Back PROGRAMME ASSISTANT (Child Protection), Temporary Appointment, GS-5, Manila, Philippines (Local Post)

  • Added Date: Saturday, 06 January 2018
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 21 January 2018

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, 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.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Support to programme development, planning and execution.

Compiles data and information on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations. Prepares and maintains records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section. Carries out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary. Arranges meetings, workshops and training courses pertaining to programme development, and provides support in making the necessary logistical arrangements. Following up both internally with the Supply section and externally with counterparts to ensure supplies for programme implementation are delivered in a timely and accurate manner.

Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results

Provides support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilization, operational, and financial closure. Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up. Prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation.

Support in resource mobilization

Compiles and organizes information and data pertaining to donors (both current and potential). Compiles and organizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds. Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants. Supports the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners pertaining to the section.

Support in Knowledge Management and capacity building

Gathers and shares information as needed in support of improving the processes and daily operations of the section. Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by drafting necessary correspondence, compiling data reports and maintaining relevant records.

Qualifications and Competencies of Successful Candidate


Completion of tertiary education; Specialized courses in Finance and Accounting or other related field from recognized institutions is an asset

Work Experience:

At least four years of work experience of which two years are related to Finance/Accounting field


Fluency in English and Filipino, both oral and written, and the local working language of the duty station

Competency Profile (For details, please refer to UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles)

i) Core Values

Commitment Diversity and Inclusion Integrity

Core Competencies

Communication [ I ] Working with People [ II ] Drive for Results [ I ]

Functional Competencies

Analyzing (I) Learning & Researching (I) Planning and Organizing (I) Following Instructions and Procedures (I)


Qualified candidates are requested to complete an online candidate profile in by21 January 2018. Only applications sent through the e-recruitment portal under Job Number:509973 will be considered.

All candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, and the duly filled P 11 form which can be downloaded from our website at indicating three (3) professional references with contact details. Please indicate your ability, availability and portfolio of professional work (e.g., links to online gallery/show reel). Applications with incomplete requirements will not be considered.

Only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.

By applying through our Talent Management System (TMS) you agree to our privacy statement which is in line with the Philippines’ Data Privacy Act. You are strongly advised to read carefully through the privacy statement before submitting your application.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

This vacancy is archived.

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