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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
UNV Internal Control Specialist 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Zimbabwe
UNICEF
Zimbabwe
Harare (ZWE)
English
Immediate
until 31 October 2021
30 September 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Deputy Representative – Operations or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and in close collaboration with all Operations and Programme sections, the UN Volunteer Internal Control Specialist will undertake the following tasks:

Process simplification:

  • Conduct process audits and identify areas for simplification;
  • In collaboration with key process owners and users,
    • Conduct ‘as is’ (value stream) mapping of major transaction processes to identify opportunities for reducing unnecessary steps, and digitalizing where appropriate;
    • Define revised ‘to be’ processes, ensuring effective alignment with policy and appropriate risk management, while streamlining process efficiency;
  • Support the implementation of transaction and process tracking tools to be able to report on processing timeliness, to enable analysis of processing bottlenecks and to present data on improvements;
  • Work with ICT to establish dashboards to capture efficiency data for major transaction flows;
  • Review other processes with process owners to identify and implement improvements as appropriate;
  • Act as Secretariat to the Simplification Task Force.

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documentation:

  • Based on outcome of reviews, prepare updated clear and concise process documentation, including one-page summaries, workflows, checklists and standard templates as appropriate for the process (using the most appropriate visual tools - Visio, flow charts etc);
  • Design easy to access SOP library in Sharepoint, and guide staff on how to access;
  • Conduct orientations on new processes as appropriate, with support of process owners.

Support to Risk Management:

  • Support the coordination of Risk Management efforts in the country office and provide Management with inputs on planning to address identified risks;
  • Assess the effectiveness of risk management and control processes of the country office and its compliance with the organizational policies and procedures. Formulate pragmatic recommendations and secure the agreement of Management to mitigate the identified risks.
  • Monitor and assess adequacy of actions taken to ensure the risks are mitigated and managed effectively, with a focus on tracking trends
Master degree or equivalent
  • Masters of Business Administration, audit, risk management or similar field; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
60 Months

5 years’ professional work experience at the national or international level in business administration, risk management, internal audit or similar.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation, Development programme/project administration

The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNICEF with professionalism, dedication and client orientation, and who must be willing both to work on programmatic/substantive aspects and to provide operational/logistical services. The following qualifications are required:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members and authorities at different levels;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent ability to quickly grasp and synthesize inputs;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Desirable: experience with project development and management, monitoring and evaluation, human rights-based approaches, capacity development approaches, are all assets;
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 30-09-2020

Reporting & Partnerships Specialist 07 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNICEF Algeria
UNICEF
Algeria
Algiers (DZA)
English,French
Immediate
until 31 October 2021
07 October 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of Deputy Representative, the international UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Reporting

  • Ensure that internal and external donor reports are produced with high quality and in a timely manner;
  • Track reports due for donors and develop a coherent system for centralizing, recording and monitoring the Country Office's commitment so specific terms and conditions of funding;
  • Prepare a process to track the completion and transmission of donor reports;
  • Develop practical ways to assist Programme Officers with a clear, high quality standard for writing English-language donor reports (e.g., by developing templates that incorporate simplification and harmonization of reporting with other UN agencies);
  • Assist in the development, consolidation, drafting and editing of English-language quality reports and papers, for example: the Annual Report, the Mid Term Review Summary, Country Programme Documentation, etc.;
  • Provide support to conceptualize and draft outlines for project proposals;
  • With substantive inputs from Programme Officers and field staff, finalize and format English language project proposals;
  • Liaise with PFO, GRO, RO and National Committees in identifying prospective donors and ensuring that project proposals are drafted in compliance with criteria set out by donors;
  • Ensure the completion and correct transmission of project proposals to required addressees;
  • Ensure timely reporting on COVID19-related commitments with newly-engaged donors, notably USAID, Canada, Japan, etc.;
  • Monitor, in collaboration with budget team, the effective expenditure of COVID19-related funds in compliance with funding proposals.

Partnerships

  • Develop and maintain deep knowledge and familiarity with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders, contributing to a database of key contacts and to UNICEF’s base of knowledge on partnership and resource mobilization;
  • Support the office in expanding UNICEF’s network of key interlocutors to build stronger relationships between UNICEF and governments, other key-decision makers, regional development institutions, foundations, the private sector, international financial institutions and/or relevant constituencies;
  • Review and regularly update annual partnership engagement and resource mobilization plans, and assist the office for their implementation;
  • Support the office in identifying COVID19-related funding opportunities as well as strategic partnerships;
  • Support the country office in the identification and pursuit of opportunities for outreach, engagement, policy influence and collaboration, including on how to anticipate and respond to partners’ concerns and priorities;
  • Contribute to the development of new partnership and resource mobilization practices and approaches by formulating recommendations for action based on on-going monitoring, analyzing current trends within designated partners and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development;
  • Contribute to strategies for engagement and the development of communications products to enhance UNICEF’s visibility and influence with existing and prospective partners and key stakeholders by providing analysis of the current environment and trends and formulating recommendations for strategy approaches and message development.
Master degree or equivalent
  • A Masters degree is required in international development, public affairs, international relations, political science or other related fields.
24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience is required in a field related to communications, external relations, liaison and/or any resource-mobilization related activities, preferably in an international organization.
  • Advanced ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written form; specific skills in report writing and editing.
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another UN language considered as an asset
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, Working in Teams

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Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 7 October 2020