Chief (Decision Support), P-5, Strategic Resource Management Section, Division of Finance and Administrative Management, New York Headquarters, #102138

  • Added Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 30 November 2017

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Job no: 506144

Position type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: United States of America
Division/Equivalent: Operations
School/Unit: Div of Fin and Adm Mgmt, UNICEF NYHQ
Department/Office: Strategic Resource Management Section
Categories: Finance and Administration, P-5

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UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. Click here to learn more about UNICEF: https://www.unicef.org/


For every child, a future ...

The Division of Finance & Administration (DFAM) at UNICEF HQ strives to provide relevant, accurate and timely information to the UNICEF executive leadership to facilitate robust decision-making and strategic direction recognizing the needs of children across the world. DFAM strives to ensure that financial resources are fully attributed to the Strategic Plan results chain and are made available in a timely manner, and used effectively and efficiently. This is achieved through periodic measurement, transparent reporting of financial and administrative performance, and the development and application of risk-informed policy, improved procedures and innovative systems.

The Strategic Resource Management Section focuses on identifying and carrying out forward looking analyses that are critical to management decision making and will distinguish it from the types of financial analysis already performed in other parts of the division. The Decision Support Unit is part of the Strategic Resource Management Section.


How can you make a difference?

As Chief of the Decision Support Unit, you will focus on collecting, analyzing and providing the organization with information critical to Results-Based management (RBM) and the optimization of Value for Money (VfM). The incumbent will be responsible for managing and motivating a team of three professional-level staff members focused on undertaking forward and outward looking financial and operational analyses to inform senior management decision making and support enhanced transparency and accountability. This will in turn facilitate UNICEF goals and objectives as enumerated in the Strategic Plan.

You will actively interact with colleagues across all functions and levels of the organization. Some of your key functions and activities will be:

  • Leadership on Performance Analysis
    • Analyze current and past trends in key performance areas including all areas of revenue and expenses
  • Performance Indicators
    • Identify Monitor and Agree performance indicators
    • Highlight trends and analyze variances
  • Make Recommendations
    • Provide accurate and timely financial and operational recommendations to management for decision making purposes,
  • Develop Tools and Models
    • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives,
    • Oversee and manage the development of Financial Forecasting and Modelling tools and the Business Intelligence (BI) Dashboard,
  • Reporting
    • Provide Quarterly and Monthly Financial reports
    • Carry out Ad-Hoc Reporting and Analyses
  • Team Management
    • Motivate and manage the staff of the Decision Support team
    • Review staff objectives, assess performance, establish and follow up work plans

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • Advanced University degree (Master’s Degree) in business, economics, audit, public administration or related field, including course work in finance, accounting and budgeting is required.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience in financial management, ideally within multicultural international environments. UN experience would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated skills and competencies in analytical, financial, interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is considered an asset.

This is an extension of the application deadline in order to expand the candidate pool. Previous applicants need not re-apply as their original application will be duly considered.


For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Advertised: Nov 15 2017 Eastern Standard Time
Application close: Nov 30 2017 Eastern Standard Time

This vacancy is archived.

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