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 future :
The Programme Coordinator will report to the Chief of Social Policy and be guided by the Deputy Representative, in close collaboration with the Chief of Nutrition, Chief of WASH and Chief of Education. The Programme Coordinator will oversee the implementation of the UNICEF component of the joint project, and provide strategic project planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring and reporting support to achieve the delivery of the targeted results. The incumbent will coordinate internally with UNICEF concerned programme sections and field offices in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces, and externally with counterpart programme coordinators from World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), as well as with the Joint Programme Coordinator.
The position has Kinshasa as duty station but the incumbent will be roving, with 50% time in Kinshasa with extensive period of time in the provinces concerned by the programme (50%).
How can you make a difference?
The Programme Coordinator will be in charge of the following tasks and responsibilities :
1. Ensure cross-sectoral coordination of the project ;
2. Establish close coordination and synergy with WFP and FAO counterparts ;
3. Responsible for effective management of the project team and resources, ensuring smooth running of the project, promoting team work and an environment that is conducive to delivering effective results as well as sharing of good practices and lessons learned ;
4. Coordinate the elaboration of the project annual work plan and budget, its submission and approval, and seek the corresponding authorizations required to undertake project activities, to ensure eligibility of expenditures and activities based on the requirements the donor ;
5. Ensure the achievement of the project results according to the submitted plans, budget allocations and time frames as outlined in the project framework ;
6. Provide support in monitoring the implementation of specific program activities, ensuring coherence of programming strategies and proposing adjustments as appropriate ;
7. Support relevant UNICEF components in documenting progress throughout implementation by working closely with implementing partners; and facilitate knowledge management and information sharing among programme actors ;
8. Oversee and coordinate Monitoring & Evaluation activities and staff in coordination with the concerned programme sections and field offices ;
9. Support overall reporting and produce corporate documentation as requested ;
10. Contribute to effective communication and visibility of results.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in political science, social sciences, international relations, programme management or any related field ;
A first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and additional two (2) years of relevant professional work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree ;
- A minimum of  five years of relevant professional experience in the field of resilience, peacebuilding, and social cohesion building, or related experience in development or humanitarian programmes, particularly in crisis and post conflict countries ;
- Fluency in French and English required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station/region is an asset. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local 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 :
Core Values :
- Care ;
- Respect ;
- Integrity ;
- Trust ;
Core competencies :
- Communication [ II ] ;
- Working with People [ II ] ;
- Drive for Results [ II ].
Functional Competencies :
- Analyzing, Deciding and Initiating Action [I] ;
- Formulating Strategies & Concepts [II] ;
- Leading and Supervising [I] ;
- Applying Technical Expertise [II] ;
- Relating & Networking [II].
View our competency framework at Competencies.pdf
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process ;
- The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer ;
- Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offer of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.