Deadline: 11 November 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Humanitarian Affairs Specialist in Asmara, Eritrea.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Humanitarian Affairs Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Undertake periodic field visits to affected geographical areas, to assess local conditions, and support the monitoring of humanitarian related activities and resources utilization.
- Coordinate the planning, implementation, monitoring and quality reporting of the country office humanitarian response.
- Undertake analysis of key risks and monitor emerging humanitarian trends across the six geographical administrative areas (Zobas).
- Focal point for emergencies, coordinate the activities of the office in supporting the preparation and updating of the national disaster preparedness plan and formulation of strategic response action plan.
- Collaboration with all technical section focal points develop the CO Sitreps and support the drafting of the Emergency donors report.
- Coordinate the country office preparedness and updating of Emergency Preparedness Platform, in liaison with Chiefs of Sections and Operations.
- Ensure Core Commitment for Children sensitive programming, foster harmonious relations with partners and support organizational learning and complementary strategies including the UNICEF Approach to Resilience, Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and risk informed programming.
- Coordinate UNICEF’s programmatic approaches linked to risk informed programming and resilience for a better link between humanitarian aid and development.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines, preferably with a focus on Human Rights.
- Minimum 5 years of responsible professional work experience at national or international levels in humanitarian response programming, monitoring and evaluation.
- Experience working in emergency contexts in a developmental setting an asset.
- Prior work experience with UNICEF/UN Humanitarian agencies and Government cooperation is preferred.
- Experience working on resilience programming and familiarity with working in complex programming environment is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.