UNICEF Chief Field Office - Aleppo, Syria

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Field Operations, P-5, is responsible to provide leadership and technical guidance to facilitate implementation of agreed results for children in the governorate of Aleppo, including monitoring of situation of children and performance of programmes supported by UNICEF, management of effective partnerships, advocacy and management and development of staff.

Key Expected Results
1. Representation:
Represent UNICEF and the rights and needs of children to government officials, local authorities, non-state actors, NGOs, CBOs and beneficiary communities.

Advocacy - Advocate with government officials, local authorities, non-state actors, NGOs, CBOs and beneficiary communities, attention to the rights and needs of children, with particular focus on humanitarian access and protection of children.

2. Programme Development & Monitoring:
Monitor the Situation - Develop and maintain a sound knowledge and understanding of the humanitarian and political situation and dynamics of the conflict in order to assess impact on the situation of and programmes for children and to identify needs and opportunities.

Access to Hard to Reach Areas - negotiate with all parties to secure access to population in hot spots and hard to reach areas, including through agency specific convoys, interagency convoys and delivery of critical life-saving interventions.

Programme Implementation - In collaboration with relevant chiefs sections of the Country Office, plan, coordinate and manage the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF support within the governorate.

Syria Humanitarian Response Action Plan - Contribute to the country Office situation analysis, SHARP formulation, plans of action, project agreements, project cooperation agreements, annual and mid-term reviews, annual reports, and other required documentation.

Capacity Strengthening - Support capacity strengthening of government and NGO partners on situation analysis, policy, plan/programme/project formulation, project management, monitoring and evaluation.

Monitoring - Organize and participate in the regular monitoring of UNICEF supported interventions in the governorate through project review, field visits, inspection of supplies, and review of reports, accounts and outputs.

Reporting - In cooperation with relevant sections of the Country Office, prepare or contribute to the monthly SITREP, donor reports and special reports.

3. Human Resource & Supply Management:
Supply - Monitor the storage, distribution, end use and maintenance of UNICEF supplies used within the governorate.

Human Resource Development - participate in and monitor the deployment and recruitment of staff for assignment within the governorate. Monitor personnel processes, timely completion of performance evaluation, staff training and career development.

4. Team Leadership and Management:
Team Leadership - Provide inspiring leadership to the UNICEF team in Aleppo, terms of UNICEF Mission, guiding principles, policy interpretation, guidance on procedures, developing and maintenance of positive attitudes, constructive team behavior, and positive relations with all partners.

Management - Through participatory approaches, manage the work of the UNICEF field office and team, ensuring high standards of accountability and efficiency.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education Background:
Advanced University Degree in any of the following: Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Business Administration, Public Health, Education, or other fields related to the work of UNICEF.
*A first University Degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of Advanced University Degree.

Work Experience:
Eight years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in social development, management, monitoring and evaluation.

Language Proficiency:
Fluency in English and another UN language is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
i) Core Values:
- Commitment
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Integrity

ii) Core Competencies:
- Communication
- Working with People
- Drive for Results

iii) Functional Competencies:
- Leading and Supervising
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts
- Analyzing
- Relating and Networking
- Persuading and Influencing
- Creating and Innovating

* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
** Please note that Aleppo, Syria is a non-family duty station.

For more information, please visit: https://careers.unicef.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_app...

Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?317747

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