Career Opportunities at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: International Consultant – Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM)

Job No: 550620
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract type: Consultancy
Categories: Child Protection
Level: Consultancy

Responsibilities
The Contractor recruited to carry out this assignment will undertake the following responsibilities under the supervision of Child Protection Manager:

Support to Program / Project Development and Planning:

  • Support the preparation/design and conduct/update of the MRM component of the child protection program situation analysis through accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely preparation r finalization of sectoral input.
  • Participate in strategic program discussion on the planning of child protection programs/projects. Provide quality inputs in the formulation of country program documents and plans of actions relating to Child Protection Program.
  • Take primary responsibility for the development of the MRM work plan, and the preparation of timely and quality MRM-related reports for the Country Taskforce on MRM.
  • Strengthening legislative and institutional frameworks to protect children vulnerable and exposed to violence, abuse and exploitation.
  • Strengthening capacities of government and key stakeholders, including social welfare and justice services that prevent and respond to violence against children.
  • Supporting the development, coordination and implementation of an inter-sectoral national social norms change strategy to end violence against children including child marriage, FGM/C and other harmful traditional practices.
  • Strengthening the birth registration system to scale up the registration of children under age five years, with focus on children under one.
  • Ensuring children in humanitarian situations have timely and sustained access to quality preventive and responsive child protection services.

Program Management, Monitoring and Delivery of Results:

  • 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 for the assigned sector in child protection programs.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual 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 through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

Technical and Operational Support to Program Implementation:

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners/donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF MRM guidelines and the implementation of Action Plans signed by Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), as well as policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on child protection and related issues to support program management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Arrange/coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely/appropriate support throughout the programming/projects process.
  • Participate in child protection program meetings including program development and contingency planning discussions on emergency preparedness in the country or other locations designated to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Prepare and timely provide inputs to quarterly reports (GHN), country report on Children and Armed Conflict in Nigeria, and contribution to the SG Annual Report to the Office of the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict.
  • Ensure capacity building of identified partners and UNICEF MRM team to increase coverage, participants, reports cases of grave child rights violations and to strengthen the analysis of trends and response to children victims by remote and country mission technical supervision, support and coaching as needed.
  • Ensure the link between monitoring and reporting activities and programmatic response to children victims of violations by liaising with protection and child protection working groups for appropriate referral of cases.
  • Provide inputs to UNICEF strategic sectoral programmatic documents and proposals and reports to donors related to MRM.
  • On a monthly basis, all MRM cases documented in concerned cross-border Cos and by relevant CTF agencies are compiled, reviewed (ensuring credibility, reliability and verification of all cases), finalized and uploaded on the MRM database.
  • Ensure quality CPiE programming, in particular on CAAFAG, in line with established standards, guidelines and procedures, through technical leadership to CO.

Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in child protection.
  • Participate in the meetings related to children in emergency, including the MRM Working Group and the Country Taskforce on MRM, and any other relevant inter-agency working groups relevant to the MRM agenda in Nigeria.
  • Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve MRM data collection, reporting and analysis. Conduct field visits to monitor programs and collect information as appropriate. Conduct periodic program reviews with Government counterparts and other partners.
  • Collaborate in the preparation of communication and information materials to support efforts to prevent grave violations against children, including the involvement of children in armed conflict.
  • Collaborate with other Programs to ensure linkages between MRM and other sectors.

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:

  • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best practices in child protection management and information systems. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results in child protection and related programs/projects.

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

  • An Advanced University Degree in international Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law or other Social Science field is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection and/other related areas at the international level some of which preferably were served in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in child protection and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset. Relevant experience in program development in MRM in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Experience working in the UN system agency or UN 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).

Application Closing Date
5th May, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Child Protection Specialist (Harmful Practices)

Job no: 550356
Location: Akure, Ondo
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-3
Categories: Child Protection

Job Description

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  • The Child Protection Specialist (Harmful Practices) will serve under the direct supervision of the Chief of Field Office in Akure.
  • This function will work within the context of supporting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, UNICEF Strategic Plan, UNICEF Gender Action Plan, UNICEF Child Protection Strategy and the Country Programme (or UNDAF).
  • The incumbent will lead the planning processes, develop partnerships and technical guidance to support the Prevention of Harmful Practices portfolio (with a focus on Female Genital Mutilation), In collaboration with UNICEF sections (in particular the Gender, innovation, external communication and C4D Sections), external partners and UN agencies (particularly UNFPA) the incumbent will provide implementation of child protection programmes in focus states under the Akure Field Office in order to enhance child protection systems.
  • The Child Protection Specialist (field office) will work closely with the Child Protection Specialist ((Harmful Practices), Gender, C4D, Education, Social Protection and Health Sections to ensure that the aims and approaches to end harmful practices are effectively considered and coherently integrated into appropriate work streams.

How can you make a difference?:

  • The Child Protection Specialist reports to the Chief of field Office for general supervision and operational guidance and to the Chief, Child Protection and Child Protection Manager for technical implementation of the programme.
  • The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) as it relates to System Strengthening and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme with a particular focus on the UNFPA-UNICEF joint programme on FGM.
  • H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and wellbeing as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.
  • The Specialist contributes to the achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities

  • Support child protection system programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results on harmful practices
  • Technical and operational support to harmful practices programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building on harmful practices
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Competencies and Level of Proficiency required (based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles)
Core Values:

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  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core Competences:

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional Competences:

  • Analyzing (3)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (2)
  • Applying technical expertise (3)

Recruitment Qualifications
Education:

  • An Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law, or another relevant Social Science field as it relates to harmful practices and gender issues

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in Social Development Planning and Management in child protection gender related areas is required.
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience with demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led evidence-based programming on child protection, gender, social norms or harmful practices, with a cross-sectoral and adolescent girl focus.
  • Experience working on community engagement programmes is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection and gender related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Experience in research and analysis, and especially monitoring and evaluation on gender, adolescents and harmful practices.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered as an added advantage

Language Requirement:

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

Application Closing Date
5th May, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Health Specialist (Health Financing)

Job No.: 550353
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration: 364 days
Level: P-4
Categories: Health
Supervisor: Health Manager PHC Systems Strengthening

Purpose for the Job

  • The government of Nigeria has renewed its commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage and adopted Primary Health Care as a main pillar for its action to achieve its UHC goals. Optimal Public Financial Management is a strong prerequisite for rational use of scarce resources.
  • The Health Specialist (Health Financing) will provide support to UNICEF Nigeria CO, Health Section, in the area of health financing.
  • This includes fiscal space analysis, costing of interventions, health planning and budgeting including supply chain, health insurance, and reform of public financial management systems for the health sector at both national and sub-national level.
  • The ultimate objective is to contribute to health system strengthening (HSS) to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with a focus on Primary Health Care and Routine Immunization.
  • The Health Financing Specialist is expected to develop close collaboration with other key partners at federal and State level, including the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning
  • Ministry of Health; National Primary Health Care Development Agency; other UN agencies and International Financial Institutions. Additionally, the Health Financing Specialist will work closely with the UNICEF Nigeria CO Social Policy section on assessing design and implementation of health insurance schemes at community and state level.
  • The ultimate objective of UNICEF’s work in health financing is to influence the size, composition, equity, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of health spending at national and subnational level.

Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities
Data Driven Health Financing and Spending:

  • Prepare timely health system, economic and financing analysis for PHC (including equity , cost effectiveness, and public health expenditure analysis) to empower UNICEF Nigeria with evidence for national dialogue in improving efficiency in health spending
  • Support and guide UNICEF Nigeria on the analysis of health financing functions at subnational level with a focus on Immunization and Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) services without financial hardship
  • Prepare data-driven situational analyses of health care financing in support of monitoring health sector performance, including general financing indicators, Sustainable Development Goals and UHC/PHC/Immunization/RMNCAH indicators.
  • Lead the development of the SDG-3 investment case on PHC interventions including community level to reduce maternal mortality and improve child health outcomes, including expanding routine immunization and reducing zero-dose children.
  • Undertake health sector budget analysis to inform UNICEF’s advocacy and technical assistance to federal and state Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning, and Ministry of Health and federal agencies.
  • Work with Social Policy in the analysis and understanding of the underlying economic determinants of health to develop and implement policies and programmes that enhance health equity and integrate pro-poor, gender-responsive, and human rights-based approaches, including assessing the design and implementation of health insurance schemes.
  • Facilitate the analysis of social and economic trends and health financing information with a focus on implications on fiscal space for PHC services, including immunization, and support engagement for policy dialogue and formulation
  • Advocate for and support efforts to leverage and prioritize resources for sustainable health system strengthening and Primary Health Care, including sustained routine immunization
  • Provide technical support in the design, implementation and monitoring of innovative health financing initiatives to ensure sustainable and equitable financing and Universal Health Coverage, in collaboration with global health initiatives (GAVI, GF), and development banks (WB, ADB), among others.

Improving Use of Health Sector Public Financial Resources:

  • Provide technical assistance to government ministries and entities in developing health financing strategies, including advice on the right strategic purchasing and provider payment mechanisms
  • Participate in and provide technical inputs to the national and sub-national Public Finance Management (PFM) discussions, with a focus on increasing transparency and accountability at federal and sub-national level
  • Provide support to Ministry of Health and other federal agencies on budget planning & preparation, pooling, and procurement
  • Work with sector colleagues to build capacity to undertake costing and cost effectiveness analysis on priority interventions to help inform policy decisions on child-focused investments.
  • Carry out analyses on fiscal space, out-of-pocket spending, benefit incidence, or a national health accounts exercise
  • Undertake and build capacity of health sector partners for improved monitoring and tracking of public expenditure to support transparency, accountability and effective financial flows for essential health service delivery, including through support to subnational and district level planning, budgeting and public financial management as well as facilitating community participation.
  • Support health sector financial reporting and accountability at national and subnational level.
  • Support the Government to regularly monitor and measure the equity, efficiency, and effectiveness of health expenditures.

Advocacy, Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders, as well as global partners, allies, donors, and academia for active networking, advocacy and effective communication to improve health planning, budgeting and financial flows at federal and sub-national level.
  • Prepare communication and information materials to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances, and support national efforts on fundraising for health programmes (PHC and UHC including immunization)).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency discussions and planning on health-related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on PFM related discussions; and on UNSDCF planning and preparation of health financing programmes/projects.
  • Support compelling use of finance data and evidence in advocacy materials and campaigns, including designing visually attractive infographics and data analysis on health planning, budgeting, and expenditures
  • Collaborate with WHO, World Bank, other UN agencies and implementing partners to support country-level technical assistance on public financing: costing, financial and fiscal space analysis, budgeting and design of financing mechanisms to benefit children and women
  • Advocate, during strategic discussions with Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning, and Health and other key decision makers and stakeholders to influence agenda setting in favor of health and wellbeing of children, women and young people.

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:

  • Design and implement in-country studies to evaluate the cost of specific health interventions and programmes
  • Document and disseminate lessons learned from national efforts in strengthening health systems and expanding health coverage for UHC with a focus on PHC and routine immunization, and to improve partnerships for sustainable health systems strengthening
  • Produce high quality written reports and presentations, including technical documents, project status reports, policy briefs, and publications for conferences and journals
  • Develop and implement country-specific national capacity building strategies in the area of health financing
  • Provide technical leadership and coordination of relevant operational research, thus contributing to the knowledge base in health systems
  • Disseminate relevant academic research findings, publications, presentations and reports.

Impact of Results:

  • The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Health Specialist to programme preparation, planning and implementation facilitates the delivery of concrete and sustainable results that directly impact the improvement of the health and wellbeing of the most marginalized and vulnerable children and women in the country.
  • This in turn contributes to maintaining and enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to continue to provide programme services to protect the rights of children, and to promote greater social equality to enable them to survive, develop and reach their full potential in society.

Experience and Qualifications
Education:

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in Health Economics, Health Financing or Public Financial Management or a closely related field 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
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in a public finance or economic development role within the national/international health sector
  • Prior experience developing costing/using costing tools (OneHealth Tool, CHPCT, EQUIST) is an asset
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated knowledge of and professional experience in at least two of the following areas: Public Financial Management in health, health economic analysis (especially cost analysis), strengthening public health financing and governance, Health Systems Strengthening applications and programmes.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization, or in a global health initiative (TGF, GAVI, GFF) or development bank is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Competencies and Level of Proficiency Required (Based on UNICEF Competency Profiles)
Core Values:

  • Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (II)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (II)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (II)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (II)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (II)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (II)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (II)

Application Closing Date
5th May, 2022 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Supply and Procurement Associate

Job no: 550348
Location: Abuja
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Level: G-6
Categories: Supply Management

For Every Child, a Champion

  • The Supply & Procurement Associate impact is founded on the provision of input into the design and development of improved services, systems and delivery processes
  • The impact directly affects the quality and timeliness of the delivery of a range of different specialized services for which the unit is accountable.
  • Working with a high degree of operational independence, Associates are accountable for the achievement of overall service delivery results to clients.

How can you ake a Difference?
Planning:

  • In consultation with supervisor, provide input to the Country Programme Action Planning and advise on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Participate in the forecasting, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of products and services.
  • Support supply emergency preparedness and response activities including establishment of Long Term Arrangements (LTAs), Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, and pre-positioning of stock.

Procurement / Contracting:

  • Provide input to and advice on the annual supply plan. Conduct data review and analysis for category management and development of procurement strategies. Conduct market research in relevant areas for UNICEF and advice on best approaches to obtain best value for money and sustainable procurement. Support product innovation and market shaping initiatives for specific categories of supplies and services.
  • Liaise with clients in planning procurement and contracting initiatives, supporting development of appropriate specifications, terms of reference, and timelines. Take into account opportunities to strengthen sustainability of supply chains.
  • Ensure establishment of LongTerm Arrangements (LTAs) and act on specific procurement requisitions as might be required.
  • Prepare and process Request for Quotations (RFQs), Invitations to Bid (ITBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), as might be requested by the Supervisor.
  • Organize bid openings,and conduct technical and financial analysis of offers as might be required. Conduct clarifications and negotiations with suppliers. Maintain highest level of integrity, ethical standards and accountability in the procurement of goods, contracting of services and construction work.
  • Prepare requests for award including submissions to Contract Review Committee. Prepare purchase orders and contracts in SAP (ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning system), and submit for relevant approvals, ensuring completeness of documentation in UNICEF systems.
  • Keep stakeholders/partners informed on the progress. Liaise with suppliers, ensuring timely follow-up on delivery schedules Implement appropriate vendor management practices e.g. supply performance reviews.
  • Ensure appropriate filing of procurement cases and maintain up to date records for future reference including for audit.
  • Identify needs for contracting of logistics third party services (e.g. customs clearance, warehousing, transport, distribution) and manage contracting of such service providers including establishment of KPIs and performance monitoring mechanisms.

Other Duties / Responsibilities:

  • In cases where the incumbent has managerial responsibility of lower level GS staff, the incumbent will ensure timely and effective performance management of staff, providing practical advice and guidance to ensure individual and team objectives are met.
  • In collaboration with supervisor, Supply Division, Regional Office and the global supply community, provide input to help ensure knowledge exchange and learning is prioritized to continuously build capacity of individuals and the team. Develop and facilitate training of newcomers, establish processes or manuals to support effective workflows

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: A university degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Contract/commercial law or another relevant technical field in combination with qualifying experience.
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant administrative experience in supply chain management or a commercial context is required. Understanding of development and emergency /humanitarian work is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Technical Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of a range of specialized topics, including the relevant supply chain policies, partnership mechanisms, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to establish priorities and plan his/her own work and plan, coordinate and monitor the work of those under his/her supervision.
  • High level of proficiency or skill is required in the interpretation and application of specialized rules and regulations to the circumstances of complex individual cases.
  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other UNICEF office tools.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the relevant supply chain processes and ability to consistently apply relevant policies, procedures and good practices in the daily work. Good judgement in order to handle complex cases including considerations for exceptions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, suppliers and colleagues and gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor.
  • Ability to use supply related modules within UNICEF ERP system.
  • Ability to draft clear and concise reports or rationale for supply related decisions on key issues.

For every Child, you Demonstrate

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
  • The UNICEF competencies required for this post are on this link here.

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

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

 

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Job No.: 550285
Location: Sokoto, Nigeria
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: G-5
Categories: Administration

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for executing a broad variety of routine tasks and some specialized for the respective section, requiring a thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes, and policies.

Responsibilities
Fleet Management:

  • Maintain departmental compliance with UNICEF policies and procedures.
  • Ensure departmental adherence to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Reconciliation of mileage and fueling of official vehicles
  • Maintenance of all relevant records.
  • Direct supervision of Drivers.
  • Schedule, route, maintain and track transport vehicles.

Procurement:

  • Guide managers in the process of PCA/SSAs in line with the policies and guidance issued by FRG, supply division, and DHR.
  • Facilitate the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners that provide a service to the section. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TORs in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Maintains up-to-date vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters.

Calendar / Meetings / Correspondence Management:

  • Maintains office calendar and arranges meetings
  • Takes minutes of meetings, ensuring accuracy, attention to detail and coherence.

Events / Logistics:

  • Supports capacity development activities and conferences by making logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers, and hosts.
  • Arranges times through liaising with participants over availability.
  • Liaises with budget focal points and section over costs and needs.
  • Prepares background materials for participants and uploads cleared materials on the intranet.
  • Prepares and maintains agendas on meetings and events related to the workgroup commitments.

Travel:

  • Provides travel assistance to staff members in the section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Liaises with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets on travel costs and maintain travel plan and budgetary control records.
  • Monitors travel certification and report back to the team.

Invoice Processing:

  • Responsible for collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and thereafter processing in VISION.
  • Uploads electronic files and verifies results to destination system.
  • Responds to client transaction status and other inquiries.

Supplies / Equipment:

  • Supports management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating the inventory of items.

Attendance:

  • Maintains and updates a system that monitors the absence of staff.

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

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • Training and experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other UNICEF software such as SharePoint; Vision as well as knowledge of integrated management information systems required.
  • Thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative policies and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritizing skills and abilities.
  • 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 backgrounds.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals and to provide guidance to more junior support staff
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Core Values:

  • Care; Respect; Integrity; Trust; Accountability.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1); Works Collaboratively with others (1); Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1); Innovates and Embraces Change (1); Thinks and Acts Strategically (1); Drive to achieve impactful results (1); Manages ambiguity and complexity (1).

Functional Competencies:

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

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2022 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

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

Click here for more information

Important Information and Notice

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Qualified Female Candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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