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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Dakar
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-23

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Programme Officer (HACT) NO-2- Fixed Term, UNICEF Senegal, Dakar (open for National of Senegal)

Dakar (Senegal)

Purpose for the job: The Programme Officer (HACT) reports to the Implementing Partnership Management Specialist or other supervisor as locally determined for supervision. The Programme Officer (HACT) provides professional financial, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process by preparing, managing and/or executing a variety of technical and administrative tasks to facilitate the effective implementation of HACT in line with the UNICEF HACT Policy and UNICEF HACT procedure.

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.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the job:

The Programme Officer (HACT) reports to the Implementing Partnership Management Specialist or other supervisor as locally determined for supervision. The Programme Officer (HACT) provides professional financial, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process by preparing, managing and/or executing a variety of technical and administrative tasks to facilitate the effective implementation of HACT in line with the UNICEF HACT Policy and UNICEF HACT procedure.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Support to HACT planning during the programming process
2. Support to implementation of assurance activities
3. Review and use of HACT reports
4. Networking and inter-agency partnership
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

1. Support to the HACT planning during the programming process

Participate in HACT planning and discussions and support the development and completion of HACT plans through research, collection, analysis and reporting of related information/data to facilitate planning and priority setting for HACT activities.

Provide technical and operational support throughout the process by executing/administering technical, operational and administrative transactions and preparing related materials/documentations to ensure the incorporation of HACT into the country programme

Prepare CO-wide micro assessment and assurance plans in collaboration with other programme staff and relevant operations colleagues

Prepare information on shared implementing partners to facilitate joint planning and execution of micro assessments and audits in line with the UNICEF HACT procedure.

2. Support to implementation of HACT activities

Serve as the reference person on HACT implementation in the office.

Facilitate the execution of HACT activities undertaken by external service providers through scheduling, arranging briefings and related administrative needs to ensure service providers have appropriate and comprehensive information for effective and efficient completion of assignments.

Conduct and/or coordinate spot checks of implementing partners in collaboration with other CO staff.

Support the preparation of HACT implementation status report in InSight through collation of implementation information from relevant CO colleagues.

Contribute to the development and monitoring of implementation of CO HACT related SOPs and internal procedures, including for escalation of issues identified through assurance activities.

3. Review and use of HACT  reports

Support the recording and updating of risk ratings of implementing partners in VISION through review of the Vendor Master and provision of relevant information to appropriate colleagues in the CO.

Establish a central repository for HACT decisions, documentation and reports to provide timely and current information to facilitate implementation of HACT in the CO.

Review assessments and programme assurance reports to identify areas of weaknesses related to the implementation of HACT and keep supervisor/partners informed of findings for timely action and/or intervention.

4. Networking and inter-agency partnership

Provide technical information and operational support to implementing partners, UN system partners and other stakeholders in the CO on the implementation of HACT to reinforce UN/CO harmonization and coordination.

Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of HACT information and knowledge to facilitate/build their capacity for implementing HACT.

Participate in appropriate inter-agency meetings/events to facilitate and promote sharing of information, knowledge, experiences and best practices.

Interact regularly with other country offices and the regional office on HACT.

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Identify, synthesize and share lessons learned from HACT and its implementation for integration into broader knowledge development planning and management efforts.

Identify, synthesize and share lessons learned and best practice in the implementation of HACT.

Contribute to design and implementation of capacity development strategy/initiatives for implementing partners which can be supported by UNICEF through identification of common weaknesses in financial and procurement management from review of micro assessment and assurance activity reports of high and significant risk partners.

Contribute to the design and implementation of capacity development strategy/initiatives for CO staff to ensure that staff has the knowledge and skills to fulfill their responsibilities under HACT.

Impact of Results

The effective support provided by the Programme Officer (HACT) to the careful planning and effective implementation of the HACT activities directly impacts on programme execution, delivery of sustainable results, and promoting national ownership and accountability for programme resources.

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

Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Development studies, International Development, Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, Auditing, Project/Programme Management or another relevant technical field.

Experience:

A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: programme development/management, financial planning and management, or another related area.

Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.

Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in French and English 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 competencies required for this post are….

Core Values:

Commitment

Diversity and inclusion

Integrity

Core competencies:

 Communication (II)
 Working with people (I)
 Drive for results (I)

Functional Competencies:

 Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
 Analyzing (II)
 Applying technical expertise (II)
 Learning and researching (II)
 Planning and organizing (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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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.

This job is open for National of Senegal

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