Programme and Planning Specialist

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United Nations Children's Fund




Under the supervision of the Senior Adviser, Nutrition (Governance and Partnerships), Child Nutrition and Development, the Programme Planning and Partnerships Specialist will support the planning, partnerships and knowledge management/communication functions of the Child Nutrition and Development team.

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Programme Planning & Reviews

  • Support work planning and review processes of the section by providing clear guidelines, tracking decisions, and facilitating follow-up actions.
  • Assure quality of work plans including accuracy of coding.
  • Organize and implement milestone events including mid- and end-year reviews, engaging other stakeholders as necessary.
  • Coordinate planning activities and develop tools to improve team efficiency.
  • Contribute to strategic planning milestones including the OMP, Mid-Term Review and UNICEF’s annual/mid-year reports including the Annual Results Assessment Report (RAM), Executive Director’s Annual Report (EDAR) and the Nutrition Chapter of the 2023 Goal Area 1 Annual Results Report: Every Child Survives and Thrives (GARR).
  • Monitor key performance indicators and results, aggregating data to support analyses in collaboration with operations and finance focal point.
  • Ensure the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of planning documents and reports, adhering to organizational standards and guidelines.

Knowledge Management and Dissemination

  • Strengthen existing mechanisms and tools to share and communicate knowledge on Child Nutrition and Development
  • Develop and maintain an internal, searchable database of global knowledge products at global level.
  • Set up Knowledge@UNICEF to share UNCEF technical documents with internal and external audiences.
  • Promote and support the consistent use of social networking and social media platforms by UNICEF technical experts to share UNICEF’s knowledge productss with country, regional, and global audiences.

Management Support and Partnerships Coordination

  • Coordinate technical inputs into UNICEF corporate reports, strategy docs, proposals and briefing notes.
  • Help establish appropriate and effective management information systems and processes to support management implementation and monitoring.
  • Develop and implement procedures for smooth liaison with OED, PG and HQ divisions, and coordinate timely responses.
  • Facilitate Long Term Agreements clarifying sourcing strategy, review process, contract negotiations to ensure best value for money, and manage the submission and approval process.
  • Compile and review programme documentation for the development of the Annual Management Plan.
  • Support stakeholders interpret and apply UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and related issues to enhance programme management, implementation and delivery of results.

The following minimum requirements:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in strategic planning, partnerships management, and knowledge management, including at international level.
  • Experience in a developing country is an asset.
  • Experience in working with complex programme coordination activities.
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is considered an asset.





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