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UNICEF United Nation International Children's Educational Fund.

Post Title: Development Specialist, NOC
Contract Type: Fixed-Term
Location: AbujaVN-NGR-027-2009
Duration: Two Years
UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of an experienced Gender and Development Specialist that will be reponsible for the planing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of rights based and gender and development project(s) within the Nigeria country programme. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties:
1. Contribute towards the preparation of the gender based situation Analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and writing chapters of the Analysis.
2. Design, prepare, implement, monitor and evaluate gender responsive programmes or specific project(s) in support of other sectors. Analyzes and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and/or takes corrective action when necessary to meet programme/project objectives.Contributes to the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation.
3. Prepare the gender related sectoral documents for the Country Programme Recommendation (CPR) and plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet, and other programme documents, as required.
4. Participate in inter-sectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues in mainstreaming gender in ther programmes. Assist in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development.
5.Undertake field visits to monitor programme, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.Propose and/or undertake action on operational producers affecting project management and implementation. Provide technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project(s)
6. Meet with national and international agencies covering the management of programmes/projects in the area of gender. Participate in meetings with ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follow up on implementation of recommendation and agreements
7. Assist government authorities in planning and organizing training programmes. Identify training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building, programme sustainability, as well as promoting and advocacy.
8. Coordinates with Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability. Certify disbursements of funds, monitor and submit financial status reports to the Sr. Programme Officer or Representative, as required.
9. Participate in the development of the sectoral workplan, ensure the achievement of specific assigned objectives. Provide guidance and support to staff in meeting project objectives.
10. Ensure the accurate and timely input of project information in the computerized programme system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes. Prepare programme/project status reports required for management, Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
Minimum Qualification and Competencies:
Advance university degree in Social Sciences, Law or Development Studies, with specialization on gender development issues.Minimum of Five years of progresively responsible professional work experience at the national level in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, in planning and coordinating programmes targeted towards gender and development initiatives, protection of children and women and monitoring/evaluation of rights-based and gender-related development programes.Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.Conceptual, analytical and negotiating skillsManagerial skills, team work abilities and good judgement.
Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN working language as asset.Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both with and outside the organization.
If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please forward your application in a sealed envelope marked "confidential" quoting the vacancy number address to:
The Human Resources Manager,UNCERF, UN House,Plot 617/618, central Area District,P.M.B 2851, Garki, Abuja.
Not later than two weeks from the date of this publication. Your application should include a complete UN Personal Histry Form (which can be downloaded from www.unicef.org/employ); your curriculum vitae showing functional telephone number, functional e-mail address and detailed contact address, and a one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the outline above
UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff.
Well qualified candidates, particularly females are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted within two weeks from close of advertisement

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