Operations Manager, Lima 341 views

Job no: 528010

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Peru

Division/Equivalent: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Off

School/Unit: Peru

Department/Office: Lima, Peru

Categories: P-3, Operations and Business Management


Post No. 111135

Job Title/Level: Operations Manager / P3

Supervisor Title/Level: Representative /P5

Organizational Unit: Operations

Post Location: Latin America and The Caribbean

Country Office: Lima, Peru

Starting: First Quarter 2020


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Purpose of the post:

As a Strategic Business Partner, the incumbent will be accountable for operations functions, facilitate change, provide risk informed, solution-focused analysis, advice and services nda contribute to programme and management decisions for delivering results for children in specific operational contexts.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

The Operations Manager will be entrusted with the following five pillars, the core focus of all operations functions:

Valuing People, Valuing Money, Valuing Risk Management, Valuing Systems and Structures, Valuing Partners.

1. Valuing People: Develop people resources to promote technical competence and foster career progression and retention of a ‘fit for purpose’ / agile workforce.

2. Valuing Money: Champion strategic resources to achieve organizational goals and ensure Value for Money.

3. Valuing Risk Management: Enhance Risk Management to increase organizational performance and strengthen internal control.

4. Valuing Systems and Structures: Ensure further operational centralization and optimization for maximized efficiency gains.

5. Valuing Partners: Strengthening internal and external-facing partnerships and leveraging UNICEF’s oversight and understanding of financial management across all areas of the office.


Core Values

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability

Core competencies

  • Communication – Level 2
  • Drive for Result – Level 2
  • Working with People – Level 2

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading and Supervising – Level 2
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts- Level 1
  • Relating and Networking – Level 2
  • Deciding and Initiating Action – Level 2
  • Following Instructions and Procedures- Level 2
  • Creating and Innovating – Level 1
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking – Level 1
  • Analyzing – Level 2

Other skills

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing complexity and change



An Advanced University Degree (Master’s and above) in one of the following areas is required: Business management; Financial management; Accounting; Public Finance; and related operations function (Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Project management, etc.) is required or a full professional accounting designation (CA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CPFA, Expert Comptable) from an internationally recognized institute/body of accountancy with valid membership in good standing is required.


A minimum of 5 years of professional experience, at the national and/or international level is required, specifically in implementing organizational initiatives in one or more operations management area including budget; financial management and reporting; facilities management; administration; supply and logistics management; information and communication technology; human resources.

Prior experience in the development sector or UN system/ international NGOs would be an asset.

Additional experience in one or more of the following areas, would be desired:

  • Audit and investigations
  • Safety and security
  • Grant Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management

Experience in a UN system agency, large private or public company, or experience working in a developing country and/or humanitarian/ emergency context is an asset.

For country offices with a significant private sector fundraising operation, prior experience working with or in the private sector, and supporting private sector fundraising, is desirable.

Experience in working with corporate ERPs (Enterprise Resource Planning) and IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) is highly desirable.

Knowledge of Results Based Management is a requirement.

Experience in supporting successful client-oriented work units is an asset.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is required.


Fluency in English and Spanish is required.


This is an International Professional Officer post in Peru, opened only to candidates with nationalities other than Peruvian.

If your competencies match the requirements of the post, apply to:


Last date for receiving applications is 2 December 2019

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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.

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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

Advertised: Nov 19 2019 SA Pacific Standard Time

Application close: Dec 02 2019 SA Pacific Standard Time

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    Operations Manager (P-3), Lima-Peru, # 111135 in Peru

    UNICEF PERU Post No. 111135 Job Title/Level: Operations Manager / P3 Supervisor Title/Level: Representative /P5 Organizational Unit: Operations Post Location: Latin America and The Caribbean Country Office: Lima, Peru Starting: First Quarter 2020 POSITION OPENED FOR PROFESSIONALS WITH NATIONALITIES OTHER THAN PERUVIAN

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