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, D-1, Juba, South Sudan.
Under the general supervision of the Regional Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the overall development, formulation, conception and management of the UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation (Medium to large size CO), approved by the Executive Board. Key responsibilities include:
• Represents the Executive Director in all aspects of UNICEF's co-operation with the Government/Country Office. Collaborate as part of the UNCT in this regard.
• Accountable for the formulation and management of the UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation, as approved by the Executive Board.
• Accountable for UNICEF's 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.
• Responsible for all aspects of office management of the UNICEF country office.
• Supports implementation of the UNICEF supported emergency programme, ensuring that the Situation Analysis and EPRP are regularly updated.
• Participates in organizational and institutional initiatives to strengthen UN Coherence. Ensuring that joint programming (including joint programmes) and common services are achieved to the extent possible.
• Provides policy support, guidance and advocacy on the development and establishment of common services arrangements agreed to by participating organizations/agencies at the country level. To ensure that these joint operational arrangements, assists UNICEF in its objective to provide efficient and economical support services to the implementation of the country programme.
• Provides policy support, guidance and advocacy as required in emergency situations and other humanitarian programme implementation. Collaborate as part of the UNCT in this regard.
• Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
• Twelve to thirteen years of relevant professional work experience. Experience in programme/ projects management. Building strategic alliances and partnerships and resource mobilization.
• International and Developing country work experience and field work experience. Experience in transition or post conflict recovery situation, expecially within the context of an integrated mission are distinct assetsBackground/familiarity with Emergency operations, Humanitarian and Development Assistance.
• Integration and synthesis of various programme activities in accordance with professional practices and UNICEF programme policy, 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.
• Building strategic alliances and partnerships/Resource mobilization: leverages the larger resources of national governments and other development partners.
• Fluency in English. Another UN language an asset.
The Republic of South Sudan presents a unique State-building challenge that cannot be addressed as a classic transition or post-conflict recovery situation. The Country was established in July 2011 and has a diverse population of over 8 million people, comprising over 60 tribes speaking as many languages. Over half of the population survives under the poverty line, among which 93 % live in rural areas. Over one third of the population is food insecure and 56% has suffered from drought or floods over the last five years. The country has a high level of disparity among the population and some of the lowest human development indicators with notably the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. Children live in a conflict prone environment and are subject to a multitude of threats, such as abductions, early marriage, recruitment into armed groups, violence, separation from families, being without parental care and unexploded ordinance. With literacy rates of barely 30% South Sudan faces of the largest human capacity challenges, especially for basic services with less than 10% of children enrolled in school.
South Sudan has been designated as a “Non-Family Duty Station”. All eligible dependents are restricted from being present at the duty station
This is a vacancy in UNICEF’s Senior Staff Rotation and Reassignment Exercise (SSRRE 2013). Applicants are invited to express a maximum of five post choices, listed in ranking order of preference within this exercise. For staff within the UN system, please note that at least three of the posts applied to should be at the applicant’s present level.
Applicants are requested to submit a P. 11 form, CV and ONE cover letter for all positions applied to (please note positions and ranking order of choice in cover letter). Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 November 2012.
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.