Reports Specialist (Donor Relations) P3 Job at UNICEF
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Reports Specialist (Donor Relations) P3 Job at UNICEF
Job no: 562342
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Damascus
Location: Syrian Arab Republic
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
How can you make a difference?
Under the general guidance of the Partnerships Manager, responsible for all aspects of donor reporting and contribution management, based on information gathered from programme sectors for the Syria Country Office (CO) and cross-border operations. The incumbent also assists in the overall reporting functions in the office, including timely preparation and dissemination of other reports, presentations by the Representative, and briefing documents for UNICEF Syria and the Representative.
The additional capacity is required given the added reporting and donor relations requirements following the L3 declaration for the earthquake response as well as dedicated engagement with emerging private and public sector partners.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Ensure timeliness and quality donor reporting, particularly on the earthquake response. This includes gathering of information, consolidation, editing, layout and branding of all required reports on contributions to Syria. In reviewing the reports ensure compliance with donor requirements, quality of data and systematic results-based reporting. Include donor report feedback form in all donor reports sent and review donor reports checklists.
- Provide dedicated donor engagement on the L3 earthquake response, particularly with emerging/new partners (such as the Gulf Member States and private sector – including National Committees and foundations). Support opportunity scanning and analysis for potential new partners.
- Roll out monitoring and reporting mechanisms, ensuring adequate training in donor reporting, troubleshooting and revision of mechanism as required.
- Collaborate with staff to compile, produce and disseminate high quality mandatory UNICEF report, including the Situation Report, Security Council Report, Annual Report, donor briefings, etc.
- In collaboration with relevant divisions of UNICEF (including PPD/PFP), provide oversight, technical support and guidance to the country office regarding contribution management and reporting issues. Improve systems and processes to monitor grants and performance against key indicators related to contribution management and donor reporting. Ensure compliance with UNICEF standards and guidelines on oversight of donor reports, including managing a quality assurance system of annual sampling and feedback.
- Supporting monitoring, quality and accurate records of all contributions (grants, funding proposals, contribution agreements, donor reports, etc.)
- Propose and /or undertake action on operational procedures to ensure there are effective work processes on contribution management and donor report submission in the CO as well as proper and efficient system of managing the records of CO donor reports / proposals.
- Identify capacity strengthening needs in the office for capacity building on reporting; accordingly, design, prepare and implement various trainings or on-site support to CO as deemed appropriate to ensure that the relevant staff have the most up-to-date information on reporting guidelines and requirements.
- Assist in the implementation of the Partnership and Resource Mobilization strategy by participating in the preparation of funding proposals, including consolidation of inputs from relevant sections, editing and layout.
- In collaboration with the Communications Section support implementation of the office visibility/recognition plan and related work plan to support the visibility of UNICEF’s role in the crisis in Syria and to ensure donor visibility/communication materials requirements are met.
- Perform other duties as required to support the partnerships and resource mobilization functions of the office.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Master’s degree in Social Science, Public Relations, International Affairs or any other related field.
- Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in one or a combination of the following fields of work: communication, programme management, monitoring and evaluation.
- Professional experience in writing reports and developing fundraising materials (including proposals, concept notes, briefs and updates etc.) within the international humanitarian or development field is an asset.
- Experience working in protracted and complex emergencies, particularly in L3 emergencies will be considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language and the local working language (Arabic) of the duty station is an asset.
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: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
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 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’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable females are encouraged to apply.
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 are also 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.
Eligible UNICEF International Professional (IP) Staff Members on fixed-term, continuing or permanent contracts applying to a Temporary Appointment, which is dedicated to L3 (or L2) Response, may be able to retain a lien and their fixed-term entitlements. The conditions of the temporary assignment will vary depending on the status of their post and their current tour of duty, and relocation entitlements may be limited as per the relevant policies.
Advertised: 24 May 2023 Syria Daylight Time
Deadline: 06 Jun 2023 Syria Daylight Time