Senior Programme Associate at UNICEF, Lucknow, India


Deadline: 1 May 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Programme Associate in Lucknow, India.

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The Senior Programme Associate will Support Program Section to coordinate outputs of the Rolling Work Plans (RWPs) and implement a periodic management reporting system.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Senior Programme Associate will perform following functions-

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  • Keep abreast of policies and procedures relating to UNICEF assistance and ensure that input documentation conforms to UNICEF procedures.
  • Prepare budget projections and status reports on programme implementation.
  • Undertake field visits as required, to review and monitor the use of UNICEF assistance as a part of overall Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) framework.
  • Coordinate with the Programme Specialists / Officers to prepare draft terms of reference, justification and other related documentation for selection and hiring of the services of contractors/ vendors in accordance with established UNICEF guidelines and procedures.
  • Liaise with vendors on programme related supplies of services and goods, and follow-up on completion of all activities, timely and correct receipt of invoices, service entries and payments.
  • Strengthen the Supply monitoring system for effective programme implementation.
  • Coordinate with supervisor/s to submit evaluations and provide regular contractual status reports as per required office submission.
  • In coordination with the Programme Specialist/ Officers prepare documentation for release of cash advances/ reimbursement to government/ partners.
  • Prepare status of Direct Cash Transfer on a regular basis and contribute in taking follow-up action with Government counterparts and other partners for liquidation of outstanding advances.
  • Provide guidance to the team in the preparation of programme documents, as required.
  • Participate and provide programme support in the organization of workshops/seminars/training programmes / special events, etc.
  • Provide inputs to the preparation of Plan of Operations, Annual Reports, Quarterly and Annual Reviews, Workplans, Annual Programme Budget (APB) and Donor Reports etc.
  • Support Programme Specialist/ Officers to develop reporting mechanisms and provide quantitative data and statistics for forward programme planning of UNICEF cooperation.
  • Maintain information management system for activities related to the relevant project/s and collate financial data and prepare statistics related to the programme needs.
  • Operate VISION (a SAP based software which is used for recording operational transactions) on a regular basis for transactions and generation of reports.
  • Participate in internal and external planning and review meetings with supervisor/s and programme partners.
  • Consolidate state and national requirement of UNICEF assistance for the assigned programme.
  • Provide inputs, including analytical information and background data, as required.
  • Collate and prepare background material and status reports on fund utilisation for review meetings.
  • Contribute as a member of different statutory committees as per office Rolling Management Plan.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Secondary School Education.
  • University degree in any of the social sciences is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with standard UNICEF programme monitoring and financial practices is desirable.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible programme and administrative experience, of which at least 3 years closely related to programme support logistics.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organizations is considered an asset.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and working knowledge of Hindi required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.