Vacancy:UNICEF(Bauchi, Enugu, Kaduna, Lagos)

IMMUNIZATION SPECIALIST, NOC

POST LOCATIONS: BAUCHI, ENUGU, KADUNA, LAGOS
VACANCY NUMBER: VN-NGR-29-2012
CONTRACT TYPE: TWO YEARS FIXED TERM

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of experienced Immunization Specialists , who will work in coordination with partners in immunization activities and be responsible for supporting all immunization activities to strengthen systems and processes for the management and monitoring of the program at LGA and service delivery levels

Some of the major functions that the incumbent is expected to carry out are as follows
Provide in-country leadership on Health policies, including advocacy in gender equality, emergency preparedness and response, with a particular focus on maternal, neonatal and child Survival;

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Play an active role in broader Health sector discussions such as Sector-wide Approaches (Swaps), Poverty Reduction Strategies etc;
Advocate for and leverage resources for scaling-up and replication of effective maternal, neonatal and child Survival interventions;
Provide technical leadership in the Health sector components of UNDAF and other UN harmonisation processes
Contribute to the Institutionalization of Stale and LGAs Health programme review to ensure effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of Immunization services
Strengthen equity-based approaches and service delivery models to address the issue of unimmunized children and missed children
Support the development, implementation and financing of detailed sectoral work-plans and budgets for scaling up of maternal, neonatal and child Survival interventions;
Collaborate with Programme Communications Officer to ensure development of effective communication strate support community-based approaches and social mobilization efforts;
Conduct field visits to monitor programmes and conduct periodic programme reviews with govemment count parts and other partners with particular emphasis on under-served populations;
Document and disseminate lessons learned of scaling-up matemal neonatal and child Survival interventions. Share good practices in gender equality programming, scaling up good practices at the national level
Lead timely, regular data-driven situational analyses (including epidemiological, gender equality and emergency assessments)
Provide technical and operational guidance and support to government and non-government partners;
Collaborate with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to timely, efficiently, rigorously and transparently monitor, evaluate and report on Health program effectiveness and impact;
Ensure programme, sectoral and/or inter-sectoral efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation;
Participate in major evaluation exercises programme reviews and annual sector review meet rigs with government and other counterparts;
Support the preparation of the annual Health sector status reports;
Ensure corrective action is undertaken to address bottlenecks identified during evaluation exercises;
Submit transparent and timely reporting to donors and other partners.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & COMPETENCIES:
Masters degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Medicine, Public Health, Pediatrics Health,
International Health, Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health Sciences, Family Health Epidemiology or a field relevant to international development assistance in Health.
Five years of relevant professional work experience. Field work experience in Immunization. Experience in facilitating technical support in health related emergency and humanitarian preparedness. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
Fluency in English and a second UN working language.
A good knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

PROGRAMME OFFICER (POLIO COMMUNICATION) NOA. ABUJA

VACANCY NUMBER: VN-NGR-28-2012
CONTRACT TYPE: TWO YEARS FIXED TERM

With the declaration of polio as a public health emergency, Nigeria is intensifying its efforts to ensure polio is stopped for good, As a key partner in the effort to eradicate polio, UNICEF has the lead role in communicating to families and communities about the importance of taking the oral polio vaccine to prevent polio. UNICEF is seeking a creative, energetic and experienced programme officer, with an interest in applying your skills towards an inspiring, dynamic and results-oriented programme. Under the supervision of the Chief, Communication (Polio) be responsible for the management of key financial information and data, specifically responding to requests from donors and partners. The post will maintain compliance with
UNICEF systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high standards in all financial and budget related activities.

Some of the major functions that the incumbent is expected to carry out are as follows:
Provide professional assistance in data collection and analysis in close link with the Data Manager and M&E Specialist; complete accurate reporting as well, particularly for donors and partners.
Safeguard financial resources entrusted to the polio communication team by advising on and/or managing financial assets, financial planning and cash management activities. Ensure all finance and budget-related bottlenecks are resolved for the smooth functioning of the networks and polio communication activities at all levels.
Responsible for the overall monitoring of financial performance of the Polio Communications budget; Monitor allocation and expenditure trends; generate, prepare, and share with members of the polio team financial progress reports. Address deviations or delays for corrective measures.
Monitor donor reports schedule, key financial information and data, as required, for programmatic activities to increase public understanding of UNICEF work in the country, specifically responding to requests from polio donors, UNICEF National Committees, and other stakeholders.
Ensure that all administrative transactions and arrangements of contracts are in compliance with the applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Reviews all contractual arrangements related to programmatic support (mass media, media Communication for Development (C4D). Volunteer Community Mobilizer (VCM) Network, and research etc.) to ensure that the terms and conditions of all contracts are being adhered to by providers of services.
Assist in monitoring the implementation of activities through field visits particularly to the zonal offices to resolve any budget related issues at field level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & COMPETENCIES:
University Degree in Social sciences, Business Administration, Accountancy, Government, Public Administration or other relevant disciplines.
Two years of relevant professional post degree work experience or field work experience in programming and budgeting.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another UN working language and/or local working language of the duty station is an asset.
Good communication, analytical and negotiating skills. Ability to work with people in a diverse environment.
Knowledge of computer management and applications.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
All eligible candidates must please send via email (1) cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and (2) a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal History Form; to nrecruit@unicef.org by close of business on Tuesday, 13 December 2012.

IMPORTANT: Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of. your email.

UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.

DEADLINE: 13 December, 2012.

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