Fresher UN Operations Officer Jobs – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:         Operations Officer
Organization: United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Reports to: Head of the
Job Grade: NOB
Job No: 499913
About Us:
The United Nations Children’s 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 Operations
Officer will assist the Head of the Office in the management of operational
functions for a small country or sub-office, Accountable for management of
cost-effective, efficient and secure operations, in support of management,
administration and implementation of the country programmes, consistent with
operations of all other country offices in the Region, in strict compliance with
the rules and regulations and in accordance with strategy, plans and decisions
made by Regional Management Team and Country Programme Management Teams.
Collaborate with all other UN agencies to accelerate implementation of  the Harmonized Business practices in line
within Reform/coherence
Key Duties and
Operations of financial, budget, information
& communication technology, supply & logistics, human resource and
administrative management strengthened and maintained for Country Office.
Accurate and consistent interpretation and
application of operations policy and procedures implemented to support
operations at the country and sub-country levels.
Take fiduciary responsibility for funds and
assets effectively secured and timely executed for optimum utilization by
taking appropriate decision on all operational and financial transactions,
disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
Provide effective technical input provided in
strategic planning and policy recommendations in the area of operations, taking
initiative in improving and implementing operations management systems.
Provide basic office services effectively
provided to enhance staff safety and productivity.
Operations components of the CPMP and annual
work plan of the office timely prepared, as well as all operational reporting
requirements fully met for the office.
Ensure compliance with all operational systems
and procedures effectively monitored and corrective measures taken as
appropriate to ensure integrity in all financial and other administrative
operations of the office.
Staff learning/development for effective
operations performance programme developed, implemented and enhanced for
capacity building.  All implementing
partners’ accountability ensured regarding supply and financial assistance
Effective coordination, communication,
collaboration established and maintained with internal and external partners
for efficient operations, advisory function, vision and leadership, policy
coordination, consultative and participatory management process, external
representation as well as security and emergency operations. UNDG policies and
processes for harmonized business practices including on joint offices, commons
premises and common services are effectively implemented
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the United Nations UNICEF
Operations Officer career placement should a University degree in accounting,
business administration, economics or financial management and membership – or
enrolled for membership – of recognized professional accountancy body
At least two years of relevant professional work
Both national and International work experience
in office management, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply and
administration and/or other related fields.
Work experience in emergency duty station.
Personal Competencies:
Core Values: Commitment, Diversity
and Inclusion, Integrity
Core Competencies: Communication,
Drive for Results, Working with People
Functional Competencies: Analyzing
(I), Applying Technical Expertise (II), Following Instructions and Procedures
Planning and Organizing (II)
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 candidates who wish to join the
United Nations UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to visit
the link below to Apply.
Deadline: 15th November
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