UNICEF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with a mandate to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF’s Nigeria country programme: Aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all children and women to survival, development, protection and participation. Promotes efforts to reduce infant, child and maternal mortality; expand access to quality basic education; and strengthen social and child protection systems. Uses a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach Plays a catalytic role in supporting federal, state and local governments in identifying key bottlenecks that hinder realization of the rights of disadvantaged children, supported by equity-focused, inclusive advocacy, planning, action and monitoring at all levels. Supports adolescent development.
- Job Type: Full Time
- Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
- Experience: 8 years
- Location: Abuja
- Job Field: Consultancy , Project Management
Scope of Work:
- Under the overall guidance of the Knowledge Management Specialist, the Consultant will support innovation and knowledge management (KM) processes to identify and co-create knowledge products with the Abuja-based and field office result managers to facilitate learning, decision-making and sharing of lessons and good practices for improved outcomes.
- Identify gaps and opportunities for developing action-oriented and quality knowledge products and targeted knowledge sharing aligned with results across sectors in the country programme.
- Through consultation and co-creation with result managers and KM focal points, develop a regularly updated action plan to address innovation/km documentation and knowledge-sharing needs of sections and field offices in a timely manner.
- In consultation, conceptualise, document, design and disseminate knowledge products, including lessons learned and emerging practices from data, evidence and innovation gathered by sections and field offices, assuring the highest quality as per UNICEF guidelines.
- Measure and track the utilisation of knowledge products from monitoring, evaluation and evidence-generation activities to refine sections and field offices’ dissemination strategy.
- Support to develop knowledge management training content to address capacity gaps and design knowledge-sharing sessions to optimise learning and promote knowledge exchange between field offices and programme sections.
- Support identifying, collecting, reviewing, consolidating and disseminating lessons learned, emerging or best practices from midyear and end-year programme reviews to inform management decision-making and future planning.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced degree in communications, knowledge management, international development, or other relevant areas
- A minimum of [insert years] of relevant professional experience in
- Drive for results
- Superior English-language skills.
- At least eight years of relevant senior-level work experience in writing content for lessons learned, innovations, failures, case studies, emerging and proven practices
- Demonstrated experience designing creative and engaging content for capacity-building and facilitating knowledge sharing
- Demonstrated experience in creative graphic and audio-visual designs
- Crafting compelling narrative and structure and incorporating content/ inputs from several authors and sources
- Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills and attention to detail
- The ideal candidate will be self-starting, strategic and creative, with the ability to work independently and deliver quality results without supervision
- Excellent organisational skills, including project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
- Manage meetings/ calls with Nigeria, other parts of West Africa and the US time zone
- The consultant will work independently and will be home-based. The interaction between UNICEF Nigeria and the consultant will be by email, other virtual meals or phone calls, as appropriate.
- Availability and willingness to take up an assignment on short notice are essential.
- Experience working with the UN system is an added value.