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. Summary Of Key Functions/accountabilities:
Facilitating the development of programme cooperation agreements (PCAs) by providing information and drafting selected sections of it.
Ensuring the timely and accurate recording and administrative processing of government & NGO’s proposals and requests for direct cash transfers (DCTs).
Conducting programme monitoring in UNICEF focus districts for cash and supplies and informing team-members on the status.
Helping conduct regular spot checks of partner’s projects to assess their financial record-keeping, expenditure controls and reporting systems.
Monitoring and tracking the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.
Supporting the programme section in researching, compiling and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate programme delivery as well as preparation of reports, working papers and presentations.
Carrying out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs),and making amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
Carrying out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants and programme-related items for his/her section including but not limited to registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
Preparing monitoring and reporting information for supervisor and team on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
Regularly monitoring budgets and financial expenditures of the section by employing applicable tools, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, and keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and/or follow up.
Helping prepare periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.
Supports capacity development activities related to programme development by preparing training materials and participating in exercises.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
A minimum of six years of administrative or clerical work experience is required. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a field relevant to the position can substitute for three years of required experience.
A master’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a field relevant to the position can substitute for five years of required experience.
Prior experience in programme support functions.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Krio and other local languages of Sierra Leone is considered as an asset.