HACT State Consultants – 8 (one per state), (Remote) Bayelsa, Gombe, Kastina, Kebbi, Niger, Taraba, Jigawa and Zamfara

  • Contract
  • Nigeria
  • Posted 8 months ago

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, an advocate

How can you make a difference? 

Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

In 2022, UNICEF Nigeria and Gavi launched the PHC MOU – Memorandum of Understanding on the collaboration for strengthening the Immunization and Primary Health Care systems in eight states in Nigeria to support the Implementation of the Nigeria Government Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) programme jointly with the Federal Government of Nigeria. As part of the programme, HACT team is leading on the financial management capacity strengthening and transfer in the eight focused PHCDAs spread across Bayelsa, Katsina, Jigawa, Kebbi, Zamfara, Niger, Gombe and Taraba states.

To bolster the HACT team, and to provide a first-line support to the partners as well as financial management capacity strengthening for the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), a team of eight consultants for above mentioned states (one/state) for Nigeria Country office (NCO) is to be recruited.


1.           Conduct state-specific needs analysis for capacity building and transfer initiative.

2.           Conduct review of financial records on sample basis at least once a quarter and expenditure supporting documentation prior to liquidation to UNICEF and Ensure that financial reporting timelines are observed by partners.

3.           Conduct trainings and capacity building initiatives for the Accountants of the PHCDA at the State and LGA and Ward levels on HACT SOP, Financial Management and other related aspects including training on the Accounting Software deployed.

4.           Provide training to SPHCDA on record keeping facilitating quarterly spot checks by the roving consultants.

5.           Technical review and recommendations to PHCDA teams in conducting a pre-audit of the financial statements prior to planned audit by third-party audit firm.

6.           Facilitate, review and support the development of annual budget and work plan for State PHCDA.

7.           Lead installation and roll out of accounting software in collaboration with roving consultants

8.           Produce state-specific lessons learned report with actionable recommendations


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


•           A master’s degree in accounting, Finance or Business Administration and/or a professional accounting qualification e.g CPA, ICAN and ACCA.

•           At least one year of Financial Management experience in a reputable organisation.

•           A bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 year work experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.

•           In-depth knowledge of internal auditing and accounting systems.

•           Excellent written and oral communication skills.

•           Experience with training and facilitation of group learning processes.

•           Proficiency in MS Office Suite

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

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

To view our competency framework, please visit  here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors 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 selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

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. 


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: 14 Jun 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 27 Jun 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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