Deadline: 14 November 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist – Disability 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 – Disability will perform the following functions:
- Technical support to UNDIS implementation for a Disability Inclusive UNICEF
- Provide technical support and capacity building to UNICEF Divisions/Sections, Regional and Country Offices for scaled-up UNDIS implementation.
- Provide support to DOC and other parts of the organization to ensure UNICEF events and presentations include voices of children and youth with disabilities, and are inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities
- Advise and support identification of speakers and participants.
- Support logistics of in-person or virtual events to ensure accessibility for and inclusion of participants with disabilities.
- Communication support to the Disability Section
- Support the development, documentation and sharing of good practices on inclusive communication materials at UNICEF, coordinate and update the UNICEF’s Disability external and internal websites to insure accessibility to persons with disabilities.
- Support the work on social and behaviour change communication, addressing ableism, stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities
- Coordinate the engagement of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in work on stigma and discrimination.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s or higher) in social science, humanitarian assistance, international development, or other related field is required.
- Minimum 5 year’s progressively professional experience at the national and/or international levels, in working on disability inclusive programmes is required.
- Good knowledge of the human rights-based approach and equity is required.
- Knowledge of and experience working on implementation of the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS) is required.
- Strong knowledge of UNICEF’s organizational policies and procedures related to diversity and inclusion is asset.
- Strong knowledge and experience working on accessibility issues (build environment, transportation, communication/digital) is an asset and highly desirable.
- Advanced computer skills with proven ability to develop PowerPoint presentations, manage websites and SharePoints and knowledge of Social Media 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.
For more information, visit UNICEF.