Deadline: 30 August 2019
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist – Risk Reduction and Climate Change in New York, United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Specialist – Risk Reduction and Climate Change will perform following functions:
- Support, in collaboration with other divisions, UNICEF Regional and Country Offices, both remotely and directly (field missions), in the design, implementation and monitoring of programming to reduce risk, strengthen resilience and adapt to climate change.
- Support advocacy on the rights of climate and disaster affected children through representation and engagement with government, UN, civil society, private sector and other stakeholder on climate change, DRR and resilience.
- In collaboration with other UNICEF sections and divisions continue to develop, update and strengthen policy, guidance and programming tools related to CCA, DRR, risk informed programming and other programmatic issues falling under the CEPR mandate.
- In close collaboration with the Programme Division and EMOPS knowledge management (KM) functions, develop and promote knowledge management products (including specifically coherence between climate change and DRR); support staff capacity development; and, continue to develop and grow the UNICEF internal Risk, Resilience and Climate network by acting as its focal point and secretariat.
- Maintain regular email and webinar contact with and among the network and convene a global network meeting once every two years or more if requested by senior management.
- Maintain strong relations with exiting donors and develop new funding sources for both CEPR and regional and country programmers.
- Develop and keep up to date a fund-raising strategy for the risk, resilience and climate aspects of CEPR’s work (and integrate this into a broader CEPR fund-raising strategy where appropriate). Develop and pitch at least four funding proposals per year; ensure all donor reporting is accurate and provided on time.
Applicants must have:
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- Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social sciences, international development, climate/disaster studies, public policy and/or in relevant field is required.
- A minimum 8 years of experience in social development, management, programme design and management is required.
- Prior field experience in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction is required.
- Prior experience in peacebuilding and conflict prevention is desirable.
- Emergency field experience working in humanitarian situations, including deployment missions (with UN-Govt-INGO) is an asset.
- Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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