Friday, 22 January 2016

National Consultants at UNICEF Nigeria

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - In September 2014 UNICEF began implementing a joint programme with UN Women on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) funded by the European Union (EU). The programme will support the Nigerian Government (Federal level), three Northern Nigerian States namely Adamawa, Gombe and Plateau and selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings. 

UNICEF is responsible for implementation of Component 2 of the programme, namely ‘to increase access to reporting mechanisms and protective services for girls and women affected by human rights abuses, including gender based violence, in 3 states of northern Nigeria”. This will entail enhancing avenues for reporting of child rights violation and Gender Based Violence in Plateau and Gombe States, strengthening access to and quality of services for children and women who have experienced violence (including gender based violence (GBV), abuse, neglect and exploitation and strengthening the information management system for collecting data on violations.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: National Consultant for an Assessment on Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Groups (CAAFAG)
VN No.: VN-NGR-03-2016
Location: Maiduguri with travel within and outside Borno State
Level: NOB
Type of Appointment: Special Service Agreement (SSA) for 7 Weeks

Background/Purpose of the Consultancy

  • The North East of Nigeria conflict severely impacted children. In particular, both boys and girls, have been used by armed groups both in support and combat roles. Girls have also been subjected to sexual violence during the course of the conflict.
  • It is critical that children are supported in the short term and longer term to reintegrate into their communities.
  • The purpose of this consultancy is to support the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office to scale up its emergency response programme related to children associated with armed forces and groups (CAAFAG) to ensure fulfillment of UNICEF’s CCC Child Protection Commitment 7.
  • Under the guidance of Chief of Child Protection, Child Protection in Emergencies Manager and Child Protection Specialist (Borno), the consultant will contribute to the implementation of the UNICEF’s programme on Children Associated with Armed forces and Groups (CAAFAG).
Major tasks to be accomplished:
  • Assist in developing locally-informed programme for community-based reintegration of children associated with armed groups in the North-East
  • Scoping and assessment on the available services, programmes and potential partner organizations for the operation of a community reintegration scheme and opportunities for the establishment of a transit centre for children associated with armed groups in Borno State
Minimum Qualification
  • University degree in Social Science, Law, Social Development, Human Rights or related field
  • Minimum of two years of work experience in child protection, child rights, youth programmes or emergency operations/relief assistance
  • Experience in undertaking scoping missions or field research is highly desirable.
  • Relevant work experience with nongovernmental organizations, UN or government is desired
  • Experience on reintegration programmes for children associated with armed groups is desirable
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to working dependently
  • Knowledge of common computer software, such as MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint and Access
  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and written
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri would be an advantage.
Application Closing Date
4th February, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their applications, accompanied by updated CV's in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form.

Applications should be sent to: Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

Click here to download United Nations Personal History Form