The United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF - For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
Job Title: Chief Field Service
Under the general guidance of the Representative, and in collaboration with the Deputy Representative, Chief of Operations, and Chief of Social Policy - be responsible for supporting and facilitating coordination between Chiefs of Field Offices and senior management and section chiefs in Abuja, including, when necessary, representation of the CFOs meetings in Abuja.
This post will also be responsible for supporting the Representative in positioning UNICEF work with Donors in Country, including working with the Lagos Partnership with the Private Sector Specialist.
Responsible for ensuring that communication between Field Offices and Abuja is continuous and high quality – flagging issues, highlighting new data, sharing decisions, and participating in Abuja and Field Office key meetings to collect / disseminate information. This would also include representing concerns from Field Offices to Abuja programme and operations sections on issues related to fund release, procurement, coordination of field office staff in Nigeria CO-approved calendar of events to avoid overlaps etc. Provided quarterly assessment of performance of Field
Offices using the KPI and other programmatic indicators. (20%)
Convene systematic and touring consultations with Abuja and the Field Offices to assist and inform decision making by senior management in Abuja and the Field Offices to assist and inform decision making by senior management in Abuja and the Field offices. This should include regular visits and reviews to ensure that "the voice of the field" is well represented at the Abuja level, and that guidelines and programme / operations direction and observations from Abuja inform Field level programme implementation and operations. This will included supporting field offices in developing and implementing a robust advocacy strategy/campaign with State Government which will contribute to increase investment for children. (20%)
Support link of outcomes and outputs between Field Offices and Abuja. Ensure feedback and strengthen coordination with Field Offices on the quality and timeliness inputs requested from Programme staff. Ensure effective collection and input of information and organize consultations at appropriate points in the decision-making process, including pre-CMT meetings of CFO's, regional-level consultations of CFO and participation in Joint Support Missions. (10%)
MSc, MBA, MA
Building and Construction, Engineering, Technical, Medical, Health, Safety and Environment, HSE
Method of Application
2 June 2016