Deadline: 24 May 2016
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Emergency Specialist in Baghdad, Iraq.
The Emergency Specialist will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers, and the affected communities in an emergency situation.
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-
- Adopts adequate emergency preparedness measures through the development and updating of country contingency plans and establishment of early warning mechanisms, to ensure effective preparedness and response to specific emergencies.
- Participates in the formulation and development of plans of action in preparation and response to emergencies, monitors compliance of all sectors with emergency plans of action, including financial resources.
- Provides technical advice related to emergency preparedness and response, including on programme management related issues.
- Provides advice to the country office in the implementation of emergency preparedness measures in the field to strengthen preparedness and response mechanisms in the country faced with impending emergencies.
- In the event of an emergency, takes prompt action as a member of the Emergency Response Team which is deployed immediately to establish UNICEF’s presence and implement the initial operational tasks relating to emergency assistance.
- Participates in the implementation of plans of action and workplans for emergency projects.
- Maintains continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies to appeal for aid for children and women with special needs resulting from the emergency situation requiring an effective emergency response in all sectors.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced University degree in social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines.
- University degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration.
- Field work experience.
- Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
- Fluency of the local language of the duty station as well as proficiency in English.
- Second UN language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.