UN Children's Fund Chief Field Operations Kampala, Jobs in Uganda

UN Children's Fund Chief Field Operations Kampala, Jobs in Uganda

Closing date: 29 Jul 2019

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.

Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Visit this link for more information on working with UNICEF Uganda. https://youtu.be/1n3WU86XUQA

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Representative, undertake a Field Operations coordination role and provide leadership and guidance to Chiefs of three Field Offices (Gulu, Mbarara and Moroto) in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of all development and emergency programmes.

Coordinate with Deputy Representatives, Chiefs of programme and operations sections to ensure efficient and effective management of Field Operations and the delivery of results for children.

Coordinate UNlCEF's emergency preparedness and response in crisis situations, in full consultation with the Representative, Deputy Representative, Chiefs of Sections and Chiefs of Field Offices.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  • Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be responsible for all or most of the following areas of major duties and key end results.

  • Ensure continuous flow of strategic information on the situation of children and women to the Representative, Deputy Representative and Chiefs of CSD (Child Survival and Development), BEAD (Basic Education and Adolescent Development), Child Protection and Communications and PME on programme planning and monitoring, for policy development, advocacy and resource mobilization
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Field office teams, programme officers and Specialists and programme assistants on all aspects of Field Operations and Emergency programme management, planning, implementation and monitoring and ensure compliance with UNICEF's technical and operational procedures and guidelines particularly developed for the Country Programme.
  • Coordinate and participate in rapid assessments, during emergencies to determine programmatic needs as well as factors affecting the organization’s capacity to function in the field. Within the onset of an emergency, develop a simple data collection plan, covering key data gaps as required for the continued emergency response.
  • Develop and regularly update emergency preparedness and response plans for UNICEF Uganda. Contribute to the analysis of information and identification of trigger mechanism, for the purpose of early warning.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other humanitarian partners and actors, at national and county levels.
  • With the support of the planning, social policy, M&E sections, monitor and report on programme implementation at the field level to assess progress and ensure achievement of planned results. Facilitate technical decisions on program management and programme convergence and integration of the UNICEF programmes in the field.
  • Oversee Field Office Chiefs’ liaison and collaboration with implementing
    partners including County Governments, UN agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders for assessing the situation of children, planning, implementing and monitoring of the programme and emergency response in the field.
  • Work with technical sections to leverage county level
  • In coordination with the Deputy Representative, ensure provisions of support services to the key areas as ERIP, capacity development for emergency preparedness planning and response, social mobilization, communication for development and monitoring.
  • Work closely with the sectoral specialists and emergency focal points to interface with sectoral policies and guidelines and support evidence -based advocacy for children especially during emergencies.
  • Directly supervise Chiefs of Field Offices and collaborate with Chiefs of Sections to ensure that sectoral Work Plans for the FOs are prepared, are responsive to emergency situations, and are coherent with UNlCEF's country programme and its core commitments for children in emergencies(CCCs)
  • In conjunction with the Deputy Representative oversee preparation of funding proposals for emergency assistance and related documentation within UNICEF in a coordinated manner

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, Humanitarian Response, Business Administration, Management or other fields related to the work of UNICEF.
  • Training in emergency response important.

  • At least eight (8) years of responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in development, recovery and humanitarian response, financial and human resources management, monitoring and reporting.

  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.

  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

  • Familiarity/ background with emergency is considered as an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

  • The competencies required for this post are;Leading and Supervising,Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and Networking, Persuading and Influencing, Creating and Innovating.

    View our competency framework at


    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

    UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to Apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

    To apply, click on the following link UN Children's Fund Chief Field Operations Kampala, Jobs in Uganda

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