Programme Budget Assistant
Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division
Education: BA; MS
Field of Study: Sociology, English Language, Budget Monitoring, Data Analysis
Languages: English, Chinese, English, Swedish (Basic)
“My time with UNICEF has been the most satisfying and rewarding time in my 30 years working experience.”
Joining UNICEF in 1999 has been the best decision I have ever made. Up until now, I have had various experiences in different functional areas in the China Office - as Programme Assistant in Education Section, Sales Assistant in the Private Fundraising Partnership Division and currently as Programme Budget Assistant in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluations sector. My career with UNICEF has been very rewarding both personally and professionally.
My budget management tasks in the last four years require extensive interaction with all sections, including the Emergency Team. This has enabled me to have learned “something of everything” in UNICEF. I have a genuine interest in learning more and I have successfully combined my learning with work, and other commitments, showing myself to be self-motivated, well-organised and capable of working under pressure. I feel very fortunate to be accepted as the Programme Budget Assistant so that I can apply my skills and expertise practically in problem-solving. I am very strong in the use of different office application software that enables me to develop solid budget monitoring mechanism for the UNICEF China Office. An optimist, I enjoy working as a team player, and yet also with my own initiative. In short, I am trustworthy, hardworking, pragmatic, and have a “do good, feel good” approach to my work.
I have been trained in UNHCR’s Basic International Humanitarian Responses, and also as a CO Peer Support Volunteer and VISION Super-user, among other social functions.
My advice to aspiring UNICEF Applicants- Is a quote by Aristotle:
“Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life becomes more meaningful if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.”