This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA) for the Programme Specialist (NOC) Talent Group.
Talent Groups at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified candidates intended to fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the Programme Specialist (NOC) Talent Group for UNICEF Lebanon for a period of 36 months. While placement in the Talent Group does not guarantee a position, it is an important resource for filling vacancies. Candidates placed into the Talent Group will be reviewed when a relevant position becomes available at and if found suitable, are offered placements through a direct selection process. Positions will be across UNICEF Lebanon’s offices.
For every child, support..
Under the supervision of the Chief of Social Policy, you will lead UNICEF’s work to develop, implement, monitor and document Lebanon’s new national social assistance programme – the Lebanon National Social Grants programme – in collaboration with the ILO. This programme aims at complementing existing anti-poverty programmes in the country by putting in place Lebanon’s first ever national social grants programme to provide integrated social assistance toward households experiencing specific lifecycle vulnerabilities, such as disability. Further, you will be accountable for programme, planning, design, implementation and administration of specific projects within a major programme, in accordance with the Country Programme Recommendation and Country Programme Management Plan, focussed on achievement of UNICEF’s Priorities.
How can you make a difference?
Key accountabilities and duties & tasks will evolve around the following areas:
- Knowledge Management for Programmes
- Programme Development and Management
- Optimum Use of Programme Funds
- Programme Monitoring and Evaluations
- Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach
- National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
- Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels
- Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration
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To qualify as a champion you will have…
Strong experience in successfully leading and implementing large-scale programmes involving complex multi-stakeholder collaboration.
Be a strong negotiator and project manager delivering accountable and strong programme results.
An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field.
- Five years of relevant professional work experience is required.
- Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
- Background/familiarity with emergency is considered as an asset.
- Experience in overseeing large-scale programmes.
- Experience in leading collaboration and coordination efforts with Government and a wide range of non-state actors.
- Solid knowledge of social assistance and related system-building
- Experience in sectors such as education, healthcare, public administration and the private sector are all potentially very relevant
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are..**
1. Core Values (Required)
2. Core Competencies (Required)
- Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
- Works Collaboratively with others (2)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
- Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
3. Functional Competencies (Required)
- Analyzing (2)
- Persuading and Influencing (2)
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4. Technical Knowledge
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required
(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)
• Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
• UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)
• Methodology of programme/project management
• UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies.
• Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNCEF position and approaches.
• UNICEF policies and strategy to address on national and international issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
• UNICEF emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches.
• Gender equality and diversity awareness
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
• UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
• UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
• UN security operations and guidelines.
• UNSECORD training for members of Security Management Team.
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.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.
- The GVA is open to all (internal and external candidates)
- UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, suitable male candidates will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above.
How to apply
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