Back Programme Planning Specialist, P3, Temporary Appointment, Amman, Jordan Country Office, #00113041

  • Added Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 08 March 2020

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 future.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is leader in the region for the rights of its children. Working closely with the Government of Jordan, civil society, the private sector and communities, UNICEF Jordan Country Office aims to sustain results achieved for children to date, and strive to further improve policies, national institutions and programmes, for the well-being of every child in Jordan, in line with Jordan's Vision 2025 and the National Human Resources Development Strategy (2016-2025)towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Our programmes focus on improving the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality, gender, religion or background. Our main pillars include: Child Protection; Education; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Adolescent and Youth Engagement, Health and Nutrition; Social Protection; and Operations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative the Programme Planning Specialist P3 will support the effective, and cost-efficient programme planning and implementation of the UNICEF Jordan Country Programme, aiming to realize the rights of the most vulnerable children in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Specific responsibilities are highlighted below:

1. Performance Management

Develop systems and tools, including dashboards and scorecards, to monitor key office management and programmatic indicators, including commitments from the Annual Management Plan. Ensure adherence to key global and regional scorecard indicators. Flag indicators that are off-track and help to identify bottlenecks and establish and refine systems, tools and trainings to improve these indicators in coordination with programme and operational counterparts. Support the programme component of the office change management process introduced to enable to the office to be fit for purpose in the changing context of the Syria regional crisis and within the office prioritization of a vulnerability-based, systems strengthening approach. Identify and support management indicators and monitoring systems to support the office-wide transition in the implementation of the 2018-2022 Country Programme.

2.Planning and Internal Coordination

Coordinate office management mechanisms and act as a secretariat for the office-wide management and intra-office forums (including but not limited to Rocks, Rocks@Camps, Programme Monthly Meetings and CMT) including organizing regular meetings; setting agendas; taking minutes and actions; and following up on the implementation of the actions. Support on the development of well-prepared and designed presentations for both internal and external audiences, including high level meetings, and key donor engagements. Support key planning and reporting milestones such as Mid-Term Review (MTR), Post MTR planning activities, Annual Review, and other activities as assigned.

3. Knowledge Management for Programmes

Package and support the dissemination of knowledge and evidence generated by the country office. Develop external briefing materials to improve institutional learning and information sharing, as well as bolster key advocacy and fundraising efforts. Support regular and ad-hoc updates to ensure internal and external information sharing, including with donors and other stakeholders. Draft briefs that operationalize knowledge management and evidence generated to advocate for the rights of children.

4. Support to Front Office and Deputy Rep

Provide support as required to the CO focussing on planning, and Offices of the Representative and Deputy Representative and PME as required, including but not limited to drafting notes and presentations for both internal and external presentation.

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

Education:An advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field is required.

Experience:A minimum offive years ofprogressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and data analysis. Previous experience as a planning and/or monitoring officer with a supervisory role in a UN system agency or other international development organization is considered as an asset.

Language: 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 and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The technical competencies required for this post are…. View our competency framework at

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.


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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