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Posting Title:Programme Officer
Job Location: United States of America
Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management,
Preferred Experience: Relevant work experience of 2 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 12th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

How can you make a difference?

Programme Development and Management

  • Support the further development and implementation of UNICEF’s global programme guidance and tools regarding DRR and Recovery.
  • This includes advancing tools and guidance on risk assessment, the inclusion of DRR/Recovery in sector approaches and the integration of DRR (including risk assessment) into UNICEF systems of planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (in accordance with indicators in the Office Management Plan and Strategic Plan).

Field Support

  • Support Regional and Country offices through technical support, capacity development for staff and partners, access to tools and guidance and generation of, and access to, knowledge regarding DRR and Recovery.

Research, Evidence and Knowledge Management

  • Support Regional and Country offices through technical support, capacity development for staff and partners, access to tools and guidance and generation of, and access to, knowledge.

Optimum Use of Programme Funds

  • Assist in establishing programme work plans and monitor progress and compliance.   Help to manage allocation and disbursement of programme funds, ensuring that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
  • Takes appropriate actions to optimize the use of programme funds. Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through a transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration

  • Develop partnerships and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners so as to contribute to global DRR and Recovery developments carried out under the Sendai Framework, Paris Agreement and other DRR-related SDG frameworks to ensure that UNICEF is appropriately positioned and influences various global DRR, recovery and resilience processes.
  • This includes collaborating on technical support, supporting guidance and capacity development for preparedness and risk assessment (including platforms such as CADRI and tools such as PDA / CRNA).

Perform any other duties as required.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development and/or in relevant field is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of solid professional work experience at the national and/or international levels in project or programme management, programme development and management for disaster risk reduction or related areas is required.
  • Experience working for international organizations such as the United Nations is desirable.
  • Experience working in a developing country is desirable.
  • Background/familiarity with emergencies is desirable.
  • Experience working in intergovernmental and/or inter-agency processes is desirable.
  • Experience in the economic and financial dimensions of disaster risk reduction and/or climate risk is desirable.
  • Experience in engaging with multi-stakeholders (e.g. youth, parliamentarians, private sector) in disaster risk reduction is desirable.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.


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