UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

UNICEF - Every child counts

UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education.

UNICEF has spent nearly 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Working with and for children through adolescence and into adulthood requires a global presence whose goal is to produce results and monitor their effects. UNICEF also lobbies and partners with leaders, thinkers and policy makers to help all children realize their rights—especially the most disadvantaged.

With its strong presence in 190 countries, UNICEF is the world's leading advocate for children.

The heart of UNICEF's work is in the field. Each country office carries out UNICEF's mission through a unique programme of cooperation developed with the host government. This five-year programme focuses on practical ways to realize the rights of children and women. Their needs are analyzed in a situation report produced at the beginning of the programme cycle.Regional offices guide this work and provide technical assistance to country offices as needed. UNICEF's work is fully part of other United Nations activities in a country. 

Overall management and administration of the organization takes place at headquarters, where global policy on children is shaped. Specialized offices include the Supply Division, based in Copenhagen, which provides such essential items as the majority of  life-saving vaccine doses for children in developing countries.


Working for UNICEF

If you are committed, creative professional, are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, and are comfortable working in a challenging environment, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

Explore this website to learn more about the qualifications and benefits of working with UNICEF, and how to find and apply for jobs using our online recruiting system. You can also get a glimpse of the careers of current UNICEF employees and get a better idea of how your skills and interests may fit with the needs of our organization.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

UNICEF staff

For the highly trained and committed professional UNICEF offers unique opportunities for challenging, effective and rewarding work. Its mandate is to advocate and promote programmes that meet the special needs of women and children. UNICEF support at country and regional level involves its staff in a wide range of issues in a rapidly changing world.

Approximately 85 per cent of the organization’s posts are located in the field. Seven regional offices and over 150 country offices worldwide, 36 national committees, a research centre in Florence, a supply division in Copenhagen and offices in Tokyo and Brussels and UNICEF headquarters in New York and Geneva work on helping children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.

We employ committed professional to work in our five focus areas: Child Survival and Development, Basic Education and Gender Equality, HIV/AIDS, Child Protection and Policy Advocacy and Partnerships. We also employ staff with expertise in administration and finance, human resources, information technology, supply and logistics as well as external relations and communication. UNICEF’s presence in humanitarian crises means that we also seek experts in emergency preparedness and response

Read more about employment with UNICEF here.

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