Job For Reports Officer, P-2 at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Job For Reports Officer, P-2 at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

New Job Vacancies at the 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 fulfill 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: TA Polio Communication and Media Specialist P3
Job Number: 2940789
Location: Abuja-Nigeria
Duration: 364 days

Job Description:

  • The efficiency and efficacy of the incumbent will contribute to improve policy advice on the articulation of C4D strategies and priorities in NERICC work plans, with an emphasis on those that promote equity for children and social inclusion of the most vulnerable groups.

Key Functions:

  • Media strategy and plan of action strategically developed and formulated, and the implementation effectively managed, facilitated and executed at the national, state and LGA levels
  • Press releases prepared and distributed, periodic media briefs, and media missions to update media on the polio situation and challenges organized in Nigeria before each round of IPDs, in collaborate with the Public Relations Unit at the National Primary Health Care Development Agency
  • Strategies that ensures the full participation and support of the media and leverage mass media through such activities as media mapping, partnership with Nigeria Television authority, National Orientation Agency, federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Guild of editors supported technically. Foreign correspondents based in Nigeria engaged through regular meetings, workshops, and interactive sessions to promote the inclusion of polio issues on their agendas
  • Quarterly Media training/workshops for national and state-based and select LGA-based reporters/journalists organized to ensure support in creation/copy writing of relevant material.
  • Technical support effectively provided to government counterparts including the NPHCDA for the development of a database of mass media products such as advocacy kits, radio and video documentaries, photographs, Fact Sheets, etc
  • Daily media analysis of the dailies in the country conducted and fed back regularly to partners at the National, State and LGA levels. Quarterly informal interaction-meetings organized with editors/senior correspondents to brief them on the Polio Eradication Initiative and EPI and associated issues (diarrhoea management, nutrition, sanitation etc) in order to bolster positive and factual media coverage of the programme, based upon the media analysis and the monthly media update prepared by the Media Specialist.
  • Budget properly planned, monitored and controlled, ensuring allocated funds optimally appropriated.

Accountabilities:

  • Programme communication programme strategy, plan and implementation for behavioural change
    • In collaboration with the Chief of Communication, Polio, and other stakeholders and partners, the Communication Specialist, Media designs, manages and facilitates the implementation of a media, strategy and plans of action aiming at informing donors, policy makers and the general public on developments being made at the national state and LGD levels to eradicate polio and ensuring increased coverage of routine immunization.
  • Information Dissemination.
    • In collaboration with partners, the Communication Specialist, Media develops mechanisms for collecting information and segmenting the information for dissemination o the different audiences having a stake in the programme including HQ and RO
  • Partnerships for social mobilization
    • Develops partnerships with various media organizations and institutions (foreign and local) both electronic and print capable of advocating for a better understanding of the issues involved in polio eradication and EPI.
  • Capacity building support
    • Develops training materials and activities to build capacity the capacity of journalists and other media practitioners at the LGA, State and national levels on reporting for on polio and EPI
  • Coordination and collaboration with government and partners.
    • Support government agencies like the NPHCDA and the Ministry of Information build a database of media support materials which can be a quick and accessible resource for information on polio and EPI.
  • Monitoring and evaluation
    • Monitors and evaluates media activities.
    • Prepare reports based upon a thorough analysis and evaluation of data, contributes to the completion of donor reports including Human Interest Stories and notes where donor has been specifically mentioned in social media.
  • Budget planning and management of program funds
    • Participates in and contributes to the budget and programme review and planning. Establishes programme work plans, allocation of resources, and monitors progress and compliance.
    • Monitors the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
    • Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds. Improves programme efficiency, quality and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Advanced university degree in the social/behavioral sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
  • A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes, including several years in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and another UN language. Local working language of the duty station an asset

View our competency framework at:

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Note: 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.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here To Apply

 

 

Job Title: TA Polio Data Manager P4
Job Number: 2940784
Location: Abuja-Nigeria
Duration: 364 days

Key Functions:

  • Leadership in the preparation of the Polio Communication situation analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and writing chapters of the analysis. Maintains a data bank of social indicators which are relevant to the Polio Communication Programme.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the Polio data compilation, monitoring, evaluation and research plan. Responsible for leading the integration of Polio activities within the Country Programme Recommendation (CPR) and all related documents.
  • Manages databases, well-designed data collection methodologies and research protocol for the Polio Programme (Sentinel Site Survey, rapid assessments, KAP, polling, etc.). Participates in the development and introduction of new approaches and methods in project monitoring and evaluation and data analysis. Serves as a focal point for the introduction of the new M&E Software, including Evaluation Study Summary Sheet and Programme Review Sheet. Organizes and conducts necessary training in this regard.
  • Under the direction of the Chief of C4D/Polio, support the development of presentations and analysis of data sets for the communication component of the ERC and Independent Monitoring Board reviews.
  • Analyses and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective action, when necessary, to meet programme/project objectives. Provides technical advice to programme staff, Emergency Operation Centre Situation Analysis Working Group, government officials and other counterparts and coordinates and manages the data-related and evaluative elements of polio communication programmemilestone meetings, Expert Review Committee meetings, grant reviews, mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
  • Enhance data collection and analysis for sentinel sites in communities identified in high risk areas where communication activities can be more closely monitored and then from which data can be gathered over the course of several IPDs. The data will be analyzed and correlated with communication interventions to demonstrate trends in immunization that can be linked to the social activities
  • Leads the preparation of the monitoring and evaluation documents within the polio communication section. In close collaboration with the Communications specialist (polio communication) identifies and disseminates relevant statistical information/results of the polio communication Situation Analysis to international, national, zonal, state and local levels.
  • Participates in the development of the polio data collection work plan and ensures compliance to specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Advanced university degree in Statistics, biostatistics or Demography along with real time experience in communication/social data management with emphasis in research/data collection methodologies, data analysis, monitoring and evaluation. Knowledge of GIS software, e.g. Health Mapper, Action for the Right of Children ARC View, Expanded Information on Immunization (EPI-Info), new technology platforms for data collection and analysis; and interactive digital media.
  • First university degree with additional two-years of relevant experience is acceptable in lieu of and advanced university degree

Work Experience:

  • Eight years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in the development, planning and management of research functions in social/international development programmes, with practical experience in managing data collection, analysis and dissemination processes to specific programmes.

Language:

  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in a second UN language or a local working language of the duty station would be an asset.

View our competency framework at:
http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

 

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click Here To Apply

 

Application Deadline 22nd January, 2019.

 

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