Temporary Appointment (TA): Project Manager (NO-A), #00101178, Minsk - Belarus

Minsk

The incumbent will be accountable for professional technical contribution to UNICEF programmes/projects design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and progress reporting. The incumbent will also provide commitment for enhancement of gender-sensitive teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plans, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.

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

The incumbent will be accountable for professional technical contribution to UNICEF programmes/projects design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and progress reporting. The incumbent will also provide commitment for enhancement of gender-sensitive teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plans, aligned with country programme goals and strategy. 


Key Expected Results

Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be accountable for all or assigned areas of the following major duties and end results:


1. Programme/Project Management:

Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective programme and projects design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, including gender disaggregation. Draft sound projects budgets for review by the supervisor(s), and provide support for sharing the information with relevant partners;

2. Project Efficiency and Effectiveness:

Enhance projects efficiency and effectiveness through implementation of follow-on activities with various partners, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and projects status;


3. Work Plan and Project Documentation:

Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports including monitoring and reporting indicators by age, gender, disability status; draft changes in projects work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action; and provide support for consultation with partners as required on planning and implementation of projects activities;


4. Project Implementation Information and Data:

Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that projects expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the projects information and database (e.g., Vision / SAP). Follow up on queries, including with and by partners, or initiate corrective action on discrepancies;


5. Knowledge Sharing:

Compile projects implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media, and all stakeholders;


6. Communication and Networking:

Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration:

  • Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management, and provide support for orientation and training of Government counterparts and all UNICEF implementing partners in UNICEF financial and supply policies and procedures.
  • Team with local Government counterparts to exchange information on projects implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies.
  • Support coordination with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to child health and education sector.



Qualifications of a Successful Candidate 

- A first-level university degree (Bachelor's) in Education, Health, Economics, Social Sciences or other relevant fields is required.

- A minimum of one (1) year of relevant professional experience in programme/project management is required.

- Prior experience and hands-on knowledge of project management and related methodologies is required.

- Prior hands-on experience in managing a large project with a size-able budget (USD$1 Mio+) is an asset. 

- Prior work experience in the UN System/UNICEF or another international development organization is an asset.

- Prior experience and hands-on knowledge of an Enterprise Resource System (i.e. SAP) is an asset.

- Prior experience and knowledge of UN System/UNICEF policies, procedures and guidelines is an asset.

- Working knowledge in the Microsoft Suite of Products (including MS Word, MS Excel & MS PowerPoint) is highly desirable.
 

- Fluency in English and Russian (verbal and written) is required. 


Competencies of a Successful Candidate

• Communication, Level 1
• Working with People, Level 2
• Drive for Results, Level 2
• Analyzing, Level 1
• Applying Technical Expertise, Level 1
• Learning and Researching, Level 2
• Planning and Organizing, Level 2


To view our competency framework, please click here

Applicants should be nationals of Belarus and should submit their applications in English (a cover letter, CV and P11 form). Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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 organisation. UNICEF is a non-smoking environment.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Minsk
  • Grade: NO-1
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-12

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