UNICEF Ghana Jobs: Operations Officer

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2 Mar, 2011

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ghanaian Nationals for the post of Operations officer (national Officer Category). Non-Ghanaians will not be considered.

Post Level: NO-B
Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment
Duration: 1 year

Purpose of the Post: Under the guidance of the Chief of Operations she/he will be responsible for roll out of various change management initiatives e.g. IPSAS, Vision (New System) etc. Assist in reviewing key business processes; preparing guidelines, standard operating procedures, workflow processes etc. Orient all staff on all aspects of change management and standard operating procedures

Assist the Chief of Operations in implementing various Change Management Initiatives. Provide technical support to various Peer Review Groups established (e.g. HR, Finance, Supply and Business Simplifications). Reporting change management issues to the CMT
Supports Chief of Operations in implementing business simplification projects e.g. (Travel, CRC, PCA, e-PAS, DCT, HACT) as well as in improving key business processes in operational areas. Prepare guidelines, standard operating procedures and workflow processes in consultation with various task force established
Conduct periodic assessment exercises aimed to review key aspects of the office’s operations, to strengthen the managment of the office and identify significant uncontrolled risks and/or presence of positive managment practices that exist in the office. Conduct periodic self audit of all financial documents, information entered in ProMS/VISION database, coding of ProMS/VISION transactions to ensure the office’s adherence to procedures, quality information, and application of correct coding
Provide staff briefing and orientation on operational areas including change management. Implement office Learning and Development Plan with Change Management as priority. Organize briefing sessions on change management, Organizational Improvement Initiatives, VISION, IPSAS and other operational issues
Assist Chief of Operations in Audit Preparations and the consolidation of the documentations required for the audit. This includes full documentations required for the audit. This includes full documentation of each self-assessment exercise carried out by the country office and gathering and collecting information, data and reports from all sources
Assist Chief of Operations in other operational matters e.g. implementation of Operations Work Plan, and year end exercises, data migration to VISION etc
Remuneration: Competitive and attractive UN Salary and Allowances

Required Skills or Experience

Advanced university degree in Business Administration/Management/Finance/Accounts or Professional Qualification such as CA, ACCA
Three years of progressively responsible professional work experience in finance managment and office administration in a senior position such as Auditor, Manager or Senior Officer
Fluency in English required
Knowledge of Government regulations and laws pertinent to financial service management and operations
Good judgement, initiative, high sense of responsibility, organization, negotiating, analytical skills and experience in conducting trainings
Computer skills, hands on experience of financial software and applications and various office applications
Supervisory or coordination ability

How To Apply


If you have experience working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children and match the profile outlines, send a brief application letter supported by detailed curriculum vitae, UN Personal History form (which can be downloaded from http://www.unicef.org/about/employ) and photocopies of other supporting documents to:

The Human Resource Officer
P. O. Box 5051
Accra – North

Location: 4-8 Rangoon Close, Cantonments (Behind UNDP, near Ghana National Fire Service Headquarters on the Ring Road)



Offer valid till: 11 Mar, 2011

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