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Programme Specialist (Emergency Cash Transfer), P-3, Sana'a, Yemen #00112416

Sanaa (Yemen)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-25

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The Emergency Cash Transfer Project (ECTP) targets 1.5 million vulnerable beneficiary cases (over 9 million people) across all Yemen districts and governorates with unconditional cash transfers in response to the socio-economic crisis. The ECTP is being rolled out nationally by UNICEF as the executing agency, with funds and technical assistance from the World Bank through the International Development Association. UNICEF has established a Project Management Unit (PMU) with staff members operating in Yemen and Jordan, to oversee the implementation. Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (ECT), accountable for programme, planning, design, implementation and administration as delegated by the PMU Team Leader for cash transfers in Yemen.

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, Care

At UNICEF Yemen, we are focusing on delivering lifesaving services and supplies for the most vulnerable children and their families. The conflict in Yemen has taken a serious toll on civilians and has exacerbated pre-crisis humanitarian needs. Millions of Yemenis are facing severe food insecurity and malnutrition. The conflict has also destroyed infrastructure and damaged public services. A key achievement of UNICEF Yemen has been to scale-up and improve assistance where it is most needed. We have built mobile health and nutrition teams, are tackling cholera and malnutrition, and are addressing challenges in education, child protection, and overall humanitarian response. Challenges remain, though, and we need dynamic and results-driven people to join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

The Emergency Cash Transfer Project (ECTP) targets 1.5 million vulnerable beneficiary cases (over 9 million people) across all Yemen districts and governorates with unconditional cash transfers in response to the socio-economic crisis. The ECTP is being rolled out nationally by UNICEF as the executing agency, with funds and technical assistance from the World Bank through the International Development Association. UNICEF has established a Project Management Unit (PMU) with staff members operating in Yemen and Jordan, to oversee the implementation.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (ECT), accountable for programme, planning, design, implementation and administration as delegated by the PMU Team Leader for cash transfers in Yemen.

Knowledge Management for Programmes

Ensure that cash transfer projects are strengthened by knowledge management through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of “lessons learned" and other corporate-level databases; participate in information exchange through donor and media visits as well as in the development of training and orientation material.

Programme Development and Management

Contribute to the preparation of the Situation Analysis for programme development. Administer a consistent and transparent monitoring system; providing accurate analysis of country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects. Support preparation of programme work plans as required. Responsible for preparation of program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices.

Optimum Use Of Program Funds

Assist in establishing programme work plans and monitors progress and compliance.   Help to manage allocation and disbursement of programme funds, ensuring that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds. Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Programme Monitoring and Evaluations

Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decides on required corrective action.

Carry out a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation and participate the major programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Representative, the Operations Officer, the Evaluation Officer and others to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery. Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts.  Ensure the timely preparation of annual program status reports, situation analysis, programme strategy, planning, implementation and evaluation and human resources.

- Make viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women.

-  Responsible for certification of allocation and disbursement of funds; determine supply and cash needs to ensure programme delivery meets targeted goals and objectives.

To qualify as an Advocate for every child, you will have...

  • Education: Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines, with specialized training in conflict resolution

  • Experience: Five years of relevant professional work experience. International and Developing country work experience (for IP) National or field work experience (for NO) Background/familiarity with Emergency.

  • Language: Fluency in English is required and knowledge of Arabic would be an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Transparency & Accountability and Core Competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are:

  • Leading and Supervising  [ II ]               
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts   [II]      
  • Analyzing   [ II ]                                       
  • Relating and Networking    [ II ]                      
  • Persuading and Influencing   [ II ]       
  • Creating and Innovating   [ II ]

View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSOiMgBcBR0

Please see some of UNICEF's entitlements and benefits for our female staff members: Download File Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg

Remarks:

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

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.

* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

* Please note that is a non-family duty station.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, visas, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

 

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