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, hope
UNICEF has been in Myanmar for almost 70 years, working with Government to help put in place policies and strategies that supports improvements for children, with a focus on the most vulnerable. The UNICEF Myanmar Country Office (MCO) continues to work with Government at the central and sub-national levels, as well as with NGOs and communities, to ensure that children are reached by essential services, including those children that are affected by conflict and natural disasters.
How can you make a difference?
The Chief of Field Operations is responsible for overseeing the delivery and monitoring of the Myanmar Country Programme at the sub-national level through the provision of strategic guidance, oversight and coordination of programme interventions to ensure that the rights of children and women are upheld by duty bearers and right holders across Myanmar. The incumbent is responsible for providing strategic guidance and administrative oversight of the Chiefs of Field Office (CFO) and ensuring they are represented and participate effectively at the senior management level. She/He is also responsible for ensuring office-wide systems, processes and approaches for strengthening decentralization are in place, function effectively and are appropriate to the context of Myanmar. In addition, the Chief of Field Operations is responsible for supporting MCO to ensure that programming is conflict sensitive and underpinned by a human rights based approach (HRBA), as well as ensuring that the FOs have the capacity to deliver against these areas of work and prepare for and respond to emergencies, both through Government, NGO partners and direct delivery. He/She will work with the Country Office and FOs to foster programming at the field level that more effectively bridges the humanitarian-development nexus (HDN). Finally, the Chief of Field Operations is responsible for providing oversight of field operations and security, to ensure that FOs have the resources and assets they need and that these resources are managed effectively and in compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations. The responsibilities also include overseeing a large and complex field structure comprised of 7 offices and around 80 staff.
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Advanced university degree in any of the following: Social Sciences, International Relations, Human Rights, Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Health or Education.
- At least ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international level in both development and humanitarian settings on programme development and delivery.
- Experience in both developing and middle-income countries an asset.
- Experience of supporting programme delivery at the level of field or zonal offices.
- Experience of right-based and results-based programming.
- Experience of conflict-sensitivity and humanitarian-development nexus (HDN) is an asset.
- Extensive experience of successful organizational and people management with a soundtrack record of good supervisory and change management skills.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- UN/UNICEF experience is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in the following:
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
- Drive to achieve results for impact
- Innovates and embraces change
- Manages ambiguity and complexity
- Thinks and acts strategically
- Works collaboratively with others
- Nurtures, leads and manages people
- The Functional Competencies required for this post are:
- Leading and Supervising (Level 3)
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts (Level 3)
- Analyzing (Level 3)
- Relating and Networking (Level 3)
- Persuading and Influencing (Level 3)
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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.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Internal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Temporary Appointment: Chief Field Operations, P5, Yangon, Myanmar, Post # 113923 (7 months)
Job Number: 532877
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: Myanmar
Work Type : Temporary Appointment