Programme Associate, Damascus, Syria

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Syria

City: Damascus

Office: UNICEF Damascus, Syria

Closing date: Monday, 9 January 2023

Programme Associate, G6, Damascus, Syria# 106312, (Open to Syrian Nationals Only)

Job no: 558227

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Syrian Arab Republic Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)

School/Unit: Syria

Department/Office: Damascus, Syria

Categories: Social Policy

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, Hope

Find out how UNICEF programmes drive change for children and young people every day, in Syria by visiting this: www.unicef.org/syria

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme associate supports the respective section (s) by carrying out a range of programme support functions to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with a range of staff in the CO, external partners, and agency counterparts in support of programme design and delivery. S/He provides regular feedback on the status of projects through monitoring milestones and advises on improvements to keep activities on track.

Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks:

The main activities include but are not limited to:

To provide financial and programme management support to the Social Policy Programme of UNICEF in Syria. The programme focuses on the delivery of large-scale social cash transfer programmes for children with disabilities and vulnerable families. Interventions are implemented in partnership with a large network of national NGOs across the country.

The Programme Associate plays a central role in ensuring the effective, efficient, and timely delivery of Social Policy interventions consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with a wide range of staff in the UNICEF Damascus Office and the UNICEF Field Office in 6 Governorates, Government partners, and partners in support of programme design and delivery. In particular, the PA closely coordinates with Financial Services Providers to ensure the smooth delivery of UNICEF cash-transfer interventions.

To provide regular feedback on the status of projects through monitoring milestones and advice on improvements to keep activities on track.

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

Completion of secondary education is the minimum level required. Higher education level is an asset.

A minimum of six years of professional experience, preferably in the field of Finance and Administration, is required.

Relevant experience in humanitarian Cash programme is preferred

Prior experience in programme support functions is preferred.

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

Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

Remarks:

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable females are encouraged to apply.

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

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates).

The VA is open for Syrian nationals only.

Fixed Term Appointment for Two Years.

Advertised: Dec 26 2022 Syria Standard Time Application close: Jan 09 2023 Syria Standard Time

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Closes Jan 09 2023

Programme Associate, G6, Damascus, Syria# 106312, (Open to Syrian Nationals Only) in Syrian Arab Republic

Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme associate supports the respective section (s) by carrying out a range of programme support functions to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with a range of staff in the CO, external partners and agency counterparts in support of programme design and delivery. S/He provides regular feedback on the status of projects through monitoring milestones and advises on improvements to keep activities on track.

Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1672063319604