UNICEF Nigeria Current Job Opportunities , April 2014 in Various States

 UNICEF’s mission in Nigeria is to help governments at all levels, organizations, communities and families provide every child with education, health, equality and protection.

UNICEF Nigeria is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Nutrition Consultant Vacancy number: VN-NGR-12-2014
Level: National Officer
Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Duration: 11 months.
Location: Yobe, Jigawa, Borno, Gombe, Bauchi, Sokoto and Zamfara

Purpose of Assignment:
The Consultant provide technical support in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (c-IYCF) activities at the state. LGA and community levels including supporting rapid nutrition (SMART) surveys and Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) week activities.

Major Tasks to be accomplished:

        Support concerned counterpart and partners in documentation of data information from all CMAM implementing facilities (OTPs and SC) as well as facilitate replication of interventions and leveraging government resources.
        Provide support in ensuring effective coordination, networking and information sharing with the state government, International NGOs and stakeholders at state, LGA and community levels to help scale up the management of severe acute malnutrition and community infant and young child feeding (c-IYCF activities) integrated into CMAM.
        Provide support to strengthen the existing nutrition program mainly improving quality and scaling lip of CMAM program coverage and ensure effective operation of systems for community and facility-based management of severe acute malnutrition for children with age of under 5 years.
        Further develop local capacity for supportive supervision, monitoring and evaluation of progress for improved management of severe acute malnutrition programs and ensure monitoring and supportive supervision in collaboration with SNOs is conducted
        Assist in data collection during the rapid nutrition (SMART) surveys with the support from UNICEF field office and Abuja office.
        The consultant will support in preparing and submitting reports including CMAM data as well as updates on c-IYCF and regular statistical and narrative updates/reports as required in line with given time frame (e.g. monthly, quarterly, hall-yearly and annual).

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

        University degree in Nutrition or Public Health or Nursing or Biochemistry or related technical areas, minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in management of acute malnutrition/CMAM program, basic nutrition programming, track records.
        Exposure to implement, monitor and supervise SAM (severe acute malnutrition) and c-IVCF programmes preffered.
        Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation in general an asset.
        Proficiency in written and oral English language, good communication and networking skills, as well as familiarity with working in a multi-cultural environment.
        Willingness to work in the field with partners for majority of contract
        In-depth understanding of malnutrition and household food security from nutrition/public health point of view.
        Demonstrated skills with statistics analysis software related to data management.
        Ability to understand and speak local language (Hausa) will be preferred.

Job Title: Nutrition Consultant (CMAM - Logistics) Vacancy number: VN-NGR-13-2014
Level: National Officer (NOA)
Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Duration: 11 months.
Location: Yobe, Jigawa, Kano, Bomb, Gombe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara.

Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of the Consultancy is to provide support to ensure efficient supply tracking and logistics monitoring at state level to ensure the effective delivery of Nutrition Program including CMAM Intervention in the assigned State.

Major Tasks to be accomplished:

        Provide technical support in preparing forecast for supply requirement and distribution plan within the State to ensure effective implementation of CMAM program.
        In collaboration with state, LGA and PHC logistic focal points, identify potential gaps based on the inventory report to avoid potential supply stock Outs.
        Provide day to day technical assistance to ensure effective implementation of supply chain and logistics activities including monitoring.
        Make a close follow up to ensure the needed support for smooth process of transportation and distribution of Nutrition supplies i.e. RUTF from state level to the final distribution points is provided by State and LGA.
        Conduct supply and logistic monitoring at the state, LGA and PHC level, using designed monitoring tools.
        Conduct regular field/site visits to CMAM sites to monitor effectiveness or supply and logistics system and to assess potential bottlenecks and challenges which are to be addressed.
        Organize and conduct training and coaching in the States, LGA and CMAM Sites including logistics counterparts and partners on logistics activities i.e. supply planning, transport, distribution, warehousing/storage management, inventory control, logistics monitoring, proper and timely record keeping and reporting.

Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required:

        University Degree in logistics, supply or in any relevant related field with at least 5 years of relevant experience in supply chain and logistic.
        Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience preferably specifically relevant to planning, implementation, monitoring of supply chain and logistic activities.
        Good supply/logistics management experience required and some exposure in CMAM/nutrition supply including supply distribution, warehouse management and inventory control system.
        Experience in report writing and analysis of quantitative data lean advantage.
        Fluency in English (verbal and writing) required and local Language especially in Hausa language preferred.

Job Title: WASH State Consultant
Vacancy number: VN-NGR-14-2014
Level: National Officer (NOA level)
Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
Duration: 8 months
Location: Zamfara, Kaduna, Jigawa, Benue, Bauchi, Katsina (Multiple duty stations in LGA Headquarters in the above states)

Purpose of Assignment:
To assist with the implementation of the DFID funded SHAWN-II project with particular focus on sanitation and Hygiene LGN Community level results planned under SHAWN project for the particular LGNs in a State. The consultant will be managed through a third party contractor who will provide necessary administrative and logistical support to the LGA level Consultant. Technical guidance and oversight will be provided by the UNICEF Field Office WASH Specialist/ Officer.

Key tasks expected:

        Liaise with all institutions and involved in SHAWN activities and donor assisted programs at the LGA level
        Participate in regular meetings and review missions with key stake holders at the LGA level.
        Support identification of capacity building needs and facilitate training of trainers at the LGA Community level
        Support the LGA WASH Department/ Unit to develop/ review and implement the LGA Level WASH sectoral plans/ community action plans and budgets
        Support natural leaders and community consultants to propagate Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and accelerate sanitation uptake
        Provide the necessary technical assistance to the WASH Departments Units WASHCOMs in the implementation monitoring and supervision of agreed project targets
        Play an active role in the conducting and dissemination of survey results and study finding
        Assist participating LGAs WASH Department Units to prepare proposals for support on community mobilisation establishment and training of WASHCOMs, water quality monitoring and participatory planning.
        Strengthen LGA WASH Departments/Units and communities reporting, documentation and flow of information among stakeholders on various aspects of the project implementation
        Prepare monthly reports bind other progress reports based on the statutory templates on access to WASH, counterpart contributions, WASHCOM functionality, Water points functionality, movement up the sanitation ladder etc.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience required:

        University degree in one of the following - Sanitation, Civil Engineering, Geology, Hydrology.
        Minimum of 4 years of professional experience (national or international in the implementation and coordination of
        WASH projects/activities including CLTS: working knowledge of planning in WASH and good understanding of hygiene, community mobilization approaches & public health issues.
        Relevant knowledge and experience in Sanitation and Programme communication including documentation will be an asset.

How to Apply
If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal History Form (Please Download Here) to: nrecruit@unicef.org by close of business on Tuesday, 29th April 2014.

Please mention the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

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