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.
For every child, Evaluate
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does - in programs, 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.
Equity also applies to UNICEF's work in humanitarian settings. During emergencies and humanitarian contexts, children are especially vulnerable to disease, malnutrition and violence. Children living in conflict areas are worst off. The chaos and insecurity of war threatens or destroys access to food, shelter, social support and health care, and results in increased vulnerability in communities, especially for children. Of the populations without sanitation and safe drinking water globally, approximately half live in countries affected by conflict. UNICEF focuses on these children and their families to provide them with the essential interventions required for protection, to save lives and to ensure the rights of all children, everywhere. UNICEF's humanitarian action is guided by the UNICEF Strategic Plan and its Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs) which outlines what UNICEF commits to do across all sectors - health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), child protection, and education - as part of any humanitarian response. The CCCs are aligned to international standards and guided by humanitarian principles.
How can you make a difference?
The Senior Evaluation Specialist will provide strategic leadership for humanitarian evaluations in UNICEF and be responsible in conducting corporate evaluations on the UNICEF humanitarian response. The Senior Evaluation Specialist is also responsible for conducting the evaluation of Level 3 humanitarian response, as well providing quality assurance for other types of evaluation of the UNICEF humanitarian response at the decentralized level. Furthermore, the Senior Evaluation Specialist is also responsible for capacity development of UNICEF staff engaged in the evaluations of humanitarian action (EHA), and their counterparts as required, to ensure the attainment of norms and standards outlined in the 2018 Revised Evaluation Policy (with attention to coverage and quality norms). To do this you will...
Manage and conduct humanitarian evaluations, including complex and large-scale utilization focused and timely evaluations, that are impartial, independent, credible and that meet professional standards.
Promote EHA that are useful throughout the evaluation function of UNICEF and ensure that evaluation findings and recommendations are followed-up and adequately implemented.
Contribute to strengthening the evaluation function in UNICEF focusing on EHA.
Support innovation, knowledge management and capacity building at national, country office and regional office levels as appropriate.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:
For every Child, you demonstrate:
UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.
The functional competencies required for this post are: Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Applying technical expertise, Persuading and Influencing, Planning and Organizing, Creating and Innovating.