UNICEF Job Recruitment (5 Positions)


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.

UNICEF Job Recruitment (5 Positions):

Programme Associate

Location: Kaduna
Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities

  • Facilitating the development of programme cooperation agreements (PCAs) by providing information and drafting selected sections of it. 
  • Ensuring the timely and accurate recording and administrative processing of government & NGO’s proposals and requests for direct cash transfers (DCTs).
  • Conducting programme monitoring in UNICEF focus districts for cash and supplies and informing team-members on the status.
  • Helping conduct regular spot checks of partner’s projects to assess their financial record-keeping, expenditure controls and reporting systems.
  • Monitoring and tracking the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.
  • Supporting the programme section in researching, compiling and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate programme delivery as well as preparation of reports, working papers and presentations.  
  • Carrying out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and making amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
  • Carrying out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants and programme-related items for his/her section including but not limited to registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
  • Preparing monitoring and reporting information for supervisor and team on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
  • Regularly monitoring budgets and financial expenditures of section by employing applicable tools, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and/or follow up.
  • Helping prepare periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.
  • Supports capacity development activities related to programme development by preparing training materials and participating in exercises.


  • Completion of Secondary Education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.


  • A minimum of six years of administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • Prior experience in programme support functions is an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements:            

  • 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 September, 2023.

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

     9mobile Nigeria Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

Planning & Monitoring Specialist

Location: Kaduna
How can you make a difference?
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 monitoring
  • Build 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 Field Office and 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.
  • Contribute to the implementation and Monitoring of DAO initiative (UN Join WP)

Programme Development and Management:

  • Identify critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyse country level socio[1]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 workplans, 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 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.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An Advanced University Degree in a Social Science field or other field related to the work of UNICEF is required.


  • A minimum of five 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 indicators
  • Well developed computer skills including proficiency in data dissemination software (e.g. Devinfo)
  • 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 Requirements:

  • 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 September, 2023 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

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

Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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Human Resources Individual Consultant

Location: Abuja

How can you make a difference?

  • Under the guidance of the Chief of Human Resources, the consultant supports the HR Section in carrying out recruitment.

Major Tasks to Be Accomplished

  • Support the Implementation of the Talent Acquisition Strategy
  • In collaboration with Hiring Managers, create a Recruitment Plan
  • Provide timely support to Hiring Managers in the various areas of recruitment
  • Support Human Resources Specialists in ensuring all relevant documents are uploaded in TMS for approval.
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on recruitment processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client orientation.
  • Ensure the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.
  • Represent HR in Selection Panels, document the interview process and produce quality selection reports, take appropriate action in TMS, and ensure timely completion of approved priority recruitments while ensuring compliance with staff selection policy, procedures, quality assurance, and time to recruit.
  • Participate in reviewing specific JDs to be submitted for classification and take appropriate action to ensure timely completion of the process.
  • Work with two UNVs and train them on the different recruitment processes.
  • A detailed recruitment status report showing achievements, lessons learned, and recommendations for improving the recruitment process in UNICEF Nigeria should be made available at the end of the contract.
  • Completing the recruitment exercise for positions outlined for this consultancy ensures transparency, consistency, equity, and diversity issues are well managed.

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

  • Master’s in Business Administration or Human Resources or related field.
  • A minimum of five years experience in human resources management and development.
  • Experience in the UNICEF/UN and familiarity with UN/UNICEF rules, regulations, and policies would be an asset.
  • Understanding of UNICEF’s HR policies & procedures on recruitment
  • Ability to use Talent Management System (TMS)
  • Demonstrated good collaboration with others
  • Drive to achieve results.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
  • To view our competency framework, please visit here.
  • UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children, and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
  • UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions, or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need a reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterward in your assignment.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct 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.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2023 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

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

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Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Child Protection Area of Responsibility (AoR) Coordinator

Location: Maiduguri, Borno (for non-Nigerian nationals only)

Job Description
How can you make a difference?

  • Establish and maintain an appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms   
  • Ensure all Child Protection (CP) relevant actors are engaged as Sector members and adhere to the Principles of Partnership;
  • Produce sectoral reports and analysis;
  • Regular updating of Mapping of child protection actors in north-east Nigeria and related sectors of interventions/capacities (5Ws and local partners including Community Based Child Protection Networks and Community Based Organizations);
  • Maintain a coordination mechanism that facilitates the effective achievement of the Sector/AoR functions and the requirements of the Humanitarian Project Cycle (Humanitarian Need Overview, Humanitarian Response Plan and Cluster Coordination Performance Monitoring) and which builds on pre-existing coordination structures where appropriate and further the development of current or future national and subnational capacities;
  • Build complementarity of partner actions within the Sector, proactively negotiating with partners to avoid and resolve duplication and gaps and harmonize actions and accountability;
  • Ensure adequate resources are mobilized and are equitably allocated for the effective functioning of the Sector and its response;   
  • Effective and comprehensive integration of relevant cross-cutting issues, including age, gender, environment and HIV/AIDs;  
  • Maintain flexibility within the Sector to respond to changes in the operating environment, evolving requirements, capacities and participation;
  • Effectively use and transfer information to, from and between Sector participants and other stakeholders.

Interact with other Sectors (including through inter-Sector coordination fora), humanitarian actors, government counterparts, and relevant authorities for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners:

  • Participate in Protection, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Mine Action and other relevant AoRs meetings;
  • Design a mainstreaming Child Protection matrix and advocate with other Sectors for Child Protection issues mainstreaming. Build partnerships with all relevant sector stakeholders including government counterparts and national authorities, local, national and international organizations, affected populations and other AoRs/Sectors especially UNICEF led (WASH, Nutrition and Education) and Health and Food Security and Livelihood.
  • Ensure with Protection Sector that Child Protection issues are included in multi-sectoral assessments and initiatives
  • Where there is both a national and a sub-national Sector, the post holder will ensure that there is effective communication, reporting, engagement and coordination between the two levels.

Supporting service delivery:

  • Provide platforms to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities;   
  • Supervise and manage the Sector/AoR coordination team (i.e., Sector/AoR Co-coordinator, Yobe and Adamawa State Focal Points, CP Information Management Officer, Strategic Advisory Group, ect.); and  
  • Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery. Monitor performance of the core Sector/AoR functions.

Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response:

  • Develop and regularly update a CP AoR strategy including objectives and indicators for CP response that are aligned with and support realization of the strategic priorities set out by the Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator for the overarching humanitarian response, the Child Protection Minimum Standards, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child;
  • Analyse needs assessment data and work collaboratively with the Sector/AoR partners to create analytical products (reports, PowerPoints, briefs, etc.), based on evidence generated.
  • Synthesize evidence and provide near real-time information to stakeholders to strengthen planning and implementation; and
  • Analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.

Planning and strategy development:

  • Develop sectoral plans, objectives and indicators directly support realization of the HC/HCT strategic priorities;
  • Draw lessons learned and adapt strategies and action plans on a regular basis in response to the evolving situation; and
  • Application and adherence to existing standards and guidelines Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and cluster contributions to HC’s overall humanitarian funding considerations (Flash Appeal, CAP, ERF/CHF, CERF) Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the Sector strategy and results, recommending corrective action where necessary.


  • Identify advocacy concerns to contribute to HC / HCT messaging and action;
  • Undertaking advocacy activities on behalf of Sector/AoR participants and the affected population;
  • Develop advocacy approaches/strategies for issues related to child protection that require sensitization of local authorities or donors and contribute to the development of key messages for broader humanitarian advocacy/messaging initiatives of the Protection Sector or the office of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator.

Contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant:

  • Lead early warning, contingency planning, and emergency preparedness efforts for the Sector/AoR. Support development and updating of Child Protection interagency Sector Contingency Plans;
  • Promote interagency/inter-sectoral Child Protection (CP) needs assessments, lead and participate in inter agency child protection assessments to identify priority child protection issues and advocate for delivery of appropriate response; and
  • Identify response gaps and promote members’ response (including activation of provider of last resort).

Accountability to affected populations:

  • Be accountable to the affected population through effective and inclusive consultative and feedback mechanisms; and
  • Lead the annual cluster coordination performance monitoring (CCPM) exercise and annual review and contribute to other sectoral and humanitarian evaluations as appropriate.

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

  • 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.
  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas, at the international level, is required.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization.
  • Prior experience in a similar role with a minimum of two years of experience of CP Cluster/AoR coordination is needed.
  • Experience working in developing countries in emergency/humanitarian contexts away from country of residence is essential.
  • Experience of demonstrating analytical and persuasive writing and reporting skills, editing skills, and the ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience is required.
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver against workplan and tight deadlines.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others.
  • [Add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]
  • During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2023 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

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

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