Planning Specialist - P3
Panama, Panamá, Panama
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For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development.

The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

UNICEF is also the world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.

More than 13,000 staff work with UNICEF, with approximately 85 per located in the field in 190 countries. Seven regional offices and over 124 country offices worldwide, 34 national committees, a research centre in Florence, a supply division in Copenhagen, a shared services centre in Budapest and offices in Berlin, Brussels, Seoul and Tokyo, and UNICEF headquarters in New York and Geneva work on helping children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.

We employ committed professional to work in our five focus areas : Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and Gender Equality, HIV / AIDS, Child Protection and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships.

We also employ staff with expertise in administration and finance, human resources, information technology, supply and logistics as well as external relations and communication.

UNICEF's presence in humanitarian crises means that we also seek experts in emergency preparedness and response.

Interested in becoming a champion for every child? Learn more about what we look for and what we offer.

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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 future.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does?

in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action.

For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism.

To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life?in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions?

their rights are violated.

There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens?

addressing inequity?not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries.

This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of Nations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Programme & Planning, the Planning Specialist is accountable for quality assurance, oversight, and technical assistance in planning, implementation and reporting to 24 country offices in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

The position supports UNICEF LACRO and country offices to maintain high-quality planning process and products, while systematically strengthening how knowledge management, evidence-based programming and culture of learning are anchored in core established planning and review processes.

S / he will help lead the development, oversight and maintenance of digital workspaces for the regional office and promote and support the use of digital tools to improve online engagements and information sharing.

S / he will also contribute to improving the quality, availability, access and use of knowledge on children in the region.

The specialist will also coordinate Regional Office planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes, such as the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of the Regional Office Management Plan, Annual Management Plan and Regional Office Workplans, and the preparation of regional office report and analysis.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?

  • Advanced university degree in social sciences with strong quantitative training.
  • At least five years of professional experience at the national and international levels in strategic planning and programming and M&E.
  • At least two years of dedicated experience on Knowledge Management.

  • Advanced skills and technical proficiency in SharePoint and other collaborative tools are required.
  • Proven skills in data visualization is required.
  • Exposure to UNICEF approaches to effective knowledge management and sharing is an asset.
  • Advanced skills relating to the development and management of digital knowledge platforms is required.
  • Exposure to planning processes is an asset.
  • Exposure to / knowledge of UNICEF or UN work (directly or as a partner) is an asset.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming preferred.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required.
  • Fluency or proficiency in Spanish is considered an asset. Fluency in another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian) will be an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate...

    UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

  • The UNICEF competencies required for this post are Formulating Strategies and Concepts (2); Analyzing (2); Planning and Organizing (3);
  • Persuading and Influencing (2).

    To view our competency framework, please visit here.

    Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.

    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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

    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.

    Remarks :

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

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