Grouped recruitment: Administrator ( ) Emergencies Cholera, NO-A, temporary position ( 6 months ), Goma & Bukavu, DRC
Job no: 562967
Type position: Temporary Appointment
Rental: Democratic Republic of Congo Division / Equivalent: Dakar ( WCAR ), Senegal
School / Unit: Democratic Republic of Congo
Department / Office: Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
UNICEF works in some of the most difficult places in the world to reach the most disadvantaged children on the planet. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them realize their potential. In 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for all.
And we never give up.
For each child, Child Protection.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC ), UNICEF has worked since 1963 to ensure that the rights of each child are respected. The Democratic Republic of Congo is recognized for being one of the countries in which children are subjected to greater atrocities. Access to essential services is very limited and children are subjected to widespread exploitation and abuse, including recruitment into armed groups, forced labor, sexual abuse and abandonment.
Under the supervision and narrow instructions of the Emergency Specialist Cholera, the/the incumbent provides professional support and effective teamwork for the implementation of emergency preparedness and response related to the Goma office cholera epidemic and Bukavu.
Direct responsible for the implementation of the cholera control program ( CATI + ), in the province of North Kivu. Collaborates with the other members of the office emergency team and the units of the relevant sections of Goma and Bukavu. Provides a technical contribution to the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of emergency interventions aimed at improving the survival and well-being of children, mothers and more generally affected communities in emergency situations and by emergency public health issues.
How can you tell the difference ?
Preparation for related emergency situations the epidemic of cholera and other public health emergencies followed by the emergency unit of the Goma and Bukavu office.
1. Provides professional assistance in the context of analyzes aimed at identifying conditions / situations and risks, and contribute to strengthening early warning and emergency preparedness in public health in good time.
2. Contributes to the formulation of action plans for the preparation and response to public health emergencies. Gather information on best practices in emergency situations for the preparation of emergency plans, monitors the compliance of all sectors with emergency action plans.
3. Identifies formal and informal sources of information, collects, interprets and analyzes all available data on the evolution of the emergency situation, all available data on the evolution of the emergency situation and its implications for the operation. Ensure that the efficient flow of information and communications is essential for the planning and implementation of emergency situations. Identifies the availability of resources in areas exposed to emergency situations.
4. Participate in the organization and conduct of training intended to strengthen the capacities of office staff in emergency preparedness and response. Provides information, if applicable. Participate in other training workshops emergency training workshops in the region, and contributes to improving emergency preparedness and the response capacity of office staff.
Emergency response to the cholera epidemic and other public health emergencies followed by the emergency unit of the Goma and Bukavu office.
5. In the event of an emergency, participate quickly in the implementation of the first operational tasks related to emergency aid. Immediately gather reliable information to verify the nature and extent of the emergency with staff, government officials, other United Nations agencies, local organizations and the media.
6. Support the supervisor in assessing the local emergency and security situation. Go there to make an initial approximate assessment of the scale of the crisis and its implications for children, mothers and the community, mothers and the community. Participate in the assessment of the validity of the emergency preparedness plan and the office’s ability to respond to emergency situations. Contributes to determining the priorities and appropriate intervention of UNICEF. Coordinate with other partners to carry out a rapid assessment covering the priority areas as defined by the Main commitments for children in emergency situations. Establishes contacts with community groups, the government, United Nations agencies,media and other partners to keep the Goma office informed of emergency situations.
7. Participate in the implementation of the preparation and intervention plan, if necessary. Participate in identifying urgent personnel needs. Monitor the delivery of aid and the acquisition of supplies on time for timely assistance and supply, and monitor the appropriate and efficient use of UNICEF resources. Identifies the problems and constraints related to the execution of the project. Informs effectively at defined frequencies, on the situation the emergency unit of Goma.
Cholera emergency project management and other public health emergencies followed by the emergency unit of the Goma and Bukavu office.
8. Participate in the implementation of action plans and work plans for the emergency projects decided. Carry out field visits to emergency project areas, in order to assess local conditions and monitor the progress of projects. Ensure the administration of the project and the execution of activities in accordance with the conditions of the various donors and UNICEF.
9. Collect and analyze lessons learned from UNICEF’s emergency experience and contribute to the adoption of best practices and standards for longer-term emergency response. Participate in the identification of long-term needs of the emergency operation / intervention.
10. Collaborates with colleagues from the units concerned to ensure that dedicated prevention, mitigation, preparation and response strategies are integrated into the work plans of the Goma office. Assistance in the preparation of sectoral contributions for program documents, the action plan, annual work plans and other related documents for the emergency preparedness and response of the office. Make a technical contribution to the preparation of the situation analysis and the program document of the Goma and Bukavu office, as required.
To be considered a defender of each child, you must……
University degree in one of the following fields: Health, Public Health, Water, Hygiene and sanitation, emergency management and management.
2. Professional experience
Two years of relevant professional experience at the DRC level in the following areas the development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation or administration of programs / projects. administration. Professional field experience required. Training / experience in the management of public health emergency interventions is highly desired and necessarily for cholera.
Knowledge of the CATI approach is an advantage.
3. Language Proficiency
Mastering French and Swahili is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language ( Arabic, Chinese, English, Russian or Spanish ) or another local language is an asset.
For each child, you demonstrate……
The core values of UNICEF, namely attention, respect, integrity, trust, responsibility and sustainability ( CRITAS ), are the basis of everything we do and how we do it. Discover our charter of values: UNICEF Values
The UNICEF skills required for this position are……
1 ) Create and maintain partnerships ( 2 ) Demonstrate self-awareness and ethics ( 3 ) Strive to achieve results with an impact ( 4 ) Innovate and accept the change ( 5 ) Manage ambiguity and complexity ( 6 ) Thinking and acting strategically ( 7 ) Working in collaboration with others.
During the recruitment process, we test the candidates by following the skills framework. Familiarize yourself with our skills framework and its different levels: skills framework here: competence framework here.
UNICEF is there to serve the most disadvantaged children in the world and our global staff must reflect the diversity of these children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, regardless of race / ethnicity, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic origin or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero tolerance policy for behavior incompatible with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of power and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will therefore be subject to a rigorous verification of their references and background, and will have to adhere to these standards and principles. Background control will include verification of diplomas and work history. Selected candidates may need to provide additional information to allow their background to be checked.
Appointments to UNICEF are subject to a medical certificate. The issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP posts. Appointments are also subject to inoculation requirements ( vaccination ), in particular against SARS-CoV-2 ( Covid ). Staff members who are considering applying for work at UNICEF should normally resign from their government before accepting an assignment to UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw a job offer, without compensation, if a visa or medical authorization is not obtained, or if the necessary vaccinations are not completed, within a reasonable time, for whatever reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will take the next step in the selection process.
Advertised: Jun 13 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Close application: Jun 20 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time
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UNICEF works in some of the most dhttps://jobs.unicef.org/mob/cw/en-us/job/562967ifficult places in the world to reach the most disadvantaged children on the planet. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them realize their potential. In 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for all. And we never give up. For each child, Child Protection.