· Refugees fleeing tensions in Burundi continue to arrive in Rwanda at a rate of more than 100 a day, with ongoing uncertainty at home carrying the risk of a return to peak rates of more than 1,000 arrivals a day seen at the start of the situation.
· Facilities at the main refugee camp for Burundians in Rwanda at Mahama are further expanding, with UNICEF part-funding new boreholes to tackle potential water shortages.
· The past weeks of civil unrest and response by the security forces have raised serious concerns regarding child rights violations. Children were repeatedly caught up in demonstrations either as active participants or simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
· Security forces were indiscriminate in their violent response and as a result at least three children were killed, many injured and arrested.
· The five day humanitarian pause from 12-17 May enabled UNICEF and partners to reach 1.2 million people with safe drinking water and provide 1,750 pregnant women with antenatal care.
· UNICEF prepositioned and distributed health supplies for 400,000 people, nutrition supplies for 7,500 children and WASH supplies for nearly 85,000 people.
· During the humanitarian pause, 18,500 people including 11,500 children were reached with Psychosocial Support and/or Mine Risk Education.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi/NAIROBI, Kenya/DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania, 21 May 2015 – UNICEF has rushed relief supplies to Tanzania’s north-western border with Burundi, in response to a devastating cholera outbreak which has so far claimed 27 lives among the 50,000 Burundian refugees gathered on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
VACANCY NOTICE – RE ADVERTISEMENT
(Exclusively for Nationals of The Gambia)
The United Nations Children’s Fund, Banjul invites applications from suitably qualified persons for:
POSITION TITLE: EDUCATION SPECIALIST
DUTY STATION: BANJUL
CONTRACT DURATION: One (1) Year renewable on Fixed Term Appointment
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 5th June 2015 at 2.00 pm (COB)
This is a UNICEF Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA) for the P-4 Education Talent Group for Chiefs of Education in Country Offices, and Education Specialists in Country and Regional Offices and Headquarters locations (HQ). Talent Groups at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified professionals intended to fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the P-4 level Education Talent Group.
This is a UNICEF Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA) for the P-5 Education Talent Group for senior education posts of the following nature: Country Office Chiefs of Education, Regional Education Advisers, and Senior Education Advisers at Headquarters locations (HQ).
This is a UNICEF Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA) for the Talent Group for Education Specialists at the P-3 level in Country and Regional Offices and at Headquarters locations (HQ).Talent Groups at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified professionals intended to fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the P-3 level Talent Group.
UNICEF is committed to meeting its goals laid out in the 2015 Annual Work Plan for children and AIDS programming particularly: Activity 17 Strengthen strategic knowledge management (KM) for children and HIV. Task 17.2 Strengthen dissemination mechanism in line with strategy and user feedback (e.g. Quarterly newsletter, websites, webinars, social media).
Paris, Musée Dapper - 35 bis, rue Paul Valéry - 75116 Paris - 9am - 6pm
As six months remain until the COP21, and hardly a few days until the Bonn negotiations on the Paris agreement, government representatives, researchers, civil society organizations from North to South gather to discuss what is at stake regarding the reference to food and nutrition security in the Paris agreement. Civil society calls for clear commitments in order to ensure consistency within the considered solutions to tackle climate changes and meet the challenge of hunger.
Musée Dapper - 35 bis, rue Paul Valéry - 75116 Paris
9h - 18h
A six mois de la COP21, et quelques jours avant la session de négociations sur l’accord de Paris à Bonn, les représentants des gouvernements, de la recherche, des sociétés civiles se réunissent pour débattre des conséquences du changement climatique sur la faim et la sous nutrition, et sur la place qu’il faut accorder à ces enjeux dans l’accord de Paris.
This module explores UNICEF’s approach to advocacy and describes what is advocacy, how to build capacity to advocate and how to develop advocacy strategies.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
This course describes the actions UNICEF Nutrition takes to attempt to alleviate malnutrition, explains why efforts and collaborations with multiple sectors are required to address the underlying causes of malnutrition, and eventually presents some case studies.
Nutrition is a key sector at UNICEF and an important part of the work we do. In this course, you will explore what it is by:
Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse is at the core of UNICEF's mandate. This course describes what the UNICEF Child Protection programme does and why it’s important.
At the end of this course, you will be able to: