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UNICEF  

Site: United States of America, New York, New York
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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

Chief of Field Office - P5

India, Uttar Pradesh , Lucknow

 Chief of Field Office, P-5 Lucknow, India [Post # 52030]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. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential ? to the benefit of a better world.And we never give up.Click here to learn more about UNICEF:   https://youtu.be/43aiG4w2q_MThe 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 fulfil 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. Job organizational context:This post is critical to managing and providing a supervisory role to the overall functioning of the state of Lucknow. The Chief Field Office Lucknow reports to the Chief Field Services for general guidance and supervision.  Purpose of the job: Accountable for UNICEF's advocacy with the Government and other partners for the enhancement of the survival, protection, development, and participation of children and women in state development efforts. Represents the India Country Office Representative in all aspects of UNICEF's co-operation with the State Government. Responsible for all aspects of office management of the UNICEF state office. Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks:Representation and advocacy: On behalf of the Country Representative, represent UNICEF in the state of Bihar, advocate for policies supportive of UNICEF goals and objectives, building alliances in Government, Civil Society Organizations, including faith-based organizations (and community groups, academia, and other development actors towards the achievement of these goals. Represent UNICEF in meetings with senior Government officials as well as multi-lateral, bi-lateral agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations and maintain an effective working relationship with them, advocating for the rights of children in all fora. Represent UNICEF and ensure increased commitment to UN Reform in order to accelerate and improve the process in Bihar ? this includes leading ?light' coordination' mechanism for the UN at the state level as well as being the Area Security Coordinator (ASC). Provide overall direction and guidance on reform issues within the State. Programmeme planning and development: Be aware of development policies of Central and State Government and the socio-economic scenario of the area; support State Government to develop Situation Analysis/Human Development report. Support the State Government to develop State Plans of Action for children based on up to date situation analysis and within the framework of SDGs; guide development of rolling work plans and ensure convergent programmeming across the sectors; support the implementation of UNICEF supported programme within the UNICEF-GOI Country Programmeme using appropriate strategies and interventions relevant to the State and Country Programmeme. Programmeme implementation: Lead and guide a team of professional and support staff, ensuring effective and appropriate use of all human and material resources, overseeing implementation of UNICEF supported programmes, working closely with Government and other partners to ensure smooth and efficient execution of programme activities. Coordinate inter-sectoral programme activities to contribute to the achievement of programme objectives and relevant Sustainable Development Goals. Implement the PRIME under the overall framework of the Country IMEP goals and as relevant to the specific State setting. Management: Direct, supervise and coordinate the office workplan in VISION, including programme and operations, monitor progress quarterly to ensure objectives are met. Closely monitor financial commitments, expenditure, and liquidation of programme and administrative funds allotted to the field office under the integrated budget in accordance with financial rules and regulation, ensuring accountability for resources allocated to the office and compliance with all operational systems and procedures. Establish and monitor relevant internal controls. Assign tasks to staff in Field Office, monitor performance, complete the Performance Appraisal System process as required; ensure appropriate professional development and training of staff, identifying and recommending human resources required for programmes. Hire appropriate services as required through Short Service Agreements (SSA), Temporary Appointments, and outsourcing, following UNICEF's Rules and Regulations. Monitor performance as needed. Programme monitoring/evaluation: Coordinate field level M & E frameworks and programme evaluation efforts, ensuring timely review and course correction of current programme strategies. Direct, supervise and coordinate the preparation of all programme reports required by the Executive Board, Country Office, and donors. Develop and make effective use of programme monitoring systems, ensuring that information generated leads to decisions to improve project performance and feedback to field staff. Provide leadership and support to the State Office team for optimal management of the State Office. Champion engagement and follow up on workplace culture changes within the office and ICO. Ensure the organization of regular staff and programme meetings and follow up to decisions and recommendations. Provide input in the Country Management Team.  To qualify as a champion and advocate for every child, you will have?  Education:Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.Professional experience: Ten years of relevant professional work experience. Experience in managing large programmes and leading large teams, high-level advocacy, and representation, building strategic alliances and partnerships/resource mobilization.International and Developing country work experience and field work experience preferred. Background in development and emergency programmeming.Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate?  Core Values: Care Respect  IntegrityTrustAccountability    Core competencies (Level 3):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 peopleView our 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.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. 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 is based in Lucknow, India.Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process, including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training, etc.Selected applicant will have an initial two (2) year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension, subject to satisfactory performanceMobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.For more information about UNICEF India, please refer to the link:  http://unicef.in/Wherewework       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Innovation Manager (Governance & Innovation Portfolios) - P4

Sweden, Stockholm , Stockholm

 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, hopeThe Office of Innovation (OoI) works to catalyze UNICEF's and all its partners' expertise and resources against key children-outcomes bottlenecks, with a view to continuously ideate and scale the most effective solutions with transformational potential at scale to achive the child- related SDGs.The office is doing this by continuously exploring new ways of accelerating results for children, investing across a range of early stage solutions, and harnessing internal and external expertise towards continuously iterating and fine-tuning the most promising solutions for children through a systematic portfolio management approach, and leveraging all stakeholders' innovation energy, knowhow and resources from intergovernmental, multilateral, private sector and non-governmental fora (think tank, academia). How can you make a difference?Under the general guidance and direction of the Senior Advisor, Innovation (Portfolio, Culture and Scale 89335), and in close collaboration with relevant Innovation Hub leads, the incumbent will be responsible for:1. Oversight and implementation of governance principles, processes and entities for the innovation function globally, across the Innovation Hubs and including the Innovation Portfolio Steering Committee (IPSC).2. Distill best practices for portfolio management and provide guidance and technical assistance across Innovation Hubs and to Regional Offices and Country Offices to support their innovation governance needs, including to tailor global governance principles and processes to country and regional level.3. Oversight and guidance for the UNICEF innovation pipeline, across Innovation Hubs, including developing resources, Standard Operation Procedures and relevant criteria that defines the journey from pilot to acceleration to scale.4. Lead, develop and manage the associated tools and platforms that enable UNICEF's innovation portfolios, specifically i) INVENT and ii)UNICORN5. Manage internal UNICEF, cross-portfolio funding allocation exercises from cradle to grave.6. Collaborate with the P3 Engagement Culture and Capacity post which manages field engagement, knowledge management and capacitybuilding.7. Represent OOI on relevant governance entities.8. Deliver clear and effective engagement across stakeholders of the portfolios, especially across the field.Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:1. Oversight and implementation of governance principles, processes and entities for the innovation function globally. Management of theInnovation Portfolio Steering Committee (IPSC) which is chaired by P5 Senior Adviser Innovation (PCS), including its membership, convening, communication and functioning. The IPSC purpose is to provide strategic guidance and support OOI in its accountability to enable UNICEF to maximize its impact in innovation through the development, operationalization, and active management of UNICEF's programme-led, problem-focused portfolio approach to innovation.2. Distill best practices for portfolio management and share across UNICEF's Innovation Hubs, portfolios and offices. Provide guidance and technical assistance to Regional Offices and Country Offices to support their innovation governance needs, including to tailor globalgovernance principles and processes to country and regional level.3. Oversight and guidance for the UNICEF innovation pipeline across the Innovation Hubs, including developing resources, Standard Operation Procedures and relevant criteria that defines the journey from pilot to acceleration to scale, including stage gates, criteria and processes for exit and entry at multiple points. Develop the guidance, resources and learning and its widespread application. Undertake the necessary consultation across stakeholders, and benchmark against world class external practices.4. Lead, develop and manage the associated tools and platforms that enable UNICEF's innovation portfolios, which are realized through their respective Hubs. INVENT is the enterprise-wide platform for innovation and T4D and connects the innovation pipeline from the inventory of all solutions through to portfolios of promising projects and priority projects for scale. Manage, identify resources for and support the INVENT Product Manager and platform, particularly its application for innovation portfolios. In collaboration with the P5 Senior Adviser Innovation (PCS), #89335, who is the Business Owner for both platforms, this post will run INVENT governance (Project Governance Board and other entities per its Project Charter), prioritized product development, and sustainability.5. Lead, develop and manage the UNICORN platform, the enterprise open innovation/challenge platform. Partner with PFP in co-leading the awareness and effective use of UNICORN to enables open innovation engagement with the public, use as an internal culture and capacity building platform, and to support sourcing for UNICEF's innovation portfolios. Undertake relevant activities in coordination with ICTD.6. Manage internal UNICEF, cross-portfolio funding allocation processes, including process, drafting communications, monitoring, documentation and learning, and reporting, including reviewing significant investments and set aside allocation exercises.7. Collaborate closely with the P3 Engagement Culture and Capacity post which manages field engagement, knowledge management and capacity building. In particular producing resources that for which the P3 would support the knowledge management, community development and sharing, and capacity building.8. Represent OOI on relevant governance entities, such as the Humanitarian Review, Responsible Data for Children, and with ICTD PMO.9. Deliver clear and effective engagement across stakeholders of the portfolios to reinforce and widely communicate this inclusiveness. With OOI communication team, support communication around portfolio, its value propositions and staff engagement especially across the field.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Education: An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in one of the following fields is required: Social Science or Humanities, Innovation-related field, International Relations, Business Administration, or another relevant technical 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.Experience:? A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience is required at national and international levels in the areas of innovationand/or social and economic development and cooperation.? Demonstrated expertise in innovation practice, spanning start-up to scaling innovations, especially in the social and/or development sectors.Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The 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)? Drive to achieve impactful results (1)? Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Innovation Manager (Evidence, Performance & Programme management) - P4

Sweden, Stockholm , Stockholm
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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, hopeThe Office of Innovation (OoI) works to catalyze UNICEF's and all its partners' expertise and resources against key children-outcomesbottlenecks, with a view to continuously ideate and scale the most effective solutions with transformational potential at scale to achieve the child-related SDGs. The office is doing this by continuously exploring new ways of accelerating results for children, investing across a range of early stage solutions, and harnessing internal and external expertise towards continuously iterating and finetuning the most promising solutions for children through a systematic portfolio management approach, and leveraging all stakeholders' innovation energy, knowhow and resources from intergovernmental, multilateral, private sector and non-governmental fora (think tank, academia). How can you make a difference?Under the general guidance and direction of the P5 Senior Adviser Innovation (PCS) , and in close collaboration with relevantinnovation Hub leads and Portfolio Managers, the incumbent will be responsible for:1. Developing and implement Monitoring, evaluation and evidence strategy, plan and its implementation for the Office of Innovation.2. Create or identify externally and adapt, pilot and scale innovative approaches to building evidence around innovations that supportorganizational learning and scaling of innovations, and that capture results, return on investment and impact.3. Develop learning, capacity building resources, and access to technical assistance to build awareness, competency in and diffusion of these.approaches to support their implementation across the organization.4. Aggregate, track and accompany the various innovation MEEL activities and distill and facilitate regular communicate insights and learning.5. Design and deliver events, learning opportunities and thought leadership contributions.6. Create OOI performance management plan KPIs and their monitoring, corrective actions and reporting for all Portfolio-related KPIs from SP to OMP to Hub and Portfolio-specific indicators.Key functions accountabilities and related duties/tasks:1. Create OOI performance management plan and develop Hub and Portfolio KPIs with the guidance of P5 Senior Adviser Innovation (PCS)#89335. With P3 Innovation Specialist (Innovative PPME) #OOI21008, undertake monitoring, corrective actions and reporting for all Portfolio-related KPIs from SP to OMP to Hub and Portfolio-specific indicators.2. Develop and implement Monitoring, evaluation and evidence generation strategy for the Office of Innovation ensuring that there is a well prioritized and realistic plan of research, monitoring and evaluation activities that support individual initiatives to build the evidence base for scale, whilst also leveraging cross-project, cross-portfolio and cross-hub leanings about innovation process, capacity and culture. Liaise with relevant divisions such as OOR on areas where there is a common agenda and work plan activities.3. Engage actively in external networks and sources of new, innovative and effective evidence-building approaches and new ideas, exploring how these might be adapted or inform the creation of new evidence approaches for innovation in UNICEF. Create or identify externally and adapt, pilot and scale innovative approaches to building evidence around innovations that support organizational learning and scaling of innovations, and that capture results, return on investment and impact. Connect with evidence-generation colleagues within UNICEF in OOR, OE, Programme.4. Working together with key stakeholders at HQ, RO and CO levels, create or adapt, pilot and scale innovative approaches to buildingevidence around innovations that support organizational learning and scaling of innovations.5. Develop learning and capacity building resources, tool kits and experiences and build awareness, competency in and application of these approaches to support their implementation.6 Develop mechanisms to support offices to apply these evidence methodologies appropriately, such as decision support to identify theappropriate mythologies, developing/leveraging LTAs or rosters of practitioners, TORs, technical assistance to office to support implementation.7. Where required and in collaboration with portfolio managers, provide technical assistance to key innovation projects around evidencebuilding strategies.8. Aggregate, track and accompany the various Monitoring, evaluation, and evidence generation activities being undertaken across the Hubs, Portfolios and OOI Teams and the capture and communication of insights derived from individual activities and across the aggregate activities.9. Develop a work practice and plan that regularly shares internally and externally what we are trying, learning, insights, working out loud etc. Design and deliver events, thought leadership and learning opportunities, in collaboration with P4 Innovation Manager (Engagement, Culture & Capacity) #OOI21006, and coordination with OOI Communication Team.10. Working closely with the P5 and in supervision of the P3 role, ensure effective programme management is designed and implemented for all major funding streams that cut across multiple innovation portfolios, including (but not limited to) set aside investment funding and major partnerships secured for the innovation portfolios.11. Production of thought leadership assets around measurement of innovation. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Education: Advanced university degree in social sciences or Humanities, Innovation-related field, International Relations, Business Administration, or another related technical 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.Experience:? A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience is required at national and international levels in the areas of innovation and/or social and economic development and cooperation.? Demonstrated expertise in innovation practice, spanning start-up to scaling innovations, especially in the social and/or development sectors.? Professional work experience in monitoring and evaluation activities, especially with a focus on measurement of innovations/innovationprogrammes, expertise in approaches such as Social Impact Assessment, LEAN impact, Adaptive learning models, Social blueprint/modelcanvas, an asset.? Strong analytical skills.? Experience in public advocacy, media engagements, and ability to produce intellectual leadership assets on innovation is an asset.Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge and fluency of another UN language is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The 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)To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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Human Resources Manager - P4

Chad, Chari-Baguirmi , 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 childThe 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.UNICEF's HIV response for children must ensure that neither age, poverty, gender inequality, nor social exclusion determine access to life saving HIV prevention, treatment and care. UNICEF and its partners' responses ensure all children are born free of HIV, and remain HIV-free for the first two decades of life, from birth through adolescence. It means that all children living with HIV have access to the treatment, care and support they need to remain alive and healthy. This is UNICEF's vision of an AIDS-free generation starting with children. Ending AIDS among children is vital to ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030 ? the overarching goal of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) of which UNICEF is a cofounding partner.  How can you make a difference?Management of Unit? Support the Chief of Section in establishing the annual work plan, setting 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.Technical HR Leadership? Provide technical leadership in one or more HR specialty areas with responsibility for reviewing the work of other Professional and General Service staff for compliance with principles and concepts, policies, regulations and rules as well as for soundness of judgement and conclusions.? 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 organization including formulating the position of the organization on policies in area of HR specialization and determining the appropriate application of rules and regulations to highly sensitive or contentious individual cases having implications for other HR systems and UNICEF as a whole.Business Partnering? Serve as the single point of contact for his/her client portfolio on advice pertaining to all aspects of the employment life cycle? Work with clients to help fulfill their goals through advising on how to attract, retain and motivate staff of the highest caliber.? Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.? Proactively advise clients on the resolution of human resources issues ensuring equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the staff and organizations interests in accordance with policies, regulations and procedures.? Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.Strategic Human Resources? Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.? 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.Implementation of assigned Human Resources Services? Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their supervisors in implementing efficient client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.? When assigned casework in the relevant area on either a routine or non-routine basis, analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend solutions or further actions required.Learning and Capacity Development? In collaboration with business owners, design and deliver learning plans for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in new areas.? Contributes to the mapping of competencies for all staff in assigned client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.? Recommend efficient and cost-effective learning products which strengthen staff capacity to contribute effectively to business goals.? Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.? Provide orientation briefings to new staff.? Provide day-to-day performance and talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions)HR Data Analytics? Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies.? Develop data collection systems to optimize data quality.? Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?An Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field is required. Eight 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.Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.  For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...i) Core Values? Care? Respect? Integrity? Trust? Accountabilityii) Core Competencies (For Staff with Supervisory Responsibilities) * 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)*The 7 core competencies are applicable to all employees. However, the competency Nurtures, Leads and Managers people is only applicable to staff who supervise others.To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  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.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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19/10/2021
UNICEF

Communication Specialist - P3

Nigeria, Abuja Federal Capital Territory , Abuja

 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, HealthIn Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children's rights in partnership with the government, civil society, children, and families. UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally - click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria: https://www.unicef.org/nigeria/. How can you make a difference?Under the guidance of the Health Manager ? Systems Strengthening, provide technical leadership and support towards PHC systems strengthening with a focus on the uptake of integrated Primary Health Care services to improve access and equitable coverage of key interventions in health program, including in the context of emergency and outbreaks linking with development programming. There is critical need given Nigeria's maternal and child survival indicators and the current COVID 19 health emergency response to support stronger community engagement/mobilization with a functioning PHC platform and its referral levels of service delivery, including the community health platforms. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKSThe Specialist will carry out the following activities related to the child survival and well-being program with a focus on improving uptake of PHC services among individuals, families and communities under the overarching framework of the health systems strengthening component of the health portfolio in Nigeria:a. Design an integrated PHC service uptake strategy to improve access and equitable coverage of key interventions for individuals, families and communities in the child survival and well-being program, including innovative programming towards fast tracking results.b. Provide technical and strategic support to all health system strengthening projects with a focus on improving uptake of PHC services and community engagement/mobilization.c. Work closely with the FMOH, NPHCDA, NCDC and partners at federal and State levels towards supporting the scale up of lessons learned towards improving uptake of PHC services in challenging situations including emergency and outbreak responses.d. Serve as the focal point for coordination and collation and understanding of the progress of uptake of PHC services to improve health practices and health-seeking behaviours.e. Support the field towards building a body of evidence on improving uptake of PHC services and community engagement/mobilization.f. Participate in technical meetings, coordination platforms at federal and sub national levels on community engagement/mobilization for PHC including humanitarian programs and other forums as needed.g. Support finalization of reports and proposals towards improving uptake of PHC services including in the context of emergency and outbreaks working closely with different clusters in the program and other sections internally as well as partners and stakeholders.h. Lead and provide support towards documenting and producing programme documentation briefs on key projects and priority areas on PHC and HSS.i. Support development of policy and program briefs.j. Other activities and support towards health systems strengthening activities as needed. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?An advanced university degree in social/behavioural sciences with emphasis on strategic communication, planning for behavioural development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research, or equivalent is required for this position.A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health and social development programs. Experience in the application of communication planning processes to specific programmes is an asset.Relevant experience in health development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF competencies required for this post are... Core competencies▪ Communication (II)▪ Working with people (II)▪ Drive for results (II)Functional Competencies:▪ Leading and supervising (I)▪ Formulating strategies and concepts (II)▪ Analysing (III)▪ Relating and networking (II)▪ Deciding and Initiating action (II)▪ Applying technical expertise (III) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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18/10/2021
UNICEF

Construction Engineer - P3

Somalia, Nugal , Garowe

 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, Safety UNICEF Somalia | UNICEF Somalia  How can you make a difference?Project Focal Point / Project Management: Oversee and coordinate all project activities, resources, equipment, and information and be able to provide requests for information or project updates at any time.Act as the point of contact for clients, stakeholders, government, contractors and sub-contractors and manage and maintain good working relationships with all.Monitor and ensure well maintained and good quality documentation of all projects - Advise health section and operations units on risks and opportunities related to the construction projects. Flag any issues to the sections for better coordination.Support to procurement process and contract management: For all Bids, ensure that evaluations are per the technical, financial and institutional standing as per the contract conditions and scope of works. - Assist the Supply team in the drafting and issuance of RFP's, tenders, contracts.Ensure LPA requests and CRC submissions with supporting documents related to construction activities are complete and clear for reviewing.Ensure tender documents in relation to construction works and engineering services are complete and coherent; ensure clarity of technical information prepared for the bidders' conference; validate/provide answers on technical questions raised by the bidders during the tendering.Provide support to Supply section on organizing bidders' conference and site visits; organize and lead the evaluation of technical proposals received and review the evaluation report; provide support to Supply section on the analysis of financial proposals.Ensure all construction related contracts are well-overseen and coordinated and payment are reviewed and approved, as required.Provide advice on drafted construction contracts to ensure compliance with UNICEF and industry rules, common practices, and regulations.Project Monitoring and Reporting: Organize relevant meetings of all construction works in coordination with the construction company, the engineering firm and relevant government counterparts.Ensure overall follow-up to construction activities by coordinating regular site visits and regular technical meetings including joint monitoring with relevant Government technical services; review monitoring and site supervision reports, minutes of technical meetings to ensure work compliance with norms, standards, and timeline, provide solutions on obstacles related to technical matters/project management; ensure minimum quality and precautions on health and safety standards are met on construction site.Ensure availability of effective monitoring and supervision tools, to enable the engineering firms to easily assess the quality of works, progress, and performance of construction companies during the entire duration of the project; ensure multi-layered approach to construction supervision and quality assurance is applied; ensure documented hold and inspection points are used where applicable, and take lead to release hold points.Coordinate certification of payments/ variations after verification; monitor overall construction expenditures and progress certificates; prepare and submit financial status reports on construction activities.Coordinate contract management for construction activities with Supply section in relation to amendments, variations, duration extensions, applying liquidated damages, etc. Ensure all documents/ information required for contract management are available, complete and properly archived.Organize and coordinate substantial and final reception of works after verifying the correction of all defects during the DLP; ensure reception of works is certified through the issuance of relevant certificates.Ensure contract close-out in VISION along with completed Contract Performance Evaluation; review/prepare the final completion report with the lessons learned and submit to the Supply and Logistics unit.Submit monthly construction reports appraising progress.Compile quarterly construction reports and presentations upon request, providing technical updates to a wide array of stakeholders, including the donor. - Prepare a final report that should include all the construction components and contribute to the final infrastructure development report.Based on a review of the environmental and social safeguard programme framework, report on the lessons learned while implementing the projectQuality Design Outcomes: Maintain updated file to document the ?as built drawings' to be shared with MoH and donor.Ensure scope of construction works and the needs defined by programme/client are clearly envisaged to the requirements of Programme/ Operations, budget and site limitations.Advocate and ensure the application of UNICEF norms and standards to construction projects, taking into consideration the sustainability, environmental and social safeguard standards, context appropriate and available materials; ensure compliance with green building standards, if required.Ensure technical documents related to construction (design, drawings, technical specifications and bills of quantities) are clear and adherence to UN/UNICEF and national standards, complete and compliant to programmatic and construction needs, eco-efficiency and accessibility requirements; ensure endorsement of these technical documents by relevant ministries, in particular the Ministry of Health.Ensure all permits required for construction activities are obtained prior initiating works, as required.Quality Assurance and Overall Supervision: Approve contractor's quality monitoring tools at the beginning of all works.Develop and implement quality control programs and ensure compliance.Coordinate construction efforts with all contractors for project completion by predetermined deadlines.Use project management tools to monitor, budget, project progress following defined milestones. . If any of the above-mentioned items are not being met, advise and propose mitigation measures necessary to correct and take appropriate action.Conduct regular site inspections as required.Ensure the assigned construction supervisors onsite, supervise the construction works, provide updates and reports, as specified in the ToR.Provide technical advice and respond to supervisors and contractors' queries, if needed.Conduct regular site inspections at all project sites to ensure UNICEF supervisory regulations are being upheld.Ensure the implementation of environmental and social safeguard, as specified in the project guidelines.Contribute to the review of the Environment Social Safeguard management frameworkCross sectoral coordination: Attend steering meetings and lead technical cooperation meetings; review PPT presentations on projects' progress; coordinate follow-up actions in relation to project implementation and monitoring.Ensure Programme/Operations sections are informed of projects' progress; suggest appropriate actions to overcome technical obstacles; review construction related sections of project reports required for donors, management, annual reports, etc.In collaboration with technical consultants, ensure the process to develop and produce innovative cost-effective construction designs using local construction materials, based on best practices in construction and building design.Assist and coordinate with Programme/Operations sections in construction project proposals, planning, and preparation of relevant terms of reference; analyze the project context and suggest the appropriate implementation and procurement modality.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Advanced (Masters) Degree in Architecture, Engineering or a relevant discipline related to design/construction from a recognized University / Institution. A Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering or other relevant discipline related to design/construction from a recognized University/InstitutionA minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, at the national and/or international levels, in project management, site supervision, quality assurance and/or other directly related technical field experience is required.Understanding of development and humanitarian work.Emergency experience is an advantage.Experience working on similar health projects is highly desirable.Experience working in the Somalia context highly desirable.Experience working with UNICEF and an understanding of UN systems highly desirable.Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is required.Proficiency with Autocad (or drafting equivalent software), GIS Software, Xcel and MS Word required, familiarity with other software programs a plus.Ability to work productively in a multi-cultural environment; willingness to travel and live in locations with difficult conditions.A high level of interpersonal, management skills, integrity and ability to work with complex teams.Proven ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision.  For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...Core competencies:Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (III)Drives to achieve impactful results (III)Innovates and embraces change (III)Thinks and acts strategically (III)Manages ambiguity and complexity (III)Works collaboratively with others (III)Nurtures, leads and manages people (II) Functional competencies:Leading and supervising (II)Formulating strategies and concepts (II)Analyzing (II)Applying technical expertise (II)Planning and Organizing (II)Coping with set-back and pressure (II) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.UNICEF only considers Higher education qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.netOnly 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: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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18/10/2021
UNICEF

Child Protection Specialist (Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies) - P4

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

 UNICEF EMOPS/Geneva is currently undergoing organizational changes; therefore, the exact location of the post has yet to be determined. Selected candidates may be required to commence duties remotely until the location is confirmed. If reassigned or relocated to Geneva, candidates may be expected to relocate to a new location again during the initial contract or assignment period.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, protection from violenceUNICEF launched its Operational Guide on Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies in May 2019 and reaffirmed its commitment to prevent and respond to GBV in emergency settings.  This commitment includes mitigating GBV risks across UNICEF sections and UNICEF-led clusters. Clusters are key actors in humanitarian response and even in emergency preparedness, therefore UNICEF appointed a programme specialist who provides technical support to UNICEF-led clusters at both global and country level. Since then, UNICEF-led clusters have made significant progress to institutionalize GBV risk mitigation in their work. However more efforts are needed to consolidate and make GBV risk mitigation a norm for all humanitarian response i.e. at the country level. It also requires inter-agency efforts as UNICEF alone cannot mitigate GBV risks in humanitarian responses. UNICEF has also led rollout of the IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action 2015 (IASC GBV guidelines) through the IASC GBV guidelines implementation support team (GBVIST) and the inter-agency reference group. UNICEF will continue funding the IST's work in 2020 and strive to raise more funding for this work to continue after that.  How can you make a difference?1. Support UNICEF inter-agency efforts to implement the IASC GBV guidelinesContribute to development of strategies and priorities of the IASC GBV guidelines Implementation Support team (GBV IST) and the Reference Group jointly with the coordinator and the team.Help advance implementation of the GBV IST's work plan including providing technical assistance/advice to the IST members.2. Lead the implementation of the UNICEF GBViE Operational Guide and the IASC GBV guidelines with UNICEF-led clustersProvide technical assistance/advice to UNICEF-led clusters to further institutionalize GBV risk mitigation in each cluster's system. Provide technical assistance/advice at both global and in-country level to implement GBV risk mitigation.Coordinate with UNICEF GBViE team (PD, Child Protection) to ensure alignment of all UNICEF GBV risk mitigation work across clusters and programming.Develop and implement a plan to document and disseminate good practices of UNICEF-led clusters on GBV risk mitigation.Lead and coordinate technical support on GBV risk mitigation for HNO/HRPs and other key humanitarian appeals.Liaise with relevant humanitarian reform discussions to include GBV risk mitigation into core humanitarian documents and policies.Work with UNICEF standby partners team to strengthen the relationships and availability of quality GBViE specialists among the standby partners to respond to UNICEF's human resource needs in emergencies. 3. Representing UNICEF at Geneva-level GBV related forumsSupport the GBViE Manager in NY to liaise with GBV AoR including participating in strategic discussions held in Geneva.Participate in relevant fora to present UNICEF's interests related to GBV and identify entry points to expand strategic partnership.Support resource mobilization for UNICEF GBViE programme.  4. Supervise consultants and stand-by partnersSupervise a consultant for CP and GBV AoRs framework agreement.Supervise a consultant who will support the GBV risk mitigation work.Supervise other staff including stand-by partners who will be reporting to this post.   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Master's degree in social work, political science, human rights and international law or other related degree, or equivalent programming experience.At least 8 years professional experience in GBViE prevention and response in humanitarian settings (with UN agencies and/or NGOs).Demonstrated knowledge and application of the Guiding Principles for GBViE programming.Knowledge of the IASC GBV Guidelines required, experience overseeing GBV risk mitigation across multiple sectors preferred.Demonstrated skills in planning and facilitating trainings, workshops, and other capacity-building modalities.Ability to work independently and productively, with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently, and to handle requests or issues as they arise.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to liaise with people successfully and effectively in a wide range of functions in a multi-cultural environment.Strong analytical and writing skills.Fluency in English. Knowledge of either Arabic, French or Spanish considered an advantage.  For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  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 EMOPS/Geneva is currently undergoing organizational changes; therefore, the exact location of the post has yet to be determined. Selected candidates may be required to commence duties remotely until the location is confirmed. If reassigned or relocated to Geneva, candidates may be expected to relocate to a new location again during the initial contract or assignment period.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Programme Specialist (Climate) - P4

Kenya, Nairobi Area , Nairobi

 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 Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR) has seen a 6-fold increase in the number of Climate affected droughts, floods and cyclones since 1980. Evidence of the impact of these climate shocks are documented by UNICEF in The Climate Crisis: Climate Change Impacts, Trends and Vulnerabilities of Children in Sub Saharan Africa. The 2020 report emphasizes the importance of mainstreaming of carbon neutral and Climate Adaptation programming in the nutrition, water, social protection, health, nutrition and education sectors. To strengthen the integration of Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Environmental Degradation into Country Programmes and Strategies, ESARO is proposing to establish a Programme Specialist (Climate). Supervised under the Goal Area of Water and Climate by the Regional Advisor WASH and coordinating closely with the Deputy Regional Director (DRD) Programmes, the Programme Specialist (Climate) will provide technical assistance, quality assurance, coordination, resource mobilization, partnership and advocacy and documentation inputs to the climate change, disaster risks and environmental degradation components of UNICEFs work.Working closely with the ESARO Regional Advisor WASH, the Programme Specialist (Climate) will further provide support to the mainstreaming of Environmental and Social Safeguards across UNICEF Country Office programming. Competencies in Environmental Sustainability, Climate Financing, Climate Adaptation Partnerships and Programming will be essential for the position. The position holder will work with colleagues in UNICEF ESARO/Headquarters in New York; provide technical support in the 21 countries in UNICEF ESARO, and work with relevant UNICEF RO sections and other key strategic partners in the region.  How can you make a difference?The Programme Specialist (Climate) will support and coordinate the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all the climate change, disaster risks and environmental degradation components of the ESARO ROMP. The Programme Specialist (Climate) will be supervised by the Regional WASH Advisor and work closely with all the Regional Advisors and Programmes, with close coordination with the Deputy Regional Director (DRD) Programmes. The Programme Specialist (Climate) will also provide technical guidance and management support processes to ensure the achievement of strengthened capacities of the UNICEF ESA Regional Office and its partners in scaling up its regional strategy on climate and environment in the ESA region, through enhanced Resilience and Sustainability efforts while scaling up low-carbon, resilience building and development.  Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasksSupport formulation and coordination of inputs on the overarching programmatic framework across the ROProvide technical guidance and inputs to UNICEF RO sections (CP, Health, WASH, Education, Youth, Nutrition) on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and building climate resilience  in order to support RO in identifying UNICEF's niche for addressing Climate Change impacts on children, awareness raising and design of programmes supporting the rights of children and strengthening risk informed programming in the region as and when required.Coordinate the formulation of the overarching narrative and multi-year milestones across RO in relation to climate energy and environment; determining priorities and performance measurements.Guide sections on applying the framework by defining and adjusting the RO road map, including timeline to be linked to the output resultsProvide strategic and technical advice to regional office sections' staff on all aspects of climate, energy and environment programming and implementation.Influence climate, energy and environment programming including planning, development and implementation of climate resilient and adaptation approaches, in the region.Regional Office Work planning and Technical Assistance to Country OfficesWork collaboratively with COs, (sub-) regional inter-government bodies, donors, the private sector and regional partners on climate, energy and environment programming to ensure the most strategic use of the collective resources.Guide and support the development and implementation of strategic regional climate energy and environment initiatives, planning and formulation of the outcomes and output results, related indicators, baselines, targets and means of verification, ensuring alignment with the UNICEF's Strategic Plan , the ESA ROMP as well as government plans and priorities.Strengthen UNICEF internal capacity and ability to collaborate with partners on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and adaptation for vulnerable communitiesDevelop and support implementation of a capacity development / rollout plan for RO and COs on climate adaptation, resilience building and integration across programmesProvide comprehensive and current data to inform climate related policy and programme development, planning, management and implementation climate adapted and resilient social services and infrastructure.Prepare climate, energy and environment donor programme and multiple UN Agency proposals and investment cases.Support knowledge management and sharing in the areas of including development of policy papers, briefs and other strategic materials for use by Regional office, donors, UNICEF country offices and headquarters in the areas climate adaptation and sustainable energy.Data evidence and advocacySupport development of regional baselines for climate energy and environment components of the regional programme and identify relevant approaches to address gaps identified.Coordinate collection and development of data on UNICEF thematic areas and sectors in support of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and building climate resilience.Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming process to ensure the achievement of results in the areas of climate energy and environmentSupport regional communication and advocacy teams through lesson learning activities and good practices whilst ensure linkages/ knowledge exchange with regional and global stakeholders.External Partnerships and Fund MobilisationDevelop strategic partnerships with financing and development partners, International Development Banks and the private sector to enhance, Climate programming in the regionAdvance synergistic cross-sectoral programming, in WASH, Health, Nutrition, Social protection and Education sectors, to ensure that Climate programming in the region has a greater impact for children.Ensure that UNICEF engagement in the area of climate change is well coordinated within and outside UNICEF.Support fundraising on climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and building climate resilience in line with UNICEFs key thematic areas.Systematically pursue climate finance (global climate funds, bilateral, private sector) for UNICEF by mapping opportunities, preparing documentation and establishing partnerships with relevant focal points and partners.Participate in strategic discussions to influence national policies and strategies, on Climate Energy and Environment (CEE).Advise officials in government, NGOs, UN agencies and WASH and humanitarian sector donor agencies on Climate policies, strategies, and best practices.Advocacy, networking, partnership and buildingSupport vulnerability data collection, management and assessment in line with UNICEFs key thematic areas in order to support child focused vulnerability assessment and mapping activities and enhance climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and building climate resilience at sub regional level.Provide technical guidance and policy advice to Regional Office for supporting governments, the private sector and civil society partners on environmental risks facing children.Support the implementation of UNICEF's global ?Climate, Energy and Environment Framework other global initiatives through identification and development into flagship multi-country programmes that can deliver results at scale in the region.Support vulnerability data collection, management and assessment in line with UNICEFs key thematic areas in order to support child focused vulnerability assessment and mapping activities and enhance climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and building climate resilience at sub regional level.Provide technical guidance and policy advice to Regional Office for supporting governments, the private sector and civil society partners on environmental risks facing children.Support the implementation of UNICEF's global ?Climate, Energy and Environment Framework other global initiatives through identification and development into flagship multi-country programmes that can deliver results at scale in the region.Innovation, knowledge management and capacity buildingManage the implementation, monitoring and documentation including climate action research and innovation (technical or systems) whilst ensuring rigorous monitoring and wide sharing of results.Prepare learning/knowledge products, covering innovative approaches and good practices to support climate programming in the region.Support the professional development of UNICEF WASH staff to ensure sector capacity remains up-to-date in line with the latest developments.Initiate and contribute to the systematic assessment of Climate sector capacity gap analysis, in collaboration with government and other stakeholders, and support the design of initiatives to strengthen capacities systematically.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in climatology, geology or earth sciences, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water resource management, engineering, social and economic development, international cooperation, or environmental sciences as well as additional project/financial management designations or a related field.Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement / supplement the main degree are desirable.A minimum of eight of relevant professional experience in Climate, Energy & Environment related programmes for developing countries is required.Experience of working in developing contexts is required. Work experience in Eastern and Southern Africa will be an added advantage.Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) relevant to the region is an asset.  For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).The UNICEF competencies required for this post are: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)To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  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.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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18/10/2021
UNICEF

TA Reports Specialistv - P3

Mozambique, Maputo Province , Maputo

 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 Championhttps://www.youtube.com/user/UnicefMozambique/videosIn the 2021 alone, UNICEF Mozambique manages the process of review and submission of over 100 donor reports, a large number of donor proposals and other donor material. How can you make a difference?Under the supervision of Chief Planning and Monitoring, the incumbent will be accountable for monitoring and writing Donor Reports of all Programme funds, falling under UNICEF Mozambique Country Office.Responsible for monitoring the schedule of reports, ensuring timely and quality submission of reports. Responsible for coordination, editing/writing and submission of funding proposals to donors and drafting and negotiating funding agreements as per donors' framework agreements. Ensures the timely preparation and dissemination of other mandatory and special reports, as well as briefing documents and corporate publications relating to programme activities in support of the UNICEF mission in the country.Summary of key functions/accountabilities: Donor reporting and Contributions Management activities:Ensure timely and accurate reporting and monitoring of donor interests and information needs. This includes gathering of information, consolidation, editing and production of interim and final reports.Edit and advise on layout of donor reports and proposals in cooperation with programme sections.Assist in implementation of the Resource Mobilisation strategy by participating in proposal preparation and follow-up, as well as compilation of information, editing and layout,In close collaboration with the Deputy representative and Heads of sections, enhance positive relationships with donor groups through ensuring timely and accurate reporting and monitoring of donor interests and information needs. This includes gathering of information, consolidation, editing and production of all required reports on contributions to the Country Programme.Update and maintain information on all the donor and programme proposal and reporting requirements.  Ensure section heads and field offices are updated on these requirements and follow up as required.Support the drafting, review and negotiate funding agreements (MoUs) in order to ensure country office compliance to UNICEF rules and regulations and reduce transaction costs.Support donor and Natcom missions through the preparation of briefing documents for advocacy or information sharing.Collaborate with the Deputy Representative and Section Chiefs to compile, produce and disseminate mandatory UNICEF reports, including the Annual Report.Support the writing and editing of human-interest stories with emergency and programmatic focus, in line with donor reporting requirements.Support Field offices during donor other high-level missions to the field in collaboration with Communications, Programmes and Field Teams.Design and deliver briefing notes for the Representative when necessary.  Provide inputs for briefing notes on advocacy, leveraging and fundraising activities as necessary2. Harmonization and Standardization of Reporting and Monitoring mechanisms: Assess, in collaboration with the Sections, the existing UNICEF and interagency/partner systems for information collection, storage and management? which eventually feed into donor reporting.Propose solutions for harmonization and standardization of reporting and monitoring mechanisms in order to limit parallel reporting and enhance the quality of data collection.Roll out monitoring and reporting mechanisms, ensuring adequate training, troubleshooting and revision of mechanisms as required.3. Promoting Compliance, Utilization and Control Methodologies:  Work with the Budget Specialist to enhance methods to increase office awareness of the utilization and reporting requirements. Build systems to promote compliance with terms of specified grants and agreements. This will involve training in donor conditions and donor friendly inputs in VISION/ SAP/ InSight.Work with the Budget Specialist to promote regular monitoring of utilization/expenditure, expiring funds and funding gaps involving all sections.Work with, train and plan regular meetings with programme officers and Programme Associates to ensure awareness of utilization and reporting requirements, familiarization with contribution SOPs and processes and where to find key information.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Education: Advanced university degree in social sciences, development, planning, communication, or related field.Work Experience: At least 5 years of relevant work experience at national and international level. Emergency experience an asset.  Language Requirements: Fluency in English and another UN language is essential. Knowledge of Portuguese or Latin languages would be an asset.For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...Core Competencies (For Staff without Supervisory Responsibilities) *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)To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  Remarks: 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: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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18/10/2021
UNICEF

Mental Health Technical Advisor - P5

United States of America, New York , New York

 Note: Programme Group (PG) is currently undergoing organizational changes, therefore the exact location of the post is still under consideration.  Currently, the post is based in New York but in case the location of the post will change, s/he would be expected to work remotely as the case may be, during the contractual period.    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's Strategic Plan identifies Mental health as an emerging area of importance and COVID has highlighted the importance of deepening our commitment to MHPSS.  The focus is on accelerating prioritization of community-led services, focusing on bolstering family and social networks, as well as MHPSS systems, including building the capacity of front-line workers.You will be responsible for providing technical oversight and coordinating the global programme, the convening of internal and external partners, defining and supporting programming at scale, as to position UNICEF as a global thought leader in this area. You will provide guidance and technical support for policies, programmes, advocacy and knowledge generation for countries to adapt and implement the comprehensive package of services for children and caregivers in need of mental health and psychosocial support. For every child, Health?How can you make a difference?The new post at the P5 level will contribute to positioning UNICEF as a global thought leader for Mental Health. The incumbent, working closely with the Director, Programmes, will be responsible for elevating the Mental Health agenda by coordinating UNICEF's response to Mental Health in line with our ambition to scale up in this area. This will include:Advancing Global Partnerships around mental health, including direct management Joint Programme with WHO.Cross-sectoral & Interdivisional convening and coordination.Leadership in Interagency technical work & dialogue on MH (i.e. IASC, UGMH, NIMH, HBGI, Lancet, etc.).Advancing dialogue with governments and donors on MH, including with Germany, UK, Norway, Dutch, WB, USAID, and others.Technical oversight & coordination of MH work across technical areas particularly with health, education and child protection, but also emerging intersections with MH such peacebuilding, climate change and migration.Leadership for the Global Advocacy Priorities on Mental Health.Guiding the implementation of 7% set aside funds to ensure impactful and sustainable results. Key functions/accountabilities include:Programme development, planning and managementAssist with the development of resource mobilization strategy and investment cases and take other actions to leverage funds for the area of mental healthContribute to the alignment of mental health programming and advocacy with UNICEF Strategic Plan, international standards and mechanisms, donor development policies, and UN-wide interventions and initiatives.Contribute to the preparation of programme reports, as required, for management, the Executive Board, donors and partners.Contribute to major monitoring and evaluation exercises to assess progress globally and to engage stakeholders to take required actions to achieve results; identify and document lessons learned and facilitate strategic use of knowledge gained.Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.Technical support Under the supervision of the Director, Programmes, in the Programme Group Leadership Team, the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:Key Projects:In 2020, UNICEF and the World Health Organization jointly identified the mental health and psychosocial well-being and development of children and adolescents as one of four ?Strategic Priority Areas? for the UNICEF WHO Strategic Collaboration Framework, resulting in a 10-year  Joint Programme signed in September 2020. The incumbent will launch the regional uptake and implementation of the JP, developing a resource mobilization strategy, and directly supporting regional joint work plans for 2021-2023 that will leverage this collaboration for greater impact with government and civil society partners. Co-lead (with DOC) development and roll out of the 4 year global MH Advocacy strategy, and activation of key moments including WMHD activation linked to SOWC.Collaborate across PD, other divisions, and regional offices to advance commitments under the 7% set aside.Co-lead with innovations team, the development of UNICEF's Innovations Portfolio on MHPSS, and support to the MHPSS innovations funded through 7% set aside for innovations.Leadership in Interagency technical work & dialogue on MH:Contribute to inter-agency coordination mechanisms (i.e. IASC, UGMH, NIMH, HBGI, Lancet, etc.), through leadership of child & family technical working groups and delivery of inter-agency technical support and capacity building on MHPSS.Develop and strengthen partnerships with United Nations (UN) agencies, collaborating centers, donors and civil society organizations to advance initiatives aimed at scaling up and scaling deep mental health and psychosocial programming.Ongoing Technical Support & Coordination:Provide technical oversight and policy advice to MHPSS focal points within programme division, primarily Health, CP, and Education.Provide technical oversight, and coordinate efforts, initiatives and resources across different sectons and divisions, inter-programmatically to ensure quality, timely and effective technical cooperation at the HQ and regional level.Strengthen & expand existing multi-sectoral MHPSS Community of Practice and enable learning and sharing of best practices.Provide technical inputs into corporate planning and reporting requirements on MHPSS and inputs, including as part of the new SP development process.Strengthen & expand existing chaired multi-divisional technical coordination group on MHPSS, with quality & technical support for MHPSS work across the organization.Provide technical advice and guide the development and dissemination of best practices on addressing mental health and psychosocial needs of children, adolescents, caregivers, and families, both within the Organization, as well as other knowledge management and communication products.Utilize information (epidemiological and field data) to assess the impact of interventions and to set programmatic priorities for UNICEF; promote sharing of country experiences, lessons learned and best practices through dedicated community of practice on MHPSS.Collaborate across PD teams to improve and streamline work for MHPSS, primarily Climate Change, Migration, and Peacebuilding3. Advocacy, networking and partnership building- Contribute to the technical partnerships including the IASC MHPSS RG, the Mental Health Action Network, and other global partnerships and initiatives on mental health- Support the maintenance of inter-agency relationships towards the development of Mental Health.- Strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with governments, UN system agency partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, funding organization, research institutes and private sector in order to leverage these partnerships to achieve greater results for children.4. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity buildingPromote critical thinking and innovative approaches on mental health, keeping abreast of current research and introducing and implementing cutting edge practices on implementation, systems strengthening, and workforce development. Work to institutionalize and disseminate best practices and knowledge learned, including in humanitarian emergency settings, across UNICEF.Contribute to the development of programme knowledge acquisition through contributing to systematic collection of country programme experience (lessons learned, best practices, reviews, evaluations) in the area of MHPSS, including a key focus on the best practices; facilitate sharing of this knowledge between relevant UNICEF offices and l community of practice on MHPSS.Contribute to advancement of research, and identify research gaps, with key partners in the area of MHPSS, specifically on evidence-based programming to advance the agenda on MHPSS at country level. Contribute to disseminating and tracking relevant shifts in programme design and implementation. To qualify as a champion for every child, the candidate must have?An advanced Clinical Degree in psychology with additional training in social work, psychology, community development, development studies or anthropology.A minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible professional work experience at the community, national and international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation relevant to child protection or related field.Fluency 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.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 CalculatorMobility 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 is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, 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.  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.?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/      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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15/10/2021
UNICEF

Senior Adviser Communication for Development - Social Behavior Change - P5

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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.UNICEF Program Group is currently undergoing organizational changes; therefore, the exact location of the post has yet to be determined. Selected candidates may be required to commence duties remotely until the location is confirmed. If reassigned or relocated to New York, candidates may be expected to relocate to a new location again during the initial contract or assignment period. When working remotely, candidate will be expecting to fulfill their functions during NYHQ core working hours (10AM-4PM) unless agreed otherwise by Hiring OfficeGenerating demand for immunization is a pillar of the UNICEF Immunizations Roadmap and an area of UNICEF's comparative advantage. UNICEF has extensive experience in providing technical leadership in social and behavior change and leading inter agency partnerships to address social and behavioral barriers to improving vaccination coverage and increasing equitable access to quality immunizations services.  Effective Social and Behavior Change (SBC) communication encompasses a strategic and innovative mix of communication approaches, platforms and channels (mass, digital and social media, community and social mobilization and interpersonal). The overall goal and contribution of SBC is to increase demand for and utilization of immunization and other essential Primary Health Care services, promote the acceptance and uptake of new and existing vaccines, tackle equity related barriers including gender, and to focus on zero dose children in order to ensure that every child is fully immunized.  UNICEF also emphasizes the importance of strengthening capacities of UNICEF Country Offices, government and civil society partners, strategic partnerships, improved evidence use and generation, and establishment of global goods and technical platforms to drive implementation of quality evidence-based programming at scale.  For every child, good health?.UNICEF is managing a grant of $44 million for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Support (CDS) to 30 non-Gavi eligible Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) countries. This US$ 44 million grant is part of a larger investment from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, to support in-country COVID-19 vaccine delivery and is being carried out in partnership with Gavi. The 30 countries are middle-income countries that are not receiving Gavi financial support but are now eligible for external support through the COVAX mechanism. As part of the CDS support, UNICEF aims to increase its capacity on immunization in middle-income countries.You will provide overall technical leadership and strategic guidance in addition you will serve as the Immunization Team's technical lead and overall manager of the demand for immunization function and oversees the development of global technical policy guidelines and tools, capacity development for programming, internal and external, in the area of behaviour and social change for immunization.You will also take  a leadership role in expanding and extending the application and innovative practice of behaviour and social change in immunization at global, regional and country levels through the establishment of strategic partnerships, development of global goods and platforms for field technical support, mobilization and leveraging of financial resources, and learning and sharing of good practices and lessons.  How can you make a difference?Provide SBC policy leadership, vision and expert advice to support UNICEF's evidence-based programme and policy formulation, strategic planning & implementation guidance:Lead and guides the conceptualization and articulation of UNICEF's global policies and strategies as they relate to C4D, social and behaviour change, social mobilization and social transformation, linking community perspectives in upstream policy discussions and community participation in the context of the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 goals and the sustainable Development Goals.Advocate with UNICEF Senior Management for the integration, mainstreaming and strengthening of C4D principles and methodologies in development programmes supported by UNICEF.Promote programming based on human rights, gender equality and transformation and equity-based approaches to realize social change through innovations in SBC approaches, participatory methodologies and evidence-driven strategic interventions.Advocate for and provides guidance to integrate the principles of demand for immunization in key global guidance such as Immunization Agenda (IA) 2030. Influences global policies through leading interagency partnerships, global collectives and funding mechanisms focusing on the achievement of the following results:Advocate for evidence-informed and innovative social and behavior change communication, community engagement and demand generation strategies to influence global, regional priorities and country programming.Provide thought leadership to the IA2030 Strategic Priority (SP) 2 working group on latest evidence on commitment and demand for immunization, sound demand generation & advocacy for immunization strategies and monitoring and evaluation for recommendation to member states through IA2030 and WHA processes.Advocate to Gavi and donor agencies to support investments in social and behavior change using the latest evidence on demand for immunization to sustain and enhance community health system strengthening, primary health care and community empowerment for immunization for inclusion in Gavi funding processes.Publish peer-reviewed articles and demonstrate UNICEF thought leadership on topics related to stimulating and sustaining community demand for immunization.Engage in broader social and behavior change and community engagement processes with primary health care  partners such as WHO, USAID, BMGF, among others and use immunization as an entry point to strengthen other community primary health care services for child survival and development.Lead and oversee the development and maintenance of high level relationships with UN agencies, donor organizations, civil society organizations (including academic/learning institutions and professional networks) and global initiatives such as the Vaccination Demand Hub.Represent UNICEF at SBC and demand generation for Immunization policy and strategic planning meetings with UN and bilateral agencies, professional bodies and others. Promotes recognition of UNICEF's leadership in the area demand for immunization, behaviour and social change, social mobilization and social transformation.Act as a spokesperson for UNICEF on issues related to demand generation, latest evidence related to vaccine acceptance and uptake, and advocate for the value of vaccines and investments in demand. Participate in technical and coordination discussions at inter-governmental and inter-agency fora, as well as with non-governmental and professional partners.Provide leadership in the demand generation for immunization  component of special inter-agency initiatives, programmes and implementation These might include, but are not limited to, the joint UNICEF and WHO programmes and guidance on immunization, polio eradication, risk communication and community engagement in disease outbreak response, etc.Strengthen human resource development and national capacity building in evidence-based approaches to demand generation: Provide overall direction and guidance for capacity building strategies in demand generation for countries and regions. Provides vision and expert advice on linkages with academic institutions in South and North to implement sustainable strategies to build national capacity in demand generation to support country programmes of cooperation.Foster and/or engage in the development of SBC 'communities of practice' within and outside of UNICEF, with a focus on sharing of technical knowledge and ideas on SBC practice at all levels, collation of good practice and lessons learned in integrating C4D/SBC in programming and in measuring/showing evidence of C4D/SBC results and their contribution to programme results.Advocate for the strengthening and investment in dedicated C4D/ SBC capacity across the organization in both development and humanitarian response through regular assessment of capacity gaps and needs.Advise on the recruitment and selection of candidates for senior-level, international demand for immunization staff positions including conducting technical assessments and participating in interviews.Manage, Administer & Support Resource Mobilisation:Responsible for the overall management and functioning of the Immunization/Demand team at NYHQ. Advocates with UNICEF Senior Management and Donors for resources and budget allocation for the function.Oversee the development of funding proposals, donor reports and other reports as required and consistent with UNICEF's SP and equity focus, in coordination with appropriate teams at HQ.Participate in the budget planning & review process, and ensures optimal resource allocation, deployment of allocated funds and compliance with rules and regulations.Establishes Unit staffing and structure, work plans, allocation of resources, and monitors progress and compliance.Take appropriate actions to optimize use of funds; improve work efficiency, quality and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to strategic planning, research, monitoring and evaluation.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveAdvanced university degree (Master's or higher) in social behavioural sciences (Communication for Development; Communication Sciences; Child Development, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Health, Social communication). and/or in relevant field is required.A minimum of ten (10) years of solid professional work experience at the national and international levels leading the design and implementation of SBC programming  in immunization and/or health including at least 8 years in developing countries, with emphasis on policies, participatory communication, communication planning, social mobilization, participatory research, training and impact evaluation of  social change Interventions is required.Proven track record in leading and managing diverse teams, building capacity of teams comprising of national and international staff, mentoring of staff and conflict management is desired.Proven ability to lead long term partnerships and/or collectives with external partners including multilaterals, NGOs, academia, CSOs is desired.Strong field experience in planning and implementing strategic communication processes for behaviour and social change, social mobilization, advocacy participatory communication development of creative materials, research, training or facilitation of communication programmes/impact evaluation is an asset.Experience of providing training on SBC with a particular emphasis on evaluation and quality assurance of SBC interventions is desired.Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.  For every Child, you demonstrate?UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.To view our competency framework, please visit here and Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.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 Calculator?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/?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: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

ICT Officer (ABAP Developer) - P2

Spain, Valencia , Valencia

 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 connected world.The overarching strategic goal of UNICEF's Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD) is to transform and build partnerships with our stakeholders to successfully implement UNICEF programmes globally through innovative technology-enabled solutions.  How can you make a difference?UNICEF is going through an exciting digital transformation that will influence the work of the entire organization. UNICEF is looking for dynamic, innovative professionals to drive the transformation and play a key role in shaping the way forward.UNICEF's Enterprise Resource Planning Systems that run UNICEF's core business applications are the backbone that enables the organization to execute and sustain its mandate. UNICEF business rules, business processes, IPSAS principles, and integration with business partner systems are critical components of these systems. It is imperative that these systems run optimally and ensure that the integrity of the business information is always maintained across the ERP ecosystem for UNICEF offices globally.The responsibilities of this position entail support to ensuring:? Business Application systems function as desired and ensure smooth business operations.? Events that threaten the functioning of these systems are identified and mitigated in a timely manner.? Enforcing support systems are in place and function as per the stipulated support tiers and support calls are resolved as per the agreed SLAs.? Subject matter expertise in system integration and application development is provided as required.? Documented change management systems are applied to ensure that the defined standards/guidelines, documentation, and traceability of changes are adhered to.Under the supervision of the Systems Analyst at the P-3 level, the ICT Officer (ABAP Developer) has major responsibilities as a programmer for developing, documenting, testing, implementing, maintaining and supporting system programs, forms, reports, interface functions and procedures related to all UNICEF Enterprise systems, based on SAP and ServiceNow. SAP technology includes ECC, Process Orchestration (PO), NetWeaver Gateway (GW), Cloud Platform, Mobile Platform, Solution Manager and third-party interfaces.The incumbent will also be responsible for application monitoring, performance tuning, planning and implementation of SAP releases and technical projects.  Key responsibilities:? Helps develop programs, mobile applications, and interfaces. Tests and releases solutions into production, after the programs have been approved by Quality Assurance. Supports user queries related to application integration.? Maintains existing applications and interfaces, monitors errors and suggests improvements in the technical areas.? Provides documentation on new and existing application integration areas. Works closely with the Systems Analyst to ensure that the application integrity is maintained across the enterprise.? Recommends architectural improvements and simplification of interfaces to ensure consistency, data integrity and better performance.? Keeps abreast of developments within the area of information technology and engages with the supervisor on new application areas and technology. Creates prototypes and proofs of concept for new SAP technologies.? Supports custom ServiceNow applications including interfaces with ERP and third-party systems.? Participates in the definition and enforcement of development & security standards and best practices in UNICEF.? Performs any other related duties as required by the supervisor.  To qualify as a champion for every child you will have?Academic Degrees Required:? A university degree (Bachelor's Degree or higher) in information systems, computer science, engineering or a relevant technical or business-related field is required.Required Professional Experience:A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience is required, including:? Hands-on work experience in programming or systems development in SAP. Knowledge of all the phases of system development life cycle methodologies.? Experience in developing SAP programs, reports, forms, workflows, WebDynpros, SAPUI5 and SAP Fiori applications using SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP), Core Data Set (CDS) views using SAP HANA Studio.? Experience with enhancement frameworks, and SAP upgrades.? Experience in developing and monitoring interfaces with SAP using Payment Medium Workbench, SOAP and REST webservices, SAP Process Orchestration (PO), OData services in SAP Gateway.Desirable Experience:? Experience with finance and logistics interfaces, user roles and authorizations, and SAP NetWeaver Architectures is an asset.? Knowledge and experience in ServiceNow platform is desirable.Language Requirements:? Fluency 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability and the core competencies as follows:? Builds and maintains partnerships? Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness? Drives to achieve results for impact? Innovates and embraces change? Manages ambiguity and complexity? Thinks and acts strategically? Works collaboratively with othersView our competency framework here.Remarks: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. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.International mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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.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/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: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Evaluation Specialist (Multi-Country, humanitarian) - P4

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 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, resultsThe 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. 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. UNICEF and cooperating partners and stakeholders work to secure the rights of each child and the surrounding families, communities and nations.Working through the country program of cooperation, and likewise through the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF), UNICEF assists countries to realize the rights of all children. This involves strategies and programs ranging from innovative and experimental to those at scale.  The effectiveness and impact of the strategies and programs must be determined.  Evaluation is a critical function for understanding if development objectives have been met in a way that contributes to the progressive realization of children's rights. To this end, evaluations assist program managers to make necessary adjustments or to confirm that the program can continue to advance to scale. Evaluations have an accountability objective, to assure partners that resources guided through UNICEF are used effectively and efficiently, and that there is a willingness to change when results can be improved.  Furthermore, evaluation, together with other sources of evidence contributes to country, organizational and global learning.  Evaluation also supports civic empowerment and behavioral change goals when it is implemented in a participatory way that allows stakeholders and rights holders to acquire the skills to assess development initiatives and to hold duty bearers to account.  How can you make a difference?The Multi-Country (MC) Evaluation Specialist post will, on the basis of efficiency and effectiveness considerations, be located in the Regional Office in Amman (MENARO).  The MC Evaluation Specialist reports to the Regional Evaluation Adviser (P-5) for evaluation.  The MC Evaluation specialist will be in close contact with the Representatives of Egypt, Jordan, Libya and SoP on matters pertaining to work in their countries.  The MC Evaluation Specialist works in close coordination with the Country Office evaluation staff / focal persons in the development and implementation of the Country Office costed evaluation plan and works with the Country-Office to undertake thematic evaluations, evaluation of humanitarian action, evaluability assessments, and other evaluative activities for which Country Offices are accountable. S/he works with the CO in engaging competent evaluators who conduct their work in accordance with the norms and standards of the UNICEF evaluation policy.The incumbent works in accordance with the norms and standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and the UNICEF evaluation policy. S/he provides guidance to staff involved in managing evaluations in the countries under his/her responsibility and consults the supervisor when major policy decisions and actions must be undertaken.Through the MC Evaluation specialist MENARO will serve Egypt, Jordan, Libya and SoP, work on other countries as deemed necessary to ensure evaluations in the region might be required.  Given the volatile situation in the region the countries served as well as the duty station might change to address changing situations.   Summary of key functions/accountabilities: Evaluation Leadership Support the Country Offices under his/her responsibility and their national partners to develop and implement a plan of evaluation activities that will provide relevant and strategic information to manage Country Programmes and relevant national policies and programmes toward achieving results for children in both humanitarian and non humanitarian environments.Evaluation Conduct and UseEnsure that UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented to established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion and used by stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning.Evaluation Capacity Strengthening and Partnership BuildingEnsure that UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented to established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion and used by stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Education:An Advanced University Degree in the social sciences, economics, public policy, statistics, or in research methods is required.  A degree or certification/accreditation in Evaluation is a significant advantage.Experience:A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the implementation of equity-focused evaluations and the management of the evaluation function at national and international level. Experience of evaluation in humanitarian settings is required.Experience in supporting national evaluation capacity and working with professional evaluation associations;Experience in evaluation design and in conducting evaluations as per UNICEF and UNEG norms and standards for Evaluation in the UN System;Familiarity with methods used in conducting both ?up-stream' evaluations (e.g. focusing on policies, strategies and systems), as well as ?down-stream' evaluations (e.g. focusing on delivery of programmes and projects) is an asset.Experience in related evidence functions is an asset, including Social Policy, Public Policy, Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis, Research, Programme Audit, and Programme Planning and Monitoring.  Experience in these areas cannot be substituted for the Evaluation experience but is an advantage.Experience in the region where the post is situated is advantageousLanguage: Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of French or Arabic is an asset.Technical Knowledge     Professional expertise in evaluation process management, dissemination of results, and utilization.Technical knowledge of methodologies employed in Evaluation, including Results-based Management (RBM), theories of change, stakeholders mapping, standards and models, research designs, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods of data collection, validity/reliability testing of data, data and qualitative information analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods.Technical knowledge in routine monitoring systems; preferably those associated with Health, Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Social Policy or WASH sectorsTechnical knowledge on utilization of evaluation and other evidence approaches to realize Gender Equality and Human Rights based development.Familiarity with ethics review processes.Exposure to mobile technology platforms, ?big data' and other innovative techniquesUse of data and information quantitative and qualitative software for data analysis is an assetKnowledge of UNICEF & UNEG Evaluation norms & standardsCommunication skills (oral, written and in developing effective and user-targeted materials).Publications which show sound experience with evaluation methods are an advantage.  For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)The 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)To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  Remarks:This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.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: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Principal Adviser - P6

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, EvaluationThis position is based in UNICEF's Evaluation Office in New York, which serves as the steward of UNICEF's evaluation function. Its Director reports to UNICEF's Executive Board through an annual report on the evaluation function and on selected evaluations. The Evaluation Office commissions and manages independent corporate evaluations and other evaluative exercises (e.g., evaluability assessments, syntheses, reviews), usually conducted in collaboration with external consultants but sometimes embedding Evaluation Office staff in the evaluation teams. It also leads in the development and implementation of evaluation policy, strategy and systems; oversees evaluation quality assurance processes; undertakes evaluation capacity development activities within and outside the Organization; actively promotes an enabling environment for evaluation and a strong evaluation culture; and ensures transparent access to evaluation information. The Office works closely with the Regional Evaluation Advisers in each of UNICEF's seven regions to ensure a well-coordinated, collaborative, whole-of-organization evaluation effort and to continue to build the Organization's community of practice. Working in a complementary manner with UNICEF's other data, evidence and research functions, the Evaluation Office aims to deliver consistently timely, credible and useful independent analyses that harness knowledge to help the Organization deliver results for children.  How can you make a difference?Under the direction, guidance and supervision of the Director of Evaluation, the Principal Adviser will serve in four overarching capacities. First, s/he will oversee the day-to-day work of the corporate evaluation teams in completing planned evaluations on time, on budget, and on target, in keeping with the parameters set forth in the UNICEF Evaluation Policy, the vision and performance expectations set by the Director of Evaluation, the revised norms and standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), and the specific goals targeted in the Evaluation Office work plan. Second, s/he will help ensure that areas of complementarity and collaboration across the corporate evaluation portfolios are optimized, that the cross-cutting portfolios related to impact evaluation, methods and innovation, knowledge management and capacity development are mainstreamed wherever appropriate, and that linkages between evaluation and other knowledge-generating functions within UNICEF are strengthened and maintained. Third, s/he will advise the Director of Evaluation on issues of strategic importance in the implementation of the UNICEF Evaluation Policy and represent him in internal and external fora as required.  Finally, the incumbent will assist the Director in ensuring the smooth and seamless overall functioning of the Evaluation Office, and of the evaluation practice throughout the Organization more broadly, by assisting and in some cases leading key internal processes, such as: strategic planning, key performance indicator monitoring, and annual reporting; individual recruitments and human resources management; active contributions to the cultivation of a positive, respectful, motivated, mutually supportive and results-driven office environment; on-going strengthening of the evaluation culture and of evaluation use; and the strengthening of the linkages between and among the corporate and decentralized evaluation teams in pursuit of a well-integrated global evaluation team that works optimally together to support the successful achievement of the Strategic Plan 2022-2025.  Summary of key functions/accountabilities:1. Provide day-to-day supervision, guidance, and support to corporate evaluation teams in completing planned evaluations on time, on budget, and on target.Within the parameters set forth in the UNICEF Evaluation Policy, the vision and performance expectations set by the Director of Evaluation, the revised norms and standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), and the specific goals targeted in the Evaluation Office work plan, provide on-going guidance, support, supervision and oversight to Evaluation Office teams.Track progress against Evaluation Office work plans to ensure that they remain on track with respect to timelines established, budgets allocated, and quality standards established by UNEG. Trouble-shoot any blockages, provide on-going feedback, and problem-solve to ensure that the day-to-day work of the Evaluation Office is proceeding as planned.Identify and communicate issues requiring the direct attention of and action by the Director of Evaluation.As necessary, provide quality assurance backstopping to section chiefs on key evaluation outputs (e.g., terms of reference, inception reports, data collection instruments, draft reports, and other key outputs).Draft key outputs related to this supervisory, guidance and support role.2. Assist the Director of Evaluation in ensuring that areas of complementarity and collaboration across the corporate evaluation portfolios are optimized, that the cross-cutting portfolios are mainstreamed across the evaluation portfolios wherever appropriate, and that linkages to other knowledge-generating functions are strengthened and continually maintained. Meet with teams to actively encourage, and where necessary help identify, areas of collaboration across the sector-specific evaluation portfolios in order to maximize the relevance, utility and efficiency of the evaluations produced by the Evaluation Office.Work with section chiefs to actively seek and implement opportunities to incorporate an impact evaluation lens into their work, in keeping with the ambitious outcome-level targets set by UNICEF's Strategic Plan 2022-2025.Brainstorm with section chiefs and their teams, as necessary, to identify and apply ways to bring new, best-in-class, creative and/or innovative methodological approaches to bear on their evaluations, as well as ever-better ways of communicating evaluation results in order to maximize the positive benefit of evaluations to UNICEF and its key stakeholders.Work with the section on evaluation capacity development to connect the skills-building work of the Evaluation Office to the needs of staff as identified in their own self-assessment and by their supervisor and the Director of Evaluation.Provide feedback to teams, as necessary, to help the Evaluation Office internalize a cross-cutting, and creative and where appropriate innovative, modes of thinking.Participate in organizational strategic policy development in evaluation and related functions by contributing to the review of corporate policies, strategies and programming responses.Represent the Evaluation Office and the broader evaluation function in senior management for a (internal) and or inter-agency bodies (external).Support the Director in reporting to and interacting with the Executive Board and other high-level fora, and in negotiating and managing strategic partnerships sustaining the evaluation function.Support the Director in developing and executing resource mobilization plans to provide the Evaluation Office and the broader function the financial support needed.Contribute to efforts to strengthen the linkages between evaluation and other knowledge-generating functions within UNICEF (e.g., monitoring, data analytics, research, audit) and to the continual maintenance of these linkages, with a view to helping ensure that the evaluation function is coordinating and collaborating with these distinct but complementary functions in well-integrated manner for the collective benefit of the organization and its stakeholders.Draft key output related to this de-siloing and mainstreaming role. 3. Advise the Director of Evaluation on issues of strategic importance in the implementation of the UNICEF Evaluation Policy and represent him in internal and external fora as required. Serve as a critical sounding board for the Director of Evaluation on key issues of strategic importance to the work of the Evaluation Office and the evaluation function more broadly, and advise as necessary on potential options, actions and strategies.Represent the Director of Evaluation in select internal and external meetings.Provide briefings and briefing notes, as necessary, on key areas of strategic importance to the Evaluation Office and the evaluation function more broadly.Draft other key outputs related to this advisory role.4. Assist the Director of Evaluation in ensuring the smooth and seamless overall functioning of the Evaluation Office, and of the evaluation practice throughout the Organization more broadly. Assist, and as required lead, key internal processes under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Evaluation. Examples of processes that the incumbent will assist with or lead include, but are not limited to, the following: strategic planning processes (quadrennial and annual); monitoring, reporting and advising on the progress of the Evaluation Office and evaluation function in relation to its key performance indicator targets; and individual staff and consultant recruitments.In addition to the responsibilities for fostering cross-sectional collaboration and mainstreaming of cross-cutting areas described above, assist the Director in managing human resources in the Evaluation Office.  These duties entail the administrative aspects of performance management (i.e., initiation of individual performance plans, midterm review processes, and final performance reviews) as well as managerial aspects of human resources management to keep Evaluation Office staff focused on results and motivated to contribute their best to the work of the organization (e.g., through the provision of constructive feedback on an on-going basis; modeling the core values and core competencies; and reinforcing the cultivation of a positive, respectful, motivated, mutually supportive and results-driven office environment).Under the guidance of the Director of Evaluation, contribute to the on-going strengthening of the evaluation culture and of evaluation use within UNICEF through on-going advice and concrete actions. Assist the Director of Evaluation in strengthening of the linkages between and among the corporate and decentralized evaluation teams in pursuit of a well-integrated global evaluation team that works optimally together to support the successful achievement of the Strategic Plan 2022-2025.Perform other tasks assigned by the Director in pursuit of smooth and seamless overall functioning of the Evaluation Office and the broader evaluation practice within UNICEF and with its evaluation partners.Draft key outputs related to this overall evaluation-strengthening role.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...Master's degree or higher in a social science and/or planning and programme management.16 years in progressively responsible professional work related to planning, implementation, coordination, and management, preferably in the area of monitoring, evaluation and/or research.At least 10 years senior-level management experience, including in the area of evaluation or in a closely related function, either in a large country office, a regional office, or headquarters.Demonstrated experience (re)enforcing organizational and individual accountabilities and competencies for results, conveying direct but constructive feedback, and fostering a positive, respectful, motivating and results-oriented environment.Significant experience in a strategic advisory role.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Strong familiarity with UNICEF and its internal and external stakeholders highly desirable but not necessary.Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.For every Child, you demonstrate...Core Values CareRespectIntegrityTrustAccountabilityCore competenciesBuilds and maintains partnerships (3)Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3)Drive to achieve results for impact (3)Innovates and embraces change (3)Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)Thinks and acts strategically (3)Works collaboratively with others (3)Nurtures, leads and manages people (3)Functional Competencies:Leading and supervising (3)Formulating strategies and concepts (3)Analyzing (3)Relating and networking (3)Applying technical expertise (3)To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  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 is currently undergoing organizational changes; therefore, the exact location of the post has yet to be determined. Selected candidates may be required to commence duties remotely until the location is confirmed. If reassigned or relocated to New York, candidates may be expected to relocate to a new location again during the initial contract or assignment period. When working remotely, the candidate will be expected to fulfill their functions during NYHQ core working hours (10AM-4PM) unless agreed otherwise by the Hiring Office.        ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Public Partnership Specialist - P3

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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, hope . . . To create a world where the rights of every child are realized, UNICEF builds meaningful partnerships with the public and the private sector, to advocate on behalf of children worldwide and to leverage resources for programmes in their support. Focusing on the public sector, UNICEF's Public Partnerships Division works to achieve two outcomes: 1) The rights and interests of children are effectively translated into policies, programmes and budgets of public partners at all levels; and 2) Adequate, flexible and predictable resources are mobilized and leveraged to achieve results for children.   How can you make a difference?Under the supervision of the Senior Partnership Advisor, the Public Partnership Specialist's purpose is to deepen collaboration with key stakeholders and provide an interface for environmental scanning, knowledge exchange, resource mobilization, and policy influence within the scope of assignment.   S/He may also serve as focal point and resource for colleagues on specific thematic areas of strategic relevance for partnership development as well as grant management and financing agreement compliance. The key result is to ensure greater visibility for UNICEF and influence in support of its mission. Implement 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. Contributes to team oversight of grant management issues and other compliance matters outlined in financing agreements. 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  partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans. 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 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. 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.  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: international relations, political science, communications, international development, business/public administration or another relevant technical field. A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in one of the following areas is required: public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area. Diplomatic communication and negotiation skills to establish and maintain trusted partnerships for achievement of objectives and to develop close and effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders. Current knowledge of development issues, strategies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.  In-depth knowledge of partnership development and resource mobilization. Demonstrated ability to formulate new approaches in respect of resources management and outreach- related activities. Skill in the identification of new opportunities or requirements to meet challenges in the field and propose changes. Knowledge of UNICEF grant management rules, regulations and systems. Excellent communications skills, verbal and written. In-depth familiarity with political and governmental processes. Ability to conduct sound policy analysis. Fluency 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...Core CompetenciesDemonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)Innovates and Embraces Change (2)Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.        ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Nutrition Specialist - Child Wasting - P4

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

 Note: Programme Group (PG) is currently undergoing organizational changes, therefore the exact location of the post is still under consideration.  Currently, the post is based in New York but in case the location of the post will change, s/he would be expected to work remotely as the case may be, during the contractual period.    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.One of the critical goals of UNICEF for child survival and development is to improve child nutrition and prevent associated mortality. The management of wasting is critical for child survival and a key cost-effective component of the scaling up nutrition framework for addressing undernutrition. Globally, 47 million children under 5 years old are wasted and of these, over 14 million are severely wasted. Although significant progress has been made, the overall rate of admissions lags far behind and more needs to be done. To that end, UNICEF will be launching a new nutrition strategy (2020-2030) and an inter-UN agency Global Action Plan (GAP) on Child Wasting in 2020, providing renewed commitment to expanding the availability and accessibility of current prevention, early detection and treatment services.  For every child, Nutrition?How can you make a difference?To meet UNICEF's ambitious agenda on child wasting, under the leadership of the Senior Nutrition Advisor, you will operationalize UNICEF's global strategies for accelerating progress on the prevention, early detection and treatment of child wasting. In doing so, you will oversee the timely and effectively alignment of efforts to address financing, supply chain, technical and operational challenges that contribute to the persistently high levels of child wasting and low coverage of treatment services in emergency and non-emergency contexts. You will support UNICEF regional and country-level efforts in the implementation of the operational priorities identified in the Global Action Plan on Child Wasting, and work closely with UN agencies, civil society and academics to identify and roll-out emerging solutions and approaches to address child wasting in all contexts.1. Support the successful implementation of the UNICEF Nutrition Strategy (2020-2030) and the Global Action Plan on Child Wasting. Support Regional Nutrition Advisors and Country Offices in the development and/or implementation of activities to the design, review and/or implementation of regional and country-level programmatic scale up plans, identification of key technical, policy and financing requirements to support scale-up of services and identification of key opportunities for resource mobilization at a global, regional and/or national level.Support the development and/or implementation of key partnerships with UN agencies, civil society and academia to accelerate progress on the prevention, early detection and treatment of child wasting.Coordinate and collaborate with WFP, WHO, UNHCR and other partners in identifying strategies, operational opportunities and advocacy opportunities to promote a continuum of care for acute malnutrition through respective agency policy, strategy, tools and approaches and communicate these with regional and country level counterparts.Contribute to internal and external-facing communication activities on the prevention, early detection and treatment of child wasting in all contexts.2. Support the provision of technical support and the effective use of technical information to accelerate progress on the prevention, early detection and treatment of child wastingProvide technical assistance and support to Regional and Country Offices in support of delivery of integrated nutrition and health services at community level.Strengthen existing efforts to identify, test and mainstream technical innovations and simplified approaches to improve the reach, equity and effectiveness of community-based nutrition services.Strengthen UNICEF's nutrition knowledge and information management related to early detection and treatment of child wasting, with an emphasis on information for coverage and programme quality management.Support UNICEF Regional and Country Offices and the Global Nutrition Cluster in the collection, collation and strategic use of nutrition information related to programming for children with wasting.3. Support strategic partnerships to improve the availability and effective utilization of resources for the prevention, early detection and treatment of child wastingProvide technical and programmatic support for the effective implementation of partnerships with USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF).In coordination with the Associate Director of Nutrition and the Senior Nutrition Advisor support UNICEF's engagement with key institutional and corporate partners supporting the prevention, early detection and treatment of child wasting.  To qualify as a champion for every child, the candidate must have?An advanced university degree in public health, international development or social sciences.A minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work related to public health nutrition, public health, humanitarian assistance and development, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, or other health related social science field is required.Prior experience in partnership development and management, including bilateral donors, foundations and civil society is required.Direct, practical experience in the design and implementation of nutrition interventions through community-based platforms, and the integration of nutrition into basic health packages is required.Prior experience in nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.Previous experience in the identification, evidencing and roll-out of technical improvements in nutrition policy and practice is an asset.Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing skills experience as well as editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audienceKnowledge of UNICEF programs in the field of child survival and development, UNICEF strategic plan is an assetExperience in planning and financial management is an assetComputer skills, including Sharepoint navigation and various office applications and VISION, is an asset.Excellent writing and communication skills 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.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 CalculatorMobility 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 is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, 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.  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.?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/     ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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14/10/2021
UNICEF

Procurement Specialist - P3

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

UNICEF (New York Supply Centre) is currently undergoing organizational changes; therefore, the exact location of the post has yet to be determined. Selected candidates may be required to commence duties remotely until the location is confirmed. If reassigned or relocated to New York, candidates may be expected to relocate to a new location again during the initial contract or assignment period. 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, an Education 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 favouritism. 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 fulfil 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: The position will lead a portfolio of Service Categories in the New York Supply Centre in support of all contracting activities carried out by Head Quarters Divisions/Offices and provide support to ROs and COs on implementation of existing LTAS as well as overall expertise in the various categories of services managed by the team. How can you make a difference? Under the general guidance of the Contracts Manger, the Contracts Specialist will be responsible for planning all Service Contracting needs with Head Quarters Divisions/Offices as well as developing and executing procurement strategies for a portfolio of Service Categories, to secure an uninterrupted, sustainable supply of affordable, quality services. You will be accountable for:  Contracting services, within a portfolio of Service Categories including Learning and Development, Operational as well as Financial Services.Establishing work plans and priorities, monitor achievements and coordinate work of support staff.Coordinating, monitoring, and executing annual procurement plans from Head Quarters Divisions/Offices including all relevant Service Contracting requirements.Reviewing Terms of Reference for specific requirements and consult with Business Owner and other relevant stakeholders to achieve clear objectives in the contracting of services.Identifying relevant supply strategies and procurement modalities for specific contracting activities.Exploring and implementing collaborative procurement with other United Nations Agencies for selected Service Categories to achieve efficiencies and meet objectives. Managing tender processes, issue, review and approve contracts and LTAs in compliance with the UNICEF Financial Rules and Regulations, Supply Manual, and all other applicable procurement procedures.Negotiating terms and conditions with UNICEF Business Owners and suppliers, including legal terms, prices, conditions etc.Providing advice/guidance to requisitioning Head Quarters Divisions/Offices as well as CO/RO concerning service contracting, contractual conditions and contracting processes in general.Evaluating supplier's performance with respect to agreed contractual deliverables and document and implement required corrective action.Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor including OIC, Contract Manager. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?  EducationA completed Advanced University Degree (Master's Degree) in business administration, commerce or law or technical field required. Work ExperienceMinimum five year of progressively responsible professional experience including at least three at the international level.  Experience in commercial activities with the public or private sector in developing and industrialized countries.   Solid experience in service contracting, service category management, and contract management. Experience from analytical work and negotiations.  Experience and ability to manage and monitor the effective use of financial and material resources. Experience in use of computer applications, including internet navigation and various office applications.  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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA). The core competencies required for this post are;Builds and maintains partnershipsDemonstrates self-awareness andethical awarenessDrive to achieve results for impactInnovates and embraces changeThinks and acts strategicallyManages ambiguity and complexityWorks collaboratively with othersNurtures, leads and manages people The technical knowledge required for this post are;Knowledge of worldwide procurement, strong contract negotiations and administration especially ICT products. Good analytical skill and strong negotiating skills. Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form. Ability to manage and monitor the effective use of financial and material resources. Ability to establish harmonious work-relationships with colleagues in an international and multicultural environment. Ability to supervise and direct a team of support staff. Good knowledge of computer applications.  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. Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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/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:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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13/10/2021
UNICEF

Nutrition Specialist - P3

Central African Republic, Bangui , Bangui

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 chance Job organizational context:The Nutrition Specialist P3 works under the supervision of the Nutrition Manager or the Chief Child Survival Development, P4/5. Purpose for the job:The Nutrition Specialist supports the development and preparation of the nutrition programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the programme progress of a sector of the nutrition programme within the country programme. The Nutrition Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programmes/projects. This is carried out according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework. How can you make a difference?  1. Support to programme development and planningContribute to and support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the nutrition sector(s) to ensure comprehensive and current data on maternal and child nutrition is available to guide policy development, and the design and management of nutrition programmes/projects.Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of nutrition programmes/projects.Formulate, design and prepare a sector of the nutrition programme proposal, ensuring alignment with UNICEF's Strategic Plans, Country Programme, and coherence/integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies, as well as national priorities, plans and competencies.Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies, and implementation plans for the nutrition sector(s) based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme review and approval.Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine 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 integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated. 2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of resultsPlan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators, and UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in nutrition programmes.Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action and interventions to achieve results.Prepare and 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.Actively monitor programmes and projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners and 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 and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, and standards of accountability. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress. 3. Technical and operational support to programme implementationProvide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, best practices, and approaches on nutrition and related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.Participate in discussions with national partners, clients and stakeholders to promote nutrition and development issues especially in the areas of emergency preparedness and maternal, newborn and child survival and development.Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives for programme development, contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated. 4. Networking and partnership buildingBuild and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge.Facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve programme goals on maternal and child rights as well as social justice and equity.Prepare communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programmes (maternal, newborn and child survival and development).Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that UNICEF's position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF development planning and agenda setting. 5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity buildingApply and introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders, and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting edge practices in nutrition management and information systems. 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 programmes and projects.Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on nutrition related programmes and projects. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?  An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required:  nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science 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 years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care. Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an assetFluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate? UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The competencies required for this post are: Core Values:CommitmentDiversity and InclusionIntegrity Core Competencies:Communication [III]Working with People [III]Drive for Results [II] Functional Competencies:Leading and Supervising [III]Formulating Strategies and Concepts [III]  Relating and Networking [II]Persuading and Influencing [II]                      Applying Technical Expertise [II]Entrepreneurial Thinking [II] View our competency framework athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf 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. 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.The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.Please note that this is a non-family duty station. Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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12/10/2021
UNICEF

Education Cluster Coordinator - P3

Central African Republic, Bangui , Bangui
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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, Education The emergence of the pandemic COVID-19 and the security issues since December 2020 significantly weighed on the education system with most schools in the strongly conflict-affected remained closed because parents are reluctant to send their children to schools either because of the armed conflict or the pandemic. Also, other schools remain closed because of lack of teachers or because of their occupation by armed groups including official army and their allies. Those 15 occupied Bouar schools are located as follows ? 5 in the West - Bouar and Berberati areas, 3 in the Centre ? Bambari, Grimari and 7 in the North and North-West. Situation has evolved since 2015. With the security issues related to the presidential elections in December 2020, many school infrastructures and decentralized education buildings were destroyed or looted, and the key actors and teachers fled to the Capital Bangui. Schools failed to resume in an organized manner according to an adjusted academic calendar. The key achievements of the Education Cluster in the recent two years are the establishment of the Education in Emergencies (EiE) Unit in the Ministry of Education and its co-leadership by the Ministry and the Cluster, the involvement in resource mobilization with the Multi-year Resilience Plan (MYRP), the availability of the EiE Strategy document and coordination of the partners according to their operational presence in the fields. The Cluster Coordinator actively organizes the Cluster meetings and activities as well as its visibility, participates to the Local Education Group (LEG). However, there is a need to continue building EiE capacity of the Cluster staff and participants, to support the development and strengthening  of national systems, to plan for, coordinate and support the delivery of Education in Emergency (EiE) activities through the rolling out of the EiE action plan at all levels including the implementation of the Safe Schools strategy. How can you make a difference? The Education Cluster Coordinator has a double reporting line. She / He reports to both the UNICEF Representative for strategic guidance and general supervision and to the Chief Education for programmatic and administrative component. The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Education cluster and any other humanitarian bodies and agencies in CAR. Core Cluster functions: Supporting service deliveryProvide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities;Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery. Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian responseConduct needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the education sector);Carry out analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross- cutting issues;Ensure prioritization, grounded in response analysis. Planning and strategy developmentContribute to the review of the 2020-2029 education sectoral plan, monitor the implementation objectives and indicators directly support realization of the HC/HCT strategic priorities;Strongly ensure application and adherence to existing standards and guidelines;Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and Cluster contributions to HC's overall humanitarian funding considerations (HRP, CHF, CERF). AdvocacyIdentify advocacy concerns to contribute to HC and HCT messaging and action;Undertake advocacy activities on behalf of Cluster participants and the affected population;Coordonate advocacy for resource mobilisation to support the implementation of Cluster's EiE strategy and the operationalisation of the action plans.Conduct monitoring and reporting the implementation of the Cluster strategy and results as well as recommending corrective action where necessarySupport contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant.Ensure accountability to affected education population. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? EducationAn advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in a subject area relevant to the Cluster work: Education, social sciences, development, psychology, political science, international relations or any other 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 Degree. Formal training in Cluster coordination a strong advantage. Professional work experienceAt least 5 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including programme management and/or coordination in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the Cluster.Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience. Language requirementsFluency in French and English are required. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF competencies required for this post are... Core competenciesNurtures, Leads and Manages PeopleDemonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical AwarenessWorks Collaboratively with othersBuilds and Maintains PartnershipsInnovates and Embraces ChangeThinks and Acts StrategicallyDrives to achieve impactful resultsManages ambiguity and complexity Professional Skills:Understands the rationale behind Humanitarian Reform, its main components and recent developments including the Transformative Agenda.Understands, uses, and adapts the tools, mechanisms, and processes developed as part of Humanitarian ReformDemonstrates commitment to Humanitarian Principles: https://docs.unocha.org/sites/dms/Documents/OOM-humanitarianprinciples_eng_June12.pdfDemonstrates commitment to Principles of Partnership: http://www.globalhumanitarianplatform.org/doc00003804.docCommunicates, works, and networks effectively with a wide range of people to reach broad consensus on a well-coordinated response, and demonstrates leadership where requiredThinks and acts strategically and ensures that cluster activities are prioritised and aligned within an agreed strategyDemonstrates commitment to the cluster and independence from employing organisationBuilds, motivates, and leads the cluster coordination team Technical Competencies:Understands key technical issues for the Cluster sufficiently well enough to be able to: engage with Cluster participants; make full use of their experience and knowledge; guide strategy and plans; communicate and advocate on important issues. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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12/10/2021
UNICEF

ICT Officer - P2

Afghanistan, Kabul , Kabul

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, Access In August 2021, a new Government took over from the former government in Afghanistan. UNICEF programmes were affected by this change of Government impacting on the life of Children and Women in Afghanistan. ICT is a critical function, hence timely support is needed on the ground and even though the ICT section is currently providing remote support, there are certain tasks that need real in-person presence on the ground. How can you make a difference? The ICT section based in Kabul is managing Afghanistan Country Office which includes four Zone offices (Herat, Mazar, Jalalabad and Kandahar) plus eight Outposts (Gardez, Daykundi, Faizabad, Lashkargah, Bamyan, Bagdhis, Terinkot, Ghor). With the emergency response including a surge in a number of operating sites and staffing turnover, there is a need to have more ICT presence in the field for coordination and support to cover all Zone Offices and Outposts while staff will resume a full return to their offices in the near future. Major duties and responsibilities 1. Coordinate ICT operations in liaison with Kabul CO from the Zone OfficesStaff access to corporate systems (Email, Teams, SharePoint, Cloud Apps, Cloud Printing)Provision of ICT equipment: Radios, laptops, printers, projectors, etc.Sharing weekly updates on the status of ICT operations.Manage and keep an up-to-date inventory list of all ICT infrastructure and equipment 2. Manage technical end-user support across Zone Offices/OutpostsEnsure availability and manage the performance of Internet Services.Ensure availability and manage the performance of Telecommunication Services for radio communication (VHF, HF)Incident resolution/Desktop support - laptop, mobile devices, satellite mobile devices (thuraya) software, printing, scanning, etc.Mission support ? Ensure MOSS status of all vehicles deployed to the field 3. Installation & maintenance of ICT infrastructure across all sitesCoordinate the Installation of Telecom infrastructure in new sites (VHF/HF)Support of the maintenance and daily support to the newly installed VSAT infrastructureSet up and configure satellite communication equipment (BGAN)Set-up solar power equipment for ICT infrastructure in Zone officesMonitor internet services performance and take appropriate action to remedy problems 4. Inter-agency CoordinationParticipate in inter-agency response activities on the ground to ensure optimal benefits for UNICEF from any possible collaborationsMake recommendations of opportunities for inter-agency collaboration To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? A university degree in Telecommunications, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology Management, or equivalent background with specialized training in the field of Telecoms, ICT or related areas.A minimum of 2 of relevant professional experience in information technology management and business operations in a large international organization and/or corporation is required.Technical Competencies: Certification and/or proven experience in one of these several ICT technical competencies: ICT Project Management, Business Analytics, Information Security, ICT Audit and Risk Management, Telecommunications, Networks Information Security and Software Engineering and Programming.Experience working in an emergency duty station 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF 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) Drives to achieve impactful results (2)  Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)  Functional Competencies:  Leading and supervising (1)Formulating strategies and concepts (2)Analyzing (3)Relating and networking (2)Deciding and Initiating action (2)Applying technical expertise (3) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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 is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to applyThe successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.Please note that is a non-family duty station. Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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UNICEF

Nutrition Specialist - P4

United States of America, New York , New York

Note: Programme Group (PG) is currently undergoing organizational changes, therefore the exact location of the post is still under consideration.  Currently, the post is based in New York but in case the location of the post will change, s/he would be expected to work remotely as the case may be, during the contractual period.     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. Under the guidance of the Director, Nutrition, and direct supervision of the Senior Adviser, Nutrition, you will contribute to UNICEF's global thought and knowledge leadership and strategic, global partnerships for Nutrition with UNICEF HQ-New York. You will work within the Knowledge, Advocacy and Partnerships Unit in close collaboration with other unit heads and teams across the Nutrition Section. You will work collaboratively to strengthen UNICEF's engagement in global strategic partnerships for Nutrition. The position may involve moderate travel.For every child, Nutrition How can you make a difference? Under the direct supervision of the Senior Adviser, Nutrition, the incumbent will contribute to strategic knowledge generation and management and global partnerships to scale up nutrition for children, adolescents and women in development and humanitarian contexts. 1. Strategic knowledge management for NutritionStrengthen UNICEF's thought leadership for maternal and child nutrition in support to the UNICEF Nutrition Strategy 2020-2030Strengthen UNICEF's knowledge leadership for maternal and child nutrition and manage the Nutrition Section's knowledge management portfolioEnsure strategic leadership for UNICEF's flagship nutrition reports -- including UNICEF's Child Nutrition Report -- and peer-review publications.  2. Strategic support to global partnerships for NutritionAct as focal lead for strategic, global nutrition partnerships including those with the Government of the Netherlands, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Power of Nutrition, and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. Prepare high-quality proposals and donor reports as part of strategic support to cross-cutting nutrition partnerships. Support the Director, Nutrition with technical review/quality assurance of documents and briefing notes to support high-level engagement with strategic partners. 3. Communication and advocacy for NutritionContribute to development of communications and advocacy products to enhance UNICEF's influence on policies, programmes, strategies and budgets.Work closely with UNICEF colleagues to ensure that nutrition advocacy and outreach are strongly grounded in the experience of UNICEF supported nutrition programmes.Contribute to the development of communication and advocacy initiatives for high-level outreach, including for UNICEF's Director for Nutrition and Senior Management. To qualify as a champion for every child, the candidate must have? An advanced university degree in Public Health Nutrition.A minimum of eight years of relevant experience in Public Health Nutrition in low- and middle-income countries. A proven track record in strategic knowledge and partnerships management in the field of Public Health Nutrition including involvement in global publications and peer-review journalsFluency 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.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 CalculatorMobility 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 is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, 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.  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. 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/   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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UNICEF

Education Manager - P4

Myanmar, Yangon , Yangon

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 good start and hope 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. How can you make a difference? Under the overall guidance and direction of the Chief, Education, the Education Manager supports the Chief in managing the section, playing a key role in bringing innovation to the development and preparation of education programmes. The Education Manager provides authoritative technical guidance and operational support throughout all stages of programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results on strengthening education systems to improve learning outcomes and to promote universal access to quality, equitable and inclusive  basic education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society. The Education Manager contributes to the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached): - JD 52184 Education Manager Level 4 Yangon Myanmar.pdfSupport to the Chief on programme managementProgramme development and planningProgramme management, monitoring and quality control of resultsAdvisory services and technical supportAdvocacy, networking and partnership buildingInnovation, 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: education, economics, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.A minimum of eight years of professional experience in education programme planning, technical and financial managementis required.Experience working in a developing country is required.Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.Relevant working experience in emergency is required.Experience in UNICEF country office programming is required.Experience in education programming focusing on inclusive education, equity, quality enhancement, teacher education, education system strengthening is required.Experience in education programming for social cohesion is considered as a strong asset.Experience on donor relations, and resource mobilization including proposal report writing and quality assurance 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.Meet UNICEF's core values and competency areas. Technical Competencies  Technical competencies must be demonstrated in the following areas:Good 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 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 Clusters, Delivering as One, 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. Selection Criteria:The selection criteria are the knowledge, abilities, skills and personal attributes that will be used to determine whether or not a candidate is able to perform the job successfully. Selection criteria are:A minimum of 8 years of Education Programme Management, both technical and financial, including at least 2 years of programme management experience in emergency country/context.A minimum of 5 years of experience in leading a team, including a minimum of 1.5 years of experience in leading a team in emergency country/context.A minimum of 3 years of experience on high level donor relations, partnership management, and resource mobilization, including 1 year of such experience in emergency country/context, for education programme focusing on inclusive education, equity, quality and teacher education for the basic education sub-sector. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in the following: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) The Functional Competencies required for this post are:Leading and supervising (I)Formulating strategies/concepts (II)Analyzing (III)Relating and networking (II)Deciding and initiating action (II)Applying Technical Expertise (III) View our competency framework athttp://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. UNICEF is a workplace that welcomes diversity and equal opportunities. If you require any reasonable accommodation for your test, please let us know two days ahead of the test. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. Remarks: This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate. Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. 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 hardship classification and the family status of UNICEF duty stations are subject to periodic review by the International Civil Service Commission. Please be advised that this duty station, in particular, may be subject to change in its hardship classification or security circumstances including family/non-family duty station status during the selection process or immediately following the assumption of duty. Such change may happen at short notice. As of 1 July 2021, Yangon was declared as a non-family duty station with an 8 weeks R&R cycle. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.This VA is open to internal UNICEF staff only i.e. UNICEF staff holding permanent, continuing and fixed term appointments, excluding JPOs.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Planning 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, Planning 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. Purpose for the job: Under the guidance of the Regional Chief of Programme and Planning, the purpose of the post is to coordinate Europe and Central Asia Regional Office planning, monitoring and reporting processes and support quality assurance mechanisms of Country Programme planning exercises in 22 programme countries of Europe and Central Asia with a broad range of functions- including policy and programmatic work- to ensure alignment of regional and country programmes with UNICEF Organizational policies and priorities. The Post will also oversee the work on Knowledge Management for ECARO, integrating the innovative tools in the programme planning cycle, facilitating interaction on best practices between COs from within and outside the region, and pursuing linkages with regional initiatives of the UN, such as the regional knowledge hubs, and joint regional reporting mechanisms. Further, the post is expected to utilize and develop data visualization tools to simplify the analytical aspects of the post. How can you make a difference? Summary of key functions/accountabilities: Strategic Planning, knowledge management and capacity building.Support to regional office planning, performance monitoring and reporting.Setting regional standards for programme performance planning.UN Coherence and inter agency collaboration.PM&E section Internal Planning and Reporting.Networking and partnership building. Impact of Results: Technical and administrative decisions are regularly made to ensure timely and appropriate support to country offices on programme planning, including quality assurance issues through coordination and consolidation of regional office inputs to key Country Programme planning documents so as to ensure that these meet quality standards and that they are aligned to organizational policies and priorities. Judgement, analytical capacities and drafting skills are required to prepare high quality documents for presentation to the Executive Board; to ensure Regional Office oversight to Country Office Annual Reports; to prepare the Regional Office Annual Reports and other strategic documents of relevance to the region. Recommendation are made on the quality of official documents such as CPDs, PRs, UNSDCF, CCAs, Situations Analysis, Country Office Annual reports, and Regional Office Annual Reports. Such recommendations have a direct impact on the effectiveness of resources. Collaboration with Regional Institutions, design and support for regional and sub regional initiatives involve regular decisions which are directly linked to the use of UNICEF resources including staff time. Misinterpretation of country situation and trends can lead to wrong direction of the country programme resulting in country objectives not being met and a significant proportion of UNICEF resources being misspent. Ineffective coordination and interaction with regional advisors, country offices and regional partners, UN and other, will negatively affect the credibility and acceptability of UNICEF interventions. Ineffective support of capacity building and training activities can adversely affect UNICEF capacity for programme planning and implementation. Supervision is limited to guidance on overall regional framework and organizational policy and priorities from the Regional Chief Programme Planning and Data. Within these limits, the incumbent is expected to perform independently and consults with supervisor when major decisions and actions must be undertaken To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? An Advanced university degree in social sciences or other related field.  A minimum of five years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in social development, management, planning, monitoring and evaluation. Relevant experience/exposure to emergency is an assetDeveloping country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.Relevant experience in Middle/High Income Country context. Strong skills in SharePoint and Data visualization tools, will be valued.Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) and Russian will be considered an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The UNICEF competencies required for this post are: Core Values:CareRespectIntegrityTrustAccountability Core Competencies (For Staff without Supervisory Responsibilities):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) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Evaluation Specialist - P4

Gambia, Banjul , Banjul

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 How can you make a difference? The Evaluation Specialist will, on the basis of efficiency and effectiveness considerations, be located in the Freetown (Sierra Leone). A matrix management approach will be applied in which the Regional Office and cooperating Country Offices contribute to the performance review of the MC Evaluation Specialist. The MC Evaluation Specialist reports to the Regional Evaluation Adviser (P-5) for evaluation oversight, and to the Representatives of the 3 Country Offices (CO) that fall under his/her responsibilities (Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia) for administrative oversight, including in matters related to evaluation sponsorship, planning, funding and use. The MC Evaluation Specialist works in close coordination with the evaluation staff/focal persons in the 3 Country Offices in the development and implementation of the CO costed evaluation plan, and works with the CO to undertake thematic evaluations, evaluation of humanitarian action (for Level 1 emergencies) evaluability assessments, and other evaluative activities for which Country Offices are accountable. S/he works with the CO in engaging competent evaluators who conduct their work in accordance with the norms and standards of the UNICEF evaluation policy. The Evaluation Specialist works in accordance with the norms and standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and the UNICEF evaluation policy. S/he provides guidance to staff involved in managing evaluations in the countries under his/her responsibility and consults the supervisor when major policy decisions and actions must be undertaken. Key accountabilities A. Evaluation Leadership Support the Country Offices and their national partners to develop and implement a plan of evaluation activities that will provide relevant and strategic information to manage Country Programmes and relevant national policies and programmes toward achieving results for children in both humanitarian and non-humanitarian environments and conduct the following:Guide the COs and their partners to identify priority evaluation topics in accordance with the UNICEF Evaluation Policy, the UNICEF Strategic Plan, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Country Programme Document, and national policies and programmes.Monitor progress and support Country Management Teams (CMTs), Country office Annual Reports and, where applicable, Mid-term Reviews (MTR), as well as other review moments that lead to plan revisions. Provide input to management reports, including relevant sections of the Country Office Annual Report. B. Evaluation Conduct and UseEnsure that UNICEF-supported evaluations are designed and implemented according to established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion and used by stakeholders in order to improve programme performance and contribute to wider learning. The Multi Country Evaluation Specialist will support Country Offices to:Undertake an evaluability assessment of themes listed in the costed evaluation plans of the CO assigned to him/her, as required, and make recommendations on changes to improve the evaluability of the programs.Support country-led evaluations of policies and programmes and the consideration of the results by partners.  C. Evaluation Capacity Strengthening and Partnership building Ensure that evaluation capacities of Country Office staff and national partners ? including government and civil society ? are strengthened, enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead evaluative evidence generating processes.  Ensure that the Country Office is effectively linked to wider UNICEF capacity development initiatives in a way that both contributes to and benefits from organizational learning.  The Multi Country Evaluation Specialist will support Country Offices to:Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with local/national governments and sub-regional governmental bodies, UN system agency partners, donors, NGOs, funding organization, research institutes, including universities, and the private sector. Promotes joint Govt/UNICEF evaluations that rigorously assess national policies, programmes and innovative models.Foster policy-level and academic partnerships to support national evaluation capacity development initiatives. Ensure that evaluation capacities of country office staff and national partners ? government and civil society ? are strengthened enabling relevant Government units to increasingly engage in and lead evaluation processes.  Please see detailed Job Description attached.  TOR MultiCountry Evaluation Specialist.pdf To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? An Advanced University Degree in evaluation, research methodology, social sciences, public policy, statistics and/or economics is required. A degree or certification/accreditation in Evaluation is a significant advantage.A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the implementation of equity-focused evaluations and the management of the evaluation function at national and international level.Experience in evaluation design and in conducting evaluations as per UNICEF and/or UNEG norms and standards for Evaluation in the UN System.Experience in related evidence functions is an asset, including Social Policy, Public Policy, Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis, Research, Programme Audit, and Programme Planning and Monitoring.  Experience in these areas cannot be substituted for the Evaluation experience but is an advantage.Experience in the West and Central African region where the post is situated is advantage.Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of French, Portuguese and Spanish (the other three UN languages spoken in UNICEF Country Offices in the West and Central Africa Region) is an asset.Technical knowledge of methodologies employed in Evaluation, including Results-based Management (RBM), theories of change, stakeholders mapping, standards and models, research designs, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods of data collection, validity/reliability testing of data, data and qualitative information analysis and interpretation, and statistical inference methods.Technical knowledge in routine monitoring systems; preferably those associated with Health, Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Social Policy or WASH sectors.Publications which show sound experience with evaluation methods are an advantage. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The 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)Drive to achieve impactful results (1)Manages ambiguity and complexity (1) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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/? 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.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator - 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, opportunity How can you make a difference?On behalf of the IASC Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia and UNICEF Ethiopia Country Office as the lead agency for the IASC Nutrition Cluster and in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and the National Disaster Response Management Coordination Committee (NDRMCC), the incumbent will facilitate a timely and effective nutrition response at Federal and regional level and ensure that the capacity of national and local institutions is strengthened to respond to and coordinate emergency nutrition interventions that demonstrate results and impact achieved. The Nutrition Cluster Coordinator is responsible for the leadership of the following:National level coordination with over 35 humanitarian and development partners comprising of UN agencies, international organizations, Donor agencies, International and National NGOs, and Government ministries.9 sub-national coordination structures coordinating emergency nutrition response for 4.5 million children and women with an annual budget of about USD 250 million.Providing strategic guidance for a coherent and timely analysis of nutrition needs, crafting a robust strategic response plan, mobilizing resources, and effectively monitoring the situation and response in line with humanitarian principles.Representing the humanitarian nutrition partners in National Level Health and Nutrition partners forum, Multi-Agency Emergency Coordination Cell (ECC), and Donor coordination platforms.Leading intersectoral planning and coordination with Health, WASH, Food Security and Logistics clusters.Ensuring the emergency nutrition response follows global and national standards and technical guidance.Leading advocacy initiatives by timely identifying critical issues of strategic importance for effective and coherent emergency nutrition response to the need of the most vulnerable people. MAJOR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Support service deliveryExplore and identify appropriate new partners to engage in nutrition in emergencies (NiE) in Ethiopia and facilitate the active engagement of these agencies in the cluster at national and/or at sub national level, focusing on partners with capacity to conduct rapid assessments, nutrition surveys, analysis, etc.Regularly liaise with the Sub-national Cluster Focal Points (if applicable) to identify progress, gaps, bottlenecks, and challenges in implementation of nutrition surveys/assessments/analysis, communicate/feedback to the National Cluster and propose corrective actions (if needed).Support the Cluster Coordination team in organizing of and participating in regular cluster coordination meetings and information sharing in all crisis-affected states to ensure appropriate coordination between all nutrition humanitarian partners, including provision of inputs for the agenda and information and evidence to inform cluster partners discussions and facilitation of sessions related to surveys/assessments.Identify and liaise with FSL and other cluster's partners to advocate for integration of nutrition rapid assessments/screening and nutrition indicators into their respective RAs, if feasible; propose corrective actions (if needed).Provide regular inputs from cluster partners for Nutrition cluster information management products, cluster bulletins, etc., including needs, gaps, supply pipeline updates, etc. Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian responseCoordinate and support cluster partners in inter-cluster initial rapid needs assessments (IRNA), multi-cluster initial rapid assessments (MIRA), humanitarian needs overview (HNO), IPC analysis, etc., by identifying the appropriate partner for the assessments/surveys, ensuring that all partners using agreed cluster tools and provide relevant inputs (survey plans, tools, identification of needs, gaps, etc) to the National Nutrition Cluster Coordination team.Support Sub-national Nutrition Cluster Focal points (MOH, UNICEF & NGOs) and nutrition partners in the states to participate in nutrition need assessments and response planning.Coordinate all planned nutrition assessment through the chair of NIWG (if applicable) by maintaining the database of all planned assessments and surveys.Coordinate and collaborate with other sectors to ensure nutrition assessments are conducted using standardized tools and methods.Coordinate with Nutrition Cluster IMO to ensure that cluster IM products related to surveys/assessments are up to date.Coordinate cluster partners' and IMO to ensure that partners' survey/assessment plans, methodologies are in line with cluster priorities and standards, identify existing gaps and propose corrective actions.Strengthen inter-cluster coordination at national and sub national level, particularly with Food Security & Livelihoods, WASH, Health and Education Clusters to facilitate a comprehensive approach to addressing the issue of nutrition in Ethiopia by regularly liaising with IM focal points on the clusters and ensuring information collected by them is used to inform nutrition situation analysis.Ensure representation of nutrition cluster in the Food Security & Livelihoods, WASH, Health and Education Clusters by regularly attending meeting. Planning and implementing strategy:Coordinate and provide relevant inputs to the development and revision of the Flash Appeal/Humanitarian Response Plans. As a part of this process, ensure that gaps and duplications are identified and appropriately addressed.Ensure that all partners adhere to existing standards and guidelines.Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and cluster contributions to HC's overall humanitarian funding considerations (CRP/SRP, CHF, CERF, etc.).Ensure that OCHA identified priority inter-cluster and crosscutting issues, including gender, HIV and environment; are fully integrated into the nutrition cluster strategy and nutrition cluster partner projects, in line with IASC guidance and international best practices with specific focus on ensuring cross-cutting issues are addressed in nutrition survey plans, methodologies, etc. Monitoring and evaluation of performance:Guide the work of the Information Management Officer to maintain a functional Nutrition Cluster Information Management system, which includes Monthly and Weekly Partner Reporting, Nutrition Partner database and 4W Matrixes, Capacity Mapping database, Repository of Nutrition Surveys and Cluster Website.Ensure regular monitoring of nutrition in emergencies activities and coordination against cluster indicators, including activity at operational level (quality, coverage, continuity and cost), and sub national and national level cluster coordination activities. Conduct analysis of best available information in order to benchmark progress of the emergency response over time.Liaise with cluster partners and provide technical support to the cluster IMO in identification of quality gaps in regular reporting to the cluster. Take corrective actions, if needed.Submit regular Cluster reports to OCHA and UNICEF in line with reporting requirements (monthly/quarterly).Work with the Cluster partners to establish a solid cluster monitoring system. Build national capacity in preparedness and contingency planningCoordinate partners' capacity development for implementation of nutrition in emergencies interventions by regularly conducting the capacity gap analysis.Liaise with the national nutrition cluster partners to ensure the capacity for NiE is enhanced based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity.Identify cluster partners who can build the capacity of cluster partners on nutrition assessments/analysis/surveys and advocate to them to cover the capacity gaps of other partners as per capacity mapping.Support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the Sub-National /local authorities and civil society on NiE. AdvocacyIdentify core nutrition advocacy concerns, including resource requirements related to nutrition in emergencies, and contribute key messages to the broader advocacy initiatives of the HCT. Accountability to affected populationBe accountable to the affected population through effective and inclusive consultative and feedback mechanisms by ensuring that the target populations are aware how the needs for NiE programmes are identified, how the programme is targeted and how the population views around satisfaction and feedback could be collected. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.A minimum of eight [8] years of relevant professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development, cluster coordination and/ or management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.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... Core Values  CareRespectIntegrityTrustAccountability Behavioural Competencies Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (II)Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (II)Works Collaboratively with others (II)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (II)Innovates and Embraces Change (II)Thinks and Acts Strategically (II)Drives to achieve impactful results (II)Manages ambiguity and complexity (II)  Functional Competencies Leading and supervising ? (II)Formulating strategies and concepts ? (II)Analyzing ? (II)Relating and networking ? (II)Persuading and influencing ? (II)Deciding and iniating action - (II)Applying Technical Expertise ? (II) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Cold Chain Officer - P2

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, HEALTH. With 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, 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?  The Cold Chain Officer reports to the Immunisation Specialist for guidance and general supervision; and is accountable for professional technical contributions to project design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration of immunisation Supply Chain Logistics (iSCL), specifically Cold Chain and Vaccine Management (CCVM) management activities, rehabilitation of PNG cold chain systems, redesign of vaccine supply chain, establishment of a robust cold chain maintenance system, including data analysis, programme planning, programme delivery, progress reporting, and commitment for strengthening of cold chain systems coverage, as well as enhancement of teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the immunisation work plan, aligned with country programme goals, objectives and strategy. As a champion for every child you will have?  University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, Medicine, Health, Public Health, Nursing, International Development, or a field relevant to technical assistance in immunization Supply Chain and Logistics (iSCL).A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in immunization supply chain, cold chain, logistics planning and management at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country.Relevant experience in immunization program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is 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? our core values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability. View our competency framework at https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdfThis position is classified as temporary and does not carry any expectancy of renewal and will not be converted to any other type of appointment. 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. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training).   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Operations Manager - P4

Chad, Chari-Baguirmi , 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, [insert tagline] How can you make a difference? Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:Valuing People: Develop people resources to promote technical competence and foster career progression and retention of a ?fit for purpose?/ agile workforceFacilitate an environment of management excellence, staff well-being and accessibility and inclusion through implementation of strategies, policies, procedures.Implement solutions and advise to office management on people management and office culture.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 and share best practices and knowledge learned within the office.Support Excellence in Operations in UNICEF derived from the five strategic pillars.Valuing Money: Champion strategic resources to achieve organizational goals and ensure Value for Money (VfM)Ensure effective 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.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 Representative's and Deputy Representative's to take risk informed decisions.Implement various modalities of valuing resources through financing modalities such as budgeting and pre-financing modalities for supplies, cash-based transfer etc.Oversee implementation of Supply plan for the office and stay abreast of the regional strategies.Valuing Risk Management: Enhance Risk Management to increase organizational performance and strengthen internal controlSupport the office with up-to-date information to make operational and programmatic risk informed decisions and improve performance, with the support of the enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (eGRC) platform.Update and participate in testing of business continuity plans to ensure UNICEF organizational resilience to disaster and risks and staff safety and security as well as 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.Support implementation mandatory anti-fraud systems, processes and actions, and share anti-fraud achievements within the office.Facilitate mitigation of risks of engagement with external partners via appropriate, risk-informed due diligence.Valuing Systems and Structures: Ensure further operational centralization and optimization for maximized efficiency gainsReview and recommend simplification of Operations processes to minimize cost, 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 CPMP and review operational structures in collaboration with Regional Chiefs of Operations and the Strategic Business Support unit in DFAM.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 support 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 in 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, facilitating Business Operating Services (BOS) and proactively paving the way for a potential ?one back office? in country offices. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? Recruitment Qualifications:Education:An Advanced University Degree (Master's and above) in one of the following areas is required: Business management; Financial management; Accounting; Public Finance; and related operations function (Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Project management, etc.) is required or a full professional accounting designation (CA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CPFA, Expert Comptable) from an internationally recognized institute/body of accountancy with valid membership in good standing is required.Experience:A minimum of 5 years of professional experience, at the national and/or international level, is required, specifically in implementing 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 would be an asset.Additional experience in one or more of the following areas, would be desired:Audit and investigationsSafety and securityGrant ManagementEnterprise Risk Management Experience in a UN system agency, large private or public company, or experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian/ emergency context is an asset.For country offices with a significant private sector fundraising operation, prior experience working with or in the private sector, and supporting private sector fundraising, is desirableExperience in working with corporate ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) and IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) is highly desirable.Knowledge of Results Based Management is a requirement.Experience in supporting successful client-oriented work units is an asset.Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is required Language Requirements:Fluency in French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...Build and maintain partnership Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness Drive to achieve results for impact Innovates and embraces changes  Manage ambiguity and complexity  Thinks and acts strategically Works collaboratively with others  To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Evaluation Specialist - 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, Evaluate This position is based in UNICEF's Evaluation Office in New York, which serves as the steward of UNICEF's evaluation function. Its Director reports to UNICEF's Executive Board through an annual report on the evaluation function and on selected evaluations. The Evaluation Office commissions and manages independent corporate evaluations and other evaluative exercises (e.g., evaluability assessments, syntheses, reviews), usually conducted in collaboration with external consultants but sometimes embedding Evaluation Office staff in the evaluation teams. It also leads in the development and implementation of evaluation policy, strategy and systems; oversees evaluation quality assurance processes; undertakes evaluation capacity development activities within and outside the Organization; actively promotes an enabling environment for evaluation and a strong evaluation culture; and ensures transparent access to evaluation information. The Office works closely with the Regional Evaluation Advisers in each of UNICEF's seven regions to ensure a well-coordinated, collaborative, whole-of-organization evaluation effort and to continue to build the Organization's community of practice. Working in a complementary manner with UNICEF's other data, evidence and research functions, the Evaluation Office aims to deliver consistently timely, credible and useful independent analyses that harness knowledge that helps the Organization deliver results for children. How can you make a difference? Under the direction of the Director of Evaluation and the supervision of the Senior Evaluation Specialist (Institutional Effectiveness), the Evaluation Specialist is responsible for managing, and potentially conducting or being a member of external teams that are conducting, independent evaluations and other evaluative exercises of UNICEF's overall organizational performance in the Institutional Effectiveness portfolio ? i.e., those evaluations that transcend individual sectoral areas (e.g., health, education, WASH, child protection) and assess UNICEF's overall organizational performance on measures of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and other evaluation criteria. Examples of areas covered by this portfolio are evaluations and other evaluative exercises that examine the Organization's internal operations, institutional and structural arrangements, policies, support functions, results-based management systems, and overarching partnership approaches. In accordance with UNICEF's mission, guiding principles, standards, commitments, and accountability framework, and under United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) revised norms and standards, the Evaluation Specialist will ensure that all evaluations conducted under her/his leadership are of the highest relevance, timeliness, quality, credibility and utility possible, and that they support the organizational learning and accountability needs of UNICEF and its stakeholders in achieving results for children. The incumbent will also contribute to cross-cutting initiatives within the Evaluation Office and the wider evaluation function within UNICEF. Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 1. Lead and/or contribute to the planning, implementation and rollout of independent evaluations of UNICEF's overall institutional effectiveness.Contribute to strategic planning efforts to identify the highest-priority and most institutionally relevant evaluation themes in the portfolio, conduct internal and external consultations to refine and finalize these topics for inclusion in the UNICEF Plan for Global Evaluations, and present these topics to key stakeholders inside and outside the Organization.Draft well-tailored and well-written evaluation concept notes and terms of reference under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Evaluation Specialist and in close consultation with key internal and external interlocutors.Directly manage independent institutional effectiveness evaluations from start to finish, ensuring that these are as timely, credible and useful as possible in keeping with the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) revised norms and standards.  Where appropriate contribute to inception, data collection, data analysis and/or report drafting phases of individual evaluations as embedded team member.Oversee consultant selection processes and undertake final quality control of all outputs produced by consulting teams before these are shared with the Senior Evaluation Specialist.Ensure evaluations for which the incumbent is responsible remain on time, on budget and on target.Organize and execute activities to contribute to the uptake of individual evaluations for which the incumbent is responsible.Contribute to efforts to identify, and either utilize or pilot and bring to scale, creative and innovative approaches to the evaluation of institutional effectiveness, from best-in-class methodological approaches to alternative modalities for disseminating evaluation results and engaging with key stakeholders in ways that foster evaluation buy-in, learning and ultimately uptake at every stage of the evaluation process. Identify and deploy best practices to the wider evaluation function as appropriate.Undertake on-going consultation and coordination with headquarters divisions, regional offices, country offices and external partners, all in close collaboration with Regional Evaluation Advisers and where necessary Multi-Country Evaluation Officers. 2. Contribute to office- and function-wide initiatives and to the smooth overall functioning of the Evaluation Office and evaluation function.Contribute to technical and strategic initiatives aimed at strengthening the work of the Evaluation Office and the evaluation function more generally, and of the evaluation culture within the Organization.Contribute to office-wide processes, products and other outputs (e.g., strategic planning processes, drafting of annual reports, meeting agendas, syntheses, capacity development activities).Contribute to a positive spirit of teamwork in the Evaluation Office.Collaborate closely with other Evaluation Office colleagues, Regional Evaluation Advisers, and colleagues in UNICEF's other knowledge and evidence functions to ensure a maximally efficient whole-of-Organization approach to planning, managing, conducting, and communicating on evaluations. 3. Undertake special assignments as required by the Senior Evaluation Specialist and/or Director of Evaluation. At the request of the Senior Evaluation Specialist and/or Director of Evaluation, contribute to individual initiatives to enhance the evaluation function and evaluation culture within UNICEF and among its partners.Represent the Senior Evaluation Specialist at select meetings, as necessary. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? Advanced university degree or higher in organization management, organizational behaviour, evaluation, public policy, economics, statistics, social science, or another field relevant to Institutional Effectiveness.At least 8 years of professional experience as an evaluator or in a comparable role examining institutional effectiveness in multilateral agencies or equivalent large-scale public- or private-sector organizations.Solid track record for leading and managing mixed-method evaluations that rely on both qualitative and quantitative approaches and a variety of data collection modalities (surveys, interviews, focus groups, direct and indirect observations, desk reviews).Willingness/ability to keep up to date with the latest skills and organizational guidance in the field of evaluation.Demonstrated track record working collaboratively in a multi-cultural team environment to contribute positively to shared results.Fluency in English; knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate... Core Values CareRespectIntegrityTrustAccountability Core competenciesBuilds and maintains partnerships (II)Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (II)Drive to achieve results for impact (II)Innovates and embraces change (I)Manages ambiguity and complexity (II)Thinks and acts strategically (I)Works collaboratively with others (I)Nurtures, leads, and manages people (II) Functional Competencies:Leading and supervising (1)Planning and organizing (2) Formulating strategies and concepts (2)Analyzing (2)Relating and networking (2)Applying technical expertise (2) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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 is currently undergoing organizational changes; therefore, the exact location of the post has yet to be determined. Selected candidates may be required to commence duties remotely until the location is confirmed. If reassigned or relocated to New York, candidates may be expected to relocate to a new location again during the initial contract or assignment period. When working remotely, the candidate will be expected to fulfill their functions during NYHQ core working hours (10AM-4PM) unless agreed otherwise by the Hiring Office.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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08/10/2021
UNICEF

Health Specialist - P3

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, Health Reports to Regional Chief of Health and HIV/AIDS/Regional health advisor to support 14 country offices in the region on a broad range of areas including health systems, practically in the areas of integrated maternal, newborn health, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/Hepatitis B and syphilis and adolescent health. How can you make a difference? The incumbent is accountable for technical assistance, regional coordination and partnership building in the development, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and supportive oversight for strengthening health systems and UHC for children, focusing on the areas of integrated maternal and newborn health, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/Hepatitis B and Syphilis and adolescent health, which are defined in the latest EAP regional operation plan and EAP's country programmes. Under the overall guidance of Reginal Health Advisor, the incumbent acts as a regional focal person on HIV/AIDS, and are accountable for HIV sectoral review, the UNAIDS UBRAF Joint Programme Monitoring System (JPMS) regional and country reports, country offices thematic OR report, regular analysis/synthesis of good practices with accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely preparation. The incumbent is accountable for contributing to achievements of the EAPRO reginal headlines and UNICEF's strategic plan, and for realizing the UNICEF programme to promote gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming. Summary of key functions/accountabilities:1. Regional and country situation analysis, regional programme development and planningExpected end-result: Timely and strategic global, regional and country context analysis contribute to the development of comprehensive situation analysis with consistent integration of sex and other disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective programme planning, monitoring and advices. 2. Regional programme management, monitoring and delivery of resultsExpected end-result: Work plans are strategically formulated, and their implementations are regularly monitored, adjusted and improved to timely deliver planned or adjusted results. 3. Oversight and technical assistances to country programme implementations in the regionExpected end-result: Proactive remote and on-site technical supports are provided to country teams through timely advices, effective capacity building and coordinated engagement with their government partners, UNs/H6, young key populations and other key stakeholders. 4. Networking and partnership buildingExpected end-result: Quality contributions are made for strengthening health systems through maintaining and building strategic partnerships and collaborations with internal, UNs/H6 partners, young people and other external stakeholders. 5. Reimagination thought leadership and knowledge managementExpected end-result: Become an informed opinion leader through client-oriented knowledge management by focusing on systems and people and through integrating knowledge management in daily activities. 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: public health, health systems and financing, 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 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 5 years of relevant professional experience in health policy development, advocacy and programming at international level, of which at least five years in one or more areas of health systems, adolescent health and prevention of mother to child transmission as well as prevention among adolescent and young key populations at risk of HIV and STIs exposures.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The UNICEF competencies required for this post are... Core CompetenciesDemonstrates 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 CompetenciesAnalyzing (3)Deciding and Initiating action (2)Applying technical expertise (3) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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07/10/2021
UNICEF

(Re-advertisement) Project Manager - P4

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

This position is being re-advertised. existing applicants need not re-apply, as your application will still be considered . Thank you. UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential ? to the benefit of a better world. And we never give up. As a human rights organization, and as a member of the UN system, UNICEF is committed to equal treatment for all in our work with children, partners, communities, and its personnel. Over the past year, UNICEF has undergone a period of self-reflection to better understand employees' experiences of racism and discrimination. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, age, dis/ability, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic background or any other personal characteristic. UNICEF is committed to being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization where all staff feel that they belong.  Achieving this will require transformational change across organizational culture, policies, practices, power dynamics, human resource systems, as well as new styles of leadership and accountability for all staff. The Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP), based in Geneva, aims to achieve results for children by maximizing UNICEF's private fundraising, partnerships, and engagement activities, including work with National Committees, regional and country offices. For every child, hope? The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager is responsible for providing PFP's Senior Management Team with strategic guidance, oversight and expertise to shape and coordinate PFP's diversity, equity and inclusion agenda. How can you make a difference?  The role involves direct engagement with PFP's Senior Management Team and with other internal and external entities. The Manager provides leadership and expert advice in the development and delivery of PFP anti-racism and discrimination strategy, workplace policies, programmes and tools to accelerate the creation of a more diverse inclusive, and equitable PFP workforce. The position is set within the context of transformational change in the organization and has a key practical role to play in ensuring that diversity, inclusion and belonging principles and practices are embedded in the leadership and management of the Division. 1. Anti-Racism and Discrimination StrategySupport PFP Senior Management Team (SMT) to develop a strategy for the Division. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy would aim to address interpersonal as well as systemic forms of racism and has an intersectional lens to tackle inequities based on ethnicity/race, religion, national origin, gender identity and sexual orientation, disability and other dimensions  with input from multiple stakeholders, including UNICEF National Committees.Contributes to the design of programmes relating to knowledge management and learning diversity.Leads, monitors and ensures the implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion programmes, policies, best practices and strategies including monitoring of the benchmarks for racial/ethnic diversity, gender identity and sexual orientation and disability inclusion, in alignment with UNICEF's global data collection and monitoring practices.Incorporate the PFP Recommendations for Action on Anti-Racism and Discrimination into PFP's Anti-Racism and Discrimination Strategy.Develop a timeline for the operationalization of the Strategy and set quantitative and qualitative targets over time.Track, report on and monitor strategy implementation globally. 2. Mainstream diversity and inclusion in UNICEF policies, division wide standards, processes, practices, communications and publicationsSupport the UNICEF Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director in the implementation of UNICEF's global action plan on anti-racism and discrimination and in the implementation of programmes and services that promote DEI in UNICEF.  In coordination with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director, conduct initial and ongoing comprehensive organizational surveys/assessments to measure progress and identify areas of focus indicated in the Task Team on Anti-Racism and Discrimination Recommendations for Action report.Provide ongoing input to initiatives led by Director of DEI to ensure that they are implemented in PFP.Support the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director to review relevant HR policies and selection processes, including outreach, evaluation and assessment methods and tools from a diversity-sensitive standpoint and put forward recommendations for improvement with a view to enhancing diversity in PFP.Support the design and development of innovative human resources policies, best practices and strategies around talent management and employee engagement and developing an enabling environment in coordination with DEI Director, HR in PFP and the Division of Human Resources (DHR).Institutionalize dialogue mechanisms across PFP between different groups of personnel and across the workforce.Develop a vision for how PFP can influence its partners to also embark on similar exercises and learn from those who can share lessons and best practices on their experience.Organize continuous learning sessions on diversity, equity and inclusion, open to all PFP personnel and National Committees.Analyze UNICEF internal reports and staff surveys and propose remedial actions accordingly in coordination with the PFP Director and the DEI Director.Coordinate actions to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion is a reality at all levels of PFPs work and activities.Keep abreast of the latest trends on workplace diversity, equity and inclusion and propose new initiatives on areas such as anti-racism or disability inclusion.Ensure that PFP personnel and National Committees remain informed of developments in DEI practices, through a range of accessible and interactive formats.In partnership with the PFP Anti-Racial Discrimination Task Force, engage employees through the development and creation of Employee Resource Groups designed to foster an inclusive and meaningfully diverse workplace. Deliverables:The development of an innovative, creative and effective anti-racism and discrimination strategy with support to practical implementation.Input to the global community supporting UNICEF's diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.Implementation of capacity building initiatives and the creation of spaces for open dialogue. Reporting to:PFP Director Working Place:Geneva, Switzerland is the official duty station.  (Flexible work arrangements may be applied if there is a need.) To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? Education:An Advanced degree in Organizational Psychology, Social Science, Anthropology, or other relevant qualification is required.Alternatively, a Bachelor's Degree and additional 2 years work experience can also be considered. Experience:Eight years of progressively professional experience related to supporting DEI initiatives required.Leading transformational DEI initiatives for large international organizations is an asset.Proven expertise in leading successful racial and ethnic diversity, gender equality, disability-inclusive, LGBTIQ+-inclusive strategies for large organizations required.Creative, bold, innovative risk-taking approach to DEI.In-depth knowledge of gender and racial equality, diversity and inclusion best practices, concepts and programs.Experience in leading or supporting cross-functional transformational change management initiatives particularly on issues such as racism.Experience carrying out similar work in complex international organizations or large global corporations with locations in multiple countries as asset.Proven ability to design and facilitate group dialogue in multicultural, complex, ambiguous situations essential.Ability to advise and influence senior leaders' decision making. Language requirements:Fluency in English is required; fluency in any other UN language is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF competencies required for this post are... Analyzing (LII)Deciding and Initiating Action (LIII)Formulating Strategies and Concepts (LIII)Persuading and Influencing (LIII)Leading and Supervising (LII)Relating and Networking (LII)Entrepreneurial Thinking (LII) Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to an inclusive culture, and we welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LBGTQIA2S+ people and individual with disabilities to apply.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 PFP-Geneva is currently reviewing organizational changes; therefore, the exact future location of the post is still under consideration/to be determined. Candidates may be asked commence duties remotely. Should the selected candidate be assigned and relocate to Geneva, they may later be asked to relocate and be assigned to another location during the initial contract or assignment period. 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:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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07/10/2021
UNICEF

Deputy Representative Operations - P4

Benin, Littoral , Cotonou

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, [insert tagline] The fundamental and primary 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 child survival, 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. How can you make a difference? As a Strategic Business Partner and Deputy for the Head of the Office, the incumbent 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 accomplish this 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 results 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 preventionSupporting the management of PSFR operations and promoting efficiency across systems and processes, where applicable The Deputy Representative, Operations 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. 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 is required: 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 Comptable) 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, is required, 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 would be an asset. Additional experience in one or more of the following areas, would be desired:Audit and investigationsSafety and securityGrant ManagementEnterprise Risk ManagementExperience in a UN system agency, large private or public company, or experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian/ emergency context is an asset.Experience in working with corporate ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) and IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) is highly desirable.Experience in Results Based Management is a requirement.Experience in supporting successful client-oriented work units is an asset.Previous hands on experience in strategic operations is a strong asset.Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is required.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...[insert competencies] To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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07/10/2021
UNICEF

Health Specialist - P4

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. The West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) Management Plan 2022-2025 (ROMP) is built around the five goal areas and aims to deliver tangible key results for children in the West and Central Africa Region (WCAR). It outlines the programming, strategic and management interventions and strategic shifts where WCARO will need to make greater investments over the next four years. In the area of Health, the organizational focus will be on three main areas: Immunization as one of the eight regional Key Results for Children (KRC) to close the equity gaps through acceleration of routine immunization-plus and polio eradication.Saving new-born lives, including quality of care (QoC) across programs and;Community-based primary health care including the prevention and management of childhood diseases. UNICEF will prioritize systems-focused multi-sectoral approaches that link Health with C4D, WASH, ECD, Education, HIV, Nutrition and Protection interventions to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of its efforts. In this context, UNICEF is strategically leveraging regional technical support to harmonize and align priorities and optimize the returns on investments for better maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health outcomes. The Health Specialist (Maternal-Newborn Health (MNH), Newborn- Paediatric QoC) position will be supervised by the Senior Health Specialist in the MNCH Unit. S/he will be accountable to improve child survival and development by supporting countries in scaling up MNH interventions (including adolescent health) and improving Newborn & Paediatric QoC for accelerating progress in West and Central Africa. The Health Specialist (MNH & Newborn-Paediatric QoC) provides technical guidance and management support to countries to facilitate the achievement of sustainable maternal, newborn and adolescent health outcomes according to plans, allocation, results-based management approaches and methodology (RBM), organizational strategic plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework. For every child, a childhood How can you make a difference? Under the overall guidance of the Senior Health Specialist, MNCAH/HIV (P5), the Health Specialist (MNH, Newborn-Paediatric QoC) is responsible for providing strategic guidance, technical leadership, programme support and capacity building to country offices in the field of maternal, newborn and adolescent health, including the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (EMTCT)). The incumbent will facilitate adaptation, tracking, and achievement of UNICEF goals and strategies in the area of MNH (and adolescent health), with special focus on countries supported by French Muskoka Grant. The Health Specialist (MNH, Newborn-Paediatric QoC) will support countries to establish approaches to scaling up quality of MNH (including adolescent health) and paediatric care, and to facilitating the peer learning among country teams. Improving quality of care and patient safety are vital to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality. The Health Specialist (MNH, Newborn-Paediatric QoC) will work in close coordination with colleagues in UNICEF WCARO Health/HIV/Nutrition/WASH/Protection sections and other key development partners in the region to support and track countries for the implementation of the Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP), the Every Mother Every New-born (EMEN) quality improvement approach, and other joint projects/initiatives on improving MNH and newborn-paediatric quality of care. Summary of key functions/accountabilities: Facilitates harmonization of regional and country strategies and approaches in the achievement of MNH (and adolescent health) programme goals with special attention to strategies developed with support of current initiatives (ex: Muskoka). Monitors developments in technical area, as well as political and social developments, at the national and regional levels. Strengthens capacity for evidence-based planning and budgeting for MNH strategies. Guides and supports on cross-cutting interventions (including Key Results for Children), working with colleagues to establish overall health programme plan, and ensure coordination of activities, information and experience sharing to achieve programme objectives.Focus on supporting regional initiatives to accelerate sexual, reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) outcomes in eight priority countries supported by Muskoka. Draws on the lessons and experiences from the Muskoka initiative to guide and support other UNICEF's partnerships on MNH. Supports country programme development, monitoring and evaluation, using the M&E framework developed by the Muskoka Technical Committee. Leads the Newborn and Pediatric QoC programs: aligns support to governments with WHO (newborn care, pediatric care) guidelines and partner investments for achieving high quality of care; Engages with countries to enable them to inculcate QoC in all policies, strategies and activities as a means for improving quality in a sustainable way and at scale. Supports countries to build and strengthen systems and structures for quality at all levels, identification and refinement of effective, and scalable intervention packages and sustainable QoC implementation model at all levels of care to achieve the desired targets for outcomes and impact by implementation at scale. Monitors ENAP implementation scorecards and performance metrics and provides advice on technical aspects, including strategies proven effective to improve newborn survival and health. Combines cutting-edge technology and programme innovation with operational and political perspectives that empower and position UNICEF programmes in MNH (including adolescent health). Proactively uses learning as a mechanism to identify, document, and share best practices for scale up QoC within and across countries, and demonstrates accountability for results.Contributes to the regional MNH knowledge by analyzing and disseminating available data, health information systems, and trends, to evaluate cost and impact on sustainable development goals. Synthesizes best practices for MNH-QoC from ongoing programmes/projects and disseminates through scientific publications, print and electronic media and through facilitation of exchange visits and workshops.  Contributes to quality analysis of country data, documents, and reports on MNH/newborn-paediatric QoC, the development of communication materials and strategies to enhance UNICEF's visibility and influence with governments, existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders. Contributes to the development of funding proposals, in collaboration with regional office colleagues that are aligned with donor requirements and policies, to maximize the potential for securing funding. This requires working closely with other relevant sections to identify and influence fundraising needs and set fundraising targets.Represents Health Section/ UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office in relevant meetings at regional and national levels to ensure that UNICEF perspectives in MNH (including adolescent health) and Newborn-paediatric QoC are adequately represented in relevant strategies and frameworks and other related sectoral programmes. Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor including support to emergencies as well as guiding, training, and coaching staff, interns and consultants, as needed. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:  An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in Public Health or a related maternal and child survival areas. A first-level university degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels, preferably in public health or related field, with focus on MNH/quality of care.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.Fluency in English and French is required. For every Child, you demonstrate:  UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)Works Collaboratively with others (3)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3)Innovates and Embraces Change (3)Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)Drives to achieve impactful results (3)Manages ambiguity and complexity (3) The functional competencies required for this post are:Leading and Supervising (2)Formulating Strategies and Concepts (2)Analyzing (2)Relating and Networking (2)Deciding and Initiating Action (2)Applying Technical Expertise (2)Persuading and influencing (3) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 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.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Communication Specialist - P4

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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, an advocate UNICEF's Regional Office for West and Central Africa is a hub for information, technical expertise and coordination in support to 24 country offices. Our advisors and specialists work to key results for children through programmes and policies in health and nutrition, child protection, HIV and AIDS, education, water and sanitation, early childhood development, social policy, and emergency response and preparedness. In light of the multiple and intensifying emergencies and crises in the region, the Office seeks to recruit a Communication Specialist who will focus on emergencies/ humanitarian crises and related themes, such as nutrition and resilience, to ensure the visibility of our work and of our partnerships with specific donors. How can you make a difference? The incumbent will report to the Regional Chief of Communication and will be working in close collaboration with emergency, programme and partnerships sections. S/He will be accountable for the following duties and tasks: Communication strategyEnsure that the Regional Office has a clear emergency communication and public advocacy strategy and associated work plan to support the regional programme objectives and get children's issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF's mission and objectives, and enhance the organization's credibility and brand. Media relations Ensure that the Regional Office has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media ? print, TV, radio, web etc. ? and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNICEF's cooperation to a wider audience. Networking and partnershipsEnsure that the Regional Office has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora (including Government, UN, and bilateral counterparts), whose support is essential to, or can assist in, achieving the advocacy and communication objectives of the communication strategy. Celebrities and special eventsEnsure that the Regional Office has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of appropriate, regionally- and nationally-known personalities who have been identified, engaged and support UNICEF's effort and who actively participate in special events and activities that support regional programme goals Global priorities and campaignsIn addition to regional campaigns, ensure that the Regional Office has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNICEF's global and regional communications priorities and campaigns, both disseminating these elements in a locally-appropriate way, as well as providing/enabling coverage of the work in West and Central Africa for global use. Resource mobilization supportEnsure that regional level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities. Monitoring and evaluationEnsure that communication baselines are established against which the achievement of objectives of the communication strategy are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of communication strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis. Capacity building and supportEnsure that the Senior management or other spokespersons among the regional programme team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of external relations communication on emergencies as required; opportunities are identified and addressed for building communication capacity among West and Central Africa country communication teams, media and other relevant partners. 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 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.)Eight years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media.International and national work experience.Background/familiarity with Emergency situations. Field work experience an asset. Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another language used in the region is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate: UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The 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)Drive to achieve impactful results (1)Manages ambiguity and complexity (1) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Remarks:  Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.This position is classified as ?rotational? which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.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:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Nutrition Specialist - P4

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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, a future. 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, nutrition, 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. How can you make a difference? The Nutrition Specialist (Prevention and Care of Wasting) reports to and supports the Regional Adviser Nutrition in managing the Nutrition section, contributing to innovation and knowledge management. S/He is responsible for developing, preparing and managing complex, key and integrated nutrition programmes, with special attention to the prevention and care of wasting. The Nutrition Specialist provides authoritative technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results in maternal, infant and child nutrition programmes/projects. This is carried out according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework. Management and advisory support to the Regional AdviserProvide advice to the Regional Adviser in establishing the annual work plan, including developing strategies and determining priorities, targets and performance measurements with special attention to the prevention and care of wasting.Coordinate work progress monitoring and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards, and report to Chief critical issues for timely action.Provide technical assistance and advice to colleagues in the section and in countries on all aspects of programming and implementation to enable them to achieve performance objectives in a sustainable manner. Programme development and planningProvide technical support and guidance on the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the nutrition sector/s to ensure comprehensive and current data on maternal and child nutrition is available to guide policy development as well as design and management of nutrition programmes/projectsKeep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of nutrition programmes/projects,Formulate, design and prepare a sector of the nutrition programme proposal, ensuring alignment with UNICEF's Strategic Plans and coherence/integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), regional strategies.Provide authoritative technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of resultsPlan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence, and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the prevention and care of wasting within the wider nutrition programme.Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual nutrition reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action and interventions to achieve results.Prepare and 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.Actively monitor programmes and projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners and 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.Plan, monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, and standards of accountability. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources.Prepare regular and mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress. Advisory services and technical support Provide advice to country offices, NGO partners, UN system partners, and other regional office partners/donors on policies, strategies, best practices and approaches on nutrition-related issues to support programme development planning, management, implementation, and delivery of results.Participate in strategic programme discussions and planning to provide technical advice, contribute to policy discussions and agendas, and promote  interventions, especially in the areas of child health and nutrition of the most vulnerable .Prepare policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.Participate in resilience, emergency preparedness and response initiatives for programme development, contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated. Advocacy, networking and partnership buildingBuild and strengthen strategic partnerships with ,  regional stakeholders, regional and global partners, allies, donors, and academia and the private sectors actors, through active networking, advocacy and effective communication. Build capacity, exchange knowledge and expertise, and/or promote cooperation and alliances to achieve programme goals on resilience and emergency preparedness and response. .Prepare communication and information materials to highlight the issues of wasting in the region, programme goals, achievements to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programmes (maternal, newborn and child survival and development).Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency discussions and planning on nutrition-related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in policies, strategies and plans. ​Innovation, knowledge management and capacity buildingPromote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable nutrition programme/project initiatives, especially for the prevention and care of wasting, through advocacy and technical advisory services.Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting-edge practices in health and nutrition management, and information systems. Institutionalize and share good practices and knowledge learned.Contribute to the development of policies and procedures, and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.Organize, plan and/or implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on nutrition 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:  nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.A minimum of eight years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.Experience in emergencies and fragile contexts is an asset for this position.Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate:  UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The 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) To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.This position is classified as ?rotational? which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.?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:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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07/10/2021
UNICEF

Senior Advisor - P5

United States of America, New York , New York

Note: Flexibility in the location of this post will be 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. ​​ADAP provides strategic direction and thought leadership to the adolescent/young people agenda by leading and supporting a holistic approach to adolescent development, civic engagement and participation. ADAP leads a cross organizational network bringing together staff with technical expertise and convening technical and strategic consultations. ADAP provides technical leadership and capacity building to sc​ale up interventions across sectors, strengthen data and evidence on adolescent development and leverage partnerships to accelerate results for adolescents. Policy and partnership engagement concerning adolescents and young people is an important function of ADAP. Adolescent participation is an underpinning principle to UNICEF's work and ADAP plays a key role in providing technical guidance to strengthen adolescent participation across the organization and support UNICEF's partners to institutionalize platforms for adolescent participation in schools, local communities as well as digitally and foster the recognition that adolescents need to be consulted on policies, services and decisions relating to their lives in all contexts. As ADAP is leading on a cross cutting priority hence programme coordination and management in close contact with RO/CO s remains important. ADAP will lead on convening of donors and resource mobilization with and through other sectors. For every child, hope You will report to the Director Education, for general guidance and direction. The Global Lead is responsible for providing technical leadership and strategic direction to ensure that the rights of adolescents established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child are reflected in UNICEF's advocacy, policies, programme and humanitarian work.   You will provide strategic direction across the board on meaningful participation, civic engagement of adolescent and young people. Provide thought leadership and technical assistance for the scaling up of national programmes in country offices seeking alignment with SP/SDGs targets. Leverage resources and partnerships, including with and from Gen Unlimited. You will guide programme support and technical assistance to achieve sustainable and scalable results on adolescent-related programmes  develops work  plans, allocation, advises on results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. You will coordinate with all outcome areas seeking programmatic synergies across.  Promote shared understanding among all programmatic areas to ensure holistic policy development, coordinated planning, effective implementation, and  evaluation of results in support of adolescent and young people -related work. You will provide thought leadership and advocate for core agenda; build internal and external programme partnerships including among the UN family where UNICEF can make a difference for adolescents and young people. How can you make a difference? Strategic Direction Develop a vision and strategy for Adolescent Engagement and Participation for UNICEF in development and humanitarian setting. Direct the implementation of the UNICEF's strategy clearly articulating the rights-based approach to adolescents' and young people's participation and civic engagement throughout the organization. Lead the development of global strategies related to adolescent development and participation. Guide inputs into prioritized country and regional strategy documents related to adolescents. Provide thought leadership for adolescent related issues and activities throughout UNICEF's thematic areas to ensure coherent and integrated programme advocacy, resource mobilization and communication.​Programme support and Technical assistance (Planning, monitoring and leveraging)Leads a global team comprised of ADAP team, Regional ADAP Advisors and wider matrix of staff linked to adolescent agenda; Plans, monitors, and leverages resources for adolescent programming by generating and using evidence based policy and programming tools, as well as tools that will measure their impact. Drives advocacy for adolescent and young people related issues to be placed on the agenda for major global and regional forums. Provides outcome specific, high quality and timely reporting on the progress towards SDGs, implementation of CRC as it relates to adolescents, and WFFC. Directs planning and implementation of the annual work plan of ADAP Team.  Actively participates in the preparation of the SP and organizational strategies, and similar strategic plans and international development agendas to include relevant adolescent and young people's related goals, including the development of indicator for implementation monitoring. Responsible for providing the technical and programmatic underpinning of UNICEF's strategic contribution to implementation of Gen Unlimited objectives related to adolescent programming. Knowledge generation, management and capacity developmentManages knowledge acquisition and analysis of adolescent-related programming through documentation, annual reporting, assessment of good practices, accountabilities, and analyses of management resources. Coordinates strategic and effective dissemination of good practices. Strengthens UNICEF's linkages with research and development agencies and with professional organisations to build global knowledge networks in support of programming for and with adolescents and young people. Builds up and agenda for capacity building and incremental learning on adolescent development and programming for UNICEF and partners.  Evidence-based programmatic technical leadershipProvide oversight of the global guidance for programming for and with adolescents. Monitors global developments. Initiates new approaches and develops methodologies to best meet goals and objectives of global agenda for adolescents. Identify issues, needs, and opportunities, seek solutions and provide programme advice and guidance on matters pertaining to adolescent development and participation. Collaborate with research and data divisions of UNICEF to provide strong measurement indicators and tools for monitoring the achievement of results for adolescents. Writes position papers for use in the development of the UNICEF global programme policy. Provides timely technical support and practical guidance to UNICEF regional and country offices to plan, programme and implement programing for and with adolescents. Undertakes field visits to provide guidance and strengthen capacity at regional and country levels, monitor and assess programme implementation and advise on required corrective action. In collaboration with DHR task teams, assists country offices to plan and strengthen capacity in country and regional offices for the mainstreaming of adolescent and young people related programming across all programme sectors. Advocacy, networking policy and partnership-buildingGuide and oversee the development and maintenance of high level relationships with UN agencies, donor organizations, youth organizations, international and national NGOs, academic institutions, professional networks, the  Gen Unlimited partnership and others for the purpose of strengthening attention to and investment in adolescents and young people within the global development architecture. Represents UNICEF in meetings with high level and senior officials as well as multi-lateral, bilateral agencies and NGOs; interacts, negotiates and advocates programme goals and strategies. Identifies strategic alliances, and influences policy development to facilitate achievement of programme goals at all levels. Resource Mobilization  Develop and implement strategic plans for resource mobilization and allocation in collaboration with Public Partnership Division                 and Private Fundraising and Partnerships, based on country, regional and global priorities.  Build up and convene group of interested donors and supporters to share strategic vision and funding proposals. Oversee the development of funding proposals and donor reports and other statutory reports. Lead the budget planning and review process and ensure ultimate allocation, deployment of allocated funds and compliance with rules and regulations. Advocate with UNICEF senior management for resources and budget allocation for the organizations, policy and programming for and with adolescents and young people. To qualify as a champion for every child, the candidate must have? Advanced university degree in the social and development sciences (child development, anthropology, sociology, development studies) and related field.At least 10 years of professional experience at national and international levels in the formulation, design and management and evaluation of policies and programmes for and with adolescents. At least five of those years should be in a developing country context.Proven international ? ?hands-on? programme management experience in different regions and countries is highly desirable.Experience in engaging in and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues, including government counterparts for strategic planning and shaping agenda is desired.Fluency in English is required and knowledge of another UN language is desirable. For every Child, you demonstrate? UNICEF's core values of Care, Respective, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.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 CalculatorMobility 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 is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, 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. 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/?   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Senior Evaluation Specialist - P5

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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, EvaluateThis position is based in UNICEF's Evaluation Office in New York, which serves as the steward of UNICEF's evaluation function. Its Director reports to UNICEF's Executive Board through an annual report on the evaluation function and on selected evaluations. The Evaluation Office commissions and manages independent corporate evaluations and other evaluative exercises (e.g., evaluability assessments, syntheses, reviews), usually conducted in collaboration with external consultants but sometimes embedding Evaluation Office staff in the evaluation teams. It also leads in the development and implementation of evaluation policy, strategy and systems; oversees evaluation quality assurance processes; undertakes evaluation capacity development activities within and outside the Organization; actively promotes an enabling environment for evaluation and a strong evaluation culture; and ensures transparent access to evaluation information. The Office works closely with the Regional Evaluation Advisers in each of UNICEF's seven regions to ensure a well-coordinated, collaborative, whole-of-organization evaluation effort and to continue to build the Organization's community of practice. Working in a complementary manner with UNICEF's other data, evidence and research functions, the Evaluation Office aims to deliver consistently timely, credible and useful independent analyses that harness knowledge that helps the Organization deliver results for children.  How can you make a difference?Under the direction of the Director of Evaluation Office, the Senior Evaluation Specialist is responsible for the Evaluation Office's global portfolio of institutional effectiveness evaluations ? i.e., those evaluations that transcend individual sectoral areas (e.g., health, education, WASH, child protection) and assess UNICEF's overall organizational performance on measures of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and other evaluation criteria. Examples of areas covered by this portfolio are evaluations and other evaluative exercises that examine the Organization's internal operations, institutional and structural arrangements, policies, support functions, results-based management systems, and overarching partnership approaches. The incumbent also serves as Evaluation Office focal point on external reviews of UNICEF's overall performance (e.g., that of the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network, United Nations Evaluation Group peer reviews, and others), and on overarching inter-agency and system-wide evaluations that assess collective results achieved by the UN system. S/He provides thought leadership within this portfolio; directly manages evaluations; supervises and guides a small team within the Institutional Effectiveness Section and undertakes quality assurance of all evaluations in the portfolio; updates and advises the Director of Evaluation on issues affecting the portfolio both generally and on specific evaluations; and contributes to the inter-sectional work of the Evaluation Office, the evaluation function, and the Organization more broadly.The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that all evaluations in the Institutional Effectiveness portfolio are of the highest relevance, timeliness, quality, credibility and utility possible in meeting the learning and accountability needs of UNICEF and its key stakeholders (e.g., Executive Board, partners, donors, governments). S/He will also be expected to provide senior-level contributions to the broader aspects of the Evaluation Office and evaluation function and practice described above.  Summary of key functions/accountabilities:1. Provide thought leadership and senior-level management, guidance and direction to independent evaluations of UNICEF's overall institutional effectiveness.Lead efforts to identify, and either utilize or pilot and bring to scale, creative and innovative approaches to the evaluation of institutional effectiveness, from best-in-class methodological approaches to alternative modalities for disseminating evaluation results and engaging with key stakeholders in ways that foster evaluation buy-in, learning and ultimately uptake at every stage of the evaluation process. Identify and deploy best practices to the wider evaluation function as appropriate.Undertake systematic due diligence to identify the highest-priority and most institutionally relevant evaluation themes in the portfolio, conduct internal and external consultations to refine and finalize these topics for inclusion in the UNICEF Plan for Global Evaluations, and present these topics to key stakeholders inside and outside the Organization.Directly manage independent institutional effectiveness evaluations from start to finish, ensuring that these are as timely, credible and useful as possible in keeping with the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) revised norms and standards.Undertake final quality control of all outputs produced in the section before these are shared with the Director of Evaluation and others.Manage the Institutional Effectiveness Section human resources, providing overall technical and strategic direction to portfolio, exercising active and positive management of the team, and recruiting highly qualified new staff as necessary, with a view to maximizing the timeliness, relevance, quality, credibility and utility of every evaluation produced in the portfolio.  Provide active, positive feedback on an on-going basis that contributes to their professional development and motivates them to perform their best.Exercise fiduciary responsibility over the Institutional Effectiveness Section, ensuring that evaluation resource in the portfolio are managed efficiently and that these evaluations remain on budget.Undertake on-going consultation and coordination with headquarters divisions, regional offices, country offices and external partners, all in close collaboration with Regional Evaluation Advisers and where necessary Multi-Country Evaluation Officers.2. Serve as Evaluation Office focal point for externally conducted evaluations and other assessments of UNICEF's overall institutional effectiveness, and of joint, inter-agency, system-wide evaluations within the direct purview of the Institutional Effectiveness portfolio. Serve as Evaluation Office focal point for externally conducted evaluations and other assessments of UNICEF, such as the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN), United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) peer reviews, and other exercises, ensuring that these teams have full access to the information and stakeholders necessary for their analysis and that these analyses are as accurate and well-triangulated as possible.Partner with other agencies in the UN system and with other evaluation partners on selected joint, inter-agency and/or system-wide evaluations within the direct purview of the Institutional Effectiveness portfolio, providing active and positive contributions to these exercises and helping to ensure their maximum timeliness, quality and credibility as well as their relevance and utility to UNICEF.3. Contribute to office- and function-wide initiatives and to the smooth overall functioning of the Evaluation Office and evaluation function.Advise the Director of Evaluation on issues of strategic and technical significance, especially but not exclusively those directly related to the Institutional Effectiveness portfolio, in the implementation of the UNICEF Evaluation Policy.Contribute to technical and strategic initiatives aimed at strengthening the work of the Evaluation Office and the evaluation function more generally, and of the evaluation culture within the Organization.Contribute to office-wide processes, products and other outputs (e.g., strategic planning processes, drafting of annual reports, meeting agendas, syntheses, capacity development activities).Lead and/or contribute to efforts by the management team (Director and Section Chiefs) to guide, supervise and oversee the smooth functioning of the Evaluation Office.Collaborate closely with other Evaluation Office colleagues, Regional Evaluation Advisers, and UNICEF's other knowledge and evidence functions to ensure a maximally efficient whole-of-Organization approach to planning, managing, conducting, and communicating on evaluations.4. Undertake special assignments as required by the Director of Evaluation. At the request of the Director of Evaluation, lead individual initiatives to enhance the evaluation function and evaluation culture within UNICEF and among its partners.Represent the Director of Evaluation at select meetings.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Advanced university degree or higher in organization management, organizational behaviour, evaluation, public policy, economics, statistics, social science, or another field relevant to Institutional effectiveness.At least 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience as an evaluator or in a comparable role examining institutional effectiveness in multilateral agencies or equivalent large-scale public- or private-sector organizations. Experience with institutional evaluations in UNICEF and/or other agencies of the UN system is highly desirable.Solid track record for leading and managing mixed-method evaluations that rely on both qualitative and quantitative approaches and a variety of data collection modalities (surveys, interviews, focus groups, direct and indirect observation, desk reviews).At least 5 years of senior-level experience providing managerial and technical leadership in the area of evaluation, including a strong track record for effectively and positively managing staff as well as external evaluation teams through support, guidance, supervision to deliver evaluations that are on time, on budget, and on point.Demonstrated track record working collaboratively in a team environment to contribute positively to shared results.Fluency in English and one other UN language required.  For every Child, you demonstrate...Core valuesCareRespectIntegrityTrustAccountabilityCore competenciesBuilds and maintains partnerships (3)Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3)Drive to achieve results for impact (3)Innovates and embraces change (3)Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)Thinks and acts strategically (3)Works collaboratively with others (3) Nurtures, leads, and manages people (3)Functional competencies:Leading and Supervising (3)Relating and Networking (3)Applying Technical Expertise (3))Analyzing (3)Formulating Strategies and Concepts (3)To view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  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 is currently undergoing organizational changes; therefore, the exact location of the post has yet to be determined. Selected candidates may be required to commence duties remotely until the location is confirmed. If reassigned or relocated to New York, candidates may be expected to relocate to a new location again during the initial contract or assignment period. When working remotely, the candidate will be expected to fulfill their functions during NYHQ core working hours (10AM-4PM) unless agreed otherwise by the Hiring Office.UNICEF is committed to achieving gender balance at P5 level by end 2021 and will prioritize eligible and suitable female candidates.     ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Regional Adviser, Gender & Development - P5

Panama, Panamá , Panama

 For every child, opportunity. The Regional Adviser Gender and Development serves as the most senior UNICEF gender expert in the Region, supporting the development, application, and achievement of goals and strategies on gender programming for countries of the Region in alignment with UNICEF's Gender Action Plan and Strategic Plan. S/he provides leadership and support on gender in three specific areas: a) programme excellence; b) coordination, management, and oversight; and c) partnerships and resource mobilization. The Regional Gender Advisor works closely with the Regional Director, Deputy Regional Director, and other Regional Advisors to provide integrated technical, programmatic, and strategic input on gender as well as coordination and oversight on monitoring and reporting gender results. How can you make a difference?The Regional Gender Advisor supports Country Offices and, through them, national governments, and other key partners in developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating high quality and results-oriented gender-related programmes, policies, strategies and systems across sectors. In collaboration with other regional advisors the incumbent provides assistance to CO senior management, sectoral chiefs, and gender specialists/focal points.  This includes guidance on region-specific strategic direction, ensuring technical excellence and overseeing the quality of programmatic work on gender equality. To reinforce a focus on implementation and monitoring of the GAP and regional priorities, s/he also engages with other regional advisors to initiate supportive actions that enhance region-wide systems, capacity, and cross-sectoral collaboration on gender.The Regional Gender Advisor provides technical assistance and regional oversight on the  harmonization and inclusion of gender-related inputs into programme strategy implementation, communication and knowledge sharing, resource mobilization, representation, networking and strategic partnership creation, under the programmatic guidance of the HQ gender team on issues related to implementing and monitoring UNICEF's Gender Action Plan.The position reports to the Deputy Regional Director. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Advanced university degree (Masters or Ph.D.) in the social sciences (i.e. sociology, demography, psychology, political science, or economics), public health, public policy, or international development. A concentration in gender is a strong asset.Minimum twelve years of progressively responsible professional experience and demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led substantive programming and research on gender and development in key issue areas that are the focus of UNICEF's Gender Action Plan. Preference for candidates with experience in delivering results-based programmes on gender and development. Experience in programme management and leadership, especially at country/field level.Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) and/or Portuguese is an asset. For every child, you demonstrate?UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The functional competencies required for this post are: Leading and Supervising [III], Formulating Strategies and Concepts [III], Analyzing [III], Relating and Networking [III], Deciding and Initiating Action [III], Persuading and Influencing [III], Applying technical skills [III], Entrepreneurial thinking [III].View our competency framework at this link. 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. 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 is committed to achieving gender balance at P-5 level by end 2021 and will prioritize eligible and suitable female candidates.     ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Immunization (EPI) Specialist - P3

Micronesia, Pohnpei , Pohnpei

 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, healthUNICEF works with and for disadvantaged children and adolescents across 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Our ambition is to get each entire country, and the entire Pacific Region, working together - as one - on behalf of its most vulnerable children. Explore the different areas of our work in the link provided here https://www.unicef.org/pacificislands/what-we-do    PURPOSE OF THE JOBThe Immunization (EPI) Specialist is accountable for professional leadership in and contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and administration of the Immunization programme in the Federated States of Micronesia in conjunction with Child Survival and Development, Maternal and Child Health, and Nutrition components within the country programme, to achieve the UNICEF's immunization plus goals and objectives for the countries.Accountable for ensuring the UNICEF Immunization programme promotes gender equality, with an emphasis on gender disaggregation, gender disparity identification and gender mainstreaming. KEY END-RESULTS1. Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and coordination contribute to the Situation Analysis with consistent integration of sex-disaggregated data and its periodic update for effective project planning, development and management.2. Quality contributions are made to the development and implementation of the Immunization strategies and approach through participation and collaboration with the internal and external partnerships.3. Work plan and objectives are strategically established, technical support is effectivelyprovided, and planned results are timely delivered through the exercise of strong technical leadership.4. Project implementation progress is monitored and evaluated for adjustment, acceleration and improvement of program delivery and sustainability.5. Technical support is provided to government and NGOs at all stages of the programme cooperation, including capacity building of government personnel and beneficiaries. 6. The capacities of Country Office staff are strengthened through effective capacity building in the development, implementation and management of the Immunization programme.7.  Technical support to health system strengthening and introduction of new vaccines (PCV, Rota, HPV and COVID-19) following a health systems/sustainable approach to integrated programming and primary health care.8. UNICEF and Government accountability is ensured for supply and non-supply assistance and disbursement of programme funds for the sector.9. Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.10. The most relevant and strategic information is provided to support the Immunization Programme by the effective implementation of an integrated child survival monitoring system.11. All required programme reports are timely prepared in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.12. Emergency preparedness is maintained, and in emergencies, emergency responses with                      effective coordination are provided.13. Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively performed. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?Advanced university degree in Public Health, Paediatric Health, Child Development, Child Health, Nutrition, Epidemiology, Public Administration, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.Five years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in planning, programming, implementation monitoring, and evaluation of health/Immunization programmes.Professional work experience in a technical expert position related to child survival & health care.Developing country work experience (for IP) or fieldwork experience (for NO)Background/familiarity with Emergency.Fluency in English and another UN language (for IP) For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.UNICEF's competency framework:Builds and maintains partnership, Demonstrates self and ethical awareness, Drive to Achieve impactful results, Innovates and embraces change, Manages ambiguity and complexity, Thinks and acts strategically, Works collaboratively with others Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  Remarks: This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.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/Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)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.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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UNICEF

Legal Affairs Specialist - 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 commitmentThe 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.The Legal Affairs Specialist (P-4) reports to the Senior Legal Affairs Specialist (P-5). The position is in the Office of the Executive Director, New York.  How can you make a difference?Under the supervision of one of the Senior Legal Affairs Specialist, and as part of a dedicated team, the Legal Affairs Specialist will provide guidance and advice on institutional and commercial procurement, donor agreements and contracts related to programme support and project implementation to ensure adherence to organizational financial, procurement, contracting and legal policies, rules and procedures; and to ensure that the organization is protected from legal exposure.Assist in advising and providing support on contracts and other legal instruments, agreements, and arrangements (including but not limited to funding agreements with donors and other international organizations).Assist in advising on the legal dimensions of establishment, structure and implementation of UNICEF collaborations with external partners including but not limited to other UN organisations (including international financial institutions), civil society, and the private sector.Assist in advising on the implementation of evolving programme initiatives, strategies and operational practices, from the legal perspective, focusing on innovations to facilitate more efficient creation of partnerships.Assist in advising on the resolution of disputes, particularly those disputes involving possible liability for the Organisation.Other duties as directed, which may include contributing to the review and design of new legal instruments, promoting knowledge of legal issues and instruments with the organizationImpact Results(a)     Describe the type of decisions regularly made and the impact of those decisions: Decisions that reflect poor judgment or knowledge can compromise the Organisation's interests. Inaccurate or incomplete advice can lead to decisions that compromise the organisation's interests. In the worst case, these can put the Organisation at risk.(b)     Describe the type of recommendations regularly made and why they are important: Recommendations relate to a wide range of organizational activities and interests, and concern, among other things, the interaction of the Organisation with governments and other major organisations. These recommendations can be a crucial factor in UNICEF's decision-making.(c)    Describe the most damaging error(s) that could be made in the performance of the job, and their consequences: The position is an advisory and support function. Erroneous advice by the incumbent could cause the organisation to enter into commitments on the basis of incorrect opinions in law or fact, therefore exposing the organisation to potential liability and resulting in potential financial loss. This could ultimately affect the ability of the organization to be accountable to its stakeholders and result in loss of credibility as well as funding from member states and other donors, both public and private.  To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?A post-graduate university law degree is required (for example. Ll. B post-graduate; Ll.M.; J.D.) in a relevant field of law (e.g. international law, commercial law); a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Should have a minimum of eight (8) years' professional experience as a lawyer practicing in a relevant field including as in-house counsel, a law firm, a government and/or an international organization's legal office. Prior experience in the UN system is an asset.Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is highly desirable.  For every Child, you demonstrate...UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...Core Values CareRespectIntegrityTrustAccountabilityCore competenciesNurtures, Leads and Manages People (3)Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)Works Collaboratively with others (3)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3)Innovates and Embraces Change (3)Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)Drive to achieve impactful results (3)Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)Functional Competencies:Analyzing- IIILeading and SupervisingFormulating strategies and concepts - IIRelating and Networking - IlPersuading and Influencing- IllCreating and Innovating ? IIOTHER TECHNICAL COMPETENCIESThorough knowledge of international legal procedures and instrumentsExcellent research, legal writing and drafting skillsExcellent verbal communication and negotiation skillsClient orientation; constructive approach to resolution of problemsAbility to work with utmost discretion in handing sensitive and confidential mattersExcellent interpersonal skills with staff at all levelsTo view our competency framework, please visit here.Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  Remarks:UNICEF  is currently undergoing organizational changes; while unlikely, the exact location of the post may change.  If reassigned or relocated to New York, and in case post location changes,  candidates may be expected to relocate to a new location again during the initial contract or assignment period.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: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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