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  • Job Position: National Consultant for Child Protection Information Management
  • Job no: 539513
  • Job Location: Maiduguri, Borno
  • Contract Type: Consultancy
  • Level: Consultancy
  • Categories: NO-1

Purpose of this Post

  • Under the guidance of Child Protection Specialist (Information Management), the  Individual Contractor will support the State Ministries responsible for children in Adamawa, Borno or Yobe to strengthen and ensure effective operation of the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS/CPIMS+) in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States in North-East Nigeria.

Key Assignments / Tasks:

  • Develop and implement an operational plan for strengthening the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS)+ unit and database at state level.
  • Work closely with team and update on migration of caseload toward Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS).
  • Support data analysis for caseload verification and provide preliminary results of the analysis.
  • Work with the consulting firm on the deployment and roll-out of Primero/CPIMS+.
  • Develop tools and accompanying training materials for data and information collection, collation, analysis, and support the deployment of these tools.
  • Liaise with State ministries and UNICEF implementing partners to fast-track the data process (identification of cases and transferring data into CPIMS system).
  • Produce regular update on children (unaccompanied and separated) and who are on the risk of violence and prepare State fact sheet and dashboard on monthly basis.
  • Support full operationalization of the Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) unit at the State level and provide onsite training to ensure inter-agency members are fully familiarized with the system.
  • Support the Borno & Adamawa State Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development (MWASD) and Yobe state Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development (MYSSD)  (Yobe State) to take on the CPSWG secretariat function.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • A University degree in social science, statistics, or a related field.
  • A minimum of four years of relevant professional work experience in managing and supervising Information Management Systems including two years with Child Protection systems in Humanitarian Settings.
  • Experience of working in Northeast Nigeria is highly desirable.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of local language is a strong asset
  • Experience of designing and delivering training on information management systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of the latest tool in the field of information management within social science sector
  • Familiarity with child protection and the systems strengthening approach would be beneficial
  • Experience of working on information management and reporting systems within the public sector
  • Experience of undertaking assessments of management information systems

For Every Child, you demonstrate

Core Values required:

  • Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability

Competencies Required:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Manges ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

Closing Date
18th April 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • 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 credentials (s) and employment history.
  • Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


  • Please submit your all-inclusive financial and technical proposal along with the application. Application without these will not be entertained.
  • 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.
  • Qualified Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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