National HACT Consultants at UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with a mandate to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF’s Nigeria country programme: Aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all children and women to survival, development, protection and participation. Promotes efforts to reduce infant, child and maternal mortality; expand access to quality basic education; and strengthen social and child protection systems. Uses a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach Plays a catalytic role in supporting federal, state and local governments in identifying key bottlenecks that hinder realization of the rights of disadvantaged children, supported by equity-focused, inclusive advocacy, planning, action and monitoring at all levels. Supports adolescent development.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Location: Abuja
  • Job Field: Consultancy  , Finance / Accounting / Audit  , NGO/Non-Profit 


  • In collaboration with the health section, work with the State Consultants (SCs) at the eight DFAs in ensuring financial reporting and monitoring in compliance with programme workplans and established financial management SOP.
  • Conduct state specific good practices capacity development for PHCDA teams based on lesson learned to improve the financial management.
  • Roll out, train and support the partners in the use of the accounting system.
  • Conduct review after adaption of accounting software
  • Conduct quarterly spot checks for partners.
  • Under the overall guidance of the health section, lead the Review and Support the State PHCDA in developing its annual budget and work plan when relevant.
  • Conduct Financial Assurance activities for identified partners according to the spot checks TOR& guidelines.
  • Provide support in conducting HACT trainings for partners and other HACT functions

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.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years work experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.
  • Financial Management experience in a reputable organisation.
  • 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.

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