Programme Officer

UN Children's Fund, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th October, 2019


Job Description

Across 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 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. And we never give up!

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.

We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.

UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE:

In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF's ability to deliver better results for children, 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.

Organizational Context:

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, 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

Purpose for the job:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, (M4R), this position is responsible for supporting the strengthening of programme monitoring across the office in close collaboration with the PME focal points in Delhi programme sections and in state offices. In addition, to the monitoring function the position is the focal point for RAM reporting and supports other corporate reports processes such as end year SMQs/ COAR consolidation. The position also performs critical knowledge management functions including collecting and sharing of best practices in monitoring and reporting across the office network and supports capacity development of staff in these areas. Lastly, the position, in a secondary role, will support the Programme Speciality (Planning) and wider M4R team in work plan reviews, and RBM trainings as relevant as well as programme monitoring (HACT) reviews.

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:

  • In collaboration with the M4R team, programme sections and the wider PMR network the incumbent may be assigned the primary, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties:
  • In collaboration with the M4R team, programme sections and the wider PMR network the incumbent may be assigned the primary, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties:
  • Programme Monitoring; Support for development, review and revision of country programme monitoring framework. Undertake quality assurance and streamlining of monitoring plans, and national / state matrices against CPD results; Support the development of ICO programme monitoring architecture including protocols and checklists for field monitoring; Support real-time and other monitoring initiatives in state offices related to strengthening of MiS and other Government systems as well as other UNICEF monitoring systems (i.e. HPM); Liaise with SPME colleagues on SDG monitoring and other ‘big’data inputs (i.e. data landscaping exercise and inputs into national survey etc.);
  • Corporate Reporting: Support the bi-annual RAM reporting exercise and contribute to the development, consolidation and quality assurance on end- year corporate reporting processes including SMQs and COARs;
  • Knowledge Management: Support the roll out of the ICO KM strategy and act as the KM focal point for the M4R unit; Document and disseminate best practices related to programme monitoring;
  • Programme Planning: Support the planning specialist to review annual work plans including inputs into guidance notes and capacity building initiatives. Participate in and support office mid-year / end-year and mid-term reviews;
  • Results based management: Support the roll out of the ICO RBM strategy. Build capacities of UNICE staff and external partners (where relevant) on RBM with a focus on monitoring and reporting.
  • Impact of Results:
  • This position contributes to a cross cutting output under the programme effectiveness outcome area namely that UNICEF staff and partners are provided guidance, tools and resources to effectively plan and monitor programmes and report on results.

Qualifications:

  • Education: A University degree in social sciences, development planning, planning, or related field is required.
  • ExperienceMinimum two years of relevant professional work experience in programme planning, development and implementation including monitoring and /or evaluation activities and / or Results -based management, more broadly, with at least some field work experience.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Source:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=526707


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