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Under the guidance and supervision of the supervisor, establishes and implements country office emergency preparedness and response.
Responsible for the 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 ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS :
Ensures coordination of the management of emergency preparedness and response.
Provides advice to the country office in the implementation of emergency preparedness measures in the field to strengthen preparedness and response mechanisms in the country faced with impending emergencies.
Identifies availability of resources in emergency prone areas and establish logistics plans to be implemented during an emergency operation, to ensure a timely and effective emergency response.
Assists in developing and conducting emergency training courses. Provides training and / or briefing, as required. Participates in other emergency training workshops in the region, and builds up the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff as well as implementing partners.
II. Emergency Response
Immediately verifies the nature and extend of the emergency with staff, government officials, other UN agencies or local organizations and media.
Ensures that the office is provided with effective telecommunications facility and staff security assistance in an emergency, as necessary.
In coordination with the programme and operations groups, establishes contact with all UNICEF staff, their dependants and visitors to ensure their safety and whereabouts, and informs OPSCEN and the Regional Director of their status.
Visits the location to conduct an initial rough assessment of the magnitude of the crisis and its implications for children and its impact on the community.
Assesses the validity of the office preparedness plan and ability of the office vis-Ã -vis the current crisis as well as immediate and additional needs.
Determines corporate priorities and an appropriate intervention (supply procurement, fund-raising and staff development) by UNICEF.
Coordinates with other partners to make a rapid assessment covering priority areas as defined by the Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies.
Establishes contact with community groups, government, UN agencies, media and other partners to keep abreast of emergency situations.
Executes the timely delivery of assistance and procurement of supplies, monitors the appropriate and effective use of UNICEF resources / inputs.
Identifies problems and constraints in order to ensure effective project delivery. Certifies the disbursement of funds, monitors expenditures and submits financial status reports.
Sets up a reporting system and sends daily situation reports to concerned parties.
Undertakes field visits to emergency project areas, to assess local conditions and monitor project progress. Makes technical decisions on project administration (e.
g., activates, requests or reprogrammes allocation of emergency funds). Prepares inputs for appeals and updates related to emergencies.
Works with program sections and senior management to mobilize donor response and recovery / rehabilitation-related funding, including annual or multi-
annual humanitarian appeals and documents (e.g., pitch documents). Communicates and advocates on the situation and needs of children through local and international media, as appropriate.
Identifies implementing / operational partners and establishes implementing arrangements. Ensures that the UNICEF support is effectively provided to the government with respect to sectoral coordination within the framework of the cluster approach and based on the Core Commitment for Children.
Prepares sectoral input for the country programme documents, plan of action, annual work plans, and all related documents of the office's Emergency Preparedness and Response.
Contributes towards the preparation of the Situation Analysis and the Country Programme Document.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have :
Preferably a combination of management, administration, and relevant technical fields. A relevant first-level university degree (Bachelor's), in combination with 8 years of relevant work experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Developing country work experience. Specialized training / experience in emergency response management highly desirable.