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30 Sep 2022

Senior Drought Emergency Coordinator, P-5 at UNICEF

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Job Description


To ensure quality humanitarian performance management of and reporting on the response for children; ensure consolidated, timely and quality contributions to emergency preparedness through platforms such as the EPP; Humanitarian Response Plan/HAC preparations and support to cluster coordination.

How can you make a difference?

under the overall guidance of the Representative, the incumbent reports directly to the Chief of Field Operations & Emergency and in consultation with the Programme Section Chiefs and CFOs, the position is accountable for supporting and coordinating UNICEF’s drought emergency preparedness and response.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Ensure continuous flow of strategic information on the risks and vulnerabilities facing children and women in Ethiopia with a focus on the 4 key drought affected regions of Oromia, Ethiopia, Afar, and SNNPR/SWEPR. Oversee the analysis of information and identification of trigger mechanism, for the purposes of early warning.
  2. Support regular multi-hazard preparedness planning and specific contingency planning for Field Office teams and Programme and Operations sections based on UNICEF guidance and tools and ensure appropriate monitoring of actions to enhance the readiness of UNICEF Ethiopia Country Office.
  3. Ensure a ‘boots on the ground’ action orientated leadership in the development and implementation of UNICEF’ drought responses aligning and contributing to the design and achievement of targets in the UN drought response efforts as well as the Humanitarian Action for Children Appeal.
  4. Ensure timely reporting on implementation through consolidation of contributions to OCHA, UNICEF SitReps, etc.
  5.  Ensure Work Plans include emergency outputs and indicators aligned to the Core Commitments for Children in Emergencies (CCCs). Support the strengthening of Humanitarian Performance Monitoring in the context of the Office’s overall M&E framework.
  6. Ensure the capacity building of UNICEF staff and counterparts on key humanitarian related issues and ensure that the CO is fully abreast of UNICEF’s internal developments and reforms to improve UNICEF’s ability to serve children; ensure timely surge for humanitarian response capacity.
  7. Support resource mobilization for emergency programmes. Ensure timely and quality contributions of UNICEF-led clusters in response to the drought response to funding opportunities (including CERF, CHF, etc.), as well as to donor reporting.
  8. Lead the drought coordination in the 4 regions working closing with CFOs and act as an ‘on the ground coordinator’ when necessary, liaising with the Chief of Field Ops & Emergency for support to respond.
  9. Work closely with Chief of Field Ops and Emergency and CFOs in developing and implementing core strategies such as resilience, equity, conflict sensitive and risk informed programming. Work closely with the Section Chief’s and CFO in the development or amendment of PCA/SSFAs with partners.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in a related technical field.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience at national and international levels in field operations management with strong background in complex humanitarian operations.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 5 October. 2022


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