• Current Job Opening at UNICEF Nigeria

  • Posted on: 16 September, 2014 Deadline: 30 September, 2014
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  • UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of a Senior Programme Assistant under the general supervision of the Chief,
    Child Protection. to provide support functions including follow-up in fields of work such as programming,
    budget monitoring

    Post Title: Senior Programme Assistant, GS7, Abuja
    Vacancy number: VN-NGR-28-2014
    ContractType: Fixed Term
    Duration: Two years
    Location: Abuja

    Senior Programme Assistant


    The successful candidates will carry out the following responsibilities:

    • Arranges for review, recording and administrative processing of government requests for assistance in VISION and follow-up of process. Ensures timely processing and retirement of Cash Assistance to partners, verify accuracy of computation, authenticity and completeness of documents and that they meet the acceptable accounting standards.
    • Meet with counterparts to resolve bottlenecks.
    • Performs VISION operations such as drafting TAs, PRs, POs, SOs, FCs etc
    • Prepares periodic report requirlid fOf programme management and monitoring
    • Provides support to partners to ensure compliance with HACT procedures.
    • Contributes to the preparation otsJatus and progressteports by providing information. preparing tables and drafting selected sections of it.
    • Prepares background material wr use in discussions and briefing sessions for planning and management.
    • Assists in the identification 'and formulation of development co-operation programmes and projects and
    • participates in the preparation of draft proposals and donor reports as well as project documents.
    • Maintains, processes and analyses information on subjeet matters relevant to the Child Protection Section and on external assistance provided to the countries by main sectors.
    • Collects, registers and maintains information on project activities
    • Performs oversight functions pertaining to logistics arrangement for workshops including liaising with participants/facilitators etc., on travels, visas, reservations and claims.
    • Participates in the preparation of annual AWP and office workplan, quarterly workplans and achievement report.
    • Drafts relevant sections (implementatiort status) of donor, annual and other reports as required by  Section, Country. Regional and/or NYHQ.      
    • Participates in follow up visits to project sites.
    • Assist in the preparation of materials for training and workshops as appropriate.     '

    Minimum Qualifications & Competencies

    • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to the work of the organization such as in Management, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting.
    • Seven years progressively responsible experience in programme co-ordination and administrative work
    • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
    • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.    
    • Very good communications and ability to produce clear and concise reports
    • Conceptual, analytical, organising and negotiating skills.
    • Very good knowledge of computer applications
    • Good interpersonal skills and teamwork abilities
    • Knowledge of UNICEF procedures/policies an added advantage
    • Ability to work harmoniously in an international and multicultural setting
    • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF's mission and professional values.

    Method of Application

    If you are interested in this position and meets the requirements, please send a cover letter one-page summary
    statement that describes how your experience and qualifications related to the post and a scanned IPDF copy ofthe completed and signed UN Personal History Form which can be downloaded from www.unicef.org/nigeria/about_3345.html to nrecruit@unicef.org by close of business on 30 September 2014.

    Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email. UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in ils mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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