Emergency Specialist

Emergency Specialist
Emergency Specialist

21 Dezembro, 2018

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The Office of the Representative in Maputo steers the strategic direction of our programmes and leads coordination across sectors. This includes ensuring all programmes are prepared and equipped to respond to humanitarian crises caused by natural disasters, conflicts, or complex emergencies.

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.

And we never give up.

For every child, safety and security

Mozambique is one of Africa’s fastest developing countries with a large population of children and young people. Together with the Government of Mozambique and our partners, UNICEF works to promote and protect the rights of children and women, especially those most at risk and facing multiple challenges. We are fully committed to guarantee the survival, development, protection and participation of Mozambican children.  

Visit our country site at http://www.unicef.org.mz/en/

The Office of the Representative in Maputo steers the strategic direction of our programmes and leads coordination across sectors. This includes ensuring all programmes are prepared and equipped to respond to humanitarian crises caused by natural disasters, conflicts, or complex emergencies.

How can you make a difference?

You will be accountable for establishing and implementing country office emergency preparedness and response across programmes. Working closely with the Representative, you will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions to ensure the survival and wellbeing of children and mothers, and the affected communities in emergency situations. 

Your key accountabilities are:

Emergency Preparedness

  • Emergency preparedness is effectively arranged together with the establishment of country contingency plans and early warning mechanisms. 
  • Technical advice on emergencies and programme management related to the implementation of emergency preparedness measures are effectively provided.

Emergency Response

  • UNICEF’s presence is promptly established and the initial emergency operational tasks are effectively executed, including the provision of support for information communication technology, telecommunications facility and all staff security-related assistance in the country office.
  • Needs assessment is effectively conducted to determine priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF based on the local emergency situation affecting children, their families and community.

Emergency Projects

  • Longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions are determined to build a regular operational and staffing structure.
  • Continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison are maintained with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies in support of the special needs of children and women affected by emergency situations within the framework of the cluster approach and based on the Core Commitment for Children.
  • Management is kept informed of humanitarian developments in relevant policies, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in the country.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines.
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and/or international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration.
  • Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of UN and international humanitarian laws and policies is a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of gender and equity principals is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and trends in emergency preparedness and response management related fields is an asset.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

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.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify. 

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