UNICEF Australia is seeking a Programs Manager with knowledge and expertise in international development and a special interest/focus on child protection, to join our International Programs team on a full time permanent basis.
UNICEF is the world’s largest children’s charity working to protect vulnerable children, globally and here in Australia. Run entirely on voluntary donations, we work to improve the lives of every vulnerable child, no matter who they are or where they live. Every day our teams are on the ground in 190 countries working with local partners to deliver lifesaving help and create lasting change. From vaccinating children in war zones to providing early childhood education access in Indigenous communities, donations help us to protect every child, no matter what.
We are offering a full time permanent position, working in a flexible environment, built around the diversity of our team and their needs. A competitive salary commensurate with the not for profit sector is offered together with a broad range of wellbeing benefits.
What we are looking for
A team player with strong inter-personal and cross-cultural consultative skills, to join our International Programs team as an International Programs Manager. Reporting directly to the Head of International Programs, you will be responsible for the management and oversight of a portfolio of Priority Programs in the area of child protection and act as the focal point with associated partner Country Offices, ensuring compliance with key policies and procedures, DFAT accreditation and ACFID Code of Conduct requirements.
Your day will include
– Developing positive relationships with UNICEF partner Country Office staff and understanding the overall country program and context, especially in the area of child protection
– Undertaking program monitoring visits (or remote monitoring protocols) and coordinating / participating in program evaluations as required
– Implementing all relevant policies, procedures and systems to ensure a high quality, child rights focused programs, compliant with DFAT accreditation standards and ACFID Code of Conduct criteria
– Supporting the fundraising and communications staff with child protection technical and programmatic questions, information requests, and meeting requirements of UNICEF Australia donors, relevant to the portfolio of UNICEF partner Country Offices and Priority Programs
– Remaining up to date with international child protection developments and act as the focal point for child protection technical information and queries across the organisation
– Undertaking risk monitoring, management and reporting activities at a partner and program level
– Liaising with relevant DFAT posts to highlight UNICEF Australia’s work, maintaining an understanding of Country Investment Plans, and supporting the relationship with UNICEF in-country
We would like you to have the following skills and experience
– Appropriate tertiary qualification in International Development / Child Protection or other relevant area of study, or equivalent working experience
– A minimum 4 years’ experience in international development program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, preferably with field experience
– Demonstrated experience / expertise in child protection programming, preferably internationally
– Sound understanding of international development standards, policies and procedures, and reporting requirements
– Strong child protection technical knowledge and skills with familiarity with child safeguarding/PSEA standards and approaches desirable
– Proven experience in providing capacity building and/or program support, with strong diplomacy and negotiation skills and ability to effectively manage stakeholder relationships remotely
– Highly developed written and verbal communication skills used for successful representation and advocacy in preparing and presenting reports and submissions
– Exceptional time management skills, with an ability to think on your feet and manage demanding work priorities
What will it feel like to work at UNICEF Australia
– An environment and culture built on the importance of teamwork, collaboration and shared purpose
– Sector leading salary packaging and a competitive salary commensurate with the NFP sector
– A flexible work environment with balance between home and office work, which puts the wellbeing of our staff at the centre of our decision making
– A positive and values-driven work culture which celebrates our achievements and recognises our teams
– A wellbeing package which includes such things as access to meditation, yoga, EAP and Birthday leave
– Commitment to our child-first philosophy with generous paid parental leave and offering
– The opportunity to support a global impactful cause and make a difference for every child
How To Apply
To apply for this fantastic opportunity please select “Apply” and submit the following documents in PDF format through the online portal:
– Your Cover Letter, outlining your relevant experience and highlighting a summary of your strengths
– Your CV
For further information on this position, please be in touch with our People & Culture Team: [email protected]
Applications for this position close Sunday 2nd April 2023.
All applicants are required to be legally entitled to work in Australia. UNICEF Australia has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and exploitation and adheres to strict safeguarding principles. All successful candidates will be required to undergo rigorous background checks (including National Police Check and Working with Children Check) and sign and abide by our Code of Conduct on Child Safeguarding & Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.