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(Re-Advertisement) : Programme Assistant, (GS-5), Social Policy, Temporary Appointment (5 months), UNICEF Thailand Country Office, Bangkok

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Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Bangkok
Level: G-5
Location: Thailand
Categories: Social Policy

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, better future.

Learn about what we do to create a fair chance for every child in Thailand, click here.

 

How can you make a difference?

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

Major Responsibilities

  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 his/her respective section.
  • 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Support in resource mobilization
  • Compiles and organizes information and data pertaining to donors (both current and potential). 
  • Compiles and organizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.
  • Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
  • Supports the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners pertaining to the section.
  1. 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, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by drafting necessary correspondence, compiling data reports and maintaining relevant records. 

 

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  • Proficient in written and verbal both English and Thai is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.
  • Thorough knowledge of UNICEF administrative policies and procedures.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and prioritizing skills and abilities.
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative, and good judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Training and experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other UNICEF software such as SharePoint
  • Strong office management skills.
  • Prior work experience with the UN and familiarity with UN administrative policies and procedures is considered a plus.

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in 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, and 8) Nurtures, leads and manages people (applicable for supervisor and manager’s role).

The core competencies required for this post are…

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

 

Functional Competencies

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

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package under the UN system.

Only shortlisted candidates with pre-screening according to child safeguarding will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Please send application together with P-11 and Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs) of the last two years no later than 9 July 2022.

Download File P11 Form.doc

 

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.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

For gender balance in the workforce, Thai National male qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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

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