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Programme Specialist (Disability inclusion) - P4

Thailand, Bangkok, Bangkok - UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.   For every child, and advocate!    Job organizational context The post Programme Specialist (Disability Inclusion) sits in UNICEF's East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) to strengthen programming and advocacy for disability inclusion across all sectors at regional and country level, promoting the rights of children with disabilities, and to support strengthening of our operations to promote disability inclusion in our workforce and accessibility of our premises. How can you make a difference? As the Programme Specialist (Disability Inclusion), you will set the strategy for and lead and support UNICEF's regional work on promoting disability inclusion and the rights of children with disabilities across all sectors. Working closely with the HQ Disability Section, 14 UNICEF Country Offices in the region, UNICEF EAPRO sections and cross-regional and global technical teams and working groups on disability inclusion, you will support UNICEF's global, regional and country office efforts in mainstreaming disability in policies, practice and programming, as well as operations, with a focus on the roll-out of UNICEF's Disability Inclusion Policy and Strategy (DIPAS) in East Asia and the Pacific, utilising EAPRO's regional action plan for DIPAS implementation (2024-2025). You will ensure disability inclusion is effectively integrated into country programmes and programme review processes. You will ensure progress is reflected in annual country office reporting across sectors. You will monitor and document regional progress on disability inclusion and investment in programming. You will build the capacity building of staff and implementing partners in the EAP region on the rights of children with disabilities and disability inclusive programming. You will promote disability inclusion for emergency preparedness and response across sectors, working closely with the leads on Emergency, Climate & Environment, Gender and gender-based violence in emergencies. You will promote and support engagement of Country Offices in treaty body reporting processes relevant to children with disabilities. You will facilitate knowledge management and exchange amongst country offices, support the generation of child disability data, research and evidence, and ensure evidence-based, coherent approaches within and across sectors to enhance UNICEF programming in disabilities. In addition, you will be responsible for identifying, developing and monitoring key bilateral and regional partnerships, including with ASEAN, with Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and as part of the UN Issue Based Coalitions, including the Asia Pacific UN Disability Inclusion Working Group, with the aim to drive the advocacy agenda around children with disabilities. You will also lead and support resource mobilization efforts.   Summary of key functions/accountabilities: - Inclusive programming and environments - Rights of children with disabilities - Cross sectoral partnerships in support of children with disabilities - Disability data and research on the situation of children with disabilities in UNICEF supported programming - Capacity building - Resource mobilization   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... - An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in studies related to disability issues, social sciences or relevant discipline.  A bachelor's degree in relevant discipline, with combination of 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of Advanced university degree - A minimum of eight years of professional experience of working on issues of disability inclusion. At least five years of which should be in the context of low and middle income countries. - Professional experience working on issues of children with disabilities is highly desirable. - Strong technical experience of national work, and regional and/or global level work on disability inclusive programme planning and implementation, of advocating on the rights of children with disabilities, and of guiding monitoring and evaluation efforts in a development agency context is required. Experience supporting disability inclusion in emergency context is an asset. - Clearly demonstrated ability to conceptualize development issues and write high quality technical reports, analytical materials and project proposals is essential. - Well-developed knowledge leadership and advocacy skills, and the ability to work effectively with others.  - Direct field and community level experience in programme execution, involving government and international development agencies is highly desirable - Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language of East Asia & Pacific is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: [UNICEF Values](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared#Values) UNICEF competencies required for this post are... (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: [competency framework here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef), irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff](https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing), including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and [reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities](https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-provides-reasonable-accommodation-job-candidates-and-personnel-disabilities). UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.  Remarks: UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For positions in EAP Regional Office, eligible and suitable nationals of programme countries are highly encouraged to apply. Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).  - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):  - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.  - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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26/02/2024 - 11/03/2024
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Internship - Private Sector Fund Raising

Sri Lanka, Southern, Colombo - UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.  Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.  And we never give up.    For every child, Results   UNICEF Sri Lanka has developed a strategy to engage the private sector and collaborate in advancing child rights, including addressing most urgent needs of children. At the core of the strategy is establishing a shared vision for children and leveraging joint efforts to optimize results. In this regard, UNICEF will seek to establish partnerships with the corporate sector and High net worth individuals based on shared values to deliver upon UNICEF's strategic vision for children. Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships, the intern reports to the Resource Mobilization Officer and is responsible for research, tracking and analysis of the private sector space and support the strategic direction, proposition development, management, growth and renewal of these high value partnerships. This intern will work closely with the different UNICEF departments and others to deliver the desired outcomes.   Purpose: This internship's overall purpose is to support the Resource Mobilization Officer in carrying out the Private Sector Fund Raising functions. This will entail background research and analysis on a determined set of priority partners and prospects.    Key tasks and responsibilities Under the supervision of Resource Mobilization Officer, the intern will be responsible for implementing following tasks: •    Research on Prospective Private Sector Partners and high net worth individuals shared by the Resource Mobilization Officer and develop a prospect list which is regularly updated and monitored on the status of the relationship - Regular coordination with program sections to support them and support the identification of engagement opportunities which can match with interest areas of the prospects. - With the guidance and support of the Resource Mobilization Officer, coordinate with the existing partners to monitor the progress of the ongoing partnerships through virtual and in person meetings, a through reporting tools. - Support the implementation of private sector funded initiatives, including ensuring adherence to targets, timelines and reporting. - Support the fine tuning of presentations and reports when required for internal, external, and regional meetings. -  Document the success stories, case studies and human-interest stories of the partnerships together with the comms team and in coordination with the partners, with guidance from the Resource Mobilization Officer and/or the Communications Officer -  Perform other tasks as required.   Cost/Expenses: Interns receive a stipend from UNICEF and must make their own arrangements for living expenses. Living accommodation and other expenses are their own responsibilities. Stipend (monthly): LKR 109,370/- per month (five days a week)  Travel: N/A   Insurance: • UNICEF accepts no responsibility for costs or fatality arising from illness or accidents incurred during the internship; therefore, the intern must have adequate medical insurance. • Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work.   Learning Opportunities for the Intern: • General understanding of the work and mission of the UNICEF programme in Sri Lanka • Insight and hands-on experience on UNICEF related to PSFR • Become more familiar with working in a United Nations / international organization and in a multicultural environment   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... Key competences, technical background, and experience required: A) Required Education, Skills, and Experiences: • Recently completed a University Degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Communication, Business Administration, or any other relevant area • At least one year experience (full time/ part time) in the fields of Marketing, Communication, Partnerships • Experience in developing communication assets and publications; and basic understanding about the digital landscape in the country • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills • Excellent computer literacy (Microsoft Office products)   B) Functional Competencies: • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines • Accuracy and professionalism during the documentation and content production • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at diverse levels • Experience of working with UN (United Nations) is an asset but not a prerequisite • Recent leadership in child/youth/CSO movements and networks is an asset   C) Language Proficiency: • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. • A general ability to speak in Sinhala or Tamil will be an advantage   Duration: 24 weeks     Intern Status within UNICEF: • Interns are considered gratis personnel and as such they are not staff members. • Although not considered a staff member of UNICEF, the intern shall be subject to the authority of the Executive Director and the authority delegated by her to Director and Heads of Offices. Interns are not entitled to the privileges and immunities accorded by member states to UNICEF's officials and staff members. • Interns may not be sought or accepted as substitutes for staff to be recruited against authorized posts. • Interns may not represent UNICEF in any official capacity.   Other Relevant Information • The candidate selected will be governed by and subject to UNICEF's General Terms and Conditions for interns. • As an intern, you will respect the confidentiality of information that you collect or are exposed to at UNICEF. No reports or papers may be published based on information obtained from UNICEF without the explicit written authorization by the Head of Office or Division Director. • The UNICEF internship program is not connected with employment and there is no expectancy of such. Interns cannot apply for posts advertised internally to UNICEF staff during the internship period.   For every Child, you demonstrate...  UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: [UNICEF Values](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared#Values) UNICEF competencies  (1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: [competency framework here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef), irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.   Remarks:   UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.  If you think this position might be for you, please take the time to review our Country Office [Mutual Agreements](https://unicef.sharepoint.com/:b:/t/LKA-StaffAsso/EcPOSI0ypQlHvkzui7hwXjUBOxT1CLX9ERTA9etMAYsnIQ?e=eUghBH) before you apply. If you believe you can team member that can uphold these everyday, then we look forward to receiving and reviewing your application.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).  - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):  - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.  - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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26/02/2024 - 07/03/2024
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Deputy Representative Operations - P4

Papua New Guinea, Central, Port Moresby - UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.   For every child a Calling, UNICEF started working in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1986. Papua New Guinea is among the most ethnolinguistically diverse countries, with over 800 languages spoken among its estimated population of 11.78 million. The country's mountainous terrain, small and scattered islands, poor transportation networks and expensive air travel, widespread poverty, and gender inequality pose enormous challenges for the provision of basic services, making it hard for many children to realize their rights. In PNG, a Programme of Cooperation jointly developed with the government guides UNICEF work in the country. Through this programme of cooperation with the Government of PNG, UNICEF is able to influence major policy and programme decisions, as well as the allocation of budget priorities, for the benefit of children. In addition, UNICEF works closely with bilateral and multi-lateral development partners, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the media, and academia to act as 'pressure points' to trigger public debates on child rights and development issues.   How can you make a difference? The Deputy Rep for Operations will be responsible to lead for results, drive change, provide risk informed, solution-focused analysis, advice and services and contribute to Programme and management decisions for delivering results for children in all operational contexts. Strategic operations will be accomplished by: - Leading by example and supporting the Head of Office on managing the office - Acting as Officer in Charge in the absence of the Head of Office - Managing services in the functional areas of operations support: budget, financial management and reporting, facilities management, administration, supply and logistics management, information and communications technology, human resources, and safety and security and convening the other functions to arrive at a unified vision; - Acting as member of the Country and Senior Management Teams, representing the organizational risk, governance systems and policies perspective in management discussions, and promoting result-based management. - Understanding business needs for the Country Programme, to anticipate challenges, propose viable/creative solutions aimed at value for money. - Providing key contribution to CPD, CPMP, AMP and support to Results Based Management and implementation using Value for Money criteria. - Leveraging technology for results and Programme accountabilities, making effective adoption of tools and promoting the fundamentals of ICT management, information security and controls; - Supporting the country office during external and internal audit reviews and responding to audit observations and monitoring implementation of recommendations. - Guiding Supply and Logistics strategies and interventions to meet programmatic needs while ensuring Value for Money (VfM), including procurement of fit for purpose products and services, and providing advisory support to governments, national systems and partners on supply chain management; - Leveraging governance, systems, and tools to provide regular feedback on risks and achievements of operations functions in the country; - Leading on facility management with a specific focus on inclusive accessibility, eco sustainability and common premises; - Overseeing business transactions processed by GSSC from a perspective of Efficiency, Performance, Risk Management and Fraud prevention   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... - An Advanced University Degree (Master's and above) in one of the following areas: Business management; Financial management; Accounting; Public Finance; and related operations function (Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Project management, etc.) or a full professional accounting designation (CA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CPFA, Expert Accountant) from an internationally recognized institute/body of accountancy with valid membership in good standing is required. - A minimum of 8 years of professional experience, at the national and international level, specifically in implementing strategic organizational initiatives in one or more operations management area including budget; financial management and reporting; facilities management; administration; supply and logistics management; information and communication technology; human resources. - Prior experience in the development sector or UN system/ international NGOs. - Additional experience in Audit and investigations, Audit and investigations, Safety and security, Grant Management, and Enterprise Risk Management. - Experience in a UN system agency or experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian/ emergency context. - Experience in working with corporate ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) and IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards). - Experience in Result-Based Management. - Experience in supporting successful client-oriented work units. - Previous hands-on experience in strategic operations. - Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications. - Fluency in English. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: [UNICEF Values](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared#Values)   UNICEF competencies required for this post are... (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: [competency framework here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef), irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff](https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing), including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and [reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities](https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-provides-reasonable-accommodation-job-candidates-and-personnel-disabilities). UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.    Remarks: UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.  UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).  - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):  - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.  - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​   

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26/02/2024 - 29/02/2024
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Contracts Manager (Construction) - P4

Denmark, Copenhagen, Copenhagen - UNICEF

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 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 favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.   Strategic office context: UNICEF Offices engage in construction to address programmatic needs and to establish or expand its operations. UNICEF normative and support function on construction sits in Supply Division, through its Construction Unit. The objective of the Contracts Manager – P4 (Construction) is to reinforce, lead and manage the strategic direction of Supply Division's normative construction role to work with other parts of UNICEF in achieving the strategic Goals through leveraging the programmatic impact of construction activities.  This position is imbedded in the Contracting Center in Supply Division, and reports to the Chief of Contracting Center. One Contracts Specialist – P-3 and one Contracts Officer – P-2 report to this position.   How can you make a difference?   This position is responsible for leading the Construction Unit to pursue the strategic approach for the Construction unit and construction in UNICEF. This approach focuses on establishing and rolling out guidance for planning, organizing and contracting that support the global strategic goals and programmes. In particular, focus on sustainability, localization , emergency preparedness and response, and climate action and resilience. This includes wholistic considerations for expanded solar, digital and connectivity agendas supporting learning and health programmes for children and their communities.   You will be accountable for:    Management of the Construction Unit - Provide clear directions and objectives to the Construction Unit and its staff, based on Organizational strategy and policy. - Maintain a healthy, respectful, safe and secure work environment that complies with United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) provisions for the duty station. - Ensure completion of PERs of staff reporting to this post, an annual career conversation with each staff, and the recording of learning actions in their development plan.   Drive the normative construction workstreams to support strategic programme outcomes. - Work with other UNICEF divisions and external partners to develop an ambitious strategy of leveraging construction to change for the future. - Direct the construction unit activity plan in support of the global strategies for programmatic impact. - Direct the teams review and guidance to countries on the project portfolio reviews (LPAs)   Provide technical support on specific construction projects to offices globally and guide towards sustainable approaches. Lead the unit to; - Review high profile construction projects shared by offices to advise and provide guidance on using sustainable and green solutions for design and construction. - Provide technical support to Center Chief for discussions with Divisions and Sections on aspects related to planning, procurement, partnerships and execution of construction projects. - Lead support engagement (often in conjunction with the legal office) on construction associated with serious reputational risks, claims and litigations. - Explore the possibility and feasibility of engaging in sustainable and strategic construction projects implemented by UNICEF globally.   Establish and norms, guidance, tools and knowledge retention that improve the quality of construction in UNICEF and focus on programmatic impact and sustainability. - Expand guidance and advice to offices engaged in construction to ensure that their projects provide positive, effective and safe environment for children. - Ensure performance specifications of different infrastructures are available for offices to comply with while preparing project designs and implementing their construction activities. - Explore, guide and promote the utilization of renewable energy sources in specific education facilities that serve digital education. - In collaboration with the technical teams in Supply Division and PG support development and implementation of solar strategy by establishing guidance and tools on electrification components for construction. - Enhance guidance and tools on green/sustainable construction are in place to guide office engineers on applying the key principles of sustainability to their construction activities. - Scale-up best practices experienced by COs for different construction activities. Roll out a communication and knowledge sharing strategy to support the efforts. - Continue to develop training opportunities for construction colleagues; advance the UNICEF construction community for knowledge sharing, growth, talent and career development to both meet UNICEFs needs in a timely and quality manner.   Networking and partnership: - Build and sustain close working relationship with UNICEF Divisions and Sections on issues related to construction. Including to explore the possibility and appropriate modality of introducing and expanding youth and community engagement in construction for sustainability, as part of wider programmatic skill-building and engagement efforts. - Actively explore and expand work with other divisions and inter-agency efforts to most efficiently, collaboratively and effectively pursue the UNICEF sustainable construction agenda, while ensuring that UNICEF's position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated.   Any other duties or assignments as requested by the supervisor.   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...   Education - An advanced university degree in civil engineering, construction engineering, architecture or other relevant area, or relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor's) in conjunction with a valid relevant professional certification is required.   A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with additional two (2) years of relevant work experience may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree.   Work Experience - Minimum eight years of professional work experience including at least three years of professional experience at the international level, with a focus on leading strategy development, managing people, project portfolios and contract management, oversight, supervision and monitoring, and stakeholder management of construction projects; of which at least 5 years in developing countries.   Experience in the following technical fields is a strong asset: - Public procurement principles, financial and legal aspects of construction issues, ethics and risk management of construction projects. - Building construction industry for low and middle-income countries; - Construction in urban and rural settings; - Participatory planning and implementation on construction; - Planning and delivery of capacity building activities; - Providing institutional support. Developing normative guidance.   Languages 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 and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues  The core competencies required for this post are: - Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1) - Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2) - Works Collaboratively with others (2) - Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) - Innovates and Embraces Change (2) - Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) - Drive to achieve impactful results (2) - Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)   Functional Competencies: - Formulating Strategies and Concepts - Analysing - Relating and Networking - Deciding and Initiating Actions - Applying Technical Expertise - Planning and Organizing - Following Instructions and Procedures   During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: [competency framework here](https://unicef.sharepoint.com/sites/DHR-UCF/SiteAssets/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=/sites/DHR-UCF/SiteAssets/SitePages/DHR-UCF/Competency Framework Brochure.pdf&parent=/sites/DHR-UCF/SiteAssets/SitePages/DHR-UCF). UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef), irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff](https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing), including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and [reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities](https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-provides-reasonable-accommodation-job-candidates-and-personnel-disabilities). UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.     Remarks: UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at: http://www.whed.net/ UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). 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26/02/2024 - 07/03/2024
New!

Partnerships Specialist - P3

Senegal, Dakar, Dakar - UNICEF

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 Job organizational context and purpose for the job This Partnerships Specialist position is part of the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization team (Public and Private) within the UNICEF Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal and reports to the Partnerships Specialist (Private Sector). The position is a key member of the team and advises and supports the programme sections of the RO, as well as the 24 different Country Offices in the region in developing meaningful private sector engagement and fundraising strategies, products and experiences, supporting regional resource mobilization opportunities, and exploring innovative partnerships and funding opportunities. The incumbent will play a critical role in supporting UNICEF WCARO's fundraising and programmatic goals by building and managing strong partnerships with a range of stakeholders. Whilst this includes securing and developing global partners and prospects, a key component will be to build a high value, high impact pipeline of African businesses, leaders and organisations to support the region's vital programs for children. The role will involve developing and implementing both financial and non-financial partnerships strategies to mobilize resources and expertise for the region. The role involves building and nurturing relationships with existing  and potential partners across the region, including businesses, National Committees, foundations, philanthropistsPublic Private Partnerships and member-based organisations. The Partnerships Specialist will work closely with program colleagues to identify partnership opportunities and develop proposals for funding and collaboration. This position covers both analytical and strategic contributions to all aspects of UNICEF partnerships and resource mobilization work in WCAR. S/He may also serve as focal point and resource for colleagues on specific thematic areas of strategic relevance for partnership development.   How can you make a difference? Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks - 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. - Develops and maintains deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF's base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization. - Develops and implements annual partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans for a wide range of stakeholders. - Acts as a focal point for identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners' concerns and priorities, ensure that UNICEF's interests, perspectives, and knowledge are taken into account in relevant policy and institutional processes, and ensure that they are fully aware of UNICEF's perspectives, policies, priorities and capabilities. Contribute to the development and management of initiatives for high-level outreach, including for UNICEF's Senior Management. - Contributes to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices and approaches and building pipelines by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development. - Contributes to strategies for engagement and the development of communications products to enhance UNICEF's visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing analysis of the current environment and trends and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development. Works closely with UNICEF's colleagues to ensure that policy advocacy and outreach is strongly grounded in the experience and insights of the programmes that UNICEF's supports. Contributes written inputs for communications instruments that best inform and influence decision makers. - Analyses relevant data and evidence of income and impact to support the build of new directional strategies and to review plans, manipulating UNICEF systems and processes including Insight, UNISON and the Cubes. - Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team, including guiding, training, and coaching short-term staff, including interns and consultants, as needed.   Impact of Results The Partnerships Specialist is a seasoned professional in the field of external relations, in particular new business, partnership development and resource mobilization. The quality of work and external communications performed by the specialist directly impacts on the overall reputation of UNICEF. S/He follows established procedures but is expected to make recommendations on strategies for engagement and communications products as well as produce fundraising products, briefing notes and multi-country proposals. The Partnership Specialist is accountable for quality, substantive input and ability to project a competent and trusted image of UNICEF to partners. S/He capacity builds to Sections in the Regional Office and Country Office staff to increase the quality of private sector partnerships. The specialist may lead training and webinars to Country Office and the Regional Office staff to deepen knowledge and extend expertise.   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... - An advanced university degree is required in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field. - A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: philanthropy, private sector partnerships (ESG) and fundraising, public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area. - Fluency in English and intermediate working / oral knowledge of French is required.   For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: [UNICEF Values](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared#Values)   UNICEF competencies required for this post are... (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: [competency framework here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef), irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff](https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing), including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and [reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities](https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-provides-reasonable-accommodation-job-candidates-and-personnel-disabilities). UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.    Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).  - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):  - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.  - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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26/02/2024 - 04/03/2024
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Research Specialist (Education - P3

Senegal, Dakar, Dakar - UNICEF

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, answers UNICEF Innocenti undertakes and commissions research on emerging or current issues of relevance for children and child rights. The office links research and global trends analyses to influence policies, programming, and advocacy, as well as innovations, and to drive future strategies and vision of the organization and the child rights agenda more broadly amongst governments, private sector, and other institutions. • UNICEF Innocenti uses foresight to set the agenda for children uncovering emerging trends and deepening understanding of key issues facing girls and boys and serving as a go-to office for advising UNICEF and a diversity of actors, including governments, the United Nations, private sector, civil society and children and young people themselves in the face of the continually changing global economy, political and security environment. • UNICEF Innocenti also strives to lead global discourse by creating an enabling environment and platform for children and young people along with global influencers and decision-makers to transform their contributions into future strategies, policies and actions of UNICEF and the world. Thereby positioning children and UNICEF at the centre of the global conversation through prominent external engagement, communication, and influence.   How can you make a difference? UNICEF Innocenti has a dedicated research team focused on producing high-quality evidence to inform and improve education programmes and systems. Since 2018, the team has been leading and supporting education research in over 40 countries around the world. In the West and Central Africa (WCA) Region research has been conducted with UNICEF Country Offices and Ministries of Education on topics across from teacher attendance and allocation, identifying positive deviant schools and education practices, and embedding research into innovative education programmes including accelerated learning, differentiated learning and digital learning. Under the guidance and general supervision of the Education Manager (Level 4), the Research Specialist will support the co-creation and delivery of implementation research built into education programmes for countries in the West and Central Africa region. The Research Specialist will be responsible for managing research built into innovative education programmes including differentiated, accelerated and digital learning programmes. The Specialist will provide technical guidance to country offices in the region on research and digital learning in support of country office priorities, regional office priorities and the priorities of UNICEF Innocenti. In particular, the specialist will lead on research built into major innovative programmes where research is active in the West and Central Africa Region including but not limited to digital learning in Ghana and Guinea, phone based education support for teachers in Cote D'Ivoire and differentiated learning in Ghana. The Research Specialist will report to the Education Manager (P4) in Innocenti with dotted line reporting to the Education Specialist P4 in WCA, with 10% of his/her time contributing to the West and Central Africa Regional Office Reimagine Education agenda, in close collaboration with the regional office education section.   Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 1. Research planning and coordination 2. Oversight of Research Designs, Methods, and Analysis 3. Research Technical Guidance and Capacity Building 4. Evidence Based Technical Support   1. Research planning and coordination • Plan, coordinate and implement co-creation research design with Government counterparts, implementing partners and other research's potential beneficiaries. Supervise research field work in the participating countries, including Guinea, Ghana, and Cote D'Ivoire • Manage and supervise research consultants and partners to deliver research in a timely and efficient manner, including through quality assurance of concept notes, research proposals and deliverables. • Participate in strategic programme discussions on embedding research within planning of education programmes. Formulate, design and prepare programme proposals for the sector, ensuring alignment with UNICEFs Strategic Plan   2. Oversight of Research Design, Methodologies and Analysis • Provide oversight and overall guidance on the design and use of mixed methods research built into the roll out of innovative education programmes in the region. • Review, quality assure and provide input to research methods and data collection tools ensuring their contextual fit, and their fit for the stage of implementation of the programme under study. Methods will include - implementation research, participatory action research, behavioral insights, mixed-methods experimental / quasi-experimental impact evaluations. • Lead on analysis and synthesis of evidence for innovative education programmes under study in West and Central Africa.   3. Research Technical Guidance and Capacity Building • Strengthen the capacity of Government counterparts and UNICEF field offices for the design and implementation of research in countries deploying innovative education programmes including digital learning. • Provide guidance and quality assurance of research on innovative programmes to Governments and UNICEF field offices. • Strengthen and support the use of research for policy dialogue and capacity strengthening of Government and Implementing partners at country level. • Lead on codification and curation of research methods and instruments based on the implementation phase of implementation and context of an innovative education programme.   4. Evidence Based Technical Support • Support the regional office in providing technical support to countries implementing digital learning programmes and strategies based on evidence. • Develop joint proposals between programming and research to contribute to fundraising around evidence-based programming. • Contribute to activities aiming at increasing the use of research findings by decision makers at country level. • Contribute to WCARO education section activities around research and evidence for innovative programmes including digital learning, and other non-tech innovations in programming. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, social policy or other social sciences. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national or international levels education research, with low/middle-income country level experience essential. Demonstrated experience in management of projects across multiple countries. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of some of the areas related to digital learning research. Experience in implementation research and in developing identification strategies for mixed methods impact evaluations is an asset. Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team and to forge and manage partnerships. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Commitment to UNICEF's core values of care, respect, integrity, transparency and accountability. Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset. Professional experience or knowledge of the West and central Africa region is an asset Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish, Portuguese) or a local language is an asset. Technical competencies must be demonstrated in the following areas: • Some understanding of the overall global development context, including issues such as: poverty, conflict and the impact of these factors on education and vice-versa; and inter-sectoral approaches to address such issues in collaboration with other sectors (including Social Policy, Child Protection, Nutrition, WASH, Health, and Communications within UNICEF). • Some knowledge of global developments in education and international engagement strategies, including the application of the equity lens and human rights perspectives to programming. • Some ability to support policy dialogue: translation of analytical findings and evidence into development programme and policy discussions around equity and learning with partners, including government, development partners, CSOs and academia in relevant areas. • Strong mixed-methods research capacity, including understanding both quantitative and qualitative research methods; experimental and quasi-experimental research methods, and participatory research methods. • Some education and policy sector analysis capacity, including understanding of the core education data sets and indicators; tools for analysis of equity; determinants of student access and learning; budget, costing, and financial management in education systems; political economy; and education policy and strategic planning. • Some ability to support engagement with partners e.g. Sector Wide Approaches, Global Partnership for Education, Education in Emergency Clusters, Education Provider Forums, Delivering as One, Inter-sectoral partnerships such as in ECD, as well as networking with other key partners. • Some understanding of gender and inequity issues in relation to education and development and the application of gender / equity analysis to policy and planning in education.   For every Child, you demonstrate: UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: [UNICEF Values](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared#Values)   UNICEF competencies required for this post are: (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: [competency framework here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef), irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff](https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing), including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and [reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities](https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-provides-reasonable-accommodation-job-candidates-and-personnel-disabilities). UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.    Remarks: UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).  - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):  - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.  - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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26/02/2024 - 10/03/2024

Programme Manager (Acceleration Facility) - P4

United States of America, New York, New York - UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.   For every child, Education. How can you make a difference? The main purpose of this job is to provide quality day-to-day leadership of ECW's flagship Acceleration Facility (AF) funding window, from both a strategic and operational perspective. The AF is a catalytic fund through which ECW supports the development and uptake of 'global public goods' (which ECW defines as both products and organizational entities) in the Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises (EiEPC) sector. As per ECW's 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, the AF budget will be set at $10 million per year for four years, with funding aligned to the six themes in ECW's new Learning Agenda. There are three types of grants under the AF: Core funding to strategic partners working in EiEPC e.g. the Global Education Cluster; Funding allocated competitively via Requests for Proposals e.g. on gender; and Flexible funding allocated via grants e.g. to NGOs with a unique value add. Over the last few months, the ECW secretariat has developed a new approach to the Acceleration Facility, drawing on the vision set out in ECW's Strategic Plan 2023-2026, and in response to recommendations in the Organisational Evaluation.   KEY FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES - Shape and deliver a new strategic direction for the Acceleration Facility. - Ensure that ECW's new approach to the AF delivers on the commitments made in ECW's Strategic Plan 2023-2026 and agreed recommendations of the 2022 Organisational Evaluation of ECW, particularly the need to ensure greater linkages with ECW's two other investment windows. Review and update the approach to ensure it remains relevant. - Manage communication with key internal stakeholders (including ECW Secretariat staff, ECW's Executive Committee, Education Technical Reference Group and Gender Reference Group) to ensure strong buy-in and collective action around the AF's new direction of travel. - Provide ongoing advice and troubleshooting support to ECW staff on external stakeholder management with respect to AF grants. - Support ECW's senior management and Executive Director to deliver a compelling public narrative and supportive communications and advocacy with respect to AF investments. - Oversee and coordinate a high-quality Acceleration Facility portfolio. - Develop and oversee a dynamic AF portfolio. - Set the strategic ambition of the AF in the sector and incentivize reform, innovation and advancement in the sector through the different funding instruments available under the AF (strategic partnerships, calls for proposals and flexible funding). - Lead the development of comprehensive requests for proposals, in liaison with the relevant technical teams in the ECW Secretariat and manage and oversee the subsequent selection of organisations and establishment of grants. - Proactively identify and make meaningful linkages and connections between the AF and ECW's other funding windows (Multi Year Resilience Programmes and First Emergency Response grants). - Oversee the development and maintenance of a high quality, user-friendly information management system to manage AF grants. - Create and improve existing systems to track potential, live and closed grant opportunities. - Manage the end-to-end process for all grants under the AF portfolio (from design, through implementation, to closure) ensuring relevant reporting, monitoring and evaluation is completed in a timely and coordinated fashion. - Support AF thematic leads to meet key deadlines and manage key processes in line with UNICEF protocol ,e.g. procurement via Requests for Proposals. - Coordinate closely with ECW's Finance and Operations section to ensure AF grant management processes and financial information are appropriately in order. - Coordinate closely with ECW's Monitoring and Evaluation section to ensure a robust monitoring and evaluation system and relevant research questions underpins the new AF portfolio and that this feeds into the Annual Results Report and Learning Agenda Report. - Lead the sharing and dissemination of lessons across all AF investments both within the ECW Secretariat and across the EiEPC sector. - Develop and maintain effective relationships with sector partners related to global goods, innovation and capacity building, and keep up to date with relevant developments in the sector. - Strengthen and quality assure all AF grants to ensure, where appropriate, they reinforce and accelerate investments made under ECW's other two investment windows. - Coordinate internal governance structures that support the smooth functioning of the AF: - Use the AF working group to lead ongoing oversight of the AF portfolio. - Coordinate and lead fortnightly/monthly (as required) meetings of ECW's internal AF Working Group. Set the strategic direction of the group and produce timely and clear analysis and recommendations to the Group for them to make key decisions on AF grants and to set direction for the Fund. - Coordinate meetings and decision-making by the 5-person AF Core Group on key AF decision points or bottlenecks. - Support ECW's operationalization of the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan: - Support, as needed, the work of the Strategy, Planning and Accountability team, as well as the entire ECW Secretariat, on operationalizing the 2023-2026 ECW Strategic Plan in areas other than the AF   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... QUALIFICATIONS - An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in international development, international relations, social sciences, business or public administration, government, public policy, or other related fields. - A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible professional experience in planning or coordination, preferably in a United Nations or development organization. - Experience working on grant management and/or strategy development. - Language requirements: fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.   ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS - Strong interpersonal skills in being able to lead teams as well develop and maintain effective working relations with a diverse range of stakeholders. - Ability to set out and deliver user-friendly systems and frameworks to support effective planning and coordination, with limited supervision. - Ability to work in a lean structure, which requires flexibility and proactivity. - Ability to respond to tight deadlines with a good attention to detail. - Very strong written and oral communication skills – the ability to summarize complex information in ways that engage and motivate colleagues, and the ability to create high-quality Word, Excel and PowerPoint document to communicate key information.   - Ability to manage upwards, coordinating inputs and engagement from more senior colleagues as needed. - Excellent organizational skills: ability to proactively manage different time-sensitive processes and tasks at the same time. - Strong competence with the following Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.   The following experience is an asset: - Experience leading an Innovation Fund similar to the Acceleration Facility. - Experience of working on a Strategic Plan for a UN organization. - Experience working in an emergency context. - Experience working on education programming, especially Education in Emergencies programming. - Experience leading or coordinating working groups. - Experience as a Fund Manager.   For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: [UNICEF Values](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared#Values)   UNICEF competencies required for this post are... (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: [competency framework here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef), irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff](https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing), including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and [reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities](https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-provides-reasonable-accommodation-job-candidates-and-personnel-disabilities). UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.   Remarks: UNICEF's active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates from a programme country are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. The appointment for this position is limited to EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT, a UNICEF-hosted fund. While UN staff regulations and rules as well as UNICEF policies and procedures apply to you during your appointment, certain provisions therein may apply to you differently due to the limited scope of your appointment. In particular, you will not be subject to rotation exercise as per the Executive Directive on Staff mobility and rotation (CF/EXD/2015-002) or any revision thereof. In addition, during your appointment in ECW, you will not be considered eligible for conversion to a Continuing Appointment as per UNICEF Administrative Instruction on Continuing Appointment (CF/AI/2017-002) or any revision thereof. In the event that your post is abolished, the priority granted, and other support provided to staff on abolished posts in staff selection processes will only be extended to posts within ECW and not to other posts in UNICEF. UNICEF candidates: To return to a UNICEF appointment outside ECW, you will need to be selected in a competitive recruitment exercise. Upon selection for a UNICEF post outside of UNICEF-hosted funds, the period you have served with the UNICEF-hosted fund will count towards the calculation of the tour of duty in your duty station and eligibility for a continuing appointment.   External Candidates:  To secure a UNICEF appointment outside ECW, you will need to be selected in a competitive recruitment exercise. Upon selection for a UNICEF post outside of UNICEF hosted funds, the period you have served with the UNICEF hosted fund will count towards the calculation of the tour of duty in your duty station and eligibility for a continuing appointment.  UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).  - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):  - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.  - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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23/02/2024 - 14/03/2024

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - P3

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva - UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.  Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.  And we never give up.   For every child, hope  Giga (giga.global) is a partnership between UNICEF (unicef.org) and the ITU (itu.int) working to connect every school in the world. The team (https://giga.global/about-us/) has experience and background in building technology products, finance and investment, design, and infrastructure.  It's a global team, with two "centers of gravity" (in Barcelona, Spain and Geneva, Switzerland) but with many team members located around the world. Giga is broken into three main areas: Mapping, Finance, Procurement, supported by cross-cutting support services. The Country Engagement Team supports the initiation and implementation of all three areas of Giga's support in countries. The Mapping team maps schools and their connectivity, creating a real-time display of access and need on Project Connect (https://projectconnect.unicef.org/map). The Finance team works to create the financing (grant, loan, and investment) for connectivity. The Procurement works closely with UNICEF Supply Division to support governments through public procurement processes for contracting sustainable, high quality and affordable school connectivity. There are also crosscutting teams that support on communications, partnerships, staff wellbeing, operations and finance.  We aim to have agility and flexibility in how we work, and to be driven by realtime data about what we're doing.  We also work within the political and global framework of the UN, which means that we can collaborate with policy makers and regulators, governments, civil society, and of course, most closely with our 135 country offices, in everything we do.  How can you make a difference? The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist plays a key role in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) function within the Giga management team. This position is tailored towards an individual with a robust background in data-centric monitoring, program monitoring and reporting, data analysis and visualization, and evaluation. Reporting to the Senior Adviser (Giga Financing and Market Shaping), the Specialist will also work closely with the Planning Officer to ensure an effective M&E framework is in place and adhered to. They will also coordinate with the ITU's planning personnel and the Office of Innovation (OOI) to ensure alignment in monitoring frameworks and to foster a culture of data-driven decision-making. Technical Programme Monitoring, Reporting and Data Analysis: - Develop and implement robust M&E systems and frameworks to track program progress against set objectives and indicators. - Utilize advanced data analysis techniques to interpret complex data, providing insights into program performance and areas of improvement. - Provide contributions for programme monitoring reports.   Programme Evaluation: - Work closely with the Planning Officer to ensure effective planning and implementation of evaluation-related activities. - Support conducting periodic evaluations/evaluability assessments to assess the impact and effectiveness of the program, identifying lessons learned and recommending corrective actions. Coordination with ITU and Office of Innovation [OOI]: - Liaise with the ITU's planning personnel and OOI to align M&E frameworks, ensuring consistency in monitoring and data reporting standards. - Share planning and monitoring frameworks, methodologies, and programme monitoring reports with ITU and OOI to foster collaborative learning and improvement.   Capacity Building and Technical Support: - Provide technical support and training to program staff in M&E methodologies, data collection, and analysis to enhance their M&E capacity. - Develop and disseminate user-friendly M&E tools and templates to facilitate data collection and analysis.   Reporting and Documentation: - Prepare and submit timely and accurate M&E reports, documenting program achievements, challenges encountered, and solutions adopted. - Ensure proper documentation of all M&E activities, data, and findings for future reference and for sharing with stakeholders. 6. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication: - Engage with various stakeholders, including government partners, donors, and other relevant entities, to ensure alignment in M&E practices in countries where Giga is supporting universal school connectivity efforts. - Communicate program progress, challenges, and achievements to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have: - Master's degree in Statistics, Data Science, Monitoring and Evaluation, or a related field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University degree - A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on data analysis and programme planning. - Proficiency in data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, R, or similar) and strong technical skills in data management and analysis. - Experience in designing and implementing M&E frameworks and tools, preferably within international or supranational projects. - Experience in providing training and technical support to improve the M&E capacity of program staff. - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and stakeholders. - Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. - The successful candidate will be an individual who values data accuracy and integrity and has a keen eye for detail. They should be ready to play a critical role in advancing the monitoring and evaluation function of Giga, contributing to the program's overall effectiveness and success. - Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: [UNICEF Values](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared#Values) UNICEF competencies required for this post are... (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: [competency framework here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef), irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff](https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing), including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and [reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities](https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-provides-reasonable-accommodation-job-candidates-and-personnel-disabilities). UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.   Remarks: UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).  - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):  - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.  - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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23/02/2024 - 10/03/2024

Social & Behaviour Change Specialist - P3

Mexico, México, Mexico City - UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up   For every child, a voice. Social and Behaviour Change in UNICEF is a cross-cutting programme strategy that addresses the cognitive, social and structural determinants of social change in both development and humanitarian contexts. SBC uses the latest in social and behavioral sciences to understand people, their beliefs, values, and the socio-cultural norms that shape their lives, to engage them and increase their influence in the design of solutions for sustainable behavior and social change. SBC is at the core of UNICEF's mandate, with corporate results across sectors revolving around social and behavioral practices like immunization, breastfeeding, hygiene, and positive discipline.  UNICEF SBC employs a mix of approaches including community engagement, strategic communication, applied behavioural science, service delivery improvement, systems strengthening and policy advocacy, and social mobilization to advance child rights, survival, development, protection and participation. For more information related to the work of our organization in Mexico, please visit our website: [UNICEF Mexico](https://www.unicef.org/mexico/) and our latest [Annual Report 2022: Informe Anual 2022 UNICEF México](https://www.unicef.org/mexico/media/7336/file/Informe Anual 2022 UNICEF México.pdf)   How can you make a difference? The Social and Behavior Change Specialist reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and supervision. S/he provides technical and operational support for developing a systematic, planned, and evidence-based strategy and process for SBC as an integral part of programme development, planning, and implementation. Through communication and engagement, as well as the empowerment and participation of stakeholders, communities, children, civil society partners, and government counterparts, s/he promotes measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization. This subsequently contributes to the achievement of sustainable and concrete results in improving children's rights, survival, and well-being in the country.    Your main responsibilities will be: 1. Generate & Use Evidence: Generate and utilize research, data, and evidence to inform the design, measurement, and monitoring of SBC programs and outcomes in both development and emergency contexts and to build the evidence base for SBC. 2. Design, plan, and implement: Design, plan, and implement SBC activities that are backed by social and behavioral evidence and strong engagement and participation mechanisms in both development and humanitarian contexts. 3. Advocate & Build Partnerships: Support the operationalization of SBC by advocating for SBC, mobilizing resources, coordinating across stakeholders, sectors, and teams, and partnership building.  4. Build Capacities: Promote continuous learning, strengthening, and scaling up in SBC for both development and humanitarian contexts through capacity building for UNICEF staff and partners. If you are interested in learning more about this position and the key-end results and accountabilities, read the Complete  Terms of Reference:  [ToRs - SBC Specialist P3 TA.pdf](https://secure.dc7.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtCA_JP-jSD8lQAo635PYLvtjK2KaWEqTAbas8Fv6XQ8tZBAaQDJ3y_c2co9CR_b77aLwlVA-AsZzr7Rwv-pQLSCyth3mtsKNsa6wRrZWd90Ny2VPgfjKxcXN8SuDMMUOfkbNFSACigP8q5NXifY0p8w~~)   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... - An advanced university degree (Master's or PhD), preferably in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field. - A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, social and behavior change, communication for development, public advocacy, and social sciences research.    - Fluency in English. - Proficiency in Spanish. Alternatively, a bachelor's degree in any relevant area may be accepted in lieu of the master's degree if the candidate has two additional years of relevant experience.   It will be an advantage (not mandatory) if you have... - Previous supervisory experience.   - Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization. - Fluency in Spanish. For every Child, you demonstrate... For every Child, you demonstrate... - [UNICEF's Core Values](https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-core-values) of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS). - The technical competencies in [UNICEF's Competency Framework](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf) [UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce,](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef) and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff](https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing), including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with . UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. disabilities  UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.   Remarks - UNICEF's active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. - The Social & Behaviour Change Specialist will be based in UNICEF's Mexico City Country Office. However, this position might require visiting UNICEF field offices in other states of the country as well as meeting key stakeholders in diverse locations. - Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. - UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. - THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL POSITION. PLEASE NOTE THAT NATIONAL CANDIDATES CANNOT BE CONSIDERED.    This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).  - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):  - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.  - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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23/02/2024 - 10/03/2024

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

Chad, Lac, N'Djamena - UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. [UNICEF - YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEkReURcz2A)   For every child, protection. Chad continues to face a combination of rapid-onset and protracted humanitarian crises. This persistent humanitarian situation is related to the growing insecurity in many parts of the country and in neighbouring countries, natural disasters, growing food insecurity, high rates of malnutrition, economic crisis, and political transition in a context of climate challenges. UNICEF, in partnership with national and international development and humanitarian aid actors, supports the Chadian government in the development of programs and policies aiming at promoting and respecting the rights of children to survival, education and protection. To this end, UNICEF Chad has 4 field offices (Abéché, Bol, Mongo and Moundou), 2 Outposts (Farchana and Faya) and a main Office (N'Djamena) which ensure the design, implementation and monitoring of the cooperation program. To learn more about UNICEF in Chad, please visit our website [UNICEF Chad | UNICEF Chad](https://www.unicef.org/chad/)   How can you make a difference? Under the general supervision and guidance of the Chief Social Policy, the Social Policy Specialist (Shock Responsive Social Protection) works to improve linkages and address challenges impacting many households at once such as natural hazards, economic crises, and conflict. Specifically, the Social Policy Specialist (Shock Responsive Social Protection) models approaches, conducts analysis and advocates for better preparedness to enable systems - existing or new social protection or emergency programmes in Chad - to be ready to accommodate new populations and needs as a result of a shock. The Social Policy Specialist is responsible for the following functions: 1.           Shock-responsive social protection 2.           Cross-cutting social policy areas For more information, please see the attached job description [GJD Social Policy Specialist, P3, Ndjamena](https://acrobat.adobe.com/id/urn:aaid:sc:EU:3906b8a2-5a64-4e43-ace8-bb9e055e3000)   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... Education - An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, Operations Management, or another relevant field.   Work Experience - A minimum of five years of professional work experience in social protection policies, programmes or services including relevant experience in shock-responsive social protection is required. Relevant programmatic humanitarian experience where linkages to government work has been made will also be considered. - Experience in programme design and management and policy advocacy is required. - Experience working in countries / contexts with complex and wide-variety risks related to natural hazards, economic crises, and/or conflicts is considered as a strong asset. - Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. Language Proficiency  - Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic) or a local language is considered as an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues UNICEF competencies required for this post are... Builds and maintains partnerships; Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness; Drive to achieve results for impact; Innovates and embraces change; Manages ambiguity and complexity; Thinks and acts strategically; Works collaboratively with others. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: [competency framework here](https://unicef.sharepoint.com/sites/DHR-UCF/SiteAssets/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=/sites/DHR-UCF/SiteAssets/SitePages/DHR-UCF/Competency Framework Brochure.pdf&parent=/sites/DHR-UCF/SiteAssets/SitePages/DHR-UCF). UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. [The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone](https://www.unicef.org/careers/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-unicef), irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff](https://www.unicef.org/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing), including paid parental leave and [reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities](https://www.unicef.org/careers/unicef-provides-reasonable-accommodation-job-candidates-and-personnel-disabilities). UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. N'Djamena is a Non-Family Duty Station (classified as D) with Rest & Recuperation every 8 weeks. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.   Remarks: UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).  - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):  - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.  - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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23/02/2024 - 07/03/2024

Chief Child Protection - P5

Uganda, Central Region, Kampala - UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.  Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.   And we never give up.  For every child, access    How can you make a difference?  The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does ? in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life ? in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions ? her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.   Purpose for the job: The Chief, Child Protection reports to the Deputy Representative for general guidance and direction. The Chief is responsible for managing and leading all stages of child protection programmes/projects from strategic planning and formulation to achieving concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm and to protect their rights to survival, development and wellbeing as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies. The Chief is responsible for leading and managing the child protection section and establishing the plans of action to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results, according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.   Main Duties/Responsibilities: - Managerial leadership - Establish the section's annual work plan with the child protection team; set priorities/targets and performance measurements. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards. - Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team. - Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives and goals, direction and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently. - Programme development and planning - Lead the planning and updating of the situation analysis to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF's strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, design and implementation plans. - Keep abreast of national, regional and international development priorities on child protection and rights to leverage UNICEF's position and competencies with donors, national governments, communities and constituents to advocate and promote child protection interventions, policies and social change to achieve goals on child's rights, protection, survival and wellbeing, as productive members of society. - Lead, coordinate and supervise the development of child protection programmes/projects (as a full component of the CO and/or UNDAF programmes). Establish plans of action, programme goals and results, using results-based planning methodology and terminology (RBM). - Oversee the timely preparation of programme recommendations and related documentation for inclusion in the Country Office Programme recommendation ensuring alignment with overall UNICEF Strategic (Child Protection) Plans, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies. - Consult and collaborate with national and global colleagues, partners and allies to develop partnership frameworks to address specific needs and to leverage resources for enhancing and scaling up child protection programmes/projects. Ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of programmes/projects with UNICEF Strategic Plans and priorities, donors' development strategies/policies, national priorities/competencies and UN System development interventions/initiatives - Ensure emergency preparedness is contained in national programmes/projects to ensure the protection and well-being of children in cases of armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergency situations. - Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results - Coordinate, plan and collaborate on monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results in child protection programmes. - Participate in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to engage stakeholders to take required action and interventions to achieve results. - Assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths, and/or weaknesses in programme management. Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals. - Plan, approve, monitor, certify, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying/verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources. - Submit and prepare programme/project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues. - Advisory services and technical support - Provide technical advice to key government officials, NGO, UN system and other country office partners on strategies and best practices to influence approaches/policies, support social/economic/political/legal development planning & implementation, and to support delivery of results on child protection, human rights and other related issues. - Coordinate and ensure the availability of technical experts (with Regional Office/HQ) to ensure timely support throughout all stages of programming/project processes. - Participate in strategic discussions to influence policy and agenda setting for combating poverty and all forms of discrimination against women/children by advising on and advocating strategies and approaches to promote and catalyze social changes for child survival, development and wellbeing in society. - Lead in country discussions on child protection emergency preparedness, programming and contingency planning to ensure proactive and appropriate responses are in place to meet onset of emergencies nationally, or in other designated locations. - Advocacy, networking and partnership building - Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with local/national governments, UN system agency partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, funding organizations, research institutes and private sector to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities to promote goals and achieve sustainable and broad results on child protection. - Prepare communication strategies and implementation plans and activities for maximum communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances for sustainable results and support fund raising for UNICEF and Country Office child protection programmes and emergency interventions. - Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on child protection and related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting. Collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects including emergency preparedness. - Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building - Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable child protection programme/project initiatives through advocacy and technical advisory services. - Keep abreast, research, benchmark, introduce, and implement best and cutting edge practices on child protection management and information systems. Institutionalize and disseminate best practices and knowledge learned. - Lead the development of policies and procedures and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects. - Lead, plan and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders to promote sustainable results on child protection and related programmes/projects.   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?  Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, international law, or another relevant social science field. Experience: - A minimum of ten years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas, at the international level, is required. - Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. - Relevant experience in programme management in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset. - Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage. Language: Fluency in English with knowledge of another UN language as an advantage.   For every Child, you demonstrate...  UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values   UNICEF competencies required for this post are?  (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others,   During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.  UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.  We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.  UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.  UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable are encouraged to apply.  UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.  This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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22/02/2024 - 06/03/2024

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

Nepal, Bāgmatī, Kathmandu - UNICEF

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, health The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does ? in programmes, advocacy, and operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop, and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias, or favoritism. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education, and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens ? addressing inequity ? not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. Therefore, the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations. UNICEF ROSA, through the Health Section, is gearing its investment in accelerating Primary Health Care (PHC) with a focus on Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) including health financing and community engagement immunization including polio eradication programme, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MNCAH) and public health emergencies (PHE), particularly the COVID-19 pandemic. Regarding MNCH, the focus is on the acceleration of the unfinished agenda related to newborn health, especially with regard to the quality of care, the oxygen system strengthening agenda, and community-based service delivery. In order to deliver on this agenda, the Health Section needs adequate capacity for more structured and systematic data analysis and knowledge management to set priorities and improve overall planning. In this context, UNICEF is strategically leveraging regional technical support to optimize the returns on investments for better MNCAH outcomes through HSS. The Health Specialist / Data for Health System Strengthening and Community Health Data will be accountable for tracking child survival and development (CSD) indicators including immunization, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health, health emergency-related data collection, reporting and analysis and by supporting the regional office and advising countries in South Asia.   How can you make a difference? Under the general guidance and supervision of the Regional Health Adviser, the Health Specialist (Data for HSS and Community System Strengthening) provides timely and state-of-the-art technical support to UNICEF country programmes, country office, and regional partners for overall health and community systems strengthening, with focus on the health system and PHC analysis, including community health, and monitoring & evaluation. The incumbent will assist the health section in the overall management of initiatives, and projects focusing on Health and Community Systems strengthening, including progress tracking/monitoring and evaluation, and the learning agenda.   Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks 1. Support to programme development and planning Provide support to the health section in the development, monitoring, and reporting of health-related projects and programmes focusing on Health Systems Strengthening/PHC and Community Health. Duties & Tasks: - Support Health Sections in organizing strategic reflection on implementation with validation/implementation research initiatives, with specific attention to designing and implementing urban and community-based primary health care (PHC) models. - Support health programme design, including budgets, and planning, and proactively monitor/track progress, resolving implementation bottlenecks and initiating appropriate corrective actions. - Support health system analysis, with a focus on the development of PHC Country profiles for the eight countries in UNICEF's South Asia region, covering major epidemiological trends, primary health care and health system maturity, assessment of the 14 PHC levers for each country, policy recommendations, and recommendations for UNICEF country office programming strategy. - Support the final in-depth analysis and the report writing process for the community health policy and programmatic gaps analysis thus enabling UNICEF to comprehend the prevailing landscape of community health and nutrition systems, including country needs for improvement and strategic actions to enhance community health and nutrition within the context of PHC across the South Asian countries; Further support UNICEF COs in the development, implementation and monitoring of UNICEF CO specific roadmaps and action plans 2. Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of results Contribute to the timely and accurate measurement and monitoring of change in the health situation of newborns, children, adolescents, and mothers and of the conditions of the most disadvantaged and excluded children to facilitate knowledge generation and inform the planning of programmes and policies. Duties and Tasks: - Support in-depth data analysis (in-house and in collaboration with partner organizations) to maximize the use of available primary and secondary sources to provide insights into the health situation of newborns, children, adolescents, and mothers, and deepen the analysis of the situation of the most disadvantaged children. - Support the establishment and maintenance of internal databases of qualitative and - quantitative data and information on the status of children's and women's rights issues, including equity gaps. - Support the development and set up of systems, including tools and indicators for rigorous measurement of progress in advancing the newborn, child, adolescent and maternal health agenda and systems. This includes setting up dashboards for health programmes and other child survival sectors on a real-time basis for periodic reporting systems. - Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and measurement (as needed) to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence, and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in health programmes, with the focus on health and community systems strengthening. - Support SAR countries in the monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews to assess progress develop plans, and strategies and identify required action/interventions to achieve results. - Support the preparation of regular/mandated programme/project reports for management, donors, and partners to keep them informed of programme progress. 3. Monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and capacity building Support the Knowledge Management agenda of the health section at the Regional Office relevant to advancing newborn, child, adolescent, and maternal health in the region. Duties & Tasks: - Provide technical and operational support to monitor implementation and progress of projects and initiatives work plans, with a focus on health and community systems strengthening. - Support the development of guidance and progress tracking tools (e.g., an Excel-based immunization tracker) that aim at providing internal oversight of immunization activities, progress, country priorities, technical gaps, and areas of support by the country to inform strategic planning for technical support going forward. - Support the Health section in creating and utilizing a user-friendly digital dashboard that enhances the capacity to analyze, visualize, and utilize data for strategy development, progress tracking, and resource allocation. - Support information gathering from UNICEF Health Systems Strengthening/PHC and Community Health and Nutrition Systems strengthening in South Asia, assess data quality, analyses and provide recommendations for a leadership agenda, policy dialogue and programmatic shifts as appropriate. - Support the Health Section and other relevant Sections in preparing, writing, reviewing, and editing reports, briefs, case studies, manuscripts, and articles for publication (related to health) to ensure optimal quality of the documentation. - Support research to provide evidence for implementation of best cutting-edge practices. - Support organization and implementation of capacity-building initiatives to enhance the competencies of relevant stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health-related programmes/projects. 4. Support to resource mobilization - Provide support to Health section staff to conceptualize and write funding proposals, with input from country offices as appropriate and in coordination with potential donors, including the provision of baseline data and development of monitoring framework for funding proposals that are in line with donor's requirements. - Assist the health section in the preparation of programmatic reports. - Support effective advocacy, communication, resource mobilization, and networking through partnerships and collaborations at the global, regional, and country levels with a focus on community-based PHC and emerging public issues (mental health, road safety, environmental health, etc.) - Assist the Health Regional Advisor in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations and briefing notes for key events, meetings, and conferences. 5. Other related duties Support the health section in performing its key responsibilities. Duties & Tasks: - Actively contribute to regional activities and exchange of information/ideas with other programmes/projects within and outside the health sector, related to the formulation, planning, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation of overall regional strategies, including areas for acceleration, and support to country offices, - Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor including guiding, training, and coaching staff, interns, and consultants, as needed.   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? Education: - An Advanced University Degree in public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics-mathematics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health-related science is required. Experience: - A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, and health emergency/humanitarian preparedness. - Relevant experience in health/nutrition programme/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset. - Solid experience in database management and the use of database platforms and applications is strongly required. - Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset. Language Requirements: - Fluency in English is required.   For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values 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) During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here. UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children.    Remarks: UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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22/02/2024 - 28/02/2024

Operations Manager (Risk and Compliance) - P4

Sudan, Red Sea, Port Sudan - UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.   For every child, support. The Risk and Compliance Manager is to be positioned in Offices with significant and complex programmatic and operational risks and challenges which require a dedicated position to support the Senior Managers in making sure that resources are continuously, effectively and efficiently geared towards achieving results for children.   How can you make a difference? Purpose for the job Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative Operations/Representative the Risk and Compliance Manager will be responsible for leading the strengthening of risk assurance and compliance efforts in the context of a large/medium/small scale country office. He/She will be responsible for providing complementary expertise, support, and monitoring related to the management of risk, including but not limited to the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of risk management practices at a process, systems, and entity level. He/she will ensure to lead the achievement of risk management objectives follows organizational rules and regulations, and acceptable ethical behavior; internal controls; information and technology security; sustainability; and quality assurance. Moreover, he/she will provide analysis and report on the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management and internal controls.    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:  1. Risk management support - Lead the process of providing guidance and supporting the office in the annual risk assessment process and monitor the reliability of reports and their compliance with applicable rules and regulations. - Lead the monitoring process of risk mitigation action plans including a mid-term review. - Lead the office peer reviews process, undertake visits to project sites and field offices to verify the quality of performance. - Lead the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) efforts insuring robust assurance mechanisms are in place, and findings systematically inform the office's risk management efforts, including: partner performance, partner capacity assessment, and capacity building with staff and partners. - Ensure the risk management approach is embedded in any project/proposal, in office governance committees' review of submissions and in any major decision made by the management.   2.    Compliance support - Lead the review process of the office systems, procedures and processes for compliance with organizational rules and regulations. - Enforce and strengthen internal controls to ensure that systems are in place to prevent, detect and report non-compliance.  Support the process for the preparation of the annual Statement of Internal Control (SIC) by the office. - Review and validate the internal work processes in Programme and Operations to ensure that accountabilities are clear and placed at the adequate levels as per global policies and/or best practices. - Lead the establishment of a risk-based system to periodically and systematically review a sample of activities (Programme and Operations) to ensure they are carried out according to established work processes and in compliance with UNICEF policies and procedures. - Lead the internal and external audit processes, conduct a quality assurance and follow-up on the implementation of the recommendations and provide feedback to the management. - Periodically test compliance with the Table of authority and adherence to the delegation of authorities in line with UNICEF policies and Procedures; and ensure staff understand the roles and responsibilities delegated to them. - Lead the process of reviewing the conformity of statutory and non-statutory committees, assess committee members have been trained/oriented on their roles and responsibility. -  Fraud risk Management support - Support the management of the office in collecting evidence to respond to OIAI's queries when initially assessing allegations of fraud and misconduct or during actual investigations. - Advise the management on lessons learned from investigations and measures to be taken accordingly. - Ensure the implementation of the global anti-fraud strategy, suggest internal fraud prevention mechanisms and alert the management on any fraudulent issues as well as unethical behaviors detected. - Lead the process of Fraud risk training / orientation to Partners and suppliers.   - Oversight and advisory to the Management - Advise the management on actions to be taken to enforce and strengthen accountabilities for a robust, responsive and transparent governance framework. - Contribute to effective management process by participating in key governance meetings (particularly CMT, PMT and OMT). - Coordinate Risk assessment and control activities with other UN agencies by representing the office in meetings related to Risks and Compliance activities.   - Create awareness/capacity building - Establish a system to document and report weaknesses in internal control and implement actions aimed at addressing internal controls gaps (SOP, memos) and building the capacity of responsible staff. - Analyze cause and effect of policy changes to the operations of the office, anticipate changes and advise on the new way of doing business. - Lead the implementation of a continuous learning and development plan for the Risk and Compliance function. - Ensure that management provides staff with access to relevant training and that staff and other personnel understand key UNICEF policies including PSEA, Fraud and Ethics.   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have... - An advanced university degree (Master's or higher*) in Business Administration and Financial Management. Operations Management, Strategic Management, Risk Management, Audit, Investigation, Internal Control, Statistics and Data Analysis or Accounting certifications are considered as assets. - A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree. - At least 8 (eight) years of continuous professional work experience in Risk and Compliance or another directly relevant area, several of which in internal audit. Experience in financial management, particularly developing and implementing financial control systems, ERM, audits, internal control preferably with international organizations, NGOs and UN. - Field experience /familiarity with Emergency. (Depending on contexts) - Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or local language of the duty station may be required.   For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF competencies required for this post are? - Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)  - Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)  - Works Collaboratively with others (2)  - Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)  - Innovates and Embraces Change (2)  - Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)  - Drive to achieve impactful results (2)  - Manages ambiguity and complexity (2) During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.   Remarks: UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable females are encouraged to apply. Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). 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22/02/2024 - 06/03/2024

Climate Change, Energy and Environment Manager - P4

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa - UNICEF

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, Change Ethiopia is situated in the Horn of Africa and is the second most populous country on the continent with an estimated population of 115 million. It borders six African countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan, and covers 1,104,300 square kilometers. Approximately 85 percent of the population lives in rural areas. Ethiopia represents a melting pot of ancient cultures with Middle Eastern and African cultures evident in the religious, ethnic, and language composition of its people. Over the past two years, children and their families across Ethiopia faced multiple and complex emergencies, such as the conflict in the northern Ethiopia and the drought, which resulted in millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. UNICEF has programmes in Child Protection, WASH, Health, Nutrition, Social Policy, and Education and serves over 15 million children in Ethiopia. Join UNICEF Ethiopia to contribute to improving the lives of children and women. Watch a video about the Year in Review Here   How can you make a difference? Purpose for the job: Join our team to manage Climate change, Energy & Environment projects including Coordination, fostering of partnerships, technical support, advocacy, networking and support in planning, monitoring and financial management of Climate change, Energy & Environment projects and programmes. You will collaborate closely with UNICEF Programme/ Operations in defining Climate change, Energy & Environment interventions to meet programmatic needs and achieve results for children and provide technical and advisory support to the Government and partners on Climate change, Energy & Environment project management.   Summary of key functions/accountabilities: - Management and coordination of Climate change, Energy & Environment initiatives - Climate Financing, partnerships and resource mobilization for Ethiopia and provide linkages to regional and global efforts. - Provide technical support to Sections regarding climate change, energy and environment. - Evidence, policy advocacy and positioning of UNICEF as lead in Climate and Environment initiatives in Ethiopia - Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership   - Management and coordination of Climate change, Energy & Environment initiatives - Develop the ECO annual work plan for the Climate change, Energy & Environment; determine priorities/targets and performance measurements and monitor work progress to ensure that results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards. - Ensure that UNICEF engagement in the area of climate, energy and environment (CEE) is well coordinated within and outside UNICEF (Nationally, Internationally and within UNICEF Global and ESAR Regions). - Ensure effective and efficient management of the Climate change, Energy & Environment financial resources; and provide technical support to sections and FOs regarding climate change, energy and environment; additionally, oversee that UNICEF progressively integrates climate change action into office support services. - Participate in relevant United Nations and development partners' climate change and environment working groups to ensure linkages/ knowledge exchange with regional and global stakeholders. - Liaise with relevant HQ, RO focal points and other resource persons for lessons learned and good practices and contribute to UNICEF Knowledge Exchange regarding climate, energy and environment. - Climate Financing, partnerships and resource mobilization for Ethiopia and provide linkages to regional and global efforts. - In collaboration with the Government counterparts, develop and produce innovative cost-effective Climate change & Environment designs using local Climate change & Environment materials; compile and update list of best practices in Climate change & Environment and building design. - Systematically pursue climate finance (global climate funds, bilateral, private sector) by establishing partnerships with relevant focal points, potential partners and mapping opportunities for UNICEF. - Advocate for improved child-focus of climate finance investments in ECO within sections and in close collaboration with Social Protection - Strengthen and establish climate and environment-focused partnerships with CSOs, Government, UN and development partners. - Develop concept notes and proposals for fundraising for climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as inputs to proposals from other sections as needed. - Follow-up, backstopping and coordination of implementation of approved environment-focused proposals. - Provide technical support to Sections regarding climate change, energy and environment. - Provide technical backstopping and support in matters of Climate change, Energy & Environment project management to Programme sections. The role is cross-cutting across all sections Education, WASH, Health etc. - Support expansion of green energy use and applications in UNICEF programmes and operations through market assessments, development and knowledge sharing. - Support UNICEF thematic and cross sectoral sections in identifying UNICEF's niche for addressing Climate Change and Environment impacts on children, awareness raising and design of programmes to support the rights of children, and support risk informed programming in the region such as (but not limited to): - WASH: coordinate concept and proposal development jointly with internal and external stakeholders for accessing climate finance. Potential entry points include household and institutional climate adaptation, environment, and climate awareness through WASH in Schools programmes, innovation in water and wastewater treatment and management, climate resilient water safety planning and water scarcity. - YOUTH: support the section in conducting climate and environment focused youth participation and youth activism to support climate initiatives. - EDUCATION: support the section in the development of environment and climate action curriculum support, and in awareness raising around environmental impacts on children and the youth. - HEALTH and Nutrition: support engagement regarding the climate resilient health and food security systems, and support work regarding the added burden of disease due to climate change. - SOCIAL POLICY: support the section in incorporation of national climate and environment vulnerability assessments and social safety systems. - PROTECTION: support the section to monitor the impact of climate change on children's well-being, and to develop the mitigation measures to enhance protection of children. - EMERGENCY: Integrate CEE in Resilience task force CO coordination and coordinate with emergency section. - Cross- sectoral sections (SBC, Gender, M&E): Ensure that UNICEF climate action is gender transformative, promotes positive behaviour change and adequately measured. - Ensure overall follow-up to Climate change, Energy & Environment activities by undertaking regular site visits, conducting regular technical meetings, monitoring progress, and ensuring work compliance with norms, standards, and timelines. - Identify actions and best practices for protecting children from climate change and environmental risk and provide necessary technical assistance and capacity development to staff and partners for their adoption. - Identify objectives, actions and best practices for reducing UNICEF environmental and carbon footprint in to efficiently implement its programmes. - Providing technical support to ECO, Regional offices and operations teams on the rollout and application and implementation of UNICEF's Environmental and Social Safeguards Standards and Procedures - Evidence, policy advocacy and positioning of UNICEF as lead in Climate and Environment initiatives in Ethiopia - Provide technical guidance and policy advice to ECO for supporting Federal and Regions of Ethiopia, the private sector and civil society partners on environmental risks facing children. - Support communication and policy advocacy regarding climate change and environmental degradation and child rights in ECO. - Identify objectives, actions and best practices for protecting children from climate and environmental ris in line with global programmatic framework which is currently under development as well as global climate finance efforts and multi-country programmes. - Provide linkages to UNICEF's global and regional work and pilot their implementation at the country level. - Spearhead the implementation of UNICEF's global ?Climate, Energy and Environment programmes in the ECO. - Identifying targeted initiatives which UNICEF will develop into flagship multi-region programmes that can deliver results at scale. - Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership - Collaborate with climate institutions such as WMO, IGAD, FSNAU and other regional institutions in order to build up climate knowledge and partnerships within the region. - Exchange information and experience and identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve the delivery of services toward the achievement of UNICEF's Climate Energy and Environment programme goals and objectives. - Collaborate with other programme colleagues to ensure the integration of the Climate Energy and Environment activities including multi agency and inter-sectoral activities and responses. - Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial, and institutional capacity building measures to achieve UNICEF & Climate Energy and Environment programme goals. - Support sector resilient focal points in technical relationships with relevant ministries and government counterparts to support national priorities and promote UNICEF's portfolio of action on climate change. - Support communication, evidence dissemination and awareness raising on the impact of climate change on children's rights in Somalia, to facilitate programme implementation and build the capacity of stakeholders. - Prepare materials for climate change programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and support fund-raising. - Participate in inter-agency discussions, ensuring that UNICEF's position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNMSDF development planning and agenda setting.   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? - An advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in Climate & Environment, Economics (Climate economics), Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Climate Change Adaptation, orMitigation / Resilience - A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience at national and/or international levels in Financial Management in climate, Energy and Environment. Carbon market analyst, Proposal development with either GCF, GEF, AFDB, WB, or KFW, and Agencies Accreditation Processes with GCF  - In addition, experience in either of: Climate policy analysis, Renewable energy specialization, Environmental Law, Conservation policy analyst - Understanding of development and humanitarian development Peace nexus   - Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset. - Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.   For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values are:- - Care - Respect - Integrity - Trust - Accountability - Sustainability Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values   UNICEF competencies required for this post are? - Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2) - Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2) - Works Collaboratively with others (2) - Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) - Innovates and Embraces Change (2) - Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) - Drive to achieve impactful results (2) - Manages ambiguity and complexity (2) During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here. UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.    Remarks: UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. Female qualified candidates who meet the requirement of the post are highly encouraged to apply.  Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). 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21/02/2024 - 29/02/2024

Early Childhood Development Specialist - P3

Panama, Panamá, Panama City - UNICEF

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does ? in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life ? in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions ? her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens ? addressing inequity ? not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations. For every child, Hope.   How can you make a difference? The ECD Specialist reports to the Early Childhood Development Manager (Level 4) for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the coordinated development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ECD programmes/projects within the LAC Region. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to accelerate equitable access to quality early childhood services (including in humanitarian contexts) and parents/caregivers engagement to support nurturing care for young children. The Specialist contributes to the achievement of concrete and sustainable results on ECD related programmes/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.   Key function, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks: Summary of key functions/accountabilities: - Support to ECD programmes/projects development and planning - Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results on ECD programmes. - Technical and operational support to programme implementation - Networking and partnership building - Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building   1. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results on ECD programmes - Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis and assessments on ECD related issues to establish evidence-based data to support advocacy and holistic policy and programme development, as well as coordinated planning, implementation, and monitoring of early childhood development programmes/projects within the LAC region. - Keep abreast of national, regional and international evidence and development priorities to identify opportunities where ECD can enhance inter-sector partnership, integration and linkages. - Participate in and support RO and CO programme discussions to determine areas for ECD integration/intervention. Contribute to the formulation, design and preparation of ROMP and Country Programmes to ensure integration of ECD in a holistic manner across programme areas and to ensure alignment of ECD programmes with MSTP, UNICEF's Strategic Plans and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies. - Establish specific goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans for the ECD programmes/projects using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required ECD documentations for programme review and approval. - Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine regional and national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results. Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure ECD integration, coherence and harmonization with other UNICEF programme sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.   2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results on ECD programmes. - Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results on ECD programmes. - Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with sectors and counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results. - Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in programme management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals. - Actively monitor ECD programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution. - Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of ECD programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources. - Prepare ECD regular/mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress. Technical and operational support to programme implementation - Provide oversight, technical guidance and assistance and operational support to UNICEF teams as well as country offices (and their partners)counterparts), NGO partners, UN system partners on interpretation, application and understanding of policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on ECD to support advocacy, programme management, implementation and delivery of results. - Participate in programme meetings including programme development and contingency planning to provide technical and operational information, advice and support. - Draft, coordinate, and support finalization of ECD advocacy/policy papers, briefs, as well as orientations, programme guidance/toolkits and other strategic programme materials for integrated ECD programme development, planning and implementation, across sectors, at regional and country levels.    3. Networking and partnership building -  Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant counterparts, regional stakeholders and partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on ECD programmes. - Prepare communication and information materials for ECD programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and promote increased investments in ECD integrated programmes and projects across sectors.   4. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building - Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity sectors (RO and COs), partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation of integrated approaches to ECD and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results on ECD. - Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best practices on early childhood development. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned. - Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable ECD programmes and projects. - Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on ECD related programmes/projects. - Support the development, regular update and management of efficient Knowledge Management systems that allow RO/COs colleagues (across sectors) to access up-to-date information, data, guidance, best practices and tools for the implementation of integrated approaches to ECD.   Impact of Results The strategic and effective advocacy, planning and formulation of holistic ECD programmes/projects and the achievement of concrete and sustainable results from ECD programmes contributes to the achievement of UNICEF goals for early and essential protection of children from the early stages of their life and promotes/protects their rights to survival, development and well-being in society. Achievements in programmes and projects in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for parents, caregivers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? - An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, public administration, public health, nutrition, economics, psychology, sociology/anthropology, human development, child development, family studies or another relevant technical field. - A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning, implementation and management in early childhood development related areas is required. - Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. - Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset. - Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, or Russian) is an asset.   For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values UNICEF competencies required for this post are? (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here. UNICEF is here to serve the world's most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.    Remarks: UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable male and female are encouraged to apply. Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). - Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/get-support/career-support-in-international-cooperation/job-application-support-in-international-cooperation). - Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): - Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. - Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : [Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/individuals/find-a-job/positioning-swiss-nationals-in-multilateral-organisations/interview-and-assessment-centre-preparation-for-jobs-in-multilateral-organisations). Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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