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This is a NO-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-3 contracts.

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, Hope

In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.

In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.

For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website:

How can you make a difference?

The Programme Specialist (Environmental Safeguards) will manage the compliance of the World Bank-funded Projects agreed between the World Bank and UNICEF to the Environmental and Social Commitments Plan (ESCP), the implementation of the environmental aspects of the Environmental and Social Management Framework, the preparation of Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) for each project sites, implementation, monitoring and capacity building, both internally and with external partners. The ESMF includes the Medical Waste Management Plan (MWMP), Labour Management Plan (LMP), Security Management Plans (SMP), the GBV Action Plans and the Stakeholders Engagement Plans (SEP).

To make a difference in the lives of children, you will be responsible for the following key functions:

  1. Support to prepare all relevant Environmental Safeguards documents and ensure compliance with the Environmental specific requirements of the Environmental and Social Commitments Plan (ESCP)
  2. Project Management and Implementation
  3. Project Monitoring & Reporting
  4. Capacity Building and Training

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

  • Master’s degree in environmental sciences/studies, Environmental Economics or Natural Resource & Health Care Management or relevant similar field is required.
  • Good writing and communication skills, including public speaking and presentations is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills, communicating and negotiation skills

  • Five (5) years technical working experience in environmental sustainability and in the design, implementation and preferably monitoring of environmental impact assessments and management plans

  • Experience working with UNICEF or another UN agency is an asset.

  • Experience in training and development of training materials and Practical program management experience

  • Experience in report writing in English for UN and donor audiences

  • Familiarity with emergency response is an asset.

  • Fluency in Arabic & English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and core competencies Builds & Maintains Partnership; Demonstrates Self-Awareness & Ethical Awareness; Drive to Achieve Results for Impact; Innovates and Embraces Change; Manages Ambiguity and Complexity; Thinks and Acts Strategically and Works Collaboratively with Others.

View our competency framework, click 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. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply; see our entitlements and benefits for our female staff: Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg

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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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

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