Kiwis in the Field
We are proud to count Kiwis among UNICEF staff working to improve children's lives in situations of extreme hardship and danger.
A day at the office can mean many different things to UNICEF staff.
Kiwis in the Field
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.
These profiles of NZer's in the field aim to give you an insight into the way the organisation works, day by day, to improve the lives of individual children around the world.
Angela Kearney is the UNICEF Representative in Indonesia. Last time she visited the UNICEF NZ office she was based in Angola, and we asked her what it is like to work for UNICEF in the field. What do you do in a typical day? I get to the office by 7.00... Read more.
From 2003 to 2007 Gillian was the UNICEF Representative in the Pacific and was responsible for managing UNICEF's Multi-Country Programme of Co-operation with 14 Pacific Island Countries. She has recently taken up the position of UNICEF Representative... Read more.
Born in the Waimea Plains south of Nelson, Douglas Higgins is currently Deputy Special Representative in UNICEF's Jerusalem office which covers the Occupied Palestinian Territory. He has also worked in Somalia, Rwanda, Croatia/Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia,... Read more.
"I have probably the very best job in the world,' says Tim Sutton, who was born and bred in Christchurch and has worked for children with UNICEF in numerous countries. An interview with Tim Sutton ... Read more.
Luciano Calestini coordinates the UN Children’s Fund humanitarian programme in Iraq. Born to a Kiwi mother and an Italian father, he was educated in New Zealand and Australia. Luciano’s role with UNICEF Iraq is to ensure that children in vulnerable... Read more.
James is originally from Wellington. He completed his Masters in Political Science, focusing on Child Soldiers, at Victoria University. His career with UNICEF has spanned many years and various countries. He started with UNICEF in Cambodia, where... Read more.
Isiye Ndombi is the UNICEF Representative in the Pacific. Recently he visited the UNICEF NZ office and we asked him to tell us about his experiences working for UNICEF. What do you do in a typical day? When at my home station in Suva, Fiji,... Read more.
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