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Social Policy Officers, (NO-2), Various duty stations, Kenya (Generic Vacancy)

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.  A Master’s degree is considered an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in social policy areas is required.
  • Developing country work experience and familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Partnerships Officer, P2, Nairobi, Kenya (ESARO) #00120728, Temporary Apointment (364 days)

How can you make a difference?

The Partnerships Officer (Private Sector) will focus on growing incomes from private sector focused on foundations based in the region and through UNICEF global networks for countries in the region. The key role of the position will be to:

  • Cultivate, solicit and steward the Regional Office’s foundations portfolio in partnership with technical colleagues, and together with UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnership Division (PFP), National Committees, support with the outreach, fundraising and stewardship of global foundations with partnerships or interests in the ESA region.
  • Support partnerships and fundraising capacity building and knowledge management activities towards RO and CO colleagues.
  • Support Private Fundraising and Partnership Division (PFP) Emergency Fundraising colleagues by maintaining a portfolio of ongoing crises that colleagues are fundraising for, ensuring the timely distribution of situation updates, budget needs and funding updates and work with programme colleagues and CO’s to track the pipeline for incomes for emergencies in the region.
  • Support the rollout of UNISON (UNICEF’s adaption of the SalesForce customer relationship management solution) across all 21 Country Offices. Including conducting trainings, onboarding and provide system feedback to headquarter teams.
  • Work closely with COs and PFP on digital fundraising, to enable a strategic shift of individual fundraising across the region for country office sustainability
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree is required in one of the following fields: international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area, in an international organisation. Developing country work experience and familiarity with emergency fundraising, is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English, and another UN language as a strong asset

Generic Vacancy Announcement – Child Protection Officer (Justice for Children, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics), NOB, Nairobi, Kenya (Kenyan Nationals Only)

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required:  international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, law, international law, or another relevant social science field
  • A minimum of four years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas are required. Experience working with the Justice and/or Civil Registration Sector and management in justice for children related areas and/or civil registration required
  • Relevant experience in programme development in justice for children and civil registration related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of a local language of the duty station is considered as an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Generic Vacancy Announcement – Health Specialist (PMTCT/Pediatric Care), NOC, Nairobi, Kenya (Kenyan Nationals Only)

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: public health, pediatric health, family health, or another relevant technical field
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public health, pediatric health, family health, maternal and neonatal health care, HIV/AIDS PMTCT and Pediatric Care
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge Kiswahili would be an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

JPO Emergency Officer, P-2, Nairobi, Kenya, ESARO, post#120118 (OPEN TO KOREAN CITIZENS ONLY)

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: in the areas of policy, social sciences, development, international affairs, communications, or relevant technical field
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: Reporting, communications, and advocacy experience including on humanitarian/emergency issues or contexts.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset
  • Humanitarian affairs or emergency preparedness and response
  • Experience in developing and presenting pieces of training
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Korean is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

General requirements for the JPO Programme of the Republic of Korea

  • Korean citizenship
  • Fluency in English and Korean language
  • Completed university degree with a minimum Bachelor’s degree
  • A certificate of English language proficiency. A minimum of (1) I BT TOEFL score of 100 (or PBT TOEFL 600 and above) or (2) NEW TEPS score of 430 or (3) IELTS 7 or (4) TOEIC 900 TOEIC 900 ( TOEFL ‘MyBest Scores’ not accepted)
  • Be no older than 32 years of age as of 31st December of 2022 (Born on or after 1 Jan 1990) (The maximum age limit for those who served in the military will be extended accordingly*)

*Male applicants who fall under one of the following three items (a)~(c):

  1. completed the national military service
  2. who are exempted from the national military service
  3. to be discharged from the military service in the year of the application

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