Planning Specialist at UNICEF, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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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.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Planning Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • 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

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.