Programme Associate

United Nations Children's Fund

Damascus, Syria

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisors, you support the Child Protection Section and the Office of the Representative by carrying out a range of technical, operational and administrative programme support functions focusing but not limited to Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse (PEA), Gender-based Violence (GBV), and Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) within the Child Protection programme with a specific focus on strengthening these areas in Humanitarian Action including emergency response, to help develop, implement, and monitor the country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.  
You work in close collaboration with a range of staff in the CO, external partners, and agency counterparts in support of the Child Protection programme design and delivery. You provide regular feedback on the status of projects through monitoring milestones and advise on improvements to keep activities on track.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
  • Facilitating the development of programme cooperation including support on the assessment of the partner capacity on PEA.
  • Regularly supporting supervisors in relationships with partners, including but not limited to monitoring that the financial and other resources reach them efficiently and timely.
  • Through follow up and monitoring, ensuring that resources (financial and supply) are used according to agreement of the implementation of Explosive Ordnance Risk Education, Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse and Gender-Based Violence.
  • Conducting programme monitoring for Explosive Ordnance of Risk Education, Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse and Gender-Based Violence in UNICEF focus districts, and informing supervisors on the status, preparing reporting information for on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
  • Monitoring and tracking the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.
  • Support in researching, compiling, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant but not limited to the following programmes: Explosive Ordnance Risk Education, Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse and Gender-Based Violence, to facilitate programme delivery as well as preparation of reports, working papers and presentations.
  • Support programme implementation and capacity development activities, including training support, travel, administrative support and logistics for Syria Country Office in Explosive Ordnance Risk Education, Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse and Gender-Based Violence programmes.
  • Helping prepare periodic or ad-hoc programme reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.
  • 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.
  • Support supervisors in the interagency network coordination for Explosive Ordnance Risk Education, Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse and Gender-Based Violence programmes.
  • Any other tasks requested by supervisors relevant to Explosive Ordnance Risk Education, Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse and Gender-Based Violence programmes. 
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have the below requirement:
Education:
  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
  • For this position: Candidates with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a relevant field related to the work of the organization may replace three (3) years of related work experience.
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field related to the work of the organization, may replace two (2) additional years.
Work Experience:
  • A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible work in administrative and/or clerical work is required.
  • Candidates with experience supporting Explosive Ordnance of Risk Education, Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse and/or Gender-Based Violence programmes will have a strong advantage.
  • Work experience in emergency duty station is required.
  • Candidates with previous humanitarian experience volunteering or similar will have an advantage.
  • Experience working with the UN, UNICEF or humanitarian organizations will be an asset. 
Language Proficiency:
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.