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Job Description

Location: Reg Serv Division, Nairobi Regn’l
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

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

Purpose of the Position:

Under the general supervision of the Regional Director, and in close coordination with the Director, Emergency Operations, NYHQ, to initiate and provide high level policy and programme planning support in matters related to humanitarian action resilience and peacebuilding in the ESAR region.  The post focuses on support to ESAR Country Offices and ESARO in addressing the underlying causes associated with high vulnerability of populations recurrently or chronically affected by crises and emergencies whilst ensuring close links and a clear continuum between prevention, preparedness and response activities before, during and after emergencies. The post will support the development of  risk analyses; guide contingency planning and the development of preparedness strategies; support emergency responses through technical advice in planning, advocacy, resources mobilization, and coordination of surge capacity; . The incumbent will provide support to ESAR Country Offices and ESARO in risk informed planning to promote resilience linking humanitarian action with regular development programming.


Fluency in English and a second UN language; Local working language of the duty station is an asset.

Competencies of the Successful Candidate:

Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion
Core Competencies

Working with People
Drive for Results
Functional Competencies

Leading and Supervising
Formulating Strategies and Concepts
Relating and Networking
Persuading and Influencing
Creating and Innovating


Founded in 1946, UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child in 190 countries and territories, with a special focus on reaching those in greatest need. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for poor countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress. UNICEF was created with this purpose in mind – to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life, because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.
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