UNICEF Jobs in Nigeria - Operations Manager Jobs in Enugu & Bauchi Nigeria

UNICEF Jobs in Nigeria - Operations Manager Jobs in Enugu & Bauchi Nigeria

Job no: 519428
Work type:
  • Fixed Term Staff
  • Nigeria
  • Operations and Business Management

    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.

    Key Account-abilities and Duties & Tasks

    Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory account-abilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.

  • Effective operations of financial, human resource and administrative management
  • Manage and ensure the effective, equitable and efficient operations of the office's finance, human resource and administrative systems to support and facilitate the attainment of programmatic goals and objectives by meeting changing operational requirements.
  • Advise management and assist in establishing new offices.

    Policy interpretation and application

  • As technical professional and manager, accountable for the correct and consistent application of organizational policies and procedures in the management of finance and administrative functions through the provision of technical leadership and operational support to the country office.
  • Contribute to global and regional strategic planning and policy changes/formulation on operational matters as necessary; Provide technical input to contribute to the establishment of operational guidelines in close coordination with the head of office, the Regional Operations Officer and DFAM.
  • Implement the effective communication, training, roll-out, monitoring and evaluation of new operational initiatives, guidelines and procedures.

    Fiduciary integrity/responsibility for funds and assets

  • Safeguard the financial resources entrusted to the office by advising on and/or managing financial assets, financial planning and cash management activities and by recommending improvements to the financial and administrative management systems and procedures.
  • Accountable for fiduciary integrity/responsibility for funds and assets taking decision on all operational and financial transactions, disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
  • Ensure efficient, cost-effective and transparent utilization of resources through knowledge and technology transfer between offices and consistency of approaches.

    Leadership in strategic planning and policy formulation in the areas of operations

  • Play a major role in strategic planning and decision-making within the UNICEF Operations and provides sound professional input and oversight to the development, reform and change of financial, human resource and administrative policies, systems and procedures.
  • Participate in effective management process by providing technical advice and support to corporate committees (including IBR, PBR, RMTs, CMT, JCC, CRC, PSB, etc.).

    Office Services

  • Ensure the provision of basic offices services including space management, equipment, communications and security to enhance staff safety and productivity.
  • Under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Operations Management Team, support approaches for enhancing UN common services to attain efficiencies and effectiveness.


  • Development of the finance, budget and administrative components of the CPMP is timely completed; participate in the review of office structures and operations, and compilation of required job descriptions, prior to budget preparation, in line with the country programme commitment; contribute to the preparation of budget and the accompanying justification and documentation.
  • Participate in the country programme strategy, development, planning and preview/review meetings, to identify staffing and administrative operational requirements.
  • Within the framework of the CPMP, coordinate and contribute towards human resources planning.

    Compliance and Internal Control

  • Monitor and manage budget process.
  • Ensure all other operational reporting requirements are fully met for the office.
  • Monitor compliance with all operational systems and procedures and ensure integrity in all financial, and other administrative operations of the office.
  • Serve as the focal person for office management indicators; ensure all other operational reporting requirements are fully met for the office; in collaboration with the Deputy Representative, ensure the implementation of agreed audit recommendations; advise on corrective measures to be taken and establish relevant internal controls.
  • Develop
    training activities to ensure effective operational performance and efficiency.

    Staff Learning and Development

  • Develop training activities to ensure effective operational performance and efficiency.
  • Develop and implement effective staff learning and development programme activities for both programme and operations staff on operational matters for capacity building.
  • Plan and conduct operations workshops for staffs competency building, staff development, learning and career development.
  • Provide coaching and counselling to the staff on performance enhancement/development.

    Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration

  • Maintain government counterpart relations; resolve issues pertaining to conditions of service, operational facilities and privileges within the context of the Basic Cooperation Agreement;
  • Ensure adherence to financial regulations and rules pertaining to Cash Assistance to Government (CAG).
  • Cooperate and coordinate with other UN agency counterparts in the UN reform initiatives (including HACT capacity building of IPs, common services and premises agenda, etc.).
  • Advise Head of Office on finance, human resource and administrative matters providing guidance on all operational submissions for the approval of the Regional Director; brief office staff on financial, human resource and administrative policies and procedures providing authoritative advice;
  • Establish and maintain all consultative and management committees (e.g. APC, JCP, JCC, CRC, PSB, TRT, PBR and Training); Organize and train committees in compliance with the guidelines.
  • Collaborate with senior Programme Officers and country office staff providing creative problem solving in support of programming activities while maintaining sound internal operational controls.
  • Represent the office in meetings with local banks and administrative suppliers; negotiates locally issued contracts as well as in meetings with other UN Agencies to coordinate operational matters and activities, including harmonization of the UN common system.
  • Represents UNICEF in the local salary survey committee and fully participates in all processes of the salary survey review and administration to ensure the methodology is applied correctly throughout.
  • Coordinate promptly with the Regional Office, the Head of Office, Programme Officers and other staff in the country office for security-related issues and emergency operations. Provide operational support to emergency preparedness and emergencies.
  • Inform and update all staff members in the country office on security related issues and emergency operations.



  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: accounting, business administration, economics, or financial management.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: office management, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources, supply, administration or other related areas.
  • Experience in an emergency duty station is an asset.

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

    How to Apply
  • 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.
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 7th February 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Jobs in Nigeria - Operations Manager Jobs in Enugu & Bauchi Nigeria

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