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UNICEF Latest Job Recruitment 2018 (3 Positions)

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UNICEF Latest Job Recruitment 2018 (3 Positions)

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

  1. National Education Consultant (ECD)
  2. International Sanitation Financing and Marketing Consultant
  3. National/International Consultant (Assessment of Communication for Development (C4D) in Basic Education)

The details of these Job Positions are contained below;

Job Title: National Education Consultant (Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Job Number:
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Consultancy

Purpose of the Consultancy

  • The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical support in the review, adaptation, development and translation of early stimulation and communication training materials; build capacity of LGA level health workers (11) and community volunteers (70) in early stimulation and communication using the Care for Child Development (CCD) package.
  • The CCD promotes physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children in the early years, with focus on the first 1,000 days.
  • The consultancy will in addition, provide monitoring and mentoring support to LGA facilitators, health workers and community volunteers. Two national consultants will be hired to work as a team on the tasks outlined. They will work individually in some cases and as needed within the LGA and in close collaboration with field office Education Specialist.
  • These consultants will serve as the lead trainers and mentors for all communication and stimulation related trainings at the LGA level, with technical oversight, on-going mentoring and capacity building provided to same by the International ECD consultant.


  • Reviewed, adapted and finalized CCD training manual and trainees materials
  • Revised counselling cards with illustrations
  • Initial training and refresher training reports of health workers and community volunteers
  • Monitoring and mentoring (monthly touch base) reports.

When there are some overlaps in deliverables, the consultants will work jointly to finalize the deliverables with the best possible quality, in additional level of effort as per days allocated to each activity can be adjusted across activities, increased or reduced provided it does not exceed the number of days. Timelines may change depending on implementation realities of the INP plus project.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

  • Masters degree in Early Childhood Care and Education, Education or any other social sciences.
  • At least 8 years of experience and demonstrated experience in providing Early Childhood Care and Development training at the community level and at the in-service and pre-service level
  • Experience in developing and implementing ECD interventions for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, especially those in emergency contexts.
  • Deep familiarity and understanding of ECD context in Nigeria, especially in emergency contexts or and disadvantaged settings is added advantage.
  • Strong editing and translation (Hausa and English) skills
  • Experience in conducting programme monitoring and mentoring at the community level.
  • Excellent workshop facilitation and training skills, especially with teachers and government officials.
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills
  • Fluency in English and Hausa language

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates can apply here.

Application Closing Date

22nd January, 2018.

Job Title: International Sanitation Financing and Marketing Consultant
Job Number: 509999
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy
Contract Duration: Contract will be for a total duration of 5 months from 1st February 2018 to 30th June 2018.


The main purpose of the Sanitation Marketing and Financing (SMF) Consultant is to strengthen and scale up the SMF approach from three states to all six SHAWN states. The Sanitation Financing and Marketing consultant will specifically work with the SMEDAN, State Polytechnics and the state/LGA consultants for on boarding, training and monitoring performance of TBOs in the three additional SHAWN states.

For the performance monitoring of the TBOs and the SMEDAN, the consultant will work closely with the WASHIM consultant to develop a smart phone based monitoring system. The consultant will also train SMEDAN to onward train TBOs in the use of pre-developed record keeping registers providing details such as number of orders received, number of order completed, delivery time, types of toilets provided and cost info etc. The consultant will assist UNCIEF Field Staff in developing proposal template for engagement of SMEDAN.

The SFM consultant will also develop a mechanism for LGAs to ensure that the TBOs deliver quality latrine construction services to maintain the communities trust and interest in investments in improved sanitation. Upon approval of the proposed mechanism by the WASH specialist, the consultant will work with the state and LGA consultants to capacitate LGA staff in the quality certification and assurance process.

The consultant will finalize the ANAMFIN funding proposal to support and guide all 42 partner MFIs to start sanitation lending.  The consultant will also develop the modalities for utilization of state government funding (in Katsina, Bauchi and Zamfara) for interest free lending to MFIs based on consultations with key stakeholders. The consultant will develop sample expression of interest, model agreements between the state and the MFI for initiating such loan financing. The consultant will provide necessary mentoring and monitoring support along with ANAMFIN to make sure that this intervention matures and delivers on the promise of cheaper loans.

The consultant will also study and assess the continuity of The Rural Finance Institution Building Programme (RUFIN) and if feasible will engage RUFIN to ensure that the 2000 trained Adashes are monitored, supported/mentored for sustained functioning leading to higher savings and lending for the construction of improved toilets. Either a separate PCA will be signed with RUFIN or its services will be secured through a proposal from FMWR. In order to ensure performance based payment to RUFIN for their services in support of sanitation financing work, the consultant will develop an evidence based Adashes support/mentoring mechanism for RUFIN and payments to RUFIN will be linked to real time geotagged data evidence.

This reporting system will also provide weekly information on: number of active Adashes; loans provided; default rate; and type and number of toilets constructed etc. If RUFIN future engagement is uncertain then the consultant will work to link and peg Adashes to an appropriate local government institutions for their continuity, routine data collection, monitoring and mentoring support as explained above.


  • The Consultant will be based in the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office, Abuja and will work closely with National Task Group on Sanitation, Central Bank of Nigeria, Association of Non-Bank Microfinance Institutions in Nigeria (ANMFIN), Ministry of Agriculture/RUFIN as well as UNICEF National and Field Office colleagues.
  • The tasks will involve travelling to States, LGAs and communities for consultation with relevant government partners.

Major Tasks to be Accomplished

Under the overall guidance of Chief of WASH and with supervision from the WASH Specialist, the key tasks for Sanitation Financing and Marketing Consultant include the following;

  • Under the guidance of the WASH specialist, develop and implement sanitation marketing and financing scaling up plan to expand to three additional SHAWN states and deepen the implementation across all six SHAWN states
  • Finalize funding proposal for partnership with SMEDAN, RUFIN, ANAMFIN (as explained under Purpose above) for subsequent engagement of these agencies in implementation of the sanitation marketing and financing scale up plan.
  • Develop and operationalize monitoring mechanisms to track the progress of TBOs, Adashes MFIs, SMEDAN, RUFIN, ANMFIN and LGAs. The data from the monitoring dashboard will serve the basis for weekly LGA, monthly state level and quarterly national review meetings.
  • Effect, operationalise and support States-MFI-UNICEF agreement in three states resulting in access to capital on (near) zero percent markup rate to MFIs for cheaper on lending to households for construction of toilets
  • Field visits to the respective states and LGAs to participate in reviews, backstopping implementation, documentation of best practices and to assist UNCIEF FO in scaling up
  • Oversee the expansion of sanitation marketing and financing in additional States and LGAs.
  • Provide guidance to the national sanitation marketing and financing consultants to accomplish their tasks

Deliverables/Payment percentage per deliverable:

  • Approved sanitation marketing and financing scaling up plan to expand and deepen the implementation across the target areas – 10%
  • Monitoring mechanisms to track the progress of TBOs, Adashes MFIs, SMEDAN, RUFIN, ANMFIN and LGAs developed and the monitoring dashboard fully operational to serve the basis for weekly LGA, monthly state level and quarterly national review meetings – 20%
  • Draft agreement between States-MFI-UNICEF developed and ready for signing to start cheaper lending to households for construction of toilets – 10%
  • Proposals, finalised in all respects from SMEDAN, RUFIN, ANAMFIN ready for PCA formulation available – 20%
  • Reports available for: i) national review workshop ii) consultant’s active participation in 6 SHAWN state monthly review meetings – 10%
  • Best practice documentation of TBOs, MFIs and Adashes – 20%
  • Final report and way forward for Sanitation Marketing and Financing in SHAWN program in Nigeria – 10%

Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience Required


  • Advanced degree in business studies, marketing, economics, civil engineering, social sciences and or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise working in the area of financing, supply chain investments, water, sanitation and hygiene issues with multi country experience.
  • Experience in developing and implementing sanitation marketing
  • Experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative studies in development financing.
  • Specific work experience of working in sanitation financing and marketing areas and working with rural financial institutions – microfinance institutions, sanitation entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurship and community managed financial systems
  • Seven (7) years progressive professional development sector experience in financing, social entrepreneurship (livelihoods) and working with sector institutions at both large scale and small scale
  • Experience working across multiple sectors related to the design and implementation of development and social protection policies as well as in conditional cash transfer programs.


  • Experience in conducting studies on marketing and financing approaches and result-based management would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in leading/working with a technical team in similar assignments and capturing their suggested recommendations.
  • Experience in financing approaches and result based management would be an added advantage.
  • Proven and excellent analytical skills, writing ability, and written and oral communications skills in English)
  • Willingness to be a part of, and closely work with a government personnel/staff and institutions.
  • Willingness to travel to rural and semi-urban areas of the country.
  • Diplomacy and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise working in the area of financing, supply chain investments, water, sanitation and hygiene issues with multi country experience
  • Previous work experience with UNICEF and in Africa would be an added advantage.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates can apply here.

Application Closing Date

22nd January, 2018.

Job Title: National/International Consultant (Assessment of Communication for Development (C4D) in Basic Education)
Job Number: 510027
Location: Nigeria
Work Type: Consultancy
SSA National /International Consultant
(NOD or P4 Level)
Assessment of Communication for Development (C4D) in Basic Education
(Focus states Bauchi, Niger, Sokoto , Borno, Ebonyi, Bayelsa and Oyo States.)

Purpose of Assignment

  • The purpose of the consultancy is to organise and coordinate a participatory process to collect and consolidate evidence on knowledge, attitudes and practices that affect school enrolment, retention and completion, which will eventually help in the design of a behaviour and social change communication strategy to support efforts to ensure that marginalized children enrol in school, start at the right age, attend regularly, and complete their schooling with meaningful learning outcomes at all levels of the education sector, especially for girls.
  • The main focus of the consultancy are Bauchi, Niger, Sokoto, Borno , Ebonyi ,Bayelsa and Oyo states in Nigeria with view on wider implications and recommendations.

The consultancy has three specific objectives:

  • To assess the status of current C4D in education efforts in Nigeria addressing the key issues related to education access, quality and accountability.
  • To identify the key behavioural and social determinants (i.e. both barriers and opportunities) in focus states at each level of society (individual, family, community, institutional, policy level) that impact on education access, quality, accountability and capacity in both development and humanitarian contexts.
  • To provide recommendations that will guide the next steps of the project (to develop a social mobilization and communication strategy that will improve marginalized girls enrolment in schools.


  • Inception Report: Provides foundation to consultancy and should be reflected in reports produced.
  • Education Status Report providing overview of synopsis of current key trends on access, quality and accountability.
  • Consultation Plan with outline of groups to be involved and respective roles, group sizes and composition, documents required to inform the discussions, expected outputs and time frames.
  • Mapping Instrument and Interview Guides (adapted from Global mapping instrument)
  • Mapping report providing an overview of the nature, focus, scope, scale and actors involved in supporting behaviour and socialchange efforts in the local Education sector.
  • C4D in Education Situation Analysis report with inputs from the Mapping exercise and SWOT analysis on C4D interventions at policy/system level: national and subnational (e.g. C4D within Education Sector planning, budgeting, management/staffing, capacity development, local governance).
  • Behavioural Analysis Report providing in-depth analysis of findings from primary research on barriers, opportunities, Participant Groups in relation to influencing the key recommended behaviours.
  • Submission of Final Report with key recommendations for the development of National C4D in Education strategy

Key Competencies, Technical Background, and Experience Required

Technical background and professional Experience:

  • Advanced Degree in the areas of Social Sciences, Anthropology, Communication, Gender and Child Rights
  • Skills and expertise at developing results-based, multi-year operational plans (for national and sub-national levels)
  • Minimum of 8 years professional experience in Communication for Development and International Development or Education across multiple development contexts, including experience in conducting C4D studies.
  • Familiarity with participatory processes with specific focus on children, adolescents.
  • Knowledge of social norm change processes, including participatory approaches to community led development.
  • Experience in working across multiple sectors and levels from family, community, institutional and policy levels.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Experience working with UN agencies and UN priorities (i.e. Human Rights Based Approach, Vulnerability and Equity, Disabilities etc.).

Other desired characteristics:

  • Demonstrated ability to assess and analyse complex situations in order to succinctly and clearly distil critical issues and draw out forward looking conclusions.
  • Strong writing skills; experience in publication of technical reviews/reports and strong oral communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge and ability to deliver products in high stress situations with excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, ability to coordinate and synchronize work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong skills on consensus building, team work and consortium dynamics.
  • Flexible and responsive to recommended changes as part of the review and feedback process
  • This consultancy is expected to cover a period of 3 months.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates can apply here.

Application Closing Date

23rd January, 2018.

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