About

UNICEF has been present in Ethiopia since 1952 and its history is closely tied to Ethiopia’s gradual transformation into a modern economy with strong aspirations for middle income status by 2025.

At the end of the Second World War, Ethiopia embarked on a programme to modernize its economy and social infrastructure. International organizations were invited to support this effort and, starting in 1952, United Nations officials, including UNICEF staffers, began to frequently visit the country to deliver medical supplies and organize vaccinations of children. In 1958, UNICEF established its first office in Addis Ababa and in 1963 signed a formal Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA) with the Government.

From inception, UNICEF was guided by the vision of a better future for all children. Through some of the country’s most difficult times, and as the country achieved one milestone after another, UNICEF was there to provide policy advice, render technical support, and improve service delivery.

Between 2000-2015, Ethiopia recorded major achievements which included reduction of child mortality by more than two-thirds, halving the number of people living in absolute poverty, expansion of social infrastructure such as health posts and primary schools, reduction of undernutrition in children, and increased access to safe water and sanitation.

With a staff of more than 400 and a field presence in each of the country’s eight regional states, our programme in Ethiopia is one of the largest UNICEF programmes globally.

UNICEF works to support national efforts to ensure the realization of the rights of children and women through improved child survival, development and protection. Over the past six decades UNICEF has established strong relations with the Government of Ethiopia, bi-laterals, donors, development partners and civil society.

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  1. Hello,
    My name is Anteneh Cherie from Addis Ababa. I am a graduate of Journalism and Communication from Addis Ababa University by achieving the highest academic performance there in 2014.I have a long-time dream to work with your team in my profession (communicating the multidimensional sides of their lives’ to the rest of the community for creating real understanding and awareness about children) to serve children throughout Ethiopia. I had the chance to work for children when I was @ CARE Ethiopia. Thank U.

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  2. Hello,
    My name is yassin.ali from AFAR. I am a graduate of junior public heath officer bacholar from wollo dessie ,Alkan heath science & bussness techonology collage by achieving the highest academic performance there in 2016 now i work in dubti refferral hospital under 5 pediatric phyisician .I have many training certificates from WHO,ETHIOPIAN PEDIATRICS ASSOCATION & MOH a long-time dream to work with your team in my profession (communicating the multidimensional sides of their lives’ to the rest of the community for creating real understanding and awareness about children) to serve children throughout Ethiopia. I had the chance to work for children Thank U.

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  3. Hello,
    My name is yonas lankrie from Addis Ababa. I am a graduate of businnes managment from HAWASSA UNIVERSITY and know studying masters programm in project planning management further more i have two and half year work exprience in commercial bank of ethiopia.I have a long-time dream to work with your team in my profession (communicating the multidimensional sides of their lives’ to the rest of the community for creating real understanding and awareness about children) to serve children throughout Ethiopia.if you have any vacancy please forward.

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  4. hello,Hello,
    My name is Mulugeta Kahssay from Ethiopia /Tigrai/Wukro . I am a graduate of Business Management from Adama University with bachelor of education by achieving the good academic performance there in 2006 . After graduation i have been serve as A teacher business and economics in preparatory school for about seven years after this I had the chance to work for children for about three as project director in Compassion international Ethiopia / NGO focused on child holistic development ,currently am doing in World Vision Ethiopia as project faith and development officer . I have a long-time dream to work with your team in my profession to serve children throughout Ethiopia.if you have any vacancy please forward.Thank U.

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