National Consultant 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: National Consultant for YAaH Naija Operations Research / Knowledge Management

Job No: 555952
Location: Abuja
Contract type: Consultant
Level: Consultancy
Categories: Education

How can you Make a Difference?
Purpose of Activity / Assignment:

  • A consultant is required to provide technical oversight and support to the YAaH Naija knowledge management community of practice.
  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Health Manager (AYP Lead), the consultant shall be responsible for providing technical guidance required for knowledge management, and development of knowledge products, including the roll-out of the YAaH Naija study protocol

Scope of Work

  • The consultant shall provide technical oversight to the YAaH Naija community of practice while collaborating with key actors and stakeholders to support documentation and knowledge management.
  • Specifically, the consultant shall provide technical support in the implementation of priority elements of the YAaH Naija M&E plan namely the YAaHNaija study including capacity strengthening of the team, monitoring, and documentation of the various components of the study.
  • The technical support provided shall strengthen the capacity of the community of practice and the YAaH Naija platform to provide AYP programming guidance beyond HIV programming.

Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities

  • Overall technical support and oversight for implementation
  • Finalization of study protocols
  • Training and capacity development on implementation science/OR
  • Analysis, synthesis, and data management
  • Process Documentation and report writing
  • Manuscripts and publication

To Qualify as an Advocate for Every Child you will Have

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health, Medicine, Community Psychology or Medical Anthropology
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience working at the intersection of global/public health, experience in research in HIV and AIDS, hands-on experience in support of national systems in the conduct of surveys,
  • High-quality analytic, report writing, and documentation skills; development of abstracts, research manuscripts, and policy papers.
  • Capacity building, facilitation, and technical team leadership.
  • Flexibility and ability to work virtually.
  • Self-driven, able to under tight schedules meeting tight deadlines, and provide detailed regular feedback
  • Experience in planning and managing technical meetings/workshops and engagements with governments, implementing partners, donors, and young people.
  • Knowledge of UNICEF and UN language, protocols, branding, and publication standards.
  • Proven ability to manage complex, highly sensitive, and high-visibility partnerships on a public trust basis
  • Strong ability to work in multisectoral and/or inter-agency context and excellent coordination skills are essential.
  • High level of initiative and ability to navigate challenges in prioritization to complete tasks and deliverables in a timely manner is essential.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English with strong interpersonal and presentation skills.

For every Child, you Demonstrate:

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

Application Closing Date
16th October, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants.
  • We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors.
  • Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
  • The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract.
  • Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment.
  • It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations, or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
  • 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.
  •  UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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