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Programme Officer (Data Management), NOA, Temporary Appointment - open for Timorese Nationals only

Dili (Timor-Leste)

Under supervision of Chief of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Social Policy, the Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.

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, hope

https://www.unicef.org/timorleste

How can you make a difference?

Under supervision of Chief of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Social Policy, the Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

 

  1. Support to programme development and planning
  • Research and analyze programme and implementation trends with particular focus on emergeing and cross-cutting areas. Collect, analyze, verify, and synthesize information to facilitate further programme development, design and preparation.
  • Prepare technical  programme related reports and inputs for programme preparation and documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevancy of information under guidance of Deputy Rep.
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programmeming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluation of results.
  • Prepare required documentations and materials to facilitate the programme review and approval process.

   2.  Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results 

  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners (the Ministry of Social Solidarity, Secretary of States for Youth and Labour Development, to collect, analyze and share information on implementation issues, suggest solutions on routine programme implementation and to submit reports to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned under guidance of Deputy Rep.
  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Conduct field visit to monitor progamme implementation and involved in any evaluation exercises of programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with the government and other counterparts, and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders. 
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verifying compliance with approved allocation, goals, organizational rules, regulations, procedures, donor commitments, and standards of accountability and integrity. 
  • Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management and stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution. 
  • Prepare inputs for programme and donor reporting.

   3.  Technical and operational support to programme implementation 

  • Undertake field visits and surveys, and collect and share reports with partners and stakeholders. 
  • Assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. 
  • Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results. 
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, 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 child protection, to support programme implementation.

   4.  Networking and partnership building 

  • Build and sustain close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on child protection.
  • Participate in inter-agency meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of child protection programmes/projects, and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with UNDAF development and planning processes under guidance of Deputy Rep.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes. 
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for child protection programmes.

   5.  Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.

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

  • A university degree in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines is required.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant professional work experience is required.

    Experience on programme monitoring using mobile technology and other innovative approaches is required.

    UNICEF work experience and/or familiarity with children’s issues is considered a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

How to apply

Qualified candidates are requested to complete the online application and submit a cover letter, CV or P-11 and copy of academic degree.

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.

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.

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: Dili (Timor-Leste)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-24

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