Programme Associate

UN Children's Fund, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th October, 2018

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.

And we never give up.

Purpose for the job: The position servers as Programme Associate to the Chief of Planning. The position functions as principal assistant for the overall planning, monitoring and reporting functions.

Under the general supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant is responsible, amongst other, to support preparation of data summary of programme management & performance monitoring activities, online IMEP; supporting other programme/systems management, performance reporting activities, including pulling and synthesizing programme information from VISION and InSight as well as providing support to BDInfo database update and training.

How can you make a difference?

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Support to programme management & performance monitoring activities:

  • Synthesizes key information from online dashboards to produce monthly summary scorecards to inform management for action;
  • Support the Planning, Monitoring and Reporting specialist with programme/systems management, performance reporting activities, updating, uploading of donor reports, extensions in the system including pulling and synthesizing programme information from VISION and VISION performance Systems together with relevant colleagues and other business processing set up
  • Support Country Management Team (CMT) meetings and follow-up activities

Support reporting of results and review of programme implementation

  • Support to COAR process and upload the report,
  • Support Mid and End Year Reviews
  • Collates and upload programme monitoring and implementation information in various databases with different reporting cycles;
  • Support Budget Assistant as OIC and enter different data in VISION i.e. PIDB coding, Cost Centres, etc;
  • Maintains all the AWPs for BCO;

Support to Programme Monitoring activities:

  • Support to document, review and share Level Three Monitoring (L3M) and programme innovations, through appropriate means and media, in consultation with the Communication, Advocacy and Partnership (CAP) Section
  • Support in programme monitoring, quality assurance and other tasks assigned by the Planning, Monitoring and Reporting specialist.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

Education: Completion of Secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

Experience: A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible work experience in a related field such as research and/or library/website/database management activities.Proficiency of using computers and especially in word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, internet and email essential. Working knowledge on database creation and management is essential. Analytical skills for generating reports on the end use of publications desirable.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English both written and spoken.

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.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)

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


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