Quality Assurance Officer, Beirut, Lebanon

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Lebanon

City: Beirut

Office: UNICEF Liban Beirut

Grade: NO-A

Closing date: Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Quality Assurance Officer, NOA, Post # 117063, Fixed Term Appointment, Lebanon, Beirut

Job no: 543630

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Lebanon Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)

School/Unit: Lebanon

Department/Office: Beirut, Lebanon

Categories: Operations and Business Management, Programme Management

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, Operation support

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 more 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.

UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, universities, and more than 100 partners to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. Responding to life-saving needs and ensuring equal access to quality public services, the impact of our work is felt in every aspect and every sphere of society. To learn more about our work, please refer to: https://www.unicef.org/lebanon/what-we-do

How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision and overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, Operations, the post is responsible for carrying out proactive and systematic quality assurance activities of all activities implemented under the UNICEF Country Programme, in order to provide an independent and objective assessment of the rationale, adequacy and effectiveness of the Country Office’s risk management and operations internal control framework, processes and systems.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Strengthening accountabilities

Enforcing and strengthening internal controls to ensure that systems are in place to prevent, detect and report non-compliance

Promoting value for money, cost effectiveness and efficiency

Supporting implementation of an Anti-Fraud Strategy at the country office level

HACT Assurance Activities:

Undertake specific tasks as advised by the Supervisor

To read the detailed description, open the attached document: LEB21008_NOA_Quality_Assurance Officer.docx

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

A University Degree (Bachelor’s) in in one of the following fields is required: Business Administration / management, Financial management, Accounting, Public Finance, Or any other related fields

2 years of relevant experience in audit, internal controlling, accounting, budget and financial planning, or management and oversight at the international and/or in a developing country is required

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages

Experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP financials, preferably SAP is an asset

Relevant experience in financial monitoring and evaluation and risk management in a UN system agency or international non-profit organization is an asset

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Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of French is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

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)

Drives to achieve impactful results (1)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Functional Competencies:

Deciding and Initiating Action (1)

Following Instructions and Procedures (1)

Entrepreneurial Thinking (1)

Analyzing (2)

Applying Technical Expertise (2)

Planning and Organizing (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, suitable male candidates will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above

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

Advertised: Aug 05 2021 Middle East Daylight Time Application close: Aug 18 2021 Middle East Daylight Time

Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1628202221822