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Job at UNICEF Nigeria for an FT Senior Programme Associate

Jan 30, 2019, 7:51 PM
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. We are recruiting to fill the position below:     Job Title: FT Senior Programme Associate - GS-7 Job Number: 519595 Location: Abuja Work Type: Fixed Term Staff Job Descriptions How can you make a difference?
  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief of the Management for Result Section, the senior programme assistant supports the section through providing a range of procedural, administrative, and operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.
  • The duties may include follow-up in fields of work such as programming and budget monitoring.
Key Accountabilities, Duties & Tasks Support to programme development, planning and execution:
  • Researches, analyses, verifies, synthesizes and compiles qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations.
  • Carries out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
  • Monitors and tracks the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.
  • Drafts project documents, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements.
Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results:
  • Prepares monitoring and reporting information for supervisor on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
  • Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.
Support in resource mobilization:
  • Researches, analyses, verifies, and synthesizes data and information in support of preparing reports pertaining to donors (both current and potential).Â
  • Researches, analyses, verifies, and synthesizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.
  • Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
Support in Knowledge Management and capacity building:
  • Researches, analyses, verifies and synthesizes information on best practices and lessons learnt to support knowledge development and capacity building
  • Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by preparing training materials and participating on exercises pertaining to program processes and procedures which aim to build capacity of stakeholders.
Support to Procurement:
  • Guides managers in the process of PCA/SSFAs in line with the policies and guidance issued by FRG, supply division and DHR.
  • Facilitates the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners that provide a service to the section. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TOR's in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Maintains up-to-date vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters.
Budget Monitoring:
  • Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.
  • Prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the budget monitoring of project/programme implementation.
  • Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
Education To qualify as an advocate for every Child, you demonstrate:
  • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by Technical or University courses related to the work of the organization.
Experience
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible programme support work experience, with co-ordination and administrative work in the management of programme activities.
Language Requirement:
  • Fluency in English is required
For very Child, you demonstrate:
  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are:
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
View our competency framework at:  http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf     How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to appl Note
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
  Application Deadline  Tuesday, 19th February, 2019; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

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