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Programme officer

United Nation Children's Fund - East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (UNICEF EAPRO)

Programme Officer, Emergency, P-1/P-2, Jakarta, Indonesia (JPO position)

Purpose of the position

The JPO will support the Planning, Field Support and Emergency Unit in contribution to the achievement of the outcome targets of the GOI_UNICEF country programme Action Plan specifically in ensuring that the issues of disaster risks are brought to a new level of significance, mainstreaming DRR as a cross cutting theme at all levels in UNICEF Indonesia Country Office normal programming in Child Survival and Development, Child Protection, and Education and Adolescent Development programmes. Also, support to national and sub-national governments efforts in technical capacity strengthening in DRR and overall coordination of humanitarian response. UNICEF Indonesia contributes to the overall achievement of the UN Partnership development Framework outcome for increased national resilience to disasters, crisis and external shocks.

Key expected results

1. Contribute to the achievement of the outcome targets of the Country Programme in relation to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The JPO will participate in the country office planning and review meetings, programme meetings for cross-sartorial linkages, ensuring mainstreaming of DRR in normal programming.

Outputs: Programmes are supported in formulation of Intermediate Results on DRR during work planning and review process.

2. Assist the programme clusters in field-based monitoring of different disaster risks faced by girls and boys and participate in programme discussions to address identified risks. Also, in the promotion and strengthening of government systems to assess and monitor different disaster risks faced by boys and girls including people-centred early warning systems.

Outputs: A robust assessment of disaster risk faced by boys and girls and related vulnerabilities and capacities are included in UNICEF-supported data collection and monitoring and other child-focused research.

3. In line with strengthening humanitarian preparedness, response and early recovery, the JPO will support UNICEF led Nutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion, co-led Education humanitarian clusters and Child Protection sub-cluster to advance DRR including capacity strengthening of national and sub-national partners in preparedness, early warning, response with an early recovery approach.

Outputs: The IASC contingency plans are informed by a gender and rights analysis. The UNICEF Indonesia Early Warning Early Action is updated in coordination with programmes, Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS) Geneva and Regional Office

4. Ensure coordination and harmonization with international donors, UN agencies, implementing partners, UNICEF Regional Office and regional bodies in the area of DRR and liaise with partners to create synergy and ensure implementation of the principles of Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness.

Outputs: Represent the Emergency Unit in UN, Donors, IASC Emergency coordination. Participate in producing knowledge products and contribute to relevant global UNICEF knowledge e-networks – Disaster Risk Reduction, Early warning Early Action updates, etc.

5. In coordination with programme clusters in Child Survival & Development (CDS), Early Childhood Development (ECD), Child Protection, identify interventions for UNICEF assistance in emergency situations in coordination with programme clusters and field offices. Conduct field assessment visit and support field offices in emergency operations with the aim of improving programme delivery effectiveness and efficiency.

Outputs: Support in preparation of Humanitarian Response Plan, Humanitarian Action Updates, Situation reports and Projects for implementation in emergency affected areas.

6. Assist in the preparation of reports and proposals related to the emergency situation, in collaboration with programme clusters at Jakarta and field offices.

Outputs: Prepare analytical updates, assessments and reports on the impact of the emergency situation on children. Proposal preparation, report writing and liaison with donors and other UN agencies as required for fundraising.

Qualifications of successful candidate


• Advanced university degree (MA, MS, MSc, MPH, Ph.D) in social science or related disciplines (Educational background in the field of humanitarian assistance would be valuable, due to the complex nature of emergencies in Indonesia.)

Working experience

• Preferably 2 to maximum 4 years of relevant work experience, including internships and voluntary work at national or international level.

• Languages: Fluency in English and another UN Language. Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia an asset.

Competencies of successful candidate

• Communication and Training skills
• Analytical skills
• Capacity to conceptualize and ability to negotiate.
• Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.
• Good knowledge of computer software required.
• English (written and spoken).


UNICEF Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme allows young men and women to acquire experience in international development co-operation activities with child rights approach while contributing to the implementation of UNICEF's country programme.

Eligibility: The post, sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands, is open to candidates who are nationals of a developing country as it appears on the list of countries eligible for the Dutch JPO programme (with the exception of Indonesia) and who have the qualifications specified above.

Please check for other criteria and the list of eligible countries the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply:

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, East Timor Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem. Rep., Kyrgyz Rep., Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Administered Areas, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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  • Additional location info Jakarta
  • Closing Date 4 May 2012

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