Generic Vacancy Announcement: Programme Budget Officer (PMR), NOB, Islamabad, Pakistan
Application deadline 25 days ago: Sunday 1 Jan 2023 at 18:55 UTCOpen application form
This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.
UNICEF works in some of the world toughest places, to reach the world most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Hope!
Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.
UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among other things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves.
In particular, UNICEF will work so that:
- Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health, immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.
- Every child learns.
- Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.
- Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.
This position is in the Planning Monitoring and Reporting (PMR) Section of the Pakistan Country Office and supports the Chief, Planning, Monitoring & Reporting to ensure that the Country Office budget is managed in line with results-based budgeting principles and standards and that grants are reported on and used in line with donor commitments. Under the supervision of Chief PMR, the incumbent, provides professional technical assistance and support for successful fundraising, contribution management, programme planning and knowledge management of programme/project activities in support of the achievement of country programme goals and objectives.
To make a difference you will be accountable for the following key duties & tasks:
- Monitor the allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and DCTs liquidated. Alert the management and chiefs on low utilization and recommend budget reallocation based on trend analysis. Bring key issues to the attention of the senior management.
- Takes appropriate recommendations or actions to optimize use of programme funds. Lead contribution management activities to ensure successful administration of received funding. Manage the process of development of financial proposals and donor reports for submission to donors and the government in accordance with UNICEF policies. Monitor programme financial implementation progress and compliance. Monitor compliance to ensure key performance indicators, objectives and targets as per CPMP/AMP are met and achieved.
- Review and analyze reports and recommend actions to be taken to maximize the efficiency of the office’s fund utilization. Assist management and programme staff in allocation and reallocation of funds and liaise with the programme staff to support grant monitoring. Conduct regular review and reconciliation of grants; provide analysis by using the management indicators. Carry out annual budget adjustment as required.
- Participate and provide technical support in programme planning, coordination, management, monitoring of the country programme, particularly to bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using results-based management and equity approaches to programme design. Support in the development and formulation of country programme budgets, alignment of UNICEF’s financial plans with OP III and developing related annual budgetary frameworks, Financial planning guidance to annual/multiyear work plan development, annual development of budgets for the Humanitarian Action for Children, and roll out of the Business Formulation Tool.
- Undertake funding gap analysis by Output to support resource mobilization efforts.
- Provide technical assistance and support in planning and organizing training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability. Undertake capacity development initiatives to train staff and promote the efficient use of corporate systems including financial management/reporting systems for performance monitoring, review and reporting of programme implementation.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Management, Public Administration, Demography, Statistics or equivalent professional work experience in the donor relations and contribution management combined with advanced university degree in a related discipline. *A first University Degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
- A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional progressively responsible experience in programme design, administration, monitoring and evaluation or related field. Specific experience in data analysis and information presentation for decision makers in a social development organization. Incumbent should have good English writing skills.
- Knowledge of current developments in the fields of communication theory, motivational psychology, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organization and participation.
- Training in strategic communication planning, behavior analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered 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.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1), Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2), Works Collaboratively with others (2), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2), Innovates and Embraces Change (2), Thinks and Acts Strategically (2), Drive to achieve impactful results (2), Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
View our competency framework at Competency Framework Brochure.pdf
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Life at UNICEF
Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.
We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. Our contracts, benefits and wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;
- Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension etc.
- Career support, staff wellbeing programme, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, childcare room, family support, policies & initiatives, security etc.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
- This GVA is extended to expand the pool of candidates. Applicants who have already applied need not replay as your application will be duly considered.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- Verified educational certificates/ HEC Attested Degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees/certificates.
- UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position/roster, eligible and suitable female candidates will be prioritized.