Enthusiastic and committed staff to make a difference in the world
Health and Emergencies Specialist (Former Employee), New York, NY – January 22, 2014
A typical day at work will start with updates on the current crisis around the world, followed by a couple of calls with country teams to support the developing preparedness and response plans to address main needs of those affected by the crisis (conflict, natural disaster....) The best part of the job is the teams I have worked with, so knowledgeable, – more... lots of experience and enormous human quality. International travel is involved which is fundamental to be updated with the reality on the field in order to develop coherent policies and strategies to improve effectiveness of the work. – less
Consultant on community water supply projects (Former Employee), Asmara-Eritrea – October 26, 2012
Pros: lots of refreshment
Cons: good health insurance, salary increment
The typical day was that the Annual Get-together festival attended by staff with their family members. It helped a lot to establish friendship among the workers to consider themselves as a member of one institution and the workers were highly motivated to work with courage.
I learned Project planning , Monitoring and evaluation as a component part – more... of institutional management skills.
The management aspect was more or less participatory where decisions are made on community demand response.
There was strong team sprite among the workers, and as a result, UNICEF-Eritrea has made remarkable achievements in reducing childhood illness
The most enjoyable part of the job is that there are clear cut responsibilities with time bound. there are no mixed responsibilities given to one worker and no duplication of responsibilities – less
Productive place to work and great people to work around
Travel Consultant (Current Employee), New York, NY – September 10, 2012
Pros: great enivorment
Cons: bad coworkers
On a typical day for me I come into the office around 9:30 am and start to check all the emails I received from the day before after I left the office from the day before . I also make phone calls to different consulates to find out information about on-going visa processing we may have going on with the consulate. The hardest part of my job will have – more... to be the amount of rush Visa's that we have to take care of on last minute notice. – less
Very productive; fun, transformative management style
Planning and Monitoring Specialist (Current Employee), Harare, Zimbabwe – July 13, 2012
Pros: good social networking initiatives
Cons: short contracts
A typical day at work would involve starting the machine; catching up with supervisor on progress from the previous day and plans for the day / week; setting up and confriming appointments; meetings; report writing and occassionally, field work visits
Productive and great place for meeting different people
Project Coordinator (Former Employee), Ramallah, Palestine – May 16, 2012
Pros: the boss was approachable in a professional way.
Preparing materials for workshops which included typing, faxing and translating. Then before the workshops arranging for the hotel accomodations for participants from other cities and arranging the transportations. I learned from this job how to handle certain situations from dealing with different personalities without creating a conflict.
Very conducive environment. Colleagues are very supportive and encouraging. I increased my skills in decision making and creating confidence in myself. However, this could be a challenge if the skills I learnt from UNICEF could be applied to other organisations which are not such open and motivating UNICEF is very professional organization and very – more... respected by Government key Ministries i.e Health, Education and Local Government – less
Vulonteering to do good things to others is simply priceless
volunteer (Former Employee), Damascus, Syria – May 1, 2012
Working as a team member all of them need to help others and make education better especially with people or children who did have the chance to be educated the right way, creating ideas to make every information looks simple and enjoyable. I learned a lot about transferring a good amount of information to children and make it an interaction way to – more... learn new things. Nothing was hard in this. The enjoyable part was when everybody is active and every gall that had been set is achieved. – less
UN organisation with well defined procedures and red-tape
P-4 TECHNICAL SUPPORT MANAGER (Former Employee), Copenhagen, Denmark – January 13, 2014
Pros: many contacts with people across the world
Cons: technology not the core business
Had to learn a lot of burocracy, performed personnel evaluation. Hardest part was to remain within the burocratic constraints. The most enjoyable was to be part of a world-wide help the children organisation
International Consultant on HIV/AIDS in Malabo. Ecuatorial Guinea.
International Consultant on HIV/AIDS in Malabo (Former Employee), Malabo. Equatorial Guinea – December 15, 2013
Pros: interesting and dynamic environment
Cons: working long hours on weekends
• Prepared a situation diagnosis on the minor affected by HIV/AIDS in Equatorial Guinea collecting information through a study. Analysis and interpretation of the survey results • Organize and conduct a workshop for the preparation of a plan of action to improve living conditions of minors infected/affected by HIV/AIDS in Equatorial Guinea • Provided – more... technical assistance and monitoring of NGOs currently and technique assitance and monitoring in the ministry of health and social welfare – less