UNICEF recruits 01 Implementing Partnership Mgmt Specialist, P3
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Implementing Partnership Mgmt Specialist, P3, Khartoum, Sudan
Job no: 534922Contract type: Fixed Term AppointmentLevel: P-3Location: SudanCategories: Programme Management
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, a FutureThe overall goal of Sudan country programme 2018-2021 is to contribute to national efforts to enable all children and adolescents in Sudan, especially those in the most vulnerable situations, to have their rights progressively fulfilled and to develop to their full potential in an inclusive and protective environment. UNICEF works in partnership with a wide range of implementing partners, both government and CSO partners, to deliver results for children. Effective implementing partnership management is therefore essential for ensuring that resources are utilized as intended and results are being achieved. Sudan CO is looking for an experienced Implementing Partnership Management Specialist to provide technical and administrative support to ensure quality, effective and efficient management of implementing partnerships in the country office.
How can you make a difference?Under the guidance of the Deputy Representative, the Implementing Partnership Management Specialist will provide technical and administrative support and lead the effective management of implementing partnerships and enhance UNICEF’s credibility to partners which will have direct impact on programme execution and delivery of sustainable results.
1. Support to implementing partnership managementProvide technical support to the country office in the formalization of implementing partnerships with government, civil society organization and other implementing partners in line with relevant policies, procedures and guidelines, including the CSO Procedure and guidance on work plans.
Provide technical and administrative support in the implementation of HACT in line with the HACT policy and procedure and other relevant organizational policies, procedures and guidelines, including the DFAM Policy 5: Cash Disbursements Supplement 3-Cash Transfers (HACT). This includes coordinating the preparation of CO annual assessments and assurance plan, facilitating its execution and coordinating with other adopting agencies as appropriate
Coordinate with and/or seek technical support of the Regional Office on implementation of the CSO and HACT procedures.
2. Quality assuranceContribute to the design of and implement quality assurance strategies/processes for the implementation of the CSO procedure. This includes processes to ensure that implementing partners are selected and assessed in accordance with the CSO procedure and that all documentation is in line with corporate standards as stipulated in the CSO procedure.
Contribute to the design of and implement quality assurance strategies/processes to ensure that HACT assessments and assurance activities are undertaken in accordance with corporate terms of reference and guidance and that appropriate follow-up action and escalation steps are taken as needed.
3. Analysis, monitoring and reportingAnalyze and monitor cash transfers at the country office level, paying particular attention to outstanding direct cash transfers more than 6 months.
Using appropriate corporate tools and systems including InSight and e-Tools, report on status of implementation of HACT and identify high risk areas requiring special attention and/or support from the regional office.
Monitor internal country office processes for formalizing implementing partnerships with CSOs to ensure that corporate timelines are adhered to, especially in humanitarian responses.
Prepare reports for CMT and Regional Office as may be required.
4. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity buildingServe as the custodian of all implementing partnership documentation such as assessment and assurance reports, PCAs, SSFAs and programme documents, ensuring that they are adequately circulated in the office and properly archived.
Design and implement capacity building strategy/initiatives for CO staff to ensure that CO staff are knowledgeable and comply with the HACT and CSO procedures and other relevant corporate policies, procedures and guidance that impact on implementing partnership management
Design and implement/facilitate capacity building strategy/initiatives for staff of implementing partners to ensure that they are knowledgeable on all aspects of partnering with UNICEF, with particular emphasis on the HACT and CSO procedures.
Participate in country office ERM exercises to ensure that risks for implementing partnership management are identified and mitigation measures put in place.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…• An Advanced University Degree in Development studies, International Development, Programme/Project Management Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, Auditing or other relevant field is required.
• A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in programme/project development and management or finance at the national and international level some of which with the UN and/or in a developing country is required.
• Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and the following core competencies of communication, working with people and drive for results and..
Functional Competencies Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
Analyzing (III) Relating and networking (II) Deciding and Initiating action (II) Applying technical expertise (III)
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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Remarks: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.
Due to COVID19, office physical presence and travel restriction might be in place at the duty station. In this regard, it is expected that the selected incumbent will have the resources to work remotely as long as it is required.
Once COVID19 restrictions are lifted, it is expected that the incumbent will be physically present in the position duty station. Specific circumstances will be discussed during the recruitment process.
Please note that some entitlements related to relocation will be effective once the official travel to the duty station takes place.
Deadline: 25 Oct 2020 E. Africa Standard TimePOSTULER