Temporary Appointment, P3 Emergency Specialist, Pemba, Mozambique

Temporary Appointment, P3 Emergency Specialist, Pemba, Mozambique
Temporary Appointment, P3 Emergency Specialist, Pemba, Mozambique

6 janeiro, 2022

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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, a future

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Field Office Cabo Delgado, and with the support of the Chief of Field Operations/Emergencies (CEFO), the incumbent reviews current Field Office positioning and implements country office preparedness and emergency response interventions. The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Cabo Delgado Field Office in implementing, adapting, and scaling up lessons learned and setting up systems for the Rapid Response Mechanism.  S/he will also support the Field Office in enhancing the tools and mechanism to support the coordination, response monitoring, and preparedness for emergency response across the province to ensure the survival and well-being of children and caregivers as well as affected communities

Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached): –

Emergency Preparedness

  1. In coordination with Field Operations and Emergencies section, support the preparedness of FO for case scenarios linked to military operations, increased conflict, asymmetric terrorism attack, and natural disaster. Link up with Business Continuity Plan exercise for Cabo Delgado and develop FO EPP
  2. Ensure that a rainy season preparedness plan for Cabo Delgado is in place and aligned with the ICCG and Inter-agency preparedness plan.
  3. Ensure minimum preparedness actions are established including review of prepositioned emergency supplies in the FO.
  4. Ensure FO preparedness actions are adequate in case of additional mass displacement or natural disasters (both Rapid Response Mechanism and stand-alone response)

Emergency Response

  1. Support the implementation, expansion, and lessons learned of the interagency Rapid Response Mechanism in coordination with the A-HCT and ICCG, and ongoing JRP (Joint Response Plan with WFP and IOM).
  2. Support enhancement of FO/CO risk management for Integrated program delivery—particularly as relates to the Rapid Response Mechanism usage/deployment/access in hard-to-reach areas.
  3. Coordinate with OCHA, DSS, UNICEF FSO, IOM, WFP, and other relevant agencies and coordination fora on modalities for deployment in hard-to-reach areas for Rapid Response Mechanism and emergency integrated program.
  4. Ensure Rapid Response Mechanism and other activities are supported by a strong PD program.
  5. Support the development of a humanitarian performance monitoring framework in Cabo Delgado to report on core humanitarian results including mainstreamed gender, AAP, disability inclusion, and PSEA.
  6. Participates in the implementation of plans of action and workplans for emergency projects. Undertakes field visits to emergency project areas, to assess local conditions and monitor project progress. Provides technical advice on project administration (e.g., activates, requests or reprogrammes allocation of emergency funds). Contribute to inputs for the HAC, HRP and updates/Sitrep related to emergencies.
  7. Identifies longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions in ensuring implementation of a HDP Nexus approach.
  8. Promotes that disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, and response strategies are mainstreamed in the Field office. Contribute to sectoral input for the country programme documents, plan of action, annual work plans, and all related documents of the office’s Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Field Office Emergency Coordination

  1. Support the overall efforts of the Field Office, to ensure the required emergency response for displacement crisis, raining-cyclonic seasons is in alignment with the Core Commitments for Children.
  2. Ensure relevant UNICEF participation in Emergency Coordination mechanisms and interagency assessments.
  3. Support the implementation of the Engagement Strategy under the guidance of the CFO and in coordination with Chief Field Ops & Emergency to strengthen UNICEF’s engagements with external stakeholders and non-humanitarian actors. Work as AFP (UNICEF Access Focal Point) facilitating and supporting the work of the ATT (UNICEF Access Technical Team) at the Field Office level and the participation to the inter-agency Access Working Group.
  4. Ensure a more efficient and coordinated humanitarian response through direct engagement and participation to the inter-agency Civil-Military Advisory Group (CMAG) and act as the UNICEF FO CML (Civil Military Liaison Focal Point).

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Advanced University degree 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.
  • Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
  • HUMANITARIAN: at least two years of work in humanitarian situations is required.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • At least one instance of exposure to emergency programming, including preparedness planning.
  • Active involvement in a humanitarian crisis response programme preferred.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Working knowledge of Portuguese preferred.  Knowledge of Spanish or Italian is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in the following:

  • 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)

View our competency framework at


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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF is a workplace that welcomes diversity and equal opportunities. Should you require any reasonable accommodation for your assessments, please let us know at least two days ahead of the assessment.

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 advanced to the next stage of the selection process.

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