Deadline: 20 March, 2022

Location: Dakar, Senegal

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is seeking to fill the role of Programme Assistant, Health and HIV Section.

Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.


  • Compile data and information on subject matters relevant to the work of the section, to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers, and presentations
  • Prepare and maintain records pertaining to programme planning and development for respective section
  • Carry out transactions in VISION, ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are in line with annual work plans, and make amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary
  • Arrange meetings, workshops and training courses pertaining to programme development, and provide support in making the necessary logistical arrangements
  • Follow up with the supply section (internally) and counterparts (externally) to ensure supplies for programme implementation are delivered in a timely and accurate manner
  • Provide support on budget revision/preparation, implementation status, determination position of funding utilisation, and financial closures
  • Monitor budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and follow-up
  • Prepare and maintain records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation
  • Compile and organise information and data pertaining to donors (both current and potential)
  • Compile and organise data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors
  • Carry out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants
  • Support the processing of contracts for consultants and external partners pertaining to the section
  • Gather and share information as needed in support of improving the processes and daily operations of the section
  • Support capacity-development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by drafting necessary correspondence, compiling data reports and maintaining relevant records


  • Secondary school education, preferably supplemented with technical or university courses related to the work of the organisation
  • Five years, minimum, of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is an asset
  • Fluency in French with good working knowledge of English

To apply and for more information, click here.

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