Programme Assistant (Sokoto and Kano) at 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 fulfil 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 vacant position below:Job Title: Programme AssistantJob Number: 523098Locations: Sokoto (1 posts), Kano (1 posts)Work Type : Fixed Term AppointmentLevel: GS-5Job DescriptionFor every child, a future:Under the close supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant supports the respective section by carrying out a range of procedural, administrative, and operational tasks, to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.Summary of Key Functions/AccountabilitiesSupport to programme development, planning and execution:Compiles data and information on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations.Prepares and maintains records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section.Carries out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.Arranges meetings, workshops and training courses pertaining to programme development, and provides support in making the necessary logistical arrangements.Follows up both internally with the supply section and externally with counterparts to ensure supplies for programme implementation are delivered in a timely and accurate manner.Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results:Provides support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilization, and financial closures.Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and follow up.Prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation.Support in resource mobilization:Compiles and organizes information and data pertaining to donors (both current and potential).Compiles and organizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.Supports the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners pertaining to the section.Support in knowledge management and capacity building:Gathers and shares information as needed in support of improving the processes and daily operations of the section.Supports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by drafting necessary correspondence, compiling data reports and maintaining relevant records. 

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