International Consultant, Programme Management Training Lead Facilitator at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: International Consultant, Programme Management Training Lead Facilitator

Job No.: 551874
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract type: Consultancy
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Purpose of Activity / Assignment

  • Strengthening the capacity of UNICEF(NCO) staff members in Programme management.

Scope of Work

  • As part of a larger drive to enhance programme delivery and results for children, as well as building a learning culture, the UNICEF Nigeria Country Office (NCO) is rolling out a series of trainings aimed at improving staff skills in program planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting.
  • These trainings come at a critical time when the country office is finalizing the implementation of its 2018-2022 country program document and preparing to implement its next country program document for 2023-27.
  • Such trainings, based on a Programme Management Manual to be developed as part the assignment, will ensure NCO staff have the prerequisite knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, manage and deliver results in line with UN and UNICEF programming policies and procedures.
  • The country office requires the service of a consultant to: 1) draft a “Programme Management Manual” in line with UN and UNICEF programming policies and procedures, as well as industry best practices, to be used by all NCO programme staff; 2) lead in delivering trainings to up to 300 NCO programme staff on the practical implementation and optimal use of the Manual; 3) Provide a final draft Manual after the trainings are completed, drawing on learning and feedback from the training session; 4) provide up to 50 hours of on-demand support to interested trainees during a three month period, starting from the time of conclusion of the respective training.
  • Consultants with previous training and programming experience, ideally with the UN or UNICEF, are hereby invited to submit proposals that will include, among others, the training methodology, content to be delivered for each topic, tools to be used, approaches to make the trainings engaging and the price proposal. How the new knowledge and skills acquired by staff will be assessed at the end of the trainings.
  • Training Manual covering each of the modules to be delivered, with proposed content outline and methodology for delivery.
  • Delivery of the trainings as per modules below:
    • Module 1: Theory of change, Results frameworks (log frames), including indicators.
    • Module 2: Programming Strategies (Program convergence, gender, disability inclusion, and innovation
    • Module 3: Financial management including developing budgets, monitoring expenditure and allocations using UNICEF systems.
    • Module 4: Management of partners (the main one being the Nigerian government) including results, accountability and negotiation.
    • Module 5: Monitoring and evaluation, especially as they relate to delivery of results.
    • Module 6: Developing project proposals, both for internally- and externally funded projects

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

  • An advanced University Degree Education, Public Administration, or another relevant field.
  • *A first-level University Degree in a relevant field combined with ten (10) years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • The consultant must have at least 8 years of experience in working on adult learning and training facilitation, including online. In addition, the consultant should demonstrate experience in design and facilitation of programme management-related trainings. In addition, the consultant should have:
  • In-depth knowledge of results-based management, programme processes and tools including in planning, budget management, partnership management and resource mobilization
  • Knowledge of the development programming context
  • Experience in working with the UN or UNICEF
  •  Fluency in English

For every Child, you demonstrate:

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

Application Closing Date
18th June, 2022 (West Central Africa Standard Time).

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


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Applications submitted without a technical and financial proposal will not be considered.
  • 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.

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