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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Security and Safety
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Conference Services
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-20

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Conference Organizer - Women, Peace and Security/ SGBV Consultant- NOC, Abuja

Abuja (Nigeria)

This vacancy is open to Nigerians only.

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.

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.

Purpose of the Assignment

The Consultant, with guidance from the Chief of Child Protection and SGBV Specialist, will ensure a highly successful conference to launch the National Plan of Action for UN Security Council Resolution1325, as well as successful events leading up to the conference

Assignment Tasks

  • Organize and coordinate workshops in Borno with conflict affected women and girls, key government and NGO stakeholders and religious and traditional leaders on the role of women and girls in peacebuilding, peace and security;
  • Oversee and provide technical support for the development of a discussion paper developed capturing the key findings and recommendations;
  • Coordinate media dialogue on the role of women and girls in peace and security;
  • Oversee a successful conference on women, peace and security, with a focus on women and girls subjected to Boko Haram related sexual violence, with all logistics effectively in place;
  • Produce a final report on the conference.

Expected Deliverables

i

  1. a) Comprehensive planning tool for conference events developed with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, UN Women, and Embassy of Norway
  2. b) Venue for launch secured
  3. c) Invitation list developed and invitations for the conference designed and distributed
  4. d) Conference materials designed, developed and printed, including participant pack
  5. e) Participant packs for all launch attendees (15th March 2017)
  6. f) Successful conference on women, peace and security, with a focus on women and girls subjected to Boko Haram related sexual violence, with all logistics effectively in place, including exhibition by Government, NGOs and development partners on their work in the North East on women, peace and security and addressing sexual violence
  7. g) Final report on conference developed and printed - encompassing the discussion paper and key recommendations for promoting the role of women and girls in the peacebuilding process, emanating from the consultations and the conference

ii

  1. a) Workshops in Borno with girls and women subjected to Boko Haram related sexual violence and conflict affected women and girls (1 day, 6 locations) and with key government and NGO stakeholders and religious and traditional leaders (2 day)
  2. b) Draft discussion paper on findings and recommendations from the Borno workshop with women, girls and leaders
  3. c) Final discussion paper on findings and recommendations from the Borno workshop with women, girls and leaders, incorporated comments, type set and printed

iii

  1. a) Materials developed for sharing with the media on SC1325 and the role of women and girls in peacebuilding in North East Nigeria, as well as the findings of the Borno consultations (item 2)
  2. b) Media dialogue
  3. c) Media attendance at the conference

iv

  1. a) Weekly email updates shared with Chief of Section and SBV Specialist

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education

  • Masters Degree (specific discipline not required) or Degree and eight years experience in lieu of a Masters

Years of relevant experience

  • Five years' experience of organizing events – experience in supporting government, NGOs or development partners or private sector organisations in organizing launch events/campaign events/conferences/workshops and/or programme management in the field of SGBV/Women, Peace and Security/Child Protection or similar fields of development

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Excellent and demonstrable organizational skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written skills
  • Computer skills, including various office applications and internet navigation skills
  • Fluency in English language

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 organisation.

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