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New Job Opportunity United Nations at UNICEF Tanzania – Chief Field Office

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Chief Field Office, (NO-3), Kibondo, Tanzania #00108864 (Fixed Term Appointment)
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Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Kibondo
Level: NO-3
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Child Protection, Education, Health, WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Early Childhood Development
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, protection.

fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child,
everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy
and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most
disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this
commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means
that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach
their full potential, without discrimination, bias, or favoritism. To
the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life – its social,
political, economic, civic, and cultural dimensions – her or his rights
are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health,
education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens –
addressing inequity – not only will give all children the opportunity to
fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and
stability of countries. Therefore, the focus on equity is so vital. It
accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children,
which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention
on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable
development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

the guidance of the Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Field
Coordination 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 Kibondo Field Office,
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. The CFO is also responsible
for the child protection portfolio in the field office. Programming
context spans a range from emergency response in refugee camps to long
term development in refugee hosting districts.
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to the Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Field Coordination, the CFO
Kibondo Field Office leads UNICEF response to a current caseload of
almost 300,000 refugees from nearby DRC and Burundi, oversees UNICEF
support to district development plans in the refugee hosting districts
of Kigoma Region, and leads UNICEF efforts in child protection. The
Kibondo Field office consists of a chief of field office (with child
protection oversight), three programme staff covering WASH,
Health/Nutrition, and Education as well as an operation assistant and
two drivers.

As with all field offices the main roles/objectives of KFO are:
• Planning
is primarily responsible for planning the emergency response to the
refugee influx in Kigoma region; however, KFO has also been engaged in
planning of longer-term development support to LGAs in the regions.
• Technical Support
KFO provides technical support to partners during the course of
implementation. This could be in the form of troubleshooting, piloting,
emergency response and other technical missions.
are the actions related to release of funds, assessment of partner
capacity, and determining if funds were used for the intended purpose
leading to the planned results. KFO is the front line in assuring HACT
in this part of the country.
• Advocacy/Partnerships
UNICEF works with partners to achieve shared results as well as to advocate on child rights issues.



1. Effective management of UNICEF presence, staff and assets
2. Knowledge Management for Programmes
3. Programme Development and Management
4. Programme Monitoring and Evaluations
5. Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
6. Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the Regional, Community and Family Levels
7. Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration

Impact of Results:
decisions on project management across sectors within the framework of
objectives, supply and case needs, to ensure project delivery meets
targeted goals and objectives. This includes technical decision-making
on child protection issues to ensure delivery of results.

recommendations of a technical nature on adjustments and changes on
project implementation, to improve efficiency and effectiveness. This
includes technical recommendations for adjustments to child protection

To enhance better understanding of the local
conditions, government planning and budgeting processes to facilitate
correct programme approach which would lead to effectiveness of
activities, and proper use of financial resources.

Ensuring that
there are strong relations with local government counterparts and other
partners so as to make solid implementation and UNICEF credibility.

understanding of the local child protection context and foster strong
relations with local government and other partners in child protection.

incumbent interprets and applies the guidelines across programmes as
well as applying technical knowledge on child protection guidance.

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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have the following:

  • 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 five years of progressively responsible professional work
    experience at the national and international levels in programme
    management, monitoring and evaluation, with specific experience, skills
    and competencies in child protection.
  • Experience in managing a humanitarian response is beneficial.
  • Fluency in English is required. 
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

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For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).
UNICEF’s competencies required for this post are nurture, leads and
manages people (I), builds and maintains partnerships (II), demonstrated
self-awareness and ethical awareness (II), innovate and embraces change
(II), drive to achieve results for impact (II), manages to achieve
ambiguity and complexity (II), thinks and acts strategically (II) and
works collaboratively with others (II).

To view our competency framework, please click the link below:

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.

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.

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

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 may also be 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.

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.

considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution
accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a
list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) /
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO). The list can be accessed at
The Vacancy is open to all internal and external candidates.
Advertised: 19 Aug 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 02 Sep 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

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