Chief Field Office
Duty Station: Raipur
Purpose of the post
Accountable for UNICEF's advocacy with the government and other partners for the enhancement of the survival, protection, development and participation of children and women in State development efforts. Represents the India Country Office Representative in all aspects of UNICEF's co-operation with the State Government in Chhattisgarh (India). Responsible for all aspects of office management of the UNICEF state office.
Programme planning and development: Be aware of development policies of Central and State Government and the socio-economic scenario of the area; support State Government to develop Situation Analysis/Human Development report. Support the State Government to develop State Plans of Action for children based on up to date situation analysis; support the implementation of UNICEF supported programme within the UNICEF-GOI country programme using appropriate strategies and interventions relevant to the State and Country Programme.
Programme implementation Lead and guide a team of professional and support staff ensuring effective and appropriate use of all human and material resources, overseeing implementation of UNICEF supported programmes, developing annual plans of action, working closely with government and other partners to ensure smooth and efficient execution of project activities. Coordinate inter-sectoral programme activities to contribute to the achievement of programme objectives and relevant Millennium Development Goals. Implement the MEP under the overall framework of the Country MEP goals and as relevant to the specific State setting.
Programme monitoring/evaluation: Coordinate programme evaluation efforts ensuring timely review and course correction of current programme strategies. Direct, supervise and coordinate the preparation of all programme reports required by the Executive Board, country office, and donors. Develop and make effective use of programme monitoring systems ensuring that information generated leads to decisions to improve project performance and feedback to field staff.
Management: Direct, supervise and coordinate the office workplan in Programme Management System (ProMS), including programme and operations, monitor progress quarterly to ensure objectives are met. Closely monitor financial commitments, expenditure and liquidation of programme and admin. funds allotted to the field office under the integrated budget in accordance with financial rules and regulation, ensuring accountability for resources allocated to the office and compliance with all operational systems and procedures.
Provide leadership and support to the State Office team, for optimal management of the state office. Ensure the organisation of regular staff and programme meetings and follow up to decisions and recommendations. Provide input in the Country Management Team.
Fluency in spoken and written English required. Knowledge of local language at the duty station highly desirable.
Commitment: Trustworthy and honours commitments; promotes equity, fairness, transparency, and diversity; treats others in a consistent and fair manner.
- Diversity and Inclusion: Promotes equity, fairness and diversity; Ability to deal with individuals from all backgrounds; sets example by exhibiting tolerance and respect towards others; proactive in ensuring fair and equitable treatment for all; willingness to challenge inequalities and inappropriate behaviour of individuals at all levels.
Integrity and Commitment: Courageous and upholds the ethical standards of the Organization and of the international civil service in actions and deeds; words and actions are congruent.
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
• Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
iv) Technical Knowledge
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required
Other skills and attributes:
- Excellent management and interpersonal skills
Applications consisting of a covering letter; an up-to-date CV and a completed Personal History form (download) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.