UNICEF recruits 01 Programme Specialist (HACT)

UNICEF recruits 01 Programme Specialist (HACT)

Programme Specialist (HACT), NOC, Lilongwe, Malawi
Job Number: 521123 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Malawi
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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, social protection
UNICEF Malawi Country Programme (2019-2023) is aligned with the Government of Malawi’s Growth and Development Strategy (MDGS 111) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).  The program supports the Government of Malawi to meet its commitment to respect, protect and fulfil children’s rights in line with international conventions and standards. The country program is guided by the principles of children’s rights, equity, gender equality, inclusion and resilience, and supports evidence-based, integrative and innovative programming. The vision is that ‘all girls and boys in Malawi, especially the most disadvantaged and deprived, realize their rights’.  The program focuses on: early childhood (parenting, high-impact social services, early stimulation and learning), middle childhood and adolescence (learning, multi-sectoral services, active citizenship), communities (decentralized services and systems, community ownership, social norms), program effectiveness (monitoring, evaluation, HACT, Innovation, Social Protection and Social Policy and External Communication.  The program is based on ‘leaving no child behind’, realizing ‘rights for all children in Malawi’.
UNICEF Malawi Country Office adopted the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) as an approach for obtaining assurance that results have been achieved in line with resource utilization. It aims at managing risk related to cash transfers made to implementing partners in support of programme implementation, reducing partner transaction costs and allowing progressive use of national systems for management and accountability of results and resources.
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of the Implementing Partnership Management Specialist (P3) in coordination with other UNDG agencies and in close collaboration with the UN RCO, accountable for programme, planning, design, organize and implementation of United Nations HACT activities in Malawi, the incumbent will be accountable in the following areas of responsibilities:
Joint HACT planning for macro / micro assessments and audits
Technical support to UN HACT implementation
Risk management and quality assurance
Knowledge management and capacity building
Networking and inter-agency partnership
A detailed job description is attached herewith for further information about the job
Job Description – Programme Specialist (HACT Coordination).doc
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An Advanced University Degree in Development studies, Accounting, Programme/Project Management Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, Auditing or other relevant field is required.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in programme/project development and management or finance at the national level some of which with the UN and/or in a development sector is required.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
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 core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at
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 Wed Apr 17 2019 16:00:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)

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