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Posting Title:Deputy Representative
Job Location: Pakistan
Skill Required: Project/program Management,
Preferred Experience: Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 10th Jan, 2021

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Job Description

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 Deputy Representative (DR) reports to the Country Office (CO) Representative for general supervision and direction. The DR serves as principal support and adviser on the overall management of the CO, development of CO policies and strategies; and under delegated authority, for coordinating and managing all phases of the Country Office Program from formulation to delivery of results in accordance with the UNICEF Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework, ethics and integrity. The DR advocates the office culture change to create and retain a work environment based on UNICEF values and competencies as well as matrix management structures based on cross-silo collaboration and knowledge sharing.

How can you make a difference?

  • Developing and planning the Country Program
  • Support to the Representative on managing the CO
  • Monitoring and quality control of the Country Program
  • Representation, alliance building, and UN System coordination
  • Innovation, knowledge management, and capacity building

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 13 years of professional development experience that combines intellectual and managerial 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.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Person Profile:

  • Excellent managerial and people skills with demonstrated capacity to lead, empower and motivate a large team of program professionals in the direction of better results for children and quality control of programs and to nurture teams with a conviction of wellbeing, safety, and health of all personnel as a priority concern.
  • Current knowledge of development issues, policies as well as social programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan, and execute ideas as well as to transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational ability, including in insecure environments.
  • Good knowledge of technical cooperation programs, program administration, and project management in a UN context.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Good negotiation skills, maturity, and sensitivity to handle difficult stakeholders in a highly complex environment.
  • Good representation skills and expertise to deploy public relations and enhance UNICEF’s image in the public and with government and donors.
  • Good understanding of financial rules and regulations, risk management, and fund raising strategies.
  • Capacity to work under pressure in a difficult security situation and in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.


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