DIAMONDVIEW Recruitment for UNICEF jobs
Job Title: Education Specialist, NO-C
Location: Imo, Nigeria
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
Purpose of the Position
Under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor, establishes and implements country office emergency
preparedness and response. 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
Key Expected Results
Emergency preparedness is effectively arranged together with establishment of country contingency plans and early warning mechanisms.
Substantive improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff
and implementing partners through conduct of effective training activities.
In the event of an emergency, UNICEF's presence is promptly established and the initial emergency operational tasks are effectively executed, including
provision of support for information communication technology, telecommunications facility and all staff
security related assistance in the country office.
Needs assessment is effectively conducted to determine priorities and an appropriate intervention by UNICEF based on the local emergency situation
affecting children, their families and community.
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.
Management is kept informed of humanitarian developments in relevant policies, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/ issues in the country.
Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.
Emergency plans of action are developed, and compliance and coordination of all sectors with the plans are implemented.
Technical advice on emergencies and programme management related to implementation of emergency
preparedness measures are effectively provided.
Emergency preparedness and response, and a consistent flow of information of the humanitarian situation are effectively coordinated within the office.
Emergency preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office's workplans.
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.
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.
Emergency appeals and project proposals are prepared, and concerted efforts are put forward to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-
Longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions are determined to build a regular operational and staffing structure.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Adopts adequate emergency preparedness measures
through the development and updating of country contingency plans and establishment of early warning
mechanisms, to ensure effective preparedness and response to specific emergencies.
Develops and maintains databases on country/regional information, and ensure the flow of information and communication crucial for the
planning and implementation of emergency preparedness and response management.
Identifies availability of resources in emergency prone areas and establish logistics plans to be implemented during
an emergency operation, to ensure a timely and effective emergency response.
Plans, organizes and conducts training for the office's staff capacity building in emergencies preparedness and response. Assists in developing and conducting emergency training courses. Provides training and/or briefing, as required. Participates in other emergency
training workshops in the region, and builds up the emergency preparedness and response capability of
UNICEF staff as well as implementing partners.
Participates in the formulation and development of plans of action in preparation and response to
emergencies, monitors compliance of all sectors with emergency plans of action, including financial resources. Ensures coordination of the management
of emergency preparedness and response.
Provides technical advice related to emergency preparedness and response, including on programme management related issues. Provides advice to the
country office in the implementation of emergency preparedness measures in the field to strengthen preparedness and response mechanisms in the country faced with impending emergencies.
In the event of an emergency, takes prompt action as a member of the Emergency Response Team which is
deployed immediately to establish UNICEF's presence and implement the initial operational tasks relating to
emergency assistance. Immediately verifies the nature and extend of the emergency with staff, government officials, other UN agencies or local
organizations and media. Ensures that the office is provided with effective telecommunications facility and staff security assistance in an emergency, as
necessary. In coordination with the programme and operations groups, establishes contact with all UNICEF staff, their dependants and visitors to ensure
their safety and whereabouts, and informs OPSCEN and the Regional Director of their status.
Participates and assists with assessment of local emergency and security situation affecting children and mothers in the locality, in conjunction with the
Regional Office, the HQ Divisions, and field staff.
Establishes contact with community groups, government, UN agencies, media and other partners to keep abreast of emergency situations.
Applies the emergency preparedness and response plan as necessary, and identifies urgent staffing requirements and redeploys country office staff as
Executes the timely delivery of assistance and procurement of supplies, monitors the appropriate and effective use of UNICEF resources/inputs. Identifies problems and constraints in order to ensure effective project delivery.
Certifies the disbursement of funds, monitors expenditures and submits financial status reports.
Sets up a reporting system and sends daily situation reports to concerned parties.
Visits the location to conduct an initial rough assessment of the magnitude of the crisis and its implications for children and its impact on the community. Assesses the validity of the office
preparedness plan and ability of the office vis-à-vis the current crisis as well as immediate and additional needs.
Determines corporate priorities and an appropriate intervention (supply procurement, fund-raising and staff development) by UNICEF. Coordinates with other partners to make a rapid assessment covering priority areas as defined by the Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies.
How to Apply
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