Back Program Associate, GS-6, TA, Tunis, Tunisia, #109776

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 26 August 2019

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, Education…

How can you make a difference?

For 70 years, UNICEF endeavor to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.

The Program Associate works in close collaboration with a range of staff in the CO, external partners and agency counterparts in support of program 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.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

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

The Program Associate works in close collaboration with a range of staff in the CO, external partners and agency counterparts in support of program 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.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Facilitating the development of program cooperation agreements (PCAs) by providing information and drafting selected sections of it.
  2. Ensuring the timely and accurate recording and administrative processing of government & NGO’s proposals and requests for direct cash transfers (DCTs).
  3. Conducting program monitoring in UNICEF focus districts for cash and supplies and informing team-members on the status.
  4. Helping conduct regular spot checks of partner’s projects to assess their financial record-keeping, expenditure controls and reporting systems.
  5. Monitoring and tracking the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective program delivery.
  6. Supporting the program 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 program delivery as well as preparation of reports, working papers and presentations.
  7. Carrying out transactions in VISION ensuring program results, activities and program coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and making amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
  8. Carrying out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants and programme-related items for his/her section including but not limited to registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
  9. Preparing monitoring and reporting information for supervisor and team on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
  10. 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.
  11. Helping prepare periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of program funds.
  12. Supports capacity development activities related to program development by preparing training materials and participating in exercises.

Impact of result:

S/He is accountable for the full spectrum of administrative and project/program support activities. The key results have an impact on the overall performance of the country office and success in the implementation of project/program activities. Accurate program monitoring and recommendations, data entry and presentation of information ensure proper program decision-making.

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

  1. Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
  2. A minimum of six years of administrative or clerical work experience is required. Prior experience in program support functions is an asset.
  3. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity, Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Skills:

• In-depth knowledge of the administration which underpins UNICEF country office program/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

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

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. **

This vacancy is archived.

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