Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 27 Jan 2019
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, a champion
Consistent with its focus on equity, UNICEF promotes the rights of all children in humanitarian settings. UNICEF is the Lead Agency within the humanitarian cluster system for WASH, Nutrition, co-lead for Education, and the lead for the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) under the Protection Cluster. As such, UNICEF is accountable for ensuring that efforts of all actors in contexts covered by the cluster system are well coordinated, achieve adequate coverage, and are of the highest possible quality in order to achieve optimum results for children.
In order to meet its Lead Agency responsibilities, UNICEF invests human and financial resources to strengthen and improve the coordination function at global level for each of the Clusters / AoR it leads, as well as in each humanitarian context. In line with UNICEF’s commitments to the World Humanitarian Summit and Grand Bargain outcomes, this includes a strong focus on adopting “people-centered approaches” in cluster coordination and performance management processes.
The UNICEF RRT Cluster Coordinator is situated in the Office of Emergency Programmes EMOPS) Division, Global Cluster Coordination Unit (GCCU), in Geneva, Switzerland. The direct supervisor is the Global Cluster / AoR Coordinator, who in turn, report to the Chief, GCCU. The GCCU forms a key part in UNICEF’s implementation of its Cluster Lead Agency accountabilities.
How can you make a difference?
The main purpose of this post is to support the Global Nutrition Cluster / AoR in effectively managing and strengthening frameworks and capacity for country-level Cluster Coordination. This work will ensure field Cluster Coordination functions are conducted in a way that maximizes field results. The recruited candidate will be expected to travel around 70% of the time to support cluster responsibilities for UNICEF.
The main purpose of this post is to support the Global Nutrition Cluster / AoR in effectively managing and strengthening frameworks and capacity for country-level Cluster Coordination, and through this, support timely, relevant and appropriate responses that effectively meet the needs and priorities of at risk and crisis affected people. This work will enable field Cluster Coordination mechanisms to:
Technical support through high quality, rapidly deployable Cluster capacity in humanitarian situations to support timely, appropriate and relevant operational and strategic decision-making:
Leadership, capacity building and advisory services. Support Global Cluster efforts to expand and strengthen the pool of available, high quality staff.
Cluster development, planning, monitoring, and partnership building:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
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.
View our competency framework at:http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
* Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
How to apply:
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 organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=519128