UNICEF recruits 01 Programme Manager (Integrated Programming), P4
Job no: 522103
Work type: Temporary Appointment
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UNICEF Malawi during its previous Country Programme (CPD) 2012- 2018 worked to enhance integrated programming and team-work across sectors. While there were some limited successes, progress was limited by structural issues in terms of the set-up of the office and country structure and the lack of institutionalized systems fostering integration.
Using Human Centred Design Thinking the Malawi Office has developed a new CPD (2019-2023) that is very integrated and has a results structure that is no longer sectoral. It contains three programmatic pillars: 2 Pillar focusing on the life cycle of a child (0-6, school age 7-18) and one pillar focusing on the enabling environment along the socio-ecological model (child friendly and resilient communities).
The CPD and the subsequent Country Programme Management Plan (CPMP) have institutionalized integration into the structural design of UNICEF Malawi. This includes the placement of integrated staff within the sections where they will contribute to the results of the respective pillars. These integrated staff will have clear responsibilities and accountabilities. A Change Management Consultant has been engaged to support this process.
In addition to an integrated approach to programming, UNICEF Malawi in line with the UNDAF are reviewing the approach to capacity development in Malawi. The key for UNICEF Malawi is the roll out of the strategic actions, emanating from the study into doable actions for programme results. This includes the professionalization of training in certain sectors toward the achievement of programmatic results.
UNICEF Malawi would like to engage an Integrated Programming Manager who will contribute to the tasks necessary to move ahead on the phasing of the integrated approach while ensuring optimal programme quality, and the roll out of a comprehensive plan for capacity development. This will include a) participation in the Change Management process and assisting the office in the design and roll out of tools that will help staff/teams deliver results and b) review of capacity development assessment and the operationalization of the recommendations into a clear plan of action for the office. The work will draw from the design of the UNICEF CPD/CPMP and the UNDAF and build on the programmatic shifts from sector-based interventions to pillar based outcomes/outputs and the shifts in capacity development across the UN system.
In addition to and dovetailing from the above tasks, due to changes at Global level, the Integrated Programming Manager will be responsible for coordinating the drafting of the UNICEF Malawi Country Office Annual Report and proofing of results in RAM to consolidate achievements during 2019 which is submitted for inclusion in the UNICEF Global Annual report; and will support integrated annual planning for 2020.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
- An advanced university degree or equivalent in social sciences, project/programme management or other relevant discipline(s).*A first University degree in the above fields of studies, combined with 5 additional years of relevant work experience, may be acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.
- At least 8 years of relevant experience and proven expertise with planning and development, including strong understanding of UNICEF’s programming, gender equality, HRBA, capacity development, environmental sustainability and RBM.
- Good knowledge of national programming principles, INGOs and NGO networks, and a strong knowledge partnership principle in development work.
- Previous results report writing experience, particularly with UNICEF producing global reports.
- Excellent report writing skills, analytical skills as well as good computer skills.
- Previous experience in planning process for UNICEF or other like organizations.
- Excellent written in English, of publication standard;
- Experience in working with teams and team processes.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s 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 are:
- Diversity and inclusion
- Communication [II]
- Working with people [II]
- Drive for results [II]
- Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
- Analyzing (III)
- Applying technical expertise (III)
- Leading and supervising (II)
- Relating and networking (II)
- Deciding and Initiating action (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, 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.
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