Programme Health and Nutrition Associate

United Nations Children's Fund

Barranquilla, Colombia

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, and the technical lead of Health and Nutrition Unit the programme associate supports the respective section(s) by carrying out a range of programme support functions to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.   
The Programme Health and Nutrition Associate works in close collaboration with a range of staff in the CO, external partners and agency counterparts in support of programme design and delivery. S/He provides regular feedback on the status of projects through monitoring milestones and advises on improvements to keep activities on track.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
  • Facilitating the development of health and nutrition programme in Choco. 
  • Supporting protection programmes implementation with a child right and a gender approach.
  • Conducting programme monitoring in UNICEF focus districts for programme cooperation agreements (PCAs).
  • Monitoring and tracking the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.
  • Ensuring the timely and accurate recording and administrative processing of NGO’s proposals and requests for direct cash transfers (DCTs).
  • 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 section by employing applicable tools, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, 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.
  • Supporting PEAS and safeguarding policies implementation by protection implementing partners.
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.
  • For this position, a bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a relevant field may replace three years of related work experience. A master’s degree may replace additional two years.
  • Prior experience in programme support functions is an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) as an asset.