About UNICEF: Employment

Representative, P-5, Montevideo, Uruguay

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a Representative, P-5, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Under   general supervision by the   Regional   Director, the   incumbent will:

-Be responsible for overall development, formulation, conception and management of UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation (small to medium size CO), approved by the  Executive Board.

-Represent the   Executive Director in all aspects   of UNICEF's cooperation  in the  country. Collaborate as part   of the   UNCT in this   regard.

-Be accountable for UNICEF advocacy with   the   government and other partners for the enhancement of the   survival, protection, development and participation of children and women in national development efforts.

-Support programme implementation and provide policy  guidance and advocacy as required in emergency situations and other humantitarian or post-emergency situations, ensuring that the  Situation Analysis and EPRP are regularly updated. Collaborate as part  of the  UNCT in this.

-Support the  development and implementation of fundraising strategies and initiatives with the  private sector, prioritizing the  mobilization of flexible and reliable income; foster cooperation with  the  corporate sector  beyond financial engagements.

-Participate in organizational and institutional initiatives to strengthen UN Coherence; ensure that   joint programming (including joint programmes) and common services   are achieved to the   extent possible, while  assisting UNICEF in its objective to provide efficient and economical support services  to the  implementation of the  country programme regard.

-Lead change  management processes  in the  country and contribute to change  management in the  region  as member of the  RMT.

-Be responsible for all aspects   of office   management of the   UNICEF country office.

-Advanced university degree   in Social Sciences, International   Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.

-At least  ten  years   of relevant professional work   experience at the  international level, including in developing countries.

-Experience in programme/ projects management and building strategic alliances and partnerships/resource mobilization, including with  the  private sector.

-Background/familiarity with  humanitarian contexts.

-Advanced knowledge of development theory and practice and of human rights principles and standards.

-In-depth knowledge of UNICEF relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.

-Expert knowledge of advanced concepts in primary discipline, with  a broad   knowledge of related disciplines, in-depth knowledge of relevant organizational policies   and procedures.

-Proven  track-record in building strategic alliances/partnerships and resource mobilization, including with  the  private sector.

-Fluency  in English  and Spanish  required

-Proven  experience in management positions with  strong policy, programming and advocacy record.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  and the  ability to influence and persuade high  level  government authorities for increased cooperation and support to produce results for children.
-Excellent team  leadership and managerial skills  that  motivate staff  and foster a good working environment within the  office  and with  external --partners, and lead to high  quality team  results.
-Ability to build  consensus and form  alliances for concerted actions for children.
-Competency to apply  the  UN principles of Human  Rights  Based Approach, Gender  Equality and Result-Based Management.
-HIghly developed entrepreneurial thinking and understanding of the corporate sector, as well as experience in private sector fundraising and corporate social responsibility.
-Multicultural sensitivity.

Applicants are requested to submit a CV, cover letter and P. 11 form, or eRecruitment Profile to recruit.ssr@unicef.org by 30 September 2013.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.





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