Emergency Officer, P2 needed at UNICEF

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Job title : Emergency Officer, P2

Job Location : Sokoto

Deadline : August 10, 2024

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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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Undertake field visits as needed to monitor program implementation, and thereby ensure accountability.
  • Perform other duties within reason, as needed.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveƒ

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.

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