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Executive Specialist/UNICEF/2023

Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the

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Bachelor Degree
Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the
  • Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Kinshasa
  • Grade: Mid level – P-3, International Professional – Internationally recruited position
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  • Closing Date: 2023-01-15

When it comes to defending children’s rights, assisting in meeting their most basic needs, and enhancing their prospects to realize their full potential, UNICEF is always on the lookout for devoted experts.

To reach the most underprivileged children on the planet, UNICEF works in some of the most difficult locations. to prevent their death. to protect their rights to assist them in achieving their potential.

We strive to create a better future for everyone by working for every child, everywhere, every day, in 190 nations and territories.

We never give up either.

For Every Child a Chance

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is among the world’s poorest nations despite having abundant natural resources. Extreme poverty, economic hardship, armed warfare, lack of access to food, epidemic outbreaks, and other issues all have a detrimental effect on the social status and general well-being of Congolese citizens, particularly women and children. With an estimated 90 million people living there, the country has the third-largest population in Africa, with 54% of the population under the age of 18. Even while the DRC has made great strides in improving access to school and lowering child mortality, the majority of kids still lack many basic freedoms.

How can you make a difference?

The incumbent is in charge of managing an efficient system for incoming information, including correspondence and decision memos, supporting the supervisor in the implementation and follow-up of key strategic priorities, and coordinating, managing, and planning activities in a systematic and organized manner.

  • Follow up on the supervisor’s policies and directives. Keep the supervisor informed on any changes to UNICEF’s main global activities, as well as any policy matters that directly affect UNICEF or humanitarian issues covered by the larger UN system.
  • May aid the supervisor in creating routine information notes to the Executive Director that brief him or her on UNICEF’s concerns and suggest areas where the Executive Office’s actions will advance the Office’s goals.
  • Assist the supervisor in creating statements that emphasize particular areas of concern and convey UNICEF’s overarching policies. Draft and suggest important correspondence for the manager.
  • Manage the information flow to the supervisor, identify urgent issues that require the supervisor’s immediate attention, and suggest solutions; review any supporting documentation and highlight the most important points for the supervisor, and make sure that responsible section heads act appropriately on issues that come to the supervisor’s attention.
  • Also, You can apply for Program Assistant/WHO/2023

If you want to be an advocate for every child, you’ll need…

  • A doctorate in international relations, political science, public administration, or a related technical subject is necessary.
  • a minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience in public affairs, international development cooperation, or external relations, preferably at the UN or UNICEF, or at a government agency or non-profit organization
  • Working in coordination, planning, or an executive office in the past would be advantageous.
  • English and French proficiency are prerequisites. Other UN languages or the local tongue of the duty location are considered assets.
  • Diplomatic communication and negotiation abilities are needed to create and sustain reliable alliances for the accomplishment of goals and to create tight working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • The capacity to influence the creation of strategies and policies
  • superior writing, editing, and communication skills
  • High standards for decency, secrecy, integrity, and tact.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CARITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Establishes and maintains relationships; demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness; is driven to produce results that have an impact; innovates and embraces change; manages ambiguity and complexity; thinks and acts strategically, and collaborates with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

With regard to behavior that is incompatible with the goals and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, such as sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, misuse of power, and discrimination, UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy. UNICEF is dedicated to promoting the safety and security of every child. Therefore, all chosen applicants will go through thorough reference and background checks, and they will be required to follow these standards and ideals. Verification of academic credentials and employment history will be part of background checks. It could be necessary to request more information from chosen candidates so that a background check can be done.


The best outcomes for children depend on UNICEF’s proactive commitment to diversity and inclusion. Women who are qualified and eligible to apply for this post are strongly encouraged to do so.

Mobility is a requirement of working for UNICEF as an international professional and is the foundation of the global civil service.

Only those who have been shortlisted will be contacted and moved on to the next phase of the hiring process.

Medical clearance is required for UNICEF employment. For IP posts, the issuing of a visa by the host nation of the duty station is necessary. UNICEF will help with this. Additionally, vaccine requirements for appointments, including those against SARS-CoV-2, apply (Covid). Normally, government personnel who are being considered for employment with UNICEF must resign from their government in order to accept a position with UNICEF. If a visa, medical clearance, or required immunizations cannot be obtained within a reasonable amount of time for whatever reason, UNICEF retains the right to revoke an offer of employment without pay.


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