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5 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree

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UN jobs in Kenya – Emergency Specialist
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  • Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: UN jobs in Kenya , Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid level – P-3, International Professional – Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-23


UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is an agency of the United Nations that donate humanitarian and developmental support to children over the world. It was originally initiated in 1946 to give emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries devastated by World War II. UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to defend the rights of every child, especially those who are vulnerable. Its activities include giving immunizations, disease prevention, and treatment for children and mothers with HIV, as well as strengthening childhood and maternal health. UNICEF relies wholly on voluntary contributions from governments and private donors.

UN jobs in Kenya – Emergency Specialist  tasks:

The duties of UN jobs in Kenya – Emergency Specialist  are:

Technical help to COs for humanitarian planning/HACs, preparedness planning:

  • Provide technical checks and recommendations to Country office HAC plans and Country Programme Documents
  • Help in the development of preparedness planning and update of EPP and data readiness.

Support regional administration for L2 and L3 EMTs

  • Contribute to monthly updates and study  of results
  • Back L3 country offices with advocacy and resource mobilization activities through monthly or quarterly dissemination of call to action
  • Plan and arrange all Technical Emergency Team meetings
  • Liaise with EMOPS to assure support for all COs and ensure smooth two-way flow of information and analysis
  • Provide technical aid on core cross cutting and programmatic support to country offices in crisis

Quality assurance and boosted capacity building for humanitarian reporting in the region:

  • Support capacity building for Country Offices for EPR through the growth and delivering of country-specific and multi-country remote and onsite support to share good practice for
    • Reporting and knowledge administration in humanitarian settings.
    • Regional donor reporting conditions for humanitarian funding.
  • Draft and edit donor reports for the section and HARP contributions to ESARO regional reports.
  • Help the preparation, documentation, reporting and follow-up of the emergency team meetings within the RO, including Emergency Management Team, Humanitarian Action Group, Humanitarian Network Meeting, and weekly section meetings.
  • Aid in the review of HAC narrative, HPM/IM dashboards and other documents in terms of coherence, editing and clarity in general.

Improved knowledge administration and section planning for HARP

  • Oversee knowledge administration for the section and provide support to COs as needed.
  • Asset analysis and information sharing on humanitarian action by consolidating information on various humanitarian contexts, priority humanitarian needs, UNICEF and partners’ ongoing response and priority resource needs and support the development and editing of communications products for internal and external dissemination.
  • Help the preparation of regional office work planning exercises, mid-year review, and end-of-year review reporting.

Enhanced aid for the UNICEF/UNHCR collaborative relationship

  • Help the collaborative work with UNHCR, including ESARO’s Collaboration Framework, and particularly for Ethiopia CO and Rwanda CO as part of the Blueprint Initiative.
  • Help on the operationalization and roll-out of the new Collaboration framework in the region

Improved advocacy and research support provided to the Emergency Specialists

  • Co-leads on the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa region with a focus on country office aid, and development of relevant documents that include briefing notes, talking points, research, and presentations for high-level meetings.


UN jobs in Kenya – Emergency Specialist qualifications:

The requirements of UN jobs in Kenya – Emergency Specialist  are:


  • Advanced university degree (or comparable) in the areas of policy, social sciences, development, international affairs, and communications.


  • Five years of professional work background at national and international levels in humanitarian response. Preferred background in preparedness, complex emergencies, including experience in early recovery in the East and Southern Africa region.
  • Background in: Reporting, communications and advocacy in humanitarian/emergency issues or contexts; Developing and managing Knowledge Management platforms; Developing and presenting trainings.
  • Outstanding organization skills, attention to detail; written and oral communication skills
  • Capability to work independently and respond to feedback in a timely and professional manner
  • Background in report writing and communications within the UN common system highly desirable.

Language Necessities: 

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English, and understanding of another UN language is a strong asset.


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