Emergency Specialist, (NOC), Nuwakot Entry Level

Salary: Negotiable
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Job Description

Emergency Specialist, (NOC), Nuwakot, Nepal ( For Nepalese National Only)

Apply nowJob no: 496144
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Nepal
Categories: Emergency Programme, NO-3

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.

For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, 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.

Purpose of the Position

Under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor, establishes and implements country office emergency preparedness, response and recovery plans. Responsible for the efficient and effective management of a field office and development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the emergency interventions to ensure the survival and well-being of children and mothers, and the affected communities in an emergency situation.

Key Expected Results

  1. Emergency preparedness is effectively arranged together with establishment of country contingency plans and early warning mechanisms.
  2. Effective leadership and management of the field office team including systems developed and strengthen field office programme management to take forward the Earthquake recovery and reconstruction programme, vision and implementation at the field office level. Responsible for the management and administration of human and financial resources in the assigned emergency location.
  3. Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.
  4. Emergency plans of action are developed, and compliance and coordination of all sectors with the plans are implemented.
  5. Technical advice on emergencies and programme management related to implementation of emergency preparedness measures are effectively provided.
  6. Emergency preparedness and response, and a consistent flow of information of the humanitarian situation are effectively coordinated within the office.
  7. Substantive improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff and implementing partners through conduct of effective training activities.
  8. In the event of an emergency, UNICEF's presence is promptly established and the initial emergency operational tasks are effectively executed, including provision of support for information communication technology, telecommunications facility and all staff security related assistance in the country office.
  9. 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 community.
  10. Timely delivery of assistance and supplies is provided, urgent staffing requirements are identified, and the appropriate use of UNICEF resources is monitored for effective project delivery.
  11. Emergency appeals and project proposals are prepared, and concerted efforts are put forward to mobilize donor response and recovery/rehabilitation-related funding.
  12. Longer-term requirements of the emergency operation/interventions are determined to build a regular operational and staffing structure.
  13. 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.
  14. Management is kept informed of humanitarian developments in relevant policies, situation developments, potential threats and opportunities/issues in the country.
  15. Emergency preparedness and response strategies are mainstreamed in the country office's workplans. 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.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, international law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields.

    Work Experience

  • 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 (for IP) or field work experience (for NO).

    Specialized training/experience in emergency response management highly desirable.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies


  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results

Functional Competencies

  • Leading and Supervising [II]  
  • Analyzing [II]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [III]
  • Persuading and Influencing [III]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [III]
  • Planning and Organizing [II]
  • Adapting and Responding Change [III]
  • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks [III]


Technical Knowledge Required

a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job)

(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)

  • UNICEF policies and strategy to address on national and international emergency issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
  • Knowledge of global humanitarian issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNCEF position and approaches.
  • Knowledge of UN humanitarian reform principles, international humanitarian laws.
  • Knowledge of the principle of gender parity and equality


b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group)

  • The UNICEF mission statement; UNICEF Board policy papers and decisions.
  • The Core Commitments for Children in Emergencies.
  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child; Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women.
  • EMOPS Technical Notes, EMOPS Emergency Field Book.
  • UNICEF Program Manuals, policy guidelines, ExDirs, PROs; Country Programme documentation.
  • UNICEF personnel, financial, supply and administrative rules, regulations and manuals.
  • National development plans and policies; Guidelines and manuals from NGO/donor partners.
  • Annual work plan.
  • UNDAF; The UN Humanitarian Reform; IASC documents, guidelines and materials on UN Humanitarian Reform and the cluster approach.
  • Information & Communications Technology literacy, including skills and knowledge of office system applications, LAN, internet navigation, telecommunications, and data analysis.
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness


c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)

  • UN security operations and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and trends in emergency preparedness and response management related fields.
  • UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian/emergency issues and response.
  • UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions in international developing cooperation.
  • Current knowledge of development issues and social programming in international development cooperation context.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Advertised: 27 May 2016 Nepal Standard Time
Applications close: 10 Jun 2016 Nepal Standard Time