Caareer Opportunities at UNICEF

Overview

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.
For every child, a future
The Finance/Accounts Associate will be responsible for providing a variety of specialized tasks in finance functions, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF financial rules, regulations and time schedules, whilst demonstrating the capacity to research, adapt and evaluate irregular cases, and also to recommend improvements to process delivery and design.
At the G-6 level, the below tasks are expected to be carried out with a high level of independence.
How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Ensure proper utilization of UNICEF funds and correctness of General Ledger posting while process payments, receipts and receivable documents.
  2. Receives an uploads a wide variety of documents from vendors and HACT related from implementing partners while ensuring accuracy by checking authenticity of documents, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant and necessary data. This includes inserting payroll entitlements for staff without access to the system like drivers’ over-time.
  3. Initiates correspondence and follows-up to verify transactions, answers internal and external queries and obtains additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required including vendor accounts’ reconciliation.
  4. Maintains liaisons with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-day information on exchange rates, initiates replenishment of the office’s bank accounts, monitors disbursements to remain within the office’s threshold, monitors bank changes in procedures and regulations, and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts. This includes responding to queries related to payments, bank reconciliation and open items.
  5. Participate in year-end closure of accounts and assist in the preparation of year-end reports related to accounts receivable, accounts payable, prepayment, staff balances, etc.
  6. Maintains and keeps day-to-day transaction financial documents and records for further use by the office, government entities like tax authorities and auditors.
  7. Performs other duties, as required. 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education
Completion of seconday education required. University degree in business management, administration, economics, finance or any other relevant field of discipline strongly preferred. Professional/university level courses in Accounting and Finance/Business administration considered as an asset.
Experience
A minimum of six years of clerical experience in the area of finance and accounting is required.
Language Requirements
Fluency of English and Kiswahili, the local language of the duty station required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
Core competencies
  • Communication (II)
  • Working with People (II)
  • Drive for Results (II)
Functional Competencies:
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Planning & Organizing (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
View our competency framework at
http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visit UNICEF's Entitlements page.  If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate Calculator.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

Overview

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, a future
The Finance/Accounts Associate will be responsible for providing a variety of specialized tasks in finance functions, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF financial rules, regulations and time schedules, whilst demonstrating the capacity to research, adapt and evaluate irregular cases, and also to recommend improvements to process delivery and design.
At the G-6 level, the below tasks are expected to be carried out with a high level of independence.
How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Ensure proper utilization of UNICEF funds and correctness of General Ledger posting while process payments, receipts and receivable documents.
  2. Receives an uploads a wide variety of documents from vendors and HACT related from implementing partners while ensuring accuracy by checking authenticity of documents, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant and necessary data. This includes inserting payroll entitlements for staff without access to the system like drivers’ over-time.
  3. Initiates correspondence and follows-up to verify transactions, answers internal and external queries and obtains additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required including vendor accounts’ reconciliation.
  4. Maintains liaisons with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-day information on exchange rates, initiates replenishment of the office’s bank accounts, monitors disbursements to remain within the office’s threshold, monitors bank changes in procedures and regulations, and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts. This includes responding to queries related to payments, bank reconciliation and open items.
  5. Participate in year-end closure of accounts and assist in the preparation of year-end reports related to accounts receivable, accounts payable, prepayment, staff balances, etc.
  6. Maintains and keeps day-to-day transaction financial documents and records for further use by the office, government entities like tax authorities and auditors.
  7. Performs other duties, as required. 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education
Completion of seconday education required. University degree in business management, administration, economics, finance or any other relevant field of discipline strongly preferred. Professional/university level courses in Accounting and Finance/Business administration considered as an asset.
Experience
A minimum of six years of clerical experience in the area of finance and accounting is required.
Language Requirements
Fluency of English and Kiswahili, the local language of the duty station required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
Core competencies
  • Communication (II)
  • Working with People (II)
  • Drive for Results (II)
Functional Competencies:
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Planning & Organizing (II)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (II)
View our competency framework at
http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visit UNICEF's Entitlements page.  If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate Calculator.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
APPLY HERE VIA ONLINE
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Job Title: Consultancy for Reviewing and developing the Guideline for Developing Strategic Plans and budgets for Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Local Government Authorities in Zanzibar
Job Number: 523165 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Work Type : Consultancy
Opening Date Mon Jun 17 2019 09:00:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time) E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date Sun Jun 30 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0300 (East Africa Time)
INTRODUCTION
UNICEF is partnering with the Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) and PORALGSD on a project to build the capacity of central government and LGAs in Zanzibar in developing District Strategic Plans (Zanzibar Strategic Plans Support Project). The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the capacity of LGA and Central Government staff in Zanzibar on child-focused budgeting and planning and provide technical assistance and guidance to LGAs in the preparation of their Strategic Plans, which is a requirement of the 2014 Local Government Act that states Councils will prepare plans annually, bi-annually, medium and long-term plans and these will be based on an integrated participatory approach.
According to the Zanzibar Planning Commission Act No. 3 of 2012, the Zanzibar Planning Commission (ZPC) is provided for under the constitution and is an autonomous government agency. Among the core functions of the ZPC are the provision of policy advice to the President and the Government in general on all sphere of national development; and the formulation and preparation of long-term, medium-term and short-term national development plans and to coordinate such plans at central and local government levels. According to section 11 of the Act, ZPC is expected to "issue guidelines for the formulation of national plans"
The ZPC wishes to prepare official Guidelines for Developing Strategic Plans for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Zanzibar to assist Government Agencies in understanding the Strategic Planning Process. These are intended to provide a framework to help an agency develop its own Strategic Plan and define performance measures that emphasize meaningful results. It is intended to serve as a continuing reference document for MDAs, who are all required to have an approved strategic plan by their respective Principal Secretary. Â As such, strategic planning guidelines represent an important tool towards enhancing the impact of Zanzibar's development interventions and supporting the effectiveness of the decentralization process. Strategic plans provide a long-term view of what achievements each MDA wishes to achieve; and are translated annually in to the Ministry annual work plan and the budget process. Therefore, this assignment aims to develop guidelines that MDAs and LGAs in Zanzibar can utilize in the preparation of their 5-year strategic plans. These will complement ongoing efforts by UNICEF to support the capacity of local government authorities in strategic planning.
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A draft version is currently in place. It is based on the Balanced Scorecard methodology. Some of the disadvantages or weaknesses of the current version include:
there is very little flexibility to choose strategic objectives to fit a Balanced Scorecard methodology.
Some key steps required to guide the process towards some of the key sections outlined by the guidelines are missing.
Some of the sections in the current draft appear incomplete.

OBJECTIVES & TASKS OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The overall objective of this assignment is to review and develop the Guideline for Developing Strategic Plans and budgets for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Zanzibar

Specific objectives
The main objectives for this assignment are to:
Review the existing strategic planning guidelines for MDAs and LGA in Zanzibar to identify key areas that require improvement and strengthening.
Develop a revised strategic planning guideline for MDAs and LGAs in Zanzibar that meets the requirements of the Zanzibar Planning Commission.

Tasks
The specific tasks of the consultant will include:

  • Developing an inception plan
  • Reviewing the existing strategic planning guidelines
  • Interviewing key stakeholders
  • Conducting literature review to review other strategic planning guidelines
  • Facilitating a technical workshop with key stakeholders to develop Guideline for planning and budgeting at MDA levels
  • Presenting the guideline to key stakeholders at the validation workshop
  • Incorporating comments from validation workshop
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentation(s) related to the guideline for the purposes of orienting/training staff in MDAs
  • Delivering the final version of the Guideline for Developing Strategic Plans for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and LGAs in Zanzibar. 
METHODOLOGY AND SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The individual consultant is expected to propose a detailed methodology that would be most suited to the assignment. The approach will combine desk-based review, interviews with key stakeholders and users of the guidelines (LGAs) and participatory workshops to obtain inputs and validation of the draft guidelines.

The key outputs of the assignment include:
Inception report
Synopsis report of the existing guidelines following a review the current draft of the Guideline for Developing Strategic Plans for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and LGAs in Zanzibar.
Draft guidelines for planning and budgeting at MDA levels following a desk review specifically of the Zanzibar Development Vision 2020, MKUZA III, MTEF, PLANREP, capacity needs assessment of Zanzibar LGAs (drafted November 2018) and other related documents on Strategic Planning to identify key sections/issues for inclusion. Final draft revised Guideline for Developing Strategic Plans for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and LGAs in Zanzibar to ZPC for comments and endorsement.
PowerPoint presentation related to the guideline for orienting/training staff in MDAs

DELIVERABLES AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

The full assignment shall take a total of 55 working days (including 2 - maximum 3 - visits to Zanzibar in the event of a consultant based in Mainland Tanzania) from the date of signing the contract. The consultants shall provide, but is not limited to, the following deliverables:
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Job: Adolescent Development Specialist


The Adolescent Development Specialist is responsible for managing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of high impact interventions in adolescent health, development and well-being.  Emphasis needs to be paid to ensuring that the project activities empower girls and advance their rights. The Specialist will ensure this through technical guidance and operational support throughout the programming process to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework for the implementation in Mainland and in Zanzibar.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, health
The GRREAT programme is a multiyear programme in support of Government’s national health, nutrition, violence against women, education sector and HIV plans. The programme puts adolescent girls and boys at the centre and works across different sectors at sub national and national levels. It requires careful programme development, planning, coordination and monitoring within UNICEF, with UNFPA as well as with external government and non-government partners. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall management, coordination, support advocacy, partnerships and overall technical support to the programme for the activities implemented in Mainland and in Zanzibar. S/He will liase closely with the responsible focal points in the UNICEF Mbeya and Zanzibar offices.
How can you make a difference?
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
The Adolescent Development Specialist is responsible for managing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of high impact interventions in adolescent health, development and well-being.  Emphasis needs to be paid to ensuring that the project activities empower girls and advance their rights. The Specialist will ensure this through technical guidance and operational support throughout the programming process to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework for the implementation in Mainland and in Zanzibar. The responsibilities include:
Support to programme development and planning
  • Update the situation analysis by conducting assessments to establish evidence-based data for UNICEF advocacy and development of policies, framework and programmes to promote adolescent development and participation in the country and for monitoring results on related programmes/projects.
  • Assess national/regional/international development priorities to identify opportunities and courses of action to enhance the delivery of services and achieve objectives on adolescent development and participation in the country.
  • Participate throughout the process of CO programme formulation, planning and preparation to provide input, advice and operational support on the integration of policies and frameworks that promote adolescent development and participation and to ensure that crosscutting issues such as gender, disabilities, the rights of minority and marginalized groups are considered and integrated within the country programmes and projects.
  • Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies and implementation plans for the adolescent development programmes/projects using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare relevant documentations for programme review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss methodologies and to assess national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of sustainable results on adolescent development programmes and projects.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in programme and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor adolescent development programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability, integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular/mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.
Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners/donors on policies, practices and methodologies on adolescent development and participation to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Participate in programme meetings including programme development and contingency planning to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft relevant policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
 Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity, exchange knowledge/expertise and to reinforce cooperation to achieve sustainable and broad results on adolescent development and participation initiatives.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships/alliances and to ensure that adolescent development and participation programmes and initiatives are adequately resourced and supported.
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on adolescent development related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of programmes/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting including emergency preparedness.
 Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practices on adolescent development and participation to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best practices on adolescent development and participation. Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on related programmes/projects.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education
An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: anthropology, psychology, sociology, health or another relevant technical field.
Experience
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience at national or international levels in social development planning and management in adolescent development related areas is required.
  • Substantive professional experience in adolescent health, SRHR and girls’ empowerment.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Language Requirements
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
Core competencies
  • Communication (II)
  • Working with People (II)
  • Drive for Results (II)
Functional Competencies:
  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (III)
View our competency framework at
http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Remarks:
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visit UNICEF’s Entitlements page.  If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate Calculator.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
Closing Date: 2019-07-03
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