The United Nations Children’s Fund is increasingly looking for development professionals with strong communication skills and experience serving the hardest-to-reach people around the world.
That’s because UNICEF has adopted an equity-based approach to development aid, focusing its assistance on those who, geographically or socially, are the most deprived.
Language skills – especially French – are particularly interesting to the U.N. agency right now, says Rolf Schaller, UNICEF’s chief of recruitment and staffing.
Schaller was the featured guest speaker in the fifth installment of the Devex Career Webinar Series titled “Ask the Recruiter: Jobs with UNICEF,” recorded May 4. Now available online, the one-hour webinar features a presentation by Schaller, as well as a question-and-answer period during which the U.N. recruiter responds to questions submitted live by Devex webinar participants.
Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.