Reports Specialist

UN Children's Fund, Mogadishu, Somalia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th December, 2017

Job Description

For every child, a champion

UNICEF Somalia played a key role in making sure that child-focused data, with attention to gender and minorities, was included in the country’s first national development plan in 30 years. We have been tackling issues such as child mortality, better access to health services, severe malnutrition, and stronger child rights. We are working with partners to address the alarming food insecurity and malnutrition levels in Somalia. We are supporting community based reintegration programs for children released from armed groups, and are working on developing a social protection policy. We are also conducting robust HACT implementation.

Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) , L-4, and in consultation with Programme Staff, the incumbent will primarily be responsible for monitoring, reviewing, compiling, and editing of English-language proposals and reports for donors, ensuring that they are in line with criteria set out in official guidelines and directives, and in line with agreement/stipulations.

Summary of key accountabilities:

  • In collaboration with the Chief PME and Chiefs of Programme, manage the compilation, editing and dissemination of UNICEF donor reports. Ensure quality assurance and adherence to criteria set out in Executive Directives/Guidelines, UN/UNICEF policy papers, Somalia Country Office (SCO) Country Programme plans, donor contract stipulations etc.
  • In collaboration with the Chief PME, Chiefs of Programme, the Resource Mobilization Task Force and Senior Management, manage the development of fundraising proposals in line with the overall Resource Mobilization Strategy for SCO. This includes compilation of information, editing and layout when necessary. Ensure quality assurance and adherence to criteria set out in Executive Directives/Guidelines, UN/UNICEF policy papers, SCO Country Programme plans, donor templates etc.
  • Manage office information and institutional memory vis-a -vis reports and proposals. Ensure that information on all the donor and programme reporting and proposal requirements are shared and updated. Maintain a coherent and central system for filing reports and proposal submissions. Manage the system for tracking reports and proposals due.
  • Support wider office processes vis-a -vis contribution management and donor relations. Provide inputs, as required, to Country Management Teams (CMTs), Programme Coordination Meetings (PCMs), Emergency Management Teams (EMTs), Annual Reports and Situation Reports, etc. Represent Donor Relations (in an Officer in Charge (OIC) capacity) in the absence of the Chief of PME.

Qualification of Successful Candidate

Education:Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, Human Rights, Communication, Social Sciences, or related field.

Work Experience:Five years of relevant professional work experience. International and Developing country work experience (for IP) National or field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with Emergency.At least five years’ experience in international development, including UNICEF experience in both humanitarian and development context. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data and information. Demonstrated ability to design products in an easy to digest, visually appealing format. Robust understanding of how UNICEF works around the world. Proven record of excellent English writing, communication and design skills. Must be creative and self-motivated with strong problem-solving skills (thinks outside of the box), good networking and collaboration skills paired with the ability to inspire others and strong drive for results.

Language Proficiency:Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of a second UN language is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.


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