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    Programme Associate - Peshawar, Pakistan - UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

    UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
    UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund Peshawar, Pakistan

    1 month ago

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    UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children's lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

    At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

    UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission.

    We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

    Visit [our website]) to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.


    For every child, be a hero


    Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989.

    However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges.


    UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children.

    This will be made through, among others things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves.


    In particular, UNICEF will work so that:

    • Every child survives and thrives -
    • being in good health, immunised, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.
    • Every child learns.
    • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.
    • Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.
    To learn more about UNICEF's work in Pakistan, please visit the country website []) and videos on [YouTube]) and [Vimeo])


    Under the close supervision and guidance of the Programme Specialist (Team Lead), the programme assistant supports the respective section (s) by carrying out a range of procedural, administrative, and operational tasks, to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.


    To make a difference, the incumbent shall be responsible for following key strategic functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks;

    • Facilitating the processing of contracts for consultants, vendors and external partners that support the office in programme delivery. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TOR's in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements. Keeps vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters uptodate.
    • Collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and thereafter processing in VISION and Mycase.
    • Preparing and maintaining records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation and financial expenditures.
    • Supporting the management of administrative supplies and office equipment.
    • Maintaining office calendar and arranging meetings. Taking minutes of meetings and keeping the correspondence of the team well organized.
    • Providing travel assistance to staff members in the section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization's rules and policies. Liaising with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
    • Maintaining and updating a system which monitors the absence of staff.
    • Preparing and maintaining records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section.
    • Carrying 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.
    • Supporting capacity development activities, meetings and conferences by making the logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers and hosts; arranging times through liaising with participants over availability; liaising with budget focal points and section over costs and needs; and preparing background materials for participants.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have...

    • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the organization's work.
    • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.
    • Experience in using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other online applications such as SharePoint, SAP is considered an asset.
    • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
    • Fluency in English and the local language of the duty station required.

    For every Child, you demonstrate...


    UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it.


    Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:
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    The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...


    Builds and maintains partnerships (1) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (1) Drive to achieve results for impact (1) Innovates and embraces change (1) Manages ambiguity and complexity (1) Thinks and acts strategically (1) Works collaboratively with others (1).

    Familiarize yourself with [our competency framework]) and its different levels.


    Life at UNICEF
    Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding.

    With attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.

    We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. We offer a [wide range of benefits to our staff]), including [reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities]). Our contracts, wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as;

    • Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension etc.
    • Career support, staff wellbeing programme, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, childcare room, family support, policies & initiatives, security etc.
    • UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.


    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.


    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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.

    All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

    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.


    Remarks:

    • The vacancy announcement is open both to internal and external candidates.
    • Verified/attested educational certificates/ degrees by HEC/foreign institutions are a prerequisite for employment at UNICEF, as the case may be.
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    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 will be prioritized.

    • Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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.
    • UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants' bank account information.
    Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found [here]).

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