Saturday, August 5, 2017

Executive Manager, Copenhagen, Denmark

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks:
1. Establish and manage efficient procedures for the Supply Division Director’s Office to ensure smooth liaison vis-à-vis external contacts and within UNICEF Offices. Contribute to the establishment of guidelines and systems for dealing with high-level external contacts.
2. Advise Director, Supply Division on sensitive areas requiring action. As appropriate, consult and seek the opinion of Division Directors, Regional Directors, and Section Chiefs on priority and policy-related issues. Provide input into policy documents and directives as required.
3. Coordinate and participate in meetings and special events involving the Director with senior staff and external visitors. Prepare summary conclusions on such meetings, as requested. Ensure follow-up actions are monitored and brought to the attention of the Director.
4. Review incoming correspondence, messages and documentation, in collaboration with the Executive Assistant. Apprise the Director and/or Deputies of urgent and important issues. Draft sensitive and important correspondence on a variety of matters on behalf of the Director. Review Supply Division reports, speeches and publications as required.
5. Manage the Division’s audit activities, including reviewing responses to internal and external audits, evaluations and other assessments and advise the Director in terms of follow-up and risks.
6. In preparation for speeches, presentations and public appearances by Director, coordinate the preparation of briefing materials and programme content as needed. Review supporting materials and draft texts provided by the substantive focal point(s), undertake further research if required, finalise, and provide quality assurance. Coordinate briefings for the Director in advance of engagements, as needed.
7. Support the Division’s planning and reporting activities, including annual work plans and reviews, office management plan, and inputs to other strategic moments of reflection.
8. Liaise with the Supply Division Management Team, including raising key issues for information or input, and managing the agendas and production of minutes of the weekly management team meetings.
9. Support Divisional activities aimed at influencing global and local markets for existing and future products/services, including drafting strategies for engagement with the business sector. Support other strategic partnership activities as required.
Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies
  • Communication (2)
  • Working with people (2)
  • Drive for results (2)
  • Functional Competencies:
  • Leading and supervising (1)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (2)
  • Analyzing (3)
  • Technical expertise (3)
  • Planning and organizing (3)
  • Education:
    A completed advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in public affairs, international relations, social sciences, communication or other related discipline is required.
    At least eight (8) years of relevant professional and managerial experience at the national and international levels in external relations, program management and/or multilateralism is required.
    Good knowledge of UN and UNICEF policies, systems, procedures and operations is required.
    UNICEF experience in working with external multilateral and bilateral partners and allies in international development cooperation an advantage.
    Fluency in English required.
    Proficiency in another UN language is an asset.
    For every Child, you demonstrate…
    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. To view our competency framework, please click here:
    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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