Emergency Manager, P-4, Mogadishu, Somalia
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential - to the benefit of a better world.
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does "” in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children`s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life "” in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions "” her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society`s most disadvantaged citizens "” addressing inequity "” not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
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How can you make a difference?
The Emergency Manager under the overall direction and guidance of the Deputy Representative, leads and coordinates overall country office emergency preparedness and response. Responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions, including fund-raising for emergency activities, to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers and affected communities in emergency. Provides coordination and support for policy, programme planning and management in UNICEF supported emergency programme, and direct oversight of cluster functions.
Summary of key accountabilities:
Ensures that adequate emergency preparedness measures are taken through the development and updating of country contingency plans and establishment of early warning mechanisms.
Leads the formulation and development of plans of action in preparation and response to emergencies, and monitors compliance of all sectors with emergency plans of action, including financial resources.
Provides policy and program advice related to emergencies, including on management related issues.
Develops and maintains databases on country/regional information and ensures the flow of information and communication crucial for the planning and implementation of emergencies.
In the event of an emergency, leads the Emergency Response and ensures that the office provides timely and quality humanitarian assistance to affected populations.
Leads and participates in needs assessment missions in conjunction with Regional Office, HQ Divisions and field staff in order to determine priorities and appropriate intervention by UNICEF. Participates in UN Country team emergency response and contributes to assessing the crisis and humanitarian situation in the country with specific regard to the survival, protection and wellbeing of children, adolescents and women.
Assists the Deputy Representative in emergency operations oversight and program management to ensure that the funding, budget, management, reporting and filed presence coordination are managed efficiently and effectively with clear accountabilities.
Works with program sections and senior management to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding, including annual or multi-annual humanitarian appeals and documents.
Establishes longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions.
Maintains continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies to appeal for aid for children and women with the special needs resulting from emergency situations requiring effective emergency responses in all sectors.
Represents UNICEF in all humanitarian and recovery related forum at the strategic level and keeps management informed of all humanitarian developments in the country.
Ensures disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office workplan`s.
Leads the UNICEF - led clusters and supports the coordination efforts with cluster partners, OCHA and governments.
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have"¦
Education: An Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields; social sciences, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.
Work Experience: A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at a national and international level in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO). Specialized experience in emergency response management highly desirable, in particular in complex operating environment.
Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and a second UN working language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate"¦
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
This position is classified as "rotational" which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty,
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
View our competency framework at:http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
* Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=519015