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Humanitarian needs remain acute in Somalia as result of continued conflict and repeated climatic shocks. An estimated 2.6 million people are internally displaced (IDPs), including more than 500,000 IDPs in Banadir region alone. Despite recent improvements in the food security situation, Somalia is now once again facing a major humanitarian emergency. The 2019 Gu rains season performed poorly and could in some areas completely fail, further jeopardizing the survival and well-being of children. Some 5.4 million are expected to be acutely food insecure by July, including 2.2 million who are likely to be in severe acute food insecurity conditions (IPC 3 and above), a 40 per cent increase from January 2019. More than 1.1 million children will suffer from acute malnutrition in Somalia in 2019, with nearly 220,000 children at risk of life-threatening severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
How can you make a difference?
The Humanitarian GIS/Information Management Specialist will work with emergency focal points within the program sections and field offices.
The key functions and accountabilities for this position are:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The technical 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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.