UNICEF Job in Nigeria for a TA Education Specialist

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – For 70 years, UNICEF has
been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote
children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest
provider of vaccines for developing countries,
UNICEF supports child
health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education
for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence,
exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary
contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about
making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s
rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF is recruiting to fill the job position below:

Job Title: TA Education Specialist (Education in Emergencies), P-3
Job Number: 499584
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration: 6 Months
Purpose of the Position

  • The purpose of the position is to provide technical and
    programme support to UNICEF education in emergencies activities in Borno
    and Yobe as part of UNICEF’s scale up under the L3 including
    coordination, oversight and development of Strategies, Action Plans and
    other relevant and required documents, provide technical expertise in
    support of achieving results, working with the education team in Borno
    Field Office and other sections.

Key Accountabilities and Duties/Tasks
Knowledge Management for Programmes:

  • Contribute to country programmes by supporting knowledge
    management on Education in Emergencies (EiE) through providing
    professional assistance in data collection and analysis, complete and
    accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge
    Network system of “lessons learned” and other corporate-level databases.

Programme Development:

  • Provide professional technical assistance on EiE in the
    preparation of the Analysis for programme development and management by
    collecting and analyzing data and monitoring implementation progress.
  • Propose adjustments/changes in work plans. Propose program
    recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new
    approaches, methods and practices for supervisor.
  • Contribute to the identification of critical intervention points
    and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring
    system; analyse country level socio-political-economic trends and their
    implications for ongoing programmes and projects. Draft or prepare
    programme work plans as required.
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Programme Monitoring and Evaluations:

  • Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decides on required corrective action.

National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability:

  • Provide government authorities with technical assistance and
    supports in planning and organizing training programmes for the purpose
    of capacity building and programme sustainability.
  • Promote and maintain the building and reinforcing of the
    commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local
    partners by identifying these partners and partnerships and providing
    continuous supports, coordination and collaboration for sustainability.

Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels:

  • Analyze programme related issues and policies from a children’s
    and women’s rights perspective and advocacy at the community and family
    levels for elevating credibility in national policy debates.
  • Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication.

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Facilitate 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 data and
    information, exchange information on programme/project status and
    implementation and movement/distribution of supplies.
  • Provide professional support 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.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced university degree in Education or a related technical field
  • First university degree with additional two-years of relevant
    work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of extensive experience and demonstrated
    ability in Project Management and overseas experience and education in
  • Competent in design and broad understanding of education in emergencies and schools under attack
  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, to varied audiences,
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural and sets high
    standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Proven ability to work in harsh condition
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
  • Excellent management and communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge and skills of equity based planning, programming and applications
  • High analytical skills using diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative information from a wide range of sources,
  • Demonstrates, applies and shares technical knowledge to government partners and national officials.
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  • Fluency in English language and writing skills

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core Competencies:

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (I)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Relating and networking (II)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
  • Please note that Maiduguri is a non-family duty station.
  • Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any
    clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other
    pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish.
  • Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment
    may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the
    date for commencement of service.

Application Deadline  24th October, 2016.

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