Fresher UN Careers – Operations Officer at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:     Operations Officer
Organization: United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Moroto, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Field
Vacancy Number: VN/PBR/2015/11
Grade: NOB
About US:
The United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to
advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic
needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together
with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that
commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most
vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The Operations
Officer will render support in the management of UNICEF operational functions
of the field office-office. The incumbent will be accountable for management of
cost-effective, efficient and secure operations in support of management,
administration and implementation of the country programmes, consistent with
operations of all other country offices in the region and in strict compliance
with the rules and regulations in accordance with strategy, plans and decisions
made by Regional Management Team and Country Programme Management Teams. The
incumbent will work closely with all other UN agencies to accelerate
implementation of the Harmonized Business practices in line with
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsible for ensuring operations of financial,
budget, information and communication technology, supply & logistics, human
resource and administrative management strengthened and maintained for Country
Ensure accurate and consistent interpretation and
application of operations policy and procedures implemented to support
operations at the country and sub-country levels.
Have fiduciary responsibility for funds and assets
effectively secured and timely executed for optimum utilization by taking
appropriate decision on all operational and financial transactions,
disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements.
Provide effective technical support in strategic
planning and policy recommendations in the area of operations, taking
initiative in improving and implementing operations management systems.
Basic office services effectively provided to
enhance staff safety and productivity.
Operations components of the CPMP and annual work
plan of the office timely prepared, as well as all operational reporting
requirements fully met for the office.
Ensure adherence and compliance with all operational
systems and procedures effectively monitored and corrective measures taken as
appropriate to ensure integrity in all financial and other administrative
operations of the office.
Staff learning/development for effective operations
performance programme developed, implemented and enhanced for capacity
building.  All implementing partners
accountability ensured regarding supply and financial assistance
Responsible for effective coordination,
communication, collaboration established and maintained with internal and
external partners for efficient operations, advisory function, vision and
leadership, policy coordination, consultative and participatory management
process, external representation as well as security and emergency operations.
UNDG policies and processes for harmonized business practices including on
joint offices, commons premises and common services are effectively implemented
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The applicant for the United Nations UNICEF
Operations Officer should hold a University degree in accounting, business
administration, economics or financial management and membership – or enrolled
for membership – of recognized professional accountancy body.
At least two years of relevant professional work
experience in office management, finance, accounting, ICT, human resources,
supply and administration and/or other related fields. Work experience in
emergency duty station.
Fluency in English and another UN language.
Personal Competencies:  
Core Values (Required): Commitment;
Diversity and Inclusion; Integrity
Core Competencies (Required): Communication;
Drive for Result; Working with People
Functional Competencies (Required): Analyzing;
Applying Technical Expertise; Following Instructions and Procedures; Planning
and Organizing
NB: UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its
mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to
apply. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations
UNICEF must send their applications accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, download here, as well
as two of the most recent performance evaluation reports.
The Email
applications should be sent in this format and so name your file attachments:
Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or
applications should be addressed to:
Human Resource
UNICEF Kampala,
Plot 9, George
P.O. Box 7047,
Kampala Uganda
Via Email
Deadline: 5th November, 2015
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