Position: Operations Manager NO-3
Location: Athens, Greece
Salary: This is a P3 post on the UN Salary scales
Closing date: 02/02/2020 (day/month/year)
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
Greece, as one of the major entry
points into Europe, has received over a million refugees and migrants since
January 2015, 37% of them children. As of March 2019, approximately 74,350
refugees and migrants remain in the country, out of which an estimated 28,000
are children, including 3,535 unaccompanied children (UAC). The Operations
Manager function is a strategic Business Partner role, assuring the best use of
UNICEF assets in alignment with sound management practices, office priorities
and goals to deliver results for children.
Purpose of Role
The Operations Manager is expected to
effectively implement the operations functions for the efficient delivery of
related services, directly impact on program performance, resource mobilization
and delivery of results for children. The Operations Manager ensures the
assessment, mitigation, monitoring, review and reporting on the most
significant risks that could potentially harm the organization, as part of the
UNICEF’s risk and internal control performance management framework.
This in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing
the credibility of UNICEF as an effective and responsible manager of funds and
resources entrusted to the organization and to furthering UNICEF’s image as a
competent organization for delivering cost effective and sustainable program
results in regular and emergency settings.
How can you make a difference?
As a Strategic Business Partner, the
incumbent will be accountable for operations functions, facilitate change,
provide risk informed, solution-focused analysis, advice and services and
contribute to programme and management decisions for delivering results for
children in specific operational contexts.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
People: Develop people resources to promote technical competence and foster
career progression and retention of a “fit for purpose”/ agile workforce
2. Valuing Money: Champion strategic
resources to achieve organizational goals and ensure Value for Money (VfM)
Valuing Risk Management: Enhance Risk
Management to increase organizational performance and strengthen internal
Valuing Systems and Structures: Ensure
further operational centralization and optimization for maximized efficiency
Valuing Partners: Strengthening
internal and external-facing partnerships and leveraging UNICEF’s oversight and
understanding of financial management across all areas of the office.
Additional desirable skills:
complexity and change
View competency framework:http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use
the online local staff salary calculator
Please send a letter
of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post
with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to Zoe Oldham (see email below).
Please ensure that
they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your
name CV” Please put “UNICEF Greece Operations
Manager (NO3)” in the email subject line. Also please let us know where you
saw the post advertised.
The deadline for applications is Sunday Feb 2nd,
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.
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference
and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and
Contact person: Zoe Oldham
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2020-02-02
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