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United Nations Population Fund  

Site: United States of America, New York, New York
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Sector: Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Company size: 500 employees or more

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA Supports:

  1. Reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries – which are home to more than 80 per cent of the world's population
  2. The health of pregnant women, especially the 1 million who face life-threatening complications each month
  3. Reliable access to modern contraceptives sufficient to benefit 20 million women a year
  4. Training of thousands of health workers to help ensure at least 90 per cent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants
  5. Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women
  6. Abandonment of female genital mutilation, which harms 3 million girls annually
  7. Prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are the leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old
  8. Efforts to end child marriage, which could affect an estimated 70 million girls over the next 5 years
  9. Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflict and natural disaster
  10. Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning

 

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United Nations Population Fund

Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services - D2

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

* This vacancy announcement is re-advertised to correct the job title and remove the term limit that was previously posted. Applicants who applied to the vacancy announcement for "Director, Division of Management Services" between 20 February and 5 March 2024 will continue to be considered and do not need to re-apply.  The Position: The Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services (DMS), is located at UNFPA's headquarters in New York, and has the responsibility of leading, managing and coordinating the financial management functions and key administrative services of the organization. The Comptroller and Director, DMS, reports to the Deputy Executive Director (Management) (DED-M). DMS consists of the Finance Branch, Facilities and Administrative Services Branch, Strategic Resource Planning Branch and the Quality Management Unit, with the following responsibilities:The Finance Branch (FB) is responsible for the management, monitoring and reporting of UNFPA's financial position and performance; the preparation of management, statutory, specialized and donor financial reports; processing and control of financial transactions and provision of advice, operational guidance, and support to field offices and Headquarters (HQ) units in key financial management and operations areas; and the continuous development of corporate financial policies and guidance and monitoring of compliance therewith.The Facilities and Administrative Services Branch (FASB) is responsible for the management of UNFPA's office facilities and fixed assets at headquarters and in the field, and the coordination of UNFPA's engagement in interagency common premises and services. This branch also manages HQ travel, conference services, office space, physical archives, and mail and pouch services at headquarters. It oversees climate neutrality efforts across the organization. It also acts as the HQ focal point in the role out of the UN system back-office reform.The Strategic Resource Planning Branch (SRPB) is responsible for preparing, coordinating and managing UNFPA's integrated budget, aligned with the strategic plan of the organization and the results expected of it. It plays a key role in the allocation, management and monitoring of financial resources and serves as the Secretariat of the Resource Management Committee. The branch develops budgeting and resource management policies, guidance and tools and it provides related advisory support, knowledge management and capacity building.The Quality Management Unit (QMU) provides policy, guidance, systems, advice and coordination services to maintain relevant and functional internal controls for UNFPA's operations; ensures the existence of policies, procedures, and guidance to manage risks of working with implementing partners and monitor their application; ensures the availability, relevance and quality of administrative and operations policies, procedures and guidance;  and represents DMS in internal and external audit and operations bodies and vis-à-vis donor reviews. Each branch/unit is led by a Chief who reports directly to the DMS Comptroller and Director. How you can make a difference:With approximately 5,000 personnel, annual revenues of US dollars 1.5 billion, and assets of US dollars 2.2 billion, UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.  Job Purpose:The Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services, is responsible for ensuring that UNFPA has the financial and operational capacity required to deliver its mandate, supporting a broad and diverse network of headquarters units and UNFPA regional and country offices globally, which operate in a highly decentralized manner and deliver the UNFPA programmes in very challenging environments, and for ensuring an effective management of the Funds' financial resources.The Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services, plays a key role supporting significant internal change management initiatives, including the relocation, restructuring and strengthening of key corporate functions, the stabilization and the continued enhancement of the recently implemented ERP system – a cloud solution implemented jointly with other UN organizations.The Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services, oversees a large team of professional and general service staff located at UNFPA headquarters in NY. You would be responsible for:Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Executive Director (Management), the Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services, has the following duties and responsibilities:Provides strategic vision and management direction pertaining to the delivery of financial, budgetary and resource management, facility management and other administrative services in support of UNFPA's operations and programme delivery;Ensures the maintenance and continued enhancement of an effective Internal Control Framework;Ensures the maintenance and continued enhancement of the processes required to manage risks inherent to working with implementing partners and maintaining a proper level of assurance on the expenditures they incur;Plans, organizes, directs, reviews and appraises the work and performance of the Division, establishes work plans and priorities, and provides overall direction for the activities of the Division;Guides and advises UNFPA offices globally on policy and operational matters related to finance, budgets, resource management and facility management and other administrative services;Ensures the timely and accurate certification and issue of the management, statutory, specialized and donor financial reports;Provides advice to the Deputy Executive Directors and the Executive Director on the above areas;Leads work on increasing efficiency, effectiveness and innovation in financial and operational areas, key business processes, risk management and transparency; Shapes UNFPA overall policies, priorities, strategies and oversight by participating in the Executive Committee and all other relevant governance bodies such as the ICT and ERP Project boards, the Humanitarian Steering Committee and various risk and oversight  committees;Provides policy perspectives and substantive direction for the preparation of periodic reports on financial, budgetary, resource management and other administrative aspects of UNFPA work;Presents the reports and manages the process of their review and approval by the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), the UNFPA Executive Board and other governing and legislative bodies;Develops proposals and ensures implementation of decisions in follow up to external and internal audits related to the areas under the purview of DMS;Supports coordination of external audits and the relationship with key stakeholders of the UN Board of Auditors;Ensures the effectiveness of the service arrangements and partnerships which have been entered into with key service providers and recipients;Serves as the Fund's representative in the UNSDG Management Group on Common Premises and Services and the UN Task Force on Common Services; Represents UNFPA at inter-organizational and inter-agency meetings such as various committees of the General Assembly, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM), UNFPA Executive Board, ACABQ and UNSDG; andAny other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Experience: Education:  An advanced degree (minimum Master's degree or equivalent) in Business Administration or Financial Management, or related fields is required.An internationally recognized professional accountancy designation would be considered an advantage.  Knowledge and Experience: Over 15 years of experience in financial operations and management and/or budgeting and resource management at the international level are required, including several years at senior management level;UN system experience is highly desirable; Extensive experience in overseeing the establishment and management of financial and budgetary and resource management systems;Thorough knowledge of and experience in overseeing the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for financial and operations management and budget and resource management processes;Sound understanding of internal control and risk management frameworks and processes;Ability to analyze financial management, accounting and reporting issues, applying sound technical principles, data and informed professional judgment, and to present solution alternatives with a clear articulation of their risks and consequences;Demonstrated leadership and managerial qualities in organizing work effectively and harmoniously in a multicultural setting; andAbility to manage a diverse team with a strong drive for excellence and results.Languages: Fluency in English is required with excellent written and spoken communications skills. Working knowledge of another UN official languages is desirable. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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10/04/2024
United Nations Population Fund

Chief, Population & Development Branch - D1

Kenya, Nairobi Area , Nairobi

This post will commence on 1 August 2024.The Position:The Population and Development Branch within the Programme Division ensures linkages between broader population variables and megatrends and development agendas, and links UNFPA's mandate to the global development agenda of the United Nations' (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA), and other international and regional commitments and country development plans. The branch will spell out the incredible importance of the role of population dynamics, patterns and trends (demographic diversity, gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), climate, technology, population movements, social and economic changes), for the development agenda and for global, regional, and country priorities.  The primary roles of the Branch Chief are:Provide vision and leadership to UNFPA's area of population and developmentServe as UNFPA's Chief on population matters .Global thought leader on demographic-development linkages.Liaise with the development-oriented agencies of the UN system.Strengthen partnership with scientific/academic community, economic and development planning communities/blocs, civil society, and private sector.Main go-to person in UNFPA on demography  and megatrends - not least in relation to the impacts of climate change on population and development outcomes.Coordinator of UNFPA-wide network on demographic dividend, demographic resilience and demographic megatrendsResponsible for UNFPA value proposition, strategy and positioning and global corporate flagship initiatives on population,  development and climate changeTechnical oversight of research and analysis on population and developmentOversight over reports, technical papers, policy briefs, briefing notes, speeches, op-eds on population and developmentOversees three teams working on:, demographic dividend; t demographic resilience; and, population dynamics and mega trends.Supports fundraising and other strategic initiatives.Ensures collaboration and coordination across other branches in the Programme Division ensuring that population matters are integrated in others areas of work of the DivisionGuides internal UNFPA capacity and knowledge management on aspects of population and development policy and programming including leading internal reference groups and communities of practise on population and development  Main technical focal point on all matters related to the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) and the ICPD Programme of Action  Oversight of planning, monitoring and reporting for the branch.  Job Purpose:The Branch Chief is the principal adviser in UNFPA providing authoritative advice and leadership for the positioning of UNFPA in Population and Development within the context of the global development agenda, and particularly the ICPD Programme of Action and the achievement of the SDGs. The Chief manages the work of the Branch in developing: conceptual frameworks; substantive strategies; policies; intellectual guidance; state of the art papers; and, global technical instruments and tools, relevant to the needs of countries.Within the Branch, the Chief has overall responsibility for policy development, strategic direction, and management of human and financial resources.  1. Technical Leadership and Strategic Direction Support the Programme Division Director and Deputy Director in the strategic positioning of UNFPA in the assigned substantive thematic area;Provide vision, strategic direction, and leadership in the Branch's area of responsibility, and ensure incorporation of the substantive area into organizational priorities;Conceptualize, plan, coordinate and lead the development of evidence-based policy, strategy, frameworks, technical guidance and tools in the substantive area of responsibility, providing quality outputs which are timely, coherent and relevant to the needs of countries;Identify needs for state-of-the-art technical knowledge, and ensure that such knowledge is developed and fed into the UNFPA knowledge sharing system;Provide authoritative technical advice, guidance and support to UNFPA senior management, HQ Divisions and, in particular, to UNFPA regional and country offices; Support the use of the substantive work of the Branch in UNFPA programming, UN programming, and national development processes;Identify the need for, develop and maintain strategic partnerships and collaborative work within the UN system and other networks on substantive issues under the Branch's responsibility;Represent UNFPA, and advocate for the ICPD Programme of Action in the Branch's substantive area, in policy dialogues and technical meetings with donors, programme countries, international agencies and institutions, and development fora;Ensure the accuracy, consistency, coherence, and availability of technical content in the substantive area for global advocacy efforts; andSupport, in coordination with the External Relations Division, resource mobilization efforts for technical issues. 2. Capacity DevelopmentEstablish and maintain partnerships, and build the capacity of global partner institutions for advancing state-of-the-art knowledge and strengthening technical advisory resources; Strengthen the substantive capacity of UNFPA technical and programme staff to ensure effective programming of resources;Foster partnerships and collaboration at the global level, including UN System, foundations, private sector and NGOs, to ensure a functioning network that facilitate access to financial and technical resources, and broad-based knowledge management and knowledge sharing in the substantive area of work;Identify lessons learned, and ensure, with knowledge management staff, their incorporation into the UNFPA knowledge sharing system; andEnsure the validation of a broad-based roster of international experts and institutions.3. Quality AssuranceEnsure the availability of new or updated global strategies, policies, indicators, tools and guidance for substantive quality assurance in the Branch's area of work and for thematic evaluations;Direct and manage a substantive quality assurance framework for the Branch's work; andEnsure the quality assessment of the UNFPA technical delivery system in the Branch's substantive area. 4. Resources ManagementAssume overall accountability for achieving the expected results of the Branch;Develop, ensure approval, implement and monitor the Branch Office Management Plan;Propose annual financial requirements for the work of the Branch and monitor the use of core and external resources to ensure sound financial management in compliance with UNFPA  rules, regulations, and procedures;Direct, manage and supervise the staff of the Branch;Establish and maintain a harmonious working environment; promote communication; encourage innovations; strengthen team-building through active participation and interaction at all levels; and, foster staff motivation, development and empowerment;Appraise Branch staff performance; ensure training/orientation for staff; provide input to Division of Human Resources (DHR) on selection of Branch and Division staff candidates and provide technical input to the regions on the selection of regional technical staff candidates in the substantive area;Promote an ethics-based approach in the Branch to management of human and financial resources;Ensure that audit recommendations applying to the Branch are implemented; andCarries out any other duties as may be required by the Programme Division Director or Deputy Division Director.  Qualifications and Experience: Education:  Advanced university degree in public health, sociology, demography, population studies, economics, international development, or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post.  PhD is an advantage; both post graduate and graduate degree must be directly relevant to the substantive work of the Branch.  Knowledge and Experience: 15 years experience of increasingly responsible professional performance in public administration and international development of which at least 8 years in the thematic area at the international level;Job knowledge and technical expertise – the incumbent is expected to be an expert in the field and recognized authority in the area of assignment;Proven experience in population policies and demography essentialNational development planning and population policy experience an assetUnderstanding of social and economic policies and current megatrends and how these impact populations and development outcomesUp-to-date on state-of-the art knowledge, essential in the discipline of population and demographyProven ability to lead and manage teams of high level experts to achieve demonstrable results;Extensive network within the academic and development community;Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing in English;Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of UNFPA and dedication to the principles of the United Nations; and,Field experience is a strong asset. Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.  This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. 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10/04/2024
United Nations Population Fund

Chief, Strategic Planning Branch, Programme Division - D1

Kenya, Nairobi Area , Nairobi
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

The Position:Under the overall supervision of the Director, Programme Division, the incumbent leads the development of strategic plans that enable UNFPA to achieve its mission and goals of improving the lives of women and youth everywhere and contributing to the achievement of sustainable development in the world.   How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the leading UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and, end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realising the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organisations and individuals to "build forward better" while addressing the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), recover lost gains and realise our goals.In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff who embody these international norms and standards and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.UNFPA is seeking candidates who transform, inspire and deliver high-impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, and exceptional in managing the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:The Strategic Planning Branch Chief will contribute to the UNFPA strategic planning areas of work. The incumbent performs tasks in the following areas: 1. Developing Strategic PlanLeading the development and roll-out of UNFPA Strategic Plans, ensuring alignment with the UNFPA vision, mission and the ICPD agenda, and guiding all policies, operations, and programmes to align with the strategic plan .Facilitate the strategic planning process, engaging with key internal and external stakeholders to identify priorities, goals and action plans. Building the organisation's capacity to support the execution and delivery of the strategic plan results coherently at all levels. Developing and implementing strategies and mechanisms for ensuring the availability of the data and evidence to inform the UNFPA strategic plans and programmes.    .    2. Corporate performance and results monitoring and reportingOverseeing the development and implementation of corporate performance, results and resources monitoring frameworks, plans and systems to track the organisational performance against the strategic objectives.Leading the monitoring and reporting on the performance and results of the strategic plan, including preparing the Executive Director's Annual report to the Executive Board and performance and results reports to donors and stakeholders.Monitor and review, including the strategic plan midterm review, the performance of the strategic plan, identifying areas for improvement and making recommendations for adjustments as needed 3. Integrating Foresight into the UNFPA Strategic PlanningOversee developing and implementing a foresight strategy to integrate future-oriented thinking into the organisation's strategic planning and programming processes.Foster a culture of foresight within the organisation, promoting innovation, creativity and future-focused approaches to respond to emerging challenges and opportunities.4. PartnershipsForge and maintain strategic partnerships to enhance knowledge-sharing and improve strategic planning to deliver impactful interventions that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.5. RepresentationRepresent UNFPA in global forums, conferences and high-level meetings to enhance strategic planning for sustainable development results. Represent UNFPA at the UN strategic planning and results-based management networks/fora, such as the United National Strategic Planning Network and the United Nations Foresight Network.6. Team Coordination and ManagementManaging a team of professionals dedicated to strategic planning, foresight, and corporate results planning, monitoring and reportingMentor the branch team members and create a conducive environment for professional development.   Qualifications and Experience: Education:  Advanced degree in relevant fields such as strategic planning, development economics, business administration, demography, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines. Knowledge and Experience: At least 15 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of strategic planning, results-based management, and performance monitoring, preferably in an international organisation with a complex setting. Strong communication and writing skills in English;Knowledge and practical experience in the field of UNFPA's mandate areas is preferred.Experience with programme management within the UN SystemExperience in work in humanitarian emergency and emergency relief management is an asset Languages: Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.  This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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10/04/2024
United Nations Population Fund

Deputy Representative, South Sudan - P5

South Sudan, Jubek , Juba

The Position:Under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative, the Deputy Representative plays the leading role in the formulation and delivery of the UNFPA country programme and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Country Office. Deputy Representative posts at this level are typically found in-country offices categorized as having (1) a highly complex operating environment, (2) important programme/political partnership engagement and/or (3) regional representation. The Deputy Representative will also supervise Country Office staff as assigned by the Representative.  Job Purpose:In close collaboration with the UNFPA Representative, the UNFPA Deputy Representative plays a leading role in strengthening the Country's capacity to implement the ICPD Programme of Action within the context of its national development efforts to achieve the SDGs, thus ensuring national ownership.   S/He is primarily responsible for the formulation and delivery of the UNFPA Country programme, projecting the programme of the organization, promoting at the national and sub-national levels the goals of the programme and ensuring the integration of issues of population, sexual and reproductive health, and gender in the broader development and humanitarian agenda.  The Deputy Representative plays a leadership role also within the UNFPA country team, providing an example of creative programme development and sharing knowledge and insights with staff to facilitate broad country programme management. Key activities include:Programme Leadership, within the humanitarian-development-peace nexus framework National Capacity DevelopmentPartnerships and AdvocacyResource mobilization and resource managementThe Deputy Representative serves as Officer-in-Charge in the absence of the UNFPA Representative; s/he serves on the Country Management Team with other senior staff in programme and operations management. She/he serves on the UN Programme Management Team (PMT) and oversees the participation of programme/technical staff in relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) structures. In addition, she/he and the Humanitarian Programme Coordinator advise the Country Management Team on programme criticality. Qualifications and Experience Required: Education:  Master's degree/ Advanced university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or another related field. Knowledge and Experience: At least 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities, including programme designing, appraising and management.Experience in humanitarian response programming is an asset.Demonstrated ability to refine programme design to ensure alignment of organizational programme objectives to national priorities/capacities.   Proven ability to lead and manage large multi-cultural teams to achieve demonstrable results.Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing in English to foster engaged partnerships at a high level of representation and to maintain political partnerships in the assigned Country.Strong interest in the development, humanitarian and peace response work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations; and,Field experience is a strong asset.   Languages: Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is an advantage. Computer Skills: Proficiency in current office software applications. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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10/04/2024
United Nations Population Fund

Communications Specialist (Team Lead) - P3

Denmark, Copenhagen , Copenhagen

The Position:The Communications Specialist (Team Lead) position is located in the Office of Chief, in the UNFPA Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU). The position reports directly to the Chief of SCMU with a dotted reporting line to the Division of Communications and Strategic Partnership. The Communications Specialist (Team Lead) will work closely with other SCMU colleagues, other HQ Business Units, the Regional Offices and the Country Offices and with a number of external partners.The position plays a pivotal role in providing comprehensive support for  communications planning, substantive expertise, and guidance to support the implementation of the UNFPA Strategic Plan 2021-2025 and the UNFPA SCMU Strategic Plan 2023-2025. How you can make a difference:UNFPA occupies a unique position in the sexual and reproductive health commodity ecosystem as a critical player in supply chain management, a leading public procurer of sexual and reproductive health commodities, a trusted partner to national governments, and one of the few organizations with the scale and partnerships necessary to build accountability for last mile delivery. The UNFPA Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU) is self-funded and was made operational in January 2022. It is tasked with ensuring that UNFPA is able to effectively and efficiently support the delivery of life-saving reproductive health products and other programme supplies to the end user when and where they are needed. To achieve this, it is important to strengthen the capacity of governments and implementing partners to ensure coordination, end-to-end visibility and accountability on all supply chain and logistics management related activities, in particular for programme supplies, across all UNFPA programmes.  Job Purpose:The Communications Specialist (Team Lead) plays a vital role in communicating the vision, mission, and impact of UNFPA SCMU globally to key stakeholders, often holding the final pen on much of what is produced externally. The position requires a hands-on, output-oriented approach involving multiple stakeholders and reports directly to the Chief, SCMU. The Communications Specialist (Team Lead) ensures efficient and timely delivery of results in line with the SCMU work plan and ensures that UNFPA's branding and public messaging about its mandate is consistent with the global communications strategy. In addition, the position collaborates to deliver communications support to partners, and other UNFPA Business Units. The Communications Specialist (Team Lead) will provide oversight and management of a dedicated Communication Team. Qualifications and Experience: Education:  Advanced university degree is required. An advanced degree in Studies in Communication, Journalism, Digital Marketing, International Relations, International Development, or other related fields is an added advantage. Specialist training on management is an additional asset. Knowledge and Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of relevant progressively responsible experience in Communication and/or multimedia or similar work experience with government, UN or NGOs on issues related to public health or related areas including:Demonstrated experience in communications, marketing, website management and strategy and social media.Strong advocacy and networking skills with the ability to liaise with and engage government, UN agencies, CSOs, media and other stakeholders in a professional and friendly manner.Strong communication skills and proven experience with the use of social media and other channels for effective advocacy, knowledge sharing and campaigning.Effective at consensus-building and communicating cross-functionally with external and internal audiences. Broad knowledge of best communication practices; experience in crafting plans, work flows and institutional positions; Substantive knowledge on, understanding of, and practical experience in communication and advocacy strategies.Professional written and spoken presentation skills, including for the development of reports, presentations, and the ability to synthesize complex supply chain documents for both technical and non-technical audiences is required.Strong interpersonal skills and capability to develop and maintain broad diversified partnerships is required.Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is required.Experience in managing a team, particularly within a remote and/or matrix organizational structure is an asset.Basic knowledge of the principles and operational aspects of integrated reproductive health care in the global development and humanitarian community, familiarity with UNFPA programmes and policies, knowledge of international development policies and institutions and international politics is an advantage.Knowledge of UNFPA mandates, policies, and guidelines is an asset.Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​  

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10/04/2024
United Nations Population Fund

Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services (Re-advertised) - D2

United States of America, New York , New York

* This vacancy announcement is re-advertised to correct the job title and remove the term limit that was previously posted. Applicants who applied to the vacancy announcement for "Director, Division of Management Services" between 20 February and 5 March 2024 will continue to be considered and do not need to re-apply.  The Position: The Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services (DMS), is located at UNFPA's headquarters in New York, and has the responsibility of leading, managing and coordinating the financial management functions and key administrative services of the organization. The Comptroller and Director, DMS, reports to the Deputy Executive Director (Management) (DED-M). DMS consists of the Finance Branch, Facilities and Administrative Services Branch, Strategic Resource Planning Branch and the Quality Management Unit, with the following responsibilities:The Finance Branch (FB) is responsible for the management, monitoring and reporting of UNFPA's financial position and performance; the preparation of management, statutory, specialized and donor financial reports; processing and control of financial transactions and provision of advice, operational guidance, and support to field offices and Headquarters (HQ) units in key financial management and operations areas; and the continuous development of corporate financial policies and guidance and monitoring of compliance therewith.The Facilities and Administrative Services Branch (FASB) is responsible for the management of UNFPA's office facilities and fixed assets at headquarters and in the field, and the coordination of UNFPA's engagement in interagency common premises and services. This branch also manages HQ travel, conference services, office space, physical archives, and mail and pouch services at headquarters. It oversees climate neutrality efforts across the organization. It also acts as the HQ focal point in the role out of the UN system back-office reform.The Strategic Resource Planning Branch (SRPB) is responsible for preparing, coordinating and managing UNFPA's integrated budget, aligned with the strategic plan of the organization and the results expected of it. It plays a key role in the allocation, management and monitoring of financial resources and serves as the Secretariat of the Resource Management Committee. The branch develops budgeting and resource management policies, guidance and tools and it provides related advisory support, knowledge management and capacity building.The Quality Management Unit (QMU) provides policy, guidance, systems, advice and coordination services to maintain relevant and functional internal controls for UNFPA's operations; ensures the existence of policies, procedures, and guidance to manage risks of working with implementing partners and monitor their application; ensures the availability, relevance and quality of administrative and operations policies, procedures and guidance;  and represents DMS in internal and external audit and operations bodies and vis-à-vis donor reviews. Each branch/unit is led by a Chief who reports directly to the DMS Comptroller and Director. How you can make a difference:With approximately 5,000 personnel, annual revenues of US dollars 1.5 billion, and assets of US dollars 2.2 billion, UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:The Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services, is responsible for ensuring that UNFPA has the financial and operational capacity required to deliver its mandate, supporting a broad and diverse network of headquarters units and UNFPA regional and country offices globally, which operate in a highly decentralized manner and deliver the UNFPA programmes in very challenging environments, and for ensuring an effective management of the Funds' financial resources.The Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services, plays a key role supporting significant internal change management initiatives, including the relocation, restructuring and strengthening of key corporate functions, the stabilization and the continued enhancement of the recently implemented ERP system – a cloud solution implemented jointly with other UN organizations.The Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services, oversees a large team of professional and general service staff located at UNFPA headquarters in NY. You would be responsible for:Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Executive Director (Management), the Comptroller and Director, Division of Management Services, has the following duties and responsibilities:Provides strategic vision and management direction pertaining to the delivery of financial, budgetary and resource management, facility management and other administrative services in support of UNFPA's operations and programme delivery;Ensures the maintenance and continued enhancement of an effective Internal Control Framework;Ensures the maintenance and continued enhancement of the processes required to manage risks inherent to working with implementing partners and maintaining a proper level of assurance on the expenditures they incur;Plans, organizes, directs, reviews and appraises the work and performance of the Division, establishes work plans and priorities, and provides overall direction for the activities of the Division;Guides and advises UNFPA offices globally on policy and operational matters related to finance, budgets, resource management and facility management and other administrative services;Ensures the timely and accurate certification and issue of the management, statutory, specialized and donor financial reports;Provides advice to the Deputy Executive Directors and the Executive Director on the above areas;Leads work on increasing efficiency, effectiveness and innovation in financial and operational areas, key business processes, risk management and transparency; Shapes UNFPA overall policies, priorities, strategies and oversight by participating in the Executive Committee and all other relevant governance bodies such as the ICT and ERP Project boards, the Humanitarian Steering Committee and various risk and oversight  committees;Provides policy perspectives and substantive direction for the preparation of periodic reports on financial, budgetary, resource management and other administrative aspects of UNFPA work;Presents the reports and manages the process of their review and approval by the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), the UNFPA Executive Board and other governing and legislative bodies;Develops proposals and ensures implementation of decisions in follow up to external and internal audits related to the areas under the purview of DMS;Supports coordination of external audits and the relationship with key stakeholders of the UN Board of Auditors;Ensures the effectiveness of the service arrangements and partnerships which have been entered into with key service providers and recipients;Serves as the Fund's representative in the UNSDG Management Group on Common Premises and Services and the UN Task Force on Common Services; Represents UNFPA at inter-organizational and inter-agency meetings such as various committees of the General Assembly, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM), UNFPA Executive Board, ACABQ and UNSDG; andAny other duties as assigned. Qualifications and Experience: Education:  An advanced degree (minimum Master's degree or equivalent) in Business Administration or Financial Management, or related fields is required.An internationally recognized professional accountancy designation would be considered an advantage.  Knowledge and Experience: Over 15 years of experience in financial operations and management and/or budgeting and resource management at the international level are required, including several years at senior management level;UN system experience is highly desirable; Extensive experience in overseeing the establishment and management of financial and budgetary and resource management systems;Thorough knowledge of and experience in overseeing the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for financial and operations management and budget and resource management processes;Sound understanding of internal control and risk management frameworks and processes;Ability to analyze financial management, accounting and reporting issues, applying sound technical principles, data and informed professional judgment, and to present solution alternatives with a clear articulation of their risks and consequences;Demonstrated leadership and managerial qualities in organizing work effectively and harmoniously in a multicultural setting; andAbility to manage a diverse team with a strong drive for excellence and results. Languages: Fluency in English is required with excellent written and spoken communications skills. Working knowledge of another UN official languages is desirable.To view the complete job description and apply to this position, click "Apply Now" below. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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26/03/2024