 28th August, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Applicants should quote an all inclusive fee in their cover letters.
  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  • UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.





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