Programme Associate, GS6 Tarawa, Kiribati (#103125) **OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF KIRIBATI
The UNICEF Pacific Office in Fiji is looking to engage a Programme Associate at the GS6 level to be based in Tarawa, Kiribati and will report to the Chief of Field Office in Kiribati for guidance and general supervision on specific functions outlined in the detailed job description
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 fair chance
The Multi-Country Programme of Cooperation for 2018–2022 promotes the rights of all children in the Pacific islands through the strengthening of national and regional capacities to ensure equitable opportunities for every child to reach their full potential. The position will support all the priority programmes and projects identified across the MCO in the 5 years of the country programme.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief of Field Office, the programme associate will provide a range of procedural, administrative, and operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations to the WASH, Education and Child Protection sections.
Summary of key functions/accountability:
- Researches, analyzes, verifies, synthesizes and compiles qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the KFO to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations.
- Drafts progress reports, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements.
- Preparing and maintaining records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation and financial expenditures
- Facilitating the development of programme cooperation agreements (PCAs) by providing information and drafting selected sections of it.
- Regularly monitoring budgets and financial expenditures of KFO by employing applicable tools, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and/or follow up.
- Ensuring the timely and accurate recording and administrative processing of government & NGO’s proposals and requests for direct cash transfers (DCTs).
- Carries out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per KFO annual work plans..
- Monitors and tracks the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.
- Maintaining office calendar and arranging meetings. Taking minutes of meetings and keeping the correspondence of the team well organized.
- Helping conduct regular spot checks of partner’s projects to assess their financial record-keeping, expenditure controls and reporting systems.
- Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by preparing training materials and participating on exercises pertaining to program processes and procedures which aim to build capacity of stakeholders
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
- A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is 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.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, 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.