Programme Specialist (Results-Based Reporting), (P-3), TA (until 31 December 2024) Post # 129073, Programme Coordination, PFP, Geneva, Switzerland

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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job it is a calling. UNICEF is a place where careers are built, we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

UNICEF Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) Division is based in Geneva with the remit to serve the global organization, including the network of 33 UNICEF National Committees, with leadership and technical support to achieve our goals of engaging with the Private Sector. This position is in the Programme Coordination Unit that supports both private and public sector colleagues across the organization to leverage game changing partnerships with UNICEF by strategically connecting them to how UNICEF programmes and operates around the world.  

For every child, a Champion

The purpose of this job is to provide technical expertise in results-based donor reporting. The Programme Specialist will support in the implementation of the results-based reporting procedure to enhance effective reporting to the private sector and the processes to streamline and create efficiencies in global reports. 

How can you make a difference?

The objective of the role is to facilitate a stronger result articulation in UNICEF’s global and donor reports and the development or updating of relevant reporting guidance, training materials, and assets, in alignment with UNICEF’s results model and existing policies, procedures, and directives, to ensure the anchoring of UNICEF’s Results and Results Programming (RRP) principles in private sector partnerships.


1. Results-based quality reporting to partners

  • Provide technical guidance to and equip various UNICEF teams with the necessary skills and resources to consistently use agreed-upon donor proposal writing and reporting templates, resulting in clear articulation of program outcomes for children.
  • Contribute to projects to strengthen global partnerships results narratives and align UNICEF’s results reporting with emerging private sector needs (e.g., new requirements from ESG regulations).
  • Ensure close coordination with teams within PFP, Public Partnership Division (PPD), and with UNICEF National Committees and Private Sector Fundraising (PSFR) Country Offices.

2. Consolidated reporting of Core Resources (RR) results

  • Collate results data from UNICEF’s reporting system to systematically report Country Offices’ RR results across all Strategic Plan areas.
  • Contribute to new assets (e.g., CPD impact studies) to communicate RR results to private and public sector partners.
  • Support internal consultations and content plan for the global RR report 2024.
  • Ensure close coordination within PFP and with PPD, Programme Group, Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring, and UNICEF Country Offices.

3. Effective knowledge management on reporting for improved organizational learning

  • Enable effective knowledge management on reporting including customized assets for various audiences.
  • Promote the use of the Private Sector Intranet as one-stop-shop for technical resources on reporting across all UNICEF funding types.
  • Support targeted learning sessions on knowledge management-related issues, tools, and platforms.
  • Ensure engagement with UNICEF National Committees and PSFR Country Offices.

Estimated Duration of the contract

  • Until 31 December 2024

Reporting To:

  • Programme Manager, PFP Geneva, Switzerland

Working Place:

  • Geneva, Switzerland is the official duty station. (Flexible work arrangements may be applied if there is a need.)

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


  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: international relations and development, social sciences, or a related technical field.
  • Alternatively, a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of five years of experience in the field of development and experience in programme planning, management, and reporting is required.
  • Strong exposure to both programme management and public and private sector partnerships is an asset.
  • Solid understanding of and experience in planning, tracking, and articulating results, and preparing donor reports, including quality assurance.
  • Familiarity with UN/UNICEF systems for results-based management, financial reporting, and partnerships is an asset.
  • Strong motivation to and demonstrated experience in improving results-based donor reporting is an asset, as the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a larger change management initiative for quality donor reporting across the organization.
  • Strong planning/organizing, writing, analytical, strategic thinking, and creative thinking skills.
  • Strong communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking.

Language requirements:

  • 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 Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1) are required.

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: our competency framework

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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 does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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 appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Advertised: 02 Jul 2024 W. Europe Daylight Time
Deadline: 29 Jul 2024 W. Europe Daylight Time

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