Organization: UN Children’s Fund
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, an Advocate
In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.
In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.
For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/
How can you make a difference?
Under general supervision from the health and nutrition specialist, the programme assistant will contribute for effective and efficient management of the UNICEF health and nutrition programmes. The programme assistant will do the following among other tasks: collects the necessary data on individual level for direct payment modality, support GHOs and other implementing partners to fast track submission and the necessary correction of payment requests, process the necessary payments to implementing partners using the different payment modalities, monitors receipts of monthly payment for all health workers, technical and administrative services of moderate scope and difficulty, in support of programme activities, verification of payment and quality assurance. The Programme Associate will perform the following key functions:
1. Coordination with Governorate health offices and finance section at UNICEF on processing payments starting from finalization of financial requests to ensuring of receipt of payments to implementing partners/individual payees.
2. Reviewing payments’ requests and budgets.
3. Creating and updating vendors’ list and permitted payee list.
4. Processing the payments and timely follow up with officers for approvals and finance for payment.
5. Conducting verification of payments’ receipt and liquidation and carrying out spot checks.
6. Soft and hard financial archiving for the emergency health and nutrition project.
7. Organizes the emergency health and nutrition information, prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation.
8. Contributes to the EHNP documents and submissions to governments by providing information, preparing tables and drafting relatively routine sections. Prepares background information for use in discussions with governments and other organizations. Participates in the briefing and debriefing of project personnel.
9. Scrutinizes plans of operations, exchanges of letters and takes appropriate follow-up action.
10. Assists in the administrative process of government requests for assistance.
11. May be required to carry out specific administrative operational/control tasks for project/programme activities.
12. Maintains contact list and prepares correspondences for partners, ensures the organization and filing of programme documents and follow-up with other sections as well as partner.
13. Monitoring of programme implementation in collaboration with the technical programme officers and specialists
14. Performs other duties, as required.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- You must have completed secondary school education;
- You must have six years (6) of progressively responsible financial or administrative work experience, of which at least one year is closely related to support of programme activities and;
- You must be fluent in both English and Arabic.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
Functional Competencies (Required):
- Analyzing [II]
- Applying Technical Expertise [II]
- Following instructions and Procedures [II]
- Planning and Organizing [II]
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514943