UNICEF Jobs in Nigeria [5 new vacancies]

Latest jobs vacancies at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Nigeria  May 2022 

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

UNICEF Recruitment

 May 2022. Communication for Development (C4D) Officer

Job Title: Communication for Development (C4D) Officer

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Job No.: 551083
Location: Abuja
Level: NO-2
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Categories: Social and Behavior Change

Job Description
How Can You Make a Difference?

  • The C4D Officer provides technical and operational support to the Chief of C4D, C4D Specialists, and other C4D colleagues by planning, implementing, monitoring a variety of C4D initiatives and activities to promote community engagement and participation, and measurable social and behavioral change, requiring the application of technical and theoretical skills and thorough knowledge of organizational goals, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to complete tasks.

Responsibilities
Broad responsibilities of the role include (but are not limited to):

  • Contribute to and participate in conducting research and analysis of Behavioural, social, and cultural aspects in the country/region.
  • Collect and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information.
  • Collaborate and/or consult with internal and external partners to provide operational and technical support to research, develop, and produce evidence-based strategies to ensure community engagement and participation, and maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change.
  • Support the implementation of C4D activities
  • Develop and enhance strong partnerships with community groups, leaders, and other partners in the community and civil society for the promotion of participation in social and Behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
  • Capacity-building support
  • Monitoring and knowledge management
  • Budget planning and management of programme funds.

Requirements
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Advanced University Degree in the Social / Behavioral Sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Communication Studies and Health Education) or any other relevant field.
  • Training in social and behavior change and social research would be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience in the planning and management of social behavior change programMEs, including 2 years of practical experience in the adaptation and application of C4D processes to specific programmes.
  • Fluency in English and the local working language of the duty station will be considered an asset.

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Persuading and influencing (I)
  • Applying technical expertise (I)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II).

Application Closing Date
20th May, 2022 West Central Africa Standard Time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information and Notice

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Qualified Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
  • During the recruitment process, we test candidates following a competency framework. Familiarize with our competency framework and its different levels: https://uni.cf/Competencies
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.
  • All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history.
  • Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, to apply to become a part of the organization. 

National Consultant to Strengthen Nutrition Policy Initiatives, 10 Months

Job No: 551085
Location: Abuja
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Nutrition

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • The Nutrition Section in UNICEF Nigeria Country Office is seeking to hire a qualified contractor to provide technical support to the NCN, the NCFN, and the NGF.
  • In addition, he/she will work closely with the Nutrition DPG.

Key Deliverables of assignment

  • Engaging stakeholders and holding consultations widely to ensure the Federal Government directive on Sugar tax is channeled to Nutrition intervention
  • Consult with key Government agencies to ensure the release of the remaining 2.7billion naira from the UNICEF MOU with the government.
  • Supporting stakeholders, particularly, the government to bring evidence and rigor to ongoing consultations and dialogues and ensure alignment between global objectives and national priorities and commitments
  • Conveying high-level meetings with global and regional participation
  • Following up on post-food system summit and N4G commitments at Federal, State, and Local levels.

To Qualify as an Advocate For Every Child You Will Have

  • Minimum of Advanced Degree in either Public Health, Health Planning, Policy and Management, Health Economics and Financing, Public Policy, Nutrition, Agriculture, Food Science and Technology, Epidemiology, Sociology, and related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in Food and Nutrition Systems.
  • Experience in policy dialogue and engagement
  • Experience in engaging multi-sectoral Food and Nutrition Systems stakeholders.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian health systems and nutrition sectoral policy landscape.
  • Experience in managing multi-stakeholder working groups;
  • Experience in institutional capacity building at the national level;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation mechanisms;
  • Experience in conducting budget tracking and analysis with the ability to conduct both quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

Application Closing Date
23rd May, 2022.

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

Click here for more information (MS Word)

Note

  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination.
  • UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Administrative Assistant

Job No.: 550285
Location: Sokoto, Nigeria
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: G-5
Categories: Administration

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for executing a broad variety of routine tasks and some specialized for the respective section, requiring a thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes, and policies.

Responsibilities
Fleet Management:

  • Maintain departmental compliance with UNICEF policies and procedures.
  • Ensure departmental adherence to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Reconciliation of mileage and fueling of official vehicles
  • Maintenance of all relevant records.
  • Direct supervision of Drivers.
  • Schedule, route, maintain and track transport vehicles.

Procurement:

  • Guide managers in the process of PCA/SSAs in line with the policies and guidance issued by FRG, supply division, and DHR.
  • Facilitate the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners that provide a service to the section. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TORs in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Maintains up-to-date vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters.

Calendar / Meetings / Correspondence Management:

  • Maintains office calendar and arranges meetings
  • Takes minutes of meetings, ensuring accuracy, attention to detail and coherence.

Events / Logistics:

  • Supports capacity development activities and conferences by making logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers, and hosts.
  • Arranges times through liaising with participants over availability.
  • Liaises with budget focal points and section over costs and needs.
  • Prepares background materials for participants and uploads cleared materials on the intranet.
  • Prepares and maintains agendas on meetings and events related to the workgroup commitments.

Travel:

  • Provides travel assistance to staff members in the section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Liaises with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets on travel costs and maintain travel plan and budgetary control records.
  • Monitors travel certification and report back to the team.

Invoice Processing:

  • Responsible for collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and thereafter processing in VISION.
  • Uploads electronic files and verifies results to destination system.
  • Responds to client transaction status and other inquiries.

Supplies / Equipment:

  • Supports management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating the inventory of items.

Attendance:

  • Maintains and updates a system that monitors the absence of staff.

Requirements
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • Training and experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other UNICEF software such as SharePoint; Vision as well as knowledge of integrated management information systems required.
  • Thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative policies and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritizing skills and abilities.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors.
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative, and good judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals and to provide guidance to more junior support staff
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Core Values:

  • Care; Respect; Integrity; Trust; Accountability.

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (1) ; Learning and Researching (1) ; Planning and Organizing (1) ; Following Instructions and Procedures (1).

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2022 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

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

Important Information and Notice

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Qualified Female Candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Supply and Procurement Associate

Job no: 550348
Location: Abuja
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Level: G-6
Categories: Supply Management

For Every Child, a Champion

  • The Supply & Procurement Associate impact is founded on the provision of input into the design and development of improved services, systems and delivery processes
  • The impact directly affects the quality and timeliness of the delivery of a range of different specialized services for which the unit is accountable.
  • Working with a high degree of operational independence, Associates are accountable for the achievement of overall service delivery results to clients.

How can you ake a Difference?
Planning:

  • In consultation with supervisor, provide input to the Country Programme Action Planning and advise on Supply requirements for the Plan of Operations and Annual Work Plans. Participate in the forecasting, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain operations, including establishment of performance indicators, and assessment of fit for purpose of products and services.
  • Support supply emergency preparedness and response activities including establishment of Long Term Arrangements (LTAs), Logistics Capacity Assessment and Contingency Plan update, and pre-positioning of stock.

Procurement / Contracting:

  • Provide input to and advice on the annual supply plan. Conduct data review and analysis for category management and development of procurement strategies. Conduct market research in relevant areas for UNICEF and advice on best approaches to obtain best value for money and sustainable procurement. Support product innovation and market shaping initiatives for specific categories of supplies and services.
  • Liaise with clients in planning procurement and contracting initiatives, supporting development of appropriate specifications, terms of reference, and timelines. Take into account opportunities to strengthen sustainability of supply chains.
  • Ensure establishment of LongTerm Arrangements (LTAs) and act on specific procurement requisitions as might be required.
  • Prepare and process Request for Quotations (RFQs), Invitations to Bid (ITBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs), as might be requested by the Supervisor.
  • Organize bid openings,and conduct technical and financial analysis of offers as might be required. Conduct clarifications and negotiations with suppliers. Maintain highest level of integrity, ethical standards and accountability in the procurement of goods, contracting of services and construction work.
  • Prepare requests for award including submissions to Contract Review Committee. Prepare purchase orders and contracts in SAP (ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning system), and submit for relevant approvals, ensuring completeness of documentation in UNICEF systems.
  • Keep stakeholders/partners informed on the progress. Liaise with suppliers, ensuring timely follow-up on delivery schedules Implement appropriate vendor management practices e.g. supply performance reviews.
  • Ensure appropriate filing of procurement cases and maintain up to date records for future reference including for audit.
  • Identify needs for contracting of logistics third party services (e.g. customs clearance, warehousing, transport, distribution) and manage contracting of such service providers including establishment of KPIs and performance monitoring mechanisms.

Other Duties / Responsibilities:

  • In cases where the incumbent has managerial responsibility of lower level GS staff, the incumbent will ensure timely and effective performance management of staff, providing practical advice and guidance to ensure individual and team objectives are met.
  • In collaboration with supervisor, Supply Division, Regional Office and the global supply community, provide input to help ensure knowledge exchange and learning is prioritized to continuously build capacity of individuals and the team. Develop and facilitate training of newcomers, establish processes or manuals to support effective workflows

Recruitment Qualifications
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: A university degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Contract/commercial law or another relevant technical field in combination with qualifying experience.
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant administrative experience in supply chain management or a commercial context is required. Understanding of development and emergency /humanitarian work is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Technical Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of a range of specialized topics, including the relevant supply chain policies, partnership mechanisms, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to establish priorities and plan his/her own work and plan, coordinate and monitor the work of those under his/her supervision.
  • High level of proficiency or skill is required in the interpretation and application of specialized rules and regulations to the circumstances of complex individual cases.
  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other UNICEF office tools.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the relevant supply chain processes and ability to consistently apply relevant policies, procedures and good practices in the daily work. Good judgement in order to handle complex cases including considerations for exceptions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients, suppliers and colleagues and gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor.
  • Ability to use supply related modules within UNICEF ERP system.
  • Ability to draft clear and concise reports or rationale for supply related decisions on key issues.

For every Child, you Demonstrate

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
  • The UNICEF competencies required for this post are on this link here.

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

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

Health Specialist (Health Financing)

Job No.: 550353
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Duration: 364 days
Level: P-4
Categories: Health
Supervisor: Health Manager PHC Systems Strengthening

Purpose for the Job

  • The government of Nigeria has renewed its commitment to achieving Universal Health Coverage and adopted Primary Health Care as a main pillar for its action to achieve its UHC goals. Optimal Public Financial Management is a strong prerequisite for rational use of scarce resources.
  • The Health Specialist (Health Financing) will provide support to UNICEF Nigeria CO, Health Section, in the area of health financing.
  • This includes fiscal space analysis, costing of interventions, health planning and budgeting including supply chain, health insurance, and reform of public financial management systems for the health sector at both national and sub-national level.
  • The ultimate objective is to contribute to health system strengthening (HSS) to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with a focus on Primary Health Care and Routine Immunization.
  • The Health Financing Specialist is expected to develop close collaboration with other key partners at federal and State level, including the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning
  • Ministry of Health; National Primary Health Care Development Agency; other UN agencies and International Financial Institutions. Additionally, the Health Financing Specialist will work closely with the UNICEF Nigeria CO Social Policy section on assessing design and implementation of health insurance schemes at community and state level.
  • The ultimate objective of UNICEF’s work in health financing is to influence the size, composition, equity, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of health spending at national and subnational level.

Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities
Data Driven Health Financing and Spending:

  • Prepare timely health system, economic and financing analysis for PHC (including equity , cost effectiveness, and public health expenditure analysis) to empower UNICEF Nigeria with evidence for national dialogue in improving efficiency in health spending   
  • Support and guide UNICEF Nigeria on the analysis of health financing functions at subnational level with a focus on Immunization and Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) services without financial hardship
  • Prepare data-driven situational analyses of health care financing in support of monitoring health sector performance, including general financing indicators, Sustainable Development Goals and UHC/PHC/Immunization/RMNCAH indicators.
  • Lead the development of the SDG-3 investment case on PHC interventions including community level to reduce maternal mortality and improve child health outcomes, including expanding routine immunization and reducing zero-dose children.
  • Undertake health sector budget analysis to inform UNICEF’s advocacy and technical assistance to federal and state Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning, and Ministry of Health and federal agencies.
  • Work with Social Policy in the analysis and understanding of the underlying economic determinants of health to develop and implement policies and programmes that enhance health equity and integrate pro-poor, gender-responsive, and human rights-based approaches, including assessing the design and implementation of health insurance schemes.
  • Facilitate the analysis of social and economic trends and health financing information with a focus on implications on fiscal space for PHC services, including immunization, and support engagement for policy dialogue and formulation
  • Advocate for and support efforts to leverage and prioritize resources for sustainable health system strengthening and Primary Health Care, including sustained routine immunization 
  • Provide technical support in the design, implementation and monitoring of innovative health financing initiatives to ensure sustainable and equitable financing and Universal Health Coverage, in collaboration with global health initiatives (GAVI, GF), and development banks (WB, ADB), among others.

Improving Use of Health Sector Public Financial Resources:

  • Provide technical assistance to government ministries and entities in developing health financing strategies, including advice on the right strategic purchasing and provider payment mechanisms
  • Participate in and provide technical inputs to the national and sub-national Public Finance Management (PFM) discussions, with a focus on increasing transparency and accountability at federal and sub-national level 
  • Provide support to Ministry of Health and other federal agencies on budget planning & preparation, pooling, and procurement
  • Work with sector colleagues to build capacity to undertake costing and cost effectiveness analysis on priority interventions to help inform policy decisions on child-focused investments.
  • Carry out analyses on fiscal space, out-of-pocket spending, benefit incidence, or a national health accounts exercise
  • Undertake and build capacity of health sector partners for improved monitoring and tracking of public expenditure to support transparency, accountability and effective financial flows for essential health service delivery, including through support to subnational and district level planning, budgeting and public financial management as well as facilitating community participation.
  • Support health sector financial reporting and accountability at national and subnational level.
  • Support the Government to regularly monitor and measure the equity, efficiency, and effectiveness of health expenditures.

Advocacy, Networking and Partnership Building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders, as well as global partners, allies, donors, and academia for active networking, advocacy and effective communication to improve health planning, budgeting and financial flows at federal and sub-national level.
  • Prepare communication and information materials to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances, and support national efforts on fundraising for health programmes (PHC and UHC including immunization)).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency discussions and planning on health-related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on PFM related discussions; and on UNSDCF planning and preparation of health financing programmes/projects.
  • Support compelling use of finance data and evidence in advocacy materials and campaigns, including designing visually attractive infographics and data analysis on health planning, budgeting, and expenditures
  • Collaborate with WHO, World Bank, other UN agencies and implementing partners to support country-level technical assistance on public financing: costing, financial and fiscal space analysis, budgeting and design of financing mechanisms to benefit children and women
  • Advocate, during strategic discussions with Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning, and Health and other key decision makers and stakeholders to influence agenda setting in favor of health and wellbeing of children, women and young people.

Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:

  • Design and implement in-country studies to evaluate the cost of specific health interventions and programmes
  • Document and disseminate lessons learned from national efforts in strengthening health systems and expanding health coverage for UHC with a focus on PHC and routine immunization, and to improve partnerships for sustainable health systems strengthening
  • Produce high quality written reports and presentations, including technical documents, project status reports, policy briefs, and publications for conferences and journals
  • Develop and implement country-specific national capacity building strategies in the area of health financing 
  • Provide technical leadership and coordination of relevant operational research, thus contributing to the knowledge base in health systems
  • Disseminate relevant academic research findings, publications, presentations and reports.

Impact of Results:

  • The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Health Specialist to programme preparation, planning and implementation facilitates the delivery of concrete and sustainable results that directly impact the improvement of the health and wellbeing of the most marginalized and vulnerable children and women in the country.
  • This in turn contributes to maintaining and enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to continue to provide programme services to protect the rights of children, and to promote greater social equality to enable them to survive, develop and reach their full potential in society.

Experience and Qualifications
Education:

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in Health Economics, Health Financing or Public Financial Management or a closely related field is required.
  • A First University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree 
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in a public finance or economic development role within the national/international health sector
  • Prior experience developing costing/using costing tools (OneHealth Tool, CHPCT, EQUIST) is an asset
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated knowledge of and professional experience in at least two of the following areas: Public Financial Management in health, health economic analysis (especially cost analysis), strengthening public health financing and governance, Health Systems Strengthening applications and programmes.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization, or in a global health initiative (TGF, GAVI, GFF) or development bank is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. 

Competencies and Level of Proficiency Required (Based on UNICEF Competency Profiles)
Core Values:

  • Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

Core Competencies:

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

Application Closing Date
5th May, 2022 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

WASH Officer

Job no: 550321
Location: Maiduguri
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-2
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)

For Every Child, a Champion

  • The support provided by the WASH officer will enable the country office to achieve the WASH-related output results of the country programme.
  • This, in turn, will contribute to the achievement of the outcome results of the country programme document.
  • When done effectively, the achievement of the outcome results will improve child survival, growth and development, and reduce inequalities in the country.

How Can You Make a Difference?
Programme development and planning:

  • Draft updates for WASH in the situation analysis, to inform the development of WASH-related outcome and output results. Research and report on trends in WASH, for use in programme development, management, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of WASH-related outcome and output results, as well as related strategies, through analysis of WASH sector needs and priorities.
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials/documentations, complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support progress towards the WASH-related outcome and/or output results in the country programme.
  • Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate review and approval processes.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to collect/analyze/ share information on implementation issues, provide solutions on routine programme implementation and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decisions. Keep records of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare reports on results for required action/interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
  • Prepare sectoral progress reports for management, donors and partners.

Technical and operational support for programme implementation:

  • Undertake field visits, PMVs and surveys as appropriate, collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders. Report critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems to supervisor, for timely action.
  • 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 in WASH, to support programme implementation.

Humanitarian WASH preparedness and response:

  • Draft requisitions for supplies, services, long-term agreements and partnership agreements to ensure UNICEF is prepared to deliver on its commitments for WASH in case of an emergency.
  • Contribute to the coordination arrangement for humanitarian WASH, for instant robust coordination in case of an emergency.
  • Take up support roles in an emergency response and early recovery, as and when the need arises.

Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve WASH output results.
  • Draft communication and information materials for WASH programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund-raising for WASH.
  • Participate in inter-agency meetings on UNDAF planning, to integrate and harmonize UNICEF output results and implementation strategies with UNDAF development and planning processes.
  • 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:

  • Assist in the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of WASH action research and innovation (technical or systems).
  • Assist in the preparation of learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices, to support overall WASH sector development.
  • Assist in creating and delivering learning opportunities for UNICEF WASH staff, to ensure our sector capacity remains up-to-date with latest developments.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

Recruitment Qualifications
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • An Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields is required: Public Health, Social Sciences, Behavior Change Communication, Sanitary Engineering or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience in WASH-related programmes for developing countries is required.
  • At least three years of experience of working in humanitarian settings and engagement in humanitarian response and preparedness.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Technical Qualifications:

  • Rural water supply for low- and middle-income countries – including water safety, sustainability
  • Rural sanitation for low- and middle-income countries, incl sustainability; applying CATS principles
  • Urban sanitation for low- and middle-income countries, incl sustainability
  • Handwashing with soap
  • WASH-in-Schools and Health Centres
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • National government WASH policies, plans and strategies
  • Analysis of national budgets and expenditure for basic WASH, and related advocacy

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
  • The UNICEF competencies required for this post are.

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

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

Administrative Assistant

Job No.: 550285
Location: Sokoto, Nigeria
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: G-5
Categories: Administration

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for executing a broad variety of routine tasks and some specialized for the respective section, requiring a thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative procedures, processes, and policies.

Responsibilities
Fleet Management:

  • Maintain departmental compliance with UNICEF policies and procedures.
  • Ensure departmental adherence to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Reconciliation of mileage and fueling of official vehicles
  • Maintenance of all relevant records.
  • Direct supervision of Drivers.
  • Schedule, route, maintain and track transport vehicles.

Procurement:

  • Guide managers in the process of PCA/SSAs in line with the policies and guidance issued by FRG, supply division, and DHR.
  • Facilitate the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners that provide a service to the section. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TORs in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Maintains up-to-date vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters.

Calendar / Meetings / Correspondence Management:

  • Maintains office calendar and arranges meetings
  • Takes minutes of meetings, ensuring accuracy, attention to detail and coherence.

Events / Logistics:

  • Supports capacity development activities and conferences by making logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers, and hosts.
  • Arranges times through liaising with participants over availability.
  • Liaises with budget focal points and section over costs and needs.
  • Prepares background materials for participants and uploads cleared materials on the intranet.
  • Prepares and maintains agendas on meetings and events related to the workgroup commitments.

Travel:

  • Provides travel assistance to staff members in the section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Liaises with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets on travel costs and maintain travel plan and budgetary control records.
  • Monitors travel certification and report back to the team.

Invoice Processing:

  • Responsible for collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and thereafter processing in VISION.
  • Uploads electronic files and verifies results to destination system.
  • Responds to client transaction status and other inquiries.

Supplies / Equipment:

  • Supports management of administrative supplies, office equipment, and updating the inventory of items.

Attendance:

  • Maintains and updates a system that monitors the absence of staff.

Requirements
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • Training and experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other UNICEF software such as SharePoint; Vision as well as knowledge of integrated management information systems required.
  • Thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative policies and procedures.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritizing skills and abilities.
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with visitors.
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative, and good judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals and to provide guidance to more junior support staff
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Core Values:

  • Care; Respect; Integrity; Trust; Accountability.

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (1) ; Learning and Researching (1) ; Planning and Organizing (1) ; Following Instructions and Procedures (1).

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2022 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

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

Important Information and Notice

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Qualified Female Candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Education Specialist, P-3

Job No: 550090
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: P-3
Categories: Education

Job Description
How can you make a difference?

  • The Specialist contributes to achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework.

Tasks / Responsibilities
Support to programme development and planning:

  • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the education programmes with focus on the learning/quality component to ensure that current and comprehensive data on quality learning and learning outcome is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy, advocacy, intervention and development efforts on education programmes.
  • Help supervisor set priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussion on the planning of education programmes. Formulate, design and prepare programme proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Programme and coherence/integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Provide technical support in establishing specific goals, objectives, strategies and implementation plans for the learning/quality component of the education program using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure that well-planned/structured learning interventions are conducted.

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Plan and collaborate with internal colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for learning, learning outcomes and quality education in general.
  • Provide professional technical leadership in ensuring structured/systematic implementation of learning and quality education interventions, including continuous professional development of basic education teachers and learning assessments.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and weaknesses in programme management.
  • Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits and surveys, and exchange information with stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative, and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity, ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

Technical and operational support to programme implementation:

  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners and donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on education and related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Provide operational support to ensure the effective, efficient and timely programme interventions.
  • Arrange/coordinate availability of technical experts with Regional Office/HQ to ensure timely and appropriate support throughout the programming process.
  • Participate in education programme meetings including programme development and contingency planning to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use.

Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders, global partners, donors, and academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on education programmes.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and support fund raising for education programmes.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions on education and related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Apply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best practices in education management. Assess, institutionalize, and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on education and related programmes/projects.

Qualifications / Requirements
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • An advanced University Degree in one of the following fields is required: Education, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in programme planning, implementation and management in education especially in the area of learning and teacher quality at the international level, some of which preferably in emergency context.
  • Experience working in emergency context is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Technical Competencies:

  • Technical competencies must be demonstrated in the following areas:
  • Understanding of the overall global development context, including issues such as: poverty, conflict and the impact of these factors on education and vice-versa; and inter-sectoral approaches to address such issues in collaboration with other sectors (including Social Policy, Child Protection, Nutrition, WASH, Health, and Communications within UNICEF).
  • Knowledge of global developments in education and international engagement strategies, including the application of the equity lens and human rights perspectives to programming. Ability to support policy dialogue translation of analytical findings and evidence into development programme and policy discussions around equity and learning with partners, including government, development partners, CSOs and academia in relevant areas.
  • Education sector planning knowledge/ability, including the range of modalities for delivering education, linkages between different sub-sectors (e.g. ECD, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Inclusive Education), cost-effectiveness and efficiency issues, key institutional structures, components and processes, as well as governance issues.
  • Education and policy sector analysis capacity, including understanding of the core education data sets and indicators; tools for analysis of equity; determinants of student access and learning; budget, costing, and financial management in education systems; political economy; and education policy and strategic planning.
  • Capacity in programme management in education, including programme design, costing, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
  • Ability to support engagement with partners e.g. Sector Wide Approaches, Global Partnership for Education, Education in Emergency Clusters, Education Provider Forums, Delivering as One, Inter-sectoral partnerships such as in ECD, as well as networking with other key partners.
  • Understanding of gender and inequity issues in relation to education and development and the application of gender / equity analysis to policy and planning in education.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

Application Closing Date
26th April, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

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

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Violence Against Children (VAC) Consultant, Nigeria

Job No.: 549926
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Child Protection

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the supervision and technical guidance from the Child Protection Specialist (harmful Practices) and the overall supervision of the CPSS Manager and Chief of Child Protection Section, UNICEF Nigeria, the Incumbent will provide technical support to the child protection programme to ensure that children, in particularly girls who are victims or at significant risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation receive quality preventive and responsive services from a functioning child protection system at Federal level and in targeted States by contributing to the following outcomes:
    • Strengthening the Legislative and policy frameworks on all forms of violence against women and girls and harmful practices are in place and translated into plans.
    • Supporting the development of systems at national and sub-national levels to deliver evidence-based programmes that prevent and respond to violence against women and girls and harmful practices, including in other sectors.
    • Strengthening gender equitable social norms, attitudes and behaviors change at community and individual levels to prevent violence against women and girls and harmful practices.
    • Strengthening access to quality essential services including for women and girls who experience violence.
    • Collecting and analyzing quality, disaggregated and globally comparable data on different forms of violence against women and girls and harmful practices.

More specifically, the incumbent will:
Design and develop programme strategies for ending violence against children, women, girls including child marriage:

  • Contributes substantively to the analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to the UNICEF country office programme planning on ending violence against children, women, girls including child marriage.
  • Draft inputs to country strategic documents, briefs, policy dialogues and other documents related to ending violence against children, women and girls and child marriage.
  • Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
  • Helps ensure the quality of programme/projects design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.
  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme proposals and initiatives, ensuring substantive rigour in the design and application of proven successful approaches.
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

Implement activities related to ending violence against children, women and girls, including child marriage:

  • Provide technical support to the Child Protection Specialist/Project Team Leader on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in working groups and committees as needed.
  • Technical implementation of the Spotlight Initiative programme ensuring synergy with other teams, sections and field offices.
  • Provide technical inputs to the annual work plan and budget.
  • Ensure programme meets expectations as specified in programme document and update senior management and Spotlight Technical and Coordination teams as required.
  • Provide technical assistance to and support local partners and implementing partners
  • Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports.
  • Establish systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners.
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.
  • Expedites and coordinates programmes/projects implementation establishing collaborative relationships with UN partner agencies, experts, government counterparts and other partners facilitating timely and efficient delivery of inputs.
  • Ensures effective application of RBM tools and monitoring achievement of results.

Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the Spotlight Initiative programme:

  • Develop and implement M&E plan of project to generate regular information related to progress of the project in line with guidance provided by project documents and the SI Secretariat.
  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects from the planning to the evaluation stages.
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds.
  • Conduct field visits to supervise, coordinate and monitor field level activities of the programme.
  • Draft and provide inputs to annual and quarterly and yearly project and donor reports; coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports.
  • Provide inputs from programme activities and results to Reporting.

Guide coordination with national partners and other stakeholders:

  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments and implementing partners to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.
  • Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions related to SI as well as write quarterly reports focusing on results, output and outcomes of SI implementation thereby contributing to project and donor reports for the Spotlight Initiative.
  • Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Spotlight Initiative programme, raise potential problems and suggest solutions.
  • Coordinate technical workshops and webinars; facilitate workshop sessions.

Support financial allocation and follow-up of the Spotlight Initiative programme:

  • Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources of the programme including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting.
  • Monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners.

Advocacy, knowledge management and communication efforts:

  • Develop key advocacy messages and coordinate the organization of major advocacy campaigns, events, training, workshops and knowledge products
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Document the programme implementation process and products and develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on ending violence against girls.
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and provide inputs to the development of knowledge and communications products internally and externally of the programme.

Requirements
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Advanced University Degree in Social / Behavioural Sciences (Child Development, Gender / Women Studies, Community Development, Sociology, Anthropology) or related field.
  • Minimum of five years progressively responsible work experience in planning and management of social development programmes at State and community levels.
  • Proven skills in partnership building, networking, advocacy, negotiation and organising community dialogues, campaigns and special events around social norm changes especially on ending Harmful Practices including child marriage at community levels would be an advantage.
  • Good understanding and experience in the field of social norms, gender and community dynamics.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral forms.
  • Knowledge of issues related to violence against children and women, child protection and other harmful practices
  • Leadership and participation in similar assignments.
  • Expertise in community mobilization in the selected areas.
  • Proven ability to work independently.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

Application Closing Date
13th April, 2022 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

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

Important Information and Notice

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage).
  • Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

Accounting & Finance Manager 

Job No.: 549223
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Level: P-4
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Categories: Financial Management

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the general supervision of the Chief of Operations, and as the manager and functional expert of financial management services in a large country office, the Finance Manager is accountable for the provision of managerial leadership and policy guidance for achievement of effective financial service management; ensures management of finance staff for cost-effective, quality and efficient financial operations in support of office country programme; and ensures that the office’s financial operations and services are in compliance with the organization’s financial policy, procedures, rules, and regulations.

You will do this by:

  • Effective operations of financial management
  • Correct Policy interpretation and application by remaining accountable for the correct and consistent application of organizational policies and procedures in the management of finance functions through the provision of technical leadership and support in the area of accounting and finance to the country office.
  • Fiduciary integrity / responsibility for funds and assets.
  • Leadership in strategic planning and policy formulation in the area of financial operations.
  • Development of the financial component of the CPMP.
  • Develop training to ensure effective financial operational performance and efficiency.
  • Collaborate to ensure adherence to financial regulations and rules pertaining to Direct Cash Transfers to Government (DCTs).
  • Cooperates and coordinates with other UN agency counterparts in the UN reform initiatives (including HACT capacity building of IPs, finance initiatives, etc.).
  • Advising the Chief of Operations on finance matters and providing guidance on all financial submissions of the office.
  • Coordinates / liaise with the Chief of Operation, Regional Office, or DFAM(as required) for policy formulation in the area of finance; advises on the applicability of new financial policy directives.

Requirements

  • Advanced University Degree in Accounting, Financial Management, or Economics.   
  • Eight years of relevant professional work experience in accounting or financial management.
  • Both national and international work experience in management, finance, accounting, or related fields.
  • Fluency in English

For every Child, you Demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

Competencies:

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1);
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2);
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2);
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2);
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2);
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2);
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2);
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Application Closing Date
12th April, 2022 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

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

Important Information and Notice

  • During the recruitment process, we test candidates following a competency framework. Familiarize with our competency framework and its different levels: https://uni.cf/Competencies
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, to apply to become a part of the organization. More information on UNICEF’s commitment to diversity and inclusion: https://uni.cf/InclusiveUNICEF

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