Social Protection & Child Protection Officer (Supply), NOB, Damascus, TA

Damascus

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:

The Social Protection and Child Protection supply Officer reports to the Chief of SPCP for close guidance and supervision. It is proposed to create a Level 2 position in consideration of the high level of responsibility in handling a considerable amount of resources, ensuring timely and efficient expenditure. The post is expected to remain for the time required to handle a complex humanitarian response as the one ongoing at this stage.

 

The Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical program information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the SPCP Programs within the Country Program.

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1.       Social Protection and Child Protection supply management, monitoring and follow up

2.       Support Social Protection and Child Protection program implementation through monitoring partnership agreements with implementing partners

3.       Support UNICEF partners as well as government capacity building in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely supply delivery and utilization.

 

1. Social Protection and Child Protection supply management, monitoring and follow up:

 

  • Collaborate with technical officers in SPCP section to develop section supply plan based on AWPs and humanitarian response
  • Issue sales orders according to supply plan and follow-up with logistic section on the finalization of the supply plan with periodic reports to technical officers
  • Follow up with supply division on off-shore procurement and ensure timely delivery of requested supplies
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to collect/analyze/share information on implementation issues, and submit report to alert appropriate officials for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Analyze data of post distributing monitoring for Social Protection and Child Protection programs, and prepare related reports for internal and external audiences
  • Support E-voucher program for both winter and summer campaign to raise PRs and monitor encumbrances and expenditures of POs related to implementing vendors
  • Rapid and relevant responses and assistance provided to evolving supply needs and situations, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money.
  • Accurate supply/logistics management systems, procedures, documentation and accurate reporting.
  • Support UNICEF as well as Government capacity-building in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely supply delivery
  • Process relevant invoices related to SPCP section.

2. Support Social Protection and Child Protection programs implementation through monitoring and managing the supply component of partnership agreements with implementing partners.

  • Define partnership agreements with implementing partners involved in the procurement, management and distribution of supplies both for child protection and social protection (NFIs)
  • Collect/share information of partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems in the production, delivery and distribution of supplies for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to officers, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices in regard with identifying needs and supply management.

3. Support UNICEF partners as well as government capacity building in order to enhance efficient, effective and timely supply delivery and utilization.

  •  Contribute to the preparation of contingency and emergency responses in close cooperation with Field offices, as emergency response focal point
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results in the area of emergency response and supply delivery.
  • Assist with oversight of research and ensure results are available for use in knowledge products.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders on every aspect related to supply procurement and management.
  • Provide rapid and relevant assistance and support to evolving supply needs and situations facing children and families, including emergency situations, with a priority on achieving value for money

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:   

Education:   A University Degree in business, economy, engineering, or relevant

Work Experience:  

-       At two least year of experience in administration, management support, NFIs supply’s planning and management at the national or international level, UN system

-       Microsoft office skills (word, excel, PP….)

 

Languages:  Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

 

Competency Profile:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise ((II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)

 

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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: Damascus
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Logistics
    • Legal - International Law
    • Legal - Broad
    • Social Affairs
    • Human Rights
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Supply Chain and Service delivery
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-21

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