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Programme Specialist
Posted date [2013-May-08]  (ID: 15491)
The overall goal of the UNICEF Ethiopia country programme is to support the national and regional efforts towards the realization of the rights of the child to survival, development, protection and participation with the following priority areas:
• Girls education
• Integrated policies for early childhood development
• Immunization and supplementation
• HIV/AIDS prevention among children
And to the six interrelated programmes: Health and Nutrition, Basic Education, HIV/AIDS, Water and Environmental Sanitation, Gender and Child Protection, Capacity Building Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

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POST TITLE/Post No.: Programme Specialist(69336)



CONT. STATUS: Fixed-Term (FT)

CLOSING DATE: 14 May 2013


Under guidance of the Head of UNICEF Liaison Office to the AU & UNECA, responsible for representation, public relations, partnership, technical and programme support activities of promoting and protecting the rights and wellbeing of women and children at legal, policy and programme levels continentally, sub-regionally and at country levels within the framework of UNICEF-African Union (AU) and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) strategic partnerships.


Undertakes review and analysis of data and information on child survival, development, protection, participation and partnership policies and programmes; contributes to the UNICEF-AU partnership programme and annual work plan development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; prepares concept and information notes, UNICEF contribution issue papers, and project proposals; participates in conferences, meetings and workshops relevant to the UNICEF-AUUNECA partnerships; and prepares analytical and synthesis reports on conclusions and recommendations of the deliberations; and shares the outcome to UNICEF HQs, Regional Offices (ROs)and Country Offices (COs) for application in programme planning.

Works closely and provides technical support to the Permanent Secretariat of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) in the areas of policy, advocacy and programme planning and implementation aimed at the promotion and protection of the rights of children and women in Africa, most particularly in promoting the ratification, domestication and reporting on the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) by African Union Member States. Participates in the regular meetings of ACERWC and prepares reports on the conclusions and recommendations based on the deliberations; shares the outcome to UNICEF HQs, ROs (ESAR, WCAR & MENAR), and COs in Africa. Liaises with UNICEF ROs and COs and facilitates the review process of country reports submitted AU Member States to the ACERWC on the progress of the implementation of the provisions in the ACRWC.

Effectively engages in the facilitation and follow up of the celebrations surrounding the Day of the African Child (DAC), 16 June. Participates and provides input in the selection of the theme for DAC annual celebrations; prepares information/concept note’s to be shared with the UNICEF HQ.s, ROs and COs prior to the DAC celebrations and follows- up feedback; prepares consolidated analytical and synthesis report on the processes and outcomes of the celebrations; and disseminates the report widely to the AUC, UNICEF HQs, ROs, COs and various websites at different levels for wider use of the findings in programme planning. Liaises with the UNICEF ROs & COs to use the DAC celebration opportunity to sensitize and put efforts on the respective governments to ratify and adhere to the ACLWC (in countries which have not ratified yet) plus to domesticate the provisions of the Charter into the local legal system and formulate programme actions complimentary with UNCRC standards (in countries which have ratified).

Undertakes knowledge management activities through review, compilation, documentation and dissemination of document repository on Child Survival, Development, Protection, Participation (CSDPP) and partnerships as well as on AUC’s key legal, policy, strategy and programme instruments by tracking from various sources that could used as important resource materials in efforts of strengthening UNICEF-AU partnership programmes.

Participates in the relevant UN-AU and its NEPAD Programme Clusters’ meetings as well as contributes to the facilitation, organization and follow-up of Clusters and Sub-Clusters towards creating strengthened, coordinated and harmonized mechanisms in support of AUC and its NEPAD programmes.

Provides technical assistance to the contribution of UNICEF’s participation and support to the preparation of AU-Summits.

Provides technical and substantive inputs on strengthening UNICEFUNECA-AU partnerships, most particularly on UNICEF’s contributions and participation for increased visibility of the rights and wellbeing of children and women during tle African Development Forum Meetings.

With the ETH-CO common operations, assume certifying function in PROMs and OIC responsibilities in the absence of the incumbent in charge of financial issues.

Prepares quarterly progress, status and annual reports on the Liaison Office programme performance to be submitted to the HQs and ROs.

Ensures the accurate and timely input of programme information in computerized programme system and the issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes

Performs other duties as required.


Educational requirements: Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, or related technical field

Work Experience: Eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in advocacy programme management, planning, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field.

Language requirement: Fluency in English is required. Being fluent in French, Arabic or Portuguese will be an asset.

Nationality: Candidates should be NATIONALS of Ethiopia. Competency: Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity, Communication, Working with people, Drive for results, Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and Networking, Persuading and Influencing, Creating and Innovating, Applications must include motivation letter, an updated CV, and a completed UN Personal History Form (P-11) available at goo.gl/9mvar. Please DO NOT ATTACH COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS, ACADEMIC DEGREES OR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS WITH THE APPLICATION. UNICEF and UN candidates must also include two recent Performance Evaluation Reports.

Please deliver/send your application to: Human Resources Manager, UNICEF-Ethiopia, Opposite ECA Compound, and adjacent to German House, P0 Box 1169, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, or by e-mail to hraddisababa(at)unicef.org  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application from qualified women are encouraged

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