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Job Vacancy: UNICEF Regional Adviser Emergency, P-5, ESARO, Nairobi, Kenya- (Re-advertisement) at UNICEF, Nairobi, Kenya - ONGOING RECRUITMENT

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Purpose of the Position:
Under the general supervision of the Regional Director, and in close coordination with the Director, Emergency Operations, NYHQ, to initiate and provide high level policy and programme planning support in matters related to humanitarian action resilience and peacebuilding in the ESAR region. The post focuses on support to ESAR Country Offices and ESARO in addressing the underlying causes associated with high vulnerability of populations recurrently or chronically affected by crises and emergencies whilst ensuring close links and a clear continuum between prevention, preparedness and response activities before, during and after emergencies. The post will support the development of risk analyses; guide contingency planning and the development of preparedness strategies; support emergency responses through technical advice in planning, advocacy, resources mobilization, and coordination of surge capacity; . The incumbent will provide support to ESAR Country Offices and ESARO in risk informed planning to promote resilience linking humanitarian action with regular development programming.
Key Expected Results:
  1. Initiate and prepare detailed situation and risk analyses of trends and possible emergencies in the Eastern and Southern African Region. Provide policy and programme advice and recommendations for preparedness to the Regional Office, EMOPS and concerned Country Offices, as well as inputs to Regional Situation Analyses and Reports, and presentations to Country Representatives at the RPMT.
  2. In conjunction with Country Offices, provide policy and technical guidance in the development of detailed contingency and preparedness plans and plans for operational and programmatic response in the event of emergency in ESAR countries, taking into account available resources, and including specific recommendations on actions to be taken by Country Offices, the Regional Office and HQ.
  3. Advise Country Office Representatives, Deputy Representatives, Emergency Specialists/focal points and Operations Officers on the incorporation and strengthening risk informed programming approaches including emergency preparedness, and resilience programmes, and activities and related operational provisions in country programmes. Monitor preparedness and emergency response elements in planning and reporting documents including Country Programme Documents and Country Programme Management Plans, Annual and Mid-Term Reviews.
  4. In conjunction with the other Regional Advisers, participate in reviews and evaluations of UNICEF emergency related responses in the region, as well as regional and global policy reviews of such responses. Support and encourage emergency related monitoring and evaluations.
  5. Manage the Humanitarian Action Resilience and Peacebuilding Section within the Regional Office. Develop, coordinate, implement and monitor emergency preparedness and response procedures within the Regional Office to enable it to provide timely and priority operational and programmatic support to Country Offices and countries affected by emergencies. Advise the Regional Director on the management and improvement of such procedures. Provide support for staff training programmes to strengthen programming skills and familiarize staff with appropriate programmatic responses to emergency situations, including modes of interagency cooperation.
  6. In close collaboration with Regional Chief of Communications, monitor and provide current information on emergency situations in the region and response to children's needs. Support Country Offices, Regional Office and HQ to develop high level advocacy strategies.
  7. Undertake other related tasks as may be assigned by the Regional Director.
Qualifications of the Successful Candidate:
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. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.
Work Experience
Ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in all aspects of programme/project management and administration. Developing country work experience. Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
Fluency in English and a second UN language; Local working language of the duty station is an asset.
Competencies of the Successful Candidate:
Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
Core Competencies
  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results
Functional Competencies
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Analyzing
  • Relating and Networking
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Creating and Innovating
Please note:
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
**Please note that this is a re-advertisement. Candidates who have applied to the 1st round, will also be considered, and do not need to re-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 organisation.

If you would like to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, please apply to the link below no later than 15 August, 2016.
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