Chief Field Operations & Emergency, P-5, Fixed Term, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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This is a P-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 10 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 180,273 USD and 225,923 USD.

Salary for a P-5 contract in Addis Ababa

The international rate of 110,869 USD, with an additional 62.6% (post adjustment) at this the location, applies. Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.

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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.

And we never give up.

For every child, resilience

UNICEF Ethiopia has been working in Ethiopia for more than 65 years supporting the national and regional efforts towards the progressive realization of the rights of children and women. UNICEF has presence in all the regions in Ethiopia. We do this by supporting the achievements of the Growth and Transformation Plan II as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our programmes in Health, Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection, Education and Social Policy and Evidence on Social Inclusion. In addition, UNICEF Ethiopia has been leading the support in humanitarian programmes relentlessly working towards responding to emergency needs.

The Chief of Field Operations & Emergency is responsible for the coordination and management of all field programme operations, Humanitarian-related issues in the office ranging from policy development to fund-raising and also responsible for the effective management of the Programme Management and Field Support Unit.

How can you make a difference?

  1. Coordinate UNICEF's involvement within the framework of the UNDAF group on Humanitarian Response, Recovery and Food Security; develop sustainable and institutionalized disaster preparedness and response capacities within government' structures at federal and regional levels; develop and implement a multi-year non-food recovery / transition strategy.
  2. Ensure that disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in all UNICEF annual and regional workplans with special emphasis on the development of community-based mitigation and preparedness in the most marginalized areas of Somali, Afar, Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions as well as other areas highly vulnerable to natural or conflict induced emergencies.
  3. Provide leadership, direction and overall coordination and ensure the coherence of a range of special UNICEF assistance supporting populations affected by emergencies due to conditions caused by chronic vulnerability to natural disaster, overall livelihood insecurity and conflict.
  4. Maintain continuous, effective and strategic coordination, consultation and liaison with Government, UN agencies, NGOs and donors on aspects related to the special needs of children and women threatened or affected by crisis situations. Ensure that the UNICEF support provided to the government in respect to sectoral coordination within the framework of the IASC cluster leadership and based on the Core Commitments for Children in Emergencies is effective.
  5. Work with program sections, regional program officers and senior management to mobilize donor response in support of UNICEF emergency preparedness, response and recovery / rehabilitation-related funding needs including annual or multi-annual humanitarian appeals and advocacy documents.
  6. Represent UNICEF in all humanitarian and recovery related forum at the strategic level and keep management informed of all humanitarian developments in the country in terms of policies, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities / issues around partnership.
  7. Oversee that further development of strategies, processes and internal mechanisms to ensure UNICEF's own capacity to respond to emergencies through the Government as well as NGO partners is taking place effectively through the work of the Emergency Manager.
  8. Provides field operations oversight functions and program management to ensure that the funding, budget, management indicator reporting, NGO/PCA and field office coordination of the regional structures are all managed efficiently and effectively with clear accountabilities.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in International Relations, Social Sciences, or a related field. A first-level degree with an additional two years of experience will be considered.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience at national and international levels in development and emergency programme management, emergency response coordination, analysis and reporting, engaging donors, managing large diverse teams in various locations and leading emergency responses to humanitarian crisis in complex situations.
  • Experience with programming in peacebuilding and post-conflict environments would be an asset.
  • Developing country and emergency work experience is required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  1. Builds and maintains partnerships (3)
  2. Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3)
  3. Drive to achieve results for impact (3)
  4. Innovates and embraces change (3)
  5. Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)
  6. Thinks and acts strategically (3)
  7. Works collaboratively with others (3)
  8. Nurtures, leads, and manages people (2)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic. We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is a role with direct contact with children, works directly with children, is a safeguarding response role. Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including additional criminal background checks) applies.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and qualified female are highly encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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