UNICEF, the world's leading children's rights organization, has an opening for passionate and committed professionals who want to make a lasting difference for children in Zimbabwe. We are seeking people with a commitment for women and children, high drive for results, demonstrable embracing of diversity, integrity, demonstrable teamwork, good self-awareness and self-regulation.
Closing date: 08 Feb 2011
Location: Zimbabwe - Harare
Location: Zimbabwe - Harare
Purpose of the Job:
Under the general guidance of the Deputy Representative, responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF humanitarian action in coordination with the program sections and the humanitarian clusters to ensure the survival and well being of children and women and affected communities in humanitarian crises.
Major Tasks to be accomplished:
•Undertakes and coordinates assessments of the conditions resulting from severe vulnerabilities and emergency situations affecting children and mothers in the country. Determines priorities for interventions. Prepares proposals for emergency assistance and other related documentation as required. Supports the development and implementation of the office emergency preparedness and response plan in coordination with programs and operations, and coordinates inputs with the inter-agency humanitarian country team contingency plans. Supports the UNICEF supported IASC cluster approach. In particular ensures that UNICEF can act as the provider of last resort.
•Enhances and manages the UNICEF internal coordination and preparedness of humanitarian action. Ensures that all programs and operations participate fully in the regular emergency coordination fora, that the office is in a continuous position to uphold the Core Commitments for Children. Ensures that risk management and humanitarian action are fully mainstreamed in all program components of the country program.
•Supports the management of proposals and reports related to the Consolidated Appeal Process. Plays a particular coordination role for humanitarian funding implementation. Ensures that the HAR and other fund raising /management tool are developed timely and effectively. Ensures close relationship with humanitarian donors.
•Ensures the timely delivery of assistance and supplies to affected communities. Monitors the appropriate and effective use of UNICEF resources. Coordinates and ensures proper implementation of office field monitoring aimed at gathering key information on the situation of children in crises, as well as the utilization of UNICEF / partners inputs.
•Coordinates the humanitarian information management requirements and ensures that the regular situation reports, humanitarian action updates, donor reports requirements, media briefs, presentation etc… are prepared and updated regularly. Ensures that UNICEF’s visibility in humanitarian action is based on advocating for issues affecting children in crises as well as promoting partnerships for mitigation, preparedness and response.
•Advises on disaster risk reduction strategies and actions in close coordination with the UNCT. In particular, develops approaches with program sections to build institutional government capacities in disaster risk reduction, humanitarian risk management / preparedness with focus on decentralized level.
•Represents UNICEF in technical humanitarian coordination fora as well as training and policy workshops. Prepares and participates in humanitarian donor visits, UN missions or any other high-profile visits.
Qualifications and Competencies
•Advanced university degree in humanitarian assistance, disaster management, public health, international law or related field.
•At least eight years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national level in disaster management.
•Good analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
How to applyIf you have experience of working in a similar capacity, meet the above profile and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send your application quoting vacancy notice number to the following address.
(Vacancy Notice No. : Zim-2011)
UNICEF, 6 Fairbridge Avenue,
P O Box 1250
Or email: email@example.com
Applications should be received by 8 February 2011. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.