UNICEF recruits 01 Chief Field Operations, P-4
Chief Field Operations, P-4, Yaounde, Cameroon
Job Number: 521184 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Cameroon
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
UNICEF works in some of the world toughest places, to reach the world 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, [insert tagline]
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative of Cameroon Country Office, the Chief Field Operations is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities relating to emergency preparedness and response; manages the UNICEF Cameroon field operations including the supervision of the Chief of Zonal offices.
How can you make a difference?
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, undertake assessment of conditions resulting from emergency situations affecting children and women in Cameroon, determine priority for interventions, and identify problems and constraints in order to ensure effective response and service delivery; prepare project proposals and contribute to the preparation of the consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal, Humanitarian Workplan, CERF submission and other related documentation as necessary. Participate in the development of strong donor contacts and relations, monitoring and updating of emergency programme funding priorities and provide support to Representative in fund raising activities;
As an interface to the Deputy Representative, provide overall leadership, guidance and direction for the development of appropriate operational strategies, day to day programme implementation, and in consultation with the Chief Social Policy, M&E, continuous monitoring and regular reporting by zonal offices for programme implementation and management;
Support two zonal offices in effective work planning, implementation of activities, office organization, regional operations and logistics; including creating a strong link to UN security functions including DSS and facilitate the use of the UN Security Management System for UNICEF staff; meet with government officials to facilitate operations of the zonal offices. Supervise Chiefs of Field Offices;
As part of the senior management team, and taking into consideration field realities, ensure the integration of regular and emergency programme sectors in all stages of the programming process, i.e., the situation analysis/annual needs assessments, CPD and CPAP, Zonal offices work plans whenever applicable, programme strategy, planning monitoring and evaluation, and courses for action for achievement of emergency, early recovery and development programmes objectives;
In coordination with the programme cluster and Chiefs of Zonal offices, participate with government and NGO partners in the development of strategies, methodologies and identification of new operational approaches for improving programme delivery in emergencies, early recovery and development activities;
Develop contingency plans together with Programme and Operations sections, and facilitate the operationalization of the plan including monitoring its implementation and follow up on agreed actions. Coordinate and support the efforts of the Programme section Emergency Focal Persons through regular emergency meetings, to handle specific emergency issues in support of the Government preparedness and response efforts;
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, interact with government and other partners, donors, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of emergency programme preparedness and field implementation; follow up on implementation of recommendations and agreements related to field implementation;
Contribute to the Knowledge Management function of the office by assisting in coordination and inter-sectoral exchange of field information and experience between programme sections and zonal offices including the identification of specific advocacy issues and approaches with counterparts, NGOs and donors.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have¦
Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Business Administration, Public Health, Education, or other related technical field.
8 years progressive experience at national and international levels in field operations management with strong background in complex humanitarian operations.
Fluency in French and English.
COMPETENCIES OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
Diversity and Inclusion
Working with People [III]
Drive for Result [III]
Leading and Supervising [III]
Formulating Strategies and Concept [II]
Relating and Networking [III
Deciding and Initiating Action [II]
Following Instructions and Procedures [III]
For every Child, you demonstrate¦
UNICEF core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post area¦.
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Closing Date Fri Apr 12 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)