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Programme Assistant, GS-5, Tehran, Iran (ONLY FOR IRANIAN NATIONALS)

teheran

Under the close supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant supports the respective section by carrying out a range of procedural, administrative and operational tasks to help develop, implement and monitor the programme, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

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, A champion

https://youtu.be/E1xkXZs0cAQ

How can you make a difference?

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does - in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens  addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context: The Generic Job Profile for the Programme Assistant at the G-5 level is to be used in a UNICEF country office, in any of the programme sections.

Purpose for the job:

Under the close supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant supports the respective section by carrying out a range of procedural, administrative and operational tasks to help develop, implement and monitor the programme, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to programme development, planning and execution
  • Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results
  • Support in resource mobilization
  • Support in knowledge management and capacity building
  1. Support to programme development, planning and execution
  • Compiles data and information on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations.   
  • Prepares and maintains records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section.
  • Carries out transactions, ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions, when necessary.
  • Arranges meetings, workshops and training courses, and provides support in making the necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Follows up both internally with the supply section and externally with counterparts to ensure supplies for programme implementation are delivered in a timely and accurate manner.

2.Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results

  • Provides support on budget allocation, revision and utilization, , as well as on financial closures.
  • Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, and advises on actions for decision and follow up.
  • Prepares and maintains records, documents and  reports for the monitoring of project/programme implementation.
  • Supports the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners pertaining to the section.

3.Support in resource mobilization

  • Compiles and organizes information and data pertaining to donors (both current and potential). 
  • Compiles and organizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.

4. Support in knowledge management and capacity building

  • Gathers and shares information, as needed, in support of improving the processes and daily operations of the section.
  • Provides logistical support to  capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools. 

 

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

Education:

Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

Experience:

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required. Experience in health and development programmes and/or humanitarian contexts is an asset.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and Farsi is required. Knowledge of another official UN language 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….

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:

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.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Candidates will not be considered if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

 

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: teheran
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-02

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