April 19, 2024

Apply for Emergency Specialist Job Recruitment on the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). This UNICEF Vacancy and ongoing recruitment is open candidates, so kindly apply as quickly as attainable.

Emergency Specialist Job Recruitment on the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title: Emergency Specialist

Job No: 563543
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Categories: Emergency
Level: P-3

How Can You Make a Difference?
Emergency Preparedness:

  • Adopts ample emergency preparedness measures via the event and updating of Maiduguri Field Office’s Preparedness Plan (EPP) and contingency plans within the Emergency Preparedness Platform and institution of early warning mechanisms, to make sure efficient preparedness and response to particular emergencies.
  • Leads within the formulation and growth of contingency Program Documents and Humanitarian Program Documents with actors whom the Emergency and Program models can associate with for speedy response interventions in disaster affected areas together with onerous to achieve areas.
  • Support packages in figuring out operational gaps and desires (i.e. Long-Term Agreements, prepositioning, and so on..) and supply suggestions and actions to handle them. Identifies availability of assets in emergency inclined areas and set up logistics plans to be carried out throughout an emergency operation, to make sure a well timed and efficient emergency response.
  • Provides technical recommendation associated to emergency preparedness and response, together with on programme administration associated points. Provides assist to the Field Office within the implementation of emergency preparedness measures within the subject to strengthen preparedness and response mechanisms.
  • Plans, organizes and conducts coaching for the workplace’s workers together with program and assist models. Assists or immediately develop and conduct emergency coaching programs to builds up the emergency preparedness and response functionality of UNICEF implementing companions (together with line ministries), particularly these working inside the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM).

Emergency Response:

  • Immediately verifies the character and prolong of emergencies with workers, authorities officers, different UN businesses or native organizations and media and recommendation the supervisor and Management on the activation of response measures together with contingency / humanitarian Program Documents with recognized companions.
  • Participates and assists with assessments in coordination with the Rapid Response Mechanism, UNICEF subject packages and different UN businesses, I/NNGOs and Government.  Coordinates with different companions to make speedy assessments overlaying precedence areas.  Establishes contact with group teams, authorities, UN businesses, media and different companions to maintain abreast of emergency conditions.   
  • In the occasion of sudden disaster or for Rapid Response Mechanism partnerships, assist and recommendation for the activation of contingency / humanitarian Program Documents and handle program partnership agreements for the well timed supply of help and procurement of provides, acceptable and efficient use of UNICEF assets/inputs. Identify issues and constraints with a view to guarantee efficient challenge supply. Certifies the disbursement of funds, screens expenditures and oversee compliance of workplans together with monetary assets and donors’ necessities.
  • Participates within the implementation of plans of motion and workplans for emergency initiatives. Implements and manages challenge actions. Undertakes subject visits to emergency challenge areas, to evaluate native circumstances and monitor challenge progress. Makes technical choices on challenge administration (e.g., prompts, requests or reprogrammes allocation of emergency funds). Prepares inputs for appeals and updates associated to emergencies. Works with the supervisor to mobilize funding, together with humanitarian appeals and paperwork.

Humanitarian coordination and context evaluation:

  • Use data from varied sources to contribute to the supply of battle mapping, early warning and pattern evaluation which will have an effect on UNICEF programme implementation (safety, programme, companions and so on.) and supply recommendation to subject program administration on attainable responses and context based mostly / dangers knowledgeable program.
  • Develops and maintains databases on data and make sure the stream of knowledge and communication essential for the planning and implementation of emergency preparedness and response administration. Compile and submit common experiences and contextual updates based mostly on incidents monitoring and tendencies in humanitarian entry and safety contexts inside UNICEF’s space of operations.
  • Maintain inside and exterior data networks to reinforce the gathering/collation of knowledge referring to entry for humanitarian actions and operations in addition to affected inhabitants and companions.
  • Maintains steady, efficient and strategic coordination, communication, session and liaison with Government, UN businesses, NGOs, donors and allies to enchantment for support for youngsters and ladies with particular wants ensuing from the emergency state of affairs requiring an efficient emergency response in all sectors.
  • Ensures that the UNICEF assist is successfully supplied to the federal government with respect to sectoral coordination inside the framework of the cluster method and based mostly on the Core Commitment for Children. Participates in humanitarian associated discussion board and retains the supervisor knowledgeable of all humanitarian developments by way of insurance policies, technique, state of affairs developments, potential threats and alternatives/points.

To qualify as an advocate for each baby you should have:


  • Advanced University Degree in one of many following fields: Disaster Management, Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Law, International Relations, Business Administration or different associated disciplines.
  • First University Degree with further two-years of related field-based work expertise is appropriate in lieu of a complicated college diploma.

Work Experience and expertise:

  • Minimum of 5 (5) years of progressively accountable skilled work expertise at worldwide ranges in emergency programme / challenge growth, planning, implementation, monitoring, analysis and administration with UN (ideally with UNICEF) and/or INGO businesses.
  • The excellent candidate would have had field-based expertise in minimally 2 – 3 international locations exterior of nation of origin, and notably in emergency contexts for at the least three years.
  • Direct expertise in multi-sector emergency programme implementation and partnership administration and emergency system strengthening in advanced battle settings.
  • Hands-on expertise within the coordination of a number of companions, earlier expertise implementing and/or coordinating an RRM is extremely fascinating.
  • Experience in money and voucher help in emergencies is extremely fascinating.
  • Specialized coaching/expertise in emergency preparedness and response required.
  • Analytical expertise and skill to interpretate and conceptualize various data.
  • Effective communication, networking and organizational expertise and skill to work nicely in a crew in addition to different stakeholders resembling native and worldwide NGOs, UN businesses, authorities, and so on. with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • Excellent relationship-building, interpersonal expertise and the power to successfully characterize UNICEF at boards and with exterior stakeholders.
  • Ability to work beneath strain and tough circumstances and in response to quickly altering wants.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of one other official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a neighborhood language is an asset.

For each Child, you exhibit:

  • UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin every part we do and the way we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this publish are:

  • Builds and maintains partnership
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and moral consciousness
  • Drive to realize outcomes for affect
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others.
  • [add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for supervisory role]
  • During the recruitment course of, we take a look at candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize your self with our competency framework and its completely different ranges: competency framework here.


Application Closing Date
twenty first July, 2023 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

Method of Application
Interested and certified candidates ought to:
Click here to apply online

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