Emergency Specialist Nairobi | UNICEF


Date of expiration: September 11, 2023, Monday | Emergency Specialist Nairobi | UNICEF |
Emergency Specialist, P-4, FT, ESARO, Nairobi, Kenya, post# 94573, internal and external VA

  • Job no: 565613
  • Fixed-term appointment kind of position
  • Location: Nairobi Regn’l (ESARO), Kenya Division
  • Regional Services Division (ESAR), Nairobi
  • Department/Office: Nairobi Registration, Reg Serv-Prog Section
  • Groups: Emergency

To reach the most underprivileged children on the planet, UNICEF works in some of the most difficult locations. to prevent their death. to protect their legal rights. to assist them in achieving their potential.

We strive to create a better future for everyone by working for every child, everywhere, every day, in 190 nations and territories.

We never give up either.

Every child deserves a safe home.

In recent years, there have been more emergencies affecting the UNICEF East and Southern Africa area, including those brought on by the effects of climate change, armed conflicts, public health emergencies, etc.

The HARP (Humanitarian Action Resilience and Peacebuilding) section is more accountable for ensuring that all 21 country offices in the region follow a thorough preparedness process and respond quickly and effectively to emergency onsets due to the increased number of emergencies and their complexity (mostly multi-country crises).

The Emergency Specialist will work with the Humanitarian Action, Resilience and Peacebuilding (HARP) section, under the direction and supervision of the Regional Advisor, Emergency, to initiate and provide policy and program planning support in emergency preparedness, response, resilience, systems strengthening, and risk informed programming for nations in the East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). To secure the survival and well-being of children and mothers as well as the impacted communities in a disaster, the emergency specialist is in charge of developing, planning, implementing, monitoring, and reporting emergency interventions. Additionally, the incumbent will coordinate and support the management of policies and programs for the emergency program funded by UNICEF.

How can you influence things?

The incumbent of the job, who answers to the Regional Advisor, Emergency, is in charge of making sure that multi-country emergency planning and response are adequately supported and coordinated, particularly in the Horn of Africa. In order to develop resilience for nations in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) and the Regional Office (RO), the incumbent will see to it that high-quality policy and program planning linked to emergency preparedness and response, as well as risk-informed programming, are implemented.

The holder will:

  • Supports the Regional Advisor, Emergency, in managing briefings for the Regional Director/Deputy Regional Director (DRD) and L2 and L3 Emergency Management Team (EMT) meetings, particularly those for the Horn of Africa.
  • Contribute thoughtfully to the creation of a critical appraisal of the region’s emergency risk.
  • Give country offices technical guidance on creating capacity-building plans for national partners (government at the national and subnational levels, civil society, and community actors) in order to improve their ability to prepare for and respond to emergencies in accordance with the Core Commitments for Children.
  • Assist Country Offices with technical guidance on incorporating risk-informed programming to foster resilience into Program planning procedures.
  • On planning, monitoring, and reporting for humanitarian action, including the creation of Inter-Agency Strategic Response Plans and Country and Regional Chapters of the Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) report, offer technical guidance and quality assurance to country offices and Inter-Agency Humanitarian Country Teams.
  • Using the Humanitarian Performance, Management System (HPMS) and routine Situation Reports (SITREPs), UNICEF Country Offices submit reports on a regular basis.
  • By mobilizing, organizing, and deploying technical support to COs to address transient spikes in demand, ESARO can make sure that designated Country Offices affected by catastrophes receive timely and priority operational and programmatic support.
  • the organization and facilitation of technical advisers to assist COs in meeting the CCCs within the scope of the UNICEF Strategic Plan.
  • Make sure that the COs’ methods and lessons learned on risk-informed programming to foster resilience are recorded, packaged, and disseminated to support evidence-based strategies in the area.
  • Overview of the HARP section’s budget and financial administration, as well as the distribution and reporting of local grants and money throughout the CO (GHTF, FCDO, HIP).
  • Particularly in the Horn of Africa, multi-nation emergency preparedness and response are effectively supported and coordinated. Control over country risk prioritization, quality assessment, and compliance with CO EPP across the region.

If you want to be an advocate for every child, you’ll need to…

  • advanced degree from an academic institution in the social sciences, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration, or a similar field. Ideally a blend of management, administration, and pertinent technological domains.
  • a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the conception, planning, implementation, monitoring, and administration of programs and projects at the national and international levels.
  • It is necessary to have specialized training or expertise in emergency response management.
    Work experience in a developing country and/or acquaintance with emergencies are regarded as assets.
  • English proficiency is necessary. It is advantageous to have knowledge of a local language or another official UN language, such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish.
    You exhibit for each child…
  • Our actions and methods are guided by UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS). familiarize yourself with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Principles

The UNICEF qualifications needed for this position are…

Establishes and maintains partnerships; demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness; drives for impact; embraces innovation and change; manages ambiguity and complexity; thinks and acts strategically; collaborates with others; and nurtures, leads, and manages people.

We put candidates through tests during the hiring process using the competency framework. Learn about our competency framework and its various levels here: competency framework.

UNICEF’s global workforce must reflect the variety of the children it serves, who are among the most underprivileged in the world. No one is excluded from the UNICEF family because of their color or ethnicity, age, handicap, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socioeconomic status, or any other personal trait. We provide our employees with a wide range of perks, including as paid parental leave, nursing breaks, and appropriate accommodations for people with impairments. Flexible work schedules are strongly advised by UNICEF. With regard to behavior that is incompatible with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, such as sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, misuse of power, and discrimination, UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy. UNICEF is dedicated to promoting the safety and security of every child. Therefore, all chosen applicants will go through thorough reference and background checks, and they will be required to follow these standards and ideals. Verification of academic credentials and employment history will be part of background checks. It could be necessary to request more information from chosen candidates so that a background check can be done.

The best outcomes for children depend on UNICEF’s proactive commitment to diversity and inclusion. Male candidates from industrialized nations who are qualified and appropriate for the role are invited to apply.

Mobility is a requirement of working for UNICEF as an international professional and is the foundation of the global civil service.

Medical clearance is required for UNICEF employment. For IP posts, the issuing of a visa by the host nation of the duty station is necessary. UNICEF will help with this. The obligation for immunization (vaccination), including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid), applies to appointments as well. Normally, government personnel who are being considered for employment with UNICEF must resign from their government in order to accept a position with UNICEF. If a visa, medical clearance, or required immunizations cannot be obtained within a reasonable amount of time for whatever reason, UNICEF retains the right to revoke an offer of employment without pay.

Only those who have been shortlisted will be contacted and moved on to the next phase of the hiring process.

Advertised: September 04, 2023, Eastern Africa Time

Application deadline: September 11, 2023, Eastern Africa Time

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