Aug 112017

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 24 Aug 2017

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.For every child, a champion

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organisation does – in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasising 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 favouritism. 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 the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realising 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.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief of Child Survival and Development section (CSD), the Temporary Senior Programme Assistant provides support to CSD during the staff member’s maternity leave from end of October 2017 to May 2018 to performs a variety of information collecting, performance and financial monitoring and evaluation, technical and administrative services in support of programme officers, partners and counterparts involved with CSD. The post will also be required to provide financial and programme checks on various components of the programme at national and sub national levels, prioritised according to needs of vulnerable target groups.

  • CSD plans and finances managed, monitored and implemented effectively
  • Knowledge management and capacity building of counterparts through spot checks and routine monitoring systems
  • Donor reports receive required programmatic and financial inputs to be submitted on time
  • CSD provided with general support as and when required
  • Duration: from23 October2017 to 22 May 2018

    For more information on the position, please refer to the attached Job Profile.JD of Snr. Program Assistant GS7 CSD Vacancy Notice.doc

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Education: Completion of Secondary School Education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to the work of the organization.

    Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible programme administrative and accounting work, of which at least 2-3 year closely related support of programme activities.

    Language Requirements: Fluency in both English and Vietnamese is required.

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication (II), Working with People (II)and Drive for Results (II).

    Functional Competencies:

  • Analysing [II]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [II]
  • Following instructions and Procedures [II]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]
  • What we can offer you?

    Competitive salary: Ranging fromUSD22,378 (net annually), depending on qualifications and experience.

    Pension benefits: You will become a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.

    Health insurance scheme: You and your eligible dependentswill be covered by the UN Medical Insurance Plan.

    Professional Development: you will havedifferent learning opportunities to strengthen your skills and competencies.

    Become part of the United Nations: As an International organization that is part of the United Nations system, UNICEF offers opportunities to learn from other countries, and possible career options outside Viet Nam.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

    click here for more details and apply to position


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