Programme Budget Specialist (Grants Management) at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Programme Budget Specialist (Grants Management) P3, TA

Job Number: 532576
Location: Abuja
Work Type: Temporary Appointment

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Health Manager (Chief, Immunization) and other Programme Staff, the incumbent will be responsible for monitoring, reviewing, compiling, and editing of English-language proposals and reports for donors, ensuring that they are in line with criteria set out in official guidelines and directives, and in line with agreement/stipulations.
  • The incumbent will work also with Field office colleagues, Chief Field Operations, Chief of Supply and Finance as well as Programme Officer, (budget) to help monitor the large programme budget of over $100 million a year. And ensure accurate expenditure at field level, against appropriate grant.

Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities

  • Collaborate in the development and ongoing monitoring of Financial Resource Requirement (FRR) and budget execution including tracking of outstanding commitments.
  • In consultation with Chief, Immunization develop donor budget and proposal based on field needs and annual section workplan, and in line with annual Gavi and GPEI-approved budget envelope.
  • In collaboration with Data team, prepare and submit scheduled reports to donors on expenditures and activities achieved from funds received from that specific donor.
  • Prepare management indicators reports
  • Work with HQ Polio Finance team and Gavi team in Geneva to provide quarterly expenditure reports and analysis using Standard Codes.
  • Participate in year-end closure of accounts by monitoring expenditures and commitments – working with colleagues to remedy any mis-allocations across grants and minimising unspent balances leading to grant expiry date.
  • Act as focal point for the handling of all queries from headquarters, regional/country offices and Nigeria based staff, regarding programme budget, funding commitments and donor contributions
  • Provide information on allotment accounts and availability of funds; advises and updates allotment lists
  • Clearly communicate to field office colleagues the constraints of donor proposals and importance of aligning their activities to agreed budget.
  • Request and analyse field-office Immunization and Polio budgets as submitted, ensuring accuracy against existing proposals and noting needs for future proposals.

Qualifications
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Business Administration, Project Management, Financial Management, Economics, Social Sciences, Communication, or other relevant fields; or a first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience including 2 years of progressively responsible experience in contribution management and the development of donor reports and proposals.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The competencies required for this post are:

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (3)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (3)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (3)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)

The functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing (3)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (2)
  • Applying technical expertise (3)

View our competency framework here

Application Closing Date
2nd September, 2020; 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • 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.
  • Please note that this position is based in a family duty station classified at the “C” hardship level.
  • This position is re-advertised for the sole purpose of further expanding the candidate pool. Previous applicants need not reapply as their original application will be duly considered. The VA is open to all Non-Nationals of Nigeria (internal and external candidates).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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