Temporary Appointment: Humanitarian Affairs Specialist, P-4, MENA Regional Office Amman, Jordan (6 months)
How can you make a difference?
As emergencies become more frequent, the expectations of UNICEF to deliver on the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs) in a timely and effective manner will continue to increase.Emergency preparedness significantly enhances UNICEF’s ability to meet these expectations and save time and resources in the response.
Working under the leadership of the Regional Emergency Adviser (REA), this position plays a key role in strengthening the capacity of the RO to be engaged on technical issues related to humanitarian affairs in the Middle East (e.g. access, IHL, working in hostile environments, NSE engagement, scenario development, etc.) by conducting operationally relevant analysis to inform plans for humanitarian advocacy, access, implementation modalities and contingency planning. Dedicated capacity on humanitarian issues will position UNICEF to be technically engaged and provide leadership on operational and policy issues that are challenging humanitarianism in new ways. The Middle East and North Africa region requires such capacity to be dedicated to enable UNICEF to be proactive rather than reactive in a changing and shrinking humanitarian space.
This position will increase UNICEF’s advocacy for children and on humanitarian issues by devoting dedicated capacity to developing and rolling out a strategy for private advocacy across the region in close consultation with relevant sections and the RMT (through the REA).
With the support provided from this function, UNICEF COs will be better able to think and plan proactively about evolving risks and operational challenges, and will have support draw upon to do so. This will result in stronger preparedness and contingency planning, and an ability to critically anticipate operational and programmatic challenges.
MENA will be a “learning lab” for humanitarian policy issues, and MENARO will be able to actively participate in developing and piloting policies in the field. Humanitarian staff across the region will have access to improved analysis, research, and evidence to inform their planning and decision making. Staff working on humanitarian issues will have access to professional development and capacity building opportunities to support personal and professional growth.
This TOR is meant to temporarily cover the duties of a staff member going on maternity leave for six months. The accountabilities, duties and tasks are therefore narrowed down to workplan activities that need to be completed during this time-period.
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Qualification of Successful Candidate
For every Child, you demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receivingan offer.
* Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=509288