This is to inform the general public that the UNICEF Recruitment 2021 is now receiving application from all qualified and eligible candidates. Deadline is 20th January, 2021. Check for the requirements and application link below.
Job no: 537313
Contract type: Consultancy
Categories: Child Protection
About the UNICEF Recruitment 2021
FGM remains widespread in Nigeria. According to the MICS 2016 -2017, 18.4% of women aged 15-49 years had undergone FGM which is a decrease from 27% in 2011 (NBS & UNICEF 2011; NBS & UNICEF 2017). Statistics from the 2013 National Demographic Health Survey stated that the overall prevalence of girls and women aged 15-49 years who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria (25%) is lower than in many countries. However, due to its large population, Nigeria has the third highest absolute number of women and girls who have undergone FGM worldwide after Egypt and Ethiopia. An estimated 19.9 million Nigerian women have undergone FGM meaning that approximately 10% of the 200 million FGM survivors worldwide are Nigerian (UNICEF 2016). The practice of FGM is most prevalent among Yoruba women (55%), followed by Igbo women (45%). In 2014, UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme (JP) in collaboration with Federal/State Ministries of Health, Federal/State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development commenced a 4-year programme aimed at achieving the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the next generation in line with United Nation General Assembly Resolution A/RES/67/146 of 2012 and Sustainable Development Goal 5 target 3 using a common coordinated approach and mixed strategy of advocacy, legal/policies reforms, capacity building for social change. Based on the result of an in-depth study on social norms in five FGM/C high prevalence States (Ebonyi, Imo, Ekiti, Osun and Oyo) and Lagos State, UNICEF is currently coordinating the implementation of a jointly-developed state specific communication plan, using evidenced-based programming and existing community structures to create network of community champions and reference groups to create a positive social norm and expectations that will motivate community adherents to FGM to abandon the practice.
Minimum Qualifications required for the UNICEF Recruitment 2021
- Master’s degree in social/behavioural sciences (Health Education, Community development, Sociology, Anthropology).
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience but candidates with longer years of progressively responsible work experience in community mobilization and engagement with key community gatekeepers and social development programmes at community level will be preferred.
- Proven skills in partnership building, networking, advocacy, negotiation and organising community dialogues, campaigns and special events around social norm changes especially on ending FGM at community levels would be an advantage.
- Leadership and participation in previous assignment and in capacity similar or higher than this assignment
- Knowledge of issues related to violence against children and child protection is required
- Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral forms.
- Good understanding and experience in the field of social norms, gender and gender-based violence, community dynamics.
- Expertise in community mobilization and engagements, and sociocultural relations in the selected areas.
- Proven ability to work independently