Emergency Officer (NOB), Fixed Term, Bogotá -Colombia, #109424, Only National Citizens
Today Colombia hosts the second largest migrant population in the world after Turkay, around 1,032,016 Venezuelans arrive to the country. Considering that the magnitude of the mixed migratory flow from Venezuela to Colombia is the largest in relation to other countries in the region, the UNICEF office in Colombia has seen the need to review its regular implementation and increase its response capacity, creating a specialized area to support this situation. Following the goal of Promote the rights of Children and adolescent migrants from Venezuela and of Colombia host communities through institutional and community strengthening activities, reaching 11 departments and 36 municipalities, Colombia Office is looking for an Emergency Officer (NOB), responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions, including fund-raising for emergency activities, to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers and affected communities in emergency. Provides professional support and effective teamwork for the implementation of country office emergency preparedness and response.
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,
At UNICEF COLOMBIA we work to generate positive changes in the lives of children and adolescents. Our current work plan runs from 2015 to the end of 2019 and aims to ensure that children and adolescents enjoy their rights through equitable access to social services, improve their learning and live protected from all types of violence.
We work throughout Colombia, with special focus on the departments where children have fewer opportunities: Chocó, Cauca, Nariño, Antioquia, Córdoba, Amazonas, Putumayo, La Guajira, Caquetá and Norte de Santander.
Today Colombia hosts the second largest migrant population in the world after Turkay, around 1,032,016 Venezuelans arrive to the country. The magnitude of the mixed migratory flow from Venezuela to Colombia is the largest in relation to other countries in the region.
In Colombia, UNICEF Assistance to migrant children from Venezuela began in Early April 2018 in the departments of La Guajira, Norte de Santander, and Arauca. Now, as the real dimension of the influx unfolded, UNICEF and partners expanded into key areas of Atlántico, Bolivar and Magdalenaon the Caribbean coast and into Nariño and Putumayo along the Ecuadorean Border.
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How can you make a difference?
Under the close supervision and instructions of the Mixed Migratory Flow Coordinator, provides professional support and effective teamwork for the implementation of country office emergency preparedness and response, collaborating with other emergency team members in the office. Responsible for the technical contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions to advance the survival and well-being of children and mothers and affected communities in emergency response in relation to the Mixed Migration from Venezuela.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines.
One (1) year of relevant professional work experience at the national or international level in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation or administration.
Developing field work experience.
Training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
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Functional Competencies (Required)
- Persuading and Influencing
- Applying Technical Expertise
- Planning and Organizing
- Adapting and Responding to Change
- Coping with Pressure and Setbacks
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are….
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.