Project Manager (Disability Inclusion), P4, DHR, New York, USA or Home Based

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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.


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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, a Champion!

The UN Secretary-General has made diversity, equity and inclusion a key part of his agenda and wider UN reform, and the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS) has put workplace disability inclusion at the forefront.

Centred on efforts to realize the rights of all children, UNICEF's 2022-2025 Strategic Plan complements and contributes to the 2030 Agenda by committing to improve the life of disadvantaged children and adolescents today and enhance prospects for their well-being tomorrow. Multiple references to disability inclusion and intersectionality are made throughout the SP and disability is mainstreamed across all Goal Areas. In 2023, UNICEF adopted its Disability Inclusion Policy and Strategy (DIPAS), which includes both programmatic and operational/management targets and priorities. All this demonstrates UNICEF's renewed commitment to promote inclusion and accessibility throughout the organization, across all functional areas.

While UNICEF has made considerable progress to strengthen disability inclusion both in programming and operations, the commitments in the new Strategic Plan and DIPAS require an intentional and sustainable effort to further advance disability inclusion as part of our collective work.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose of the job:

The Project Manager (Disability Inclusion) is accountable for the overall coordination and technical support for the implementation of the operational and management commitments of the DIPAS. Under the supervision of the Principal Advisor for Organizational Culture, and in close collaboration with the Disability team in Programme Group, the incumbent will need to work with numerous stakeholders in both programmes and operations, providing regular technical advice to HQ, regional and country offices and contributing to an intersectional approach to DEI within the Culture and Diversity team in DHR.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Coordination and integration of disability issues across UNICEF’s areas

  • Support the implementation of the management and operational commitments of the Disability Inclusion Policy and Strategy (DIPAS) 2022-2030, using an intersectional approach
  • Support the Disability Section in Programme Group (PG) with efforts to meet UNDIS requirements as needed and other activities to increase mainstreaming of disability issues into UNICEF’s work
  • Support the implementation of the Recommendations of the Internal Task Team on Anti-Racism and Discrimination
  • Support development of guidelines on accessibility of conferences/events/meetings and accessibility of digital documents
  • Support the Division of Global Communications and Advocacy (DGCA) to roll out the UNICEF Procedure on Disability-Inclusive Communication and Advocacy and provide technical advice on inclusive communication practices to HQ, regional and country offices
  • Support ICTD to remediate accessibility issues in UNICEF’s online platforms as per evaluation conducted in 2020
  • Support SD to make procurement procedures disability-inclusive, following UNDIS recommendations
  • Support the Division of Financial and Administrative Management (DFAM) on implementation of accessibility projects in UNICEF premises globally
  • Coordinate annual UNDIS reporting across divisions
  • Participate in inter-agency fora and inter-agency capacity-building activities on disability inclusion, as needed
  • Represent UNICEF in UNDIS coordination system, jointly with the PG Global Lead on Disability

Technical support to regional and country offices on disability inclusion

  • Provide substantive advice to regional and country offices on disability inclusion with an intersectional lens in all areas
  • Roll out the UNICEF Procedure on Disability-Inclusive HR management in regional and country offices
  • Develop tailored resources on onboarding, recruitment and workplace disability-inclusion for regional and country offices
  • Provide ongoing technical advice to regional- and office-level activities on accessibility of premises, security considerations and overall disability-inclusion elements in operations, working closely with Regional Offices, DGCA, the Information and Communication Technology Division (ICTD) and Supply Division (SD)
  • Actively support and contribute to DEI initiatives at office level (on gender, anti-discrimination and anti-racism and others) with approaches that address disability-inclusion
  • Coordinate capacity-building activities on disability inclusion for all personnel in regional and country offices
  • Support regional and country offices to set up their own local working group on disability inclusion

Other activities

  • Support UNICEF to increasingly hire employees with disabilities
  • Provide ongoing support for onboarding to offices hiring employees with disabilities
  • Provide input to other activities carried out by the Culture and Diversity team, particularly on policy, performance management, learning, recruitment, wellbeing and mental health
  • Continuously update the Inclusive Employment Guide and roll it out in HQ, regional and country offices
  • Manage and follow on reasonable accommodation (RA) requests from HR practitioners, applicants and employees with disabilities and support facilitation with RA Committee
  • Participate in assessments conducted by the Special Constraints Panel to determine mobility of employees with disabilities
  • Coordinate intersectional work on remedial actions stemming from the annual UNICEF UNDIS Report, the bi-annual Global Staff Survey (GSS), the annual Strategic Monitoring Questions (SMQs) and the Recommendations from the Internal Task Team on Anti-Racism and Discrimination
  • Support talent outreach team and HR practitioners in regional and country offices with targeted or mainstream programmes for employees with disabilities, including UN Volunteers with disabilities
  • Liaise with Employee Resource Groups and prioritize actions to increase wellbeing and engagement of employees with disabilities and employees with dependents with disabilities
  • Develop tools to measure the engagement of employees with disabilities more accurately
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and cutting-edge practices in disability-inclusive HR management and contribute to the development of innovative global policies and initiatives.

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

Minimum requirements:

  • Education: An Advanced University Degree in occupational therapy, disability studies, human resource management, organizational psychology, social sciences, human rights or a related field is required.
  • Work Experience: At least seven (7) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in disability inclusion in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
  • Skills:
  • Strategic
  • Experience and ability to implement targeted, customized and innovative strategies to address the needs of clients and employees.
  • Ability to implement innovative programmes within a fast-paced, evolving, and wide organizational setting.
  • Technical
  • In-depth technical knowledge of the principles and concepts of disability inclusion in organizations.
  • Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve them.
  • Excellent knowledge of organizational systems and tools.
  • Interpersonal and Communication
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style and format to match audience.
  • Ability to empathize with senior leaders, clients, supervisors and staff while advocating for consistent and equitable applications of disability-inclusive policies and initiatives.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required.


  • UN/UNICEF experience, or experience working in the development/humanitarian community, is an asset
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency.
  • 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

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

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 measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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.

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

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