Uganda nationals: Programme Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Mbarara, , UG

For every child, clean water

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

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How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Field Office, Mbarara, accountable for programme planning, design, implementation and administration of the total programme commitment with a broad range of projects, in accordance with Country Programme Recommendation and Country Programme Management Plan, focussed on achievement of UNICEF’s Priorities.


  1. Knowledge Management for Programmes
  2. Programme Development and Management
  3. Optimum Use Of Program Funds
  4. Programme Monitoring and Evaluations
  5. Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach
  6. National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
  7. Rights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels
  8. Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, social sciences, behavior change communication, sanitary engineering or another relevant technical field.

    Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement/supplement the main degree are a strong asset.

  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in social development, project administration, monitoring and evaluation, some at the international level.

    Background/familiarity with Emergency.

  • Experience in WASH Programming is an added advantage.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are; Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and Networking, Persuading and Influencing, Creating and Innovating.

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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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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