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Operations Officer


External/Internal (UNICEF/UN Agencies)

Title: Operations Officer

Duty station: UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean–Panama (TACRO)

Section: Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP)

Date of Entry: 1 December 2013

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Level: NO-A (National Officer)


Under general supervision of the Regional Chief of Partnerships provides support and guidance in PFP related finance and operations issues to country offices with local fundraising and/or sales-licensing operations. Acts as focal point on issues related to finance and operations in the PFP Regional Support Centre in TACRO. Liaises with the Finance & Operations division at PFP HQ. 

The key responsibilities of the Operations Officer will be:

  • Serving as regional liaison person between the Country Offices, the Regional Support Centre, Operations Section in TACRO and PFP Geneva-Headquarters on all matters concerning operations and finance in regards to PFP.
  • Oversees the completion and accuracy of local fundraising and sales/licensing budgets submitted by country offices within the region. Monitors the implementation of such budgets and investment plans.
  • Providing support to Country Offices and Regional Support Centre in all recruitment related matters.

Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree in accounting, business administration, economics or financial management.
  • Training and experience in operations and finance in UNICEF is an asset.
  • A minimum of 3 years professional work experience.
  • National or international work experience in office management, finance, accounting and administration and/or other related fields.
  • Proven ability to work with Microsoft tools (Excel, database, Word). Advanced knowledge of current computer software systems, especially those used by UNICEF. Knowledge in SAP is a plus.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish. Other UN language is an asset.


Highly responsible individual with the following competencies:

  • Core Values: Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity and Commitment.
  • Core Competencies: Drive for Results, Communication and Working with People.
  • Functional Competencies: Applying Technical Expertise, Following Instructions and Procedures, Planning and Organizing and Analyzing.

How to apply: Please send your application letter under Ref: Vacancy Notice #TAC-13-003, Operations Officer–PFP and submit to email address:

Closing Date:  1 September 2013

Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form (attached), as well as the two most recent PER/Personnel Evaluations (mandatory for UNICEF & UN candidates)

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 our organisation.


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