If you want to get a job at UNICEF you must know this…
UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories and their mission is to protect the rights of every child. It is the world’s largest provider of vaccines, supports child health and nutrition, safe water, quality education and skill building. They work on HIV prevention and treatment for mothers and babies and protect them from violence and exploitation.
UNICEF offers a range of challenging and exciting opportunities if you see yourself as someone who would be passionate about completing their mission.
The programming field responds to children’s needs and to the environment in which they grow up.
UNICEF’s experts provide technical guidance to strengthen adolescents participation in societies, schools and local communities. They also encourage adolescents to be informed about policies, services and decisions relating to their lives.
For this position, they require an advanced university degree in anthropology, psychology, sociology, education or another relevant field.
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Communication for development (C4D)
C4D involves understanding people, their values and beliefs and engages communities, adults and children identify problems, provides solutions and act upon them. The goal is to improve the quality of lives by using different communication tools and to empower the voices of children and communities.
Gender inequality is something that boys and girls see every day – in their home and communities, but also media and books.
In schools many girls receive less support than boys and also discriminatory teaching practices and education materials contribute to this problem. The consequence is that 1 in 4 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are neither employed nor in education or training – compared to 1 in 10 boys.
Gender inequality brings also violet consequences – 1 in 20 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 – around 13 million – have experienced forced sex. Hundreds of millions of girls worldwide are still subjected to child marriage and female genital mutilation.
However, thanks to all the programmes that empower women’s rights and promote gender equality more and more girls are attending and completing school, and fewer are getting married or becoming mothers while still children themselves.
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Some other programmers include:
- Early childhood development
- WASH: water, sanitation and hygiene
- Children with disabilities
- Early childhood development
- Education in emergencies
- Innovation in education
If you are interested to work for UNICEF, you should explore their current vacancies Jobs UNICEF
There you can see different positions in areas: Emergency Programme, Alliances and Resource Mobilization, Communication and External Relations, Consultancy, Finance and Administration, HR, IT, Business Management etc.
We wish you a lot of luck in application process.
Written by Marko Tomcic