Deadline : 2 March 2020
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Planning Officer in New York, United States.
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:
- Advocacy planning, project management and reporting:
- Support the smooth running of the Advocacy Section, playing a leading role in effective planning, implementation and reporting of advocacy activities e.g. annual planning, mid-year review, mid-term review and end of year review.
- Project management of the Global Advocacy Taskforce.
- Plan and manage an effective schedule of meetings for the Advocacy Section, including weekly team meetings, monthly external speaker series, bi-annual team retreats.
- Provide project management support across the advocacy portfolio, to ensure effective delivery of priority projects and ensuring clear processes are in place.
- Specific project management support for the Advocacy Capacity Building Initiative, including providing logistical support for Country and Regional Office missions, helping develop key advocacy materials, and supporting weekly team meetings.
- Support the monitoring and evaluation of advocacy work.
- Support the Chief of Advocacy with additional tasks as necessary.
- Advocacy strategy support and coordination:
- Coordinate the Advocacy SectionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s engagement in external processes, such as United Nations General Assembly, United Nationals High Level Political Forum, G7/G20, World Bank Meetings, and other global milestones.
- Maintain a watching brief on emerging and cross-cutting advocacy issues; and supporting the delivery of advocacy on such issues through effective project management.
- Liaise with other headquarters divisions, Regional and Country Offices and other strategic advocacy partners and stakeholders as relevant.
- Provide advocacy strategy support for other initiatives or emerging priorities required.
- Support to the Advocacy Section with other tasks as required.
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Applicants must have:
- First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s) in Public Policy, Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, or other related field is the minimum requirement.
- At least 2 year’s experience in advocacy and campaign strategy development and execution, preferably at both a global and national level is the minimum requirement.
- Demonstrated experience in design and management of projects, including: budget management, developing and implementing clear processes, managing a project to completion and monitoring of results.
- Experience in developing clear theories of change, with specific, measurable and timebound objectives and performance indicators.
- Experience in supporting the effective functioning of a team.
- Knowledge of international development, humanitarian issues and children’s rights.
- Experience working for an advocacy or campaigning organization e.g. international or national NGO, UN or other multilateral organization.
- Experience working in a developing or emergency environment is an asset.
- Experience in change management is an asset.
- Fluency in English (both written and verbal) is required.
- Working level of French and Spanish is considered an asset.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.
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