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Latest Openings at the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), 20th June, 2019
Jun 21, 2019, 4:56 AM
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Programme Specialist (Generation Unlimited), P3 - Temporary Appointment Job Number: 523271 Location: Abuja, Nigeria Work Type: Temporary Appointment How can you make a difference? Generation Unlimited focuses on identifying, co-creating and supporting solutions that have the potential to deliver results at scale for young people, especially those in the greatest danger of being left behind. To have maximum impact, Generation Unlimited will focus on three priorities: Secondary-age education:
- Adolescent girls and boys need support so they can complete primary and secondary education with meaningful learning outcomes. This support should include accredited and flexible learning opportunities for those who cannot attend regular school. Efforts need to begin with the most disadvantaged such as adolescent girls, adolescents from poor households, adolescents with disabilities and adolescents who live in conflict situations or who are on the move.
- Young people, especially young women, should have access to opportunities to develop skills for learning, employability and active citizenship. They also need support as they transition from education to work. Examples of support include apprenticeships and internships. They will need digital and technological skills for the workforce of the future and for emerging economies.
- Adolescent girls, boys and other young people need support to understand their rights and build their own assets and agency to make life choices. This includes opportunities to civically engage, including digitally, and to voice their opinions on issues that affect them. When they start at a disadvantage, girls need extra support to build lifelong assets like networks, capital, knowledge, skills and self-belief.
- Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative, drive UNICEF's catalytic role in the development of Generation Unlimited in Nigeria, providing technical expertise, helping to define priorities that resonate with young Nigerians and building a coalition of contributing stakeholders (including UNICEF) based on their respective comparative advantage. Contribute to the achievement of integrated, sustainable and scalable adolescent development and participation results across programmes in line with UNICEF's country programme priorities.
- Conceptualize and develop Generation Unlimited Nigeria blueprint and roll-out strategy to reflect priorities of and solutions by/for young Nigerians that will enable every young person aged 10-24 to be in some form of school, learning, training or employment by 2030;
- Work with existing collaboration with government and broad-based partnerships, and identify new opportunities, engage and gain commitment from a diverse network of stakeholders (including the private sector, specialized agencies, foundations, NGOs etc) to contribute to Generation Unlimited Nigeria based on their respective comparative advantage to expand opportunities for the empowerment and meaningful engagement of adolescents and young people and identify innovative, cutting-edge solutions for and with young people that are ready to be taken to scale;
- Prioritize mechanisms that include and support young people to lead in identifying solutions, building the evidence base, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the solutions. This will ensure that the voices of adolescents and young people are systematically taken into consideration in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programme cycle;
- Mobilize and leverage resources and strategic partnerships to integrate key components of the Generation Unlimited initiative into existing strategies, programmes and frameworks.
- Provide technical leadership and cross-sectoral coordination to generate knowledge on the situation of adolescents, support sector specific analysis of data on adolescents and improve utilization of sex and age disaggregated data within UNICEF monitoring and evaluation tools and among partners.
- An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Education or another relevant field, with specialized training in areas such as gender, diversity, community leadership and engagement, entrepreneurship, innovation and social behavioural change.
- At least 5 years of relevant experience working with children and marginalized youth in the global south, including on adolescent/youth/community engagement and innovation.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, public speaking, presentation, writing, critical thinking and analytical skills.
- Fluency in English.
- Previous experience in Africa is essential.
- Experience in working with teams.
- Good computer skills with software proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Office Suit (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote).
- The NFSA provides technical, operational and administrative assistance to the supervisor in support of his role as it relates to ensuring the safety and security of UNICEF personnel as well as the safeguarding of UNICEF premises, assets and resources at the duty station. In carrying out the below duties the incumbent is expected to follow instructions precisely and in strict compliance with supervisor's instructions and UN Security related policies, rules and procedures.
- Support the supervisor administratively and logistically in the planning functions related to the safety and security of UNICEF personnel as well as the safeguarding of premises, assets, and resources in accordance with UN and UNICEF Security Management Systems;
- Collect and provide the basic information required for the implementation of the UN Area Security Plan, Security Risk Management (SRM), Residential Security Measures (RSM), and other relevant policies, guidelines, and assessments;
- Prepare and share UNICEF staff significant incident reports (SIR) with UNICEF OPSCEN and the Regional Security Advisor in the absence of the CFSA;
- Support the supervisor in the development of UNICEF routine security documentation including security contingency plans such as, but not limited to, fire and evacuation plans;
- Prepare the routine security reports/returns including but not limited to Security Incident Reports (SIRs);
- Ensure that the appropriate level of confidentiality is maintained with regard to UNICEF security matters.
- Monitor the local security situation through local media and networks providing regular information and updates to the supervisor relative to on-going and emerging security issues in the country;
- Inform the CFSA on trends and or incidents with early warning value that could affect UNICEF personnel, assets, and operations;
- Assist the CFSA in security activities that support UNICEF staff, premises and operations for all locations where UNICEF personnel and/or eligible family members are present.
- Under the direct guidance of the supervisor, share information with UNICEF personnel that would affect their safety and security and information regarding the actions to take in the event of an emergency, including those identified in the UNICEF/UN Security Plans.
- Establish and maintain an effective and functioning Communications/Warden Systems for UNICEF and the periodic testing of these systems.
- Support the supervisor in the conduct of all security related contingency exercises particularly relating to administration, communications and logistics.
- Conduct physical security surveys of international personnel residences in accordance with the Residential Security Measures (RSM) on behalf of the CFSA as required.
- Establish and Maintain the security archive system up-to-date;
- Assist in developing and implementing SRM and ensuring that all UNICEF offices are compliant;
- Assists in Carry out security evaluations for the residences of UNICEF staff to ensure full implementation of Residence Security Measures (RSM-M);
- Act as the direct focal point for security guards in area assigned; support security guards in solving problems, report any incidents to the Field Security Advisor; authorize change of shifts, and verify attendances and/or absences of security guards;
- Providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members when required;
- Provide support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness;
- Keep track of all visiting UNICEF staff to the duty station; map UNICEF office, operations and staff residents using Google Earth and Google mapping;
- Be on call 24/7 to provide security & safety support to the Country Field Security Advisor, Chief of Field Office and UNICEF personnel in the designated duty station when required;
- Assist field staff in their security clearance requests through UNDSS Nigeria;
- Performs any other tasks and duties as directed by the CFSA.
- With significant guidance from the supervisor, actively maintain official liaison with host government counterparts, local authorities responsible for security, law and order and security counterparts in the UN.
- Maintain close liaison with all Security focal points in the country and maintain of communication links with UNDSS staff and Inter-Agency Radio Room
- Coordinate, as required, with UNDSS, on behalf of the CFSM, to ensure all UNICEF personnel undertake mandatory security training/briefings.
- Assist in the provision of any security related training for UNICEF personnel, particularly to ensure comprehension by those more comfortable in the local language.
- First level university degree or equivalent, preferably in Security Risk Management, Political Science, Military Science, Law Enforcement, Law or related area.
- Substantial qualifying experience and training may be considered in lieu of the first university degree.
- A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience at managerial level in security risk management
- Fluent in English and local language is required.
- UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
- 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.
- UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
- 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.
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