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, dedication.
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in Programmes, 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.
UNICEF has worked in Venezuela since 1967, progressively broadening its support after the opening of a UNICEF Office in the country and the signing of the first cooperation agreement between Venezuela and UNICEF in 1991. UNICEF works in partnership with national and sub-national authorities, civil society, academia and the private sector.
Currently, UNICEF is implementing the expansion of the cooperation programme agreed with the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to better contribute to address national priorities and emerging needs faced by the most vulnerable children in the context of the economic crises. This expansion of the programme is being implemented through technical cooperation, capacity building, supply delivery, and communication and advocacy strategies aiming to strengthen national capacity in the areas of Nutrition, Health, WASH, Protection and Education.
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Representative the incumbent will coordinate – in full consultation with the Deputy Programs and Deputy Operations – the implementation of the operations and project/programme activities in the field, to ensure the survival, well-being of children and mothers and communities affected by the humanitarian situation in the country.
Under the overall guidance of the Representative, and based on the decisions endorsed by the Senior Management Team, the Chief of Field Operations is responsible for the coordination of field-based programmatic activities (humanitarian and recovery); the mobilization of support (programs and operations) needed by field offices to deliver principled results for children, the contribution to resources mobilization initiatives; the routine support to the humanitarian architecture in support of the Representative’ framework of accountabilities and coordinate the work of cluster coordinators. Provide leadership to Chief of Field Offices and ensure effective work planning and programme implementation and monitoring of results in the field.
Impact of Results:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Experience in contributing to building emergency response capacity of UNICEF teams and partners – including NGOs and Government counterparts
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.