Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 27 Jul 2018
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
For every child, dedication.
Brief country context:
Nigeria is a populous country with extremely diverse cultural, demographic and development profiles. The country combines both development and emergency context as there is an ongoing major humanitarian operation in the conflict prone North East. Economically, the country presents huge potential for leveraging domestic resources (from both public and private sectors) for child-centered development. Within its capital, Abuja, it hosts the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and a large number of development partners.
The UNICEF Nigeria Office is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices and has a staffing complement of almost 400 staff. The office is also supported by approximately 130 consultants at any given time. Staff and consultants are located in the national office (Abuja) and nine field offices, some of which are the size of a small country office with 30 – 40 staff members. The Human Resources unit is centralized in Abuja, serving all the staff and consultants as necessary.
How can you make a difference?
To ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information on
To work within the UN country team to support UNCT goals for delivering valid and reliable information on the attainment of the MDGs and other goals, and on the performance of UN-supported programmes
To assist in the establishment of evaluation tools which enhance partnership between the UNCT, government and other key players to collectively track progress on MDGs and other international commitment for children.
To assist in the development of national capacities for evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders.
1. Evaluation & Research Planning. The Country Office and national partners have a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research and evaluation activities, developed collaboratively that provides all the relevant and strategic information needed to manage the Country Programme.
2. Evaluation. UNICEF-supported evaluations attain established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders for improving programme performance and contributing to national and corporate learning.
3. Evaluation Capacity Building. The evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners – government and civil society – enhanced with the contribution of UNICEF knowledge partners meet the expectations and requirements of their positions and responsibilities.
4. Coordination and Networking. The UNICEF office is linked to wider UNICEF Evaluation developments in way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective Evaluation management.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS
1. Integrated Evaluation Plan
Ensure that the Country Office and national partners use a well-prioritised and realistic plan of research and evaluation activities that will provide the most relevant and strategic information to manage the Country Programme, including tracking and assessing UNICEF’s distinct contribution.
Duties & Tasks
Ensure that UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented to established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning.
Duties & Tasks
3. Evaluation Capacity Building
Ensure that the Evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners – government and civil society – are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead evaluation processes.
Duties & Tasks
6. Coordination and Networking
Ensure that the UNICEF office is effectively linked to wider UNICEF Evaluation developments in a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning on effective Evaluation management.
Duties & Tasks
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
• Professional work experience in evaluation activities as follows:
• Eight years of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO)
• At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including humanitarian response-focused evaluations.
Fluency in English and another UN language. Fluency in the national language of the duty station an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical competencies required for this post are….
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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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514505
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