Partnerships Officer (HACT) – UNICEF

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Job Description

Partnerships Officer (HACT), NO-B, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Khartoum, Sudan – OPEN for Nationals of Sudan ONLY), Post # 113352

Job no:536855
Contract type:Temporary Appointment
Level:NO-2
Location:Sudan
Categories:Alliances and Resource Mobilization, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, NO-2
Advertised:13/12/2020 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:24/12/2020 E.Africa Standard Time

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, Hope

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

The Partnerships (HACT) Officer reports to the Implementing Partnership Management Specialist. The HACT Officer provides professional financial, operational 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 CSO Procedure.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

  • Support to HACT planning during the programming process
  • Support to implementation of assurance activities
  • Review and use of HACT reports
  • Networking and inter-agency partnership
  • Knowledge management and capacity building
  • Support to partnership management

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in in International Development, Programme/Project Management, Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, Accounting or another relevant field is required.
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience (with Advanced University degree) or four years (with First Level degree) of relevant experience in the usage of MS Office software and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database solutions. Experience in handling of web based management systems and ERP financial, preferably SAP is an asset. Experience of IPSAS and/or IFRS likewise an asset. Experience with accounting, financial management, risk management is an additional asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and at least oral Arabic is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is 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 functional competencies required for this post are…

  • Leading and Supervising    [ II ]                     
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
  • Analyzing   [ III] 
  • Relating and Networking [ II ]
  • Persuading and Influencing [ II ]
  • Planning and Organizing [ III ]

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

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

No Fee

UNICEF DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). UNICEF DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


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