A Scam Email with the Subject "UNICA Program Director." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 10 May 2015 02:03:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "UNICA"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
The American government supports the work of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) to improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world by creating a new United Nations Information Centre AGENCY(UNICA) which promote democratic governance, poverty reduction, rural development, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environmental issues, and reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
It accomplishes these aims by building a broad-based American constituency that educates for international development and by identifying U.S. resources for specific UN projects that support U.S. national interests in their respective country/country of residence. The AGENCY'S is currently screening applicants for the position of UNICA Program director in their various countries of residence with a very attractive salary.
AS the Program Director you will be responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICA program portfolio. The Program Director forms part of the senior management team of country office along with the Director of Finance and Director of Administration.
These programs are focused in the following sectors: Democracy and Governance /Micro business/ Microcredit, Agriculture, Water & Sanitation, Health and Nutrition, Community mobilization, Conflict resolution and civil society development. UNICA works in partnership with other international NGOs, local NGOs, and community based organizations (CBOs), local government, and ministries.
Funding originates from American government, USDA, European Commission, Community Fund, British Foreign Office and others. The Program Director will spend 50% of his/her time in new program development, and 50% coordinating on-going programs. New program development will entail liaising with donors and partners, assessing needs, conceptualizing designs, writing proposals and drafting work plans for start-up and implementation. The Program Director will work closely with sectional managers and project directors to integrate activities, and ensure that programs are on track. Monitoring and evaluation will be an important responsibility as well as reporting to headquarters and donors.
1. Coordinate and provide programmatic support to sectional managers (e.g. Agriculture, health) and project coordinators to integrate to the fullest extent possible.
2. Under the guidance of the Regional Coordinator, identify new programmatic opportunities for UNICA and lead the conceptualization of new project designs with the participation of UNICA staff, partners and beneficiaries.
3. Under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator, prepare project proposals responding to donor announcements as well as write unsolicited proposals and respond to questions/requests by donors to make amendments to project documents.
4. Under the guidance of the Financial Director, assist in monitoring program expenses, as well as the preparation of budgets for annual plans, proposals and related activities.
5. Facilitate coordination between UNICA program staff and international NGO partners, local NGO partners, and community based organizations in the design and implementation of joint projects.
6. Under the guidance of the Regional Coordinator, liaise with donors, cultivating strong relationships between donor staff and UNICA in your country of residence.
7. Prepare monitoring and progress reports for UNICA Headquarters, donors and the government of your country.
8. Assist in developing job descriptions, recruiting and interviewing candidates and evaluating programmatic personnel.
9. Periodically review UNICA strategy in your country of residence, and with the support of program staff, make adjustments to his strategy, including the development of indicators for an eventual phase out.
10. Organize periodic meetings of program staff to facilitate coordination and sharing of experiences and lessons learned.
11. Develop the Terms of Reference of project evaluations and baseline surveys and where appropriate participate in evaluation activities.
12. Travel to the field to monitor projects and support staff for making changes/improvements for keeping projects on track, and achieving outputs and objectives. Ensure that project quality is maintained at the highest level of standards.
13. Coordinate with other UNICA program staff in the region, particularly in regional projects such as the Community Investment Action Program (CAIP), the Peaceful Communities Initiative (PCI), DIPECHO (Disaster Preparedness) and the Regional Health and Sanitation Project.
14. Identify training needs for UNICA program staff and NGO partners and develop, implement and maintain training plans as necessary.
15. Mentor national staff to assume higher responsibilities for program management.
16. Liaise with headquarters technical staff to coordinate program development, sharing of lessons learned and to obtain technical backstopping as needed.
19. Other duties as assigned.
20. An office of the UNICA is to be established by the Program director in your country/Country of residence, staffs are to be employed they shall be under our salary scheme .The office to be established in your country would be funded by UNICA for the long term lease, furnishing of the office in your country .This fund would be made available to you on approval by the Board of directors, for the running of the office every 3 months under supervision of the Regional Coordinator .This funds would be claimed by you, details of which would be made known once approved.
Selection for the Program director is based upon a highly competitive screening process.Consequently, applicants meeting the basic requirements may not go through the entire screening/interview/selection process. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of academic credentials, related overseas and/or domestic development professional experience, and other relevant factors. Applications are screened for basic eligibility, such as: education, and experience which demonstrates the applicant's ability to accomplish professional development work .Following the screening, successful applicant for the Program director are invited to come to Georgia USA at their own expense for training although all Expenses made are reimbursed along with salary after receiving his/her employment confirmation Letter.
Application is open to all interested applicants from any nationality. Computer skills are also used as selection criteria. Successful Program directors are evaluated yearly by their Regional Coordinator. These evaluations are then reviewed by Executive Board for promotion based upon relative performance standing.
III: RETIREMENT AND ANNUITIES:
Program director employed with UNICA may retire voluntarily after 20 Years of service. Retirement is mandatory at age 65. The maximum period of Creditable service is 35 years.
HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume/CV to: email@example.com for employment.
This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. Applications from qualified women candidates and applications from qualified candidates from non/under-represented member states are encouraged. Please note that UNICA staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.
Ms. Cecilia Ugaz.