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Planning and Budget Associate, (GS-6), Tegucigalpa, Honduras # 100506 Fixed Term Appointment


  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Tegucigalpa
  • Grade: Administrative support - GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: Closed

Honduras Country Office is looking for a professional to support the Deputy Representative in his/her planning and monitoring functions, including budget management, performance indicators, HACT spot checks and follow-up.

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, an Opportunity 

This post is intended to support the Deputy Representative in his/her planning and monitoring functions, including budget management, performance indicators, HACT spot checks and follow-up.

How can you make a difference?

The candidate who have the following responsibilities: 

Key Expected Results

  • 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 .

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

Support to programme development, planning and execution.   

  • Provides support to Deputy Representative in planning, programming, and results based budgeting processes. 
  • 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 section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations. 
  • Drafts project documents, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements.  
  • Provides technical and administrative support for all HACT processes, including documenting and updating HACT documents such as Implementation Plan, and Assurance Plan; liaises with other UN agencies with respect to HACT in general and assessment and audits of shared IPs in particular; reviews findings from micro assessments and assurance activities, identifies common weaknesses, and proposes capacity development activities. 
  • Carries out transactions in VISION 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. 

Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results  

  • Prepares monitoring and reporting information for Deputy Representative on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results. 
  • Monitors budgets and financial implementation of programmes, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up. 

 Support in resource mobilization  

  • Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes data and information in support of preparing reports pertaining to donors (both current and potential).   
  • Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes 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.  
  • Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.  

 Support in Knowledge Management and capacity building 

  • Researches, analyzes, verifies and synthesizes information on best practices and lessons learnt to support knowledge development and capacity building.
  • Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, HACT, 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.
  • University studies in the areas of Business Administration, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation or Economy are considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant professional experience in  responsible administrative work experience is required.  
  • Job Experience related to Strategic Planning, Programme Monitoring, Budget Formulation and Monitoring are considered an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish 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 Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. 

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment.

General Service Staff are recruited locally, but can be of any nationality. Candidates must be in possession of an existing work permit or resident/citizen of Honduras to be considered eligible for this post. Please note that General Service (GS) staff are locally recruited staff and therefore, candidates are personally responsible for any travel and accommodation arrangements. 

This vacancy is now closed.
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