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Thursday 28 November 2013

Chief Field Office - United Nations Children’s Fund in Uganda

Job Title: Chief Field Office
Organisation: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Grade: P-4
Vacancy No:  E-VN-2013-002469
Duty Station:  Moroto,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Field Operations and Emergency

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.

Job Summary: The Chief Field Office is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the national level programme of cooperation as it pertains to the area served by the zonal office, including emergencies, that address the consequences of the ongoing conflict and insecurity. As head of the Moroto Zone office, the incumbent directs a significant group of professional and support staff to develop and administer the current country programme.

Key Duties
Ensure effective management of the zone office through proper leadership, planning, control, organisation and motivation of staff in accordance with UNICEF personnel rules and regulations, financial policies and procedures.
Give leadership, guidance for program planning, implementation and analysis through ongoing consultations; inter sectoral exchanges with district officers and civil society partners, in close collaboration with the Kampala Office to achieve program objectives in the conflict affected districts and in other emergency settings.
Do field visits to monitor and evaluate programmes, as well as conduct periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.
Decide on required corrective action.
Provide technical advice and assistance to local authorities and other partners in the planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, seeking guidance from Kampala based Programme and Operations Chiefs on policy and operational issues.
Establish the programme work plan together with an effective monitoring and evaluation plan in collaboration with the Kampala based units, monitor compliance and provide training support and guidance to the zonal team to ensure objectives are met.
Identify human resource requirements and training needs and carry out performance planning and supervision.
Represent UNICEF in meetings with local authorities as well multi-lateral, bilateral agencies and NGOs; interact, negotiate and advocate programme goals and strategies. Identify strategic alliances, and influence District Development Plans and budgets to facilitate achievement of programme results.
Monitor and analyze the social, political and economic trends in the region as they affect women and children.
Maintain an appropriate intersectoral information and communication approach to contribute to the formulation of the country programme goals and objectives, its strategies and implementation framework.
Prepare annual work plans of action for the area, ensuring consistency with the national level strategies and objectives and UNICEF CPD and CPAP.
Coordinate with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and counterpart accountability.
Certify disbursements of funds monitor and submit financial status reports to Operations Chief.
Write programme status reports required for management, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.

The applicant should possess an advanced university degree in social sciences or related field.
Eight (8) relevant work experience at national and international levels in social development, management, monitoring and reporting.

Skills and Experience:
Familiarity and experience in coordination with other UN agencies, government and NGO partners.
Experience in emergencies.
Experience in management of staff, logistics and financial assets required.
Fluency in English required and another UN language an advantage.
Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.
Personal Competencies:
Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
Good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of  individuals across organizational departments.
Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.

 NB: 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 organization.

How to Apply:
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