Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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, a fair chance:
UNICEF Malawi Country Programme (2019-2023) is aligned with the Government of Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS III) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The programme supports the Government of Malawi to meet its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights in line with international conventions and standards. The country programme is guided by the principles of children’s rights, equity, gender equality, inclusion and resilience, and supports evidence-based, integrative and innovative programming. The vision is that ‘all girls and boys in Malawi, especially the most disadvantaged and deprived, realize their rights’. The programme focuses on: early childhood (parenting, high-impact social services, early stimulation and learning), middle childhood and adolescence (learning, multi-sectoral services, active citizenship), communities (decentralized services and systems, community ownership, social norms), programme effectiveness (monitoring, evaluation, HACT, Innovation, Social Protection and Social Policy and External Communication. The programme is based on ‘leaving no child behind’, realizing ‘rights for all children in Malawi’.
How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance of the Chief Education and Adolescents, the Social Policy Specialist (Public Finance) is responsible for providing technical support to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all stages of social policy programing and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results – in particular with regard to improving the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and financial management. This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, health, nutrition, child protection, water and sanitation.
Currently, the Malawi country office is operating under a matrix-management model, where individuals will have more than one reporting line. The Education Specialist – Adolescents/Integrated Services & Participation is the principal supervisor of the Social Policy Specialist Public Finance), however the incumbent will operate in a matrix management model, where s/he will support different programme pillars and report to different supervisors depending on the pillar s/he supports. Irrespective of the pillar the incumbent supports, s/he will always maintain a technical reporting line to the Chief Social Policy. Those who supervise the incumbent and are not the principal supervisor will be considered as the secondary supervisor.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
MOBILIZATION AND IMPROVED USE OF PUBLIC FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
STRENGTHENING CAPACITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO PLAN, BUDGET, CONSULT ON AND MONITOR CHILD-FOCUSED SOCIAL SERVICES.
UNICEF PERFORMANCE MONITORING
UNICEF PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
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 functional 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 sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.”