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Generic Vacancy Announcement: UNICEF Guyana /Suriname Disaster Risk Reduction/ Climate Change Adaptation Roster

Apply now Job no: 527663
Work type: Consultancy
Location: United States, Eastern Caribbean, Guyana, Suriname
Categories: Emergency Programme

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, safety

UNICEF is seeking talented professionals in the Disaster Risk Reduction/ Climate Change Adaption (DDR/CCA) area at the Advanced Degree levels. Both local and international Candidates are invited to submit their CVs to be added to the Country Office Roster, as a first part of the selection process for suitable consultancies.
Rosters at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified candidates intended to fast-track recruitment processes as consultancy positions become available locally. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates assessed as ready for these levels will be placed in the DRR/CCA Roster. While placement in the Roster does not guarantee a position, it is an important resource for filling Consultancy positions as they become available.
 
In fulfillment of implementing the commitments made under the joint country programme with the Governments of both countries (Guyana and Suriname), UNICEF is seeking suitable candidates (for consultancies) who can work in the areas of research, policy, planning, advocacy, emergency response and planning, resource mobilization, capacity building and community action in the following areas:

i. Child Focused Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Tool Development
ii. Risk Informed Programming
iii. Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
iv. Climate Change Adaptation/ Climate Energy and Environment
v. Child and Youth Participation in National Climate Change and DRR Policy Development
 
2. Tasks and Responsibility
 
Consultants for the roster, will be selected for several tasks, based on the priorities, as agreed with implementing partners.  These include, work at policy and community levels, capacity building, research and advocacy, emergency response and planning, resource mobilization and strategic planning.
 
3. Qualification and Experience

The successful candidate is required to meet the following criteria:
• An advanced university degree
• A minimum of three (3) years of progressive, relevant work experience
• Proficiency in English (written & verbal)
• Proficiency in Dutch would be an asset for all consultancies in Suriname (please indicate on your application in which languages you are proficient)
• Good understanding of climate change issues and risk assessments

 

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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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