Emergency Specialist, P4 - FT, MENARO - Jordan

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This is a P-4 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 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 126,084 USD and 162,560 USD.

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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, Care

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision of the Regional Emergency Adviser, the Emergency Specialist is responsible to support the planning, implementation, co-ordination, monitoring and emergency programmes in MENA. It includes capacity building to improve country offices’ ability to prepare for and respond to emergencies, increasingly in an inter-agency context of complex and chronic emergencies in high threat environments and/or social unrest and prone to natural disasters

In coordination with the MENARO Regional Advisers, s/he will support the Regional Emergency Adviser in the overall management and work of the MENA Regional Office Humanitarian Team (RO HT) and upon request provide direct surge emergency coordination support to Country Offices (CO).

The incumbent will provide advice and support to the country offices in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) in strengthening humanitarian action, especially on humanitarian response strategies, EPP (Emergency Preparedness), HPM (Humanitarian Performance Monitoring), Risk informed programming and nexus programming, vulnerability analysis, rapid assessment, contingency planning, as well as in the testing and application of new tools and methodologies for preparedness and response.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Contribute to strengthening and accelerating regional and country humanitarian results to ensure there are needs-based and compliant with Core Commitment for Children (CCC) standards. Contribute to strengthen necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to enable COs and their implementing partners to deliver at scale and reach the most vulnerable. The approach to achieve this will be multi-pronged including through defining roles and responsibilities for humanitarian planning and response; building capacities in humanitarian leadership, advocacy, and other areas; operationalizing the revised CCCs

2. Provide Technical Assistance (TA) to country offices in the response to new and chronic humanitarian crises, in conducting rapid assessments of emergency conditions and needs as well as in the coordination and planning of emergency

response in line with the CCCs. Upon request ensure surge missions to provide direct emergency coordination support capacity to CO’s.

3. Develop and implement programmes/processes/systems to help build capacity of country offices to predict, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Act as the preparedness focal point for UNICEF MENARO, in direct support to COs and in coordination with HQ divisions. In collaboration with other RO divisions, develop guidance on preparedness for anticipatory action and global level catastrophes including pandemics. Support COs and the RO in capacity building efforts to promote the effective use of the EPP. Coordinate and provide technical assistance to ROs and COs in implementing the EPP, including quality assurance. Ensure CO preparedness levels/capability is based on solid context and risk analysis.

4. Contribute to strengthening humanitarian advocacy for greater humanitarian access and the timely and quality provision of assistance and protection for children and communities. Build CO’s capacities to implement the new Access guidelines and develop Access Strategies in line with the Emergency Procedures requirements

5. Assist the Regional Emergency Adviser in the overall management and coordination in the development, monitoring and reporting of MENA RO Humanitarian Action for Children plan. Keep the Regional Emergency Adviser and other senior regional colleagues informed of programme status and progress. Draft programme/project process reports or briefing notes in support of MENARO UNICEF Senior management’s engagement with HQs, donors and emergency response partners.

6. Under the supervisor’s guidance and oversight, interact with other UN agencies, NGOs, IFRC, MENA regional group and other partners and allies to contribute to inter-agency programmes and approaches. Consult, co-ordinate and liaise with international, multi- and bi-lateral donors, directly or through PPD to raise funds for emergency related programmes for the Country Offices in the Region and the MENARO HAC.

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

  • Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.
  • A minimum of eight years professional work experience, with progressively greater management responsibilities in emergency and/or rehabilitation programmes at national and international levels, with significant emphasis on analysis and advice on the needs of children and women affected by emergencies. Direct field experience in emergency programme planning, management or evaluation a distinct advantage. At least 3 years’ working experience in the countries of MENA would be a strong advantage. Relevant UN or international NGO experience is an asset.
  • Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced:

  • Knowledge on risk analysis and DRR frameworks

  • UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and response.
  • UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions in international developing cooperation.
  • Current knowledge of development issues and social programming in international development cooperation context.

  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required and knowledge of Arabic and French is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (II)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (II)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (II)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (II)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (II)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (II)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (II)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (II)

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 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.

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.

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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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 may also be 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.

Added 9 months ago - Updated 8 months ago - Source: unicef.org