Advanced university degree in business management, accounting, economics, financial management or other related social sciences is required.
Professional license from internationally recognized institutions in relevant fields may be accepted in conjunction with a first level university degree, in lieu of
an advanced university degree.
A minimum of ten years of relevant professional work experience in financial management and business operations in an international organization and/or
large corporation is required.
Work experience in emergency duty station is considered an asset.
Experience in a UN system agency or organization some of which served in a developing country is an asset. Proven experience in managing successful
client-oriented work units. Experience in working with corporate ERPs and IPSAS is highly desirable.
Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an
Leading and managing the CO’s Operations function.
Lead a multidisciplinary team of Operations professionals (financial, human resources, administrative, procurement and ICT) for the delivery of efficient
services to programmes.
Involving the team, set strategies, performance targets and indicators to determine priorities and to monitor progress. Monitor overall team performance to
ensure results are achieved according to plans, objectives and performance standards/indicators.
Promote critical thinking and introduce innovative approaches and best practices in the COs’ operations management, in support of programme
effectiveness, and compliant with organizational rules, regulations, practices and approaches. Institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge
learned with global/regional colleagues to contribute to organizational development initiatives to strengthen management and operations.
Continuously develop and strengthen explicit knowledge within the section to ensure institutional memory is maintained and enriched. Lead/plan/implement
capacity building initiatives to enhance competencies in operations management and services in the CO.
Pursue innovation, documenting new processes to work and embed them into the design of new approaches.
Monitor and evaluate operations’ performance to identify weaknesses, areas for improvement and potential problems. Take appropriate action and/or alert
relevant colleagues for timely action. Implement management improvements to maximize efficiency and performance in operations.