UNA Careers 2013

Are you Thinking of Working for UNICEF?

UNICEF Human Resources Officer




Thursday, November 7, 2013

6:00-6:30 p.m. | Registration and Networking
6:30-7:30 p.m. | Program and Q+A

Hungarian Mission to the United Nations
227 East 52nd Street (between Second and Third Avenues)
New York, NY 10022

UNA Members: FREE
UNA Student Members: FREE
Guests and Non-Members: FREE

Registration for this event is now closed

(see Standby Notice below)

If you are a committed, creative professional, are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, and are comfortable working in a challenging environment, the world's leading children's rights organization invites you to attend this evening's presentation.

A day at the office can mean many things to UNICEF staff. It could mean talking with a 14-year-old former child soldier about their experiences, or finding funding for vital supplies for children during an emergency, or dedicating each day to efforts to eradicate a killer disease.

It's not all drama, of course. Much of the organization's work is all but invisible: securing funding for HIV/AIDS or immunization programmes, for example, or chipping away at political inertia, or setting up structures for effective emergency response. And there's the vital task of building alliances with local communities, helping them to ensure the education, protection and wellbeing of their own children.

This evening, please join UNICEF Human Resources Officer Yuka Sakamoto, as she provides insights into the way the organization works, day by day, to improve the lives of individual children around the world. Attendees will also get a look at the scope of current UNICEF careers, and obtain a better idea of how their skills and interests may fit with the needs of the organization.

YUKA SAKAMOTO is a Human Resources Officer in the New Talent Unit at UNICEF NYHQ. Her primary responsibilities include recruitment, training and development, outreach, donor relations and partnership development, internship and volunteer programmes.

Yuka passionately endeavors to provide the best training programmes for Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) and their supervisors; to recruit the most capable young talents to help achieve UNICEF's noble mission; and to improve donor commitments though talent development.

She draws upon her 10 years of best HR practices experiences from Fortune 500 companies and academic institutions to achieve UNICEF's Talent Management goals. She earned an MA in Human Resources and Labor Relations from Michigan State University, a recognized world leader in HRM research and education.

Yuka strives on a daily basis with the belief that her contributions will ultimately be reflected in the quality of the programmes offered to the children and families that UNICEF supports.


Registration for this event is now closed

STANDBY NOTICE: Although we are now fully booked for this event, you may place your name on a standby list, in the event of cancelled reservations, by contacting Executive Director Ann Nicol at  anicol@unanyc.org. Standby applicants will be notified if space becomes available.

RESERVATIONS REMINDER: Please remember that your reservation represents your commitment to attend this event. If it should happen that you cannot attend, please contact Executive Director Ann Nicol at anicol@unanyc.org. Since our career events are well-attended and often fully booked, it will better enable us to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend.