Emergency Specialist, P3, Tripoli Libya, ( Internal Vacancy )#532652
UNICEF Libya Office is looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to spearhead the Emergency Operations in the fast growing responses in Libya. If you fit this profile we would like to invite you to Express your Interest in this very exciting opportunity.
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, Safety
Children in Libya have continued to be in a place of vulnerability occasioned by the ongoing conflict that faces Libya. The UNICEF office in Libya in collaboration with its local partners has continued to scale up its efforts to ensure that every child is reached for health, education, protection and is kept safe.
How can you make a difference?
Under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor, establishes and implements country office emergency preparedness and response. The incumbent will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers, and the affected communities in an emergency situation
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Emergency preparedness and response effectively arranged and plans of action developed.
- Technical advice on emergencies and programme management are effectively provided.
- Substantive improvements are made in the emergency preparedness through effective training activities.
- In the event of an emergency, UNICEF's presence is promptly established, and the initial emergency operational tasks are effectively executed.
- Needs assessment is effectively conducted.
- Timely delivery of assistance and supplies is provided, urgent staffing requirements are identified, and the appropriate use of UNICEF resources.
- Emergency appeals and project proposals are prepared.
- Longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions are determined.
- Continuous, effective and strategic coordination, communication, consultation and liaison are maintained with Government, UN agencies, NGOs, donors and allies.
- Management is kept informed of humanitarian developments in relevant policies, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in the country.
- Emergency preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office's work plans
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) 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.
- Five 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 (for IP) or field work experience (for NO). Specialized 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 Arabic is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
Core Values (Required) • Care • Respect • Integrity • Trust • Accountability
Core Competencies (Required) • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1) • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2) • Works Collaboratively with others (2) • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2) • Innovates and Embraces Change (2) • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2) • Drives to achieve impactful results (2) • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2
Functional Competencies (Required)
• Analyzing (2) • Deciding and Initiating Action (3) • Persuading and Influencing (3) • Applying Technical Expertise (3)
• Planning and Organizing (2)
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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. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.
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.