Senior Programmes Adviser: WASH & Climate, Energy, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (CEED)

Senior Programmes Adviser: WASH & Climate, Energy, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (CEED)

  • Anywhere
  • Permanent and Part home/Part office

£48,000 per annum


Part home/Part office (London) based


UNICEF ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.


This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as a Senior Programmes Adviser, focusing on Climate, Environment and WASH.


The role works with a team of 10 Programmes Advisers focusing on each of UNICEF’s programmatic priority areas to support fundraising, communications and advocacy as part of our work for children in emergencies.


We are looking for a candidate with demonstrable experience working with and within international organisations with a human rights-based imperative, and ideally in the area of climate adaptation and resilience, environmental sustainability, or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). You will be compassionate, articulate, comfortable working to tight deadlines and skilled at working with a diverse group of stakeholders. You will be experienced in relationship building across borders (and online), able to lead or contribute to team activities as the need arises.


Some out of hours working is required of this role.


Act now and visit to apply online.


Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 11 July 2024.

Interview date: Tuesday 6 August 2024 via MS Teams.


In return, we offer:

  • excellent pay and benefits (including flexible working, generous annual leave and pension, big brand discounts and wellbeing tools)
  • outstanding training and learning opportunities and the support to flourish in your role
  • impressive open plan office space and facilities on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • an open culture and workplace with colleagues who share our values, enjoy their work and are motivated to do their utmost for children.
  • the opportunity to work in a leading children’s organisation making a difference to children around the world


Our application process: We use a system called “Applied” that anonymises your responses and focuses on your actual skills that are relevant to this role. This benefits you by giving you a greater chance of expressing your skills in this objective selection process.


We anticipate most colleagues will work one or two days a week in the office on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London (change to Scotland address if appropriate) and the rest of the time from home.  We will happily discuss other flexible options to suit your circumstances.


We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, disabled candidates, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level at UNICEF UK. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.


UNICEF UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.


We welcome a conversation about your flexible working requirements, personal growth, and promoting a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.


We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights.


If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.


If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.


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