For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.
More than 13,000 staff work with UNICEF, with approximately 85 per located in the field in 190 countries. Seven regional offices and over 124 country offices worldwide, 34 national committees, a research centre in Florence, a supply division in Copenhagen, a shared services centre in Budapest and offices in Berlin, Brussels, Seoul and Tokyo, and UNICEF headquarters in New York and Geneva work on helping children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.
We employ committed professional to work in our five focus areas: Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships. We also employ staff with expertise in administration and finance, human resources, information technology, supply and logistics as well as external relations and communication. UNICEF's presence in humanitarian crises means that we also seek experts in emergency preparedness and response.
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UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
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At the global level, the Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) coordinates and provides support to National Committees and Country Offices (COs) in all private sector fundraising and partnership activities, in cooperation with Regional Offices (ROs) and with other Headquarter (HQ) divisions.
This post is part of the office of the Deputy Director of Operations and Finance (O&F), within PFP. The office is accountable for the management of the oversight framework for private sector activities with responsibilities that include risk management, management of oversight activities, coordinating planning and results across the O&F Section, ensuring O&F plans are risk informed, with an aim for continuous improvement, changes are managed, and results are monitored.
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Reporting to the Deputy Director Operations and Finance, the incumbent will lead risk management in UNICEF's Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division. This includes leading global projects to manage operational risks that could affect fundraising from the private sector in UNICEF Country Offices, managing change initiatives in Operations and Finance, managing oversight activities, and advising the Deputy Director for Operations and Finance.
The position is also responsible for leading change initiatives to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies in operational processes involving National Committees (NCs) and country offices (COs), supporting the Divisions overall internal control mechanisms, and developing and coordinating an Operations Community to ensure efficient knowledge sharing and mainstreaming of best practices.
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Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1. Risk management advisory for PFP and PSFR COs
2. Management of Oversight Activities
3. Strategic Operations Development and Change Management
4. Support PSFR CO operations capacity building and training
5. Annual Planning for Operations and Finance
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF PFP-Geneva is currently reviewing organizational changes; therefore, the exact future location of the post is still under consideration/to be determined. Candidates may be asked commence duties remotely. Should the selected candidate be assigned and relocate to Geneva, they may later be asked to relocate and be assigned to another location during the initial contract or assignment period.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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Expiry date: 26/06/2022
Type of contract: Staff (Permanent and Fixed Term)
Level of experience: Senior Professional, more than 5 years
Area of work: Banking and Finance
Type of organisation: Multilateral Organisations