P-5, Senior Leadership Vacancies, Chief Field Office
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UNICEF Ethiopia has been working in Ethiopia for the last 65 years supporting the national and regional efforts towards the progressive realization of the rights of children and women.
We do this by supporting the achievements of the Growth and Transformation Plan II as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our programmes in Health, Nutrition, WASH, Child Protection, Education and Social Policy and Evidence on Social Inclusion.
In addition, UNICEF Ethiopia has been leading the support in humanitarian programmes relentlessly working towards responding to emergency needs.
The Somali region borders the Ethiopian regions of Oromia and Afar to the west, as well as Djibouti to the north, Somalia to the north, east and south and Kenya to the southwest.
Somali region is predominantly inhabited by Moslem pastoralists (85 per cent). There are significant geographical disparities and there are visible developmental inequities within the region, whereby, 32.8 per cent of the population lives well below the poverty line.
Somali region is one of the four regions classified as a Developing Regional State (DRS) by the Ethiopian Government. These are regions where poverty incidences are higher and social indicators lag significantly behind the national averages. In addition, the region is prone to drought, floods, disease outbreaks and inter-clan conflicts.
UNICEF supports the Somali Regional Government to reach its most vulnerable populations through several initiatives such as the Mobile Health and Nutrition team (MHNT) to implement Basic Social Services (BSS) interventions that include health, nutrition, education, Water Sanitation and Health (WASH) and child protection and aim at accelerating development in the most ‘lagging behind’ woredas.
UNICEF also responds to emergencies in the region, by supporting cluster coordination and providing the necessary lifesaving supplies.
The Jijiga field office is the biggest field office in terms of staff numbers with over 70 staff and a through put of over 17.5 million dollars annually.
The region is complex politically and UNICEF works very closely with the government as well as several partners and counterparts in the region.For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Jobs - Chief Field Office Jobs in Somali Region - Jijiga - Ethiopia
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 to become a part of the organization.
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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.