Jun 18, 2017

Somalia: Emergency Specialist P3, Nairobi, Kenya - TA (1 year)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Jun 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

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.

For every child, a future

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How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor, establishes and implements country office emergency preparedness and response. Responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers' and the affected communities in an emergency situation.

This position will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia.

Summary of accountabilities:**

  1. Emergency preparedness is effectively arranged together with establishment of country contingency plans and early warning mechanisms.

  2. Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.

  3. Emergency plans of action are developed, and compliance and coordination of all sectors with the plans are implemented.

  4. Technical advice on emergencies and programme management related to implementation of emergency preparedness measures are effectively provided.

  5. Emergency preparedness and response, and a consistent flow of information of the humanitarian situation are effectively coordinated within the office.

  6. Substantive improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff and implementing partners through conduct of effective training activities.

  7. In the event of an emergency, UNICEF's presence is promptly established and the initial emergency operational tasks are effectively executed, including provision of support for information communication technology, telecommunications facility and all staff security related assistance in the country office.

  8. Needs assessment is effectively conducted to determine priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF based on the local emergency situation affecting children, their families and community.

  9. Timely delivery of assistance and supplies is provided, urgent staffing requirements are identified, and the appropriate use of UNICEF resources is monitored for effective project delivery.

  10. Emergency appeals and project proposals are prepared, and concerted efforts are put forward to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding.

  11. Longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions are determined to build a regular operational and staffing structure.

  12. Continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison are maintained with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies in support of the special needs of children and women affected by emergency situations within the framework of the cluster approach and based on the Core Commitment for Children.

  13. Management is kept informed of humanitarian developments in relevant policies, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in the country.

  14. Emergency preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office's workplans. Sectoral input is provided for all related documents for the office’s Emergency Preparedness and Response, as well as,for the Situation Analysis and the Country Programme Document.

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have:

  1. Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Law, Public Health, Nutrition, International Relations, Business Administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of Management, Administration and relevant technical fields.
  2. Five (5)years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration.
  3. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO).
  4. Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
  5. Fluency in English and a second UN language; Local working language of the duty station an asset (for IP)

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://ift.tt/2sMB71p