Deputy Executive Director (Management), ASG, New York Headquarters, USA
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
For every child, dedication.
The Deputy Executive Director (DED), Management advises and assists the Executive Director of UNICEF in overall direction and strategic management of the Organization. The post is particularly related to the organizations’ operations in the areas of, human resource management, child safeguarding, finance and budget management, information technology, and internal governance. The DED for Management oversees, supervises, and coordinates the work and performance of the Divisions of Human Resources, Finance and Administration Management, Information and Communication Technology, and the Global Shared Service Centre. Additionally, the DED for Management has administrative oversight over the Office of Internal Audit & Investigation and Evaluation Office.
In that capacity, and in close coordination with and under the direction of the Executive Director, the DED’s overall responsibility will include:
- Management and Administration: Effectively and efficiently direct and manage UNICEF's resources in accordance with relevant rules, policies, procedures and standards; and promotes a work environment supportive of UNICEF's staff as its greatest asset. Oversees planning and management of the management’s pillar’s human, information technology, financial, and material resources with a view to ensure their optimum utilization as well as change initiatives.
- Operations: Oversee the design, optimization and implementation of policy and reform initiatives in management and operations to address evolving business needs, e.g. financial management; human resources management and reform including initiatives in support of zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment; child safeguarding; top-line and advanced information technology systems; evolution of the Global Shared Services Centre; maintenance and enhancement of an integrated Enterprise Resource Management platform and architecture to leverage and maximize efficiencies. Contribute to system-wide priorities in the operations area, including on the zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
- Innovation: Lead the improvement, streamlining and simplification of existing operational structures, policies and procedures for results-focused management of UNICEF’s funds and staff through timely, systematic and coordinated support, guidance and communication between Headquarters and country/regional offices in these issues.
- Maintain a strong liaison with other Deputy Executive Directors for consistency of policies and operational guidance across the organisation.
- Represent the Executive Director at high level events and fora as required. Support UNICEF’s engagement with key institutions, stake holders, and within inter-agency fora.
- Any other activities as requested by the Executive Director to advance UNICEF’s management results.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…
- Advanced university degree in international development, public administration, business administration or relevant social sciences; or equivalent professional experience.
- At least fifteen years of progressively responsible professional experience in leadership and management, including but not limited to international organizations, governments, the private sector and NGOs.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and commitment to UNICEF and its vision.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is a distinct advantage.
- Experience in the UN system and knowledge of UNICEF’s work an important asset. Experience in leading and managing operations in both development and complex emergency environments preferred.
- A successful track record in exercising oversight of operational and programme activities and management of risk and financial and human resources, at a regional or global level.
- Results-driven and people-oriented management approach with strong ability to influence, negotiate, and build networks and partnerships while improving systems, streamlining and simplifying processes.
- Excellent diplomatic and organizational development skills, combined with a proven ability to succeed in a complex political, diverse and multicultural environment.
- Strong capacity to distill and translate multifaceted and critical issues for organizational attention from the various regions and HQ divisions.
- Strategic and global thinking and analytical ability including assessing and monitoring results
- Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas as well as to manage projects and build partnerships.
- Dynamic leader with excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative leadership style.
For every child, you demonstrate…
- Diversity and inclusion
- Delivers Results
- Engages and Nurtures
- Demonstrates Self-Awareness
- Manages Complexity and Change
- Creates and Maintains Impact and Partnership
- Innovates and Takes Risks
For detailed advertisement and to apply, visit https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=513103UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
Closing date for applications 17 June 2018