Emergency Specialist Job at UNICEF

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Applications have closed

Website United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF )

The UNICEF has published a job vacancy announcement on 9th May 2022 for qualified Kenyans to fill in the vacant post of Emergency Specialist to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recruiter United Nations Children’s Fund
Position Emergency Specialist
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Country Kenya
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Five years
Application Deadline 23rd May 2022

UNICEF Job Vacancy 2022

The Main Responsibilities and Tasks Include:

  • Emergency preparedness is effectively arranged together with the establishment of contingency plans and early warning mechanisms in close collaboration with Country Offices.
  • Emergency preparedness and response plans address gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies. In addition, supporting countries to update their response plans, preparedness, and contingency actions using tools like EPP, DRIP, and others.
  • Emergency plans of action are developed, and compliance and coordination of all sectors with the plans are implemented.
  • Technical advice on emergencies programmes, and information management related to the implementation of emergency preparedness measures are effectively provided.
  • Capacity building plan developed and implemented around data and information management, monitoring and reporting, and preparedness.
  • Substantive improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff and implementing partners through the 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 the 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 the community.
  • Humanitarian results by country and sectors are monitored on regular basis using tools such as sitreps, regional HPM dashboard and database, bi-lateral country-level discussions, country-level dashboards, and in-country missions. The results should guide more effective decision-making and programming at the country level.
  • Timely analysis and support of regional and country offices in information management, data quality control, and mapping for situation and response analysis. Work closely with country offices, emergency specialists, and regional sectors to analyze and visualize data.
  • Emergency appeals and project proposals are prepared, and concerted efforts are put forward to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding.
  • 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 strategies are mainstreamed in the country office’s workplace. 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.

Position in Organization:

  • Emergency Specialist
  • Job no: 550827
  • Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Duty Station: Nairobi
  • Level: P-3
  • Location: Kenya
  • Categories: Emergency
  • Deadline: 23rd May 2022


  • Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: computer science, social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration, or other related discipline. 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.
  • Developing country work experience an asset.
  • Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
  • Proven experience in development and use of innovative technology in the areas of data collection, analysis and reporting required.

How to Apply UNICEF Emergency Specialist Jobs 2022

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/550827

The Closing Date: 23rd May 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.