Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
For Every Child, AN ADVOCATE:
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
The overall UNICEF India’s vision on Knowledge Management (KM) is to solidify the organization’s role as a knowledge leader, convener and advocate for Children’s rights; a knowledge broker – leveraging significant convening power - to foster and support dynamic knowledge exchanges with development stakeholders with the aim to strengthened Government policies and practices and achieve results for children.
How can you make a difference?
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children in the world's thereby ensuring a better future for every child, this is the chance to make a difference. Under the leadership of the Deputy Representative Programme and Operations, and the Knowledge management steering committee of the CO, with direct day-to-day supervision of the Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Reporting (M4R), the primary function of this post is to operationalize the CO Knowledge management (KM) strategy which has both internal and external facing components.
Major duties and responsibilities:
In collaboration with various stakeholders, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.
Promotion of a KM culture and operationalization of the ICO KM strategy
Support to Knowledge Networks and Forums
Strengthened organizational systems and tools for KM
Specific Technical Knowledge Required
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have:
Requirements of the position (QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES):-
Education: An advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Demography, Statistics or another related technical field.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and a second UN working language desirable