Representative, P-5, Algiers, Algeria

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This is a P-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 10 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 155,993 USD and 195,494 USD.

Salary for a P-5 contract in Algiers

The international rate of 110,869 USD, with an additional 40.7% at this the location, applies.

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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, dedication.

The Representative serves as the accredited representative of UNICEF in the country and reports to the Regional Director for general direction and oversight. The Representative is responsible for establishing dialogue with the Government to develop the framework of cooperation in the country and for working closely and collaboratively with the Government and national institutions, stakeholders and partners, to develop the Government-UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation in active support of efforts to advance children’s rights as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, other international treaties/frameworks, the SDGs, and UN intergovernmental bodies.

As head of the Country Office, the Representative is responsible for providing leadership and vision to the UNICEF Country Office team in managing and leveraging resources for the achievement of results and realization of the rights of children. The Representative leads and oversees the various programme sectors and operations teams ensuring delivery of quality results in accordance with UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework, ethics and integrity. The Representative is accountable for upholding UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability, and ensuring the establishment and maintenance of a non-discriminatory, inclusive and nurturing working environment for all staff and personnel, to enable them to effectively and efficiently deliver high-quality results for children.

How can you make a difference?

As Head of a small size Country Office, the Representative is responsible for managing and supervising the CO programs/projects and operations, providing leadership and vision to the UNICEF country programme team in managing and leveraging resources for the achievement of results and fulfilment of the rights of children. The Representative leads and manages the various program sectors and operational service teams ensuring delivery of quality results in accordance with the UNICEF Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework, ethics and integrity.

The Representative’s key functions and accountabilities include:

  • Developing and planning the Country Program
  • Leading and managing the CO
  • Monitoring and quality control of the Country Program
  • Representation and external relations at global/national level
  • Building alliance, resource mobilization and UN System coordination
  • Leading innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Safety and security of staff, programs and organizational assets

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


  • An Advanced University Degree in social sciences, international relations, government and public relations, public or social policy, sociology, social or community development or other related fields, is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional development experience that combines managerial and technical leadership in development cooperation at the international level, some of which served in developing countries is required. Relevant professional experience in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language, especially Arabic is an asset.

Person Profile:

Previous experience as a Representative or in a managerial role (e.g. Deputy Representative or Chief, Field Office), preferably in a middle-income country. In particular:

  • Strengths on upstream programming, and information and knowledge management to support a Government in need of high-level technical expertise. Hands on experience of development issues. Experience of emergency/recovery programming through an equity lens an asset.
  • Capacity to strategize / analyze / manage and at the same time achieve results – particularly social policy and child protection.
  • Political savvy, tact and capacity to ensure high level representation and advocacy.
  • Strong networking and partnerships skills, particularly within the UNCT.
  • Capacity to lead and motivate a small focused team.
  • Strong resource mobilization and fundraising skills.

Country Typology:

  • Country Income Level: Algeria is a higher middle-income country.
  • Duty Station: Algiers a “B”, family, and non-emergency duty station.
  • Office Size: 25 Staff, 3 International Professional (67% Female, 33% Programme)
  • Annual Budget: circa USD 3 million
  • Good for 1st time Representative: No

Brief country context:

  • High-level Representation with government and high-level of inter-agency coordination in the context of the UNDS reform, and with WB.
  • Algeria has a strong diplomacy which requires capacity to leverage Algeria role in the wider UN and regional organizations context, particularly as a member of the African Union and a partner to the EU
  • Programming environment: upstreaming programming and modelling solutions to address disparities and reach most vulnerable children; programme includes a humanitarian component in Sahrawi refugee camps setting
  • Living conditions: Capital city Algiers is a pleasant and generally safe city that provides a good accommodation choice for families. Occasional security threats in provinces, movement outside Algiers remain escorted.
  • Schooling: 1 French School, for children up to secondary level; 1 small American school at pre-primary and primary education, and 1 Saudi School for children up to secondary level.

For every child, you demonstrate…

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability


  • Builds and maintains partnerships

  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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