Re-advertisement: Chief Field Services, P-5, Fixed Term Appointment, New Delhi, India, South Asia Region, Post Number 58721 (For Non-Indian Nationals Only)

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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

The Chief Field Services reports to the Representative and directly oversees the management of the 12 Field Offices and 1 Outpost of the India Country Office. They are a member of the Senior Management Team. Under the general guidance of the Representative and in collaboration with the Deputy Representatives Programmes and Operations, the incumbent provides strategic leadership and oversight in the management of Field Offices. They oversee and facilitate an effective coordination between Chiefs of Field Offices (CFOs) and the Senior Management Team in Delhi, including, when necessary, the representation of the CFOs in management meetings in Delhi.

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How can you make a difference?

  • In collaboration with the Representative, the Deputy Representative Programme and the Deputy Representative Operations, the CFS provides strategic guidance to the country programme plan and roll-out of the Country Programme Document, oversees management practices at field level and facilitates the development of Annual Work Plans and Annual Office Management plans by Chiefs of Field Offices, to ensure they are aligned with national level guidelines and directives, and with the overall strategic direction of the Country Programme.
  • The CFS is responsible for ensuring that communication between Field Offices and Delhi is continuous and effective – flagging issues, highlighting latest developments and evolving trends in the states.
  • The CFS convenes systematic consultations with the Filed Offices to assist and informs decision making by senior management in Delhi and the Field Offices.
  • As first reporting officer of Chiefs of Field Offices, they are responsible for enabling the team to fulfill their responsibilities and supporting the team towards empowered leadership investing in positive workplace culture across the Field Offices.

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

  • An Advanced university degree in Management, Social Sciences, in a programmatic area (e.g. Health, WASH, Education, Nutrition, Child Protection, HIV/Aids), or another relevant academic field. (required)
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience that combines managerial and technical leadership in development cooperation at the international level, some of which served in developing countries. (required)
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership, direction, and mentorship to senior-level managers leading substantive teams and fostering a collaborative work environment. (required)
  • Driving and managing change while supporting teams and leaders during their transition. (required)
  • Relevant work experience, particularly in a large country office of comparable size and management structure. (desired)
  • Experience working in emergency preparedness and response. (desired)
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Diversity Considerations

We encourage all candidates meeting the required qualification and experience to apply.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards an ever more diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive work environment is critical to deliver the best results for children.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are nationals of low, lower-middle or upper-middle-income countries from non- and underrepresented regions (Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa, West and Central Africa, and East Asia and the Pacific) and from candidates holding a degree from a university in countries of the Global South. We particularly welcome applications from women, transgender, gender non-conforming individuals, and persons with disabilities.

We provide reasonable accommodation for employees and applicants with disabilities. Please let us know in your application if you identify as a person with a disability and how we can support you.

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. Flexible working arrangements paid parental leave and other family-friendly policies support UNICEF staff to fulfill professional and personal commitments. Learn more Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared#Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (3)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (3)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (3)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (3)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

Remarks:

  • The vacancy is open to internal and external candidates.
  • This position is open to Non-Indian Nationals only.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. 
  • 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 promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, 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, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may 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.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited / recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/.

For more information about UNICEF India, please refer to the link below: – http://unicef.in/

Advertised: 20 May 2024 India Standard Time
Deadline: 09 Jun 2024 India Standard Time

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