United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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 fulfil their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: Programme Assistant, GS-5
Job Number: 527360
Work Type: Temporary Appointment
How can you make a difference?
- Under the leadership and guidance of the Chief of Kaduna Field Office and directly supervised by C4D specialist, performs programme support functions for the Communication for Development/Polio Eradication programme, including follow-up in fields of work such as programming and budget monitoring.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Arranges for review, recording and administrative processing of government requests for assistance in VISION and follow-up of process. Ensures timely processing and retirement of Cash Assistance to partners, verify authenticity and completeness of documents and that they meet the acceptable accounting standards. Meet with counterparts to resolve bottlenecks. Perform routine VISION operations such as drafting PRQs, CRQs and SRQs.
- Monitor project/programme activities by reviewing a variety of records, including control plans, progress reports, project inputs, budgets and financial expenditures. Prepare periodic report required for programme management and monitoring including selective participation in follow up visits to project sites as required.
- Contributes to the preparation of status and progress reports by providing information, preparing tables and drafting selected sections of it. Prepares background material for use in discussions and briefing sessions for planning and management.
- Assists in the identification and formulation of development co-operation programmes and projects and participates in the preparation of draft proposals and donor reports as well as project documents.
- Maintains, processes and analyses information on subject matter relevant to the Behaviour Change Communication Section and external assistance provided to the country by main sectors. Collects, registers and maintains information on project activities by reviewing reports and through first-hand sources.
- Performs oversight functions pertaining to logistics arrangement for workshops including liaising with participants/facilitators etc., on travels, visas, reservations and claims.
- Participate in the preparation of annual AWP and office workplan, quarterly workplans and achievement report. Draft relevant sections (implementation status) of donor, annual and other reports as required by Zonal, Country, Regional and/or NYHQ.
- Assist in the preparation of materials for training and workshops and with other duties as may be required.
- Completion of Secondary education, preferably University Degree or its equivalent in Management, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field is an asset.
- Minimum five years progressively responsible experience in programme co-ordination and administrative work, of which at least three years are mainly on support and management of programme activities.
- Fluency in English language is required.
Other Skills and Attributes:
- Very good communication and ability to produce clear and concise reports
- Conceptual, analytical, organizing and negotiating skills
- Very good knowledge of computer applications
- Good interpersonal skills and teamwork abilities
- Knowledge of UNICEF procedures/policies an added advantage
- Ability to work harmoniously in an international and multicultural setting
- Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values
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.
- View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
Application Closing Date
2nd November, 2019 by 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- 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.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.