Jobs at United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is pleased to announce the following vacacy for suitable qualified Nigeria Candidates As fellows.

Education Specialist, Early Childhood Development
Location: Abuja
Experience: 3 year(s)
Course of Study:
Required Grade: Not Specified
Purpose of the Post:
To address issues of early childhood development, stimulation and learning. The huge numbers of children out of school in Nigeria especially in the northern part of Nigeria and parts of the southern part have been attributed to late entries in school.
Only about half of the children expected to enter Early Childhood Development (ECD) are actually enrolled in ECD centers.
This has led to poor learning outcomes, with low levels of reading, especially at the early years of schooling. Working with the Federal Ministry of Education and its relevant parastatals, the holder of this job will focus on Early Childhood Care Education concept development, provision of enlarged technical support for strategic and policy direction; support to strategies development, generation and analysis of community level data to inform intervention and evidence-based policy to enrich advocacy for increased support to Early Childhood Care Education, in collaboration with Field Office teams and other stakeholders that support the delivery of Early childhood care education programmes. Specifically - The incumbent of the post will provide technical support for effective programming and facilitate the development of desired policy change in Early
Childhood Care education programmes. (a) Support Programme planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of quality early childhood care Education programme; (b) Support the development of policy frameworks and advocacy at different programme implementation arena; and (c) Ensure effective management and coordination of Partners for quality delivery of expected results.

Qualifications and Competencies required:
•Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, or a Social Sciences fields relevant to international development.
•Five years of progressively professional work experience at national and international levels in Field programmes relevant to Education programmes. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization
an asset. Experience in national level development assistance is an asset. Experience with addressing gender/ disparities and asset.
•Background/familiarity with Emergency.
•Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.
•Advanced knowledge of one or more of the technical areas of UNICEF Education programme.
•Advanced Technical Knowledge of the the ones, principles and methods in one of the following areas: Education; Primary Education, Economics, Social Sciences, and/or related fields.
•Gender and diversity awareness.
•Leadership in identifying, encouraging and mentoring capable women.
•Knowledge of the global commitment on aid effectiveness, including the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the Accra Agenda for Action as well as knowledge of the Global Programme Partnerships (GPPs).
•Knowledge of theories and practices in: Programme/project management in Education,
Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Capacity Development in Education, Alternative Basic Education,
Curriculum Development and Knowledge Management

Candidates interested in the above position should submit their applications, accompanied by updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form, (which can be down loaded from our website at )to
the email address below on or before Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
While sending their applications, candidates are advised to put the position title on the subject line of their emails.
UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates,
Particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply. Zero tolerance of sexual abuse and exploitation is our policy.