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Programme Specialist (Planning)

Location: New Delhi
Closing date: 15 August 2012

Purpose Of The Post

Under the guidance of the Deputy Representative - Programmes, responsible for strengthening internal programme performance and reporting, and pulling together analysis and data to support monitoring of inter-sectoral collaboration, in line with country programme goals and results.

 Major Duties And Responsibilities

1. Participates in and promotes inter-sectoral collaboration and convergence between other programme colleagues. Assists in development of appropriate communication, strategy development and reportage to support and/or advocate for programme development and convergence.

2. Writes programme/project status reports required for management Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, ensuring accurate reporting and information exchange.

3. Administer a consistent and transparent monitoring system, and brings coherence, synergy and added value to programme planning and review. Designs, prepares and participates in reviews (including following up on implementation of recommendations), and analyzes and evaluates data to inform corrective action where necessary, to meet programme/project objectives.
4. Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and writing chapters of the Analysis.

5. Ensures the accurate and timely input of programme information in computerized programme system and the issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
6. Participates in the development of the workplan, and ensures compliance with specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff to manage and implement projects.

7. Assists government authorities to plan and organize capacity building programmes. Identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building and sustainability of programme/projects.

8. Meets with national and international agencies and counterparts to improve the ability to collect and disseminate information on programme/project status. Participates in meetings with counterparts and partners. Assists in the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation.

Qualifications And Competencies

a) Education

Advanced university degree in any of the following: Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Business Administration, Public Health, Education, or other fields related to the work of UNICEF.

b) Work Experience

Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in social development, project administration, monitoring and evaluation, some at the international level.

c) Languages

Fluency in English and another UN language as required. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

d) Competency Profile
i)  Core Values (Required)

• Commitment       • Diversity and Inclusion      • Integrity

ii) Core Competencies (Required)
•  Communication  [ II ]            •  Working with People   [ II ]          •  Drive for Result   [ II ]

iii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  •  Leading and Supervising  [ II ]                •  Formulating Strategies and Concepts   [ II ]      
  •  Analyzing   [ II ]                                         •  Relating and Networking    [ II ]                      
  •  Persuading and Influencing   [ II ]           • Creating and Innovating   [ II ]
iv)  Technical Knowledge   [  ]

 a) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group) [  ]

•  Methodology of programme/project management
•  UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies.
•  Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNCEF position and approaches.
•  UNICEF policies and strategy to address on national and international issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
•  UNICEF emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches.

 b) Specific Technical Knowledge Required [  ]

•  Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
•  UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
•  Mid-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP)
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job) [  ]
•  UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
•  UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
•  UN security operations and guidelines. 
•  UNSECORD training for members of Security Management Team.

Applications consisting of a covering letter; an up-to-date CV and a completed Personal History form (download)  should be sent to nonprofitjobs@abcconsultants.net by 15 August 2012.  In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the post title and location in the subject line of your e-mail/application. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged.

UNICEF does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or any other fees). UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.



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