Rotation

This post is non-rotational.
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Background Information

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF RWANDA

Closing date: 8 December 2021

Contract Duration: One year renewable (*)

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[*] No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5.

 

 

Organizational Setting

 

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

The Operations Manager will ensure a fully accountable, well-managed and results-oriented Country Office (CO). S/he will contribute her/his operational expertise to facilitate programme and project implementation in close collaboration with the CO’s programme staff.

S/he analyzes and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to programme formulation, monitoring, and evaluation within national development frameworks and the UN Delivering as One (DaO) context. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.

While participating in inter-agency coordination, s/he will foster a collaborative, client-oriented approach towards the CO’s programme team and UN community, supporting effective communication and cooperation with Headquarters (HQ).

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Main Tasks & Responsibilities

 

  • Assessing operational and staffing requirements for implementation of the country programme, ensuring optimal staffing of office and projects through timely recruitment and training of personnel.
  • Supporting the achievement of programme and project results through your operational expertise, including personnel, sub-contracts, procurement, fellowships and other project-related events.
  • Ensuring strategic and efficient management of financial resources through; tracking of available resources, ensuring financial policy compliance, establishing reporting structures, advising when deviations from regulations may be required and proposing alternative solutions to meet outcomes.
  • Supervise the implementation of corporate financial, procurement and Human Resources systems and ensure adequate training of staff and Implementing Partners on these issues. Ensure a continuous and updated flow of information between field and headquarters;
  • Ensuring a continuous flow of up-to-date information between the Country Office, the Regional Office and Headquarters.
  • Maintain oversight for the timely provision of goods and services for office and projects following established corporate procedures regarding sub-contract review and awarding of contracts, evaluate cost effectiveness and manage the negotiations in connection with agreements.
  • Examine requests for payments and advances, Purchase Orders and Requisitions, payments and other financial/administrative matters to ensure they are well supported, and adhere to the correct policies and procedures;
  • Overseeing the management of UNFPA assets and liabilities and ensure proper inventory control measures in place.
  • Participating in inter-agency meetings to Ensure that UNFPA interests are reflected in common system activities related to common services and premises, cost-recovery, and cost-sharing arrangements, privileges and immunities,

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

Education: 

Advanced degree in business administration, public administration, finance, human resources, information technology or other related discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 7 years of proven relevant progressively responsible work experience in administration, human resource management, finance, budget, information technology in a similar international environment.
  • Proven prior experience of managing and overseeing Policies, Procedures related to human resource management, financial management, programme management, assets, procurement etc.
  • Proficiency in understanding and use financial software applications including word processing, spreadsheet software programme, and other computer applications.
  • Strong analytical and leadership skills; demonstrated writing and oral communication skills;

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Required Competencies

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Commitment to UNFPA’s Values and Guiding Principles;
  • Developing People/Fostering Innovation and Empowerment/Performance Management;
  • Team Work/Communication/Self-Management
  • Strategic Thinking/Results Orientation and Commitment to Excellence/Decision Making;
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Business acumen
  • Implementing management systems
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Client orientation
  • Organizational awareness
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus,
  • Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,
  • Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment

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UNFPA Work Environment

 

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

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Compensation and Benefits

 

This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post. The package includes a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits.
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Closing Statement

 

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
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Disclaimer

 

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