Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.
We are the first United Nations agency to be awarded the EDGE certification – the leading global standard for gender equality in the workplace.
UNICEF prides itself on fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
For every child, a vaccine
The Programme Specialist (Medical Anthropologist) reports to the Deputy Chief, Polio and will seek advice from Communication for Eradication, Management & Accountability and Monitoring & Evaluation task teams for general guidance and direction. The Programme Specialist (Medical Anthropologist) is responsible for collecting, documenting and disseminating social cultural profiles of key population groups in Polio high risk areas to support the program to develop community engagement and communication strategies to improve vaccine acceptance in Polio key reservoirs in Pakistan. The post is responsible for conducting desk research on cultural norms, customs, and behavioral drivers of the key target populations. Through engagement with and participation of stakeholders, communities, children, civil society partners and government counterparts, the Programme Specialist (Medical Anthropologist) undertakes field research and observations to understand how the program can refine its campaign strategies to improve polio acceptance. This subsequently contributes to polio campaign efforts in reducing missed children towards achievement of Polio eradication in Pakistan.
How can you make a difference?
Conduct field research
Produce detailed social profiles of the key populations
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, anthropology, sociology, psychology, education, communication, public health or another relevant technical field.
Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.