Field Office Manager at UNICEF, Tijuana, Mexico

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Deadline: 3 April 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Field Office Manager in Tijuana, Mexico.

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The Field Office Manager will be responsible to lead and oversee the various program sectors and operational service teams ensuring the delivery of quality results in accordance with UNICEF’s programme of cooperation, country programme management plan and overall vision set forward by the Representative.

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Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Field Office Manager will perform following functions-

  • Effective management of UNICEF presence, staff and assets
    • Represent UNICEF in the region, by participating in meetings and events, moving forward the agenda for children.
    • Facilitate, take and implement measures to ensure safety and security of UNICEF staff and assets.
  • Programme Development and Management
    • Analyse country and area level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects and identify critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system.
    • Draft changes to/or prepare programme work plans as required. Prepare program recommendations in line with the rights-based and results-based programmes approach for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices
  • Programme Monitoring and Evaluations
    • Undertakes field visits and ensures that his/her staff conduct field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decides on required corrective action.
    • Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Ensure the timely preparation of annual program status reports.
  • Optimum Use of Program Funds
    • Monitor and certify the overall allocation and disbursement of programme funds in the area, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
    • Take appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds.
  • National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
    • Provide authorities and service providers with technical support and guidance to plan and organize training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.
    • Ensure the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners starting with taking a strategic approach to the identification of these partners and partnerships.
  • Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels
    • Conduct policy analysis from a children’s and women’s rights perspective and advocacy at the government, community and family levels for elevating credibility in national and international policy debates.
    • Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication in line with UNICEF national advocacy guidelines and strategy.
  • Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration
    • Develop partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies.
    • Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavours and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • University degree in 1 of the following fields is required: social sciences, international relations, public administration, government and public relations, public or social policy, sociology, social or community development, or another relevant technical field.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional work experience in programme management, planning, monitoring and evaluation, project administration.
  • Experience working in a field location is considered as asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is consider as an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with emergency is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English required.
  • Nationality of Mexico.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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