Chief Field office, NOC Jobs
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For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the AssignmentUnder the guidance of the Chief Planning, Monitoring and Field Coordination, the Chief Field Office (CFO) is accountable for managing and leading the total programme commitment of Kibondo Field Office. The CFO represents UNICEF in Kibondo, leads and oversees the various program sectors and operational service teams ensuring the delivery of quality results in accordance with UNICEF's programme of cooperation, country programme management plan and overall vision set forward by the Representative. The CFO leads the Kibondo field office team that oversees the UNICEF response to the influx of refugees as well as the longer term development support in Kigoma districts..
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Effective management of UNICEF presence, staff, and assets
- Represent UNICEF in the region, by participating in meetings and events, moving forward the agenda for children.
- Facilitate, take and implement measures to ensure safety and security of UNICEF staff and assets.
- Effectively lead the Field Office team and manage the performance and conduct the staff members to deliver results for children
2. Knowledge Management for Programmes
- Ensure that area/country programmes are supported by knowledge management through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of "lessons learned" and other corporate-level databases.
- Participate in information exchange through donor and media visits as well as in the development of training and orientation material.
3. Programme Development and Management
- Identify critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyse country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects including specific approaches to respond to humanitarian shifts in the region due to refugees and epidemics.
- Draft changes to/or prepare programme work plans as required. Prepare program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices.
- Establishes programme workplans, monitors compliance and provides training, support and guidance to the programme team in order to meet objectives. Identifies human resources requirements and on-going staff development needs.
- Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of programme/projects in collaboration with Government and other partners.
- Prepares relevant programme reports required for management, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
4. Optimum Use of Program Funds
- Establish and supervise programme work plans and monitor progress and compliance.Â Monitor the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds. Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.
5. Programme Monitoring and Evaluations
- Undertakes field visits and ensures that his/her staff conduct field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decides on the required corrective action.
- Carry out a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluate and participate in the major programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Representative, Chief of Field Coordination, the Operations Officer, the Evaluation Officer and others to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery. Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts as well as a review of UNICEF support to humanitarian partners. Ensure the timely preparation of annual program status reports.
6. Â Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach
- Adopt rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks. Formulate consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design. Lead field based contingency planning for possible emergencies with other UN agencies, NGOs, and local government.
- Prepare and submit viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfillment of the rights of children and women, and recommendations on programme, new initiatives, and management issues to ensure achievement of stated objectives.
7.Â Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
- Provide authorities and service providers with technical support and guidance to plan and organize training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.
- Ensure the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the local partners starting with taking a strategic approach to the identification of these partners and partnerships.
8. Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the Regional, Community and Family Levels
- Conduct policy analysis from a children's and women's rights perspective and advocacy at the government, community and family levels for elevating credibility in local/regional debates. Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication in line with UNICEF national advocacy guidelines and strategy.
9. Partnership, Coordination, and Collaboration
- Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies. Linkage to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data.
- Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavors and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability.
- Maintain close collaboration with heads of sectoral programmes in the CO, Regional and HQ advisers for effective overall coordination on programmes.
- Plans develop and implements sectoral programme(s) by collaborating with the government and other partners. Provide leadership in the provision of technical advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area/country level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported by UNICEF programme and country level cooperation.
Key end results:
- Effective management of UNICEF presence, staff, and assets in the Area of Responsibility
- Effective knowledge management systems adopted and utilized to strengthen area/country programme management.
- Situation Analysis prepared and updated; critical programme intervention points and measures identified; and programme work plans, recommendations, and reports prepared.
- Programme funds optimally used.
- Programme monitoring and evaluations effectively conducted to improve programme performance, and programme status reports timely prepared.Â Gender/sex-disaggregated data and inputs relevant to the country programme are provided as an integral part of programming.
- Rights-based and results-based programming approach fully incorporated into all phases of programme and project processes include adherence to UNICEF global approach to humanitarian response and resiliency programming
- Commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners effectively gained and established.
- Rights perspective and advocacy at the local level incorporated in policy analysis for establishing and elevating UNICEF's credibility in national and international policy debates.
- Effective partnerships and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, programme development/management/coordination, information sharing and networking
JOB GRADE FACTORS
- As a line manager, effective and efficient programme planning, design, implementation and administration of either a small programme or specific project activities within a major programme that focuses on achievement of UNICEF's programmatic priorities.
- As a technical expert, provide timely and effective expert advice, guidance and input on situation analysis, programme strategy, planning, implementation and evaluation and human resources.
- Make viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfillment of the rights of children and women.
- Responsible for certification of allocation and disbursement of funds; determine supply and cash needs to ensure programme delivery meets targeted goals and objectives.
Background and Experience:
- An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: social sciences, international relations, public administration, government and public relations, public or social policy, sociology, social or community development, or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of five years of professional work experience in programme management, planning, monitoring and evaluation, project administration or another relevant area is required.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Familiarity/ background with emergency response to refugees and natural disasters is considered as an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and Kiswahili is considered as an asset.
I Core Values (Required)
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Communication [ II ]
- Working with People [ II ]
- Drive for Result [ II ]
- Functional Competencies (Required)
- Leading and Supervising [ II]
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II]
- Analyzing [ II ]
- Relating and Networking [ II]
- Persuading and Influencing [ II]
- Creating and Innovating [ II]
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required
Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
UNICEF programme policy, procedures, and guidelines in the Manual.
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
The methodology of programme/project management
UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies.
Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNICEF position and approaches.
UNICEF policies and strategy to address on national and international issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
UNICEF emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches.
Gender equality and diversity awareness.
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
UN security operations and guidelines.
Security Management training for members of the Security Management Team.
UNICEF policies, strategies promoting and supporting gender equality and diversity.
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