Chief Field Operations, Bangui, Central African Republic

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UNICEF in Bangui

Chief Field Operations, (P-4) Fixed Term, Bangui – CAR (Post #88983/ Req. 558838)

Job no: 558838

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Central African Republic Division/Equivalent: Dakar (WCAR), Senegal

School/Unit: Central African Republic

Department/Office: Bangui, Central African Republic

Categories: Emergency, Programme Management

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, Support

Central African Republic (sharepoint.com)

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Field operations;
  • Emergency Preparedness;
  • Emergency Response;
  • Emergency planning, advocacy and coordination.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, law, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of Eight years of of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and French are required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people (2)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here. To view our competency framework, please visit here. Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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 include 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.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable [females’ candidates and candidates from industrialized countries’] are encouraged to apply.

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

“The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)”. Priority will be given to all the eligible candidates participating in 2022 Mobility Exercise and Staff on Abolished post.

Advertised: Jan 23 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time Application close: Feb 05 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time

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    Chief Field Operations, (P-4) Fixed Term, Bangui – CAR (Post #88983/ Req. 558838) in Central African Republic

    The Chief of Field Operations supervises the Chiefs of Zonal offices, coordinate the work of emergency cluster coordinators and ensure effective work planning and programme implementation and monitoring of results in the field. Provide leadership for emergency preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction and coordinate UNICEF’s emergency preparedness and response in crisis situations, in full consultation with the Representative, Deputy Representative,

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