Program Officer vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Website Summit Recruitment

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, Hope

www.unicef.org/somalia

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Programme Specialist (HACT), the incumbent will provide technical and administrative support to UNICEF Somalia in planning, implementation and follow-up on actions related to both micro-assessments and HACT assurance activities.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Programme Specialist (HACT), the incumbent will provide technical and administrative support to UNICEF Somalia in planning, implementation and follow-up on actions related to both micro-assessments and HACT assurance activities.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Participate in the development, implementation and reporting of the HACT assurance plan
Support the spot check process by undertaking select spot checks and/or providing quality control to internal staff and/or third-party teams undertaking spot checks.
Assist in coordination of preparations for scheduled audits, including liaison with partners, and the consolidation of required documentation. Upon receipt of draft audit reports from third-party audit firms, review and provide quality control to/feedback on draft reports.
Review capacity assessments of implementing partners (including IP self-assessments, UNICEF staff assessments, and third-party micro-assessments), and synthesize findings to analyse risks associated with signing Programme Cooperation Agreements with partners, and propose adequate mitigation measures.
Identify priority and/or recurring findings from audits, financial spot checks, micro-assessments, and other assessment and assurance tools to support office’s understanding of the financial management capacities and gaps in the Somali civil society and government sectors. Formulate pragmatic recommendations to address findings and mitigate risks, and ensure that such recommendations are acted upon.
In close consultation with programme managers and operations sections, identify areas where HACT capacity-building trainings and refresher sessions are required for UNICEF staff and implementing partners; and support design and implementation of such training.

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

University degree in any of the following: Social Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research or other fields related to the work of UNICEF.

2 years of progressively responsible professional work experience programme management and/or financial management/operations at national level. Field work related experience desirable.

Fluency in English and a second UN language; Local working language of the duty station 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.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

If you believe that you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this position, then please submit your application letter, attach your CV, certificates and letters of referee NOT LATER THAN 15TH July 2018 by using this url/website.

https://www.brightermonday.co.ke/jobs?page=3.

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