Current Jobs at UNICEF

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.  That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.


We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress.  UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.  We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity.

We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.

1. Maternal New-born and Child Health (MNCH) Consultant

Location: Kebbi, Adamawa
Experience: 10 year(s)
Course of Study: Public health
Vacancy number: VN-NGR-30-2013
Contract Type: SSA
Duration: 11 Months
Location: Adamawa and Kebbi

This consultant is to support the State ministry of health. state primary health care development agency and other partners in the lmplementation of evidence-cased interventions that will result in the scale-up of and improved access to maternal and newborn health services with a particular locus on systems strengthening. local capacity building and focused mentoring communities in Adamawa and Kebbi States.


Specific objectives:
• Increased proportion of women who are able to correctly recognize pregnancy complications and seek timely care. when required.
• Increased proportion of poor, marginalized rural women with increased financial access to a health facility for pre-pregnancy, routine ANC and Emergency Newborn and Obstetric Care services;
• Improved functionality of the health service provision for fixed and ouireacn services through adequate and qualified health personnel. adequate supplies and equipment.
• Improved nutrition of women and children along the continuum of care from preconception to childhood.
• Strengthened healthy systems governance by Improving decemralized planninq and budgeting processes for unproved accountability and transparency in the deiivery of matemst and newborn services.

End Product:
• Annual State work and operational plans
• Quarterly DHID and PHC review reports
• Reports of Workshop/Meetings With actionable recommendations,
• Reports of milestones achieved to advance project lmplernentaton.

Minimum qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required
• Master's in Public Health and university degree In Medicine or Nursing/Midwifery or related technical field. Ten years proqressively responsible experience in designing implementing and evaluating of health projects particularly safe motherhood and neonatal care projects. Experience with Life Saving Skills training and practice an advantage. Fluency In oral and written English is required. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station, an asset. Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.
• Ability to make timely and quality Judgments and decisions and very good training skills.
Computer skills. Including internet navigation are various office applications.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both Within and outside the organization. Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
• Initiative. passion and commitment to UNICEF's mission and professional values.

2. Health Specialist, NOC (Supplemental Immunization Activities - SIA)

Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Public Health
Vacancy number: VN-NGR-07-2013
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: 2 years
Location: Multiple duty stations in Nigeria

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of an experienced Health Specialist who will be accountable for contributing to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Supplemental Immunization Activities (SIA) component of the immunization programme in conjunction with Child Survival & Development, Maternal & Child Heaith. Health and Nutrition components within the country programme.

Minimum Qualifications & Competencies
1. Advanced university degree in Public Health, Paediatric Health. Child Development. Child Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public Administration. Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development or other relevant disciplines.
2. Five years of professional work experience in planning. programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health lmmunization programmes. Professional work. experience related to child survival & health care. Working experience, background/familiarity with Emergency, an asset.
3. Fluency in English, Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
4. Commitment, diversity and Inclusion and Integrity
5. Communication,  Working with People and Drive for Results
6. Applying Technical Expertise, Planning, setting standards and monitoring work
7. Team Leadership, managing resources, influencing and good judgement.

3. Job  Title: Health Specialist (Maternal & Child Health), NOC

Vacancy number: VN-NGR-30-2013
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years
Location: Multiple duty stations in Nigeria

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of an experienced Health Specialist who wil! be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and administration of the Health programme within the country programme. The incumbent of the post wm provide effective technical support to facilitate the applicafion and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies to achieve strategic priorities and objectives and expansion of UNICEF assisted Health interventions. including the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals agenda.

Minimum Qualifications & Competencies
• Master's in Public Health and university degree in Medicine or Nursing/Midwifery or related technical field.
• Five years progressively responsible experience in designing implementing and evaluating of health projects particularly, safe motherhood ante/neo-natal care projects. Experience with Life Saving Skills training and practice an advantage.
• Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station, an asset.
• Knowledge of tile latest developments and technology in related fields.
• Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions and very good training skills.
• Computer skills. including internet navigation and various office applications.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
• Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF's mission and professional values.

 How to apply

Send a cover letter one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualifications relate to the post and a scanned PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal History Form (which can be downloaded from www.unicef.org/nigeria/about_3345.html  to nrecruit@unicef.org

Visit: http://www.unicef.org/nigeria/about_3345.html


Deadline: 21st January, 2014

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