Programme Associate, Kyiv, Ukraine

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Ukraine

City: Kyiv, Ukraine

Office: UNICEF Ukraine

Closing date: Sunday, 2 May 2021

Programme Associate GS - 6, FTA, Kyiv, Ukraine (Open to Nationals of Ukraine only)

Job no: 539919

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Ukraine Division/Equivalent: CEE/CIS

School/Unit: Ukraine

Department/Office: Kyiv, Ukraine

Categories: Support: Programme, G-6

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.

How can you make a difference?

1. Support to programme development, planning and execution.

Researches, analyzes, 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.

Drafts project documents, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements.

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.

2. 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.

3. Support in resource mobilization

Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes data and information in support of preparing reports pertaining to donors (both current and potential).

Researches, analyzes, 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.

4. Support in Knowledge Management and capacity building

Researches, analyzes, 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.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

1. Education

Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization. Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines will be considered as an advantage.

2. Work Experience

Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, including record - keeping and processing of information. Work experience in supporting of programme or communicative activities will be an advantage. Experience in international organizations/UN system will be an asset.

3. Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required. Working knowledge of other UN languages will be considered as an asset.

4. Competency Profile

Core Values






Core competencies

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)

Functional Competencies

Analyzing (2)

Applying technical expertise (2)

Planning and organizing (2)

Following Instructions and Procedures (2)


In-depth knowledge of the administration which underpins UNICEF country office programme/project operations, including monitoring and evaluation processes.

Strong organizational, planning and prioritizing skills and abilities.

High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment.

Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Strong office management skills.

High attention to detail.

Ability to effectively manage the section’s material resources and monitor its budget.

Good analytical skills.

Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other UNICEF software such as SharePoint

View our competency framework at

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 has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.‘


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.

Advertised: Apr 26 2021 FLE Daylight Time Application close: May 02 2021 FLE Daylight Time

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