Health Specialist (Emergencies) at UNICEF, Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: 1 December 2017

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

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Health Specialist (Emergencies) will perform the following functions-

  • Emergency preparedness is effectively arranged together with establishment of country contingency plans and early warning mechanisms.
  • Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.
  • Emergency plans of action are developed, and compliance and coordination of all sectors with the plans are implemented.
  • Policy advice on emergencies and programme guidance related to implementation of emergency preparedness measures are effectively provided.
  • Coordination and management of emergency preparedness and response and a consistent flow of information of the humanitarian situation are effectively maintained within the office.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have –

  • Advanced University degree in 1 of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines.
  • Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.
  • 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration.
  • Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English and a second UN language; Local working language of the duty station an asset (for IP).

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.