Emergency Specialist at UNICEF, Nairobi, Kenya


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Deadline: 24 October 2022

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Emergency Specialist in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Emergency Specialist will perform the following functions:

Emergency Preparedness and response

  • Support CO to adopt adequate emergency preparedness and response measures through the development and updating of EPP, country contingency plans, and follow up on compliance of CO with the implementation of agreed MPAs.
  • Dissemination/review of regional early warning.
  • Coordination of emergency preparedness and response between ESARO sections and contribute to regional and cross boarder coordination for as for emergency situations including the regional Inter-Agency Standing Committee (RIASCO) and, SADC platforms.

Emergency and resilience Project

  • Participate in the implementation of plans of action and work plans for emergency and resilience projects.
  • Support Risk informed programming, resilience, and Humanitarian development nexus regional work and support for CO based on programmatic needs, and regional resilience priorities. This can include also an analysis of key risks.
  • Lead reporting and preparation of briefing including maintenance of corporate action point from regional emergency coordination for as well as for donor reporting.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Advanced University Degree in International Relations, Public Administration/Public Policy, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
  • Minimum 5 year’s professional work experience at national and international levels in humanitarian response.
  • Preferred experience in preparedness, and complex emergencies, including experience in early recovery in the East and southern Africa region.
  • Excellent written reporting skills.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, visit UNICEF.

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