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Programme Assistant GS 5- Fixed Term, Zonal Office Kolda, Senegal Country Office, Readvertisement

Apply now Job no: 511222
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Senegal
Categories: Support: Programme, G-5, Programme Management

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, [insert tagline]

[Include information about the country/specific programme. Ideally include a link to a video]

How can you make a difference?

Under the close supervision and guidance of the Chief of field office, the programme assistant supports the section through providing a range of procedural, administrative, operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring their zonal office intervention, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

Key Expected Results

  • Support to programme development, planning and execution. 
  • Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results, ensuring regular communication between the zonal office, implementing partners and the country Office in programme monitoring, effective management of request, payments and liquidations of DCT
  • Support in knowledge management and capacity building

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  1. Support to programme development, planning and execution.
  •  Compiles data and information on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations. 
  •  Prepares and maintains records pertaining to programme planning and development for the whole zonal Office.
  •  Carries 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. 
  •  Arranges meetings, workshops and training courses pertaining to programme development, and provides support in making the necessary logistical arrangements.
  •  Following up both internally with the Supply section and externally with counterparts to ensure supplies for programme implementation are delivered in a timely and accurate manner.  

2. Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results

    • Provides support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilization, operational, and financial closure.
    •  Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up. 
    •  Prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation especially all assurance activities (HACT)
    • Ensure regular communication with implementing partners and the country office in programme monitoring for effective management of request, payments and liquidations of DCT. 

3. Support in Knowledge Management and capacity building 

  • Gathers and shares information as needed in support of improving the processes and daily operations of the section.
  •  Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring including assurance activities (HACT), programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by drafting necessary correspondence, compiling data reports and maintaining relevant records

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required. 
  • Fluency in in French and knowledge in English. knowledge of local language will be 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.

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (I)
  • Working with People (I)
  • Drive for Results (I)

Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning & Researching (I)
  • Planning and organizing (I)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (I)

View our competency framework at


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.


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