Job no: 514378
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Congo, Dem. Rep
Categories: Communication / External Relations, P-2
For every child, make a difference
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in its programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why UNICEF’s focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
The implementation of UNICEF’s Gender Action Plan 2014-2017 in alignment with the Strategic Plan demonstrated the organization’s strengthened commitment to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as its core mandate.
UNICEF’s work on gender equality has been guided by the Gender Action Plan 2014-2017 (GAP), which has been to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in key areas of UNICEF’s work. The Gender Action Plan identified four targeted gender priorities – ending child marriage, promoting gender-responsive adolescent health, advancing girl’s secondary education, and addressing gender-based violence in emergencies – and elucidated the gender dimensions within each of UNICEF’s seven strategic outcome areas – Health, Nutrition, Water Sanitation & Hygiene, Education, Child Protection, HIV/AIDs and Social Inclusion. Additionally, the Gender Action Plan has included indicators for measuring the success of UNICEF’s gender programming and outlined steps to strengthen UNICEF’s institutional effectiveness in promoting gender equality throughout its programmatic work.
For every child, save lives
Democratic Republic of Congo
In spite of its vast physical size and limitless natural resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 176th out of 188 countries in the 2015 human development report. Child poverty is widespread, particularly in conflict-affected and hard-to reach areas. According to a recent UNICEF study, 80 percent of children aged zero to 15 years old experience at least two major child rights deprivations. Despite sustained growth in recent years, the size of DRC’s economy remains far too small to provide enough government revenue to meet the basic needs of the population, children in particular. Since 2016, political instability, the persistence of conflicts in Eastern DRC and a sharp fall in global commodity prices have been aggravating factors.
DRC is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the World where UNICEF works to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.
How can you make a difference to UNICEF in DRC?
Purpose of the job
Under the guidance of the Chief Emergency, prepares regular Donor Updates, donor reports, contribution monitoring, donor proposals, and management documents in relation to the UNICEF Emergency programme; responsible for improving the quality of donor reports and proposals and programme information.
Your Specific Responsibilities, Duties and Tasks:
- Prepares progress and utilization reports for donors including background situation, overall UNICEF experience in Emergency, objectives of specific donor contribution, target groups, results, constraints, appropriate financial statements, including relevant programme information, human interest stories, and photography to illustrate UNICEF supported activities supported by the specific donor;
- Works with programme staff to edit proposals for donors including background on the situation in the country and in the relevant sectors, action to date by UNICEF in this area, proposed activities, objectives, target groups, expected results, indicators, timeline for implementation and budget;
- Supports preparation of background information materials for visits of donors and other special interest groups;
- Designs and manages information management system for education programme and improves visibility;
- Supports programme monitoring to assure timely access to programme information for planning and management;
- Contributes to assuring quality on writing of official mid-year and annual reports, and quality of different management documents.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Education: Advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields. *A first level degree (bachelor’s) with additional two years of experience is acceptable in lieu of advanced degree.
- Work Experience: 2 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration is required; Developing country work experience is an asset; Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable;
- Language Proficiency: Fluency in French and English is required.
For every child, you demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
* Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
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Applications close: W. Central Africa Standard Time