For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments
How can you make a difference?
Under the close supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant supports the respective section through providing a range of procedural, administrative, operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring their country programme, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.
1. Support to programme development, planning and execution
- Compiles data and information on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations.
- Prepares and maintains records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section.
- Carries out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
- Arranges meetings, workshops and training courses pertaining to programme development, and provides support in making the necessary logistical arrangements.
- Follows up both internally with the Supply section and externally with counterparts to ensure supplies for programme implementation are delivered in a timely and accurate manner.
2. Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results
- Provides support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilization, operational, and financial closure.
- Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.
- Prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation.
3. Support in resource mobilization
- Compiles and organizes information and data pertaining to donors (both current and potential) and assists in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.
- Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
- Supports the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners pertaining to the section.
4. Support in knowledge management and capacity building
- Gathers and shares information as needed in support of improving the processes and daily operations of the section.
- Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by drafting necessary correspondence, compiling data reports and maintaining relevant records.
- Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization. A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.
- Knowledge and/or work experience in Education or ECD programme is preferred. Experience in providing support on programme implementation and budget monitoring, desirable. Strong skills in administrative and financial management including research and data management. Experience in using quantitative data and statistics is an advantage.
- High fluency in English and Thai, with excellent writing skill for monitoring and reporting. Strong planning, organizational, analytical, negotiation, interpersonal and problem solving skills. Relevant work experience in UN agencies or organizations is an advantage.
- Ability to handle and complete multiple tasks within deadlines with minimum supervision preferred. Tact, discretion, self-starter and good judgment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously in an international multicultural environment.
- Proven proficiency and good knowledge of computer applications. Meet UNICEF Core Values and Competencies for level of the position: Commitment, Diversity &Inclusion, Integrity, Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
Successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package under the UN system.
Please send application no later than 24 January 2018.
All UN including UNICEF candidates need to send an application letter together with Personal History (P-11) and Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) of the last two years.
Only short listed candidates will be notified.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.