Programme Officer (Polio Communication) NOA at UNICEF Nigeria December 2012
UNICEF Nigeria is recruiting to fill the below position:
Job Title: Programme Officer (Polio Communication) NOA
Job Number: VN-NGR-28-2012
Contract Type: Two years Fixed Term
With the declaration of polio as a public health emergency, Nigeria is intensifying its efforts to ensure polio is stopped for good. As a key partner in the effort to eradicate polio, UNICEF has the lead role in communicating to families and communities about the importance of taking the oral polio vaccine to prevent polio. UNICEF is seeking a creative, energetic and experienced programme officer, with an interest in applying your skills towards an inspiring, dynamic and results-oriented programme. Under the supervision of the Chief, Communication (Polio) be responsible far the management of key financial information and data, specifically responding to requests from donors and partners. The post will maintain compliance with UNICEF systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high standards in all financial and budget related activities.
Some of the major functions that the incumbent is expected to carry out are as follows:
- Provide professional assistance in data collection and analysis in close link with the Data Manager and M&E Specialist, complete accurate reporting as well, particularly for donors and partners,
- Safeguard financial resources entrusted to the polio communication team by advising on and/or managing financial assets, financial planning and cash management activities, Ensure all finance and budget-related bottlenecks are
- resolved for the smooth functioning of the networks and polio communication activities at all levels.
- Responsible for the overall monitoring of financial performance of the Polio Communications budget; Monitor
- allocation and expenditure trends; generate, prepare, and share with members of the polio team financial progress reports. Address deviations or delays for corrective measures.
- Monitor donor reports schedule, key financial information and data, as required. for programmatic activities to increase public understanding of UNICEF work in the country, specifically responding to requests from polio donors, UNICEF National Committees, and other stakeholders.
- Ensure that all administrative transactions and arrangements of contracts are in compliance with the applicable policies, procedures. rules and regulations. Reviews all contractual arrangements related to programmatic support (mass media, media Communication for Development (C4D), Volunteer Community Mobilizer (VCM) Network, M&E, and research etc.) to ensure that the terms and conditions of all contracts are being adhered to by providers of services.
- Assist in monitoring the implementation of activities through field visits particularly to the zonal offices to resolve any budget related issues at field level.
Minimum Qualification & Competences
- University Degree in Social sciences, Business Administration, Accountancy, Government, Public Administration, or other relevant disciplines.
- Two years of relevant professional post degree work experience or field work experience in programming and budgeting.
- Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another UN working language and/or local working language of the duty station is an asset.
- Good communication, analytical and negotiating skills. Ability to work with people in a diverse environment. Knowledge of computer management and applications.
Application Closing Date
13th December, 2012
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should a cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal History Form to: email@example.com
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