International Consultant at the 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 position below:

Job Title: International Consultant – Country Programme Planning and Monitoring Quality Assurance

Job No: 555259
Location: Abuja
Contract type: Consultant
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Duration: 5 months

For every child, an advocate

  • In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children’s rights in partnership with the government, civil society, children, and families.  UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally.

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

  • UNICEF Nigeria is commencing a new country programme, 2023-27. At the same time, new UNICEF processes for reporting and work planning have been introduced and will add to the office workload.
  • The objective of the consultant is to provide support and quality assurance to end-year reporting, 2023-24 work planning, and ongoing front office processes including support to the country office management team (CMT) and maintaining the office risk register.

Scope of Work

  • Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, the Consultant will support the development and quality assurance of Donor reporting and Resource Mobilization materials and support the new Country Programme Development processes.

Key activities will include:

  • Review and provide quality assurance of end-of-year reporting, including the Results Assessment Module (RAM) narratives and particularly the end-year summary narrative and the new CSI indicators.
  • The consultant will work with inputs from outcome and output leads, the M4R monitoring manager, to provide editorial support for the outcome and output narratives and draft the end-year summary narrative.
  • With the programme and planning manager in M4R, the consultant will provide quality assurance to federal and state work plans for 2023-24, based on the new country programme document and inputs from section chiefs, chiefs of field offices, and government partners.
  • The consultant will provide guidance to sections on how to implement the work planning module of the RAM.
  • Support secretariat functions for the Senior Management Team and Country Office Management Team (CMT), responsible for monitoring actions and the follow-up mechanisms.
  • Ensure information is available for the management prior to the meeting and decisions are communicated to relevant people, responsible for the monitoring of actions and the follow-up mechanisms.
  • Support sections and FO in maintaining updated risk registers and keeping the management abreast of critical risks, associated actions, and support.
  • Maintain risk register as a special agenda item in the CMT meetings every quarter.

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

  • An Advanced University Degree in Communications, International Development, or other relevant areas
    required.

Knowledge / Expertise / Skills required:

  • Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills and attention to detail
  • The ideal candidate will be self-starting, strategic, and creative with the ability to work independently and deliver quality results without supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills, including project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Availability and willingness to take up an assignment on short notice are important
  • Experience working with the UN system is an added value.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

Application Closing Date
30th September, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

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

Note

  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.
  • All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history.
  • Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

  • Please submit your all-inclusive financial and technical proposal along with the application. Application without these will not be entertained.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage).
  • Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
  • The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment.
  • It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

 

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