Operations Manager, Maseru, Lesotho

Organization: Unicef

Country: Lesotho

City: Maseru, Lesotho

Office: UNICEF in Maseru, Lesotho

Grade: NO-C

Closing date: Monday, 7 September 2020

Fixed Term Appointment - Operations Manager, NOC, Maseru, Lesotho, Requisition #533711, Post# 101217 - (Opened to Lesotho Nationals Only)

Job no: 533711

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Lesotho Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Lesotho

Department/Office: Maseru, Lesotho

Categories: NO-3, Operations and Business Management

UNICEF works in some of the world toughest places, to reach the world most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope

The vision of the 2019 2023 UNICEF Lesotho country programme is to reach every child, everywhere, every time, with opportunities to survive, develop and reach her or his full potential. To this end, in alignment with, and support of the Lesotho National Strategic Development Plan II 2019 2023, the Lesotho Country Programme has three main integrated programme components, complemented by a fourth component addressing programme effectiveness. These programme components align with UNICEF lifecycle approach to child rights, which integrates sectoral responses into a holistic programme based on age. These are:

Young Children Survive, Thrive and Attain Learning Outcomes,

2. Children and adolescents are protected from violence, HIV and have improved learning outcomes,

3. Reducing Child Poverty, Enhancing Equity, and Social Protection (Social Inclusion).

How can you make a difference?

As a Strategic Business Partner, the incumbent will be accountable for operations functions, facilitate change, provide risk informed, solution-focused analysis, advice and services and contribute to programme and management decisions for delivering results for children in specific operational contexts. Operations Manager will accomplish this by:

Facilitating 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;
Supporting the line manager to implement career development, opportunities for staff;
Acting as a member of the Country and Senior Management Teams, representing the organizational risks, governance systems and policies, and promoting results-based management.

Understanding business needs for the office, 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.

Promoting the fundamentals of ICT management, information security and controls;
Supporting 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;
Supporting the country office during external and internal audit reviews and responding to audit observations and monitoring implementation of recommendations.

Providing regular feedback on risks and achievements of operations functions in the office;
Leading on facility management with a specific focus on inclusive accessibility, eco sustainability and common premises;
Monitoring business transactions processed by GSSC from a perspective of Efficiency, Performance, Risk Management and Fraud prevention

Supporting the management of PSFR operations and promoting efficiency across systems and processes, where applicable.

The Operations Manager will be entrusted with the following five pillars, the core focus of all operations functions: Valuing People, Valuing Money, Valuing Risk Management, Valuing Systems and Structures, Valuing Partners.

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have¦

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An Advanced University Degree (Master and above) in one of the following areas is required: Business management; Financial management; Accounting; Public Finance; and related operations function (Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Project management, etc.) is required or a full professional accounting designation (CA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CPFA, Expert Compatible) from an internationally recognized institute/body of accountancy with valid membership in good standing is required.Â
*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 professional experience, at the national and/or international level, is required, specifically in implementing organizational initiatives in one or more operations management area including budget; financial management and reporting; facilities management; administration; supply and logistics management; information and communication technology; human resources.

Prior experience in the development sector or UN system/ international NGOs would be an asset.

Additional experience in one or more of the following areas, would be desired:

Audit and investigations

Safety and security

Grant Management

Enterprise Risk Management

Experience in a UN system agency, large private or public company, or experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian/ emergency context is an asset.

For country offices with a significant private sector fundraising operation, prior experience working with or in the private sector, and supporting private sector fundraising, is desirable

Experience in working with corporate ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) and IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) is highly desirable.

Knowledge of Results Based Management is a requirement.

Experience in supporting successful client-oriented work units is an asset.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is required.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate¦

UNICEF values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and Competency Framework of Building and managing 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; and natures, leads and manages people.

Functional Competencies: Deciding and Initiating Action, Following Instructions and Procedures, Entrepreneurial Thinking, and Analyzing Other skills: Emotional Intelligence and Managing complexity and change.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application to the following link: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=533711 by 4 September

This notice will also appear on http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/, http://www.unicef.org/southafricaUN Job List, UN Jobs.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

We invite you to watch a short video on the system on how to apply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePgDIQ9RVYs&feature=youtu.be

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNICEF 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

Advertised: Aug 14 2020 South Africa Standard Time Application close: Sep 07 2020 South Africa Standard Time