UN Chief Field Operations Careers – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:        Chief
Field Operations
Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Grade: P4
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 Chief Field Operations will provide
leadership and guidance to Chiefs of three Field Offices (Gulu, Mbarara and
Moroto) in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and
evaluation of all development and emergency programmes. Coordinate with Deputy
Representatives, Chiefs of programme and operations sections to ensure
efficient and effective management of Field Operations and the delivery of results
for children. Coordinate UNICEF’s emergency preparedness and response in crisis
situations, in full consultation with the Representative, Deputy
Representative, Chiefs of Sections and Chiefs of Field Offices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up,
    the incumbent may be responsible for all or most of the following areas of
    major duties and key end results.
  • Ensure continuous flow of strategic information on the situation of
    children and women to the Representative, Deputy Representative and Chiefs
    of CSD (Child Survival and Development), BEAD (Basic Education and
    Adolescent Development), Child Protection and Communications and PME on
    programme planning and monitoring, for policy development, advocacy and
    resource mobilization
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Field office teams, programme
    officers and Specialists and programme assistants on all aspects of Field
    Operations and Emergency programme management, planning, implementation
    and monitoring and ensure compliance with UNICEF’s technical and
    operational procedures and guidelines particularly developed for the
    Country Programme.
  • Coordinate and participate in rapid assessments, during emergencies
    to determine programmatic needs as well as factors affecting the
    organization’s capacity to function in the field. Within the onset of an
    emergency, develop a simple data collection plan, covering key data gaps
    as required for the continued emergency response. Develop and regularly
    update emergency preparedness and response plans for UNICEF Uganda. Contribute
    to the analysis of information and identification of trigger mechanism,
    for the purpose of early warning. Liaise and coordinate with other
    humanitarian partners and actors, at national and county levels.
  • With the support of the planning, social policy, M&E sections,
    monitor and report on programme implementation at the field level to
    assess progress and ensure achievement of planned results. Facilitate
    technical decisions on program management and programme convergence and
    integration of the UNICEF programmes in the field.
  • Oversee Field Office Chiefs’ liaison and collaboration with
    implementing partners including County Governments, UN agencies, NGOs and
    other stakeholders for assessing the situation of children, planning,
    implementing and monitoring of the programme and emergency response in the
    field. Work with technical sections to leverage county level
  • In coordination with the Deputy Representative, ensure provisions of
    support services to the key areas as ERIP, capacity development for
    emergency preparedness planning and response, social mobilization,
    communication for development and monitoring. Work closely with the
    sectoral specialists and emergency focal points to interface with sectoral
    policies and guidelines and support evidence -based advocacy for children
    especially during emergencies.
  • Directly supervise Chiefs of Field Offices and collaborate with
    Chiefs of Sections to ensure that sectoral Work Plans for the FOs are
    prepared, are responsive to emergency situations, and are coherent with UNlCEF’s
    country programme and its core commitments for children in
  • In conjunction with the Deputy Representative oversee preparation of
    funding proposals for emergency assistance and related documentation
    within UNICEF in a coordinated manner

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Chief Field
    Operations job opportunity should hold an advanced University degree in
    Social Sciences, Public Administration, Humanitarian Response, Business
    Administration, Management or other fields related to the work of UNICEF.
    Training in emergency response important.
  • A minimum of eight years of responsible professional work experience
    at the national and international levels in development, recovery and
    humanitarian response, financial and human resources management,
    monitoring and reporting.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is
    considered as an asset.
  • Familiarity/ background with emergency is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN
    language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language
    is an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in
    Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Competencies:
    Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing,
    Relating and Networking, Persuading and Influencing, Creating and
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the
aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 29th July 2019
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