Planning Specialist at UNICEF, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Deadline: 4 September 2018

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Planning Specialist in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Planning Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Support the Field Office on annual work planning, reviews, setting priorities targets and establishing performance measurements.
  • Monitor implementation and progress of work plans; collaborate with colleagues to assist and guide to ensure achievement of results according to targets and performance standards.
  • Take timely decisions to achieve results and/or alert the CFO for timely action.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to the CFO on strategies, direction and planning of programs and projects to translate analytical data/information (from situation analysis), assessments, and district or national priorities and goals into concrete FO programs and projects that advances UNICEF goals in the country/district on child rights, survival and development.
  • Support Section Leads throughout the process of program formulation, planning and execution of the Country Program and Joint-Response Plan ensuring harmonization of approaches and alignment with the UNICEF Strategic Plan, BCO Strategic Notes, corporate guidelines, policies/procedures and regional and national priorities.
  • Provide operational guidance to the Section Leads and their teams throughout all stages of the programming process to ensure cooperation, collaboration and harmonization of programs and projects.
  • Evaluate overall program progress; identify weaknesses, bottlenecks and potential problems. Collaborate with the Section Leads and/or other partners and stakeholders to resolve issues and/or advise the CFO on resolutions to ensure delivery of results as planned and allocated.
  • Lead in the implementation of Humanitarian Performance Monitoring (HPM) in the Field Office in collaboration with section leads and programme staff.
  • Ensure that the monitoring and evaluation capacities of Field staff and partners – government and civil society- are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Professional and technical knowledge/expertise of Planning, Monitoring, and Reporting approaches.
  • Experience in Humanitarian Performance Monitoring (HPM) implementation as well as Results-based Management (RBM) principles and application are desirable.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in programme planning, results-based management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.