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For every child, a champion
UNICEF South Sudan faces a complex operating environment, with challenges related to conflict and lack of road infrastructure. Our work has been focusing on lifesaving needs, tackling issues such as acute malnutrition, displacement and insecurity, and basic health. We are also continuing with regular programming, such as providing routine and supplementary immunization services, safe drinking water, access to sanitation, and strengthening early childhood development.
Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.
How can you make a difference?
The purpose is to provide oversight, quality assurance and technical support to the management of implementing Civil Society (CSO) partnerships and compliance with the respective operational policies and procedures in the country office.
Support the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (PM&E) section’s efforts to increase staff and partner understanding of UNICEF policy and procedures and enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery and support of results for children specifically to focus on rules and procedures that apply to collaborative actions between UNICEF and civil society organizations with UNICEF resources, focusing specifically on formalized arrangements with partners that are governed by a programme cooperation agreement (PCA), small-scale funding agreement (SSFA).
Support to implementing partnership management:
Provides technical assistance to country offices in the formalization of partnerships with government, civil society organizations and other implementing partners in line with relevant policies, procedures and guidelines including the CSO procedure and guidance on work plans.
Provides technical assistance to country office in the implementation of CSO partnerships in line with the CSO Policy and Procedure and other relevant organizational policies, procedures and guidelines including UNICEF’s Strategic Framework for Partnerships and Collaborative Relationships, and the Guiding Principles of Partnership with CSOs. This procedure is to be read in conjunction with the UNICEF Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers(HACT) Policy and Procedure, Programme Policy and Procedure Manual, the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action, UNICEF Supply Manual and the Simplified Standard Operating Procedures for Level 3 and Level 2 Emergencies. These recognize that partnerships between UNICEF and civil society organizations (CSO) are critical to achieving results for children in both development and humanitarian contexts.
Guides, advises and supports country office in partnership submission, review and approval processes and the development of country level programmatic assurance plans.
Oversight and quality assurance
Enhances the office’s capacity for effective and efficient CSO partnership processes. Under the general guidance and supervision of P-3 Implementing Partnership Management (HACT) Specialist provides technical guidance and support to programme sections and field offices for the advancement of CSO partnerships.
Ensures the required duties and responsibilities of the Partnership Review Committee (PRC) secretary are carried out as specified by the CSO Procedure, Annex A (ToR for the Partnership Review Committee) and coordinated the timely processing (quality assurance) of the following umbrella programme cooperation agreements (PCAs) in conformity to global standards and Country Office (CO) specific requirements.
Provides oversight and ensure quality assurance processes are in place on the implementation of the CSO Procedure. This includes ensuring that partners are selected in accordance with the CSO Procedure, time limits for operationalizing partnerships are met, especially in humanitarian responses, results are clearly articulated and Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART) methodology and budgets reflect actual requirements for achieving results.
Analysis, monitoring and reporting
Monitors and reports on the status of CSO partnerships implementation at the country level using corporate tools and systems such as e-Tools and InSight.
Prepares reports for Regional Office and Headquarters as may be required.
Analyze and monitor umbrella PCA and PD submission, review and approval processesat regional and country level.
Provide analysis of partnerships from lenses of results and value, risk and assurance, and transparency and accountability.
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Support and facilitate country office capacity and knowledge exchange on in-country implementing partnerships management intra-office processes.
Support and facilitate country office capacity development activities of staff and implementing partners on implementing partnership management with a special focus on implementation of CSO Procedures.
Identify and share good practices on implementing partnership management in general and CSO partnerships and interact with NYHQ and other agencies at global, regional and country level on matters concerning implementing partnership management.
Support country offices in the roll-out and implementation of e-Tools for implementing partnership management.
Develop training/orientation materials and training calendar and schedule to support proposed joint capacity strengthening exercise for implementation by Partnerships, HACT, Contribution Management teams.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education:Advanced university degree in international development, public affairs, international relations, political science or other related field. *A first level university degree with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
Work Experience:At least two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in external relations, liaison and/or any resource-mobilization related activities, preferably in an international organization is required.
Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language considered as 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.
The functional competencies required for this post are:
Leading and Supervising (I)
Formulating strategies and Concepts (II)
Relating and Networking (II)
Persuading and Influencing (II)
Applying Technical Expertise (II)
Entrepreneurial Thinking (II)
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.
* 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.
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receivingan offer.
* Please note that this is a non-family duty station.
* 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.