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Programme Specialist (Budget); P3, Abuja, Nigeria, #121349 (Temporary Appointment-364 days)


  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-17

UNICEF Nigeria’s country office in Abuja is seeking a passionate and committed person to work in the role of Programme Specialist (Budget). If you are passionate about making a difference for children, we encourage you to apply.

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 fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, an advocate

In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children's rights in partnership with the government, civil society, children, and families.  UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally - click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria:

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Nigeria has over 100 donor-funded grants to manage each year, with varying requirements and conditionalities. Under the supervision of the Chief, Management for Results and general guidance from the Deputy Representative, the Programme Specialist (Budget) will provide the guidance and quality assurance that is necessary for the Country Office budget to comply with results-based budgeting principles and standards and that grants are reported on and used in line with donor commitments. The Programme Specialist (Budget) will be responsible for setting up systems and procedures related to improved funds monitoring and utilization at the country level and support the planning and allocation of programme and cross-sectoral budgets. S/he will provide quality assurance of budget development, utilization, and reporting (RWP and donor-funded) and monitor the pipeline and funds analysis for resource mobilization.

Furthermore, the Programme Specialist (Budget) will provide capacity development, technical advice, and support to the Budget Officer (NOB).


  1. Strategic planning and implementation (budget and finances)
  2. Budget & financial monitoring
  3. Partnerships & reporting (budgets and financials)
  4. Grants management
  5. Capacity building

Please access the full job description in this link…..Download File TOR-Programme Specialist Budget P-3 TA .pdf

 To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Engineering, Business Administration, Finance/Accounts Management, or related area of study.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: programme finance and budget management, operations, monitoring and reporting, public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant areas.
  • Experience in managing donors and partnerships and multi-year grants is required, and experience working with UN agencies is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (11)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (11)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (11)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (11)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (11)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (11)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (11)
  • Nurtures, leads, and manages people (1)

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.