Programme Associate (Polio) GS-6 Temporary Appointment#101643 (3 months) with possibility for extension, Yaounde, Cameroon, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Yaoundé, Cameroon, Cameroon
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Programme Associate (Polio), GS-6, Yaounde, Cameroon, Temporary Appointment#101643 (3 months) with possibility for extension

Job no : 539135

Position type : Temporary Appointment

Location : Cameroon Division / Equivalent : Dakar (WCAR), Senegal

School / Unit : Republic of Cameroon

Department / Office : Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon

Categories : G-6

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, Protection

UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 in order to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF provides financials and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas in an effort to fully realize the rights of women and children.

These areas include Health, HIV / AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection and social inclusion.

UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data.

The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and effects of climate changes lead to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations.

The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and out of Cameroon : also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, communities.

Everyone is invited to take part in the struggle to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is together that we will act for Cameroon, a country which summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Polio Coordinator, P-4, the Programme Associate will support polio section through providing a range of procedural, administrative, and operational support in developing, implementing, executing and monitoring their country Programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.

  • Ensuring the timely and accurate recording and administrative processing of government & NGO's proposals and requests for direct cash transfers (DCTs).
  • Conducting programme monitoring in UNICEF focus districts for cash and supplies and informing team-members on the status.
  • Carrying out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs) and making amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
  • Carrying out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants and programme-related items for his / her section including but not limited to registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.
  • Preparing monitoring and reporting information for supervisor and team on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.
  • Regularly monitoring budgets and financial expenditures of section by employing applicable tools, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and / or follow up.

    Helping prepare periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.

    Facilitating the development of programme cooperation agreements (PCAs) by providing information and drafting selected sections of it.

    Supporting the programme section in researching, compiling and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate programme delivery as well as preparation of reports, working papers and presentations Helping conduct regular spot checks of partner's projects to assess their financial record-keeping, expenditure controls and reporting systems Monitoring and tracking the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery Supports capacity development activities related to programme development by preparing training materials and participating in exercises.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have


    Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.


    A minimum of six(6) years of administrative or clerical work experience is required.

    Prior experience in programme support functions is an asset.

    Relevant work experience with UNICEF is considered as an asset.


    Fluency in French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language such as English or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

    For every Child, you demonstrate

    UNICEF's core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The competencies required for this post are : View our competency framework at

    http : / / / about / employ / files / UNICEF Competencies.pdf

    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 principles.

    Remarks : Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    Advertised : Mar 29 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time Application close : Apr 04 2021 W. Central Africa Standard Time


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