Ended Operations Specialist
Job Title: Operations Specialist, NO-3, Yemen (Sana'a: FT & Hodeida: TA 364-days) Open to Yemeni nationals only
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 and we never give up.
For every child, advocate
In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.
In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.
For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/
How can you make a difference?
The incumbent will be responsible for the following key functions:
- Valuing People: Develop people resources to promote technical competence and foster career progression and retention of a “fit for purpose”/ agile workforce.
- Valuing Money: Champion strategic resources to achieve organizational goals and ensure Value for Money (VfM).
- Valuing Risk Management: Enhance Risk Management to increase organizational performance and strengthen internal control.
- Valuing Systems and Structures: Ensure further operational centralization and optimization for maximized efficiency gains.
- Valuing Partners: Strengthening internal and external-facing partnerships and leveraging UNICEF’s oversight and understanding of financial management across all areas of the office.
For more details on the Job Profile, click here: generic JD Operations Manager Level P3 NO3.docx
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: An advanced University Degree (Master’s and above) in one of the following areas is required: Business management; Financial management; Accounting; Public Finance; and related operations function (Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Project management, etc.) is required or a full professional accounting designation (CA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CPFA, Expert Comptable) from an internationally recognized institute/body of accountancy with valid membership in good standing is required.
Work experience: A minimum of 5 years of professional experience, at the international level is required, specifically in implementing organizational initiatives in one or more operations management area including budget; financial management and reporting; facilities management; administration; supply and logistics management; information and communication technology; human resources.
Prior experience in the development sector or UN system/ international NGOs an asset.
Additional experience in one or more of the following areas, is desired:
- Audit and investigations
- Safety and security
- Grant Management
- Enterprise Risk Management
Experience in a UN system agency, large private or public company, or experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian/ emergency context is an asset.
Experience in working with corporate ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) and IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) is highly desirable.
Knowledge of Results Based Management is an asset.
Experience in supporting successful client-oriented work units is an asset.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is required.
Language: Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
PLEASE SPECIFY ON YOUR COVER LETTER THE DUTY STATION(S) YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are:
- Leading and Supervising - Level 2
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts- Level 1
- Relating and Networking - Level 2
- Deciding and Initiating Action - Level 2
- Following Instructions and Procedures- Level 2
- Creating and Innovating – Level 1
- Entrepreneurial Thinking – Level 1
- Analyzing – Level 2
View our competency framework, click here.
If you meet the requirements stated above, please apply through the below link: (not later than 11 Nov 2019):
While UNICEF seeks to recruit the best talent in the Yemeni labor market to be able to deliver the best possible services for the children in Yemen, we would like to make it clear that we never use any third party in any of the recruitment processes for all junior and senior positions advertised. All received applications are treated with high level of transparency and professionalism. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements are considered and only within the announced deadline.
في حين تسعى اليونيسف لإستقطاب أفضل الكوادر في السوق اليمنية لتتمكن من تقديم أفضل خدمة للأطفال في اليمن، تود التنويه إلى أنها لا تستعين بأي شخص أو جهة (قد يقدم نفسهـ/ـا) كوسيط أو طرف ثالث في أي من عمليات التوظيف وفيما يخص جميع الوظائف، باستثناء الإعلان عبر وسائل الإعلام والمواقع الإليكترونية. إن اليونيسف، منظمة الطفولة، تعمل بمستوى عال من الشفافية والمهنية. ولا يتم التواصل إلا مع المتقدمين الذين توافقت مؤهلاتهم وخبراتهم مع الوظائف المعلن عنها والتي تقدموا لها في الموعد المعلن.
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. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply – see our entitlements and benefits for our female staff: Female Entitlements Edited.jpg
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.