Executive Officer is needed in Niamey, Niger

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Executive Officer, Niamey, Niger
Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
Country: Niger
City: Niamey
Office: UNICEF in Niamey, Niger
Closing date: Sunday, 17 March 2024

Executive Officer, P2, Niamey Niger (364 days)

Job no: 570104

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Niger

Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal

School/Unit: Niger

Department/Office: Niamey, Niger

Categories: Executive Management

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, hope

Niger is a landlocked Sahelian country of 24 million population predominantly by young and rural people (81.3%). Children aged 0-14 is 51% of the total population and 20% for those aged 15-24. Nearly half of the population is poor, despite reductions in the poverty rate over the past decade and the country ranked last on the 2019 Human Development Index. UNICEF Niger operates from the capital city, Niamey, as well as from 4 zonal offices, Agadez, Maradi, Diffa and Tahoua.

The role of Executive Officer is meant to strengthen the Office of the Representative and will work closely with a GS6 Executive Assistant post as a team in the Representative’s Office to ensure adequate planning, time and external relations management. The post will play a lead role in coordinating internal managing issues and ensuring timely management of issues related to the Representative’s Office in collaboration with the Deputy Representatives and the Chief of Communication.

The incumbent is responsible for supporting the coordination, management, and planning activities in a systematic and organized manner; managing an effective system for incoming information, including correspondence, decision memos and other institutional documents that together constitute an important part of the organization’s archive; and lastly, drafting the work plans, annual reports, correspondence, and other planning documents pertaining to the goals of the team.

How can you make a difference?

Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks:

Support to office priority setting and decision making.

Support to office planning and operations.

Support to events, meetings, and conferences.

Detailed job description is available here: TDR-Executive Officer P2_127878-01 03 2024 – TMS.pdf

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


A university degree is required in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, or another relevant technical field.


A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience in external relations, public affairs, or international development cooperation, preferably within the UN, or in a government institution, NGO

Prior experience of working in coordination, planning, or in an executive office will be an asset.


Fluency in French and proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF 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 are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be cancelled.

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

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.

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

Advertised: Mar 04 2024 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Application close: Mar 17 2024 W. Central Africa Standard Time


To apply for this job please visit jobs.unicef.org.