Jordan: Senior Programme Assistant, GS-7 FT, MENA Regional Office, Amman

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

Purpose for the job:

Under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Regional Director, the Senior Programme Assistant supports the Deputy Regional Director’s Office through providing a range of procedural, administrative, and operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring the Regional programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

How can you make a difference?

1. Support to programme development, planning and execution.

  1. Researches, analyzes, verifies, synthesizes and compiles qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of meeting minutes, reports, working papers, and presentations.
  2. Prepares project documents, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements.
  3. Carries out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
  4. Monitors and tracks the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.

2. Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results

  1. Prepares monitoring and reporting information for supervisor on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
  2. Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.

3. Support in contribution management

  1. Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes data and information in support of preparing reports pertaining to donors (both current and potential).
  2. Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to regional office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.
  3. Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.

4. Support in Knowledge Management and capacity building

  1. Researches, analyzes, verifies and synthesizes information on best practices and lessons learnt to support knowledge development and capacity building
  2. Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by preparing training materials and participating on exercises pertaining to program processes and procedures which aim to build capacity of stakeholders.

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

Education: Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

Experience: A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.

Language requirement: Fluency in English and Arabic is required

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our 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 qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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=507485

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