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Vacancy Announcement - Emergency Officer, P2, TA, Sokoto #129319


Management & Business Development

NGN Confidential
5 days ago

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Job Description/Requirements

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.

Click here to experience our country through the perspective of our colleagues by clicking on this Link

For every child, dedication

In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children's rights in partnership with the government, civil society, children, and families. UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally - click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria: 

Organizational Context and Purpose for the job

How can you make a difference?

Under the general supervision of the Chief of Field Office, the Emergency Officer – Preparedness, will strengthen government as well as internal UNICEF preparedness as pertains to all 7 Northwest states. The officer will further lead/support emergency responses in the Northwest, in terms of coordination, reporting, and technical advice. Finally, coordination will also be required at the inter-agency level.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Emergency Preparedness : Supports the risk analysis and trends analysis on drivers of humanitarian needs, to ensure that emergency preparedness is fit-for-purpose; leads on project-specific government preparedness initiatives, such as multi-sectoral coordination, contingency planning, and capacity-building; supports the Emergency Manager on Northwest inter-agency coordination, including on analysis and note-taking; coordinates as well as researches input on the Northwest for humanitarian reports; and contributes to fundraising activities and grant management related to the Northwest.

2. Emergency Response: In the event of an emergency and in consultation with sections and field offices, assess security situation and humanitarian access; leads inter-sectoral needs assessments, including on design, data collection, and analysis; coordinates emergency responses, including by drafting sitreps with input from various sections; and providing technical advice.

3. Operational readiness: Concludes contingency programme documents with civil society organizations and activates these partnerships as relevant; organizes internal capacity-building and simulations on preparedness and response; drafts internal preparedness action plans and follows up on pending actions.

4. Undertake field visits as needed to monitor program implementation, and thereby ensure accountability.

5. Perform other duties within reason, as needed.

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

University degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, international law, international relations, international development, economics, business administration or other related disciplines.


A minimum of two years of professional experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, and/or humanitarian coordination.

 Government engagement experience on issues related to humanitarian principles and humanitarian coordination is highly desirable.

Work experience in an emergency context is an asset.

Ability to take initiative, work independently, identify solutions to overcome bottlenecks, and deliver high-quality results on time. Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines.

Language Requirements :

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you will demonstrate…

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

  • The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
  • Builds and maintains partnerships (II)
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (II)
  • Drive to achieve results (II)
  • Innovates and embraces change (II)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (II)
  • Thinks and acts strategically (II)
  • Works collaboratively with others (II)
  • Nurtures, Leads, and Manages People (II)
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