Reports Specialist

UN Children's Fund, Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th November, 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, hope:

Since August 2017, Bangladesh has been responding to a new influx of Rohingya refugees from Northern parts of Myanmar’s Rakhine State into Bangladesh following attacks at Myanmar Border Guard Police posts in August 2017. The Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) reported that more than 700,000 newly arrived Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh.

How can you make a difference?

Under guidance of the Planning, Monitoring and Reporting Specialist, Cox’s Bazar, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting on development of donor submissions (including concept notes, EOIs, proposals etc), ensuring effective contract management and quality assurance of all donor reports, and for reviewing and editing key programme documents.

Donor engagement and relationship management

  • Participate in Country Office networking efforts in maintaining, developing effective working relationships with the donors in country, UN agencies, NGOs and Government. Collaborate with Cox’s Bazar programme teams to ensure coherent relations with donors, and to support overall management of donor relationships, particularly those donors based in or visiting Cox’s Bazar.


  • In collaboration with program and communication teams, prepare biweekly Sitreps, briefs, statistics, communications materials and multi-purpose products, and up to date capacity statements in support of resource mobilisation activities and relationship management efforts. Ensure timely dissemination.

Fundraising information and knowledge management systems

  • Contribute to development, maintenance and update of knowledge management systems to support effective fundraising, relationship management information, pipeline information and trends, donor report tracking and monitoring, and donor contract management requirements. As needed, support negotiation with donors based in Cox’s Bazar, in collaboration with the Dhaka based Resource Mobilization colleagues.

Donor submissions and effective contract management

  • In collaboration with program teams, coordinate and support the timely delivery and review of donor proposals, reports, extensions and related submissions for the response in Cox ‘s Bazar, in line with overall agreed quality standards and relevant external donor requirements; monitor grant implementation and ensure risks are managed, including ensuring invoicing and payment requests are followed up

Capacity building

  • Build capacity of programme and operations staff in Cox’s Bazar to raise funds, understand donor requirements, and deliver effective donor reports and submissions

Internal Liaison

  • Work with Dhaka-based Resource Mobilisation colleagues to contribute to overall UNICEF Bangladesh fundraising strategy, maintain effective internal relationships/liaise effectively with programme teams, regional office, and PPD on partnership issues

To qualify as an Advocate for every child, you will have:

  • Education: Master's Degree in Social Science, Public Relations, International Affairs or any other related field
  • Experience: At least 5 years relevant work experience with the above field. Work experience in redaction of sitreps, fundraising and contract management, and coordinating multi-sector donor proposals and reports. Demonstrated experience in coordination and strong writing skills. Proficient in use of MS Word, Publisher, Excel and other related software packages. At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming. Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
  • Language: Fluency in written and verbal English is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station 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 competencies required for this post are:

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 to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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