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Monday, July 17, 2017

NETI Programme, Communications Specialist, P-3

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  8:22 AM
This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA) for the NETI Communications Specialists Talent Group at the P-3 level in Country and Regional Offices and at Headquarters locations.
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world
For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE
The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF. As a NETI, you will work alongside dedicated technical experts who do whatever it takes to save and protect the world's most vulnerable children.
For more information on the NETI Programme and its sourcing approach via Talent Groups, please visit the UNICEF website: www.unicef.org/neti
How can you make a difference?
You will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring communications and public advocacy strategies and related activities to improve the rights, survival and wellbeing of the most disadvantaged children.
  • Support the development and management of public advocacy and communications strategies and activities related to UNICEF’s programmatic areas.
  • Develop and implement communications and media materials including digital strategies and engagement plans and high profile events.
  • Create guidance and tools to implement communications and public advocacy activities and measure their effectiveness.
  • Design capacity-building tools for HQ, country offices and National Committees, and create compelling, evidence-based messaging that resonate with target audiences.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across sections to establish UNICEF’s leadership role in public advocacy and communication.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners, including youth and community advocates and other influencers to advance UNICEF’s mission.
  • Identify, build and maintain partnerships and influence agenda setting for resource mobilization initiatives including emergencies.
  • Identify new opportunities and innovative practices on the use of multiple media and social and digital platforms.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have the following:
  • An advanced university degree (Master's) in Communication, Journalism, Public Information and Social Sciences or a directly related field(s);
  • A minimum of (5) five years of progressive, relevant professional work experience at the national and international levels in advocacy and/or new media, including in international/multicultural settings, is required;
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Preference will be given to candidates who, are also proficient in another official language of the United Nations;
  • Readiness to be assigned to any UNICEF office worldwide, including non-family and emergency duty stations;
  • Good understanding of world affairs, current events and development issues.
  • Prior knowledge of working for the United Nations or international aid organizations is an asset. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates under 35 years of age.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. 

International Professional Staff Members are expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty. 

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Remarks:
  • Participants of the NETI Programme will have an initial one (1) year fixed-term contract, extension will be subject to satisfactory performance.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
  • Talent Groups at UNICEF are lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified professionals intended for fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. Placement in a Talent Group does not guarantee a position.
Applications will be accepted online until 11:59 PM (EST), 30 July 2017

NETI Programme, Human Resources Specialist, P-3

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  8:21 AM
This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA) for the Human Resources Specialists Talent Group* at the P-3 level as part of the New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI).
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world
For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE
In an effort to measurably improve UNICEF's ability to deliver better results for children, and to also support the Human Resources transformation strategy, UNICEF is embarking on a transformational process in a number of key areas, including streamlined and efficient talent attraction and acquisition, solid talent management and rapid deployment of staff, and robust performance and career management.
The New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI) is an entry point for dynamic professionals interested in an international career with UNICEF.  As NETI HR professional, you will partner closely with HR practitioners and line managers and share ownership and accountability for people management to ultimately deliver better results for children.
For more information on the NETI Programme and its sourcing approach via Talent Groups, please visit the UNICEF website: www.unicef.org/neti
How can you make a difference?
Depending on the organizational set-up of the office, you will either specialize in a defined area of HR management at Headquarter or regional level. Alternatively, you may be in charge of the entire span of UNICEF’s HR portfolio as HR Business Partner for a UNICEF Business Division or Country Office. Depending on the function you may contribute to some or all of the following activities: 
  • HR Business Partnership: Develops strong relationships across assigned business/geographical areas, working collaboratively with clients, peers and key leaders to drive results for client needs; Partners with the stakeholders in all aspects of human resources management, including: evaluating their staffing needs, advising on recruitments; talent management; learning and staff development; performance management; diversity and change management;
  • HR Excellence: Promotes management excellence by ensuring accountability in all areas of HR and by demonstrating a high level of skills in the management of staff resources including staff selection; performance management, and staff development and learning activities;
  • HR Capacity: Contributes to the strengthening of the HR team’s capacity to provide ongoing guidance, interpretation and technical support to management in the area of HR management.
  • Recruitment and Selection of Staff: Proactively partners with line managers and staff in supporting recruitment in the office, ensuring business needs are clearly addressed and integrated into the recruitment process to attract the strongest candidates possible;
  • Learning and Career Management: In coordination with the relevant partners and DHR, identifies capacity building needs and implements timely and effective staff learning and development programmes and briefing on career management for staff;
  • Diversity: Draws insights from analytics to make people processes smarter, more efficient and to ensure the organization’s overall goals including for gender and geographic diversity;
  • Staff Management and Relationship Management: Monitors staff/management issues and supports/advises management and staff as appropriate to improve working relations and mediates to resolve conflict.  Provides administrative support to the staff-management bodies in the capacity of HR focal point;
  • HR Policy Advice: Establishes and maintains equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation of HR policy and procedure and provide advice and technical support to management and staff;
  • Inter-agency collaboration: Ensures active coordination of HR initiatives with other UN agencies and relevant partners;
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response: Plans and ensures effective emergency preparedness and rapid responses in case of emergency, including staff security.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have the following:
  • An advanced university degree (Master's) in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Psychology or a directly related field(s);
  • A minimum of (5) five years of progressive, relevant work experience in HR management including in international/multicultural settings, is required;
  • Proficiency in English and working knowledge (intermediate) of another official language of the United Nations;
  • Readiness to be assigned to any UNICEF office worldwide, including non-family and emergency duty stations.
  • Preference will be given to candidates under 35 years of age.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
  • Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. 
  • Willingness to embark on an international career: International Professional staff members are expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty. 
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Remarks:  
Participants of the NETI Programme will have an initial one (1) year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension, subject to satisfactory performance.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.
*Talent Groups at UNICEF are lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified professionals intended for fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. Placement in a Talent Group does not guarantee a position.
Applications will be accepted online until 11:59 PM (EST), 30 July 2017

Assistant Executive Director (ASG), Operations Services

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  8:21 AM
ABOUT WFP
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.  In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters.  After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.  Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.  
Overview of the role
WFP’s Operations Services department currently consists of four functional divisions – Emergency Preparedness and Response, Nutrition, Policy and Programme, and Supply Chain. See http://www1.wfp.org/governance-and-leadership for more information. The department is responsible for framing WFP’s strategic direction on key issues, policies and programmes relating to food security and nutrition.
Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the principal function of the Assistant Executive Director is to bring together and oversee essential elements of global operations including smart food security programs, effective organizational tools to support emergency response, efficient supply chains including effective provision of mandated common services, coordinated emergency response and expertise in the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
The functions of the Assistant Executive Director include the following duties:
  • Integrate the work of different departments and offices to ensure a corporate approach to operational and programmatic design, implementation, guidance and support;
  • Oversee the four divisions currently within the department, namely Emergency Preparedness and Response, Nutrition, Policy and Programme and Supply Chain;
  • In close consultation with the Leadership Group, lead the organization’s strategic planning process;
  • Support the formulation, integration and implementation of relevant policies, strategies and plans relating to Programmes, Emergency Preparedness, Nutrition and Supply Chain, and support the enhancement of WFP’s work in the field of nutrition both at a policy and implementation level;
  • Lead the development of policy, innovative corporate initiatives, programmes and tools to support the operations at the regional and country office levels;
  • Establish and maintain strategic operational partnerships with key actors to facilitate common operational understanding and approaches, particularly in the field of humanitarian work (ensuring knowledge and respect for humanitarian principles) and provide executive guidance, leadership and support to WFP’s global programmes and operations.
  • Represent the Organization at leadership level and contribute to its global positioning;
  • Perform other related duties as requested.
Core requirements
The Organization is seeking an individual with:
  • Minimum of twenty years of experience in the field of humanitarian and development assistance with extensive and demonstrated experience in providing direction and leading large, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in large international organizations; Proven leadership and expertise in large-scale emergency response and humanitarian action;
  • Demonstrated management, strong communication, negotiation, team-building, partnership and strategic visioning skills;
  • Outstanding leadership experience with strategic vision;
  • Deep knowledge of global food security and nutrition issues as well as broader sustainable development issues and ability to build consensus amongst stakeholders;
  • Firm commitment to the work, objectives, values and guiding principles of WFP and the United Nations system;
  • Impeccable personal and professional integrity;
  • Advanced university degree or university degree, preferably in disciplines such as economics, social sciences, engineering, agriculture, business administration, development studies and/or management.
Languages:
  • Working knowledge of English;
  • Fluency in another UN official language (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) desirable.
Deadline for applications
All applications should include a cover letter and the curriculum vitae of the candidate and must be through our webpage via the Apply button by 15 August 2017.
Terms and Conditions:
Selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
For more details please visit icsc.un.org

Programme Officer: DFID Mozambique

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  8:18 AM
DFID Mozambique is looking to recruit a Programme Officer for its office in Maputo. In the first instance, the Project Officer will be deployed to the Human Development and Resilience Team. Project Officers play a key role in both programme and financial management of projects with a clear focus on supporting and enhancing compliance with the organisation’s rules and policy.
Closing date for applications is 19 July 2017.

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