February 14, 2023

Recruiter Company: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Position in company:  Programme Specialist

Experience Required: Minimum 8 years

Place of work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Application Deadline:     February 24,  2023

NGO Jobs in Ethiopia – UNICEF Programme Specialist Jobs 2023. UNICEF published a job announcement for qualified Ethiopians seeking a position as Programme Specialist in Ethiopia. There is an opening for a ” Programme Specialist ” in UNICEF jobs in Ethiopia.

Programme Specialist job description

  • Plan, manage and participate in monitoring and internal and external evaluation initiatives on UNICEF programmes on building self-reliance for refugees and host communities
  • Ensure robust multi-sector coordinated planning – at macro and micro level- taking into account principles of results orientation, value for money and establishing new ways of working in linking development-refugee responses 
  • Act as a focal point for the strategic collaboration framework with UNHCR and ensure a robust coordination mechanism internally on planning and implementation of activities under that framework
  • Plan, manage and participate in programme reviews and annual reviews with government, UNHCR and other counterparts to assess progress and to engage stakeholders to take required action/interventions to achieve results

Programme Specialist responsibilities include:

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with the Government, donors, UN system agency partners, and other stakeholders working on bridging parallel structures
  • Provide support/ liaise with the UNICEF Ethiopia CAP Team to deliver on the programme’s visibility commitments
  • Organize, document, and participate in joint missions/ donor field visits as required
  • Coordinate, with the Emergency Team, durable solutions for children on the move including returnees and refugees
  • Identify trends and locations (areas of focus Oromia – Amhara – Somali – Afar) for the majority of returnees.
  • External coordination with IOM/UNHCR/RC office and other stakeholders on the reactivation of the Durable solutions working group (including joint assessments and joint assistance).
  • Internal coordination with CFOs/Emergency Team/Sections on designing and implementing a returnees minimum assistance package
  • Field missions to support CFOs on return processes upon need
  • Lead, coordinate and manage the establishment and implementation of the U-report programme in Ethiopia.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in Social Sciences, Programme Management, International Relations, Development Studies, Humanitarian Affairs, Law or a directly related technical field(s) is required.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, at national and international levels, in the coordination and monitoring of large programmes, results-based management
  • Previous work experience in an emergency duty station/ context, in particular related to refugees and migration is considered an asset.

 Requirements and skills

  • Previous work experience in an emergency duty station/ context, in particular related to refugees and migration is considered an asset.

 How to Apply for  Programme Specialist?

Interested and qualified applicants fulfilling the above requirement can apply through the following link Apply here or click apply button below.

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