Job Opportunity as an Emergency Specialist for Sudan Nationals 2020

Deadline : 05 Apr 2020

Nonprofit organization: UNICEF

Study level: Postgraduate

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Job Opportunity as an Emergency Specialist for Sudan Nationals 2020

UNICEF is offering a job opportunity as an Emergency Specialist for nationals from Sudan to join the team in Khartoum for 2020. 

Responsibilities:

Emergency Preparedness:

  1. Adopts adequate emergency preparedness measures through the development and updating of country contingency plans and establishment of early warning mechanisms.
  2. Participates in the formulation and development of plans of action in preparation and response to emergencies, monitors compliance of all sectors with emergency plans of action, including financial resources. 
  3. Provides technical advice related to emergency preparedness and response.
  4. Develops and maintains databases on country/regional information, and ensure the flow of information and communication crucial for the planning and implementation of emergency preparedness and response management. 
  5. Plans, organizes and conducts training for the office's staff capacity building in emergencies preparedness and response. 

Emergency Response:

  1. In the event of an emergency, takes prompt action as a member of the Emergency Response Team which is deployed immediately to establish UNICEF's presence and implement the initial operational tasks relating to emergency assistance. 
  2. Participates and assists with assessment of local emergency and security situation affecting children and mothers in the locality, in conjunction with the Regional Office, the HQ Divisions, and field staff.  Visits the location to conduct an initial rough assessment of the magnitude of the crisis and its implications for children and its impact on the community. 
  3. Applies the emergency preparedness and response plan as necessary, and identifies urgent staffing requirements and redeploys country office staff as required. Executes the timely delivery of assistance and procurement of supplies, monitors the appropriate and effective use of UNICEF resources/inputs.  

Emergency Project:

  1. Participates in the implementation of plans of action and workplans for emergency projects. Implements and manages project activities. Undertakes field visits to emergency project areas, to assess local conditions and monitor project progress. Makes technical decisions on project administration (e.g., activates, requests or reprogrammes allocation of emergency funds). 
  2. Identifies longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions. Proposes a more regular operational and staffing structure to take over from the Emergency Response Team.
  3. Maintains continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies to appeal for aid for children and women with special needs resulting from the emergency situation requiring an effective emergency response in all sectors. Identifies implementing/operational partners and establishes implementing arrangements. 
  4. Participates in all humanitarian and recovery related forum and keeps management informed of all humanitarian developments in the country in terms of policies, strategy, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in partnership.
  5. Promotes that disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office's work plans. Prepares sectoral input for the country programme documents, plan of action, annual work plans, and all related documents of the office's Emergency Preparedness and Response. 

Qualifications:

  1. Open for Nationals of Sudan only. 
  2. Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.
  3. Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration. 
  4. Fluency in English and Arabic language is required.
  5. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

More about UNICEF:

UNICEF (The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The Polish physician Ludwik Rajchman is widely regarded as the founder of UNICEF and served as its first chairman from 1946.

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