Programme Officer (Health - Budget & Grants Management), NO2, Sana'a, YCO

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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’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, Health

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website:

How can you make a difference?

As a Budget and Grant Management Officer, you will perform a variety of specialized tasks in support of the preparation, monitoring, and control of the project budget, and guides program staff on budget management and compliance with donor financial conditions. You will also monitor and allocate the incoming funds, monitor expenditures, analyze and report on utilization rates and spending progress and challenges, advise program teams in sections and field offices on donor financial conditions and monitor compliance, and prepare donor financial reports.

To make a difference in the lives of children, you will be responsible for the following key functions:

  1. Monitor funding levels against project budget for all sections and field offices involved in the project.
  2. Closely monitor the allocation of funds to various sections and FOs and generate monthly update to project and section management.
  3. Conduct training on budget management and utilization, World Bank donor conditions, proper categorization and coding of activities within the donor reporting framework, and other project-specific financial management training to section and field office project focal points and PAs.
  4. Conduct special budget analysis and trends as needed.

To view the full profile of the post, double click the following link: Program Officer (Grants Management) Level 2 (1).pdf

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

- A University degree in Business Administration, accounting, financial & Project management or another related financial field is required. Supplemental formal financial / accounting training may be accepted if university degree is not in a related financial field. Preference will be given to candidates holding a professional qualification.

- A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in financial management accounting, or audit with a strong basis in Budgetary /Financial Control preferably in an international organization. Similar experience in humanitarian organization will be as asset.

- Experience in database packages, web-based management systems and ERP systems (preferably SAP financial modules) is an asset.

- Strong skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint

- Experience and skills in explanation and visualization of financial data for a non-financial audience is an asset

- Experience in facilitating training is an asset.

- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel required.

- Fluency in Arabic & English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies Builds & Maintains Partnership; Demonstrates Self-Awareness & Ethical Awareness; Drive to Achieve Results for Impact; Innovates and Embraces Change; Manages Ambiguity and Complexity; Thinks and Acts Strategically and Works Collaboratively with Others.

View our competency framework, click 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. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply – see our entitlements and benefits for our female staff: Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg

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.

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

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