Deadline: 17 December 2019
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Emergency Specialist in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
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 is effectively arranged together with establishment of field/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.
- Technical advice on emergencies and programme management related to implementation of emergency preparedness measures are effectively provided.
- Emergency preparedness and response, and a consistent flow of information of the humanitarian situation are effectively coordinated within the office.
- Substantive improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff and implementing partners through conduct of effective training activities.
- 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 field/country office.
- Need 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.
- 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.
- Emergency appeals and project proposals are prepared, and concerted efforts are put forward to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding.
- Longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions are determined to build a regular operational and staffing structure.
- 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.
- Management is kept informed of humanitarian developments in relevant policies, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in the field/country.
- Emergency preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the field/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 Field/Country Programme Document.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University degree in 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.
- Minimum 5 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.
- Experience working in field work is considered as an asset.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
- Nationality of Bangladesh.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.