Programme Associate, Beijing, China

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: China

City: Beijing

Office: UNICEF China Beijing

Grade: G-6

Closing date: Thursday, 19 August 2021

Programme Associate, G6, FT, Beijing China #109389

Job no: 543595

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: China Division/Equivalent: Bangkok (EAPRO), Thailand

School/Unit: China

Department/Office: Beijing, China

Categories: Support: Programme

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, a calling

UNICEF in China promotes policies and laws that better deliver on children’s rights. We have about 100 staff members working with the Government of China and other partners to ensure that the benefits of the country’s development reach the most impoverished children. And we share what we learn with others.

The China Country Office Public Partnerships Section engages with public sector partners in China to build and strengthen partnerships to design, finance and deliver development cooperation with the aim to benefit the most vulnerable children in other developing countries and contribute towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

How can you make a difference?

We are now seeking a new staff member in the Public Partnerships Section to support the section in implementing activities, allocating and monitoring the use of the programme budget, in coordinating the Harmonized Cash Transfer (HACT), information gathering and monitoring of programme activities as well as administrative tasks.

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Public Partnerships, the Programme Associate will:

Ensuring timely and accurate recording and administrative processing of government & partner proposals and requests for HACTs.

Carrying out transactions in Virtual Integrated System of Information (VISION) ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs) and making amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.

Carrying out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants and program-related items for section including but not limited to registering grant allotments and tracking expiring program grants.

Regularly monitoring budgets and financial expenditures of section by employing applicable tools, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and/or follow up.

Helping monitor and prepare periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to section activities, including through generating financial reports from system and contacting with related country office Sections if needed.

Supporting the section in researching, compiling and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate programme delivery as well as preparation of communication materials, reports, working papers and presentations of the section.

Assist in due diligence of corporate and civil society organizations partners including conducting research, collect information, submit due diligence requests and monitor results.

Support the administration of the team by coordinating meetings, taking meeting notes, preparing individual and institutional contracts and related documents; filing documents related to programs; support travel; representing the section in the assigned cross-sectoral task force, and support in ad-hoc translation as needed.

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

Academic degree requirement

Completion of secondary education is a minimum academic requirement. University courses preferably in administrative management, international development, or other related area is desirable.

Working experience requirement

A minimum of six years of administrative or relevant work experience is required.

Prior experience in public partnerships and/or programme support functions is an asset.

Experience in budget management (planning, monitoring, critical review, reporting) is an asset.

Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Other skills required

Good knowledge of spoken and written English and Mandarin.

High attention to detail and ability to effectively manage the section’s material resources and monitor its budget.

Good analytical skills.

Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other organization intranet or software, such as SharePoint.

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...

Interpersonal skills, capacity to work with different personalities to deliver on shared results

Drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work

Capacity to think outside of the box and drive innovation

Strong communication skills, fluently and confidently gathering and expressing and writing opinions and information

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 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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Aug 05 2021 China Standard Time Application close: Aug 19 2021 China Standard Time

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