New Job Openings at Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Food Security and Livelihood Sector Co-lead
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno

You’ll Contribute to Ending World Hunger By

  • Contributing to the facilitation of a well-coordinated, coherent and strategic Food Security in emergencies response in Nigeria.

Requirements
Key Activities in your Role Will Include:

  • Supporting Food Security Sector service delivery
  • Informing strategic decision-making of the Operational/Humanitarian Country Team for the humanitarian response
  • Planning and strategy development.
  • Identify advocacy concerns to contribute to the Operational/Humanitarian Country Team’s messaging and actions
  • Monitoring and reporting the implementation of the Food Security Sector strategy and results; recommend corrective actions where necessary.
  • Contingency planning/preparedness activities in areas and situations where there is a high risk of recurring or significant new disaster.

Does this Description Fit You

  • You have a Bachelors degree in Food Security, Agriculture, Economics or related field. (Masters Degree Preferred).
  • You have att least 6 years of work experience preferably in humanitarian or development work with at least 3 years of experience in coordination.
  • You have a professional experience in humanitarian response at a mid- or senior level including in the food security sector.
  • You are technically competent in the food security and agriculture sector and in the Cluster approach.
  • You have a strong understanding of humanitarian principles and how to apply these.
  • You are able to work productively in a pressurized environment and to maintains visibly high levels of morale in difficult circumstances.
  • You have experience of high level coordination and chairing of meetings; ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders and develop consensus and joint working; excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • You have a strong understanding of funding mechanisms (e.g. Consolidated Appeals Process, Central Emergency Response Fund, Country Humanitarian Fund, and Flash Appeals).
  • You Understand the links between emergency response, recovery, and the transition to development.
  • You are able to develop a cluster strategy and to clarify complex strategies for operational implementation.
  • You have an Understanding of the international humanitarian response architecture, including coordination mechanisms, and humanitarian reform and action.
  • You are able to work and plan at strategic as well as operational levels;
  • You have previous experience in Nigeria or similar context with conflict/access analysis ability.
  • You have good organization skills and are able to represent the organization at different levels.
  • You easily integrate with remote areas living conditions.
  • You are self-disciplined and can work autonomously making decisions with minimal guidance.
  • You have strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy.

Benefits
Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to:

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • Child allowance

 

 

Job Title: Human Resource Manager
Location:
 Damaturu, Yobe

You’ll Contribute to Ending World Hunger By

  • Implementing the Human Resources policies and procedures of the Nigeria country office to ensure optimum Human Resources performance and provide high quality Human Resources support to staff and programs in Yobe State.

Requirements
Key Activities in your Role Will Include:

  • Implementation and enforcement the HR policy (staff regulations).
  • Implement pay and other benefits policies, support recruitment and contracts management.
  • Lead the implementation of Action Against Hunger performance management system at field level
  • Support to HR staff and other state Human Resources issues.
  • Supervision & Team Management.
  • Reporting and Staff management.

Does this Description Fit You

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in HR Management, or social sciences, or related discipline.Post Graduate qualification in Human Resource Management will be an added asset.
  • You have at least 3- years of professional experience across all HR disciplines, including employment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, training and development, workers compensation and conflict resolution.
  • You have at least 1 year of experience as a HR manager/officer within a humanitarian field programme.
  • You have experience of managing the HOMERE software system.
  • You have Previously worked in Nigeria or Africa
  • You have exceptional organization, time management, and attention to detail.
  • You have very good communication & training skills.
  • You are able to work in a stressful environment, taking initiative & prioritizing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • You have Knowledge of MS Office Suite (high proficiency in Excel); comfortable working with computers with minimal IT support.
  • You have a Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented.
  • You have a genuine interest in & commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger.
  • You think strategically defining and communicating goals, also being genuinely committed to helping others to achieve the organizational objectives.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently & as a member of a team
  • You have proven ability to model core Human Resources values of confidentiality, fairness and discretion .

Benefits
Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to:

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • Child allowance

 

 

Job Title: Emergency Program Logistics Manager
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno

You’ll Contribute to Ending World Hunger By

  • Ensuring that efficient and appropriate logistic support is provided for all Rapid Response Mechanism program activities.
  • Ensure that all Action Against Hunger and donor logistics procedures are followed and that all logistical measures are taken to ensure the timely implementation of rapid evaluations and short-term emergency responses, in close coordination with the other members of the Regional humanitarian team.

Requirements
Key Activities in your Role Will Include:

  • Responsible for ensuring that efficient and appropriate logistical support is provided for all Rapid Response Mechanisms program activities consistent with Action Against Hunger protocols and procedures.
  • Responsible for oversight of all logistical activities for Action Against Hunger Emergency programming.
  • Supply chain management for Emergency program activities.
  • Stock and Asset management.
  • Support the Emergency Coordinator in ensuring implementation of security measures according to Action Against Hunger security guidelines.
  • Initiate and monitor the progress of program logistical activities in line with respective work plans.

Does this Description Fit You

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or a related field.
  • You have at least 6 years of work experience preferably in humanitarian or development work with at least 3 years of experience in emergency.
  • You have previous experience in and good knowledge of Northeast Nigeria or similar context.
  • You have Previous experience of logistics management in an NGO.
  • You have excellent management and personnel skills to enable the motivation, encouragement and participation of a mainly national team, including remote management.
  • You have a strong coordination, communication and diplomacy skills.
  • You are able to work under stressful conditions in an isolated area.
  • You are able to establish strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures.
  • You maintain a mature and problem solving attitude when confronted with difficult situations.
  • You are able to motivate and encourage others to deliver high standards of work.
  • You have a high degree of emotional intelligence demonstrating strong self-awareness and the ability to take responsibility for your actions.
  • You monitor the impact that demanding activities and stressful working conditions may have on your team and actively work with other departments to ensure staff are appropriately supported.
  • You like to find & implement straight-forward solutions to tricky questions. You balance finding quick answers to immediate problems with planning projects that take a longer time to execute.
  • You maintain a mature and problem solving attitude when confronted with difficult situations.
  • You are able to motivate and encourage others to deliver high standards of work.
  • You’re genuinely enthusiastic about helping the logistics teams achieve their objectives.
  • You like to pass on to others what you’ve learnt & thrive on the variety of logistics activities that fall within this role’s scope of responsibility.
  • You have experience working with colleagues who do not speak your language, speaking tactfully & listening carefully to others.
  • You are used to explaining your work in non-technical terms & are comfortable explaining & reinforcing policies & procedures to a team.
  • You have a high degree of emotional intelligence demonstrating strong self-awareness and the ability to take responsibility for your actions.
  • You monitor the impact that demanding activities and stressful working conditions may have on your team and actively work with other departments to ensure staff are appropriately supported.

Benefits
Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to:

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • Child allowance

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline  30th March, 2018

HR Manager Job at International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

 

Job Title: HR Manager
Location:
 Borno

Contextual Background

  • The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state.
  • In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations.
  • IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State.
  • Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods

Job Overview/Summary

  • The HR Manager manages a team of HR staff based in Maiduguri to ensure high quality and efficient staff recruitment, contracts management, orientation, learning and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, code of conduct compliance, employee engagement and staff care.
  • The HR Manager reports directly to the HR Lead and Sr. HR/Admin Manager.
  • The HR Manager will support the HR lead to adapt and implement Global HR initiatives and practices and serve as an advisor to maximize staffing resources and performance, promote a positive organizational culture, minimize risk and ensure economy and efficiency of work processes.

Responsibilities
HR Leadership & Management:

  • In collaboration with the Senior Recruitment Officers, analyze Maiduguri approach to attracting, developing, inspiring and retaining the right people with the right skills and make recommendations and implement short-term solutions to improve recruitment time to fill and quality.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly HR metrics and analysis to inform HR Lead decision-making.
  • Review job position requests and submit to HR Lead with accurate form, job descriptions and make recommendations, ensuring accuracy, consistency and use of IRC JD and salary benchmarking.
  • Manage benefit plans and communicate updates and conduct information campaigns for national staff.
  • Oversee HR-related administrative duties and ensure compliance with existing legal and governmental reporting requirements. Ensure all legal obligations are fulfilled.
  • Manage employee relations issues and conflicts with professional grace with the aim of empowering employees and supervisors to have the tools and resources necessary to resolve conflicts with mutual respect.
  • Escalate code of conduct issues with HR Lead and co-lead investigations and ensure issues are resolved and appropriate follow-up is carried out, in collaboration with the Ethics and Compliance Unit.
  • Advise supervisors in determining appropriate disciplinary plans of action. Follow-up disciplinary measures and related employment law matters. Act as impartial mediator in disciplinary procedures and ensure it is administered in an equitable and fair manner and meets all legal and labor regulations and requirements.
  • Lead exit management procedure to ensure seamless and positive transition for departing employees; apply learning gained from exit interviews.
  • Implement IRC Way Training on Quarterly basis for All Field Program staff.
  • Carry-out daily HR-related administrative duties such as updating contracts, generating employee reports and executing compliance-related activities with all existing legal and government reporting requirements
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor

Staff Performance Management and Development:

  • Coach, train, and mentor staff with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance
  • Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development.
  • Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Support HR Lead to continue to pursue nationalization of senior and management positions.
  • Conduct online learning campaigns to tangibly increase the percentage of staff benefiting from e-Cornell and LINGOs courses.

Communications:

  • Communicate frequently and regularly on HR changes, initiatives, programs and offerings.
  • Model and encourage active practice of the principles of the “IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct” throughout the country program.
  • Maintain a healthy and empowering office environment that encourages open, honest and productive communication among IRC staff.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: HR Lead and Sr. HR Admin Manager
  • Indirectly Reports to:
  • Position directly supervises: HR Officer and HR Assistant.
  • Key Internal Stakeholders: Head of Units, All Maiduguri Based Staff
  • Key External Stakeholders: The INGO HR forum; INGO and UN HR staff; Legal counsel

Job Requirements
Education:

  • Bachelor’s required. Master’s university Degree is a plus.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years, preferably 8 years as an HR generalist, including recruitment, performance management, compensation, training and development and HR Administration.
  • Minimum 2 years staff management experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience and knowledge of recruitment process and practice, including marketing and branding
  • Proven ability to plan long-term, organize priorities and work under administrative and programmatic pressures with detail orientation and professional grace.
  • Proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to manage complex HR situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.
  • Top-tier written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent management, interpersonal and negotiation skills and a demonstrated ability to promote harmonious/cohesive teamwork, in a cross cultural context.
  • Ability to demonstrate a supportive and consultative approach with direct reports and staff at senior and junior levels
  • Very strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required.
  • Working knowledge of Nigeria labor law.
  • At least 1 year of experience with an international organization or international experience.
  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
  • A commitment to IRC’s mission and vision
  • Knowledge and experience with payroll, benefits administration, compensation benchmarking and utilizing HR metrics to inform decision-making
  • Strong training and development skills; experience conducting Training of the Trainer

Language Skills:

  • English fluency required.
  • Travel: 30% of time spent in the field.

Professional Standards:

  • IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct.
  • These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.
  • In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Benefits

  • Monthly salary, 13Month Salary Inclusive, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, Creche Facilities available for Women with babies under 24 Months.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV’s to “The HR Coordinator IRC” via: IRCNigeria.Recruitment@rescue.org
Or
Hand delivered application should be sent only to the IRC field office in Gwoza or Maiduguri.

 

Application Deadline  22nd March, 2018.

Current Job Vacancies at Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • The position is based in Maiduguri, Borno State and report to the Base Finance Officer.
  • The Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day financial and programmatic activities of the base office to ensure successful implementation of Action Against Hunger programs.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manage the base’s cash box and ensure that all advances made within the month are justified before the final monthly cash count.
  • Comply with purchasing procedures, supply chain guidelines and payment mode.
  • Train vendors on financial procedures and payment policies.
  • Facilitate payment at the field in support of program activities.
  • Support the implementation of the program’s cash transfer guidelines.
  • Make payments and verify the consistency of supporting documents submitted in accordance with the Action Against Hunger procedures, ensuring all invoices are accurate, consistent and signed.
  • Ensure that the physical cash box and the Excel/Saga cash book correspond on a daily basis.
  • Ensure compliance of the supply chain guidelines and payment mode.
  • Verify that the accounting codes, the project codes and the budget codes are accurate.
  • File and track all the invoices/documents (base financial books).

Position Requirements

  • A Degree in Accounting, Management, Finance, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a finance and administration-related role.
  • Experience in a non-governmental organization is preferred.
  • Experience with donor-funded programs would be appreciated
  • Strong computer skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to manage and follow work plans.
  • Good interpersonal skills  (communication, able to negotiate, influence, give effective feedback, be a team player).

Application Deadline  13th March, 2018.

 

 

Job Title: FSL Officer (Income Generation Activity)
Location
: Nangere, Yobe
Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • The position is based in Nangere, Yobe State and report to the Deputy Project Manager-FSL.
  • The Food Security and Livelihood Officer (Income Generation Activity) leads the field team in implementing Income Generation Activities for the Integrated Basic Humanitarian Response Project (INP Plus) through livelihood interventions, business management and technical trainings and capacity building to improve skills or production in new/pre-existing livelihood assets.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and trainings during community led IGA activities.
  • Work with traditional committees to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities and provide information to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during implementation of activities.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of Income generate activity plan to generate report.
  • Collect information and data on Income Generation Activates at LGA level through surveys, assessments, regular post distribution monitoring and field supervision visits of beneficiary households.
  • Supervise and collect the required information in the field to facilitate the capacity building and training program, with the support of the Agriculture Assistants.
  • Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL DPM to ensure that cross-LGA programs are being implemented in synergy.
  • Mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level).
  • Participate in regular internal& and external coordination for the program at& LGA and state levels when required.

Requirements

  • Degree in FSL related studies e.g. Agro-economy, Natural Resource Management, Anthropology, Disaster Risk Management etc.
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.
  • Previous experience managing FSL interventions (i.e. cash based transfer, IGA, agriculture/livelihoods).
  • Experience implementing programming on behalf of donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities.
  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluent in English, Hausa and other local languages (Fulani and Kanuri).
  • Commitment to Action Against Hunger mission, values and policy.

Application Deadline  14th March, 2018.

 

 

Job Title: Resourcing Assistant
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Job Summary

  • The position is based in Damaturu, Yobe state and work under the supervision of the Resourcing Officer.
  • The Resourcing Assistant provides support in the recruitment and selection of national staff at the base and ensure the consistency in the implementation of Action Against Hunger recruitment and selection policy.

Task and Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain talent pipelines, work closely with other HR team to identify potential gaps in talent and proactively source for these areas, post and manage adverts at the base level.
  • Assist the base Resourcing Officer in the collection and filing of documents to create complete recruitment files for all positions.
  • Support hiring managers and candidates throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as ensuring appropriate resources are deployed to achieve the mission’s values and principles.
  • Collaborate with other departments for successful program implementation.
  • Update the recruitment tracker for the base and submit to Abuja HR team on monthly basis.
  • Maintain positive relationship, establish effective communication and provide timely feedback to candidates.
  • Maintain a consistent filing system of recruitment documents and other HR documents.
  • Process documentation and prepare reports relating to recruitment and selection activities (test, interviews etc)
  • Participate in the implementation of recruitment and selection policy and participate in other HR related projects.
  • Maintain and track all recruitment documents for candidates.

Requirements
The successful candidate will:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in fields related to HR, Administration and Management or equivalent year of experience.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year experience working in HR and/or administrative support positions.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be approachable, diplomatic, able to work effectively in diverse, cross-cultural teams.
  • Have excellent Microsoft office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Be excellent in multitasking and have strong organizational skills.
  • Have the ability to pay attention to details, be highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, have strong sense of responsibility and ability to work independently.
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Have the capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information.
  • Have previous experience with INGOs preferably.
  • Be fluent in one or more national/regional languages.
  • Have an understanding of national labor law and employment norms/practices.

Application Deadline  14th March, 2018.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

New Job Vacancies at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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 in Borno:

 

 

Job Title: Education Officer – NOB
Job Number: 511357
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

Key Function, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks
Support to Program Development and Planning:

  • Contribute to the preparation/update of situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of education related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.

Program Management, Monitoring and Delivery of Results:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • A Draft regular/mandated sectoral program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

Technical and Operational Support to Program Implementation:

  • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.

Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programs.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programs.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:

  • Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

Impact of Results:

  • The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Officer to program preparation and planning and implementation of programs/projects, contribute to achievement of sustainable results to improve learning outcomes and equitable, inclusive and universal access to education. Success in education programs and projects in turn contribute to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide program services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.

Recruitment Qualifications
Education:

  • A University Degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology or other Social Science field is required.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas at the international and/or in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in education and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.

Language Requirements:

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

Competencies and Level of Proficiency Required
(based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles)

Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity.

Core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results.

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Learning and researching
  • Planning and organizing.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline  16th March, 2018.

 

 

Job Title: Senior National Consultant (NOD) – Alternative Learning Programme (ALP)
Job Number: 511448| Vacancy Link
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type : Consultancy

Purpose of Assignment

  • The purpose of this qualitative participatory research study is to identify the alternative learning needs of children in northeast Nigeria and recommend the best strategies for addressing those needs.
  • The study outcomes will inform the education sector in general, and UNICEF in particular, on areas of future programming support. More specifically, the study will identify best practices in Nigeria and the region, and how they best fit the specific context and needs of children in the northeast of the country.
  • The study will inform the sector on areas of future programming support.

Background
Nigeria accounts for more than one in five out-of-school children globally and more than half of out of school primary-school-age children regionally.  In the country, 10.5 million children[1] aged 5-14 years are not in school, of whom 8.7 million (4.98 million girls) are primary school-age (6-11 years). Since 2011, the attacks on the education system by Boko Haram driven insurgency in northeast namely Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states further weakened an already weak education system. One million children have been displaced by the crisis. This emergency further exacerbates the issue of out-of-school children. In Borno, 72.4% of children were out-of-school of which 93% were expected never to enter school before the current crisis. The crisis keeps pushing more children out-of-school resulting in children’s increased exposure to violence, psychosocial stress, economic exploitation, recruitment by armed groups and early marriage.

In addition to the ongoing crisis, the key drivers of the out-of-school children phenomenon in Nigeria are poverty, systemic barriers, socio-cultural norms that deny children, especially girls, the right to education and in northern Nigeria, the preference for Quranic education. These barriers have led to wide wealth, gender and geographic inequities in the education system. Education indicators for northern Nigeria are worse than those of the rest of the country, partly driven by demographics and the number of children who should be in school, partly by social attitudes towards western education, and partly by the difficulties experienced by government in ensuring educational provision in predominantly rural local government authorities (LGAs). Only 59 per cent of 6-12-year-old children regularly attend primary school (NDHS, 2013) but there are wide regional disparities. The primary net attendance rate is 44 per cent in the north east, compared to 81 per cent in the south east, with gross attendance rates of 67 and 118 per cent respectively (NDHS, 2013). Children who are from poorer households, rural areas and female children are more likely not to be in school.

According to the Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS, 2015), 24 per cent of the male and 25 per cent of the female children aged 5 -16 years have never attended any form of schools nationally. The same survey also shows that nationally 26 per cent of Muslim children who are attend religious schools only. Even though valued by parents, continued preference for Quranic schools poses a significant challenge to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal related to education (SDG 4)[2] in Nigeria. Goal 4.1 specifically focuses on ensuring all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes. Thus, it is critical for children who are not accessing formal education or who have dropped out to have an alternative pathway to complete quality primary and secondary education as well as building foundation for lifelong learning as per SDG 4. Alternative learning options are needed for those who have never been to school or have dropped out because of the insurgency or other reasons. Many of them are too old to re-enter formal education.

To translate the SDG framework into action, the United Nations in Nigeria is entering into strategic partnership with the government under the structure called United Nations Sustainable Development Results Framework (UNSDRF) 2018-2022.
The results 2 of this partnership framework focuses on education and is led by UNICEF.
Therefore, the Education sector should have a clear understanding of the need for, and current options to provide, alternative learning. The planned research study seeks to address the increased need for evidence-based alternative learning and to inform educational planning and practice for programming.

Deliverables

  • Deliverable 1: Detailed desk review and study work plan based on the findings of the desk review
  • Deliverable 2: Draft report and presentation to UNICEF. The report should follow the below structure:
    • Executive Summary
    • Overview and Background
    • Methodology
    • Comparative Analysis of Findings in Three States
    • Overall Conclusions with Strategic Recommendations
    • State Specific Reports including: Overview and Background, Analysis and Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations for Each State (Borno, Yobe and Adamawa).
    • Draft presentation highlighting key findings and recommendations for comments, discussions and inputs
  • Deliverable 3: Final report and presentation submitted electronically including all data files.

Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required

  • Advanced university degree in Education, Economics, Social Sciences, or a field(s) relevant to international development assistance.
  • Eight years of professional experience in Education, Public Policy or Social/Sustainable Development. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and analyse complex situations in order to succinctly and clearly distil critical issues and draw out forward looking conclusions.
  • Excellent conceptualization, analytical and English writing skills; experience in publication of technical reviews/reports in English.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Proficiency in Hausa
  • Familiarity with the northeast context.

Estimated time of consultancy and deadline for submission of end product:

  • This consultancy is estimated to be completed in approximately 7 weeks including 3 weeks traveling to the three states for data collection. The final report will be due by the end of 7th week.
  • Travel to the focus states in North East Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe).

Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply

Application Deadline  21st March, 2018.

 

 

Job Title: National Consultant (NOD) – Political Economy Analysis (PEA)
Job Number: 511449
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Consultancy

Purpose of Assignment

  • The focus of this study is on developing a better understanding of the prevailing political and economic processes in Borno and Yobe as implementation in the two states transitions to early recovery recognizing this process is happening at different rates in different parts of the respective states.
  • The study outcomes will inform UNICEF in developing state specific transition and early recovery scale up strategies and how to more effectively engage in advocacy to ensure the scale up objectives are met.
  • The political economy analysis/study will provide evidence for effective engagement with government on programming scale up and recovery.

Background

  • UNICEF Nigeria is implementing the DFID-funded North East Nigeria Transition to Development project (NENTAD) which aims to to improve the access to quality education for 60,000 vulnerable children and young people (6-18 years) with a focus on girls and children with disabilities in IDP camps and host communities especially in less accessible areas in Borno and Yobe so that children have the knowledge and skills to cope with the current challenges they face and contribute to the social and economic development of their communities, and addressing some of the root causes of the crisis disenfranchisement and lack of access to economic opportunities.
  • UNICEF has played a lead role in the education in emergencies response in northeast working in all accessible LGAs in the three states.
  • The systematic destruction of the so-called western education by Boko Haram in northeast has further deteriorated a sector that was already operating in an emergency, widely dysfunctional mode before the crisis.  It is widely recognised that the current status of the Education sector in the three northeast states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe is the result of the current conflict that is deliberately targeting teachers, learners and schools but also the legacy of decades of underdevelopment.
  • An unequitable, poorly performing education system in the three states prior to the insurgency, with large cohorts of children and youth out of school, mostly from extremely poor homes, offered a fertile ground for recruitment into armed groups. The effective provision of equitable, inclusive and quality education can be a game changer turning years of underdevelopment, poverty, violence and radicalisation into self-empowerment and a brighter socio-economic future. Unlike countries where schools are collateral victims, the so called Western education was the prime target of the insurgents in Nigeria.
  • The emergency in northeast Nigeria is a sad and perhaps unique case where the systematic destruction of the education system was a key objective and tragic result of the conflict.
  • According to the UN Secretary General report on Children and Armed Conflict in Nigeria, all schools in north-eastern States were closed from December 2013 to June 2015.  More recent information received from the State Universal Basic Education
  • Board (SUBEB) in the 3 states indicates the following: 774 schools closed in Borno, 59 in Yobe and 7 in Adamawa (840 in total).
  • The Humanitarian Needs Overview reports an estimated 2.9 million children are deprived quality education or have no access to education at all. The Education Sector (EiE Working Group) estimates that the number of OOSC children in the 3 states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe is between 1.0 and 1.2 million. Since 2009, across the northeast, over 2,295 teachers have been killed and 19,000 have been displaced. Almost 1,400 schools have been destroyed with the majority unable to open because of extensive damage or because they are in areas that remain unsafe.

The Joint Education Needs Assessment (JENA) conducted in November 2017 provided some important findings highlighting a combination of dire humanitarian and development needs:

  • The single biggest barrier for most out-of-school children in the northeast is poverty.
  • One third of all schools [sampled] are holding classes under trees and a rough average of six classrooms per school are currently non-functional
  • Only 34% of schools surveyed have clean drinking water available, 35% do not have any toilets or latrines facilities and only 16% have adequate facilities for handwashing.  One third of schools sampled in the assessment had no sanitation facilities at all.
  • 50% of schools reporting no furniture or almost nor furniture for their classrooms
  • 45% of schools reporting little or no teaching and learning materials available to children although there was significant evidence that materials were reaching a number of schools
  • One in five schools lacking textbooks even for their teachers, let alone children (only 14% of schools surveyed had textbooks for all or almost all children).
  • Teacher morale in the northeast is at rock bottom.  Low salaries, poor conditions, a lack of recognition and the impact of the crisis itself have all taken a toll.
  • There seems to have been little awareness or training on the risks of UXOs or landmines.  Only 1% of schools sampled had provided lessons on this topic.
  • Life skills, another key area as children navigate through life in an emergency were only being provided by 5% of schools
  • Of those schools surveyed 26 (8%) are running two shifts to cope with increased student numbers due to displacement [How could we further expand double shift to improve access and decongest classrooms?]
  • Encouragingly 86% of schools reported functional school based management committees or parent teacher associations.  A further 65% have received some form of support from international organisations, with 40% having been given government assistance either this year or last.
  • In the coming years, the situation in Yobe and Borno are likely to evolve differently. The situation in Yobe is already stabilising and will transition much faster into early recovery and development than most of Borno. In eastern local government areas (LGAs) of Borno, education interventions will remain in emergency mode for longer whereas in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Jere LGAs there will be a mixed approach, with a combination of education in emergencies interventions in IDP camps and more early recovery education support to host communities.

Deliverables

  • Deliverable 1: Detailed study work plan including schedule of visits to five states, key stakeholders to be consulted and methodology, list of documents to be reviewed and a proposed report outline
  • Deliverable 2: Draft report and presentation to UNICEF and DFID
  • The report should follow the below structure:
    • Executive Summary
    • Overview and Background
    • Methodology
    • Comparative Analysis of Findings in Two States
    • Overall Conclusions with Strategic Recommendations
    • State Specific Reports including: Overview and Background, Analysis and Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations for Each State (Borno and Yobe). The analysis for each state should cover:
      • Education context analysis
      • Stakeholder analysis
      • Strategy analysis
      • Process tracking
    • Power Point presentation highlighting key findings and recommendations for comments, discussions and inputs
    • Deliverable 3: Final report and presentation submitted electronically including all data files

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

  • Advanced university Degree in Education, Economics, Social Sciences, or a field(s) relevant to international development assistance.
  • Eight years of professional experience in Education, Public Policy or Social/Sustainable Development. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and analyse complex situations in order to succinctly and clearly distil critical issues and draw out forward looking conclusions.
  • Excellent conceptualization, analytical and English writing skills; experience in publication of technical reviews/reports in English.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Proficiency in Hausa would be an advantage.

Estimated time of consultancy and deadline for submission of end product:

  • This consultancy is estimated to be completed in approximately five weeks including about 2 weeks traveling to the two states of Borno and Yobe for data collection. The final report will be due by the end of 5th week.


Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply

Application Deadline  21st March, 2018.

New Job Openings at United Nations World Food Programme, March 2018

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Senior IT Operations Assistant SSA 6
Requisition no: 77721
Location: Maiduguri , Borno
Supervision received: Under the general supervision of the ETS Coordinator, and direct supervision the ETS IT Specialist or the designate.

Job Purpose

  • To coordinate and guide Information Technology maintenance and support activities to enable the effective delivery of IT services.

Accountabilities
Within delegated authority, the ETS IT Operations Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assist in the deployment and dissemination of IT systems aligned with ETS objectives for the operation in NE Nigeria, such as laptop hardware and software, printer;
  • Assist ensuring IT network operations, through the implementation of UN standard operating procedures at existing and new ETS operational hubs, such Wi-Fi network;
  • Assist in the maintenance of systems and equipment by carrying out routine tasks, such as monitoring network and systems, peripherals, running systems diagnostics, patch management and system optimization;
  • Administer user access to systems and databases, monitor system and application usage, such as WIDER system;
  • Conduct periodic maintenance and support missions to the humanitarian hubs locations;
  • Support of users of technology and systems on best effort basis;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

People:

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Performance:

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Partnership:

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

Functional Capabilites
Governance, Strategy and Architecture:

  • Demonstrates awareness of overall IT governance structure and system architecture development to support the process and assist in design of interaction between systems.

Change Implementation, Project management, Planning and Optimization    :

  • Has basic understanding of project management principles to provide basic estimates on timing, resource utilisation and costs to facilitate the project planning process.

Technical Expertise:

  • Continuously updates one’s own knowledge about new technologies and product modifications; Is sought out for advice/expertise and recognized internally as an important technical reference.

Service Management :

  • Monitors and supervises maintenance and installation work against the established standards and protocols for service excellence and takes proper actions to correct inconsistencies and improve overall quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures that operational problems are identified and resolved.

Client Management:

  • Exhibits a detailed understanding of customers’ IT requests in order to effectively address and manage internal customers ‘needs. Identifies recurrent issues to propose long-term solutions.

Procurement and Contract Management:

  • Able to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of alternative technologies and vendor service level agreements to consolidate options and assess suitability.

Results Expected:

  • Produces organised, accurate and well-documented records conforming to required format with well-analysed data.

Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
  • Language:Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and in the duty station’s language, if different.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust data discrepancies.
  • Identify and resolve operational problems.
  • Ability to communicate moderately complex matters clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to perform detailed work, work of a confidential nature and/or to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds

Desired Experience

  • Has experience analysing service management results and development service enhancement recommendations.
  • Has participated in business process re-engineering efforts and identified service management improvements.
  • Has experience participating in country office procurement/budgeting process.

Terms and Conditions

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian national (or residents with valid residence and work permits) are eligible to apply.
  • Applications must be submitted online and in English only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.

Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: IT Operations Associate SSA – 6
Requisition #: 77722
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Organizational Context

  • Location: The position is based in Maiduguri but travels to the humanitarian hubs locations (Gwoza, Ngala, Dikwa, Monguno, Bama, Gulani and other locations) will be required
  • Supervision received: Under the general supervision of the ETS Coordinator, and direct supervision the ETS TC Specialist or the designate.

Job Purpose

  • To coordinate and guide Information Technology maintenance and support activities to enable the effective delivery of IT services.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
Accountabilities: Within delegated authority, the ETS TC Operations Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assist in the deployment of telecommunications systems aligned with ETS objectives for the operation in NE Nigeria.
  • Assist ensuring optimal radio network operations, through the implementation of UN standard operating procedures.
  • Assist ensuring appropriate security telecommunications support to humanitarian staff;
  • Assist installing, commissioning, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting VSAT stations;
  • Train staff on radio communications procedures including related Country Minimum Operating Security Standards (CMOSS) requirements and use of HF/VHF and other equipment such as Iridium PTT, Satellite phones;
  • Report any technical problems immediately to the ETS TC Specialist or to the ETS Coordinator for prompt and on the spot troubleshooting;
  • Provide feedback to the ETS TC Specialist on potential improvements in security telecommunications systems;
  • Assist in the deployment/dissemination of standard material, such as, handheld radios, Iridium PTT devices;
  • Assist in the maintenance of systems and equipment by carrying out routine tasks, such as backing up data, monitoring network and systems, servers and peripherals, running systems diagnostics, patch management and system optimization, removing viruses and bad data, etc;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities
Purpose:

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

People:

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Performance:

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Partnership:

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

Functional Capabilities
Governance, Strategy and Architecture:

  • Demonstrates awareness of overall IT governance structure and system architecture development to support the process and assist in design of interaction between systems.
  • Change Implementation, Project management, Planning and Optimization:
  • Has basic understanding of project management principles to provide basic estimates on timing, resource utilisation and costs to facilitate the project planning process.

Technical Expertise:

  • Continuously updates one’s own knowledge about new technologies and product modifications; Is sought out for advice/expertise and recognized internally as an important technical reference.
  • Service Management:
  • Monitors and supervises maintenance and installation work against the established standards and protocols for service excellence and takes proper actions to correct inconsistencies and improve overall quality and customer satisfaction. Ensures that operational problems are identified and resolved.

Client Management:

  • Exhibits a detailed understanding of customers’ IT requests in order to effectively address and manage internal customers ‘needs. Identifies recurrent issues to propose long-term solutions.
  • Procurement and Contract Management:
  • Able to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of alternative technologies and vendor service level agreements to consolidate options and assess suitability.

Results Expected & Critical Success Factors
Results Expected:

  • Produces organised, accurate and well-documented records conforming to required format with well-analysed data.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust data discrepancies.
  • Identify and resolve operational problems.
  • Ability to communicate moderately complex matters clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to perform detailed work, work of a confidential nature and/or to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of Secondary School Education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and in the duty station’s language, if different.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role

  • Has experience analysing service management results and development service enhancement recommendations.
  • Has participated in business process re-engineering efforts and identified service management improvements.
  • Has experience participating in country office procurement/budgeting process.

Interested and qualified candidates should:  Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline  18th March, 2018.

 

Terms and Conditions

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only Nigerian national (or residents with valid residence and work permits) are eligible to apply.
  • Applications must be submitted online and in English only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

Current Job Openings at Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action – helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps has worked since 2012 by focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Wash Officer
Ref No: BIU/HUMOPS/2018/00002
Location: Biu, Borno
Supervisory Role: WASH Program Assistants
Reports Directly To: WASH Senior Program Officer
Works Directly With: Operations, Finance, Shelter and Nutrition team.

Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps is an international humanitarian NGO operating in Nigeria since 2012. Currently Mercy corps is looking for a competent WASH Officer to implement Water, Sanitation & Hygiene project
  • The WASH Technical officer ensure the implementation of Mercy corps Hardware and software component of Humanitarian WASH intervention in Northeast Nigeria
  • This include rehabilitation of water points, drilling of boreholes, rehabilitation/ construction of sanitation facilities, and hygiene promotion
  • S/he will work closely with the WASH team, operations and finance to jointly execute WASH activities according to plan.

Job Functions

  • Ensure the implementation of Humanitarian WASH project activities as designed and planned in the work plan
  • Support the facilitation of the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach through which WASH activities can be implemented
  • Be able to design latrine, borehole, and septic tank or (pit latrine), prepare BoQ, and Scope of Work, familiar with tender invitation, tender document, contract, service contract.
  • Engage beneficiaries to form water user committees to ensure appropriate technical and social interventions in order to secure outcome, impact and sustainability
  • Identification of appropriate maintenance mechanisms and sustainability of the rehabilitated latrines, water points and household infrastructures
  • Identification of key hygiene practices (gender sensitive) to be addressed and sectors of the population with whom to engage and define an appropriate communications strategy to promote safe practices
  • Design and plan weekly activities from the work plans for logistics and improve internal coordination
  • Implement WASH intervention with professionality to ensure technical and programmatic quality of the project
  • Conduct assessments and baseline studies
  • Participate in coordination meetings as directed by line manager and share information with external stakeholders as appropriate
  • Provide regular and reliable narrative reports reflecting lessons learned
  • Work together with the local partner’s WASH team members to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH response are integrated, and that they form part of a coherent WASH response
  • Ensure that all activities are implemented in line with relevant standards, codes of conduct, and humanitarian principles
  • Use participatory approaches as far as possible throughout the programme cycle
  • Ensure that gender, protection, disability, the environment, and other important crosscutting concerns are taken into account in programme implementation, and reporting; ensure that project activities reflect the needs of specific groups and individuals
  • Ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with local government procedures (e.g. site selection) and do not duplicate or interfere with activities proposed or carried out by the UN or other NGOs
  • Liaise with other organisations/entities engaged in similar activities in Northeast Nigeria
  • Provide weekly progress reports on implementation to supervisor;
  • Assist MC management with any requests for information or data regarding program expansion or development.

Knowledge and Experience

  • B.A/S or higher in Civil Engineering, Building, Environmental Engineering, or other relevant background and/or relevant experience in water and sanitation.
  • Multi-tasking, coordination, organization, prioritization skills essential. Demonstrated strengths in analytical skills, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
  • Highly developed computers skills, with strong familiarity with MS Office, Power point, Outlook, Excel, Word, and infrastructure design software
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, GPS, Arc Gis and Google Earth is strongly desirable
  • 3-4 years in community based water and sanitation project preferably in rural context
  • Experience in water supply systems: boreholes, pumping, basic hydraulics, etc.
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English highly preferred. Fluency in Hausa is required
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with team members required. Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.

Personal Qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • A good sense of humor is an asset
  • All employees of Mercy corps should be able to adhere to our mission and values.

Application Deadline  19th March, 2018.

 

 

Job Title: Consultant (Call for Bids for the Supply of 500 Android Phone Tablets) 
Tender No: 023/FY2018
Location: Abuja
Fund Codes: 91221
Name of Project: Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises II

Background

  • The Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE) II Programme is funded through the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) of the Department for International Development (DFID) and is implemented across the three Nigerian states of Kaduna, Kano, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory. Mercy Corps leads the implementation of the programme.
  • ENGINE II (April 2017 to March 2020) is a sequel to ENGINE 1 (October 2013 to March 2017). The first phase of the programme was successful in reaching over 24,000 marginalised in-school girls (ISG) and out-of-school girls (OSG), of which 21,162 girls were retained for continuation into the ENGINE II programme.
  • The primary objective of ENGINE II is to increase the literacy and numeracy (learning outcomes) of the retained 21,162 retained girls, now aged between 18 to 23 years old. The program also seeks to facilitate girls’ “transitions” into higher academic grades and/or a range of economic opportunities (vocational training, entrepreneurship).
  • Mercy Corps is soliciting registered companies to supply android phone tablets for data collection across ENGINE II schools and communities.

Application Deadline  21st March, 2018.

 

 

Job Title: Consultant – Group Life Insurance
Locations: 
FCT – Abuja, Gombe, Maiduguri and Biu – Borno, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, and Jos – Plateau

Description

  • Mercy Corps Nigeria is seeking an organization that will provide a comprehensive Group Life Insurance for her staff in FCT, Gombe, Maiduguri, Biu, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, and Jos – Nigeria.

Application Deadline  13th March, 2018.

 

 

Job Title: WASH Assistant
Ref No: BIU/HUMOPS/2018/00001
Location: Biu, Borno

Program / Department Summary

  • Mercy Corps is an international humanitarian NGO operating in Nigeria since 2012. Currently Mercy corps is looking for a competent WASH Assistant to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the software component of Humanitarian WASH intervention in Northeast Nigeria.
  • S/he will work closely with the WASH team, operations and finance to jointly execute WASH activities according to plan.

Job Functions

  • Directly implement hygiene promotion activities in the communities; this includes household visits, hygiene awareness sessions and distribution of hygiene promotion materials.
  • Coordinate closely with the WASH Officer over water quality and beneficiary needs and preferences regarding water collection points
  • If requested, participate in any inter sectorial assessment process, including analysis and planning.
  • Assist in facilitation of the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach through which WASH activities can be implemented
  • Directly manage the day-to-day hygiene promotion activities in the field locations.
  • Ensure that hygiene promotion activities meet agreed objectives within the timeframe.
  • Ensure program activities foster accountability to beneficiaries, gender and protection sensitivity and inclusion are adequately addressed in programming.
  • Distribute Information, Communication and Education (IEC) materials to Community hygiene Promoters and train hygiene promoters on their appropriate use.
  • Provide technical support and training for hygiene promoters, community volunteers, community leaders, kid’s hygiene clubs and WASH committees.
  • Provide regular reports, document results and maintain detailed records
  • Provide weekly reports of progress on hygiene promotion activities.
  • Maintain comprehensive control systems on materials and tools used including notes on quality of materials and detailed NFI distribution records.

Knowledge and Experience

  • B.Sc/HND in Public Health, Biochemistry, Science laboratory technology, integrated science, Community Health and other related science/social sciences.
  • Experience in implementation of hygiene promotion activities.
  • Experience in establishment and training of Hygiene Promoters, WASH committees and School hygiene Clubs.
  • Good communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with community members and leaders.
  • Works well and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Highly developed computers skills, with strong familiarity with MS Office, Power point, Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English highly preferred. Fluency in Hausa and any other local language is required.

Personal Qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • A good sense of humor is an asset
  • All employees of Mercy corps should be able to adhere to our mission and values.

Application Deadline  19th March, 2018.

 

 

How To Apply
Interested and qualified organizations should send their Basic Coverage & Financial Proposal along with other relevant supporting documentations (i.e. evidence of past experience in performing similar service, CAC and FIRS Tax Clearance Certificate) to: ng-submissions@mercycorps.org

 

Note

  • Submissions after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.
  • All applications must include the Position Title in the subject line
  • Only short-listed organization will be contacted.

International Medical Corps Vacancy for HR & Admin Officer

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

 


Job Title: 
HR & Admin Officer
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Job Summary

  • We are looking for a skilled HR Officer who will provide office services by assisting the HR and Admins Officer in maintaining procedure, policies and monitoring the administrative project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform document retention procedures such as filling of documents/record keeping.
  • Administrative task such as background checks, filing paperwork, completing employee documentation, recording data on each current employee, maintaining and filing paperwork of terminated or existing employees.
  • May help in payroll preparation when needed, provides documentation of employee absence, bonus and personal time.
  • Organize, compile, and update personal records and documentation.
  • Assisting in coordinating employee leave and performance appraisal.
  • Being actively involved in recruiting by preparing job descriptions, posting an advert, Interview and managing hiring process.
  • Assist in explaining and providing information on employee benefits, program and education.
  • Help organize and manage new employee orientation, onboarding, an

Qualifications

  • Degree in Administration
  • 3 Years Experience in an NGO setting is an added advantage.
  • Organized and efficient in daily task
  • Administrative Skills
  • Strong ethics and reliability
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of human resources information system (HRIS), Excel and demonstrated skills in database management and records keeping.

 


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, addressed to the “Human Resource Manager, International Medical Corps” via: imcnigeriavacancy@internationalmedicalcorps.org

 

Application Deadline  28th February, 2018.

Note

  • Candidates MUST state the position and location they are applying for as the subject of their email
  • Application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document, otherwise, applications will not be considered.

Médecins Sans Frontières Vacancy for Finance Assistant

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Reference No. AS01200
Location: Puka, Gwoza LGA, Borno

Main Objective of the Position

  • Control the daily cash/check management, by checking the data reliability, tracking invoices and submitting monthly accounts in accordance with the Admin Manager’s instructions and MSF protocols to provide accurate, updated financial in-formation.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Maintain and update cashbook movements for each petty cash box, record all IN and Out transactions ensure that cashbox balances always reflect the actual amount of money kept in the cashboxes and, investigate any discrepancy.
  • Monitor cash advances by ensuring that MSF rules and protocols are followed and the amounts advanced will be duly refunded.
  • Keep track of bills/vouchers and other running costs and analyse the related information (costs, service contracts …) to give reliable information about the project functioning
  • Ensure all receipts meet MSF requirements (deadlines, information, signatures …).
  • Ensure a monthly accounts report in accordance with MSF procedures, checking individual entries and preparing the necessary administrative documents (originals) as a basis for justification and explanation of payments and receipts made.
  • Check the quality of the receipts for check payments
  • Inform supervisors of any issues / problems that may arise in their job performance.
  • Make the payment of taxes within legal datelines.
  • Perform currency exchange operations in accordance with the country’s exchange rate policy.
  • Ensure strict compliance with cash control procedures for each cashbox / currency (daily cash control, weekly cash inventory, reconciliation with FFC together with the Manager, to ensure reliable and updated financial information.

Requirements
Education (Desirable):

  • Finance, Business or Administration related Diploma

Experience (Essential):

  • Previous working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs
  • Desirable experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries

Languages (Essential):

  • Local language, desirable mission working language

Knowledge (Essential):

  • Computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

Competencies:

  • Results and Quality Orientation L1
  • Teamwork and Cooperation L1
  • Service Orientation L1
  • Stress Management. L2
  • Behavioural Flexibility L1
  • Commitment to MSF Principles L1

Salary

  • As per the MSF salary scale (national contract).

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Motivation Letters either by email to: msfe-pulka-admin-emerg@barcelona.msf.org
Or
In person to any of the following MSF Spain Offices:
Pulka Office,
Maiduguri Office,
Borno State.
Or
Pulka Office,
Abuja Office.

 

Application Deadline  28th February, 2018.

Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Resource Management Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Resource Management Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Context

  • The North Eastern part of Nigeria has witnessed an increase in violence since the beginning of 2015, causing a major humanitarian crisis. More than two million individuals have been displaced as a consequence of the intensified attacks by the insurgents, as well as the counter-insurgency activities of the Nigerian Government, with the highest number of displacements taking place in Borno, Yobe, Gombe and Adamawa States.
  • In order to support the Government of Nigeria strengthen the humanitarian response in the North east, the Humanitarian community is working towards expanding its scope of intervention beyond Maiduguri into priority satellite sites in newly accessible areas. This however brings to light the need for increased accommodation and office space to meet the growing numbers of staff in Maiduguri. IOM and participating partners are improving the access and service delivery to beneficiaries in the conflict-affected areas through the establishment of humanitarian hubs in Maiduguri and other strategic locations.
  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer (RMO) in Abuja, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for monitoring of the budgetary, financial, human resources and administrative functions of the Maiduguri sub-office. S/he will also contribute to providing recommendations aiming at increasing effectiveness and efficiency of resource management in the Maiduguri sub-office.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Monitor financial management, particularly in the Maiduguri sub-office, including the oversight of financial expenditures and accountability. Undertake financial analysis of all activities in the assigned sub-offices.
  • Coordinate with senior management the preparation of donor financial reports in accordance with IOM regulations and established procedures.
  • Assist in forecasting cash flows according to activities in the Mission and ensure daily control of funds disbursed; verify that funding is received in accordance with donor agreements.
  • Participate in the preparation and draft portions of the annual budget for the Mission, and assist in the preparation of budgets for new programmes.
  • Inspect payroll versus budgets, ensuring that salaries are correctly allocated to projects consistent with IOM’s projectization criteria.
  • Make recommendations on procedural improvements and assist in training local staff in the relevant areas of administration and finance.
  • Assist in the supervision of the Mission’s administrative functions, and other related activities, in accordance with the Organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the implementation of procurement, logistics, facilities maintenance, guest house administration, asset administration, and transport support within established internal control mechanisms.
  • Evaluate, monitor and update the database of vendor/contractor accreditation and evaluation status to ensure a pool of reliable vendors and contractors.
  • Establish and monitor a tracking system of commodities, supplies, and equipment and project assets in the mission.
  • Liaise with other internal functional units of the Mission, and support the supervisor in liaising with banks, donors and government counterparts and other stakeholders as required in the performance of the accounting function.
  • Liaise with relevant units at IOM Abuja with regard to the financial and administrative activities of the Mission.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or University Degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
  • Professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.

Experience:

  • Experience in financial management, accounting and budgeting;
  • Experience in the field of resources management, IOM project financial planning and budget revision management;
  • Good knowledge of human resources management;
  • Familiarity with financial oversight and public administration;
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with international institutions;
  • Knowledge of IOM’s regulations, policies and procedures preferred;
  • Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and SAP highly desirable;
  • Audit experience highly regarded;
  • Knowledge of IOM accounting systems, software and procedures a distinct advantage.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of any local language is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies
Behavioral:

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other:

  • Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Application Closing Date
26th February, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Human Resources Specialist at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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 position below:

Job Title: Human Resources Specialist – FT, P-3

Job Number: 510903
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 6 Months
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff

Purpose of the Position

  • Under the supervision of Operations Manager, manage human resource activities including the supervision of human resources staff in the small-medium size country office in accordance with the HR strategy and work plan, aligned with the Country Programme Management Plan as well as the goals and strategic needs of the organization.
  • Provides guidance in human resources that promote a gender-balanced multidisciplinary team of professionals.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Recruitment, Selection and Placement:

  • A diverse body of staff of the highest calibre are recruited and retained, including staff with specialized talent aligned with the priorities included in MTSP.
  • Equity, transparency, efficiency and consistency are established in the placement and selection of staff, and the measurable results and impacts of recruiting efforts on the organization are fully evaluated.
  • HR resource management and strategy planning incorporate a continuous analysis of gender disparities to identify strategies and actions to promote gender equality, diversity and a gender sensitive work environment.

Policy Implementation and HR Administration:

  • Equity, transparency and consistency are clearly demonstrated in the interpretation, determination, implementation, and administration of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters.
  • HR benefits, entitlements, job classification, performance management, promotions and contracts renewal and termination are administered in a timely, equitable, systematic and transparent manner.

Capacity Building and Career Development:

  • Capacity building and career development among all staff are strengthened.
  • Capacity development and support opportunities are identified and provided for HR staff, other colleagues, and relevant partners as necessary.

Strategic HR Planning and Management:

  • HR management and strategy planning are effectively supported by sound technical analysis, and office management and planning processes.  Strategy guidance and technical support for HR planning and management is always available to management.
  • Local implementation of /regional /country level HR strategy is effectively undertaken in coordination with the Regional Office and HQ Divisions.
  • New trends, priorities, requirements, and strategic HR plans are identified and incorporated through participation in Country Programme Strategy Review, Regional Management Team Meetings, and Global workshops, as appropriate.

Management Excellence in the Office:

  • Management excellence and integrity, gender equality and gender equity are promoted and enhanced through measurable accountability and demonstrated leadership in HR management of the office.

Staff and Management Relations:

  • Communication between management and staff are clear, and sound relations between management and staff are effectively established and maintained.

Inter-agency cooperation, Networking and Partnerships:

  • HR initiatives are well-coordinated with other UN and Government agencies, to the betterment of HR planning, cooperation and implementation.

Emergency and Staff Security:

  • Emergency preparedness and emergency rapid responses are established and ensured. Emergencies affecting staff are promptly and properly investigated and appropriate coordinated actions are swiftly undertaken.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Advanced university degree or equivalent backgrounds, in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Psychology or related areas.

Experience:

  • Five years of relevant professional HR Management work experience.
  • Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO).
  • Background/familiarity with emergency operations and staff security.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results
  • Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing , Applying Technical Expertise, Planning and Organizing.

Application Closing Date
27th February, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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