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Under the direct supervision of the Donor Relations Specialist and the strategic guidance of the UNICEF Representative as well as in close collaboration with the Deputy Representative, the Reports Officer will coordinate the preparation of donor updates and donor reports, ensuring the Country Office’s reporting obligations are met, and that the quality of reports is improved. The Reports Officer will also support the broader donor relations and partnerships function.
How can you make a difference?
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
1. Ensure timely submission of high-quality donor reports and updates:
a. Update, maintain, and disseminate all information on donor and programme reporting requirements through a system for tracking reports. Ensure that programme sections are informed of these requirements and follow up as required. Maintain essential contacts with programme sections at UNICEF country office to facilitate timely and accurate information flow.
b. Work with programme and other staff to ensure the quality of donor reports including background situation, overall UNICEF experience in relevant sector, objectives of specific donor contribution, target groups, results, constraints, appropriate financial statements, including relevant human interest stories, and photography to illustrate UNICEF supported activities supported by the specific donor. Work with programme staff to address any donor feedback on the reports
c. Work with the Donor Relations Specialist and the programme staff to respond to ad hoc requests for information from donors.
2. Support the Representative and Donor Relations Specialist in the dissemination of UNICEF reports, including the annual humanitarian report, situation reports, and others.
3. Manage office information and institutional memory vis-a -vis donor reports through maintaining a coherent and central system for filing reports and proposal submissions.
4. Update and maintain guidance and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of donor reporting, based on global guidance and country needs. Contributes to the quality of different management documents.
5. Organize trainings to improve staff capacity on donor reporting and knowledge management.] 6. Broadly support donor relations through contributing to project proposals, donor briefing notes and information sheets, background information materials for visits of donors, and donor amendment work processes.
7. Any other tasks requested by the Donor Relations Specialist and/or the Representative’s office to support reporting and donor relations.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…Education:
University degree in Social Sciences; Development Studies, Planning, Communication, or a related technical field.Years of Experience:
Two years of progressively responsible work experience in reporting and communication with International Organizations or UN Agencies or NGOs.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships
(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
(3) Drive to achieve results for impact
(4) Innovates and embraces change
(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (
6) Thinks and acts strategically
(7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable Male Candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.