Deputy Representative Operations – Grade P4 – # 68334 – fixed term – Conakry – Guinea – WCAR

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    $121,556 - $158,585 / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Management and Strategy
  • Deadline:
    06/02/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

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

Guinea is a low-income country with significant child deprivation. With a Human Development Index of 0,477 it ranks 178th out of 189 nations (2019). Since 1984, UNICEF has collaborated with other UN agencies, nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, youth organizations, and other partners to support the government in its efforts to support child development. The 2024-2028 country program includes interventions across education, protection, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, and social policy programs. In the field, through the zone offices in Labé, Kankan and Nzérékoré, UNICEF ensures the active implementation of programs across the country including the most remote areas.

The UNICEF Guinea office is looking for committed and creative professionals to make a lasting difference for Guinean children.

Under the direct supervision of Representative, as a Strategic Business Partner and Deputy for the Head of the Office, the incumbent will be responsible to lead for results, drive change, provide risk informed, solution-focused analysis, advice and services and contribute to programme and management decisions for delivering results for children in all operational contexts.

 

How can you make a difference?

Strategic Operations will accomplish this by:

  • Leading by example and supporting the Head of Office on managing the office
  • Acting as Officer in Charge in the absence of the Head of Office
  • Managing services in the functional areas of operations support: budget, financial management and reporting, facilities management, administration, supply and logistics management, information and communications technology, human resources, and safety and security and convening the other functions to arrive at a unified vision;
  • Acting as member of the Country and Senior Management Teams, representing the organizational risk, governance systems and policies perspective in management discussions, and promoting results based management.
  • Understanding business needs for the Country Programme, to anticipate challenges, propose viable/creative solutions aimed at value for money.
  • Providing key contribution to CPD, CPMP, AMP and support to Results Based Management and implementation using Value for Money criteria.
  • Leveraging technology for results and programme accountabilities, making effective adoption of tools and promoting the fundamentals of ICT management, information security and controls;
  • Supporting the country office during external and internal audit reviews and responding to audit observations and monitoring implementation of recommendations.
  • Guiding Supply and Logistics strategies and interventions to meet programmatic needs while ensuring Value for Money (VfM), including procurement of fit for purpose products and services, and providing advisory support to governments, national systems and partners on supply chain management;
  • Leveraging governance, systems, and tools to provide regular feedback on risks and achievements of operations functions in the country;
  • Leading on facility management with a specific focus on inclusive accessibility, eco sustainability and common premises;
  • Overseeing business transactions processed by GSSC from a perspective of Efficiency, Performance, Risk Management and Fraud prevention
  • Supporting the management of PSFR operations and promoting efficiency across systems and processes, where applicable

The Deputy Representative, Operations will be entrusted with the following five pillars, the core focus of all operations functions: Valuing People, Valuing Money, Valuing Risk Management, Valuing Systems and Structures, Valuing Partners.

In fragile and humanitarian contexts, the Representative ensures the delivery of a timely, efficient and principled humanitarian action and advocacy in accordance with UNICEF global Policy and Framework for humanitarian action.  Where clusters are activated, the Representative ensures that UNICEF CLA responsibilities are fulfilled.

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

  • An Advanced University Degree (Master’s and above) in one of the following areas is required: Business management; Financial management; Accounting; Public Finance; and related operations function (Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Project management, etc.) or a full professional accounting designation (CA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CPFA, Expert Comptable) from an internationally recognized institute/body of accountancy with valid membership in good standing is required
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience, at the national and international level, is required, specifically in implementing strategic organizational initiatives in one or more operations management area including budget; financial management and reporting; facilities management; administration; supply and logistics management; information and communication technology; human resources.
  • Prior experience in the development sector or UN system/ international NGOs would be an asset.
  • Additional experience in one or more of the following areas, would be desired:
  • Audit and investigations
  • Safety and security
  • Grant Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Experience in a UN system agency, large private or public company, or experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian/ emergency context is an asset.
  • Experience in working with corporate ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) and IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) is highly desirable.
  • Experience in Results Based Management is a requirement.
  • Experience in supporting successful client-oriented work units is an asset.
  • Previous hands on experience in strategic operations is a strong asset.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in french is required. Working knowledge in english.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others, (8) competency Nurtures, leads and manages people.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

Remarks:

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidate are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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

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