Emergency Specialist Volunteer

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United Nations Children’s Fund Emergency Specialist Volunteer El Salvador UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “Emergency Specialist Volunteer”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 17-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 09-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of Emergency Specialist Volunteer to be based in San Salvador, El Salvador. For more jobs, please visit https://unjoblink.org

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: Emergency Specialist Volunteer

Duty Station: San Salvador, El Salvador

Country: El Salvador

Application Deadline: 17-Jul-24




El Salvador is highly vulnerable to emergencies and natural disasters due to its geographical location and socioeconomic conditions. Situated in a seismically active zone with a dense network of volcanoes, the country constantly faces threats from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Additionally, its mountainous topography and intense rainy season increase the risk of landslides and floods. This vulnerability is exacerbated by factors such as poverty, uncontrolled urbanization, and deforestation, which weaken communities’ ability to respond to and recover from disasters. The lack of adequate infrastructure and limited institutional capacity to manage risks also contribute to the country’s high exposure to emergencies, endangering both the population and its economic and social development.

UNICEF plays a crucial role in emergencies, especially in countries like El Salvador, where natural disaster vulnerability is high. Through its Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs), UNICEF ensures the protection and well-being of children and their families during crises. These commitments guide the provision of immediate relief, including clean water, sanitation, nutrition, healthcare, and education.

In El Salvador, UNICEF’s country offices collaborate with the government, local communities, and international organizations to enhance disaster preparedness and response. They implement programs to build community resilience, focusing on risk reduction and strengthening child protection systems.

The recruitment of this UN Volunteer (UNV) will further support UNICEF in fulfilling its mandate in emergency preparedness and response, as well as enhancing the capacities of its partners. This addition will enable more effective coordination, implementation, and monitoring of emergency programs, ensuring that both UNICEF and its partners can provide timely and efficient assistance to vulnerable populations.

During the assignment the Emergency Specialist UNV is expected to implement and perform according to the following responsibilities and tasks:

•Provides technical assistance in risk analysis to identify emergency-prone conditions and contribute to early warning and timely emergency preparedness.
•Assists in the formulation of plans of action in preparation and response to emergencies in line with the Core Commitment for Children in Humanitarian Action, and monitors compliance of all sectors with emergency plans of action.
•Identifies formal and informal sources of information and routinely collects, interprets and analyses all available data on the evolving situation (e.g. flood, cyclone and drought forecasting, etc.) and its implications to the emergency operation.
•In the event of an emergency/disaster, assists in implementation of the initial operational tasks relating to emergency response and supports collection of reliable information to verify the nature and extend of the emergency with field staff, government partners, other UN agencies or local organizations and media.
•Assists with humanitarian performance monitoring, documenting and donor reporting. Supports follows up with programme and operations sections on the timely procurement of supplies and delivery of assistance. Identifies problems and constraints in delivery of humanitarian response and assists the emergency team in addressing them.
•Supports preparation of humanitarian reports (situation updates and reports, donor reports, etc.) in close collaboration with relevant programme and communication sections and field offices. Undertakes preliminary screening and verification of inputs, supports editing of the reports.
•Contributes to staff capacity building on emergencies preparedness through technical assistance to training and knowledge sharing sessions. Provides briefing, as required.
•Providing IM support for the preparation of the HNO and HRP.
•Supporting the development and analysis of needs assessment and monitoring programmes.
•Identifying key humanitarian IM products, supporting the sectors in producing consolidated IM products.
•Establishing and maintaining information databases that consolidate, analyze and report/disseminate information critical to sector decision making; Updating the database and reporting tools structure as needed, aligning with revisions of the Flash Appeals, Humanitarian Response Plan and other sector specific plans.
•Support multi-sectoral field assessments and other activities as delegated and coordinated with the country office program area.
•Support in logistical and operational actions related to UNICEF’s direct humanitarian response (inventory management of supplies, monitoring of availability, support to procurement processes of supplies or services, storage, deliveries and others).

•Adaptability and flexibility
•Judgement and decision-making
•Planning and organising

•Professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme/project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and administration.
•Professional experience in disaster risk reduction, humanitarian assistance, emergencies, or contingencies.
•Knowledge of information management techniques and graphic data visualization will be highly valued.
•Basic knowledge of the global humanitarian structure and the structure of the National Civil Protection System.
•Experience working with Humanitarian Assistance Agencies, United Nations Agencies, Public Institutions and NGOs.
•Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.
•Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing.
•Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, among others), email, and internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
•Have affinity with or interest in Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Environment, and related topics.

Located in Central America, the security level for El Salvador is MODERATE at the entire country. Public transportation is not recommended, except international buses from neighbour countries, UBER is recommended, and major chain hotels are recommended.

Housing. Living in the metropolitan area of San Salvador and suburbs is recommended.

You can check full entitlements at the duty station at https://app.unv.org/calculator.
The complete UN Volunteer Conditions of Service is available at https://explore.unv.org/cos.”

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