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, vaccination!
The Programme Specialist (Training) is responsible for overall training needs of Community Based Vaccinators and Communication Network workers. As the programme intensifies focus on the core reservoirs to enhance the quality of the campaigns and to reach the continuously missed children, the government and partners implement the Community Based Vaccination (CBV) approach as a core operational SIA strategy. The strategy is based on the utilization of local female fixed term vaccinators to conduct house to house campaigns to track each and every child. More fixed term community vaccinators, equipped with knowledge and tools, who are able to access and vaccinate hard to reach children and build local community acceptance and trust. CBV has expanded its operations to over 24,000 HR strength (of which over 86 percent are female vaccinators) who work in the most marginalized and underserved communities reaching over four million children in 595 union councils with polio vaccination. To sustain campaign quality in these highest risk areas, the workforce is expected to be in place until certification. All the CBV workers and Communication Network workers need to be trained in different technical skills related to the Supplementary Immunisation Campaign and Interpersonal skills to gain access to the children at the door step.
How can you make a difference?
Main duties & responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Polio section, with a close guidance of the Chief, Polio Unit, and in collaboration with WHO, the National Emergency Operation Centre, and other polio eradication partners, the incumbent will have responsibilities that could include:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have: