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, Hope.
How can you make a difference?
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Continuously monitor, assess and analyze the needs of vulnerable groups of women and children in the zone, propose strategy and appropriate interventions for UNICEF support and identify institutions and other community groups to implement these programmes. (15%)
- In collaboration with government officials, NGOs and other UNICEF colleagues. Plan and manage UNICEF interventions in the zone and prepare appropriate project proposals, plan of actions and work plans accordingly. (15%)
- Supervise and coordinate the activities of the staff based in the zone and assigned to outposts in the zone. (15%)
- Study the strengths and weaknesses of collaborating institutions, governmental, NGO and community groups and recommend ways by which UNICEF can increase their capacity to serve the needs of targeted women and children. (15%)
- Prepare budgets, draft necessary supply and cash requisitions and liaise with Supply Sections in the Country Office to facilitate speedy procurement, arrival and distribution of programme assistance. (10%)
- Collect and assemble accounting and other documentation, authorize expenditures within approved limits and certify receipts to settle cash advances to government and colleagues in the field. (10%)
- Negotiate with government, NGO officials and community leadership to maximize community involvement in the management and control of project activities and to advocate low cost, appropriate technology interventions favouring children and women of lo socio-economic status particularly in rural settings. (10%)
- Monitor political economic development and all stages of programme implementation and prepare comprehensive contributions to weekly sitreps, annual reports and other reports as may be needed. (10%)
- Post is office-based, with frequent travel within the Central South Region.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social sciences, business administration, public health, communication or any other related field.
- At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme management, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
- Builds and maintains partnerships,
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness,
- Innovates and embraces change, Drive to achieve results for impact,
- Manages ambiguity and complexity,
- Thinks and acts strategically,
- Works collaboratively with others, and
- Nurtures, leads, and manages people.
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.
- Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
- UNICEF only considers Higher education qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net
- UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.