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Emergency Specialist
Posted: 20 Jul 2017 12:08
Deadline: 03 Aug 2017
Category: General
Location: Africa , Kenya , Nairobi
Employment: Full-Time
Experience: From 5 year(s)
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
Employer: United Nations Children's Fund
About Company: The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946. On Rajchman's suggestion, the American Maurice Pate was appointed its first executive director, serving from 1947 until his death in 1965.[4][5] In 1950, UNICEF's mandate was extended to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. In 1953 it became a permanent part of the United Nations System, and the words "international" and "emergency" were dropped from the organization's name, making it simply the United Nations Children's Fund, retaining the original acronym, "UNICEF
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Advanced University degree in International Relations, Public Administration/Public Policy, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, or a related technical field.
    Five years professional work experience at national and international levels in humanitarian response. Preferred experience in preparedness, complex emergencies, including experience in early recovery in the East and southern Africa region.
    Excellent written reporting skills
    Fluency in both written and spoken English, and another UN language as a strong asset.
Support and contribute to effective and strategic coordination of support to Country Offices undertaking humanitarian action. Provide dedicated support to the preparation, documentation and follow-up of emergency management mechanism within the RO including Emergency Management Team, Humanitarian Action Team and other mechanism as required.
    Support the preparation of all regional reports, advocacy materials, briefing notes, budget reviews, regional analyses, and regional office work planning exercises.
    Support resource mobilization for humanitarian action by consolidating information on various humanitarian contexts, priority humanitarian needs, UNICEF and partners' ongoing response and priority resource needs and develop clear communication products for internal and external dissemination.
    Undertake analysis of key risks and monitor emerging humanitarian trends and potential socio-political instability in the region. Support triggering of early action in response to early warning information and support Country Offices in undertaking enhanced preparedness actions.
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