Programme Associate

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Dec 18

Position description

Provide UNICEF staff globally with 24/7 emergency information and communication services

  • Provide 24/7 emergency assistance to UNICEF staff globally through immediate advice, follow-up and/or referral;
  • Facilitate emergency-related conference calls, video conferences and bilateral calls;
  • Maintain global staff contact database, Headquarter (HQ), Regional Office (RO) and Country Office (CO) staffing lists, and distribution lists organized by function, responsibility and location;
  • Review, distribute and archive information from COs, ROs and HQs, including situation reports, updates and appeals, etc.

Issue real-time alerts and/or daily media monitoring reports to update key staff on critical humanitarian and/or security developments globally

  • Monitor global events with potential humanitarian implications for children and/or security implications for UNICEF staff;
  • Disseminate alerts and advisories to key staff at CO, RO and HQ levels;
  • Create and disseminate daily media monitoring reports
  • Following a critical security incident, establish location and safety of UNICEF staff and dependents and ensure immediate follow-up by UNICEF security staff.

Upon the decision of the UNICEF Crisis Management Team, activatesbusiness continuity procedures to ensure that OPSCEN remains operational in the event of a critical incident affecting NYHQ

  • Ensure OPSCEN remains functional in the event of a serious incident in New York through activation of OPSCEN’s business continuity plan;
  • Support monthly operational handovers to OPSCEN’s back-up team;
  • Disseminate messages to NYHQ staff by SMS concerning security incidents and weather events affecting NYHQ.

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

  • Education: Completion of secondary education in related field, e.g. international relations, humanitarian response, social studies, etc.
  • Work Experience: 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required; proficiency in another UN language highly desirable.
  • Passing the GGST Exam (Global General Service Test) or UN ASAT in English is required.
  • Non-US candidates must be in possession of an existing US G4 visa or be a US permanent resident/citizen.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

The technical competencies required for this post are:

Core competencies

  • Communication [I]
  • Working with People [I]
  • Drive for Results [I]

Functional Competencies:

  • Planning and Organizing [I]
  • Adapting and Responding to Change [I]
  • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks [I]

Application instructions

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