Programme Officer- Joint Resilience Programme Coordination, NO-2,Mogadishu, Somalia, Post # 123830 ,Temporary Appointment – 364 days)
Job no: 559601
Position type: Temporary Appointment
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
Department/Office: Mogadiscio, Somalia
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Hope
Somalia is prone to frequent and recurrent Climatic shocks, including flooding and drought. For the majority of communities in the country that depend on agricultural or pastoralist livelihoods, this can have a direct and detrimental impact on food and nutrition security.
These shocks can lead to loss of household income, and to negative coping strategies that may change patterns of food acquisition and consumption or erode productive assets and human capital – for example, as children are pulled out of school and households suffer reduced economic access to clean water and health services. Shocks can also have an impact on food systems, constraining market availability of food items and driving up prices and reducing labour opportunities in both urban and rural areas.
This position will support coordination and implementation of the Resilience programme.
How can you make a difference?
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Technical coordination Focal point for the Joint Resilience Programme, currently KFW funded and implemented jointly by UNICEF, FAO, and WFP.
- Serve as the link between technical teams and Resilience Unit to follow up on recommendations from technical specialists on implementation progress, challenges, best practices, and identification of new opportunities are shared and discussed.
- Support quality of resilience and climate change programming through collection of evidence and data to organize them to highlight resilience challenges, best practices, and identification of new opportunities. Work with sections on implementation of integrated solutions throughout the programme cycle.
- Provide support to the Resilience Specialist and Climate specialist to maintain broader partnerships on climate change and resilience and ensure coordination of UNICEF’s work across sectors and in particular WASH with relevant partners.
- Support knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation, and lessons learnt arising from implementation of resilience approaches through, with a focus on the upcoming Impact Evaluation and end of phase I and II evaluation.
- Support compilation and review of donor reports as outlined in the donor agreement. Support internal follow up on technical feedback and specific request from donor.
- Optimum use of Resilience and climate change Programme Funds by monitoring section’s expenditure patterns are within the approved budgets.
- Provide support to sections on climate change and resilience programme planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation and follow up to ensure realization of complementary programming and transitions is followed up.
- Participate in technical working groups, steering committee and other joint programme meetings, review meetings and evaluation exercises in consultation with Resilience Specialist, Programme Managers, other UN agencies and government partners.
- Carry out other related duties as required by the Resilience Specialist in support of the programme
- As an active team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly, and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
- Ensure efficient, regular, and documented coordination and follow up on agreed actions with partners of the Joint resilience Programme inside and outside UNICEF
- Contribute to UNICEF cross sectoral resilience and climate change programmes strategy and Humanitarian Development Nexus.
- Emergency response team supported in resilience absorption and adaptation programming for the Emergency Drought response.
- Effective follow up recommendation with respective technical sections
- Build efficient relationship with authorities to ensure agreed workplan is implemented
- Donor reporting deadline and efficient spending of resilience funds are timely and coordinated with the sections.
- Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated, and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- A first University Degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Community Development, or another relevant field.
- A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in required.
- Strong grants and project management skills, including reporting.
- Experience in proposal development is an asset
- Experience working with a KFW grant is an asset
- Strong communication skills, including an ability to build rapport with individuals and groups and maintain an effective network of individuals across organizational departments, agencies, and governments.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: Mar 08 2023 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: Mar 17 2023 E. Africa Standard Time