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, a fair chance:
Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.
How can you make a difference?
The Policy Analysis Specialist is accountable for the accomplishment of the following overall end-results through ensuring efficient and coordinated management mechanisms are in place, providing management and monitoring support to the office of the Representative, and contributing to programme development.
Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks
Efficient and coordinated management mechanisms
Country Management Team
- Facilitate the coordination of the Country Management Team and prepare an action monitoring report to follow up on the agreed action points.
- Collect management indicators and all related documents and disseminate monthly.
- Develop the agendas and prepare minutes and reports
Annual Management Plan
- Follow up and keep the Representative abreast of the status of management priorities identified in the annual management plan.
- Prepare and disseminate the CMT approved list of statutory and no-statutory committees in the office and disseminate.
- Management and monitoring support provided to the Office of the Representative
Briefing materials: Ensure timely preparations of substantive materials, including background papers, speeches and speaking notes for meeting with government partners, senior UN Agencies and NGO personnel, as well as internal and inter-agency meetings. Participate in such travel and meetings as required, reporting on outcomes and following up on actions decided, within given deadlines.
Coordination and communication
- Keep abreast with the main issues facing the office of the Representative (including red flags with regards to management indicators) and inform the Representative accordingly.
- Oversee and ensure the smooth flow of relevant information from the office of the Representative to the CMT, Regional Office and HQ through daily consultations with the Representative.
- Disseminate relevant information to ECO staff, UN Agencies and other partners both in the field and HQ level.
- Organize and draft responses and provide editorial and substantive input as necessary in correspondence submitted for the signature of the Representative.
- Programme Development
- Provide inputs to UCO development and humanitarian related agenda documents as well as related internal and external follow up processes (EMTs, UNCT, CRRF, SDG etc.).
- Under the leadership of the Deputy Representative and in collaboration of the Chiefs Comms/Social Policy facilitate the coordination with the Representatives office on the following; the Children Endowment Fund, Social Protection Initiatives and governance of the Innovation initiatives.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
- Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or other related field.
- A minimum of Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in programme planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate:
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.