Emergency Specialist, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Bangladesh

Field location: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Office: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund in Cox’s Bazar

Grade: NO-C

Closing date: Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Job no: 528195

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Bangladesh

Division/Equivalent: Kathmandu(ROSA)

School/Unit: Bangladesh

Department/Office: Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh

Categories: Emergency Programme, NO-3

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, strength.

The Emergency Specialist is based in Cox’s Bazar Field Office where the Field Services Programme is a component of the Country Programme. The Emergency Specialist reports to the Emergency Manager.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

Emergency preparedness is effectively arranged together with establishment of field/country contingency plans and early warning mechanisms.

Emergency preparedness and response plans addresses gender issues that may be expected to intensify during emergencies.

Emergency plans of action are developed, and compliance and coordination of all sectors with the plans are implemented.

Technical advice on emergencies and programme management related to implementation of emergency preparedness measures are effectively provided.

Emergency preparedness and response, and a consistent flow of information of the humanitarian situation are effectively coordinated within the office.

Substantive improvements are made in the emergency preparedness and response capability of UNICEF staff and implementing partners through conduct of effective training activities.

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 field/country office.

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.