Programme Officer HACT (NOB), Conakry, Guinea, # 98797
Job Number: 530415 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Guinea
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
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A/ Purpose of the Job:
The Programme Officer-HACT reports to the Implementing Partnership Management Specialist ( HACT Specialist). The Programme Officer HACT provides professional financial, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process by preparing, managing and/or executing a variety of technical and administrative tasks to facilitate the effective implementation of HACT in line with the UNICEF HACT Policy and UNICEF HACT Procedure.
B/ Key Function, Accountabilities and related duties:
1. Support to the HACT planning during the programming process
Participate in HACT planning and discussions and support the development and completion of HACT plans through research, collection, analysis and reporting of related information/data to facilitate planning and priority setting for HACT activities.
Provide technical and operational support throughout the process by executing/administering technical, operational and administrative transactions and preparing related materials/documentations to ensure the incorporation of HACT into the country programme.
Prepare CO-wide micro assessment and assurance plans in collaboration will other programme staff and relevant operations colleagues
Prepare information on shared implementing partners to facilitate joint planning and execution of micro assessments and audits in line with the UNICEF HACT Procedure
2. Support to implementation of HACT activities
Serve as reference person on HACT implementation in the office.
Facilitate the execution of HACT activities undertaken by external service providers through scheduling, arranging briefings and related administrative needs to ensure service providers have appropriate and comprehensive information for effective and efficient completion of assignments,
Conduct and/or coordinate spot checks of implementing partners in collaboration with other CO staff.
Support the preparation of HACT implementation status report in insight through collation of implementation information from relevant CO colleagues.
Contribute to development and monitoring of implementation of CO HACT related SOPs and internal procedures, including for escalation of issues identified through assurance activities.
3. Review and use of HACT reports
Support the recording and updating of risk ratings of implementing partners in VISION through review of the Vendor Master and provision of relevant information to appropriate colleagues in the CO.
Establish a central repository for HACT decisions. documentation and reports to provide timely and current information to facilitate implementation of HACT in the CO.
Review assessments and programme assurance reports to identify areas of weaknesses related to the implementation of HACT and keep supervisor/partners informed of findings for timely action and/or intervention
4. Networking and inter-agency partnership
Provide technical information and operational support to implementing partners, UN system partners and other stakeholders in the CO on the implementation of HACT to reinforce UN/CO harmonization and coordination.
Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of HACT information and knowledge to facilitate/build their capacity for implementing HACT.
Participate in appropriate inter-agency meetings/events to facilitate and promote sharing of information, knowledge, experiences and best practice and enhance coordination of activities in line with the UNICEF procedure
Interact regularly with Other country offices and the Regional Office on HACT
5. Knowledge management and capacity building
Identify, synthesize and share lessons learned from HACT and its implementation for integration into broader knowledge development planning and management efforts.
Identify, synthesize and share lessons learned and best practice in the implementation of HACT.
Contribute to design and implementation of capacity development strategy/initiatives for implementing partners which can be supported by UNICEF through identification of common weaknesses in financial and procurement management from review of micro assessment and assurance activity reports of high and significant risk partners.
Contribute to design and implementation of capacity development strategy/initiatives for CO staff to ensure that staff has knowledge and skills to fulfill their responsibilities under HACT.
C/ Impact of Results:
The effective support provided by the Programme Officer HACT to the careful planning and effective implementation of the HACT activities directly impacts on programme execution and delivery of sustainable results and promote national ownership and accountability for programme resources.
D/ Competencies and Level of Proficiency required:
Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity
Core Competencies: Communication (ii),Working with People (I), Drive for Results(1)
Formulating strategies and concepts (l)
Applying technical expertise (Il)
Learning and researching (Il)
Planning and organizing (Il)
A University Degree in Development Studies, International development, Programme/Project Management, Business Administration
Development, Programme/Project Management, Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, and Auditing or other relevant field is re required.
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in programme/project development and management or financial planning, management and oversight or related field at the international and/or in a developing country is required.
Relevant experience in program/project financial monitoring and evaluation in a UN system agency or organization is 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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 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.
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 Mon Mar 16 2020 01:00:00 GMT+0100 (Paris, Madrid)