Deadline: 13 November 2022
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Associate in New York, United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Associate will perform the following functions:
- Fund Monitoring
- Monitors financial expenditures of the GCI team, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision/follow up.
- In close collaboration with the GCI Project Manager, provides support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilization, operational, and financial closure.
- Prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the budget monitoring of project/programme implementation.
- Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
- Grant Management
- Facilitates establishing and processing contracts with donors.
- Complies with UNICEF procedures to meet internal donor deadlines for interim and final narrative donor reports.
- Works with Public Partnerships Division for amending grant agreements and extending grants in UNICEF’s system via no cost extensions and extensions with additional funding.
- Guides managers in the process of PCA/SSAs in line with the policies and guidance issued by FRG, supply division and DHR.
- Provide technical support to CSO as needed on UNICEF processes and forms.
- Facilitates the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners that provide a service to GCI. This includes preparing and completing necessary forms and templates, and making necessary logistical arrangements.
- Manages fund transfers to GCI civil society partners and UNICEF country offices.
Applicants must have:
- Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the field of work.
- A minimum of 6 years of relevant administrative or clerical work experience is required, working with different partners and following up on multiple grants is required.
- Experience with UNICEF/UN is a strong asset.
- Non-US candidates must be in possession of an existing US G4 visa or be a US permanent resident/citizen.
- Training and experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other UNICEF software such as SAP/VISION, SharePoint; knowledge of integrated management information systems required.
- Knowledge of UNICEF administrative policies and procedures is an asset.
- Very strong organizational, planning and prioritizing skills and abilities.
- Well-developed sense of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to work proactively and independently under time pressure.
- Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with external partners.
- High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment.
- Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural background.
- Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of French or another official UN language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.