UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF, Abuja

National Contractor for Technical and management support to the national population commission on the development and deployment of the ecrvs system.

Job no: 553399

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Nigeria Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal

School/Unit: Nigeria

Department/Office: Abuja, Nigeria

Categories: Child Protection

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.

And we never give up.

For every child, Protection

In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children’s rights in partnership with 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: (link)

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Chief, Child Protection, the Digital eCRVS contractor will be responsible for undertaking the following activities: 1. Management and Planning Support

  • The contractor will manage the business and programme relationships between technology consultants and NPC eRCVS technical implementation Committee to define high-level requirements and guide the design, and development of the MVP- CRVS system and provide full technical guidance and oversight to the eCRVS technical Implementation Committee
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners through active networking, advocacy and effective communication – to build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results in CRVS systems in Nigeria.
  • The contractor will provide technical guidance to NPC and ensure the following: o Reset the role of the DCR to formalize their local decision-making and accountability for performance levels.

o Ensure birth registrars are equitably distributed based on a “total workload” model that considers both the expected number of births and deaths and the context in which they are working, including the population density and the ease of travel.

o Ensure registrars are equipped to be able to work efficiently and offer good customer experience within an office environment (potentially attached to the health facility) or for “active” registration at community level including transport, based on their local context.

o Create an inclusive and empowering culture of continuous improvement where feedback mechanisms and trials of new registration strategies are encouraged and rewarded.

o Support the NPC ICT Team on deployment and maintenance of the eCRVS system.

2. Engagement in Communication, Partnerships and Advocacy

  • The contractor will proactively build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with governments, UN system agency partners (UNFPA, WHO, UNDP, UNHCR, IOM), donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, and the private sector in order to leverage these partnerships to achieve wider acceptance of the eCRVS DPG and to gather additional inputs to ensure that it meets the needs of a wider range of relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify gaps and proffer solutions, in consultation with key government partners (NPC, Health, Education, Women Affairs, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), other CRVS entities and the UN (UNFPA, WHO, UNDP, UNHCR, IOM) specifically in the formulation of different activities to be conducted by the technology consultant including but not limited to the following:
  • Configuring the eCRVS system to support the proven registration models for birth and death, performance management mechanism and associated reporting.
  • Designing the eCRVS user-interfaces to be user-friendly, context sensitive and so the system can run on personal mobile devices in online/offline modes.
  • Architecting the eCRVS system for eGov interoperability, scalability, performance, security and cost-effectiveness.
  • Creating the dedicated quality assurance environments for the eCRVS system, including at a minimum Staging, QA and Production.
  • Integrating the eCRVS system with the National ID Database to enable e.g. automated NIN enrollment as part of the birth registration process / update of NIN record as part of the death registration process.
  • Exploring future options to integrate with NHMIS (MoH) and eCitiBiz (MoI), when these systems are fully rolled out and mature

  • Organizing workshops for relevant stakeholders and contribute to the development of standards, procedures and partnerships for eCRVS systems implementation in Nigeria.
  • Contributing to the development of documents, briefs, and other strategic programme materials relevant to eCRVS solutions and CRVS DPG product for management use and information and provide inputs relating to the work on eCRVS systems implementation process in Nigeria.

3. Performance Management

  • Support the management of community level actions of the service delivery models identified during the eCRVS implementation process and escalate any key risks and issues for UNICEF and NPC senior management decision making actions.
  • Document reports of programmes conducted, lessons learned and best practices while working in collaboration with the eCRVS technical Implementation Committee on the CRVS programme in Nigeria.
  • Support facilitation of trainings, webinars, and knowledge-sharing initiatives for the configuration, interoperability, deployment and adoption of the MVP user competencies.
  • Coordinate high level partnerships with key CRVS entities to ensure the successful development and adaptation of the MVP CRVS digital transformation programme and implement a robust, saleable, and cost effective eCRVS system that can be adopted by other African Countries.

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

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Information technology, Social Sciences, International Humanitarian Law, Development Studies, Community Development, Public Health, Education and/or related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in a relevant field combined with 10 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Experience

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience at the national or international levels with implementing and/or supporting national CRVS frameworks and digital CRVS systems, including mobile and web-based applications, with demonstrated capacity to manage programmes involving many stakeholders is required.
  • Experience with large scale projects including ICT, mobile and web-based technologies, particularly designing or deploying tools
  • Experience in Digital Public Goods, Open Source, mobile and emerging technology
  • Prior experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
  • Experience with CRVS digital solutions (e.g., as a user or administrator) is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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 credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

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.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

Advertised: Jul 27 2022 W. Central Africa Standard Time Application close: Aug 09 2022 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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