UNICEF Jobs in Nigeria - Implementing Partnerships Management Specialist Jobs in Abuja Nigeria

UNICEF Jobs in Nigeria - Implementing Partnerships Management Specialist Jobs in Abuja Nigeria

Job no: 519294
Work type:
  • Fixed Term Staff
    Location:
  • Nigeria
    Categories:
  • Programme Management

    UNICEF works in some of the worlds toughest places, to reach the worlds 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.

    Responsibilities

    Support to implementing partnership management

  • Provide technical support to the country office in the formalization of implementing partnerships with government, civil society organizations and other implementing partners in line with relevant policies, procedures and guidelines, including the CSO Procedure and guidance on work plans.
  • Provide technical and administrative support in the implementation of HACT in line with the HACT policy and procedure and other relevant organizational policies, procedures and guidelines, including the DFAM Policy 5: Cash Disbursements Supplement 3-Cash Transfers (HACT).
  • This includes coordinating the preparation of CO annual assessments and assurance plan, facilitating its execution and coordinating with other adopting agencies as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with and/or seek technical support of the Regional Office on implementation of the CSO and HACT procedures.

    Quality assurance

  • Contribute to the design of and implement quality assurance strategies/processes for the implementation of the CSO procedure.
  • This includes processes to ensure that implementing partners are selected and assessed in accordance with the CSO procedure and that all documentation is in line with corporate standards as stipulated in the CSO procedure.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of quality assurance strategies/processes to ensure that HACT assessments and assurance activities are undertaken in accordance with corporate terms of reference and guidance and that appropriate follow-up action and escalation steps are taken as needed.

    Analysis, monitoring and reporting

  • Analyze and monitor cash transfers at the country office level, paying particular attention to outstanding direct cash transfers more than 6 months.
  • Using appropriate corporate tools and systems including InSight and e-Tools, report on status of implementation of HACT and identify high risk areas requiring special attention and/or support from the regional office.
  • Monitor internal country office processes for formalizing implementing partnerships with CSOs to ensure that corporate timelines are adhered to, especially in humanitarian responses.
  • Prepare reports for the country management team and regional office as may be required.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Serve as the custodian of all implementing partnership documentation such as assessment and assurance reports, PCAs, SSFAs and programme documents, ensuring that they are adequately
    circulated in the office and properly archived.
  • Design and implement capacity building strategy/initiatives for CO staff to ensure that CO staff are knowledgeable and comply with the HACT and CSO procedures and other relevant corporate policies, procedures and guidance that impacts on implementing partnership management
  • Design and implement capacity building initiatives for staff of implementing partners to ensure that they are knowledgeable on all aspects of partnering with UNICEF, with particular emphasis on the HACT and CSO procedures.
  • Participate in country office ERM exercises to ensure that risks for implementing partnership management are identified and mitigation measures put in place.

    Recruitment Qualifications

    Education:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Development studies, International Development, Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, Auditing, Project/Programme
  • Management or another relevant technical field.

    Experience:
  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: programme development/management, financial planning and management, or another related area.
  • 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.

    Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 7th February 2019
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Jobs in Nigeria - Implementing Partnerships Management Specialist Jobs in Abuja Nigeria

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