UNV Climate Analyst (Paid) – UNICEF

UNV Climate Analyst (Paid) – UNICEF

Description of assignment title: Climate Analyst. Assignment country: Nigeria

Expected start date: 15/11/2023. Sustainable Development Goal: 6. Clean water and sanitation

Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist. Host entity: UNICEF. Type: Onsite

Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension). Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Abuja, Nigeria

UNV Climate Analyst (Paid) - UNICEF
UNV Climate Analyst (Paid) – UNICEF

UNV Climate Analyst (Paid) – UNICEF

UNICEF is responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. UNICEF Health program is designed to support national health priorities with focus on programs that will positively impact on the lives of the most disadvantaged children, such as the prevention and treatment of diseases through establishing community-level efforts and services to promote the health and well-being of children.

In line with this strategy, UNICEF supports immunization and health prevention programs for childhood diseases and funding for sustainable health services. UNICEF programs have been guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), which affirms the right of all children to “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health and to facilities for the treatment of illness and rehabilitation of health.”

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UNICEF is committed to realizing the rights of all children to help them build a strong foundation and have the best chance of fulfilling their potential. We believe that ensuring a happy and healthy child begins before birth: from ensuring his/her mother has access to good neonatal care and delivering in a clean, safe environment to reaching adulthood as a responsible, healthy and informed parent to the next generation.

This journey relies on a child having access to shelter, good nutrition, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education.

Context: UNV Climate Analyst (Paid) – UNICEF

UNICEF Nigeria has developed a Climate Landscape Analysis for Children in Nigeria (CLAC) report and wishes to improve the evidence on the impact of climate change on children. We are therefore seeking a numerate analyst with a knowledge of environmental issues to conduct a ‘deep-dive’ into all the numerous existing data sources, studies and surveys.

By closely assessing the nature of the impact of climate change on different sectoral aspects of our programming – health, nutrition, WASH, education and child protection, this will improve our understanding of the impacts of floods, desertification and environmental pollution –plastic waste crisis, indoor air pollution – on children’s rights across Nigeria.

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The aim of this work is to enhance our understanding of the geographical spread of climate-related impacts and to identify ‘hotspot locations’ of vulnerability, eg for climate -related migration, with high incidences of impacts to children and their access to services – such as child and maternal health, education and child protection concerns (attendance, dropouts, interruptions to learning, learning outcomes, vaccinations, unattended childbirth etc) to improve our programmatic targeting.

Whilst the Climate Analyst would be located within the WASH section in Abuja, his/her work would cover all sectors managed by the office. The work can include field visits as necessary to build evidence and corroborate findings. The expert will further strengthen the implementation of CLAC Action Points.

Task description: UNV Climate Analyst (Paid) – UNICEF

Under the direct supervision of WASH Manager, the Climate Analyst will undertake the following tasks: 1. Deep-dive review of all data sources eg MICS, deprivation analysis, health and education management systems, WASHNORM etc for evidence of the impact of climate-related events on child well-being in Nigeria.

2. Support design of climate smart solutions in WASH, Health, Education, Nutrition programmes.

3. Support monitoring of implementation of Climate resilient solutions.

4. Contributing to developing and testing hypothesis for improving climate resilience.

5. Supporting other climate-related activities of the office as necessary eg advocacy events, youth mobilisation activities etc

6. Contribute to developing knowledge products based on practice (e.g. compiling summary of Climate Change Initiatives such as Solar, Community Awareness, etc implemented by UNICEF) across Nigeria.

Eligibility criteria: UNV Climate Analyst (Paid) – UNICEF

Age: 27 – 80

Nationality: Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Requirements: UNV Climate Analyst (Paid) – UNICEF

Required experience

3 years of experience in Environment, Climate, Energy, Economics, Mathematics etc. – Strong analytical and report writing skills are desirable.

Area(s) of expertise: Economics and finance, Energy and environment , Natural and life sciences

Languages: English, Level: Working knowledge, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Environment, Climate, Energy, Economics, Mathematics etc.

Competencies and values

i. Accountability ii. Adaptability and flexibility iii. Building trust iv. Client orientation v. Commitment and motivation vi. Commitment to continuous learning vii. Communication viii. Creativity ix. Ethics and values x. Integrity xi. Knowledge sharing xii. Planning and organizing xiii. Respect for diversity ix. Self management x. Technological awareness xi. Vision xii. Working in teams.

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Living conditions and remarks

Abuja provides very good living conditions for all professionals. Abuja is a modern and well developed city, with a hot climate and most amenities you would expect eg restaurants, cinemas etc. The majority of staff live in apartments or houses in shared premises or compounds with good security and services such as air conditioners and generators.

Transport is primarily by private car, whilst there are also several taxi apps (eg Uber) commonly used. As this is a national volunteer assignment, the volunteer would be responsible for sorting out his/her accommodation.

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Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics.

As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Reasonable accommodation

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for UN Volunteers with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process and afterwards in your assignment.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

In addition to duty station-specific vaccine requirements, appointments 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 appointment.

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It does not apply to UN Volunteers 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 contracts.




Simon Tyrus Caine

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