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, knowledge
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme associate supports the respective section (s) by carrying out a range of programme support functions to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
Education : Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization. Work Experience :
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.
HACT : Preparation, monitoring and reporting of the HACT Plan, programme visits, and spot checks. Provide technical assistance to counterparts.
Identify the root cause of internal bottlenecks leading to late cash transfers to partners and streamline them wherever possible.
Increase staff awareness of the UNICEF financial system.
Language requirements : Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) is an asset.
In-depth knowledge of the administration which underpins UNICEF country office programme / 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.
Experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other UNICEF software such as SharePoint
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)
Works collaboratively with others
View our competency framework in file attached :
Competency Framework Brochure.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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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.
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.