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UNICEF  

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For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.

More than 13,000 staff work with UNICEF, with approximately 85 per located in the field in 190 countries. Seven regional offices and over 124 country offices worldwide, 34 national committees, a research centre in Florence, a supply division in Copenhagen, a shared services centre in Budapest and offices in Berlin, Brussels, Seoul and Tokyo, and UNICEF headquarters in New York and Geneva work on helping children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.

We employ committed professional to work in our five focus areas: Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships. We also employ staff with expertise in administration and finance, human resources, information technology, supply and logistics as well as external relations and communication. UNICEF's presence in humanitarian crises means that we also seek experts in emergency preparedness and response.

Interested in becoming a champion for every child? Learn more about what we look for and what we offer.

 

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UNICEF

Programme Specialist (Disability inclusion) - P4

Thailand, Bangkok , Bangkok

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, and advocate!  Job organizational contextThe post Programme Specialist (Disability Inclusion) sits in UNICEF's East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) to strengthen programming and advocacy for disability inclusion across all sectors at regional and country level, promoting the rights of children with disabilities, and to support strengthening of our operations to promote disability inclusion in our workforce and accessibility of our premises.How can you make a difference?As the Programme Specialist (Disability Inclusion), you will set the strategy for and lead and support UNICEF's regional work on promoting disability inclusion and the rights of children with disabilities across all sectors.Working closely with the HQ Disability Section, 14 UNICEF Country Offices in the region, UNICEF EAPRO sections and cross-regional and global technical teams and working groups on disability inclusion, you will support UNICEF's global, regional and country office efforts in mainstreaming disability in policies, practice and programming, as well as operations, with a focus on the roll-out of UNICEF's Disability Inclusion Policy and Strategy (DIPAS) in East Asia and the Pacific, utilising EAPRO's regional action plan for DIPAS implementation (2024-2025).You will ensure disability inclusion is effectively integrated into country programmes and programme review processes. You will ensure progress is reflected in annual country office reporting across sectors. You will monitor and document regional progress on disability inclusion and investment in programming.You will build the capacity building of staff and implementing partners in the EAP region on the rights of children with disabilities and disability inclusive programming.You will promote disability inclusion for emergency preparedness and response across sectors, working closely with the leads on Emergency, Climate & Environment, Gender and gender-based violence in emergencies.You will promote and support engagement of Country Offices in treaty body reporting processes relevant to children with disabilities.You will facilitate knowledge management and exchange amongst country offices, support the generation of child disability data, research and evidence, and ensure evidence-based, coherent approaches within and across sectors to enhance UNICEF programming in disabilities.In addition, you will be responsible for identifying, developing and monitoring key bilateral and regional partnerships, including with ASEAN, with Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and as part of the UN Issue Based Coalitions, including the Asia Pacific UN Disability Inclusion Working Group, with the aim to drive the advocacy agenda around children with disabilities.You will also lead and support resource mobilization efforts. Summary of key functions/accountabilities:Inclusive programming and environmentsRights of children with disabilitiesCross sectoral partnerships in support of children with disabilitiesDisability data and research on the situation of children with disabilities in UNICEF supported programmingCapacity buildingResource mobilization To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in studies related to disability issues, social sciences or relevant discipline.  A bachelor's degree in relevant discipline, with combination of 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of Advanced university degreeA minimum of eight years of professional experience of working on issues of disability inclusion. At least five years of which should be in the context of low and middle income countries.Professional experience working on issues of children with disabilities is highly desirable.Strong technical experience of national work, and regional and/or global level work on disability inclusive programme planning and implementation, of advocating on the rights of children with disabilities, and of guiding monitoring and evaluation efforts in a development agency context is required. Experience supporting disability inclusion in emergency context is an asset.Clearly demonstrated ability to conceptualize development issues and write high quality technical reports, analytical materials and project proposals is essential.Well-developed knowledge leadership and advocacy skills, and the ability to work effectively with others. Direct field and community level experience in programme execution, involving government and international development agencies is highly desirableFluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language of East Asia & Pacific is an asset.For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF ValuesUNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For positions in EAP Regional Office, eligible and suitable nationals of programme countries are highly encouraged to apply.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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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UNICEF

Internship - Private Sector Fund Raising

Sri Lanka, Southern , Colombo

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, Results  UNICEF Sri Lanka has developed a strategy to engage the private sector and collaborate in advancing child rights, including addressing most urgent needs of children. At the core of the strategy is establishing a shared vision for children and leveraging joint efforts to optimize results. In this regard, UNICEF will seek to establish partnerships with the corporate sector and High net worth individuals based on shared values to deliver upon UNICEF's strategic vision for children.Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships, the intern reports to the Resource Mobilization Officer and is responsible for research, tracking and analysis of the private sector space and support the strategic direction, proposition development, management, growth and renewal of these high value partnerships. This intern will work closely with the different UNICEF departments and others to deliver the desired outcomes. Purpose:This internship's overall purpose is to support the Resource Mobilization Officer in carrying out the Private Sector Fund Raising functions. This will entail background research and analysis on a determined set of priority partners and prospects.  Key tasks and responsibilitiesUnder the supervision of Resource Mobilization Officer, the intern will be responsible for implementing following tasks:•    Research on Prospective Private Sector Partners and high net worth individuals shared by the Resource Mobilization Officer and develop a prospect list which is regularly updated and monitored on the status of the relationshipRegular coordination with program sections to support them and support the identification of engagement opportunities which can match with interest areas of the prospects.With the guidance and support of the Resource Mobilization Officer, coordinate with the existing partners to monitor the progress of the ongoing partnerships through virtual and in person meetings, a through reporting tools.Support the implementation of private sector funded initiatives, including ensuring adherence to targets, timelines and reporting.Support the fine tuning of presentations and reports when required for internal, external, and regional meetings. Document the success stories, case studies and human-interest stories of the partnerships together with the comms team and in coordination with the partners, with guidance from the Resource Mobilization Officer and/or the Communications Officer Perform other tasks as required. Cost/Expenses:Interns receive a stipend from UNICEF and must make their own arrangements for living expenses.Living accommodation and other expenses are their own responsibilities.Stipend (monthly): LKR 109,370/- per month (five days a week) Travel: N/A Insurance:• UNICEF accepts no responsibility for costs or fatality arising from illness or accidents incurred during the internship; therefore, the intern must have adequate medical insurance.• Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work. Learning Opportunities for the Intern:• General understanding of the work and mission of the UNICEF programme in Sri Lanka• Insight and hands-on experience on UNICEF related to PSFR• Become more familiar with working in a United Nations / international organization and in a multicultural environment To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...Key competences, technical background, and experience required:A) Required Education, Skills, and Experiences:• Recently completed a University Degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Communication, Business Administration, or any other relevant area• At least one year experience (full time/ part time) in the fields of Marketing, Communication, Partnerships• Experience in developing communication assets and publications; and basic understanding about the digital landscape in the country• Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills• Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office products) B) Functional Competencies:• Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines• Accuracy and professionalism during the documentation and content production• Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at diverse levels• Experience of working with UN (United Nations) is an asset but not a prerequisite• Recent leadership in child/youth/CSO movements and networks is an asset C) Language Proficiency:• Fluency in spoken and written English is required.• A general ability to speak in Sinhala or Tamil will be an advantage Duration: 24 weeks   Intern Status within UNICEF:• Interns are considered gratis personnel and as such they are not staff members.• Although not considered a staff member of UNICEF, the intern shall be subject to the authority of the Executive Director and the authority delegated by her to Director and Heads of Offices. Interns are not entitled to the privileges and immunities accorded by member states to UNICEF's officials and staff members.• Interns may not be sought or accepted as substitutes for staff to be recruited against authorized posts.• Interns may not represent UNICEF in any official capacity. Other Relevant Information• The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF's General Terms and Conditions for interns.• As an intern, you will respect the confidentiality of information that you collect or are exposed to at UNICEF. No reports or papers may be published based on information obtained from UNICEF without the explicit written authorization by the Head of Office or Division Director.• The UNICEF internship program is not connected with employment and there is no expectancy of such. Interns cannot apply for posts advertised internally to UNICEF staff during the internship period. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF ValuesUNICEF competencies (1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. Remarks:  UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.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. If you think this position might be for you, please take the time to review our Country Office Mutual Agreements before you apply.If you believe you can team member that can uphold these everyday, then we look forward to receiving and reviewing your application. 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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UNICEF

Deputy Representative Operations - P4

Papua New Guinea, Central , Port Moresby

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 a Calling,UNICEF started working in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1986. Papua New Guinea is among the most ethnolinguistically diverse countries, with over 800 languages spoken among its estimated population of 11.78 million. The country's mountainous terrain, small and scattered islands, poor transportation networks and expensive air travel, widespread poverty, and gender inequality pose enormous challenges for the provision of basic services, making it hard for many children to realize their rights. In PNG, a Programme of Cooperation jointly developed with the government guides UNICEF work in the country. Through this programme of cooperation with the Government of PNG, UNICEF is able to influence major policy and programme decisions, as well as the allocation of budget priorities, for the benefit of children. In addition, UNICEF works closely with bilateral and multi-lateral development partners, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the media, and academia to act as 'pressure points' to trigger public debates on child rights and development issues. How can you make a difference?The Deputy Rep for Operations will be responsible to lead for results, drive change, provide risk informed, solution-focused analysis, advice and services and contribute to Programme and management decisions for delivering results for children in all operational contexts. Strategic operations will be accomplished by:Leading by example and supporting the Head of Office on managing the officeActing as Officer in Charge in the absence of the Head of OfficeManaging services in the functional areas of operations support: budget, financial management and reporting, facilities management, administration, supply and logistics management, information and communications technology, human resources, and safety and security and convening the other functions to arrive at a unified vision;Acting as member of the Country and Senior Management Teams, representing the organizational risk, governance systems and policies perspective in management discussions, and promoting result-based management.Understanding business needs for the Country Programme, to anticipate challenges, propose viable/creative solutions aimed at value for money.Providing key contribution to CPD, CPMP, AMP and support to Results Based Management and implementation using Value for Money criteria.Leveraging technology for results and Programme accountabilities, making effective adoption of tools and promoting the fundamentals of ICT management, information security and controls;Supporting the country office during external and internal audit reviews and responding to audit observations and monitoring implementation of recommendations.Guiding Supply and Logistics strategies and interventions to meet programmatic needs while ensuring Value for Money (VfM), including procurement of fit for purpose products and services, and providing advisory support to governments, national systems and partners on supply chain management;Leveraging governance, systems, and tools to provide regular feedback on risks and achievements of operations functions in the country;Leading on facility management with a specific focus on inclusive accessibility, eco sustainability and common premises;Overseeing business transactions processed by GSSC from a perspective of Efficiency, Performance, Risk Management and Fraud prevention To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...An Advanced University Degree (Master's and above) in one of the following areas: Business management; Financial management; Accounting; Public Finance; and related operations function (Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Project management, etc.) or a full professional accounting designation (CA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CPFA, Expert Accountant) from an internationally recognized institute/body of accountancy with valid membership in good standing is required.A minimum of 8 years of professional experience, at the national and international level, specifically in implementing strategic organizational initiatives in one or more operations management area including budget; financial management and reporting; facilities management; administration; supply and logistics management; information and communication technology; human resources.Prior experience in the development sector or UN system/ international NGOs.Additional experience in Audit and investigations, Audit and investigations, Safety and security, Grant Management, and Enterprise Risk Management.Experience in a UN system agency or experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian/ emergency context.Experience in working with corporate ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) and IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards).Experience in Result-Based Management.Experience in supporting successful client-oriented work units.Previous hands-on experience in strategic operations.Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.Fluency in English.For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. 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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Contracts Manager (Construction) - P4

Denmark, Copenhagen , Copenhagen

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 EducationThe fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations. Strategic office context:UNICEF Offices engage in construction to address programmatic needs and to establish or expand its operations. UNICEF normative and support function on construction sits in Supply Division, through its Construction Unit. The objective of the Contracts Manager – P4 (Construction) is to reinforce, lead and manage the strategic direction of Supply Division's normative construction role to work with other parts of UNICEF in achieving the strategic Goals through leveraging the programmatic impact of construction activities.  This position is imbedded in the Contracting Center in Supply Division, and reports to the Chief of Contracting Center. One Contracts Specialist – P-3 and one Contracts Officer – P-2 report to this position. How can you make a difference? This position is responsible for leading the Construction Unit to pursue the strategic approach for the Construction unit and construction in UNICEF.This approach focuses on establishing and rolling out guidance for planning, organizing and contracting that support the global strategic goals and programmes. In particular, focus on sustainability, localization , emergency preparedness and response, and climate action and resilience. This includes wholistic considerations for expanded solar, digital and connectivity agendas supporting learning and health programmes for children and their communities. You will be accountable for:  Management of the Construction UnitProvide clear directions and objectives to the Construction Unit and its staff, based on Organizational strategy and policy.Maintain a healthy, respectful, safe and secure work environment that complies with United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) provisions for the duty station.Ensure completion of PERs of staff reporting to this post, an annual career conversation with each staff, and the recording of learning actions in their development plan. Drive the normative construction workstreams to support strategic programme outcomes.Work with other UNICEF divisions and external partners to develop an ambitious strategy of leveraging construction to change for the future.Direct the construction unit activity plan in support of the global strategies for programmatic impact.Direct the teams review and guidance to countries on the project portfolio reviews (LPAs) Provide technical support on specific construction projects to offices globally and guide towards sustainable approaches. Lead the unit to;Review high profile construction projects shared by offices to advise and provide guidance on using sustainable and green solutions for design and construction.Provide technical support to Center Chief for discussions with Divisions and Sections on aspects related to planning, procurement, partnerships and execution of construction projects.Lead support engagement (often in conjunction with the legal office) on construction associated with serious reputational risks, claims and litigations.Explore the possibility and feasibility of engaging in sustainable and strategic construction projects implemented by UNICEF globally. Establish and norms, guidance, tools and knowledge retention that improve the quality of construction in UNICEF and focus on programmatic impact and sustainability.Expand guidance and advice to offices engaged in construction to ensure that their projects provide positive, effective and safe environment for children.Ensure performance specifications of different infrastructures are available for offices to comply with while preparing project designs and implementing their construction activities.Explore, guide and promote the utilization of renewable energy sources in specific education facilities that serve digital education.In collaboration with the technical teams in Supply Division and PG support development and implementation of solar strategy by establishing guidance and tools on electrification components for construction.Enhance guidance and tools on green/sustainable construction are in place to guide office engineers on applying the key principles of sustainability to their construction activities.Scale-up best practices experienced by COs for different construction activities. Roll out a communication and knowledge sharing strategy to support the efforts.Continue to develop training opportunities for construction colleagues; advance the UNICEF construction community for knowledge sharing, growth, talent and career development to both meet UNICEFs needs in a timely and quality manner. Networking and partnership:Build and sustain close working relationship with UNICEF Divisions and Sections on issues related to construction. Including to explore the possibility and appropriate modality of introducing and expanding youth and community engagement in construction for sustainability, as part of wider programmatic skill-building and engagement efforts.Actively explore and expand work with other divisions and inter-agency efforts to most efficiently, collaboratively and effectively pursue the UNICEF sustainable construction agenda, while ensuring that UNICEF's position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated. Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... EducationAn advanced university degree in civil engineering, construction engineering, architecture or other relevant area, or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor's) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required. A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with additional two (2) years of relevant work experience may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree. Work ExperienceMinimum eight years of professional work experience including at least three years of professional experience at the international level, with a focus on leading strategy development, managing people, project portfolios and contract management, oversight, supervision and monitoring, and stakeholder management of construction projects; of which at least 5 years in developing countries. Experience in the following technical fields is a strong asset:Public procurement principles, financial and legal aspects of construction issues, ethics and risk management of construction projects.Building construction industry for low and middle-income countries;Construction in urban and rural settings;Participatory planning and implementation on construction;Planning and delivery of capacity building activities;Providing institutional support. Developing normative guidance. LanguagesFluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.  For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues The core competencies required for this post are:Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)Works Collaboratively with others (2)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)Innovates and Embraces Change (2)Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)Drive to achieve impactful results (2)Manages ambiguity and complexity (2) Functional Competencies:Formulating Strategies and ConceptsAnalysingRelating and NetworkingDeciding and Initiating ActionsApplying Technical ExpertisePlanning and OrganizingFollowing Instructions and Procedures During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.   Remarks:UNICEF only considers higher educational 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 are also 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.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 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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UNICEF

Partnerships Specialist - P3

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

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, HopeJob organizational context and purpose for the jobThis Partnerships Specialist position is part of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization team (Public and Private) within the UNICEF Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal and reports to the Partnerships Specialist (Private Sector).The position is a key member of the team and advises and supports the programme sections of the RO, as well as the 24 different Country Offices in the region in developing meaningful private sector engagement and fundraising strategies, products and experiences, supporting regional resource mobilization opportunities, and exploring innovative partnerships and funding opportunities.The incumbent will play a critical role in supporting UNICEF WCARO's fundraising and programmatic goals by building and managing strong partnerships with a range of stakeholders. Whilst this includes securing and developing global partners and prospects, a key component will be to build a high value, high impact pipeline of African businesses, leaders and organisations to support the region's vital programs for children. The role will involve developing and implementing both financial and non-financial partnerships strategies to mobilize resources and expertise for the region. The role involves building and nurturing relationships with existing and potential partners across the region, including businesses, National Committees, foundations, philanthropistsPublic Private Partnerships and member-based organisations. The Partnerships Specialist will work closely with program colleagues to identify partnership opportunities and develop proposals for funding and collaboration.This position covers both analytical and strategic contributions to all aspects of UNICEF partnerships and resource mobilization work in WCAR. S/He may also serve as focal point and resource for colleagues on specific thematic areas of strategic relevance for partnership development. How can you make a difference?Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasksImplement the work plan for assigned area, in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results, in accordance with UNICEF's partnership strategy.Seeks and promotes new partnerships and resource mobilization, working with UNICEF colleagues to identify partnership and resource mobilization needs and broker resource mobilization agreements to meet those needs.Receives and screens inquiries from potential collaborators and facilitates communication with appropriate UNICEF staff. Scans and scouts external environment within designated partnership area for opportunities and risks and shares information in a timely fashion with relevant UNICEF staff.Provides strategic, logistical and programmatic support to senior management and other UNICEF staff in corporate engagement and interaction with assigned partners.Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF's base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization.Develops and implements annual partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans for a wide range of stakeholders.Acts as a focal point for identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners' concerns and priorities, ensure that UNICEF's interests, perspectives, and knowledge are taken into account in relevant policy and institutional processes, and ensure that they are fully aware of UNICEF's perspectives, policies, priorities and capabilities. Contribute to the development and management of initiatives for high-level outreach, including for UNICEF's Senior Management.Contributes to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices and approaches and building pipelines by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.Contributes to strategies for engagement and the development of communications products to enhance UNICEF's visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing analysis of the current environment and trends and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development. Works closely with UNICEF's colleagues to ensure that policy advocacy and outreach is strongly grounded in the experience and insights of the programmes that UNICEF's supports. Contributes written inputs for communications instruments that best inform and influence decision makers.Analyses relevant data and evidence of income and impact to support the build of new directional strategies and to review plans, manipulating UNICEF systems and processes including Insight, UNISON and the Cubes.Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team, including guiding, training, and coaching short-term staff, including interns and consultants, as needed. Impact of ResultsThe Partnerships Specialist is a seasoned professional in the field of external relations, in particular new business, partnership development and resource mobilization. The quality of work and external communications performed by the specialist directly impacts on the overall reputation of UNICEF. S/He follows established procedures but is expected to make recommendations on strategies for engagement and communications products as well as produce fundraising products, briefing notes and multi-country proposals. The Partnership Specialist is accountable for quality, substantive input and ability to project a competent and trusted image of UNICEF to partners. S/He capacity builds to Sections in the Regional Office and Country Office staff to increase the quality of private sector partnerships. The specialist may lead training and webinars to Country Office and the Regional Office staff to deepen knowledge and extend expertise. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...An advanced university degree is required in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: philanthropy, private sector partnerships (ESG) and fundraising, public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area.Fluency in English and intermediate working / oral knowledge of French is required. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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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UNICEF

Research Specialist (Education - P3

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

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, answersUNICEF Innocenti undertakes and commissions research on emerging or current issues of relevance for children and child rights. The office links research and global trends analyses to influence policies, programming, and advocacy, as well as innovations, and to drive future strategies and vision of the organization and the child rights agenda more broadly amongst governments, private sector, and other institutions.• UNICEF Innocenti uses foresight to set the agenda for children uncovering emerging trends and deepening understanding of key issues facing girls and boys and serving as a go-to office for advising UNICEF and a diversity of actors, including governments, the United Nations, private sector, civil society and children and young people themselves in the face of the continually changing global economy, political and security environment.• UNICEF Innocenti also strives to lead global discourse by creating an enabling environment and platform for children and young people along with global influencers and decision-makers to transform their contributions into future strategies, policies and actions of UNICEF and the world. Thereby positioning children and UNICEF at the centre of the global conversation through prominent external engagement, communication, and influence. How can you make a difference?UNICEF Innocenti has a dedicated research team focused on producing high-quality evidence to inform and improve education programmes and systems. Since 2018, the team has been leading and supporting education research in over 40 countries around the world. In the West and Central Africa (WCA) Region research has been conducted with UNICEF Country Offices and Ministries of Education on topics across from teacher attendance and allocation, identifying positive deviant schools and education practices, and embedding research into innovative education programmes including accelerated learning, differentiated learning and digital learning.Under the guidance and general supervision of the Education Manager (Level 4), the Research Specialist will support the co-creation and delivery of implementation research built into education programmes for countries in the West and Central Africa region. The Research Specialist will be responsible for managing research built into innovative education programmes including differentiated, accelerated and digital learning programmes. The Specialist will provide technical guidance to country offices in the region on research and digital learning in support of country office priorities, regional office priorities and the priorities of UNICEF Innocenti.In particular, the specialist will lead on research built into major innovative programmes where research is active in the West and Central Africa Region including but not limited to digital learning in Ghana and Guinea, phone based education support for teachers in Cote D'Ivoire and differentiated learning in Ghana.The Research Specialist will report to the Education Manager (P4) in Innocenti with dotted line reporting to the Education Specialist P4 in WCA, with 10% of his/her time contributing to the West and Central Africa Regional Office Reimagine Education agenda, in close collaboration with the regional office education section. Summary of key functions/accountabilities:1. Research planning and coordination2. Oversight of Research Designs, Methods, and Analysis3. Research Technical Guidance and Capacity Building4. Evidence Based Technical Support 1. Research planning and coordination• Plan, coordinate and implement co-creation research design with Government counterparts, implementing partners and other research's potential beneficiaries.Supervise research field work in the participating countries, including Guinea, Ghana, and Cote D'Ivoire• Manage and supervise research consultants and partners to deliver research in a timely and efficient manner, including through quality assurance of concept notes, research proposals and deliverables.• Participate in strategic programme discussions on embedding research within planning of education programmes. Formulate, design and prepare programme proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEFs Strategic Plan 2. Oversight of Research Design, Methodologies and Analysis• Provide oversight and overall guidance on the design and use of mixed methods research built into the roll out of innovative education programmes in the region.• Review, quality assure and provide input to research methods and data collection tools ensuring their contextual fit, and their fit for the stage of implementation of the programme under study. Methods will include - implementation research, participatory action research, behavioral insights, mixed-methods experimental / quasi-experimental impact evaluations.• Lead on analysis and synthesis of evidence for innovative education programmes under study in West and Central Africa. 3. Research Technical Guidance and Capacity Building• Strengthen the capacity of Government counterparts and UNICEF field offices for the design and implementation of research in countries deploying innovative education programmes including digital learning.• Provide guidance and quality assurance of research on innovative programmes to Governments and UNICEF field offices.• Strengthen and support the use of research for policy dialogue and capacity strengthening of Government and Implementing partners at country level.• Lead on codification and curation of research methods and instruments based on the implementation phase of implementation and context of an innovative education programme. 4. Evidence Based Technical Support• Support the regional office in providing technical support to countries implementing digital learning programmes and strategies based on evidence.• Develop joint proposals between programming and research to contribute to fundraising around evidence-based programming.• Contribute to activities aiming at increasing the use of research findings by decision makers at country level.• Contribute to WCARO education section activities around research and evidence for innovative programmes including digital learning, and other non-tech innovations in programming.To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, social policy or other social sciences.A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national or international levels education research, with low/middle-income country level experience essential.Demonstrated experience in management of projects across multiple countries.Demonstrated experience and knowledge of some of the areas related to digital learning research.Experience in implementation research and in developing identification strategies for mixed methods impact evaluations is an asset.Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team and to forge and manage partnerships.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Commitment to UNICEF's core values of care, respect, integrity, transparency and accountability.Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment.Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.Professional experience or knowledge of the West and central Africa region is an assetFluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish, Portuguese) or a local language is an asset.Technical competencies must be demonstrated in the following areas:• Some understanding of the overall global development context, including issues such as: poverty, conflict and the impact of these factors on education and vice-versa; and inter-sectoral approaches to address such issues in collaboration with other sectors (including Social Policy, Child Protection, Nutrition, WASH, Health, and Communications within UNICEF).• Some knowledge of global developments in education and international engagement strategies, including the application of the equity lens and human rights perspectives to programming.• Some ability to support policy dialogue: translation of analytical findings and evidence into development programme and policy discussions around equity and learning with partners, including government, development partners, CSOs and academia in relevant areas.• Strong mixed-methods research capacity, including understanding both quantitative and qualitative research methods; experimental and quasi-experimental research methods, and participatory research methods.• Some education and policy sector analysis capacity, including understanding of the core education data sets and indicators; tools for analysis of equity; determinants of student access and learning; budget, costing, and financial management in education systems; political economy; and education policy and strategic planning.• Some ability to support engagement with partners e.g. Sector Wide Approaches, Global Partnership for Education, Education in Emergency Clusters, Education Provider Forums, Delivering as One, Inter-sectoral partnerships such as in ECD, as well as networking with other key partners.• Some understanding of gender and inequity issues in relation to education and development and the application of gender / equity analysis to policy and planning in education. For every Child, you demonstrate:UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are:(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks: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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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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26/02/2024
UNICEF

Programme Manager (Acceleration Facility) - P4

United States of America, New York , New York

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, Education.How can you make a difference?The main purpose of this job is to provide quality day-to-day leadership of ECW's flagship Acceleration Facility (AF) funding window, from both a strategic and operational perspective. The AF is a catalytic fund through which ECW supports the development and uptake of 'global public goods' (which ECW defines as both products and organizational entities) in the Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises (EiEPC) sector. As per ECW's 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, the AF budget will be set at $10 million per year for four years, with funding aligned to the six themes in ECW's new Learning Agenda. There are three types of grants under the AF: Core funding to strategic partners working in EiEPC e.g. the Global Education Cluster; Funding allocated competitively via Requests for Proposals e.g. on gender; and Flexible funding allocated via grants e.g. to NGOs with a unique value add. Over the last few months, the ECW secretariat has developed a new approach to the Acceleration Facility, drawing on the vision set out in ECW's Strategic Plan 2023-2026, and in response to recommendations in the Organisational Evaluation. KEY FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIESShape and deliver a new strategic direction for the Acceleration Facility.Ensure that ECW's new approach to the AF delivers on the commitments made in ECW's Strategic Plan 2023-2026 and agreed recommendations of the 2022 Organisational Evaluation of ECW, particularly the need to ensure greater linkages with ECW's two other investment windows. Review and update the approach to ensure it remains relevant.Manage communication with key internal stakeholders (including ECW Secretariat staff, ECW's Executive Committee, Education Technical Reference Group and Gender Reference Group) to ensure strong buy-in and collective action around the AF's new direction of travel.Provide ongoing advice and troubleshooting support to ECW staff on external stakeholder management with respect to AF grants.Support ECW's senior management and Executive Director to deliver a compelling public narrative and supportive communications and advocacy with respect to AF investments.Oversee and coordinate a high-quality Acceleration Facility portfolio.Develop and oversee a dynamic AF portfolio.Set the strategic ambition of the AF in the sector and incentivize reform, innovation and advancement in the sector through the different funding instruments available under the AF (strategic partnerships, calls for proposals and flexible funding).Lead the development of comprehensive requests for proposals, in liaison with the relevant technical teams in the ECW Secretariat and manage and oversee the subsequent selection of organisations and establishment of grants.Proactively identify and make meaningful linkages and connections between the AF and ECW's other funding windows (Multi Year Resilience Programmes and First Emergency Response grants).Oversee the development and maintenance of a high quality, user-friendly information management system to manage AF grants.Create and improve existing systems to track potential, live and closed grant opportunities.Manage the end-to-end process for all grants under the AF portfolio (from design, through implementation, to closure) ensuring relevant reporting, monitoring and evaluation is completed in a timely and coordinated fashion.Support AF thematic leads to meet key deadlines and manage key processes in line with UNICEF protocol ,e.g. procurement via Requests for Proposals.Coordinate closely with ECW's Finance and Operations section to ensure AF grant management processes and financial information are appropriately in order.Coordinate closely with ECW's Monitoring and Evaluation section to ensure a robust monitoring and evaluation system and relevant research questions underpins the new AF portfolio and that this feeds into the Annual Results Report and Learning Agenda Report.Lead the sharing and dissemination of lessons across all AF investments both within the ECW Secretariat and across the EiEPC sector.Develop and maintain effective relationships with sector partners related to global goods, innovation and capacity building, and keep up to date with relevant developments in the sector.Strengthen and quality assure all AF grants to ensure, where appropriate, they reinforce and accelerate investments made under ECW's other two investment windows.Coordinate internal governance structures that support the smooth functioning of the AF:Use the AF working group to lead ongoing oversight of the AF portfolio.Coordinate and lead fortnightly/monthly (as required) meetings of ECW's internal AF Working Group. Set the strategic direction of the group and produce timely and clear analysis and recommendations to the Group for them to make key decisions on AF grants and to set direction for the Fund.Coordinate meetings and decision-making by the 5-person AF Core Group on key AF decision points or bottlenecks.Support ECW's operationalization of the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan:Support, as needed, the work of the Strategy, Planning and Accountability team, as well as the entire ECW Secretariat, on operationalizing the 2023-2026 ECW Strategic Plan in areas other than the AF To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...QUALIFICATIONSAn advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in international development, international relations, social sciences, business or public administration, government, public policy, or other related fields.A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning or coordination, preferably in a United Nations or development organization.Experience working on grant management and/or strategy development.Language requirements: fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONSStrong interpersonal skills in being able to lead teams as well develop and maintain effective working relations with a diverse range of stakeholders.Ability to set out and deliver user-friendly systems and frameworks to support effective planning and coordination, with limited supervision.Ability to work in a lean structure, which requires flexibility and proactivity.Ability to respond to tight deadlines with a good attention to detail.Very strong written and oral communication skills – the ability to summarize complex information in ways that engage and motivate colleagues, and the ability to create high-quality Word, Excel and PowerPoint document to communicate key information.  Ability to manage upwards, coordinating inputs and engagement from more senior colleagues as needed.Excellent organizational skills: ability to proactively manage different time-sensitive processes and tasks at the same time.Strong competence with the following Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint. The following experience is an asset:Experience leading an Innovation Fund similar to the Acceleration Facility.Experience of working on a Strategic Plan for a UN organization.Experience working in an emergency context.Experience working on education programming, especially Education in Emergenciesprogramming.Experience leading or coordinating working groups.Experience as a Fund Manager. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates from a programme country are encouraged to apply.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.The appointment for this position is limited to EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT, a UNICEF-hosted fund. While UN staff regulations and rules as well as UNICEF policies and procedures apply to you during your appointment, certain provisions therein may apply to you differently due to the limited scope of your appointment. In particular, you will not be subject to rotation exercise as per the Executive Directive on Staff mobility and rotation (CF/EXD/2015-002) or any revision thereof. In addition, during your appointment in ECW, you will not be considered eligible for conversion to a Continuing Appointment as per UNICEF Administrative Instruction on Continuing Appointment (CF/AI/2017-002) or any revision thereof. In the event that your post is abolished, the priority granted, and other support provided to staff on abolished posts in staff selection processes will only be extended to posts within ECW and not to other posts in UNICEF.UNICEF candidates: To return to a UNICEF appointment outside ECW, you will need to be selected in a competitive recruitment exercise. Upon selection for a UNICEF post outside of UNICEF-hosted funds, the period you have served with the UNICEF-hosted fund will count towards the calculation of the tour of duty in your duty station and eligibility for a continuing appointment.  External Candidates:  To secure a UNICEF appointment outside ECW, you will need to be selected in a competitive recruitment exercise. Upon selection for a UNICEF post outside of UNICEF hosted funds, the period you have served with the UNICEF hosted fund will count towards the calculation of the tour of duty in your duty station and eligibility for a continuing appointment. 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 are also 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.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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. 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23/02/2024
UNICEF

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - P3

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

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 Giga (giga.global) is a partnership between UNICEF (unicef.org) and the ITU (itu.int) working to connect every school in the world. The team (https://giga.global/about-us/) has experience and background in building technology products, finance and investment, design, and infrastructure.  It's a global team, with two "centers of gravity" (in Barcelona, Spain and Geneva, Switzerland) but with many team members located around the world.Giga is broken into three main areas: Mapping, Finance, Procurement, supported by cross-cutting support services. The Country Engagement Team supports the initiation and implementation of all three areas of Giga's support in countries. The Mapping team maps schools and their connectivity, creating a real-time display of access and need on Project Connect (https://projectconnect.unicef.org/map). The Finance team works to create the financing (grant, loan, and investment) for connectivity. The Procurement works closely with UNICEF Supply Division to support governments through public procurement processes for contracting sustainable, high quality and affordable school connectivity. There are also crosscutting teams that support on communications, partnerships, staff wellbeing, operations and finance. We aim to have agility and flexibility in how we work, and to be driven by realtime data about what we're doing.  We also work within the political and global framework of the UN, which means that we can collaborate with policy makers and regulators, governments, civil society, and of course, most closely with our 135 country offices, in everything we do. How can you make a difference?The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist plays a key role in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) function within the Giga management team. This position is tailored towards an individual with a robust background in data-centric monitoring, program monitoring and reporting, data analysis and visualization, and evaluation. Reporting to the Senior Adviser (Giga Financing and Market Shaping), the Specialist will also work closely with the Planning Officer to ensure an effective M&E framework is in place and adhered to. They will also coordinate with the ITU's planning personnel and the Office of Innovation (OOI) to ensure alignment in monitoring frameworks and to foster a culture of data-driven decision-making.Technical Programme Monitoring, Reporting and Data Analysis:Develop and implement robust M&E systems and frameworks to track program progress against set objectives and indicators.Utilize advanced data analysis techniques to interpret complex data, providing insights into program performance and areas of improvement.Provide contributions for programme monitoring reports. Programme Evaluation:Work closely with the Planning Officer to ensure effective planning and implementation of evaluation-related activities.Support conducting periodic evaluations/evaluability assessments to assess the impact and effectiveness of the program, identifying lessons learned and recommending corrective actions.Coordination with ITU and Office of Innovation [OOI]:Liaise with the ITU's planning personnel and OOI to align M&E frameworks, ensuring consistency in monitoring and data reporting standards.Share planning and monitoring frameworks, methodologies, and programme monitoring reports with ITU and OOI to foster collaborative learning and improvement. Capacity Building and Technical Support:Provide technical support and training to program staff in M&E methodologies, data collection, and analysis to enhance their M&E capacity.Develop and disseminate user-friendly M&E tools and templates to facilitate data collection and analysis. Reporting and Documentation:Prepare and submit timely and accurate M&E reports, documenting program achievements, challenges encountered, and solutions adopted.Ensure proper documentation of all M&E activities, data, and findings for future reference and for sharing with stakeholders.6. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication:Engage with various stakeholders, including government partners, donors, and other relevant entities, to ensure alignment in M&E practices in countries where Giga is supporting universal school connectivity efforts.Communicate program progress, challenges, and achievements to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:Master's degree in Statistics, Data Science, Monitoring and Evaluation, or a related field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University degreeA minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on data analysis and programme planning.Proficiency in data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, R, or similar) and strong technical skills in data management and analysis.Experience in designing and implementing M&E frameworks and tools, preferably within international or supranational projects.Experience in providing training and technical support to improve the M&E capacity of program staff.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and stakeholders.Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.The successful candidate will be an individual who values data accuracy and integrity and has a keen eye for detail. They should be ready to play a critical role in advancing the monitoring and evaluation function of Giga, contributing to the program's overall effectiveness and success.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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF ValuesUNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages peopleDuring the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. Remarks: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 are also 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. 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. 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23/02/2024
UNICEF

Social & Behaviour Change Specialist - P3

Mexico, México , Mexico City

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, a voice.Social and Behaviour Change in UNICEF is a cross-cutting programme strategy that addresses the cognitive, social and structural determinants of social change in both development and humanitarian contexts. SBC uses the latest in social and behavioral sciences to understand people, their beliefs, values, and the socio-cultural norms that shape their lives, to engage them and increase their influence in the design of solutions for sustainable behavior and social change. SBC is at the core of UNICEF's mandate, with corporate results across sectors revolving around social and behavioral practices like immunization, breastfeeding, hygiene, and positive discipline. UNICEF SBC employs a mix of approaches including community engagement, strategic communication, applied behavioural science, service delivery improvement, systems strengthening and policy advocacy, and social mobilization to advance child rights, survival, development, protection and participation.For more information related to the work of our organization in Mexico, please visit our website: UNICEF Mexico and our latest Annual Report 2022: Informe Anual 2022 UNICEF México How can you make a difference?The Social and Behavior Change Specialist reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and supervision. S/he provides technical and operational support for developing a systematic, planned, and evidence-based strategy and process for SBC as an integral part of programme development, planning, and implementation. Through communication and engagement, as well as the empowerment and participation of stakeholders, communities, children, civil society partners, and government counterparts, s/he promotes measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization. This subsequently contributes to the achievement of sustainable and concrete results in improving children's rights, survival, and well-being in the country.  Your main responsibilities will be:1. Generate & Use Evidence: Generate and utilize research, data, and evidence to inform the design, measurement, and monitoring of SBC programs and outcomes in both development and emergency contexts and to build the evidence base for SBC.2. Design, plan, and implement: Design, plan, and implement SBC activities that are backed by social and behavioral evidence and strong engagement and participation mechanisms in both development and humanitarian contexts.3. Advocate & Build Partnerships: Support the operationalization of SBC by advocating for SBC, mobilizing resources, coordinating across stakeholders, sectors, and teams, and partnership building. 4. Build Capacities: Promote continuous learning, strengthening, and scaling up in SBC for both development and humanitarian contexts through capacity building for UNICEF staff and partners.If you are interested in learning more about this position and the key-end results and accountabilities, read the Complete Terms of Reference:  ToRs - SBC Specialist P3 TA.pdf To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...An advanced university degree (Master's or PhD), preferably in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, social and behavior change, communication for development, public advocacy, and social sciences research.   Fluency in English.Proficiency in Spanish.Alternatively, a bachelor's degree in any relevant area may be accepted in lieu of the master's degree if the candidate has two additional years of relevant experience.  It will be an advantage (not mandatory) if you have...Previous supervisory experience.  Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization.Fluency in Spanish. For every Child, you demonstrate...For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).The technical competencies in UNICEF's Competency FrameworkUNICEF 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with . UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. disabilities 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. RemarksUNICEF's active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.The Social & Behaviour Change Specialist will be based in UNICEF's Mexico City Country Office. However, this position might require visiting UNICEF field offices in other states of the country as well as meeting key stakeholders in diverse locations.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees who 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.THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL POSITION. PLEASE NOTE THAT NATIONAL CANDIDATES CANNOT BE CONSIDERED.  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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23/02/2024
UNICEF

Social Policy Specialist, (Shock Responsive Social Protection) - P3

Chad, Lac , N'Djamena

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. UNICEF - YouTube For every child, protection.Chad continues to face a combination of rapid-onset and protracted humanitarian crises. This persistent humanitarian situation is related to the growing insecurity in many parts of the country and in neighbouring countries, natural disasters, growing food insecurity, high rates of malnutrition, economic crisis, and political transition in a context of climate challenges. UNICEF, in partnership with national and international development and humanitarian aid actors, supports the Chadian government in the development of programs and policies aiming at promoting and respecting the rights of children to survival, education and protection. To this end, UNICEF Chad has 4 field offices (Abéché, Bol, Mongo and Moundou), 2 Outposts (Farchana and Faya) and a main Office (N'Djamena) which ensure the design, implementation and monitoring of the cooperation program.To learn more about UNICEF in Chad, please visit our website UNICEF Chad | UNICEF Chad How can you make a difference?Under the general supervision and guidance of the Chief Social Policy, the Social Policy Specialist (Shock Responsive Social Protection) works to improve linkages and address challenges impacting many households at once such as natural hazards, economic crises, and conflict. Specifically, the Social Policy Specialist (Shock Responsive Social Protection) models approaches, conducts analysis and advocates for better preparedness to enable systems - existing or new social protection or emergency programmes in Chad - to be ready to accommodate new populations and needs as a result of a shock.The Social Policy Specialist is responsible for the following functions:1.           Shock-responsive social protection2.           Cross-cutting social policy areasFor more information, please see the attached job description GJD Social Policy Specialist, P3, Ndjamena To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...EducationAn advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, Operations Management, or another relevant field. Work ExperienceA minimum of five years of professional work experience in social protection policies, programmes or services including relevant experience in shock-responsive social protection is required. Relevant programmatic humanitarian experience where linkages to government work has been made will also be considered.Experience in programme design and management and policy advocacy is required.Experience working in countries / contexts with complex and wide-variety risks related to natural hazards, economic crises, and/or conflicts is considered as a strong asset.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.Language Proficiency Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic) or a local language is considered as an asset.For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValuesUNICEF competencies required for this post are...Builds and maintains partnerships; Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness; Drive to achieve results for impact; Innovates and embraces change; Manages ambiguity and complexity; Thinks and acts strategically; Works collaboratively with others.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities.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.N'Djamena is a Non-Family Duty Station (classified as D) with Rest & Recuperation every 8 weeks.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. Remarks: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. 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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UNICEF

Chief Child Protection - P5

Uganda, Central Region , Kampala

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, access  How can you make a difference? The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does ? in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life ? in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions ? her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations. Purpose for the job:The Chief, Child Protection reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and direction. The Chief is responsible for managing and leading all stages of child protection programmes/projects from strategic planning and formulation to achieving concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm and to protect their rights to survival, development and wellbeing as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.The Chief is responsible for leading and managing the child protection section and establishing the plans of action to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results, according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. Main Duties/Responsibilities:Managerial leadershipEstablish the section's annual work plan with the child protection team; set priorities/targets and performance measurements. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.Programme development and planningLead the planning and updating of the situation analysis to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF's strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans.Keep abreast of national, regional and international development priorities on child protection and rights to leverage UNICEF's position and competencies with donors, national governments, communities and constituents to advocate and promote child protection interventions, policies and social change to achieve goals on child's rights, protection, survival and wellbeing, as productive members of society.Lead, coordinate and supervise the development of child protection programmes/projects (as a full component of the CO and/or UNDAF programmes). Establish plans of action, programme goals and results, using results-based planning methodology and terminology (RBM).Oversee the timely preparation of programme recommendations and related documentation for inclusion in the Country Office Programme recommendation ensuring alignment with overall UNICEF Strategic (Child Protection) Plans, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.Consult and collaborate with national and global colleagues, partners and allies to develop partnership frameworks to address specific needs and to leverage resources for enhancing and scaling up child protection programmes/projects. Ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of programmes/projects with UNICEF Strategic Plans and priorities, donors' development strategies/policies, national priorities/competencies and UN System development interventions/initiativesEnsure emergency preparedness is contained in national programmes/projects to ensure the protection and well-being of children in cases of armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergency situations.Programme management, monitoring and quality control of resultsCoordinate, plan and collaborate on monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in child protection programmes.Participate in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to engage stakeholders to take required action and interventions to achieve results.Assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths, and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.Plan, approve, monitor, certify, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying/verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.Submit and prepare programme/project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues.Advisory services and technical supportProvide technical advice to key government officials, NGO, UN system and other country office partners on strategies and best practices to influence approaches/policies, support social/economic/political/legal development planning & implementation, and to support delivery of results on child protection, human rights and other related issues.Coordinate and ensure the availability of technical experts (with Regional Office/HQ) to ensure timely support throughout all stages of programming/project processes.Participate in strategic discussions to influence policy and agenda setting for combating poverty and all forms of discrimination against women/children by advising on and advocating strategies and approaches to promote and catalyze social changes for child survival, development and wellbeing in society.Lead in country discussions on child protection emergency preparedness, programming and contingency planning to ensure proactive and appropriate responses are in place to meet onset of emergencies nationally, or in other designated locations.Advocacy, networking and partnership buildingBuild and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with local/national governments, UN system agency partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, funding organizations, research institutes and private sector to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities to promote goals and achieve sustainable and broad results on child protection.Prepare communication strategies and implementation plans and activities for maximum communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances for sustainable results and support fund raising for UNICEF and Country Office child protection programmes and emergency interventions.Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection and related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting. Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects including emergency preparedness.Innovation, knowledge management and capacity buildingPromote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable child protection programme/project initiatives through advocacy and technical advisory services.Keep abreast, research, benchmark, introduce, and implement best and cutting edge practices on child protection management and information systems. Institutionalize and disseminate best practices and knowledge learned.Lead the development of policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.Lead, plan and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on child protection and related programmes/projects. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? Education:An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field.Experience:A minimum of ten years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas, at the international level, is required.Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.Relevant experience in programme management in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.Language:Fluency in English with knowledge of another UN language as an advantage. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values  UNICEF competencies required for this post are? (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others,  During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable are encouraged to apply. 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 are also 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. 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. 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22/02/2024
UNICEF

Health Specialist (Data for Health Systems Strengthening and Community Health) - P3

Nepal, Bāgmatī , Kathmandu

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 fulfil 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, healthThe fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does ? in programmes, advocacy, and operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop, and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias, or favoritism. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education, and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens ? addressing inequity ? not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. Therefore, the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.UNICEF ROSA, through the Health Section, is gearing its investment in accelerating Primary Health Care (PHC) with a focus on Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) including health financing and community engagement immunization including polio eradication programme, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) and public health emergencies (PHE), particularly the COVID-19 pandemic. Regarding MNCH, the focus is on the acceleration of the unfinished agenda related to newborn health, especially with regard to the quality of care, the oxygen system strengthening agenda, and community-based service delivery. In order to deliver on this agenda, the Health Section needs adequate capacity for more structured and systematic data analysis and knowledge management to set priorities and improve overall planning.In this context, UNICEF is strategically leveraging regional technical support to optimize the returns on investments for better MNCAH outcomes through HSS. The Health Specialist / Data for Health System Strengthening and Community Health Data will be accountable for tracking child survival and development (CSD) indicators including immunization, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health, health emergency-related data collection, reporting and analysis and by supporting the regional office and advising countries in South Asia. How can you make a difference?Under the general guidance and supervision of the Regional Health Adviser, the Health Specialist (Data for HSS and Community System Strengthening) provides timely and state-of-the-art technical support to UNICEF country programmes, country office, and regional partners for overall health and community systems strengthening, with focus on the health system and PHC analysis, including community health, and monitoring & evaluation. The incumbent will assist the health section in the overall management of initiatives, and projects focusing on Health and Community Systems strengthening, including progress tracking/monitoring and evaluation, and the learning agenda. Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks1. Support to programme development and planningProvide support to the health section in the development, monitoring, and reporting of health-related projects and programmes focusing on Health Systems Strengthening/PHC and Community Health.Duties & Tasks:Support Health Sections in organizing strategic reflection on implementation with validation/implementation research initiatives, with specific attention to designing and implementing urban and community-based primary health care (PHC) models.Support health programme design, including budgets, and planning, and proactively monitor/track progress, resolving implementation bottlenecks and initiating appropriate corrective actions.Support health system analysis, with a focus on the development of PHC Country profiles for the eight countries in UNICEF's South Asia region, covering major epidemiological trends, primary health care and health system maturity, assessment of the 14 PHC levers for each country, policy recommendations, and recommendations for UNICEF country office programming strategy.Support the final in-depth analysis and the report writing process for the community health policy and programmatic gaps analysis thus enabling UNICEF to comprehend the prevailing landscape of community health and nutrition systems, including country needs for improvement and strategic actions to enhance community health and nutrition within the context of PHC across the South Asian countries; Further support UNICEF COs in the development, implementation and monitoring of UNICEF CO specific roadmaps and action plans2. Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of resultsContribute to the timely and accurate measurement and monitoring of change in the health situation of newborns, children, adolescents, and mothers and of the conditions of the most disadvantaged and excluded children to facilitate knowledge generation and inform the planning of programmes and policies.Duties and Tasks:Support in-depth data analysis (in-house and in collaboration with partner organizations) to maximize the use of available primary and secondary sources to provide insights into the health situation of newborns, children, adolescents, and mothers, and deepen the analysis of the situation of the most disadvantaged children.Support the establishment and maintenance of internal databases of qualitative andquantitative data and information on the status of children's and women's rights issues, including equity gaps.Support the development and set up of systems, including tools and indicators for rigorous measurement of progress in advancing the newborn, child, adolescent and maternal health agenda and systems. This includes setting up dashboards for health programmes and other child survival sectors on a real-time basis for periodic reporting systems.Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and measurement (as needed) to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence, and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in health programmes, with the focus on health and community systems strengthening.Support SAR countries in the monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews to assess progress develop plans, and strategies and identify required action/interventions to achieve results.Support the preparation of regular/mandated programme/project reports for management, donors, and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.3. Monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and capacity buildingSupport the Knowledge Management agenda of the health section at the Regional Office relevant to advancing newborn, child, adolescent, and maternal health in the region.Duties & Tasks:Provide technical and operational support to monitor implementation and progress of projects and initiatives work plans, with a focus on health and community systems strengthening.Support the development of guidance and progress tracking tools (e.g., an Excel-based immunization tracker) that aim at providing internal oversight of immunization activities, progress, country priorities, technical gaps, and areas of support by the country to inform strategic planning for technical support going forward.Support the Health section in creating and utilizing a user-friendly digital dashboard that enhances the capacity to analyze, visualize, and utilize data for strategy development, progress tracking, and resource allocation.Support information gathering from UNICEF Health Systems Strengthening/PHC and Community Health and Nutrition Systems strengthening in South Asia, assess data quality, analyses and provide recommendations for a leadership agenda, policy dialogue and programmatic shifts as appropriate.Support the Health Section and other relevant Sections in preparing, writing, reviewing, and editing reports, briefs, case studies, manuscripts, and articles for publication (related to health) to ensure optimal quality of the documentation.Support research to provide evidence for implementation of best cutting-edge practices.Support organization and implementation of capacity-building initiatives to enhance the competencies of relevant stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health-related programmes/projects.4. Support to resource mobilizationProvide support to Health section staff to conceptualize and write funding proposals, with input from country offices as appropriate and in coordination with potential donors, including the provision of baseline data and development of monitoring framework for funding proposals that are in line with donor's requirements.Assist the health section in the preparation of programmatic reports.Support effective advocacy, communication, resource mobilization, and networking through partnerships and collaborations at the global, regional, and country levels with a focus on community-based PHC and emerging public issues (mental health, road safety, environmental health, etc.)Assist the Health Regional Advisor in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations and briefing notes for key events, meetings, and conferences.5. Other related dutiesSupport the health section in performing its key responsibilities.Duties & Tasks:Actively contribute to regional activities and exchange of information/ideas with other programmes/projects within and outside the health sector, related to the formulation, planning, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation of overall regional strategies, including areas for acceleration, and support to country offices,Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor including guiding, training, and coaching staff, interns, and consultants, as needed. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Education:An Advanced University Degree in public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics-mathematics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health-related science is required.Experience:A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, and health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.Relevant experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.Solid experience in database management and the use of database platforms and applications is strongly required.Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset.Language Requirements:Fluency in English is required. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF ValuesUNICEF competencies required for this post are?Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)Works Collaboratively with others (1)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)Innovates and Embraces Change (1)Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)Drive to achieve impactful results (1)Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.Government employees who 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.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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22/02/2024
UNICEF

Operations Manager (Risk and Compliance) - P4

Sudan, Red Sea , Port Sudan

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, support.The Risk and Compliance Manager is to be positioned in Offices with significant and complex programmatic and operational risks and challenges which require a dedicated position to support the Senior Managers in making sure that resources are continuously, effectively and efficiently geared towards achieving results for children. How can you make a difference?Purpose for the jobUnder the supervision of the Deputy Representative Operations/Representative the Risk and Compliance Manager will be responsible for leading the strengthening of risk assurance and compliance efforts in the context of a large/medium/small scale country office.He/She will be responsible for providing complementary expertise, support, and monitoring related to the management of risk, including but not limited to the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of risk management practices at a process, systems, and entity level.He/she will ensure to lead the achievement of risk management objectives follows organizational rules and regulations, and acceptable ethical behavior; internal controls; information and technology security; sustainability; and quality assurance. Moreover, he/she will provide analysis and report on the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management and internal controls.  Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 1. Risk management supportLead the process of providing guidance and supporting the office in the annual risk assessment process and monitor the reliability of reports and their compliance with applicable rules and regulations.Lead the monitoring process of risk mitigation action plans including a mid-term review.Lead the office peer reviews process, undertake visits to project sites and field offices to verify the quality of performance.Lead the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) efforts insuring robust assurance mechanisms are in place, and findings systematically inform the office's risk management efforts, including: partner performance, partner capacity assessment, and capacity building with staff and partners.Ensure the risk management approach is embedded in any project/proposal, in office governance committees' review of submissions and in any major decision made by the management. 2.    Compliance supportLead the review process of the office systems, procedures and processes for compliance with organizational rules and regulations.Enforce and strengthen internal controls to ensure that systems are in place to prevent, detect and report non-compliance.  Support the process for the preparation of the annual Statement of Internal Control (SIC) by the office.Review and validate the internal work processes in Programme and Operations to ensure that accountabilities are clear and placed at the adequate levels as per global policies and/or best practices.Lead the establishment of a risk-based system to periodically and systematically review a sample of activities (Programme and Operations) to ensure they are carried out according to established work processes and in compliance with UNICEF policies and procedures.Lead the internal and external audit processes, conduct a quality assurance and follow-up on the implementation of the recommendations and provide feedback to the management.Periodically test compliance with the Table of authority and adherence to the delegation of authorities in line with UNICEF policies and Procedures; and ensure staff understand the roles and responsibilities delegated to them.Lead the process of reviewing the conformity of statutory and non-statutory committees, assess committee members have been trained/oriented on their roles and responsibility. Fraud risk Management supportSupport the management of the office in collecting evidence to respond to OIAI's queries when initially assessing allegations of fraud and misconduct or during actual investigations.Advise the management on lessons learned from investigations and measures to be taken accordingly.Ensure the implementation of the global anti-fraud strategy, suggest internal fraud prevention mechanisms and alert the management on any fraudulent issues as well as unethical behaviors detected.Lead the process of Fraud risk training / orientation to Partners and suppliers. Oversight and advisory to the ManagementAdvise the management on actions to be taken to enforce and strengthen accountabilities for a robust, responsive and transparent governance framework.Contribute to effective management process by participating in key governance meetings (particularly CMT, PMT and OMT).Coordinate Risk assessment and control activities with other UN agencies by representing the office in meetings related to Risks and Compliance activities. Create awareness/capacity buildingEstablish a system to document and report weaknesses in internal control and implement actions aimed at addressing internal controls gaps (SOP, memos) and building the capacity of responsible staff.Analyze cause and effect of policy changes to the operations of the office, anticipate changes and advise on the new way of doing business.Lead the implementation of a continuous learning and development plan for the Risk and Compliance function.Ensure that management provides staff with access to relevant training and that staff and other personnel understand key UNICEF policies including PSEA, Fraud and Ethics. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...An advanced university degree (Master's or higher*) in Business Administration and Financial Management. Operations Management, Strategic Management, Risk Management, Audit, Investigation, Internal Control, Statistics and Data Analysis or Accounting certifications are considered as assets.A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.At least 8 (eight) years of continuous professional work experience in Risk and Compliance or another directly relevant area, several of which in internal audit. Experience in financial management, particularly developing and implementing financial control systems, ERM, audits, internal control preferably with international organizations, NGOs and UN.Field experience /familiarity with Emergency. (Depending on contexts)Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or local language of the duty station may be required. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:UNICEF competencies required for this post are?Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2) Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2) Works Collaboratively with others (2) Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) Innovates and Embraces Change (2) Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) Drive to achieve impactful results (2) Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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. Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable females are encouraged to apply.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.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 who 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. 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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22/02/2024
UNICEF

Climate Change, Energy and Environment Manager - P4

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa , Addis Ababa

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, ChangeEthiopia is situated in the Horn of Africa and is the second most populous country on the continent with an estimated population of 115 million. It borders six African countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan, and covers 1,104,300 square kilometers. Approximately 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas. Ethiopia represents a melting pot of ancient cultures with Middle Eastern and African cultures evident in the religious, ethnic, and language composition of its people.Over the past two years, children and their families across Ethiopia faced multiple and complex emergencies, such as the conflict in the northern Ethiopia and the drought, which resulted in millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has programmes in Child Protection, WASH, Health, Nutrition, Social Policy, and Education and serves over 15 million children in Ethiopia. Join UNICEF Ethiopia to contribute to improving the lives of children and women.Watch a video about the Year in Review Here How can you make a difference?Purpose for the job:Join our team to manage Climate change, Energy & Environment projects including Coordination, fostering of partnerships, technical support, advocacy, networking and support in planning, monitoring and financial management of Climate change, Energy & Environment projects and programmes. You will collaborate closely with UNICEF Programme/ Operations in defining Climate change, Energy & Environment interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children and provide technical and advisory support to the Government and partners on Climate change, Energy & Environment project management. Summary of key functions/accountabilities:Management and coordination of Climate change, Energy & Environment initiativesClimate Financing, partnerships and resource mobilization for Ethiopia and provide linkages to regional and global efforts.Provide technical support to Sections regarding climate change, energy and environment.Evidence, policy advocacy and positioning of UNICEF as lead in Climate and Environment initiatives in EthiopiaCommunication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership Management and coordination of Climate change, Energy & Environment initiativesDevelop the ECO annual work plan for the Climate change, Energy & Environment; determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.Ensure that UNICEF engagement in the area of climate, energy and environment (CEE) is well coordinated within and outside UNICEF (Nationally, Internationally and within UNICEF Global and ESAR Regions).Ensure effective and efficient management of the Climate change, Energy & Environment financial resources; and provide technical support to sections and FOs regarding climate change, energy and environment; additionally, oversee that UNICEF progressively integrates climate change action into office support services.Participate in relevant United Nations and development partners' climate change and environment working groups to ensure linkages/ knowledge exchange with regional and global stakeholders.Liaise with relevant HQ, RO focal points and other resource persons for lessons learned and good practices and contribute to UNICEF Knowledge Exchange regarding climate, energy and environment.Climate Financing, partnerships and resource mobilization for Ethiopia and provide linkages to regional and global efforts.In collaboration with the Government counterparts, develop and produce innovative cost-effective Climate change & Environment designs using local Climate change & Environment materials; compile and update list of best practices in Climate change & Environment and building design.Systematically pursue climate finance (global climate funds, bilateral, private sector) by establishing partnerships with relevant focal points, potential partners and mapping opportunities for UNICEF.Advocate for improved child-focus of climate finance investments in ECO within sections and in close collaboration with Social ProtectionStrengthen and establish climate and environment-focused partnerships with CSOs, Government, UN and development partners.Develop concept notes and proposals for fundraising for climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as inputs to proposals from other sections as needed.Follow-up, backstopping and coordination of implementation of approved environment-focused proposals.Provide technical support to Sections regarding climate change, energy and environment.Provide technical backstopping and support in matters of Climate change, Energy & Environment project management to Programme sections. The role is cross-cutting across all sections Education, WASH, Health etc.Support expansion of green energy use and applications in UNICEF programmes and operations through market assessments, development and knowledge sharing.Support UNICEF thematic and cross sectoral sections in identifying UNICEF's niche for addressing Climate Change and Environment impacts on children, awareness raising and design of programmes to support the rights of children, and support risk informed programming in the region such as (but not limited to):WASH: coordinate concept and proposal development jointly with internal and external stakeholders for accessing climate finance. Potential entry points include household and institutional climate adaptation, environment, and climate awareness through WASH in Schools programmes, innovation in water and wastewater treatment and management, climate resilient water safety planning and water scarcity.YOUTH: support the section in conducting climate and environment focused youth participation and youth activism to support climate initiatives.EDUCATION: support the section in the development of environment and climate action curriculum support, and in awareness raising around environmental impacts on children and the youth.HEALTH and Nutrition: support engagement regarding the climate resilient health and food security systems, and support work regarding the added burden of disease due to climate change.SOCIAL POLICY: support the section in incorporation of national climate and environment vulnerability assessments and social safety systems.PROTECTION: support the section to monitor the impact of climate change on children's well-being, and to develop the mitigation measures to enhance protection of children.EMERGENCY: Integrate CEE in Resilience task force CO coordination and coordinate with emergency section.Cross- sectoral sections (SBC, Gender, M&E): Ensure that UNICEF climate action is gender transformative, promotes positive behaviour change and adequately measured.Ensure overall follow-up to Climate change, Energy & Environment activities by undertaking regular site visits, conducting regular technical meetings, monitoring progress, and ensuring work compliance with norms, standards, and timelines.Identify actions and best practices for protecting children from climate change and environmental risk and provide necessary technical assistance and capacity development to staff and partners for their adoption.Identify objectives, actions and best practices for reducing UNICEF environmental and carbon footprint in to efficiently implement its programmes.Providing technical support to ECO, Regional offices and operations teams on the rollout and application and implementation of UNICEF's Environmental and Social Safeguards Standards and ProceduresEvidence, policy advocacy and positioning of UNICEF as lead in Climate and Environment initiatives in EthiopiaProvide technical guidance and policy advice to ECO for supporting Federal and Regions of Ethiopia, the private sector and civil society partners on environmental risks facing children.Support communication and policy advocacy regarding climate change and environmental degradation and child rights in ECO.Identify objectives, actions and best practices for protecting children from climate and environmental ris in line with global programmatic framework which is currently under development as well as global climate finance efforts and multi-country programmes.Provide linkages to UNICEF's global and regional work and pilot their implementation at the country level.Spearhead the implementation of UNICEF's global ?Climate, Energy and Environment programmes in the ECO.Identifying targeted initiatives which UNICEF will develop into flagship multi-region programmes that can deliver results at scale.Communication, Collaboration, Networking and PartnershipCollaborate with climate institutions such as WMO, IGAD, FSNAU and other regional institutions in order to build up climate knowledge and partnerships within the region.Exchange information and experience and identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve the delivery of services toward the achievement of UNICEF's Climate Energy and Environment programme goals and objectives.Collaborate with other programme colleagues to ensure the integration of the Climate Energy and Environment activities including multi agency and inter-sectoral activities and responses.Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial, and institutional capacity building measures to achieve UNICEF & Climate Energy and Environment programme goals.Support sector resilient focal points in technical relationships with relevant ministries and government counterparts to support national priorities and promote UNICEF's portfolio of action on climate change.Support communication, evidence dissemination and awareness raising on the impact of climate change on children's rights in Somalia, to facilitate programme implementation and build the capacity of stakeholders.Prepare materials for climate change programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and support fund-raising.Participate in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that UNICEF's position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNMSDF development planning and agenda setting. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in Climate & Environment, Economics (Climate economics), Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Climate Change Adaptation, orMitigation / ResilienceA minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience at national and/or international levels in Financial Management in climate, Energy and Environment. Carbon market analyst, Proposal development with either GCF, GEF, AFDB, WB, or KFW, and Agencies Accreditation Processes with GCF In addition, experience in either of: Climate policy analysis, Renewable energy specialization, Environmental Law, Conservation policy analystUnderstanding of development and humanitarian development Peace nexus  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 Core Values are:-CareRespectIntegrityTrustAccountabilitySustainabilityGet acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are?Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)Works Collaboratively with others (2)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)Innovates and Embraces Change (2)Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)Drive to achieve impactful results (2)Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. Female qualified candidates who meet the requirement of the post are highly encouraged to apply. Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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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21/02/2024
UNICEF

Early Childhood Development Specialist - P3

Panama, Panamá , Panama City

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does ? in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life ? in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions ? her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens ? addressing inequity ? not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.For every child, Hope. How can you make a difference?The ECD Specialist reports to the Early Childhood Development Manager (Level 4) for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the coordinated development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ECD programmes/projects within the LAC Region. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to accelerate equitable access to quality early childhood services (including in humanitarian contexts) and parents/caregivers engagement to support nurturing care for young children.The Specialist contributes to the achievement of concrete and sustainable results on ECD related programmes/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. Key function, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks:Summary of key functions/accountabilities:Support to ECD programmes/projects development and planningProgramme management, monitoring and delivery of results on ECD programmes.Technical and operational support to programme implementationNetworking and partnership buildingInnovation, knowledge management and capacity building 1. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results on ECD programmesSupport the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis and assessments on ECD related issues to establish evidence-based data to support advocacy and holistic policy and programme development, as well as coordinated planning, implementation, and monitoring of early childhood development programmes/projects within the LAC region.Keep abreast of national, regional and international evidence and development priorities to identify opportunities where ECD can enhance inter-sector partnership, integration and linkages.Participate in and support RO and CO programme discussions to determine areas for ECD integration/intervention. Contribute to the formulation, design and preparation of ROMP and Country Programmes to ensure integration of ECD in a holistic manner across programme areas and to ensure alignment of ECD programmes with MSTP, UNICEF's Strategic Plans and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.Establish specific goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans for the ECD programmes/projects using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required ECD documentations for programme review and approval.Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine regional and national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure ECD integration, coherence and harmonization with other UNICEF programme sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated. 2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results on ECD programmes.Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results on ECD programmes.Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with sectors and counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in programme management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.Actively monitor ECD programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of ECD programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.Prepare ECD regular/mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.Technical and operational support to programme implementationProvide oversight, technical guidance and assistance and operational support to UNICEF teams as well as country offices (and their partners)counterparts), NGO partners, UN system partners on interpretation, application and understanding of policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on ECD to support advocacy, programme management, implementation and delivery of results.Participate in programme meetings including programme development and contingency planning to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.Draft, coordinate, and support finalization of ECD advocacy/policy papers, briefs, as well as orientations, programme guidance/toolkits and other strategic programme materials for integrated ECD programme development, planning and implementation, across sectors, at regional and country levels.  3. Networking and partnership building Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant counterparts, regional stakeholders and partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on ECD programmes.Prepare communication and information materials for ECD programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and promote increased investments in ECD integrated programmes and projects across sectors. 4. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity buildingApply/introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity sectors (RO and COs), partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation of integrated approaches to ECD and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results on ECD.Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best practices on early childhood development. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable ECD programmes and projects.Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on ECD related programmes/projects.Support the development, regular update and management of efficient Knowledge Management systems that allow RO/COs colleagues (across sectors) to access up-to-date information, data, guidance, best practices and tools for the implementation of integrated approaches to ECD. Impact of ResultsThe strategic and effective advocacy, planning and formulation of holistic ECD programmes/projects and the achievement of concrete and sustainable results from ECD programmes contributes to the achievement of UNICEF goals for early and essential protection of children from the early stages of their life and promotes/protects their rights to survival, development and well-being in society. Achievements in programmes and projects in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for parents, caregivers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, public administration, public health, nutrition, economics, psychology, sociology/anthropology, human development, child development, family studies or another relevant technical field.A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning, implementation and management in early childhood development related areas is required.Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, or Russian) is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF ValuesUNICEF competencies required for this post are?(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable male and female are encouraged to apply.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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.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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21/02/2024
UNICEF

Health Manager - P4

Guinea, Conakry , Conakry

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, a championGuinea is a low-income country with significant child deprivation. With a Human Development Index of 0,477 it ranks 178th out of 189 nations (2019). Since 1984, UNICEF has collaborated with other UN agencies, nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, youth organizations, and other partners to support the government in its efforts to support child development. The country program includes interventions across education, protection, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, and social policy programs. In the field, through the zone offices in Labé, Kankan and Nzérékoré, UNICEF ensures the active implementation of programs across the country including the most remote areas.The UNICEF Guinea office is looking for committed and creative professionals to make a lasting difference for Guinean children.The Health Manager reports to the Chief of Health for general guidance and supervision. S/He is responsible for supporting the Chief in managing the health section and leading the management, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of the health programme (e.g gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development) within the country programme. S/He provides technical guidance and operational support throughout the programming process to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results, according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance, and accountability framework. How can you make a difference?1.           Programme development and planning2.           Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results3.           Advisory services and technical support4.           Advocacy, networking and partnership building5.           Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or another relevant technical field.A minimum of eight years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health/nutrition planning and management, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness.Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.Fluency in French or English and at least a working-level knowledge of the other. For every Child, you demonstrate?UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF ValuesUNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. 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.Eligible UNICEF International Professional (IP) Staff Members on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contracts applying to a Temporary Appointment, which is dedicated to L3 (or L2) Response, may be able to retain a lien and their fixed-term entitlements. The conditions of the temporary assignment will vary depending on the status of their post and their current tour of duty, and relocation entitlements may be limited as per the relevant policies.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. 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21/02/2024
UNICEF

Resource Mobilization Officer - P2

United States of America, New York , New York

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, a changeUNICEF plays a critical convening and technical support role aimed at ending inequalities and AIDS in children by 2030 through epidemic control and treatment of HIV to reduce HIV related mortality in pregnant and parenting girls and women, and children and adolescents including those from key populations. In order for UNICEF to be able to provide effective support at global, regional and country level, it requires multi-year predictable funding to sustain optimal footprint and capacity at country level and support catalytic HIV interventions that foster ending inequalities and ending AIDS.Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Programme and Planning Manager, the incumbent will support resource mobilization efforts for the HIV programme, including management of existing grants and partnerships, under the overall leadership of the Associate Director HIV. The incumbent will work closely with the broader Health partnerships teams and the fundraising arms of UNICEF; Public Partnership Division (PPD) and Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP).  Purpose of the post..The Resource Mobilization Officer will support the implementation and monitoring of UNICEF's HIV programme resource mobilization efforts. They will focus on raising financial resources to meet HIV Programme funding requirements by exploring new funding opportunities while managing current HIV partnerships. This position will have an impact on UNICEF's public representation with donors and other external stakeholders and partners. The post will additionally include support to Programme and Planning Manager and the Section Chief with other stakeholder engagement strategies, as well as grant monitoring tools, donor recognition and best reporting practices and contributing to joint fundraising efforts for the Global AIDS Strategy. How can you make a difference?Summary of Key Accountabilities:Support development and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy for HIV ProgrammeAct as liaison for partnerships with public and private donorsSupport effectiveness and efficiency of the resource mobilization and grant management efforts for HIV ProgrammeDevelopment of Key Resource Mobilization AssetsSupport development and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy for HIV ProgrammeSupport development, maintenance and implementation of resource mobilization strategies/approaches/plans; ensure that these align to the delivery of the HIV ProgrammeMap, assess and help pursue funding opportunities with public and private donors; support development of new alliances or engagements; monitor and analyze ODA trends and interests that inform resource mobilization and engagement approaches.Support development of proposals and investment cases, including quality review and clearance.Build relationships with existing and potential contributors for catalytic funding and provide leadership on engagement with non-traditional donors, in particular for innovative financing modalities and leveraged financing.Support donor missions in close coordination with country offices and communications colleagues through the conceptualization, compilation, and preparation of briefing and other programme documents for advocacy and information sharing purposes.Liaison for partnerships with public and private donorsBuild and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking with partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, funding organizations and private sector to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities to promote goals and achieve sustainable and broad results on HIV.Identify and plan key advocacy and engagement opportunities, including events and meetings (where relevant, in partnership with PPD, PFP, UNICEF National Committees) to ensure recognition of donor support and to shine a spotlight on UNICEF programmes and progress.Support UNICEF's participation in inter-agency discussions and planning donor-related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered. Collaborate with partners on planning and preparation of joint partner initiatives and advocacy.Manage assigned partnerships (primarily the CDC CoAg), correspond and report in coordination with relevant UNICEF divisions and partners.Update various financial management databases to ensure that all contributions are recorded appropriately, and that UNICEF complies with its reporting obligations.Assure timely reporting on finance utilization and advising on remedies to improve fund utilization.Support effectiveness and efficiency of the Resource Mobilization and Partnership Function for HIV ProgrammeManage and develop tools and resources that ensure adequate fundraising intelligence is available at any given time to inform decision making; enable an institutional memory within the office through development and maintenance of record keeping of reports, proposals, fund tracking and other material developed for contribution management.Ensure monitoring of implementation and effectiveness of partnership and resource mobilization strategies and plans, taking corrective action when and where necessary to minimize risk and maximize results.Support timely and quality submissions of donor proposals and reports.Lead the establishment and maintenance of a partner data base for resource mobilization working with colleagues in PPD and PFP, consistent with the strategic objectives of the resource mobilization plan and the harnessing on non-traditional forms of support.Development of Key Resource Mobilization AssetsDevelop key resource mobilisation assets and coordinate disseminationDevelop talking points and briefs for donor meetings and engagementsDevelop compelling proposals to prospective donors To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?An advanced university degree in Public Health, International Development, Business Administration or another relevant technical field is required.A minimum of two (2) years of relevant international professional work experience in resource mobilization, partnership building, leveraging public and/or private resources and management is required.Experience in, and knowledge of, the country context is an asset.  Relevant project planning & management experience will be considered as contributing to this work experience.Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French or Spanish) is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrateUNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA), and sustainabilityPlease click Here to view UNICEF's core values and Here to view our competency framework.UNICEF competencies required for this post are.Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)Works Collaboratively with others (2)Innovates and Embraces Change (2)Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)Drives to achieve impactful results (2)Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)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 including everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.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.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.UNICEF only considers higher educational 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 For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visit UNICEF's Entitlements' page.  If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate CalculatorOnly shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.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. 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20/02/2024
UNICEF

Internship - Junior Archivist

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
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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..The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system while working hands on under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff. The archives Intern will develop archival management skills and contribute to the building up of a viable archival repository that preserves and packages its information resources for easy and effective access. The intern will report to the UNICEF Archives Archivist. This internship will be for a period of 6 months.  How can you make a difference? Key Responsibilities: The selected candidate will work directly with UNICEF's archivists on selected archives management activities which include:  Processing archival records according to the ISAD(G) standard; Housing archival records in archival folders and boxes including other repository management duties; Create descriptive metadata and producing finding aids for archival records; Preparation of physical records for digitization; Access and reference services; Any other duties as required. Deliverables: Creation of Archival Finding aids Descriptive Metadata lists Digitization of archival items  Archival items stored in appropriate folders and boxes properly labelled  Travel is not required.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? Applicants must be at least 18 years old.  Applicants must have a legal status in the US and are permitted to work.  No immediate relatives working in any UNICEF office or have any other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.  Academic Degrees: To be enrolled in a degree programme in an undergraduate or graduate school in archival studies or library & information sciences or related field or be a recent graduate within the past two (2) years with specific post-secondary education in archival studies or library & information sciences or related field. A strong academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records. A reference letter from a current or past academic supervisor.  Demonstrated understanding of international archival standards, including ISAD(G). Demonstrated understanding of archival metadata standards and their application.  For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF ValuesUNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical (3) Drive to achieve results for (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and (6) Thinks and acts (7) Works collaboratively with others.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. Remarks:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.  UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. 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.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. 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20/02/2024
UNICEF

Chief Education, Protection and Adolescent Development - P4

Congo, Brazzaville , Brazzaville

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, opportunity?The UNICEF Congo Brazzaville Country office is a small-medium UNICEF Country office. The 2020-2024 Country Programme, signed between UNICEF and the Government of Republic of Congo, aims to promote the delivery of an integrated package of quality services for children and promote the education and protection of adolescents, using the life-cycle approach and supporting the equity focus included in the 2030 Agenda, namely, to leave no child behind and help the most disadvantaged first, in the particular context of the Republic of Congo as a Low Middle Income Country. To meet Programme strategies and results, the office will need committed and creative professionals who want to make a lasting difference for Congolese children. How can you make a difference?Purpose for the job:Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, the Chief of Education, Protection and Adolescent Development will be accountable for results for children in the second decade of life, with a particular focus on the education and protection components of the programme as well as the integration of health, nutrition and WASH related interventions (in collaboration with the CSD section) and cross-cutting approaches. The education component will be responsible for Early Childhood Education interventions, especially access to pre-primary education and would lead the Adolescent programming, especially for adolescent girls.The Chief will provide leadership to the education and protection team in planning, development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the programme.The Chief will be responsible for the overall functioning and management of the programme.The Chief with her/his team will ensure that knowledge generation, policy dialogue, evidence-based advocacy and critical materials and information relating to the education and protection programmes are accurate and reflect the key issues of concern and opportunities for the realization of equity-based quality education and protection from all forms of violence against children in the Republic of Congo.The Chief will ensure that the Education and Protection Programme is designed to provide greater attention to effective advocacy: bringing together normative (upstream) advice, knowledge management on children's rights and equity and the operational (downstream) technical assistance.The post is required to provide high level technical leadership to influence policy dialogue and strengthen the overall governance and accountability system of the government accordingly. The post will be the negotiator; convenor and coordinator of the education and protection sector programmes and will maintain relationship and liaise with high level government counterparts, donors, and development partners.The post will be responsible for mobilizing funds for additional resources to fund the EPAD programme, including the OR posts; The post would contribute to the recruitment of high calibre staff for the delivery of the education and protection programme. Coordination among programme sectors on education and protection related areas in the first decade will also be led by the post.The post will also contribute to the overall governance issues of the office as member of the Country Management Team. Key functions and accountabilities1. Managerial leadership2. Country Programme planning and development3. Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results4. Advisory services and technical support5. Advocacy, networking, and partnership building6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building To qualify as a champion for every child you will have?An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, psychology, sociology, law/legal studies, humanities, or another relevant technical field.A minimum of eight years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education at the international level is required.Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.Familiarity/background with emergency is considered as an asset. Fluency in both French and English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate...Technical competenciesGood understanding of the overall global development context, including issues such as: poverty, conflict, and the impact of these factors on education and vice-versa; and inter-sectoral approaches to address such issues in collaboration with other sectors (including Social Policy, Child Protection, Nutrition, WASH, Health and Communications within UNICEF).Good knowledge of global developments in education and international engagement strategies, including the application of the equity lens and human rights perspectives to programming.Good ability to support policy dialogue: translation of analytical findings and evidence into development programme and policy discussions around equity and learning with partners, including Government, development partners, CSOs and academia in relevant areas.Good education sector planning knowledge/ability, including the range of modalities for delivering education, linkages between different sub-sectors (e.g. ECD, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Inclusive Education), cost-effectiveness and efficiency issues, key institutional structures, components and processes, as well as governance issues.Good education and policy sector analysis capacity, including understanding of the core education data sets and indicators; tools for analysis of equity; determinants of student access and learning; budget, costing, and financial management in education systems; political economy; and education policy and strategic planning.Good ability to support engagement with partners e.g. Sector Wide Approaches, Global Partnership for Education, Education in Emergency Clusters, Education Provider Forums, Delivering as One, Inter-sectoral partnerships such as in ECD, as well as networking with other key partners.Good understanding of gender and inequity issues in relation to education and development and the application of gender / equity analysis to policy and planning in education.Good understanding of policies and strategies to address issues related to resilience: risk analysis and risk management, education in conflict situations, natural disasters, and recovery for CO and RO based post and where relevant. Core ValuesCareRespectIntegrityTrustAccountability Core CompetenciesNurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)Works Collaboratively with others (2)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)Innovates and Embraces Change (2)Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)Drives to achieve impactful results (2)Manages ambiguity and complexity (2) Functional CompetenciesLeading and supervising (1)Formulating strategies/concepts (2)Analyzing (3)Relating and networking (2)Deciding and initiating action (2)Applying Technical Expertise (3)  During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework.Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable Congolese national professionals are encouraged to apply.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.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.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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20/02/2024
UNICEF

Internship - Advocacy Communication

United States of America, New York , New York

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, Education. Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. We support quality education outcomes for refugee, internally displaced and other crisis-affected girls and boys, so no one is left behind. ECW works through the multilateral system to both increase the speed of responses in crises and connect immediate relief and longer-term interventions through multi-year programming. ECW works in close partnership with governments, public and private donors, UN agencies, civil society organizations, and other humanitarian and development aid actors to increase efficiencies and end siloed responses. ECW urgently appeals to public and private sector donors for expanded support to reach even more vulnerable children and youth. ECW is administered under UNICEF's financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations; operations are run by the Fund's own independent governance structure. How can you make a difference?Under the overall guidance of the Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the direct supervision of the Chief, of Advocacy/Communications, the selected intern(s) will provide professional advocacy and communication support to ECW's Advocacy & Communications Section, to support the development and implementation of the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) strategic plan. KEY FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIESSupport ECW's Chief, Advocacy/Communications, and the ECW Advocacy/Communications team in preparing human impact stories, social media assets, infographics, presentations, fact sheets, blogs, and advocacy material.Collect, analyze, verify and synthesize information to facilitate advocacy and communication external outreach, development, design and preparation.Prepare inputs and draft Communications and Advocacy material, and review documentation and reports, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevancy of information.Support ECW global campaigns and major high-level events, with relevant donors, governments and partners, such as the 222 Million Dreams Campaign and Postcards from the Edge Campaign.Support ECW's digital platforms in terms of content, monitoring, analytics.Support uploading contents to the ECW photo and video library.Expand ECW contacts lists via Cision, mailchimp and internal databases.Identify, capture, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development in the area of Advocacy and Communications.Support monthly analytics reporting for social, earned media and website.Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable Advocacy and Communications approaches.Research, benchmark and report on the best and cutting-edge practices for advocacy, communications and external relations. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... been enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme, or graduated within the past two years.an academic background in Communications, Publix Relations, Marketing, or Advocacy.reached at 18 years of age by the time of your application.proficiency in English at an advanced level in speaking, writing, and reading. a strong command of French, which is highly desirable. Demonstrated exceptional academic performance as evidenced by university transcripts. No immediate family members (such as parents or siblings) employed by any UNICEF office or the ECW Secretariat.  Visa and Working Conditions:Office space is available in New York and Geneva based on discussion. Applicants who are in the USA or Switzerland at the time of application (for the US with a valid OPT/CPT if international student) are personally responsible for arranging any visa or immigration requirements, covering the entire period of their internship.The intern can work from home/remote-based, working collaboratively with the Advocacy/Communication team by email, WhatsApp, Zoom, etc. Intern is responsible for their individual IT/technology/internet.ECW is looking for 2 interns in total. The internship is full-time (35 hrs) and working hours are flexible and set-up in mutual discussion with the supervisor taking into account existing study commitments. Interns will be linked to the ECW Secretariat and Advocacy and Communications Team in New York. Interns may take up to 2.5 days per month off work for any reason, including for medical reasons. The stipend will be reduced for any absence beyond this quota.Expected starting date: 1 April 2024. Preferred duration: at least 6 months (maximum of 6 months; 26 weeks). An internship may be terminated by either party, with a notice period of at least two weeks. Monthly stipend:Interns will receive a stipend based on their location. USD 1,700 per month in the following offices: New York, Geneva, and Copenhagen; or 70% of the monthly salary of the GS level 3 step 1 in all other the duty stations.Insurance:UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern's service. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to starting his/her work. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF ValuesUNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6)Thinks and acts strategically (7)Works collaboratively with others.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.Remarks:  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 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 selected candidates 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.  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. 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19/02/2024
UNICEF

WASH Specialist (Climate Resilience) - P3

Papua New Guinea, National Capital , Port Moresby

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, AccessWith over 850 indigenous languages, and one of the most ethnically diverse populations, widespread poverty and gender inequality make it hard for many children to realize their rights.  In Papua New Guinea (PNG), UNICEF's works effectively both 'upstream' (with governments) and 'downstream' (at the grassroots level) to carry out its mission through a programme of cooperation jointly developed with the government guides our work in the country.How can you make a difference?UNICEF Papua New Guinea seeks a Climate Resilient WASH Programme Specialist role that will allow UNICEF PNG to scale up its activities and support the strengthening of low-carbon resilience building and development, including the use of low-carbon renewable energy in programming. The WASH Specialist will report to the WASH Chief. The WASH Specialist will be located in Port Moresby, PNG. The incumbent will provide technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to develop and facilitate the administration and achievement of climate and environmentally sensitive output results in the country programme. In addition, the WASH Specialist will be required to strengthen climate responses programme delivery, monitoring and document lessons learning. Summary of key functions/accountabilities:1. Programme development and planning2. Advocacy, evidence generation, policy and positioning of UNICEF in climate change and children3. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results4. Technical and operational support for programme implementation5. External partnerships, resource mobilization and linkages to regional and global efforts6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...An advanced university degree in environmental sciences, climatology, geology or earth sciences, climate change, disaster risk reduction, water resource management, engineering, social and economic development, social and economic development, international cooperation or another relevant technical field is required. Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and/or international levels in programme/project development, focused on developing countries in areas related to development cooperation in WASH climate change adaptation and mitigation, environment and socio-economic development. Experience on renewable energy is an asset.Familiar with children's rights and gender in the context of climate change and environment. Knowledge of gender equality principles and gender sensitive programming. Demonstrated experience in applying results-based management required. Excellent analytical and writing skills, advocacy and presentational skills required. Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious & effective working relationship both within and outside an organisation. One year of deployment in a developing country is required.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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. 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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19/02/2024
UNICEF

Regional Director - D2

Jordan, Amman , Amman

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 fulfil 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, dedication.UNICEF is seeking to appoint a Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa  (MENA) Region. The Regional Director is accountable for the overall success of the UNICEF-assisted programmes of cooperation in the region. The Regional Director advises and assists the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Directors on matters relating to global policy formulation and implementation under the broad policy guidelines.  The Regional Director represents the Executive Director vis-a-vis institutions of a regional character within and outside the United Nations system.How can you make a difference?As the head of the Regional Office, the Regional Director is accountable to the Executive Director for overall achievement of the goals, strategy and objectives of UNICEF-assisted regional programmes, the overall quality of emergency response, as well as the effective coordination and oversight of UNICEF offices in the region. This position is available from early 2025. The Regional Director's key functions and accountabilities include:Advocacy, Leadership and RepresentationCommunicate and advocate on behalf of the children at the regional level and create new opportunities to improve the situation of children and women through relationships and networks with regional partners.Public communication and advocacy through traditional and social media, maintaining an active presence and strong voice for children in the public domainRepresent UNICEF in the region and establish and maintain highest level of contacts and effective relationships with regional partners, including those of the UN and national partners, intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, NGOs and civil society. Direct and provide leadership and guidance to influence the regional initiatives, support and policies to ensure the wellbeing of women and children as a priority in the regional development effort, including regional legislation, public policy and resource allocations in support of children.Lead and direct the Regional Management Team (RMT) and serve as a member of the Global Management Team (GMT) which is headed by the Executive Director. Ensure the proper functioning of the RMT and its committees. As the principal member of RMT, exercise leadership to manage the decision-making process for the region. Advise on policies, strategies and human and financial resources allocations, monitoring implementation and evaluation of regional results and lessons learned.Collaborate with country Representatives and the Regional Staff Association to support UNICEF's commitment to maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace.Oversee the implementation of people-centered management practices and matrix management in all offices within the region.Public and Private Sector Engagement and PartnershipsProvide leadership for the creation of a conducive and optimal environment, capacities and systems within the Region and Regional Office, to allow the business, public sectors and regional public and private sector multi-stakeholder platforms to be engaged appropriately for achieving child rights resultsLead the successful integration of the private sector as a partner into programme strategies and plans; articulate the private-public sector joint contribution (including IFIs and multilateral development backs) to achieving results for children in support of the Regional Results; and where applicable, programmes globally.Ensure the identification and prioritization of critical regional Business and Public Sector stakeholders who can contribute significantly to achievement of child rights results and global Strategic Plan Goals.Lead the development and smooth execution of the resource mobilization strategy from public and private sectors, linking to the programme results. Engage with partners on concrete initiatives, linked to programmes initiatives that are supported by them.Strategic Planning and Policy DevelopmentOversee and strengthen the strategic management process and activities in the region which includes Representatives' meetings, strategy meetings, country programme previews and reviews, annual report and regional budget review.Participate in regular senior management meetings with the Executive Director and share responsibility for the formulation of organization's global policy, strategy and overall direction of management and operations, consistent with UNICEF's mandate and mission.Define and prioritize regional strategies and plans in functional areas, in the light of organizational global policies, priorities and strategies in harmony with the rights- and results-based approach.Provide regional vision and leadership to advance achievement of programme goals and objectives within the region. Provide timely and critical contributions to global policy development based on regional experience and interpret global policies in the regional context.Oversee to develop and implement regional communication, information and advocacy strategies.Contribute to the organization's knowledge base and global strategic planning based on an analysis of regional data and experience, prepare regional advocacy materials, and facilitate the exchange of information and experience within the region.Country Programme SupportEnsure the formulation of effective regional work plans to support country offices in the preparation of new country programmes and monitor programme and management performance and the effective and efficient use of resources.Ensure the availability of technical staff within the regional office for consultation and support to country offices as required.Assess regional resource requirements and funding opportunities, develop regional fundraising strategies, in collaboration with the RMT. Identify and maximize opportunities for fundraising in the region, including negotiations with the private sector.As Chairperson of the region's Programme and Budget Review meetings, coordinate the regional budget review process to ensure planning and implementation of organizational and global goals and strategy to be integrated and translated into regional and country programmes, financial resource allocation, organization structure, human resources planning and capacity building to meet current and future challenges and requirements of the organization in the region.Emergency Preparedness and ResponseDefine and prioritize regional strategies and plans for emergency situations with the support of the senior management in the region – both at country and at regional office level.Ensure appropriate guidance to emergency programmes.Monitor the progress, effectiveness, relevance and quality of UNICEF emergency response, including use of UNICEF emergency procedures.Ensure support to key partners to have the necessary emergency preparedness measures in place and implemented for early actionFacilitate the short-term deployment of staff to meet needs and assist in the redeployment of staff in emergency situations.Monitoring, Evaluation and ReportingMonitor progress, effectiveness and relevance of UNICEF country programmes within the region with a view to improving country programme performance.Coordinate the review of Mid Term Reviews and major evaluation exercises in the region; monitor the use of evaluation results to strengthen country programmes and report to the Executive Board on results.Keep the Executive Director well informed of any significant organizational issues such as emergencies, conflicts, developments and/or resolutions in the region which affect UNICEF's intervention/programmes of cooperation.Monitor to ensure effective human resources management within the region; facilitate the short-term deployment of staff to meet needs and assist in the redeployment of staff in emergency situations; approve regional training plans; and prevent and/or resolve grievances.Monitor to ensure cost-effective procurement operations to meet programme objectives and ensure the appropriate preparation of bid administration and contracting for local procurement.Administration and ManagementPrepare and implement annual regional and regional office work plans in line with organizational strategic priorities, available resources and office management plans; ensure achievement of work plan objectives; monitor progress; and report on results.Direct and manage effectively and efficiently the administrative, human resources, finance and capacity building functions within the regional office in accordance with all applicable rules, regulations and policies.As a member of the Senior Staff Review Group, participate in major organizational discussions and review its human resources requirements including identification, selection, promotion and deployment of staff in the organization.Regularly conduct performance evaluations of UNICEF Representatives in the region in order to ensure the achievement of performance objectives and provide feedback to performances/work plan.Oversee Representatives to ensure the protection of organization's assets, financial resources and condition of services including staff security in the region, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Organization.To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...Advanced university degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Public Information, Media, Communication, HR, Financial Management, Business or Public Administration, or other relevant disciplines to UNICEF's work.A minimum of 15 years of professional experience that combines intellectual and managerial leadership in an international organization or corporation is required.Fluency in English is required. A good working knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, French) is highly desirable. For every child, you demonstrate...Core ValuesCommitmentRespectIntegrityTrustAccountabilitySustainabilityUNICEF competencies required for this post are...Builds and maintains partnershipsDemonstrates self-awareness and ethical awarenessDrive to achieve results for impactInnovates and embraces changeManages ambiguity and complexityThinks and acts strategically  Works collaboratively with othersNurtures, leads and manages peopleThis position is classified as "rotational" which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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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16/02/2024
UNICEF

Operations Manager - P4

Slovakia, Bratislavský , Bratislava

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, A change As part of the Ukraine refugee response, ECARO has established Response Offices in Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Hungary. ECARO also has a Migrant Response office in Rome addressing critical child rights issues related to migrant and refugee children. As a Strategic Business Partner, the incumbent will be responsible to coordinate the operational activities in the emergency response offices, lead for results, drive change, provide risk informed, solution-focused analysis, advice and services and contribute to programme and management decisions for delivering results for children in emergency contexts. How can you make a difference?Strategic Operations will accomplish this by:Leading by example and supporting the Regional Chief of Operations on managing the operational activities in ECARO emergency response offices.Acting as Officer in Charge in the absence of the Refugee Coordinator(s).Managing services in the functional areas of operations support: budget, financial management and reporting, facilities management, administration, supply and logistics management, information and communications technology, human resources, and safety and security and convening the other functions to arrive at a unified vision.Acting as member of the Office and Senior Management Teams, representing the organizational risk, governance systems and policies perspective in management discussions, and promoting results-based management.Understanding business needs for the Refugee Response Programmes, to anticipate challenges, propose viable/creative solutions aimed at value for money.Support to Results Based Management and implementation using Value for Money criteria.Leveraging technology for results and programme accountabilities, making effective adoption of tools, and promoting the fundamentals of ICT management, information security and controls.Supporting the offices during external and internal audit reviews and responding to audit observations and monitoring implementation of recommendations.Guiding Supply and Logistics strategies and interventions to meet programmatic needs while ensuring Value for Money (VfM), including procurement of fit for purpose products and services, and providing advisory support to governments, national systems, and partners on supply chain management.Leveraging governance, systems, and tools to provide regular feedback on risks and achievements of operations functions in the country.Leading on facility management with a specific focus on inclusive accessibility, eco-sustainability, and common premises.Overseeing business transactions processed by GSSC from a perspective of Efficiency, Performance, Risk Management and Fraud prevention.Supporting the management of Humanitarian Cash Transfer operations and promoting efficiency across systems and processes, where applicable.Contributing to the operational rightsizing of the refugee response offices were applicable by analyzing the residual operational business needs and proposing solutions to ensure risks are addressed.Supporting the analysis of operations staffing structures in the response offices including distribution of roles and accountabilities to ensure smooth business process.Contributing with inputs to the regional accountability framework and internal control framework.Ensuring close coordination of operational aspects in the refugee offices with the RO Ops and RO HR teams as relevant.The Operations Manager will be entrusted with the following five pillars, the core focus of all operations functions: Valuing People, Valuing Money, Valuing Risk Management, Valuing Systems and Structures, Valuing Partners Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks:1. Valuing People: Lead, manage and develop people resources to promote technical competence and foster career progression and retention of a "fit for purpose"/ agile workforce:Promote an environment of management excellence, staff well-being and accessibility and inclusion through implementation of strategies, policies, procedures.Provide proactive solutions and expert advice to senior management on people management and office culture.Foster operations behaviors that focus on delivering results for children, whilst balancing risk informed decisions, policy compliance and flexibility through which partners' needs are reliably addressed, to create an avenue for the greatest results.Coordinate the human resource development and resourcing strategies to bring about changes in knowledge, skills, abilities, and mind sets for Operations staff.Keep abreast of industry standards in management and finance. Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned with regional/national colleagues to contribute to organizational development initiatives to strengthen management and operations.Promote and support Excellence in Operations by refining the evolving profession in UNICEF derived from the five strategic pillars.2. Valuing Money: Champion strategic resources to achieve organizational goals and ensure Value for Money (VfM) Optimize identification and use of resources in various concrete Value for Money (VfM) areas, including eco-efficiency and inclusivity, common premises, costing, results-based budgeting financial monitoring etc.Support Business Units on options to generate greater VfM with the goal of strategically expanding its use to UNICEF Office functions.Lead the financial oversight management, monitoring and reporting of all the country programme budget - and where applicable private sector fundraising budgets; make analysis and recommendations for Head of Office and Deputy to take risk informed decisions.Advise various modalities of valuing resources through financing modalities such as budgeting and pre-financing modalities for supplies, cash-based transfer etc. along with key government counterparts.Oversee Supply outcome results related to Supply and Logistics Management and stay abreast of and promote the regional strategies and their implementation.3. Valuing Risk Management: Enhance Risk Management to increase organizational performance and strengthen internal control.Ensure the office is equipped with the right skills and tools and up-to-date information to make operational and programmatic risk informed decisions and improve performance.Maintain UNICEF organizational resilience and enhance staff safety and security by ensuring operational disaster risks address threats through well-formulated and tested business continuity plans and Emergency Preparedness and Response to humanitarian situations.Review internal controls and policies/guidance included in the Regulatory Framework, provide oversight of appropriate implementation of policies and procedures, and provide feedback on policy and internal controls as appropriate.Implement mandatory anti-fraud systems, processes, and actions, and share anti-fraud achievements within the offices.Facilitate mitigation of risks of engagement with external partners via appropriate, risk[1]informed due diligence.3. Valuing Systems and Structures: Ensure further operational centralization and optimization for maximized efficiency gains.Review key Operations processes to minimize cost, simplify and reduce duplication of work and maximize efficiencies while creating an environment of smarter controls to render the organization agile, resilient, and ready to respond to programme needs.Facilitate compliance with systems by building awareness and capacity of users, explore new ways of working - including in the context of SG Reform – and continuously improve IT-enabled business processes to increase productivity and collaboration, better knowledge management, and ensure effective use of UNICEF assets.Provide key contribution to programme and review operational structures in collaboration with Regional Chiefs of Operations and the Strategic Business Support unit in DFAM.4. Valuing Partners: Strengthening internal and external-facing partnerships and leveraging UNICEF's oversight and understanding of financial management across all areas of the office.Provide technical expertise and recommendations on HACT implementation, including, advice approach to undertaking spot checks, follow-up actions required on result of financial assurance activities; the use and collaboration with the Supreme Audit Institution; and use of micro-assessment results including the appropriate level of capacity building in financial management.Partner with Programme by providing advice and recommendations on programme budgeting through contribution to programme document and support the financial impact analysis and determination of refund and amounts owing to the CSO.Support UNICEF Office resource mobilization partners from donor negotiation and formulation of partnership agreements and contracts through written financial reporting, resolve discrepancies and ensure donor accountability and transparency.Foster a positive and enabling operations environment that supports private sector fundraising and solution-focused engagement (where applicable).Engage as effective stakeholders in the UN Reform, supporting Business Operating Services (BOS) and proactively paving the way for a potential "one back office". Lead the creation of a conducive and optimal environment, capacities and systems within the country office, to allow the business and public sectors to be engaged appropriately for achieving programmatic results.Impact of Results: The ability of the Operations Manager to effectively lead and oversee the operations functions for the efficient delivery of related services, directly impact on program performance, resource mobilization and delivery of results for children. This in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility of UNICEF as an effective and responsible manager of funds and resources entrusted to the organization and to furthering UNICEF's image as a competent organization for delivering cost effective and sustainable program results in regular and emergency settings.To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...An advanced university degree (master's or higher) in Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: social sciences, international relations, government and public relations, public or social policy, sociology, social or community development, or another relevant technical field.A minimum of [8] years of relevant professional experience in that combines technical and managerial leadership in development cooperation at the international level, some of which served in a developing country is required. Relevant professional experience in any UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset. Possessing experience with UNICEF/UN is considered a valuable asset, and the capability to provide support across multiple offices to national offices is considered highly desirable."Previous proven experience is in the initiation or de-escalation of emergency interventions in various countries or offices is preferable, as the role may entail assuming responsibility for such actions in the event that Regional Response Offices require it".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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. (8) competency Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. Remarks:Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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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15/02/2024
UNICEF

Human Resources Manager - P4

Chad, Lac , N'Djamena

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, care.Chad continues to face a combination of rapid-onset and protracted humanitarian crises. This persistent humanitarian situation is related to the growing insecurity in many parts of the country and in neighbouring countries, natural disasters, growing food insecurity, high rates of malnutrition, economic crisis, and political transition in a context of climate challenges. UNICEF, in partnership with national and international development and humanitarian aid actors, supports the Chadian government in the development of programs and policies aiming at promoting and respecting the rights of children to survival, education and protection. To this end, UNICEF Chad has 4 field offices (Abéché, Bol, Mongo and Moundou), 2 Outposts (Farchana and Faya) and a main Office (N'Djamena) which ensure the design, implementation and monitoring of the cooperation program.To find out more about UNICEF's work in Chad, please visit the UNICEF Chad website: UNICEF Chad | UNICEF Chad How can you make a difference?Under the direction and guidance of the Deputy Representative Operations, the HR Manager will have the following responsibilities.Manage HR unit: Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently; Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standardsProvide technical leadership in HR areas and develop, implement and monitor the interpretation and application of new human resources policies, practices and procedures in area of specialization to meet the evolving needs of the organizationWork with clients to help fulfill their goals through advising on how to attract, retain and motivate staff of the highest caliber.Support the Chiefs of Sections in establishing the annual work plan, setting priorities/targets and performance measurements.Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation.Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting-edge practices in HR management and contribute to the development of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of best practices and knowledge learned.Responsible for strategic human resources forecasting for his/her clients including identifying future human resource requirements in terms of numbers, types and levels of staff, and identifying emerging trends in profile requirements.Helps design optimal organizational, staffing structures and levels, and, in consultation with senior management develops standards and benchmarks staffing norms.In collaboration with business owners, design and deliver learning plans for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas.Provide day-to-day performance and talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions)Develop data collection systems to optimize data quality and interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies.For more details, click here: JD Human Resources Manager Level 4.pdf To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... EducationAn Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required Work ExperienceEight years of professional experience in human resource management in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. Language Proficiency Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic) or a local language is an asset.  For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are...Builds and maintains partnerships (2); Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (2); Drive to achieve results for impact (2); Innovates and embraces change (2); Manages ambiguity and complexity (2); Thinks and acts strategically (2); Works collaboratively with others (2); Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles". Remarks: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 are also 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.N'Djamena is a non-Family Duty Station with Rest & Recuperation every 8 weeks. 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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UNICEF

Budget Manager - P4

United States of America, New York , New York

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, a Future The Division of Finance & Administration (DFAM) at UNICEF HQ strives to provide relevant, accurate and timely information to the UNICEF executive leadership to facilitate robust decision-making and strategic direction recognizing the needs of children across the world.  DFAM strives to ensure that financial resources are fully attributed to the Strategic Plan results chain and are made available in a timely manner, and used effectively and efficiently. This is achieved through periodic measurement, transparent reporting of financial and administrative performance, and the development and application of risk-informed policy, improved procedures and innovative systems.The Planning and Budget unit is part of the Strategic Resource Management Section which focuses on budget allocation; preparing quadrennial budgets, mid-term updates and monitoring of budget reports; issuing budgets to field offices and divisions; overseeing the development and issuance of budget policies and procedures; managing post authority tables and other budget tools; providing technical training and support to stakeholders at HQ and in the field; and carrying out analysis of resources that is critical to management decision-making. How can you make a difference?You will be responsible for responsible for the review and analysis of budget proposals and the management, monitoring and control of budgetary expenditure for the assigned regions and HQ Divisions.Some of the key functions involve as follows:Advise and support offices on budgetary process and the correct application and interpretation of policies and procedures; assist offices in the budget planning, preparation and management process. Conduct training courses on budget systems and proceduresAnalyze budget submissions from the assigned offices, evaluate cost effectiveness of proposals and determine affordability based on overall organizational resources and priorities. Ensure proposals adhere to organizational policies, rules, regulations and proceduresMonitor budgetary expenditure, analyze expenditure forecasts and prepare variance analysis for the assigned offices to ensure appropriate and optimal use of approved budget allocations.Ensure that allotments are issued in accordance with relevant budgetary authority and provide guidance and advice on the efficient and appropriate use of allocated resources.Support office budget reviews providing guidance, advice and support on all budgetary questions impacting the office.Draft budget narratives and submit consolidated tables for inclusion in budget estimates for the assigned regions.Establish and monitor work plan and prepare performance evaluation for the staff member(s) being supervised.To qualify as a champion for every child you should have...- An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in Business/Public Administration, or Finance/Accounting, and/or equivalent professional experience is required.- A minimum of eight (8) years professional experience in budgeting, accounting, finance and analysis, is required.- Experience in analyzing large data, use of complex spreadsheets for financial modeling with data  graphics packages, and ability to proactively improve the financial and analytical aspects of daily work is required.- Strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex information in a simplified manner.- Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is considered an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values  UNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others, and (8) Nurtures, leads and Manages People.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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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15/02/2024
UNICEF

Supply Chain Officer - P2

Cambodia, Phnom Penh , Phnom-Penh

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, efficient service delivery!!UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at https://www.unicef.org/cambodia/. How can you make a difference? Purpose of the Job:The Supply Chain Officer (TA) position, under the overall guidance and direction of Chief of Health and Nutrition (P4) with matrix management of Supply and Procurement Officer (NOB), aims to provide technical guidance and support to Government of Cambodia to strengthen national health supply chain and procurement systems, with a focus on improving the quality of care for women and children and strengthening the immunization supply chain: I:  PHC Supply Chain Systems Strengthening: The officer will support the Ministry of Health (MOH) in developing strategies, guidelines, and tools to strengthen the primary health care supply chain, including development of a 5-year supply chain roadmap and management plan based on assessment and monitoring and evaluation tool. The officer will facilitate multi-stakeholder coordination for health supplies procurement, delivery and management. The officer will play a role in the management of Procurement Services transactions in close coordination with relevant colleagues in UNICEF Cambodia and Supply Division in Copenhagen and working closely with technical counterparts in relevant ministries and key partners.II.  Immunization Supply Chain System Strengthening: To further strengthen the immunization supply chain, the officer will support various initiatives funded by Gavi HSS3 and UNICEF, including establishing Vaccine Logistics Management Information Systems, implementing Sustainable Cold Chain Equipment Maintenance Systems, deploying real-time temperature monitoring device systems through the Cold Chain Optimization Platform CCEOP-2, solarizing hard-to-reach health facilities through photovoltaic electrification, and improving the healthcare waste management system.   Key Functions, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks: The Officer will provide technical support to Supply and Health/Nutrition and EPI teams, in partnership with counterparts and partners with a focus on: A:  Programme Planning Development and Management:Collaborate and support the MoH in planning of assessments, strategic plans and guidelines for supply chain systems strengthening, particularly for key commodities for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, Immunization, and nutrition as part of the primary health care package.  Contribute to formulate recommendations and development of improvements plans /roadmaps. Enhance effective sectoral planning, coordination, development and management for procurement and supply chain by leading, guiding, coordinating, and supporting timely completion of the situational analysis on procurement and supply chain and periodic reviews and updates through analysis and finalization of sectoral input. Provide technical assistance in developing Procurement Supply Chain Management (PSCM) sectoral workplans to government and implementing partners and UNICEF workplans.  Contribute to budget management activities, including monthly budget reviews, quarterly budgeting and procurement planning to ensure progress of programme is tracked and remedial actions are followed up. B:  System Strengthening – Capacity Building, Innovation, and Knowledge Management:Provide technical support to carry out supply chain assessments across targeted health programs. Support Government in establishing functional supply chain coordination mechanism for primary health care and RMNCAH&N commodities.  Support with using evidence-generated for effective supply chain decision making. Assess opportunity and provide technical guidance to deploy and implement effective supply chain systems strengthening tools, including the Maturity Model assessment, TrVSt, system design, suitable to Cambodian Context. Support development of Supply Chain Strategic Plan for government of Cambodia, based on findings from assessments.  Lead and contribute to development of policies, procedures and guidelines for innovation and best practices on system strengthening to ensure sustainability, optimum efficiency and efficacy in PSCM for commodity security.  Support technical capacity gaps analysis, identification of training needs and disseminating technical training to government counterpart and IPS.Provide technical support in the capacity building of health institutions infrastructure and equipment. Strengthening supply chain management information systems such as the electronic Logistics Management Information Systems for Cambodia – working closely with partners such as WHO and CHAI to set up the eLMIS system for Cambodia. Support the forecasting, procurement, delivery and management of cold chain equipment. Support implementation of Sustainable Cold Chain Equipment Maintenance Systems to maintain integrity of vaccines during transportation and storage. Coordinate UNICEF's support to MoH in the solarization of 31 HFs, and in deployment of sustainable healthcare waste management system. Develop learning reports/briefs/papers for internal and external use about UNICEF's role and contribution to strengthening national health supply chains for primary health care.C:  Timely Procurement of Health and Nutrition Supplies (Procurement Services):Provide support and guidance to ensure that Government and partner requests for procurement Services (Health, Nutrition) are clear and complete with the required details, including distribution plans and schedules. Ensure Government agreements/Memorandum of Understandings, including for any amendments, is always obtained in written for all procurements. In relation to the procurement of drugs on behalf of Government, ensure that each drug brought into Cambodia is registered by the Cambodia Regulatory Authority (unless Government authorizes an exception in writing).Ensure all pharmaceuticals received  Certificate of Analysis for each batch supplied. Coordinate development of applications to Nutrition Match Window, as applicable, Support the Government of Cambodia in the development of relevant Transition Plans to ensure sustainable supply of therapeutic nutrition commodities in country, covering aspects related to entire supply chain. Explore avenues to increase local production of relevant commodities, in coordination with Supply Division, EAPRO and national stakeholders.  In close collaboration with government, programmes and SD, ensure coordination and monitoring of overall PS transactions, including beyond point of entry; facilitate an efficient and effective PS workflow and resolution of any bottlenecks, gaps or other in-country issues associated with any PS transaction.  Ensure project coordination for procurement of services, equipment or infrastructure initiatives managed under the Procurement Service modality, including liaising with stakeholders, monitoring progress and addressing any bottleneck that may hamper successful completion of the project. Contribute to SD Workshops and any other special events relevant to Procurement Services. Provides training on PS as required, particularly with regards to transaction management. Supporting, monitoring, and following up relevant ministries for fund transfer processes for annual procurement of routine vaccines. Serve as an ad hoc resource for providing PS-related support to other neighboring countries in the region such as Vietnam and Laos as needed and in consultation with Regional Office.  D:  Programme Management, Monitoring and Delivery of Results:Participate in strategic PSM evaluation and review exercises and sectoral planning and reviews meetings with Government counterparts and implementing partners. Preparation and submission of implementation updates and quarterly/annual reports for PSCM. Document implementation progress, results, best practices, and lessons in health and nutrition supply chain management. Working with UNICEF Health team, support the annual forecasting exercises. Join end user monitoring of national supplies system with counterparts. E:   Advocacy, Networking and Partnerships: Develop and maintain partnership and collaborative relations with Government, the UN, and bilateral counterparts in system strengthening activities. Facilitate sector and partner coordination on health supply chain issues, using existing TWGs and mechanisms.  Coordinate and work closely with key stakeholders in resuscitating and ensuring functionality of the sector technical working groups on procurement and supply chain management of health commodities.  In liaison with Communications and other sections, prepare materials for office programme advocacy, promote awareness, establish partnerships and support fund raising for programmes for PSCM. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...Education: A university degree is required in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Procurement, Contract/Commercial Law, International Development, Health or related social science field and field relevant to technical assistance in immunization Supplies, Cold Chain, and Logistics.   Experience: A minimum of two years of relevant experience at the national and international levels, (more years of experience is an asset) in supply, logistics, procurement, contracting, administration, and/or other directly related technical fields is required.  Health supply chain management experience is an advantage.  Experience in designing and implementing health commodities procurement and supply chain management systems including experience in health commodity forecasting and planning, development of guidelines, pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, quality assurance as well as health equipment and infrastructure procurement and establishment an asset. Experience in developing national strategic plans, guidelines and tools on supply chain and procurement in the health sector is an asset. Experience in capacity building on supply systems strengthening required.  Hands-on experience in liaising with major donors involved in procurement and, especially relative to the provision of technical support and to represent organization in related technical working groups is an asset. Experience working in a developing country is a strong asset. Experience in an international setting is an asset.   Expected technical knowledge and skills: Knowledge of national supply chain systems strengthening programmes in developing context required. Knowledge and experience in managing pharmaceutical supply chain required. Technical skills in procurement strategies, supply chain programme development and planning required. Proven networking and partnership building skills are an asset.  Language: Fluency in English (verbal and written) required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language is an asset.  For every child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. (8)  Nurtures, lead and manage peopleDuring the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidate are encouraged to apply.  UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2(Covid).  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of selection process.For every child, a future! 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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15/02/2024
UNICEF

Programme (Budget) Officer - P2

Bangladesh, Barisāl , Bazar

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?Under the guidance of the Chief of Planning and Monitoring, the incumbent Programme (Budget) Officer will contribute to programme budget planning and monitoring, evaluation of programme/project activities, ensure funds utilisation is in line with donor conditions, monitor effective grants management, carry out financial data analysis, and ensure timely submission of expenditures. Review funding reported to and processed by the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) per year and reconcile with the internal UNICEF financial system to ensure accurate financial reporting.  The Programme (Budget) Officer also provides professional financial and operational assistance throughout the programming process by supporting a variety of technical tasks to facilitate the effective implementation of HACT in line with the UNICEF HACT Policy and Procedures. Major duties and responsibilities:1.  Budget Planning and Management2.  Partnerships & Reporting (Budgets and financials)3.  Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT)4.  Capacity Building (Budget Management/HACT) For detailed job responsibilities, please see the attached TOR: ToR-Programme (Budget) Officer TA P2 CXB.pdfTo qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...A university degree in accounting, budgeting, business administration, financial management, audit procedures, or other social sciences.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in programme/project development and management or financial planning, management and oversight or related field at the international and/or in a developing country is required.Relevant experience in programme/project financial monitoring and evaluation in a UN system agency or organisation is an asset.Background/familiarity with and exposure to emergency programming is preferred.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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are...(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. [the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. The genuine and complete vacancy announcements are published on UNICEF Careers website at https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/listing/ UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term "Internal" refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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. 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15/02/2024
UNICEF

Chief Social Policy - P5

Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus City , Damascus

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.UNICEF promotes the rights and welfare of all children and adolescents in everything we do. Together with our allies, we work in 190 countries and territories to transform this commitment into practical actions that benefit all children, especially focusing our efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded, worldwide. For every child, peace  UNICEF Syria was established in 1970 and has been working with partners to help empower children to fully claim and enjoy their rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.UNICEF works with partners across Syria to deliver supplies, services, and expertise in areas of Child Protection, Education, Health, Nutrition, Water, Hygiene and Sanitation for every child. UNICEF also provides humanitarian assistance when needed.Syria continues to face one of the most complex emergencies in the world. Unprecedented humanitarian needs are compounded by displacement inside the country and across its borders, extensive destruction of civilian and social services infrastructure, devastating impacts on the economy, and most importantly, the breakdown of the social fabric that stitched the country together for decades.Today, 90% of people in Syria live in poverty, most are unable to make ends meet or bring food to the table. Families have had their resources depleted, with limited employment opportunities, skyrocketing prices, and shortage of basic supplies. For most people, the current socio-economic challenges represent some of the harshest and most challenging circumstances they have faced since the beginning of the crisis in 2011.For information of the work of our organization, please visit our website: UNICEF Syria   How can you make a difference?The Chief of Social Policy reports to the Deputy Representative (Programme) for general guidance and direction, and is responsible for leading, managing and supervising all stages of social policy programming and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes programmes aimed at improving (a) Monitoring child poverty and vulnerability; (b)social protection coverage and impact on children; (c) the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and financial management; and (d) governance, decentralization and accountability measures to increase public participation and the quality, equity and coverage of social services; and (e) generation of knowledge and strategic think pieces to inform socio-economic polices for children. This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, health and nutrition, child protection, water and sanitation with key linkages made to SBC, ADAP, AAP/PSEA, gender and disability.The Chief of Social Policy provides technical and intellectual leadership, expert advice, technical assistance, and support to UNICEF's work on child poverty, public finance for children, and child-sensitive social protection systems across all settings (humanitarian and systems strengthening, where relevant). Key functions/accountabilities:1. Managerial leadership• Establish the section's annual work plan with the social policy team. Set priorities and targets and monitor work progress to ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.• Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.• Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.2. Public policies to reduce child poverty• Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability for increased use for policy and programme action.• Oversee the collection, analysis and user-friendly presentation of data on multidimensional and monetary child poverty where possible, including strengthening national capacity to collect routinely, report and use data for policy decision-making.• Provide timely, regular data-driven analysis for effective prioritization, planning, and development; facilitate results-based management for planning, adjusting, and scaling-up specific social policy initiatives to reduce child poverty. 3. Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children• Develop social protection policies, legislation and programmes with attention to increasing coverage of and impact on children, with special attention the most marginalized.  Identifies, generates and presents evidence to support this goal in collaboration with partners.• Develop effective and efficient shock responsive social protection programmes to respond to the immediate needs of children affected by displacement and crisis, with ensuring strong linkages between the humanitarian and development components. • Promotes strengthening of integrated social protection systems, providing technical support to partners to improve the design of cash transfers and child grants and improve linkages with other social protection interventions such as health insurance, public works and social care services as well as complementary services and intervention related to nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation, child protection and disability.• Undertake improved monitoring and research around social protection impact on child outcomes, and use of data and research findings for strengthening programme results.4. Improving use of public financial resources for children• Analyze the macroeconomic context and its impact on social development, emerging issues and social policy concerns, as well as implications for children, and propose and promote appropriate responses in respect of such issues and concerns, including government resource allocation policies and the effect of social welfare policies on the rights of children.• Undertake budget analysis to inform UNICEF's advocacy and technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance, planning commissions and social sector ministries as relevant to improve equitable allocations for essential services for children.  Works with sector colleagues to build capacity to undertake costing and cost-effectiveness analysis on priority interventions to help inform policy decisions on child-focused investments.• Identify policy options for improved domestic financing of child-sensitive social protection interventions.• Undertake and build the capacity of partners for improved monitoring and tracking of public expenditure to support transparency, accountability, and effective financial flows for essential service delivery, including through support to district-level planning, budgeting and public financial management, as well as facilitating community participation.5. Strengthening capacity of local governments to plan, budget, consult on and monitor child-focused social services.• Where the national decentralization processes are taking place, collaborates with central and local authorities to improve policies, planning, budgeting, consultation and accountability processes so that decisions are child-focused and service delivery more closely responds to the needs of local communities.• Where relevant and possible, collaborates with the central and local authorities to strengthen capacity on quality data collection, analysis for policy development, planning, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of essential social services, with emphasis on community participation and accountability.6.  Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child-sensitive social policy• Oversees the correct and compelling use of data and evidence on the situation of children and coverage and impact of child focused services – in support of the social policy programme and the country programme overall. • Establishes effective partnerships with the Government, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, and other UN agencies to support sustained and proactive commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and to achieve global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals.• Identifies other critical partners, promotes awareness and builds capacity of partners, and actively facilitates effective collaboration within the UN family.7.  UNICEF Programme Management• Manages and coordinates technical support around child poverty, social protection, public finance and governance ensuring it is well planned, monitored, and implemented in a timely fashion so as to adequately support scale-up and delivery. Ensures risk analysis and risk mitigation are embedded into overall management of the support, in close consultation with UNICEF programme sections, Cooperating Partners, and governments.• Ensures effective and efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the country programme. Ensures that the efforts enhance policy dialogue, planning, supervision, technical advice, management, training, research and support; and that the monitoring and evaluation component strengthens monitoring and evaluation of the social sectors and provides support to sectoral and decentralized information systems.To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... Education:An Advanced University degree (Master's or higher) in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field is required. Work Experience:- A minimum of 10 (ten) years of relevant professional experience in the international context is required.- Experience of managing mid or large sized programme teams is a requirement.- Experience working in a developing country, especially in the Middle East Region, is considered as a strong asset.- Experience in managing mid or large-scale multi-sector humanitarian programme is considered a strong asset.- Background and/or familiarity with working on emergencies (in emergency duty stations) is considered an asset.  Desired Skills:- Demonstrated track record in generating quality evidence and knowledge to inform and influence socio-economic policies.- Proven interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills Language Proficiency:Fluency in English is required. Knowledge in Arabic is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are...Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2),Builds and maintains partnerships (2),Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (2),Drive to achieve results for impact (2),Innovates and embraces change (2),Manages ambiguity and complexity (2),Thinks and acts strategically (2),Works collaboratively with others (2).During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: UNICEF Competency Framework.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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates from industrial countries are encouraged to apply.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.This is required for all posts requiring a higher education degree. "UNICEF only considers higher educational 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/"  The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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.Syria in a non-family duty station with E hardship classification.  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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UNICEF

Senior Operations Manager - P5

Turkey, Istanbul , Istanbul

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..Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Treasury & Structured Finance DFAM, the Sr. Operations Manager (Emergency Response) provides in country support to emergencies particularly L2 and L3 for operations functions with a main focus on Finance and Administration. UNICEF has additional ERTs that cover Supply and HR functions. The position also provides remote guidance and inputs into the development of policies, procedures and key documents with an emergency lens. The incumbent is responsible for providing technical leadership and advice in financial matters to UNICEF Regional and Country Offices senior management team (Representative and Deputy Representatives) to ensure the effective and efficient use of resources in the implementation of the humanitarian response, in accordance with strategy, programmes, plan of action and decisions made by the organization, and in close collaboration with DFAM, EMOPS and other relevant HQ divisions. When deployed to a UNICEF country office as part of the Emergency Response, the incumbent is is to provide support to the CO's management, in the operations area with a main focus on finance and administration in support of the humanitarian response.  How can you make a difference?Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks: Drawing on previous experiences in leading Country Offices through emergency situations, provide operational and technical assistance to the UNICEF Country Office senior management team in responding to or preparing for humanitarian crises on the ground, in respect of all operations areas and functions with a particular focus on Finance and Administration, and in accordance with UNICEF policies, rules and procedures. When deployed in support of humanitarian preparedness and response:• Undertake emergency response missions and provide support to regional offices/country offices for emergency response, recovery or those in complex setting requiring assistance.• Provide leadership in establishing operational capacity at national and subnational level for effective emergency response. Advise on the need of establishment/enhancement of emergency zone offices and coordinate the decentralization process as appropriate.• Provide technical and policy advice to the regional directors/country representatives on  programme and operational strategies, planning and implementation.• Contribute to design the scaling up of the emergency response by participating in the planning process and reviewing the office structure, budget and staffing, both in Programme and Operations, in line with strategy and plan of action developed by the CO/RO. Provide technical support and inputs for the preparation of the CO submission to the emergency Program Budget Review (PBR) as and when required.• Support the CO management in the establishment of proper internal control and risk management systems and other mechanisms to ensure the effective and efficient use of the resources, recording and reporting, taking into consideration emergency policies and procedures in the operations functional areas (finance, admin, HR, supply & logistics and ICT).• Ensure implementation of simplified emergency procedures in humanitarian settings as required• Ensure appropriate management of cash (COHA, Petty cash, HCT..) in compliance with UNICEF related policies and in collaboration with DFAM Treasury & Structured Finance (TSF) Section.• Enhance staff capacity, by providing training opportunities to operations staff in the CO and zone offices, on the application of emergency policies, procedures and processes in the respective functional areas and in the utilization of management systems (VISION) and other mechanisms.• Ensure effective coordination with government, UN agencies, donors and NGOs• Ensure effective and efficient UNICEF's sector/cluster leadership in interagency coordination forums (for programme staff), to ensure a coordinated timely operational response and to ensure possible use of common premises, ICT equipment and systems, logistics and other services to maximize the use of resources.• Undertake frequent visits to the emergency locations to assess and monitor progress and assist the teams in finding appropriates solutions to overcome operational constraints.  Advice CO management of additional requirements if necessary.• Coordinate with security advisor and UNDSS to ensure offices and staff compliance with MOSS and MORSS measures. 2. When not deployed in support of humanitarian preparedness and response.• Provide support, advise and field perspective to Humanitarian Field Support Section (HFSS)/ Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS) Preparedness Team in the development of guidelines, processes and tools.• Provide technical support to high-risk country offices in contingency planning and preparedness measures, including capacity. development• Upon return from missions, conduct debriefings with relevant divisions and technical sections in UNICEF (DFAM, EMOPS, DHR Emergency Unit, SD Emergency Unit, ERT team members) and externally as required.• Work with other Divisions/Sections to serve as resource person for the design and implementation of trainings on operational issues in emergency situations / simulations to disseminate and promote policies, procedures, tools and approaches.• Participate and influence headquarters internal and external discussions on humanitarian response systems, bringing emergency field perspective and experience to headquarters tools, policy and procedure development efforts.• Document experiences to ensure that lessons learned are available to ensure rapid and appropriate response in emergencies and assist in identification of triggers mechanisms for the purpose of preparedness actions.• Collaborate with other UNICEF ERT members, to ensure the consistency of the implementation of policies, rules and regulations in the emergency situation, and enhance the effectiveness of emergency deployments.• Apply field experience to contribute to the organization's working papers and policy documents, procedures and guidelines.• Provide support to the EMOPS desk officers on strategic analysis and humanitarian guidance on programming, support CCC revision process and SSOP revision processes.• Contribute to identifications of suitable candidates for potential deployments in different emergencies and make recommendations to the COs as required.    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...An advanced university degree (Master's) in Business Administration, Economics, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Financial Management or a related field is required.A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional work experience, with at least five (5) years in an international organization, is required. Demonstrated experience in operations support function encompassing Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Administrative services, and Technology solutions, is required.Prior work experience in emergency setting is required.Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in Spanish and French is highly desirable. Knowledge of another UN language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian) is considered an asset.  For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF ValuesThe UNICEF competencies required for this post are...a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)- UNICEF operation's policies, procedures and guidelines in an emergency situation on development and change management strategies- UNICEF operation's policies, procedures and guidelines in an emergency situation- Rights-based and Results-based management and budgeting approach in UNICEF.- Knowledge of the global commitment on aid effectiveness, including the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the Accra Agenda for Action as well as knowledge of the Global Programme Partnerships (GPPs).- Understanding of UNICEF Financial Regulations and Rules - UN security operations and guidelinesDuring the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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. 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14/02/2024
UNICEF

Senior Adviser, Public Partnerships Division (PPD) - P5

Denmark, Copenhagen , Copenhagen

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 advocateUnder the general guidance and direction of the Senior Advisor/Team Leader, responsible for developing funding strategies and approaches to donors and providing expert advice and support to UNICEF senior management, as well as coordinating fundraising efforts for an assigned geographical region and specific programme activities as assigned. How can you make a difference?Advocate for Strategic Child Rights issues and partnerships for resource mobilization coordination with selected Government Partners in consultation with different UNICEF Divisions, Regional and Country Offices.Design and manage engagement strategies and plans with the objective of increasing core and quality resources for the UNICEF strategic plan; identify all possible sources of new and continued funding; monitor and evaluate existing fundraising channels to ensure achievement of UNICEF fundraising goals to meet the objectives and financial targets of the Medium Term Strategic Plan.Design and manage engagement strategies and plans with the objective of increasing core and quality resources for the UNICEF strategic plan; identify all possible sources of new and continued funding; monitor and evaluate existing fundraising channels to ensure achievement of UNICEF fundraising goals to meet the objectives and financial targets of the Medium Term Strategic Plan. Monitor global trends in development cooperation and aid; monitor donors' development policies, budgets, systems and procedures and adapt UNICEF Strategic Partnership and resource mobilization strategies. Advise UNICEF senior management on recommended action with partners to influence donor policies and practices and maintain and increase UNICEF's resource base. Facilitate and maintain high level contacts with senior officials of missions to the UN and departments of assigned Member States; to promote, advocate, mobilize and influence cooperation with UNICEF to ensure UNICEF's resource base and the attainment of UNICEF's goals and objectives.Prepare comprehensive and substantive analyses, briefs, reports, statistics, income projections and requirements for Executive Director's meetings with minister level counterparts, senior Member State officials, senior parliamentarians, or heads of major institutions.Negotiate terms of agreements of funding consistent with UNICEF Regulations and Rules in coordination with the UNICEF Legal Office, HQ divisions and field offices. Ensure appropriate management of negotiated contributions according to UNICEF Regulations and Rules.Develop policy papers and guidelines to enhance Partnerships and initiatives for assigned donors for review/consideration of PPD Director and/or senior management.Guide and support field offices to prepare and package programme proposals for assigned donors, advise them of funding opportunities for Other Resources and on their relations with assigned donors in the field.Provide support in negotiating agreements, funding support and feedback to donors, as well as arranging meetings for funding purposes with assigned donors and assigned thematic area.Supervise and guide the work of a small team of staff. To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have?An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in social sciences, including but not limited to political science, economics, international relations, development studies, legal studies.A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience at national and international levels in the areas of social and economic development and cooperation, preferably in the area of managing external relations, partnership, and fundraising in an international organization. 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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF ValuesUNICEF competencies required for this post are?(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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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13/02/2024
UNICEF

Chief Education - P5

Pakistan, Islamabad , Islamabad

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, Education How can you make a difference?Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among other things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves. In particular, UNICEF will work so that:Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health, immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.Every child learns.Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. To learn more about UNICEF work in Pakistan, please visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan and videos on YouTube and Vimeo The Chief Education (Level 5) reports to the Deputy Representative is accountable for the development, design, planning, implementation, and management of the Education programme within the country programme. As Head of Section, s/he leads a group of professional and support staff to develop and manage the education programme in collaboration with other programme sectors, and with government and key development partners. S/he is accountable for the overall quality of the programme design and for ensuring that it is effectively and efficiently managed and monitored.The Chief is responsible for managing and leading all stages of education programmes/projects from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of results on strengthening national education systems to improve learning outcomes, universal access to equitable and inclusive primary/early childhood education, and renewing involvement in secondary education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.The Chief is responsible for leading, managing and establishing the plans of action to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results, according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. To make a difference, the incumbent shall be responsible for following key strategic functions, accountabilities and related duties/ tasks;Managerial leadership Establish the section's annual work plan with the education team, and set priorities and targets. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team.Programme development and planningLead the planning and updating of the situation analysis to ensure that current and comprehensive data is available to guide UNICEF's strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on education programmes and to set programme priorities, strategies, and implementation plans.Keep abreast of national, regional and international development priorities on education to leverage UNICEF's position and competencies with donors, national governments, communities and constituents to advocate and promote education initiatives and policies.Lead, coordinate and supervise the development of education programmes/projects (as a full component of the CO and/or UNDAF programmes). Establish plans of action, programme goals and results, using results-based planning methodology and terminology (RBM).Oversee the timely preparation of programme recommendation and related documentation for inclusion in the Country Office Programme recommendation, ensuring alignment with UNICEF's overall Strategic Plans, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.Collaborate with colleagues and partners to develop partnership frameworks to address specific needs and to leverage resources for enhancing education programmes/projects. Ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of programmes and projects with UNICEF Strategic Plans and priorities, donors' development strategies and policies, national priorities, and UN System development interventions and initiatives.Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results Plan and collaborate on monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results on education programmes.Participate in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to engage stakeholders to take required action and interventions to achieve results.Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths, and/or weaknesses in programme and management; identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.Monitor programmes and projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.Plan, approve, monitor, certify, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying & verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.Prepare and submit programme and project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues.Advisory services and technical supportProvide technical advice to key government officials, NGO, UN system and other country office partners on strategies and best practices to influence approaches and policies, and to support social, economic, political, and legal development planning, implementation and delivery of results on education programmes and related issues.Coordinate and ensure the availability of technical experts (with Regional Office/HQ) to ensure timely support throughout all stages of programming and project implementation.Participate in strategic discussions to influence policy and agenda setting for combating all forms of discrimination against children by advising on and advocating strategies and approaches to promote universal access to equitable and inclusive education for children in the countryAdvocacy, networking and partnership building Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with local and national governments, UN system agency partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, funding organizations, research institutes and private sector to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities, leverage funds, to promote goals and achieve sustainable and broad results on education programmes.Design communication strategies, implementation plans and activities for maximum communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnerships for sustainable results, and to support fund raising for UNICEF and Country Office programmes on education.Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on education and related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF development planning and agenda setting process. Collaborate with inter-agency partners and colleagues on the UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects including emergency preparedness.Innovation, knowledge management and capacity buildingPromote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable education programming initiatives through advocacy and technical advisory services.Keep abreast, research, benchmark, introduce and implement best and cutting edge practices on education and management. Institutionalize and disseminate best practices and knowledge learned.Lead the development of policies and procedures, and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.Lead, plan and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of stakeholders to promote sustainable results on education and related programmes/projects.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.*A first University Degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.A minimum of ten years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education at the international level is required.Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.Familiarity/ background with emergency is considered as 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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:UNICEF competencies required for this post are?The UNICEF competencies required for this post areNurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)Works Collaboratively with others (2)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)Innovates and Embraces Change (2)Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)Drive to achieve impactful results (2)Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here. Life at UNICEFWorking at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. Our contracts, wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension etc.Career support, staff wellbeing programme, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, childcare room, family support, policies & initiatives, security etc.UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 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. Remarks:This position has been re-advertised. Candidates who applied in the first call need not reply. The VA is open to both internal and external candidates.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.Verified educational certificates are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates will be prioritized.UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also 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.This Vacancy Announcement is open to all (internal and external) candidates.Anticipated Strat Date: 1st Aug 2023. 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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13/02/2024
UNICEF

Re-advertisement: Communication Specialist (Innovative Finance) - P3

Finland, Central Finland , Helsinki

Please Note: This is a re-advertisement in order to expand the candidate pool. Previous applicants need not reapply as their original application will be duly considered.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, hopeUNICEF has a 70-year history of innovating for children. We believe that new approaches, partnerships, and technologies that support the realization of children's rights are key to improving children's lives.Worldwide, we innovate to tackle the most pressing problems faced by the most vulnerable children. We take a systematic approach to innovation, applying skills and energy across new tools and technologies, products, innovative financing, and new ways of working to boost our impact.The Office of Innovation (OOI) is a creative, unique, and agile team in UNICEF. We sit at a unique intersection, where an organization that works on huge global issues meets the startup thinking, the technology, the tools, the know-how and the partners that turn ideas and energy into scalable solutions for children.The incumbent is placed within the newly established Innovative Finance Hub, reporting to the Chief of IF Hub with matrix reporting to communication lead in OOI Stockholm. He/she will work closely with other divisions on innovation and innovative finance. The Innovative Finance Hub in Finland will reimagine how UNICEF operates, accelerates and streamlines finding new sources of funding and financing to fill the SDG gap - to protect gains made, rebuild from losses from COVID-19 and radically accelerate progress towards the SDGs for children. The Chief of Hub will be at the forefront of building the IF Hub platform that will:Unlock the $40 trillion ESG market to meet funding and financing gaps for children.Better integrate children's needs into business investment decisionsCatalyze a global pipeline of investable high-impact child-aligned projects.Convene industry experts to incubate and build game-changing new social goods constructs.Our aim is to build a genuine, global thought leadership hub around innovative financing that will not only be transformational as an approach for UNICEF's Global Innovation Strategy but also serve as a catalyst for change within the development industry. How can you make a difference?Based in Helsinki, the Communication Specialist (Innovative Finance) will support the Chief of Hub and contribute as an active team member. With their expertise they will develop and implement an advocacy and communication strategy with the objective of brand building, awareness raising. They will coordinate, network and support activities towards the development and implementation of new financial structures that can leverage additional resources for children at country, regional and global level, as well as make existing resources more efficient and results-oriented and aligned with the new UNICEF Innovative Finance for Children Strategy (IF4C Strategy) including new emerging fundraising modalities. Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks:Communication strategy: Actively contribute to a clear and dynamic communication strategy and associated work plan to advocate for innovation as a key driver for children's and women's rights. The strategy and subsequent work plan creatively target audiences internally and externally to enhance the organization's credibility and brand including various public domains to strengthen awareness, political will and partnerships in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives. The strategy and subsequent workplans are designed with internal and external inputs to ensure creativity and alignment; driven by a strong ambition of brand building leading to UNICEF being perceived as the most innovative not-for-profit organization globally.Management: Effective and efficient management of financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) for optimal impact. Strong team player as part of the broader Resource Mobilization and Partnership hub and overall, OOI.Networking and partnerships: Ensure the OOI has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of internal and external individuals, groups, and fora whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives. Effective working relationships with UNICEF, broader UN, and other key external communication counterparts (especially within the innovation ecosystem and social media) are developed, maintained and enhanced, specially building powerful and engaging story telling for internal and external audiences.Media relations: Ensure the OOI has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media but with an emphasis on social media, and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of the advocacy and communication objectives.Influencers and special events: Ensure the OOI has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of appropriate influencers (individuals, groups and fora) who have been identified, engaged and support the advocacy and communication objectives. The OOI has an annual list of special events, as participants or coordinators, where key advocacy and communication objectives are optimally achieved.Aligning global priorities and campaigns: Ensure the OOI has an effective process in place for influencing, integrating and taking action on UNICEF's global communications priorities, campaigns and partnerships.Partnership and resource mobilization support: Ensure new and existing partnership management with both public and private sector are supported by and an effective and creative advocacy and communication strategy and activities.Monitoring and evaluation: Ensure robust baselines are established against which the achievement of objectives of the communication strategy are regularly analyzed to continuously improve and adapt real-time the effectiveness of communication strategy and activities.Capacity building and support: Ensure the OOI and broader UNICEF teams (e.g., communication specialists in other business units) are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of Innovative Finance Hub advocacy and communication as required.Please access the full ToR and related information here P3 Communication Specialist JD Finland IF Hub final.docx To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have?Advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations. A first University Degree combined with a total of 7 years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree in journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations, or corporate communications.)Five years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, advocacy, print, broadcast, and/or new media, especially demonstrating creative and ambitious brand building, and powerful and engaging story telling for internal and external audiences especially using social and other web media.International work experience, experience with public, private, and financial sector, expertise in international development and humanitarian response, and/or the innovation ecosystem strong assets. Ideally with a background working with communication and marketing in a development finance institution, impact fund, or multilateral bank.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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF competencies required for this post are:Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1) Works Collaboratively with others (1)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)Innovates and Embraces Change (1)Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)Drives to achieve impactful results (1)Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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. Remarks:Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.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 are also 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.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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13/02/2024
UNICEF

Innovation Specialist (Sustainable WASH) - P3

Denmark, Copenhagen , Copenhagen

The purpose of this role is to support Country Offices working on innovation projects, to support their work, facilitate documentation of best practice, help navigate the challenges of innovation projects at scale and address issues when they arise. The Innovation Specialist will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of the WASH Innovation portfolio projects and driving climate resilient WASH innovations to accelerate results for children and young people. 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, hopeOrganizational context:The vision of the UNICEF Sustainable WASH Innovation Hub (WASH Hub) is to be a global home for building, accelerating and scaling transformational climate resilient solutions for a WASH secure future of universal and equitable access to services, addressing the full ambition of the SDG6. WASH Hub will source, pilot and scale transformational and frontier climate resilient innovations that respond to key programmatic challenges that, if solved, will unlock faster progress for a water secure future for children and young people. One of the key global challenges that the Hub will address through exploration and scale of innovative solutions will be tackling foreseen climate change impacts on WASH services and delivery access. The Hub will also support research and innovation on the links between climate change and water, sanitation and hygiene. The hub will bring together a passionate community of strategic partners including children and young people, academia, private entrepreneurs, public policy makers, social development and humanitarian actors, and our global UNICEF WASH / CEED and innovation colleagues in 150+ countries. Collectively we will co-create, advocate, enable, convene, and motivate for innovative sustainable solutions to long-standing barriers and emerging opportunities for a WASH secure and climate resilient future for every child. The WASH Hub will be part of a distributed network working in close partnership with child impacted local ecosystems in countries across the world, while simultaneously engaging some of the most impactful global innovation ecosystems.How can you make a difference?The purpose of this role is to support Country Offices working on innovation projects, to support their work, facilitate documentation of best practice, help navigate the challenges of innovation projects at scale and address issues when they arise. The Innovation Specialist will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of the WASH Innovation portfolio projects and driving climate resilient WASH innovations to accelerate results for children and young people.The Innovation Specialist will work under the supervision of the Innovation Manager (WASH Hub). They will need to work in an environment that will evolve requiring adaptability, flexibility, and the ability to creatively respond to rapidly changing innovation landscapes. The post will need to ensure strong connections between the WASH hub, Regional Advisors and Country WASH teams and the relevant communities of practice to share the results of the WASH innovation portfolio.  Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks:Support Country Offices implementing Innovation projects as part of the WASH portfolio. Key activities to achieve this include:Coordinate and engage with country offices on progress of projects and deliverables related to the WASH hubs approach to scaling.Provide broker and source technical support for projects within the portfolio, enabling them to accelerate and scale new approaches.Facilitate the documentation of best practice to advise scaling innovations to other countries or regions.Utilize internal processes, as needed, to support projects along the innovation process and define pathways to scale.Work collaboratively to identify solutions to challenges for projects as they arise.Actively support the WASH innovation portfolio process. Key activities to achieve this include:Support the intake of innovative solutions for the portfolio in line with agreed global governance processes.Support the Innovation Manager to provide, broker and source support for projects wishing to enter the portfolio, enabling them to accelerate new approaches to the identified WASH problem statements.Support the development of internal processes, as needed, to better support internal innovation projects from within UNICEF.Through on the ground activities support country offices and project teams to identify challenges and solutions both form a strategic and practical perspective, to define next steps and project activities.Explore resource mobilization needs for country office supportSummarize projects, approaches and activities within the portfolio for the OoI teams as appropriate.Support resource mobilization and partnership opportunities within the WASH hub and the wider OoI Partnerships team as required.Support exploration of potential partnership opportunities for the overall portfolio or for specific portfolio solutions to be explored at Country or Regional level.Support the sharing of Innovation projects experiences and results. Key activities to achieve this include:Ensure strong connections between the WASH hub, Regional Advisors and Country WASH teams and the relevant communities of practice to share the results of the WASH innovation portfolio.Plan for the development of communications products, and regularly showcase the portfolios and their projects across a range of opportunities to raise profile, positioning and engagement and support for these and the Office of Innovation, through opportunities such as stories, media, social media, events, briefings etc.Support and coordinate with the Communications Specialist (Innovation) to enable them to select content through opportunities at the Country level.Support innovators in climate resilient WASH across UNICEF by:Ensuring INVENT and SharePoint content is up to date in relation to the portfolios.Capture and distill learning and share these widely through mechanisms such as recorded webinars, documentation, videos and other assets, developmental reflections etc.Support the connection and engagement the external and internal stakeholders in WASH innovation through bringing external experiences into UNICEF as well as showcasing internal best practice.Support the facilitation of south-south and triangular sharing of best practices.Provide support to Innovation Manager in respect to managing grants in support of portfolio solutions. Key activities to achieve this include:Monitoring country office budgets and spending against agreed spending and workplans.Updates on consultancy work related to the portfolio projects, progress updates and review of first draft deliverables.Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in one of the following fields is required: Environmental Science, Sustainability or related fields, Innovation-related field, International Relations, Water & Sanitation or another relevant field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.A minimum of five (5) of relevant professional experience in the areas of innovation, sustainability, water & sanitation, climate change, development and cooperation. Understanding of climate resilient WASH / CEED innovations and programming within the UNICEF context.  Demonstrated understanding of innovation practice in humanitarian, development or low resource settings, this could include start-up to scaling innovations in relevant sector(s).Demonstrable capacity to work with stakeholders and communities at all levels in a range of cultures, to strategically identify and address challenges and bottle necks to deliver results.  Demonstrated knowledge of UNICEF's processes and procedures is considered an asset.   Demonstrate experience of supporting and advising country offices remotely and/or in country throughout the project management cycle.  Ability to work with others in a range of settings. Experience of working in a UNICEF programme country. Experience of working within innovation portfolios is desirable. Experience in supporting development of communication materials for internal and external publication is desirable. Experience in managing grants as well as commissioning and managing contractors is desirable.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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are?(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks:Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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. 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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Comptroller and Director, Division of Financial and Administrative Management, D2

United States of America, New York , New York

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. For 75 years UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of children and their families. Saving and protecting lives and promoting child rights require a global presence and strong partnerships with governments, international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector. All children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential ? to the benefit of a better world. For every child, commitmentUnder the overall authority of the Executive Director and under the oversight of the Deputy Executive Director- Management, the Comptroller will direct and manage the organisation's global financial, budget, accounting and administrative management operations and contribute to senior management deliberations to support the achievement of organisational goals and objectives. How can you make a difference?The Comptroller will have the following responsibilities:Formulates the organisation's financial plans and participates in the formulation of the strategic plans and integrated budget. Proposes to the Executive Director liquidity policy and monitors its application to minimise risk and maximise utilisation of resources.Develops, implements, and ensures adherence to global financial, accounting, budgetary and administrative policies and procedures. Establishes internal control mechanisms, performance standards, and measurements to ensure the organisation's assets are protected, resources are efficiently and effectively utilised, and all operational transactions are in accordance with the UN/UNICEF Financial Regulations and Rules.Directs and supervises the activities of the Division of Financial and Administrative Management (DFAM) and provides financial guidance to senior management on financial, accounting, budget and administrative matters throughout the organisation. Monitors overall financial performance to ensure achievement of objectives and goals.Oversees Global Strategic Operations function, supporting Regional and Country offices, ensuring collaboration from all levels within the organization and providing technical support and direction.Manages and approves financial operations related to the organisation's assets and liabilities, revenue, and expenses. Directs the opening and management of all UNICEF bank accounts and authorises transfer and payment of funds. Decides, with the advice of a UNICEF Financial Advisory Committee, on the investment of funds. Monitors return on investments and take action to minimise investment risk.Ensures compliance with financial accountability requirements established by the Executive Board, Donors and UNICEF; and timely and efficiently submits required reports to Governing Bodies, Donors and UNICEF management. Develops and ensures adherence to accounting policies designed to produce timely and accurate accounting records and financial information.Oversees the preparation and utilization of the institutional budget. In collaboration with relevant divisions, monitors the allocation and implementation of the programme and private sector budgets.Support the identification and formulation of innovative financing modalities in collaboration with the Partnerships cone and other stakeholders.Advises the Office of the Executive Director on the development of broad organisational operational objectives and policy issues. Ensures issuance of policies and their consistent application throughout the Organisation.Contributes to financial forward planning of future requirements and level of UNICEF expenditures and activities on the basis of available and expected resources. Monitors and reports financial results in relation to budget plans.Serves as Chairperson of the Contract Review Committee (CRC) at Headquarters. Guides and directs those in other offices on the appropriate conduct of business of CRC. Chairperson of the Insurance and Property Survey Board at Headquarters, which monitors UNICEF's self-insurance scheme and approves purchase of commercial insurance.Coordinates all relations of UNICEF with the United Nations Board of Auditors and, in related matters, with the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions. Represents UNICEF at the Finance and Budget Network of the UN HLCM.Act for the Deputy Executive Director (Management) as required. Participates in UNICEF Executive Board meetings, providing guidance and advice to the Executive Director on financial and budgetary matters discussed in plenary and in the formal and informal sessions.Provides authoritative advice and decisions on the interpretation and implementation of organisational policies and procedures related to financial management. Establishes philosophy and principles for new guidelines related to financial management. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Advanced university degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field and internationally recognized professional certification (e.g., CPA, CA, ACCA or equivalent) is required. Knowledge of IPSAS, IFRS or GAAP is highly desirable.15 years of professional financial management experience at a senior level in large organizations.Background and knowledge of reporting implications of innovative and structured finance instruments is highly desirable.Proven record of progressively responsible leadership experience in financial management and accounting with excellent people management skills.Previous experience with the United Nations or international organizations with operations in humanitarian or development context is desired.Fluency in English required. Knowledge of another UN working language is desired. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:UNICEF competencies required for this post are at level III as follows:Builds and maintains partnershipsDemonstrates self-awareness and ethical awarenessDrive to achieve results for impactInnovates and embraces changeManages ambiguity and complexityThinks and acts strategicallyWorks collaboratively with othersNurtures, leads and manages peopleDuring the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here. Remarks: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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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 are also 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.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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07/02/2024
UNICEF

Chief Child Survival and Development - P5

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

Chief, Child Survival and Development (CSD) shall be responsible for the overall management and administration in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Child Survival and Development programme that covers Health & Nutrition, ECD, WASH and climate change programme in the context of child survival and development within the country programme. As Chief of Section, directs, leads, manages, develops and enables a competent team of professional and support staff to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the Child Survival and Development programme. Works closely, in Humanitarian Action, with the Nutrition and Health sector and WASH sector within the inter-agency standing committee (IASC). 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 fulfil 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.The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does ? in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life ? in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions ? her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens ? addressing inequity ? not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.UNICEF aims to be the leading advocate for children, enabled by a cohort of networked, strategic, innovative, and effective advocates who deliver change for children in every part of the world.   How can you make a difference?As Chief of Section, directs, leads, manages, develops and enables a competent team of professional and support staff to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the Child Survival and Development programme, with a view to integrating gender equality across all aspects of the country programme. Contributes to create synergy partnerships which reinforce other organizations ? including other UN Agencies ? MDGs strategic directions in areas where UNICEF has primary responsibility or comparative advantage. The Chief reports to the Deputy Representative, Programme who is at the level of P5.Key functions/accountabilities:Timely and quality sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination are ensured to contribute to the Situation Analysis, its periodic update, and all programme documents, in relation to Health & Nutrition, ECD, WASH and climate change programme,  in partnerships with key stakeholders and with contribution of knowledge institutions. Integrated strategies, methodologies and new approaches for each of Health & Nutrition, ECD, WASH and climate change are developed and implemented based on results-based approach within Human Rights framework. Partnerships with global funds, multilateral and bilateral agencies and development banks, as well as relations with the private sector enhanced and exploited efficiently. Technical support is provided to government and non-government organizations at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries, and  through back-up partnerships with relevant specialists organizations as appropriate.Monitoring and evaluation of programme performance undertaken for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery, capitalizing on joint global monitoring and evaluation frameworks such as the Child Health epidemiology Reference Group for child health and nutrition, and with WFP in the areas of food and nutrition.Work plan and objectives are effectively established, performance is managed, and planned results are timely delivered through exercise of strong programme management leadership; partnership frameworks that pool competencies and resources developed.The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building programme, which also build on technical partnerships with collaborating agencies to provide state-of-the-art technical information to staff ? in the development, implementation and management of the CSD programme.UNICEF, Government and implementing partners accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector.Effective partnership and collaboration are achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.The most relevant and strategic information is provided including in cooperation with knowledge institutions to support the CSD Programme by the effective implementation of integrated programme monitoring system.Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with effective coordination are provided; and in line with the Core Commitments for Children (CCCs) in Humanitarian Action, partnerships with the relevant humanitarian actors strengthened within the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). To qualify as a champion for every child you will haveÀAdvanced university degree in Public Health and Nutrition (preferably with specialized training in health planning, health and nutrition education, health care system management, HIV/AIDS prevention, or epidemiology), Child Development,  Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.Ten years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring and evaluation of health and nutrition programmes, WASH including those relevant to child survival & early development. Experience in climate change programme will an added advantage. Professional work experience in a managerial position, or a technical expert position in health, nutrition, and child survival & health care.WASH, Developing country work experience.Background/familiarity with EmergencyFluency in English and Arabic is required. Selection Criteria:Experience in technical leadership and knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the combination of a diverse fields of the following:Public Health & Nutrition, Health & Nutrition Emergency Preparedness, Educational Interventions in Health & Nutritional Care, WASH, Early Childhood development and climate changeKnowledge of the global commitment on aid effectiveness.Good Knowledge of global health issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current trends, methods and approaches.Knowledge of Policies and strategy to address national and global health issues.Emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches. For every Child, you demonstrate the following: UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: Core Competencies: Nurtures, Leads and Manages People, Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness, Works Collaboratively with others, Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Innovates and Embraces Change, Thinks and Acts Strategically, drive to achieve impactful results, Manages ambiguity and complexity. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels:  competency framework 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.We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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. Remarks:UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable (Male and Female candidates) are encouraged to apply.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.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 are also 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.UNICEF only considers higher educational 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 atAll selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.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.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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02/02/2024