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Current Vacancies


Current Vacancies




Operations Officer

Duty station:

Kingston, Jamaica



Date of Entry

1 April 2016

Type of Contract:



NO-A (National Officer, for Jamaican nationals only)



Support the Head of the Office in the management of operational functions for the UNICEF Jamaica country office with a current staff strength of 17, accountable for management of cost-effective, efficient and secure operations, in support of management, administration and implementation of the country programmes, consistent with operations of all other country offices in the Region, in strict compliance with the rules and regulations and in accordance with strategy, plans and decisions made by Regional Management Team and Country/Programme Management Teams. Collaborate with all other UN agencies to accelerate implementation of the Harmonized Business practices in line within Reform/coherence.


The key responsibilities of the Operations Officer will be:

  1. Operations of financial, budget, information & communication technology, supply & logistics, human resource and administrative management strengthened and maintained for Country Office.
  2. Accurate and consistent interpretation and application of operations policy and procedures implemented to support operations at the country and sub-country levels.
  3. Fiduciary responsibility for funds and assets effectively secured and timely executed for optimum utilization by taking appropriate decision on all operational and financial transactions, disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
  4. Effective technical input provided in strategic planning and policy recommendations in the area of operations, taking initiative in improving and implementing operations management systems.
  5. Basic office services effectively provided to enhance staff safety and productivity.
  6. Operations components of the CPMP and annual work plan of the office timely prepared, as well as all operational reporting requirements fully met for the office.
  7. Compliance with all operational systems and procedures effectively monitored and corrective measures taken as appropriate to ensure integrity in all financial and other administrative operations of the office. All implementing partners accountability ensured regarding supply and financial assistance.
  8. Staff learning/development for effective operations performance programme developed, implemented and enhanced for capacity building. 
  9. Effective coordination, communication, collaboration established and maintained with internal and external partners for efficient operations, advisory function, vision and leadership, policy coordination, consultative and participatory management process, external representation as well as security and emergency operations. UNDG policies and processes for harmonized business practices including on joint offices, commons premises and common services are effectively implemented, where applicable.


Minimum Requirements:

·         University degree in accounting, business administration, economics or financial management.

·         One year of relevant professional work experience.

·         Work experience in office management, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply and administration and/or other related fields.

·         Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Spanish is desirable.




Highly responsible individual with the following competencies:

·      Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity

·      Core Competencies: Communication, Working with People, Drive for Results

·      Functional Competencies: Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Following Instructions and Procedures, Planning and Organizing


How to apply:

Please send your application letter under: “Ref: Vacancy Notice, Jamaica, Operations Officer, NOA”. Complete application form (P-11) by accessing the following link: and submit to email address:



This is a national officer position, and is open to Jamaican national only.


Closing Date:

1 February 2016




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