Chief Field Office, (P4), Buea, Cameroon #109305, Chef du bureau extérieur, (P4), Buea, Cameroun #109305, Buea, UNICEF

Chief Field Office, (P4), Buea, Cameroon #109305, Chef du bureau extérieur, (P4), Buea, Cameroun #109305, Buea, UNICEF

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job no: 560981

Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment

Duty Station: Buea

Level: P-4

Location: Cameroon

Categories: Emergency

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

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

And we never give up.

For every child, hope

Under the guidance of the Chief Field Operations, the Chief Field Office (CFO) is accountable for managing and leading the total Programme commitment of a field office within a country Programme. The CFO represents UNICEF in his/her Area of Responsibility (AoR), leads and oversees the various program sectors and operational service teams ensuring the delivery of quality results in accordance with UNICEF’s Programme of cooperation, country Programme management plan and overall vision set forward by the Representative.

How can you make a difference?

  1. Effective management of UNICEF presence, staff and assets in the Area of Responsibility
  2. Effective knowledge management systems adopted and utilized to strengthen area/country programme management.
  3. Situation Analysis prepared and updated; critical programme intervention points and measures identified; and programme work plans, recommendations and reports prepared.
  4. Programme funds optimally used.
  5. Programme monitoring and evaluations effectively conducted to improve Programme performance, and Programme status reports timely prepared. Gender/sex disaggregated data and inputs relevant to the country Programme are provided as an integral part of programming.
  6. Rights based and results based programming approach fully incorporated into all phases of Programme and project processes.
  7. Commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners effectively gained and established.
  8. Rights perspective and advocacy at the national, community and family levels incorporated in policy analysis for establishing and elevating UNICEF’s credibility in national and international policy debates.
  9. Effective partnerships and collaboration achieved and maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, Programme development/management/coordination, information sharing and networking.

For more details, please click here:  Download File Chief Field Office Level 4.doc

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: social sciences, international relations, public administration, government and public relations, public or social policy, sociology, social or community development, or another relevant technical field.

A minimum of eight years of professional work experience in Programme management, planning, monitoring and evaluation, project administration or another relevant area is required. Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset. Familiarity/ background with emergency is considered as an asset.

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language or local knowledge of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others and (8) Nurtures, leads and manages people.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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 appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: 11 Apr 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Deadline: 21 Apr 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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