Programme Assistant (G-4), FTA, No. 18112, Havana, Cuba

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This is a G-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 4 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 986 USD.

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill 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, results

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context: Cuba Country Office delivers its programme with the joint support of different areas: Representation, Programme, Monitoring and Evaluation, Communication and Operations. The Job Profile for the Programme Assistant at the G-4 level is to be used in a UNICEF CUBA country office, in the Programme section.

Purpose for the job: Under the close supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the Programme Assistant supports the respective section by carrying out a range of procedural, administrative, and operational tasks, to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

How can you make a difference?

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

  1. Support to program development, planning, and execution
  • Compile data and information on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate the preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations.
  • Prepares and maintains records pertaining to program planning and development for his/her respective section.
  • Carries out transactions in VISION ensuring program results, activities, and program coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs)and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
  • Arranges meetings, workshops, and training courses pertaining to program development, and provides support in making the necessary logistical arrangements.
  • Follows up both internally with the Supply section and externally with counterparts to ensure supplies for program implementation are delivered in a timely and accurate manner and offer support to Operation Section if necessary, to the due diligence of the processes.
  1. Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results
  • Provides support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilization, and financial closures.
  • Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and follow up.
  • Prepares and maintains records, documents, and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation.
  1. Support in resource mobilization
  • Compiles and organizes information and data pertaining to donors (both current and potential).
  • Compiles and organizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing the use of programme funds.
  • Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.

4**. Support in knowledge management and capacity building**

  • Gathers and shares information as needed in support of improving the processes and daily operations of the section.
  • Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by drafting necessary correspondence, compiling data reports, and maintaining relevant records.

    The efficiency and effectiveness of support provided by the Programme Assistant to the development, implementation and monitoring of programmes/projects facilitates the delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the respective section, which in turn enhances the offices and UNICEF’s capacity in helping the most vulnerable women and children

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education: Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
  • Experience: A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in Spanish as local language and UN Official language. Intermediate level /working knowledge of English is required. For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core competencies

 Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

 Works Collaboratively with others (1)

 Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)

 Innovates and Embraces Change (1)

 Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)

 Drive to achieve impactful results (1)

 Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning & Researching (I)
  • Planning and organizing (I)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (I)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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