UNICEF job functions: Management
Strategic business partners delivering results for every child
Staff in UNICEF management teams are strategic business partners, assuring the best use of UNICEF assets in alignment with sound management practices, office priorities and goals to deliver results for children.
They work to provide advice on best and innovative management practices to enhance operational performance in the following areas:
Our finance experts champion the strategic use of financial resources by ensuring they are used effectively and efficiently. They achieve this through periodic measurements, transparent reporting of financial and administrative performance, and the development and application of risk-informed policy, improved procedures and innovative systems.
For these positions, we normally require an advanced university degree in accounting, financial management or another related financial field.
Our IT experts focus on ensuring that the technology, infrastructure and informational architecture is sustainable, consistent, and as cost-efficient as possible. By identifying innovative technological solutions and developing robust guidelines, standards and processes for all aspects of ICT work, they enable the organization to deliver effective programmes for children everywhere.
For these positions, we normally require an advanced university degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, business administration or another directly-related technical field.
Our HR experts support UNICEF to deliver results for children by:
- helping managers create a workforce that meets UNICEF’s current and evolving needs;
- developing and leveraging staff talent to successfully contribute as individuals, in teams, and across organizational boundaries; and
- creating a results-based culture of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency where everyone understands what is expected of them and where performance is recognized and rewarded.
For these positions, we normally require an advanced university degree in human resource management, business management, international relations, psychology or another related field.
Audit and investigations
Our Audit and Investigations experts provide UNICEF with independent and objective assurance and advisory services. Internal audits help to strengthen UNICEF’s transparency and accountability vis-à-vis the efficient and effective use of resources for achieving results for children. The investigation function helps UNICEF to implement a zero-tolerance policy on misconduct, fraud and corruption by investigating allegations of corrupt or fraudulent practices or misconduct involving UNICEF and parties working for or with the organization.
For these positions, we normally require an advanced university degree in economics, social sciences, law, accounting, auditing, business administration/management, or another relevant technical field.
Our emergency experts support our offices to establish and implement emergency preparedness and response actions. This includes the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of emergency interventions to ensure the survival and wellbeing of children, mothers, and the communities affected in emergency situations.
For these positions, we normally require an advanced university degree in the social sciences, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or another related field.
Our security experts help manage the security risks UNICEF faces. They identify security threats, assess what risks they create for UNICEF, and establish a prioritization plan for lowering risks, implementing this plan and examining whether the plan works. By managing the problems created by security threats, these experts play a key role in ensuring they do not impede UNICEF’s ability to deliver programmes for children.
For these positions, we normally require an advanced university degree in risk management, international relations, cultural anthropology, conflict analysis, intelligence analysis, diplomatic studies, security, counterterrorism or another related field.