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Programme Assistant: United Nations Children’s Fund
Deadline: 26 November 2012

Vacancy Announcement No. Zim/2012:33
GS5 Level (on secondment to ZIMSTAT)
Based in Harare (Temporary Appointment Post)

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you. For 60 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.

Purpose of the Job
This post is created to provide support to ZIMSTAT to carry out second phase of the household targeting survey. The post will be placed at ZIMSTAT.

Major Tasks to be accomplished
-Assist the Project Manager of ZIMSTAT to liaise with all stakeholders
-Ensure the stakeholders have the same level of information on the progress of the targeting survey
-Provide logistic support for the targeting survey in close cooperation with the Programme Officer
-Conduct regular field monitoring of enumeration, minimum 5 days per month and immediately alert the Project Manager of any bottlenecks or issues of concern in the process

Qualifications and Competencies
-Completion of secondary education and ability to operate financial programmes and software
-Additional commercial training in accounting or finance is desirable
-At least 5 years of administrative experience, including record-keeping and processing of information
-Demonstrable proficiency in computer application packages
-Good communication and organizational skills
-Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

If you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application letter together with curriculum vitae quoting vacancy notice number to the following address.

Human Resources Manager
(Vacancy Notice No. 33: Zim-2012)
UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue,
P O Box 1250
Belgravia, Harare

Or email: hararevacancies [at] unicef [dot] org

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well-qualified candidates, particularly women are especially encouraged to apply.

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