Executive Specialist, P-3, Fixed Term, Sana'a, Yemen, # 109935
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Yemen CO is seeking a dedicated, committed, enthusiastic and highly proactive hero to act as a Executive Specialist, at P-3 level. The incumbent is responsible for supporting the supervisor in implementing and following up on key strategic priorities; coordinating, managing and planning activities in a systematic and organized manner; and lastly, managing an effective system for incoming information, including correspondence and decision memos.
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, life
In the 1970s UNICEF established presence in Yemen to respond to the urgent needs of children in the poorest country in the Middle East. In 1991, Yemen ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and it was enacted immediately. Since then the country has been making steady progress for children until it plunged into a brutal conflict in 2015 but even before that, Yemen needed large amounts of humanitarian assistance.
In collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and community partners, UNICEF is working in all the governorates in Yemen to respond to the needs of children throughout the country with a continuum of services to help children survive and grow to their full potential through the following programmes: Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Basic Education, and Child protection.
For more on our work in Yemen, please visit our website: https://www.unicef.org/yemen/
How can you make a difference?
To make a difference, the Executive Specialist will perform following key functions\accountabilities:
- Follow-up on policies and instructions presented by the supervisor. Keep the supervisor aware of developments in UNICEF’s major world-wide operations and of policy issues related directly to UNICEF or to humanitarian issues under the broader UN system.
- May assist the supervisor in drafting regular information notes to the Executive Director that provide briefings on areas of concern to UNICEF and that propose areas where action by the Executive Office would further the objectives of the Office.
- Contribute to coordinating drafts of position papers and other documents relevant to the activities of the office.
- Assist the supervisor in the preparation of statements that represent UNICEF’s overall policies, and which highlight specific areas of concern. Propose and draft substantive correspondence for the supervisor.
- Support the supervisor in efforts to raise the profile of UNICEF and the agency’s concerns within the context of the broader United Nations system.
- Manage the flow of information to the supervisor, identify priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the supervisor and propose actions; analyze supporting documentation and summarize most relevant points for the supervisor; ensure that appropriate action is taken by responsible section heads on matters brought to the attention of the supervisor.
- Confer with section heads/ directors to secure timely and authoritative information relevant to matters requiring action, decisions or the approval of the Supervisor.
- Ensure that the supervisor is prepared for meetings and missions by drafting talking points, by researching relevant information; and by establishing contacts (within and outside UNICEF) on the subject matters to be discussed.
- Accompany the supervisor to meetings and on missions in order to prepare notes on the discussions, ensure follow-up in matters raised, and support the supervisor with any relevant input.
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: An advanced university degree is required in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, or another relevant technical field.
Experience: A minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in external relations, public affairs or international development cooperation, preferably within the UN, or in a government institution, NGO
Prior experience of working in coordination, planning, or in an executive office will be an asset.
Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is considered an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability(CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter Here
Competencies required for this post are...
- Builds and maintains partnerships
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
- Drive to achieve results for impact
- Innovates and embraces change
- Manages ambiguity and complexity
- Thinks and acts strategically
- Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: Here
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.
Candidates from industrial countries and especially female candidates are encouraged to apply and please take a look at some of our entitlements for our female staff members: Female Entitlements Edited2.jpg
While UNICEF seeks to recruit the best talent in the Yemeni labor market to be able to deliver the best possible services for the children in Yemen, we would like to make it clear that we never use any third party in any of the recruitment processes for all junior and senior positions advertised. All received applications are treated with high level of transparency and professionalism. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements will be considered and only within the announced deadline.
في حين تسعى اليونيسف لإستقطاب أفضل الكوادر في السوق اليمنية لتتمكن من تقديم أفضل خدمة للأطفال في اليمن، تود التنويه إلى أنها لا تستعين بأي شخص أو جهة (قد يقدم نفسهـ/ـا) كوسيط أو طرف ثالث في أي من عمليات التوظيف وفيما يخص جميع الوظائف، باستثناء الإعلان عبر وسائل الإعلام والمواقع الإليكترونية. إن اليونيسف، منظمة الطفولة، تعمل بمستوى عال من الشفافية والمهنية. ولا يتم التواصل إلا مع المتقدمين الذين توافقت مؤهلاتهم وخبراتهم مع الوظائف المعلن عنها والتي تقدموا لها في الموعد المعلن.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. A diverse and inclusive workforce is part of UNICEF’s DNA | UNICEF Careers, irrespective of their race\ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a Compensation, benefits and wellbeing | UNICEF Careers including parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and UNICEF provides reasonable accommodation for job candidates and personnel with disabilities | UNICEF Careers, UNCIEF 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, 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”.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
Please note that this is a non-family duty station.
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 may also be 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.