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Operations Officer,(NO-2), Havana, Cuba

Havana (Cuba)

Support the Head of the Office in the management of operational functions for a small country or sub-office, Accountable for management of cost-effective, efficient and secure operations, in support of management, administration and implementation of the country programmes, consistent with operations of all other country offices in the Region, in strict compliance with the rules and regulations and in accordance with strategy, plans and decisions made by Regional Management Team and Country Programme Management Teams. Collaborate with all other UN agencies to accelerate implementation of the Harmonized Business practices in line within Reform/coherence.

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, Havana- Cuba Country Office, is searching for an individual to perform the duties of the Operations Officer NO-B post.

How can you make a difference?

Support the Head of the Office in the management of operational functions for a small country or sub-office, Accountable for management of cost-effective, efficient and secure operations, in support of management, administration and implementation of the country programmes, consistent with operations of all other country offices in the Region, in strict compliance with the rules and regulations and in accordance with strategy, plans and decisions made by Regional Management Team and Country Programme Management Teams. Collaborate with all other UN agencies to accelerate implementation of the Harmonized Business practices in line within Reform/coherence.

  1. Operations of financial, budget, information & communication technology, supply & logistics, human resource and administrative management strengthened and maintained for Country Office.
  2. Accurate and consistent interpretation and application of operations policy and procedures implemented to support operations at the country and sub-country levels.
  3. Fiduciary responsibility for funds and assets effectively secured and timely executed for optimum utilization by taking appropriate decision on all operational and financial transactions, disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
  4. Effective technical input provided in strategic planning and policy recommendations in the area of operations, taking initiative in improving and implementing operations management systems.
  5. Basic office services effectively provided to enhance staff safety and productivity.
  6. Operations components of the CPMP and annual work plan of the office timely prepared, as well as all operational reporting requirements fully met for the office.
  7. Compliance with all operational systems and procedures effectively monitored and corrective measures taken as appropriate to ensure integrity in all financial and other administrative operations of the office. All implementing partners accountability ensured regarding supply and financial assistance.
  8. Staff learning/development for effective operations performance programme developed, implemented and enhanced for capacity building.
  9. Effective coordination, communication, collaboration established and maintained with internal and external partners for efficient operations, advisory function, vision and leadership, policy coordination, consultative and participatory management process, external representation as well as security and emergency operations. UNDG policies and processes for harmonized business practices including on joint offices, commons premises and common services are effectively implemented

To qualify as an advocate for the Operations Officer NO-B post, you will have to meet the following requirements:

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: accounting, business administration, economics, or financial management.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in office management, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply, administration or other related areas. 
  • Experience in an emergency duty station is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as 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.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

i)     Core Values (Required)

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

ii)    Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [I]
  • Drive for Result  [II]
  • Working With People [I]

iii)   Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Analyzing [ I ]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures [II] 

 

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Candidates must be a citizen of Cuba to be considered eligible for this post. Please note that the National Officers (NOs) are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Remarks:

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: Havana (Cuba)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-24

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