About UNICEF: Employment

Akiko Sakaedani Petrovic

UNICEF Image
© UNICEF

Communication for Development Specialist
Division of Policy and Practice
UNICEF, New York, HQ


Nationality
: Japan
Education: University of Tokyo (Japan); School for International Training (US); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK)
Field of Study: Social Science, Public Health
Languages: English, Japanese, French (Intermediate), Serbian (Basic), Chinese
“I enjoy being part of the organization at a time of refocusing on equity issues.”
I joined UNICEF in 2004 as a JPO in Belgrade, Serbia, and then moved to the regional office in Geneva. Throughout my career with UNICEF I have worked in the field of communication for development, mainly in health communication. Here at the New York office I created a web-roster of C4D consultants and am in charge of web-based seminars.

My day starts with preparing lunch for my child. Once I reach the office I review my tasks to make sure I set my priorities right for the day. I enjoy being part of the organization at a time of refocusing on equity issues.

My advice to aspiring UNICEF applicants - Instead of advice, here is my favourite quote from the movie “Weatherman”:
“Nothing that has meaning is easy. Easy doesn't enter into grown-up life”

 

 

New enhanced search