Deadline: 05 June, 2021

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist.

Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.


  • Develop a strategy for effective use of U-Report information, focusing on ensuring reports are directed to appropriate duty bearers and officials at the local level for follow-up
  • Identify technical strategy for the establishment of the U-Report in Nigeria
  • Lead and facilitate negotiations with local providers (cell companies and other digital technology providers)
  • Work with government counterparts, including ministry focal points, and local governments, to constructively engage them in the campaign potentially through establishment of the U-Report steering committee or interaction with the defined focal points at geopolitical areas
  • Engage youth organisations, community-based and faith-based organisations, including building their capacity and supporting efforts to integrate U-Report into their general work and effectively utilise data
  • Coordinate with UNICEF, its partners and software development teams to advise them on modifications to the existing web platform (both public-facing and administrative)
  • Work with the Generation Unlimited, communications and C4D sections at UNICEF to design and run both national and sub-national communication campaigns across all media outlets (print, radio and TV), as well as strategies for reaching and increasing youth participation and dialogue
  • Coordinate with other similar campaigns in the country to harmonise rollout
  • Monitor the U-Report administrative website and supervise the monitoring and communication activities of the partners (youths, community and faith-based organisations)
  • Facilitate and update the U-Report website regularly
  • Liaise with the focal points within the country office to ensure programme integration and SMSs are reviewed and approved before being sent out
  • Train new partner focal points on how to monitor the website
  • Devise and implement strategies to integrate U-Report information into programmatic aspects of UNICEF and government of Nigeria
  • Conduct monitoring, analysis and evaluation aspects of U-Report Nigeria


  • Advanced university degree in Computer Science, Business, Marketing, or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant work experience at the national and/or international level
  • Knowledge of the local language of the duty station
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related field
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships
  • Fluency in English and another UN language
  • Nationality of Nigeria

To apply and for more information, click here.

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