Temporary Appointment – Programme Associate, (GS6), Kiritimati (Christmas) Island, Kiribati (#117982)


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, an opportunity 

UNICEF works with and for disadvantaged children and adolescents across 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Our ambition is to get each entire country, and the entire Pacific Region, working together – as one – on behalf of its most vulnerable children. Explore the different areas of our work in the link provided here https://www.unicef.org/pacificislands/what-we-do   

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the WASH Specialist, the Programme Associate at the G-6 level supports the respective WASH 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. 

The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with a range of staff in the Field Office and CO, external partners and agency counterparts in support of programme design and delivery. They provide regular feedback on the status of projects through monitoring milestones and advises on improvements to keep activities on track.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities as follows:

• Ensuring the timely and accurate recording and administrative processing of government & CSO/NGO proposals and requests for direct cash transfers (DCTs), Direct Payment (DP) and/or Reimbursements.

• Conducting programme monitoring in UNICEF – focus islands for cash and supplies and informing project team-members on the status.

• Helping conduct regular monitoring of BRIS partners to continuously review their financial record-keeping, expenditure controls and reporting systems.

• Monitoring and tracking the efficient distribution of project supplies that are required for effective programme/project delivery.

• Supporting input, review and update of project work planning and ensuring alignment to project and programme results and activities.

• Preparing monitoring and reporting information for supervisor and team on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.

• Supporting the development of informed project reports based on compiled information from project reports, HACT reports, field monitoring, government, stakeholders, donors, other UN agencies.

• Support planning and logistics of field/donor visits, as well as putting together briefing documents/materials for donors/stakeholders and workshops/trainings.

• Regularly monitoring budgets and financial expenditures of project by employing applicable tools, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and/or follow-up.

• Supporting the review of project Agreement Budgets in line with UNICEF financial guidelines for partnerships (Programme Cooperation Agreements/Program Documents/ Small-Scale Funding Agreements/institutional contracts, among others), as well as supporting Quality Assurance activities in accordance with UNICEF SOP/guidelines.

• Helping prepare periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to project and donors to support the field office in optimizing use of programme funds.

• Supports capacity development activities related to programme development by preparing training materials and participating in exercises.

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

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

  • 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.

  • Fluency in English and Te Kiribati is required

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

 Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
 Works Collaboratively with others (1)
 Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
 Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
 Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
 Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
 Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Remarks:

This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

The Vacancy is open to all internal and external candidates

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