UNICEF Programme Officer HACT Jobs in Kenya

UNICEF Programme Officer HACT Jobs in Kenya

  • 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 champion

  • The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. UNICEF has adopted the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) as an approach for obtaining assurance that results have been achieved in line with resource utilization. It aims at managing risk related to cash transfers made to implementing partners in support of programme implementation, reducing partner transaction costs and allowing progressive use of national systems for management and accountability of results and resources.

    How can you make a difference?

  • The Programme Monitoring and Verification Officer (HACT) reports to the Programme Specialist HACT or other supervisor as locally determined for supervision. The Programme Monitoring and Verification Officer (HACT) provides professional programme monitoring and administrative assistance throughout the programming process by preparing, managing and/or executing a variety of technical and administrative tasks to facilitate the effective implementation of HACT in line with the UNICEF HACT Policy and UNICEF HACT procedure.

    Key Function, Accountabilities and Related Duties/tasks

    Support to the HACT planning during the programmatic assurance activities process

  • Participate in HACT programmatic monitoring planning and discussions and support the development and completion of HACT programmatic plans through research, collection, analysis and reporting of related information/data to facilitate planning and priority setting for HACT programmatic activities.

  • Prepare CO-wide programmatic assurance plans in collaboration with other programme staff and relevant teams.

  • Prepare information on shared implementing partners to facilitate joint HACT programmatic visits planning and execution of UN agency joint field monitoring in line with the UNICEF HACT procedure.

    Support to implementation of HACT programmatic assurance activities

  • Serve as the reference person on HACT programmatic monitoring (PV’s and TPM’s) implementation in the office.

  • Facilitate the execution of HACT programmatic monitoring activities undertaken by external service providers through scheduling, arranging briefings and related administrative needs to ensure service providers have appropriate and comprehensive information for effective and efficient completion of programmatic visits assignments.

  • Conduct and/or coordinate programmatic visits of implementing partners in collaboration with other CO staff.

  • Support the preparation of HACT programmatic implementation status report in InSight through collation of implementation information from relevant CO colleagues.

  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of implementation of CO HACT Programmatic field monitoring
    related SOPs and internal procedures.

    Networking and inter-agency partnership

  • Provide technical information and operational support to implementing partners, UN system partners and other stakeholders in the CO on the implementation of HACT programmatic verification to reinforce UN/CO harmonization and coordination.

  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency meetings/events to facilitate and promote sharing of information, knowledge, experiences and best practices

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Contribute to design and implementation of capacity development strategy/initiatives for implementing partners which can be supported by UNICEF through identification of common weaknesses programmatic verification findings from review of micro assessment and assurance activity reports of high and significant risk partners.

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of capacity development strategy/initiatives for CO staff to ensure that staff has the knowledge and skills to fulfill their responsibilities under HACT programmatic field monitoring visits.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have


  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Development studies, International Development, Social Sciences, Development Planning, Evaluation, Advanced Statistical Research, or another relevant technical field.


  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: programme development, planning and monitoring 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.

    For every Child, you demonstrate

  • UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The UNICEF competencies required for this post are

    Core Values

  • Care

  • Respect

  • Integrity

  • Trust

  • Accountability

    Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People.

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness.

  • Works Collaboratively with others.

  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships.

  • Innovates and Embraces Change.

  • Thinks and Acts Strategically.

  • Drives to achieve impactful results.

  • Manages ambiguity and complexity.

    Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing.

  • Applying technical expertise.

  • Learning and researching.

  • Planning and organizing.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Programme Officer HACT Jobs in Kenya

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