International Consultant to provide support to the Office of the Representative by following up on key corporate responsibilities.

Khartoum | Sudan

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

  • Within the limits of delegated authority, under direct supervision of the Representative, the consultant will provide management and monitoring support to the Office of the Representative by following up on key corporate responsibilities.
  • Support the Representative and the Country Management Team in the monitoring of key programmatic and management processes and results and support the efficient and effective functioning of the Sudan Country Office. Ensure the effective functioning of the office of the Representative.
  • Efficiently manages the high volume work of the Representative's office by proactively and strategically establishing priorities, monitoring and tracking priority actions and key decisions, and coordinating and guiding the work of others. Coordinates the Representative's activities, with a view to striking the right balance among competing demands and priorities.
  • Maintain efficient and smooth liaison with the Regional Office (RO) and Headquarters (HQ) and keep them timely informed of issues under the responsibility of the Representative. Coordinate actions and liaise with the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator's Office and other UN agencies when needed.
  • Assignment Tasks

  • In close consultation with section and field office chiefs, undertake and/or coordinate research and consultations to prepare substantive position papers, documentation on programmes, etc. to situate UNICEF's work in the country. Summarize and analyze information obtained and when necessary clarifies information from technical focal points.
  • Support the representative in the review, oversight and support towards the implementation of UNICEF overall programmes, advocacy and outreach.
  • Coordinate's the Representative's office in all critical aspects of work in close collaboration with the Deputy Representative and the Chief of Operations. Develops, introduces and maintains work flows and tools to streamline the high volume of work of the representative's office and to enable proactive and strategic identification of priority actions. Prioritize issues for the representative including planning, coordination and quality assurance.
  • Keep abreast of the main issues facing the Sudan country office, identify internal and external issues that require the Representative's attention, and assist in formulating options as to how those matters might be handled. Ensure appropriate follow-up as directed. Maintain records and track the status of the Representative's action items.
  • Secretariat and coordinator of the Country Office Management Team (CMT), responsible for monitoring of actions and the follow-up mechanisms. Participate in meetings with task teams and external visitors as requested by the representative. Prepare summaries, conclusions and action points on such meetings, as requested. Coordinates and /or monitors follow-up actions.
  • Oversee and ensure the smooth flow of relevant information within the office of Representative and to RO and HQ through daily consultations with the Representative.
  • Ensure timely preparation of substantive materials in consultation with relevant sections and field offices, including background papers, speeches and briefing notes for meetings with Governments, senior UN Agency and NGO personnel, the diplomatic corps, as well as internal, inter-agency and donor meetings and missions, participate in such travel and meetings as required, reporting on outcomes and following up on actions decided, within given deadlines. . . Request, collate and consolidate inputs for relevant reports and briefing notes. Organize and draft responses and provide editorial and substantive input as necessary in correspondence submitted for the signature of the Representative. Finalize and provide quality assurance.
  • Support the development, effective and efficient implementation and monitoring of the Country Programme Management Plan and Annual Management Plan. Assist the Representative and the appropriate Senior Managers in ensuring that the office complies with the preparation and implementation of key internal management documents and exercises, such as the CPMP, AMPs, PBR, and Management Retreats.
  • Expected Deliverables

  • The post will provide management and monitoring support to the Office of the Representative by following up on key corporate responsibilities.
  • Support the Representative and the Country Management Team in the monitoring of key programmatic and management processes and results and support the efficient and effective functioning of the SCO. Ensure the effective functioning of the office of the Representative.
  • Efficiently manages the high volume work of the Representative's office by proactively and strategically establishing priorities, monitoring and tracking priority actions and key decisions, and coordinating and guiding the work of others. Coordinates the Representative's activities, with a view to striking the right balance among competing demands and priorities.
  • Maintain efficient and smooth liaison with the Regional Office (RO) and Headquarters (HQ) and keep them timely informed of issues under the responsibility of the Representative. Coordinate actions and liaise with the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator's Office and other UN agencies when needed.
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate

    Education

    Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines

    Years of relevant experience

  • Five years of relevant professional work experience
  • International and developing country work experience
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency
  • Understanding of the workings of the UN system and preferably some years of employment within the UN system.
  • Fluency in English. Another UN language would be an asset
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=501599

    Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
    Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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    • Organization: UNICEF
    • Location: Khartoum | Sudan
    • Grade: Junior
    • Occupational Groups:
      • International Relations
    • Closing Date: 2016-12-12

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