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Re-advertisement: Climate Change and DRR Officer (NOB / FT), Bishkek. This vacancy is open to Nationals of Kyrgyzstan only

Apply now Job no: 534385
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-2
Location: Kyrgyzstan
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), NO-2

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.

Purpose for the job: 

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, Programme Officer is accountable for climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR) projects, planning, design, implementation and advocacy with a broad range of actors, in accordance with the Country Programme, focusing on mainstreaming child related priorities within broader climate change and disaster risk planning related interventions.

How can you make a difference?

Direct implementation support for the CC project (60%): 

  • Provide overall operational and technical support for the delivery of CC and DRR working in close collaboration with the Regional Office and development partners;  
  • Provide support to the timely and quality delivery of reports on CC and DRR;  
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of relevant  projects;  
  • Support the identification of up-scaling opportunities and strategies based on the results and recommendations of relevant evidence, including evaluations;  
  • Support knowledge management activities on CC, DRR and other relevant themes  

Programme/project planning, coordination and implementation:

  • Support planning, coordination and implementation of all climate change and DRR related projects; 
  • Oversee implementation progress on all UNICEF supported projects and liaise with Implementing Partners; 
  • Liaise with other teams in the office including Programmes and Operations as well as coordinate with UNICEF Implementing Partners, and multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society to support successful implementation of projects;
  • Contribute to policy development;
  • Support the development of strategic UNICEF policy position papers and internal briefing notes.

Effective Management/Delivery of CC and DRR Portfolio:

  • Support the achievement of timely and effective management of projects’ delivery focusing on achievement of programme results through:
  • Monitor current year and cumulative expenditure status and oversee achievement of key financial milestones such as budget revisions, financial closure and the like;
  • Coordinate with Implementing Partners to ensure timely and quality submission of work plans, financial and substantive reports on annual and quarterly basis;
  • Facilitate information gathering and preparation of annual project implementation reviews and external evaluations;
  • Oversee the identification of any exceptions or irregularities and act to rectify these immediately;
  • Identify any recurrent problems or trends and identify and suggest remedies and solutions such as training, guidelines, etc;
  • Provide management with advice relating to direction of project implementation;
  • Ensure day to day implementation of the CC and DRR programme portfolio. 

Learning, Knowledge Management and Self Development:

  • Apply cutting edge thinking, methodologies and lessons learnt from across the world to programmes and projects being implemented in CO and other countries;
  • Respond to queries on programme/project progress, impacts and lessons;
  • Develop and carrying out a personal learning plan (5%).
  1.   Knowledge Management for Programmes

Ensure that area/country programmes are strengthened by knowledge management through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of "lessons learned" and other corporate-level databases; participate in information exchange through donor and media visits as well as in the development of training and orientation material.

  1. Programme Development and Management

Contribute to the preparation of the Situation Analysis for programme development. Administer a consistent and transparent monitoring system;. Support preparation of programme work plans as required.

  1. Programme Planning, Implementation and Monitoring
  • Assist in establishing programme work plans and monitors progress and compliance. Help to manage allocation and disbursement of programme funds, ensuring that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
  • Undertake field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decides on required corrective action. Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts.  Ensure the timely preparation of annual program status reports.
  1. Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach

Assure the quality of child rights-based programmes through consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme design.

  1. National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
  • Provide government authorities with technical supports to plan and organize training programmes for capacity building and programme sustainability.
  • Ensure the building or reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners starting with taking a strategic approach to the identification of these partners and partnerships.
  1. Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration
  • Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies. Linkage to the Regional Programme Knowledge Network to ensure the availability of current and accurate programme data.
  • Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavors and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability.
  • Maintain collaboration with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers for effective overall coordination on programmes.

Detailed job descriotions following the link Download File Climate Change and DRR Officer.docx

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

  • University degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • A minimum two years of relevant professional work experience in the area of climate change and disaster risk reduction, vulnerability mapping, governance, community-based development programmes, or closely related fields.
  • National or field work experience.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Work experience in international organizations would be an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Russian languages, knowledge of Kyrgyz language of the duty station is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are: Leading and Supervising (II); Formulation Strategies and Concepts (II); Analyzing (II); Relating and Networking (I); Persuading and Influencing (I); Creating and Innovating (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.

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.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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Deadline: Central Asia Standard Time

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