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Fund Monitoring Specialist (Global Fund Manager), P4, USSC - Nairobi, Post #68621

Nairobi (Kenya)

Under the guidance of the supervisor, the incumbent is required to manage and coordinate the implementation of the Global Fund grants generally, and HSS specifically. This entails corresponding with the GFATM Secretariat and the Local Funding Agent (LFA), developing work plans and budgets, supervising programme implementation, ensuring that partners, especially the host agency UNICEF, and activities are well coordinated, and facilitating regular management and coordination meetings. It also involves liaising with local health authorities and the body that holds the CCM responsibilities, the Health Sector Committee and/or a committee charged directly with GF oversight of the Somali Support Secretariat.

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, Health

www.unicef.org/somalia

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the supervisor, the incumbent is required to manage and coordinate the implementation of the Global Fund grants generally, and HSS specifically.  This entails corresponding with the GFATM Secretariat and the Local Funding Agent (LFA), developing work plans and budgets, supervising programme implementation, ensuring that partners, especially the host agency UNICEF, and activities are well coordinated, and facilitating regular management and coordination meetings. It also involves liaising with local health authorities and the body that holds the CCM responsibilities, the Health Sector Committee and/or a committee charged directly with GF oversight of the Somali Support Secretariat.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and coordinate UNICEF's programming and implementation of the GF grants, including HIV, Malaria and HSS, including management of a team of professionals, dealing with GF and the LFA and collaborating closely with partners (UN especially all levels of UNICEF, NGO, Government, and others) to formulate and develop strategies, methodologies and new approaches for improving programme delivery.
  • Establish programme workplans, monitor compliance and provide training, support and guidance to the programme team in order to meet objectives. Guide and supervise professional and support staff. Ensure their training needs are met, and provide on-the-job training/coaching as required.

  • Develop partnerships with local and international non-government organizations, community based institutions, religious groups, and health authorities.  Guide and build the capacities of partners in close collaboration with all levels of UNICEF so that the goals of the programme are met and donor rules respected.

  • Represent UNICEF in external meetings and donor meetings related to UNICEF’s role as a PR for the Global Fund grants, ensuring that UNICEF's core commitments to children are being addressed

  • Prepare programmatic budgets in line with donor conditions ensuring proper utilization and accountability, and that activities are within established plans of action, and the programme budget allotments. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds in particular through joint programming with partners to optimize and maximize synergies and reduce duplication.

  • Ensure integration of common approaches and strengthen synergies within health sector and across GFATM grants particularly in the area of health systems strengthening. Ensure that all levels of UNICEF (CO, RO and HQ) are briefed regarding ongoing activities, lessons learned, potential opportunities and synergies as well as potential bottlenecks.
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  • Establish M&E plan for the programme and ensure that it is respected. Conduct field assessment visits and surveys to monitor and evaluate programme implementation and effectiveness, identify problems in institute timely remedial measures.  Identify alternative courses of action to accelerate/improve programme delivery.  In coordination and collaboration with other professional colleagues, establish and develop effective information and reporting systems to monitor and evaluate the impact of the programme and achievement of targeted goals.  

 

 

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

  • Advanced university degree in medicine or public health, preferably with emphasis on HSS supplemented by a Programme Management degree or diploma.

  • Eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme formulation, planning, management and evaluation of health programmes, preferably large scale HSS programmes.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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.

 

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.

Remarks:

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.

 

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: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Managerial positions
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-26

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