United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

1) Job Title: TA Health Manager (Polio and Vaccine Management), P4

Job Number: 532575
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the direct guidance of the Senior Health Manager, Health Section, Abuja, the incumbent manages the supply, cold-chain, and logistics operations of the immunization program delivery including for Polio campaigns, services, supply and logistic, processes and systems, requiring advanced professional technical mastery and expertise in support of operations and programme objectives
  • Accountable for effective planning, procurement, distribution, monitoring and inventory management of immunization program supplies, in support of the Health Section and, among other, polio eradication.

Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities

  • 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.
  • Works with National Strategic Cold Store (NSCS), National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority Provides technical advice on specifications, supply and logistics arrangements facilitating cost-effective efficient procurement, customs clearance, inventory management and distribution of oral polio vaccine, in support of the country programme implementation
  • Ensure distribution plan has been developed based on approved intervention micro-plan and authorized vaccine  
  • Work with NEOC and states to train the Ward Focal Persons and Ward Vaccine Accountability Officers on mOPV2 vaccine accountability and management, and how to use the vaccine accountability tools
  • Follow up with implementing states to ensure availability of adequate and dedicated freezers, at state and local government area (LGA) cold stores, for storage of mOPV2 vaccines.
  • Update situation of actual kick-off for campaign as per approved micro-plan and collect information daily from the field, regarding vaccine management and accountability (specifically number of missing vials and unopened vial wastages)
  • Analyze independent reports from VSLs on vaccine management and accountability in the field. Recommend specific corrective actions for the next day campaign days
  • Document and report any event or suspicion of unauthorized vaccine usage or misuse
  • Ensure that VSLs and logisticians from other partners provide oversight of the final counting of opened and unopened vials at LGA and State level and support resident VSLs to provide evidence of destruction of mOPV2 vials, obtain copy of certificate of destruction and submit to country office.
  • He/ She deputizes Chief Polio on various forums at NPHCDA and NEOC including strategic group meeting.
  • Liaise with NEOC on submission of Form A and Vaccine Utilization Report (VUR) and analyse it before submission of VUR and copy of signed Form A to RO within 15 days of implementation. In the event of delayed submission of signed Form A from the NEOC, the CO will submit unsigned Form A.
  • Ensure preparation of all immunization vaccines status reports required for donor reports, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, appeals, etc.
  • Coordinate, plan and/or collaborate with internal (Supply& C4D) 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.

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

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) 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 / Polio eradication 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. Prior experience in vaccine management will be an added advantage.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

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
3rd August, 2020 by 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

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

2) Job Title: Real-time Monitoring Developer (International Consultant)

Job Number: 533056
Location: Abuja Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy

Background
UNICEF supports governments and partners in implementation of education programme to achieve key results for children. UNICEF measures its effectiveness of programme delivery through monitoring the progress of key indicators such as result matrices in country programme development, UN joint work plan, Sustainable Development Goals indicators, Indicators reporting key results for children, as part of donor commitments, and most recently to measure the progress on COVID-19 responses for continuing learning. This monitoring concern at least 134 indicators, from almost 12 different sources. To achieve this goal some monitoring systems are already in place for some specifics projects (GEP3, EAC), however there is a need to harmonize the monitoring in a comprehensive and flexible global system for Education Section. This system should be link to UNICEF Education Section Workplan for easy reporting at different level and also for relevant feedback to all the actors.

The Section achievements are measure from various sources and one of the most important source is EMIS data collected annually in the 36 States and FCT. However, there is not a robust harmonized online tool for this data collection across the country and to show the trends on the key statistics of Education in NIGERIA. UNICEF trough FME will support the implementation and the deployment of an Annual School Census online data collection tool and data visualization tool.

Purpose of Activity / Assignment
How can you make a difference?

  • The consultancy is to support the design and development of a harmonized monitoring platform for UNCIEF Basic Education Section, to support Federal Ministry of Education (FME), NEMIS team to finalize and deploy an efficient Annual School Census real-time data collection online tool and a data visualization platform to make available NIGERIA Education Key Statistics data for evidence-based planning. In addition a real-time monitoring system was developed to enhance monitoring data collection, evidence generation and effective tracking of progress including for value for money analysis.
  • The current real-time monitoring system has a single platform handling different datasets with similar features – mobile device-based, cloud-based, open source supported platform, 3-tier architecture and compatible to all standard databases. The system has been built around the overall architecture of UNICEF GEP3 intervention monitoring database but needs to be upgraded to accommodate additional data needs of the wider education programme including humanitarian response projects.
  • Reporting to the Education Specialist (M&E), the consultant will also be responsible for testing and making necessary adjustment to the different systems prior to their deployment for effective use. The consultant will work closely with especially GEP3, EAC team, humanitarian team UNICEF Basic Education section and FME NEMIS team. To view the TOR, please click HERE

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

  • Advanced degree in ICT, M&E, Information Management, Computer Science or related fields
  • At least 5 years professional experience with ICT, M&E or Information Management.
  • Competent in relational database design such as MS-Access or MS SQL Server with broad understanding of information management systems and technology,
  • Extensive knowledge and skills of computer programs applications, particularly in the area of database management system (e.g.: SQL programming)
  • Demonstrated experience developing innovative information technology solutions for developing countries.
  • Previous experience developing data systems for mobile devices and familiarity working with open source applications and mobile platforms.
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, to varied audiences,
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.

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:

Application Closing Date
23rd July, 2020; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).

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

3) Job Title: Driver

Job Number: 532847
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

Key Functions, Accountability And Related Duties / Tasks
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials
  • Maintenance of assigned vehicle
  • Documentation of vehicle-related information

Reliable and safe driving services for staff and officials:

  • Drives office vehicles for the transport of UN staff, officials, visitors and delivery, and collection of mail, documents and other items.
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport and may include assisting with basic visa and customs formalities arrangements when required.

Maintenance of assigned vehicle:

  • Ensures vehicle is always kept in good running condition through addressing minor repairs, making arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, water levels and car washing.

Documentation of vehicle related information:

  • Ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle; keeps track of insurance and other tax formalities.

Impact of Results:

  • The efficiency and efficacy of the support provided by the Driver ensures the safe and timely transportation of staff, officials and visitors to work assignments and the efficient maintenance of vehicles owned/rented by the office, thus supporting the efficient running of the office which in turn strengthens UNICEF’s capacity in delivering programmes for the most vulnerable women and children in that particular country.

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

  • A secondary education is required, along with a valid driver’s license and knowledge of local driving rules and regulations.
  • A minimum of two years of work experience as a driver with a safe driving record is required.
  • Experience working in an international organization, embassy or UN system, is an asset.
  • Knowledge and skills in minor vehicle repair is an asset.
  • Fluency in any of the local languages of the duty station and proficiency in English is required.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors.
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.  

Core Competencies:

  • Communication (I)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for Results (I)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (1)
  • Learning and Researching (1)
  • Planning and Organizing (1)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (1)

Application Closing Date
13th August, 2020 at 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

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

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