Planning Officer at UNICEF, Panama City, Panama

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Deadline: 17 September 2016

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Planning Officer in Panama City, Panama.

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The Planning Officer will provide assistance in streamlining of work processes, strengthening and enhancing internal communication, and ensuring quality control and timely follow up of briefings and progress reports.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Planning Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Keep abreast of critical/strategic initiatives as delegated by the Regional Director (RD), and prioritize issues in need of immediate attention. Strengthen and ensure planning mechanisms within the Office of the Regional Director.
  • Participate in travel and meetings with the RD as required, including organizing meetings, note taking, reporting on outcomes and following up on actions.
  • Organize, draft responses and provide editorial and substantive inputs as necessary in correspondence submitted for the signature of the RD.
  • Ensure and strengthen the smooth flow of relevant information from and to the Office of the Regional Director, to country offices and HQ as well as external partners as requested.
  • Maintain close collaboration with Regional Advisers, Country Offices and HQ Divisions for overall communication coordination.
  • Attend RO management and other meetings, prepares notes, monitors and ensures follow-up actions related to planning and coordination and other management decisions, including facilitating optimal, internal communication.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Public Policy, Development Planning, or a directly-related technical field(s) is required.
  • 2 years of relevant professional work experience at the national and international level, in programme and strategic planning, including results-based approach; coordination and communication is required.
  • Previous work experience in an emergency duty station / Developing country is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required (written and verbal). Knowledge of French is desirable.
  • Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian) is considered an asset.

 How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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