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UNICEF Careers 2013
Title:Programme Assistant
Category and Grade Level:General Support (GS-6)
Type of Contract:Fixed Term
Length Of Contract:One(1) Year
Organization Unit:Nutrition
Duty Station:Garowe

If you are qualified Somali and looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the post of Programme Assistant-Nutrition (Garowe) with UNICEF Somalia.

If successful, you’ll be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Somalia and Nairobi that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.

Purpose of the Post:
Under general guidance and supervision of the Nutrition Officer, performs a variety of information gathering, monitoring, technical and administrative services of moderate scope and difficulty in support of nutrition programme activities.

The successful candidate will be offered a Fixed Term Appointment for one year. Further extensions will be based on organizational needs, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Major duties and responsibilities:
In collaboration with the nutrition team support government and partners in training administrative and finance staff on proper documentation financial management, preparation of financial documents and funds request,
Support the nutrition team in collecting, collating and organizing (electronic and hard copies) nutrition information/statistics on a regular basis from government and partner records and reports and share with supervisor.
Maintains plans of operations, records project activities by reviewing a variety of records, including control plans, progress reports, project inputs, budget and financial expenditures.
Provide support of Nutrition section for organizing meetings with partners, governmental departments, recording and sharing minutes of meetings, develop quarterly leave and travel plan for section, including developing PCA monitoring table. Keep records of financial and administrative documents Letter of Agreement (LOA), Annual Work Plans (AWPs), Programme Cooperation Agreements (PCAs).
Carry out specific administrative operational/control for project/program activities, including following up of liquidation of implemented projects, preparation of release orders, and processing of partners request for assistance documents as necessary.
Contribute to the preparation of reports, project documents and submission to partners (including Somali authorities as applicable) by providing information, preparing tables and drafting relatively routine sections. Prepares background information, including budgets, for use in discussions with Governments and other organizations.
Reviews incoming mail and exchange correspondence (letters/memos); and takes appropriate follow-up action; Ensures that all policy and technical documents and reports and correspondence related to the program are properly maintained for easy reference.
In close collaboration with Accelerated Child Survival and Development (ACSD) team, assist Government and partners in the overall integration of the Basic Nutrition Services Package (BNSP) components with health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) actions for maximum impact of nutrition programme response.
Carry out specific administrative and/or control tasks for prgramme activities; e.g. release of supplies, capacity building of national staff and partners. This may include field visits to project sites.
Perform other duties as required by supervisor to ensure smooth implementation of the programme

Qualifications, Experience and competencies
Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a relevant field (Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition, statistics, data management).
Six years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year is closely related to support of Health/Nutrition programme activities
Fluency in English and Somali languages (written and oral) is required.
Ability to operate Microsoft Office computer programmes.
Ability to organize and prioritize work and communicate with tact.
Ability to work independently and accurately.
Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
High sense of integrity with demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationship

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) form, updated CV and copies of academic certificates.

UN staffs are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs). Please quote the vacancy number in your application.

Human Resources Unit, NEZ
Vacancy Number UNSOM/2013/048
Or email to:

Please note that documents submitted along with your applications will not be returned. Ensure you send copies of your testimonials. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.




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