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Latest Job Vacancies at The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 24th May, 2018

May 24, 2018, 10:40 AM
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. We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:     Job Title: Procurement Services Specialist, P-4 Job Number: 513169 Location: Abuja Work Type : Fixed Term Staff Purpose of the Job
  • Under the guidance of the Supply Manager, the incumbent will work closely with colleagues in Health Section, Supply Division and the respective Departments of Government of Nigeria to manage all aspects of Procurement Services.
  • S/he will provide vision, technical leadership and coordination of technical support to regional and country office for strengthening national Cold Chain Logistics and Supply Management systems.
  • S/he will also work with partners to develop/update the national strategies, tools and guidance on CCL&VM policies, procedures and systems.
  • The incumbent will work with regional and country teams to provide technical assistance to national systems to meet minimum standards in relation to:
    • Equipment used in the CCL system;
    • Vaccine stock management to prevent stock-outs and over-stocking and optimize vaccine usage;
    • Vaccine shipment/transport; and
    • Temperature monitoring.
  • The incumbent will also provide advice and facilitate trainings on:
    • Links and synergies for CCL&VM for immunization campaigns with the procurement and supply management of routine immunization in endemic countries and, where appropriate, other essential health commodities;
    • Where necessary, outsourcing of CCL&VM functions to improve efficiency and effectiveness;
    • Developing alternative strategies to get vaccines from the national port to communities in the field.
  • S/he will work as part of the proposed UNICEF/WHO CCL Hub and with close engagement of other partners globally and in the field and will provide support in countries beyond those specified here, as per need of the programme.
Key Accountabilities, Duties & Tasks
  • Develops and maintains a strategic framework for the identification of procurement services projects.
  • Provides support and guidance to Key Counterparts at National levels and INGOs on PS  planning and transactions through regular communications, training and workshops and visits, as required.
  • In coordination with Supply Division, delivers PS Key Accounts as well as complex and large requests and projects.
  • Monitors overall PS transactions and facilitates the efficient and effective PS workflow, by addressing the bottlenecks and gaps and improving the processes, in close coordination with PS Unit in SD and National Counterparts.
  • Obtain and communicate to customers, the cost estimate to finalize them within the agreed time-schedules.
  • Contributes to SD Workshops, special/other events. Provides training on PS, particularly with regard to transaction management.
  • Provide advice to the Country Office, Government and implementing partners on offshore and/or local procurement of goods and institutional services policies and procedures, Procurement Services and GAVI Co-financing; delivery and utilization of UNICEF supplies and equipment; coordinate with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, on supply policy and/or activities.
  • Works with Health Section, Supply Division and partners to develop/update the tools and guidance on CCL policies, procedures and systems; and provide support through ROs and COs to implement at country level. Interacts with relevant teams at country level to develop a plan of action for building a CCL&VM system for polio vaccines prioritizing on polio endemic countries. With a specific focus on supporting the development of systems that produce data on:
    • Equipment management;
    • Vaccine stock management;
    • Transport; and
    • Temperature monitoring.
  • Develop protocols and guidelines to conduct thorough vaccine management assessments and audits related to polio vaccination to identify gaps in supply and management and cold chain and means to rectify them. Provides support, as needed, in undertaking the Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessment; and in developing and implementing the EVM-based Improvement Plan. On-going review of the tools and methods in the vaccine management for refining and improving them.
  • Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts in supply/logistics and institutional services activities including distribution, monitoring supply inputs, and inventory.
  • Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
Qualifications Education:
  • Advanced University Degree in Supply Chain Management or Public Health or Program Management, or other academic qualifications in similar areas, and relevant experience.
Work Experience:
  • Eight years of work experience in logistics, cold chain or related areas; of which at least 2-4 years in developing countries.
Language Proficiency:
  • Fluency in English required. Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.
Competencies Core Values:
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
Core Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Drive for Result
  • Working With People
Functional Competencies:
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Deciding and Initiating Actions
  • Following Instructions and Procedures
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Planning and Organizing
Technical Knowledge:
  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
  • Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures.
  • Has excellent leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
  • Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply   Application Deadline 4th June, 2018.     Job Title: Health Manager, P-4 Job Number: 513336 Location: Maiduguri Work Type : Fixed Term Staff For every child, hope... UNICEF Nigeria recently scaled up its integrated humanitarian response plan, and is leading humanitarian response in the education, WASH and nutrition sectors in the country, as well as the child protection sub-sector. We are tackling the resurgence of wild poliovirus, and are promoting health care access overall. We are also working on bringing 100 percent access to clean water and sanitation by 2030. We are working with partners on early childhood education initiatives and are supporting the national HIV program. In addition, UNICEF Nigeria is providing support for three critical child protection initiatives. Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion. How can you make a difference?
  • The Health Manager reports to the Chief Field Office for general guidance and supervision.
  • The Specialist is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of the health (gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development) program/s within the country program and providing technical guidance and operational support throughout the programming process to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Program development and planning:
  • Plan and provide technical support/guidance to the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis to establish a comprehensive/updated strategic plan for development, design and management of health related programs. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Prepare, coordinate and/or supervise the formulation of health program recommendation and related documentations as a component of the Country Program establishing clear program goals, objectives, strategies and results based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).
  • Ensure alignment of sectoral program with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Program and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Consult and collaborate with internal and external colleagues and partners to provide technical and operational support on program planning, management and implementation and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other UNICEF sectors throughout all stages of programming processes.
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results:
  • Coordinate, plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in health programs.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programs/projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Plan, monitor certify disbursements and control the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures, donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare mandated and key program/project reports for donors and other partners to keep them informed program progress.
Advisory services and technical support:
  • Collaborate/consult with key government officials, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on policies, strategies and best practices and approaches on health and related issues to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Participate in program strategic discussions/planning to provide technical advice/contribute policy discussions and agenda setting to promote health and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness and maternal, neonatal and child survival and development.
  • Prepare policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives program development and contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated.
Advocacy, networking and partnership building:
  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and/or promote cooperation and alliances to achieve program goals on children rights and social justice/equity.
  • Prepare communication and information materials to highlight program goals, achievements and/or needs to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for health programs (maternal, neonatal and child survival and development).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on health and related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting. Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues UNDAF planning and preparation of health programs/projects.
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:
  • Promote critical thinking and innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable health programs/projects initiatives.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best and cutting edge practices in health management and information systems. Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
  • Lead/plan/implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health related programs/projects.
Qualifications Education:
  • An Advanced University Degree in Public Health/Nutrition, Pediatric Health, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or Management, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-medical, Health Education, Epidemiology or other health related sciences is required.
  • A First University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
Experience:
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Language:
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset
For every Child, you demonstrate…
  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply   Application Deadline 6th June, 2018.     Job Title: Procurement Services Specialist, P-4 Job Number: 513169 Location: Abuja Work Type: Fixed Term Staff Purpose Of The Job Under the guidance of the Supply Manager, the incumbent will work closely with colleagues in Health Section, Supply Division and the respective Departments of Government of Nigeria to manage all aspects of Procurement Services. S/he will provide vision, technical leadership and coordination of technical support to regional and country office for strengthening national Cold Chain Logistics and Supply Management systems. S/he will also work with partners to develop/update the national strategies, tools and guidance on CCL&VM policies, procedures and systems. The incumbent will work with regional and country teams to provide technical assistance to national systems to meet minimum standards in relation to: Equipment used in the CCL system; Vaccine stock management to prevent stock-outs and over-stocking and optimize vaccine usage; (3) Vaccine shipment/transport; and Temperature monitoring. The incumbent will also provide advice and facilitate trainings on: Links and synergies for CCL&VM for immunization campaigns with the procurement and supply management of routine immunization in endemic countries and, where appropriate, other essential health commodities; Where necessary, outsourcing of CCL&VM functions to improve efficiency and effectiveness; Developing alternative strategies to get vaccines from the national port to communities in the field. S/he will work as part of the proposed UNICEF/WHO CCL Hub and with close engagement of other partners globally and in the field and will provide support in countries beyond those specified here, as per need of the programme. Key Accountabilities, Duties & Tasks
  • Develops and maintains a strategic framework for the identification of procurement services projects.
  • Provides support and guidance to Key Counterparts at National levels and INGOs on PS  planning and transactions through regular communications, training and workshops and visits, as required.
  • In coordination with Supply Division, delivers PS Key Accounts as well as complex and large requests and projects.
  • Monitors overall PS transactions and facilitates the efficient and effective PS workflow, by addressing the bottlenecks and gaps and improving the processes, in close coordination with PS Unit in SD and National Counterparts.
  • Obtain and communicate to customers, the cost estimate to finalize them within the agreed time-schedules.
  • Contributes to SD Workshops, special/other events. Provides training on PS, particularly with regard to transaction management.
  • Provide advice to the Country Office, Government and implementing partners on offshore and/or local procurement of goods and institutional services policies and procedures, Procurement Services and GAVI Co-financing; delivery and utilization of UNICEF supplies and equipment; coordinate with the Supply Division, Copenhagen, on supply policy and/or activities.
  • Works with Health Section, Supply Division and partners to develop/update the tools and guidance on CCL policies, procedures and systems; and provide support through ROs and COs to implement at country level. Interacts with relevant teams at country level to develop a plan of action for building a CCL&VM system for polio vaccines prioritizing on polio endemic countries. With a specific focus on supporting the development of systems that produce data on: Equipment management; Vaccine stock management; Transport; and Temperature monitoring.
  • Develop protocols and guidelines to conduct thorough vaccine management assessments and audits related to polio vaccination to identify gaps in supply and management and cold chain and means to rectify them.
  • Provides support, as needed, in undertaking the Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) assessment; and in developing and implementing the EVM-based Improvement Plan. On-going review of the tools and methods in the vaccine management for refining and improving them.
  • Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with UNICEF, Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts in supply/logistics and institutional services activities including distribution, monitoring supply inputs, and inventory.
  • Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
Qualifications Of The Successful Candidate Education:
  • Advanced University Degree in Supply chain management or Public Health or Program Management, or other academic qualifications in similar areas, and relevant experience.
Work Experience:
  • Eight years of work experience in logistics, cold chain or related areas; of which at least 2-4 years in developing countries.
Language Proficiency:
  • Fluency in English required. Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.
Competencies Of The Successful Candidate Core Values:
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
Core Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Drive for Result
  • Working With People
Functional Competencies:
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Deciding and Initiating Actions
  • Following Instructions and Procedures
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Planning and Organizing
Technical Knowledge:
  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrates and shares detailed technical knowledge and expertise.
  • Adjusts team or department's approach to embrace changing circumstances.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
  • Ensures that team or department follows relevant company policies and procedures.
  • Has excellent leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
  • Sets clearly defined objectives and plans activities for self, own team or department
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply   Application Deadline 4th June, 2018.

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