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Program Officer Vacancy at UNICEF in Africa

Program Officer Vacancy at UNICEF in Africa

Country: Sao Tome e Principe
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The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF announces vacancy opening for the position of Program Officer in the African Nation Sao tome e Principe. The incumbent will assist the project planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring, and reporting support to achieve the targeted results of this joint program, including communication and visibility. In addition, the PO will oversee the implementation of the UNICEF component of this joint project. The position will also coordinate internally with UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, and ILO and externally with partners such as concerned Ministries, the World Bank, and others.


The Program Officer will

  • Ensure cross-sectoral coordination of the project as well as establish close coordination and synergy among agencies involved namely UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, and ILO.
  • Be responsible for effective management of the project team and resources, ensuring the smooth running of the project, promoting teamwork and an environment that is conducive to delivering effective results as well as sharing of good practices and lessons learned.
  • Coordinate the draft of the project annual work plan and budget, its submission and approval, and also seek the corresponding authorizations required to undertake project activities, to ensure eligibility of expenditures and activities based on the requirements of the donor.
  • Ensure the achievement of the project results according to the submitted plans; budget allocations; and time frames as outlined in the project log frame.
  • Provide support in monitoring the implementation of specific program activities, ensuring coherence of programming strategies and proposing adjustments as appropriate.
  • Support relevant UNICEF components in documenting progress throughout implementation by working closely with implementing partners; and facilitate knowledge management and information sharing among program actors.
  • Oversee and also coordinate M&E activities and staff in coordination with the concerned agencies and teams.
  • Support overall reporting and produce corporate documentation as requested.
  • Furthermore, the contribute to effective communication and visibility of program results.


  • A university degree in political science, social sciences, international relations, programme management or any related.
  • Minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience working in the field of program coordination, UN coordination, or related experience in development or joint programs.
  • Similarly, experience in project management and coordination managing grants, delivering on results, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Experience in supporting multisectoral and multi-stakeholder interventions targeting community and system capacity building.
  • Experience coordinating with other organizations in the collation of information, analysis and development of recommendations.
  • Good understanding of the issues and complexities of Sao Tome e Principe or similar contexts.
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize information and communicate outcomes clearly to different stakeholders.
  • Similarly, the ability to work in an international or multicultural environment.
  • Capacity to manage various tasks simultaneously in planning, implementing, and monitoring a complex project over an extended period.
  • Furthermore, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently and in a team, high-level report-writing skills.



Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline03 February,2020
CountrySao Tome e Principe
Company NameUNICEF



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