Programme Specialist, P-4
UNICEF
Borno
2d ago
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    The United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ) - For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development.

    The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

    UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

    If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

    Location : Maiduguri

    Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

    For every child,

    UNICEF Nigeria recently scaled up its integrated humanitarian response plan, and is leading humanitarian response in the education, WASH and nutrition sectors in the country, as well as the child protection sub-

    sector. We are tackling the resurgence of wild poliovirus, and are promoting health care access overall. We are also working on bringing 100 percent access to clean water and sanitation by 2030.

    We are working with partners on early childhood education initiatives and are supporting the national HIV program. In addition, UNICEF Nigeria is providing support for three critical child protection initiatives.

    Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

    How can you make a difference?

    The Health Manager reports to the Chief Field Office for general guidance and supervision.The Specialist 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.

    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.

    Education :

    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 First University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

    Experience :

    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.

    Language :

    Fluency in English is required.Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

    For every Child, you demonstrate

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

    This position is classified as rotational which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

    Job Number : 513268

    Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

    Purpose for the Job

    UNICEF is seeking an experienced and innovative monitoring specialist for its Nigeria country office. As part of the new Managing for Results section, this position will deliver results for children by implementing effective and modern monitoring of results as well as supporting effective use of data throughout the country office.

    Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Planning and Monitoring (Management for Results), accountable for the management and implementation of areas of responsibility under this post.

    The primary function of this post is to improve the innovative monitoring, collation and analysis of UNICEF programme results in the Nigeria Country Office, with particular focus on convergence and through use of technology, towards achievement of UNICEF's organizational priorities and strategies at community, LGA, state and national levels.

    The post will improve the relevance, quality, availability and use of data and contextual information on children and women throughout UNICEF and externally.

    The post will support with coordination and dissemination at country level data on key social indicators, including through presentations, MICS, DevInfo and report summaries, and promote its use in corporate planning, policy formulation, programme design, advocacy and flagship publications.

    Key Functions, Accountability and Related Duties / Tasks

    Monitoring and tracking of programme results :

    Monitor and track results at the field level through innovative processes and tools including the use of new technologies.

    Develop and implement innovative tools and methodologies for tracking results.Coordinate with partners to ensure that monitoring systems are properly designed, and that data collection and analysis from field visits are coordinated and standardised across programmes to feed into to programme performance monitoringBuild capacities within the office and field offices on the use of innovative structures, mechanisms, and tools to track results at the field level.

    Through close coordination with Chiefs of Field Offices, and ensure that field monitoring approaches and associated tools capably support advancing the results agenda for children in Nigeria.

    Collect data, monitor and analyse data, and support internal and external dissemination of results to inform NCO collaboration around key programme results, including inputs to management reports.

    Contribute to analysis of results in the context of UNICEF Nigeria CPD 2018-2022, UN coherence efforts, and readily ascertain UNICEF's contributions to supporting Nigeria achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Development of innovative ways to manage and disseminate data :

    Work with ITD / UNICEF, UN agencies, private sector, NGOs to develop and implement new and innovative ways to collect, analyse and disseminate data and results, including the use of a scorecard system at LGA and / or State level.

    Contribute to the development and implementation of innovative systems for efficient processes.Build capacities within the office and partners as appropriate for collection, analysis and dissemination of data related to children and women and programme results.

    Programme Development and Management :

    Identify critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyse country level socio-

    political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects.Draft changes to / or prepare programme work plans as required.

    Prepare program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices.

    Establishes programme work-plans, monitors compliance and provides training, support and guidance to the programme team in order to meet objectives.

    Identifies human resources requirements and on-going staff development needs.Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of programme / projects in collaboration with Government and other partners.

    Prepares relevant programme reports required for management, the Executive Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

    Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach :

    Adopt rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks.

    Formulate consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and / or evaluation of programmes and projects.

    Bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.

    Prepare and submit viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women, and recommendations on programme, new initiatives and management issues to ensure achievement of stated objectives.

    National and Local Capacity Building / Sustainability :

    Provide government authorities with technical supports and guidance to plan and organize training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.

    Ensure the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners starting with taking a strategic approach to the identification of these partners and partnerships.

    Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels :

    Conduct policy analysis from a children's and women's rights perspective and advocacy at the government, community and family levels for elevating credibility in national and international policy debates.

    Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication.

    Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration :

    Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme / project status and implementation and movement / distribution of supplies.

    Linkage to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data.Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavors and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability.

    Maintain close collaboration with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers for effective overall coordination on programmes.Plans, develops and implements sectoral programme(s) by collaborating with the government and other partners.

    Provide leadership in provision of technical advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area / country level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported by UNICEF programme and country level cooperation.

    Qualifications of the Successful Candidate

    Education :

    Advanced university degree in social sciences or a field related to the work of UNICEF.

    Work Experience :

  • At least eight years of experience at national and international levels in programme / project planning; with significant experience in data dissemination / interpretation and data analysis in the sectors of concern to UNICEF and knowledge of new technical developments and software in data dissemination;
  • and some experience in other areas of applied statistics.Professional technical expertise in data analysis and dissemination specifically related to UNICEF related indicatorsWell developed computer skills including proficiency in data dissemination software ()Proficiency in displaying data for use by government policy makers, partner organizations and general public.

    Developing country work experience is required.Exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning.Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme required.

    Language Proficiency :

    Fluency in English and a second UN language.

    Competencies of the Successful Candidate

    Core Values :

    CommitmentDiversity and inclusionIntegrity.

    Core Competencies :

    CommunicationWorking with PeopleDrive for Results.

    Core Competencies :

    Leading and SupervisingFormulating Strategies and ConceptsAnalyzingApplying Technical ExpertisePlanning and Organizing.

    Technical Knowledge :

    Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.

    Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.

  • Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly;
  • initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures.

    Has excellent leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

  • Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department. (adsbygoogle ).push( );
  • Job Number : 513274

    Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

    Job Description

    UNICEF is seeking an experienced and innovative programme specialist (field results) for its Nigeria country office.As part of the new Managing for Results section, this position will deliver results for children by implementing new monitoring approaches, including real-

    time monitoring and scorecards, to support the convergence of UNICEF’s key results areas in priority communities across Nigeria.

    Purpose of the Job

    Under the supervision of the Monitoring Specialist (Management for Results), P4, accountable for the management and implementation of areas of responsibility under this post.

    The primary function of this post is to improve the innovative implementation, monitoring and analysis of programme convergent strategies and approaches of UNICEF programme results in the Nigeria Country Office, towards achievement of UNICEF's organizational priorities community, LGA, state and national levels.

    The post will improve the relevance, quality, availability and use of data and contextual information on children and women throughout UNICEF and externally.

    The post will support with coordination and dissemination at country level data on key social indicators, including through presentations, MICS, DevInfo and report summaries, and promote its use in corporate planning, policy formulation, programme design, advocacy and flagship publications.

    Key Functions, Accountability and related Duties / Tasks

    Operationalization of programme convergent strategies and approaches at community / LGA / State level :

    Assist in operationalizing programme convergent work plans in priority field locations in coordination with and support to programme sections, field offices and partners, promoting optimal designs for each pilot location, comparability across locations, and real-

    time adjustments as required.Build capacities within the country office, field offices and amongst partners on operationalization of programme convergent strategies and approaches.

    Support appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds in relation to convergent programming. Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through transparent approach to programme monitoring.

    Contribute towards documentation of lessons learned and best practices related to programme convergent strategies and approaches.

    Monitoring, tracking, analysis and dissemination of programme convergent results :

    Put in place standard systems for coordinated monitoring, data collection and analysis across programme convergence pilot locations to feed into performance monitoring, including the use of a scorecard system at LGA and / or State level.

    Monitor, track and analyse results of programme convergence at the field level through innovative processes and tools, and provide recommendations for real-

    time adjustments as required.Build capacities within the country office, field offices and amongst partners on monitoring, analysis and dissemination of results of programme convergent strategies and approaches.

    Contribute to dissemination of programme convergent results to inform NCO collaboration around key programme results, including inputs to management reports.

    Contribute to analysis of results in the context of UNICEF Nigeria CPD 2018-2022, UN coherence efforts, and readily ascertain UNICEF's contributions to supporting Nigeria achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach :

    Adopt rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks.

    Formulate consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and / or evaluation of programmes and projects.

    Bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.

    Prepare and submit viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women, and recommendations on programme, new initiatives and management issues to ensure achievement of stated objectives.

    National and Local Capacity Building / Sustainability :

    Provide government authorities with technical supports and guidance to plan and organize training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.

    Ensure the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners starting with taking a strategic approach to the identification of these partners and partnerships.

    Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels :

    Conduct policy analysis from a children's and women's rights perspective and advocacy at the government, community and family levels for elevating credibility in national and international policy debates.

    Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication.

    Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration :

    Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme / project status and implementation and movement / distribution of supplies.

    Linkage to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data. Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavours and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability.

    Maintain close collaboration with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers for effective overall coordination on programmes.Plans, develops and implements sectoral programme(s) by collaborating with the government and other partners.

    Provide leadership in provision of technical advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area / country level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported by UNICEF programme and country level cooperation.

    Qualifications of the Successful Candidate

    Education :

    Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or a field related to the work of UNICEF.

    Work Experience :

    At least eight years of experience at national and international levels in programme / project planning in the sectors of concern to UNICEF with technical expertise in convergent programming and results based management related to UNICEF related indicators.

    Developing country work experience (for IP) Background / familiarity with Emergency.

    Language Proficiency :

    Fluency in English and a second UN language.

    Competencies of the Successful Candidate

    Core Values :

    CommitmentDiversity and InclusionIntegrity

    Core Competencies :

    CommunicationDrive for ResultWorking With People

    Functional Competencies :

    Applying Technical ExpertiseDeciding and Initiating ActionsFollowing Instructions and ProceduresLeading and SupervisingPlanning and Organizing

    Technical Knowledge :

    Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.

    Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.

  • Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly;
  • initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures.

    Has excellent leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.

    Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Note

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to applyThe successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer. on

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