Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 17 Jan 2017
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.
Purpose of the Position
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Urban Center Platform, the Chief Field Office – RMP is accountable for, planning, design, implementation and administration of UNICEF programme commitment of a Zonal office with a broad range of activities related to partnership mobilization, media networking and fundraising, in accordance with Country Programme Recommendation and Country Programme Management Plan, focused on achievement of UNICEF’s Priorities, especially in Partnership and Resource Mobilization section.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
1. Knowledge Management for Programmes
Ensure that area/country programmes are strengthened by knowledge management through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of «lessons learned» and other corporate-level databases; participate in information exchange through donor and media visits as well as in the development of training and orientation material.
2. Programme Development and Management
Contribute to the preparation of the Situation Analysis for programme development. Administer a consistent and transparent monitoring system; providing accurate analysis of country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects. Support preparation of programme work plans as required. Responsible for preparation of program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices.
3. Programme Monitoring and Evaluations and funds optimization
Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decides on required corrective action.
Carry out a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation and participate the major programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Representative, the Operations Officer, the Evaluation Officer and others to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery. Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Ensure the timely preparation of annual program status reports.
Supports periodic programme reviews with State counterparts and other partners. Reviews the work of State Government Authority, other actors and NGOs and ensures that these are integral parts of the State plans. Provides ongoing support to State’s protection coordination mechanism.
Assist in establishing programme work plans and monitors progress and compliance. Help to manage allocation and disbursement of programme funds, ensuring that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds. Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Provides technical advice and assistance to State officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child protection Projects.
4. Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach
Assure the quality of child rights-based programmes through consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme design.
Ensure viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women, and recommendations on programme new initiatives and management issues to ensure achievement of stated objectives.
5. State and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
Provide government authorities with technical supports and guidance to plan and organize training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.
Ensure the building or reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of state and municipal partners starting with taking a strategic approach to the identification of these partners and partnerships.
Supports the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child rights plans for the States under the Zonal Office supervision.
Conducts policy analysis from a children’s and women’s rights perspective and advocacy at the community and family levels for credibility in national and international policy debates. (P4) Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue.
6. Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration
Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies. Linkage to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data.
Provide technical support to the country office in the formalization of implementing partnerships with private corporation, government, civil society organization and other implementing partners in line with relevant policies, procedures and guidelines, including the CSO Procedure and guidance on work plans.
Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavours and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability.
Establishes and maintains the highest level of contact with local government decision-makers and influential stakeholders in the region, to advocate and promote women and children’s rights as a priority in development efforts. In collaboration with the State and Municipal Governments, directs and manages the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF programme assistance. This includes preparation and updating of the Country Programme Plan of Action (CPAP), Annual Work Plans and all other related programme strategy documentation.
7. Zonal Office fully supported and managed.
Assesses staffing and administrative requirements to support programme goals and prepares funding submissions. Establishes an office work plan for the São Paulo Zonal Office and oversees its implementation. Fosters good management and staff relations through effective information sharing and open channels of communication. Manages the cost-effective, appropriate utilization, protection and accounting of all organizational resources, (i.e., financial, human, fixed assets, as well as programme supplies, equipment and cash assistance) in accordance with UNICEF rules and procedures.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education: Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, or related areas; or Communication, or Business Administration, or related technical field
Experience: At least five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national or international levels in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, and in Partnership and Resource Mobilization area.
Working experience in the region is an asset.
Experience working on distance basis is an asset.
Language: Fully proficiency in English and Portuguese.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and to represent the plurality of Brazil. Qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic background, such as black and indigenous people and also people living with disabilities, are encouraged to apply and become part of the organization. Candidates will be treated equally regardless of gender, sexual orientation, special needs, religion, social and HIV/AIDS status. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.
How to apply:
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. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502122