Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 11 Sep 2017
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. For every child,a future…
The evidence is indisputable: climate change and environmental degradation undermine the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged. UNICEF is committed to increasing its contribution to environmental sustainability, given both the importance of the issue to children and the global commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNICEF has identified four priorities on environment, energy and children that should inform its programme work and operations: 1) Advocacy and accountability – using UNICEF’s influence, reach and expertise, including the generation of evidence to support governments’ efforts to reach their ambitious commitments, to help develop more ambitious programmes that protect children from the impact of climate change and strengthen engagement of young people in actions related to environmental issues; 2) Climate change adaptation through resilient development and developing programmes that support children and their families to overcome disasters and reduce the risk; 3) Climate change mitigation – supporting communities to transition to a low-carbon development pathway and; 4) Greening UNICEF operations.
Watch “Voices from the Climate Frontlines” and hear what children think about climate change.
For more information on UNICEF’s work on environmental sustainability for children, visit: https://www.unicef.org/environment/
How can you make a difference?
As the Senior Adviser of Sustainable Environments, you will be at the forefront of this work, supporting the Chief, Sustainability and Policy Action in the Division for Data Research and Policy at UNICEF New York Headquarters. You will be responsible for further developing and overseeing the implementation of UNICEF’s policies and approaches related to children, climate change, sustainable energy and environment, leading a team of specialists in the Climate, Energy and Environment Team. You will serve as the authoritative adviser to UNICEF Headquarters and the field, represent UNICEF at interagency meetings and global fora.
This will involve:
To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have…
You will also have in-depth knowledge and expertise in…
For every child, you demonstrate…
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty (5 years for New York, Headquarters)
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=506438
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