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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1) Job Title: FT Health Manager, P4

Job Number: 528258
Location: Kano, Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Job Description
For every child:

  • The Health Manager reports to the Chief of Field Office for general guidance and supervision. The Manager is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of the health (gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development) program/s within the country program and providing technical guidance and operational support throughout the programming process to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Job Responsibilities
How can you make a difference?

Program development and planning:

  • Plan and provide technical support/guidance to the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis to establish a comprehensive/updated strategic plan for development, design and management of health related programs. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Prepare, coordinate and/or supervise the formulation of health program recommendation and related documentations as a component of the Country Program establishing clear program goals, objectives, strategies and results based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).
  • Ensure alignment of sectoral program with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Program and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Consult and collaborate with internal and external colleagues and partners to provide technical and operational support on program planning, management and implementation and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other UNICEF sectors throughout all stages of programming processes.

Program management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Coordinate, plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in health programs.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programs/projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Plan, monitor certify disbursements and control the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures, donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare mandated and key program/project reports for donors and other partners to keep them informed program progress.

Advisory services and technical support:

  • Collaborate/consult with key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on policies, strategies and best practices and approaches on health and related issues to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Participate in program strategic discussions/planning to provide technical advice/contribute policy discussions and agenda setting to promote health and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness and maternal, neonatal and child survival and development.
  • Prepare policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives program development and contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated.

Advocacy, networking and partnership building:

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and/or promote cooperation and alliances to achieve program goals on children rights and social justice/equity.
  • Prepare communication and information materials to highlight program goals, achievements and/or needs to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for health programs (maternal, neonatal and child survival and development).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on health and related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting. Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues UNDAF planning and preparation of health programs/projects.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Promote critical thinking and innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable health programs/projects initiatives.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best and cutting edge practices in health management and information systems. Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
  • Lead/plan/implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health related programs/projects.

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

  • An Advanced University Degree in Public Health/Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or management, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-medical, Health Education, Epidemiology or other Health related Sciences is required.
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional 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

14th December, 2019. (GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

2) Job Title: Human Resources Associate

Job Number: 528065
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Temporary Appointment
Level G-6,
Duration: 364 days renewable (for Nigerian nationals only)


  • Under the close supervision and guidance of the Human Resources Specialist the Human Resources Associate provides administrative, procedural and operational support and assistance to the efficient implementation of a broad range of Human Resources functions for all categories of staff in the field office, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF HR rules and regulations.

Key Duties/Responsibilities
Support to Business Partnering:

  • Support the business partners in developing initiatives to encourage employee well-being and employee recognition schemes
  • Support the management of change processes by advising clientele on changes to HR processes under the guidance of HR Business Partner
  • Support the business partners in assisting clientele in using HR systems such as talent management, agora and achieve.

Support in processing of Entitlement and Benefits:

  • In consultation with supervisor, analyze, research, verify, and compile data and information on cases that do not conform to UN or UNICEF’s HR Rules & Regulations, to support consistent and equitable application of decisions and implementation of agreed upon action.
  • In consultation with supervisor, analyze, research and verify information for the purpose of responding to staff queries on areas related to benefits and entitlements
  • Initiates the processing of a wide range of personnel actions in accordance with UNICEF rules and regulations, by ensuring all relevant forms and actions are completed by staff and forwarded to the GSSC.
  • Maintains and prepares all personnel-related records and files, ensuring all information on each staff member is up-to-date and accurate.

Support in Recruitment and Placement:

  • Prepares and circulates internal and external advertisements.
  • Liaises with candidates in the various stages of the recruitment process.
  • Prepares formal acknowledgement, offer and regret letters.
  • Initiates and follows up on reference checks and academic verifications, and ensuring the completion of other background checks.
  • Monitors life-cycle of recruitment process to update supervisor as necessary.

Support in Organization Design and Job Classification:

  • Participates in the review of GS positions specific JDs, ensuring effective application of ICSC methodology.
  • Drafts and edits job descriptions to be submitted for classification for review by supervisor.
  • Follows up and liaises with HQ and RO over status of requests to ensure timely completion.
  • Prepares documents to be submitted for classification to RO and NYHQ, ensuring completeness of documentation
  • Monitors life-cycle of all job classification requests to facilitate recruitment and organization planning.
  • Compiles and analyses information and statistics related to posts and staff for reports on staffing trends.
  • Analyze, research, verify, and compile data which facilitates preparation of workforce planning reports for supervisor to review against benchmarks i.e. Gender and geographical balance and other recruitment related key performance indicators.

Support in Learning & Capacity Development:

  • In consultation with supervisor, researches and analyses data and information to help identify training needs within his/her office for the development of learning plans and other targeted training interventions.
  • In consultation with supervisor, researches, analyzes, verifies, and compiles information on external training courses available and educational institutions to help supervisor decide on learning programmes that address learning gaps in his/her country office.
  • Assists team in organizing and conducting courses, workshops and events by participating in exercises which aim to build capacity of stakeholders.
  • Develops and processes contracts for institutions providing training and courses, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations.
  • Assists team in organizing and conducting courses, workshops and events by preparing and organizing distribution of materials for participants, ensuring availability of training venues and required equipment and supplies, while providing logistical and secretarial support at workshops and events as necessary.
  • Tracks the performance management cycle processes, ensuring the timely distribution and enhancing the timely completion and return of appraisals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the functions of the post.
  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience of which at least two years in human resources support functions.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local language at the duty station is considered 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….
Core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing
  • Learning & Researching
  • Planning and organizing
  • Following Instructions and Procedures

View our competency framework at:

Application Closing Date
30th November, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

3) Job Title: Programme Officer (Generation Unlimited)
Job Number: 528008
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

While in many ways young people today live in a world of unlimited potential, mass connectivity, enhanced mobility and unprecedented technological progress, too many children and young people in Nigeria are being left behind. A changing global economy is putting an onus on them to acquire skills aligned with dynamic labour needs at a time when the education system is struggling to deliver better learning outcomes for young people. The skills needed in the workforce are also in transition. Digitalization, technological change and automation make many jobs vulnerable while also creating new opportunities for young people with adaptable knowledge and skills. As young people face these realities, we are also learning more about the critical importance of the adolescent years, which shape a range of outcomes and skills formation-from brain development to psychosocial skills and executive function. For adolescents and young people, empowerment and the opportunity to have their voices heard and participate in the decisions that affect their lives are particularly important for their well-being. When young people are prepared, and empowered, they can use their energy, creativity and talent to turn an uncertain landscape into a world of opportunity-for themselves and us all.

Generation Unlimited is a new partnership platform established to help adolescents and young people succeed. Generation Unlimited’s goal is to make sure that every young person aged 10-24 is in some form of school, learning, training or employment by 2030. It brings together public and private partners and young people-to identify and scale solutions, unlock investments and empower all young people to play a positive role in their societies. It unleashes the voices of young people, creates synergies between major global actors and accelerates momentum towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Generation Unlimited focuses on adolescent girls and boys, young men and women and all young people, especially those in the greatest danger of being left behind-girls, the poor, young people with disabilities, young people on the move, and young people affected by conflict and natural disasters. Generation Unlimited is dedicated to taking urgent action today so young people have the support they need to assume leadership roles tomorrow.

Generation Unlimited focuses on identifying, co-creating and supporting solutions that have the potential to deliver results at scale for young people, especially those in the greatest danger of being left behind. To have maximum impact, Generation Unlimited will focus on three priorities:

Secondary-age education:

  • Adolescent girls and boys need support, so they can complete primary and secondary education with meaningful learning outcomes.
  • This support should include accredited and flexible learning opportunities for those who cannot attend regular school.
  • Efforts need to begin with the most disadvantaged such as adolescent girls, adolescents from poor households, adolescents with disabilities and adolescents who live in conflict situations or who are on the move.

Skills for learning, employability and decent work:

  • Young people, especially young women, should have access to opportunities to develop skills for learning, employability and active citizenship.
  • They also need support as they transition from education to work. Examples of support include apprenticeships and internships. They will need digital and technological skills for the workforce of the future and for emerging economies.

Empowerment, with a focus on girls:

  • Adolescent girls, boys and other young people need support to understand their rights and build their own assets and agency to make life choices.
  • This includes opportunities to civically engage, including digitally, and to voice their opinions on issues that affect them. When they start at a disadvantage, girls need extra support to build lifelong assets like networks, capital, knowledge, skills and self-belief.

How can you make a difference?

  • Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist, the incumbent will support UNICEF’s catalytic role in the development of Generation Unlimited in Nigeria, will also support in defining priorities that resonate with young Nigerians and building a coalition of contributing stakeholders (including UNICEF) based on their respective comparative advantage.

Key Expected Results:

  • Support the design and implementation of Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge using a dynamic model that brings together young Nigerians to design innovative new solutions to support education, employment and empowerment issues with the potential for scale and attract private sector investments;
  • Support the establishment of a high-level National Generation Unlimited coordinating body with a strong youth engagement and civic participation strategy comprised of influential young Nigerians including celebrities, philanthropists and youth experts to ensure the design, implementation, social accountability and the strategic alignment and coordination around Generation Unlimited objectives alongside exploring linkages with the African Union and their 10 million by 2021 initiative;
  • Support the development of GenU Nigeria blueprint and roll-out strategy with an operational plan to reflect priorities of young Nigerians aged 10-24 which will prepare every young person to become productive and an engaged citizen by being in some form of school, learning, training or employment by 2030;
  • Support the process of building partnerships between national and local youth organizations to draw on collective expertise, planning and investment to support young people’s meaningful participation, communication and advocacy (e.g. through dialogues, workshops and conferences) equipping them as problem-solvers & engaged members of society, helping to create a better world;
  • Support the mapping, diagnostic and landscape analysis process plus national programme design to understand with absolute clarity the existing landscape as it pertains to school-to-work transitions, career counselling, and youth engagement to better strengthen the feedback loop between employers, education systems and young people;
  • Support the stakeholder engagement process with development partners, government, specialized agencies, foundations, NGOs and private sector alongside young people engagement to contribute to Generation Unlimited Nigeria based on their respective comparative advantage to expand opportunities for the empowerment and meaningful engagement of adolescents and young people and identify innovative, cutting-edge solutions for and with young people that are ready to be taken to scale;
  • Support mobilization and leverage resources and strategic partnerships to integrate key components of the Generation Unlimited initiative into existing strategies, programmes and frameworks.

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

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Education or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience, at the national and international working with children and marginalized youth in the global south, including on adolescent/youth/community engagement and innovation.
  • Specialized training in areas such as gender, diversity, community leadership and engagement, entrepreneurship, innovation and social behavioural change is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, public speaking, presentation, writing, critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Previous experience in Africa is essential.
  • Experience in working with teams.
  • Good computer skills with software proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Office Suit (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote).

Core Values (Required):

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

 Core competencies (Required):

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

Functional Competencies (Required):

  • Planning and Organizing [II]
  • Formulating Strategies and Concept [I]
  • Relating and Networking [I]

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
3rd December, 2019 by 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

4) Job Title: Nutrition Officer (Information Management) , NO-2

Job Number: 527930
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks
The information management officer will be responsible for the delivery of the core functions below:

Information Management:

  • Support complete, quality and timely reporting on the project based on agreed monitoring frameworks.
  • Work with field office to have a well-prioritized plan of information management activities
  • Provide support in reviewing documents, preparing survey protocols and adopting standardized approaches and tools for nutrition/CBT programming
  • Maintain information databases and general project IM tools including consolidation, analysis and report/disseminate of data collected throughout various assessments
  • Assess trends and measures outcomes relating to achievement of project targets to support evidence-based programming.
  • As and when needed, coordinate and plan for meetings, develop agenda, document minutes and share action points with all relevant persons.
  • Support other IMOs in the section to compile, clean and analyse nutrition/CBT data including Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), Vitamin A supplementation, Infant and Young Child Feeding Practice (IYCFP), Micronutrients etc.

FIT Surveillance System:

  • Takes lead in operationalization of the FIT surveillance protocol.
  • Under the leadership of the Chief of Nutrition and in partnership with other IMOs (in nutrition and other sectors/sections) and relevant colleagues, review the protocol, data collection templates, reporting tools and reporting dashboards to adapt to changing needs
  • With the support of the Borno Field Office Surveillance IMO, effectively and efficiently manage the FIT surveillance team
  • Manage the data management process for FIT surveillance system ensuring that timely and quality surveillance data is available according to the protocol
  • Ensures that timely and accurate information from the FIT surveillance system is displayed on the web-based platform and shared with all sector partners to support planning and response.
  • Preparation of survey reports and newsletters and share findings with partners for improved action in nutrition.
  • Prepare briefs and presentations as and when needed for decision making and prioritization of nutrition interventions.

Project Performance Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Support the preparation of quarterly, annual and adhoc reports and newsletters and share findings with stakeholders for informed decision making on the project and the humanitarian nutrition situation.
  • Conduct field visits to project target areas to monitor the quality of data collection and reporting and provide supportive supervision as and when needed.
  • Provide support to the Shani and Nangere pilot evaluation and documentation
  • Support resource mobilization activities for the nutrition section
  • Provide any other relevant support as requested by the Chief of Nutrition.


  • A First University Degree (Bachelor’s) in Public Health, Epidemiology, Information Systems/Information Management, Statistics/Mathematics, Data Management or related field is required
  • Advanced University Degree (M.Sc/Ph.D) in the mentioned fields is highly desirable.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in Public Health, Public Policy, Nutrition, Information/Knowledge/Data Management or related field in developing country context.
  • Experience in results-based management especially in developing and reporting on log frames.
  • Experience in data collection, with extensive experience, compiling and analysing quantitative data and producing relevant graphical representations of analysed data.
  • Proven experience in synthesizing relevant information and developing reports on time against set deadlines for the dissemination of key findings to technical and non-technical audiences.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in written and oral English is required; fluency in another UN working language is an asset
  • Fluency in Hausa and/or Kanuri is desirable

Technical Competencies:

  • Ability to synthesize information from different sources into a coherent document
  • Professional technical knowledge in data management
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint etc.)
  • Experience in survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and skills to use different software to manage data properly such as EpiData, EpiInfo, STATA, ENA, SPSS, R
  • Current knowledge of the latest developments and technology in the field.
  • Detail-oriented ability to work at a fast pace and meet deadlines
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple tasks and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Leadership and ability to work with people.
  • Strong drive for result
  • Strong and effective communication and writing skills.

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
2nd December, 2019 by 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

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


  • 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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