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Latest Job Opportunities at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

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.

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Job Specifications:

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Job No: 544638
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: G-6
Categories: Operations and Business Management

Job Description:
  • Work involves the full range of operational and administrative support activities. Duties involve in-depth treatment of activities in the functional area.
  • The incumbent’s work has a bearing on the entire section and work output and in providing regional operational oversight and technical support operational activities.

Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the proper upkeep, maintenance and/or replacement of office premises, office furniture and equipment to ensure that they are in appropriate and good working conditions for all staff and in line with budgetary limitations. Prepare all corporate and individual SSAs for these services including SSAs for programme activities.   Ensure that there is always an adequate supply of non-expendable property and maintain accurate control of the inventory and participate in their physical verification.
  • Provide operational and administrative support activities for the organization of internal management and operational meetings such Operations Meetings, CRC Meetings, annual reviews, work planning meetings, workshops, Heads of Unites meetings and operations section meetings as well as recording of minutes and/or notes at such meetings.
  • Arrange for airport pickups, hotels and all other matters relating to the reception of staff and visitors. Assist in giving logistical support for meetings, workshops and training courses. Arrange for the issuance of travel requests and authorisations to staff and government counterparts, provide tickets, DSA in accordance with rules and maintain the necessary records.
  • Assist in providing briefing, advice and information to all categories of staff covering HR, Supply, Administrative and HR rules, procedures and policies, including drafting replies to queries from the Abuja Office and staff. Prepare on own initiative, correspondence, reports, briefing, etc. on HR and other operations matters, some of a confidential nature.
  • Supervise the work of the Drivers, and Operations Assistant who are staff members in addition co-ordinate the work of Cleaners through corporate SSAs.
  • Assist to ensure an effective communication system (telephone, telex, fax, radio etc) in the office, ensure that all related bills are paid promptly and charges for private calls are collected from staff.
  • On a periodic basis, review the personnel filing system and recommend appropriate adjustments and improvement to ensure easy retrieval and optimal benefit from the system.  Maintain and update operational, policy,  management and confidential files and records;, search, collate and, prepare abstracts of information which may be required from time to time and prepare background material for operational and management meetings as well as maintaining policy, confidential and general management files.
  • Make travel arrangements for the supervisor and other Unit staff and perform liaison duties with other sections/units. This entails following up on TAs, making the bookings, arranging for the visas, airport transfers, accommodation, etc,  Prepare briefing materials for the supervisor for use on official trips on special meetings/workshops. 
  • Organize supervisor’s appointments maintain supervisor’s calendar, schedule appointments and meetings, screen and visitors, place and screens calls and respond to queries with discretion. Administer travel arrangements of supervisor, initiate travel processes, follow up and conclude all related travel processes and documents.
  • Prepares, on own initiative, correspondence, reports, evaluations and justifications, as required, on general operational and administrative issue and specialized tasks which may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility and ensures follow-up action.
  • Liaise with the country office and support requests relating to HR Admin. Supply and Finance activities as may be requested.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • First University Degree or its equivalent in any course under Management Science or Social Sciences.


  • Minimum of six (6) years experience including progressively responsible work in office administration and human resources.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.  Knowledge of one other UN working language and working language of the duty station, an asset.

For every Child, you Demonstrate

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Following Instructions & Procedures.

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Store Officer/Stock Keeper

Job Specifications:

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Job No: 544622
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Level: P-4
Categories: Health

Job Description:
  • Under the guidance of the Health Manager / immunization, provide technical support to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to ensure cost-effective and efficient execution of immunization supply chain strengthening priorities within the background of the 10-year National Strategy for Primary Health Care and Immunization Strengthening Strategy (NSIPSS). The position is to support the expansion of the cold storage space including equipping of the three hubs national storage system (Abuja, Kano and Lagos) and reaching all wards with solar driven equipment using the CCEOP window.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks
The health Specialist, Cold Chain, will carry out the following activities related to Operationalization and execution of the Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP) portfolio in Nigeria:

  • Serve as a member of CCEOP Project Management Team (CCEOP PMT) working in collaboration with other members of the National Logistics Working Group (NLWG)
  • Support the running of the CCEOP PMT Operations Room and implementation of Nigeria-specific terms of reference of the CCEOP PMT
  • Facilitate the conduct of  CCEOP PMT meetings, supporting the PMT secretariate as well as tracking the implementation of action points of the CCEOP PMT meetings.
  • Work with the NLWG to develop CCEOP PMT project implementation work plan, which will address execution of the brief from receipt of the Gavi Decision Letter to CCE deployment and monitoring of project milestones.
  • Support the conduct pre-installation site assessments and revalidation of the CCEOP Operational Deployment Plan (ODP) to minimize risks of deviation.
  • Actively monitor and evaluate deployment of CCE and other bundled services with other members of the CCEOP PMT ensuring adherence with the ODP and Deviation Protocol
  • Regularly liaise with the state PMTs to ensure their functionality, provide guidance and support tracking of CCEs deployment.
  • Support the functionality of established state maintenance units, facilitating the implementation of their workplans and established floating assembly.
  • Facilitate the quarterly update of nationwide cold chain inventory and gap analysis and provide feedback to NLWG
  • In collaboration with the Health Specialist, Immunization supply chain and logistics and/or Supply Specialists provide high quality on-site information to UNICEF Supply Division required for informed decision-making.
  • Where necessary, and in collaboration with CCEOP PMT and  UNICEF Supply Specialists, engage CCE manufacturer’s in-country representatives to course correct any deviations from the Operational Deployment Plan and/or incidences that might arise.
  • Work jointly with NLWG and the states to set a system to periodically re-validate the sites in the O.D.P.
  • Provide weekly update on status of CCEOP project implementation to National Logistics Working Group

Other Activities which may be Supported by the Specialist at the Request of the National Logistics Working Group include:

  • Technical support to finalization of the National Logistics Working Group (NLWG) 10-year road map, and annualized work plan, in line with the NSIPSS supply chain strengthening work stream.
  • Support the implementation of the three hubs in Abuja, Kano and Lagos for the expansion of the national cold storage space.
  • Support the cold chain expansion to accommodate the COVID-19 vaccines and other new vaccines in the country.
  • Support the installation/maintenance and monitoring of remote temperature monitoring systems in the cold chain equipment, providing regular feedback to NLWG.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in one of the following fields Pharmacy, Medicine, Engineering or the Physical Sciences. 


  • Eight years of relevant professional work experience providing technical support in logistics, supply chain management, cold chain and similar activities.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

For every Child, you Demonstrate

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Core competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships – (II)
  • Thinks and acts strategically – (II)
  • Drive to achieve results for impact – (II)
  • Works collaboratively with others – (II)
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Nutrition IM Officer (Data, Analytics and Evidence)

Job Specifications:

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Job No: 544465
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: P-2
Categories: Nutrition

Job Description:
  • Under the overall supervision of Chief of Nutrition, the IM Data, Analytics and Evidence Officer as an expert will collaborate with the government to strengthen Nutrition Information System, manage overall nutrition data/ information and provide support to the field teams and state partners for monitoring, evaluation, and supportive supervision, to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in nutrition programme. The officer will be required to generate appropriate analytics to strengthen policies, guidelines/ protocol and programmes for use within UNICEF, the UN, Implementing and Development Partners.
  • The incumbent will be responsible to support designing of quality nutrition data collection methodologies, surveys, polling, KAPs, Peer Data Quality Reviews, including both qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • S/he will initiate, update and or maintain nutrition section databases, while using a range of data platforms such as ODK platform, RapidPro, other monitoring tools and smart phone inventory for programme monitoring and supportive supervision. Further, the incumbent will be responsible for knowledge generation and development of the program appropriate products”.

Key responsibilities
Data Systems Strengthening & Information Management:

  • Provide leadership on strengthening nutrition data systems (routine, surveys and surveillance) at national and sub-national levels, including enabling interoperability and digitization of data platforms
  • Strengthen existing in-country data approaches and platforms for collecting, analyzing and reporting high quality nutrition data at national and sub-national levels, particularly coverage data.
  • Maintain information databases and general project tools and consolidate, analyse and report/disseminate data collected throughout various assessments 
  • Manage relevant Nutrition data sets, including humanitarian and development data sets. Coordinate and harmonize data with relevant cluster stakeholders.
  • Work with field offices to have a well-prioritized plan of information management activities
  • Co-ordinate with other sections and M4R to ensure data coherence across sections
  • Provide support in planning and executing data collection activities, including reviewing documents, preparing survey protocols and adopting standardized approaches and tools for nutrition/Cash Based Transfer (CBT) programming
  • Provide analytics, assess trends and measure outcomes relating to achievement of project targets to support evidence-based programming.
  • As and when needed, coordinate and plan for meetings, develop agendas, document minutes and share action points with all relevant persons.
  • Support other IMOs in the section to compile, clean and analyse nutrition/CBT data including Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), Vitamin A supplementation, Maternal, Infant and Young Child Feeding Nutrition, Micronutrients etc.

Project Performance Monitoring, Reporting & Evidence Generation:

  • Support complete, quality and timely reporting based on agreed monitoring frameworks.
  • Generate high quality reports and knowledge products including presentations, publications, newsletters, etc.
  • Support the preparation of quarterly, annual and adhoc reports and newsletters and share findings with stakeholders for informed decision making
  • Consolidate data and draft relevant inputs for the progress and final reports for all nutrition reports and other UNICEF reports (mid-year and end-year activity monitoring, strategic monitoring questionnaires etc.).
  • Conduct field visits to programme target areas to monitor the quality of data collection and reporting and provide supportive supervision as and when needed.
  • Provide support for evaluation and documentation.
  • Support resource mobilization activities for the nutrition section.
  • Present information in understandable, effective and visually appealing tables, charts, graphs, maps, visuals and reports (such as snapshots, dashboards, gap analysis, etc.).
  • Provide any other relevant support as requested by the Chief of Nutrition.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Development Planning, Nutrition, Public Health, Epidemiology.
  • Additional technical qualifications (supported with certificates) in geographic information system, information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics, Survey, data management or related field is required.


  • More than five years of relevant professional work experience including field work. Experience in nutrition data management, monitoring and evaluation.  Proven statistical, analytic and technical skills including designing and administrating databases, database management and data analysis using statistical packages (SPSS, STATA, etc.), high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), ability to maintain basic websites, ability to produce data summaries and visualizations, GIS knowledge an advantage. 

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you Demonstrate

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies listed below:

Core Competencies:

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

The functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (2)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (2)
  • Planning and Organizing (1)

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  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
  • Interested candidates are required to submit their all-inclusive financial and detailed technical proposal. Applications without these will not be accepted. 
  • To view our competency framework, please visit here.
  • Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.
  • 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 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.

Deadline: September 29, 2021

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