Job Vacancies United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Children’s Fund
Position: Programme & Planning Specialist
Closing date: 03 Sep 2010
Location: United States of America (the) – New York
Purpose of the Position
Under the guidance of the Director and Deputy Director, You will be responsible for Planning and Operations for the Division.
Key Expected Results
1. Strategic planning:
You will coordinate, prepare and monitors implementation of the DOC workplan and OMP by collating and analysing input from DOC Section Chiefs and reporting to the Deputy Director; organizes Divisional Management Team meetings, proposing and following up on items and issues related to the setting and achievement of divisional objectives; establish appropriate and effective management information systems, and knowledge management. Focal point for multi-divisional coordination on knowledge management, research, joint strategic planning, and training.
2. Financial management:
Under the guidance of the Director and Deputy Director, with the support of the Admin. Officer you will prepare the Divisional biennium budget submissions and revisions, including attendance at PBRs; continuously monitor the budget by establishing divisional review mechanisms, advise the Director and Deputy Director on budget implementation and alignment with divisional workplan and priorities.
3. Human resources:
You will advise the Director, Deputy Director and Section Chiefs on handling of non-routine personnel issues; organize and liaise with DHR. Also responsible for overseeing processes for hiring of consultants/individual contractors, as well as institutions
4. Operations Policy and Procedure:
You will contribute to the development of headquarters and global practices, directions, new approaches and methodologies in the operations area through participation in strategic process reviews, and in consultation with Regional Offices and other HQ divisions and offices
5. Learning and Capacity Building:
You will support the Division in facilitating the processes supporting staff learning. Develop an annual training plan based on needs analysis, and arranges training activities accordingly, monitors its implementation within approved allocation and conducts evaluations of training impact. Help to identify areas for building staff capacity (DOC staff and also communication staff globally.)
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree in social sciences and/or communication, including training in research methodology.
Eight years of professional work experience in strategic planning/ research/management in a communication organization, at least two years at international level.
Fluency in English and another UN language
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
Contributes and tries out innovative approaches and insights.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and gender equality in its workplace. Women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
If you want a challenging career while improving the lives of children around the world UNICEF, the leading children’s rights organization, would like to hear from you.
Visit us at www.unicef.org/about/employ to register in our new e-Recruitment system and apply to this and other vacancies, quoting E-VN-2010-001844. Applications must be received by 03 September 2010.
Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.
In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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