Deputy Representative, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (P-5)

Closing date: Thursday, 9 June 2016

Job no: 496034
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: United States of America, Tanzania, United Republic
Adolescent Development, Child Protection, Communication for Development (C4D), Education, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Monitoring and Evaluation, Nutrition, Planning, Social and Economic Policy, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Alliances and Resource Mobilization, Communication / External Relations, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, Emergency Programme, Support: Communication, Support: Programme, Support: Operations, P-5, Deputy Representative, Representative, Early Childhood Development, Executive Management, Expanded Programme Immunization, Knowledge Management, Security, Statistics and Monitoring, UN and Multilateral Affairs, Innovation, Gender
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position
The Deputy Representative (DR) reports to the Country Office (CO) Representative for general supervision and direction. The DR serves as principal support and adviser on the overall management of the CO, development of CO policies and strategies; and under delegated authority, for coordinating and managing all phases of the Country Office Program from formulation to delivery of results in accordance with the UNICEF Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework, ethics and integrity.
Key Expected Results
1. CO program planning and development
  • Coordinate the planning and conduct of situation analysis by the various sectors in the CO to establish a comprehensive and current data and information for program development planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide advice to the Representative on strategies, direction and planning of programs and projects to translate analytical data/information (from situation analysis) and national priorities and goals into concrete country programs and projects that advances UNICEF goals in the country on child rights, survival and development.
  • Guide and advise the various sectoral teams throughout the process of program formulation, planning and preparation of the Country Program ensuring harmonization of approaches and alignment with the UNICEF Strategic Plan, corporate guidelines, policies/procedures and regional and national priorities.
  • Provide technical and operational guidance to the heads of sectors and their team, as delegated by the Representative, throughout all stages of the programming process to ensure cooperation, collaboration and harmonization of programs and projects.
  • Coordinate necessary technical programming support from PD/Regional Office.
  • Review the Country Program recommendation before approval by the Representative to ensure the quality of the Country Program recommendation and alignment with the UNICEF Strategic plan, compliance with policies and procedures and that documentation materials are completed accurately and comprehensively to facilitate Executive Board review and approval.
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