Jobs at UNICEF

With the declaration of polio as a public health emergency, Nigeria is intensifying its efforts to ensure polio Is stopped for good. As a key partner in the effort to eradicate polio, UNICEF has the lead role in communicating to families and communities about the importance of taking the oral polio vaccine to prevent Polio.

 
UNICEF is seeking a creative, energetic and experienced programme officer, with an interest in applying Your skills towards an inspiring, dynamic and results-oriented programme. Under the supervision of the Chief, Communication (Polio) be responsible for the management of key financial information and data, specifically Responding to requests from donors and partners. The post will maintain compliance with UNICEF systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high standards in all financial and budget related activities.
 
All candidates must please send via email (1) cover letter (one-page summary statement that
describes how your experience and qualification relate to the job description) and (2) a scanned/PDF
copy of the completed and signed UN Personal History Form; to nrecruit@unicef.org by close of
business on Friday 24 May 2013

IMPORTANT: Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.
UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality In its mandate and its staff. Well
Qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.


 Programme Officer
               
Some of the major functions that the incumbent is expected to carry out are as follows:
1.            Provide professional assistance in data collection and analysis in close link with the Data Manager and M&E Specialist; complete accurate reporting as well, particularly for donors and partners.

2              Safeguard financial resources entrusted to the polio communication team by advising on/or
budget-related bottlenecks are resolved forth smooth functioning of the networks and polio
Communication activities at all levels.

3              Responsible for the overall monitoring of financial performance of the Polio Communications budget;
Monitor allocation and expenditure trends: generate, prepare, and share with members of the polio team
Financial progress reports. Address deviations or delays for corrective measures.

4              Monitor donor reports schedule, key flnancial.information9nddata, as required, or programmatic
activities to increase public understanding of UNICEF .work the country, specifically responding to
requests from polio donors, UNICEF National Committees, and other stakeholders,

5              Ensures that all administrative transactions and arrangements of contracts are in compliance with the
Applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Reviews all contractual arrangements related to
programmatic support (mass media, media Communication for Development (C40), Volunteer
Community mobilizer (VCM) Network, M&E, an  research etc.) to ensure that the terms and conditions
of all contracts are being adhered to by providers of services,

6              Assists in monitoring the implementation of activities through field visits particularly to the zonal offices
To resolve any budget related issues at field level.

Minimum qualification and competencies

University   degree in business Administration, Accountancy, Govemment,
Public Administration, or other relevant disciplines.
•             Two years of relevant professional post degree work experience or field work experience in
programming and budgeting,
·         Fluency in written and spoken English is required Knowledge of another UN working
                Language and/or local working language the duty station is an asset.
Good communication, analytical and negotiating skills. Ability to work with people in a diverse
Environment. Knowledge of computer management and applications.



Location: Not Specified
Experience: 2 year(s)
Course of Study: Social sciences
Required Grade:  Not specified