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Programme Associate (G-6), Gender and Rights Section, PD - New York HQ, # 00086257

New York City (United States of America)

You will support and continuously strengthen administrative processes and the overall management of the section for work planning, monitoring activities financial implementation, and overall management, adhering and following established procedures and rules.

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.

​​The Gender Section collaborates with other sections and divisions at all levels to support UNICEF to advance gender equality and improve outcomes for all children through three main avenues:

​Integrating gender across all goal areas of the Strategic Plan, with 8 results focusing on gender equality in life outcomes for girls and boys 0-18, and gender equality in care and support for women and children; and 5 targeted priorities that address the vulnerabilities specific to adolescent girls, many of which have lifelong consequences.

The Gender Section develops strategy, partnerships, tools and guidance to support quality gender programming at scale. In particular, the section has developed and, along with regional offices, provides technical support to country offices for the application of the Gender Programmatic Review Tool, guiding countries to identify and integrate nationally-relevant GAP priorities into country programmes.  It also collaborates across the organization to improve the means of measuring UNICEF’s impact on gender equality and the resources it dedicates to it.  For more information please visit our website: Here

For every child, good health…

You will support and continuously strengthen administrative processes and the overall management of the section for work planning, monitoring activities financial implementation, and overall management, adhering and following established procedures and rules.

 How can you make a difference?

Administrative and operations support

  • Help manage the immediate office operations with respect to communications, meetings and work flow; identifies complex or sensitive subjects, and contacts, as well as priority issues that need to be brought to the supervisor's attention.
  • Establish internal tracking systems and procedures for key initiatives, activities, and deadlines; monitors work progress and cases of priority and accountability of the supervisor.
  • Arrange appointments and maintains supervisor's calendar, receiving visitors; organizes high-level meetings including taking responsibility for finalization of the meeting agenda, invitations, the production and distribution of documentation, and preparation of minutes of meetings.
  • Provide administrative support for individual and institutional contracts, staff contracts, interns and others as required by the section ensuring that terms of reference, job descriptions and other background docs are in order including budget codes and funds availability elated to recommitment.
  • Undertake travel arrangements, including arranging itinerary, visas, and hotel reservations. Ensure offices are informed of travel arrangements and requirements.

Programmatic support

  • Select and make pertinent abstracts and undertake searches for information as directed.
  • Contribute to preparation of reports, presentations and project documents by preparing data and information clearly using charts, graphics or other relevant presentation tools and by providing information for routine sections. internal meetings, providing rapid readouts and notes for the record.

Quality services contributing to achievement of work objectives

  • Prepare correspondence on behalf of supervisor and for the supervisor's signature based on first-hand knowledge of work schedule, events, and communicate sensitive information to senior managers.
  • Review the documents for appropriate format and style, in accordance with standard practices.

Effective preparation and tracking of budgets and financial management

  • Monitor payments against contractual obligations.
  • Generate budget and funds utilization reports and tracks spending.
  • Review and verify accuracy of supporting documents for payments and project financial reports.

To qualify as a champion for every child, the candidate must have…

  • Completion of Secondary Education (i.e. High School Diploma) preferably supplemented by business administration courses at university level is required.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible work experience in relevant administrative services, accounting, financial or budget work experience is required.
  • Knowledge and skills in using corporate financial systems is desired.
  • Advanced computer literacy and the ability to effectively use standard office software tools (MS Office, Enterprise database) and other office technology to create documentation, exchange and archive e-mail, and maintain electronic filing systems is required.
  • Passing the GGST Exam (Global General Service Test) or UN ASAT in English is required.
  • Non-US candidates must be in possession of an existing US G4 visa or be a US permanent resident/citizen.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please click here.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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.

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: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-04

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