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Donor Reports & Budget Support Officer

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Donor Reports & Budget Support Officer, (P-2), Mogadishu, UNICEF Somalia,

Position type: Temporary Appointment
Location: Somalia
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
School/Unit: Somalia
Department/Office: Mogadiscio, Somalia
Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, P-2

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, a champion

UNICEF Somalia played a key role in making sure that child-focused data, with attention to gender and minorities, was included in the country’s first national development plan in 30 years. We have been tackling issues such as child mortality, better access to health services, severe malnutrition, and stronger child rights. We are working with partners to address the alarming food insecurity and malnutrition levels in Somalia. We are supporting community-based reintegration programs for children released from armed groups, and are working on developing a social protection policy. We are also conducting robust HACT implementation.

Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Donor Relations Specialist , P-3, and the overall oversight by the Chief, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, as well as in consultation with Programme Staff, the incumbent will primarily be responsible for monitoring, reviewing, compiling, and editing of English-language donor reports, ensuring that they are in line with criteria set out in official guidelines and directives, and in line with agreement/stipulations.

Summary of key accountabilities:

In collaboration with the Donor Relations Specialist, Chief PME and Chiefs of Programme, manage the compilation, editing and dissemination of UNICEF donor reports, including narrative and financial utilization reporting.
Ensure quality assurance and timely narrative reporting, including adherence to criteria set out in Executive Directives/Guidelines, UN/UNICEF policy papers, Somalia Country Office (SCO) Country Programme plans, donor contract stipulations etc.
Provides support on the preparation of financial reporting for donor reports, in collaboration with the Donor Relations Specialist, Programme Budget Officer and overall supervision by the Chief PME.
Support programme teams to ensure timely submission of budget modifications and handling of ad hoc donor requests related to narrative and budget reporting.
Manage office information and institutional memory vis-a -vis donor reports.
Ensure that information on all the donor and programme reporting requirements are shared, tracked, disseminated and updated. Maintain a coherent and central system for filing reports submissions and manage the system for tracking reports due and grant related information management in SAP and share drive/team site.
Support wider office processes vis-a-vis donor relations and contribution management.
Provide inputs, as required, to Country Management Teams (CMTs), Programme Coordination Meetings (PCMs), Emergency Management Teams (EMTs), Annual Reports and Situation Reports, etc. and conduct analyzes, verifications and syntheses of donor related data and information, including budgetary and supports analysis relating to donor funding trends, gaps and needs.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education: Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations, Human Rights, Communication, Social Sciences, or related field.

Work Experience:

Two year’s of relevant professional work experience. International and Developing country work experience (for IP) National or field work experience (for NO). Background/familiarity with Emergency a strong asset.
Proven record of excellent English writing, communication and design skills. Must be creative and self-motivated with strong problem-solving skills (thinks outside of the box), good networking and collaboration skills paired with the ability to inspire others and strong drive for results.
At least two years experience in international development, including UNICEF experience in both humanitarian and development context and strong knowledge of UNICEF systems for donor relations and reporting.
Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data and information, including funding and budget information.
Demonstrated ability to design products in an easy to digest, visually appealing format.
Robust understanding of how UNICEF works around the world.
Language Proficiency: Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of a second UN language is considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at


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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

Please note that this is a non-family duty station.

Contract Duration: The initial contract duration is expected to be 9 months.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: Sep 02 2019 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: Sep 15 2019 E. Africa Standard Time

APPLY NOW: jobs.unicef.org/mob/cw/en-us/job/526005

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