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 60 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 overall guidance of the Head of the Office, the incumbent of the post is responsible for supporting the Nigeria office in mitigating risks related to governance, programmes (including emergency programmes) and operations processes. S/he will provide adequate and continuous feedback to the head of Office on the quality, relevance and efficiency of programme and operational implementation in the field and adherence to UNICEF's zero tolerance for corruption, in addition to and independently from the monitoring carried out by field offices.
Key Expected Results
1. Undertake visits to outposted project sites and sub-offices to monitor compliance with all operational systems and procedures, as well as the proper management of programme ad operation inputs and propose action to improve the processes, SOPs and internal control. Visit a representative number of project interventions to verify that standards of quality for process and products/results are adhered to. Review the pace of project progress and comment on the causes for delays.
2. Conduct special management reviews and assist in the follow-up on the implementation of the internal/external audit recommendations and provide feedback on the status to the Representative.
3. Provide lessons on programme design, supply, cash, partnership and technical assistance management. Assist in the identification of operational and programmatic risks and weaknesses and makes recommendations to mitigate them. Troubleshoots problem areas and proposes solutions to the head of office.
4. Make recommendations for office improvement and forward monthly progress reports to the Representative. Streamline the coordination of HACT related activities across the Country Office and at inter-agency level including micro-assessments, spot checks, third party monitoring, enterprise risk management, etc. Ensures accuracy, timeliness and appropriateness of information and reports to the HoO.
5. Contribute to updating the Office's standard operating procedures, to ensuring that staff understand them, and testing a sample of transactions to verify that the procedures are being properly implemented.
6. Provide feedback on end use monitoring of supplies and construction works in order to improve the quality and efficiency of the supply process.
7. Contribute to providing training and orientation to newly recruited and other staff and partners on UNICEF's policies and procedures.
8. Any other tasks given by the supervisor.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Masters University degree in business administration and financial management.
*A first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
Five years of continuous professional work experience of managing large projects or programmes, including financial management, particularly developing and implementing financial control systems, preferably with an international development agency or NGO.
Fluency in English is required.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
i) Core Values:
- Diversity and Inclusion
ii) Core Competencies:
- Working with People
- Drive for Results
iii) Functional Competencies:
- Leading and Supervising
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts
- Relating and Networking
- Persuading and Influencing
- Creating and Innovating
The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation. Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.