UNICEF Recruitment Application Form 2019 & How to Apply

UNICEF Recruitment Application Form 2019 : The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions listed below.

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 fulfil 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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UNICEF Recruitment Application Form 2019

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

Construction Engineers at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) – Kebbi and Bauchi

Job Title: Construction Engineer for EU-MNCH Project

Job Number: 527838
Locations: Kebbi and Bauchi
Work Type : Consultancy

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Background

  • UNICEF has been working with other partners to support the State Primary Health Care Development Agencies (SPHCDAs) and the State Ministries of Health (SMOH) in the actualization of the vision of the Federal Government towards revitalizing primary healthcare and improving the quality of integrated MNCH services through support to the implementation of the ward minimum health care package in at least 1 Primary Health Care (PHC) center per ward in most of the wards in Kebbi, Bauchi and Adamawa.
  • The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has defined a set of minimum standards that must be met in order to ensure effective and efficient service delivery at the health care facility level. Adherence to a set of minimum standards for Primary Health Care (PHC) system is fundamental to the effective functioning of any health facility and is an essential element for the delivery of quality health care.
  • In line with the above, UNICEF has finalized the assessment of over 400 Health facility and will continue work with the 3 state governments to complete the assessment of another 42 Health facility. The first phase of implementation has started, and UNICEF will assist the 3 state governments in providing technical oversight in the renovation work to be carried out and implement a quality assurance mechanism, supervise the renovation works while ensuring timely delivery of facility upgrade.

Major Tasks to be Accomplished

  • Support the Construction Engineer to review the contracts of the contracting and consulting companies and get familiar with the terms for relevant locations to control the contracts for the project duration.
  • Undertake frequent and periodical site visits to monitor progress of work and to provide technical input.
  • Keep record of each site activities, dates, hold points, and milestones.
  • Compile progress reports including the cost controlling, scheduling, risks and management aspects.
  • Support in preparation of project estimates and forecasting for completion in cost, duration and variations.
  • Work with Contractors to ensure project compliance to scope and budget and report any deviations.
  • Attend any required meetings with the project stakeholders in the state.
  • Provide periodic updates on progress of renovation exercise
  • Get involved in any evaluation mission requested by the organization in the relevant field.

Qualification/Specialized Knowledge and Experience
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • In-depth knowledge of buildings, engineering, renovation and construction projects, excellent knowledge of project cost control activities, structural design and computer-aided design and drafting programs, proven ability to supervise contractors, consultants and control contracts, excellent reporting skills, demonstrates professional competency and mastery of subject matter.
  • Flexibility & Teamwork: Shows flexibility in moving between project locations, altering schedule to the benefit of the work progress, works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the project goals, is willing to learn from others, places team agenda before personal agenda, supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings, demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organizatio

Education:

  • A first-level university Degree in Engineering or related fields from a reputable university.
  • ARCON or COREN registration certification/membership.

Work Experience:

  • One to three years of progressively responsible experience in managing construction and renovation projects.
  • Experience in procurement and supply processes is an asset.
  • Good use of AutoCAD or equivalent system.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English Language. Knowledge of language of duty station would be an added advantage.

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:

Application Closing Date
20th November, 2019 by 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.

International Consultant (MICS) at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) – Kebbi and Bauchi

Job Title: International Consultant – Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)

Job Number: 527737
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy

Purpose of Assignment

  • Statistically sound and internationally comparable data are essential for developing evidence-based policies and programmes, as well as for monitoring countries ‘progress toward national goals and global commitments. Since 1995, UNICEF has supported the implementation of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), assisting countries in generating high quality data on the situation of children and women. Over the last two decades, more than 300 MICS surveys have been carried out in more than 100 countries, generating data on key indicators on the well-being of children and women, and helping shape policies for the improvement of their lives.
  • MICS enables countries to produce statistically sound and internationally comparable estimates of a range of indicators in the areas of health, education, child protection, water and sanitation, and HIV and AIDS. For many countries, MICS surveys are among the most important sources of data used for situation analyses, policy decisions and programme interventions, and for influencing the public opinion on the situation of children and women.
  • Beginning in 2016, UNICEF will support the sixth round of MICS surveys. MICS will be generating information for a range of SDG indicators and will be, along with other nationally representative household surveys, critically important for SDG reporting.
  • MICS surveys are usually carried out by government organizations, with the support and technical assistance of UNICEF. The entire MICS process can last 12 to 18 months with UNICEF working closely with the implementing agency to ensure that MICS guidelines and international standards are met at all stages.
  • Having previously conducted rounds 1-5 of the MICS surveys in in 1995 (MICS1), 1999 (MICS2), 2007 (MICS3), 2011 (MICS4) and 2017 (MICS5), Nigeria will conduct a MICS6 survey in 2020. In order to ensure that the implementation of the MICS survey runs smoothly, specific deadlines are met, and that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) receives the technical assistance necessary to produce statistically sound and reliable data, the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office will hire a full-time consultant to oversee the MICS process.

How can you make a difference?

  • Under the overall supervision of the Monitoring Manager, the UNICEF MICS Consultant (UMC) will provide guidance and hands-on support to the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office (CO) and NBS for the preparation, implementation, and completion of the MICS survey in Nigeria.
  • The UMC will advise NBS, especially the Survey Coordinator and sampling and data processing experts, during survey planning, questionnaire design, sampling, training, fieldwork, data processing, data analysis, dissemination, and archiving, ensuring that MICS protocols and recommendation are being followed at all times.
  • The UMC will communicate effectively between the UNICEF CO and NBS, responding promptly to MICS related needs and issues as they arise.
  • The UMC will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the work of other resource persons/consultants hired by UNICEF to provide technical assistance to the MICS process.
  • He/she will work in close collaboration with the survey team, the stakeholders, and Steering and Technical Committees and will represent UNICEF in meetings and workshops in relation to the survey as needed.

Major Tasks to be Completed by the Consultant are as follow

  • Provide technical and managerial support to the MICS survey;
  • Present the MICS methodology, tools, and guidelines to partners/stakeholders (e.g. Federal and States ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), UN Agencies, etc.);
  • Finalize in collaboration with national partners and UNICEF CO, the Survey Plan and Budget, including timetable and share with UNICEF Regional Office (RO);
  • Ensure that ethical clearance is obtained from the national ethical committee for the survey
  • Oversee each stage of the survey process and ensure that the MICS protocols and standards are followed by the NBS, more specifically during training and field supervision visits;
  • Communicate regularly with the UNICEF CO, RO and/or Headquarters (HQ) responding to all MICS related issues in a timely manner;
  • Provide progress reports on MICS activities to the UNICEF CO/RO/HQ on a monthly basis;
  • Coordinate and work with NBS experts and UNICEF Regional Consultants and other resource persons assigned by the UNICEF CO and/or RO to support different survey stages;
  • Ensure that external technical reviews by experts (i.e. Regional Sampling Consultant, Regional Data Processing Consultant, and Regional Household Survey Consultant) are carried out at key survey stages and coordinate the feedback and response between the CO/RO/HQ and NBS;
  • Ensure that all survey related documents and deliverables (questionnaires, manuals, expert reports, final report, datasets, etc.) are properly archived throughout the survey process;
  • Participate in all MICS Steering and Technical Committee meetings;
  • Participate in, and contribute to, MICS Regional Workshops;
  • Ensure that lessons learned, problems, and good practices are documented throughout the MICS process and rapidly shared with the MICS community (other MICS implementing countries, RO, and HQ) through all means available.

In consultation and collaboration with the UNICEF CO and National Bureau of Statistics, the UMC will be responsible for ensuring the following activities have been undertaken following the MICS guidelines and will contribute to the coordination of these activities:

Survey Planning:

  • A Steering Committee is established and comprised of relevant line ministries/Development Partners;
  • A Technical Committee comprised of all relevant technical experts is established;
  • The Survey Plan and Budget, including timetable is finalized and shared with all stakeholders;
  • Survey supplies are procured and distributed in time for training, data collection, and data entry;

Sample design:

  • The UNICEF Regional Sampling Consultant is provided with necessary information and his/her visit is well managed and coordinated within survey plans;
  • Sample design is finalized by the sampling expert of NBS with the guidance and review of the UNICEF Regional Sampling Consultant;
  • Household Listing and Mapping operations are reviewed by the UNICEF Regional Sampling Consultant and carried out on the field according to MICS recommendations
  • Sample design is reviewed by the UNICEF RO and/or HQ before finalization.
  • The final selection of households is reviewed.

MICS questionnaires:

  • Appropriate UNICEF programme staff and the Technical Committee are involved in reviewing the customization of relevant sections of the MICS questionnaire;
  • Questionnaires undergo translation and back translation process;
  • Questionnaires are pre-tested and a pre-test report is produced;
  • Questionnaires are reviewed by the UNICEF RO and HQ before finalization.

Manuals:

  • MICS Supervisor and Editor, Measurer, and Interviewer Manuals are customized for the country specific context and translated.

Household Listing and Mapping, Training, Fieldwork, and Data Entry:

  • Household listing and mapping is planned and performed according to MICS guidelines;
  • Training schedules are adequately adapted to the county context while following MICS guidelines;
  • Appropriate resource persons are identified to facilitate training (i.e. nutritionists for anthropometry training, survey expert for methodology, etc.);
  • Contribute to the fieldwork training;
  • Fieldwork and fieldwork monitoring visits are planned and performed according to MICS guidelines;
  • Field Check Tables are produced on a weekly basis, immediately analyzed by survey managers, and main findings reported to field supervisors for action. Field check tables are immediately shared with UNICEF RO;
  • Participation of UNICEF CO staff is organized to assist in monitoring data collection;
  • UNICEF Regional Data Processing Consultant is timely provided with necessary information and country visits are well managed and coordinated;
  • Monitor secondary data editing.

Data Analysis and Report Writing:

  • Sampling Weights are included in the datasets and reviewed by sampling expert of NBS with the guidance and review of the UNICEF Regional Sampling Consultant;
  • MICS tabulation plan and standard syntax are used in generating SPSS dataset and tables.
  • Dataset/Tables including the wealth index are substantively reviewed by technical (e.g. sampling expert) and subject matter experts at NBS, as well as by UNICEF RO and HQ MICS Team before the report writing commences;
  • Coordinate and contribute substantively to the writing of the Summary Findings Report and Final Report, using MICS templates and according MICS standards to ensure a timely release;
  • Ensure that the reports (Summary Findings and Final) undergo the technical review process by RO and HQ;
  • Coordinate the printing and distribution of the Final Report;
  • Organize and facilitate the presentation of the Final Report through a national seminar;
  • Provide technical expertise and advice for wide dissemination of the Survey Findings Report (and Final Report) and main results.
  • Ensure that the MICS survey archive (questionnaires, manuals, sampling frame, field reports, database, tables, final reports, dissemination materials, etc.) is being produced by NBS.

Education
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university Degree in Social Sciences, Demography, Statistics, Epidemiology or any other related technical field is required.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least eight years ‘experience in the coordination and/or management of quantitative household surveys (prior MICS or Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) coordination experience highly desirable);
  • Strong computer skills and strong expertise in statistical analyses (familiarity with data processing and data analysis software, particularly SPSS);
  • Training experience and ability to organize and facilitate training and presentations;
  • Experience in data analysis and survey report writing;
  • Excellent oral and written communications in English required;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and previous experience of working in Nigeria and/or in the region highly desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively in-country and to attend regional workshops.
  • Experience in UNICEF or UN, an asset.

Other competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and to establish harmonious and effective relationships both within and outside the organization;
  • Demonstrated leadership, managerial and supervisory ability.

Duration:

  • 11.5 months from the date of signing of the contract

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:

Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2019 by 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.

Administrative Assistant at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Job Number: 527648
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Level: GS-4
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Main Tasks/Responsibilities

Management of office property and office consumables:

  • Maintain record of all office property and ensure they are properly tagged and ensure tracking system is in place and updated on a regular basis upon authorized movement.
  • Create a room list of all assets provided to each staff/office and ensure every staff signed for the assets in their custody.
  • Conduct at least 2 physical counts yearly (a mid-year and year-end) of PP&E, perform appropriate Vision related transactions where required, generate and submit reports.
  • Identify office property items due for disposal by the Property Survey Board (PSB) and generate a matrix for further action by the Supervisor and the management.
  • Assist in implementing PSB decisions.
  • Manage office consumables efficiently; create bin cards for each consumable, update bin cards and established the reorder level for each consumable. Document all deliveries and receipts. Order consumable based on the reorder level and at no time should there be stock out. Produce the monthly consumption reports.
  • Carry out quarterly count of consumable stocks and proceed with reconciliation of counts data with data base records.
  • Assist the Senior Administrative Assistant in identifying and effecting required repairs and maintenance of office premises, equipment, fittings and fixtures.
  • Assist the Senior Administrative Assist in ensuring a clean work environment including the surroundings, on a daily basis.
  • Assist any other Admin related activities and in any HR activities as instructed by the management.

Creation of Requisitions and Payment Processing and Other related activities:

  • Responsible to raise requisitions for procurements requiring requisitions as they relate to Operations sections or for office use and provide assistance to programme sections in raising requisitions when required.
  • In line with UNICEF procedures and rules, initiate all payments related to Operations sections and ensure supporting documents are consistent; provide assistance when needed for payments related to programme sections.
  • Raise Fund Commitments (FCs) and services/supply/consumable requisitions in Vision  (ERP System).
  • Generates open commitments reports for review and ensure closure of obligations that have been consumed.
  • Track fund commitments, contracts and purchase orders through review of necessary budgetary reports and ensure prompt closure and release of unutilized funds.
  • Receive approved requests for vendor registrations, fill the require form and send to Master Data Management (MDM) in Abuja for onward submission to Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC) in Budapest, Hungary.

Finance related function and activities:

  • Responsible for the management of the petty cash and disburse funds from the petty cash only against approved requests and within the petty cash limit (within 24 hours of receipt of requests). Comply with the rules on petty cash management and ensure to disburse cash only for eligible expenses.
  • Ensure petty cash are replenished as soon as possible and that there is always sufficient petty cash for minor operational expenses. Submit petty cash documents, including the certificate of cash counts to the finance Abuja for petty cash replenishment.
  • Maintain accurate petty cash records and ensure that petty cash vouchers and cash are kept in the cash till and that the cash till is kept in the safe at the end of each day.

Specific Administrative Tasks and Travel Management:

  • Responsible to make arrangements and provide assistance to staff for Immigration and Visa related matters in Maiduguri.
  • Perform travel admin functions of Travel Authorization (TA), including checking for and effecting required corrections, posting and follow up on certification as well as updating of certified TAs as per approvals.
  • Generate open TA report and inform individuals with open TAs over 05 days and share with the Operations Manager for appropriate further action.
  • Certify and Close TAs in VISION for drivers and other operations staff members who do not have Vision access.

Reporting Activities and Filing System:

  • Maintain accurate and adequate filing of all Admin and Finance documents for verification and audit purpose.
  • Ensure IN/OUT mails/correspondences/pouch are registered in the registry log and dispatch outgoing mails/pouch via UNHAS and UPS Parcel Service.
  • Prepare reports of activities on a monthly basis or when required and contribute with input to the office global reporting activities.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience and Competencies required

  • Completion of Secondary Education is required. A university degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 4 years of clerical/admin/finance experience in a reputed organization required.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English required.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, stressful work environment.
  • Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software.

Competency Profile
Core Values (Required):

  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Core Competencies (Required):

  • Communication
  • Drive for Results
  • Working with People

Functional Competencies (Required):

  • Analyzing
  • Learning & Researching
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Following Instructions & Procedures

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

Application Closing Date
20th November, 2019 by 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.
  • For Nigerian Nationals only

International Consultant – Education Strategy at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title: International Consultant for Developing Education Strategy for North-East Nigeria

Job Number: 527652
Locations: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy
Duration: 8 weeks from the date of signing of the contract

Purpose of the Consultancy
The purpose of the consultancy is to facilitate Education sector and Government members/partners in:

  • Contributing to the development/update of a multiyear (3) Education response strategy and prioritized action plans and ensuring these are adequately reflected in the overall country strategies and appeals with reference to Government Agencies.
  • Help sector and partners to collectively focus on key issues, and facilitate a discussion on how to realize better overcomes and designing a roadmap
  • Ensuring awareness of relevant policies, guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have defined; and that sectoral response is in line with them.
  • Develop EiE response actions while at the same time considering Education within early recovery as well as prevention and risk reduction concerns in Government plans.

Main Tasks/Responsibilities

  • In coordination with SUBEB review necessary documents for Education context and sector overview (HRP, Technical guidelines, Government policy and guidelines)
  • Develop tools for data collection in IDP camps on education needs assessment in Borno state
  • Develop curriculum and questionnaire for meetings and workshops as outlined in the agreed workplan
  • Draft and present to the Education Sector coordinator the multiyear Education in emergency Strategy for review and input
  • In collaboration with the Education Sector coordinator and the SAG, finalize the multi-year Education Sector Strategy

Expected Deliverables:

  • A situation overview is developed after the review of all Education strategic documents/guidelines (HNO, HRP, 2018 Education Strategy, the annual school census report, other strategic document).
  • One analysis report is produced after to conduct a Secondary data review.
  • Six IDP camps are visited and data are collected on out of school and education response in and out of the IDP camps.
  • One report is produced based on Needs/gaps analysis conducted.
  • 3 meetings/Workshop are organized with EiEWG to produce the Macro Log frame, the Budget and the Theory of Change.
  • One final draft of the multi-year (2020 – 2023) strategy is produced. This draft includes:
    • Situation Overview
    • Nigeria Education Sector
    • Principles of the Strategy
    • Caseload and Prioritization
    • Nigeria Education Sector response framework
    • Operationalizing the Framework
    • Thematic issues
    • Monitoring
    • Resources
    • Workplan
    • Presentation/workshop/roundtable discussion on draft strategy
    • Final consolidated and endorsed document developed.

Qualification, Experience and Skills Required

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Social Science, International Relations or a related field from a recognized university.
  • Minimum six years of professional experience in program development, coordination or management for the humanitarian sector, particularly for international NGOs and UN agencies.
  • Extensive experience of working with the education sector in emergency situations and contexts, with a strong capacity for analysing education needs and developing a response strategy for large institutions.
  • Experience in designing and delivering training on project cycle management.
  • Experience in writing education in emergency or education/protection proposals
  • Experience in mainstreaming crosscutting issues – like protection, GBV prevention, Accountability to Affected People.
  • Familiarity with child protection and the systems strengthening approach would be beneficial.
  • Experience in undertaking assessments and information management systems
  • Previous experience working in UNICEF is highly desirable
  • Ability to conduct data analyses using Excel or other statistical software (Stata, SPSS, etc.)
  • Proven problem-solving skills; to assess situations, identify needs, and respond with recommendations to address identified issues during the assessment.
  • Willingness to travel and work in the field in insecure areas
  • Knowledge of the full strategy development cycle grants experience will be a plus; Fluent in writing and editing skills in English. Ability to work long hours and be flexible in order to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience of working on information management and reporting systems within the public sector.

Application Closing Date
15th November, 2019 by 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.
  • Please submit your all inclusive financial and technical proposal along with the application. Application without these will not be entertained.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Consultant – Child Protection at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title: Consultant – Develop Child Protection Sub-sector 3 Year Strategy for North-East Nigeria

Job Number: 527632
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy
Duration: 63 days from the date of signing the contract.

Purpose of the Consultancy

  • To develop a three-year strategy to better enable Child Protection Sub-Sector actors to respond to the evolving context in a responsive, effective and harmonized manner.

Main Tasks of the Consultant

  • Review necessary documents for context and sector overview & develop key informant list, stakeholder engagement strategy, and questionnaire and meeting guide.
  • Conduct meetings and workshops with key stakeholders and Child Protection Sub-Sector Members as outlined in workplan. This will involve field visits to locations in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
  • Draft and present Child Protection Sub-Sector 3-year Strategy.
  • Finalize and submit the approved Child Protection Sub-Sector 3-year Strategy

Expected Deliverables:

  • Work-plan developed based on literature review (home-based)
  • List of key stakeholders to engage, inclusive of child protection actors and those across other sectors and specialties (e.g. GBV, Education, MHPSS, Nutrition) and framework for engagement completed (home-based).
  • Questionnaire and agenda drafted for key stakeholder interviews and meetings (home-based)
  • Meeting and workshop report with clear background and recommendations (Maiduguri, Jere, Ngala, Monguno, Damaturu, Abuja, Yola)
  • Draft strategy including (home-based)
  • Early recovery, protracted crisis and emergency response strategies
  • Contextualized approaches
  • Joint or integrated approaches across sectors, where relevant
  • Measurable indicators to track progress against strategy
  • Capacity building gaps and ways of addressing gaps
  • Linkages to the National Action Plan to End Violence against Children and other relevant national or local action plans
  • Gaps in technical guidelines;
  • Costed strategic work-plan with timeline.
  • Workshop to present draft and solicit comments from all stakeholders (in Maiduguri & Abuja).
  • Final consolidated and endorsed document developed and designed ready for launch and dissemination.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required

  • Advanced University Degree in Sociology, Anthropology, International Development or a field relevant to UNICEF’s work.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in coordinating and managing child protection programmes in emergency and/or early recovery/development contexts.
  • Previous experience working in UNICEF is highly desirable.
  • Proven problem-solving skills; to assess situations, identify needs, and respond with recommendations to address identified issues during the course of the assignment;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Technical knowledge and experience in assessing quality of child protection in humanitarian action programming.
  • Fluency in Spoken and Written English required.

Application Closing Date
15th November, 2019 by 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

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

Note

  • 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.
  • Please submit your financial and technical proposal along with the application. Application without these will not be entertained.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Administrative Assistant (Guest House Management) at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title: Administrative Assistant (Guest House Management)

Job Number: 527626
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Level: GS-5
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Purpose of the Post

  • Under the supervision of the Operations Officer, the incumbent will ensure that UNICEF guests are adequately accommodated; guest houses are functioning in line with the organizations’ requirements and oversee all service providers in charge of cleaning, cooking, laundry, security etc.

Major Responsibilities

  • Operate the UNICEF guest house to the agreed organization standards.
  • Manage rooms on lease for longer terms and ensure tenants are accommodated satisfactorily
  • Manage room reservations in UNICEF guest houses or elsewhere in UNDSS approved accommodations for staff coming on mission to Maiduguri.
  • Manage and participate in the check-in and check-out process, ensuring that it is swift, efficient and pleasant
  • Oversee guest departure process, ensuring accounts are properly charged, correct statements are provided and ensuring guest satisfaction while encouraging future business
  • Ensure that financial transactions are properly recorded and manage guest house services budgets
  • Keep track of inventory and ordering of supplies related to guest services
  • Ensure that contractors and services providers in charge of providing services at the guest houses, are performing satisfactorily as expected. Manage all service contracts related to guest houses.
  • Ensure that the bedrooms are set up and ready for check in as per the agreed and advertised times. To ensure all guest house bedrooms, common areas and store rooms are cleaned by the service provider agents within the agreed time guidelines.
  • Ensure the reception, kitchen and beverage outlets, common areas, stores, back office and staff areas are maintained in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Ensure that all equipment, materials and lightning are correctly working in the whole guest house. Ensure maintenance and repairs are timely and satisfactorily carried out.
  • Deal with any guest queries/complaints in a polite and friendly manner ensuring guest satisfaction and all complaints, comments, special requests and other business are to be recorded in the daily handover log.
  • Ensure that all guest lost properties are correctly reported/logged.
  • Ensure daily maintenance checks are carried out in all bedrooms and common areas, relaying any issues to persons responsible.
  • Ensure clear communications with other admin units and other UNICEF sections to ensure minimal impact on guest service.
  • Operate where applicable the restaurant/kitchen to the agreed guest house standards.
  • Ensure that all monies are kept in a safe and secure area adopting the guest house cash handling procedures.
  • Balance all financials at the end of the day.
  • Continuously seek to endeavor to improve the guest house efficient operations, and knowledge of own job function.
  • Attend office meetings as required.
  • Provide an efficient and friendly service to guests at all times, accepting flexible work schedule as may be necessary for uninterrupted service to guests.
  • Wear presentable full uniform and duty badge when on duty
  • Ensure a high standard of personal hygiene and grooming.
  • Ensure fire safety in the guests house at all times by adhering to all house’ fire procedures.
  • Report on activities and Tracking and reviewing key data including occupancy statistics, room inventory, and rate plans
  • Comply with the organization policies in all aspects including the security procedures.
  • Carry out any other ad hoc duties as directed by the supervisor and or all designated management.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • Completion of Secondary Education is required. A university degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the administration and management of guest house with national or international humanitarian organization is required.
  • Managerial qualities, along with good organizational and initiative taking skills
  • Good professional communication skills, including ability to provide outstanding customer services and maintain positive employee relations.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, stressful work environment
  • Ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software.

Competency Profile
Core Values (Required):

  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Core Competencies (Required):

  • Communication
  • Drive for Results
  • Working with People

Functional Competencies (Required):

  • Analyzing
  • Learning & Researching
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Following Instructions & Procedures

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

Application Closing Date
17th November, 2019 by 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.
  • Nigerian nationals only.

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