Monday, 9 April 2018

Job Opportunity at UNICEF - Programme Associate, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania



Closing date: Thursday, 12 April 2018

Job no: 511989

Position type: Fixed Term Staff

Location: Tanzania,Uni.Re

Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO)

School/Unit: United Republic of Tanzania

Department/Office: Dar Es Salaam, United Rep. of Tanzania

Categories: G-6, Programme Management

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments

Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant supports the respective section through providing a range of procedural, administrative, and operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring their country programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

Key Expected Results

1. Support to programme development, planning and execution

Researches, analyzes, verifies, synthesizes and compiles qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject maters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers and presentations.
Draft project documents, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangement.
Carries out transactions in VISION
Carries out transaction in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs.) and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
Monitors and tracks the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.
2. Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results

Prepare monitoring and reporting information for supervisor on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
Monitoring budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.
3. Support Resource mobilization

Researches, analyses, verifies and synthesizes data and information in support of preparing reports pertaining to donors (both current and potential)
Researches, analyses, verifies and synthesizes data and information to assist in the preparation of period or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing 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 funds.

4. Support in Knowledge Management and capacity building

Researches, analyses, verifies and synthesizes information on best practices and lessons learnt to support knowledge development and capacity building.

Supports capacity development and activities related to performance monitoring, programme development and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by preparing training materials and participating on exercises pertaining to program processes and procedures which aim to build capacity of stakeholders.

Impact of Results

The efficiency and effectiveness of the support provided by the programme assistant to the development, implementation and monitoring of programs/projects facilities 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.

Competencies and level of proficiency required (based on UNICEF professional competency profiles)

Core Values

Diversity and inclusion
Core competencies

Communication (II)
Working with people (II)
Drive for results (II)
Functional Competences

Analyzing (II)
Applying technical expertise (II)
Planning and organizing (II)
Following instructions and procedures (II)
Recruitment Qualifications


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


A minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible administrative of clerical work experience is required.

Language requirements

Fluency in English and in the local language of the duty station required.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified Tanzanian female and male candidates to apply online.

UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, gender or religion and without discrimination of persons with disabilities. Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply. UNICEF is a smoke-free environment

Advertised: Mar 29 2018 E. Africa Standard Time

Application close: Apr 12 2018 E. Africa Standard Time

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