Programme Associate (Emergency Section), Dakar
Office: UNICEF Dakar
Closing date: Tuesday, 28 February 2023
Programme Associate (Emergency Section), GS6, Fixed-term, WCARO Dakar-Senegal #43741
Job no: 559320
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Senegal Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal
School/Unit: Regional Services Div (WCAR), Dakar
Department/Office: Reg Serv - Prog Section, WCARO
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.
How can you make a difference?
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Supporting the Emergency 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 Emergency section to facilitate programme delivery as well as preparation of reports, working papers and presentations.
Carrying out transactions in 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 programme-related items for the section including but not limited to registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
Preparing monitoring and reporting information for supervisor and team on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
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 prepare periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to the regional office, the country offices and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.
Supports capacity development activities related to programme development by preparing training materials and participating in exercises.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...
A secondary education preferably supplemented by technical, or university courses related to the work of the organization is required.
A minimum of six years of administrative or clerical work experience is required.
Prior experience in programme support functions is an asset.
Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Knowledge of the administration which underpins UNICEF regional office programme/project operations, including monitoring and evaluation processes.
High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment
Strong office management skills
Ability to effectively manage the section’s material resources and monitor its budget
Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other UNICEF software such as SharePoint, MS Teams and Vision is desirable.
Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language 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: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
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)
The functional competencies required for this post are:
Applying technical expertise (2)
Planning and organizing (2)
Following Instructions and Procedures (2)
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: Feb 14 2023 Greenwich Standard Time Application close: Feb 28 2023 Greenwich Standard Time
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Closes Feb 28 2023
Programme Associate (Emergency Section), GS6, Fixed-term, WCARO Dakar-Senegal #43741 in Senegal
UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1676415150914