Multi Sectoral Programme Coordinator – UNICEF


Job Description

Multi Sectoral Programme Coordinator, P-2, TA, 364 days, Khartoum, Sudan

Job no:545216
Contract type:Temporary Appointment
Categories:Deputy Representative
Advertised:12/10/2021 E.Africa Standard Time
Deadline:19/10/2021 E.Africa Standard Time

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

Sudan, surrounded by the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya and South Sudan, positioned next to East, West, South and North Africa, is surrounded by complex conflicts in an unpredictable, volatile and rapidly evolving region. Sudan is by size the third biggest country in Africa, with a diverse population of around 42 million people. Sudan’s children make up half of the total population, and the past two decades have seen their lives significantly improve: fewer girls and boys are dying before their fifth birthday, primary school attendance is increasing, immunization coverage is high and the country remains polio free. Still, millions of children continue to suffer from protracted conflict in Darfur, the Kordofans, and Blue Nile, from seasonal natural disasters, malnutrition and disease outbreaks, and from under-investment in basic social services. More than three million of Sudan’s school aged children are not in the classroom. UNICEF has been in Sudan since 1952 and continues with a presence in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.

How can you make a difference?

The Multi Sectoral Programme Coordinator will receive strategic guidance and oversight from the Deputy Representative for Programming. The incumbent will closely collaborate with the Partnerships and Resource Mobilization unit under the guidance of the Partnership and Resource Mobilization Manager. Daily coordination will take place with UNICEF multi-sector programme focal points and team members at sections and field offices.  

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks: 

  1. Provides coordination support to UNICEF programme sections and field offices for joint planning, implementation, and monitoring of multi-sector programming in line with the grant agreement, and UNICEF policy and procedures.
  2. Provides coordination support to UNICEF programme sections and field offices in meeting UNICEF and donor grant management requirements (eg financial and narrative reporting, visibility, and safeguards) of SCO existing multi-sector grants / programming.
  3. Support the multi-sectoral programming in drafting proposals for funding. Specific support to program development and planning focusing on new emerging cross sectoral areas can be provided.
  4. Contributes to the development of new multi-sector grant management and programme coordination practices by facilitating internal discussions, formulation of guidance notes, standard operational procedures, and other materials for mainstreaming best practice
  5. Contributes to enhancing UNICEF Sudan and partners staffing capacities for multi-sector grant management and programme coordination, at both Khartoum / HQ levels, and in particular the field.
  6. Participate in appropriate inter-agency discussions and planning on multisectoral issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on planning and preparation of programs/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the process in development planning and agenda setting. Participate in strategic program discussion on the planning of multisectoral programmes/projects, particularly in establishing ties within the annual work plans, developing strategies and determining priorities/targets and performance measurements.
  7. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building on cross-sectoral and resource management;

a. Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.

b. Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results especially cross-sectoral.

c. Research and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.

d. Provide technical support to relevant colleagues in-country and at regional level on good practices and lessons learned as part of wider capacity building in new and innovative areas for integrated/multisectoral programming in Sudan and beyond.

e. Undertake regular field visits either individually or in integrated teams to support, verify, monitor and evaluate the implementation of projects.

f. Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with Khartoum based staff, field-based staff, donors, government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.

g. Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of multisectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the success of the team.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Public Policy, Management, Sociology, Business Administration or other related fields is required.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and implementation
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Core Values

• Care • Respect • Integrity • Trust • Accountability

Core competencies:

▪ Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)

▪ Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)

▪ Works Collaboratively with others (2) ▪ Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)

▪ Innovates and Embraces Change (2)

▪ Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)

▪ Drive to achieve impactful results (2)

▪ Manages ambiguity and complexity (2) 

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.

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.


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

* Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

No Fees:


Advertised: 12 Oct 2021 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 19 Oct 2021 E. Africa Standard Time


UNICEF, also known as the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. The agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories. 

Headquarters: New York, NY

What does UNICEF do in the United Kingdom?

UNICEF keeps children safe by providing vaccines against deadly diseases, distributing mosquito nets, and by promoting safe hygiene in communities around the world. We are the world’s largest supplier of emergency life-saving food for children. And we campaign tirelessly to end violence against children.

What are the 3 largest donors of UNICEF?

In 2020, the three largest government contributors to UNICEF were the United States of America, Germany, and the European Commission.

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