Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
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, 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.
Job organizational context: The position will support Tajikistan Country Office, specifically Surviving and Thriving in Early Years Programme, which aims to increase quality coverage of high-impact, evidence-based maternal and child health (MCH) and nutrition and early childhood development (ECD) interventions. The Programme Assistant reports to the Health Specialist, NOC, for general direction and guidance.
PURPOSE FOR THE JOB
Under the supervision and guidance of the Health Specialist, NOC, the programme assistant supports Surviving and Thriving in Early Years programme section through providing a range of procedural, administrative, and operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Support to programme development, planning and execution.
Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results
Support in resource mobilization
Support in Knowledge Management and capacity building
IMPACT OF RESULTS
The efficiency and effectiveness of the support provided by the programme assistant to the development, implementation and monitoring of programs/projects facilitates the delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the respective section, which in turn enhances the offices and UNICEF’s capacity in helping the most vulnerable women and children.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES (based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles)
Education: Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in Medicine/Pediatrics, Public Health, EPI, Nutrition or related fields.
Experience: Six years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year is closely related to support of programme activities, preferable in health and/or nutrition.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English, Tajik and Russian