UN Programme Specialist (CSD) Job Vacancies – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Chief of Gulu Zone Office

About US:

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

Job Summary:  The Programme Specialist (CSD) is accountable for programme planning, design, implementation and administration of CSD specific projects within a major programme, in accordance with the Country Programme Recommendation and Country Programme Management Plan, focused on achievement of UNICEF’s Priorities. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Effective knowledge management and systems developed and utilized to strengthen area/country programme management.
  • Situation Analysis prepared/updated, critical programme intervention points/measures identified, and programme work plans/recommendations/reports prepared.
  • Programme funds optimally used.
  • Programme monitoring and evaluations effectively conducted to improve programme performance, and programme status report timely prepared.  Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs relevant to country programme provided as integral part of programming.
  • Rights based and results-based programming approach fully incorporated into all phases of programme and projects processes.
  • Commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners effectively gained and established.
  • Rights perspective and advocacy at the national, community and family levels incorporated in policy analysis for establishing and elevating UNICEF’s credibility in national and international policy debates.
  • Effective partnership and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme development/management/coordination, information sharing and networking.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Programme Specialist – CSD job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in one of the following fields: Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field. Qualification in a health-related field is of added advantage.
  • Five years of relevant professional work experience is required. Experience in public health/nutrition, maternal and neonatal health care, or health emergency/humanitarian preparedness is strongly recommended.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Competencies: Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and Networking, Persuading and Influencing, Creating and Innovating.

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

Deadline: 16th September 2019


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