Kyrgyzstan: Quality Assurance and Oversight Consultancy (Only for Kyrgyzstan Nationals)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Kyrgyzstan
Closing date: 02 Jan 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment:

Providing administrative and Programme related support to UNICEF Programme and Operations sections in enhancing the Micro Assessment and Assurance Plan, assurance activities implementation and follow up on audit recommendation and observations related to HACT and PCAs .

Assignment Tasks:

  • Assist Operations and Programme sections in implementation of and follow up on audit recommendations related to HACT and collaboration with Civil Society Organizations:
  • analyze and improve the timeliness of overall Programme Cooperation Agreement (PCAs) procedures;
  • review all current PCAs and plan Micro-assessments in a risk-based manner;
  • review the risk ratings of micro-assessments and check the accuracy of the records in the system;
  • review all current PCAs and plan the frequency of spot-checks in a risk-based manner;
  • review all current PCAs and plan audits in a risk-based manner;
  • develop the check list for Micro-assessments, spot-checks and audits;
  • verification of core values for all national CSOs based on information provided by the partner and maintaining the consolidated list of national CSO screened against core values;
  • maintaining of all original documentation and electronic versions related to CSO partnership in a central location in the UNICEF office in accordance with the UNICEF record retention requirements;
  • establishment of contingency PCA/programme documents that can be quickly activated in case of emergency;
  • Revise the Micro-Assessment and Assurance Plan based on the revised RWP to ensure that all relevant implementing partners are included with a more realistic planned cash transfer amount;
  • Rectify any errors in the Micro-Assessment and Assurance Plan and inaccurate risk ratings in the system;
  • Review and confirm that the frequency assigned for micro-assessments and spot-checks are accurate. And clarify to accountable staff that assurance plans in MAAP are reviewed and/or monitored to ensure no misprints;
  • In coordination with HACT focal point, ensure that programmatic visits are adequately planned in Micro-Assessment and Assurance Plans based on the established criteria, and monitored by Country Management Team based on reliable data;
  • Contributes to implementation of the MAAP, working closely with implementing partners, contractors and Programme assistants in accordance with standard office procedures;
  • Prepares background information for the assurance activities; ensures that assurance reports are filed accordingly;
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • Expected Deliverables:

    After completion of 1 month assignments

    Qualifications of Successful Candidate:

  • Bachelor degree in social sciences, humanities or related field;
  • 5 years experience in accounting clerical, logistics and general administration work;
  • Knowledge and experience in the area of programmatic activities with international organizations;
  • Experience with UN organizations in the area of HACT is required;
  • Ability to quickly adapt to the new environment, flexibility and ability to work under tight deadlines and in the changing environment;
  • Experience in the area of field monitoring;
  • Ability to meet the deadlines with high quality products;
  • Good communication and professional information sharing skills.
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    Language skills: Fluency in Russian, English; Kyrgyz is an asset.

    Reporting and supervision:

    Deputy Representative

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=502148

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