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Emergency Coordinator, TA, P4, #00126931, Outpost Farchana (364 days)


  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Farchana
  • Grade: Mid level - P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

To support the Sudanese crisis Response, UNICEF Chad Outpost Farchana is looking for a committed and experienced professional for the post of Emergency Coordinator at P4 level on TA contract. Under the direction and guidance of the Chief Field Operations, and in coordination with the Chief Field Office Abeche and emergency section Ndjamena, coordinates the response to the refugee’s crisis in the three eastern provinces. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions, to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers and affected communities in eastern Chad. Provides coordination and support for policy and Programme planning and management in UNICEF supported emergency Programme.

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.

To find out more about UNICEF's work in Chad, please visit the UNICEF Chad website: UNICEF Chad | UNICEF Chad

How can you make a difference?

Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

  1. Emergency preparedness and Response Plans is effectively arranged for the 3 provinces Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies. 
  2. Emergency plans of action are developed, and compliance and coordination of all sectors with the plans are implemented.
  3. Coordination and management of emergency preparedness and response and a consistent flow of information of the humanitarian situation are effectively maintained within the Abeche sub-national office and the country office.
  4. Significant improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff and implementing partners through conduct of effective training activities.
  5. UNICEF's presence is effective, and the emergency operational tasks are effectively executed.
  6. Needs assessment is effectively conducted to determine priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF based on the local crisis affecting children and their families and community.
  7. Inputs to the emergency appeals and project proposals are insured.
  8. Continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison are maintained with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies in support of the special needs of children and women affected by the crisis within the framework of the cluster approach and based on the Core Commitment for Children.
  9. Field Coordination and Senior management are kept informed of, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in the affected areas.
  10. Sectoral input is provided for all related documents for the office’s Emergency Preparedness Response, as well as for the Situation Analysis.

For more details, click her: Download File GJP Emergency Coordinator Level 4.docx

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

  1. Education

Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.

  1. Work Experience

Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration. Developing country work experience. Specialized training/experience in emergency response management.

  1. Language Proficiency 

Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others (8) Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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 benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. 


UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions.

Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government 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.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

This vacancy is now closed.
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