Programme Officer (Budget and Reporting)
Temporary Appointment (TA)
Post Level : P - 2
Duration : 11 Months
Duty Station : Kinshasa
Closing Date : 07 May 2013
Vacancy N° : VN – IP – 2013 - 03
UNICEF DRC is fully engaged in achieving the goals of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, one of the major organisational priorities. Communication for polio eradication is one of 2 major areas of UNICEF responsibility in the context of GPEI, together with the supply of vaccines. In 2009, donors and UNICEF have committed their support to bolster UNICEF’s capacity to achieve global eradication in these “final push” years. DRC was classified as one of the three priority countries in the West and Central Africa region and received funds from BMGF and Rotary International to strengthen the communication response for polio.
In 2010-2011, despite the sustained efforts and multiple vaccination campaigns conducted, the WPV continued to spread in DRC with total of 193 cases (type 1) registered in 2 years, the onset of the latest case being notify on 20 December 2011. No cases have been registered so far in 2012 and 2013.
Though efforts were made by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and its partners to interrupt the circulation of the virus, these measures seem insufficient in comparison to the existing entrenched problems and enormous challenges faced by the routine immunisation system.
UNICEF DRC has developed an Operational Plan to reinforce the strategies and to sharpen the focus on highest risk areas, in order to interrupt the transmission of the Wild Polio Virus (WPV) and to eradicate Polio in the DRC in the long term. The plan outlines the specific and challenging context, planned activities, constraints and additional needs in the DRC in terms of logistical access, government capacity, funding and introduces strategies to reach missed children of higher risk areas and to strengthen the response in other areas.
The priorities for 2013-2014 are to continue the efforts in order to sustain the polio-free status and to reinforce the routine immunisation, to bring the same urgency to routine immunization systems strengthening as is being brought to improving SIA quality.
Given the renewed strategies for polio eradication in DRC, considering the leading role of UNICEF to strengthen communication for polio and the results expected by the international community and donors; and taking into account the necessity to improve planning and use of funds, as well as reporting, the Programme Officer, Budget and Reporting Communication for Development TA (P2) is requested to maintain high level of implementation by improved budget analysis, funds management, and quality insurance.
2. PURPOSE OF THE POST
Provide high quality support to the Polio team and Communication for Development section in management of the polio and immunization budgets, the management of financial resources, and the reporting on their utilization to donors supporting the GPEI, with a quality overview of the reporting processes.
3. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
4. MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION AND TIME FRAME
Supervision: The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Chief, Communication for Development, in close cooperation with the Immunization section.
5. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications by E-mail to :
firstname.lastname@example.org or deposit at UNICEF Office, 372, Avenue Colonel Mondjiba (IMMOTEX Compound), Kinshasa/Kintambo, DR Congo
Applications should contain an updated UN Personal History Form (P.11), certified copies of academic certificates, diplomas, degrees etc…..
The UN Personal History P11 form may be downloaded from: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_apply.html
Former UN/UNICEF staff members are requested to provide last two Performance Evaluation Reports (E-PAS).
Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
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