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Operations Officer NOB/NO 2 - Jamaica, (Jamaican Nationals Only) - Re Advertised

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Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-2
Location: Jamaica
Categories: Finance and Administration, Human Resources, Information Communication Technology, Supply/Logistics, Internal Audit Management, Legal, Operations and Business Management

Location of  Assignment:  Kingston, Jamaica

Type : Fixed Term

Anticipated Start Date:  March 1, 2022

Download File Operations Officer Level 2 Job Profile.docx

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, 

The right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential and to the benefit of a better world.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the  Head of Office ( Representative), the  Operations Officer  serves as a Strategic Business Partner,  accountable for operations functions, facilitate change, provide risk informed, solution-focused analysis, advice and services and contribute to programme and management decisions for delivering results for children in specific operational contexts

This will involve the  following  key functions:

  • Valuing People: Implement people resources strategies to promote technical competence and foster career progression and retention of a “fit for purpose”/ agile workforce
  • Valuing Money: Champion strategic resources to achieve organizational goals and ensure Value for Money (VfM)
  • Valuing Risk Management: Enhance Risk Management to increase organizational performance and strengthen internal control
  • Valuing Systems and Structures: Ensure further operational centralization and optimization for maximized efficiency gains
  • Valuing Partners: Strengthening internal and external-facing partnerships and leveraging UNICEF’s oversight and understanding of financial management across all areas of the office.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 To qualify as an advocate for every child you must have:-


An Advanced University Degree in one of the following areas is required:

• Business management
• Financial management
• Accounting
• Public Finance
• Related operations function (Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Project management, etc.) 

*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

A professional license from internationally recognized institutions is an asset.

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience, at the national and/or international level, is required, specifically in one or more operations management area including budget; financial management and reporting; facilities management; administration; supply and logistics management; information and communication technology; human resources
  • Experience in a UN system agency, large private or public company, or experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian/ emergency context is an asset.
  • Experience in working with corporate ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) and IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) is highly desirable
  • Understanding of Results Based Management (RBM) is a requirement.
  • Experience in supporting successful client-oriented work units is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY 

  • 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, Accountability, Respect, Trust and Integrity and core competencies in

 Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
 Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
 Works Collaboratively with others (2)
 Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
 Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
 Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
 Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
 Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)


UNICEF shall hold all property rights, such as copyright, patents and registered trademarks, on matter directly related to, or derived from, the work carried out through this contract with UNICEF.


To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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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