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 champion.
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does – in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life – in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions – her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens – addressing inequity – not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also accelerating the equitable development of nations to attain SDG.
How can you make a difference?
This position has a strong impact on the representation of UNICEF publicly and to its stakeholders and governance bodies. The efficiency of this position will result in better reporting, increased information on indicators, and on more accuracy on work planning. The position will have a significant impact on the overall management of information to donors and stakeholders.
You will participate, contribute and support processes related to reporting on ongoing planning and reporting for the country office, develop and update the reporting framework and the databases on key performance indicators, assist the office in developing, implementation and aggregation of reporting, and contribute to the development of thematic and sector reports as required. You will also assist in the development of an internal system to aggregate and report on office performance through various government and donor frameworks. Improve the harmonization of the reporting system to deal with numerous organizational demands and standards and promote the ongoing improvement of the application of RBM practices and principles in the office through planning monitoring and reporting, sharing of lessons learned and good practices.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree in social sciences and/or relevant field is required. A first level university degree in combination with two (2) years additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Five years of relevant work experience, preferably at the national and international levels.
- Fluency in English and working of another UN language.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s applicable core values, core competencies and functional competencies, namely:
- Drive for Results
- Working with People
- Relating and Networking
- Planning and Organizing
- Applying Technical Expertise
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf.
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.
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 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.
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.”
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process.