Gender & Development Manager at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Gender & Development Manager, P4

Job no: 555126
Location: Abuja
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: P-4
Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

For Every Child, An Advocate

  • In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children’s rights and promote gender equality and adolescent development in partnership with the government, civil society, children, and families.
  • UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally – click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria:

How can you make a difference?

  • The Gender and Development Manager provides advisory support to the Deputy Representative and Representative, and technical assistance to colleagues and Chief of Sections and Field Offices and key government officials and partners on the implementation of the Gender Policy and Gender Action Plan (GAP), and the Adolescents Development and Participation (ADAP) strategy.
  • S/He advises the Communication, Operations, and HHRR sections to achieve the advocacy efforts and institutional commitments.

Summary of Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • The Gender and Development manager provides authoritative technical guidance/operational support throughout all stages of programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results contributing to gender equality and adolescent development.
  • The role of the Gender and Development Manager is primarily technical and programmatic, with the normative advocacy and coordination roles serving as a secondary function.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise on strategic inclusion of gender and adolescent programming in all country-specific programming and planning and monitoring of budget allocation for gender equality and adolescent development.
  • Support the evidence-based programme planning on gender and adolescents, incorporating robust measurement and evaluation of results.
  • Provide technical leadership on integration of gender and adolescent into country programming phases, and in the programmatic assessment and institutional strengthening components of gender reviews
  • Lead cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination on key programmatic results on gender and adolescent, ensuring coherence, maximization of synergies and efficiency in utilization of resources and delivery of results
  • Support the strengthening of data systems and collection, as well as accountability mechanisms to monitor and evaluate progress on gender and adolescent results.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to national government, NGOs, UN Agencies and other partners on gender and adolescent programming, ensure incorporation of gender and adolescent indicators and measures in programmes/projects, policy initiatives, proposals, and M&E systems.
  • Build strategic alliances for gender equality and ADAP with various partners, including institutional links with UN agencies and other relevant entities.
  • Support management and HR in the development of systems, tools, and processes that enable staff members and external partners to enhance the adoption of gender-sensitive behaviors and support the implementation of the GAP and ADAP strategies.

Summary of Main Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Management and/or advisory support to Deputy Representative and Representative
  • Program development and planning
  • Program management, monitoring, and delivery of results
  • Advisory services and technical support
  • Advocacy, networking, and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management, and capacity building.

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

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in the Social Sciences (i.e. Sociology, Demography, Psychology, Political Science, Social Policy or Economics), Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration, International Development, or in an area relevant to UNICEF’s sectoral work (e.g. Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection, Social Inclusion, HIV/AIDs, etc.). Academic credentials in gender are a strong asset
  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional experience and demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led substantive programming and research on gender and development in key issue areas that are the focus of UNICEF’s Gender Action Plan.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, managing, and delivering results-based programmes on gender and development or any other cross-cutting programme, especially at the country/field level, experience in emergency response is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or the local language of the duty station is considered an asset.
  • Proven ability to build rapport with individuals and groups and maintain an effective network of individuals across organizational departments as well as externally

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpins everything we do and how we do it.

Core Competencies:

  • Nurtures, Leads, and Manages People (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (3)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (3)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (3)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)

Application Closing Date
26th September, 2022 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online