Closing date: Monday, 11 September 2023

Project Assistant, (GS4), Belize City, Belize, 125752 (For Belizean Nationals Only)

Job no: 565471

Position type: Temporary Appointment, Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Belize Division/Equivalent: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Off

School/Unit: Belize

Department/Office: Belize City, Belize

Categories: Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

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.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?


Under the general supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer & Child Protection Officer the Project Assistant assists in maintaining control of the Country Programme operations and provide support and performs a variety of information gathering, monitoring, technical and administrative services of moderate scope and difficulty, in support of programme activities.

Key Functions:

  •  Contributes to the preparation of reports, project documents and submissions to governments, donors, and other key stakeholders, by providing information, preparing tables, preparing background information for use in discussions with governments and other organizations.
  •  Verifies the authenticity and correctness of documentation submitted by governments and NGOs on the programme expenditures according to established procedures. Maintains the accounts for such documentation and assists programme officers in the follow up of outstanding supporting documentation by direct contact with Government and NGO counterparts.
  •  Provides logistical support to programme staff in relation to meetings/trainings and workshops being organized for partners.
  •  Prepares on own initiative, correspondence, reports, evaluations and justifications, as required, on general administrative or specialized tasks which may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility.
  •  Performs other duties, as required.

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

  •  Completion of Secondary School Education. High School Diploma supplemented by technical courses, trainings or university credits in finance, business administration, or a related field.
  •  A minimum of four years of experience of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.
  •  Fluency in English required. Knowledge in Spanish will be considered an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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. All selected candidates will, therefore, 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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable applicants 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). 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: Aug 31 2023 Central America Standard Time

Application close: Sep 10 2023 Central America Standard Time

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  •  Closes Sep 10 2023Project Assistant, (GS4), Belize City, Belize, 125752 (For Belizean Nationals Only) in Belize

    Open ONLY to Nationals/Citizens of Belize. UNICEF is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Project Assistant, GS-4 Level in the Belize Country Office. The Project Assistant will assist the Programme Staff in maintaining control of Country Programme Operations and provide support and performs a variety of information gathering, monitoring, technical and administrative services of moderate scope and difficulty, in support of programme activities.


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