Operations Officer

UN Children's Fund, New Delhi, India

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st June, 2020

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 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.

And we never give up.

For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE:

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, nutrition, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

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.

The Operations officer will also work closely with the Government of India, GenU partners and internally at UNICEF with programme sections, particularly the Education and Child Protection sections, as well as with cross-cutting areas such as innovation, resource mobilization and communications. This post will deliver a key role in ensuring the successful roll out of the GenU India strategy and achievement of targets.

The role will:

  • Support the Chief of the Section in the management of operational functions for YuWaah and UNICEF’s contribution to YuWaah
  • Accountable for management of cost-effective, efficient and secure operations, in support of management, administration and implementation of the country programmes, consistent with operations of all other country offices in the Region, in strict compliance with the rules and regulations and in accordance with strategy, plans and decisions made by Regional Management Team and Country Programme Management Teams.
  • Collaborate with all other UN agencies to accelerate implementation of the Harmonized Business practices in line within Reform/coherence.

Key Expected Results:

  • Operation of financial, budget, information & communication technology, supply & logistics, human resource and administrative management strengthened and maintained for YuWaah.
  • Accurate and consistent interpretation and application of operations policy and procedures implemented to support operations at the country and sub-country levels.
  • Fiduciary responsibility for funds and assets effectively secured and timely executed for optimum utilization by taking appropriate decision on all operational and financial transactions, disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
  • Effective technical input provided in strategic planning and policy recommendations in the area of operations, taking initiative in improving and implementing operations management systems.
  • Basic office services effectively provided to enhance staff safety and productivity.
  • Operations components of the CPMP (Country Programme Management Plan) and annual work plan of the office timely prepared, as well as all operational reporting requirements fully met for the office.
  • Compliance with all operational systems and procedures effectively monitored and corrective measures taken as appropriate to ensure integrity in all financial and other administrative operations of the office.
  • Staff learning/development for effective operations performance programme developed, implemented and enhanced for capacity building. All implementing partners’ accountability ensured regarding supply and financial assistance
  • Effective coordination, communication, a collaboration established and maintained with internal and external partners for efficient operations, advisory function, vision and leadership, policy coordination, consultative and participatory management process, external representation as well as security and emergency operations. UNDG (United Nations Development Group) policies and processes for harmonized business practices including on joint offices, commons premises, and common services are effectively implemented.
  • Provide administrative support to YuWaah including but not limited to management of partners, payments, administrative processes including leave, referring necessary documents such as legal document and partnerships to management.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have

Requirements of the position (QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES):-

Education: University degree in accounting, business administration, economics or financial management and membership - or enrolled for membership - of recognized professional accountancy body.

Experience: A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: office management, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply and administration and/or other related fields

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate

Core Values (Required)

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Competency Areas (level 1):

  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Demonstrates Self and Ethical Awareness
  • Drive to Achieve Impactful Results
  • Innovates and Embraces Changes
  • Works Collaboratively with Others
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically
  • Manages Ambiguity and Complexity

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

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Source: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=531915

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