Emergency Officer, P2, TA, 364 days, Bamako, Mali

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This is a P-2 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 2 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 85,915 USD and 116,694 USD.

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The international rate of 57,661 USD, with an additional 49% at this the location, applies.

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And we never give up.

For every child, Hope

Mali is experiencing a severe humanitarian crisis due to recurrent population displacements caused by conflict and insecurity characterized by the presence of non-state armed groups with an extension of insecurity along the borders in the Liptako Gourma countries (Burkina Faso and Niger), recurrent inter-communal conflicts, increased crimes, presence of improvised explosive devices, violence, particularly in the northern and central regions, attacks against national and international armed forces as well as against humanitarian organizations. The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is steadily increasing, rising from 217,000 in January 2020 to nearly 333,000 as of January 31, 2021. The consequences of climate change (floods and drought) plus the Covid-19 pandemic that emerged in March 2020, have increased the vulnerability of populations and the severity of their needs.

In 2021, the country had 11.7 million people affected, 5.9 million of whom needed humanitarian assistance. Of these affected people, 54% are children. Priority needs are related to Water/Hygiene/Sanitation, education, nutrition, protection of civilians but also health. 403,000 children were affected by the closure of schools in December 2020 mainly due to insecurity.

The Ebola virus disease also represents a significant risk for Mali. The national authorities of the Republic of Guinea declared the Ebola epidemic on February 14, 2021. As of March 4, the country has 13 confirmed cases, 4 probable cases and 8 deaths. As long as the disease prevails in Guinea, Mali will be exposed with regard to the porous nature of the 800 km long border between Mali and Guinea with many mixing points between men and women from different countries in the sub-region and therefore potential foci for the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

In February 2020, the Malian Ministry of Public Health developed an Action Plan on the prevention and control of the covid-19 epidemic. The Covid-19 outbreak is creating significant additional pressure on the already overburdened social service delivery systems, exacerbating the vulnerabilities of affected populations. By 5 March 2021, Mali had registered 8,509 coronavirus cases and 358 deaths. UNICEF is positioned on risk communication activities, water and hygiene reinforcement in health facilities, schools and communities, support to health care activities, support to vaccination. Under the Covax initiative, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs in Mali, with the support of UNICEF, WHO and other partners including NGOs, received 396,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 on 5 March 2021.

Under the Covax initiative, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs in Mali, with the support of UNICEF, WHO and other partners including NGOs, received 396,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19.

As of January 2021, UNICEF has integrated the Covid-19 prevention and response into its Action for Children framework (HAC).

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of and in regular consultation with the supervisor, implement country office emergency preparedness and response plan. Responsible for the technical contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions to advance the survival and well-being of children and mothers and affected communities in emergency situation.

  • Technical expertise is required to analyze data and background information in support of emergency situation analysis, risk analysis and updates.
  • The work also includes the review of appropriateness and completeness of financial and supply documentation as well as adherence to established allotments.

Emergency Preparedness

  1. Provides technical assistance in risk analysis to identify emergency-prone conditions/situations and contribute to early warning and timely emergency preparedness.
  2. Assists in the formulation of plans of action in preparation and response to emergencies. Gathers information on best practices in emergency situations for the preparation of contingency plans.
  3. Identifies formal and informal sources of information. Collects, interprets and analyses all available data on the evolving emergency situation and its implications to the emergency operation.
  4. Assists in organizing and conducting staff training for the office’s capacity building in emergencies preparedness and response. Provides briefing, as required.

Emergency Response

  1. In the event of an emergency, promptly assists in implementing the initial operational tasks relating to emergency assistance. Immediately collects reliable information to verify the nature and extend of the emergency with staff, government officials, other UN agencies or local organizations and media.
  2. Assists supervisor with assessment of local emergency and security situation. Visits the location to conduct an initial rough assessment of the magnitude of the crisis and its implications for children, mothers and the community. Assists with the assessment of the validity of the emergency preparedness plan and ability of the office vis-à-vis the current crisis as well as immediate and additional needs.
  3. Participates in Implementing the emergency preparedness and response plan as necessary. Assists in identifying urgent staffing requirements and redeploying country office staff.

Emergency planning and monitoring

  1. Participates in the implementation of plans of action and workplans for emergency project. Undertakes field visits to emergency project areas, to assess local conditions and monitor project progress. Carries out project administration. Prepares inputs for appeals and updates related to emergencies.
  2. Collects and analyses lessons learnt from UNICEF's emergency operations experience and contributes towards adoption of the best practices and standards for longer-term emergency interventions. Assists in identifying longer-term requirements of the emergency intervention/operations.
  3. Works with other colleagues to make sure that disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office's workplans. Assists in the preparation of sectoral input for the country programme documents, plan of action, annual work plans, and other related documents of the office’s Emergency Preparedness and Response. P
  4. Perform any other task that may be necessary (within the limits of his/her competence and responsibilities) to achieve the objective of this mission.


  1. Timely and thorough analysis is made to identify emergency-prone situations and contribute to early warning and enhancing emergency preparedness.
  2. Effective analysis of available data regarding the evolving emergency situation and its implications to the operation are timely provided for the provision of monthly sitreps and other ad hoc reports
  3. Supports constant flow of information and communication for the planning and implementation of emergencies responses.
  4. Professional support is provided to establish facts and needs, coordinate a rapid assessment, and determine priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF.
  5. Substantive professional contributions are made to the formulation of emergency plans of action, contingency plans, and monitoring of compliance with plans of action; Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.
  6. In the event of an emergency, prompt support is provided to execute the initial operational tasks by collecting accurate information on the nature and scope of the emergency, ensuring effective telecommunications facility and staff security assistance, and promptly reporting the status as required.
  7. Ensures that disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office's workplans. Sectoral input is provided for all related documents of the office’s Emergency Preparedness and Response, as well as for the Situation Analysis and the Country Programme Document.
  8. Timely delivery of assistance and supplies is maintained, urgent staffing requirements are identified, and the appropriate and effective use of UNICEF resources is monitored for effective project delivery.
  9. Staff training in emergencies preparedness and response is effectively supported to enhance the emergency preparedness and response capability of the office.
  10. Substantive input and assistance are provided in the implementation of emergency plans of action, workplans, emergency appeals, and in the mobilization of donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding.
  11. Lessons learnt from UNICEF's emergency operations experience are collected and analyzed for adoption of the best practices and standards for longer-term emergency interventions. Longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions are effectively identified.

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

  • University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public health, nutrition, international relations or other disciplines relevant to UNICEF work
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience at the national and/or international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation in emergency settings
  • Fluency in French and in English is required (oral and in writing). Knowledge of an additional UN language or local language of the duty station is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA)

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

i) Core Competencies (Required)

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

ii) Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Persuading and Influencing (2)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (2)
  • Planning and Organizing (1)

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


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

Added 1 year ago - Updated 9 months ago - Source: unicef.org