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UNICEF Jobs: Data Processing Associate 2021

Job Title: Data Processing Associate

Organization: UNICEF

Job no: 539273
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Level: G-6
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Categories: G-6, Operations and Business 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, Full potential 

How can you make a difference?

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process program and operations related transactions in VISION using the correct transaction codes and related work processes accurately and timely in line with established SOPs; 
  • Analyze and review VISION transaction requests ensuring all supporting documentation and relevant information provided for processing transactions is in compliance with policies and procedures;
  • Work with Quality Assurance Unit on HACT related functions, particularly in the area of undertaking financial assurance for high risk partners before processing such liquidations, and provide support to ESARO and KCO to become a knowledge lab; provide support for orientations/capacity building of colleagues on VISION;
  • Respond (telephone, email) to requests/queries in relation to transactions promptly and provide trouble shooting functions as required.  Ensure adequate record maintenance and monitoring of transactions and contribute to strengthening SOPs for transactions;
  • Contribute to the analysis and preparation of reports by providing statistical information. Prepare background information for use in discussions by concerned sector with governments and other organizations; 
  • Contribute to preparation of the weekly KPIs report, this will involve coordinating with programme colleagues to obtain inputs for the report
  • May be required to carry out specific administrative operational/control tasks for project/programme-operations activities; and 
  • Performs other related duties, as required.  

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

  • Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in a field related to the work of the organization.
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use standard office software, tools and technologies.
  • Four years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least two years is closely related to support of programme activities. Preference will be given to those who have working experience with SAP or similar systems.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.


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.

Deadline: 23 May 2021 E. Africa Standard Time