Project Coordinator

United Nations Children's Fund

Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Project Coordination and Management:
  • Establish a coherent project plan, setting clear milestones, and ensuring timely execution across different teams and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate closely with the technical product team in Barcelona and other team members, ensuring alignment and supporting the country implementation in the development and rollout of prototypes.
Regulatory and Legal Liaison:
  • Work alongside ITU experts to comprehend and navigate regulatory landscapes that impact the marketplace.
  • Collaborate with legal teams to ensure that the project remains compliant with the laws and regulations across different jurisdictions.
Stakeholder Engagement and Communication:
  • Foster productive relationships with Universal Service Funds, governmental bodies, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure clear communication and understanding among all parties involved, facilitating a collaborative environment for project advancement.
Results-Oriented Execution:
  • Drive a results-oriented culture, focusing on achieving milestones and delivering tangible outcomes.
  • Monitor and evaluate project progress, ensuring that objectives are met within specified timelines.
Quantitative Analysis:
  • Utilize strong quantitative skills to analyze project data, assess risks, and make informed decisions.
  • Translate data insights into actionable strategies to propel the project forward.
Team Synergy:
  • Cultivate a conducive and inclusive working environment that encourages open communication, mutual respect, and collective problem-solving.
  • Act as a catalyst to amalgamate the strengths of different teams towards achieving broader goals.
Continuous Improvement and Innovation:
  • Encourage innovative thinking to overcome project challenges and to enhance the effectiveness of the marketplace.
  • Lead reviews and evaluations of completed projects to identify lessons learned and best practices for future endeavors.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have: 
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Project Management, Business Administration or related degree is required.*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 5 of relevant work experience in project management, preferably within a multidisciplinary and multicultural setting.
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders, preferably within the Telecom, Media, and Technology (TMT) sectors.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, with proficiency in data analysis and performance/operation metrics.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to think strategically, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • High degree of professionalism, with a focus on delivering quality outcomes while nurturing a positive team dynamic.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.