Programme Specialist (UNICEF GenU 9JA for Skills Development), P3 at UNICEF


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United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

UNICEF, initially known as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, has been officially renamed as the United Nations Children’s Fund. It operates as a United Nations agency with the primary objective of delivering humanitarian and developmental assistance to children on a global scale.

Title: Programme Specialist (UNICEF GenU 9JA for Skills Development), P3

Location: Lagos

  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Field Office in Lagos, Nigeria, the incumbent will support UNICEF’s catalytic role in the development of UNICEF GenU 9JA, manage the GenU 9JA ongoing projects (i.e. Unilever FUCAP, GESP P2E, SAP, Botnar Foundation, etc.) and nurture YOMA Nigeria. The Programme Specialist will be responsible for managing UNICEF GenU 9JA’s budget and fundraising needs, as appropriate. She/He will chair GenU 9JA’s Task Force 2 on Workplace Readiness and work closely with all GenU 9JA partners and young champions, the Young People’s Action Team, the U-Report Specialist and all programme sections and the Innovation Manager to ensure seamless support to UNICEF’s programming.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Support the GenU 9JA Lead to implement the enabler in support of NCO’s programmes for delivery of results at scale:

  • Provide support in ensuring GenU 9JA’s Strategy is integrated into UNICEF programme strategies and aligned to outcomes for children and adolescents in education, health, nutrition, child protection, WASH, Gender and Development and other relevant programme sections
  • Implement existing GenU 9JA projects, such as Unilever FUCAP, GESP P2E, SAP and Botnar Foundation
  • Manage GenU 9JA programme budgets and fundraise, as needed
  • Chair Task Force 2 and organize quarterly meetings
  • Support GenU 9JA’s Secretariat to monitor the implementation and progress of the GenU 9JA strategic plan and ensure timely contribution from UNICEF NCO on agreed components
  • Work as an integral part of GenU 9JA’s national secretariat in support of nurturing the existing public-private-youth partnership platform, identifying prospective shared-value partnerships, organizing co-creation meetings with potential new partners and supporting the PSP Unit formalizing new partnerships. Support the organization of the Steering Committee and Task Forces meetings
  • Nurture the close collaboration between YOMA, U-Report, the YPATs, the Gender and Development Unit and all programme sections
  • Work closely with UNICEF NCO’s CAP section to ensure that marketing and communication of GenU 9JA activities and progress is undertaken via media, social media and youth engagement
  • Support the PSP Unit and the relevant programme sections develop of a resource mobilization strategy and funding proposals for NCO to support adolescent and young people’s development. Contribute to fundraising proposals
  • Ensure regular progress reporting to the GenU 9JA PPYPP, and Regional Office.
  • Monitor progress and produce mid-year and end-of-year M&E reports
  • Act as YOMA focal point and continue nurturing the platform. Liaise with the YOMA Global Team on a regular basis and upload partners’ offers as they come in
  • Perform other related duties as guided by the direct Supervisor

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Education or another relevant field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, at the national and international level working with children and marginalized youth in the global south, including adolescent/youth/community engagement and innovation is required.
  • Experience with working with Generation Unlimited globally or at the national level will be an asset.
  • Experience with the private sector will be an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required

Deadline: Jun 29, 2023.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply.

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