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Programme and Planning Officer (Partnership) P-2 Santiago, Chile #00126675

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Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Santiago
Level: P-2
Location: Chile
Categories: 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, a childhood

To ensure effective leadership and support for planning and partnership management, a Programme Planning and Partnership P2 position will be created. This role will report to both the Deputy Representative and the Representative for Partnerships, playing a crucial part in designing and planning the CPD. Responsibilities include assisting the Deputy Representative in program planning and financial monitoring, managing partnerships with various stakeholders, and identifying local partnership opportunities for subnational agreements.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the supervisor, provide professional technical assistance and support for programme design, planning and implementation, management and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of programme goals and objectives.

KEY END-RESULTS EXPECTED
1. Technical contribution and participation in effective knowledge management made to strengthen country programme management and activities, including data collection, analysis, and information sharing/exchanges.
2. Effective monitoring system administered and analysis of country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications provided for the identification of critical programme intervention point and measures; changes in programme work plans and recommendations drafted or prepared as required.
3. Programme funds effectively monitored for optimum use.
4. Programme monitoring and evaluations effectively conducted to improve programme performance, and programme status reports timely prepared.

5. Technical support and assistance provided to elevate the quality of rights-based projects /programmes, and add coherence, synergy and value to project management process by using results-based management.
6. Contribution and support provided to build and reinforce commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners.
7. Rights perspective and advocacy at the community and family levels incorporated in policy analysis for establishing and elevating UNICEF’s credibility in policy debates.
8. Technical support and assistance provided to enhance effective communication and networking through partnership and collaboration.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS
Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be responsible for all or most of the following areas of major duties and key end results.
1. Knowledge Management for Programmes
Contribute to country programmes by supporting knowledge management through providing professional assistance in 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 with partners as well as in the development of training and orientation material by providing professional technical assistance.

2. Programme Development and Management
Provide professional technical assistance in the preparation of the Situation Analysis for programme development and management by collecting and analyzing data and monitoring implementation progress. Contribute to the identification of critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyze country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects. Draft or prepare programme work plans as required. Propose adjustments/changes in work plans. Propose programme recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices for supervisor.

3. Optimum Use of Programme Funds
Monitors programme implementation progress and compliance. Monitors the allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Takes appropriate recommendations or actions to optimize use of programme funds.

4. Programme Monitoring and Evaluations

Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decides on required corrective action.

Collaborate with partners to carry out a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation and participate in the major programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Representative, the Operations Officer, the Evaluation Officer and others to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery. Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Collaborate and prepare annual program status reports in a timely manner, as required.

5. Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach

Support a rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks. Collaborate with partners and assist in the strengthening of quality child rights-based programmes through consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects. Contribute to coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.

Provide professional technical assistance in preparing viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, new initiatives and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women.

6. National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability

Provide government authorities with technical assistance and support in planning and organizing training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.

Promote and maintain the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners by identifying these partners and partnerships and providing continuous support, coordination and collaboration for sustainability.

7. Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels

Analyze programme related issues and policies from a children's and women's rights perspective and advocacy at the community and family levels for elevating credibility in national policy debates. Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication.

8. Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration.

Facilitate 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 development data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies. Establish and maintain 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 endeavours and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability. Approve allocation and disbursement of funds ensuring they are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated in accordance with the programme budget allotments (PBA).
Maintain close collaboration with Regional and HQ Advisers for overall coordination.
Provide professional support in the provision of technical advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area/country level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported by the UNICEF programme.

Impact of Results

• Enhance the Programme Section with the rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks

• Programme team and partners supported in the programme planning and management

• Effective partnership and collaboration maintained to leverage capacity and resources for the achievements of the CPD results

• Work collaboratively and provide guidance and support to Management on data needs/analysis needed to achieve outputs and outcomes of the Programme Section.

• Effective knowledge management, innovations, information exchange and training/orientation materials developed and utilized for strengthening of programme planning and implementation of activities.

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

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field. An advanced degree is considered a strong asset.

  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience is required.

  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.

  • Background/familiarity with emergencies is considered as an asset.

    Technical Knowledge:

    i) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the Job)
    • Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
    • UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.

    ii) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
    • Methodology of programme/project management
    • UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies.
    • Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNCEF position and approaches.
    • UNICEF policies and strategy to address on national and international issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
    • UNICEF emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches.
    • Gender equality and diversity awareness

    iii) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
    • UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
    • UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
    • UN security operations and guidelines.
    • UNSECORD training for members of Security Management Team.

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is 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: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(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 (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. 

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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 diversity profile are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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