UNICEF is looking for candidates for positions in response to the crisis with refugees from Ukraine
End date for applications 25 May 2022
The armed conflict in Ukraine has led to an outflux of population from Ukraine into other countries of the region, including the Republic of Bulgaria. Women and children make up to 90% of the refugee population and they are extremely vulnerable to significant risks, including human trafficking and exploitation, as evidenced in a recent Europol warning. The Republic of Bulgaria has received nearly 260 000 refugees, out of them more than 40 000 are children. This is placing significant strain on the systems.
Since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis more than 234 000 refugees have entered Bulgaria with 101,000 remaining in the country, out of them 40,000 children. In line with the Inter-agency Regional Refugee Response Plan UNICEF Bulgaria is assisting the government together with UNHCR and other partners to respond to the humanitarian needs of the refugee children and their families.
To address the needs of children and women fleeing from Ukraine, UNICEF in partnership with UNHCR has planned to establish Children and Families Protection Hubs (Blue Dots) in several major cities and border check-points in Bulgaria which will support identification and referral of children at risk, provide mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), legal aid and counselling, information and advice desks as well as child-and family-friendly spaces.
Regarding the current situation, we are looking for candidates with experience in the following key positions:
Social and Behavioral Change Officer - TA (Temporary appointment) - extended end date for applicaions 25 May 2022