Jobs – Deputy Representative UNICEF

Job Title: Deputy Representative
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized.  Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. For 60 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.
Job Summary: The UNICEF Deputy Representative is primarily responsible for the overall leadership and managerial guidance on policy direction and programme initiatives.  He / she is also accountable for programme coordination, and management of all phases of programme formulation, planning, design, implementation. The Deputy Representative offers leadership and strategic guidance in the planning, formulation and implementation of the Country Programme and its activities in line with national development priorities, and the UN Development Assistance Framework.  The incumbent also ensures that a gender equality perspective is mainstreamed in all aspects of substantive work across the country programme.  The jobholder will also be responsible for the administration of the total programme commitment of a large-size country office with a broad range of projects, consistent with the organization’s goals, strategy, and priorities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Effective leadership and managerial guidance and coordination are provided to ensure the achievement of programme goals through an environment in which programme staff, both women and men, can function at the highest standard of efficiency and competency.   Implementation of the Country Programme and its activities promoted in line with national development priorities, and the UN Development Assistance Framework.
  • Responsible for Country programme management is fully supported by effective knowledge management and system.
  • In charge of Situation Analysis is prepared/updated, critical programme intervention point, measures or adjustments are identified, programme work plans and recommendations are prepared and incorporated, and the application of gender mainstreaming is integral to all work processes.
  • Responsible for Rights-based and Results-based management approach is fully incorporated into all phases of programme and project programming, and the value and quality of programme/project strategy and implementation effectively are enhanced.
  • In charge of ensuring programme efficiency and delivery are improved through effective programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Carry out UNICEF programme evaluations are effectively conducted in compliance with the established UN quality standards, and the results are disseminated in a timely fashion to stakeholders in order to improve programme performance.
  • Ensure commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners are effectively gained and promoted.
  • Generally responsible for rights perspective and advocacy at the national, community and family levels are incorporated into policy analysis for establishing and elevating UNICEF’s credibility in national and international policy debates.
  • Also, in charge of effective advocacy, communication and networking are achieved through partnership and collaboration.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the UNICEF Representative.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal UNICEF job applicant should hold an advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • At least ten years of relevant professional work experience, including international and developing country work experience and field work experience
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language.
Personal Competencies:
  • Possess high level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.
  • Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.
  • Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially risky decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates organization-wide activities.
  • Sets, develops and revises organizational strategy and develops clear visions of the organization’s future potential.
  • Possesses high-level leadership and supervisory skills; provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high caliber; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching.
  • Negotiates effectively with people inside and outside the organization by adopting a range of approaches.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government leaders and stakeholders.
  • Seeks and proposes opportunities for advancing UNICEF’s mission.
How to Apply for the job:
All qualified candidates who desire to join the United Nations Children’s Fund
(UNICEF), please visit our e-recruitment site below.
Click Here (Apply if still interested)
Deadline: 14th July, 2014
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