UNICEF Programme Manager - Polio Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria
UNICEF Programme Manager - Polio Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria
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.Collaborates with other UNICEF sectors, particularly Health, Nutrition, WASH and Programme Communication to ensure integration of the Polio Eradication Programme with other interventions (e.g, de-worming, vitamin A supplementation, hygiene promotion, malaria control, etc.).
Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the PEI strategies and approaches through participation and collaboration with internal and external partners.
Participates with UNICEF, Government, non-government organizations (NGOs) and other partners in planning and implementing Polio eradication strategies and approaches. Ensures achievement of strategic results in line with agreed Annual and Country Programme objectives and adopts corrective action to meet programme/project objectives.
Contributes to the identification, development and dissemination of new strategies, methodologies, approaches and tools for improving programme delivery with emphasis on project management, evaluation, sustainability of intervention and community participation based on Human Rights framework and cross sector approach, in collaboration with other partners (e.g., WHO, BPHS NGOs and community organizations).
As Manager, exercises managerial leadership for, and participates in, the development of the results-based sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for administration, implementation, monitoring and follow-up of sectoral project activity, consistent with the defined project strategies and approaches. Ensures objectives and targets are timely met and achieved meeting the requirements and quality standards, through full coordination between activities, by leading and supporting a team of professional and support staff.
Meets with national and international agencies overseeing the management of programmes/projects.
Participates in meetings with ministries responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements, and integration of gender mainstreaming across sectors.
Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.
Whenever the security situation allows, undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as participates in periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.
In Collaboration with monitoring and evaluation and program communication colleagues, conducts accurate and timely monitoring and data collection, and supports an integrated monitoring system.
Participates in major evaluation exercises, programme mid-term review, annual sector review and preview meetings.
Analyses and evaluates data to ensure achievement of objectives and recommends corrective measures as appropriate.
Ensures the accurate and timely input of project information in the monitoring system, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
Drawing on monitoring and analysis of key program performance and management indicators, provides expert input to management reports, including relevant sections of the annual reports.
Ensures the timely preparation of annual sector status reports in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries.
Provides expert guidance and managerial support to government and NGOs at the national and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the programmes/projects.
Oversees the conduct of relevant orientation, workshop, training and staff learning/development activities.
Provide supportive supervision of LGA Facilitators, Volunteer Ward Supervisors (VWS) and Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCM) network.
Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring UNICEF and Government accountability.
Ensures programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation. Submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.
Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
Coordinates activities and exchanges information and knowledge with other programmes to contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives. Participates in establishing effective monitoring, knowledge database/network and reporting systems to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme information/data and contributes to the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation for the Immunization Programme.
Develop partnerships with various key community influencers and religious groups, including traditional leaders, community leaders, religious leaders, Primary Health Care (PHC) directors, teachers, artists on behavior change and social mobilization strategy supportive of effective and efficient program delivery.
Maintains close working relationships to establish partnership and collaboration with external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate relevant data, exchange information on programme/project development and implementation. Ensures a significant exchange of knowledge, information, experience and lessons learned.
Assists in resource mobilization and donor partnership development/maintenance as well as advocacy efforts to promote the polio programme.
Participates in health sector and inter-sectoral meetings and provide technical guidance on behavior development and social mobilization.
Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided.
Provide support for the implementation of the communication plans for the Polio Outbreak Response (OBR) and Inactivated Polio Vaccine campaigns.
Collaborates in forming emergency preparedness plan relating to the areas of responsibility. In case of emergency, participates in monitoring and assessing the nature and extent of the emergency in the assigned area. Coordinates and provide assistance to the Country Office in identifying where support is required in terms of immediate response as well as long-term strategy and plan.
Education: An advanced university degree in the Social/Behavioral Sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, information and data management, participatory communication, and research.
Experience: Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of communication for development, including experience in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.
Developing country work experience and field work experience.
Experience in polio eradication programming with background/familiarity within an Emergency context.
Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 24th December 2018 11:55 PM W. Central Africa Standard Time
For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Programme Manager - Polio Jobs in Maiduguri - Nigeria
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