IT Officer (Former Employee), Baghdad – April 2, 2013
Any day in this place could a regular day between the routers and switches, until you lose the connection with the main server.I have learned that when a person insisting to achieve his/her dreams, with a kind of hard work will achieve it. The management was so nice and cooperative and many times i feel sad for them, because they spend all their time – more... in the same location, they even sleep in the international zone. My co-workers are my family, that's my spirit at work. The job was located in the international zone in Baghdad, Iraq. Which is very dangerous place to stay in as long as you have some missiles raining on you from time to time. But still there a very nice time when we spend our lunch together with international staff, were everybody is talking about their culture and history. – 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
Document controller (Current Employee), Pakistan – May 29, 2014
Updating different electronic records/documents, updating online information system and creating different monthly, pre, post and during campaign statistical and narrative reports. A very challenging job.