Deadline: 13 May 2016
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist in Damascus, Syria.
The Programme Specialist will be responsible for overall coordination and management of the total programme commitment of a medium size social protection programme with a broad range of projects.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Participate in social protection dialogue and development with the Government, engages in and establishes constructive dialogue and partnerships between international and local stakeholders to support the development of social protection programmes – including cash transfers, e-vouchers, ad emergency distribution of NFIs – contributing to the progressive realization of children’s rights and strengthening of implementation and monitoring mechanisms at all levels of society, and ensures that the services reach out in innovative, effective ways to those most vulnerable pockets of children and families that have been previously left out.
- Identify critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyze country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects.
- Draft changes to/or prepare programme work plans as required. Prepare program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices.
- Establishes programme work plans, monitors compliance and provides training, support and guidance to the programme team in order to meet objectives. Identifies human resources requirements and on-going staff development needs.
- Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of programme/projects in collaboration with Government and other partners.
- Prepare relevant programme reports required for management, the Executive Board, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree in Social and Economic Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines, with specialized training in conflict resolution.
- Eight years of relevant professional work experience.
- Developing country work experience or field work experience.
- Background/familiarity with Emergency, in particular with NFI and cash distribution programmes.
- Background/familiarity with Social Protection interventions, especially in humanitarian contexts.
- Fluency in English and another UN language.
- Knowledge of the working language of the duty station is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.