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UNV Internal Control Specialist 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Zimbabwe
Harare (ZWE)
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;

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