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Emergency Officer at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Sokoto

Company Info

Large organization

200 + Employees

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.

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.

Job Title: Emergency Officer, P2

Job No: 573599

Location: Sokoto

Contract type: Temporary Appointment

Level: P-2
Categories: Emergency

How Can You Make a Difference?

  • Under the general supervision of the Chief of Field Office, the Emergency Officer – Preparedness, will strengthen government as well as internal UNICEF preparedness as pertains to all 7 Northwest states.
  • The officer will further lead/support emergency responses in the Northwest, in terms of coordination, reporting, and technical advice. Finally, coordination will also be required at the inter-agency level.

Summary of Key Functions / Accountabilities

  • Emergency Preparedness: Supports the risk analysis and trends analysis on drivers of humanitarian needs, to ensure that emergency preparedness is fit-for-purpose; leads on project-specific government preparedness initiatives, such as multi-sectoral coordination, contingency planning, and capacity-building; supports the Emergency Manager on Northwest inter-agency coordination, including on analysis and note-taking; coordinates as well as researches input on the Northwest for humanitarian reports; and contributes to fundraising activities and grant management related to the Northwest.
  • Emergency Response: In the event of an emergency and in consultation with sections and field offices, assess security situation and humanitarian access; leads inter-sectoral needs assessments, including on design, data collection, and analysis; coordinates emergency responses, including by drafting sitreps with input from various sections; and providing technical advice.
  • Operational readiness: Concludes contingency programme documents with civil society organizations and activates these partnerships as relevant; organizes internal capacity-building and simulations on preparedness and response; drafts internal preparedness action plans and follows up on pending actions.
  • Undertake field visits as needed to monitor program implementation, and thereby ensure accountability.
  • Perform other duties within reason, as needed.

Requirements
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • University Degree in one of the following fields: Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Law, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Business Administration or other related disciplines.

Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, and/or humanitarian coordination.
  • Government engagement experience on issues related to humanitarian principles and humanitarian coordination is highly desirable.
  • Work experience in an emergency context is an asset.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, identify solutions to overcome bottlenecks, and deliver high-quality results on time. Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines.

Application Closing Date
23rd July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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