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Planning Specialist, P3, Abuja, Nigeria, #108799--Fixed Term

Abuja

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-06

UNICEF Nigeria country office in Abuja is seeking a passionate and committed person to support the Nigeria front office as a Planning Specialist. 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, a hero

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: https://www.unicef.org/nigeria/

How can you make a difference?

Under direct supervision of the Representative, the incumbent will: 1) provide planning, coordination, management, and monitoring support to the Office of the Representative by following up on key corporate responsibilities; 2) support the Representative, members of the Senior Management Team (SMT) including Programme Coordination, Operations and Field Operations, and the Country Management Team in the monitoring of key programmatic and management processes and results and support the efficient and effective functioning of the Nigeria Country Office. Ensure the effective functioning of the office of the Representative; 3) efficiently manage the high-volume work of the Representative’s office and other SMT members by proactively and strategically establishing priorities, monitoring, and tracking priority actions and key decisions, and coordinating and guiding the work of others. Coordinates the Representative’s activities, with a view to striking the right balance among competing demands and priorities; 4) Maintain efficient and smooth liaison with the Regional Office (RO) and Headquarters (HQ) and keep them timely informed of issues under the responsibility of the Representative. Coordinate actions and liaise with the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator’s Office and other UN agencies when needed.

Summary of main responsibilities and tasks:

  1. In close consultation with section and field office chiefs, undertake and/or coordinate research and consultations to prepare substantive position papers, documentation on programmes, etc. to situate UNICEF’s work in the country. Summarize and analyze information obtained and when necessary, clarifies information from technical focal points.
  2. Support the representative in the review, oversight, and support towards the implementation of UNICEF overall programmes, advocacy, and outreach.
  3. Coordinatee's the Representative’s office in all critical aspects of work in close collaboration with the Deputy Representative and the Chief of Operations and the Chief of Field Operations. Develops, introduces, and maintains workflows and tools to streamline the high volume of work of the representative’s office and to enable proactive and strategic identification of priority actions. Prioritize issues for the representative including planning, coordination, and quality assurance.
  4. Keep abreast of the main issues facing the Nigeria country office, identify internal and external issues that require the Representative's attention, and assist in formulating options as to how those matters might be handled. Ensure appropriate follow-up as directed. Maintain records and track the status of the Representative’s action items.
  5. Secretariat and coordinator of the SMT and Country Office Management Team (CMT), responsible for the monitoring of actions and the follow-up mechanisms. Participate in meetings with task teams and external visitors as requested by the representative. Prepare summaries, conclusions, and action points on such meetings, as requested. Coordinates and /or monitors follow-up actions.
  6. Oversee and ensure the smooth flow of relevant information within the office of the Representative and to RO and HQ through daily consultations with the Representative.

Please refer to the attached detailed job description for more informationDownload File JD-Planning Specialist P3 #NGR108799 Abuja.doc

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields: Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field.
  • A first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in either programme management, planning, monitoring, or evaluation. Developing country work experience is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English.  Knowledge of another official UN language or the local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and

Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads, and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

"UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and

Remarks:

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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