Program Specialist (DRR and Climate Change Adaptation)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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Job Number: 510117 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Asia and the Pacific: Myanmar
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, an advocate.

How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision of the Emergency Specialist, the DRR/CCA Specialist will be responsible for programme design, planning and implementation, fundraising, management and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of achievement of DRR and CCA programme goals and objectives. This includes working with sections to integrate DRR/CCA into programmes and ensure that activities funded by UNICEF are adaptable to the risks and changing environment in the country. It also includes working with relevant Government departments to strengthen the Government’s ability to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Your key functions and accountabilities (detailed job description attached):

  • Programme Management
  • Programme Development and Resource Mobilization
  • National and Local Capacity Building
  • Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration
  • Knowledge Management for Programmes
  • Programme Monitoring and Evaluations

Detail JD can be accessed here; Download File 103321_Programme Specialist_DRR CCA.pdf

To qualify as a/an [champion or advocate] for every child you will have…

  • Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, Disaster Risk Management, Environmental Sciences, Social Development, Community Development, or other relevant disciplines. A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with two additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • At least five years of relevant professional work experience at national and international levels in development, emergency, DRR, climate change adaptation, or resilience settings as reflected in the tasks mentioned above.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and thorough understanding of DRR, climate change adaptation and resilience, and their implications for children.
  • Experience and knowledge of good practices for capacity development of government counterparts.
  • Knowledge of, and capacity to apply, coordination and information management tools related to DRR/CCA.
  • Experience in development of concept papers, proposals, programme management and programme monitoring.
  • Work experience in a developing country context
  • Experience in emergency response management highly desirable.
  • Experience with the UN and/or NGO.
  • Fluency in English and a second UN language; Local working language of the duty station an asset but not required.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Opening Date Thu Jan 11 2018 19:30:00 GMT-0700 (MST) Myanmar Standard Time
Closing Date Mon Jan 29 2018 10:25:00 GMT-0700 (MST)