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The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children (EVAC) is seeking an experienced, highly organized and reliable Budget and Finance Specialist to manage and oversee all aspects of the organization’s budget and financial management. S/he will be responsible for tracking, analyzing and reporting income and expenditures, including donor contributions, and will be accountable for analyzing needs, preparation, management and monitoring of resources, involving all sources of funds and in-kind contributions across the End Violence Secretariat and Fund, thus contributing to the effective planning and management of the organization. S/he will collaborate closely with UNICEF’s Funds Support Office and contribute to overall strategies related to contribution and budget management and reporting and capacity building of End Violence, ensuring compliance of all financial operations with UNICEF policies, procedures, guidelines, standards of performance, ethics, and integrity. The successful candidate will be highly responsive, proactive and results-oriented, with a flexible approach and a commitment to building a thriving, collaborative work environment.
Every year, over 1 billion children experience violence. Violence in childhood undermines all other investments in children: in their health, education and development, often with negative lifelong consequences and intergenerational impact. Recognizing the devastating impacts of violence against children, in 2015 world leaders committed to end all forms of violence, abuse and neglect by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. In July 2016, the UN Secretary-General launched the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and an associated Fund.
The End Violence Partnership includes governments, UN agencies, international organizations, civil society, faith groups, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, research practitioners, academics and children themselves – uniting their voices, actions and resources in a unique public-private collaboration focused solely on ending all violence against children.
In five years, the Partnership has helped develop and promote the INSPIRE solutions to end violence; enrolled more than 30 governments as Pathfinder countries; launched an innovative initiative with education sector partners to end violence in and through schools; awarded some $57 million in grants to tackle childhood violence online, in schools and in humanitarian situations; welcomed over 550 organizations as members; and galvanized those working to end violence through collective advocacy and events including an inaugural Solutions Summit.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put children everywhere at even higher risk of violence and abuse and threatens to undermine progress made in recent years. But COVID-19 has also heightened awareness, inspired new collaborations and ways of working, and demonstrated the value of the End Violence Partnership as a global platform for collective and evidence-based advocacy, action and investments. Together, we have a window of opportunity to start to translate the rhetoric of building back better into a reality for children in the coming years.
Purpose of Assignment
The Budget and Finance Specialist will be hired on a UNICEF Temporary Appointment from May 2021 to April 2022, for a total duration of 364 days. The position is based in New York and reports to the Deputy Director of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. S/he will work in close collaboration with the End Violence Executive Director and members of the Leadership Team. S/he will contribute to a culture of professionalism that emphasizes curiosity, learning, collaboration and delivery.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Budget and Finance Specialist will be responsible for the following key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:
Support to financial planning and management
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EVAC/UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
EVAC/UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.
This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Your appointment is limited to EVAC, a UNICEF hosted fund. While UN staff regulations and rules, as well as UNICEF policies and procedures, apply to you during your appointment, certain provisions therein may apply to you differently due to the limited scope of your appointment. In particular, you will not be subject to rotation exercise as per the Executive Directive on Staff mobility and rotation (CF/EXD/2015-002) or any revision thereof. In addition, during your appointment in EVAC, you will not be considered eligible for conversion to a Continuing Appointment as per UNICEF Administrative Instruction on Continuing Appointment (CF/AI/2017-002) or any revision thereof. In the event that your post is abolished, the priority granted and other support provided to staff on abolished posts in staff selection processes will only be extended to posts within EVAC and not to other posts in UNICEF.
To secure a UNICEF appointment outside EVAC, you will need to be selected in a competitive recruitment exercise. Upon selection for a UNICEF post outside of UNICEF hosted funds, the period you have served with the UNICEF hosted fund will count towards the calculation of the tour of duty in your duty station and eligibility for a continuing appointment.