Deadline: 30 June 2016
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Humanitarian Policy Specialist in New York, United States.
The Humanitarian Policy Specialist will assist in the development and dissemination of humanitarian policies, internal and inter-agency strategies and operational guidelines to guide UNICEF humanitarian response to children affected by emergencies, including both armed conflict and natural disasters situations.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Humanitarian Policy Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Support and influence the development of humanitarian policies, with a variety of inter-agency fora, on relevant humanitarian and peace and security issues in complex a high-threat environment and ensure that UNICEF policies and practice are informed by these processes.
- Provide technical and policy advice in particular on engagement with NSEs, humanitarian access issues, Civil-Military Coordination.
- Make legal, programmatic and operational analysis of the situation of children and UNICEF’s work in complex and high threat environments and natural disasters, to inform policy decisions and UNICEF’s relations to governments, non-state entities and UN agencies and NGOs operating in similar situations.
- Design and implement necessary dissemination of the existing policy and guidance: By preparing training and other collaborative means, where and when, how and by whom they are carried out.
- Act as UNICEF focal point for Programme Criticality both within the organization and in collaboration forums with other UN entities.
- Contribute to the successful implementation of the overall work plan of the Humanitarian Policy Section, including by providing specialized advice on priority thematic areas and serving as back up policy specialist for the Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Specialist.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, International Law or International Relations, preferably with an emphasis on human rights and/or humanitarian law.
- University degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in the above fields of studies, combined with 2 additional years of relevant work experience may be acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.
- 8 years of professional work experience at the national and international levels in developing countries.
- Knowledge and field experience of UNICEF programmes at different levels especially in a complex and high threat emergency environment.
- Experience of inter-governmental processes (desirable).
- Fluency in English and another UN language required.
- Knowledge of French is highly desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.