Programme Officer (Climate, Environment Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction)- NOA, La Paz-Bolivia, Fixed Term Appointment (Oper for Bolivian nationals only)

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United Nations Children’s Fund Programme Officer (Climate, Environment Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction)- NOA, La Paz-Bolivia, Fixed Term Appointment (Oper for Bolivian nationals only) Bolivia UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “Programme Officer (Climate, Environment Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction)- NOA, La Paz-Bolivia, Fixed Term Appointment (Oper for Bolivian nationals only)”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 22-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 05-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of Programme Officer (Climate, Environment Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction)- NOA, La Paz-Bolivia, Fixed Term Appointment (Oper for Bolivian nationals only) to be based in La Paz, Bolivia. For more jobs, please visit

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: Programme Officer (Climate, Environment Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction)- NOA, La Paz-Bolivia, Fixed Term Appointment (Oper for Bolivian nationals only)

Duty Station: La Paz, Bolivia

Country: Bolivia

Application Deadline: 22-Jul-24




UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, HOPE

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. 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 fulfill 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

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the WASH Specialist- CEED (Climate, Environment Energy, and Disaster Risk Reduction), the incumbent will provide professional technical assistance and support for programme design, planning and implementation, management and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of programme goals and objectives.

Summary of Key functions/accountabilities:

Support to Knowledge Management for Programmes

  • Contribute to country programmes by supporting knowledge management through providing professional assistance in data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of “lessons learned” and other corporate-level databases.
  • Participate in information exchange with partners on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for vulnerable communities, as well as in the development of training and orientation material of climate change by providing professional technical assistance.
  • Research innovative tools and methods that can be applied to expand UNICEF’s programming on CEED.
  • Analyse and synthesize the progress, results, challenges and gaps of UNICEF Bolivia in addressing environmental and climate change rights of children and in empowering and engaging children and adolescents in climate and environmental actions.

Support Programme Development and Management

  • Provide professional technical assistance in the preparation of the Situation Analysis for programme development and management by collecting and analyzing data and monitoring implementation progress.
  • Contribute to the identification of critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyze country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects.
  • Draft or prepare programme work plans as required. Propose adjustments/changes in CEED work plans.
  • Develop and disseminate UNICEF Bolivia knowledge products to build the capacity of UNICEF internally as well as external partners in understanding and addressing environmental and climate change priorities for children’s health, development and wellbeing.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of UNICEF and stakeholders.
  • Support communication and policy advocacy regarding climate change, DRR, resilience building and child rights in Bolivia, and input into key national climate and environment policy dialogues (National Adaptation Plan, Nationally Determined Contributions and national climate strategies).
  • Identify UNICEF’s niche for addressing Climate Change impacts on children, awareness raising and design of programmes supporting the rights of children and strengthening risk informed programming

Programme Monitoring and Evaluations

  • Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decides on required corrective action.
  • Collaborate with partners to carry out a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation and participate in the major programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Representative, the Operations Officer, the Evaluation Officer and others to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery.
  • Participate in annual sector review meetings with government counterparts. Collaborate and prepare annual program status reports in a timely manner, as required.

Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach

  • Support a rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks.
  • Collaborate with partners and assist in the strengthening of quality child rights-based programmes through consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects.
  • Contribute to coherence, synergy and added value to the programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.
  • Provide professional technical assistance in preparing viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, new initiatives and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women.

Support to advocacy and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability/Rights perspective

  • Contribute to reviews of relevant Government and partner policy documents to advance a child-centered CEED agenda in Bolivia.
  • Participate in strategic discussions to influence national policies and strategies, on climate energy and environment.
  • Support organizing DRR/CC workshops meetings or events such as International Day for Disaster Reduction, World Environment Day, etc. when applicable.
  • Support fundraising on climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk reduction and climate resilience in line with UNICEFs key thematic areas.
  • Promote and maintain the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners by identifying these partners and partnerships and providing continuous support, coordination and collaboration for sustainability.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Minimum requirements:

Applicants must be nationals of Bolivia.

  • Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Social Sciences, International Relations, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, Environmental engineer, agronomist, civil engineer or another relevant technical field.

    An advanced university degree (Master) in the fields of study is an asset.

  • Work Experience: At least 1 year of relevant work experience in one or more of the following areas is required: Disaster Management, Climate Change or Environmental Science, International Development, Emergency preparedness and response or relevant field.

    It will be positively valued:

    • Experience working in humanitarian situations.
    • Previous work with government agencies, local authorities, international organizations, or NGOs in the environmental sector.
    • Experience in the promotion of clean and renewable energy projects.
    • Knowledge of the environmental context of the country.
    • Knowledge of global forums and agreements related to climate change action.
    • Experience in promoting environmental rights and the effects of climate change on children and adolescents.
    • Knowledge of national regulations applicable to climate change and environmental protection.
    • Experience in developing participatory approaches for adolescents.
    • WASH work experience related to climate change.
  • ****Language Requirements:**** Fluency in Spanish is required.

    Proficiency in English is required.


  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency. *[Please **do not remove this desirable; it should be present in all advertisements]*

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact

(4) Innovates and embraces change

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity

(6) Thinks and acts strategically

(7) Works collaboratively with others

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

La Paz, Bolivia