Where are the job opportunities with UNICEF's regional offices?

A UNICEF staffer waits for the consignment of lifesaving supplies at an airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by: Nahom Tesfaye / UNICEF Ethiopia / CC BY-NC-ND 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact hiring needs across UNICEF’s global operations — and is driving demand for new hires in a wide spectrum of disciplines.

WASH is among the primary areas of expertise the pandemic has exacerbated a need for, but it’s not the only one. For UNICEF’s operations in the Middle East and North Africa, the pandemic response is requiring additional support around immunization efforts, said Paul Badiane, chief of human resources for the region. Badiane’s team is increasingly receiving requests from clients for this type of assistance.

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  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.