Operations Manager

UNICEF, Conakry, Guinea

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsHR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th October, 2020

Job Description

Job Organizational Context

The Operations function is a strategic Business Partner role, assuring the best use of UNICEF assets in alignment with sound management practices, office priorities and goals to deliver results for children.

The Operations Manager will work closely with Chiefs Zone offices to provide adequate guidance and support in Operations management and support UNICEF leading role in implementing the Common business office activities at the decentralized level as UNICEF leads the implementation of the UN Common Houses a zone offices.


  • Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Representative -Operations, the Operations manager provides professional, technical, operational, financial and administrative support in the Operations management of the Office and Programme delivery.
  • The Operations manager will supervise staff in the Administrative Finance Units and provide technical supervision of Operations staff in Zone offices.
  • The main activities for include: Valuing People, Valuing Money, Valuing Risk management, valuing systems and structures, valuing partners, administrative service management and finance and account management

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master's and above) in one of the following areas: Business management; Financial management; Accounting; Public Finance; and related operations function (Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Project management, etc.) is required or a full professional accounting designation (CA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CPFA, Expert Comptable) from an internationally recognized institute/body of accountancy with valid membership in good standing
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience, at the national and/or international level, is required, specifically in implementing organizational initiatives in one or more operations management area including budget; financial management and reporting; facilities management; administration; supply and logistics management; information and communication technology; human resources.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.


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