Thailand: Programme Assistant ( Education), GS-5, EAP Regional Office, Bangkok

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Thailand
Closing date: 24 Jan 2018

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.For every child, Childhood

Thailand is firmly established as a middle-income country. Economic growth over the last two decades has been impressive: poverty has fallen by around two-thirds since 1990, despite the 1997 economic crisis from which Thailand has fully recovered. This prosperity, combined with a growing awareness of and commitment to child rights, has resulted in successive governments investing in the wellbeing and future of children. These investments have brought hugh, often life-changing benefits to millions of children. Since 1990, achievements have included:

  • 50 per cent fall in infant mortality;
  • 50 per cent reduction in the number of underweight children;
  • Immunization coverage above 90 per cent;
  • Doubling of secondary school enrolment and large reductions in child labour;
  • Laws to protect the rights of children, including the 1997 Constitution, the Thai Education Act of 2000, the Child Protection Act of 2003 and the School for all cabinet resolution of 2005;
  • Bilateral and regional agreements to address trafficking and migration, including the world’s first multi-country Memorandum of Understanding on trafficking; and
  • Law requiring iodization of all salt for human consumption
  • How can you make a difference?

    Under the close supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant supports the respective section through providing a range of procedural, administrative, operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring their country programme, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

    1. Support to programme development, planning and execution

  • Compiles data and information on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations.
  • Prepares and maintains records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section.
  • 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.
  • Arranges meetings, workshops and training courses pertaining to programme development, and provides support in making the necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Follows up both internally with the Supply section and externally with counterparts to ensure supplies for programme implementation are delivered in a timely and accurate manner.
  • 2. Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results

  • Provides support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilization, operational, and financial closure.
  • 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.
  • Prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation.
  • 3. Support in resource mobilization

  • Compiles and organizes information and data pertaining to donors (both current and potential) and assists in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.
  • Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
  • Supports the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners pertaining to the section.
  • 4. Support in knowledge management and capacity building

  • Gathers and shares information as needed in support of improving the processes and daily operations of the section.
  • Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by drafting necessary correspondence, compiling data reports and maintaining relevant records.
  • To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • Knowledge and/or work experience in Education or ECD programme is preferred.
  • Experience in providing support on programme implementation and budget monitoring, desirable.
  • Strong skills in administrative and financial management including research and data management. Experience in using quantitative data and statistics is an advantage.
  • High fluency in English and Thai, with excellent writing skill for monitoring and reporting.
  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical, negotiation, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Relevant work experience in UN agencies or organizations is an advantage.
  • Ability to handle and complete multiple tasks within deadlines with minimum supervision preferred.
  • Tact, discretion, self-starter and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously in an international multicultural environment.
  • Proven proficiency and good knowledge of computer applications.
  • Meet UNICEF Core Values and Competencies for level of the position: Commitment, Diversity &Inclusion, Integrity, Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package under the UN system.

    Please send application no later than 24 January 2018.

    All UN including UNICEF candidates need to send an application letter together with Personal History (P-11) and Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) of the last two years.

    FORM P11.doc

    Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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


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