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Disability Officer 01 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Zambia

Disability Officer

National Specialist
Lusaka (ZMB)
12 months
01 December 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the Social Policy Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support technical assistance to the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services to strengthen the disability-inclusiveness and appropriateness of the COVID-19 Emergency Cash Transfer;
  • Identify relevant disability linkages for the COVID-19 response (such as education support, reasonable accommodation, assistive devices, community-based rehabilitation) and conceptualise strategies for delivery of these linkages in collaboration with other UN and Government partners;
  • Support coordination with other UN Agencies in the COVID-19 social protection response (ILO, UNDP);
  • Support the UNICEF Country Office Disability Task Force with administrative, technical and coordination tasks;
  • Support the data and knowledge management of the office in regard to disability inclusion;
  • Support communication, visibility and communication for development activities in collaboration with relevant Sections and Units.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A Bachelor's degree in a disability inclusion related field (Rehabilitation, Public Health, Law, Social Sciences, Social Work or related field).

24 Months
  • 2 or more years’ experience in the disability inclusion sector;
  • Prior engagement with disability movement an asset;
  • Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply, UNICEF strives to implement reasonable accommodation in line with the global United Nations Disability Inclusion (UNDIS) framework.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Social inclusion
  • Demonstrated interest and or experience in disability inclusion, social policy and protection and emergency response.

Accountability, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Application deadline: 01 December 2020