UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work for children visit www.unicef.org.
By Tony Byamungu
As I write this, I am inside the Iboko Health Zone, south of the Équateur Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Almost two months ago, the Health Minister declared an Ebola epidemic in the country. Iboko is one of the three health zones affected.
The onset of the conflict in South Sudan in December 2013 changed the landscape of humanitarian access to populations in the conflict-affected states in the Greater Upper Nile region.
By 18 June, the death toll after the Fuego volcano erupted on 3 June, has reached 110 people, 197 remain missing. The Government has announced the finalization of search and rescue operations.
At least 12,823 people have left their homes as the volcano is still active and the risk of new events remains. An estimated 3,623 people are currently living in official shelters, including approximately 1,400 children.
A total of 125,837 vulnerable individuals including Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and South Sudanese Refugees (SSR) received life-saving integrated health and nutrition services.
The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, visited Sudan in May. He urged the international community to step up humanitarian response to 7.1 million vulnerable people and invest in the country’s social-economic development, expressing particular concern for women and children, and the need to protect them.
Emergency Response Plan for North West and South West regions was launched on May 27 to assist 160,000 displaced persons in these two Anglophone regions with the total budget of $15.1 million.
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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, Hope
Consultancy: Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Specialist, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 11.5 months
Location: Desk Work: TBD, no DSA (per diem) provided; other travel: Travel Costs and DSA (per diem) provided for meetings, as needed and covered in accordance with UN rules and regulations.
Start Date: August 2018
Reporting to: Joint: Ousmane Dia, UNICEF Programme Division; Ken Legins, UNICEF Supply Division
For every child, Education
In the context of UNICEF's Refugee and Migrant Response in Athens, Greece, Education programmes are a key component.
How can you make a difference?
Consultant Title : Communication Consultant,Advocacy / #ENDViolence Against Children
Location: New York Headquarters
Duration: 11.5 months(starting sometime during the last two weeks of July 2018)
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.
KENYA CO TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) FOR INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTORS/ CONSULTANTS
Consultant to re-design the Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto programme including linkages to the productive and economic sector in Kakamega County
Purpose of Assignment: Consultant to re-design the Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto programme including linkages to the productive and economic sector in Kakamega County
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This programme aims to help you learn about the key principles, frameworks and approaches guiding UNICEF’s humanitarian action, with a specific focus on how UNICEF prepares for and responds to humanitarian emergencies.
After completing this programme you will be able to:
Whether you've been working on child rights for your entire career and know the Convention on the Rights of the Child by heart, or whether you're new to the concept of a child rights approach...this light-hearted and engaging introduction to UNICEF's mandate as it relates to child rights will make you think.
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Create beneficial norms, eliminate harmful ones:
Join UNICEF and the Univeristy of Pennsylvania for the Social Norms, Social Change MOOC
Free and open to anyone interested in positively transforming societies
This online course explores social norms, the rules that glue societies together. It considers the nature of social norms, how they are formed, how they are supported by expectations, and how they are part of a web of other norms & values that define a local culture.
In this short course, you will explore why research at UNICEF matters and observe ways to ensure that the highest-quality research is impacting the lives of women and children.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
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: