Unicef Operations Manager - Jobs in Nigeria
Unicef Operations Manager - Jobs in Nigeria
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. Manages and ensures 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. Ensures effective operations that promote gender sensitivity and gender parity. Advises management and assists in establishing new offices.
Effective operations of financial, human resource and administrative management
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.
Contributes to global and regional strategic planning and policy changes/formulation on operational matters as necessary; Provides technical input to contribute to the establishment of operational guidelines in close coordination with the head of office, the Regional Operations Officer and DFAM.
Implements the effective communication, training, roll-out, monitoring and evaluation of new operational initiatives, guidelines and procedures.
Fiduciary integrity/responsibility for funds and assets
Safeguards 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.
Ensures 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
Plays 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, including those that strengthen gender policy in programming and staff gender parity.
Participates in effective management process by providing technical advices and supports to corporate committees (including PBR, RMTs, CMT, JCC, CRC, PSB, etc.).
Ensures 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, supports 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; participates 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; contributes to the preparation of budget and the accompanying justification and documentation. Participates in the country programme strategy, development, planning and preview/reviews meetings to identify staffing and administrative operational requirements. Within the framework of the CPMP, coordinates and contributes towards human resources planning.
Compliance and Internal Control
Monitors and manages budget process. Ensures all other operational reporting requirements are fully met for the office. Monitors compliance with all operational systems and procedures and ensures 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
Develops training activities to ensure effective operational performance and efficiency. Develops and implements effective staff learning and development programme activities for both programme and operations staff on operational matters for capacity building. Plans and conducts operations workshops for staff's competency building, staff development, learning and career development.
Provides coaching and counselling to the staff on performance enhancement/development.
An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: accounting, business administration, economics, or financial management
A minimum of eight 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.
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
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 4th June 2019
For more information and job application details, see; Unicef Operations Manager - Jobs in Nigeria
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