UNICEF Emergency Specialists Job (Harare)

Closes: 11 April 2023

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.

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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.

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.

Since 1982, UNICEF has been active in Zimbabwe. We are a group of enthusiastic experts dedicated to defending and upholding children’s rights.

The country program aims to contribute to sustainable socioeconomic development that gives all children, including adolescents, the chance to realize their potential, lead a healthy life, have access to quality education and protection, and meaningfully participate in society. This supports the government’s vision of a prosperous and empowered upper-middle-income society.

A demanding and exciting opportunity has emerged for a dedicated and highly skilled Emergency Expert within UNICEF Zimbabwe’s Programmes section. For direction and general oversight, the Emergency Specialist reports to the Deputy Representative (Level 5)- Programmes. The country office’s disaster preparedness and response are established and carried out by the emergency specialist. In an emergency, they are in charge of creating, organizing, carrying out, evaluating, and monitoring the emergency interventions to guarantee the lives and well-being of mothers and children as well as the impacted communities.

Host NationZimbabwe
Official Website
Closing Date11 April 2023
Eligible CandidateDegree
UNICEF Job Summary

List of the main responsibilities and functions:

Effective emergency planning is coordinated with the development of national contingency plans and early warning systems.
Plans for emergency planning and response deal with gender issues that can be anticipated to become more pressing during calamities.

Action plans for emergencies are created, and compliance and coordination amongst all sectors are put into place.
Effective technical assistance is given about emergencies and program management pertaining to the implementation of disaster preparedness measures.

The office successfully coordinates emergency preparedness and response as well as a steady flow of information about the humanitarian situation.

Qualifications Required:

  • Advanced degree from an academic institution in the social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, nutrition, business administration, or a similar sector. preferably a blend of relevant technical, management, and administrative fields
  • A minimum of five years of steadily increasing responsibility in program/project conception, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration at the national and international levels
  • Work experience in a developing country and/or acquaintance with emergencies are regarded as assets.
  • English fluency; knowledge of a second UN language is advantageous

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