Programme Associate, GS6 (FT) Chisinau, Moldova (for Moldovan nationals/residents only) - recruitment for two posts

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This is a G-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education. More about G-6 contracts.

UNICEF’s mission in Moldova is to make sure every child in the country is healthy, educated and safe from harm, therefore having the best start in life and a fair chance to reach her or his full potential and benefit from the country’s prosperity. We believe children have a right to live in a more equitable society, where their voices are heard, and needs met as a matter of priority in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. More information on what we do in Moldova is available at: https://www.unicef.org/moldova/

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Moldova is looking to hire two Programme Associates, who under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Representative, P-4 / Education Specialist, NO-C level, will support the respective section(s) by carrying out a range of programme support functions to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

The Programme Associate will work in close collaboration with a range of staff in the CO, external partners and agency counterparts in support of programme design and delivery. The incumbent documents and provides regular feedback on the status of projects through monitoring milestones and advises on improvements to keep activities on track.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Facilitating the development of annual work plans (AWPs), Programme Cooperation Agreements (PCAs), Small Scale Funding Agreements (SSFAs), programme documents, annual office reports, project and donor reports, and other documents by providing the needed information and drafting selected sections of the respective documents.
  • Supporting implementing partners and ensuring the timely and accurate recording and processing of government & NGO’s proposals and requests of and reporting on direct cash transfers (DCTs).
  • Conducting programme monitoring in UNICEF project sites for project, cash implementation and supplies and informing team-members on the status.
  • Helping conduct and record micro-assessments and assurance activities under HACT, including regular programmatic visits and spot checks for partner’s projects to assess their implementation, financial record-keeping, expenditure controls and reporting systems.
  • Monitoring and tracking the efficient distribution of cash and supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.
  • Supporting the programme section in researching, compiling and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate programme delivery as well as preparation of reports, working papers and presentations.
  • Carrying out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are aligned to the AWPs, and making amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
  • Carrying out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for the section including but not limited to registering and updating grant allotments and reports and tracking expiring programme grants.
  • Preparing monitoring and reporting information for supervisor and team on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
  • Monitoring regularly budgets and financial expenditures of section by employing applicable tools, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and/or follow up.
  • Helping prepare periodic and ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing the use of programme funds.
  • Supporting capacity development activities related to programme development by preparing training materials and participating in training exercises.

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

Education:

Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

Experience:

A minimum of six years of administrative or clerical work experience, accounting/finance, economics, or other relevant area is required.

Prior experience in programme support functions is an asset.

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling web-based management systems.

Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and Romanian is required. Knowledge of Russian or another official UN language is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

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)

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 and 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

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

Added 1 year ago - Updated 11 months ago - Source: unicef.org