Are you a professional committed to improving the lives of children? If you possess the right qualifications and experience to join the world's leading agency for children, we would be interested in considering your application for the vacancies or internship listed at the bottom of the page.
Please review the details of the post carefully to ensure you meet the high standards that UNICEF demands - then complete our Personal History form (the P11 form that you can download from this site), and attach to your full curriculum vitae, a recent identity photograph, photocopies of your academic diplomas and latest employment performance reviews:
If you are seeking a post with UNICEF in one of our other duty stations around the world, please visit our global website here. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will normally be contacted.
Volunteers and interns
This regional office does not normally have the capacity to accept volunteers, but opportunities sometimes arise where you can offer your services on a voluntary, unpaid basis. The UNICEF global intern programme is managed through our headquarters in New York, and there are specific criteria for applying for an internship. For more information please go to the intern page on our global website.
Communications Specialist, NOC, UNICEF Athens, Greece
Background: The closure of the Balkan route and the EU-Turkey agreement has led to a large population of children (estimated to be between 23,000 and 27,000) stranded in Greece now facing an uncertain future with growing long term humanitarian needs such as health, education and protection. UNICEF is mobilising its operational support to children and is rapidly scaling up its response to meet children's needs.
The position: Under the supervision of the UNICEF Country Coordinator with technical guidance by the Senior Communication Specialist in the Geneva Cell and in close consultation and cooperation with the Greek National Committee and key regional advisors, the specialist will work to produce a broad range of communication products as part of the regional emergency response and advocacy efforts, including writing, editing and producing high quality communication and public advocacy products, support resource mobilization efforts, facilitate media engagement around the crisis, and assist with coordination with key internal divisions within UNICEF. The specialist will also lead the regular and ad-hoc reporting on behalf of the crisis response team, coordinating and consolidating inputs from the different sections, consistently producing high-quality information products. An essential part of the role is comprehensive report writing, in relation to donor proposals and donor reporting.
Location: UNICEF Athens, Greece
Work type: Temporary Appointment (364 days)
Deadline: 20 October 2016
Roster of Emergency Communication Specialists and Emergency Communication for Development Specialists, CEE/CIS region
Recent emergencies affecting the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEE/CIS) region have underlined the crucial importance of reliable and timely sizeable surge capacity in human resources. UNICEF's ability to adequately respond to humanitarian crises, including natural disasters, conflicts and disease outbreaks, is derived from its ability to get the right professionals in place as quickly as possible.
The purpose of this roster is to ensure that our region's emergency staffing response is in line with the organization's strategic goals, by improving emergency staffing to support emergency preparedness and response through a predictable and coordinated approach to emergencies in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Therefore, it is not a regular vacancy announcement but rather a campaign to attract candidates with emergency experience interested in short term emergency assignments with UNICEF who may be deployed at short notice.
This announcement is targeting external candidates only outside of UNICEF with interest in working in any of the countries within the UNICEF CEE/CIS region over the next 12-24 months. The countries within the region are listed at https://www.unicef.org/ceecis/region2.html
We are currently looking for experienced emergency experts in the following areas:
Emergency Communication Specialists: Responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of an emergency communication and advocacy strategy, with the objective of highlighting humanitarian needs, promoting awareness, and generating support for UNICEF's mission, emergency response and programmes in the country office/regional office, and at the global level. The Emergency Communication Specialist will coordinate and/or support a broad range of emergency communication activities, including writing, editing and producing high quality communication and advocacy products for a range of audiences, monitor and analyse the situation and evolving issues on the ground to identify key trends, emerging story-lines and to inform communications work, support resource mobilization efforts, facilitate media engagement, build relationships with key partners, and liaise with key internal divisions within UNICEF.
Emergency Communication for Development (C4D) Specialists: Responsible for rapid C4D assessments and the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a C4D strategy, focusing on risk communication and community engagement. The Emergency C4D Specialist will undertake rapid social-behavioural research and evidence building, develop behavioural change, community engagement and social mobilization strategies, and design and implement plans of action and programme activities in support of UNICEF's mission in emergency response.
Location: CEE/CIS Region
Work type: Temporary appointment or consultancy (3-6 months, full time)
Deadline: 25 October 2016