Emergency Specialist (Bujumbura, Burundi)

Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Representative, establishes and implements country office emergency preparedness and response in coordination with all UNICEF sectoral programmes. 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.

Key Expected Results
1. Emergency preparedness is effectively arranged together with establishment of country contingency plans and early warning mechanisms.

2. Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.

3. Emergency plans of action are developed, harmonized and integrated within the regular programme, and compliance and coordination of all sectors with the plans are implemented.

4. Technical advice on emergencies and programme management related to implementation of emergency preparedness measures are effectively provided.

5. Emergency preparedness and response, and a consistent flow of information of the humanitarian situation are effectively coordinated within the office.

6. Substantive improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff and implementing partners through conduct of effective training activities.

7. In the event of an emergency, UNICEF's presence is promptly established and the initial emergency operational tasks are effectively executed, including monitoring and analysing the social, political, and economic trends in the country, as they affect women and children, provision of support for information communication technology, telecommunications facility and all staff security related assistance in the country office.

8. Needs assessment and context risk-analysis are effectively and timely conducted, to build real time evidence, to analyse the macro- and socio-economic consequences of the humanitarian situation
for children and women, to alert on any increased risk and deterioration in the situation, and to determine priorities, effective planning, and appropriate interventions by UNICEF based on the local emergency situation affecting children, their families and community.

9. Timely delivery of assistance and supplies is provided, urgent staffing requirements are identified, and the appropriate use of UNICEF resources is monitored for effective project delivery.

10. Emergency appeals and project proposals are prepared, and concerted efforts are put forward to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding.

11. Longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions are determined to build a regular operational and staffing structure.

12. 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 emergency situations within the framework of the cluster approach and based on the Core Commitment for Children.

13. Management is kept informed of humanitarian developments in relevant policies, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in the country.

14. Emergency preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office's work plans and linked to targets and results. Sectoral input is provided for all related documents for the office's Emergency Preparedness and Response, as well as for the Situation Analysis and the Country Programme Document.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Education Background:
Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields: Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Law, Economics, Public Policy, International Development, Statistics, Public Health, Nutrition, International Relations, Business Administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.
*A first University Degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of Advanced University Degree.

Work Experience:
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.

Language Proficiency:
Fluency in French and English; Local working language of the duty station an asset (for IP).

Competencies of Successful Candidate
i) Core Values:
- Commitment
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Integrity

ii) Core Competencies:
- Communication
- Working with People
- Drive for Results

iii) Functional Competencies:
- Leading and Supervising
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts
- Analyzing
- Relating and Networking
- Persuading and Influencing
- Creating and Innovating

* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

For more information, please visit: https://careers.unicef.org/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_app...

Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?317818

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