Data Communication Specialist in Abuja, Nigeria

at Unicef (Nigeria)

Information Technology and Services
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of the Chief of C4D, C4D, but with technical guidance from the EPI Team Leader, the Data Communication Officer will work closely with the national Social Mobilization Working Group (SMWG), M&E, Logistics Working Groups, Routine Immunization (RI) Committee, UNICEF and WHO EPI Teams to strengthen areas related to immunization & social data utilization and application with the aim to strengthen routine immunization and eradicate C4D in Nigeria.

Key Expected Results

1. Analyze data and generate maps on missed children due to non-compliance and resistance, as well as to other factors in the high risk and other states, in particular from:

  • In and end process indicators;
  • Vaccinators Non-compliance/Redo forms and Tally sheets;
  • SM consultants'/zonal reports;
  • Social maps from each state/ward;
  • Routine EPI data (e.g. OPV coverage); and
  • Other reports available

2. Support the presentation and analysis of data sets for the Communication component of the ERC and TAG reviews.

3. Enhance data collection and analysis for sentinel sites in communities identified in high risk areas where communication activities can be more closely monitored and then from which data can be gathered over the course of several IPDs. The data will be analyzed and correlated with communication interventions to demonstrate trends in immunization that can be linked to the social activities.

4. Carry out in-depth analysis of presentation and use of data in State general and social mobilization consultants' reports and recommend amendments/changes for improved flow and utilization of social mobilization data by the State Consultants (Social Mobilization Committees)

5. Provide hands-on training on data management and use to State Social Mobilization Committee (SMC) in at least 2 states

6. Budget properly planned, monitored and controlled, ensuring allocated funds optimally appropriated.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

  • Interact with the M&E Working Group, WHO Data Officers, STOP Teams, SIA Teams and Social Mobilization consultants/personnel posted to all key endemic States for in-depth collection and analysis of NIDs data.
  • Link social mobilization and EPI data with the presence of WPV.
  • Give technical support before and during the up-coming national KAP study and take advantage of the findings of this study to refine the social data analysis.
  • Participates in and contributes to the budget and programme review and planning. Establishes programme work plans, allocation of resources, and monitors progress and compliance.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

1. Education

Advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Social Sciences, Development Studies, Anthropology, Psychology, and Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research. Knowledge of GIS software, e.g. Health Mapper, ARC View.

*First university degree with additional two-years of relevant work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.

2. Work Experience

Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programmes, including several years in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.

3. Language

  • Fluency in English and a second UN language (IP)
  • Local working language of the duty station an asset

Competencies of Successful Candidate

1. Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion  
  • Integrity

2. Core Competencies

  • Communication [ III ]
  • Working with People [ II ]
  • Drive for Results [ II ]

3. Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising   [ I ]      
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts   [ II ]            
  • Relating and Networking   [ II ]        
  • Persuading and Influencing   [ II ]        
  • Applying Technical Expertise [ II ]  
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking [ II ]


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