Programme Officer

UN Children's Fund, Colombia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th June, 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.

For every child

At UNICEF COLOMBIA we work to generate positive changes in the lives of children and adolescents. Our current work plan runs from 2015 to the end of 2019 and aims to ensure that children and adolescents enjoy their rights through equitable access to social services, improve their learning and live protected from all types of violence.

We work throughout Colombia, with special focus on the departments where children have fewer opportunities: Chocó, Cauca, Nariño, Antioquia, Córdoba, Amazonas, Putumayo, La Guajira and Caquetá.

How can you make a difference?

Under the close supervision of supervisor, manage and/or contribute to the total programme commitment of a small/medium size country office, and provide coordination in programme/project formulation, design, planning and management with strategic focus on achievement of UNICEF's Organizational priorities.

Or, Under the supervision of the Programme Officer or Sr. Programme Officer, provide professional technical assistance and support for programme design, planning and implementation, management and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of achievement of programme goals and objectives.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • University degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines, with specialized training in conflict resolution.
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience with Emergency situations.
  • Country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts  [ I ]               
  • Analyzing  [ I ]       
  • Applying Technical Expertise   [ I ]                           
  • Learning and Researching   [ II ]                                             
  • Planning and Organizing  [ II ]


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