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UNICEF Jobs 2021: Recruiting for Consultants and Emergency Specialist

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The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) currently invites applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position of a Consultant with expertise in Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change and/or Conflict Sensitivity to Carry Out Child Centred Risk and Climate Analyses in West and Central Africa (English or French speaking), and a second position of Emergency Specialist (Rapid Response Mechanism).

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

UNICEF Jobs | The Positions Today

1.) Consultant

Locations: Unspecified.

Deadline: 4th October, 2021


  • Advanced university (Master’s) Degree or equivalent professional experience in social sciences, economics, development studies or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in international development or humanitarian affairs preferable with a focus on high-risk contexts
  • Solid experience carrying out multi-sectoral risk analysis, climate risk analysis and/or analysing conflict contexts, as well as preferably in designing climate and disaster risk management and/or social cohesion programmes
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong background in research design, research methodology and data collection in the areas of multi-sectoral climate and disaster risks and/or fragility and conflict and their multidimensional impact on communities, children and systems.
  • Excellent understanding of the concept of resilience building, incl. knowledge of United Nations’ positioning on the same
  • Good understanding of key normative frameworks, governance mechanisms and overall approaches towards disaster risk reduction (Sendai Framework), climate change action and/or conflict sensitivity and peace building
  • Demonstrated excellent writing and presentation skills either in English or in French with good working knowledge in English

2.) Emergency Specialist (Rapid Response Mechanism)

Location: Unspecified.

Deadline: 14th September, 2021.

To qualify as an Advocate for Every Child, you will have:

  • Advanced University Degree in International Development / Relations, Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Law, Public Health, Nutrition, or other related disciplines required.
  • First University Degree with additional two-years of relevant field-based work experience is acceptable in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in  in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration with UN and/or INGOs. The ideal candidate would have had field-based experience particularly in an emergency context for at least two years.
  • Experience in multi-sector emergency programme implementation and emergency system strengthening in conflict settings.
  • Previous experience implementing and/or coordinating a Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM)  is highly desirable.
  • Experience in use of cash in emergencies is highly desirable.
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder co-ordination/Sector/Cluster Coordination and facilitation is highly desirable.
  • Effective communication, networking and organizational skills and ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to rapidly changing needs; and ability to work in difficult circumstances.
  • Fluency in English is required.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Click on any position of interest for full job details and instruction on how to apply.

Important Notes

  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.
  • All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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