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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – In September 2014 UNICEF started implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) financed by the European Union (EU). The programme will assist the Nigerian Government (Federal level), three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.

We the UNICEF Nigeria are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Chief of Communication, P-5
Job Number: 509755
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

How Can You Make A Difference?

  • Accountable for developing, managing, coordinating, networking, implementing and monitoring an advocacy and communication strategy and associated products and activities on a regular and on-going basis with public audiences, with the objective of promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights, and support for UNICEF’s mission, priorities and programmes in the country office and at a global level and those of the UN Country Team.
  • Advice on the articulation of policies and strategies, with an emphasis on those that promote gender equality and equity.
  • Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and end results.

Communication Strategy:

  • Ensure that the Country Office has a clear communication strategy and associated work plan to support the country programme objectives and get children’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.
  • Develop, maintain and update the country advocacy and communication strategy and associated work plan. Strategy and work plan include an environmental and stakeholder assessment; objectives; target audiences, messages and media mix; resources; specific actions, activities and products; monitoring and evaluation of impact, success and opportunity for improvement; ongoing refinement of the strategy.
  • Draw on extensive strategy development experience and ensure optimum leverage and impact of communication activities on programme, policy and advocacy activities. UNICEF’s rights- and results-based programming approach is appropriately reflected in the communication strategy, work plan and products. Strategy and work plan incorporate and reflect key programme priorities and processes.
  • Ensure adequate and ongoing assessment of trends, social and political change and public interest. Factor these environmental variables back into communication strategy and refining its execution.
  • Maintain close coordination with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall collaboration in communication strategy.

Media Relations:

  • Ensure that the Country Office has a well-managed country communication team that maintains and continually develops a contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNICEF’s cooperation to a wider audience. New ways are identified to increase positive exposure and leverage that prominence for new opportunities for UNICEF.
  • Manage a country communication team that effectively executes a proactive and comprehensive media relations work plan encompassing the elements noted below.
  • Promote a better understanding of, respect and support for children’s and women’s rights and issues by carrying out media, information and education activities in support of UNICEF-assisted development programmes or humanitarian efforts in the country.
  • Develop, maintain and update media relations contact list/database. Develop, maintain and grow partnerships with key media outlets/organizations for local and global use. Seek new ways to increase positive exposure and leverage that prominence for new opportunities for UNICEF.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of communicating with media contacts, including press conferences and events, issuing of media materials etc.
  • Ensure rapid and accurate information dissemination to the media, National Committees, NGOs, the field and other appropriate audiences.
  • Identify, develop, distribute and evaluate variety of media materials in multiple, appropriate formats. Ensure or enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of country specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages transmitted to the press, partners, public and other audiences.
  • Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials and share results and findings with regional and HQ communication colleagues.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.

Communication, Networking and Partnerships:

  • Manage a country communication team to ensure that the Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and for a, whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives of the communication strategy. Network is developed, strengthened and maintained with the UN Country Team, UN communication counterparts and high-level counterparts in key partner organizations.
  • Manage a country communication team that effectively executes a proactive and comprehensive networking and partnerships strategy encompassing the elements noted below.
  • Develop, maintain and update partners contact list/database. Develop, maintain and grow partnerships with organizations for local and global use. Identify among the partners a handful of organizations whose reach extends beyond national borders and co-ordinate closely with DOC and the regional office in extending their impact and use beyond national borders.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of working collaboratively with partners, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing etc.
  • Ensure or enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of country-specific communication materials, activities, processes and messages shared with partners.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to information, supplies and equipment and through knowledge sharing.
  • Monitor and evaluate results and effectiveness of working with partners and share results and findings with regional and HQ communication colleagues.
  • UNICEF to be a reliable partner in national programme planning and development, pursuing gender mainstreaming and principles of gender equity.

Celebrities and Special Events:

  • Ensure that the Country Office has a well-managed national celebrity relations programme with a well maintained and continually developed contact list of appropriate, nationally-known personalities who have been identified, engaged and support UNICEF’s efforts and who actively participate in special events and activities that support country programme goals. Among these high-profile individuals a handful are identified whose recognition level extends beyond national borders and co-ordinate closely with DOC and the regional office in extending their impact and use beyond national borders.
  • Manage a country communication team that effectively develops, maintains and updates celebrities contact list/database.
  • In close co-ordination with DOC’s celebrity relations staff, identify, develop, maintain and grow relationships with personalities with reach beyond national boundaries for local and global use.
  • Establish, document, review and refine process of working with celebrities, including special events, media opportunities, field trips etc.
  • Participate in global advocacy activities by planning visits of Goodwill Ambassadors, National Committee representatives, Executive Board members etc. including preparing information materials (e.g., press releases, programme summaries, country fact sheets and media kits), and necessary logistic arrangements. Apply country communication resources to highlight the achievements of the country programme. Maintain close collaboration with Regional Communication Advisers and HQ Communication Officers for effective overall coordination.
  • Monitor and evaluate results and effectiveness of working with celebrities and share results and findings with regional and HQ communication colleagues.

Global Priorities and Campaigns:

  • In addition to local/national campaigns, ensure that the Country Office has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNICEF’s global communications priorities and campaigns, both disseminating these elements in a locally-appropriate way, as well as providing/enabling coverage of the work in the country for global use.
  • Manages the work of the country communication team to include support for UNICEF’s global communications objectives and strategies through development of complementary country specific and local community materials and activities. Work plan should anticipate the inclusion of work on global priorities and campaigns.
  • Use established contacts, networks, resources and processes to support these global elements.
  • Use country office communication capacity to gather/facilitate the gathering of content and coverage of relevant country efforts. Use the opportunity to identify and draw attention to effective relevant programme activities and results.
  • Ensure regular communication and co-ordination with relevant communication focal points in regional offices and headquarters divisions.

Resource Mobilization Support:

  • Ensure that global and country level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities.
  • Develop, deploy and mobilize country office communication team capacity to support and gather/facilitate the gathering of content and coverage of relevant country efforts that support national and global resource mobilization efforts.
  • Use the opportunity to identify and draw attention to effective relevant programme activities and results.
  • Ensure regular communication and co-ordination with relevant communication focal points in regional offices and headquarters divisions.

Management:

  • Ensure that the human resources (the communication team) and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) for the communication section of the Country Office are both effectively managed and optimally used.
  • Develop a work plan for communication activities, monitor compliance and provide support and guidance to ensure objectives are met.
  • Plan and monitor the use of communication budgetary resources. Approve and monitor the overall allocation and disbursement of funds, make sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of funds.
  • Identify, recruit and supervise communication staff, technical resources and consultants as necessary.
  • Ensure communication effectiveness, efficiency and delivery as well as a rigorous and transparent approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Participate in the Country Office’s broader planning and budgeting exercises.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Ensure that communication baselines are established against which the objectives of the communication strategy are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of communication strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that a set of communication performance indicators is identified and adjusted as necessary. These may have multiple uses in the Annual Management Plan, Annual Work Plan etc.
  • Conduct timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure the communications objectives are met and the strategy is effective.
  • Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful communication experiences and share observations/findings with country, regional and HQ colleagues so best practices and insights can benefit UNICEF’s communication work.

Capacity Building and Support:

  • Ensure that the Representative and the country programme team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of communication as required; opportunities for development among the country communication team and other colleagues are identified and addressed; opportunities to build communication capacity among media and other relevant partners  are identified and addressed.
  • Advise UNICEF management, colleagues and staff on media strategy and implications for action and policies proposed.
  • Support communication activities through knowledge management, information exchange and building the capacity of the country communications team. Enable appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to information, supplies and equipment, and developing training and orientation material.
  • Build the Country Office communication capacity to independently produce, transmit and distribute content in multiple media formats – print, photos, audio, video, web etc. – for local and global use, adhering to the quality standards and production guidelines set by DOC.
  • Assist the Programme Communication Officer in the development of communication tools and/or strategies.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to information, supplies and equipment and through knowledge sharing.

Advisory Support and Communication for Strategic Results:

  • Implementation of UNICEF programme (regional) plans, ensuring communication on gender and equity issues are mainstreamed across all programmes.
  • Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies

Qualification of Successful Candidate
Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or other related fields of disciplines.
  • First University Degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience in the field of Journalism, Communications, External Relations, Public Affairs, Public Relations or Corporate Communication is acceptable in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

Work Experience:

  • Ten years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience. International and national work experience in both developed and developing countries.
  • Professional experience in communication, print, broadcast, new media. Background/familiarity with Emergency situations.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English and another UN language. Knowledge of the local work language of the duty station 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.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Apply for this Position

Application Deadline: 3rd January, 2018

Job Title: Senior HIV/AIDS Specialist, P-5
Location: 
Abuja

How Can You Make A Difference

  • The Chief reports to the Chief Health for general guidance and direction. The Chief is responsible for managing and leading all stages of HIV/AIDS programming to ensure that HIV programmes for both decades of childhood are well integrated within the UNICEF’s Country Programme as well as other UN and Key partner’s strategic planning documents.
  • The Chief leads and manages the Team and establishes plans of action to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework

Managerial Leadership:

  • Establish the Section’s annual work plan with the HIV/AIDS team; set priorities/targets and performance measurement. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.
  • Lead team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.
  • Coordinate provision of technical assistance to national governments and local implementing partners

Programme Development and Planning:

  • Lead, support and supervise the planning and conduct/update of timely situation analysis to ensure that comprehensive, relevant and current data on HIV are collected to guide country office and national HIV programming, monitoring and delivery of programme/project services.
  • Keep abreast of national/regional/global development trends and priorities to determine strategies, approaches and priorities for HIV programming that addresses national needs to achieve UNICEF’s vision of an AIDS-free generation.
  • Lead, coordinate and supervise the development of integrated HIV programmes/projects (as a component of the CO and/or UNDAF programmes) and establish plans of action, programme goals and results, using results-based planning methodology and terminology (RBM) in support of national programmes.
  • Oversee the timely preparation/inclusion of the HIV programmes/projects and related documentation for inclusion in the Country Office Programme recommendation ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Consult and collaborate with internal and external/national colleagues/partners to provide technical guidance and support to national programmes and management oversight  to ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of HIV programmes/projects/inputs across the sectors/programmes in the CO, donors’ development strategies/policies, country level national priorities/competencies and UN System development interventions/initiatives.

Programme management including implementation oversight, monitoring and quality control of results:

  • Coordinate, plan and/or collaborate with monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish national benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN and national system indicators, to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in HIV programmes.
  • Participate and provide technical leadership in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in programme and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Monitor programmes/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, approve, monitor and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying/verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Submit programme/project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues.

Advisory Services and Technical Support:

  • Provide technical leadership in provision of  advice and technical guidance to key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners on programme direction, strategies, policies/guidelines, best practices and approaches on HIV and related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Participate in regional/national/inter-agency strategic discussions to influence policy and agenda setting to promote HIV intervention especially in the areas of gender inequality, social exclusion, human rights and humanitarian situations to ensure that at risks and vulnerable population are fully covered in programming in times of greatest needs.

Advocacy, Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with relevant sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking and promotion of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes to leverage resources/action and engage participation of communities in programme design, delivery and demand creation.
  • Develop communication strategies/activities and implementation plans for maximum impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and enhance resource mobilization for UNICEF HIV programmes/projects.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on HIV issues to articulate organizational position, interests and priorities and to ensure these 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 HIV programmes/projects.

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:

  • Promote critical thinking and introduce technological and programme innovations and approaches to accelerate results and increase coverage, access and quality of high impact HIV treatment and preventative interventions.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best and cutting edge practices in HIV/AIDS management methodologies and information systems. Institutionalize and disseminate best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Lead/plan/implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results in HIV programmes/projects.

Qualifications

  • Education:  An Advanced University Degree in Public Health, 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.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in public HIV/AIDS planning and management and/or in relevant areas of health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in HIV/AIDS programme/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Language Proficiency: 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.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Apply for this Position

Application Deadline: 4th January, 2018

Note

  • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
  • Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

UNICEF Nigeria Recruitment 2018

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