United Nations UNICEF Jobs – Chief of Field Office

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Moroto,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief of
Field Coordination and Emergency
Vacancy Number:
VN/PBR/2015/03
Grade: NOD
About US:
The United Nations Children’s
Fund Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate
for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and
expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our
partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment
into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable
and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The Chief
of Field Office will primarily be responsible for the planning, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of the national level programme of cooperation as it
pertains to the area served by the UNICEF zonal office, including emergencies,
that address the consequences of the ongoing conflict and insecurity. The
incumbent will serve as the head of the Zonal office and manage a significant
group of professional and support staff to develop and administer the current
country programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    the effective management of the zonal office through proper leadership,
    planning, control, organisation and motivation of staff in accordance with
    UNICEF personnel rules and regulations, financial policies and procedures.
  • Offer
    leadership, direction for program planning, implementation and analysis
    through ongoing consultations; inter sectoral exchanges with district
    officers and civil society partners, in close collaboration with the
    Kampala Office to achieve program objectives in the conflict affected
    districts and in other emergency settings.
  • The
    United Nations UNICEF Chief of Field Office will monitor and analyze the
    social, political and economic trends in the region as they affect women
    and children.
  • Maintain
    an appropriate intersectoral information and communication approach to
    contribute to the formulation of the country programme goals and
    objectives, its strategies and implementation framework.
  • In
    charge of preparing annual work plans of action for the area, ensuring
    consistency with the national level strategies and objectives and UNICEF
    CPD and CPAP.
  • Carry
    out field visits to monitor and evaluate programmes, as well as conduct
    periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other
    partners. Decide on required corrective action.
  • Offer
    technical advice and assistance to local authorities and other partners in
    the planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, seeking
    guidance from Kampala based Programme and Operations Chiefs on policy and
    operational issues.
  • Establish
    the programme work plan together with an effective monitoring and
    evaluation plan in collaboration with the Kampala based units, monitor
    compliance and provide training support and guidance to the zonal team to
    ensure objectives are met. Identify human resource requirements and
    training needs and carry out performance planning and supervision.
  • Represent
    UNICEF in meetings with local authorities as well multi-lateral, bilateral
    agencies and NGOs; interact, negotiate and advocate programme goals and
    strategies. Identify strategic alliances, and influence District
    Development Plans and budgets to facilitate achievement of programme
    results.
  • Coordinate
    with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance
    activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and counterpart
    accountability. Certify disbursements of funds monitor and submit
    financial status reports to Operations Chief.
  • Write
    programme status reports required for management, donors, budget review,
    programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the UNICEF Chief of Field Coordination and
    Emergency.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    UNICEF Chief of Field Office should preferably hold an advanced university
    degree in Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
  • A
    minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional work
    experience at national and international levels in social development,
    management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Detailed
    knowledge and experience in coordination with other UN agencies,
    government and NGO partners.
  • Prior
    experience in emergencies.
  • Significant
    experience in management of staff, logistics and financial assets
    required.
  • Fluency
    in English is required and strong written and verbal communications skill
    therein strongly desirable.
Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion;
Integrity
Core Competencies (Required): Communication; Working with People; Drive for
Results 
Functional Competencies
(Required):
Leading and
Supervising; Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Analyzing; Applying
Technical Expertise; Planning and Organizing
NB:
UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified
female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNICEF
is a smoke free environment.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations UNICEF must
send their applications accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, download here, as well
as two of the most recent performance evaluation report.
The Email applications should
be sent in this format to name your file attachments: Firstname_Lastname
followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or
Gold_MukasaApplication.
The applications should be
addressed to:
Human Resource Manager,
UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9, George Street,
P.O. Box 7047, Kampala Uganda
Via Email to:   ugderecruit@unicef.org
Deadline: 30th July, 2015
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