Jobs at UNICEF

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is pleased to announce the 
following vacancy for suitably qualified Nigerian candidates as follows: 

National Education Consultant
Location: Abuja
Experience: 8 year(s)
Course of Study:
Required Grade: Not Specified
Purpose of the consultancy:
The consultancy will assist the Education section in reviewing the UNICEF supported Child Friendly School (CFS) programme to determine the extent to which its objectives were accomplished drawing on the2009global CFS evaluation recommendations.
Major tasks to   accomplished
support Identification and review of related country studies and collect relevant
•Ensure the formation of a task force group by government in consultation with UNICEF
comprising of federal and/or state officials with desirable technical capacity to support the review process and formulation of recommendation.
•Identify sample schools jointly in consultation with federal and state ministries of education and the task force.
•Contribute to and support the design, development and finalization of detailed
methodologies and tools (inc1udinQ possible discussion with focus groups and interviews
with possible necessity for translation)
•In liaison with UNICEF, coordinate with the stakeholder taskforce at Federal and state level to ensure necessary discussion and suggestion of possible programmatic recommendations.
•Support the international consultant with key contacts, set up meetings, field visits and writing minutes of the meetings.
•Organise and participate in the field research process
•Organise the data compilation process
•Contribute to drafting parts of the report in liaison with the international consultant.
•Prepare report of the review process - consolidating federal and state level consultation and working group meeting reports.

Minimum qualification'
•Advanced degree in education, Social sciences and or related discipline.
•Demonstrated experience and expertise in research/review design and data processing and analyzing, preferably familiarity of school context, children and women indicators.
•More than 8 years ‘progressive professional experience in the area of development research with the Nigerian Education system.
•Experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative project evaluations in development environments. Vast experience in human rights based approaches and result based management would be an added advantage. _
•Expertise in evaluating primary school education programs in Nigeria should be a requirement or distinct advantage.
•Fluency in English language is essential. Strong understanding of the education context in
Nigeria is highly desirable.
•Excellent conceptualization, analytical and writing skills.
•Experience in leading/working with a technical team in similar assignments and capturing their suggested recommendations.
Candidates interested in the above position should submit his/her application, accompanied by updated CV in English and
_ -a completed United Nation    Personal History Form, (which can be downloaded from our website at to the email address below on or before Tuesday, 13 October, 2015.
Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

•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.